The North Star Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club is holding its 12th Annual Studebaker Day at Pioneer Park. You will be able to view these fine classic cars from
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18. You’re invited to come out and see these vintage vehicles that were labeled in their day as “ahead of their time.”
You will see Studebakers from pre-war through the mid 60’s. The Studebaker Company was first incorporated in 1852 in South Bend, Ind., and in time became the largest wagon manufacturer in the world. In 1902, they began selling electric runabouts and trucks. Interesting isn’t it, we make a big issue today of electric cars;
1904 was their first year to sell gasoline powered vehicles, which they continued to sell globally until December of 1966. The South Bend production plant closed in 1964, and automobile production continued in Hamilton, Ont., Canada, until 1966.
Wild edible plants will be the focus of a program at Lake Maria State Park beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the park’s nature center. Registration is required by calling the park at (763) 878-2325.
Dr. Steve Saupe, professor and botanist at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict, will be the featured speaker, covering such topics as identification and collection of wild edible plants, preparation of edible plants for consumption and preservation and restoration of habitat. His presentation will be followed by a short hike.
Minnesota Dance Ensemble will hold auditions for their 2013-2014 season at 12-3 p.m., May 19, and Aug. 11, at the Paramount Theatre, 913 W. St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301.
Open to dancers ages 18+, the Central Minnesota non-profit’s mission is to provide opportunities for dancers in the disciplines of performance, education and advancement within the arts. The company is predominantly modern and jazz based, however dancers trained in various styles are welcome and encouraged to audition. Dancers are asked to prepare a two-minute solo, as well as a dance résumé that includes training and performance experience. Those auditioning will also learn a phrase of choreography and interview with the directors.
This organization is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
The American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing poppies for contributions to promote continued rehabilitaion efforts for veterans. Since that first auxiliary convention in 1921, the poppy program has flourished in the guiding hands and caring hearts of the American Legion Auxiliary. The small red paper flower still blooms and its message is still strong and clear, we remember your courage and sacrifice, you did not serve in vain.
Please watch for poppy promotions and displays and make a generous contribution to support our veterans. Wear your poppy in honor of the millions of Americans who have willingly served and who are currently serving our nation, all too many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could remain living in a free country under God. There is not a better way to say THANK YOU than to wear a poppy as a reminder that we will “always remember.”
Annual meeting rescheduled
Because of inclement weather, it was necessary to cancel the 2013 annual meeting of the Kimball Cemetery Corporation originally scheduled for April 18. The 2013 annual meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in Kimball City Hall.
If you have loved ones interred or own gravesites in Kimball Cemetery, you are encouraged to attend. There are fees to consider and decisions to be made that require your attendance.