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AARP Driver Safety Class

Birch Grove Community Center
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:15 pm - 04:15 pm

Minnesota drivers aged 55 and over can receive an auto insurance discount by taking an approved eight-hour driver safety/accident reduction class. Drivers maintain the discount by taking a four-hour refresher class every three years.  AARP is offering a class that can count as an initial four hours, or a four-hour refresher on Wednesday, November 14 from 12:15 to 4:15 at the Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte.  More information from Pam at 387-2035.

Silent Writers Meet-Up

Cook County Community Center
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

The Grand Marais Writer's Guild is holding a Silent Writers Meet-up from 4 to 6 pm on Wednesdays in November at the Cook County Community Center.  More information is available from Rose at 387-4011. 

Empty Bowls

St. John’s Catholic Church
Thu, 11/15/2018 (All day)

This year's Empty Bowls event will be held on Thursday, November 15 in the lower level of St. John's Catholic Church in Grand Marais. Lunch will be from 11 am to 1 pm and dinner will be from 5 pm to 7 pm.  More information from Beth at (218)-387-1314.

Senior Center Book Club

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:00 pm

The November book for the Senior Center Book Club will be "The Latehomecomer" by Kao Kalia Yang.  The group will meet on Thursday, November 15 at 1 pm to discuss the reading.  More information at 387-2660.

Celebration of Life - John Bouchard

Finlandia Club (Thunder Bay)
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

There will be a Celebration of Life in honor of John Bouchard on Thursday, Nov 15 from 1-4 pm at the Finlandia Club in Thunder Bay. John was a Conservation Officer on Saganaga Lake from the 1960s to the 90s and authored the book, "Life on the Invisible Line".

Senior rides volunteer training

Lower level of Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Care Partners is organizing a Senior Rides volunteer training on Thursday, November 15 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm in the lower level of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.  Volunteer Senior Rides drivers provide rides to those 60 and over for medical and wellness activities to Duluth, or in Cook County.  More information at 387-3788.

Vision loss support group

Cook County Senior Center
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

The vision loss support group meets at the Cook County Senior Center monthly.  The November meeting will be held Thursday, November 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.  Representatives from The Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss will be at the meeting.  More information from Betsy at (218)-624-4828. 

Grand Marais Writers’ Guild

Grand Marais Public Library
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

The Grand Marais Writers’ Guild meets the third Thursday of the month at the Grand Marais Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and is for anyone who writes anything. More information is available from Rose at 387-4011.  

Winterer's Gathering

North House Folk School
Fri, 11/16/2018 (All day) - Sat, 11/17/2018 (All day)

North House Folk School hosts the 2018 Winterer's Gathering Friday through Sunday, November 16 - 18.   The weekend will feature winter-centric coursework, dancing, film festival, and more.  Sam Cook, recently retired outdoor writer at the Duluth News Tribune will be giving the featured presentation on Saturday night.  More information at (218)-387-9762.

Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais Book Presentation

Tim Cochrane
Johnson Heritage Post Art Galley
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:00 am - 06:30 am

Author Tim Cochrane will be the at the Johnson Heritage Post Gallery on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 5 to 6:30 pm. Tim will be giving a presentation on his new local history book, "Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais".  More information at (218)-387-2883

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