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Heritage Days kicks off today

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ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- With Worthington's Regatta and Windom's Riverfest in the rearview mirror, summer festivals are just beginning. Rock Rapids will take its turn this week, with Heritage Days kicking off today with the sidewalk chalk contest drawing, 7 p.m. queen contest and performances by Robin's School of Dance at the Forster Community Center.

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Families can expect to stay busy as there is no shortage on things to do this weekend in Rock Rapids. Here is the rest of the schedule of events.

Thursday

1 p.m. -- sidewalk chalk contest judging, downtown

4 to 8 p.m. -- street sales, downtown

4:30 to 7 p.m. -- Christian Reformed Church Whopper Feed, soccer fields

6 p.m. -- kiddie parade, soccer fields

6:30 p.m. -- Family Fun Night with speed toss challenge, dunk tank, family races, minnow races, duck pond and other events, Island Park

10 p.m. -- fireworks, Borman Forster ballpark

Friday

7 to 9 a.m. -- community breakfast featuring Dad's Belgian Waffles, Forster Community Center

8 a.m. -- Vision 2021 Strategic Plan unveiling, Forster Community Center

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- street sales, downtown

11 a.m. to 1 p.m -- United Methodist Church salad luncheon & craft sale, Forster Community Center

Noon to 5 p.m. -- Depot Museum open

5 p.m. -- steak supper, Rapid Speedway

5 to 8 p.m. -- mini midway (inflatable, big wheel races, bean bag game, raffle, etc.), Rapid Speedway.

8 p.m. -- races, Rapid Speedway

8 p.m. -- Cruise Night, downtown

8:30 p.m. -- "The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged," Island Park shelter house

Saturday

8 a.m -- Road Race, Island Park

9 a.m. -- Premier Bank Fast Pitch Tournament, Borman Forster Ballpark

11 a.m. -- Parade, Downtown

Noon -- All School Reunion, Forster Community Center

Noon. -- Car & Motorcycle Show, Island Park

Noon -- Rock Rapids Firemen Pedal Car Races, Fire Station Alley

Noon to 5 p.m. -- Depot Museum open

1 p.m. -- All American Lumber Jack Show, Island Park

2 p.m. -- Car & Motorcycle Show Awards, Island Park

3 to 5:30 p.m. -- Dancers Against Cancer Dance Camp, Island Park

7 p.m. -- Figure 8 Races, Rapid Speedway

8 p.m. -- River Valley Players Review, Forster Auditorium

8:30 p.m. -- "The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged," Island Park shelter house

9 p.m. -- Street dance featuring Driven, downtown

Sunday

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Kiwanis pancake breakfast, Forster Community Center

10:30 a.m. -- community church service, courthouse square

2 to 5 p.m. -- Depot Museum open

9 p.m. -- Dive in Movie, swimming pool.

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