Whitney Senior Center Special Events

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Tuesday Humanities:
Iran and the Greater Middle East
US Retired Diplomat Tom Hanson returns with a presentation focusing on the Iranian nation and on US-Iranian relations, including Iran’s recent election, latest developments in its nuclear program, and Iran's role in Syria and in the Sunni-Shia regional confrontation that has resulted from the Arab Spring.
Date: Tues, Nov. 5
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Free and open to the public.
 
Thursday Humanities:
Living Our Legacy
Celebrate your favorite Senior Center with other Whitney patrons as we discuss where we are and where we’ve come from. Steve Hennes, former Whitney Director, will discuss the roots of Whitney Senior Center- how it started, and its progress over time. Laura Hood, Aging Services Director, will lead a discussion of Whitney’s current operations. Add to the legacy by sharing your stories & favorite memories with your friends here at Whitney. Steve Hennes & Laura Hood.
Date: Thurs, Nov. 7
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Free and open to the public.
Retro Trail Run/Walk  
Go retro running with Whitney- the way we did before bibs, clocks, literature & timing chips! 
Race shirts will be provided by you- bring a t-shirt to trade or donate if you’d like! Run/walk the well-marked course, keep your own time, and enjoy fruit and snacks at the finish. Bring your own container – water will be provided. 
Date: Sat., Nov. 9 
Time: 10:15 a.m.    1.5-Mile Run/Walk (Kids & Adults)
  11 a.m.    5-Mile Run/ 2.5-Mile Walk (Kids & Adults)
Cost:   $5 (Adults 55 + and kids under 12),  $10 (all others) Payment due on race day.
Location:  Warner Lake County Park, 1485 County Rd. 143, Clearwater
 

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SUPERHEROES: WITH GREAT POWER COMES ORDINARY RESPONSIBILITY is the BLHS one-act play this year. Cast and crew includes faculty advisor Ryan Purdy, Shiloh Zoccoli, Baylee Jacobs, Laicole Dobie, Emily Hanson, Autumn Clyde, Justina Zou, Jamie Schwartz, Rick Holbrook, Karissa Bechtold, Alexander Hugh Prom, Hannah Schoening, Heather Yanta, Emma Thompson, Jessica Stenberg, Kaylee Wagner, Aliyah Agyekum, Savannah Mitchell, John Freund, Zarae Jackson, and Aaron Matushenko. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

CITY LEADERSHIP. Maddie Zinken will represent the BLHS Student Council as liaison to the Big Lake City Council. She will also represent Big Lake and the Big Lake Ambassador Program at the Aquatennial in Minneapolis as one of 42 contestants with a shot at being named Queen of the Lakes. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BIG LAKE CITY COUNCIL recognized Public Works employee John Moshier, retiring after 34 years of service. From the left are City Council Member Seth Hansen, John Moshier Council Member Duane Langsdorf, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski, Council Member Nick Christenson, Council Member Mike Wallen and Public Works Director Mike Goebel. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

HISTORIC FIND. SCSU graduate student Jeff Williams is shown with copies of the Red Wing Republican Eagle newspaper that detail a week's worth of the fighting on Iwo Jima in 1945. Williams said he found the historic treasure at a rummage sale and paid $20 for the five newspapers. (Photos by David Hannula.)