Jan
19
Sat
Penguin Plunge @ Penguin Plunge
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm

Gather a team of friends to take the plunge and raise money to support the Hackensack Fire Department and Faith in Action for Cass County.  Or, just come and enjoy the fun at the “Back to Hack” festivities!

Feb
2
Sat
Ice Bocce Tournament @ Patrick's on Girl Lake
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am

Ice Bocce 2019!
Saturday, Feb. 2nd

FYI — here are the 2018 rules information and registration:

ICE BOCCE RULES #1     ICE BOCCE RULES #2

Always the first Saturday in February, the annual Ice Bocce Tournament features hot competition on the cold, cold ice of Girl Lake. People come from all across the state to take part in this fun winter-time event. Held in front of Patrick’s, the scene is full of funny costumes, competitive Bocce games, and good times — close enough for the warmth, good food and drinks right inside Patrick’s.

Teams consist of 4 people and must be co-ed (max of 2 Men–may have more than 2 Women). The competition is limited to 64 teams. Tournament coordinator Craig Johnson urges players to register early, as the roster fills up fast. Click here for the 2019 REGISTRATION FORM. Please mail registration forms, with payment, to:

Craig Johnson
PO Box 508
Longville, MN 56655

Cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams and a trophy is presented to the champions. There are also cash prizes for best team name and best dressed team.

Patrick’s is open for food and beverages and to offer a warm place for participants. Registration the day of the tournament begins at 9 AM, with competition beginning at 10 AM.

Be sure to check out the Longville Ice Bocce Tournament Facebook page for photos and updates.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!

2017 Grand Champions:
“Fan Puckin’ Tastic” (Jeff and Judy Laudenbach, Brian Klocker, Mary Koshiol)

2017 2nd Place Winners:
“Gopher Balls”  (Paul and Ann Bach, Bret and Marla Hueper)

2017 3rd Place Winners:
“Take Me Drunk, I’m Home” (Cira and Noah Brix, Jeff and Desiree Bernatz)

2017 4th Place Winners:
“Highwood Rollers” (Lon and Cari Lindeland, Linda Steffens, Russ Eiden)

2017 Best Costume:
“Ice Sharks” (Joe and Tanja Goering, Herman Klaas, Kim Knish)

2017 Best Team Name: “Take Me Drunk, I’m Home”

 

Winter


Mar
2
Sat
Winter Fireworks & Chili Feed @ Downtown Longville
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Fireworks & Chili Feed @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States
Cabin fever got you down? Then celebrate winter’s waning days in Longville! The festivities start early at the Docksider with a chili cook-off where YOU get to vote for the winners! After that, make the short trip over to Girl Lake for a winter fireworks display.

Chili cook-off begins at 12:00 p.m. at the Docksider in Longville
Entry fee – $5
Tasting fee – $5
Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

All proceeds go toward the cost of the evening’s fireworks. For more information about the chili cook-off, contact Sara at the Docksider, 218-363-2565.

Dinner specials at Patrick’s on Girl Lake.

***Fireworks start at dusk, usually around 7 p.m.

Winter


Mar
16
Sat
16th Annual Turkey Banquet @ Patrick's
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm

Annual banquet sponsored by the Northland Ridge Runners National Wild Turkey Federation.

Mar
17
Sun
Irish Beef Stew Supper/Silent Auction/Chili Cook-Off @ Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Irish Beef Stew Supper, Silent Auction, and Chili Cook-Off to benefit the school.

Apr
13
Sat
Firemen’s Annual Fish Fry @ Longville Fire Hall
Apr 13 @ 4:30 pm

Great food at this popular community event. Proceeds benefit the Longville Volunteer Fire Department.

Apr
20
Sat
Easter EGGstravaganza @ Common Grounds Coffeehouse
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am

Join us the Saturday before Easter at Common Grounds in Longville for a free Easter Egg hunt for the youngsters. Bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny! This free Easter celebration is sponsored by the Longville Area Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Longville Lions Club.

10 a.m. — Registration begins.

10:30 a.m. — First Easter Egg Hunt begins.
Easter Egg hunts organized in three age groups — 4 years and younger, 5-7 years, and 8 to 11 years.

Every child gets Easter eggs and a gift. Special eggs contain special prizes, plus there are drawings for more gifts! Come celebrate Easter in Longville. It’s fun and it’s all free!

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Apr
21
Sun
Easter Breakfast @ Longville Bible Chapel
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate Easter morning with a free breakfast at Longville Bible Chapel, followed by  a Resurrection Celebration Service at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited, open to the public.

Apr
23
Tue
Evening in Tuscany Spaghetti Dinner @ Union Congregational Church
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Proceeds benefit Faith in Action for Cass County.

An Evening in Tuscany Spaghetti Dinner for Faith in Action from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Union Church in Hackensack. A delizioso spaghetti with choices of sauce, salad, garlic rounds, beverage, and a specialty dessert served tableside.  Live Music adds to a perfect evening for this spring getaway.  FREE will donation.  Open to the public.  Contact Theresa Eclov, 218-675-5435.

 

 

 

May
3
Fri
Plant Day @ First National Bank
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

All locations.

May
4
Sat
“Global 6K for Water” with Empowered Fitness @ Empowered Fitness
May 4 @ 9:00 am

 

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS AT EVENTS, SO PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP in the comment section below.  

 

The “Global 6K for Water” is organized through World Vision, and we will be joining runners all over the world for this important cause.

Every entry provides clean water for one person for an entire generation. The distance will be 6K, which is the average distance a person, usually a woman or child, must walk to obtain water. This water, although necessary, is often contaminated and makes them sick. Once access to clean water is provided in an area, the mortality rate for children under 5 years old drops by half.

The run will start with REGISTRATION at Empowered Fitness at 9:00 a.m., and the Race begins at 10:00 a.m.  We will go down Hwy 5, and end back at Empowered Fitness.

Each entry includes a t-shirt, medal, and a race bib with the photo of a child who will receive water because of that entry.

JOIN THE EMPOWERED FITNESS TEAM ($5000 Goal / Adult $50 Donation – Children $25) – Registration is available now at the following link:  TEAM WORLD VISION

 

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2018 Global 6K Pictures

The top 5 finishers of the 6K were:
1) Jack Daudt
2) Evan Daudt
3) Samuel Schafbuch
4) Tanner Johnson
5) Shawna Hasser
 
 
The winner of the Kentucky Derby hat was Maia Wright.

 

 

 
May
6
Mon
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Longville’s iconic Turtle Races have been enjoyed by children of all ages for the last 50 years. Back in the mid-60’s Russ Nyvall started the races after realizing that there was a need to entertain residents and those vacationing in the area during the summer.

Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.

Today, the turtle mobile rumbles into town at about noon each Wednesday. Promptly at 12:30 nearly 25 volunteers magically appear and unload the turtle mobile, close off main street, and transform the town into a mini-county fair.

Join us Each Wednesday, June 6 to August 22, 2018 (Exception: NO TURTLE RACES July 4th)!
Registration: 1:00 pm
Contests: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Games: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Resort Turtle Race: 2:00 pm
Turtle Races: 2:05 – 3:00 pm

Visit our Turtle Race page to learn more!
View our Racer Winner Archives!

May
8
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Longville’s iconic Turtle Races have been enjoyed by children of all ages for the last 50 years. Back in the mid-60’s Russ Nyvall started the races after realizing that there was a need to entertain residents and those vacationing in the area during the summer.

Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.

Today, the turtle mobile rumbles into town at about noon each Wednesday. Promptly at 12:30 nearly 25 volunteers magically appear and unload the turtle mobile, close off main street, and transform the town into a mini-county fair.

Join us Each Wednesday, June 6 to August 22, 2018 (Exception: NO TURTLE RACES July 4th)!
Registration: 1:00 pm
Contests: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Games: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Resort Turtle Race: 2:00 pm
Turtle Races: 2:05 – 3:00 pm

Visit our Turtle Race page to learn more!
View our Racer Winner Archives!

May
11
Sat
Spring Fling Style Show @ Patrick's on Girl Lake
May 11 @ 8:45 am

Say goodbye to winter!  Come out and enjoy a breath of Spring. Studio 5 and Pine Company present their Spring Style Show at Patrick’s. Saturday morning May 11th, Doors open 8:45 a.m., Brunch starts at 9:30 a.m.

Tickets with reserved seating ON SALE NOW at Studio 5 – $22.00.

Brunch. Show. Prizes. Entertainment. Come out and visit with friends and neighbors. Hope to see you there!

May
15
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Longville’s iconic Turtle Races have been enjoyed by children of all ages for the last 50 years. Back in the mid-60’s Russ Nyvall started the races after realizing that there was a need to entertain residents and those vacationing in the area during the summer.

Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.

Today, the turtle mobile rumbles into town at about noon each Wednesday. Promptly at 12:30 nearly 25 volunteers magically appear and unload the turtle mobile, close off main street, and transform the town into a mini-county fair.

Join us Each Wednesday, June 6 to August 22, 2018 (Exception: NO TURTLE RACES July 4th)!
Registration: 1:00 pm
Contests: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Games: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Resort Turtle Race: 2:00 pm
Turtle Races: 2:05 – 3:00 pm

Visit our Turtle Race page to learn more!
View our Racer Winner Archives!