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Coming Events March 19-24

Friday, March 19

Suzy and Hondo are back to cure cabin fever with swing dancing instruction from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 19 in the Park Rapids Area High School gym.

  Swing music has an infectious accent on the upbeat and makes even non-dancers tap their feet, and snap their fingers.  Swing dancing is usually characterized by its bounce and energy as well as lots of spins or under arm turns. 

Come and find your own definition of swing. 

To register or for more information call Community Education at 237-6600 or online at parkrapidscomed .com.

A SCUBA diving class will be offered to individuals interested in becoming a certified diver - with little or no experience - March 26-28 at the high school pool.

The class meets from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The class, offered by Mick's Scuba, covers all necessary class and pool training required for certification.  The program is by a PADI 5 Star Training Center. 

Participants must be at least 10 years old and have basic swimming ability.    Registration deadline is Friday, March 19. To register contact Mick's Scuba at 800-285-3483.

Saturday, March 20

Lake George Area Association will host a fish fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at the Lake George Café.

The menu will include fish, baked potato, salad or coleslaw, a dinner roll, dessert and a beverage.

Monday, March 22

Learn to make quality jewelry using gemstone and mineral beads from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 22 at the Park Rapids Area High School. 

Students will start with earrings, learning the wrapped loop technique.  This technique will be used as the class progresses to pendants and necklaces.  The fee includes all supplies and handouts.  Students may bring their own treasures to incorporate into jewelry.  Robin Cunningham will instruct. 

To register or for more information call Community Education at 237-6600 or online at parkrapidscomed .com.

Wednesday, March 24

The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a nationally recognized distance-learning program live via satellite from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 which may be viewed at North Country Regional Hospital Education Center, Bemidji.

For more than a decade, this annual educational program has been instrumental in educating healthcare professionals and families on issues affecting end-of-life care. The program provides an opportunity for a wide variety of professionals - including doctors, nurses, funeral directors, psychologists, educators, social workers and bereavement counselors - to share and exchange ideas and obtain continuing education credits.

  This year HFA's 17th annual National Bereavement Teleconference focuses on "Cancer and End-of-Life Care."

It will address care options related to cancer diagnoses as well as loss and grief reactions for patients, families and professional caregivers. The teleconference will also examine psychosocial aspects of cancer, pain management, and ethical issues related to the disease.

The teleconference is moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University,

For details, contact the NCRH Education Department at 218-333-5578.