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Upcoming events Aug. 26-30

Thursday, Aug. 26

The trio of Deane Johnson, clarinet, Mari Willie, French horn, and Roz Pederson, piano, will perform at the noon hour concert from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids.

They will play a variety of classical and jazz music from romantic to modern. Some, like the Trio by Carl Reinecke, Nocturno by Voigt and Suite by modern composer Alec Wilder, have been written specifically for these instruments.

Others, such as the Pavane by Maurice Ravel, have been adapted from other instrumental combinations. Another arrangement, taken from original dance band charts, includes three traditional Latin American dances from the jazz age: La Cumprasita (tango), Siboney (rhumba) and Come to the Mardi Gras, (samba).

A children's "Fancy Cats" workshop for kids ages 7-13 will be presented from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 at Jack Pine Café.

The workshop, presented by Bickey Bender, will give children "ways to see" design, color and gain an appreciation of other artists' work.

All supplies are provided by Blank Canvas Artists. A yogurt treat will be provided.

For more information or to register, call Judy Wegenast at 218-847-3519.

The Hubbard County Historical Society book club will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26.

The featured book is "Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier."

A back-to-school bash for Hubbard County students in grades 7-12 will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 in the J&B Foods parking lot.

The event will include food, live music and activities, including a free movie, "To Save a Life," at Park Theatre at 9:15 p.m.

The film explores how saving a life could be just a matter of opening our ears to the cries of those hurting through the dramatic story of Jake Taylor.

Parents can preview the movie trailer at www.tosave Counselors will be available after the movie.

Participants are eligible to win door prizes, including a flat screen TV (must be present to win).

The event is sponsored by Bethany Lutheran, Calvary Lutheran, Faith Baptist and St. Peter Catholic churches; Hubbard County Youth Drug and Alcohol Task Force and J&B Foods.

Friday, Aug. 27

The Park Rapids Area Library will be hosting a Senior Surf Day for senior citizens to come and learn some basics about computers and using the Internet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday Aug. 27,

Space is limited. Call the library at 732-4966 to reserve your space.

There is no charge for this training.

Saturday, Aug. 28

The Headwaters Radio Control Flying Club will hold the annual fun fly from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28-29 at the club field located 4 miles west on Highway 34 and 1.5 miles south on Township Road 30.

Spectators are welcome.

The fifth annual Bemidji Women's Expo will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at the John Glas Fieldhouse on the campus of Bemidji State University.

The event begins at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m.

The Expo is presented by the Bemidji Pioneer in conjunction with title sponsors Bemidji State University, Northwest Technical College, Paul Bunyan Television, Sanford Health and North Country Health Services.

Chad Crittenden, an amputee and cancer survivor who appeared on the television reality series "Survivor," will deliver the keynote address at 12:15 p.m. and will present one of the day's 15 breakout seminars at 1:15 p.m.

Other seminars will focus on health, food, exercise, jewelry, furniture and fashion.

The Expo will feature nearly 100 vendor booths.

The day will culminate with a Show of Strength fashion show in which nine women will model clothing and accessories from

JC Penney while their inspirational stories are told. Following the fashion show, many valuable door prizes will be given away as the Expo ends.

Further information is available online at

A cancer benefit for the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Park Rapids Eagles Club.

The event will include a spaghetti dinner with a free will offering and a silent auction.

Proceeds will benefit research for leukemia, Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins, lymphoma and myloma as well as patient services.

Every 10 minutes, someone dies from blood cancer. That's nearly 146 people each day. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20.

Monday, Aug. 30

The Hubbard County Republicans will hold the annual social dinner Monday, Aug. 30 at the Park Rapids American Legion.

A visit with speakers will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. with a roast beef dinner served at 6 p.m. followed by speakers from 7 to 8 p.m.

Invited candidate speakers include Chip Cravaack, 8th Cong. Dist.; John Carlson, state Senate Dist. 4; Dave Hancock, state House Dist. 2B and Dennis Moser, state Senate Dist. 2.

Tickets are available from members of the Hubbard County Republicans or at the door.

The Hubbard County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at the museum.

Alice Holz will present a program on early Minnesota opera.

Saturday, Sept. 4

Ruby's Pantry food distribution will be held Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Menahga VFW Club. 

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the food distribution following at 10:30 a.m. 

The cost is $15 per share.  Bring your own baskets and boxes for food. 

Volunteers are needed and much appreciated.  Contact Karol or Dave at 564-4501 for more information.