UPCOMING EVENTS: Nov. 18-24, 2023 – Park Rapids Enterprise

Menahga Ruby’s Pantry is held the third Saturday of each month at the Menahga High School. Food bundles will be distributed from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $25 per share.

The Watermark Art Center in Bemidji is having an Art-to-Go printmaking kit giveaway from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for kids ages 14 and younger. Kits will contain everything a young artist needs to create a gallery of colorful monoprints, including paper, ink, a brayer, a texture plate and other textural doodads. Kits will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

The play “The Love of Three Oranges” will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Nevis School.

Native American artist Kent Estey’s exhibit “Endanakiiyaan – Where I am on the Earth” opens at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji. On view will be landscapes and nature scenes done in bright and bold colors, with a reception to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 9. Watermark galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Park Rapids Area Community Band’s fall concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the auditorium at Park Rapids Area High School.

High school bands will have a concert at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Park Rapids Area High School.

Community Table will serve a free community meal from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Park Rapids.

Ruby’s Pantry-Laporte has a pop-up pantry from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or until bundles run out at the Laporte School bus garage, across from 315 Main St. W. Requested donation is $25 and only exact change is accepted. There is no restriction on how many bundles you can pick up. To pre-register and donate for your bundle(s), or to volunteer, visit www.RubysPantry.org. If you can bring boxes to swap out, it will be appreciated. Sponsor is Trinity Lutheran Church.

The Community Thank Meal will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church. Meals will be available for pickup at the church or for home delivery within 15 miles of Park Rapids. To reserve a meal, call the “turkey hotline” at 218-237-TRKY (8759) by noon on Nov. 22.

Enjoy hot cocoa, hot cider and other treats at the Yuletide Sampler from 5 to 6 p.m. in downtown Park Rapids. Participating businesses host this annual event to thank the community for their support all year, offering yummy holiday treats, a live nativity scene and free will offerings donated to CHI St. Joseph’s Hospice Care.

The Heartland Lakes Community tree lighting happens at 6 p.m. on Main Avenue in Park Rapids, hosted by the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a carol sing, hot cocoa, cookies, warm fire pits, roasted marshmallows and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The Northern Light Opera Company presents “A Very Good Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m., immediately following the Christmas tree lighting, at the Armory Arts & Events Center. This two-person telling of the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” invites audience participation and was previewed last summer. The performance is free to the public.


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