Updated on April 17, 2014
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Upcoming Chamber and Community Events
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April 18: Celebrate Community Banking Month with Minnesota National Bank. Each Friday in April they will have treats from local restaurants and vendors (from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) for customers. We are keeping with the #golocal, #shoplocal, and supporting our local economies theme. Today's treats will be from Countryside Restaurant.
April 19: 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Long Prairie Lions 17th Annual FREE Pancake and Sausage Community Appreciation Breakfast at the Long Prairie VFW.
April 19: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Community Easter Egg Hunt for Toddlers to 5th grade at the Long Prairie Assembly of God Church.
April 19: 4-8 p.m. Back to the 50s Sock Hop at the American Legion. Proceeds go to Relay for Life. Brought to you by Relay for Life Team "What the Heckt"
April 21: Long Prairie Country Club range opening from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. weather permitting. Course opening will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.
April 22: Grow Minnesota! Annual Partnership Meeting (Karin will be gone from the Chamber office that day)
April 23: Men's Opening Stag at the Long Prairie Country Club. Call 320-732-3312.
April 24: A Wellness Journey free educational meeting at 6:30 p.m. What you should know about your food, supplements and glycobiology. To be held at the Chamber office. Due to limited seating, please RSVP to Martha at: 952-688-3959 or Karin at: 320-732-2514.
April 25: Celebrate Community Banking Month with Minnesota National Bank. Each Friday in April they will have treats from local restaurants and vendors (from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) for customers. We are keeping with the #golocal, #shoplocal, and supporting our local economies theme. Today's treats will be from Smoke N Motion.
April 25: St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School 29th Annual Auction/Dinner. Silent Auction begins at 5:30 p.m. live at 8:15 p.m. Dinner from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Call 320-357-0813 for tickets.
April 25: Friday Feast at the Long Prairie Country Club. Happy Hour starts at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. This will be Clif's last day as General Manager. Come and thank him for his many years of service.
April 26: Medication Take Back Day for Safe Disposal. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the CentraCare--Long Prairie Hospital Lobby Area. Click here for more information.
April 26: Long Prairie Fire Department Fireman's Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Thunder Lodge. Live Entertainment by Whiskey Tango. There is bus shuttle service to and from the dance within a 5 mile radius of Long Prairie for $15 per person or $25 per couple which includes admission to the dance. Call 320-491-5682 to set up a ride.
May 2: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 7th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School Commons.
May 8: 9 a.m. Providing Second Chances 2nd Annual Garage Sale at Camp S'more Campground
May 10: 8 a.m. Alisha's Care Center Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale Fundraiser at the Browerville Community Center. Click here for more info
May 14: 2-4:30 p.m. CentraCare free chronic disease self management course. Six week course. To register or for more information call 320-732-7231.
May 14: 7 p.m. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Awards Program at the LP-GE High School Auditorium.
May 17: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. registration for Mama Marla's Hike It or Bike It. Many events for more information go to: https://sites.google.com/site/mamamarlasfun/
May 17: 6th Annual Big Cup Tournament at 12 p.m.
June 18: Night of Nostalgia 7 p.m. at the Long Prairie VFW. Help fill in the blanks on some Long Prairie History and learn something you may not have known before. Presented by Jeff Lucas.
SAVE THE DATE: June 20 Annual Chamber Golf Scramble at the Long Prairie Country Club
SAVE THE DATE: July 10 Crazy Flix Film Festival at the Long Prairie Drive-in. See short films by area people.
SAVE THE DATE: July 11-12 City-wide garage sales and Crazy Days!
SAVE THE DATE: July 31: Long Prairie Area Night at the Ball Park for a Blue Anchors game! Watch for more details coming soon!
SAVE THE DATE: August 3 from 12 Noon until 4 p.m. (or when the ice cream is gone) Clotho United Methodist Church Homemade Ice Cream Social
SAVE THE DATE: August 15-17 Third Annual Bike and Trike Rally
Do you want to see your event listed here and on our Facebook page? Just send me an e-mail with the information! email@example.com or call Karin at 320-732-2514.
The Chamber Newsletter
Did you know that there are now four ways that you can connect to the Chamber to see what events are happening in the community? You can check out our homepage at:http://www.longprairie.org/ or click on our events/calendar page at: http://www.longprairie.org/eventscalendar.html, on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LongPrairieAreaChamberofCommerce or connect using our app on your smartphone!
If you have a community event you would like posted on our calendar(s), please contact the Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce at 320-732-2514 or email Karin at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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Chamber office hours are Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with in office hours of 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with in office hours from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) If you would like to meet with me on a Friday or Saturday or in the evening, please contact me at the Chamber office and I will work to accommodate your schedule.
Did You Know?
Gov. Dayton proclaimed 2014 as the year of worksite wellness. 87 percent of Minnesota workplaces are interested in improving wellness, and 23 percent of workplaces currently offer worksite wellness efforts, according to a 2012 survey. Info from DEED April 7 Newsletter