Glenwood Lakes Area Community Calendar - Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

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A-Frame Barricade Rental
01/01/16 - 01/01/21
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Purchase Your Minnewaska Dollars Today!
01/01/16 - 01/01/21
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Conference & Community Room Rental
01/01/19 - 01/01/21
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2020 Pope County Farmers' Market, Glenwood
03/23/20 - 10/31/20
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2020 Glenwood Lakes Area Kids' Day Sponsorship Registration
06/06/20 - 06/06/20
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Glenwood Lakes Area ANNUAL Newcomers Group Annual Get Together, Thursday, June 25, 2020
06/25/20 - 06/25/20
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Events in the month of March 2020


3/1/2020
Glenwood Retirement Village Annual Meeting
 

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3/1/2020
First Lutheran Church of Kensington will hold its annual meatball dinner on Sunday, March 1, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m.  Free will donations.
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3/2/2020
Pope County Farm Bureau 
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3/3/2020
Pope County Board
9:00 a.m. Courthouse
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 2020

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3/3/2020

Job Fair – Baymont Inn & Suites in Glenwood, MN is looking to hire the best room attendants, guest service agents and cooks the area has to offer.  Job Fair is Tuesday, March 3 from 12-5 and Thursday, March 5, 12-5 at Baymont Inn & Suites, 100 15th street SE, Glenwood.  For more info call 320-634-1944.
 

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3/4/2020
"Catch a Cure" GRHS loaded baked potato bar and silent auction, a Relay for Life Fundraiser, will be held on Wednesday, March 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Glacial Ridge Hospital Common Ground Cafe' and Glacial room.  Auction opens on Monday, March 2, and closes at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.  Cash and checks only, payable to American Cancer Society.
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3/5/2020
Exam Testing Schedule:

1st Thursday of the month
  • Written tests: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Road Test Appointments must be made in advance by calling
  • (320) 762-7808 Mondays' or Tuesdays or
  • (218) 846-8270 Monday - Friday
or Online at dvs.dps.mn.gov

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3/5/2020

Job Fair – Baymont Inn & Suites in Glenwood, MN is looking to hire the best room attendants, guest service agents and cooks the area has to offer.  Job Fair is Tuesday, March 3 from 12-5 and Thursday, March 5, 12-5 at Baymont Inn & Suites, 100 15th street SE, Glenwood.  For more info call 320-634-1944.
 

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3/7/2020

!! CANCELED DUE TO THE CONDITIONS OF THE ICE !!


International Main Event Snowmobile Races
Saturday, March 7, 2020 in front of Lakeside on Lake Minnewaska

MARCH 7, 2020
 INTERNATIONAL MAIN EVENT
TENTATIVE RACE INFORMATION
 
REGISTRATION: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
 No REGISTRATION after 11 AM.
NO REFUNDS AT ANY TIME.
HOT LAPS:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
DRIVERS MEETING AT 11:30 AM
 

RACES BEGIN AT 12:00 NOON

 
ROGER EBERT SPORTSMANSHIP BALLOTS DUE 30 minutes after Last Race.
 
AWARDS CEREMONY - AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
 FOLLOWING END OF LAST RACE
 
ALL RACERS PLEASE WATCH YOUR RACE SCHEDULE SO YOU WILL
BE READY WHEN YOUR RACE IS SET TO GO.
 
RACE FEES REDUCED FOR 2020
 
Each participant will pay $30 to enter their first race and each additional race will be $ 5/Race. Example: A Racer who enters 5 races will pay $30 for their first race and $ 5 each race for their four additional races for a total of $20 for the four races and $ 30 for their first race for a grand Total of $50 for all of their races. The Payout will go to the top three winners in each class.  Specialty Classes do not earn points or payouts but do receive trophies.  Specialty fees are $15 for their first race and $5 for each additional race they enter. Regular registration will be from 8 AM to 10 AM and late registration will be available from 10 AM to 11 AM to encourage people to register early so the racing lineup may be finalized in a timely manner.  There is a $30 Fee for Late Registration.
 
AWARDING THE HETTEEN CUP & PURSE of $ 1,500
 
The purpose of the Main Event and the Hetteen Cup Championship in Glenwood is to promote all vintage racing and snowmobiling. The winner of the Cup will be the best racer at The Main Event determined on a Point Basis the races which are designated as Hetteen races.  The Hetteen Cup and Cash Purse will be awarded to the driver with the highest point totals from their top THREE PAYOUT classes. Points will be awarded as follows: 1st = 15pts, 2nd = 10pts, 3rd = 5pts.  If you finish first in two races and third in another race you will have 30 points (for the first two first place finishes) and 10 points for the third place finish for a total of 40 Points. 
 
 

TIE BREAKERS

In the event of a tie, the following tie breakers will be used in order: (1) Highest number of First place finishers; (2) Highest Number of second place finishes; (3) Highest Number of third place finishes and (4) Number of total racers in their top three payout classes.
 
THE ROGER EBERT MEMORIAL AWARD FOR SPORTSMANSHIP
 
The Roger Ebert Memorial Award is given as a Sportsmanship Award. Upon registration, each racer will be given a ballot which they will be asked to turn into the registration desk no later than 30 minutes following the final race. The winner of the Award will be the individual with the highest number of votes as recognized by the racers participating in the Hetteen Cup Championship Vintage Race.


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3/7/2020
Pope County Pheasant Restoration
38th  Annual Banquet - March 7th
Minnewaska House
Refreshments at 5 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Support your local pheasants - all money raised stays right here in Pope County Area!
Games, Raffles, and prizes Galore!!
More than 200 raffle prizes.
Advanced sale tickets:  $50 (includes membership and dinner) or $60 at the door

This banquet usually sells out ahead!  Call 320-333-1267 for tickets today.
popecopheasants@gmail.com

Your local organization run entirely by volunteers.
- supports more than 350 feeding stations and 80 food plots on over 230 acres.
- A free annual fun & Education Youth Event.
- Habitat improvement
Like us on Facebook!
 

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3/9/2020
Monthly Meeting of the Pope County Farm Bureau
 

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3/10/2020
Pope County Board
9:00 a.m. Courthouse
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 2020

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3/10/2020
City Commission
Tuesday March 10, 2020 and Wednesday, March 25, 2020
6:00 p.m.
City Hall    
 

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3/10/2020
The Priarie Lakes Audubon Chapter monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Alexandria Senior and Community center, 414 Hawthorne St.  This month's topic is "Birding Jamaica."  There is no cost to attend this program.  All are welcome.
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3/10/2020
Irrigation Clinic to be held on Tuesday March 10th at the Minnewaska House.  This event will be of interest to anyone who is actively  engaged in irrigation agricultural lands.
Topics:  Introducing Regenerative Ag to Your Conventional Operation.  The basics of Soil Health, Irrigation and Water Quality Research in Central Minnesota, and Irrigation Variable Rate Technology.

Event Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the program commencing at 9:30 a.m.  and concluding at 2:45 p.m.  Lunch is included in the registration cost. Pre-registration is requested by sending $10 to Pope SWCD.  Attention:  Holly Kovarik at 1680 N Franklin Street, Glenwood MN 56634 by Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.  Registration at the door will increase to$20 and a meal cannot be guaranteed.
 

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3/10/2020
Pope County Mobile Food Drop will be held Tuesday, January 7 from 12-2 p.m. at Glenwood United Parish, 10 17th Ave. NW, Glenwood.  Distribution of food begins at `2 p.m. but registration begins at 11 a.m.  At registration you receive a umber that coordinates with your spot in line.  the Mobil Food Drop is a monthly food distribution event  anyone who eats and lives in Pope County is able to utilize this program.  Please bring boxes to carry your food.  this monthly event is made possible by the United way of Pope and Douglas Counties.  Upcoming food drop dates are Feb. 11, March 10, April 14 and May 12.
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3/10/2020
Join us at Ridgewood Villa for a seminar about brain health. Laura Goraczkowski, MSW, LICSW, an outpatient therapist with Lakeland Mental Health Center, will discuss:
• Memory
• Depression
• Post-Holiday Blues
• Loneliness

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3/12/2020
Design Electronics (Verizon Wireless Retailer)
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3/14/2020
3/14/2020
The Starbuck VFW, in honor of its 75th Anniversary celebration, will host a chili cook-off fundraiser on Saturday, March 14, from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the VFW.  Teams/individuals are still needed to enter their chili.  For more information contact the VFW at 320-239-2001.
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3/15/2020
There will be a pizza and movie night on Sunday, March 15 at Kensington Covenant Church.  Pizza will be served at 6:00 p.m.  The movie GREATER will be shown at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  Reservations for the meal can be made by calling 320-491-3245 by Saturday, March 14.
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3/16/2020
Pope County Daycare Association
Monthly Meeting
Glenwood Chamber & Welcome Center Conference/Meeting Room

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3/17/2020
Pope County Board
9:00 a.m. Courthouse
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 2020

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3/17/2020
BeKind Work Group Meeting
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3/18/2020
The coalition's strategic intent is to create long lasting impact in our community in the areas of health, education and financial stability by serving as a resource in identifying and meeting community needs, as well as being a resource to one another. Meetings take place once a month. These meetings are open to the public. View our calendar for upcoming meetings. 
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3/18/2020
Come Grow With Us
Each month, the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, offers a free horticulture educational class.  On Wednesday, March 18, the class will be "Integrated Pest Management:  Gardening with Ecology."  The class will meet from 12-1 p.m. in the Ag Country Auditorium at the West Central Research and outreach  Center, 46352 Sate Hwy 329, Morris.  Free admission, donations accepted.  Call 320-589-1711 for more information.

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3/21/2020
3– time JUNO Award nominees and Billboard charting band Sultans of String creates “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” according to Maverick Magazine. Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms, the group celebrates musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance.
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3/22/2020
Pope County Ministerial Recital
The annual Pope County Ministerial recital will be held on Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. at Fron Lutheran Church.  A free-will offering will be taken for Pope County Hearts and Hands Food Shelf.  Refreshments will be served following the recital.

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3/22/2020
Lakeside Dance Club
Lakeside Ballroom
3:00-7:00 p.m.

$10 per person fr a single dance.  $5 per person for 17-30 year olds
Jan. 19 - Velvet Brass
Feb. 23 - Jerry O'Hagan Orchestra
March 22 - O'Hagan  Combo
April 26 Tuxedo Junction

Dress code:  no jeans or shorts

Everyone Welcome!

Eleven Metro area musicians from the Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra, along with vocalist, Charmin Michelle will be playing for dancers and listeners alike at Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood on February 23, from 3-7 p.m. Dancers of all ages will enjoy the lovely tunes from the Big Band era. You might want to “dress up” for this special Sweetheart dance. Dances are sponsored by the Lakeside Dance Club, an all volunteer organization dedicated to providing live music for ballroom style dancing. Everyone is welcome. For more information go to lakesideballroom.org 
 



 

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3/25/2020
City Commission
Tuesday March 10, 2020 and Wednesday, March 25, 2020
6:00 p.m.
City Hall    
 

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3/25/2020
Community stakeholders are invited to attend.

A light complimentary lunch will be served. 

No Small Matter is a feature-length documentary film and national engagement campaign that brings public attention to this vital question by sharing powerful stories and stunning truths about the human capacity for early intelligence and the potential for quality early care and education to benefit America’s social and economic future. This multifaceted project reveals how our country is raising its youngest citizens, why making the most of this time in their lives is so crucial, and most importantly, what we can do to change the perception of when learning begins.

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3/31/2020
Smart Drivers Courses, formerly known as 55 Alive, are held in Glenwood. If you have successfully completed a state approved eight-hour defensive driving course, you are eligible to take a four-hour defensive driving course to renew your insurance discount certificate.
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