STAPLES -- The Staples Community Center is scheduling a Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course and a Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course the weekends of July 27 and Aug. 3.
Participants must be at least 15 for the lifeguard class and 17 for the lifeguard instructor class and pass a skills test. Participants must register no later than Thursday, July 19.
For more information, contact Kevin or Anna at (218) 894-2553.
Ruttger's style show to benefit elementary school
DEERWOOD -- "More Stylin'" is the theme for this year's Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge annual style show event Friday.
Proceeds from this event will help to benefit the Cuyuna Range Reading Foundation for the area elementary school. The event gets under way at 11 a.m. with a social hour and lunch at noon.
See the latest in summer fashions and casual clothing from Ruttger's Country Store and Golf Pro Shop. Performing again at this year's event will be pianist and recording artist Mary Beth Carlson. Ruttger's executive chef, Terry Dox, will prepare lunch, topped off by a flaming dessert.
Tickets are $16.95 per person. For reservations, call Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge at 1-800-450-4545 or (218) 678-2885, extension 457.
derby set Saturday
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Fairgrounds Demolition Derby is set at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pillager Fairgrounds.
Stock car prizes are $400 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place with a consolation trophy. Four-cylinder vehicle prizes are $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place with a consolation trophy.
Those interested in entering the derby just need to show up on the day of the event. Derby entries are $25 and registration begins at 11 a.m. Gate admission is $5.
Tour of Little Elk Heritage Preserve set Sunday
LITTLE FALLS -- The Institute for Minnesota Archaeology will host an open house celebration Sunday at the Little Elk Heritage Preserve near Little Falls.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. with a barbecue lunch, followed by a one-mile walking tour led by archaeologist Douglas Birk. Visit the site of an 18th century French fur trading post, stand on the spot where Joseph Nicollet camped in 1836, and listen to stories about the early Dakota and Ojibwe people who lived here.
The event is free.
The Little Elk Heritage Preserve is along County Highway 213, 11 miles north of the Highway 10 bridge crossing, about two miles north of Little Falls.
Those planning to have lunch should RSVP to (651) 848-0095 no later than 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Morrison 4-H to serve
as state ambassador
SWANVILLE -- Jonathan Holmgren, a Morrison County 4-H member, was elected to serve as a state 4-H ambassador for 2001-2002 at the voting delegate weekend for the state 4-H Youth Leadership Extravaganza held June 14-16 at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus.
Holmgren is the son of Mike and Natalie Holmgren, Swanville, and a member of the Culdrum Comets 4-H Club, 4-H Shooting Sports Club and the 4-H Dog Project Club.
As a 4-H ambassador, he will be responsible for serving as a spokesperson and educator promoting 4-H youth development programs and teaching youths and adults about such topics as communication, diversity issues and ethical leadership. In addition, ambassadors are encouraged to teach in their 4-H areas of interest.
Holmgren is currently serving as the vice president of the Morrison County 4-H Federation.
Pequot to celebrate Bean
Hole Days next week
PEQUOT LAKES -- Bean Hole Days will be celebrated July 10 and 11 in Pequot Lakes.
Those who buy a centennial Bean Hole button will be eligible for the medallion hunt with a prize of $50. Participating merchants will give discounts during Bean Hole Days to people wearing a button or a Bean Hole Days T-shirt.
Festivities will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday with The Three Bobs singing at the gazebo in the trailside park. Hot dogs and pop will be available in the park along with the newly designed Bean Hole T-shirts and buttons. There will be games for the kids. The Pequot Lakes Historical Society and Senior Citizen's Club will serve sloppy joes and homemade pie. At 8 p.m., baked beans will be lowered into the ground for overnight cooking.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, the arts and crafts fair will run near the trailside building in downtown Pequot Lakes. At 11 a.m. The Three Bobs will entertain in the gazebo. Pony rides and Water Wars will be offered near the gazebo. The crowning of the King or Queen Bean will be held.
At noon beans, buns and lemonade will be served free. The Pequot Lakes Lions Club will serve brats for a fee.
Deep Portage to host
HACKENSACK -- Deep Portage Conservation Reserve near Hackensack will host 170 to 175 Future Farmers of America students July 8-13.
This will be the second visit this year by this group of young people who are taking leadership training. Dress code is an important part of the program. All wear corduroy uniforms, including shirt and tie for boys and nylons and skirts for girls.
Artists are sought to submit new "critter" designs for Deep Portage membership mugs, T-shirts and sweatshirts for the year 2002. This year the artist drew a ruffed grouse. In the past artists have drawn deer, wolf, goose, pileated woodpecker, bobcat, wood duck and others.
Artists should submit a sketch on 8 1/2- by 11-inch paper in India Ink. Send drawings by Aug. 1 to Deep Portage, 2197 Nature Center Drive N.W., Hackensack, MN 56452.
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