Events and Meetings

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SkyVault Theatre at Voyageur Brewing

The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre troupe makes the trek from Rochester today to entertain brewery audiences with interactive skits and music. Stick around after Pushing Chain (they're playing from 4-7pm) to take part in more Shakespeare themed fun at Voyageur Brewing Company!

CONTACT: Casey Fitchett
DATE: 03/24/2017 08:59am

Tickets Now on sale for Lion King JR!!

Get your tockets today for the Grand Marais Playhouse production of Disney's The Lion King Jr. April 21-23 and 28 - 30. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 under 18. 

With a cast of 50+ some performanes may sell out at the door! Ensure your seat! Buy on- line today!!

get tickets Here:

Friday April 21 is Food Shelf Friday. Bring $10 of food or cash for the Food Shelf and Get one ticket of equal or lesser valuse when you buy one tickets. Discounts at the door only!

Sunday, April 23 is Donation day. Pay any amount for your ticket at the door. advance sales are regualr price. Doors open 30 minutes before the play.


CONTACT: playhouse
DATE: 03/23/2017 11:52am

Summer Theater Festival plays announced!!

The plays have been selected for the 2017 Grand Marais Summer Theater Festival which will run weekends July 20 – August 13, 2017.


Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Based on the novel "71/2 cents" by Richard Bissell

The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway."

Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Cast size 7M, 6 W plus chorus, some doubling possible

Performance dates July 21,23,27,29,Aug 4,6,10,12.


Ken Ludwig’s

The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!

CONTACT: playhouse
DATE: 03/23/2017 11:41am

Shakespeare on the Shore begins tonight!

Shakespeare on the Shore begins this evening at Voyageur Brewing with Shakespeare-themed games and readings by local aficionados and YOU! Stop by from 6-9pm and grab a pint or two. The Bard would have wanted it.

"For a quart of ale is a dish for a King."
-Shakespeare, "A Winter's Tale"

CONTACT: Casey Fitchett
PHONE: 757-409-5694
DATE: 03/23/2017 09:22am

Spirit of the Wilderness Exhibit opens this Friday at JHP!

Don't miss this inspired exhibit featuring original work by a host of
talented  local artists.  Opening gala is this Friday evening from 5:00 -
7:00 pm at Johnson Heritage Post Gallery in downtown Grand Marais.  Local
band Dat Dere Jazz plays from 5:00 - 6:00.  Featured speaker Ken Bloom,
Director and Curator at Tweed Museum in Duluth will speak at 6:00.
Everyone invited!


Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery

CONTACT: Johnson Heritage Post
PHONE: 218-387-2314
DATE: 03/22/2017 01:48pm

Spirit of the Wilderness Art Show Opening Speaker

Spirit of the Wilderness Art Show announces an opening night presentation by Ken Bloom, director of the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth. He will present images on "Seeking the Spiritual Dimension in Art." Bloom is known as an articulate spokesperson for the arts, bringing knowledge of many parts of the world together with his knowledge of art.

The public is invited to attend the show opening at the Johnson Heritage Post beginning at 5:00 and the presentation at 6:00. Refreshments are served.

CONTACT: Mary MacDonald
PHONE: (218) 387-1221
DATE: 03/21/2017 09:21pm

Birthday Celebration

What:  90th Birtday Celebration for Len and Lou Goodell

Where:  Senior Center

When:  Saturday March 25th,  2:00-4:00 pm

Why:  They made it to 90 and we need to celebrate.

Come wish them a Happy Birthday and join us for cake and coffee.

(no gifts please)




CONTACT: Susan Goodell
PHONE: 387-2285
DATE: 03/21/2017 09:01pm

Tonight! Spanish language game night and a appetizer potluck! Free and Open to Everyone!

Spanish Language Learners Gathering 
Bring yourself and bring a friend if you like
Bring a appetizer or beverage to share
Time: 5:30pm-7pm
Date: Monday, March 20th (TONIGHT!) 
Host: Carrie Jansen

Spanish language game night and a appetizer potluck. Our goal is to practice spanish with each other while we are having fun. 

All levels of spanish are welcome, you don't have to be fluent to participate in this event but some familiarity with the language is beneficial. 

Carrie Jansen will be hosting the event helping with language questions that may arise. 

This event is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation. | | 218-387-3411 | 

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 03/20/2017 02:43pm

Pinewood Derby - Judges & Volunteers Needed!

On Saturday, April 1st, the Cub Scout Pack #167 of Grand Marais will hold the famous Pinewood Derby handmade car race! This year the event will be joint with the Girl Scout Troop for the first time.

Are you a former Scout, Scouting family, or community member who would like to help support this exciting event? We are in need of race officials (judges) and would welcome volunteers to serve on the Track Crew, Pit Crew, and Lunch Crew. There is a preregistration and weigh-in session on Friday from 6-7pm at St. John's Catholic Church basement; the main event on Saturday includes registration from 10-11am and the races/lunch will be held from 11am-2pm. 

If interested in assisting, please contact Tina Hegg for more information or to sign up for a specific position!

CONTACT: Tina Hegg
PHONE: 218-370-8321
DATE: 03/20/2017 10:00am

Sustainable Landscape Design Class

If you are re-dong your landscape, starting a landscape plan or just want to learn more about how to design your yard, this class will be a good starting point for you.  

We will be covering the basics of good site planning, using your setting or background, design principles & elements and how to build sustainability into your landscape.

The class can be tailored to the needs of the participants.

The class will take place at the Cook County Community Center on Saturdays, March 25 and April 1 from 9:00 a.m. until Noon.

Cost of the class is $25.  This will cover handouts and some materials for the class.  Instructor will be Diane Booth, CC Extension Director and U of M Master Gardener for many years.  Please register by calling 218-387-3015.

CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 03/20/2017 07:49am

Arrowhead Indivisibles meeting and potluck

On Monday, March 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., all are welcome at the Arrowhead Indivisibles monthly meeting and pot luck at the Congregational Church in Grand Marais. The pot luck will feature a chili competition, corn bread and salad. However, you don’t have to bring food to attend

The agenda includes updates of the past month’s activities:
The International Women’s Day March, progress made with the ACLU People Power lifestream training last week, plans for the upcoming March for Science - Arrowhead chapter andApril actions surrounding pending health care legislation and its effects on Cook County.
For more information call Vicki Biggs-Anderson 387-1913

CONTACT: Vicki Biggs-Anderson
PHONE: 387-1913
DATE: 03/18/2017 02:28pm

Learning Life After Loss: a 6-week Grief Group

Care Partners is hosting a 6-week Grief Group led by Pastor Beth Benson of the 1st Congregational Church and Care Partners Volunteer Jack McHugh. The group will include sharing, facilitated conversation, readings and refreshments.  All are welcome. It will be held on Tuesdays, April 11, 25, May 9, 23, June 6, 20 from 3:30-5 pm at the 1st Congregational Church. RSVPs encouraged at Care Partners 387-3788.

CONTACT: Kay Grindland
PHONE: 218-387-3788
DATE: 03/17/2017 12:51pm



CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 03/17/2017 11:13am

Cloud-based Google Apps: Gmail, Drive, and Calendar Workshop

Cook County Community Fund:
Cloud-based Google Apps for Your Business or Non Profit: Gmail, Drive, and Calendar

Do you want to be able to access more of your businesses information (documents, calendar) from anywhere with an internet connection? As the digital world continues to evolve, more and more businesses are moving their information online, "to the cloud". Google's G Suite is a cloud-based family of applications for email, word processing, calendar, and more. Join us to learn the very basics of G Suite (Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar in particular).

Monday, April 3rd
11am-1pm Please bring your own lunch

Presenter Grant Olson 
Grant is the Director of Marketing and Technology at North House Folk School. He also operates a website design and development studio, Woodsy, with his wife, Anna Marie. They live in Grand Marais with their rascally dog, Tuco.

Cook County Community Fund will be providing a sweet treat for guests to enjoy. 

Thank you to the Cook County Community Fund for sponsoring this event!

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 03/16/2017 12:15pm





CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 03/16/2017 10:55am