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Upcoming events July 30 - Aug. 5

Friday, July 30

A lunch with M State officials will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 30 at North Point Lodge.

The event, hosted by the Hubbard County Regional Economic Development Commission, will address how the community will benefit from the partnership with M State, which has opened an office at the Frank White Education Center in Park Rapids.

Cost is $15. RSVP by calling 732-2256 or e-mailing

Saturday, July 31

The North Country Trail Association, Itasca-Moraine chapter, is inviting hikers on a 4.9 mile hike beginning at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, July 31. 

The starting point is where the North Country Trail crosses Hubbard Co. Rd. 91 approximately 15 miles north of Nevis/Dorset or 5.3 miles south of the intersection of Co. Rd. 91 and Highwats 71/200. 

See www.northcountry for detailed instructions to the starting point from several towns or call 218-675-5448. 

The hike goes from Co. Rd. 91 west to Steamboat Pass.  The hike passes by several lakes in a non-motorized area that reminds hikers of the boundary waters for its remoteness.

Monday, Aug. 2

Chapter FJ of the PEO sisterhood will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 at the home of Jan Kehr.

Members unable to attend should call 732-3430. 

Cal Kehr may be on traffic-direction duty. But if he's not, members should park heading the same direction on the circle.  Program will be a possible garden tour.

Tuesday, Aug. 3

A Native American portrait exhibit by Gary Peterson be on display Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 3 and 5 at the North Country Museum of Arts.

  Peterson, an artist in residence of Park Rapids Schools, completed this series of 19 graphite pencil drawings in 1980.

Peterson worked with Anishinaabeg children in the Frank White Elementary School, first through fourth grades.

  The background imagery was chosen by individual student.  The artist integrated symbols into each portrait.

Peterson, a Viet Nam veteran, lived on Lake Belle Taine at the time, 

  Admission is free; donations appreciated. The museum is open from 10:30 a.m. to 430 p.m.

The second annual Night to Unite, hosted by the Hubbard County Sheriff's Department, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 at the Law Enforcement Center parking lot in Park Rapids.

The event, celebrating a partnership in preventing crime, will include a free dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. with K-9 demos at 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

There will be a children's ID station a dunk tank for K-9 and "drunk" goggles.

Participants will meet local deputies and boat and water patrol, view the SWAT unit and command center, meet the canine deputy and partner Vulcan, see ATV and snowmobile units, view the sheriff's posse and with their horses as well as the Park Rapids police and fire department members.


Wednesday, Aug. 4

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" will be performed at Long Lake Theater at 3 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. from Aug. 4-27.

There is a special 3 p.m. matinee Thursday, Aug. 26.

Join three madcap men in tights for a hilarious, fast-paced romp through the Bard's timeless tales.

Tickets available at 732-0099, www.longlaketheater. com, Beagle Books and Sister Wolf Books. Long Lake Theater is located in Hubbard, 8 miles southeast of Park Rapids.

The Park Rapids All School Reunion planning committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the Park Rapids American Legion for the final planning meeting.

Thursday, Aug. 5

The Leech Lake Arts League (LLAL) will hold their annual Northern Reflections Art Show and Sale Aug. 5-7 at the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School.

This year's exhibit will include work from 17 area artists who use a variety of media and subjects. 

The show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.