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Winter Rendezvous set Jan. 20 at Deep Portage

Boy Scouts from Pine River-Backus BSA Troop 73 participate in 'Northwoods Curling' - sliding cut chunks of tree trunks across lake ice towards a target - at last year's Deep Portage Winter Rendezvous. Denton Newman Jr. /

Deep Portage Learning Center near Hackensack invites everyone to participate in the 39th annual Winter Rendezvous - an active day of old-time games and activities - Saturday, Jan. 20.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the day will wrap up with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m.

Journey back in time and learn about the cultural heritage of Minnesota. Activities will be based on traditions from lumberjacks, Voyageurs and Native Americans. Try your hand at events such as the tomahawk toss, snow snakes, spear throwing using atlatls, the cross-cut saw, trap shooting, northwoods curling and many more.

Bring the whole family to join in a friendly community competition while learning about the rich cultural history of the area.

The participation fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12, seniors and Deep Portage members. Lunch is an additional $5 for adults and $3 for children, seniors and members. Or bring your own bag lunch.

For reservations or more information, call Deep Portage at 218-682-2325 or 1-888-280-9908, or email Visit or the Facebook page at