CROSSLAKE - Several events this summer will give Crosslake residents of all ages a chance to take part in educational experiences and entertainment.
AAA Senior Driving, a senior driving class as a four-hour refresher course, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19. For more information, call the Crosslake Community Center at (218) 692-4271.
Morning Walkers and Talkers reserve the Crosslake Community Center gym from 8-9 a.m. each weekday morning.
Crosslake Chautauqua, a new program with a monthly mission to provide a wide range of educational experiences for Crosslake area residents, visitors and guests. The first forum - The Life of an Early Dam Tender - will tell the story of Warren Drought and how the Pine River Reservoir created the modern day Crosslake area.
The forum is narrated by Ray Nelson, park manager of Crosslake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area. The forum is 1:30 p.m. July 11 at the Crosslake Community Center. Admission is free.
Tuesday morning Story Hour at the Crosslake Library has been attracting pre-schoolers. The program continues through June takes a break in July and August and returns Sept. 4.
Summer Reading Club welcomes children from kindergarten through sixth grade on Thursday mornings between July 12 and Aug. 16. Special programming at the reading club will include a magician, juggler and naturalist, as well as a chance to explore African and American Indian cultures.
A flag pole dedication will be in memory of Robert Garin and hosted by the Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion at 5:30 p.m. June 26 with an unveiling of a memorial for Garin. An American Legion baseball game will follow the ceremony.
Tennis activities include lessons starting July 9 with three one-week sessions available for students at the youth beginner, beginner or advanced beginner levels. The fee is $20 per session. Students may register for all sessions at $50. Private lessons also are available.
Senior tennis mixers with court time reserved for the mixed doubles league. Partners are not required. Play is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. The tennis courts
A Youth Boat Safety Class, sponsored by C&C Boat Works, Zorbaz and the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department is 9 a.m. June 27 at the Community Center.
Catch the Wave is a class to familiarize seniors with the Internet. The Crosslake Park Department is sponsoring the class from 8:30-10 a.m. July 11 at the Crosslake Library in the Community Center. Pre-registration is required by called (218) 692-7323. The class is provided by Senior LinkAge Line and the Minnesota Board on Aging.
Interpretive Nature Tours with the parks department on Crosslake's 152-acre park. Tours will include a ride on a new six-passenger touring cart. Participants will experience more than 3 miles of trails that include McClain and Cranberry lakes. Wildlife, flowers, trees and plants are part of the tour. Reservations are required. Tours will be scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesdays beginning July 11. The city also is seeking volunteers for this program.
Girls Volleyball Clinic for seventh- through ninth-graders is hosted by the parks department and Mary Miller, former University of California NCAA Division II player. The clinic, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starts June 25 and will run four consecutive days. On June 25 and June 26, the class will be at the Community Center and on June 27 and June 28, the class will be at Zorbaz. Cost per player is $25 with a 15 participant limit.
Participants will be instructed in basic volleyball skills, team and defensive drills, games and game situations. The last day each player will have an opportunity to take part in a round-robin tournament.
Players need to provide knee-pads, water bottle and lunch. For more information, call Mary at (218) 692-4201.
For more information on programs, call the Crosslake Community Center at (218) 692-4271.
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