PEQUOT LAKES - Members of the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lion's Club will host the Cherry Car Show on June 7 in Pequot Lakes.
The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trailside Park, on the corner of State Highway 371 and County Road 11 in Pequot Lakes.
Registration is $10 and will be at 7 a.m. for those who have a car to enter.
For more information, call 568-4488.
Garrison cleanup day scheduled June 7
GARRISON - The Garrison Lions will sponsor the fifth annual community cleanup day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 at the VFW parking.
The event will be held rain or shine.
The Lions also will take appliances, old computers, couches and chairs, mattresses, scrap metals, construction materials, batteries, tires and bikes. Nominal fees will be assessed according to the load.
For questions, call 764-2237, (320) 692-4439 or 678-3727.
Horticulture Society conference planned
PEQUOT LAKES - The Nisswa Garden Club will host the Minnesota 6th District Horticulture Society 2008 spring conference June 10 at the Baptist Church and Trailside Center in Pequot Lakes.
The theme for this conference is "June is Busting Out all Over." The conference includes a plant sale, flower show, quilt drawing and featured speakers.
Jim Sherwood, president of the club and owner of the Treehouse Nursery and Garden Center, will speak in the morning on "Awesome Annuals for 2008."
Dorothy Johnson, a member of the club and a Master Gardener since 1977, will present "Some Beautiful Minnesota Gardens" in the afternoon. The fee is $20, which includes lunch, or $10 without lunch (reservations must be made by May 31 for lunch).
All are welcome to attend the conference. For more information, call Barbara Bogdanovich at (218) 330-6661 or Burma Brekke at (218) 765-3157.
Nisswa Garden Club activities slated May 31
NISSWA - The Nisswa Garden Club's second annual plant sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon May 31 at Schaefer's Foods in Nisswa. The sale will offer annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and house plants grown by club members. Chairperson for this event is Sue Jordan. Thrivent Financial will match part of the proceeds from the sale.
"Alice's Adventures in a Garden Wonderland" is the theme for the annual garden show July 30 at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. This is members' opportunity to exhibit flowers and vegetables from their gardens, to enter the artistic division and to bring homemade goodies for the bake sale. A plant sale also is scheduled, co-chaired by Mike Edmunds and Elizabeth Brown with the help of a working committee.
The club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lutheran Church of the Cross and begins with a catered lunch. Each month's meeting features a speaker on a gardening topic.
The May speaker will be Roy Robison of Landscape Alternatives, on "Native Plants in our Gardens." The Club presently has 157 members, including nine Master Gardeners. Membership is open to anyone interested in gardening. For reservations for a monthly meeting, call (218) 963-7494.
Club officers for 2008 are president Jim Sherwood; president-elect, Jill Macnamara; secretary Karen Bruce and treasurer Charlie Boudrye.
State results for essay contest announced
Abigail Iverson and David Supinski were awarded first place in their respective divisions of the Minnesota level in the 2007-2008 Elks Americanism Essay Contest - "What is an American?" - held recently. Their essays have been forwarded to the Grand Lodge for judging at the national level.
Supinski, Forestview Middle School, placed first in Division I for fifth and sixth grades. He received a $50 check and a gold medal. Gabbie Peterson, Forestview Middle School, placed second in Division I and was awarded a $25 check and a silver medal.
Iverson, Forestview Middle School, won Division II for seventh and eighth grades. She also received a $50 check and a gold medal. Honorable mention in Division II was awarded to Allison Kosobud, Forestview Middle School. Kosobud received a bronze medallion.
More than 800 students participated from eight Minnesota Lodges.
Summer camp scheduled at Staples campus of CLC
A day camp is scheduled for the Staples campus of Central Lakes College this summer.
Summer Engineering and Manufacturing Camp (SEaM) will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7-11 for grades seven through 12. It is sponsored by the Center for Excellence at Bemidji State University and the Staples campus of Central Lakes College.
The SEaM camp is a five-day hands-on opportunity in electronics, motor controllers, mechanical drafting, manufacturing machining and robotics automated systems.
On the last day of the camp, pairs of students put their creations to the test in an obstacle course of cones, ramps and tunnels. They also compete in "Robot Hockey" - a timed event based on goals scored. There are awards in these events for first, second, and third place.
The main event is the "Battlebot Demolition Derby," which provides awards for first- and second-place teams. The students use kits to build their robots, assembling hundreds of parts under guidance from instructors.
The camp is limited to the first 36 registrants. Transportation is provided from Brainerd.
To register or obtain information, contact Janet Gontarek at 855-8134 on the Brainerd campus or 894-5106 on the Staples campus or toll-free at (800) 247-6836, asking for the SEaM Camp registration line. That e-mail address is email@example.com.
Deadline for vendors set for LF craft fair
LITTLE FALLS - Area artisans and crafters interested in booth space at the 36th annual Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair set Sept. 6-7 have until June 15 to hand in their application.
Application materials are available by contacting the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce at artsandcrafts @littlefallmnchamber.com or by calling Sylvia at (320) 632-5155.
Think-off finalists announced
NEW YORK MILLS - The four finalists for this year's Great American Think-Off have been selected.
The finalists will debate the question "Does immigration strengthen or threaten the United States?" at 7 p.m. June 14 at the Regional Cultural Center in New York Mills.
The finalists arguing for "threaten" are Craig R. Allen, a retail instructor from West Linn, Ore., and Nicholas Thayer, a student from St. Cloud.
The finalists arguing for "strengthen" are Tom Bailey, an alumni director from Nashville, Tenn., and Deana Cavaliere, a graduate student from Richfield.
The contestants' essays are at www.think-off.org. For ticket information, call (218) 385-3339.
Goggleye speaks at forum
George Goggleye Jr. of Bena, outgoing chairman of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, was guest speaker of the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government on May 8.
His topic was "Economics and Education" as it pertains to the Leech Lake Reservation. The free public forum was held in Dryden Theatre on the Central Lakes College campus in Brainerd, where monthly forums will resume in September.
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