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Crazy Days July 27 & 28: Sales galore, live entertainment, kids' show, sidewalk chalk contest


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July 25

Bugs and Blooms Walk

Itasca State Park is noted for its diverse plants and animals. Meet outside Forest Inn for a walk from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, to discover which flowers are blooming and what common and uncommon critters are pollinating them. This program counts toward earning the Call of the Wildflowers special edition program card. Ask the naturalist for your card after the hike!

July 26

Moth Mystery, Campfire at Itasca State Park

Have you ever wondered where moths go during the day? Can you tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Why are moths important and why are some of us afraid of them? Flutter over to the campfire circle to find out. This program will be from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk. Meet in Bear Paw Campground (the grassy area near the tiny log pump house and campsite #70 near the bike trail). If it rains, the program will be held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.

July 27&28

Find bargains, fun at Crazy Days

Crazy Days in Park Rapids Thursday and Friday, July 27 and 28 makes shopping and finding bargains fun. Businesses go all out with sidewalk sales both days. A dozen local food vendors and community organizations will join in providing extra food and activities Thursday on Main. The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association and Friends of the Library will sponsor a free kids show with Minnesota folk singer Dennis Warner at 11 a.m. Then at 1 p.m. Thursday the Smoky Hills Singers from Pine Point will entertain at 4th Street and Main. “Unpolished” will play an eclectic mix of roots, Americana and Bluegrass from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday on the main stage followed by the Park Rapids Area High School Theater in the Park Fundraiser on the Main Stage. The 2nd Street Stage beer garden will open at 2 p.m. with a social hour from 5 to 6 p.m. and the free concert featuring The Lucky Dutch from 6 to 8 p.m. Youth and youth groups are invited to participate in a sidewalk chalk art contest from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday. Chalk will be provided. The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council will donate the prize money: $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place. Friday shoppers also are invited to stop by to listen to musicians playing in Pioneer Park.

July 27

Noon Hour Concert: Emma and Jacob Taggart

The piano duo of Emma and Jacob Taggart will perform for the Noon Hour Concert Thursday, July 27 at the Hubbard United Methodist Church. Fourteen-year-old Emma and 10-year-old Jacob are a brother and sister piano duo who perform with the poise, maturity and musicality of artists twice their age. Both have been playing since age 4 and have since amazed audiences not only in the United States, but also in Europe. The concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch to eat before the concert; coffee and beverages will be served.

July 27

2nd Street Stage: The Lucky Dutch

Celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, featuring The Lucky Dutch playing American roots and rock ’n roll. It’s Crazy Days so spend the day downtown for bargains, a kids show and music. The beer garden will open early for a social hour with Arvig starting at 5 and then the free live music, kids’ activities and more, sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, Essentia Health, Thielen Motors and Enbridge. Bring your own chair and enjoy the evening on Main Street. New this year, a button will get you a $1 off a beer and extra tickets for the prize drawing.

July 31

Hubbard County Historical Society: History of Jackpine Writers

Members of the Jackpine Writers Bloc will talk about the group’s history for the Hubbard County Historical Society’s July program at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31 in the Northwoods Bank Community Room. Refreshments will be served. Call 732-5237 for more information.

Aug. 3

Noon Hour Concert: Hawken Paul and Lisa Dove

Hawken Paul will perform on violin, accompanied by his mother, Lisa Dove, on piano, at the Noon Hour Concert Thursday, August 3 at Calvary Lutheran Church. Hawken  recently completed his first year at St. Olaf. Lisa is a director of the Northern Light Opera Company in Park Rapids and a theater professional in New York City. The concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch to eat before the concert; coffee and beverages will be served.

Aug. 3

2nd Street Stage: Christopher David Hanson Band

Celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, featuring The Christopher David Hanson Band playing rock ’n roll, swing and soul. Arrive at 5 for a social hour at the beer garden with Bernick’s and stay for the free live music, kids’ activities and more, sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, Essentia Health, Thielen Motors and Nothview Bank. Bring your own chair and enjoy the evening on 2nd Street between Main Avenue South and Park Avenue South (US Hwy. 71). New this year, a button will get you a $1 off a beer and extra tickets for the prize drawing.

Aug. 10

Noon Hour Concert: The Upper Mississippians

The Upper Mississippians will play at the Noon Hour Concert Thursday, August 10 at Calvary Lutheran Church. The group plays Big Band music from 1923-1933. The concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch to eat before the concert; coffee and beverages will be served.

Aug. 10

2nd Street Stage: The 4ontheFloor

Celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, featuring The 4ontheFloor playing rock ’n roll and stompin’ blues. Water Wars start at 5 on Main Street, the beer garden will open early or arrive at 6 for a social hour at the beer garden with Fargo Brewing Co. and stay for the free live music, kids’ activities and more, sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, Essentia Health, Thielen Motors and Citizens National Bank. Bring your own chair and enjoy the evening on Main Street. New this year, a button will get you a $1 off a beer and extra tickets for the prize drawing.

Aug. 17

2nd Street Stage: Farewell Milwaukee

Celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, featuring Farewell Milwaukee, playing Midwestern folk rock and Americana. Arrive at 5 for a social hour at the beer garden with Wolff & Simon Real Estate and stay for the free live music, kids’ activities and more, sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, Essentia Health, Thielen Motors and Smokey Hills Outdoor Store. Bring your own chair and enjoy the evening on 2nd Street between Main Avenue South and Park Avenue South (US Hwy. 71). New this year, a button will get you a $1 off a beer and extra tickets for the prize drawing.

Aug. 24

Noon Hour Concert: Pat Riley, Melanie Hanson and Michael Hanson

Pat Riley will play cello, Melanie Hanson will play violin and her husband, Michael Hanson, will play saxophone at the Noon Hour Concert Thursday, August 24 at Calvary Lutheran Church. Pat is an adjunct faculty member in the Bemidji State University music department. Melanie is the concert master of the Bemidji Symphony and director of the Park Rapids Class Chorale. Michael performs in several bands. The concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch to eat before the concert; coffee and beverages will be served.

Upcoming events

Check back for more details on these and other events

July 20 Smokey Bear Day at Itasca State Park
July 20 The Teague Alexy Band
July 27-28 Crazy Days
July 27 Noon Hour Concert: Emma and Jacob Taggart
July 27 2nd Street Stage: The Lucky Dutch
July 28-30, Aug. 2-5 Northern Light Opera Company presents "South Pacific"
July 28-Aug. 13 Quilt Minnesota / 11th Annual Shop Hop
July 29 Park Rapids Fire Department 5 Alarm 5K
July 31 Where's Waldo Party at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery
July 31 Hubbard County Historical Society: History of Jackpine Writers
Aug. 3 Noon Hour Concert: Hawken Paul and Lisa Dove
Aug. 3 2nd Street Stage: Christopher David Hanson Band
Aug. 10 Noon Hour Concert: The Upper Mississippians
Aug. 10 Legends & Logging Days Water Wars
Aug. 10 2nd Street Stage: The 4ontheFloor
Aug. 11-13 Legends & Logging Days
Aug. 12 Park Rapids Fire Department 5 Alarm Fishing Frenzy
Aug. 17 2nd Street Stage: Farewell Milwaukee
Aug. 24 Noon Hour Concert: Pat Riley, Melanie Hanson and Michael Hanson

 


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