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February 24

Itasca’s Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event

Visit Itasca and ski or snowshoe by the light of the moon and kerosene lanterns along the Schoolcraft Trail. Meet at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center. Travel at your own pace between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, February 24 along the lantern lit route during this drop-in program. For added fun, bring along your s'mores fixings or hot dogs for cooking at the campfire. NOTES: Limited snowshoes will be available on a first come-first served basis. Program is held outdoors. Dress warmly for outdoor winter conditions. If snow conditions are poor, the event will become a snow boot walk. Itasca does not have cross-country skis to rent.

February 24

Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Julie and Bill Kaiser

From the north woods of Minnesota, Bill and Julie Kaiser will be performing from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 24, the night of the Lantern Lit Snowshoe event. Bill and Julie’s music has been described as acoustic “folkgrass” with a mix of bluegrass, folk, and original. Warm up inside the Mary Gibbs Café and enjoy a wonderful night of music!

February 27

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Papa's Cookies

Mark Bridge, baker for the National Park Service, will take the audience on a fascinating culinary journey through history and its Victorian-era desserts for the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program February 27. Samples will be provided. HCLL programs are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Park Theater. The sessions are free and handicapped accessible. Refreshments and treats provided.

March 2

Drums and Percussion of the World

Minnesotan musician, Robin Anders, will be demonstrating and discussing drums and percussion instruments from many cultures for a program at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the Park Rapids Area Library. Anders has toured Africa, North and South America, Asia, India and the Middle East performing, teaching and providing workshops for over 45 years. These experiences have given him great stories and anecdotes to share that are both entertaining and educational. This program ends with an audience participation segment where everyone is invited to play on percussion instruments and experience the drums first hand. This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.

March 3

Health Expo

Organizations and businesses will show their products, services, treatments and resources from the world of health at a Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at Century School. Community Education is hosting the event which will be open to the public at no charge. Visit with professionals in the areas of environmental, family, financial, physical, mental and pet health.

March 6

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: The Story of Ah-Gwah-Ching

Cecelia McKeig fills in details of Minnesota’s first tuberculosis sanatorium for the program of the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program March 6. Ah-Gwah-Ching opened in Walker in 1907 and served as a model for all county sanatoriums. HCLL programs are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Park Theater. The sessions are free and handicapped accessible. Refreshments and treats provided.

March 7

9th Annual Chili Challenge

The Park Rapids Enterprise will host the 9th Annual Chili Challenge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the American Legion. 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Hubbard County Food Shelf. Entry is free/pay to vote for your favorite chili.

March 12

Minnesota’s Wild & Woolly Prohibition Days

Historical re-enactor, Arn Kind, is back and will present “Minnesota’s Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 at the Park Rapids Area Library. Learn about “The Great Experiment,” Prohibition, and how it changed the lives of many people in Minnesota. Hear about everything from Gangsters, and speakeasies, to average Minnesotans setting up their own stills. This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.

March 13

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Protecting Election Integrity

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon will describe the safeguards in place to ensure our elections are fair and secure for the program of the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning March 13. This program is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Park Rapids Area. HCLL programs are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Park Theater. The sessions are free and handicapped accessible. Refreshments and treats provided.

March 15

Heartland Concert Series: WindSync

WindSync will perform for the Heartland Concert Association concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium with admission by season ticket. WindSync is a hot, young ensemble hoping to broaden the appeal of the woodwind quintet by mixing familiar classical music, some familiar lighter tunes and their interesting stage presentation and communication skills. A winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, this five-member ensemble focuses on building a connection with audiences through adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. Membership packets are available at Beagle Books in Park Rapids, Thrifty White Drug in Walker and Headwaters School of Music and the Arts in Bemidji. For more information, go to www.heartlandconcertassociation.org.

April 17

Heartland Concert Series: Cahal Dunne, singer, pianist, humorist

Cahal Dunne will close the Heartland Concert Association 2017-18 season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium with admission by season ticket. Dunne, “Ireland’s Happy Man,” is a composer, classically trained concert pianist, singer, storyteller, comedian and television personality. He has performed with Bob Hope, Al Martino, Tony Orlando and for several American Presidents. Dunne received his musical degree from the University College of Cork. He started a band in Ireland in 1977 and they won the equivalent of American Idol in 1979 with his song, “Happy Man,” which became his first number one hit. Fighting a recession in Ireland, he emigrated to the United States and now enjoys playing and singing throughout the country. For more information, go to www.heartlandconcertassociation.org.

Upcoming events

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Feb. 24 Itasca’s Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event
Feb. 27 Headwaters Center for Livelong Learning: Papa's Cookies
March 2 Drums and Percussion of the World

March 3 Health Expo at Century School
March 6 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: The Story of Ah-Gwah-Ching
March 7 9th Annual Chili Challenge at the Park Rapids American Legion
March 13 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Protecting Election Integrity
March 15 Heartland Concert Series: WindSync
March 20 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Scandinavian Crime Thrillers
March 27 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: JFK Assassination - Mystery and Legend
April 3 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Stories of Influential Women
April 10 Heawaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Halifax Explosion of 1917
April 17 Heartland Concert Series: Cahal Dunne, singer, pianist, humorist
June 14 2nd Street Stage concerts start
July 26 Crazy Days in Downtown Park Rapids

 

 

 


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