Events and Meetings

Announce upcoming community events. Please note that an event hosted by a business is considered a commercial event and should be posted under Business Ads. If an item fits under one of the other categories, please do NOT post it as an event - post it in the other category.

Love to Bike? Become a League Cycling Instructor!

Cycling Instructor Certification Training

Becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) is a great way to help cyclists in your community. Certified instructors can teach Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Whether you want to become an LCI or begin by taking Traffic Skills 101, sign-up today! LCI classes will be offered in the MN twice per year, generally including one weekend and one weekday seminar annually. Prerequisites include TS101 (see here) and basic understanding of bike maintenance (such as Park Tool School). Candidates also must be members of the League of American Bicyclists prior to class.  Contact us to find out more. The LCI training is a 22-hour course and is conducted over three days. Information on the three-day LCI curriculum can be found on the League of American Bicyclists website.

For more information how to enroll,  contact Kristin DeArruda Wharton, no later than April 1.  Call 387-2330 or email .

Moving Matters has funds to support local bikers to become LCIs.

Training will be held in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 8:30AM - Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 4:00PM
Hosted by Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota @ U of M Twin Cities Campus

CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 218-387-2330
DATE: 02/20/2017 02:00pm

Tuesday! RSVP now for "Stillness Matters, Too..."

Movement helps keep us healthy.   Stillness increases our sense of well-being and our capacity to be more focused on what matters most. 

Join coach Marcia Hyatt, and discover more about the benefits of moments of stillness in life, and learn easy-to-use methods for creating them

When:   Tuesday, Feb.  21      12:00 - 1:00 pm    

Where:  Birch Grove Community Center

RSVP:     Not required, but appreciated.  Email Hartley Newell-Acero at:                           or call 387-2330   

Cost:      FREE!

Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach. With experience as a leader in corporate, government and non-profits, she has facilitated leadership development over 30 years.  She is the creator and host of the weekly WTIP radio feature “The Best of Ourselves”.  Marcia co-founded the Center for Emerging Leadership in 1995 and its Women's Leadership Community, an intentional learning community that supports women in bringing their whole selves into the world. In 2011, she published, What Have I Mythed? Stories for Reflection.  2014-2016, she was voted as Minnesota’s favorite coach by Minnesota Women’s Press readers.  Marcia also co-owns and manages the Last Chance Sculpture Studio and Gallery in Lutsen, Minnesota.

CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 218-387-2330
DATE: 02/20/2017 01:07pm




CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 02/19/2017 12:30pm

Women's Ski and Social

Come to the Women's Ski and Social at Pincushion Mountain.  Feb. 20th, 2-4 pm

All ages, all skill levels welcomed to meet at the warming house, go for a ski together and return for coffee, hot cocoa and treats.  Don't worry if weather is adverse, Tim will provide grip waxing (kick waxing) service at the warming building starting at 1:00. 

If you are new to skiing, come to a free beginners lesson at 1:00.  RSVP Elise for ski lesson 612-961-4691 

or  218-387-2532 to help with treats.  

Hope to see you there.  Trails will be great even if it is warm!  If we can't ski we will still gather in the warming building for shared good times.

See you there!


CONTACT: Maureen Hayes
PHONE: 387-2532
DATE: 02/18/2017 10:03am



CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 02/17/2017 12:55pm

You can help support Recovery and Higher learning!


Hello Folks!

My Human Services class at Mesabi is holding a raffle to raise money!  We are raising money for a scholarship that will enable participants of Drug Court in Phase 3 attend Human Services and Chemical Dependency Classes at Mesabi Range College.  Tickets are $2 a piece!  This project is part of our grade for Helping Process Class.  If you are interested, please let me know!  Thank you so much for supporting my school, and for helping give participants of Drug Court a chance to go to school. 


CONTACT: Sara Hadley
PHONE: 218-370-2135
DATE: 02/17/2017 11:37am

Another Night of Cribbage & Pizza

Beat cabin fever with a 2nd night of Cribbage & Pizza at Chicago Bay Marketplace on Monday, February 20th at 5 PM.  This is an unorganized get-together of cribbage players, friends, neighbors--bring cribbage boards and cards, and for those who don't do cribbage, other card or board games are OK, too. Or, just come for conversation. See you there!!

CONTACT: Dianne Anderson
DATE: 02/16/2017 09:50pm





CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 02/16/2017 05:00pm

Interested in taking the combined Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Course?

Interested in taking the combined Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Course?

Contact me TODAY if you are interested in becoming a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid!

Get work experience in the field during the course! 
The course is a prerequisite for most L.P.N. and R.N. courses as well.

Home Health Aid: Provides routine individualized healthcare for the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Nursing Assistant: A certified nursing assistant is responsible for a variety of duties within the medical facility. Encouraging residents with mobility and exercise, making beds, assisting patients with eating, assist with grooming and hygiene tasks, and providing emotional and support for participation in activities. He or she will also check patients' vital signs, including blood pressure and temperature.

This Lake Superior College 4-credit course begins will be offered most likely starting in April 2017.

Classes will be held at the North Shore Campus and at the North Shore Care Center. Tuesday/Thursday Evenings 4-8pm and some Saturdays. This course will roughly take 8 weeks to complete. The instructor is Mark Abrahamson.

Need to be able to pass a background check.

Course Fee: Roughly $850 plus books. Financial Aid Available- Loans and Scholarships! Don’t let finances stop you from inquiring about this course.

To find out more call 218-387-3411 or contact us at

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 02/16/2017 02:48pm

March 3 Day Welding Class | Steel and Aluminum with the TIG welder and Oxy/Fuel torch.

3 Day Welding Class | Steel and Aluminum with the TIG welder and Oxy/Fuel torch.

Come learn Steel and Aluminum with the TIG welder and Oxy/Fuel torch welding from Don Hammer! Get hand's on experience! 

Dates: March 10,11,and 12
Time: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Don Hammer 
Cost: $300 Course Fee and $55 Materials Fee Total: $355.00
Registration: or 218-387-3411 or 

This class is fitting for someone that has experience welding or has taken Don's 3 Day Basic Welding class. 

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 02/14/2017 04:32pm

Thursday! SMART about Stress & Resiliency

Stress Management And Resiliency Training is a scientifically validated approach to wellbeing developed by Dr. Amit Sood of the Mayo Clinic. SMART enhances happiness, improves our ability to pay attention to the present moment, and increases our engagement in healthy behaviors.            Instead of spending so much time ruminating on the past and worrying about the future, we’re free to focus our time and energy on the parts of life that truly serve us:

  • expressing our gratitude, 
  • living compassionately, 
  • working creatively, and
  • bouncing back from difficulties.

Dr. Sood’s associate, Kami Norland, will be our guide as we explore ways to reframe our thinking, shift our habits, and boost our performance, all while decreasing our stress levels.

Where: Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s Classroom

When: February 16, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Cost: FREE!

RSVP: Not required, but appreciated. Email Hartley Newell-Acero at: or call 387-2330.

CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 218-387-2330
DATE: 02/14/2017 11:37am

GMATA Local Events Marketing Grant Application - now available!

The application for the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association Local Events Marketing Grant is now available. To receive an application, please email or call Visit Cook County at 218-387-2788. This application is available for anyone in the Grand Marais lodging district that hosts events and feels they need financial assistance with marketing their event. The Grand Marais Area Tourism Association realizes that Grand Marais is a very event-centric area and appreciates all of the hard work and time that you put into making these events happen. The application may be filled out in a typed or hand written format, and sent back to me either by mail or email. The deadline for the application is March 10th, 2017.

If you know of any other Grand Marais organizations that may be interested in marketing their event, please feel free to send them my way.

Thank you and please feel free to reach out with questions.

Katie Krantz

CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 02/14/2017 09:56am


Till Great Rock and Roll at the Tavern Fri Feb  17th at 8.30

Brothers In Arms  Rock till ya Drop Show!!!   See u  there!

CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 02/13/2017 03:45pm

Life in Complex Times Series | TODAY 11:30am-1pm | Tool: World Cafe

Life in Complex Times Series | Art of Hosting

Art of Hosting--In these sessions, we will work together to activate the collective intelligence of the group to find new solutions for challenges in our work life, personal growth and in building community in today's complex world!

How could conversations of possibility shift your work and life? Build confidence and capacity for complex challenges. Learn and practice proven patterns and methods for collaborative leadership and change. Making the most of conversations that matter!

Bring your key issues, challenges, existing and emerging projects, and questions. The stuff you are working on now - or want to begin soon.

Mondays from 11:30-1pm | Bring your own lunch

February 13 -- personal growth
February 27 -- building community

$20 per session 
Host: Sue Hakes 
Registration: or 218-387-3411 or

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

Cook County Higher Education
Advanced Education on the North Shore
North Shore Campus
300 West 3rd St.
P. O. Box 57
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Website and Course Registration:
Events and Updates:
Ph: (218) 387-3411
Fax:  (218)387-3413

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 02/13/2017 09:45am

Youth and Government Informational Meeting Feb 27 at 5:30pm

Youth and Government™ is a national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to, quite literally, practice democracy. Teens from across every state meet in their local Youth and Government™ groups throughout the year to discuss and debate issues that affect citizens of their state and to propose legislation. The program culminates with teens serving as delegates at their state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature.

The Cook County Youth Agency Coalition is looking forward to having the first delegation this fall. In the meantime, we are seeking adult leaders that would be interested in being a co-host of the program or a volunteer to chaperone events or visit with the group throughout the year. We will be holding an informational meeting on February 27th at 5:30pm at the YMCA. Come learn more about becoming a volunteer for this great program.


DATE: 02/12/2017 06:56pm