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Updated on: 12/18/2014
13th Annual Jingle Bells Sweepstakes
Jingle Bells Sweepstakes winning numbers are posted at www.parkrapids.com.
Performance of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant
Wade Alden will present Oscar Wilde's heart warming tale of The Selfish Giant at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 19 at the Park Rapids Area Library. Alden is a stage actor, storyteller and health coach. He recently moved to Minnesota from the Pacific Northwest to pursue his passion for the theatre. Alden spent his first summer in Minnesota working as an actor at the Renaissance Festival and has been busy telling The Selfish Giant at churches from Isanti to Park Rapids. The Friends of the Library are sponsoring this program and will provide cookies and cocoa to make it festive! Alden will tell the story and then answer questions (about his background, the story, the process of choosing a story to tell…whatever the audience is interested in learning). People of all ages are invited.
Santa invites kids to share their Christmas wish lists when he visits and brings reindeer corn treats to Bella Caffè this holiday season. He’ll be there from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 20. Remember to bring your camera!
Winter Dance Showcase
Students of Northern Lights Dance Academy will be featured in a Winter Showcase at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 11 at the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium.
January 31-February 1
Heartland 106 Snowmobile Race (USXC Snowmobile Racing)
Race through the forests and lakes and experience the natural beauty of the Park Rapids Lakes Area Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1. Saturday’s race will be a 25-mile ditch and lake course. Sunday’s race will be a one-lap, 100-mile woods race. Races start at 9 a.m. both days on Highway 34 at the east edge of Park Rapids. There are 21 classes of racing from junior to pro, open and vintage. Racers must be pre-registered online at usxcracing.com by 8 p.m. Thursday, January 29 or onsite at the North Ambulance Garage, just east of the Super 8 in Park Rapids between 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, January 30. This is a spectator sport; see the fastest show on snow.
Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Contest
Tickets are on sale for the 17th Annual Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Contest on Fish Hook Lake from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 7. The contest offers more than $110,000 in prizes. Grand prizes in this year's raffle are a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup truck truck and an Ice Castle fish house. Other raffle prizes, including $1,000 cash prizes, will be awarded. Polaris ATVs top the list of prizes in four of the five fishing contest divisions: bluegill & crappie; northern, walleye & largemouth bass; perch; rock bass and white fish. The awards presentation starts at 5 p.m. at the American Legion. In conjunction with the fishing contest, the American Legion also sponsors a Friday night welcome dance and Saturday night Fisherman’s Ball, both featuring the band, White Knuckle Willie. Tickets for the fishing contest at $40 each are available at the American Legion or call 218-732-3360. For more information, go to www.parkrapidsamericanlegion.com.
Check back for more details on these and other events
December 20 Visit with Santa at Bella Caffe
January 11 Winter Dance Showcase at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium
January 31-February 1 Heartland 106 Snowmobile Race
February 7 Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Contest
February 11-14 Winnipeg to Willmar International 500 Snowmobile Race
February 12 Heartland Concert featuring Jaimee Paul and the Leif Shires Quartet
February 22 Hubbard Prairie Sleigh Festival
March 6 Heartland Concert featuring tenor Ben Gulley
March 21 Energy & Wellness Expo at Century School
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