Local Events & Announcements

Alcohol Server Training Course

American Legion, Grand Marais
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:00am

The American Legion will host an Alcohol Server Training course on Monday, April 28, at 11 am. This is continuing education for American Legion Staff, but all interested are invited for this approximately two-hour informative course. Certification will be awarded upon completion of the course. Registration is requested at 387-2974.

Cook County Community Fund announces May 1 deadline for grant applications

Cook County Community Fund
Thu, 05/01/2014 (All day)

The Cook County Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications through May 1. This will be the only grant round for the Cook County Community Fund in 2014. The Cook County Community Fund supports projects in the arts, community development, education, environment, human services, and youth. Applicants are encouraged to apply for matching funds from other grant-making organizations. To be eligible to apply, organizations must be classified as charitable nonprofit organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or classified as an organization to which contributions may be deducted under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, and be located in or provide services to residents of Cook County. To apply or learn more about the funding process, applicants should first submit an inquiry via the website, www.cookcountycommunityfund.com. More information is available from the Community Foundation office at 218-726-0232, or  grantsinfo@dsacommunityfoundation.com.

Northern Sustainability Symposium

North House Folk School, Grand Marais
Thu, 05/01/2014 (All day) - Sun, 05/04/2014 (All day)

The Northern Sustainability Symposium will be held at North House Folk School on the harbor in Grand Marais May 1-4. The theme of this year's symposium is "Foods: Grown and Gathered."Among a variety of events are some that may be of interest to local residents.

"Lunch and Learn," Saturday, May 3, noon: Mark Hansen will speak about "Micro-Housing: (Very) Small Living," and catering will be provided by the Co-op. Sign-up is required.

"Local Solutions Seminars," Sunday, May 4. North House partners with local organizations and individuals to shine a spotlight on sustainability in Cook County. Seminars include "Boreal Building Basics: Walk-Along Energy Audit & Grid-Tied Solar Systems," 9 am to noon; and a free farm tour of Lakeview Dairy, meeting at 10 am to carpool from North House. Preregistration is requested.  

" Service Learning Session: Tighten it Up-From Audit to Action," Sunday, May 4, 1:30-3:30pm. Preregistration requested.

The whole event lineup for the symposium is available at www.northhouse.org/programs/events/northernsustainabilitysymposium.htm. A local discount of 25% is available for paid events to all full-time Cook County residents. Call 387-9762 for more information and to register for classes and events.


"Beyond the Light Switch"

Cook County Local Energy Project
North House Folk School, Grand Marais
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 7:00pm

As part of North House Folk School Sustainability Symposium, the Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) is sponsoring the film "Beyond the Light Switch," on Thursday, May 1, at 7 pm, in the Blue Building on the North House campus. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available from CCLEP at localenergy@boreal.org, or on the website, www.cookcountylocalenergy.org.

West End Community Conversation Part 2

Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Birch Grove Foundation and Tofte Township will host Part 2 of the West End Community Conversaion, on Wednesday, May 7. Following hearth oven pizza at 5:30 pm, the Community Conversation will take place from 6:30 to 9 pm. Anyone who has ideas and experiences to share about the opportunities and challenges of Cook County’s West End is invited to attend, including citizens of Tofte, Lutsen and Schroeder; local business and non-profit leaders; township and county leaders; school leaders; parents and students. RSVP for pizza is requested by May 6 at bfg@boreal.org or 663-7977.


Schroeder Township Monthly Meeting

Schroeder Township Board of Supervisors
Schroeder Town Hall, 124 Cramer Rd
Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:00pm

The regular monthly meeting of the Schroeder Township Board of Supervisors has been rescheduled for the month of May.  The meeting will be Monday May 12th at 7pm at the town hall.  More information from Deputy Clerk Gale Ring at 663-0053.

"Gala for the Grove"

Birch Grove Community School
Surfside on Lake Superior, Tofte
Sat, 05/17/2014 - 5:00pm

"Gala for the Grove," a semi-formal event benefitting Birch Grove Community School, will be held in the Lakeside Ballroom at Surfside on Lake Superior, on Saturday, May 17, starting at 5 pm. The event includes a champagne social, dinner with wine, auction and drawings. Event sponsorships are available. Tickets can be reserved from the school at 663-0170.

Cook County AA and Al-Anon Meetings

Following are regular meetings of AA and Al-Anon around Cook County:

Open Meeting, 7 PM, Senior Center, Grand Marais (the first Monday of the month a speaker meeting at 7 PM)
Al-Anon, 7 PM , First Congregational Church, Grand Marais

Big Book Study Group Open Meeting, 6 PM, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais

Open Meeting, 7:00 PM, Windigo Lodge, Villa 2
Open Meeting, 7:00 PM, Moondance Coffee House, Lutsen
Al-Anon Family Support group meeting, 7:00 PM Lutsen Town Hall

Women's Meeting, Noon, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
Big Book Study Groups, 7 PM, Senior Center, Grand Marais
7:30 PM, Room 232, Grand Portage Lodge, Grand Portage

Big Book Study Group, Open Meeting, 7 AM, Harbor House Grille, Grand Marais
"As Bill Sees It" Discussion Group, Open Meeting, 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais

Open Meeting, 7 PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, Hovland

Lutsen Big Book Study Group, 6:30 PM, Lutsen Town Hall

Play Nintendo Wii at the Senior Center

Cook County Senior Center, Grand Marais

Everyone is invited to play Nintendo Wii at the Grand Marais Senior Center. No experience is necessary. The game was earned by Cook County third graders and donated to the Senior Center. Call the center at 387-2660 for more information.  The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Safe Child Exchange Site

North Shore Visitation Center

Separated or divorced parents who need a safe place to exchange children between them may contact the North Shore Visitation Center. The center offers a safe child exchange site in Grand Marais twice each week. More information is available at 370-1677 or 387-2522.

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