Featuring Our Own:
Concert in the Park
June 6 - August 8, 2019
Thursdays at 7:00pm
Performances are held on the street between the Veteran’s Memorial and the Christie House Museum located at the intersection of Central Ave and 1st St South. Concerts are FREE and all ages are welcome. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the performances.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS! (see below)
June 6 Slew foot – This group consists of eight children and their parents who will share an evening of music with vocals, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, whistle, hammer dulcimer and more. You'll get to hear a wide variety, from folk and bluegrass to Irish and Gospel.
June 13 Fiddle & Squeeze - Jessica Bash on the violin and Jürgen Brunkhorst on the accordion will entertain you with music pieces from French chansons to American classics.
June 20 Cline Connection- The Cline Connection is the duo of cousins Tim Cline and Clif Cline and play a variety of music that has been popular through the years including originals.
NO Concert on June 27th (TC Fair) http://www.toddcountyfair.com/
NO Concert July 4th
July 11 Grey Eagle Choir and Bell Choir: The Grey Eagle Community Choir was formed over 35 years ago when the three churches in Grey Eagle decided to combine their singing talents for special events. The choir is open to all ages who love to sing. The choir performs an advent concert every year, Memorial day services, summer concerts and has the honor of singing every other year at Camp Ripley for the Memorial Day event. Recently, the choir received donations from community groups and businesses to complete the hand bell choir. The hand bell choir practices weekly and performs with the Choir and also at other church services when invited. Directed by Robert Kutter we are completely run on donations and all volunteer board and musicians.
July 18th Mikko Cowdery-Take a trip down memory lane with Mikko Cowdery. Sing along with grand old folk, pop, and country classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
July 25 Wee3 (Brent Lentz, Brandon Lentz and Robbin Gust) is a hometown band with a down home feeling. Music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, will guarantee to wake up your music palate.
August 1- The Enterprise Band- This band, starring Kevin Klimek, a local musician, play a variety from Country, Classic Rock and Blues
August 8 Karaoke – LAST NIGHT
The Chamber received enough sponsors to fund the Concert in the Park this year!
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Pat Gray $200.00 (sponsored Fiddle & Squeeze)
- Coffee Ladies from Hats Off- $125.00
- LP Leader (advertising)
- LP Rotary Club $500.00
- LP Lions Club $500.00
- Fleet Supply $50.00
- Marlene Clark $50.00
- 3 Anonymous donors $500.00
- Pete Klick $200.00
- Victoria Gabler $25.00
Without the support of businesses and community members, we would not have been able to keep this great community event alive.
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Chamber Director: Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst
Chamber Office Hours:
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday-Friday 9am- 5pm
Please contact me at (320) 732-2514.
I am in and out of the office a lot, so please call before coming or take your chances.
Location: @ the LP Library 42 3rd Street North
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"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
Upcoming Chamber & Community Events
REPEATED EVENTS/ SERVICES:
EVERY FRIDAY till end of September
2-6pm @ the green space across from CentrCare's nursing home
Rainbow Rider- FREE rides within the City limits
CentraCare Health-Long Prairie now offers free rides to the clinic, hospital, nursing home from your Long Prairie home within the city limits.
***Call the Rainbow Rider at 1-800-450-7770 to schedule a ride. It’s best to schedule your ride two days before your visit.
**EXTENDED HOURS- Rainbow Rider now available in Long Prairie (city limits)
Mon-Fri until 5:30 p.m.
Rides must be scheduled by calling dispatch at 800-450-7770 prior to 5:00 p.m.
Long Prairie Senior Center - 320 732-2282
Manager: Jodi Dixon
50-3RD ST NE
They are open Monday-Friday 10am - 3pm.
They have many daily activities. See calendar below.
1,000 Books before Kindergarten starts in Long Prairie!
Enjoy a fun program encouraging reading and early literacy skills. Stop by the library to sign up! For ages birth through kindergarten. Sponsored by the Long Prairie Public Library.
Summer Reading Program
Great River Regional Library will kick off the annual Summer Reading Program.
- Monday, June 10, continuing through Saturday, Aug. 10.
The theme of this year’s program, It’s Showtime at Your Library, celebrates the whimsy, magic and excitement kids can discover just by picking up a book.
The program is open to all kids, ages 0-18, and is divided into three categories: baby (ages 0-5), child (age 3-grade 6) or teen (grades 7-12.) Ages 3-5 can choose between the baby or child programs.
Summer reading isn’t just fun; it’s extremely beneficial. Regular reading goes far in combating the “summer slide,” the phenomenon of students losing academic footing during long academic breaks. Research conducted by Dominican University shows students who join public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate – in some cases, significantly higher.
Registration for the Summer Reading Program will begin on Monday, June 10, and can be done online or by visiting one of GRRL’s 32 branches. Participants will receive reading records to track their progress. These reading records must be completed and returned to the library by the end of the program, August 10, in order to be eligible for prize drawings. Each branch offers a unique assortment of prizes!
GRRL is hosting many Summer Reading Program kickoff events around the region, including magic shows, ice cream socials, live music and much more. Learn more by visiting our events calendar or by picking up an event guide at any library.
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. GRRL supplies the residents of Central Minnesota with nearly one million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programming and information services.
Long Prairie Drive-In
* July 18,19, 20, 21 - LION KING & TOY STORY & AVENGERS
ENCORE🔥 Final presentation of AVENGERS (extended cut) will play 1 night only on Sunday as 2nd feature replacing Toy Story.
Gates open 7:00 Friday/Saturday * 7:30 Thursday/Sunday
(Start times are approx)
9:30 * LION KING
11:30 * TOY STORY (Avengers on Sunday)
* July 24 - Family Fun Night
🎥How To Train Your Dragon
* July 31 - LIONS NIGHT OUT * BBQ Beer Garden & RETRO Movie * $5 Carload- The Sandlot
* August 7 - Free Family Movie Night * Sponsored by Todd County HHS Child Protection Team - Missing Link
* August 24 - 21st Annual Classic Car Cruise
***Coming Summer 2019***
All movies have 2nd feature but have not been chosen.
🔜July 18 * The Lion King
🔜September 5 * IT Chapter 2
🔜Spiderman Far From Home * Men In Black International * Fast & Furious Hobbs & Shaw * Angry Birds 2 * Abominable * Joker …. and Adams Family (animated) for our annual October TRUNK-or-TREAT
Computer Classes for Seniors
John Peters of A John Peters Computer Service and the Todd County Council on Aging will be holding computer classes for Seniors in the month of July. Each class will cost $5.00 per person. Coffee, tea, and rolls will be provided, but we will ask for a free will offering to cover expenses. If you need a cappuccino or latte, feel free to stop off at Hats Off Coffee before the class.
The classes will be held at the Hart Mall in A. John Peters Computer Services conference room. You may register by calling 612-419-4033 or 763-202-4054. If you do not get an answer, leave a message.
If demand is high enough, we will schedule addition classes.
July 24, Weds. 10:00 AM Being Safe on Facebook and Other Issues
A lot of people share more information about themselves than is safe.
This class will cover the dangers of over exposure on Facebook and other social media sites.
July 31, We ds. 10:00 AM Fun Time and Questions
Think about what you want to learn about. Let us know what that is.
We will be completely open to any computer related topic. While you are there, we will give you an opportunity to make a video and make it appear that you are anywhere in the world.
NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN- How to train a Dragon- Hidden World
Sponsored and Hosted By
Long Prairie Area Churches
Wednesday, July 24th
At 7:00 PM
Dinner, Games, Worship, Movie
$4/Person (5 and under free)
Small Popcorn & Soda Included
Long Prairie Community Event
Uncork and Unwind
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 4 PM – 5 PM
Dragon Willow Winery
23419 210TH ST, Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347
Please join us for a one hour fun all levels yoga practice in the vineyard. No yoga experience is necessary! Yoga will be followed by your choice of a glass of your favorite Dragon Willow wine or try a complete wine tasting. Cost is $20.00 with wine or $17.00 for yoga only.
Tuesday, July 30⋅11:00am – 12:00pm
Join herpetologist and author James Gerholdt as he uses a variety of artifacts and living creatures to teach about reptiles. Artifacts like shells, skulls, and skins will be displayed along with live turtles, lizards, and snakes, including a boa constrictor that you can touch and sometimes hold! All species used are harmless! For all ages. A Legacy event.
Tuesday, July 30 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
For the safety and welfare of children age 6 or under, a parent or caregiver must remain in the building during library programs.
GREAT RIVER REGIONAL LIBRARY
These Legacy programs are funded in part or whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
LONG PRAIRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY 42 Third St. N. • Phone: 320-732-2332 • griver.org/events Mon. 1 - 7 pm Tues. 10 am - 6 pm Wed. Noon - 6 pm Thurs. 1 - 7 pm Fri. Noon - 6 pm Sat. 9 am - Noon
New 2 U Sale
Saturday August 3rd, 2019
American Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 215 9th St. SE
8am – 2pm
Coffee and baked goods!
Free will offering
BAG SALE @ NOON
All welcome to attend!
Coffee in Clotho
Friday, August 2⋅ 6:30 – 9:00am
Clotho United Methodist Church
The first Friday of every month you can enjoy Coffee in Clotho at the United Methodist Church from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m
4 Person Gold Scramble: Fundraiser for Long Prairie Hockey Association
Long Prairie Country Club
405 6th St. SE Long Prairie, MN 56347
August 3, 2019
10:00 am Registration – 11:00 am Shotgun Start
$240.00/ team($60/person) – Includes: Green Fees, Cart, and Catered SupperRegister to golf by texting or calling Kelly Hanson at 320-874-0116
before July 26th
Buddy Night 2019 – LP Mites(8 yrs & younger) getting recognized at
HS Boys game!
LPGE Fall Sports Meeting
Monday August 5th 6pm at HS
Athletes and Parents
National Night out
Tue, August 6, 5pm – 7pm
Lake Charlotte Lions Park
Eat Smart Live Strong Class
Please join us for a class specifically designed for adults over 60 to help you to eat better and to get more physically active!
Classes will be held at the Senior Citizens Day Center, 50 3rd Street N, Long Prairie.
Dates and times for classes are on Tuesdays from 10:30-12 on the following dates. (Please join us for the whole series—each class is different):
Please sign up at the Senior Center at 732-2282, or with Elizabeth Quillo, SNAP Ed Educator: 320-339-1131.
NIGHT @ the Drive In
The Todd County Child Protection Team, P.E.A.C.E Council and Todd County LAC will be hosting a movie night at The Long Drive In on Wednesday, August 7th. Gates will open at 7:30 and the movie will begin around 9:30.
lease come enjoy the evening and watch Missing Link!
**Alternate date will be Wednesday August 14th in case of bad weather** The first 100 vehicles will get a small popcorn and a resource bag!
CentraCare blood drive
Long Prairie is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. August 13 within the Fitness Studio of Vitality Wellness, located at 50 CentraCare Drive, Long Prairie.
To make an appointment, or to learn more, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org enter Sponsor Code: Long Prairie Community.
To make a blood donation, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of donation.
Amazon is thanking donors with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card*
July 29-Aug. 29. *rcblood.org/together
Live Music at the Winery
Dragon Willow Winery and Donny Brang
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM
Dragon Willow Winery 23419 210TH ST, Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347
Enjoy live music at the winery of Donny Brang. He will play live outdoors from 3-5pm on the 17th. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair.
LP Senior Center's - Garage Sale
Thursday & Friday August 29 & 30 from 9am-5pm
Donations are being accepted NOW!
Please, no electronics or furniture.
MORE CALENDAR EVENTS: Click - Events Calendar
Want More Information on Community Gardens? Call City Hall 320 732-2167 Follow this link for photos and more information about the Community Gardens.
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