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Upcoming events April 16 - 30

cp.m.) at Calvary Lutheran Church and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday April 20 at Hope Lutheran Church in Walker

Singer/actors should come prepared to sing a song of their choice with piano accompaniment (pianist provided, if needed.)

For more information, contact Paul Dove at or call 732-7096.

After a winter hiatus, Blue Star Mothers Northwoods Chapter 9 will resume meetings.

The chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at the Park Rapids Area Library.

Members are mothers of military sons and daughters but associate members - those with nieces, nephews, grandchildren or friends in the military - are welcome.

When a soldier dies in action, the blue star is replaced with gold.

The group offers support to families during deployment and remembers troops during the holidays with care packages and cards.

Blue Star Mothers have been part of wartime history since 1917.

For more information, contact chapter president Connie Carmichael at 252-0086.

Tuesday, April 26

Park Rapids Area Library will present a beginning genealogy workshop, "Ancestry Detectives 101," from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at the library.

This is an additional session of the popular workshop that was offered at the library last fall. The workshop is for anyone who is interested in tracing family genealogy.

The workshop will provide an overview of the genealogical process and the resources that are available online at the library using Ancestry Library Edition and other resources. Participants are invited to become "ancestry detectives," and find out who they are by searching for their ancestors.

The classes are free.  Registration is required and space is limited.  To register or for more information, visit or call Park Rapids Area Library at 732-4966.

Wednesday, April 27

Joe Johnson, parenting education assistant, will lead a 13-week series of fatherhood skills classes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, April 27 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services.

All fathers are welcome to join the free series for dads which will be held in St. Joseph's third floor conference room.

The class will be a place for dads to learn new parenting skills, develop community relationships and share experiences.

Dads will be better equipped to build more effective relationships with their children and feel confident in their fatherhood skill sets.

For more information or to register, call Joe at 255-2063.

Thursday, April 28

Seniors, are you interested in learning some basics about computers?

Come surf the Web with Park Rapids Area Library staff from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28.

Senior Surf Day provides senior citizens an opportunity to learn some basics about computers and using the Internet.  

Space is limited; pre-register by calling the library at 732-4966 to reserve a space.  There is no charge for this training.

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will present the Nautilus Music Theater's production of "I am Anne Frank" April 28-30 at Bangsberg Main Theater at Bemidji State University.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a 3 p.m. matinee also Saturday.

Tickets are available at the door.

Friday, April 29

This year's Red Bridge Film Festival will feature nine programs shown a total of 30 times at the Park Theatre Friday, April 29 through Tuesday May 3.

The films include "The Social Network," "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "Waking Ned Devine," "Made in Dagenham," "Miscreants of Taliwood," "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story," "The River," "Suddenly Sami" and "The Falun - Roros Expeditionæ."

"Happy Valley" is co-sponsored with Hubbard County Youth Drug & Alcohol Task Force.

See for schedules and ticket information. A full schedule will appear in the Wednesday, April 20 edition of the Enterprise.

Saturday, April 30

Blank Canvas Gallery and Education Center in Park Rapids, a nonprofit organization, is offering an introductory stained glass workshop with Jon and Lucy Norman Saturdays, April 30 and May 7.

Class time each day is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Lightbenders Glass Studio, Rochert, west of Park Rapids.

The Normans are well known in the region because of their stained glass studio which they operated in Fargo for many years before moving to their current home on Island Lake near Rochert.

Workshop participants will learn the proper method of cutting glass and build a beginner's panel of 15 pieces or less with a total size of 8.5X11 inches.

Registration deadline is Monday, April 25.

For more information or to register, contact Judy Wegenast at 218-847-3519 or

Wednesday, April 20

The Park Rapids Red Hatters will host an Easter bonnet parade at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Northwoods Bank's community room.  

Wear an Easter-decorated red hat. Prizes will be awarded.

Contact Alice Holz at 732-6754 for more information.

A free workshop for visual artists sponsored by the Region 2 Arts Council will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 in the Northwoods Bank community room.

Any visual artist whose work has gone before a jury knows the importance of professionalism while promoting ones art. Whether you are a visual artist who is answering a call for artists, or you are presenting your art for exhibition or for sale, you want to put your most professional foot forward and let the quality of your work speak for itself.

  Artists both experienced and new to presenting their art professionally will benefit from Juried Works.  

This workshop will be presented by Kathleen Richert, an accomplished artist and workshop facilitator. Juried Works will focus on readying, refining and, in some cases, revamping visual artists' promotional presentation.

RSVP to the R2AC office by Monday, April 18 by e-mailing or by calling 800-275-5447.  

The Park Rapids area multiple sclerosis support group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at St Joseph's Area Health Services. 

Anyone affected by MS is welcomed to attend.  It is a chance for people who are affected by MS to share their stories, problems and questions with others who have MS.   

Participants will finalize plans for the Sunday, May 1 Walk MS at Heartland Park in Park Rapids. 

Along with the Walk MS, there will be a 5K Run and a silent auction with donations from businesses in the community. 

No meeting will be held in May.  Contact Susan Monsrud at 237-2067 for more information. 

Monday, April 25

Blank Canvas Gallery and Education Center in Park Rapids is offering an introductory woodcarving workshop with Richard Vandever from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25-26 and 27 at the Northwoods Bank community room.

This is an introductory class and materials will be provided.

The participant will understand and apply basic wood carving skills, understand and practice safety with carving tools, learn to sharpen carving tools and

design and carve a two-dimensional crappie.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 20.

For information on cost or to register for the workshop contact Jerry Wegenast, 218-847-3519, jerry@ check the BCG website, blankcanvas

The misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs has significantly increased over the past decade. More people now report abusing of these drugs than all other drugs except alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.

A community presentation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 25 will examine how and why this has come about, which drugs are being abused and why.

Jay Jaffee will present information on the topic, which drugs are being abused and why, the harm they cause and suggestions for preventing the abuse in the lower level conference room of St. Joseph's Area Health Services.

Jaffee is the alcohol and drug abuse prevention coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Health. He has worked in the substance abuse field for 32 years, 16 at the Department of Health, 16 in schools, communities and at a substance abuse treatment center.

The Hubbard County Youth Drug and Alcohol Task Force is coordinating the event.

Tuesday, April 26

Hubbard Senior Citizens Club meets for a potluck lunch at noon every fourth Tuesday, April 26, at the Hubbard Community Center.

Everyone is welcome. Bingo follows.