BAXTER -- Kids Act Productions' annual meeting will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church's Fellowship Hall in Baxter.
Breakfast will be served. Kids and visitors are welcome. Past show certificates will be presented. A video will be shown of the accomplishments of Kids Act. Members will vote on the new or returning board members and the 2005 budget. Voting will be open to any person who has participated as a cast member or technical support person.
The new session will begin with a student and parent meeting 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Baxter Elementary School cafeteria.
For more information, call Jennifer Pedersen, Kids Act president, at 330-8454.
Unlimited Learning to explore terrorism
CROSBY -- Lloyd Klein, assistant professor of criminal justice at Bemidji State University, will discuss terrorism and the effects of 9-11 in an Unlimited Learning program 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby.
Admission is $6.
For more information, call Shirley Hale at (218) 546-2616.
Grassroots Concerts schedule listed
NISSWA -- The spring Grassroots Concerts schedule will include six shows, beginning with Bryan Bowers Feb. 4. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Nisswa Community Center.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Salvation Army Food Shelf donations will be accepted at the door.
After autoharp player Bowers, the schedule includes veteran troubadour Bill Staines (Feb. 25); Spider John Koerner (March 11), known for his influence on musicians such as John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton; Canadian fiddler and guitarist Garnet Rogers (April 1); Minnesota's five-piece Irish-style group Barra (April 15); and versatile duo Bob Bovee and Gail Heil (May 6), who will run through a history lesson of cowboy songs, ragtime, Tin Pan Alley and yodels.
For more information, consult www.grassrootsconcerts.org.
Think-Off question announced
NEW YORK MILLS -- The 2005 Great American Think-Off question is: "Competition or cooperation: Which benefits society more?
"Is competition the ideal way to allocate society's resources or does it make some people better off at the expense of others? Cooperation provides a way for individuals to accomplish more collectively than they could on their own but does it diminish the individual's incentive to excel?"
To enter the 13th annual Think-Off, submit an essay of 750 words or less, preferably focusing on personal experience with the issue. The deadline is April 1. Mail essays to P.O. Box 246, New York Mills, MN, 56567; e-mail to email@example.com (no attachments); or submit online at www.think-off.org.
Four finalists will receive $500 and travel expenses to participate in a debate June 11 in New York Mills. The finalists will be announced May 1.
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