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Senior Rides Program

Care Partners
Thu, 05/26/2016 (All day)

Senior Rides Program needs volunteer drivers to provide rides for those 60 and older to out-of-county medical, dental, and eye appointments, to meet tranportation needs not met by Arrowhead Transit or friends and relatives. Senior Rides also offers transportation within Cook County for medical appointments, as well as wellness and social activities. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage and can choose their assignments. 
More information is available at 387-3788

Thursday May 26 AA Meetings

Grand Marais and Grand Portage
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:00pm

There are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA in Cook County. Thursdays, in Grand Marais, there's a Women's Meeting at noon at the First Congregational Church, and a Big Book Study Group at 7 pm at the Senior Center. At 7:30 pm there's a meeting in Grand Portage, Room 232.
There is also an early morning Big Book Study Group open meeting Fridays at 7 am, at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais.

Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats – Oh, My!

Hillary Freeman and Carol Mork
Cook County Higher Education North Shore Campus
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cook County Higher Education presents their May guest lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats – Oh, My! 
Thursday, May 26th, 7 to 8:30 pm at the North Shore Campus. Hillary Freeman and Carol Mork will share stories 
from their seven weeks as Park Volunteers at Cape Look-out National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.                                                                                                     
More information is available at 387-3411. Donations accepted.

Sawtooth Elementary School Food Drive

Fri, 05/27/2016 (All day)

The Sawtooth Elementary School is collecting donations of canned and non-perishable food until June 3rd, to benefit the local food shelf. Donations can be sent with a student or given to Kris Hoffman, the school counselor.  WTIP is participating as an additional drop-off site.  Monetary donations are also welcome.  The goal for the food drive is 1500 items, and the class that brings the most items by Friday May 27 will win a party from Mr. Hoffman and his Advisory Council, and gets to shave Mr. Hoffman’s head at the talent show June 1st.

Spring Trail Clean-up

Cook County ATV Club
Irish Creek Trailhead
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:00am
The Cook County ATV Club will hold a spring trail clean-up of the Hovland Woods ATV trail on Saturday, May 28th. 
Participants should meet at the Irish Creek Trailhead at 10 am, and a potluck will follow after the clean-up. In the event 
of inclement weather, a rain date is Sunday, May 29th. More information is available by phone at 387-9844. 

National Park Service Centennial Celebration

Great Lakes National Parks
Sun, 05/29/2016 (All day)
The National Park Service Centennial Celebration includes nature poems posted at various locations 
within five major Great Lakes National Parks. Poems are by Moheb Soliman and are site-specific for each location. 
An Apostle Islands poetry installation opens May 29th  and will remain in place for the summer. 

Pancake Breakfast May 29

YMCA Camp Menogyn
West Bearskin Lake
Sun, 05/29/2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

YMCA Camp Menogyn on West Bearskin Lake invites everyone to a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk on Sunday, May 29th, from 9 am to noon. Tours of the Camp are also available. Donations accepted.

ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training May 31

Cook County Higher Education
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 8:00am
Cook County Higher Education is offering ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training, 
Tuesday, May 31st,  with instructor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux. The full course is 8 am to 5:30 pm, 
and the renewal course is 8 am to noon. 
The training is designed to fulfill requirements for state and local health departments for safe food service. 
Registration and more information is available at 387-3411.

Low Vision Clinic June 7th

State Services for the Blind
Cook County Senior Center
Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

State Services for the Blind presents a low-vision clinic June 7th, 10 am to 2 pm at the Cook County Senior Center. A state staff member will see if you qualify for equipment and training for your vision loss.  There will be no charge for any service or equipment that is provided.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling 218-302-8418 before June 6th.
If time permits walk-ins will be seen. 

18th Annual Summer Solstice Puppet Pageant

Good Harbor Hill Players
Sat, 06/18/2016 - 8:00pm

The Good Harbor Hill Players invites everyone to help make puppets, masks, props, and more for the 18th Annual Summer Solstice Puppet Pageant. Workshops are 6 to 8 pm on Thursdays, and 10 to noon, and 2 to 4 pm on Saturdays, in the backyard tent at Betsy Bowen’s studio. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. The show is Saturday, June 18th at 8 pm at North House Folk School. More information is available at 218-370-8077.

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