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November 19

Park Rapids Area Community Band Fall Concert

The 65-piece Park Rapids Area Community Band will present its 27th annual Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 19 in the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium under the direction of Dr. Russell Pesola and Adam Tervola-Hultberg, associate director. Trygve Skaar, tuba soloist, will be featured. Skaar grew up in Cambridge, MN and is an active music educator and performer. He has been a featured soloist at the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, KY, and the Minnesota Music Educators Association Mid-Winter Convention. He currently teaches tuba and euphonium at Gustavus Adolphus College and tuba at the University of Saint Thomas and is assistant conductor of the St. Paul-based Grand Symphonic Winds. After retiring from a distinguished career in the U.S. Army, he works for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Minneapolis. Sunday’s program includes a suite of English folk songs, “On a Hunsong of Phillip Bliss,” “On the Mall,” selections from “The Danserye,” “Blue Tango” and “Finlandia.” A free will offering will be taken.

November 23

Turkey Trot and 5K Walk/Run

The 3rd Annual Turkey Trot and 5K Walk/Run will start at 9 a.m. from the Essentia Clinic/St. Joseph’s lobby. Heartland Homes sponsors the event with proceeds going to benefit their clients. Entry fee is $25. To register in advance, call 218-732-4572.

November 4

Live Nativity

Family and friends of Rita Blake will provide a Live Nativity during the Yuletide Sampler from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, November 24. The Live Nativity will be set up south of the tree on Main.

November 24-December 15

Stan the Shop Small Snowman Scavenger Hunt

For some seasonal shopping fun, pick up a “Stan the Shop Small Snowman” passport with the names of participating merchants at the Chamber of Commerce & Tourism (1204 Park Avenue South) or at participating stores. Then have your passport stamped or signed for each Stan cutout you spot. Seekers who get their passports marked at a to be determined number of locations can drop their passports in the box at participating stores to be eligible to win $25 gift cards. Drawings for the gift certificates will be conducted December 1, 8 and 15. Winners will be notified.

November 24-December 23

Santa Visits

Kids can bring their wish lists to Santa and Mrs. Claus after the tree lighting ceremony Friday, November 24. The jolly soul will be at Bella Caffé that evening with a listening ear and reindeer corn. Santa also will be at Bella Caffé from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, November 25, December 2, 9, 16 and 23.

November 24

Yuletide Sampler

Enjoy hot cider, hot chocolate and other treats at the Yuletide Sampler from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, November 24 in Downtown Park Rapids. Participating businesses host this annual event as a way to thank the community for their support all year and invite the start of your holiday shopping. Free will offerings from the Yuletide Sampler will be donated to CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care.

November 24

CHI St. Joseph's Hospice Light Up a Life Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

Gather at 6 p.m. Friday, November 24 for the CHI St. Joseph’s Hospice Care Light Up a Life Community Tree Lighting on Main Street. The tree lighting ceremony is a celebration of life and memories. This year’s event will honor the memory of Guy LaFontaine, former owner of the Outdoorsman Cafe in Walker. By giving a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one, you are helping to bring individualized care to Hospice patients in our area. All donations are used locally. In the spirit of the season, a Christmas carol sing-along, roasting marshmallows over fire pits, the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and the countdown to light the beautifully decorated Main Street tree complete the celebration. Many people describe the annual event as a Norman Rockwell moment.

November 25-December 23

Free Children's Movie Matinees

Local businesses sponsor free children’s Christmas matinees at Park Theater at 1 p.m. Saturdays starting November 25 with Nut Job. On December 2 kids will see Lego Batman 2, December 9 Boss Baby, December 16 Trolls and December 23 Despicable Me.  Children are asked but not required to bring a nonperishable food item for the Hubbard County Food Shelf.

December 1 & 3

Park Rapids Classic Chorale Concerts

The Park Rapids Classic Chorale will present its 27th annual Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 1 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 3 at St. Johns Lutheran Church. Dr. Melanie Hanson will direct the chorale. A free will offering is appreciated, but not necessary

December 2

Christmas Sweets, Treats & Treasures

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Auxiliary will host the 5th annual Christmas Sweets, Treats & Treasures from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 2 at Riverside United Methodist Church. Enjoy the holiday cookie walk, handcrafted items and gently used holiday decor.

Upcoming events

Check back for more details on these and other events

Nov. 19 Watch the Downtown tree going up - 10 a.m.

Nov. 19 Park Rapids Area Community Band Concert
Nov. 20 Watch the Downtown tree being decorated - 9 a.m.
Nov. 23 Turkey Trot and 5K Walk/Run
Nov. 24-Dec. 15 Stan the Shop Small Snowman Scavenger Hunt
Nov. 24 Yuletide Sampler in Downtown Park Rapids
Nov. 24 Hospice Light Up a Life Community Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday
Nov. 25-Dec. 23 Santa Visits at Bella Caffe
Nov. 25-Dec. 23 Free Children's Movie Matinees
Dec. 1 & 3 Park Rapids Classic Chorale Concerts
Dec. 2 Christmas Sweets, Treats & Treasures

 

 

 


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