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Tofte 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Tofte hosts a fourth of July celebration, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Tofte Town Hall.  The craft fair runs until 5 p.m., with a parade at 2 p.m. followed by a citizen of the year award presentation.  At the end of the night, at 10 p.m., there will be fireworks at the Tofte Town Park.  More information at

Senior Lunch at Birch Grove Center

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:30 am

Birch Grove Center hosts a senior lunch every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.  To reserve a spot, contact Barb at 663-7553.

Fearlessly Female

Cascade Building in Grand Marais
Wed, 07/04/2018 - 12:00 pm - 01:15 pm

Fearlessly Female is a free and confidential empowerment group for young women and female identifying individuals ages 14-18.  The group meets every Wednesday from noon to 1:15 in the Cascade Building in Grand Marais.  More information from the Violence Prevention Center at (218)-387-1262.

Cook County School District Summer Meals

Thu, 07/05/2018 (All day)

Cook County School District will be serving summer food for children 18 and under. Breakfast will be served Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 9:15 am and Lunches will also be Monday through Thursday from 11:15 to 12:15 at the school cafeteria.  
The meal will need to be consumed at the school. More information from Lori at (218)-387-2271  ext 613.

Firewise Demonstration Day Events

Thu, 07/05/2018 (All day) - (All day)

Cook County Firewise offers Firewise Demonstration Day events on Thursday and Friday, July 5 & 6, to discuss how all of us living in the forest can best prepare for wildfire. Presented by Jeffery Jackson, Firewise Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. On Thursday, there will be two events on the Gunflint Trail, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 61 Bunn Trail (Off Hungry Jack Road), and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 473 South Gunflint Lake Road.  On Friday there will be two events, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 13 Wilderness Trail on Tom Lake, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1066 Golf Course Road.  More information at (218)-235-0899.

Bird Banding Demonstration

Sugarloaf Cove
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 07:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Thursdays from 7 a.m. to noon, Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center will be presenting on bird banding and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. The public is invited to stop by to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds. If it is rainy, banding will be canceled.  More information at  (218)-525-0001

Local food market

Cook County Community Center
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

The Local Food Market will be every Thursday, beginning June 14 through mid-October, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center.  Vendors will be outside in the parking lot if the weather is nice or indoors if the weather is not very nice.  More information at (218)-387-3015

Celebrate Recovery

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 05:30 pm

Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday at the Free Church in Grand Marais with a dinner starting at 5:30 and a program at 6:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based program aimed at helping people find healing from addiction and other "hurts and hang-ups." 

Friday Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings

Grand Marais
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:30 pm

There are regular AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA meetings in Cook County and the complete weekly schedule of meetings is on our website under the Ongoing Events menu.
On Fridays, there's an "As Bill Sees It" Discussion Group Open Meeting, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais.

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