Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
May 10, 2019
Northwoods Bank Open House Event
Friday, May 10, 2019 11 - 2 PM
40's - May 10th - This month the theme will be war time, and we will have Hawaiian Themes and serving Pulled Pork Sandwiches. 
Smokey Hills Fish Fry
Friday, May 10, 2019 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Free Fish Fry at Smokey Hills!   As a kick off to the 2019 Minnesota Walleye Opener we will be hosting a Fish Fry open to the public while supplies last!
DAC Fundraising Dinner Sponsored by 3M
Friday, May 10, 2019 5 - 7 PM
Beef brisket, mashed potatoes/gravy, golden carrots and a cookie will be served.  Ticket $10 at the door.  Also a silent auction.   All proceeds go toward local match funding from a 3M grant for DAC facilities. 
Menahga Festival of Sales
Friday - Saturday, May 10-11, 7 AM - 5 PM

City-wide garage sales in Menahga!  Printed maps and listings will be distributed at area businesses. 
Mother's Day Hanging Basket & Garage Sale
Friday - Saturday, May 10-11, 8 AM - 5 PM
We're having a garage sale with tons of neat items to discover.  Plus, every Mom would love one of our beautiful Mother's Day hanging baskets.
Spring Flight Craft & Vendor Show
Saturday, May 11, 2019 10 AM - 3 PM
Spring Fling Craft & Vendor Show at Armory Square.
Don't forget to bring your Spring Refresh passport along to get it stamped. 
Not Prom (21+ Prom)
Saturday, May 11, 2019 7 PM - 1 AM
One of our best FireFly events! We encourage 80s get-up, but we welcome any era. Cash prizes for dress-up winners! NEW: Topshelf Entertainment out of Fargo will be our DJ! App & drink specials 7-9.
DJ 9-1
Mother's Day Weekend at Kelly's Cottage Garden
Sat - Sun, May 11-12, Sat 9 - 6, Sun 11 - 4 PM
Come out to Kelly's on May 11 & 12 for a special treat for Mom!   It's the grand opening for 2019 Flower Season!  Ask about our Thursday night classes. 
Mother's Day Buffet
Sunday, May 12, 2019 11 - 2 PM
Come on out and bring Mom to Clancy's Restauant & Bar for buffet featuring d elicious broasted chicken, & shredded beef, chessy hashbrown casserole, plus..
Mother's Day at The Iron Horse
Sunday, May 12, 2019 Starts at Noon
Time to celebrate all the amazing Mothers in our lives! We wouldn't be here without them.   The Iron Horse will be running food and drink specials this Sunday in honor of all the ladies we will never be able to repay.
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Highway 71 Construction Open House
May 13, 2019 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Park Rapids residents are encouraged to attend an open house for the construction of Highway 71 south of Park Rapids on Monday, May 13 in the County Board Room at the Hubbard County Government Center, 301 Court Avenue, Park Rapids. 
Spotting Spring Birds at Itasca
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8 AM - 10 AM
Discover the songs and sights of Minnesota's spring migratory birds! Join birder and instructor Ron Miller MD for a birding walk to discover recently arrived breeding birds as well as species passing through on their northward migration. 
9th Annual Community-wide Garage Sale
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8 - 4 PM
Akeley's 9th Annual Community-wide Garage Sale will be held May 18, 2019, from 8-4.  Over twenty sale sites will be on the map. 
Minnesota Bike Opener
Saturday, May 18, 2019 11 AM - 1 PM
Join us at the Heartland Park in Park Rapids and celebrate the start of biking season with a ride on the Heartland Trail!  
Sip and Paint with Nate at Evergreen Bay Resort
Saturday, May 18, 2019 11 AM - 8 PM
11 AM Hike on groomed trails, water provided
3:00 - Sip and Paint activity - materials provided, bring your favorite summer drink!
8:00 - Campfire & SMORES! - Smore materials provided
If you register AND stay with us... receive 10% off your stay May 17-19th! 
Kinship Fish Fry
Friday, May 24, 2019 5-7 PM
Bring a friend and come enjoy a meal of fish, baked potato, flatbread, coleslaw and homemade desserts.  Piano music by Debbie Center for diners enjoyment.  
Dry Land Water Ski Team Practice
Fridays, May 10 & May 18, 2019 6:30-8:30 PM
Dry land practice Friday, May 10th at St. Peter's Church parish center, 305 West Fifth Street.   No experience necessary. 
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!
A quaint theater with a classic neon marquee presents mainstream movies with standard concessions.
Foxy's Friday Night Meat Raffle
Starts at 7 PM
Come win great a GREAT selection from Main Street Meats!  Your number is drawn, you choose the package of meat.  
All Day Hoppy Hour & Beer+Board Games
Sundays starting at 11 AM
All Day Hoppy Hour & Beer + Board Games
Every Sunday enjoy $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills all day! Plus choose from our library of board games to play.
Everybody Dance at the Legion
Every other Sunday, 1-4 PM
May 19 - Wingin' In
June 9 - Julie Lee's White Rose Band
June 30 - Jerry & Joyce's Dance Band
Follow the links provided here to view ALL area Events!
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Local news, sports and more!  Free Fire TV Stick 4k, free HD, Replay TV
Unpolished Summer Schedule
Jun 13 Itasca Mantrap Annual Meeting 
Jun 20 Noon Hour Concert - Faith Bridge Church 
Jun 21 Old Tyme Barn Dance Supper Show Pizza Ranch Event Room and many more events...
Smokey Hills Fishing Opener Specials
Fish Fry Friday at 11 AM

Buy your fishing license here and receive a Scoop of Crappie or Fathead Minnows.  All Tackleboxes, Trays, and binders.  

Click for more Deals & Specials
Park Rapids Water Ski Team
The Park Rapids Water Ski Team is a non-profit 501(C)(3) volunteer organization whose goal is to create a show skiing attraction for the area. The team is seeking sponsors for the 2019 season.
Moondance Jam Early Bird Discount Ends May 15

You can still get discounted tickets.  Order your Moondance Jam tickets by May 15th to get the Early Bird discount.  
North Country Trail Association Events & Volunteer Opportunities
The North Country National and Scenic Trail  is the longest of the country's 11 national scenic trails.  Thanks to the public lands package that was signed into law, the large gap in the trail's Minnesota section will finally become a reality. 
For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
April Chamber by the Numbers
Visitors to the Tourist Information Center: 2250
Renewing Members: 18
New Members:  6
This year's photo contest:  What makes Heartland Lakes home?
100 Years of Summer worked so well this year that we're having another big photo contest.  This year just show and tell us why this is the place you live, work and play. 
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Forklift Operator
Do you have forklift experience? No experience with forklifts, but ready to learn? Let's put your experience to work or we will assist you to become an asset for our company in this contract to hire position.
Eye Care Professionals
The right candidate will have excellent team building, communication, and problem solving skills. Must have a willingness to learn and grow, as well as superior customer service skills. Must have professional appearance
Chamber Launches Monday Rundown
Due to the influx of hiring this time of year, we are introducing the Monday Rundown on a trial basis.  The Monday Rundown is a list of job openings in the area with a link to more information.  It will be emailed out Monday mornings. 
You may also find opportunities by volunteering, go to Volunteer Heartland Lakes 
for more information.
for a current list  of JOB OPENINGS in the area!
Chamber Members can list job openings for free on   Call to ask how (218) 732-4111.
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May 10, 2019
Dear Valued Member,
RE: Process to follow to post on Every Friday News

At the Chamber, we strive to facilitate a robust and informative website where information can be found easily. Member's Business Directory  Listing, Events, News, Hot Deals, Job Postings, etc. are all a part of  parkrapids.com.   

Every Friday News (EFN) links to what is active on our website. We do our best to link to upcoming events at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. Because there is limited space available on the newsletter each week, it is important to follow the instructions here when submitting to be added to EFN.
The first step:  Make sure that your submission - to be - is already listed on  parkrapids.com .  This can be done through the Member Portal by either completing a Hot Deal, Job Posting, News Release or Event.  

Email your  request for submission  to Erin Cox  no later than
10 a.m.  on  WEDNESDAY s!

Schedule a  Solo eBlast for your Hot Deal, Job Posting, News Release or Event are available for only $75.  (one per week, by appointment only)

If you do not know how to log in to your Member Portal - please contact, Member & Guest Service Agent, Teresa Leshovsky .  

Chamber Master Questions?  Check out  MIC - Member How-To Training Materials |  Call (218) 732-4111 for assistance.