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Happy Hikers

Where: 
Honeymoon Bluff trail on Hungry Jack Lake
When: 
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:30am

The Happy Hikers invite you to join them Wednesday, August 23rd for a hike on the Honeymoon Bluff trail. It’s a short trail with many steps to an overlook on Hungry Jack  Lake, 28 miles up the Gunflint Trail. Lunch will be at Trail Center Lodge after the hike. Sunscreen, insect repellant, and other hiking gear is recommended. Leased dogs are welcome. Hikers will meet at the YMCA parking lot at 9:30 a.m. for carpooling. More information is available at 512-567-0653.
If the hike is canceled because of rain, it will be announced on WTIP by 8:30.


 

Bone Builders class informational meeting

Who: 
RSVP volunteers Ginny Cooley and Nancy Koloski
Where: 
Birch Grove Community Center
When: 
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

A new exercise class informational meeting will be held Wednesday, August 23rd from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Birch Grove Community Center. The Bone Builders class is a national program that’s known to treat and prevent osteoporosis, and increase strength and balance. RSVP volunteers Ginny Cooley and Nancy Koloski are facilitating the meeting. More information is available at 663-0147. 
 

Healthy Shorelands Workshop

Who: 
Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District
Where: 
Rockwood Lodge, about 50 miles from Grand Marais.
When: 
Thu, 08/24/2017 - 8:30am - 12:30pm

The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a Healthy Shorelands Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 24th, at Rockwood Lodge. The interactive workshop will teach how a shoreland buffer on your property helps keep the water clean. More information is available at 387-3648. Rockwood Lodge is on the Gunflint Trail about 50 miles from Grand Marais.
 
 

Aquatic vegetation classroom time

Who: 
Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District
Where: 
Schaap Mid-Trail Community Center
When: 
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District invites you to a complimentary event Friday, August 25th. Attendees will meet at the (skop) Schaap Mid-Trail Community Center at 9 a.m. for inside and outside classroom time, including riding a pontoon to learn about aquatic vegetation. Lunch will be served. Pre-registration is requested at 387-3647.
 

Waste Electronics Collection Event

Where: 
Cook County Recycling Center
When: 
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

The Cook County Recycling Center is hosting a Waste Electronics Collection Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th. Electronics, small household appliances, batteries, light bulbs, and more are accepted. More information is available at 387-3630.
 

Writer's Salon

Who: 
Rose Arrowsmith Decoux
Where: 
Drury Lane Books
When: 
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:00pm

Drury Lane Books is hosting Rose Arrowsmith Decoux at a writer’s salon on Saturday, August 26th at 7 p.m. Decoux will perform “The Orphan, the Magic, and the Golems Grim” for kids and the young-at-heart. More information is available at 387-3370.                                                                                                                     

Ice cream social

Who: 
​Care Partners of Cook County
Where: 
Sydney's Custard
When: 
Sun, 08/27/2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Care Partners is hosting an ice cream social Sunday, August 27th, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Sydney’s. Frozen custard sundaes will be featured, as well as a silent auction, quilt raffle drawing, and information about Care Partners of Cook County. More information is available at 387-3788.
 

Free fluoride well-testing

Who: 
Oral Health Task Force
Where: 
Families, day-cares, and other homes where children either live or visit on a consistent basis
When: 
Thu, 08/31/2017 (All day)

 

The Oral Health Task Force is offering free fluoride well-testing for families, day-cares, and other homes where children either live or visit on a consistent basis. This offer includes pre-natal moms and young adults up to 26 years old. More information is available from Georgene at 218-387-2334

Complimentary meals for youth ages 18 and younger

Who: 
Cook County YMCA and ISD 166
Where: 
Cook County YMCA
When: 
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:00pm

Cook County YMCA and ISD 166 host complimentary meals this summer at the YMCA. Meals are served Mondays through Fridays, for youth ages 18 and younger. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 to noon. Reservations can be made on Fridays for the days in the following week you wish to attend, at 387-3386, with Emily Marshall. 
 

Hiring international workers workshop

Who: 
Cook County Chamber
Where: 
Higher Ed campus
When: 
Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Cook County Chamber is organizing a workshop on Thursday, September 7th, at Cook County Higher Education for employers who hire, or would like to hire, international workers through the H2B and J1 student visa programs. Speakers will be Loan Huynh (WIN) of Frederickson & Byron in Minneapolis, focusing on the H2B program; and Bruce Kerfoot, sponsor for the J1 student exchange program. More information is available at 387-2079.

 


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