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LAR open gym The Sunday 35-and-older open gym will start on November 17 and run through April 27 from 7-9 p.m. at the Discovery Middle School gym.

The cost is $3 per adult. For more information, call LAR at (320) 762-2868.

Wood to speak at FCA Thanksgiving luncheon Alexandria’s Brock Wood is the scheduled speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) annual Thanksgiving luncheon on November 27.

Wood is a former three-sport athlete for Alexandria and a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor. He paddled the Mississippi River this past summer to help raise money for Hodgkin’s lymphoma research.

More details of the FCA luncheon will be available at a later date.

YMCA Turkey Day 5K The Alexandria Area YMCA is hosting the 3rd annual Turkey Day 5K on Thanksgiving Day, November 28 at the YMCA.

The race is open to both members and non-members. Check-in and registration begins at 6:30 a.m. followed by an 8 a.m. race start. The race begins at the YMCA, continues along the Central Lakes Trail and finishes back at the YMCA.

Participants who register before Monday, November 18 are guaranteed a T-shirt. Early bird registration is $20 and race-day registration is $25. Runners and walkers can register online at or by calling (320) 834-9622.

Send us your hunting photos The Echo Press is looking for hunting photos from readers throughout all of this fall’s hunting seasons.

Send us the photos from your hunts this season, whether it’s pheasants, waterfowl, deer or turkey, along with a detailed story behind your hunt. Some photos will go into a new Outdoor Section in the print edition of the Echo Press and all of them will be put up online.

Photos can be dropped off at the Echo Press offices at 225 7th Ave. East or sent by e-mail to Eric Morken at emorken