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J A N U A R Y
all month
north house folk school
Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
Jan 9-12
:: Craft of Birch Ski Making
Jan 10-11 :: All Ground Up: Sausage Making
Jan 10-12 :: Make Your Own winter Toboggan
Jan 11-12:: Wood Canvas Canoe Repair
Jan 13-14 :: Traditional Finnish Ski Poles - Craft Your Own Set
Jan 14-17 :: Make Your Own Birch Skis
Jan 16-19 :: Masonry Heater Building
Jan 16-19 :: Deerskin Mittens with Aniishiinaabe-Style Beadwork
Jan 17-18 :: Cabinetry Basics - Building a Wal Cabinet
Jan 17-18 :: Intro to Storytelling
Jan 18 :: Soapmaking the Old-Fashioned way
Jan 23-24 :: Lathe Truning - The Wooden Bowl
Jan 24-26 :: Felted Rugs
Jan 24-26 :: Bowl Carving
Jan 25-26 :: Lathe Turning - Further Exploration of the Wooden Bowl
Jan 25-26 :: Pickling, Curing & Preserving for the Northern Chef
Jan 30-Feb 2 :: Build Your Own Ukelele
Jan 31-Feb 1 :: Artisan Breads I
Jan 31=Feb 2 :: Forge & Craft a Crooked Knife
all month
live music cook county
Live Music in Cook County
2 :: Joe Paulik, 6pm, Popar River Pub, Lutsen Resort, Lutsen
3 :: Sivertones, 3:30pm, Moguls at Caribou Highlands Lodge, Lutsen
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Charlies, Lutsen Mtns, Lutsen
4 :: Live Music, 9pm, Papa Charlies, Lutsen Mtns, Lutsen
4 :: Gordon Thorne, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Pete Kavanuagh, 3:15pm, Papa Charlies, Lutsen Mtns, Lutsen
4 :: Jim & Michel Miller, 6:45pm, Papa Charlies, Lutsen Mtns, Lutsen
4 :: Jim McGowan, 7pm, Cascade Lodge Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Timmy Huas, 7pm,The Landing, Grand Marais

5 :: Sam Black & Clare Chopp, 6pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Joe & Jessi, 7:30pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
6 :: Joe Paulik, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Charlies, Lutsen Mtns, Lutsen
7 :: Eric Frost, 6pm, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen Resort
4 :: Open Mic Night, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
8 :: Bump Blomber, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: The Limns, 9pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
9 :: Jim & Michele Miller, 6pm, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen Resort
4 :: i like you, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Useful Jenkins, 11:30pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
10 :: Smokin' Joe Scarpelinno & Friends, 3:30 pm, Papa Chalrie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Pete Kavanaugh, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highlands Lodge
4 ::
Useful Jenkins, 5pm, Papa Charlie's. Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Gordon Thorne, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: TBA, 8:30pm, Papa Charlie's. Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Jon Wayne & the Pain, 11:30pm, Papa Charlie's. Lutsen Mtns
11 :: TBA, 3:30pm, Papa Charlie's. Lutsen Mtns
4 :: James Moors, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highlands Lodge
4 :: The Limns, 5pm, Papa Charlie's. Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Thea Ennen, 7pm Cascade Lodge Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Timmy Haus, 7pm, The Landing, Grand Marais
4 :: Harmonious Wail, 7:30pm, North House Folk School, Grand Marais
4 :: Heatbox, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's. Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Wookiefoot, 11:30pm, Papa Charlie's. Lutsen Mtns

12 :: TBA, 3:30 pm, Papa Charlie's. Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Briand Morrison, 6pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
13 :: Eric Forat, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
14 :: Pete Kavanaugh, 6pm, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Open Mic Night, 7pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
15 :: Joe Paulik, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
16 :: Joe Paulik, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen Resort
4 :: Gordon Thorne, 7:30pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
4 :: Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
17 :: Jim Miller, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highlands Lodge
4 :: Amy & Mark, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Chalire's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Gordon Thorne, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Friday Night Live, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
18 :: Bump Blomberg, 3:15pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Briand Morrison, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highalnds Lodge
4 :: Apres Ski Acoustic, 6:45pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert, 7pm, Grand Marais
4 :: The Sivertones, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Live Music Saturdays, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns

19 :: Apres Ski Acoustic, 3:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
20 :: Joe & Jessi, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
21 :: Shane Martin, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen Resort
4 :: Open Mic Night, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
22 :: Shane Martin, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
23 :: Bump Blomberg, 6pm, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen Resort
4 :: Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
24 :: Briand Morrison, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highlands Lodge
4 :: Joe Paulik, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Gordon Thorne, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Friday Night Live Music, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
25 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:15pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: The Sivertones, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highlands Lodge
4 :: Jim & Michele Miller 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Live Music Saturdays, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns

26 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtn
4 :: Classical Evening with Sam Black & Betty Braunstein, 6pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
27 :: Bump Blomber, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
28 :: The Sivertones, 6pm, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen Resort
4 :: Open Mic Night, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
29 :: Eric Frost, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
30 :: James Moors, 6pm, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen Resort
4 :: Joe Paulik, 7:30pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
4 :: Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
31 :: Pete Kavanaugh, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highlands Lodge
4 :: Gordon Thorne,7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: The Thunderheads, 8:30pm, Gun Flint Tavern
4 :: Friday Night Live Music, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
all month
art colony classes
Workshops at the
Grand Marais Art Colony
Life Drawing
Jan 8 - Mar 12, 10 Wednesdays: 6:30 – 9 pm
Slump-a-Dish

Jan 14, Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Winter Arts Festival: Outdoor Painting & Photography

Jan 25- 31
Experience the glory of winter in Northern Minnesota where the sparkling winterscape is mesmerizing. Dedicated to rousing artists to dress warm and discover the joy of winter. Share the story of winter, celebrate the color of white and delve deeper into the creative spirit. There are many ways to be involved in this fun and interactive festival. 
Skill Building: A Potter's Workplace

Jan 28 - Mar 18, 8 Tuesdays, 6-8pm
4-8
gitchi gami sled dog race
2nd Annual Gitchigami Express Sled Dog Race
Grand Portage to the Gunflint Trail then Gunflint Trail to Grand Marais and from Grand Marais returns to Grand Portage.
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has guaranteed a cash prize purse. After each leg of the race, a dinner will be held, allowing the communities to show hospitality and meet the mushers.
gitchigamiexpress.com
5-14
lutsen mountains events
Events at Lutsen Mountains

College Week

Jan 5-14
A week of music, parties and activities for college students with special student discounts.

Snow Ball Festival

Jan 8-11
Live at Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mountains' biggest, most anticipated music event of the year – Snowball keeps festival season alive and well in the depths of a Minnesota winter with a three-day ski and music party. Three Nights of music, eight bands, après ski live music and jam sessions, plus the camaraderie of skiing, snowboarding, hot tubing and sharing this bliss with your fellow festivillians. This is Jam Cruise – Minnesota style!
11
wail gypsy music
Harmonious Wail hosted by the North Shore Music Association
7:30 pm; at North House Folk School
Music and dancing! First set concert, second set dance. Free swing dance lesson precedes event. Drawing from the rich influence of the European gypsy musicians, most notably Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli (creators of the gypsy swing genre), the Wail bursts through the normal boundaries of that genre with its intoxicating vocals. The enticing arrangements and sheer joy the Wail brings to every performance is downright addictive! Tickets for sale at door only.
11
Leisurely Lifelines: The Role of Winter Recreation through History
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
1 - 2 pm
Skis, snowshoes and sleds are tools of survival! We may see these are forms of winter recreation but they have been lifelines for people throughout history. Join the naturalist for a story telling presentation about how these leisurely sports have saved lives from the French and Indian War to World War II.
Meet the naturalist in the Visitor Center Theater. Afterwards, join the naturalist for a short guided snowshoe or bring your skis to venture on the trails yourself.
16
Fitness and Phenology
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
10:30 - 11:30 am
Need a little encouragement to hit the trails? Well, join the naturalist for a healthy paced nature hike. We'll stop along the way and see what forms of phenology we can find.
We will try to do at least a mile long hike each time. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing. Warm up inside afterwards with a warm drink
17
events at gooseberry falls
Full Moon Bigfoot Snowshoe
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
5 - 6 pm
Travel with a naturalist to the old Civilian Conservation Camp in search of Bigfoot under the light of the full moon! All abilities welcome. Meet in the Visitor Center Theater.
Bring your own snowshoes or borrow some of ours. Please reserve snowshoes for borrow in advance. Event will happen regardless of snow conditions, but may be canceled in severe weather.
18
2nd Annual Squirrel Appreciation day
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
1 - 2:30 pm
Jump into this super special squirrely day by celebrating our furry friends. Test your squirrel knowledge and step into the world of the squirrel through a competition of skill and smarts.
Participate individually or as a team and try to win the GOLDEN SQUIRREL! Certificates awarded to all participants.
Meet in the Visitor Center Theater. Cameras encouraged for photo opportunities. Squirrel costumes encouraged.  
24-30
beargrease sled dog race
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
30th Anniversary
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon commemorates the life of John Beargrease, the son of a Chippewa chief who delivered mail by dog sled along Lake Superior’s rugged North Shore in the late 19th century. John Beargrease’s weekly deliveries along the North Shore played a pivotal role providing a lifeline for communities and commerce.
31-Feb 8 Winter Tracks Festival
throughout Cook County
Features the Winter Arts Festival, Snow Sculpture Tour, Snowmobile Fun Run, Lutsen Family Fun Festival and Snowarama Snowmobile Ride


F E B R U A R Y
all month
north house school grand marais
Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
Feb 1-2 :: Sweet Grass Basketry
Feb 1-2 :: Wirework for the Home & Jewelry Making
Feb 2 :: Faltbreads from the Wood-fired Hearth
Feb 7-8 :: All Ground Up: Sausage Making
Feb 7-9 :: Sewing the Saami Inspired Tuomisalo Hat
Feb 8 :: Freestyle Clogging
Feb 8-9 :: Handcrafting Doors
Feb 8-9 :: Carving, Butter Knives and Breadboards
Feb 9 :: Chocolate Truffles
Feb 13-16 :: Northern Fiber Retreat
Feb 12-14 :: Iinspiring courses, from 1 to 3 days
Feb 12-14 :: Demonstrations and speakers
Feb 12-14 :: Fiber Show & Tell
Feb 12-14 :: Family Fiber Workshop
Feb 18-27 :: 18th Century Lyre-Base Trestle Table
Feb 20-23 :: Masonry Heater Building
Feb 21 :: Saami Firendship Bracelet
Feb 21-22 :: Silversmithing: The Jeweler's Palette
Feb 22 :: Saami Bracelt continued
Feb 22 :: Pies
Feb 22-23 :: Birchbark Tutorial

Feb 25-28 :: Grindbygg - Norwegian Trestle Frame Timber Framing
Feb 28-Mar 1 :: Artisan Breads II
Feb 28-Mar 2 :: Yokes on You
Feb 28-Mar 2 :: Build Your Own Coffin
Feb 28-Mar 4 ::Swedish Style Lyre Benches
all month
music
Live Music in Cook County
1 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:15pm & 6:45 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Briand Morrison, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: The Thunderheads, 8:30pm, Gun Flint Tavern
4 :: Cloud Cult, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns

2 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:30 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Steve Blexrud, 7:30pm, Gun Flint Tavern
3 :: Bump Blomberg, 8pm Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Chalrie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Open, Mic, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
5 :: Joe Paulik, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
6 :: Briand Morrison, 6pm, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen Resort
4 :: Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, 9pm, Papa Chalrie's Lutsen Mtns
7 :: Timmy Haus, 3:30 pm, Moguls, Caribou Highland Lodge
4 :: Mary Bue, 7pm, Cascade Lodge, Lutsen
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Chalie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Gordon Thotne, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
8 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:15 & 6:45 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Eric Frost, 7pm Cascade Lodge, Lutsen
4 :: Dessa, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns

9 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
10 :: Pete Kavanuagh, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
11 :: Open Mic Night, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
12 :: Eric Frost, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
13 :: Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, 9pm, Papa Chalrie's Lutsen Mtns
14 :: Gordon Thorne, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Michael Monroe, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Friday Night Live Music, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
15 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:15pm & 6:45 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Diet Folk, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert, 7pm, Grand Marais
4 :: Live Music Saturdays, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns

16 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
17 :: Joe & Jessi, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
18 :: Open Mic Night, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
19 :: Pete Kavanaugh, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
20 :: Gordon Thorne, 7:30pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
4 :: Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, 9pm, Papa Chalrie's Lutsen Mtns
21 :: Joe Paulik, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highland Lodge
4 :: Eric Frost, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Gordon Thorne, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Friday Night Live Music, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
22 :: Pete Kavanuagh, 3:15pm & 6:45 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Brian Morrison, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highlands Lodge
4 :: Jim & Michele Miller, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert, 7pm, Grand Marais
4 :: Live Music Saturdays, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns

23 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
24 :: Bump Blomberg, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
25 :: Open Mic Night, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
26 :: Joe Paulik, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
27 :: Pete Kavanuagh, 6pm, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen Resort
4 :: Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, 9pm, Papa Chalrie's Lutsen Mtns
28 :: Timmy Haus, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highland Lodge
4 :: Joe & Jessi, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Gordon Thorne, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Friday Night Live Music, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
all month
winter arts grand marais
Grand Marais Art Colony Classes
Feb1 :: Community Ink Day: Print Your Valentines, 1 – 4 pm
Feb 8 :: I Love Glass, 9am - 4pm
Feb 15 :: Button It Up, 9am-noon
Feb 15-16 :: Northwoods in Stitches, 9am-4pm
Feb 13-16 :: Northern Fibers Retreat
Celebrate the Art and Craft of Fibers in the heart of cozy winter.  This 4 day retreat features a variety of classes, Lunch and Learn lectures and a community dance, all while celebrating with other fiber enthusiasts.
Feb 27 - Mar 13 :: Discover Fused Glass, Thurs, 6-8pm
Jan 31 - Feb 2
winter family fest lutsen
Family Festival
Lutsen Mountains
A weekend chocked-full of family-fun activities at Lutsen Mountains. Including Comedy Night, family ski / snowboard race, torchlight parade and fireworks, snowshoe tours, bonfires, snow sculptures and a winter plein air festival exhibit.
Jan 31 - Feb 8 Winter Tracks Festival
throughout Cook County
Features the Winter Arts Festival, Snow Sculpture Tour, Snowmobile Fun Run, Lutsen Family Fun Festival and Snowarama Snowmobile Ride
1
snowmobile fun run grand marais
Snowmobile Fun Run
8:30 am The Landing in Grand Marais
Cook County Snowmobile Club – Ridge Rider’s has organized a Snowmobile Fun Run followed by Raffles, Prize Drawings and Live Music at The Landing . Register at Devil Track Landing or Hungry Jack Lodge from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon, collect your first card.
Entry is $20 to ride your snowmobile or drive your vehicle to pick up cards at sponsored locations. Continue on to the Trail Center, Windigo, Hungry Jack Lodge, Gunflint Lodge and Gunflint Pines. Have lunch where you choose and get last card at The Landing by 5:30 p.m
6-9
women dog mushing
BOW - Women's Winter Adventure Dog Mushing!
offered by Points Unknown
This off the grid adventure is for those who want to actively participate in every aspect of their experience with the hightlight being learning to run your own small team of sled dogs through miles and miles of beautiful trails in the remote wilderness of northern Minnesota. Step by step instruction is provided and there is an atmosphere of encouragement, support and team work.
7
wolf ridge winter workshop
Science Institute for Educators - Real Stories in Research
12 - 4:30 pm at Wolf Ridge offered by the Great Lakes Aquarium
Join us for an in-depth look at current research in the Great Lakes Basin. Meet a local scientist, learn about their work and explore relevant curricular connections. Free resources aligned to Minnesota academic standards will be provided to support your teaching and learning!
8 Update on the Birds of Sugarloaf Cove
10 am ; Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center at 9096 Hwy 61 in Schroeder
FREE
We have been banding birds at Sugarloaf for two complete summer seasons now. What are we finding out about the population of birds that call Sugarloaf home during the summer? Which birds are residents, which are visitors passing through during migration? How were the two years banding records similar, and how were they different? Come find out what the Sugarloaf birds are telling us. It's a fascinating story that is still unfolding!
8
snowarama
11th Annual SnowArama
Grand Portage
Ride for a cause: raising money for Easter Seals Kids! During the last 11 years of Snowaramas riders have raised over $230,000.00 for Easter Seals kids!
14
events at gooseberry falls
Full Moon Valentine's Day Snowshoe
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Whether you celebrate single or grab your honey, join the naturalist for a (nearly) full moon guided snowshoe hike through snowy cedar groves.
Meet at the Visitor Center Theater. Event will happen regardless of snow conditions, but may be canceled in severe weather. Check online at mndr.gov and Gooseberry Falls State Park Events and Programs as program date nears. Dress warmly and feel free to bring your own warm drinks to enjoy. 
15
snowmobile fun run grand marais
Hungry Jack Lake Drag Race
Hungry Jack Lodge on the Gunflint Trail
Cook County Snowmobile Club – Ridge Riders
Sign up at 11 a.m. Racing starts at noon. Prizes awarded inside Hungry Jack Lodge after races.
15
events at gooseberry falls
Snowshoeing 101
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
1 - 2 pm
Whether you think of yourself as a pro or have never strapped on a pair of snowshoes there is something to discover in this program! Have the history, kinds and science of snowshoes revealed to you through activities and presentations led by the Naturalist. Afterwards we'll experience this exhilarating form of recreation ourselves on an optional short nature snowshoe. 
Meet the naturalist in the Visitor Center Theater. Bring your own snowshoes or use ours at the park! All abilities welcome! Please contact the naturalist if you would like to know more information on adaptable equipment.

Candlelight Ski
6 - 8:30 pm
Enjoy the scenic trails of the park in a different light during our annual candle light ski, snowshoe and hike event. Travel a variety of trails suitable for both beginner-level and expert winter recreationalists. Warm up by the fire and enjoy a hot drink. 
15
candle light ski lutsen
Candle Light Ski/Hike
6-8 pm at Oberg Mountain Trailhead in Tofte
Head up to the Oberg Mountain Parking lot on the Onion River Road for a memorable evening of xc skiing, snowshoeing or hiking along the candlelit trails.   This event is a great way to enjoy the quiet beauty of the North Woods after dark by the flickering lights of candles in the snow.  Stop by the bonfire either before you leave or when you return for a cup of cocoa, a cookie and a little conversation with other folks.   There is no charge for the event and its very family friendly!
15 Grand Marais Ole Opry hosted by the North Shore Music Association 
7:30 pm; at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais
Classic country showcase, featuring regional & local musicians, including longtime A Prairie Home Companion dobro and steel guitar master Cal Hand and his daughter, Grand Marais singer/songwriter Amanda Hand. Also featuring Wisconsin's kickin' American roots duo The DitchLilies
15-22
national curling championships
USA National Curling Championships
Two Harbors Curling Club
The Curling Club is hosting the USA Curling Club National Championships
tba Annual Arrowhead Vintage Snowmobile Rendezvous
Classic snowmobiles in Silver Bay
Call 218 353 7337
22
Snowshoeing 101
at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
1 - 2 pm
Whether you think of yourself as a pro or have never strapped on a pair of snowshoes there is something to discover in this program! Have the history, kinds and science of snowshoes revealed to you through activities and presentations led by the Naturalist. Afterwards we'll experience this exhilarating form of recreation ourselves on an optional short nature snowshoe. 
Meet the naturalist in the Visitor Center Theater. Bring your own snowshoes or use ours at the park! All abilities welcome! Please contact the naturalist if you would like to know more information on adaptable equipment.

Candlelight Ski
6 - 8:30 pm
Enjoy the scenic trails of the park in a different light during our annual candle light ski, snowshoe and hike event. Travel a variety of trails suitable for both beginner-level and expert winter recreationalists. Warm up by the fire and enjoy a hot drink. 
21-23
bonspiel cook county mn
Mixed Bonspiel Curling Tournament
Cook County Curling Club in Grand Marais
An international tournament, event is open to everyone. Teams consist of 2 men and 2 women.


M A R C H
all month
grand marais folk school
Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
Mar 1 :: Winter River Exploration
Mar 2 :: Flatbreads from the Wood-fired Hearth
Mar 5-6 :: Spoon Carving
Mar 5-7 :: Bowl Carving
Mar
5-7 :: Norwegian Ale Bowls
Mar 6-8 :: Incie Carving Letters, Numbers & More
Mar 6-8 :: Carving Simple Wooden Toys
Mar 6-9 :: Automata: Making Wood Move
Mar 6-9 :: Nordic Dragon Carving
Mar 11-19 :: Build Your Own Smaller Timberframe
Mar 13-16 :: Aniishiinaabe Style Bead Embroidery & Moccasin Sewing
Mar 14-15 ::Woodblock Printmaking
Mar 14-15 :: Photgraphing Lake Superior
Mar 14-15 :: Snapshot to Story
Mar 21-22 :: Penny Rugs
Mar 21-30 :: Building the Northwest Trade Gun
Mar 22-26 :: Techniques of Pram Boat Building
Mar 22-Apr 2 :: Traditional Norse or Swedish Pram
Mar 28-29 :: Felting Seamless Mittens & More
Mar 29-30 :: Sharpening Tutorial
Mar 29-30 :: Cooking as Craft & Science
all month
music in cook county lutsen grand marais
Live Music in Cook County
1 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:15pm & 6:45 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Briand Morrison, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: GB Leighton, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns

2 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:30 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
3 :: Bump Blomberg, 8pm Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Chalrie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Open, Mic, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
5 :: eric Frost, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
6 :: Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, 9pm, Papa Chalrie's Lutsen Mtns
7 :: Timmy Haus, 3:30 pm, Moguls, Caribou Highland Lodge
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Chalie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: God Johnson, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
8 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:15 & 6:45 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Eric Frost, 7pm Cascade Lodge, Lutsen
4 :: Big Wu, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns


9 :: Big Wu Acoustics, 3:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
10 :: Joe Paulik, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
11 :: Open Mic Night, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
12 :: Bump Blomberg, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
13 :: Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, 9pm, Papa Chalrie's Lutsen Mtns
14 :: Joe Paulik, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highlands Lodge
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Michael Monroe, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Friday Night Live Music, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
15 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:15pm & 6:45 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 ::Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert, 7pm, Grand Marais
4 :: Live Music Saturdays, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns

16 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
17 :: Pete Kavanugh, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
18 :: Open Mic Night, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
19 :: Joe Paulik, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
20 :: Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, 9pm, Papa Chalrie's Lutsen Mtns
21 :: Joe Paulik, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highland Lodge
4 :: Eric Frost, 7pm, Cascade Pub, Lutsen
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Gordon Thorne, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Friday Night Live Music, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
22 :: Pete Kavanuagh, 3:15pm & 6:45 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Cherry Dirt, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Live Music Saturdays, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns

23 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
24 :: Bump Blomberg, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Songwriter Series, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
25 :: Open Mic Night, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
26 :: Eric Frost, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
28 :: Timmy Haus, 3:30pm, Moguls, Caribou Highland Lodge
4 :: Comedy Night, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Gordon Thorne, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
4 :: Friday Night Live Music, 9pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
29 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:15pm & 6:45 pm, Papa Charlie's Lutsen Mtns
4 :: Live Music Saturdays, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns

30 :: Apres Ski Acoustics, 3:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
31 :: Joe Paulik, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
all month
3d-printing
Grand Marais Art Colony Classes
Mar 1 :: 3D Printing: From Idea to Model, 1-4pm
Mar 3-17 :: Drawing for Kids Ages 7-11, Mon 4-5pm
Mar 4 :: Open Print Studio, 1st Tue of the month [Feb-May], 6-8:30pm
Mar 6-Apr 3 :: Studi Landscapes in Oil, Thu, 6-8:30pm
Mar 15-17 :: Still Life in Pastel, 9am-4pm, Mar 17 is optional
Mar 21 :: Write from the Heart- for Military Vets, Friends & Family
Mar 22 :: Crochet: Beyond the Boundaries, 9am-4pm
Mar 22-23 :: Artistic Vision Through Drawing, 9am-4pm
Mar 23 :: Uncharted Kntting, 9am-4pm
Mar 31-Apr 21 :: Paint with watercolor for Ages 7-11, Mon 4-5pm
all month
spring carnival lutsen mountains
Special Events at Lutsen Mountains

Mar 7-9 :: A Big Wu Family Weekend
Mar 21-24 :: Dulutsen North of North Music & Ski Festival
Mar 29 :: Spring Carnival
1
guided hike
Superior Hiking Trail :: Snowshoe Hike
10am; Finland Recreation Center to Leskinen Campsite
4.8 miles. This out-and-back snowshoe hike includes ridgeline vistas, mixed forest and the Baptism River. Excellent moose habitat as well. Meet at the Finland Recreation Center trailhead parking lot. At Hwy 61 milepost 59.3 turn left on Hwy 1 and go 6.0 miles to Lake Co. Rd. 7 (Cramer Rd). Turn right and go 1.3 miles to parking lot past ball field at the Finland Rec. Center.
2
snowmobile fun run grand marais
Annual Trout Derby Picnic & Fishing Contest
sponsored by the Cook County Snowmobile Club – Ridge Riders
Gunflint Lake, 40 miles north of Grand Marais
9-11am - registration with fish in by 1pm
This event is a fundraiser to help support the club in their endeavor to continue to maintain the trails and grooming equipment.
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mush for  a cure gunflint trail
Mush for a Cure
Mush For a Cure is not a race, it is a fun event to celebrate the sport of dog mushing and to cap off a winter of hard work, training and racing while raising funds to find a cure for breast cancer.
7-9
bonspiel cook county mn
Chuck Futterer Memorial Open Bonspiel
Cook County Curling Club in Grand Marais
An international tournament, event is open to everyone. Teams consist of four people, and the event attracts between 16 and 24 teams from Thunder Bay, Canada.
14-16
st urhos day finland mn
38th Annual St Urho's Day Festival
Finland, MN
Crazy good fun celebrating the fictional Finnish saint who drove the grasshoppers away, saving the grape crop. Fair enough!
15
snowmobile fun run grand marais
Snowmobile Drag Race on Poplar Lake
Cook County Snowmobile Club – Ridge Riders
Windigo Lodge on Poplar Lake, Gunflint Trail
Drag race on Poplar Lake, several levels of sled classes available. 
Sign up at 11 a.m. Racing starts at 12 noon. 
Prizes awarded inside Windigo Lodge after races. 
Entertainment, food and drink specials available. 
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music grand marais
Gordy-Walsh-Anger Quartet 
hosted by the North Shore Music Association
7:30 pm; at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais
Denver-based jazz and bluegrass guitar-slinger Grant Gordy joins fiddler Darol Anger, Tony Rice, mandolin maven  Joe Walsh and Karl Doty..
28wolf ridge winter workshop Science Institute for Educators - Real Stories in Research
12 - 4:30 pm at Wolf Ridge offered by the Great Lakes Aquarium
Join us for an in-depth look at current research in the Great Lakes Basin. Meet a local scientist, learn about their work and explore relevant curricular connections. Free resources aligned to Minnesota academic standards will be provided to support your teaching and learning!
   


A P R I L
all month
north house classes
Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
Apr 3-4 :: Make Your Own Oars
Apr 3-6 :: Outdoor Timbered Benches
Apr 4 :: Saami Friendship Bracelet
Apr 4-5 :: Silversmithing - The Jeweler's Palette
Apr 5 :: Saami Friendship Bracelet continuation
Apr 15-16 :: Turnging the Wooden Bowl
Apr 17-19 :: Service Learning Project - Adirondack Chair Building
Apr 17-19 :: Service Learning Project - Hooks & Hangers for Campus
Apr 18-20 :: Service Learning & Volunteer Weekend
Apr 21-22 :: Wood Canvas Canoe Repair Series
Apr 23-25 :: Wood Canvas Canoe Repair Serie
Apr 25-26 :: Three-Legged Milking Stool
Apr 25-26 :: Bark Edged Wooden Bowls
Apr 25-27 :: Prepare & Preserve Healthful Meats
Apr 25-29 :: Traditional Furniture Building
Apr 26-27 :: Red Osier Basketry
Apr 26-28 :: Crafting the Twig Chair
all month
pottery classes
Classes at
Grand Marais Art Colony

Apr 1 :: Open Print Studio. 1st Tue of the month [Feb-May], 6-8:30pm
Apr 3-May 8 :: Beginning Clay, Thu, 6-8pm
Apr 8-29 :: Introductin to Film & Videso for Youth, Tue, 4-5:30pm
Apr 11 :: Art Learning Activity w/ 2014 Artist-in-Residence
Apr 15-Jun 3 :: Pots for Painting, Tue, 6-8pm
Apr 17 :: Mat Your Art, Thu, 6-9pm
Apr 25 :: Needle Felted Sculpture for Ages 10-18, 10am-4pm
Apr 25-27 :: Transforming Fiber ito Art, 3 days, 9am-4pm
all month Live Music in Cook County
1 :: Open, Mic, 7pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
2 :: Spotlight North - Diet Folk, 8pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
3 :: Leftover Salmon, 9:30pm, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
6 :: Janell Lemire & Betty Braunstein, 6pm, Bluefin bay, Tofte
11 :: Gordon Thorne, 8pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
12-13:: Mountain Meltdown at Lutsen Mountains

3-5 and
12-13
sweet water shakedown lutsen mts

Special Events at Lutsen Mountains
Apr 3-5 :: Sweetwater Shakedown Music Festival
What better way to celebrate this glorious season than with a three-day ski, snowboard and music festival? Sweetwater Shakedown presents the arrival of spring with some sweet musical accompaniment for both young and old performed by top-notch bluegrass entertainers at this epic three-day music event!
Apr 12-13 :: Mountain Meltdown
Celebrate the last weekend of ski season with a two-day music festival. Saturday and Sunday will feature 5 bands each day and our outdoor beer garden & BBQ.
12 Voyageur Artists' Annual Spring Exhibit
3-5pm; Waterfront Gallery, Two Harbors
Group show of watercolor, oil, and mixed media paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and other objects of art. Event is free and open to the public
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peter yarrow
Peter Yarrow hosted by the North Shore Music Association
7:30 pm; at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais
Best known as part of the folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary and author of the classic children’s song “Puff the Magic Dragon,” Yarrow is no less than a legend for many Baby Boomers and the generations who followed. His message of social consciousness and humanitarian work continue through to the present day.
 


M A Y

all month
north house canoe class
Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
May 1-4 :: Northern Sustainability Symposium
May 2 :: Green Medicines
May 2 :: Straw Bale Garden Installation
May 2-3 :: Complete Seed Saving
May 3 :: Gardening for Butterflies & Other Pollinators
May 3 :: Creating Your Home Herbal Apotecary
May 3 :: Graft Your Own Orchard
May 3 :: Grow Your Own Apple Orchard
May 3-4 :: Black Ash Basketry; An Introduction
May 6-11 :: Grindbygg - Norwegina 'Trestle Frame' Timber Framing
May 7-11 :: Build Thoreau's Cabin
May 9-11 :: Whole Grain Bakery
may 9-11 :: Rosemaling: Shaded Telemark Styles & Traditions
May 9-11 :: Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings
May 13-16 :: Knife, Bowl & Spoon; 4 days of woodcraft
May 14-18 :: Nalbinding Mittens, Socks Caps
May 16-18 :: Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond
May 16-18 :: Swedish Decorated Birch Bark Canisters
May 17-30 :: Build Your Own Wood Canvas Canoe
May 20-24 :: Forge-Welding a Damascus Blade & Other Items
May 22-24 :: Dovetail Log Cabin Builder's workshop
May 22=24 :: Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving
May 23 :: Sasuages for the Grill
May 24 :: Fly Casting workshop
May 25-27 :: Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving - continuation
May 29-31 :: Adirondack Chair Building
May 30 :: Bird & Wildlife Photography
May 30 :: Birding by Ear
May 30-31 :: Boreal Birding Workshops
May 30-Jun 1 :: Northern Landscapes Festival
May 30-Jun 1 :: What's This Rock?
May 30-Jun 1:: Wool: The Full Experieince
May 31-Jun1 :: wood Canvas Canoe Repair
May 31-Jun 1:: Spring Phenology in the Field
all month
printmaking classes art colony
Classes at
Grand Marais Art Colony

May 6 ::
Open Print Studio. 1st Tue of the month [Feb-May], 6-8:30pm
May 9 :: Printmaking Sampler for Ages 8-14
May 13-27 :: Writing Our Stories, Thu, 6-8:30pm
May 24 :: Community Ink Day:Screenprint Your Clothing, 1-4pm
May 29 :: Printmaking Intensive: Seeing Possibilities, 4 days, 91m-5pm
May 31 :: experience watercolor, 9am-4pm
tba Gunflint Greenup
All along the Gunflint Trail
In recognition of the first anniversary of the Ham Lake Fire, which started May 5, 2007, and burned 75,851 acres at the end of the Gunflint Trail and in Ontario, Canada, the Gunflint Green Up will bring folks of all ages together for a weekend of education, tree planting, and a food and music celebration.
3 Ham Run Half Marathon
Wilderness Half Marathon, 5k & Little Runts Run
13.2 miles from Gunflint Pines to Way of the Wilderness
3 Mother's Day Card Making
1 pm at Gooseberry Falls State Park
Make an unforgettable gift! Join the naturalist to discover all the different things made from trees, and then make your own homemade paper to give as a gift. Add some seeds so your paper can be planted and grow as a garden.
Meet in the Visitor Center
10
opening of fishing mn
MN Fishing Season Opens
walleye, sauger, northern pike, lake trout & stream trout in lakes
May 10-11 is also Take-a-Mom Fishing Weekend in MN
17
guided hike
Superior Hiking Trail :: SpringHike
10am, Lutsen Mountains Recreation Area to Caribou Trail
[6.4 miles.] Hike a very scenic section of the trail with dramatic climbs and descents, nice overviews, and several miles along the Poplar River and Lake Agnes. Meet at the Caribou Trail parking lot. At Hwy. 61 milepost 92.0 turn left on Caribou Trail (Cook Co. Rd. 4) and go 4.1 miles to Co. Rd. 94 (watch for SHT sign). Turn right and take immediate left to trailhead parking lot.

All SHTA hikes begin at 10:00 a.m. rain or shine; are free of charge and open to the public; are led by a member of the Superior Hiking Trail Association, and many include an orientation and briefing by an area naturalist. Wear sturdy boots or hiking shoes, bring lunch, beverages and insect repellant.
23
cross river schroeder mn
Opening Day with exhibit "Ojibwe Faces and Stories: Eastman Johnson Graphic Panels
10am - 4:30pm, Cross River Heritage Center, Schroeder
23 Campfire Cooking Demo
6-7:30 pm at Gooseberry Falls State Park
Experience what it is like to cook over the campfire. Whether you are seasoned pro or just a beginner gain the skills and learn new ones to cook over the fire and discover new easy recipes. We?ll be cooking several recipes together and everyone can roast their own bannock, a traditional traveler?s bread, over the fire.
Meet at the amphitheater behind the Lady Slipper Lodge. 
23 Flint Knapping Demonstations
1-5 pm at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Join flint knapper, Al Anderson, to see a demonstration on the skillful art of making stone tools in traditional form.Even try it for yourself!
24 Spring Fling Hike
10-11:30 am at Gooseberry Falls State Park
Discover signs of spring on this naturalist led guided hike to the Gitchi Gumi Overlook! Birds, blooms, birches and more!
Meet by the Art Column outside the Visitor Center. This hike travels up some steep inclines, up and down stairs and on dirt trails. Hiking shoes and a camera for photo opportunities are recommended. 
24 Walk with the North Star Trail Travelers
9 am - 5pm at Cascade River State Park
Join the NorthStar Trail Travelers for a 5 km walk to Lookout Mountain and back, a 5 km walk through the woods and along the Cascade River, or both! There will also be a "Hobo Soup Supper" following the event at the Trail Center. To register, stop by the park Trail Center the morning of the hike, or call the NorthStar Trail Travelers at 612-529-0552 to register in advance. There is a $2.00 fee to participate in this hike.
24
michael monroe
Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert
7pm, Grand Marais
24
music grand marais
The WolfGang 
hosted by the North Shore Music Association
7:30 pm; at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais
 A collaboration of top-tier Twin Cities musicians performing music from the Classical Era on classical instruments. Program features transcriptions of Mozart’s Magic Flute and Exultate Jubilate, with Grand Marais’ Erika Ternes, soprano. 
25 Creatures of the Night
8:30-9:30 pm at Gooseberry Falls State Park
Discover how creatures of the night survive and thrive in the darkness. This a short hike that travels on both paved and dirt trails. Meet at the amphitheater behind the Lady Slipper Lodge.
25 Walk with the North Star Trail Travelers
9 am - 5pm at Judge Magney State Park
Join the NorthStar Trail Travelers for a day of hikes around Judge C.R. Magney State Park. Hike 1 is a 6 km hike to the Devils Kettle waterfall on the Brule River. Hike 2 will be a 3 km loop on the Timberdoodle Interpretive Trail. Hike 3 is a short 1 km loop along the Brule River. Registration will take place the morning of the event at the picnic area across the footbridge, or you may register in advance by calling the NorthStar Trail Travelers at 612-529-0552. There is a $2.00 fee to participate in this hike.
25 Two Harbors Historical Sites open daily for Summer Season
including the Historical Museum, Agate Bay Light Station, Edna G tugboat and 3M Museum
25 Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center
at 28 Moose Pond Drive near the end of the Gunflint Trail
Opens for the season; May 25 - October 20, 2013.
Admission is $3 for adults, 
$2 for children ages 5-18., kids under 5 get free admission.  


J U N E
all month

Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
May 30-Jun 2 :: Northern Landscapes Festival
Jun 1-3 :: Wooden Bowl Turning
Jun 5-9 ::
Basic Timber Framing
Jun 6-7 :: Artisan Breads
Jun 6-7 :: Mosaic Garden Art
Jun 7 :: Spring Birdsong ensemble
Jun 7 :: Entry Level Angling
Jun 7 :: Mending Made Easy
Jun 8 :: Flatbreads from the Wood-fired Harth
Jun 11-19:: Building the Square Stern Wood Canvas Canoe
Jun 12-14 :: Crafting Blacksmithing Tools
Jun 12-14 :: Jun Sail Training Trip: Isle Royale Circumnavigation
Jun 13-14 :: Wildflower Photography
Jun 13-15 :: North SHore Pebble Jewelry
Jun 13-17 :: Log Home Building Fundamentals
Jun 16-19 :: Traditional Construction Birch Bark Canoes
Jun 17-19 :: Old Fashioned Rug Hooking
Jun 17-19 :: Hand-forged 'Using' Knife
Jun 18-19 :: Help Yourself to Knitting
Jun 18-19 :: Spinning Fibers on a Wheel
Jun 19 :: Carve Your Own Pizza Pell
Jun 19 :: No Knit Felted Hats
Jun 19-20 :: Sew a Sailor's Ditty Bag
Jun 20 :: Intermediate Kntting
Jun 20 :: Knot Tying workshop
Jun 20 :: Wooly Critters: Intro to felting
Jun 20-22 :: Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice pageant
Jun 23 :: Sasuages for the Summer Grill
Jun 23-24 :: Handcrafting a North Woods Paddle
Jun 23-24 :: Wood Canvas Canoe Repair
Jun 23-25 :: Cut Out Relief Carving
Jun 23-29 :: Cedar Strip Boat Construction
Jun 25-29 :: Sail Training Trip: Grand Marais to the Apostle Islands to Knife River
Jun 26-27 :: Summer's Harvest on the Harbor
Jun 26-29 :: Build Your Own Yurt
Jun 27-28 :: Intro to Storytelling
Jun 27-29 :: Craft Your Own Spring Pole Lathe
Jun 27-29 :: Birch Bark Berry Basket
Jun 28 :: Reinventing Rhubarb - Sweet & Savory
Jun 30-Jul 3 :: Building and Baking in the Wood Fired Brick Oven

all month
acrylic workshop art colony
Classes at
Grand Marais Art Colony

Jun 7-8 :: Introduction to Filmmaking
Jun 7-8 :: Mysterious Sand to Glass
Jun 7-8 :: Building an Artist website
Jun 9-11 :: Colored Pencil Potential
Jun 14 :: Mything Around: Metaphors to Understand
Jun 14 :: Form & Surface: Alternative Hand-Building Approaches to Clay
Jun 14-15 :: Painting Boats in Oil or Acrylic
Jun 14-15 :: Printing from Below the Surface: Intaglio
Jun 14-15 :: Textured & Colored Metal Jewelry
Jun 15 :: Playing with Clay Youth Class
Jun 16-20 :: Painting Abstract Landscapes
Jun 21-22 :: Acrylics 101
Jun 21-22 :: Lithographic Prints Made Easy
Jun 23-24 :: Advancing in Acrylics
Jun 23-25 :: Explore Light and Dark with Aquatint and Watercolors
Jun 23-27 :: Japanese and Korean Inspired Clay Techniques
Jun 27 :: Blown Glass Ornaments
Jun 28-29 :: Glass Beads
Jun 28-29 :: Geometry of Art & Design
Jun 28-29 :: Portraits in Pastel
Jun 30-Jul 1 :: Animal Sculpture - Beginner
Jun 30 - Jul 3 :: Visual Arts Independent Studio
all month Music in Cook County
new performances are constantly added, so be sure to check local sources when you arrive

weekly music
Mondays :: Timmy Haus Happy Hour, 5-6pm, Landing at Devil Track, Grand Marais
Wednesdays :: Open Mic, 5-9 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Wednesdays :: Music on the Mountain, 6-8 pm, Moguls, Lutsen
Wednesdays :: Live Entertainment, 9-11 pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
Thursdays :: Joe Paulik Music on the Beach, 6:30-8:30 pm, Lutsen Resort, Lutsen
Fridays :: Briand Morrison, 6-8 pm, The Pie Place, Grand Marais
Fridays :: Live Entertainment, 9-11 pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte

Jun 1 :: Rick Mattson & the Northstras, 7:30pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 5:: Pete K Solo, 8pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 6 & 7 :: Gone Already, 8:30 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 7 :: Cook County's Most Wanted, 8pm, American Legion, Grand Marais
Jun 8 :: Timmy Haus, 7:30 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 12 :: Rich Mattson & Germaine Gemberling, 7:30 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 13 :: Portage, 6-8pm, American Legion, Grand Marais
Jun 13 & 14 :: Pete K Solo, 9 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 14 :: Cherry Dirt, 7:30pm, Cascade Lodge Pub, Lutsen
Jun 15 :: Cook County's Most Wanted, 5pm, Landing at Devil's Track, Grand Marais
Jun 15, Joe and Jessi, 7 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 18-20, 25-27:: Happy Hour Live Music, Landing at Devil Track, Grand Marais
Jun 19 :: Gordon Thorne, 8 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 21 :: Mary Bue, 7:30 pm, Cascade Lodge Pub, Lutsen
Jun 21 :: Michael Monroe, Log Cabin Concert, 7pm, Grand Marais
Jun 21 :: Robi Meyerson, 7pm, Lutsen Resort, Lutsen
Jun 21 :: Maintenance Free, 8:30 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 22 :: Pete K Group, 5pm, The Landing at Devil Track, Grand Marais
Jun 22 :: Diet Folk Trio, 8:30 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 26 :: Timmy Haus, 7:30 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Maris
Jun 27 & 28 :: Tin Can Gin, 8:30 pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
Jun 28 :: Maria Nickolay, 7pm, Lutsen Resort, Lutsen
Jun 28 :: Eric Frost, 7:30 pm, Cascade Lodge Pub, Lutsen
Jun 28 :: Broken Spokes, 9pm, Papa Charlies, Lutsen Mountains
Jun 28 :: Timmy Haus & Friends, 5pm, Landing at Devil Track Resort, Grand Marais
Jun 29 :: Woodland Chamber Music Conert, 11 am, Surfside Resort, Tofte


6 Opening Party
Schroeder Area Historical Society, om Hwy 61 in Schroeder
6:30pm
7
guided hike
Superior Hiking Trail :: Guided Hike
National Trails Days Hikes

Long Hike :: Temperance River State Park to County Road 1
8.0 miles. 
Hike along the beautiful Temperance and Cross Rivers for several miles with many climbs and descents. The trail then comes to marshy Boney’s Meadow area and then climbs to Tower Overlook for one last view. Meet at the Cook Co. Rd. 1 parking lot.

Short Hike:: Cook County Road 1 to Syers Creek Campsite and back

2.2 miles. This out-and-back hike has an abundance of wildflowers as it winds through mixed conifers toward the confluence of the Two Island River and Dyer’s Creek.

Both June 7 hikes meet at the Cook County Road 1 trailhead parking lot. At Hwy. 61 milepost 78.8, turn left on Cook Co. Rd. 1 (Cramer Rd.) and go 3.6 miles to parking lot on right.

All SHTA hikes begin at 10:00 a.m. rain or shine; are free of charge and open to the public; are led by a member of the Superior Hiking Trail Association, and many include an orientation and briefing by an area naturalist. Wear sturdy boots or hiking shoes, bring lunch, beverages and insect repellant.
7 Father's Day Cardmaking
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
1pm
Make an unforgettable gift! Join the naturalist to discover all the different things made from trees, and then make your own homemade paper to give as a gift. Add some seeds so your paper can be planted and grow as a garden. 
Meet in the Visitor Center Theater
Call (218) 834-3855
7
chik-wauk
Chik Wauk Museum & Nature Center
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature at the end of the Gunflint Trail on Moose Pond Drive

7 am Birding for Spring Migrants Nature Walk
Join Ann Russ for a morning of birding, listening and watching for spring migrants on the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center grounds. Bring binoculars if you have them. No experience necessary. Ann has been birding in Cook County for thirty years and considers annual bird migrations one of life’s joys. Meet on Chik-Wauk front porch. Free and open to the public.
7
car show
Annual Classic Car Show
Downtown Grand Marais
10am - 2pm
color • shine • sleekness • memories
11 classes: cars, trucks, bikes, 25 awards
Parade through Grand Marais 2pm & trophy presentation follows
7, 14, 21 & 28 Cook County Farm & Craft Market
9am - 1pm, parking lot 1 block south of the stop light, Grand Marais
Saturdays, Memorial weekend through MEA
All of our vendors are local and offer a variety of crafts, baked goods, and seasonal produce. Whether you are looking for unique gifts or a morning treat, the market has something for everyone.
13 Flint Knapping Demonstration
at Tettegouche State Park
1pm - 5pm
Join flint knapper, Al Anderson, to see a demonstration on the skillful art of making stone tools in traditional form. Even try it for yourself!
Call (21) 226-7=6365
13 3rd Annual North Shore Landowner Workshop
noon - 4:30 pm, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Finland, MN
Are you wondering what you can do about the dying birch in your woods? Are you looking for assistance planting trees or controlling invasive plants?Do you want to borrow equipment to plant trees or control invasive plants? Would you like to sit down with a professional and discuss your plans for your property? Whatever your interest or size of your property, join the North Shore Forest Collaborative for an educational and fun workshop designed specifically for private landowners on the North Shore.
This workshop is free and open to everyone interested in restoring the North Shore forest. PREREGISTRATION is required.
14 Vernal Pools: History, Identification and Monitoring in the MN Coastal Zone
Sugarloaf Cove, Hwy 61 near Schroeder at mm 73.3
10am
Join researchers from the Natural Resources Research Institute and participate in a hands-on workshop investigating "Vernal Pools" in the region. Learn what a vernal pool is, the ecological importance of vernal pools, and their current status as being undocumented. Participants will be introduced to methods for locating and identifying vernal pools.
Trainings is for everyone. You will learn about the value of vernal pools and the importance of vernal pool conservation. FREE.  
14 Annual Meeting & Community Dinner
Schroeder Heritage Center, Hwy 61 in Schroeder
Schroeder Area Historical Society 5pm, dinner, meeting and music; $5 donation, everyone welcome
14 State Parks Open House
All MN State Parks offer Free Admission including
the 8 State Parks on the North Shore
20-Jul 20
jo wood beaded art
Jo Wood Exhibit
Johnson Heritage Post, downtown Grand Marais
opening reception, Friday Jun 20 at 5pm
tba Hedstrom's Lumber Mill tour
Hedstrom's Mill, 5 miles north of Grand Marais on the Gunflint Trail
12:30 - 1:30 pm; free, reservations required by calling 218-387-2995 ext 10
21 Two Harbors Celestial Celebrations: Summer Solstice
Burlington Bay Beach, off Hwy 61 in Two Harbors
This is an open invitation to the community and tourists to join in celebrating the longest day of the year. Come for free hot dogs and singing around the fire. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Find us on Facebook at Two Harbors Celestial Celebrations for more information. Canceled if heavy rain or high winds.
21
children's day at split rock lighthouse
Children's Day
at Split Rock Lighthouse Historical Center
10am-6pm
10am-6pm
$9 adults, $7 seniors and college students; free for ages 17 and under
Fours geared for children highlight this popular annual event. Visitors will hear stories of the children who have lived at the light station, join in special games and a scavenger hunt. Free admission for ages 17 and under.
21 Grandma's Marathon
Full & Half Marathon
21
michael monroe
Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert
7pm, Grand Marais
24-29
Woodland Chamber Music Workshop
Full and Short Sessions
Surfside Resort, Hwy 61 in Tofte
The Woodland Chamber Music Workshop – celebrating our 7th anniversary this year! – is a place where adult musicians of all instruments and skill levels come together to experience small-ensemble playing, coaching by professional artist-faculty, seminars, performances, and fun!
Mina Fisher, former Minnesota Orchestra and Bakken Trio cellist, will be joining the faculty for the entire Workshop this year!
tba Band Concerts
Thomas Owens Park :: Two Harbors :: 7:30pm
Thursday evenings - plus an ice cream social!
28
lutsen 99er bike race
Lutsen 99er
The Midwest's Premier Bike Race
The Lutsen 99er is your chance to race through the beauty of Minnesota’s North Shore — from the Lake Superior shoreline straight up to the top of the Sawtooth Mountains. There are events planned for the entire weekend, including a pre-race pasta feed and post-race party with live music. A shorter, 39-mile course is also available. Join us for the second Lutsen 99er!
28 Tending the Trees
Gunflint Trail National Scenic Byway
All are welcome to help ‘Tend the Trees’ planted during 6 years of Gunflint Green Up events since the 2007 Ham Lake fire. Bring your own water and snacks. Bring pruners, loppers and work gloves. The US Forest Service will have a limited number of tools available. Gather with people who are passionate about the Gunflint Trail community and environment.
29 chik-wauk Chik Wauk Museum & Nature Center
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature at the end of the Gunflint Trail on Moose Pond Drive

1pm Welcome Summer Open House
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MN's North Shore of Lake Superior,
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2012 north shore visitor booklet