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Cook County Higher Education classes, events, notices and announcements

Cook County Higher Ed North Shore Campus, Grand Marais, and other locations
Thu, 07/30/2015 (All day) - Sat, 08/29/2015 (All day)

Cook County Higher Education in Grand Marais hosts a variety of classes and events. All are at the Higher Ed North Shore Campus at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais, unless otherwise noted. Higher Ed also coordinates continuing education programs in the community and partnerships with educational institutions.

Guest Lecture: "Predicting Climate Change Impacts on Northern Minnesota Ecosystems," with Dr. Lucinda Johnson, Director at U of M (Duluth) Natural Resources Research Institute, Thursday, July 30. Dr. Johnson is an aquatic and landscape ecologist whose research focuses on the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems, with emphasis on human activities and climate change.

Brown Bag Lunch William Kent Krueger Book Club: First Monday of the month: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. A forum where readers can come together and talk about books and the reading experience. The group will read novels by Minnesota author William Kent Krueger and discuss one book at each book group meeting. Participants can come for any of the groups. This event is a partnership with Birchbark Books and Gifts. Remaining date and book: August 3, Windigo Island (2014).

Conversation With Author William Kent Krueger: Saturday August 29, 3pm; at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts Auditorium, Grand Marais. The event is a fundraiser to help support Cook County Higher Education's Mission.  Registration online or by phone.

"Exploring England Through its Literature":  Instructors Mary Ellen Ashcroft and Karen Halbersleben explore English culture, society, and history through the great works of English literature. Second and fourth Mondays of September, October, and November. Fourth Mondays include screening of BBC dramatizations.

Cook County Higher Education is located at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday. Registration and more information about classes and events are available at 387-3411, or; on the website,; and on Facebook,