NEW to the area in the past 5 years or still feel new and want to learn more about the Newcomers Group.
Contact Kay at the Welcome Center - 320-634-3636.
Did you sign up for a Special Interest Group?? Are you interested in being a Group Starter?
We need some Group Starters for the Glenwood Lakes Area Newcomers Specific Interest Groups. Group starters will get the specific group together the first time. Emails and phone numbers will be given to the Group Starter. All you have to do is plan the date, time and place for that first get together. Then as a group you will plan when you want to meet again.
Remember if you've met someone new, remind them to contact Kay at the Welcome Center to set up a visit if they haven't already had one. We want to do a personal visit with our area Newcomers as well as help them get involved in the community.
The Pope County Farmers's Market, is open Saturday mornings ONLY September & October from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
The market is located in the parking lot by Pope County Museum (look for the totem pole).
Looking for "Be Kind Grow Kindness" signs for your garden? NOTE: Now available at:
Fron Lutheran Church - Starbuck
Central Square Box Office in Glenwood
Hairitage Square in Villard
Pickleball will be available to play indoors on Sundays, beginning October 13, 2019-May 3, 2020 in the Auxiliarygym at Minnewaska High School from 12:30-2:30 p.m. You may use the schools nets, paddles and balls.
For more information, watch for your Minnewaska Messenger in the mail or call 320-239-1305 for directions to the gym and punch card payment. There will be no cash payment available.
"Progressive Games" Night
If you are new to the area within the last five years, or still feel new, you are invited to join us for a "Progressive Games" Night in the backroom of the Minnewaska House at 6:30 p.m. The Minnewaska House is located at 24895 State Highway 28, Glenwood.
Feel free to come and go as you wish. This is a free event for "Newcomers" of all ages. Some snacks and water will be provided. Other food and drinks can be ordered at your own expense. Note: No food orders after 9:00 p.m.
Bring a game(s) you think might be fun for a group of kids or adults, some games will be provided. If you bring games, please put your name on it.
We will rotate games every half hour if you would like to move on to a new game you can or your can stay and keep playing the one you like.
Postcards Now Available at the Glenwood Lakes Area
Welcome Center & Chamber
The Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center worked with Jim Palmer, Palmer Creations to create some NEW postcards promoting Glenwood.
At this time these postcards are available at the Chamber & Welcome Center Building at 7 First Street NW, Glenwood and sell for .50 each.
Glenwood Lakes Area
Congrats to our October Chamber Member of the Month!
Each year, the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the co-sponsors listed below, sets aside a day during October (National Manufacturing Month) to recognize a local area business or industry that has made a substantial impact on the community.
This year, we are pleased to announce that Glenwood State Bank will join 25 past recipients in receiving this recognition. We invite you to join us at Lakeside on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Pope County Salute to Business and Industry Luncheon as we recognize Glenwood State Bank. Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m. and the Luncheon and Program will be from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsors: Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber & Welcome Center Starbuck Area Chamber of Commerce Glenwood Development Corporation The Klick Foundation City of Glenwood City of Starbuck Pope County Commission Pope County HRA/EDA State of Minnesota
Glenwood Veterinary Clinic will host the October Rise and Shine.
The clinic is located at 16159 MN Hwy 29 N in Glenwood.
Come and meet staff and learn about the Glacial Ridge Veterinary Clinic!
Bring a friend, meet and socialize with others, and enjoy a light breakfast.
Remember your business card for the business card door prize drawing.
Save the Date!
Community Trick or Treat
Halloween Night, October 31st
The Glenwood Area Community Trick or Treat will be held on Thursday, October 31st, Halloween Night from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Fright Nights Haunted House located on the north side of Central Square. This event is co-sponsored by the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber & Welcome Center, Fright Nights LLC, area businesses and organizations. This is a lights on, non-scary, walk through the haunted house.
Minnewaska Area High School 2019 Graduates Ella Richards, Sierra Lindemann and Grace Names took part in the first MAS Rachel’s Challenge Community Response. They are pictured with a photo from last year that shows room for more community members to attend the 2nd Annual event on October 10th
MAS Rachel’s Challenge Community Response
Save The Date! – You are invited to the 2nd Annual Rachel’s Challenge Community Response on Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8:30 am (program begins at 9:00 am) in the Minnewaska Area High School gym. There will be stories of kindness, cheers and music leading into the finger knitted “chain of kindness” inspired by Rachel Scott.
Last year, hundreds of MAS students signed on to Rachel’s pledge. In support of their effort, 110 community members shared an experience like no other with the students and staff of grades 4th – 12th. How many more of you will do the same on October 10th?
Sign-up sheets will be distributed throughout Pope County asking for your promise to attend. If you have questions, please call 634-3909 for more information or to reserve your spot.
You can start a chain reaction with one kind action….today.
Erickson’s Petting Zoo to Open for “Fall Family Fun” – Fall is a great time to stop on out to Erickson’s Petting Zoo of Osakis.
All of the animals and birds are always a hit, no matter what time of the year you visit . Enjoy a tractor & hay ride, horse and wagon rides, pick your own pumpkins, pony rides and pony Hops and the seven-acre corn maze. While in the maze look for the hidden corn tower.
Fall Family fun starts Saturday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. The season runs for six weekends until October 27. The farm is also open MEA Days October 17 &18.
Saturdays and MEA Days, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays are from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8.50 per person 2-5 year olds, $6.50.
Pre-picked pumpkins, squash, gourds and corn shocks available for sale.
Walk Against Domestic Violence
Join Someplace Safe for the Walk Against Domestic Violence on Thursday, October 10th.
Participants should meet at the Pope County Human Services parking lot in Glenwood.
The walk begins at 10 a.m. The group will walk to the Glenwood Senior Center, for a program, guest speaker and lunch. Free will donation accepted.
For more information contact Amber at 320-634-3483.
Glacial Ridge Pheasants Forever
Saturday October 12th
Starting at 5:00 p.m.
Hwy 28 between Glenwood & Starbuck
Join us for a night of Fun & Prizes!
"Featuring many guns and prizes!"
Pope County Tribune
As always there is plenty to do in Pope County! Check out the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times for more information.