Plant vegetable seeds and take home a potted plant; assemble caterpillars and pizzas with fresh fruits and vegetables; and participate in potato sack races, an obstacle course, relay races and more at the first Music in the Parks event of this summer on Thursday, June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Crosby Memorial Park.
Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, in addition to the activities, complimentary healthy refreshments will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. On the menu will be turkey brats with all the fixings, veggie slaw and lemonade. All youth attending will also receive a free T-shirt.
Youngsters can try their skill and win prizes at a giant ring toss, bear pong, target station, golf chipping, fishing pond; take part in a watermelon eating contest and fruit walk; throw a bean bag through an Operation Game patient; take a photo in a doctor and nurse booth; and have their face painted. They can also gather more seeds to plant from “Rooty” the carrot.
Top Hat Owls and Cuyuna Rhythm Band will provide live entertainment until 8 p.m. The Top Hat Owls are an indie pop folk trio from Minneapolis. Cuyuna Rhythm is a local band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 2000s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets, sit back and enjoy the event while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce holds Music in the Parks the second and fourth Thursday evenings through the summer. For more information, visit www.cuyunalakes.com or call 218-546-8131.