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September 17

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Crime Stoppers - The Alternative to Silence

For the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program September 17, Bob Dennistoun, board chair of Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, will explain how this 40-year-old nonprofit helps keep communities safe by providing citizens with the means to remain anonymous and come forward with information on criminals and fugitives. HCLL programs are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Park Theater. The sessions are free and handicapped accessible. Refreshments and treats provided.

September 21

Jackpine Writers Bloc Book Release Party

Jackpine Writers’ Bloc (JWB), the local writers’ group, is announcing the release of their 28th Talking Stick book. These books are anthologies of poems and short stories by Minnesota writers. All writers published in the book are invited to read during the program which runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 21 at Smokey Hills Resort, Osage. RSVP to sharrick1@wcta.net appreciated. The books will be for sale on Amazon shortly after the book release party. Also on September 21, JWB will have an all-genre writers’ workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at Smokey Hills. The instructor is Angela Foster; the title is Revision in Ten Steps. Cost for the workshop and catered lunch at noon is $55. The workshop is now full but JWB can start a waiting list in case anyone cancels. Email sharrick1@wcta.net.

September 24

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Minnesota Military Museums

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning Board Chair Mary Leistikow partners with Hubbard County Historical Museum friends Rod Nordberg and Nancy Newman to give highlights of Minnesota’s military heroes as found in museum displays in a presentation for the HCLL program September 24. HCLL programs are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Park Theater. The sessions are free and handicapped accessible. Refreshments and treats provided.

September 24

Heartland Concert Association: John Denver Tribute Concert

The Heartland Concert Association season will open with Take Me Home, a John Denver Tribute with Jim Curry at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 at the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium. Curry is not your usual “Vegas style” impersonator. His looks and his voice are simply a pleasant coincidence that captures the essence of John Denver’s music. Curry’s authentic delivery rolls out into the crowd as multi-platinum hits, like “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song” and “Calypso,” fill the space. He believes that John Denver’s words still ring true in these difficult times of war and environmental crisis. Season ticket packets are available at Beagle and Wolf Books, Park Rapids; Thrifty White Drug, Walker; Northwoods Grocery, Nevis: and Headwaters School of Music, Bemidji. Additional funding has been provided in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Community Arts Support Grant through an appropriation by the MN Legislature, and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by MN voters November 4, 2008.

September 28 & 29

Art Leap 2019

Art Leap, an “open studio event” featuring artists and guest artists, will offer 20 sites and feature more than 65 artists and musicians at studios and other locations in Hubbard, Becker and Wadena counties. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29. Studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. It’s a great time to purchase original art for your home, office or as gifts and meet the artist who created it. As you drive from studio to studio you can expect to see fall colors at their peak. At some studios and other sites, visitors will find artists doing demonstrations, hear live music and enjoy treats. A brochure with a map also provides descriptions of the art and artists who created the works as well as scheduled music performance times and locations. Brochures are available at the Park Rapids Chamber Visitor Center, Park Rapids Area Library and other locations and at www.prlaac.org. Heartland Arts (formerly Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council) sponsors Art Leap with funding provided, in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

September 28

Great American Story storytelling contest

Four finalists will tell their winning stories in the Great American Story, storytelling contest at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Calvary Lutheran Church. At the event the audience will vote for the top two. Those two will be given a prompt and tell an impromptu 10-minute story. The audience votes again, and the winner gets the crown and the prize money. Guest storyteller will be Richard W. Rousseau, an active participant in the Midwest performance community for more than 50 years as an actor, director, playwright and storyteller and recent winner of the National Storytelling Network’s prestigious Oracle Award. Tickets at $10 per person (children 12 and under free) will be available at the door. For more information on the Great American Story, go to thegreatamericanstory.org. The storytelling contest is sponsored by Heartland Arts (formerly Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council) with funding provided, in part, with funding provided, in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

September 28

Headwaters 100 bike ride

The Headwaters 100 bike ride welcomes hundreds of cyclists to tour the spectacular fall colors. The ride will depart from Century School for 100-mile, 75-mile and 45-mile rides from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The Headwaters 100 provides an opportunity to ride in a well-organized event, sponsored by the Itascatur Outdoor Activity Club.

September 28

Itasca's 12th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival and Lantern Lit Hike

“Legends and Lore of the Northwoods” is this year's theme. Guides with lanterns will lead hikers down the kerosene lantern-lit trail to meet characters that will explore legends of familiar characters, such as Paul Bunyan and Babe, the loon, mosquito and more. Registration begins at 6 p.m. The first hike leaves the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m. and the last hike starts at 8:10. Other activities also are planned.

September 30

Hubbard County Historical Society: Local Aernautical Hall of Fame Inductees

Noel Allard will present Local Aeronautical Hall of Fame Inductees for the September program at 7 p.m. Monday, September 30 in the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

Upcoming events

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September 14 Park Rapids Farmers' Market 9 am-1 pm at Cwikla Ace Hardware's parking lot
September 14 2nd SAT HAP at Nemeth Art Center
September 21 Park Rapids Farmers' Market 9 am-1 pm at Cwikla Ace Hardware's parking lot
September 21 Jackpine Writers Bloc Workshop and Book Release Party
September 17 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Crime Stoppers: The Alternative to Silence
September 24 Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning: Minnesota Military Museums
September 24 Heartland Concert Association: Take Me Home - Jim Curry
September 28  Park Rapids Farmers' Market 9 am-1 pm at Cwikla Ace Hardware's parking lot
September 28 Headwaters 100 bike ride
September 28-29 Art Leap 2019
September 28 Great American Story storytelling contest
September 28 Itasca's 12th Annual autumn Harvest Festival and Lanern Lit HIke
September 30 Panther Homecoming Week
September 30 Hubbard County Historical Society: Local Aeronautical Hall of Fame Inductees
October 10 Creative Placemaking Workshop with Greg Wright
October 1-31 Shoptoberfest
October 31 Trick or Treat Park Rapids


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