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PLAYHOUSE AND LIBRARY TO COLLABORATE
The Grand Marais Playhouse is collaborating with Grand Marais Public Library to host a play reading night on Wednesday, November 7, at 6 PM in the Library. The event features The Enemy of the People, Arthur Miller, adapted from Henrik Ibsen's play.
A second reading is planned for January 23rd featuring It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, adapted by Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen. Watch your community calendars and media outlets for more information.
Interested parties are invited to come to the library and take a role, or to sit and listen. Conversation will follow. No experience is necessary, we just gather, assign roles and read the play. This will allow us to experience plays that the Playhouse has been unable to produce full productions of for a variety of reasons.
This experimental activity, if successful, may become a regular collaboration between the Library and Playhouse.
LIBRARY TO WAIVE FINES DURING NOVEMBER
The Grand Marais Public Library board has voted to support a regional initiative sponsored by Arrowhead Library System called “We’re Thankful for You! This initiative encourages area libraries to forgive fines that have been incurred by library users up to age 18 during the month of November. Beginning November 1 through the end of the month, Grand Marais library staff will waive fines incurred by these individuals against Grand Marais Public Library owned materials. What this means to young local users is if they keep a book beyond the due date, they won’t be charged the overdue fines.
This event includes only the overdue fines, and only runs until the end of November. Fees assessed for damages, lost materials, and other purposes will continue to be collected. The library board intends to evaluate the results of this experiment in regard to the impact of library fines on our users.
FAST FRIENDS @THE LIBRARY
Library Friends of Cook County and Grand Marais Public Library are joining forces to bring a fun activity to the Grand Marais Public Library Saturday, November 10, from 11 AM until 1 PM. Fast Friends is a casual and upbeat social gathering for adults with facilitated quick meaningful conversations among guests in a comfortable, welcoming environment – your library.
In today’s world, one of the most powerful things we can do is connect with each other face-to-face, especially with our neighbors and community.
Please join us. We’d like to meet you!
Food and refreshments are to be provided by the Library Friends of Cook County.
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North Shore Winery Event Announcement – European-style Christmas Market
October 22, 2018 – Lutsen, Minn. – North Shore Winery (NSW) is pleased to announce its first European-style Christmas Market, which will take place on Friday, November 23 from Noon-6 p.m. at the winery in Lutsen, Minn.
NSW’s first Christmas market will offer a variety of art, gifts, food, and wines - either to enjoy yourself or to give as holiday gifts for friends and family. The market will sell holiday decorations, art, art gifts, meats, cheeses, chocolates, maple syrup, and warm winter beverages. The goal is to eventually grow the market to include outside stalls like in France but this year, the event is going to be held in our barrel room where it is warm and cozy!
Vendors displaying their wares include:
North Shore Winery – will offer mulled wine, wine and cider gift packages, new hanging meat options, new cheeses, and crackers for holiday parties or great for gift packages. Also for sale will be Gunflint Mercantile fudge, chocolate turtles and Christmas bark.
We are excited to offer warm soup starting at Noon until its gone from Lutsen Resort. Briand Morrison will be playing holiday music from 1-4 p.m. Briand’s jazz guitar playing will remind you of the great Wes Montgomery – smooth, warm, innovative – appealing to both jazz aficionados and anyone who loves good guitar.
The schedule of events for the day includes:
Saturday, November 23
The winery and tasting room, located on Ski Hill Road in Lutsen, Minn., is open from Noon to 7 p.m. The tasting room offers a flight of tastings for a fee along with carafe, glass, and bottle purchases of wine and hard cider. The tasting room offers a selection of crafted cheeses and cured meats to enjoy while visiting the winery.
About North Shore WineryNorth Shore Winery, established in 2013, was founded by Chuck and Kim Corliss of Lutsen, Minn. In 2017, Jeremy and Mary Hanson of Richfield, Minn. became partners in the business. The winery offers red, white, and rose wines for tasting and purchase. Under the brand, Sawtooth Mountain Cider House, the hard ciders offered are created with a local flair. The winery, located on Ski Hill Road in Lutsen, Minn., has normal business hours from Noon to 7 p.m. to experience a taste of Lutsen and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning October 23. The tasting room is open Thursdays from 2-8 p.m., open late for Date Nights. www.northshorewinery.us
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