Local Events & Announcements

Cook County Higher Education classes, events, notices and announcements

Where: 
Cook County Higher Ed North Shore Campus, Grand Marais, and other locations
When: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 (All day) - Mon, 08/25/2014 (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.

Brown Bag Lunches

The Cook County Community Fund and Cook County Higher Education are collaborating to offer brown bag lunches in April. 

"Social Media," presented by Molly Solberg, director of sales and marketing at Duluth Pack, is the topic of the brown bag lunch on Tuesday, April 29, from 11 am to 1 pm. RSVP is requested at 387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org.

"Success Strategies for the Effective Leader": The Cook County Chamber of Commerce, EDA's Small Business Development Center, IRRRB, and Cook County Higher Education are sponsoring "Success Strategies for the Effective Leader," with instructor Inez Wildwood. Group A, for new supervisors and managers, will be offered on Tuesdays, May 20, June 10, June 24, and three additional dates to be determined, from 8 am to noon. Group B, for experienced managers and business owners, will be offered on Wednesdays, May 21, June 11, June 25, and three additional dates to be determined. Scholarships are available from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, with applications online at  www.dsacommunityfoundation.com/forms-and-applications. Applications for the courses are available at Higher Ed and online.

Basic Welding: A three-day course in basic welding fundamentals will be taught by Don Hammer Friday-Sunday, May 23-25, from 9 am to 5 pm. The class will be taught at the Industrial Tech Room at Cook County High School. Enrollment is limited, so prompt registration is encouraged.

Pharmacy Tech degree program: Hibbing Community College has added a Pharmacy Technician AAS Degree program that can be completed almost entirely online. HCC’s two-year Pharmacy Technician AAS 60-credit degree program will prepare students for entry-level pharmacy technician positions, and those who complete the program will be eligible to complete the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. The course lectures are online. Hands-on lab requirements will be offered in Hibbing on weekends. Classes begin on August 25. A Pharmacy Technician packet is available at the North Shore Campus. 

Welding Technology Certificate program: Bemidji  State University in partnership with Lake Superior College is offering a Welding Technology Certificate program as one of four manufacturing education options available through a new program called 360° eTECH. Online classes will be taken through Lake Superior College. On-site labs will be held in Cook County over two weekends per semester. Classes begin on September 2. 
 
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 highered@northshorecampus.org, and on the website, www.northshorecampus.org

 

 

Information session on affordable housing and lots on the West End of Cook County

Where: 
Lutsen Resort Conference Room
When: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 7:00pm

Anyone interested in affordable housing and buildable lots on the West End of Cook County is invited to attend an information session on Wednesday, April 29, at 7 pm, in the Conference Room at Lutsen Resort. Participants will include Cook County Commissioner Bruce Martinson, Lutsen Township Supervisor Andrew Beavers, EDA Housing Advocate Abby Hedstrom, and Kim Wolff of Timberwolff Realty.

Cook County Community Fund announces May 1 deadline for grant applications

Who: 
Cook County Community Fund
When: 
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

Where: 
North House Folk School, Grand Marais
When: 
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.

 

Move It! in May

Who: 
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
When: 
Thu, 05/01/2014 (All day) - Sat, 05/31/2014 (All day)

Move It in May is a month-long community celebration of active living with friendly competition, events and door prizes.  This year, we will be tracking our miles to see how many times we can meander along the west coast’s beautiful Highway 1.  Move It events include the Bike Rodeo, a chance for kids to get their tires check, helmets fitted and learn some bike basic safety skills, the Fix-A-Flat Bike Course, Bike Basics for Babes, an hour long bike class for woman and bike blender smoothies hosted by Superior North Outdoor Center.  More information and registration at www.sawtoothmountainclinc.org/events.  Move It in May is sponsored by Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Cook County Public Health and Human Services.  
 

"Beyond the Light Switch"

Who: 
Cook County Local Energy Project
Where: 
North House Folk School, Grand Marais
When: 
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

Where: 
Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte
When: 
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.

 

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center events

Where: 
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, SW of Schroeder
When: 
Sat, 05/10/2014 - 10:00am - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 6:00am

Sugarloaf Cove southwest of Schroeder is a 35-acre preserved site, including a 7.5-acre Minnesota Scientific and Natural Area, open to the public. Trails are open from dawn to dusk year-round. The Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is open daily during the summer and offers occasional public programs.

"A Forest is a Forest - Right?" An exploration of a slice of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, comparing the tropical rainforest to the northern Lake Superior forest region. Saturday, May 10, 10 am. 

"Bird Banding for Everyone," Saturday, May 24, 6 am - noon (come any time). Naturalist Margie Menzes will band birds and monitor the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove, adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. No banding if it is raining. 

Sugarloaf Cove is located approximately six miles southwest of Schroeder, at mile 73.3 at 9096 Hwy 61. More information about Sugarloaf programs and events is available at www.sugarloafnorthshore.org, or by phone at 218-525-0001.

Schroeder Township Monthly Meeting

Who: 
Schroeder Township Board of Supervisors
Where: 
Schroeder Town Hall, 124 Cramer Rd
When: 
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"

Who: 
Birch Grove Community School
Where: 
Surfside on Lake Superior, Tofte
When: 
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.
 
 


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