Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Elvis at Charlie's - A Benefit for the Shockwaves Adaptive Ski Squad Sponsored by the Prior Lake Association

Mark Your Calendars for Dinner & Drinks at Charlie's on 9/26 to Benefit the Shockwave Adaptive Ski Squad!

The Prior Lake Association is proud to sponsor this benefit and if you aren't familiar with the Shockwave Adaptive Ski Squad, check out their website and you'll see exactly why it's our honor to support this program: https://www.enablingsmiles.com/.

Come to Charlies anytime between 5:30 and 9. They are generously donating 10% of food and drink that night (between 5:30 - 9) to the Shockwave Adapative Ski program so arrive hungry!

For the evening, we've got:

- The King himself hosting and providing entertainment (Well, OK, the REAL Elvis has been gone 42 years now. BUT.... we have the next best thing in local performer Rick Germscheid of Encore Elvis)!

- Silent Auction Items that you WON'T want to miss out on!

- A Premium Raffle: 1 in 100 wins an on-water luxury Fort Myers, Florida property stay this 2020 high season! We all know what's coming here soon (weather wise), so this is a fantastic opportunity!

- Presentations from some of the Adaptive Athletes - You do NOT want to miss these (seriously, you will be inspired by them)!

We hope to see you there on the 26th! What a great way to close out the summer.

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PLA Photo Contest Deadline September 3th
Sep
3
5:00 PM17:00

PLA Photo Contest Deadline September 3th

PLA Annual Photo Contest – Show Us Your Best Lake Photo! Top Prize $100 gift card to Knotty Oar Marina!

Summer is sadly coming to and end and it’s time for the annual PLA Photo Contest.

FIRST PRIZE: $100 Gift Card to the Knotty Oar Marina

SECOND PRIZE: $75 Gift Card to Charlie’s on Prior

THIRD PRIZE: $50 Gift Card to The Pointe Bar and Grill

Contest Rules:

1. Entrants must be a member of the Prior Lake Association. To join the PLA or renew your membership please follow this link https://www.priorlakeassociation.org/take-action

2.) Photos must be unaltered and must portray Prior Lake scenery or lake life activities.
3.) Email Photos by 5:00 pm, September 3th, 2019 to boardmember@priorlakeassociation.org with subject Line: "Photo Contest Submission"
4.) Please include your full name and phone number along with your submission and a title or description of your photo.
5.) Entries will be judged by the PLA Board Members at the September 2019 meeting

6.) By entering you represent that your entry is your own original work and that the photo is your property or have the rights to the submitted photo. By entering you also grant permission to the Prior Lake Association to republish your submission along with your name in any and all media without further permission, notice, or compensation including print publications, online and social media.

 

Thanks for your participation and looking forward to seeing your photos!

 

Prior Lake Association Board

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July 4th Fireworks - BOOM!
Jul
4
10:00 PM22:00

July 4th Fireworks - BOOM!

July 4th Fireworks: As usual, the fabulous fireworks display will be launched at 10PM from Watzl’s Beach which will be closed to the public for the event.  Musical program prior to and after the show provided by Charlie Sunder and friends at the entrance to the channel to Upper Prior.  Funding for the fireworks BOOM fund have been generously donated by local businesses and PLA members.

If you have not already renewed your PLA membership for 2019 or would like to contribute to the Fireworks BOOM fund, you can do so by following this link.

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July 4th Boat Parade
Jul
4
1:00 PM13:00

July 4th Boat Parade

The ever exciting and competitive boat parade will be held July 4th at 1:00 pm. Entrants must register at Knotty Oar Marina prior to the event. Entrants are assigned a number which is to be displayed prominently on their watercraft for judging. The number can be constructed out of anything you like but it must be visible to the judges. The parade forms on Upper Prior Lake near Charlie's on Prior at 1:00 pm. Entrants are requested to circle the judge’s pontoon marked by the Prior Lake Association banner, in counter clockwise loop. The Sheriff's boat leads entrants and on completion of judging, the Sheriff leads parade North under County 21 bridge to Lower Prior. Prizes will be awarded in 3 categories: runabout, pontoon and other (fishing boats, jet skis, paddleboards, etc.). To protect the waterfowl living on Prior Lake: NO WATER BALLOON THROWING!!!

If you have not already renewed your Prior Lake Association Membership or would like to contribute to the Fireworks BOOM fund, please follow this link

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Annual Ice Cream Social
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

Annual Ice Cream Social

The weather forecast looks fantastic for our Ice Cream Social which will be held Saturday, June 29th at 1:00 pm in the channel between Upper and Lower Prior Lake, North of the County 21 bridge. We have 450 ice cream sandwiches ready to handout to anyone cruising by our flotilla. Please join us for a cool treat on the lake!

If you have not already renewed your PLA membership for 2019 or would like to contribute to the Fireworks BOOM fund, you can do so by following this link.

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Second Annual Ice Out Party!
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Second Annual Ice Out Party!

The ice may not be gone by Saturday, but the weather forecast is for SIXTY degrees and sunny so please join us at Charlie's On Prior to watch the ice melt!  Charlie's has graciously offered to host our second annual Ice Out Celebration and has reserved the entire upper level of their restaurant for our group from 2:00pm - 5:00pm, this coming Saturday, March 23rd. This event is open to current PLA members and those interested in becoming a member. You can sign up or renew your membership at the event or at this membership link.

*Complimentary appetizers and cash bar available

*Valet parking is encouraged and will be available at no charge

*Silent auction for Prior Lake memorabilia and other lake items with proceeds going to the July 4th fireworks BOOM fund.

*LOTS of fun giveaways including hats, t-shirts and other cool stuff.

*Kathy Dawson will again be sharing her fantastic historical photo collection of Prior Lake past.

*Special appearance by Mayor Briggs, the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District, and Elvis!

To help us and Charlie's better plan for the event, please follow this Evite link to RSVP.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing everyone at Charlie's!
PLA Board

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ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING

You’re Invited!
Prior Lake Association’s Annual Meeting
The Wilds Clubhouse, Banquet Room
3151 Wilds Ridge, Prior Lake, Minnesota

Please RSVP at this link:
http://evite.me/BPUpqjKDj3

Agenda
6:30 Light Appetizers and Social (cash bar available)
6:50 Welcome – Steve Reinders, Julie Myser & Mayor Kirt Briggs
7:10 Speaker: Michael Thompson, Scott County
Property Valuations & Taxation
7:30 Speakers: Sheriff Luke Hennen & Deputy Spencer Autenrieth
Lake Law Enforcement Activity
7:50 Speakers: Diane Lynch & Jaime Rockney, PL-SL Watershed District
Upper Prior Water Quality Update
8:10 Prior Lake Association, Year in Review and Election of Officers

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not already a member, registration is available at the meeting or please sign up here:
https://www.priorlakeassociation.org/take-action

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Annual PLA Photo Contest
Aug
12
to Sep 4

Annual PLA Photo Contest

The Prior Lake Association invites you to participate in sharing the beauty of Prior Lake by submitting your photos in the 2018 PLA Photo Contest!

To Enter:

1) Photos must be unaltered and must portray Prior Lake scenery or lake life activities

2) Email Photos by September 4th, 2018 to boardmember@priorlakeassociation.org with Subject Line: "Photo Contest Submission"

3) Please include your full name, city and phone number along with your submission and a title or description if relevant

4) Entries will be judged by the PLA Board Members at the September 2018 meeting and prizes will be awarded as follows:

First Prize:  $100 Gift Card to Knotty Oar Marina and Publishing of Winning Photo on Annual PLA Meeting Mailer and Social Media

Second Prize: $75 Gift Card to Charlie's On Prior and Publishing of Photo on Social Media

Third Prize: $50 Gift Card to The Pointe Grill & Bar and Publishing of Photo on Social Media

By entering, you represent that your entry is your own original work and that you own or have the rights to the submitted photo. By entering, you also grant permission to the Prior Lake Association to republish your submission, along with your name in any and all media without further permission, notice or compensation including print publications, online and social media.

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Ice Cream Social on Prior Lake
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Ice Cream Social on Prior Lake

Due to rain, the free ice cream social will now be held on Sunday, July 8th from 1-3pm.

Prior Lake Association volunteers love to see you out on the lake! Stop by our flotilla located in the no-wake zone north of the Wagon Bridge to beat the heat with a FREE ice cream sandwich. This event is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th, 2018 from 1-3 pm. We look forward to seeing you! 

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4th of July Fireworks
Jul
4
10:00 PM22:00

4th of July Fireworks

Preparations for the fireworks show begin in early spring. The Prior Lake Association solicits firework donations from residents through its membership mailing, as well as, many businesses throughout the area.

The fireworks begin at twilight on the 4th of July (just after 10p.m.) at Watzel’s Beach. Each year hundreds of boats gather for one of the best firework displays around. Do not miss this spectacular experience!

If you would like to donate, you may do so by checking the fireworks box on the Prior Lake Association membership mailing or by donating securely online. Thank you to residents and local businesses for making this event a continued success!

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4th of July Boat Parade
Jul
4
1:00 PM13:00

4th of July Boat Parade

The Parade is held on the 4th of July at 1:00p.m. Registration forms can be downloaded here or picked up at the Knotty Oar Marina. All registrations must be completed and returned to the Marina prior to the parade in order to receive a parade number. Entrants must display their parade number on both sides of their watercraft.

Boats gather on Upper Prior near Charlie’s on Prior. Judging takes place at 1:00 from a courtesy pontoon (thanks to the Knotty Oar Marina). Once judging is complete, the sheriff and the judging pontoon will lead the decorated boats under the bridge and past Lakefront Park.

Prizes are donated by the Knotty Oar Marina and other local businesses and, are awarded in three categories: pontoons, personal watercraft and runabouts (fishing, skiing, deck boats, etc.). Prizes must be picked up at the Knotty Oar Marina.

Please note: water balloons are prohibited by Sheriff

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Take a Kid Fishing Weekend
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend

The Minnesota DNR has designated the following weekends free– no fishing license required. Give fishing a try at one of the Prior Lake public docks or tag along on the lake with friends or family. Boat rentals are also an option to create wonderful fishing memories.

Take a Mom Fishing Weekend—May 12-13, 2018 Minnesota resident moms fish free.

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend—June 8-10, 2018 Minnesota residents 16 and older fish free with children younger than 16.

 

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Boating and Watercraft Safety Clinic
May
15
9:00 PM21:00

Boating and Watercraft Safety Clinic

In years past, the Prior Lake Association in conjunction with the MN DNR conducted yearly boating safety classes and testing. The DNR, however, will now provide the classes and testing solely online as they no longer print instructional materials for classroom use.

Persons 12-17 years old, who are unsupervised and will be operating a boat over 25hp require a youth operator's permit. Education is also necessary for unsupervised 14-17 year olds who will operate a personal watercraft. Go to www.dnr.state.mn.us to register for the online course.  (Course is offered year-round)

Adults wanting to learn more about boat safety are also encouraged to register for the course and may also qualify for a discount on boat insurance.

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Take Mom Fishing Weekend
May
12
to May 13

Take Mom Fishing Weekend

The Minnesota DNR has designated the following weekends free– no fishing license required. Give fishing a try at one of the Prior Lake public docks or tag along on the lake with friends or family. Boat rentals are also an option to create wonderful fishing memories.

Take a Mom Fishing Weekend—May 12-13, 2018 Minnesota resident moms fish free.

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend—June 8-10, 2018 Minnesota residents 16 and older fish free with children younger than 16.

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First Annual Ice Out Party!
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

First Annual Ice Out Party!

Ice or No Ice, the Prior Lake Association will be hosting our first annual Ice Out Celebration at The Pointe in Prior Lake on Saturday, April 21st from 3pm to 6pm. Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. We will be having several drawings and auctions for great prizes including a Paradise Float and Maui Jim Sunglasses!

Must be a PLA Member to qualify for some of the higher value prizes. You can become a member here:
https://www.priorlakeassociation.org/take-action/

Please RSVP on this Facebook event page to help us plan accordingly. Looking forward to a great afternoon and socializing with neighbors. See you there!

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