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Updated on: 09/16/2014
Water Quality Issues
Darrin Hoverson of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will describe challenges and solutions to problems facing our area water resources. This Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program, rescheduled from last spring, will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 16 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room.
Rewriting the Rural Narrative
Researcher and scholar Ben Winchester will delve into trends affecting rural Minnesota. This Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program, rescheduled from last spring, will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 23 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room.
Kinship Spaghetti Dinner & Musical Showcase
Kinship will host its annual spaghetti dinner with a silent auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 26 at Century School. This unofficial start of the Headwaters 100 bike ride also includes a Musical Showcase with live performances featuring Incredibly Real and Unpolished, sponsored by the Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council. Tickets for the dinner are $9 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under.
The 34th Annual Headwaters 100 bike ride will depart from Century School for 100-mile, 75-mile and 42-mile rides Saturday, September 27. Registration is open Friday evening and the following morning from 7 to 9 at Century School. This well-organized event, sponsored by the Itascatur Ski, Bike and Run Club, showcases the beautiful fall scenery of North Central Minnesota, as well as the picturesque Wilderness Drive through Itasca State Park. For route maps and information, prices and a link to register online, go to http://itascatur.org. Refreshments are included in registration. Food and beverage stops will be located along the course. Facilities will be located at start, food stops and the finish line.
September 27 & 28
Art Leap 2014
Art Leap 2014, an “open studio event” featuring artists’ studios and culturally rich destinations in the Park Rapids area, will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28. The 9th annual event offers art lovers a map to find their way to area artists’ and artisans’ studios, workshops and other featured locations. This year’s sites and map are available to download at www.prlaac.org. Brochures with the maps and more information are available at locations including the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Visitor Center, Park Rapids Area Library, Nemeth Art Center and some Downtown Park Rapids businesses.
Great Northern Radio Show
The Great Northern Radio Show with Aaron Brown and his cast of Northern Minnesota characters will broadcast its next live variety program on Northern Community Radio from Armory Square in Park Rapids from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, September 27. Featuring popular Minneapolis bands Tree Party and The Sterling Roots, both with Park Rapids area roots, community members will join the Great Northern Players to present music, stories and comedy about modern life off the beaten path. Call 800-662-5799 to reserve your free tickets (free will offering taken at the show). Audience members must claim their seats before 4:30. Experience live radio and help us celebrate Park Rapids in the Great Northern Radio Show, or tune in at 91.7 KAXE (Grand Rapids and the Iron Range), 90.5 KBXE (Bagley and Bemidji), 89.9 FM (Brainerd) or 103.9 (Ely).
7th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival - Lantern Lit Night Hike and Activities
A journey down the mighty Mississippi River is the theme of this year’s lantern lit hike Saturday, September 27. Guides with lanterns will lead you down the kerosene lantern-lit trail to meet characters who will share stories about the Mississippi River during this family-friendly evening hike. Group hikes will last about 30 minutes, departing every 10 minutes from the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. Registration for hikes begins at 6 p.m. The first hike leaves at 6:30 p.m. and the last hike will begin at 8:10 p.m. Suitable for all ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Other activities, including music and a variety of children’s activities, will be ongoing.
Hubbard County Historical Society program: Park Rapids in the Movies 1940-43
The Hubbard County Historical Society program this month is Park Rapids in the Movies: 1940-43. The program will be given at 7 p.m. Monday, September 29 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room. From 1940-43, Earl Fuller shot 8 mm home movies around Park Rapids. Fuller, the publisher of Fuller’s Golden Book and owner of Fuller’s Tackle Shop on Main Street, took movies of his family, but also of local landmarks and events. The program will include a selection of these movies, including scenes of the city beach on Fish Hook River, deer hunting, ice skating, golf, and parts of a high school football game and homecoming.
Exercise for Seniors
Missy Lindow of CHI/St. Joseph’s Health will provide engaging and practical information about why and how to incorporate exercise into a regular routine. This Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program, rescheduled from last spring, will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 30 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room.
Check back for more details on these and other events
September 9 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: The Life of Sacajawea
September 12 Park Rapids Panther Homecoming
September 13 Jack Pine Writers' Bloc Book Release Party
September 16 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Water Quality Issues
September 23 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Rewriting the Rural Narrative
September 26 Kinship Spaghetti Dinner & Musical Showcase
Septmber 27&28 Art Leap 2014
September 27 Headwaters 100 Bike Ride
September 27 Great Northern Radio Show
September 27 7th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival at Itsaca State Park
September 30 Headwaers Center for Lifelong Learning: Exercise for Seniors
October 4 8th Annual North Country Hiking Fest at Itasca State Park
October 4 27th Annual Ozawindib Walk at Itasca State Park
October 13 Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre "Echoes of Spain" Concert at Armory Square
November 23 Park Rapids Area Community Band Fall Concert
December 5 & 7 Park Rapids Classic Chorale Christmas Concert
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