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.
Thursday, October 17th in the backroom of the Minnewaska House (24895 State Highway 28, Glenwood)at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Pickleball will be available to play indoors on Sundays, beginning October 13, 2019 through May 3, 2020 in the Auxiliary gym 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.
Glenwood Lakes Area
$$$ MINNEWASKA DOLLARS $$$
Due to Central Minnesota Credit Union taking over Soo Line Credit Union Minnewaska Dollars with SLCU logo on them should be used by October 31st.
Those that have Central Minnesota Credit Union will be OK to use up to one year from the date issued.
Congrats to our October Chamber Member of the Month!
Join us for the Pope County Salute to Business and Industry Luncheon
Thursday, October 24th, 2019 | Lakeside Ballroom 12:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.)
Each year, the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with co-sponsors, recognize a local area business or industry that has made a substantial impact on the community. In 2019, we will be honoring Glenwood State Bank.
The Glenwood Area Community Trick or Treat will be held on Thursday, October 31st, 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, and area businesses and organizations. This is a lights on, non-scary, walk through the haunted house.
Last year, hundreds of MAS students signed on to Rachel’s pledge of sharing kindness. All are welcome to attend the 2nd Annual Rachel’s Challenge Community Response to support their efforts is on Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8:30 a.m. (program begins at 9:00 a.m.) 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.
The event is through a partnership between the Minnewaska Area Schools and BeKind as we share support for our students and staff!
16th Annual Glacial Ridge
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!
Glenwood Rotary Club
Annual Rose & Caramel Sale
Dozen Red Roses - $20.00
Box of Caramels - $20.00
Order by: October 15
Delivery Date: October 24th
Erickson's Petting Zoo Fall Family Fun!
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.
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.
Grand Opening of the single-track mountain bike trail in Barsness Park was rescheduled to October 12, because of inclement weather Saturday. The public is invited to join in the celebration by participating in guided trail rides at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Those who want to take a guided ride soul meet above the trail head on Snake Road.
Pope County Informational
Open House on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Minnewaska Area High School.
The open house will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and food and drinks will be available.
Community members are invited and encouraged to attend and learn about the importance of the 2020 census.
Glenwood Medical Center Flu Vaccine Clinics:
Tuesday, October 8 – 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 14 – 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15 – 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Get your flu shot anytime at Starbuck Medical Center – Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Glacial Ridge Home Care Senior Citizens Flu Shot Clinics:
Wednesday, October 9th – Lowry Community Center, 10-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 10 – Villard United Methodist Church – 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Friday, October 11 – Cyrus Trinity Lutheran Church – 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Please bring your Medicare and Insurance Card. If you are not eligible (Part A & B) the cost is $40, but can be turned in to insurance.
Questions call Glacial Ridge Home Care at 634-2221 or Dodie Johnsrud at 634-7837.
Thank you to this week's Community Comment's Sponsors:
Larry & Ann Stensrud, John R. & Mary Stone, Sons of Norway Mjosen Lodge #175, South Pointe RV Park, Special Event Boutique & Bridal and Stampin Up – Ellen Boyle.