Heard around town

Public Safety building open house

The Princeton Police Department and Princeton Fire & Rescue Department will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the city’s new public safety building, 305 21st Avenue South, Princeton. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Among the planned activities are a free lunch (hot dogs, chips, baked beans & beverage), building tours, the Fire safety trailer, face painting, bouncy house for the kids, snow cones, popcorn, souvenirs for the kids and demonstrations including: K-9, car seat safety, child ID information and vehicle extrication.

Sons of Norway

Tusenvann Sons of Norway Lodge #1-659 in Isle will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13 at the I.R.E.C. Bldg. In Isle. Coffee and treats will be served. The program will be a travel to Norway with Dave and Judy Nelson. The public is always welcome! If you have questions you can call Carol Bailey at 1-320-684-2174 or Bill Peterson at 1-320-679-2380. Swedish music duo in Cambridge Get an early start on Midsummer with an evening of Swedish music on Friday, June 13, at the City Center Mall. Featured guest artists are the duo Ellinor and Leonor from Sweden who are including Cambridge on their 2014 Midwest tour. The Cambridge Center for the Arts is partnering with the Historical Society to offer this unique musical evening which begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. Ellinor on fiddle and Leonor on a five-string cello bring a new dimension to Swedish folk music. The duo brings to life forgotten music from the 19th century, sparkling dance tunes and compositions of their own that are in the traditional style. They are also one of the featured performers at this year’s Nisswastämma, Minnesota’s largest Scandinavian folk music festival. Opening for Ellinor and Leonor is the Spirit River Scandiband (east central Minnesota’s newest group to focus on traditional Nordic folk tunes).

Summer preschool reading

They’re waggin’ their tales in anticipation for the Paws to Read summer preschool storytime. Kids ages 3-5 are encouraged to join us for books, fingerplays and tons of fun at the Princeton Area Library. Join the library staff on Wednesdays at 10:45 am on June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23 at the Princeton Area Library. Pounce, jump, or spring over to the library this summer and “paws” to discover all the fun and excitement that awaits you at the library and storytime.

Dance Time

Join the Princeton American Legion Post 216 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 216 for the monthly Dance Time from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 in the back room at the Princeton VFW, 505 Rum River Drive N. Performing for the group this month is Jerry Biershbach. The cost is $6 and includes lunch. Everyone is welcome.

Cancer survivors celebration

The “Cancer Survivor’s Celebration” sponsored by the American Cancer Society – Mille Lacs County Relay for Life will be held on Thursday, June 19 at Freshwaters United Methodist Church, 112 North 7th Avenue, in Princeton, with registration set to begin at 5:30 p.m. and a light dinner at 6:00 p.m. Attendees are asked to RSVP (and to provide a t-shirt size) to Bonnie Giese at 320-224-3980 or Pam Schlagel at 763-389-1570 by June 10th. This is a casual get together that provides Cancer Survivors and their Caregivers with information about the American Cancer Society Programs and the Mille Lacs County Relay for Life event being held Friday, August 1st at the Princeton High School.

History of Ojibwe in Minnesota

Visitors to the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post this summer can join a new program about the history of Ojibwe in Minnesota. Plus, workshops for children and adults offer hands-on instruction in Ojibwe arts and crafts. Called “We Are Anishinaabe: Our Migration Journey,” the program will be offered at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on June 14, 28, July 12, 26, Aug. 9, 23. Fee: $8 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and Minnesota Historical Society members. Mille Lacs Rendezvous The 21st Annual Mille Lacs History Festival &Rendezvous is being presented June 28 & 29 at a site six miles south of Isle or 16 miles north of Ogilvie on Hwy 47. This living history event brings the early 1800s to life with woodsman, frontiersmen, trappers, traders, and artisans. There will be demonstrations, storytellers, musicians, food, entertainment, a black powder shooting competition, and competitions of other old time armaments. Public admission is provided by a $2.50 donation and is free to those 10 and under. Public hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Mille Lacs Lake Historical Society.

Milaca Class of ‘74 reunion

Class of 1974 from Milaca High School would like to invite our teachers to our 40th reunion on June 21 at Stones Throw Golf Course in Milaca at 5:30 p.m.Call Mary at 320-224-2263 by 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 15.