Local Events & Announcements

North House Folk School classes, events, and activities

Where: 
North House Folk School, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 05/01/2015 (All day) - Sun, 05/03/2015 (All day)

North House Folk School, on the harbor in Grand Marais, offers classes in northern craft and hosts a variety of public events and activities.

The Northern Sustainability Symposium: Resources from a Changing Forest is coming up May 1-3. Coursework opportunities include Spoon Carving Tutorials I & II, Cabin Masonry Stove, Creating Sacred Space, Creating a Home Apothecary, Willow Plant Supports for the Garden, Making Soba Noodles, Black Ash Basketry, and Green Medicines.

The North House Folk School campus is located at 500 West Hwy 61, on the harbor in Grand Marais. Local residents receive a 25% discount on class fees. More information is available at 218-287-9762 or 888-387-9762, by email at info@northhouse.org, and on the website, www.northouse.org. Registration for classes and events is available by phone and on the website. 

 

 

Apple growing workshop

Who: 
Cindy Hale
Where: 
Cook County Community Center (317 W 5th St, Grand Marais)
When: 
Sat, 05/02/2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

An apple growing workshop with Cindy Hale will be offered from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 2, at the Cook County Community Center. Topics will include intensive apple growing systems for dwarf apple trees and integrated pest management.  Cost is $10. Newly grafted apple trees will be potted. Preregistion is requested to the CC Extension office at 387-3015. 
 

Aquatic invasive species workshop

Who: 
Marte Kitson, Minnesota Sea Grant
Where: 
Cook County Community Center (317 W 5th St, Grand Marais)
When: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Cook County Invastive Team (CCIT) will host an aquatic invasive species workshop from 5 to 6 pm on Tuesday, May 5, at the Cook County Community Center, with Marte Kitson of the Minnesota Sea Grant. Attendees will learn how to identify and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species that are threatening Minnesota water resources. Attendees will receive a conservation cash coupon for use at Buck's in Grand Marais. More information is available from Laurel Wilson, CCIT coordinator, at 387-3772.

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 May 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.

"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.

"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.

Meeting on "Health & Environmental Costs of Burning Coal"

Who: 
Sierra Club
Where: 
Cook County Community Center (317 W 5th St, Grand Marais)
When: 
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Sierra Club will host a public meeting on "Health & Environmental Costs of Burning Coal - Air Pollution Impacts on the North Shore" on Tuesday, May 12, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at the Cook County Community Center. The meeting will present findings of a report commissioned by the Sierra Club, which found that there are likely high levels of sulfur dioxide pollution at Minnesota Power's Taconite Harbor coal plant in Schroeder. This meeting will provide information about the coal plant, health and environmental concerns, alternatives to coal, and opportunities for the public to engage in decisions about the future of energy in northern Minnesota. Speakers will include Sierra Club Senior Organizing Representative Jessica Tritsch and Schroeder homeowner Dr. Gordy Dodge. More information is available from Jessica Tritsch at jessica.tritsch@sierraclub.org, or 612-259-2449.
 
 

Cook County Community Center Rummage Sale

Where: 
Cook County Community Center (317 W 5th St, Grand Marais)
When: 
Sat, 05/16/2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Cook County Community Center rummage sale will be held Saturday, May 16, from 9 am to noon. Anyone interested in reserving a spot is asked to contact Diane at 387-3015 for two tables and floor space in the arena.
 
 

Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings

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

CoDA (codependents anonymous) meeting, 5 PM , First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
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

Wednesdays:
12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 6:00 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

Thursdays:
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

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

Saturdays:
Open Meeting, 7 PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, Hovland

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

 

Play Nintendo Wii at the Senior Center

Where: 
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.


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