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August 14

Dragonflies Car Tour: Minnesota’s Treasures SNA Specialty Tour

Explore natural treasures in Minnesota’s Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs) on this specialized car tour along Wilderness Drive. Meet inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center classroom at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 14 to learn about the life cycle of dragonflies. Then get in your vehicle and drive to Nicollet Creek and Elk Lake along Wilderness Drive in search of this week’s dragonflies. We will be using nets to capture and study the interesting dragonflies that are attracted to the old growth pine forest of the Wilderness Sanctuary SNA. Registration is required as group size is limited to 15 people. Call 218-699-7252 or 218- 699-7251 for more information or to register. Notes: Pre-registration required. Bring insect repellant, sunscreen, and drinking water. Bring your vehicle for travel to SNA locations.

August 15

Forest-tree: Tree ID and Uses Walk

Confused by all the trees in the forest? Learn basic tree identification skills and uses by both animals and people for our most common trees in a program from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 at Itasca State Park. Meet at the compass rose under the porch at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center.

August 15

Outdoor Kids: Flash Fish Catchers

Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 15. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through hands-on activities that focus on life around the lake. Have fun discovering Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. Meet by the swim beach / playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca).

August 16

2nd Street Stage: Porky's Groove Machine

Smokey Hills Outdoor Store will sponsor Porky's Groove Machine, a licensed provider of environmentally sustainable nerd funk that is “ready to help you get on with your baddest self” (Maximum Ink Music Magazine, July 2017). With their tight playing, choreographed dance moves and ability to get audiences involved, they always bring a funky party that is sure to get crowds laughing, dancing and singing! Releases include "Porkus" (April  2017), the 2016 presidential campaign platform, “Make America Funk Again” (July 2016), "Magic Brunch" (May 2014) and "This Would Be A Great Present For My Grandma” (November 2011). The Groove Machine is Casey Frensz, tenor saxophone; Matt Lowe, trombone; Marshall Yoes, trumpet; Ilan Blanck, guitar; Nick Allen, bass; Eli Edelmann, percussion; and Luke Rivard, drums. Arrive at 5 for the social hour, sponsored by Edward Jones, and some of Pike’s famous sweet corn. Thielen Motors is weekly sound sponsor. R.D. Offutt Farms is stage sponsor.

August 16

Noon Hour Concert: The Upper Mississippians

The Upper Mississippians will perform Big Band music - swing and 1920s Dixieland for the Noon Hour Concert Thursday, August 16 at Calvary Lutheran Church. The concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch to eat before the concert. The churches provide sweets and beverages.

August 23

2nd Street Stage: The Vistas

Vision Source Eye Clinic will sponsor The Vistas from Fargo. Their self-titled album was released in March 2017. The trio plays psychedelic, progressive, blues, rock, funk and more. Band members are Jake Schaefbauer, guitar, vocals; Grant Wigen, bass, vocals; and Eli Davis, drums. Arrive at 5 for the social hour, sponsored by TruStar Federal Credit Union. Thielen Motors is weekly sound sponsor. R.D. Offutt Farms is stage sponsor.

August 27

A Different View of Itasca State Park

The Hubbard County Historical Society will host Deane Johnson on a Different View of Itasca State Park at 7 p.m. Monday, August 27 in the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

Upcoming events

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August 16 Noon Hour Concert: The Upper Mississippians
August 16 2nd Street Stage: Porky's Groove Machine
August 23 2nd Street Stage: The Vistas
August 27 Hubbard County Historical Society: A Different View of Itasca State Park
September 4 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Tales from a Real CSI
September 22 Headwaters 100 bike ride
September 22&23 Art Leap 2018
September 22 Jackpine Writers Bloc Book Release Party
September 22 the Great American Story storytelling contest
October 1-31 Shoptoberfest

 

 

 

 


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