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Grand Portage Voyageur Rendezvous Days and Traditional Pow-Wow

Who: 
National Park Service and Grand Portage Band of Chippewa
Where: 
Grand Portage National Monument and Pow-Wow Grounds
When: 
Fri, 08/07/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/09/2015 (All day)

The National Park Service and the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa once again will collaborate in hosting the Grand Portage National Monument Rendezvous Days and traditional Pow-Wow, Friday through Sunday, August 7-9. Admission is free to the National Monument Heritage Center and the stockade, reconstructed buildings, and historic "re-enactor" encampment, as well as the pow-wow grounds. A variety of traditional and historic presentations, contests, and workshops are offered at the monument by NPS staff and volunteers. Workshops are limited in size and are offered to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are encouraged to interact with participants in the re-enactor encampment to learn about the history of the fur trade in  Grand Portage. The traditional Pow-Wow hosts ceremonial dances, which all are invited to watch. Vendors offer a selection of arts, crafts, and Native American food. More information is available from the monument office at 218-475-0123.

First Fridays Block Party

Who: 
Cook County Chamber of Commerce
Where: 
Downtown Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 08/07/2015 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

The Cook County Chamber of Commerce, Grand Marais retailers, and art galleries host their monthly block party on August 7, from 4 to 8 pm. There will be family activities at Joy & Co., refreshments, drawings, and music in Harbor Park. All are invited to celebrate summer in the "Coolest Small Town in the USA."
 

15th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association Bike Ride

Who: 
Gitchi-Gami Trail Association
Where: 
Gooseberry Falls State Park
When: 
Sat, 08/08/2015 (All day)

The 15th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride will be held Saturday, August 15, starting at Gooseberry Falls State Park at 9 am. Ride options are 28, 37, and 55-mile loops. The 28-mile loop is entirely on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail (GGST) between Gooseberry and Beaver Bay. The longer loops incorporate roads north of Beaver Bay in addition to the GGST. Snacks and repair services are offered at rest stops, and all participants receive an artist-designed t-shirt. The registration fee is discounted before August 1 and for GGTA members. Day-of-ride registrants are welcome. More information and registration are available online at www.ggta.org, and included in ride brochures available at businesses along the shore.

Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Control Options Workshop and Community Weed Pull

Who: 
Cook County Invasives Team
Where: 
Seagull Lake Fire Hall and Blankenburg Public Landing
When: 
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Cook County Invasives Team will host an "Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Control Options Workshop and Community Weed Pull" on Sunday, August 9, from 2 to 4 pm at the Seagull Lake Fire Hall and Blankenburg Public Landing. Invasives Team Coordinator Laurel Wilson will help participants learn identification and control options for regional invasive plant species. After the presentation, all are invited to get hands-on experience helping to control invasive plants at Blankenburg Public Landing. Participants should bring gloves and wear long sleeve shirts. Participants will receive "Conservation Cash" coupons to Buck’s Hardware Hank. 

Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Control Options Workshop and Community Weed Pull

Who: 
Cook County Invasives Team
Where: 
Seagull Lake Fire Hall and Blankenburg Public Landing
When: 
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Cook County Invasives Team will host an "Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Control Options Workshop and Community Weed Pull" on Sunday, August 9, from 2 to 4 pm at the Seagull Lake Fire Hall and Blankenburg Public Landing. Invasives Team Coordinator Laurel Wilson will help participants learn identification and control options for regional invasive plant species. After the presentation, all are invited to get hands-on experience helping to control invasive plants at Blankenburg Public Landing. Participants should bring gloves and wear long sleeve shirts. Participants will receive "Conservation Cash" coupons to Buck’s Hardware Hank. 

Perennial garden tour

Who: 
U of M Master Gardeners of Cook County
Where: 
Private West End gardens
When: 
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A perennial garden tour will be offered on Sunday, August 9, from 2 to 4 pm. The tour will feature three private gardens located on the shores of Lake Superior, where microclimates creat unique growing conditions. Sites are located between Tofte and the Cascade River, with easy access from Hwy 61. Maps and addresses for the tour are available at the Grand Marais Public Library and Cook County Extension office in the CC Community Center. On the day of the tour, the maps will be available at the Grandview Park in Lutsen. The tour is free and open to the public. Carpooling is encouraged to reduce traffic at each home location. More information is available from Diane Booth at CC Extension, 387-3015.  This tour is sponsored in part by the U of M Master Gardeners in Cook County.
 

Chamber concert to benefit Gunflint Trail Historical Society & Volunteer Fire Department

Who: 
Gunflint Woods, Winds, and Strings
Where: 
Poplar Lake Fire Hall, Gunflint Trail
When: 
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 4:00pm

Gunflint Woods, Winds, and Strings will perform a chamber music concert to benefit the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department, at 4 pm on Sunday, August 9, at the Poplar Lake Fire Hall. A "Meet the Artists" social hour, included in the ticket price, will follow the concert. Seating is limited. More information and tickets are available from Susan Scherer at 388-9494 or scher012@boreal.org.
 
 

Ruby's Pantry food distribution

Where: 
Cook County High School Cafeteria
When: 
Tue, 08/11/2015 (All day)
Ruby’s Pantry holds food distributions on the second Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at the Cook County High School cafeteria. Participants must bring containers to receive food. All are welcome. Volunteers are needed from 2:30 pm until distribution ends at 6:30 pm. More information is available from Barbara Spaulding at 387-9535.

"Hot Dish" gatherings

Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Log Cabin, Grand Marais
When: 
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 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.

Clearwater Lodge Centennial Celebration

Who: 
Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters
Where: 
774 Clearwater Rd, Grand Marais
When: 
Sat, 08/15/2015 (All day)

Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is celebrating its 100th anniversary in business. The centennial event is Saturday August 15, with music and dancing; and pie, baked goods, and beverages for sale. There will be a dedication at 5pm, followed by a barbecue with baked goods.  Music will begin at 7pm, provided by the North Shore Community Swing Band.  The lodge had community dances like this in the 30's and 40's; all are invited to reminisce and enjoy the restored historic lodge. More information is available from Clearwater at 388-2254, or online at www.clearwaterhistoriclodge.com.
 


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