CROSSLAKE - The Crosslake Historic Log Village will host its annual Cider and Candlelight Tour from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
The village will be lit by lantern and candlelight and will feature horse-drawn wagon rides by Chet and June Durm, music by traveling minstrels Kai and Bridget Allen, tours of the buildings by costumed volunteers and hot cider, coffee and cookies served in the livery.
The event is free to the public.
Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point cleanup planned
PEQUOT LAKES - The ninth annual Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point cleanup will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20. The community cleanup will be at the Pequot Lakes High School parking lot. Bring tires, mattresses, appliances, furniture, scrap metal, demolition debris, fluorescent bulbs, computers and electronics. No hazardous waste. The Salvation Army will be on hand accepting gently used clothing and household items.
For more information, call the Pequot Lakes Breezy Point Lions Club at (218) 568-6842 or check out plbplionsclub.com/events. Fees will be charged for items on a per item or load basis. Proceeds benefit the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club, which means that all income will stay in the community.
Minnesota-grown Food Fest planned
NISSWA - Eating locally grown food is becoming increasingly important. Fuel consumption and shipping costs, food-borne diseases and supporting local growers are just a few reasons to eat food produced close to home.
With these things in mind, a community "Eat Local - a Minnesota-grown Food Fest" will be 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. As much as possible, all foods will be made from locally grown products.
In addition to a tasty meal there will be environmental displays and a special presentation by Jim Uhrinak, a wildlife ecologist, restorationist, lay minister and forestry consultant, entitled "Tending and Keeping: Stewarding our Lakes Area Natural Resources."
There will be no charge for this event. Several local churches are cooperating in promoting this event.
Driver improvement course offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer the full eight-hour 55+ Driver Improvement Course from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 at the Aitkin Public Library.
The course is open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center certified instructor will teach the course focusing on driver safety, confidence and comfort by using the most up-to-date research in the field.
Cost is $20. For more information or to register call (888) 234-1294.
Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First-time participants must complete two four-hour sessions. Repeat persons are required to take a four-hour refresher course.
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