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2015
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J A N U A R Y
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north house folk school
Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
Jan 8-11
:: Craft of Birch Ski Making
Jan 9-11 :: Kick Sled Building
Jan 10 :: Soap Making
Jan 12-13 :: Traditional Finnish Ski Poles - Craft Your Own Set
Jan 13-16 :: Make Your Own Birch Skis
Jan 13-16 :: Wood Canvas Canoe Repair II
Jan 17 :: No-knit Felted Hat
Jan 17-18 :: Sweet Grass Basketry
Jan 17-18 :: Beginning Millinery & Haberdashery
Jan 17-18 :: Eating Nose to Tail: Suckling Pig
Jan 22-25 :: Masonry Heater Building
Jan 23-24 :: Sausage Making
Jan 23-25 :: Timbered Sawhorse Trestles
Jan 23-25 :: Sew Your Own Anorak
Jan 24 :: Freestyle Clogging
Jan 25 :: Keep on Clogging
Jan 28-29 :: Carving Spoons, Butter Knives & Bread Boards
Jan 29-Feb 1 :: Build Your Own Ukelele
Jan 29-Feb 1 :: Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop
Jan 30-31 :: Artisan Breads I
Jan 30-Feb 1 :: Sewing the Saami-inspired Toumisalo Hat
Jan 30-Feb 1 :: Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze & Gouge
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live music cook county
Live Music in Cook County

2 :: Sivertones, 4-6pm, Moguls at Caribou Highlands Lodge, Lutsen
3 :: Joe Paulik
, 4-6pm, Moguls at Caribou Highlands Lodge, Lutsen
4 :: Jim Miller & Michele Miller, 7-10pm, Lutsen Resort, Lutsen
4 :: James Moors, 7-10pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
5 :: Jim Miller & Michele Miller,8-10pm, Bluefin Bay, Tofte
6 :: James Moors, 6-8pm, Poplar River Pub, Lutsen Resort, Lutsen
7 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
12 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
15 :: Gordon Thonre, 7-10pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
16 :: The Wrong Omar, 9-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
17 :: Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert, 7pm, Grand Marais
17 :: The Wrong Omar, 9-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
19 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
24 :: Paul Mayasich, 9-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
25 :: Timmy Haus, 7-10pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
26 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
30 :: Reina del Cidr 9-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais

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art colony classes
Workshops at the
Grand Marais Art Colony
Jan 8 - Feb 5 :: Pet Portaiture, 5 Thursdays, 6–8 pm
Jan 9 - Feb 1 :: Liminal Space: Lynn Speakers Solo Exhibition
Jan 10 - 11 :: Still Life in Oil
Jan 13 :: Slump A Dish
Jan 13 - Feb 17 :: Artists Roundtable: The Artist's Way, 6 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Jan 14 - Apr 15 :: Life Drawing, 10 Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm
Jan 15 - Mar 5 :: Beginning Clay, 8 Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Jan 26 - 30 :: The Colors of Winter
Jan 27 - Mar 17 :: Skill Building: A Potter's Workplace, 8 Tuesdays, 6-8pm
1 First Day Hike
at Tettegouche State Park
1 - 4 pm
Start the New Year off on the right foot (and the left) and join the park naturalist for a hike into Tettegouche Camp. The trail is groomed so snowshoes are not necessary, but bring them if you want to snowshoe in. Once we cover the 1.7 mile trail in to the Camp, we will discuss the 100+ year history of Tettegouche Camp before we hike back out just before sunset.
Park in the parking lot on Lax Lake Road (park permit required and can be purchased at the Visitors Center). Bring water and snacks and dress for an active winter day. Meet at the Tettegouche Camp Trailhead. Hike will be cancelled if colder than -15F at start time
3-4
Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race
Start, layover & finish :: Trail Center Lodge, midway up the Gunflint Trail
The Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race is a 12-dog continuous race of two runs, approximately 50 miles each. 
4 Cold Moon Snowshoe Along Lake Superior
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
5 - 6 pm
January marks the Minado Giizis or Spirit Moon in the Anishinaabeg calendar. Experience it in a new light as you snow shoe along Lake Superior to its reflection in the icy waters of Lake Superior.
Meet in Lakeview Lodge to have the secrets of the full moon revealed to you by the warmth of a cozy fire, then bundle up to snowshoe about a mile to the picnic flow area. Dress warm and appropriately for conditions. Traditional snowshoes available upon request, please call ahead to reserve.
4- Feb 1
lutsen mountains events
Events at Lutsen Mountains

Jan 4-13 :: College Week
A week of music, parties and activities for college students with special student discounts.

Jan 7-10 :: Snow Ball Music & Ski Festival
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 at Papa Charlie’s, eight bands, live music and jam sessions, plus the camaraderie of skiing, snowboarding, hot tubing and sharing this bliss with your fellow festivillians. This is a jam cruise – Minnesota style!

Jan 30 - Feb 1:: Family Festival
A weekend of Family events on and off the slopes - races, fireworks, and more. Special packages.
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Baptism River Snowshoe
at Tettegouche State Park
1 - 3:30 pm
Dust off those old snowshoes or borrow a pair from the Park for hike up the Baptism River Valley. Beginners will get a nice introduction to this low-impact winter sport. The Park Naturalist will lead you on a gentle stroll up the river valley, giving snowshoeing tips and interpreting the winter scene that we encounter along the way.
If you need to borrow a pair of snowshoes, please contact the naturalist at 218 353-8809 to reserve them. There will be no rental fee for participants in this program. Program will be cancelled if colder than -15F at start time.
1o Winter Woes and Wonders
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, Hwy 61 near Schroeder
10 am
Those of us who have survived the last couple of Minnesota winters know that it can be a long, hard process - and we are coming from the perspective of warm shelter available nearly all the time! Imagine the world from the point of view of a Chickadee, who must eat, keep their body temperature at 108 degrees at least during the day, and somehow make it from one day to the next. And maybe even start thinking about spring and singing as early as January. How do they do that?
oin us for a look at animal adaptations for making it through winter and a hike at Sugarloaf to see who's actively moving about this year and how to tell who's who. Dress warmly as the Nature Center can be chilly. Hot beverages will be available before and after the hike. Free.
16 History Mystery Outdoor Challenge
at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
12 - 2 pm
Using snowshoes, sleds, GPS units and more you'll challenge yourself to put together the riddles and find the clues to solve the Split Rock History Mystery! Show up anytime from 12:00pm-2:00pm! Program takes place outside so dress warm and be ready to dig and dive into the snow! Meet at the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Trail Center. 
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Grand Marais Ole Opry hosted by the North Shore Music Association
7:30 pm; at Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais
Back by popular demand. Carl Solander emcees an evening of classic country music featuring Singleton Street, Lavigne, Mills & Viton; Bursheim & DeCoux and more!
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3rd Annual Squirrel Appreciation Day
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
1 - 3 pm
Tis the season to get squirrely! Join the naturalist and your fellow squirrel enthusiasts as we discover the world of the squirrel through hands on activities and friendly competition. See if your team can be the one to take home the Golden Squirrel!
Reservations required. Please call or email in advance to register your team. Reservations will be accepted until program capacity has been met. Program will take place both indoors and outdoors. Meet in the Visitor Center Theater. 
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John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
31st Running
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 Groundhog Bowl
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
1 - 2:30 pm
Super Bowl Sunday not a big deal to you? What about Groundhog Bowl Saturday then? Monday, February 2nd marks Groundhog Day; will winter last or will winter stay? Crawl inside a quinzee and pop out like a groundhog to see if your shadow is looking back along with other hands on activities.
Program will take place both inside and outside. Meet in the Visitor Center Theater. 
31 -Feb 1 Snowshoe Lacing Workshop
at Tettegouche State Park
9am - 3pm
Lace your own snowshoes in this two day workshop. You will get all of the instruction and assistance you will need to lace your own pair of Ojibwe-style snowshoes, from the knots to tie to the intracacies of weaving the three areas of decking on each snowshoe.
The cost of this workshop is $110, which is the cost of the kit and additional supplies. All kits will come with bindings. (If you do not need bindings, indicate this when you register and subtract $30 from the workshop fee.)
Deadline to register is December 31st. Email the park naturalist at kurt.mead@state.mn.us to register and for answers to any questions.


F E B R U A R Y
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north house school grand marais
Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
Feb 1 :: Faltbreads from the Wood-fired Hearth
Feb 3-6 :: Wood Canvas Canoe Repair III
Feb 5-8 :: Masonry Heater Building
Feb 6-7 :: Forge & Craft a Crooked Knife
Feb 6-7 :: Tell Your Family's Story
Feb 7-8 :: Birchbark Tutorial
Feb 10-12 :: Sculptural Forms in Felt
Feb 11-13 :: Spinning for Fair Isle, North Carolina Style
Feb 12-15 :: Northern Fiber Retreat
Feb 12-14 ::16 Inspiring 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 19-20 :: Lathe Turning; The Wooden Bowl
Feb 19-22 :: Mohair Cinch Weaving
Feb 20-22 :: Cabinetry Basics: Building the Wall Cabinet
Feb 21-22 :: Pattern, Texture, Milk Paint
Feb 22 :: Home Cheesemaking
Feb 23-Mar 3 :: Timber Frame: Build Your Own Smaller Frames
Feb 27 :: Saami Friendship Bracelet
Feb 27-28 :: Sausgae Making
Feb 27-28 :: Silversmithing: The Jewelr's Palette
Feb 27-28 :: Fly Tying & Selection
Feb 28 :: Viking 'Knit' Chain Bracelet
Feb 28 :: Winter River Exploration
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music
Live Music in Cook County
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1 :: James Moor, 7-10pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
4 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
6 :: Briand Morrison, 4-6pm, Moguls, Caribou Highlands Lodge, Lutsen Mtns
6 :: The Last Revel Band, 9-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
7 :: The Last Revel Band, 9-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
7 :: Eric Frost, 4-6pm, Moguls, Caribou Highlands Lodge, Lutsen Mtns
7 :: Cloud Cult, 9:30pm - 1 am,$12 adv/$16 door, Papa Charlie's, Lutsen Mtns
11 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
14 ::Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert, 7pm, Grand Marais
6 :: The Mosspiglets, 8-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
15 :: Timmy Haus, 7-10pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
18 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
20 :: Clearwater Hot Club, 8:30-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
21 :: Clearwater Hot Club, 8:30-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
25 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
26 :: Timmy Haus, 7-10pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
27 :: The Thunderheads, 9-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
28 :: The Thunderheads, 9-12pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
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winter arts grand marais
Grand Marais Art Colony Classes
Feb 7:: Community Ink Day: Print Your Valentines
Feb 7 :: I Love Glass
Feb 9 - Mar 8 :: Fiber Revolution Art Quilt Exhibit
Feb 12-15 :: 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 12 - 13 :: Quilting, from Traditional to Artistic
Feb 14 :: Button It Up with Glass!
Feb 14 :: Painting with Fabric
Feb 14 :: Print on Clay
Feb 14 :: Stitchery: Texture & Color
Feb 15 :: Introduction to Ply Split Braiding
Feb 15 :: Paper Clay
Feb 19 - Mar 5 :: Discover Fused Glass, 3 Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm
Feb 27 :: Develop Your Portfolio: Hire a Professional Photographer
Feb 27 - Mar 1 :: Fish-skin Sewing
3 Cold Full Moon Snowshoe Along Lake Superior
at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
6 - 7pm
February marks Makwa Giizisor the Bear Moon in the Anishinaabeg calendar. Experience it in a new light as you snow shoe along Lake Superior to its reflection in the icy waters of Lake Superior. 
Meet in the Trail Center to have the secrets of the full moon revealed to you by the warmth of a cozy fire, then bundle up to snowshoe about a mile to the picnic flow area. Dress warm and appropriately for conditions. Traditional snowshoes available upon request, please call ahead to reserve. 
6 - 15 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
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snowmobile fun run grand marais
Snowmobile Fun Run
Cook County Snowmobile Club
Register at Hungry Jack Lodge 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for first card, then to Trail Center, Windigo, Hungry Jack, Gunflint Lodge, and Gunflint Pines. Have lunch where you choose and get last card at The Landing by 6:30 p.m. Games, food and drink specials, prizes and entertainment. Money raised goes to the Club!
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women dog mushing
BOW - Women's Winter Adventure Dog Mushing!
Grand Marais / Hovland
offered by Points Unknown
Course details: This adventure is for those who want to participate in every aspect of dog mushing with the highlight to running your own small team of sled dogs through miles of beautiful trails in the wilderness of northern Minnesota. Step by step instruction is provided in an atmosphere of encouragement, support and team work.
Class is limited to 4 participants; cost is $895 per person
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Snowshoe 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. 
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 or plan on borrowing snowshoes. Plan on staying into the evening to snowshoe the trails during our Candlelight Snowshoe and Hike Event later that evening from 6:00-8:00pm.
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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!
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Winter Camping 101
at Tettegouche State Park
9 am - 4 pm
Join the Tettegouche State Park Naturalist for a one-day introduction to winter camping. We will build a traditional quinzhee, an insulated snowcave, for sleeping. Also covered will be topics such as cooking outdoors in the snow, tricks for staying dry and warm in the winter, and we will discuss and try out some methods of transporting gear through the snow.
This one day workshop will cover everything you need to know about camping in the winter. Particpants who CHOOSE to do so will be able to sleep in the constructed quinzhees and try out the skills they have just learned. Come for just a day of winter fun and learning, or make a weekend out of it. You choose.
Pre-registration is required. Call 218 353.8809 or email kurt.mead@state.mn.us.
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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.
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candle light ski lutsen
Candle Light Ski & Snowshoe
6-8 pm at Oberg Mountain Trailhead in Tofte
It's a Sweetheart of an event! The Annual Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe on Sugarbush Trails in Tofte, MN! Park at the Onion River Rd trailhead where there will be a bonfire with hot chocolate and sweet treats. Cross Country ski or snowshoe by candlelit luminary bags.
14 Adrian Legg
hosted by the North Shore Music Association
7:30 pm at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais
British guitarist of 'great power, invention and cersatility.'
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 Annual Arrowhead Vintage Snowmobile Rendezvous
Classic snowmobiles at Wildhurst Lodge, 7344 Hwy 1, Finland.
Call 218 353 7337
20-22 Open Bonspiel
Cook County Curling Club in Grand Marais
All skill levelsare welcome to have a fun bonspiel experience.
$200 entry fee; Friday night appetizers, Saturday night prime rib dinner
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Snowshoe 101
at Gooseberry Falls State Park
11 am- 12 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. 
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 or plan on borrowing snowshoes. 4 types of traditional snowshoe available for borrow! 
Plan on staying into the evening to snowshoe the trails during our Candlelight Snowshoe and Hike Event later that evening from 6:00-8:30pm.
21 Baptism River Snowshoe
at Tettegouche State Park
1 - 3 pm
Dust off those old snowshoes or borrow a pair from the Park for hike up the Baptism River Valley. Beginners will get a nice introduction to this low-impact winter sport. The Park Naturalist will lead you on a gentle stroll up the river valley, giving snowshoeing tips and interpreting the winter scene that we encounter along the way.
If you need to borrow a pair of snowshoes, please contact the naturalist at 218 353-8809 to reserve them. There will be no rental fee for participants in this program.
22-23
Sugar on Snow
Held at the Clair Nelson Community Center, Finland, Minnesota.
You can see the trades that New England settlers did two centuries ago--blacksmithing, broom making, grain grinding, and other trades.
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
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grand marais folk school
Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
Mar 5-8 :: Wood Week
Mar 5-6 :: Build Your Own Shaving Horse
Mar 5-6 :: Carving Ladles & Spoons
Mar 5-6 :: Knife & Axe Skills
Mar 5-8 :: Nordic Drinking Vessels in wood
Mar
5-8 :: Norwegian Ale Bowls
Mar 5-8 :: Scandinavian Style Flat Plane Carving
Mar 5-8 :: Tool Making for Wood workers & Others
Mar 8 :: The Basics of Milk Paint
Mar 8 :: Restoring & Turning Hand Planes
Mar 11-13 :: Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings
Mar 11-15 :: Techniques of Pram Boat Building
Mar 11-22 ::Build Your Own Norse or Swedish Pram
Mar 13-14 :: Lake Superior winter Photography
Mar 13-15 :: Casting Bronze Buttons
Mar 13-15 :: Woodblock Printmaking
Mar 14 :: Soapmaking
Mar 14-15 :: Eating Nose to Tail:Rabbit
Mar 19-22 :: Aniishinaabe-Style Bead Embroidery & Moccasin Sewing
Mar 20-22 :: Black Ash Pack Baskets
Mar 20-22 :: Building Exterior Doors [service learning project]
Mar 21-22 :: Sharpening Tutorial
Mar 22 :: Charcuterie
Mar 24-Apr 6 :: Build Your Own Wood-Canvas Canoe
Mar 24-Apr 3 :: Build Your Own Northwest Trade Gun
Mar 26-28 :: Automata: Making Wood Move
Mar 27-28 :: Nno Feltings Scarves & Wraps
Mar 27-28 :: Intro to Storytelling
Mar 27-29 ::Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine
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music in cook county lutsen grand marais
Live Music in Cook County

1 :: Steve Blexrud, 7:30-10:30pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
4 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
11 :: Open Mic Nigh,t 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
12 :: Timmy Haus, 7-10pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
18 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
20 :: Dulutson, 9-12pm Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
21 :: :Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert 7pm, Grand Marais
21 :: Dulutson, 9-12pm,, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
21 :: :Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert, 7pm, Grand Marais
22 :: Timmy Haus, 7-10pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
25 :: Open Mic Night, 5-9pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
29 :: James Moor, 7-10pm, Gun Flint Tavern, Grand Marais
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3d-printing
Grand Marais Art Colony Classes
Mar 4 :: Develop Your Portfolio: Hire a Professional Photographer
Mar 16 - 29 :: 2015 Artist in Residence

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spring carnival lutsen mountains
Special Events at Lutsen Mountains

Mar 18-23 :: Dulutsen North of North Music & Ski Festival
The thriving homegrown music scene from the North Shore's gateway city moves up the coast for a 6-day showcase of Duluth's finest musicians.

Mar 28 :: Spring Carnival
Spring fever is setting in. Come to the party in your beach gear and crazy costumes! Deck party, live music and fireworks!
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guided hike
Superior Hiking Trail :: Snowshoe Hike
10am;
6-7
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.
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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.
 
13-15
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.
13-15
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!

 

 
   
   


A P R I L
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north house classes
Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
Apr
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pottery classes
Classes at
Grand Marais Art Colony

Apr 1 ::
all month Live Music in Cook County
1 ::

3-5 and
12-13

Special Events at Lutsen Mountains
Apr :: 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 :: 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.
18-19
snowmobile races
Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge
Lutsen Mountains

The first ever Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge at Lutsen Mountains will include hillclimb, hillcross, and short course cross country racing on and around the Lutsen Ski Resort. This is officially a qualifier for the 2016 Jackson Hole World Championship Hillclimbs!! The Kings of Stock, Improved Stock, & Open classes will receive the coveted golden ticket to race at the 2016 World Championship Hillclimbs at Jackson Hole!
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peter yarrow
music hosted by the North Shore Music Association
7:30 pm; at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais
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M A Y

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north house canoe class
Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
May
Northern Landscapes Festival

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Classes at
Grand Marais Art Colony

May

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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.
tba Ham Run Half Marathon
Wilderness Half Marathon, 5k & Little Runts Run
13.2 miles from Gunflint Pines to Way of the Wilderness
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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

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Superior Hiking Trail :: SpringHike
10am, L

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.
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Opening Day with exhibit
10am - 4:30pm, Cross River Heritage Center, Schroeder
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michael monroe
Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert
7pm, Grand Marais
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music grand marais
music 
hosted by the North Shore Music Association
7:30 pm; at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais
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including the Historical Museum, Agate Bay Light Station, Edna G tugboat and 3M Museum
tba 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
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Classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais
Jun
Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice pageant

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acrylic workshop art colony
Classes at
Grand Marais Art Colony

Jun
all month Music in Cook County
new performances are constantly added, so be sure to check local sources when you arrive



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

Long Hike ::
x,x miles. 
Hike

Short Hike::

x.x miles


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.
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chik-wauk
Chik Wauk Museum & Nature Center
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature at the end of the Gunflint Trail on Moose Pond Drive

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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
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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.
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tba Annual Meeting & Community Dinner
Schroeder Heritage Center, Hwy 61 in Schroeder
Schroeder Area Historical Society 5pm, dinner, meeting and music; $5 donation, everyone welcome
tba State Parks Open House
All MN State Parks offer Free Admission including
the 8 State Parks on the North Shore
   
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.
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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.
tba Grandma's Marathon
Full & Half Marathon
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michael monroe
Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert
7pm, Grand Marais
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tba Band Concerts
Thomas Owens Park :: Two Harbors :: 7:30pm
Thursday evenings - plus an ice cream social!
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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!
tba 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.
tbachik-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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