Local Events & Announcements

Beginning East Coast Swing dance lessons and open dance sessions

Who: 
Bob Pranis & Veronica Weadock
Where: 
Cook County Community Center, 4-H Log Cabin, Grand Marais
When: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 7:00pm - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:00pm

Bob Pranis and Veronica Weadock will offer beginning East Coast Swing dance lessons at the Cook County Community Center 4-H Log Cabin building from 7 to 8 pm on Tuesdays, May 5 and 12. The lessons will be followed by open dance sessions from 8 to 8:45 pm, where dancers can practice swing or Lindy or other dance styles. All are welcome.  More information from Bob or Veronica at 387-2358.

Cook County Higher Education classes, events, notices and announcements

Where: 
Cook County Higher Ed North Shore Campus, Grand Marais, and other locations
When: 
Wed, 05/06/2015 (All day) - Mon, 06/01/2015 (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.

QuickBooks I -- Money In (Intermediate Level) Workshop: Wednesday, May 6, 5-8 pm. Instructor Don Bremer will teach participants how to get started using QuickBooks in their businesses. Topics include setting up accounts within QuickBooks, setting company and individual user preferences, and creating and using invoices and sales receipts. A laptop with QuickBooks 2014 is required, and a limited number are available for rental from Higher Ed for use in the course.  

QuickBooks II -- Money Out (Intermediate Level) Workshop: Thursday, May 7, 9 am - noon. Instructor Don Bremer will provide more  QuickBooks business basics. Topics include paying bills, writing checks, issuing credits, e-mailing or printing statements, and reconciling bank statements. A laptop with QuickBooks 2014 is required, and a limited number are available for rental from Higher Ed for use in the course.  

QuickBooks III -- Payroll and Taxes (Intermediate Level) Workshop: Thursday, May 7, 1-4 pm. Instructor Don Bremer will teach more advanced QuickBooks concepts, including creating reports, tracking project progress, using Quickbooks payroll, and preparing for income tax filing. A laptop with QuickBooks 2014 is required, and a limited number are available for rental from Higher Ed for use in the course.   

Brown Bag Lunch: "Mental Illness in the Workplace," with Amy Wood, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, will be presented Thursday, May 7, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. The workshop will assist employers with strategies to support their employees during episodes of mental illness. Information will include first aid techniques to assist people suffering from mental health episodes, and what services for mental illness exist in the local area. RSVP is requested.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Workshop: Thursday, May 7, 6-7 pm, with presenter Amy Wood. This workshop focuses on how to identify the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, how to ask a person if he or she is suicidal, and where to refer suicidal persons for professional help. This event is presented in partnership with the Minnesota VA. RSVP is requested.

May Guest Lecture: "Two (Unlikely!) Founding Mothers of American Indian Literature," presented by Carol Miller, Thursday, May 28, at 7 pm. This presentation focuses on Mourning Dove (Okanogan) and S. Alice Callahan (Muscogee),  two indigenous women from very different backgrounds and geographies who, with great personal effort, invented themselves as writers of early novels produced at the end of the 19th century and early in the 20th. The Higher Ed Guest Lecture series is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated. The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, Drury Lane Books, Buck’s Hardware, Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, White Pine North, Birchbark Books and Gifts, and Cook County Co-Op. 

ServSafe Training: Higher Ed will offer the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training on Monday, June 1. The full certification course runs from 8 am to 5 pm. The cost includes the textbook and exam certification fee. The renewal course runs from 8 am to noon the same day. This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The instructor is Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux. Registration online is requested. 

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; on the website, www.northshorecampus.org; and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/cookcountyhighereducation

 

 

"A Streetcar Named Desire" dramatic reading

Who: 
Grand Marais Playhouse and Readers Theatre
Where: 
Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais
When: 
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Grand Marais Playhouse and Readers Theatre presents a dramatic reading of "A Streetcar Named Desire," by Tennessee Williams, from 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday, May 6, at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. 

"Indians and Public Art: Changing the Image"

Who: 
Oshki Ogimaag students
Where: 
Grand Portage Community Center
When: 
Thu, 05/07/2015 (All day) - Thu, 05/14/2015 (All day)

Sixth-grade students at Oshki Ogimaag School in Grand Portage have created artwork for an exhibit entitled "Indians and Public Art: Changing the Image." The exhibit will be on display from May 7-14 at the Grand Portage Community Center. The exhibit is part of a broader effort to raise public awareness about art in the state Capitol and other prominent public spaces in Minnesota and how that art depicts Native Americans. The Oshki Ogimaag student art exhibit is an effort to create new stories and pictures to replace the old ones. A public gathering will be held Thursday, May 14, from 3-5 pm, to meet the young artists. More information is available from Belle at 218-475-2112.

Care Partners Senior Rides training

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County
Where: 
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Marais
When: 
Thu, 05/07/2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Care Partners Senior Rides program will offer volunteer driver orientation on Thursday, May 7, from 1 to 3 pm, in the lower level conference room at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. Senior Rides arranges rides to Duluth and around the county for those 60 and over who are unable to use Arrowhead Transit. Volunteers can choose their assignments and are reimbursed for mileage. More information and registration for the training are available from Debi LaMusga at 387-3788. 

 
 

Bike Safety Rodeo

Who: 
Safe Routes to School
Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais
When: 
Thu, 05/07/2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Grand Marais Safe Routes to School group invites all kids and parents to the annual Bike Safety Rodeo on Thursday, May 7th from 3 to 5 pm at the Cook County Community Center. The event includes bike checks and helmet fittings, slow bike races, helmet decorating, riding the course, and food. Participants should bring a bike, helmet, and signed permission slip. Volunteers are also needed.  More information from Maren at 387-2330 or by email, maren@sawtoothmountainclinic.org

Sawtooth Mountain 2015-16 kindergarten "Round Up"

Where: 
Sawtooth Mountain Elementary, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 05/08/2015 (All day)

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary in Grand Marais hosts "Round Up Day" for kids entering kindergarten in 2015 on Friday, May 8. Participants will spend the morning at the school from 8:20 am to 11 am, or the afternoon, from 12:45 to 3:25 pm, without parents. Children may ride the bus with siblings. Children will participate in many kindergarten activities. More information is available from Principal Gwen Carman at 387-2271 x 603 or gcarman@isd166.org.

"Hot Dish" gatherings

Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Log Cabin, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:30pm

"Hot Dish" is a place for young folks of Cook County to find community, meet new people, and share art, music, writing and food. Gatherings are held on the second Friday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Cook County Community Center Log Cabin in Grand Marais. More information is available from Stefanie at 218-232-0566.

Trails for Tails Fun Run/Walk to benefit Arrowhead Animal Rescue

Who: 
Girl Scouts
When: 
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 9:00am

The Girl Scouts are sponsoring a "Trails for Tails Fun Run/Walk" to benefit Arrowhead Animal Rescue, on Saturday, May 9. Everyone is invited to participate with or without a pet. The event starts at the Sawtooth Elementary School parking lot, with registration beginning at 9 am, blessing of the animals by Pastor Kris Garey at 9:45 am, a 2k race at 10 am, and a half-mile race on paved trails at 10:15 am. More information is available from troop leader Michele Silence at 370-9958, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trails-for-tails/952600901425106?ref=br_rs.
 

 

Help Install Tennis Court Nets & Windscreens

Who: 
Cook County Tennis Association
Where: 
Cook County Public Tennis Courts (201 W 5th Street)
When: 
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 9:00am

The Cook County Tennis Association invites everyone to help install nets and windscreens on the five public tennis courts on Saturday, May 9th, starting at 9 a.m.   The tennis courts are located at 201 West 5th Street, next to the Cook County Community Center.  More information is available from Rod at 218-387-1288 or by email, wanneborodney397@centurylink.net.

 


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