Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween & Fall Events

Field of Screams - at the Minnesota Discover Center.

First Baptist Church - "A Penchant for Pumpkins" for Children grades 1 - 6 on October 26th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Come for a special night with lots of pumpkins. There will be pumpkin or cherry pie for everyone. For more information call the church office at 263-6672.

Hibbing Public Library - Pumpkin Carving Contest on Wed, October 28 starting at 6:00 pm bring your own pumpkin and show us your best design. Prizes for several categories. Dress in Halloween costumes for Preschool Storytime on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and Toddle Time on Thrusday at 10:00.

Maple Hill Hall - Fall Games Party will be held at the Maple Hill Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29th. Prizes will be turkeys and hams. Coffee and donuts will be served. The public is invited to participate.

Hibbing Community College - A Celebration of Autumn Buffet will be held Thursday, October 29th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Hibbing Community College for $8.00 per plate.

Howard Court
- Indoor Trick or Treating 2:30 - 4:30 on Friday, October 30th.

Moxie - Trick or Treating from 11:00 - 4:00 on Saturday, October 31st.

MATRIX - Hibbing's Youth Center is hosting a Kids Bop Halloween dance and costume party for children ages 2 - 8 and their families from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday October 31st. Admission is $4.00 per person. 1910 4th Ave E, 218 263 5543.

VFW Post 8510 - Children's Halloween Party, Saturday October 31st, from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. Please park in the back lot and use the back door only. Complimentary hot dog, chips and orange drink for children & parents. Games scheduled all evening and a bag of goodies when you leave.

Airway - Halloween Bash 9P - 1A a on Saturday October 31st. Dance to Young Country, drawings throughout the night, $100 cash prize for the best costume at midnight.

- An adult costume party at the Brickyard on October 31st, Halloween. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Mr. Nick's Corner Bar - Celebrate Halloween 8:30p to 12:30a with live music by the Blue Wolf band, costume cash prizes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A day of Dance

Hibbing Community Education will be offering three classes in one day! On Saturday October 31st start your day with a Salsa class at 10:00 a.m., learn to Swing at 12:15 and finish the day with ballroom dance at 2:30 p.m.

Aaron Clarey will teach the basics and a few additional moves to add some flair to the routines. Have fun, get some exercise, and meet other that enjoy dancing.

Each workshop is $19 per person or $35 per couple for anyone and everyone over 14 years old. Registration is required by October 26th.

For more information or to register call Community Education at 218-262-0418.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Attention Hunters!

The Hibbing Rifle and Pistol Club will open its range for hunter sight-in on Saturday October 24th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be open daily through November 6th.

The Range is located on Marskmanship Center Road near the Kelly Lake Bridge.

Benches, targets, spotting scopes, ear and eye protection are provided. There is a $5 fee per firearm. Avoid the rush, come early and dress warm. The coffee pot will be on.

Upcoming Hunting Seasons in Northern Minnesota include:

  • Waterfowl Season Opener - October 3rd
  • Moose Hunt Northeast Season - October 3-18
  • Pheasant Season Opener - October 10th
  • Deer Hunting Opener - Firearms - November 7th
  • Fisher & Pine Martin Season - November 28 - December 6th
  • Deer Hunting Opener - Muzzle Loader - November 28 - December 13
  • Bobcat Trapping Season - November 28 - January 3
For more information about hunting in Minnesota go to:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Digging for Your Roots Genealogy Conference

Minnesota Discovery Center will host the 28th annual conference on Saturday, Oct 17, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The conference is for genealogical researchers of all levels and cultural resource professionals and is organized and hosted by Range Genealogical Society (RGS) and the Discover Center Research Library. This years theme is "On the Right Track" and emphasized personal stories of discover and success.

Features speakers are:
  • Lou Mattson who tracked one family from the old country to the United States and followed their stories through generations.
  • Doug Morrison Cleary will discuss the use of DNA in tracing genealogies.
  • Iron Range History Players will present the story of Laurel Sherman, a rural Minnesota school teacher from 1910 to 1920.
  • Dr. Melissa Steware will present "Mercy's Story: Uncovering a Quilt's Creator"
  • Lauren Nickisch will speak about the "Hephzibeth: Woman of Iron"

There is a cost to attend the conference with MDC members receiving 10 percent off. Lunch will be available for an additional fee. Contact Sue at 218 253-7959 ext 222 or visit:

Friday, October 2, 2009

One Day - Two Great Events

On Saturday, October 3rd take the kids to the Fire Department open house and the Creation Season Event at St. James.

The Fire Department Open house is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fire Department. The Open House is the official kick off for Fire Prevention week and they will have the following events and activities:
  • Displays of our equipment, resources and of course some good old fashioned face to face communications between the members of the fire department and the general public.
  • Serving our usual free lunch of hot dogs, beans and chips as well as some Pepsi products.
  • Demonstrations by our newly certified Technical Rescue Team (TRT), as well as fire extinguisher demonstrations
  • Giving away batteries and smoke alarms to those that are in need and doing blood pressure testing
  • Area vendors will have displays for our visitors to see and learn about what medical and safety resources are available to the general public
  • Photos with Sparky

A Creation Season Event will be held at St. James Episcopal Church at 2028 7th Ave E on Saturday October 3rd from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Creations Season is the celebration of God's Presence (presents) in all of creation.

Activities include: Solar energy, Compact Fluorescent Lighting, Plastics impact on the environment, Recycling, Reducing, Reusing, Fuel assistance/weatherization application, energy efficient cars, clean energy resource team, crocheting plastic bags, dog agility, children's face painting, Heavenly Hogwiches & Hot Dogs from 11a -1p

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Weather is great for a walk around the Community!

Want to learn a little about the history of Hibbing? Try one of these walking tours:

Historical Hibbing
This Hibbing Walking Tour was adapted from one created as a Centennial Project in 1993 by the Hibbing Daily Tribune and Roger Saccoman Architecture. The walk is written to start at Hibbing Memorial Building, but it can actually be started anywhere along the route. There are also many other historic and aesthetically beautiful sites in Hibbing not on the tour. The 22 numbered sites listed were chosen a s examples to give visitors and native alike a sense of Hibbing's history. The walk is approximately two miles in length.
Enjoy the map and guide for the North Hibbing - Hull Rust Mahoning Mine Walking Tour. The Historical data provided was documented by Patricia Mestek, former Director of the Hibbing Historical Society. Start the walking tour from the parking lot at 5th Avenue East and 16th Street.

This tour was developed by staff at the Hibbing Public Library. It takes you along a path that could have been walked by Bob Dylan. Photographs of Feldman’s, L&B CafĂ©, the Synagogue, and the Alice School are the property of Aubin Photo Studio in Hibbing. The walk starts at the building that was Zimmerman Electric and ends at the Androy, the site of Bob’s Bar Mitzvah celebration. This walking tour is approximately 1.9 miles. We even have a podcast for this tour. Listen to it ahead of time or download it to your MP3 player and take it with you.

Community Walking Program
The Hibbing Community Education sponsors the Community Walking Program at the Hibbing High School. This program is for all Hibbing area residents, youth to seniors, cardiac patients, and persons with disabilities. The school setting provides a safe, warm, and positive atmosphere to exercise during the upcoming winter months. No walking on days when school is not in session.

From October 2009 to early May 2010, Monday - Friday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the Ground floor level of the Hibbing High School. There are no fees for this program.

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