LITTLE FALLS -- The Morrison County Historical Society will host an ice cream social from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Sundaes will be served for $2.50 each to visitors at the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. The museum is on Lindbergh Drive South in Little Falls. A choice of sundae toppings will include real maple syrup and pecans or chocolate and peanuts.
At 2:30 p.m. the Golden Spikes, a six-member women's singing group from the Brainerd/Baxter area, will perform.
The ice cream social will be held in conjunction with the Great River Family Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by Great River/Great People. The purpose of the Great River Family Weekend is to draw attention to the Mississippi River by encouraging people to visit various sites in Morrison County.
Sites highlighted during the weekend will include the Little Elk Heritage Preserve, Camp Ripley, the Minnesota Military Museum, Pine Grove Park and Zoo, Lindbergh State Park, the Lindbergh House State Historic Site, the Minnesota Fishing Museum and The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum.
There is no admission charge for any of these sites during this weekend.
For more information, call Mary at (320) 632-4007.
Prescribed burn takes place in Itasca
Itasca State Park staff members began a prescribed burn of the East Twin lakes May 18.
The 1,300-acre burn unit is between Highway 71 and the east and south entrance roads. This unit is a mix of pine and hardwood trees. The prescribed burn helped reduce the fuel loads, decreasing the chance of wildfires, and was a step forward in restoring natural processes to the pine forest landscape within Itasca State Park.
Prescribed burns offer training opportunities for firefighters. Not only do they learn skills in working on fires, they also have a chance to participate in a forest management method.
Seventy-five trained firefighters from the following agencies helped conduct this burn: Minnesota Conservation Corp., White Earth Tribal, Chippewa National Forest, Rice Lake Wildlife Management Area and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Divisions of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks.
Cass blood pressure, immunization clinics set
Cass County will offer blood pressure and immunization clinics in June.
Backus -- 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Senior Citizens Building.
Walker -- 1-3 p.m. Friday, Public Health Office.
Longville -- 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and June 19, Longville Family Center.
Pillager -- 12:30-2:30 p.m. June 19, Family Resource Center.
Pine River -- 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 6, Pine River Family Center.
Remer -- 10-11:30 a.m. June 13, Town hall.
Walker -- 10 a.m.-noon June 12, Public Health Office.
Preschoolers -- Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Hib., Hep. B, Varicella.
School age -- All the above except Hib.
Adult -- Diphtheria, Tetanus.
Charge is $3 per immunization (bring current record). Receive a free reading book for children by getting their initial immunization series completed by age 20 months.
Child and teen checkups/clinics
Call for appointment time.
Cass Lake -- June 14, Cass Lake Family Center, (218) 335-7837.
Pillager -- June 27, Pillager Family Center, (218) 746-4009.
Walker -- June 25, Hope Lutheran Church, (218) 547-1850.
Pine River -- June 28, Pine River Family Center, (218) 587-4292.
Adult health clinics
set in Cass County
Cass County Public Health will offer adult health clinics in June.
Public health nurses will assess at no charge: health history, blood pressure, blood glucose and medications management. Foot care, at a cost of $10, will include cutting toenails, ingrown toenails and calluses.
Pillager -- 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, Pillager Senior Citizens Center.
Hackensack -- 12:30-4 p.m. June 12, Hackensack Senior Center.
Boy River -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21, Jerry's Bar.
Cass Lake -- 9-11:30 a.m. June 19, Four Seasons Apartments.
Longville -- 1-3 p.m. June 26, YAH Senior Center.
A foot-care-clinic only, for $10, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 7 at Quam Court in Walker.
Bring a towel and basin to these clinics.
Cass WIC nutrition program schedule listed
Following is the Cass County WIC nutrition program schedule for June.
Pine River -- 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. June 6 and 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. June 7, Pine River Family Center.
Walker -- 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. June 11, Hope Lutheran Church.
Remer -- 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. June 13, city hall.
Pillager -- Noon-2:30 p.m. June 19 and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 20, Family Resource Center.
A Healthy Beginnings nurse will be available at WIC clinics to answer questions about pregnancy/childbirth and for pregnancy testing.
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