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  1. Jul

    1. Heritage Days in Starbuck (all-day)
      Jul 3 – Jul 5

      Starbuck welcomes you to Heritage Days this weekend!  The 33rd Heritage Days is a weekend celebration beginning on Wednesday night with Movie in the Park at 9:30.  Thursday, July 2nd with a Queen’s Style Show and Princess Tea Party at the Community Center. Friday, July3rd, a dance with the Johnny Holm’s Band, activities for all ages on Saturday including a craft fair, fly in pancake feed, 5K run, kids games and inflatables.  

      This year the Grande Parade will be Saturday, July 4th at 6:00pm followed by the crowning of the 2015-2016 Miss Minnewaska Queen on the shores of Lake Minnewaska at the city park.  Fireworks overlooking Lake Minnewaska follows on Saturday night.  Sunday concludes with a community church service.

      This annual fun fulled weekend is planned for family and friends to celebrate and commemorate Starbuck’s long and historic heritage.

      For a listing of events click here

    2. Toqua Days in Graceville (all-day)
      Jul 3 – Jul 5

      The Toqua Days celebration begins on Friday in Graceville!  The Tractor Pull starts things off at 5pm, the CGB Dance Line performance at 7 and the Toqua Queen contest at 7:30.  The GWO family street dance begins at 8.  Saturday will be just as busy with the Graceville Gallop Walk/Run and the Fireman’s Street Dance.  Sunday brings the softball tournament and the Fireman’s Water Fights.  Don’t miss out on the fun this weekend!

    3. Villard July 4th Celebration (all-day)
      Jul 3 – Jul 4

      The fourth of July will be exploding in Villard this weekend.   On Friday be there for the Tractor Pull at the old school at 4:00PM.  Saturday is packed with fun!  Dad’s Belgian Waffles from 8 to noon, Boat Parade at 1:00 PM, Parade and kiddie parade at 2pm followed by water wars. Then rock the night away at the Street Dance featuring Dana and the Bottle Rockets on Main Street from 8:30 to 12:30.  Don’t miss a weekend of fun during Villard Days.

  2. Jul

    1. Hancock July 4th Celebration (all-day)
      Jul 4

      Celebrate Independence Day in Hancock! Start your morning with the Firemen’s Pancake Feed from 7-9:30!   The 5k Race -Run/Walk around Page Lake starts at 8 am.  Come and watch the Little League All-Star Game starting at 10 am! Then bring the kids over to the school play ground for the coin dig at 11 am! There will be vendors at the Water Tower Park and inflatables from 2-3 and more.    It wouldn’t be the fourth without a parade! The Kiddie Parade begins at the Water Tower at 1 pm followed by the main parade at 1:30. After the parade swing by Buddies Bar and Grill for the bean bag tournament! Come and enjoy music this 4th of July in Hancock! At 3pm, music will be played at Della Conroy Studios. Bring your instrument and join or just bring a chair and listen!  Enjoy the evening at Buddies, with live music featuring The Coolers! Celebrate ! And of course, catch the fireworks at dusk! Celebratehe 4th of July in Hancock!

  3. Jul

    1. Prairie Pioneer Days (all-day)
      Jul 9 – Jul 12

      Prairie Pioneer Days is scheduled for July 9th through 12th in Morris.  The days and nights will be fun filled and action packed.  You won’t want to miss it, so check back for more details!

  4. Jul

    1. Prairie Extravaganza at Wetlands
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Friends of the Morris Wetland Management District invite you to celebrate Prairie Extravaganza at the Morris Wetland Office from 12:00 to 4:00pm on Saturday, July 11th.  Some of the Attractions you can find include:

      • The Audobon Center of the North Woods – Raptors and Reptiles
      • Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
      • Build your own Bird House – Free!

      Friends of the Morris Wetland Management District is a non-profit community support group.  They will be supplying refreshements.

      For more information click here

  5. Oct

    1. Call Before You Dig (all-day)
      Oct 31

      Call before you dig, it’s the law. Before digging, trenching or tiling, contact Gopher State One Call. They’ll find where their lines and cable are buried, and mark their lines at no charge. It’s easy and it’s the law. Call at least 48 hours before you dig, if you’re planting a tree or building a deck. Before any kind of digging call Gopher State One Call at 1-800-252-1166 or simply dial 811. This message brought to you by: Runestone Telecom Association of Hoffman.  Call before you dig, it’s the law!

  6. Dec

    1. Pay It Forward Stevens County (all-day)
      Dec 31

      Pay It Forward Stevens County is a non-profit group that recognizes individuals who have, through their volunteerism, made a positive impact on the lives of others in the community. Nominations can come from anyone, and the Pay It Forward group reviews the nominations on a monthly basis to pick one person who best exemplifies paying it forward. Pay It Forward Stevens County is sponsored by Morris Pizza Ranch, Morris Sun Tribune, Bank of the West, West Central Screen and Print, the Regional Fitness Center, Superior Industries and Hancock Concrete, Stevens Community Medical Center, KMRS/KKOK Radio Stations and Sonia’s Hair Clinic. Nominations can be dropped off at any of the participating businesses