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Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning announces fall schedule

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) released its fall schedule of eight informative programs, set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Park Theatre, Park Rapids.

HCLL, a 501c3 nonprofit managed by a nine-member board of directors, presents its educational programs free of charge. Programs run from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The fall lineup is as follows:

Sept. 4: "Tales From a Real CSI: We're Not Acting." Retired Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Special Agent Janet Nelson tackles questions such as "Can we really get DNA results in an hour?" and "Can we enhance video?"

Sept. 11: "The Estonian Singing Revolution." Dr. Dwight Jilek reveals how in 1991 Estonia broke free of Soviet occupation not by bloodshed, but by singing publicly.

Sept. 18: "Dorothy Molter: The Root Beer Lady." Jess Edberg, executive director of the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely, tells the story of the last non-indigenous resident of the Boundary Waters, including how her cabin came to be relocated to Ely.

Sept. 25: "Iceland in Pictures." George-Ann and Steve Maxon include biological comments as they show photos of the land of Vikings, waterfalls, volcanoes and puffins (5 million of them!).

Oct. 2: "Air Corps Aviation." Entrepreneur and lover of "Warbirds" Erik Hokuf of Bemidji will illustrate and describe his restoration of WWII airplanes.

Oct. 9: "Ripping Good Yarns." HCLL presents Al Batt, storyteller extraordinaire, as the Bella Sanders Memorial Program. Enjoy tales from Batt's farm-boy childhood and gain insight into the techniques and artistry of storytelling.

Oct. 16: "Wild and Rare." Author Adam Regn Arvidson's book provides "compelling stories of Minnesota's endangered species, the landscapes that nurture them, and the people who are discovering their secrets."

Oct. 23: "The Lost Forty." The Brian Miller duo, funded in part by a grant from Region 2 Arts Council, performs traditional folk songs from the white pine era. They'll include local history, photos, and stories to go along with the music.

Brochures are available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Park Rapids Library.

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