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Open Houses at Soaring Eagle Ski Trails
Every Sunday in February, the Itascatur Outdoor Activity Club will host an Open House at Soaring Eagle Ski Trails from 1 to 4 p.m. Itascatur volunteers will be on hand to help get you out on the trails. You can use our ski equipment free of charge, enjoy the warming house and have a cup of hot cocoa. The only thing you need to provide is a MN DNR Trails Pass and your enthusiasm. Soaring Eagle Ski Trails are located 8 miles north of Park Rapids on Highway 71 across from Eagle View Golf Course. Cancellations will be posted on the club’s Facebook page and website. For more information, go to http://itascatur.org/soaring_eagle_open_house.shtml.
Conversations with Your Legislators
The League of Women Voters Park Rapids (LWVPR) will host Conversations With Your Legislators from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room. State Senator Paul Utke and Representatives Steve Green and Matt Grossell (Districts 2B and 2A, respectively) will attend to hear your questions. A LWVPR moderator will ask the first six questions based on policy issues and then audience members will be invited to ask their own questions. Please be prepared to be brief with your questions so as many can be asked as possible. Coffee and cookies will be provided.
Minnesota's Next Steps to Grow Renewable Energy
The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Park Rapids Area will host a presentation on Minnesota’s climate and energy policies from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room. Guest speaker will be J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director of St. Paul-based Fresh Energy. For 25 years Fresh Energy has helped lead the state’s transition to a clean energy economy through advocacy, policy analysis and public outreach. This event is free and open to the public. A light meal will be available for a free will offering and exhibits will be open from 5:30 to 6 p.m. LWV is a nonpartisan volunteer organization supporting legislation that seeks to preserve the nation’s natural resources and protect public health from the effects of climate change. For more information, go to http://lwvparkrapidsarea.blogspot.com/.
March 25 & 26
Park Rapids Area Reads Together / Teens Read Together
Two books, “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota” and “See No Color” by Shannon Gibney are available at the Park Rapids Area Library for this reading project. Gibney, one of many contributors to “A Good Time for the Truth,” will participate in a forum at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room and will lead a book discussion centered on her young adult novel, “See No Color” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at the library. The project is a partnership of the library, Nemeth Art Center, Friends of the Library and League of Women Voters of the Park Rapids Area.
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Feb. 18 Conversations with Your Legislators
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