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 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:
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.
ANNOUNCEMENT: TONIGHT- short notice
@ Lake Charlotte at 7:45pm
Please join the Chamber in celebrating our NEW mural at the beach- Colors of the Prairie.
View the mural, meet the artist, Abraham Burciaga and hear a description of the work of art. We will also celebrate our
volunteers who helped the artist with different steps of the process.
There will be pastries from the Pan de Vida and refreshment for all who attend.
Hope to see you there.
** Special Advance Screening Thursday **
JUNE 20,21,22,23 * TOY STORY 4 & ALADDIN
Thursday and Sunday will be our slower nights
** Disney Double Header **
7:00 Friday & Saturday * 8:00 Thursday & Sunday
9:30 TOY STORY 4
TOY STORY will play through the 4th of July weekend for those of you at your cabins on the 4th. We will be paring it with Aladdin at least 1 more of those weekends. We would also like to bring back Avengers for one last ENCORE presentation. (You NEED to see Avengers on a Drive-In screen!)
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.
Wednesday, June 19 12:00-6pm
Thursday, June 20 9:00-3:00pm
Central MN Credit Union Member Appreciation
“Long Prairie will be having their Member Appreciation on Friday, June 21 from 11am-1pm at the LP Branch. Serving Roast Beef, Potato Salad, Chips, Pickles, Dessert & Beverage.”
The Big Cup- Scrambler Fundraiser
@ Long Prairie Country Club
June 22. 2019
9:00-9:45 am Team Sign-in
10am Shotgun Start
Breakfast on the Farm
June 22, 2019
10am-2pm @ Twin Eagle Dairy- SHUTTLE available at the
Eagle Valley Elementary School Track field.
Todd County Fair
June 26-30, 2019
The Oz Brothers
Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” film with the Oz Brothers! Take a trip down the Yellow
Brick Road with Dorothy’s friends, the Lion and Scarecrow. Audience participation encouraged.
For kids ages 5-11 and their families. A Legacy event.
Tuesday, June 25 - 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
@ the Long Prairie Library 42 3rd Street North
Wiener Mobile coming to LP
@ Coborn's on June 27, 2019
$2.00 hot dogs
Join us as we use our imaginations and learn about all sorts of things with stories, flannel board stories, songs and crafts to build
kindergarten readiness. For ages 3 to 6. Siblings welcome! Limit 10.
Tuesdays, July 9 - 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
@ the Long Prairie Library 42 3rd Street North
National Night out
Tue, August 6, 5pm – 7pm
Lake Charlotte Lions Park (map)
SAVE THE DATE- AUGUST 7th
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!
MORE CALENDAR EVENTS: Click - Events Calendar
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Electronic Sign Use and Fees Schedule
Please click the link above to download our Sign Use Policy and Fee Schedule. If you would like to use the sign (either as a Chamber Member or as a non-member) please fill out the last page of the form and enclose any payment (non-member) for use of the sign and return to the Chamber office. Thank you.
Welcome New 2019 Chamber Members !
Lake Country Lawn Care LLC (May)
Jeff Berg Financial (April)
Countryside Restaurant (March)
East West Realty (March)
Lake Osakis Resort (March)
Prairie Pharmacy (February)
Todd Wadena Electric Cooperative (January)
Reynolds Baptist Church (January)
Long Prairie Midwives NEW Ownership (January)
Thank you, also, to all of you who have renewed your membership!
We appreciate you and could not do this without you!
NEW- Small Business Consultants Listing!
Peas in a Pod (June)
Lydia Smith-Lenardson- Passion 4 Living Counseling (May)
Nancy Leasman- artist (March)
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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