Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter Frolic Events

The Hibbing Winter Frolic carries on a tradition with roots as far back as the 1920's, making the event the longest running Hibbing celebration. The present Winter Frolic Committee continues the goal of the original festival to create fun and excitement throughout the community during the long winter season.

Friday, January 29th at 6:00
- Night Skiing - Wear your Winter Frolic button and Ski at Carey Lake starting at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by Max Gray Construction and Coordinated by the Nordic Gliders.

Saturday, January 30th - Winter Frolic Fishing Contest - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Carey Lake. Adults $10, Children under 12 are free -- all adults must be wearing a 2010 Winter Frolic Button. Bring your ow bait. no driving will be allowed on the lake. First place for the largest Northern - 3 day , 2 night Zipple Bay fishing excursion for 6!

Wednesday, February 3rd - Winter Frolic Senior King and Queen Coronation and Dance from 2:00 – 4:00 join in the “Frolic Festivities” at the Community Senior Center, Memorial Building.

Thursday, February 4th - Downtown Scavenger Hunt will be held on Thursday, February 4th. Photograph items from a list in participating stores, bring them in on your phone or camera to Flom Designs to win "the Best of Hibbing Gift Basket".

Saturday, February 6th - The Winter Frolic Queen Coronation will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Hibbing High School Auditorium.

Thursday, February 18th - The Winter Frolic Royal Roast will be held at the Hibbing Park Hotel. With a social hour starting at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner starting at 6:00 p.m.Tickets may be purchased in advance from the Hibbing Park Hotel, Express Print or Johnson Floral.

Friday, February 19th - Snowball Dance at the Greenhaven School at 7:00 p.m.

Check out the calendar above for many other events happening during Winter Frolic!

Downtown Scavenger Hunt

Downtown Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt Clues

On Thursday, February 4, 2010 , 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM photograph selected items at each of the participating retailers and enter to win our “Taste of Hibbing” grand prize— a basket of gift certificates and products valued at $575!

Simply print this list of items & take photos of them, bring your camera/phone to Flom Designs & Photography (Howard St.) wearing a winter frolic button and enter to win! Winner will be notified by phone. (Need not be present to win.)


  1. Photograph these items using your digital camera/phone.
  2. Bring your camera/phone to Flom Designs & Photography on Howard Street by 8 PM Thursday, February 4, wearing your Winter Frolic button.
  3. Sign our liability waiver.
  4. Once your photos are verified, enter to win a prize basket (valued at ~$575)from these participating retailers (winner will be drawn 2/4/10 at 8 PM.
  5. Winners will be notified by phone (Need not be present to win)
  • Brickyard - I saw it on the big screen.
  • Benders Shoe & Sport - What would Shaq cover his feet with?
  • CarQuest Auto Parts - Racing to the Finish!
  • Hong Kong Super Buffet - “Here fishy fishy.”
  • Napa Auto Parts - Showing brand affiliation!
  • Custom Lettering - Expressing Bluejacket pride while keeping warm—and catching sweat too!
  • US Bank - Bring home the bank’s bacon.
  • Rupar Music - What would Ringo Starr play?
  • Hibbing Park Hotel - #1 Frozen Food Entrepreneur in the world?
  • Sammy's Pizza - Where would you squish grapes?
  • The Howard Court and Donna J’s - Cream or Sugar in that?
  • Teske Jewelry - Something made in Ireland, you can put things inside of it and display it on a table.
  • Leuthold-Jacobson Clothiers - Either Rocky or Bullwinkle have a cousin in back.
  • Moxie - Cover your head—with style!
  • Zimmy’s - Where would Bob Dylan warm his hands?
  • Antiques on Howard - Avoir une boisson—Coca Cola?
  • Bach Yen - What tells me this is the place?
  • Amelia’s - Is it service time?
  • C&J Interiors - I’m looking for ceramics. Ceramics? (Maybe in the back.)
  • Viking Village - “The Diamond”
  • The Secret Closet “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
  • Memorial Building Senior Citizens Center - Got the pot on? Kaffe Aika!
  • The Scoop - Which Spice girls' husband has a number on his back?
Questions? Contact Miriam @ 218.262.3486 ext 743

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Walk, Dance and Yoga Your Way to Spring!

Hibbing Walkable Workshop at the Fairview Plaza(1200 E. 25th St.) on January 21, 2010, 11am-3pm - The workshop will include a walking assessment, brainstorming ideas for increasing walking and biking in Hibbing, and development of a community action plan. Lunch is provided - please reserve your spot today! Contact Melissa Grzybowski 262-6070,

Red Hot Salsa - Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., cost $35/couple or $19/person - Learn the hottest and sexiest dance in the U.S. when you learn Salsa!

Swing Dance Workshop - Saturday, Feb. 27 from 12:15-2:15 p.m., cost $35/couple or $19/person - A dance you are practically guaranteed to use in your life, take the Swing Dance Workshop!

Ballroom Workshop - Saturday, Feb. 27 from 2:30-4:30 p.m., cost $35/couple or $19/person Foxtrot and Waltz are universally played at all ballroom dances and are a great way to get your feet wet if you're interest in learning traditional ballroom dancing.

Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays, Feb. 16-March 23 from 6:00-7:15 p.m., cost $35.00 Enjoy the health giving benefits of yoga. Hatha yoga consists of breath work, physical postures and relaxation.

Hatha & Kundalini Yoga - Wednesdays, Feb. 17-March 24 from 8:15-9:15 a.m.., cost $35.00 - Hatha yoga consists of breath work, physical postures and relaxation. Kundalini yoga combines breath work, postures of a repetitive nature, and meditation with mantras.

Kundalini Yoga - Thursdays, Feb. 18-March 25 from 6:00-7:15 p.m., cost $35.00 - Kundalini yoga combines breath work, postures of a repetitive nature, and meditation with mantras.

To register for any of the above classes, call Hibbing Community Education at 262-0417.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

HCC auditions for "Gypsy"

Hibbing Community College Theatre announces auditions for the Tony Award winning musical "Gypsy" Book by Arthur Laments, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, featuring such popular song greats as "Let Me Entertain You," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "You Gatta Get a Gimmick" and "Together, Wherever We Go."

The pro­duction is headed by HCC. Theatre Director Patty Laine, with Chet Johnson as orchestra conductor, vocal direction by Vir­ginia's Pete Pellinen, piano accompaniment by Lanae Ronchetti and technical coordination by Dan Dolinar. Auditions are Jan. 11 and 12 from 6 to 9 p.m., at the HCC Theatre, with callbacks on Jan. 13 and 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday evenings' and Sunday afternoons. Shows will run April 22-25, and April 29 and May 2.

"Gypsy" is the real life story of the famous burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, her childhood start on the American Vaude­ville circuit, her experiences with the "crash" of vaudeville and her eventual turn to the world of burlesque. But mostly it is about her mother, Rose, one of the most famous stage mothers that ever lived and who would not rest until one of her chil­dren made it in "the big time." Everyone has a dream and Rose's dream of making it big is inspirational and contagious and is what has kept audiences coming back for more than 30 years.

The musical offers a wide spectrum of opportunities to the Hibbing area Community; the cast consists of child lead actors as well as teenage, young adult and mature actor leads, supporting roles and chorus, with an expandable cast of 25-40 cast members. For character descriptions go to the HCC Theatre Web site HCC Theatre is an educational the­ater that also encourages the local community to be involved in all aspects of the production from on stage to backstage.

All are welcome and encouraged to audition. Auditionees are asked to bring a non-returnable photo of themselves as well as 16 bars of a song to sing that highlights their range and vocal quality. Bring musical accompaniment, whether it is a karaoke version of their song or sheet music, or auditionees may accompany themselves on guitar or piano, or sing a cappella.

A piano accompanist will be available (please, no key changes). There will also be it group dance/movement audi­tion. Wear suitable clothing to move in or bring something to change into, with appropriate shoes. Don't think you're much of a dancer? Come anyway and do what you can. Not all roles are dance roles. In addition, auditionees will be asked to read from one of the monologues provided at the audition.

Are you interested in assistant stage management or working on the crew for the productions? Come down and meet the director and fill out a form or e-mail her indicating interest, contact information and experience. If you don't have experience work­ing on a crew or stage managing, you will be trained.

For more information, contact HCC Theater Director Patty Laine at 262-2912 or or

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter Reading Program

The children’s 2010 Winter Reading Program will run January 4th-29th, at the Hibbing Public Library. Participants can pick up a book log at the circulation desk and earn stickers for number of books read.

Sticker sheets will be displayed at the library until January 29th, when participants can pick up the sheets and a bag of prizes.

The library will host a pizza party on the January 29th for participants and their parents. Pre-registration is required so that we can order enough pizza for everyone.

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