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Coming events April 18-May 19

Sunday, April 18

St. Theodore's Parish Guild will host games of meat bingo at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at the church located at the intersection of Co. Rds. 124 and 129 north of Ponsford.

Twenty games will be played with turkeys and hams presented to winners. Lunch is free.

A "Move over Meat, Disarming Diabetes" cooking demonstration will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at the Share 'n Care located on Highway 371 in Hackensack.

The free event includes recipes and taste samples.

Monday, April 19

English as a second language, for those who do not speak primarily English, meets Mondays and Thursdays at the Frank White Education Center. 

Beginners will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and intermediates meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

There is no charge for this class.  To register or for more information, contact Community Education at 237-6600.

U.S. Census basic skills testing will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19 at Hubbard United Methodist Church.

Walk-ins are welcome. Call 866-861-2010 for information.

tuesday, april 20

PEO Chapter T will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 20 at the home of Sandra Perez.

Co-hostesses will be Sheila Moe and Gayla Orr. The program will be presented by Perez, "Exemplification and Study of State Bylaws."

In conjunction with Professional Administrative Assistants Week, a luncheon will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 at Riverside United Methodist Church.

The meal, catered by Dorset Café, is an opportunity for employers to recognize the contribution of staff members.

Employees who have received a ticket from the employer will receive a meal, gift bag and a chance to win a door prize.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the adult basic education program administered through Community Education.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Community Education at 237-6600.

U.S. Census basic skills testing will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 at the Akeley Senior Citizens Center.

Walk-ins are welcome. Call 866-861-2010 for information.

Softball for girls in grades 5 and 6 will be offered from after school until 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 20 through May 20 on the high school softball field. 

To register or for more information contact Community Education at 237-6600.

The Park Rapids Tractor and Engine Club will meet Tuesday, April 20 at the tractor grounds.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. with the general meeting at 7 p.m.

The Park Rapids Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 at the Park Rapids Area Library.

Christine Jessen of Forest and Floral will speak on   "It Looked Good When I Bought It."

The public is invited to attend.

Wednesday, April 21

U.S. Census Basic Skills Testing will be at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at Nevis High School.

Walk-ins are welcome. Call 866-861-2010 for information.

Thursday, April 22

The Hubbard County DFL will be doing a ditch cleanup at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22 on a section of Highway 34. 

The public is invited to participate.  Meet one mile west of the Dorset corner at 189th Avenue.

The Park Rapids Lions Club will be picking up bags of leaves inside city limits beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 22.

Place bags at the curb for free pick up. The Lions will not pick up loose leaves, branches, rocks or garbage.

The Headwaters Softball League, looking for new teams, will be holding its second pre-season meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22 at the Eagles Club in Park Rapids.

A representative from each team needs to be in attendance. New teams are welcome and encouraged.

Call 252-2954 with any league questions you may have.

Friday, April 23

Long Lake Theater Kids Academy presents "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," a musical adaptation of the beloved fairytale.

This production showcases the talents of over 50 local children.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23-24 and at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25 and April 30-May 2. Tickets are available by calling Long Lake Theater at 732-0099, www.longlake or at Beagle Books.

The theater is located in Hubbard, about 8 miles southeast of Park Rapids.

The 70-member Children's Theater will perform "Peter Pan" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23 and at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at Faith Baptist Church.

A small admission will be charged at the door.

Saturday, April 24

The Park Rapids Lions Club will host a roast beef dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Park Rapids American Legion.

All proceeds benefit leader dogs for the blind.

Sunday, April 25

Area cooks are being challenged to a meatball-making contest as part of the Lakeport Area First Responders Fundraiser on Sunday, April 25. Each contestant will make a pan of meatballs to be judged and a panel of area pastors will taste the samples and proclaim the winners.

The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the Laporte School Commons. A free will offering will buy attendees a dinner of meatballs, mashed potatoes, vegetable, Deb Roller's homemade buns and apple crisp.

Those wishing to enter meatballs for the contest may pick up a registration form at the school, Laporte Grocery or Miller's Gas and Service. The funds raised will help first responders update their emergency radios and supplies.

For more information contact Diane Sauer, Laporte Community Education, 224-2288, ext. 141.

"Trials & Triumphs", the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra's fourth and final subscription concert of the season, will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25 in the Bemidji High School auditorium under the direction of Dr. Beverly Everett.

Doors will open for seating at 2:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Lueken's Village Foods North in Bemidji or at the door.

The concert will feature David Heyde in the Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Heyde serves as associate principal horn with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

For more information about the BSO, this concert and the guest artist and composer, consult the website at www.bemidjisym

Thursday, April 29

A computer training class for seniors will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29 at the Park Rapids Area Library.

Senior Surf Day introduces computer basics, including navigating the Internet.

Space is limited; call 732-4966 to reserve a space. There is no charge for the training.

The Park Rapids Eagles Club is sponsoring the José Cole Circus with a 7 p.m. performance Thursday, April 29 at the Ted O. Johnson Arena.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Friday, April 30

The Friendly Squares will host a square dance on Friday, April 30 at the Century School in Park Rapids.

A "plus" workshop will be from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., mainstream dancing from 8 to 10 p.m.

The caller will be Roger Lueth and Donna Stone will cue rounds between tips. A potluck lunch will be furnished by the club. This is "western" night. All dancers and spectators are invited.

Monday, May 3

The American Cancer Society will offer its Look Good...Feel Better program from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 3 in conference room C of the North Country Regional Hospital, 1300 Anne St, Bemidji. 

Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

Registration is required. Call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 to register for the class or for more information.

May 19

First Lutheran Church of Akeley will host "Sexual Boundaries - Healthy Communities" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning May 19.

n The May 19 event will focus on "Engaging the Web of Support." This will include a basic overview of adult and child sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape and what can be done to prevent them.

n Mandated reporting will be addressed May 26, including what individuals are obligated to report and to whom.

n Engaging bystanders in sexual assault prevention will be discussed June 2. Topics will include media influence and pornography, their effects on society and what can be done to change the social norm.

n Healing and recovery will conclude the discussion June 9. Breaking the silence, what it takes to recover from sexual assault and how victims and survivors can be helped will be addressed.

There is no charge; the public is welcome to attend one or all of the events. Call 652-3335 to RSVP but walk-ins are welcome. Coffee and cookies will be served. Children under 18 are encouraged to attend with an adult.