Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
May 31, 2019
Five Facts in Five Minutes:  Mammals of Itasca
Friday, May 31, 2019 10 AM - Noon 
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Park Rapids Lions Citywide Garage Sale
Saturday, June 1, 2019 9 -4 PM
Now accepting donations for the sale.   We will pick up.  Call (651) 808 3701.   Donations must be clean and in working condition.

At the Fairgrounds

Author Talk by Nick Butler
Saturday, June 1, 2019 5-6 PM
Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery is hosting Nick Butler at Bella Caffe.  Hear an entertaining talk about Nick's latest book, followed by a book signing.  
Family Night at FireFly Event Barn
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4 - 11 PM
Family time is important! Come over to FireFly on Wednesdays in June, July & August for some fun fam time or couple time.  Free beverage for kiddos, $2 off pizzas, yard games and board games available! 
Behind the Scenes with Larry Yazzie
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Afternoon workshop 7-8 PM
A Dance and Performance Workshop. Two time National Champion Fancy Dancer, and film actor Larry Yazzie will be here on Wednesday June 5th! Afternoon workshop (for ages 8-18), and evening performance open to all 
Relay for Life Hubbard County
Friday, June 7, 2019 4 - 9 PM
Relay For Life  is celebrating its 25th annual event in Hubbard County! Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer.
Cirks Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament
Friday - Saturday, June 7-8, 2019 Various Events
The walleye, northern and bass tournament is named in memory of Gene and Kelley Cirks, avid Lake Belle Taine anglers. Proceeds generated by $10 of the registration fee go to a scholarship. 
4th Annual Nevis Sites 'n Bites
Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon - 6 PM
See what the Nevis community has to offer in great food, art and musical talent.  Stop by the Nevis Chamber building and Food Shelf Booth to purchase your Sites 'n Bites Passport for $3 or 3 food shelf items.  
Itasca-Mantrap Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 13, 2019 5:15 PM
Please join us for an evening of celebration with fun prizes, a delicious meal, and business meeting to wrap up the event. 
2nd Street Stage Kickoff
Thursday, June 13, 2019 5 PM Social hour 6 - 8 PM
The Park Rapids-Walker Eye Clinic is sponsoring the Joyann Parker Band. A classically trained pianist, Joyann Parker sang in church and with a wedding band until she sang Aretha Franklin's soul classic, "Chain of Fools," at a contest.
Living at Home's BBQ Rib Dinner
Friday, June 14, 2019 4:30 - 7 PM
Living at Home will once again be hosting our BBQ rib dinner fundraiser on June 14th at the American Legion in Park Rapids.
Nevis Music Tuesdays
Every Tuesday 5 PM, weather permitting.  
Memorial and Labor Day will feature a variety of musicians from the area, as well as those who can fit it in their Summer touring schedule.   
FireFly Event Barn Summer Events
Wednesdays: Family Night (kids get a free beverage, $2 off pizzas, board and yard games out!) 
Thursdays: Trivia 7pm. 
Fridays: Live Music in the Taproom 7pm
Sundays: Brunch 10-3
Happy Hour 4-6pm  Open: Weds/Thurs/F 4-close and Sun 10-3
Annual Juried Youth Art Show
Running until June 15

Nemeth Art Center's Annual Juried Youth Art Show.
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.  
Park Rapids Farmers' Market
Saturdays until October, 12th  9 AM - 1 PM 
The Park Rapids Farmers' Market...We have everything from Apples to Zucchini, and many handmade items in between.   
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
June 9 - Julie Lee's White Rose Band
June 30 - Jerry & Joyce's Dance Band
July 14 - TBD
Follow the links provided here to view ALL area Events!
Deals on Windows, Sunrooms and Patio Awnings
Better Living Concepts has new deals for your renewal projects!  20% off you Andersen Project, Free Awning installation and more!
FireFly Event Barn & Taproom Adds Summer Events
2019 FireFly Events (open to public)
June 28 - World's Largest Leisure Suit Convention
July 20 - Shrimp Boil
September 28 - Oktoberfest
Weekly events too...
Apartment for Rent in Downtown Park Rapids
Apartment for rent in downtown Park Rapids, available July 1.   Cute and roomy 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with laundry room and deck.  
Forest & Floral Garden Center Switches to Spring Hours

Yes, we are now open Spring Hours! Monday through Friday 8-6; Saturday 9-4 and Sundays 10-3. 
Summer Sale at Crystal Brook Senior Living
Move in by June 30th and receive TWO FREE MONTHS OF RENT!   Move in by July 31st and receive ONE FREE MONTH OR RENT!  
For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Register early for the 4th of July Parade
Celebrate America's birthday in Park Rapids!  
Plans are underway at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism for the 4th July parade, scheduled to start at 11 AM.
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen
Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen is looking to fill a few positions.
RN Case Manager - PT
The mission of Knute Nelson is to enrich the lives of everyone we serve.   We are seeking a part-time RN to work at our new Crystal Brook facility! This position will work 24 hours per week with flexible scheduling.
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.
May 2019
Anytime Fitness
Cedar Shores Lodge & Resort
Showcase Auto Center
May 2019
May 31, 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.