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Upcoming events June 9-25

Wednesday, June 9

Hubbard County Sheriff Frank Homer will present information on scams from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 at Nevis Senior Center.

The talk is sponsored by Nevis Senior Center and Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota.

The event is open to the public.

The Riverside Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 at the new community center in Osage.

For more information call Barbara at 573-3572.

The Park Rapids Retired Military Group will meet Wednesday June 9 at 6 p.m. for fellowship and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at North Point Lodge, east of Park Rapids on Highway 34. (formerly Goose Crossing).

Come and enjoy the company of others with retired military background and their families.

Call President Dan Paulson at 732-8401 for more information.

Thursday, June 10

A Minnesota firearms safety course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 10 and 11 at the Environmental Education Building located on the fairgrounds in Park Rapids.

Registration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 at the Environmental Education Building Environmental Education Building; all students must register to attend.

Materials will be distributed and the fee of $7.50 will be collected June 9. Students should bring a self-ad-dressed, stamped envelope at the time of registration.

There is no maximum age limit but students must be at least 11 at the time of registration.

Topics covered in the course include safe firearm handling, firearm care, hunter ethics and responsibility, wildlife management, field testing and other topics.

For more information, call Russ Johnsrud at 732-8411 or Ron Norenberg at 732-9356.

PEO Chapter FQ will hold its regular meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 10 at the home of Edith Kufus with Rojean Cummins as co-hostess.

The program will be a report of the state convention.

Friday, June 11

The White Earth Land Recovery Project will hold a celebratory event for the installation of the 75kW Loland turbine at noon Friday, June 11 at the White Earth Land Recovery, formerly Callaway Elementary School.

All are welcome to celebrate the installation with food and ice cream served.

For more information, call 218-375-2600.

The Park Rapids Lions Club will host an oven-baked chicken dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 11 at the Park Rapids American Legion.

The menu will include baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, bars and beverages.

Proceeds benefit Lions community projects.

Saturday, June 12

A pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12 at the Lake George Senior Center.

The Akeley Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12 on Paul's Patio.

A chef from the Good Life Cafe will demonstrate the use of spring greens at 10 a.m. Saturday June 12 at the Park Rapids Farmers Market on Main street.

The chef will select available produce from the vendors for his creation.

The Park Rapids Fire Department will hold an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 12 at the fire hall.

All are welcome.

The Living at Home/ Interfaith Caregivers Program is sponsoring their "famous" rib dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12 at the American Legion in Park Rapids. 

Ribs, baked potatoes, coleslaw, veggies and dessert will be served.

Living at Home is committed to mobilizing volunteers and other community resources to enable seniors to remain living in the home of their choice.

Monday, June 14

The Mantrap Valley Conservation Club Auxiliary will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 14 at the clubhouse.

The Mantrap Valley Conservation Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 14 at the clubhouse.

The Hubbard County DFL will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 14 the Lake George Town Hall. (Accessible site.)

Participants will be finalizing plans for the 25th anniversary walleye and wild rice dinner June 18 at the Park Rapids American Legion. 

Members will also be planning upcoming events for the summer months. All are welcome to attend and contribute ideas. 

Tuesday, June 15

Tri-County Hospital Hospice will host "Growing through Grief," a bereavement program designed for children and adolescents, age 7 to 17. 

Sessions will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 in the courtyard conference room, located on the lower level of Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.

  "Growing through Grief" provides a caring environment in which to educate and support children and adolescents dealing with sensitive issues related to grief. 

The curriculum is divided by age levels ensuring developmentally appropriate group activities. 

Recognizing that young people generally identify and share more with their peers, the program sponsors have created a free course designed to help children find relief from their feelings of isolation and loneliness.

  All group participants must complete a parental permission form to attend.

To learn more about "Growing through Grief," or to obtain a permission form, contact Tri-County Hospital Hospice at 218-631-7480. 

Chapter T of the PEO Sisterhood will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at the home of Karen Lundstrom.

Co-hostesses are Wannie Johnson and Rita Sundstrom.

The program will be reports on the state convention and home fund.

The Park Rapids Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at the Park Rapids Area Library.

Lindy Ekola of the DNR will present a program on native plants.

Guests are welcome.

Saturday, June 19

The 10th annual Sebeka Red Eye River Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19 beginning in the Sebeka City Park.

Pre-register by contacting Patty Anderson at or 218-837-5677.

All participants receive a T-shirt and are eligible for door prizes. Medals and trophies will be awarded.

Three internationally known Minnesota authors will appear at Wadena's first Affaire des Artes art festival Saturday June 19 in Burlington Northern Park in downtown Wadena on.

n Lois Greiman, a romance and mystery writer, will appear to read and sign books at the Depot at 2 p.m. Her Highland novels have received Affaire de Couer's Critic's Choice Award, Romantic Times K.I.S.S. Award and nominated for Romance Writer's of America's prestigious Rita.

n Erin Hart writes a series of archaeological crime novels set in the mysterious boglands of Ireland. She will visit and sign books at 2:45 p.m. at the Depot. Her debut novel, Haunted Ground, introduced readers to pathologist Nora Gavin and archaeologist Cormac Maguire.

In addition to winning the Friends of American Writers award and Romantic Times Best First Mystery, the book was shortlisted for Anthony and Agatha awards.

n Faith Sullivan is the author of three novels set in the fictional town of Harvester, Minnesota - The Cape Ann (Penguin), The Empress of One, and What a Woman Must Do, the latter two published by Milkweed.

She will be at the Depot at 3:45 p.m. to visit and sign books.

Sunday, June 20

The annual Masonic pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 20 at the Park Rapids American Legion.

The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and grits, coffee and juice.

Tickets are available at the door or from a Mason.

Tuesday, June 22

The Menahga community is invited to a picnic from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 at the Menahga city campground pavilion. 

Hot dogs, polish sausage, coleslaw, beans and other picnic favorites will be served. 

Free will donations will be received to benefit the Menahga Senior Center. 

This event is sponsored by TruStar Federal Credit Union; TruStar will match the first $250 in donations.

Friday, June 25

A Festival of Authors and Artists will be held in Dorset Friday, June 25.

The event is an expansion of festivals held previous summers. This year it will be from noon to 8 p.m.

People can receive signings from many local authors and attend many other special events put on by the shops.

Sister Wolf Books is hosting the literary guests. Head to Dorset to enjoy many authors from the area who have published material locally as well as nationally.

Also, event-goers can enjoy other events from painters to carvers.

The festival is a way for Dorset to highlight some of the local Minnesota authors and artists.

Restaurants other shops will offer specials during the day.

Authors include William Kent Krueger, who writes the Cork O'Connor mystery series; Dana Holm, who has published Itasca State Park photography; Joseph Plut, who wrote a biography about conversations he had with Jon Hassler; Anton Treuer, who wrote a history novel about Ojibwe in Minnesota; and Maureen Gibbon, fiction author.

Artists will line the streets to demonstrate and sell their work. The art show is by invitation only.

Artwork will include mosaics, blown glass, bead work, pottery, acrylic artistry, jewelry, designing, glass fusing, stained glass and photography.

For more information about the festival and for a complete list of authors go to or call 732-7565.