Love Local: Catch the Spirit of the Season in the Park Rapids Lakes Area
November 25-December 16
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 (1204 Park Avenue South) or participating stores. Then have your passport stamped or signed for each Stan you spot. Seekers who get their passports marked at five or more sites can drop their passports in the box at the store to be eligible to win gift cards! Passports that are fully stamped/signed will be eligible for a grand prize drawing of $100 in Chamber Bucks. There is no charge to participate and the hunt lasts from Friday, November 25 through December 16 when the prize drawings will be held. Winners will be notified.
November 25-December 17
Kids can bring their wish lists to Santa after the tree lighting ceremony Friday, November 25. 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 26 and December 3, 10 and 17.
Christmas Sweets, Treats & Treasures
CHI St. Joseph’s Health Auxiliary will host the 4th annual Christmas Sweets, Treats & Treasures from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at Riverside United Methodist Church. Enjoy the holiday cookie walk, handcrafted items and gently used holiday decor.
22nd Annual Itasca State Park Winter Bird Count
This holiday season take part in the annual winter bird count at Itasca State Park Sunday, December 18. This marks the park’s 22nd year of participation in the nation-wide Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Explore Itasca’s count area in search of the park’s winter bird residents. Stay a few hours or spend the whole day: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Information collected is used to track migration patterns and changes in winter bird species abundance throughout North America. Notes: The entire program is held outdoors. Dress warmly for outdoor winter conditions. Bring your lunch if staying for the entire day. The group will gather at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center at noon for a lunch break.
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Through Dec. 16 Stan the Shop Small Snowman Scavenger Hunt
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