World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role that science has in our society. It is celebrated each year on Nov. 10. World Science Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001 and celebrated for the first time in 2002. A group of interested citizens in Park Rapids has decided to do something to highlight World Science Day.
Jackson Leckner shot this buck with his bow Oct. 11. Local hunters are invited to submit their recent, best hunting photos to be published in the Enterprise. Submissions can be dropped off, mailed or emailed. (Submitted photo)
Local hunters are invited to submit photos to the Park Rapids Enterprise from this season. Paul Lundquist of Ponsford shared this photo of Molly's first grouse. She's a one-year-old pure breed Britanny Spaniel. "We like to hunt near the Two Inlets State Forest. Brittanys have much natural instinct for upland game and she loves to hunt," Lundquist said. (Submitted photo)
"Hubbard's Got Talent" hits the stage on Saturday, Oct. 14. "We have so much talent around here and people seem to like these talent contest television shows, so I thought, 'Why not?'" says Bruce Bolton, Long Lake Theater manager. Bolton hopes that more talent shows will follow; it depends on how well the first one goes. First and second place winners will be selected by audience ballot, with $50 going to the top choice and $20 to runner-up. The talent show begins at 7:30 p.m.
St. Johns Lutheran Church and Calvary Lutheran Church of Park Rapids are sponsoring a festival of music to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Music in the Lutheran tradition will be performed Sunday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. on pipe organ by Sarah Carlson, director of music ministry at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji, and the Park Rapids Classic Chorale, directed by Melanie Hanson.
The Park Rapids Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the FATHER Project, helping fathers learn healthy parenting skills and overcome emotional and financial barriers. The donation will be used to help with meeting supplies, gas cards for fathers to attend meetings, educational materials, meeting snacks and crisis supplies if needed.
The New Christy Minstrels, one of the most popular and well-known folk groups, continues to tour extensively. They are the opening act for the Heartland Concert Association series on Monday, Oct. 2. The 7 p.m. show will be held at the Park Rapids High School auditorium.
DAV Chapter 38 Commander Jeff Siebert, second from right, presented a check for $5,000 to MACV Programs and Outreach Manager Paul Pedersen, in support of the work his group does to reduce homelessness among veterans in Minnesota. Pictured right to left, Hubbard County CVSO Jerry Bjerke, MACV Outreach Case Manager Darius Simon, Pedersen, Sibert, former Hubbard County CVSO Greg Remus. (Submitted photo)
During the peak of fall colors, Friends of Itasca State Park will host an assortment of activities Saturday, Sept. 30. All are welcome to attend their annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center classroom to learn about park activities — past, present and future. In the afternoon, Friends of Itasca State Park will guide the annual Ozawindib Fall Colors Hike, followed by a raffle drawing for an "Itasca Getaway." Dr. Marla Spivak, a University of Minnesota researcher, shares "The Status of Bee Health: Untying a Messy Knot."
Charitable giving by Citizens National Bank