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October 1-31

Shoptoberfest

Eighteen Park Rapids Downtown businesses will participate in Shoptoberfest Oct. 1-31. Each participating store will create their own October festive fun from sale items to treats and games. Shoppers will be able to pick up a Shoptoberfest Passport to be stamped and entered into drawings for gift certificates. Completed Passports will be drawn for five $100 gift certificates and placed in a second chance drawing. The second chance drawing of completed and 50 percent completed Passports will award 20 $25 gift certificates. The drawings will be held Friday, Nov. 2. Participating businesses are listed in the Passports and will have posters on their doors. No purchase will be required to receive a stamp or signature.

October 23

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learnig: The Lost Forty

The Brian Miller duo, funded in part by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, will perform traditional folk songs from the white pine era. Their presentation for the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program October 23 will include local history, photos and stories to go along with the music. 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.

October 26, 27 & 28

5th-H Performing Arts Club presents Kid Frankenstein

The 5th-H Performing Arts Club will present Kid Frankenstein at 7 p.m. Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 28 at the Hubbard County Fairgrounds. The production is based on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller. Ninety minutes before the show starts there will be fire roasted hotdogs, toasty s’mores, hot cider and cocoa and complimentary popcorn. Dress up and participate in a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded after the show.

October 29

Hubbard County Historical Society: Early Hotels of Minnesota

The Hubbard County Historical Society will host Ren Holland on Early Hotels of Minnesota at 7 p.m. Monday, October 29 in the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

October 31

Trick or Treat Park Rapids

Trick or Treaters will enliven Downtown from 4 to 6 p.m. on Halloween Wednesday, October 31. Main Street turns magical when traditional witches and ghosts and miniature Cinderellas and Ninja turtles fill the sidewalks. Some businesses offer a few surprises of their own! Trick or Treating starts at 6 p.m. at Heritage Living Center and the Park Villa dining room and continues until the candy runs out. Park in the front parking lot and enter from 6th Street for both locations. Look for the signs. During Trick or Treat Park Rapids, watch for the Park Rapids Rotary Club tent on the second block of Main Street and drop off a nonperishable item or make a cash donation to the Hubbard County Food Shelf.

November 2

Heartland Concert Association: Todd Oliver and Friends

Todd Oliver and Friends will entertain the Heartland Concert Association audience at 7 p.m. Friday, November 2 at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium with admission by season ticket. Todd Oliver - comedian, ventriloquist, musician - brings his friends, Irving, a talking dog, and Pops, Miss Lilly and Joey, his lively suitcase family, to the stage to perform “The Funniest Night.” This hilarious 85 minutes of fun and frolic leads the audience through a range of hilarity from canine conversations with Irving, to some amazing ventriloquism featuring Pops, Miss Lilly and Joey. Todd Oliver and Friends have been a feature on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, a couple episodes of Walker Texas Ranger, and in 2012 they were a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent. Membership packets are available at Beagle Books and Wolf 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.

November 10

World Science Day

World Science Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 10 in the fellowship hall at Calvary Lutheran Church. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plans include an electric car display in the church parking lot. The program includes essays from Park Rapids High School students and Brita Sailer speaking on “The Big Picture.” Other topics will be sustainability, local recycling efforts, energy efficiency and changes in local flora. Lyn also presented a logo design. This year’s theme is World Science Day for Peace and Development.

Upcoming events

Check back for more details on these and other events

October 1-31 Shoptoberfest in Downtown Park Rapids
October 16 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Wild and Rare
October 18 League of Women Voters Candidate Forum for Sheriff
October 23 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: The Lost Forty
October 26, 27 & 28 5th-H Performing Arts Club presents Kid Frankenstein
October 29 Hubbard County Historical Society: Early Hotels of Minnesota
October 31 Trick or Treat Park Rapids
November 2 Heartland Concert Association: Todd Oliver and Friends
November 10 World Science Day

 

 

 

 

 

 


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