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Holy Trinity PTO Home of Tours planned Dec. 2

■ Historic holiday tour

scheduled in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS — A historical holiday tour called “Enjoy your Backyard,” is planned for Dec. 1 in Little Falls.

The bus tour is a chance for friends and family to tour several historic places in the Little Falls/Randall area. Participants will load the bus at the Rosenmeier Home in Little Falls and the stops include: Morning coffee at the Randall Creamery and guided tours at the Linden Hill Manson Tours, Charles A. Lindbergh Historic, Charles A. Weyerhaueser Museum, Camp Ripley Museum and the new Military Hanger Club.

Cost is $50 and includes everything, but morning coffee. Sign up at the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau by stopping by or calling 320-616-4959.

■ Christmas Tree Lane to open

LITTLE FALLS — The Minnesota Fishing Museum in Little Falls will host the 2012 Christmas Tree Lane that will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 23 through Dec. 2.

Participants may visit the museum, decorated for Christmas, for free. There will be more than 30 Christmas trees of various sizes and designs, wreaths and gift baskets all for sale via silent auction.

There will be special displays and music.

Special events will be held: Nov. 25, Mrs. Santa visits; Nov. 27, SherriLyn’s Samples of dips, breads, soup mixes made with Minnesota grown ingredients; Nov. 28, chair massages with HealthSource Chiropractic; Nov. 29, book-signing with Ren Holland of “The Early Resorts of Minnesota;” and Dec. 1, Santa visits.

■ Toastmasters to

meet in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS — Productive meeting seminar will be held by the local Toastmaster club on Nov. 28 in Little Falls at the Carnegie Library. This unique event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Registration will open at 6:45 p.m. and seminar will be 7-8 p.m. It will reveal the technique and dynamics for conducting product meetings to any group. The secrets to opening and closing meetings will be shared. Providing attendees with tips and techniques to keep any meetings running productively. The seminar will include a presentation, workbook and small group exercise.

Toastmasters Humorous would appreciate seminar guest contact Rich Andresen, DTM at 763-232-3777, to ensure enough materials will be available at the meeting. Carnegie Library is located at 108 NE 3rd Street Little Falls, MN 56345.

For more information about this event and the club, please visit

■ Santa Paws is coming

to Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS — Santa Paws will make an appearance from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Morrison County Animal Humane Society (MCAHS) in Little Falls.

People can bring their pets and family to have pictures taken with Santa Paws. Christina Johnson Photography of Little Falls will be providing photography services for the event. No appointments necessary.

A photo session and 5x7 portrait can be purchased, with proceeds directly benefitting the homeless animals in the shelter’s care. Holiday cards, gifts and prints also will be available.

For more information, visit MCAHS’s website at or call 320-632-0703.

■ Staples library offers computer class and bus tour opportunity

STAPLES — The Staples Public Library is offering File Management Computer Class on Nov. 29 and a trip to see “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 9.

File Management Computer Class will run from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 29 and is for adults. Participants will learn how to manage files and folders in MS Windows Explorer. Discover the secrets of drag and drop and folder options. Learn how to save and retrieve files using various storage media such as CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives and more. Register for this class is if you have attended one of the library’s basic computer classes or have used a computer and are familiar with the basics. The class will be presented by Charlie Crews from the Todd County Digital Literacy Program. Attendance limit is eight and preregistration is required.

The Staples and Eagle Bend public libraries are providing a bus trip Dec. 9 to the Alexandria Area Arts Theatre for adults and teens to attend “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The bus will leave Staples at noon and Eagle Bend at 12:30 p.m. The performance begins at 2 p.m. with a backstage tour after the performance. The bus will return to Eagle Bend at 5:30 p.m. and Staples at 6 p.m. Limited tickets are available, only two per adult, while supplies last. There is no charge for the bus and play. Individuals may bring along their own snacks. This outing is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact the Staples Public Library at 218-894-1401.

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