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January 5, 12, 19, 26

Open House at Soaring Eagle Ski Trails

The Itascatur Outdoor Activity Club will sponsor open houses from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays in January and February at the beautiful Soaring Eagle Ski Trails. Itascatur volunteers will be on hand to help. The club has adult and children’s skis, boots and poles available at no charge or bring your own equipment. Enjoy the trails and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate in the warming house. The only thing you need is a MN Ski Pass. The open houses depend on weather and snow conditions. Check at http://itascatur.org or on the club’s Facebook page. Soaring Eagle is located at 25467 US Hwy 71, 8 miles north of Park Rapids, and across from the Eagle View Golf Course.

January 25

Sub-Section One Act Play Competition

Each year the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) hosts a competition for one act plays. On Saturday, January 25, beginning at 10 a.m. Park Rapids Area High School will host the MSHSL Sub-Section 24A One Act Play Competition in the high school auditorium. This is a full day of one act plays from six area high schools: Frazee, Laporte, Menahga, Nevis, Park Rapids and Verndale. Admission is free for a theatrical event that showcases the best performances from each school. Each one-act play will be critiqued by a panel of judges who will score the troupes based on the strengths and weaknesses of the actors’ physical and vocal characterizations, technical elements, educational value and the overall effectiveness of the ensemble. One acts must be under 35 minutes and the stage has to be set up in 10 minutes or less. Troupes that take first or second place at the sub-section level advance on to the Section 6A contest in Hawley the following Saturday, February 1. Only the first place team from the Section 6A contest will advance on to the state competition Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7 at The O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

February 1

Heartland Concert Association: Harps & Chords

Heartland Concert Series presents Harps & Chords at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium. It is rare that our area has the opportunity to hear a harpist, so this is a great chance to listen to a harpist in a variety of music genres! Harps & Chords is an emerging new duo from New York City featuring harpist Jacqueline Kerrod and vocalist Daisy Press. Their repertoire includes classic Beatles songs such as "I Love Her" and "Maybe I'm Amazed,” Elvis songs including "Can't Help Falling in Love,” Bob Dylan classics like "Make You Feel My Love,” George Gershwin's "Summertime" and many other well-loved standards from the past and present. Other Heartland Concert Series concert dates to add to your calendars: The Hall Sisters March 5  and Ball in the House April 28. This activity is funded in part by a Region 2 Arts Council grant through an appropriation by the MN State Legislature and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

February 1

Itasca’s Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event

Come out and snowshoe by the light of the moon and kerosene lanterns along the trail. Snowshoe at your own pace along the lantern lit route during this drop-in program between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, February 1 starting at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center. 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.

February 1

Music Under the Pines: Jim and Molly Bauer

Warm up as you enjoy music from Jim and Molly Bauer the night of the Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event. Jim and Molly will share stories along with familiar folk and folk rock songs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 1 at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center cafe.

February 8 & 9

Night In/Morning In at Beagle and Wolf Books

Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery’s popular winter event for book lovers will again be offered TWICE. The nearly identical sessions will be at the store Saturday, February 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 9 at 10 a.m. To avoid overcrowding, please make reservations (no charge.) Call (218-237-2665) or email sally@beagleandwolf.com to reserve a spot. Ask your friends and book club members to come, too. Night In/Morning In will have everything you love about the event: recommendations of great books, the company of other book lovers, prizes, goody bags filled with bookish swag and refreshments. The store will close at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 8 to set up for Night In and will reopen at 6:00.

Upcoming events

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January 5, 12, 19, 26 Open House at Soaring Eagle Ski Trails
January 25 Sub-Section One Act Play Competi tion
February 1 American Legion Ice Fishing Contest Cancelled
February 1 Heartland Concert Association: Harps and Chords
February 1 Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event at Itasca State Park
February 8 & 9 Night In/Morning In at Beagle and Wolf Books
February 15 Old Time Ice Harvest at Itasca State Park Cancelled

 


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