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Upcoming events Aug. 21-25

saturday, Aug. 21

The public is invited to Howard Maninga's Vietnam Veterans Memorial for the flag raising and all veterans tribute program at 1 p.m. today (Saturday) at the home of Howard and Trudy Maninga.

Bring a lawn chair for comfort. Lunch will follow the program. Call 218-573-3825 for directions to 33517 Bunker Hill Road, Ponsford.

The Forestedge Winery Art Fair, now in its ninth year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (Saturday) and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22.

Located 14 miles north of Akeley on Highway 64, the Forestedge Winery Art Fair features art, wine, food and fun. Admission and parking are free.

Thirty artists were invited to showcase their work at the art fair this year.

During the art fair, all of Forestedge's wines are available for sampling. The winery's cafeteria will offer an eclectic variety of foods during the art fair, from wild rice soup to shrimp cocktails to pulled pork sandwiches. Nuts and ice cream will be available from specialty booths set up around the winery grounds.

The event will include Celtic folk singers in the mornings and a jazz band each afternoon.

The 35th annual Lake Itasca Pioneer Farmers show will continue today (Saturday) and Sunday, Aug. 21-22 at the north side of Itasca State Park on Highway 200.

Attractions during the reunion/show include log-handling and loading using horses; lumber sawing on a 103-year-old sawmill; lumber planing; shingle and lath making; birdhouse, broom and rope making; and grain threshing. Displays include a 100-year-old rural schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, log house, church, store and women's activities building.

The food building and snack shack are open all day.

Tickets include admission to a three-day flea market held on the grounds and the third annual National Scale Model Builders Convention being held at the same time.

Saturday's events start with a breakfast at 7 a.m. A special cancellation will be held at the Post Office from 9 a.m. to noon. A parade is at 1 p.m., kids' pedal-tractor pull at 2 p.m., supper at 5 p.m. and a country/old time music show and "Glo-Stick" show at 10 p.m.

Sunday's events kick off with breakfast from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m., worship service at 9 a.m., parade at 1 p.m. and an old time tractor pull following the parade.

More than two dozen rustic-framed buildings can be found in a shady, park-like area on the grounds, and these house a sizeable auditorium, logging museum, kitchen, blacksmith shop, engines, models and toy displays, hot-air engine displays, and other activities.

New exhibits include the historic Lake Itasca Post Office with completely restored 1940 interior and early 1900s Redby Machine Shop with machines and equipment. Another area adjacent to this site houses the historic Itasca Park sawmill, the equally historic A.J. Levorsen sawmill engine, and the Roy Hemmerich Logging Memorial.

Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and display of historic, rural/logging related Americana for the cultural, educational, entertainment and heritage-related benefits of the public. Incorporated in 1976, LIRPF has been located by Minnesota's Itasca State Park since 1990.

Sunday, Aug. 22

St. Theodore's Church - Pine Point-Ponsford - will host the 11th annual spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22.

The church is located at the intersection of County Roads 124 and 129. Head north on County Road 225 from Highway 34 west of Osage.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

Riverside Cemetery Association, Osage, will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the new Osage Community Center, located north of Osage on CSAH 48.

The purpose of the meeting is to review current policies and discuss possible changes to existing policies.

Anyone with an interest in the ongoing care of the cemetery is encouraged to attend. For further information, call 573-3572.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Dr. Anton Treuer, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, will present "everything you wanted to know about Indians but were afraid to ask" from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the Park Rapids Area Library.

The event is free but pre-registration is required by contacting 866-268-7293 ext. 244 www.minne sota