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Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Weekend Meetings, April 21st and 22nd

Hovland and Lutsen
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 6:30pm

There are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA in Cook County and a complete schedule of meetings is on our website under the Ongoing Events menu.

This weekend on Saturday, there's an AA Open Meeting at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hovland;

and on Sunday, there's an AA Big Book Study Group at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutsen Town Hall.


Cook County Marketing Workshop

Kjersti Vick
Cook County Higher Education
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Cook County Higher Educations hosts Kjersti Vick for a presentation on marketing in Cook County on Tuesday, April 24, from 11:30 am - 1 pm.  Kjersti will go over a number of marketing tools, including,  social media, print, radio, TV, blogging and more. Details at (218)-387-3411. ​

Grand Marais Playhouse summer farce interest meeting

Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 7:00pm

Grand Marais Playhouse will hold an interest meeting for anyone interested in the summer farce, Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.  Auditions for the farce will be in May.  More details from Sue at  (218)-387-1284.​

W.E. Connect Listening Sessions

West End Town Halls
Wed, 04/25/2018 (All day) - Sat, 05/05/2018 (All day)

The West End nonprofit, W.E. Connect is undergoing a restructuring process, trying to find the best way that it can meet the needs of community members in Lutsen, Tofte, and Schroeder. To that end, the organization is holding a series of “Listening Sessions.”
These sessions will be held on:
Wednesday, April 25 from 7-8 pm at the Schroeder Town Hall
Saturday, April 28 from 1-2 pm at the Lutsen Town Hall
And Thursday, May 3 from 7-8 pm at the Tofte Town Hall.
Light refreshments will be served at the sessions. More information at 218-663-7977

"Shrek the Musical" Audtions

Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Grand Marais Playhouse will hold auditions for "Shrek The Musical" Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.  Auditions are open to all community members.  Rehearsals will be Monday - Thursday evenings, with weekend performances.  More information from Sue at (218)-387-1284.  ​

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Cook County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be hosting an unwanted prescription drug round-up, Saturday, April 28, at two locations in the County, the Grand Portage Clinic (62 Upper Rd.) and the Cook County Law Enforcement Center (143 Gunflint Trail).  Bring unwanted medications for disposal to either of those locations on April 28 from 10 am to 2 pm.  The service is free and anonymous, and only pills or patches will be accepted.

Chaban Ukrainian Dance Group

Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 6:00pm

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.(EST) at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
The Chaban Ukrainian Dance Group will perform at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, Saturday, April 28, at 7 pm eastern (6 pm central), during their 38th annual concert, Beauty and the Beets Beats. Featuring dancers of all ages (including a local Grand Marais dancer), the spring performance will also highlight the nationally-recognized Chaban Ensemble. Tickets and more information at (807)-684-4444, or online at

AEOA job-search assistance for senior adults

​Arrowhead Economic Opporturnity Agency
Sat, 06/30/2018 (All day)

Arrowhead Economic Opporturnity Agency (AEOA) is offering a program that provides low-income senior adults job-search assistance and temporary employment. This federal program helps Cook County residents, aged 55 and over, rejoin the workforce by working in their community while receiving on-the-job training. The program also benefits non-profit organizations by providing them a part-time temporary paid worker.  More information is available from Jan Francisco at 218-327-6760.

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