Local Events & Announcements

West End flu shot clinics

Who: 
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
Where: 
Moondance Coffee Shop, Lutsen; Birch Grove Clinic, Tofte
When: 
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais will offer flu shots to persons 9 years old and over on Wednesday, October 22, on the West End:
                                                                                                            
Moon Dance Coffee Shop, Lutsen, 9-10:30 am; 
Birch Grove Clinic, Tofte, 12:30-1:30 pm.

Those who want their insurance billed should bring insurance cards and information. Otherwise, the fee is payable by cash or check only.

More information is available from the clinic at 387-2330 or amy@sawtoothmountainclinic.org. This service is made available by the clinic and Cook County Public Health & Human Services.

                                 
 

Senior Rides volunteer training

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County
Where: 
lower level classroom, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
When: 
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Care Partners Senior Rides Program offers a volunteer driver orientation Wednesday October 22nd, from 2 to 4 pm in the lower level classroom at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.  Senior Rides arranges rides for those 60 and older to out of county medical, dental and eye appointments.  In addition, Senior Rides offers rides within Cook County for medical as well as wellness and social activities. Volunteers will be reimbursed for mileage. More information and registration (required) with Debi LaMusga at 387-3788.

Volunteer training for Care Partners Senior Rides program

Where: 
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Marais
When: 
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Care Partners Senior Rides program is seeking additional volunteer drivers, to provide rides for seniors to out of county medical, dental, and eye appointments, as well as rides within Cook County for medical as well as wellness and social activities. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage. A training program for volunteers will be offered on Wednesday,October 22, from 2 to 4 pm in the lower level classroom at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. More information and registration are available from Debi LaMusga at 387-3788.

​WTIP’s Open House Welcomes New Volunteers

Where: 
WTIP, 1712 W Hwy 61
When: 
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Please join WTIP between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on October 22nd for a Volunteer Open House, where we’ll talk about ways you can get involved with your community radio station.
 
Simply by 1712 West Highway 61 in Grand Marais anytime between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22nd to learn about current volunteer openings at WTIP, including public affairs program hosts and various music program hosts. Staff will be on hand to discuss the opportunities, learn more about volunteer interests, and explain the process of becoming a trained host or co-host.
 
Can’t make it to the open house but interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer? Please call Matthew at 218-387-1070 or e-mail Volunteer@wtip.org.  

Community awareness of human trafficking

Who: 
Lake County Trafficking Task Force
Where: 
Evangelical Free Church, 120 E 5th St, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Evangelical Free Church in Grand Marais will host a community awareness forum on human trafficking on Friday, October 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. A member of the Lake County Trafficking Task Force will speak. The public is invited, and snacks will be served. More information is available from the church, at freeeechurch@boreal.org, or 387-1565.

Banadad Trail work day and Annual Meeting

Who: 
Banadad Trail Association
Where: 
Poplar Creek Guest House B&B and Heston's Lodge
When: 
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 9:00am

The Banadad Trail Association invites all to help get the Banadad Ski Trail ready for winter, on Saturday, October 26, at 9 am. Work will include clearing and trimming low hanging tree branches, starting at the Banadad’s eastern trailhead. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B, 11 Poplar Creek Drive (just off the Lima Grade) up the Gunflint Trail. Hand tools and lunches will be provided to all volunteers, who are encouraged to wear sturdy clothing and boots.

After the work session, volunteers and friends of the Banadad are invited to Heston's Lodge, 579 South Gunflint Road, for the Banadad Trail Association’s fifth Annual Meeting, followed by a pizza dinner cooked in the wood-fired outdoor oven. Festivities at Heston’s begin at 6 pm. An RSVP for the dinner is requested, to 218-388-2243.

More information on the trail work day and the Banadad Trail Association’s Annual Meeting is available from Andy Jenks at bct@boundarycountry.com, or from Barb and Ted Young at 218-388-4487.
 

Halloween Carnival at Birch Grove School

Where: 
Birch Grove Community School, Tofte
When: 
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The annual Halloween Carnival at Birch Grove Community School will be on  Sunday, October 26, from 2 to 4 pm. Events will include games, bingo, food, a cake walk, cookie decorating, and prizes. Everyone is welcome -- in costume or "come as you are." More information is available from Diane Blanchette, birchgrove@boreal.org, or 663-0170.
 

Feedback opportunity for Hwy 61 design

Who: 
City of Grand Marais
Where: 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Grand Marais
When: 
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The City of Grand Marais will host an open house to present concept designs for Highway 61 through Grand Marais, with an opportunity for feedback, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, on Tuesday, October 28, from 6 to 8 pm. A light meal will be provided and free childcare will be available at the Cook County Community YMCA. More information is available from Mike Roth, City Administrator, at cityhall@boreal.org or 387-1848. Updates are available on the website, www.becausemovingmatters.org/highway61.

 

 

Care Partners Caregiver Support Group & Group Respite Program

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County
Where: 
First Congregational UCC, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00am - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:00am

Care Partners of Cook County offers two groups to assist caregivers and their loved ones.

The Group Respite Program is held twice a month to offer a safe and enjoyable social setting for seniors with early memory loss or other long-term illness. Caregivers will have three hours of independent time, while their loved ones are supervised by trained volunteers. It is held the second Wednesday and last Friday of the month from 11 am to 2 pm, in the lower level of the First Congregational UCC in Grand Marais. The Group Respite Program on the second Wednesday begins at the same time as the Caregiver Support Group, to give caregivers freedom to join the group and have additional free time. Participants must preregister with  Jeannette at 387-3787.

The Caregiver Support Group meets every second Wednesday of the month, from 11 am to 12:30 pm, in the Fireside Room of the First Congregational Church. Vicky Biggs and Tyler Howell are the group facilitators. More information is available from Care Partners at 387-3788, carepartners@boreal.org, or Vicki Biggs at 387-1913 or vbiggs@boreal.org.

 

2014 General Election Night Coverage on WTIP

When: 
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:00pm

Tune in to WTIP starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, for complete coverage of the 2014 General Election - start to finish.


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