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July 1-31

Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt

Starting July 1, Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery is hosting an exciting scavenger hunt to find Waldo in 25 local businesses. How do you play? Just walk into a participating business and ask for a “Find Waldo” Passport. Locate that business’s “Waldo” figure and they’ll stamp or sign the passport for you. If you collect 10 stamps ,you can claim an “I Found Waldo” button. If you collect at least 20 stamps, you’ll receive the “I Found Waldo” button and will be entered in a drawing for a grand prize basket at 5 p.m. July 31 at the bookstore. Participating businesses are Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery, Molly Poppins, Cattail Creek Framing, Rustic Cabin Décor, Park Rapids Enterprise, Acorn, Kathryn’s on Main, Coldwell Banker Clack & Dennis Real Estate, Park Rapids Area Library, Aunt Belle’s Confectionery, Toys for Boys, Lyle’s Shoes, Citizens National Bank, Seip Pharmacy, Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, Third Street Market, Bella Caffé, Forest & Floral, Wildwood Enchantment, Lickin’ Good Whole Pet Foods, Monika’s Quilt & Yarn Shop, MinneSoda Fountain, Smoky Hills Art, The Tin Ceiling and Trading Post.

July 15

Family Fishing Funday

Kids and adults, are you ‘first time’ anglers wanting to try the new skill of fishing? Learn to identify the common fish species, how to tie a knot, bait your hook and cast for fish in a program starting at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 15. Meet at the Itasca Fishing Pier, below Douglas Lodge. Suitable for ages 6-12. NOTES: An adult must accompany children. Bring your own fishing pole or use one provided (limited number). Poles are available on first come, first served basis. Artificial bait provided. Non-Minnesota residents will need a fishing license (within the park, purchase at Itasca Sports Rental).

July 15

Zorongo Flamenco Show and Workshop

Zorongo Flamenco will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15 at Park Rapids Area High School. A free workshop for ages 8-18 will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Participants will be invited to join in the evening performance. Register at the library to save your spot. The show and workshop are sponsored by the Park Rapids Area Library and funded in part with a grant from 3M.

July 16

Itasca’s Mysteries in History: The Secrets of Pine Ridge and the 3 Cs Camps, Bike Tour

Did you know there was a portion of an airplane landing strip constructed in Pine Ridge Campground? Grab your bike to learn more about Veteran’s Conservation Corps Camp (VCC Camp SP-1) on a tour of Pine Ridge Campground as well as some of the park’s other historic structures that few people get to see. The tour will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 by Itasca Sports Rental near the public boat access. Notes: Bikes are available for rent at Itasca Sports Rental. Please rent your bikes before the program begins.

July 17-21

Hubbard County Fair

The Hubbard County Fair kicks off Wednesday, July 17 when Crescent City Midway opens at 5 p.m. and Motocity Raceway Motocross provides the Grandstand Show at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18 is Kids Day all day with the Talent Show at 7 p.m. in the Grandstand. Friday is Senior Day with a new Baja Racing event in the Grandstand, also at 7 p.m. The Tractor Pull highlights Saturday’s Grandstand Shows with Out-of-Field at 5 p.m. followed by the Modified Tractor and Truck Pull. Back by popular demand, the Demo Derby starts at 1 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.hubbardcountyfair.com.

July 17-21

Outdoor Kids: Animal Tracks

Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through hands-on activities that focus on life around the lake. Have fun discovering Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground, located at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca.

July 18

Itasca's Smokey Bear Day: Happy 75th Birthday, Smokey Bear

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Red Lake Department of Forestry's Fire Prevention team invite you to help celebrate Smokey Bear's 75th birthday Thursday, July 18. The event will be held at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The celebration will include interactive family activities both inside and outside the visitor center. Take your photo with Smokey Bear, try out crafts and games, and learn from local firefighters who will share their firefighting experiences and how wildfires in Minnesota are affecting our forests. There will also be opportunities to check out firefighting equipment and to try out wildland firefighting gear.

July 18

2nd Street Stage: Mae Simpson Music

TEAM Industries will sponsor Mae Simpson Music, playing soul, funk, blues and rock Thursday, July 18. The great community get-together starts at 5 with the social hour, sponsored by Cwikla Ace Hardware. TruStar Federal Credit Union is weekly sound sponsor. R.D. Offutt Farms is stage sponsor

July 25-26

Crazy Days in Downtown Park Rapids

Crazy Days in Downtown Park Rapids Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26 makes shopping and finding bargains fun. On Thursday and Friday businesses go all out with sales and shopping fun inside and on sidewalks. On Thursday food and other vendors and community organizations will join in providing extra food and activities. Enter or watch the Pet Parade as costumed owners and pets circle the first three blocks of Main Street starting at 9 a.m. A dog agility demonstration will follow on the third block of Main. The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association and Friends of the Library will sponsor a free kids show featuring a ventriloquist at 10:30 a.m. at Pioneer Park. The Wizards of Kazoo from SummerField Apartments will play on the main stage at 11:30 a.m. At 1 p.m. kids’ food contests will be held at the main stage at 2nd and Main. Compete for prizes in seed spitting, brain freeze and pie eating contests. Kids also will find a face painter for more fun. Sidewalk chalk will be available at several locations Downtown for more creative fun. Big Show Entertainment will play musical hits from 2 to 4 p.m. on the main stage. Please bring your own chairs.

July 25

2nd Street Stage: Brother Jon Band

TEAM Industries will sponsor Mae Simpson Music, playing soul, funk, blues and rock Thursday, July 18. The great community get-together starts at 5 with the social hour, sponsored by Cwikla Ace Hardware. TruStar Federal Credit Union is weekly sound sponsor. R.D. Offutt Farms is stage sponsor.

July 25

Noon Hour Concert: Tea Renee

Jazz vocalist Téa Renee will perform such jazz classics as “Autumn Leaves” and “Summertime” for the Noon Hour Concert Thursday, July 25 at Calvary Lutheran Church. She is currently studying songwriting and vocal performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. This concert will be from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church. Bring your lunch to eat before the concert. The churches provide sweets and beverages.

July 29

Hubbard County Historical Society: Park Rapids - Then and Now

Rod Nordberg will present the Hubbard County Historical Society’s July program on the Park Rapids: Then and Now at 7 p.m. Monday, July 29 in the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

August 15

2nd Street Stage: Armchair Boogie

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the band sponsor for Armchair Boogie from Madson, WI. Armchair Boogie's high-energy take on the Jamgrass genre fuses intricate arrangements of acoustic guitar and banjo with the funky back beats of electric bass and drums. Arrive at 5 Thursday, August 1 for the social hour, sponsored by Timber Creek Dock & Lift Service. TruStar Federal Credit Union is weekly sound sponsor. R.D. Offutt Farms is stage sponsor.

Upcoming events

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July 17 Park Rapids Farmers' Market 9 am-1 pm at Cwikla Ace Hardware's parking lot
July 17-21 Hubbard County Fair
July 18 Itasca's Smokey Bear Day: Happy 75th Birthday, Smokey Bear
July 18 2nd Street Stage: Mae Simpson Music
July 20 Park Rapids Farmers' Market 9 am-1 pm at Cwikla Ace Hardware's parking lot
July 24 Park Rapids Farmers' Market 9 am-1 pm at Cwikla Ace Hardware's parking lot
July 25-26 Crazy Days in Downtown Park Rapids
July 25 Noon Hour Concert: Téa Renee
July 25 2nd Street Stage: Brother Jon Band
July 26-Aug. 3 Northern LIght Opera Company: The Drowsy Chaperone
July 27 Park Rapids Farmers' Market 9 am-1 pm at Cwikla Ace Hardware's parking lot
July 27 Itasca's Amphitheater Dedication Celebration
July 29 Hubbard County Historical Society: Park Rapids - Then and Now
July 31 Park Rapids Farmers' Market 9 am-1 pm at Cwikla Ace Hardware's parking lot
August 1 Noon Hour Concert: Hawken Paul and Lisa Dove
August 1 2nd Street Stage: Armchair Boogie
Aug. 3-4 Antique Tractor Club Field Days


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