Canoe and compass course offered by Community Education

A two-hour land-based navigation class designed to teach the basics of small craft, canoe and kayak map and compass navigation relevant to traveling on Lake Superior or in the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. June 20 at the Community Center Log Cabin.
During the class, students will learn about the parts of a compass, how to find north, what deviation is and how to avoid it, variation and declination, taking a bearing, plotting a course, how to read charts and maps, piloting to find your way, ranges, fixes, triangulating and more.
Participants will need to bring a simple baseplate compass which may be purchased at Lake Superior Trading Post. Bryan Hansel will lead the lesson.
To register, call Community Education at (218) 387-2000.
06-15-13 Individual computer training will be offered at the Cook County Senior Center on Mondays, June 17 and 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Senior Center.  Appointments of 30 to 60 minutes are available. Reservations are required.
Instructors will be students from Cook County Middle School and the Incredible Exchange program. There are high-speed Internet and computers for you to use at the Senior Center. Or if you prefer, you are welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet computer. The cost if free, however, donations will be accepted.
Pre-registration is required. To register for a session, please stop in, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or call the Senior Center at (218) 387-2660.