Featuring Our Own:
Concert in the Park
2019 Concert in the Park VIDEOS
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.
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.
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July 25 (Robbin Gust & Brent Lenz) is a hometown duo 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
Last Concert: August 8, 2019
Karaoke - Down Home Karaoke & DJ- Sonido Brayan
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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History of Long Prairie
Chamber Director: Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst
Chamber Office Hours:
ON VACATION: August 19 - September 2, 2019
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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Thought of the day
"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
Thorson's Farmers Market
Tuesdays through Saturdays - 9 am - 3 pm, Long Prairie, Hwy 71 south next to Super 8, across from Coborns
Coborn’s: Brats or Hot Dogs day
Every Friday starting July 12th through August 30th
Coborns will be selling Brats or Hot dogs with a water or pop for $2.00.
All proceeds will be donated.
DATES: Every Friday in August
TIME: 5:30—7:00 pm (come whenever you can!)
LOCATION: Vitality Wellness Fitness Studio
INSTRUCTORS: Ruby and Rafaela Orozco
Everyone is welcome to try out this Mexican Zumba class that will raise your heart rate, get you in shape, and leave you in a good mood! Everyone is welcome—no experience needed! Instruction will be in English and Spanish.
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 Country Club Events:
Sunday – Club Championship
Monday – August 19 Bridge
Just For Kix- Dance at the LPGE Football Game
Class Dates: August 26th, 20th and Sept 3rd from 5:30-7pm
Game Day: September 6, 2019
Field rehearsal 3:30-5pm
Game time: 7pm
Contact: Julie Abraham 320 815 6184
More Information and registration online!
Please register by August 20th
Just for Kix -Dance Classes
Long Prairie Dance Classes for ages 2 years - 12th grade
We take registrations ANYTIME throughout the season.
· Kick · Hip Hop · Jazz · Lyrical · TuTu Tots (PreK)
Just For Kix - Meet & Greet Date: Aug. 29 & Sept. 3, 2019 Time: 5pm-7:30pm
-Meet the staff & try a class!
Location: First Baptist Church, 401 4th Street So.
Learn more and register
For Class Details, Contact: Julie Abraham | 320-815-6184 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Long Prairie Extra information:
TRIAL CLASS TIMES: K-3rd: 5:00-5:20pm; Pre-K: 5:30-5:50pm:
*Grades 7-12 can try the first week of class. (Sept. 9th & 10th).
CTC - Consolidated Telecommunications Company
is sponsoring a FREE MOVIE NIGHT
- Wednesday August 21 for you and your entire families to come and enjoy.
* August 24 - 21st Annual Classic Car Cruise*** 21 years of classic cars & movies under the stars ***
Join us once again for an amazing night of MOVIES, MUSIC, GOOD FOOD, AND CLASSIC CARS!
Gates open at 4:30
** We WILL be registering cars this year so we know beforehand how many are attending and can get everyone placed in our front rows. Information on registering has been pinned to top of discussion page. Cars may come in and register the night of the event BUT we strongly encourage everyone to pre-register and arrive by 6:30 with their classics to ensure a spot in the front rows.
** Movie **
8:30 * BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
LPGE Schools K-12 Open House
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meadow Place Hosts Open House Aug. 29
Long Prairie’s Meadow Place, located at 220 CentraCare Drive, (just south of the Medical Campus and Vitality Wellness), will host an open house celebration from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Meet and join the Meadow Place team for tours, hors d’oeuvre’s, and music by the Cline Connection. Tour the comfortable assisted living apartments and memory care studios featuring beautiful indoor and outdoor settings. Experience the neighborhood feel and community gathering spaces, and learn about all the amenities and services Meadow Place has to offer.
For more information or a tour, call 320-732-7208 or visit centracare.com
LP Senior Center's - Garage Sale
Thursday & Friday August 29 & 30 from 9am-5pm
Donations are being accepted NOW!
Please, no electronics or furniture.
GREAT MINNESOTA GET-TOGETHER AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
ANY ONE - ANY AGE - MAY RIDE!!!!
Make this a “Girls Day Out” or a “Grandparents Treat” – bring family and friends.
SENIOR CITIZEN’S DAY-THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019
THE T.C.C.A. IS SPONSORING A BUS TO THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR!
Bus will stop midway for a “quick break” - riders pay for treats at this stop. Fair ticket paid!
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A SENIOR TO RIDE ON THIS BUS! FORGET ABOUT THE TRAFFIC, CONSTRUCTION AND PARKING AND HAVE A FUN FILLED LEISURELY DAY AT THE FAIR!
Call Elsie Gustafson 320-304-0135 or Florence Rickbeil @ 218-756-3002 to register.
Bus leaves from each Senior Center. Todd County Senior Centers - Pick Up Times:
MOTLEY 4:45 A.M.
STAPLES 5:00 A.M. CLARISSA 5:40 A.M.
HEWITT 5:10 A.M. BROWERVILLE 5:50 A.M. Behind Community Ctr.
BERTHA 5:20 A.M. LONG PRAIRIE 6:00 A.M.
EAGLE BEND 5:30 A.M. GREY EAGLE 6:10 A.M.
(@ Hilltop Regional Kitchen
Send checks to Florence Rickbeil at 407 E Highway 71, Apt 104, Clarissa, Mn. 56440
Make checks payable to TCCA in the amount of $ 45.00. If you are unable to attend, it is your responsibility to transfer your ticket to another person. No refunds will be made.
Central Bi-Products Food Drive Event
* Date: September 4
* Theme: Farmers Feeding Others One Pantry at a Time – 1st Annual CBI Food Drive
* Time: 1-5pm
* Drop-off Location: Coborn’s
St. Mary’s Festival- Save the date- MORE info to come
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Polka Mass at 10am
Dinner served 11am-1:30pm
Music from noon-3pm
Raffle drawings at 3pm
Camphill Open House
September 8, 2019 from 12:30-4:00pm
15136 Celtic Dr, Sauk Centre
New Classes for Seniors Basic Introduction to Windows 10
In conjunction with Todd County Council on Aging, AJ Peters will be having
small group classes for 3 to 5 students introducing basic computer concepts on Windows 10.
- Class cost is $10.00 per person.
- The class will have a minimum of 3 people with a maximum of 5 people.
- Each person will have access to a PC, or they may bring their own.
- Each class will be 1 ½ hours.
**The first classes will be on Monday September 9th and Wednesday September 11th.
Classes can be held from 3:00 to 4:30 for minimum of 5 people
This class will cover:
• The Desktop
• Connecting to the Internet
• Copy and Paste
• email If there is interest, AJ Peters Consulting email@example.com
We will continue the classes on every other week basis with topics to be announced.
Call 763 202 4054 for more info
Cornerstone Gift Shop - Open
When Sept 13, 14, 15 11am – 5pm
Where Cornerstone Pines, 19180 281st Ave,
Grey Eagle, MN 56336, USA (map)
Description Cornerstone Gift Shop - Open
Open this summer on these dates from 11am-5pm:
Oct 11, 12, 13
Hospital offers childbirth preparation classes
Long Prairie, Minn. – CentraCare – Long Prairie will offer a childbirth class from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the CentraCare Medical Campus, Monson and Swenson rooms , located at 50 CentraCare Drive in Long Prairie.
The class is for expectant mothers and their labor support persons to learn about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Relaxation techniques, coping strategies and pain management are discussed so that the expectant mother can prepare and play an active role in the birth of her child. The course covers pre-term birth, vaginal birth after cesarean birth, water births, cesarean births, hospital routines, techniques and more.
If interested in the Spanish class, please call (320) 732-7221. A childbirth educator will return your call.
The class is free. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information and registration, call (320) 732-2131.
CentraCare Hospital to Host Cancer Support Group
Long Prairie will host a Cancer Support Group on Monday, September 16th beginning at 6pm in the Medical Campus Swenson/Monson rooms located at, 50 CentraCare Drive, Long Prairie.
This support group is open to anyone who has been touched by cancer, their family, co-workers, neighbors and friends. Through a caring forum, learn about cancer treatments, different resources in the community, and information about cancer research. Cancer changes lives. As you, your friend, or loved-one moves through stages, this group will offer resources and support to help you throughout.
Please RSVP by August 26th and for more information, please call Heather Marcyes or Esme Estrada 320.732.7228.
Information, Updates and Response to Health and Community Issues about Marijuana- sponsored by CAD (Creating a Difference)
Join us at this workshop to learn about the research and science behind marijuana with the scientific understanding of marijuana’s harms and medicinal potential.
Wednesday, September 18, 10AM-2PM. Free Lunch Included.
Lakewood Health System, Staples, Minnesota
Classrooms A & B
49725 County 83 Staples, MN 56479
Location with the Staples Area May Change, Depending Upon Turnout
SAM-MN’s Mission: to educate citizens on the science of marijuana and to promote health-first, smart policies and attitudes that decrease marijuana use and its consequences.
Click here to Register. Please register by September 12th
MORE CALENDAR EVENTS: Click - Events Calendar
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