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Upcoming events Nov. 19-23

The Heartland Concert series will continue with a performance by Tony DeSare at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium. DeSare, a tenor who also composes songs, is a fresh face on the jazz scene. He has earned a reputation of one of New York City's most thrilling young talents. Admission is by membership tickets only. For ticket information, call Bobbie Zigmant at 732-9293 or Karen Andress at 652-3082. (Submitted photo)

Thursday, Nov. 19

-The Park Rapids Area Library will have a senior surf day from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at the library. Seniors interested in learning the basics about computers and the Internet are invited. Space is limited, so call the library at 732-4966 to reserve a spot. There is no charge for this training.

Friday, Nov. 20

-The 2010 Park Rapids All School Reunion will hold its annual fall fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at the Park Rapids American Legion Club. The meal will feature Evie Harvala's (class of 1960) famous meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes and all the fixings. Reunion buttons will be available for sale and reunion apparel will be on display to order. All Park Rapids High School alumni are encouraged to register at For more information, call Karen at 732-0143.

-Multi-instrumentalist Todd Green will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium. For ticket information, call Park Rapids Community Education at 237-6600.

-First City Squares of Bemidji is hosting a square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall in Bemidji. Plus tips will be given during the first half hour. Jim Lizakowski will be the caller. Visitors and spectators are welcome. For more information, call Kurt or Patti at 218-444-8328.

Saturday, Nov. 21

-The Laporte-Benedict Lions will hold their annual fall bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 in the commons area of Laporte School. The Lions soup and sandwich lunch will be in the community room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bars and beverages will be served throughout the day. Thanksgiving and Christmas items will be available.

-The Park Rapids Chapter of the Minnesota Darkhouse and Angling Association will present the 12th annual Decoy Carver show and raffle from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Park Rapids American Legion Club. For more information, call Dean Hanisch at 732-7633.

-St. Peter the Apostle Church will have a fall bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the church in Park Rapids. The bazaar will feature area crafts, bake sale and door prizes. There will also be a children's activity room.

-Akeley United Methodist Church will have a "Christmas in the Country" bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the church. The event will feature holiday crafts, baked goods and gift items.

-The Friendly Squares will host a square dance starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Century School. The caller will be Lanny Weakland and Donna Stone will cue rounds. The event will start with a round dance workshop from 2 to 3 p.m., then a mainstream workshop from 3 to 4:30 p.m. At 5 p.m., the club will furnish a potluck dinner. From 6:30 to 7 p.m., there will be pre-rounds followed by mainstream square dancing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Sunday, Nov. 22

-Knights of Columbus will have turkey bingo at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Park Rapids.

-The community of Park Rapids and the surrounding area

are invited to attend the annual Community Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at Faith Baptist Church. The pastors and congregations of the Park Rapids Ministerial Association will present a program of Thanksgiving with hymns, scripture, readings, special music and a time of offering. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Faith Baptist is located on Highway 71 south.

Monday, Nov. 23

-The Park Rapids Area High School Band will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 at the high school auditorium.