April 29, 2014 
You don't have to paddle to enjoy CURE's River History Weekend! We have many opportunities for you to engage with the CURE community and with the environment.

We want to know how the weekend is going for you! So for the first time ever, River History Weekend will have its own twitter hashtag for you to use on Facebook or Twitter >> #RiverHistory14

THURSDAY, MAY 1

FRIDAY, MAY 2
>> the hashtag for this event is #DWWGT to use on Twitter & Facebook

SATURDAY, MAY 3 MORNING/AFTERNOON
(note a change of location for three activities, new locations are in bold)
  • ACTION >> 9:00 AM: Stenciling the Storm Drains, meet at K.K. Berge Building in Granite Falls
  • ACTION >> 10:00 AM: Making Kestrel Bird Houses at the Granite Falls American Legion
  • ADVENTURE >> 10:30 AM: Bluebird Birding at Upper Sioux Agency State Park
  • ART >> 11:00 AM: Paint Your Own Minnesota River Catfish at the Granite Falls American Legion
  • ART >> 1:00 PM: Paint Your Own Minnesota River Sunny at the Granite Falls American Legion
  • CULTURE >> 1:00 PM: An Afternoon with award winning author & poet Gwen Westerman at the K.K. Berge Building in Granite Falls 
NOTE: We will be posting about paddling conditions on Thursday. Check our website or 
Facebook page for specific details and an announcement.
  • PADDLING >> 11:00 AM: Safety Training at Wegdahl Chippewa County Park 
  • FOOD >> 11:45 AM: Light Lunch at Wegdahl Chippewa County Park
  • PADDLING >> 12:30 PM: Self-organized Paddle Trips. Stations will be set up at Wegdahl Chippewa County Park
  • PADDLING >> 1:00 PM: Family Paddle Trip with the Eco-Voyageur Canoe at Wegdahl Chippewa County Park 
  • PADDLING >> 3:00 PM: Family Paddle Trip with Eco-Voyageur Canoe at Wegdahl Chippewa County Park  
SATURDAY, MAY 3,   4 PM to 10 PM
This year, our annual meeting will take place at Bootlegger's Supper Club in Granite Falls where you will have the opportunity to taste local food, local beer and local wine with fellow CURE members and supporters! 

  The evening will include awards & recognition of great people, a silent auction, the kayak sweepstakes, elections, a great presentation and great entrainment!

There is still time to reserve your seat! Registration is required. Please call Dixie Toll Free at 877-269-2873 to register via phone TODAY. More registration details here.

SUNDAY, MAY 4

 

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Prairie's Edge Casino & Resort Convention Center. Approximately 35 artists from around the Southwestern Minnesota area will be selling and demonstrating their art.  Free & open to the public!

 

 

Self-organized Paddling Trips >> click here to organize through the Facebook event.  



 
This is the second book to be featured in CURE's Book Club and is led by CURE Member Beth Lorenz Pullan. CURE has a couple of copies available for members to borrow if they like. 
 
The Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 8th & on Thursday, May 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
at the K.K. Berge Building in Granite Falls. It is free for CURE Members and $5 for non-members to participate. Please call the office to sign up at 1-877-269-2873.

  

 
The public, local government officials and transportation supporters are invited to provide input for Minnesota's statewide bicycle system plan during a meeting to be held April 30 at the Kilowatt Community Center in Granite Falls. It is just one of nine such meetings being held statewide. Click here for other meeting dates and locations
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River History Weekend & CURE's 22nd Annual Meeting. Granite Falls. Weekend of May 1st through the 4th.  
ACTION Opportunities

For River History Weekend happening on May 1, 2, 3 & 4, we are looking for people to help with:
  • Photography
  • Team leaders for Saturday's activities
  • Leaders of 'self-organized' paddle trips to different locations (you get to pick the one of your choice)
  • Shuttle drivers for the eco-voyageur trips
  • Sign haulers
  • General helpers for activities at Wegdahl
Contact  peg@cureriver.org or call 1-877-269-2873 for additional opportunities and details. 
Volunteers will receive a CURE t-shirt for their time!
In the news...


"Who's protecting Minnesota's rural rivers?" by Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune.

"CURE hosting river history weekend of events," by Tribune News, West Central Tribune

"CURE's River History Weekend for all ages," by Scott Tedrick, Granite Falls Advocate Tribune.
Events within our network...
May 10, 11 AM to 3 PM 
An outdoor local foods workshop hosted by Moonstone Farm. Click here for more information
Become an annual member of CURE today with membership levels starting at $20
 CURE
117 South 1st Street
Montevideo, Minnesota 56265
(320) 269-2984
cure@cureriver.org