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March 3 
Fraud Protection

Delores Lafollette, formerly of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and now a volunteer with AARP, details how to avoid becoming a scam victim. This Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

March 4
Straw bale gardening
Join Joel Karsten, Minnesota author of Straw Bale Gardens, at the Park Rapids Area Library Wednesday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. to learn how you can create your own straw bale garden. Karsten will explain the process and benefits of straw bale gardening and answer questions from audience members. This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage. For the complete schedule of Legacy funded events at Kitchigami Libraries, visit the Kitchigami Regional Library website: www.krls.org and click on Legacy Events.

March 6
Heartland Concert Series: Ben Gulley

Tenor Ben Gulley will entertain at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium with admission by season ticket. Met Opera award winner and PBS favorite, Ben sings a program of well known operatic arias, spirituals and Broadway favorites. Ben’s career is growing with lead and feature roles in opera, solo engagements, concert work, film work and nationwide touring as well as prestigious appearances abroad. He is also a member of the SONY/BMG recording group, The American Tenors. Membership packets are available at Beagle Books in Park Rapids and Thrifty White Drug in Walker. For more information, go to www.heartlandconcertassociation.org.

March 10
Rewriting the Rural Narrative

Researcher and scholar Ben Winchester will delve into trends affecting rural Minnesota, including “the brain drain myth.” This Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

March 14
Seeds to Bees to Table: How Local Agriculture Has Changed
A program, Seeds to Bees to Table: How Local Agriculture Has Changed, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Century School Cafetorium. Speakers and exhibits will inspire gardeners and those interested in the subject of How Local Agriculture Has Changed. Speakers will be Winona LaDuke on the Ojibwe Agriculture Community, Anne Morgan on seeds, Les Hiltz on bees, Sally Shearer on Extension and Ed Poitras on WWII Victory Gardens. Nine exhibitors have signed up and will answer your gardening questions. Exhibits will be open until 4 p.m. This free program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters Park Rapids, UMN Extension and the Kitchigami Regional Library System and is partially funded through the Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

March 17 
Travels to Ireland

Photographer and world traveler Cal Rice returns by popular demand - on St. Patrick’s Day. All are invited to wear green in honor of the occasion. This Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

March 24 
Humorous, Serious and More

Talented speech competitors from Park Rapids Area High School will perform and present in categories ranging from dramatic interpretation to persuasion. This Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

March 31
Music of Guinea, West Africa

Janice Haworth of the Bemidji State University Music Department recently spent a sabbatical in Guinea. She will share in words, pictures and music what she learned. This Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

April 7
Bombing the Bogs

Doug Easthouse of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources explains how bogs near Washkish were used by bombers for target practice in World War II. This Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

Upcoming events
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March 3 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Fraud Protection
March 6 Heartland Concert featuring tenor Ben Gulley
March 10 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Rewriting the Rural Narrative
March 14 How Local Agriculture Has Changed, a League of Women Voters program, at Century School
March 17 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Travels to Ireland
March 21 Energy & Wellness Expo at Century School, sponsored by Park Rapids Community Education (218-237-6600)
March 24 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Humorous, Serious and More
March 31 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Music of Guinea, West Africa
April 1 Discounted Early Bird Deadline for Artist Applications for Bite of Park Rapids Food & Art Fair (see promotions)
April 7 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Bombing the Bogs
April 24 & 26 Park Rapids Classic Chorale Spring Concert

April 25 & 25 Spring Flower & Garden Home Show (949-842-6036)
May 1 Nemeth Art Center and Hubbard County Historical Museum open
June 13 Tails on the Trail, walkathon for the Headwaters Animal Shelter, at Heartland Park
June 13 Nature photography event for kids at Itasca State Park
June 18 2nd Street Stage concerts start
July 12 Bite of Park Rapids Food & Art Fair
July 23 Downtown Dash
July 23 & 24 Crazy Days
July 31, August 1 & 2 Northern Light Opera Company: West Side Story
August 6, 7 & 8 Northern Light Opera Company: West Side Story
August 13-16 Park Rapids All School Reunion www.prhsreunion.com