MERRIFIELD - The Merrifield Marathoners Snowmobile Club's open house, vintage snowmobile run and free trailside luncheon is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Merrifield Marathon's Center.
There will be an opportunity to view vintage snowmobiles in action as the first annual vintage snowmobile ride will be leaving the clubhouse at 1 p.m.
The clubhouse, groomer and trail drag also will be on display. Members will be available to answer questions and offer trail maps and trail tips on finding the best trails. Also find out when the next trail ride is scheduled - the club has weekly rides open to anyone.
The Marathon's Center is located on the Paul Bunyan Trail in Merrifield or the west side of Highway 3, 1/4 mile south of the Super America gas station.
Brainerd Archery Club open shooting schedule
The Brainerd Archery Club has scheduled open shooting from Jan. 12-March 18.
Archers may shoot from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and may shoot a 3D round and/or a 300 round at the club, 1119 Madison St., Brainerd.
Archers of all abilities are welcome and you do not have to be a member of the archery club to participate. Club members receive reduced shooting fees, free use of the outdoor range (except during scheduled tournaments), voting privileges, a quarterly newsletter about club activities and membership in the Minnesota State Archery Association.
Membership fee for a family is $40, individual membership is $30 and junior (under age 14) membership is $20. Team sponsorship fee is $25. BAC members are charged $5 for a 300 round and $10 for a 3D round. Non-members are charged $8 for a 300 round and $15 for a 3D round.
The Brainerd Archery Club also has scheduled three weekend 3D tournaments this winter: Jan. 30-31, Feb. 13-14 and March 13-14. Hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays.
For more information about the Brainerd Archery Club, call 825-0265.
Walker earns Minnesota Historical Society grant
An organization in Walker is one of 30 recipients in 23 counties to be awarded Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Fast Track Grants of $7,000 or less.
This was the first round of recipients announced by the Minnesota Historical Society. The grants are made possible by the people of Minnesota, who voted on Nov. 4 to pass the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution to support efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including the state's history and cultural heritage.
Trust for Public Land of Walker earned a $7,000 grant to support the national register nomination for Two Points, an archeological site on Leech Lake.
The society will award a total of $6.75 million in Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants to nonprofit and educational organizations, government units and tribes during the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years. The grants provide an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to preserve and share the state's history and cultural heritage.
Grants are available for history and historic preservation projects in three tiers: small or "Fast Track" grants of $7,000 or less, mid-size grants between $7,000 to $50,000 and large grants of more than $50,000.
For more information, including application deadlines, visit www.mnhs.org/legacygrants.
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