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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 1, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 1, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 1, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 1, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 1, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 1, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

Essentia Health Hours for Labor Day Holiday

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September 1, 2014N/A

If the unexpected happens during the Labor Day holiday, Essentia Health staff is here with you offering three walk-in care service options. All other clinic locations will be closed Saturday-Monday, August 30-September 1.
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic and UrgentCare located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Friday, August 29 8am – 8pm
Saturday, August 30 9am – 3pm
Sunday, August 31 11am – 3pm
Monday, September 1 9am – 1pm
UrgentCare treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at UrgentCare can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterClinicUrgentCare for more information and wait times.
Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Friday, August 29 8am – 8pm
Saturday, August 30 8am – 8pm
Sunday, August 31 8am – 8pm
Monday, September 1 9am – 1pm
ConvenientCare treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/ConvenientCare for more information and wait times.
Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during UrgentCare or ConvenientCare clinic hours.

Final Weekend for the 2014 Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series

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September 1, 2014N/A

Final Weekend for the 2014 Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series
Headwaters School of Music & Arts in collaboration with the Lake Bemidji State Park is proud to announce the upcoming performers at the amphitheater in Lake Bemidji State Park at 1:30 pm. Come by bike, come by boat or come by car.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Lance Benson, a seasoned and honed singer songwriter with a refreshing outlook on life lived and dreams acted on. A sound stemmed from life experiences along with roots, rhythm and blues. Dancing multiple capos across the neck of the guitar and blending honest, soulful lyrics. The connection between a song and his audience built organically from thousands of miles of
touring. He is a Minnesota folkie singer songwriter that is as good as
they come.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Kari Ekhoff will return to the stage with several sets of music. She will feature three of her voice students who have worked very hard this past summer. Kari will also perform some Classic Rock, Easy Listening, and Contemporary Christian. The music has all been chosen because it has touched her heart in some way.
Remember, if it is raining, we have the concerts in the Visitor’s Center located next to the Amphitheater.
Admission is free for each concert but you will need to have a valid park pass or purchase a day pass at the gate. Day passes are $5.00.
These concerts are made possible by a collaborative effort of Lake Bemidji State Park and Headwaters School of Music & Arts. We thank each of you for coming out to support this opportunity for local musicians to share their music with such an appreciative audience.

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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September 1, 2014N/A

Monday, September 1
Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike
Monday, September 1, from 10:00-Noon
Meet in front of Douglas Lodge
Learn about the history of fire in Itasca, then enjoy the spectacular views as you climb to the top of the 100-foot tall fire tower!
Five Facts in Five Minutes: Scampering Squirrels
Monday, September 1, from 2-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.

The Center - Monday Events

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September 1, 2014N/A

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
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The Center - Monday Events

Mr. B’s Joybox Express is Coming to Lake Itasca State Park

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September 1, 2014N/A

Spreading the Joy of Music & Movement in Towns Along the Mississippi River Road
Lake Itasca, MN– Itasca State Park is pleased to announce that it is hosting Mr. B’s Joybox Express on September 1, 2014 for a sendoff concert at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center in Itasca State Park at 10am. Combining athleticism and artistry, Mr. B's Joybox Express is fronted by Mark “Mr. B” Braun, an internationally recognized jazz and blues pianist. Produced by Artrain, Inc., this epic 2,000-mile, 75-day trek begins at the Mississippi River headwaters in Itasca State Park, Minnesota and concludes in New Orleans, Louisiana in November. Along the way Mr. B’s Joybox Express is stopping in cities, towns and villages to perform, educate and inspire blues, jazz and cycling appreciation, with the
Planning is underway for the first community stop in Bemidji, MN, September 2nd-3rd. Scheduled events include a Block Party and Concert hosted by the Rail River Folk School at 303 Railroad St SW, Bemidji, MN on the evening of Tuesday, September 2nd. Activities will include Kickball Ice Cream making, a blender bike making smoothies and music performances with Mr. B’s Joybox Express Band and other local musicians.
The Rail River Folk School is working with several local partners to present Mr. B’s Joybox Express. Proceeds will raise funds for B-WELL partners Shifting Gears Bemidji and Peaceful Parent Group.
Anyone wanting more information or to become involved in the planning or as a volunteer for the Mr. B’s Joybox Express stop in Bemidji should contact Jessica at 218.766.3837 or by email at RailRiverFolkSchool@gmail.com.
Mr. B is a rare living link to the first generations of blues and boogie pianists, including the legendary Little Brother Montgomery, Boogie Woogie Red and Blind John Davis. In demand for both educational programs and concert performances, he has performed coast to coast and throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and South America. Mr. B, motivated by his own involvement with music and sports, dreamed of putting a piano on a bike and riding it across the country to spread the joy of jazz and blues music while meeting a physical challenge. He also wanted to raise funds for local youth arts and athletic programs. His dream became a reality when premier bicycle designer Mark Nobilette, whose custom bikes have been chosen by many top-ranked racers and triathletes, built Mr. B’s Joybox Express Piano Bike. Nobilette created a one-of-a-kind piano bike boasting 27 gears, two chains, shock absorbers, a rear differential, hydraulic disk brakes and a flatbed big enough to hold a 352-pound, full-sized upright piano.
Artrain, Inc. is producing Mr. B’s Joybox Express Mississippi River Road Ride. For more than 40 years Artrain, headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, has delivered world class arts and cultural exhibitions and education programs to under-resourced communities throughout the United States. Winner of the National Medal for Museum Service, Artrain's mission is to deliver discovery and - through the power of arts and culture - transform lives, organizations and communities. Originally Artrain was a museum-on-a-train that used America’s rail system to deliver art exhibitions. Today Artrain produces and delivers cultural outreach programs of all types – art, cultural, history, science, environment, etc. – to people in villages, towns and cities through a variety of methods including mobile touring exhibitions and cultural education and engagement programs. Artrain’s current projects include: Mr. B’s Joybox Express; CriticCar Detroit, Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity; and Paths to Peace: A War of 1812 Arts Legacy Project.

Outdoor Family Expo - Forest History Center

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September 1, 2014

Outdoor Family Expo - Forest History Center
Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10am to 4pm.
Adults $9, Seniors $7, children $6, MNHS members & children under 5 FREE.

Outdoor Family Expo - Forest History Center

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 2, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 2, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 2, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 2, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 2, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 2, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

The Center - Tuesday Events

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September 2, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9 -10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Roast Pork, whole potatoes, buttered cabbage, bread, rosy applesauce, milk
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

RAILROAD STREET PRESENTS: BACK TO SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY

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September 2, 2014

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND-FREE EVENT for the Community RAILROAD STREET PRESENTS: BACK TO SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY: after school special to celebrate arts, activity, and community! @ 303 Railroad St. SW-4PM to DUSK COME and CELEBRATE with us Art Train is coming to town to play our block party :"MR. B’S Joybox Express" is on a ride from the Itasca Headwaters and headed all the way to New Orleans to spread the word along the Mississippi River Trail about the importance of arts and activity in our communities. Live blues and jazz played on a bike piano!
Also featuring local acts! –7pm –dusk!
FIRE DANCERs: Paul & Aubrey Krueger
PLUS: BUILD A VILLAGE guild- A Very SPECIAL SUTAINABLE TUESDAY! 5:30-7pm
Garden party: 4-5:30 featuring Family yoga demos by Swastha yoga, Kid Gear swap meet, bike blender smoothies, kickball Ice cream, & box city building!
Be involved! Tour our garden-help design our space-voice your opinions about our railroad corridor. Questions? Call Rail River Folk School 766-3837. Bring a chair to sit, pack your own picnic, or dine with Foiled Rotten Food Truck!

Bemidji Public Library presents “Cartooning in the Digital Age”

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September 2, 2014

Making comic strips might just be the most fun job in the whole world! And thanks to the Internet, it is easier than ever to put your work in front of potential readers. The Bemidji Public Library presents “Cartooning in the Digital Age” on Tuesday September 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. At this program, veteran cartoonist Bill Barnes (“Unshelved” and “Not Invented Here”) will show you how to make comic strips, publish them on the web, and maybe make some money in the process.
During the first hour, “The Basics of Cartooning” is a fast and fun workshop covering every step in creating a comic strip: creating memorable characters, writing dialog, lettering, penciling, inking, and coloring. The second hour, “The Technology and Business of Cartooning”, Bill describes how he uses computers to create and publish comic strips to the Internet, and describes how he makes money doing it. Attendees are welcome to attend one or both hour-long workshops. These events are appropriate for teens and adults.
This presentation is made possible with funding by the North Country Snowmobile Club and individual donors.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 3, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 3, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 3, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 3, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 3, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 3, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

The Center - Wednesday Events

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September 3, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Lasagna, California blend veg, lettuce salad, garlic bread, pudding, milk
12:00 Let’s Go Fishing
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 4, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 4, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 4, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 4, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 4, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 4, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 4, 2014N/A

Mississippi Headwaters Hike
Thursday, September 4, from 11-11:45 a.m.
Meet at the compass rose under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Learn about fun facts of the Mississippi Headwaters during this short naturalist-led walk to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Topics vary.
Five Facts in Five Minutes: Mini-mammals
Thursday, September 4, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 4, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

The Center - Thursday Events

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September 4, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9:00 – 10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Oven Crispy Chicken, sweet potatoes, mixed veg, cake, milk
12:00 – 4:00 Def. Driving
12:00 – 3:00 Watercolor
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing

The Center - Thursday Events

Pine River Heritage Days

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September 4, 2014

Pine River Heritage Days will be held September 4-7! Events include 1830s Historic Encampment, Free Hobo Stew Lunch, Tea At The Depot, Historical Free Stagecoach Rides, Quilt Show & More! Call 218-587-4000 or www.pinerivermn.com for for detailed information.

Pine River Heritage Days

Essentia Health offers “Healthy Hour” Education Classes to the Public

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September 4, 2014

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic education class from 1-2 p.m. on September 4 is cancelled.

Northland Arboretum - SPIDERS …they are so misunderstood

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September 4, 2014

SPIDERS…they are so misunderstood
Presented by Larry Weber
September 4, 2014
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(2 part workshop – dinner break in-between on your own)
$20 Arboretum Members
$30 Non-Members
Limited to 20 participants
In the words of spider enthusiast and celebrated naturalist Larry Weber
"Spiders have gotten a lot of bad PR"
Spiders are a common member of our ecosystem, but despite this status,
they are not well known. Join Larry as he debunks the myth of the spider
and learn basic spider biology in this exciting, entertaining field course.
You'll observe and catch spiders in their own environment, study their web patterns, and discover which families of spiders are more commonly seen.
You'll use magnifying glasses, close-focus binoculars, and even cameras
to explore these interesting and harmless critters.
Safe handling of spiders and introductory microscope work are also addressed
Larry will have his books available to purchase at this presentation workshop.
For more information or to sign up for this workshop contact Northland Arboretum at
arboretum@brainerd.net or 218-829-8770

Northland Arboretum - SPIDERS …they are so misunderstood

Brainerd Public Library Event

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September 4, 2014

Local songwriter, singer and guitarist Shannon Murray - Thursday September 4 @ 4pm* - Her show, “People's Music: Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World” will feature some of her original music, as well as music of the early 1900’s. Shannon will share her research on IWW, some general history of the time, and how music was used by the IWW as an organizing tool within the labor movement. She will perform cover songs from that era, along with songs she has written inspired by the labor movement. Shannon will relate this national movement to her personal history with Eugene Debs and his visit to Bemidji, local IWW organizing, and the riots. This event is appropriate for all ages, no registration necessary.

Community Appreciati​on Day, Memorial Hall groundbrea​king

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September 4, 2014

Bemidji State University will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of Memorial Hall in conjunction with its Ninth Annual Community Appreciation Day on Sept. 4.
Memorial Hall Groundbreaking
At 4 p.m., university administrators, faculty and other dignitaries will officially break ground on the Memorial Hall renovation project which began over the summer. The nearly $14 million project, which will transform the second-oldest building on campus into a state-of-the-art home for the university’s business and accounting programs, is part of a strategic construction and renovation plan that will significantly alter BSU’s campus over the next several years. When Memorial Hall is completed, the current Decker Hall home of the business and accounting programs will be renovated into a new student services facility. This change will consolidate BSU’s student services offices in one location and locate them where they can better serve the university’s resident students.Bemidji State representatives Dr. Richard A. Hanson, president of BSU and Northwest Technical College, Bill Maki, vice president of finance and administration, and Dr. Shawn Strong, dean of the College of Business, Technology and Communications, will be joined by local government officials and other dignitaries for the ceremony.
Community Appreciation Day
Community Appreciation Day is Bemidji State’s way to say “thanks” to the residents of Bemidji and the surrounding communities for all they do to support the university.
The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the BSU Pavilion and lake side areas on the BSU campus. Free shuttle bus service from the parking lots at Bangsberg Hall and the John Glas Fieldhouse will begin at 4:15 p.m. Guests parking in the Bangsberg parking lot are encouraged to use the lakefront trail to reach the event.
The event, sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications, will feature the “A Taste of BSU” featuring an array of food items from local restaurants and organizations, including 4 Kings Comfort BBQ & Catering, ARAMARK, Bemidji Area Alumni Chapter, Big River Scoop, Jimmy Johns, Lueken’s Village Foods, the Minnesota Nice Cafe, Novo, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting/Subway, Pepsi-Nei Bottling and RP Broadcasting.
There will also be a “Meet the Beavers” session where kids can meet student-athletes from BSU’s varsity intercollegiate sports. Student-athletes will be leading a number of interactive games, and Bucky the Beaver will be available for pictures.
In addition, dozens of booths from various campus departments and activities and local businesses and organizations, along with a variety of games for children, balloons and face painting, will be available throughout the evening. Booth spaces are still available; businesses or organizations wishing to participate in Community Appreciation Day are encouraged to call the BSU Foundation at (218) 755-2779.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 5, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 5, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 5, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 5, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 5, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 5, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 5, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Pine River Heritage Days

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September 5, 2014

Pine River Heritage Days will be held September 4-7! Events include 1830s Historic Encampment, Free Hobo Stew Lunch, Tea At The Depot, Historical Free Stagecoach Rides, Quilt Show & More! Call 218-587-4000 or www.pinerivermn.com for for detailed information.

Pine River Heritage Days

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 5, 2014N/A

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Loons
Friday, September 5, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Fisher, Otter, Mink and More, Campfire
Friday, September 5, from 7-7:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
If rain-- inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.
Do fisher eat fish and do mink really stink? Enjoy a warm fire as you sit back and learn about members of the weasel family. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji for September 2014

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September 5, 2014N/A

Bemidji Public Library - The First City Artist’s Association will be the featured display at the Library for the month of September. The theme is “WonderFall Bemidji”, and presents a collection of memories of Fall. Join the First City Artists Association for our opening reception from 2 to 4pm on Friday September 5th. First City Artists is a group of local artists working in a variety of mediums including jewelry, baskets and paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor.
Cabin Coffee House - presents an exhibit called, "Closer Look." The Freehand Collaboration Group, was challenged to take a closer look at something or someone familiar, in search of new detail. The color, Indo Orange Red is featured in each piece. Paint, fabric, mixed media and photography will be among those represented. Opening/reception is Friday, September 5th from 4-7pm. The Cabin Coffee House is located downtown, at: 214 3rd St NW, Bemidji. For more information please contact: freehandcollab@gmail.com
Dunn Bros Coffee – presents jeweler Brittany Moore as their featured artist now through the month of September. Her work will focus on nature as a theme and feature small sculptural pieces, and wearable jewelry made with copper, silver, and brass that will be framed for the exhibit. Join us for the opening reception on September 5th from 5 to 7pm. Dunn Bros is at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S. For more info. call (218) 444-5252 or dunnbros106@dunnbros.com
Gallery North – invites you to their First Friday Art Walk Open House on Showcase Artists for the month of September at Gallery North are Jack B. Sholund and Bob Larson, with a reception on Friday afternoon, September 5th from 2-5 pm. Jack is an watercolor artist who has surmounted physical difficulties to continue his art. Bob Larson is a local woodcarver will offer an eclectic display of hand made woodcarvings. The September First Friday featured artists are Curtis Schagunn and Kathy Sanders. Curtis has taught himself, through magazines and talking to others, to create and design pieces of jewelry using various stone and bead types. Kathy Sanders has been an oil painter for many years. Most recently, she has developed her gourd art utilizing wire and beadwork, including her own unique handmade glass beads. Gallery North is a non-profit cooperative art gallery that has been displaying and selling original art and fine crafts by area artists since 1989. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com.
NEW VENUE! Northwoods Gallery - presents artist and jeweler Christina Holland as a part of the First Friday Art Walk in September for a special, one night only “End of Summer Trunk Show”. There will be special deals and discounts available for Christina’s handmade, one-of-a-kind Jewelry Designs. A giveaway will be held and refreshments will be served from 4pm to 7pm. Northwoods Gallery is located at 218 3rd St, in Downtown Bemidji.
Rail River Folk School – presents Northwoods Folk Collective Open Stage offers an opportunity to share stories, music, poetry and other performance art with an attentive, enthusiastic, inter-generational audience. Host: Drew Warne-Jacobsen (218)760- 9278. Sign-up is 6:30-7:30. Rail River Folk School 303 Railroad Street SW. Bemidji (over the Irvine Ave Bridge & left)
RavenRock Gallery - the Artists of Studio 10 will present an exhibit titled "It's All Abstract to Me" at RavenRock Gallery on September 5th from 5 to 7 pm. Refreshments will be served and artists will be present to visit with the public. In this exhibit the artists will turn their attention from their individual subject topics to the pure elements of art. Every piece presented in their September show at Ravenrock will focus on the use of line, color, shape, texture, space and form, ranging from non-representational to abstracted versions of the subjects. Viewers will enjoy each of these familiar artists as they step out of their traditional style.
NEW VENUE! Vagrant Used Books, Records and Prints presents the paintings of Holly Alcott as a part of the September First Friday Art Walk. Holly’s show will consist of paintings and illustrations exploring depth, pattern and color in the abstraction of the human figure. In addition to her work at Region 2 Arts Council, Holly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art as well as a Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University in the disciplines of Fine Art, Women Studies & Graphic Design. Opening reception is Friday, September 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Vagrant Used Books, Records, and Prints is located in the Rail River Folk School warehouse building, 303 Railroad Street SW in Bemidji. More information on opening hours and this event is available on Vagrant’s Face Book page.
Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse will present "New Works in Clay" by Bemidji artist Tom Daly, September 5th through 30th. Tom has been working in ceramics for over 25 years and creates pieces that are enjoyable to use and display. Incorporating a mix of hand-building and wheel throwing techniques his work tends to be playful, rhythmic, and organic. Meet the artist at the First Friday Art Walk artist's reception on Friday, September 5th, 3-5 pm. After the Art Walk, experience Wild Hare's own culinary artists at the First Friday Wine Bar, 5:00-9:00pm, featuring a new menu every month, and a wine and beer list to match. See the menu at wildharebistro.com. 523 Minnesota Avenue, downtown Bemidji. 444-JAVA
Exhibits around town......
The Beltrami County History Center – features artwork on display from Gallery North along with Revisiting Beltrami County, a photography exhibit featuring historical images of towns and landscapes throughout the county and present-day photographs of the same perspectives by photographer Todd Geiger. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. We are located at 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. Open Hours: 12-4, Wed-Sat. Admission fees apply.
Neilson Place features “Connected to Nature”, a photo exhibit by Lainie Hiller now through the end of October. Lainie is Australian by birth and culture. She is a self-taught photographer who has a love for photography, travel and the outdoors. Her favorite subject matters are wildlife and landscapes which she has captured through her lens of Australia and travels with her wildlife biologist husband to other countries. This is a must see exhibit. Framed and unframed photos as well as greeting cards will be available for purchase at the reception and in the Bistro Gift Shop throughout the duration of the exhibit. Neilson Place is located on the Sanford Woods Edge campus, 1000 Anne Street NW. For hours or more information call 751-0220 extension #1
Watermark Art Center (former BCAC) presents -“Head in the Clouds – Feet on the Ground”, a photographic exhibit by Gregory Thompson now through the end of September. Thompson is an Atmospheric Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, a storm chaser and artist. His photographs focus on all aspects of weather, the environment and nature. Exhibit runs now through September 27th. The Watermark is located in the upper level of the Historic Carnegie Library Building at 426 Bemidji Ave N. For more information call (218) 444-7570, email watermark@paulbunyan.net on find us on the web at www.watermarkartcenter.org

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 5, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR AND VEIN SCREENING IN CROSSLAKE

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September 5, 2014

Painful veins in your legs can be a symptom of serious health problems. Yet many people defer treatment, thinking that varicose veins are merely cosmetic, and they don’t want to appear vain. Others grow accustomed to the swelling and pain because their condition progresses slowly, creating a “new normal.”
Learn more about vein conditions and treatment options from Dr. Ross Bengtson and have an initial screening during a complimentary educational seminar from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, September 5, at the Crosslake Community Center, located at 14126 Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake. Space is limited, so please register by calling 218.828.7414 or online at EssentiaHealth.org/VeinServices.
“Vein conditions are not solely a cosmetic problem,” according to Dr. Bengtson, General Surgeon at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Clinics. Swollen or discolored veins can be symptoms of other medical conditions that need to be treated to avoid serious complications, he explains.
“If your legs are swollen, fatigue easy, or have unsightly or painful leg veins, you should talk to your primary care physician or a surgeon experienced with treating veins.”
Venous diseases are caused by poorly functioning valves within veins. This inefficiency causes spider veins – red or blue web-like veins on the skin’s surface. Untreated, they can grow into varicose veins, which appear as bulges on the leg’s surface. The disease can progress to include swelling, pain, clotting, ulceration and skin inflammation.
An additional evening seminar and screening will be held on Thursday, September 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes located at 6967 Lake Forest Road in Baxter. You may also register for this session at 218.828.7414 or at EssentiaHealth.org/VeinServices.

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR AND VEIN SCREENING IN CROSSLAKE

The Center - Friday Events

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September 5, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
7:00 – 4:00 Rummage Sale
8:00 Card Recycling
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10:00 Walking Exercise
11:00 Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Meaty Beef Stew with carrots & potatoes, cole slaw, breadstick, fruit cobbler, milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Mah Jongg
1:00 Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

SEPTEMBER EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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September 5, 2014

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its September exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Touching Photographs by Ryan Stander, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase Untitled Metals by Margaret Holmes. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, September 5 from 4 – 8 pm. The September exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Glorvigen, Theis, Lind & Co.

Landstad Lutheran Chruch of Shevlin Turkey Supper

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September 5, 2014

The Landstad Lutheran Church of Shevlin, will be hosting its annual "self serve", turkey with all the trimmings supper
on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 4:30 pm - 7 pm at the Landstad Lutheran Church fellowship hall.
FREE WILL OFFERING.

Park Rapids Eagle's Club Turkey Dinner

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September 5, 2014

Park Rapids Eagle's Club Turkey Dinner with Trimmings Early Bird Dinner.
Friday, September 5, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm.
Turkey Dinner with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetable, Assorted Breads, Salad Bar, Dessert, and Beverage.
Adults - $8.95 and Under 12 - $4.50. Paid up members receive dinner FREE.

The 6th Annual “Desserts by Design” Fundraiser

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September 5, 2014

The 6th Annual “Desserts by Design” Fundraiser for the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will be held on FRIDAY, September 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Sanford Events Center Ballroom, Bemidji MN.
The BSO Guild puts on the event, with all the items donated from the surrounding area. Come and enjoy a dazzling evening of delicious desserts, amazing unique table decorations, and complimentary wine.
Tickets are $25 and are available in advance only, from Karen Amble, at 444-7005. Tickets will only be sold through this FRIDAY, August 22, 2014.
No tickets will be sold at the door. You may also send $25 and your seating partner preference to: Karen Amble, 2700 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji MN 56601.
Live music is provided by pianist Eric Gustafson, and his jazz trio, “Jazz Atavist”. Linda Wagner is the mistress of ceremonies, and Kevin Cease is the auctioneer for the brief Live Auction.
The live auction includes: A print by artist Jane Freeman, and framing by Mark’s Frame house; 2 tickets to the Minnesota Wild home hockey game, January 19, 2015, with a hotel package at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis; and also 2 tickets to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis with a dinner out included.
A new culinary item on the live auction this year is: A German Dinner for 8, prepared by Monica Maes, with meat donated by Stittsworth’s and wonderful German wines and beers donated by several committee members. This event will be held at Harmony Foods’ Kitchen, and must be used by March 31, 2015.
For those who may not want to attend and hear classical music – have no fear! There is only Jazz here. Most of the evening consists of mingling and admiring the tables, and then a very short program from Beverly Everett, conductor, about her upcoming 10th season with Bemidji.
Silent auction items include jewelry from Kelsey’s, a Pet Urn, a massage from Ron Tuck Therapeutic Massage, and several fine gift certifcates. Fresh Floral Arrangements from Netzer Floral, and KD Floral, will also be auctioned off at the end of the evening.
A cash bar is available throughout the evening, as well as Coca-cola products, Dunn Brothers Coffee, and tea and other soft drinks.
This year some of the themes at the various tables include: “Christmas at Graceland”, “Chocolate Antique Toy Fantasy”, “Bamboozled”, “Happy Birthday Prince George!”, “Everything’s Coming up Roses!” , and “Pretty in Pink”. “New York, New York” and “A Tribute to Beethoven’s Adelaide” and “Ebony and Ivory” are some other table themes.
Each table includes a homemade specialty dessert, provided by local volunteers, and complete table decorations by another volunteer. Usually they supply their own colorful table linens, china, flatware, and decorations. Riverwood Bank, the Corporate Sponsor, donates lovely souvenir wine glasses to use for the evening.
Call Ann Cease at 243-3101 if questions. 2014 Co-chairs are Karen Amble and Alice Larkin.

“The Bemidji Classic, Professional Bull Riding and Barrel Racing”

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September 5, 2014

Rice Bull Riding Presents “The Bemidji Classic, Professional Bull Riding and Barrel Racing” starting at 7:30pm (Doors at 6:30pm). Get ready for some heart-pounding, bone-breaking action as Professional Bull Riding and Barrel Racing comes to the Sanford Center in Bemidji MN, September 5th, 2014.
Produced by Rice Bull Riding Company from Princeton, MN this event will bring some of the nation's top bull riders competing for a season filled with more than half a million dollars in cash and prizes from coast to coast. Professionally sanctioned with the National Federation of Professional Bull Riders and Pro Elite World Challenge Barrel Racing Association, Rice Bull Riding Company is the largest of its kind in the Midwest and grows bigger every season with some of the best cowboys and bucking stock. Rice Bull Riding Company events are family-focused. It’s a thrill-a-minute fun for the whole family!
For more information about Rice Bull Riding Company, please contact Dave or Christina Rice at 763-389-1399 or dave@ricebullridingcompany.com or christina@ricebullridingcompany.com
TICKET PRICING (Additional fees may apply)
Premium $28 Advance / $32 Day of
Reserved $22 Advanced / $24 Day of
General $16 Advanced / $18 Day of
Kids $8 Advanced / $10 Day of
Family Four Pack Advanced Only: $100 Premium / $75 Reserved / $60 General
Includes 4 sodas and 4 hotdogs!
Tickets are available at the Sanford Center's Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window, Lueken's Village Foods, Charge by Phone at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Tickets are available at the Sanford Center's Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window, Lueken's Village Foods, Charge by Phone at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.Tickets are available at the Sanford Center's Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window, Lueken's Village Foods, Charge by Phone at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.Tickets are available at the Sanford Center's Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window, Lueken's Village Foods, Charge by Phone at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.Tickets are available at the Sanford Center's Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window, Lueken's Village Foods, Charge by Phone at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.Tickets are available at the Sanford Center's Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window, Lueken's Village Foods, Charge by Phone at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Bemidji Classic Pro Bull Riding

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September 5, 2014

Get ready for some heart-pounding, bone-breaking action when the "Bemidji Classic" professional bull riding and barrel racing event comes to The Sanford Center.
Premium $28 Advance / $32 Day of
- Reserved $22 Advanced / $24 Day of
- General $16 Advanced / $18 Day of
- Kids $8 Advanced / $10 Day of
- Family Four Pack Advanced Only: $100 Premium / $75 Reserved / $60 General
Includes 4 sodas and 4 hotdogs!
Tickets may be purchased at the Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Windows at the Sanford Center, any Ticketmaster retail location, charge by phone at 800.745.3000, or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com.

Bemidji Classic Pro Bull Riding

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 6, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 6, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 6, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 6, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 6, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 6, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 6, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Pine River Heritage Days

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September 6, 2014

Pine River Heritage Days will be held September 4-7! Events include 1830s Historic Encampment, Free Hobo Stew Lunch, Tea At The Depot, Historical Free Stagecoach Rides, Quilt Show & More! Call 218-587-4000 or www.pinerivermn.com for for detailed information.

Pine River Heritage Days

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 6, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 6, 2014N/A

Five Facts in Five Minutes: White-tailed Deer
Saturday, September 6, from 10 a.m.-Noon
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike
Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 2-4 p.m.
Meet in front of Douglas Lodge
Come enjoy a beautiful fall day as you hike to Itasca’s fire tower! Learn about the history of fire in Itasca, and then enjoy the spectacular views as you climb to the top of the 100-foot tall fire tower!
Junior Naturalist: Beavers
Saturday, September 6, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Kids, join the naturalist staff and learn more about Minnesota’s largest rodent—the beaver! Test your memory with beaver trivia and then get ready to walk to the Wegmann Pond in search of beaver activity.
Predators and Prey, Campfire
Saturday, September 6, from 7-7:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
If rain-- inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.
Enjoy a warm fire as you sit back and learn about the predator and prey relationships of Itasca’s animals. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

The Center - Saturday Events

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September 6, 2014

The Center - Saturday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 – 1:00 Rummage Sale

The Center - Saturday Events

It’s Booyah Time with Faith in Action!

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September 6, 2014

Faith in Action for Cass County is sponsoring a fundraiser Booyah on Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Union Church in Hackensack. Booyah is a thick, rich stew containing several types of meats and vegetables, slow-cooked for maximum flavor. According to Faith in Action Board Chair Mike Bohanon, the Booyah Master has had years of experience in perfecting his Booyah recipe. To go with the Booyah, we’ll have Linnea Dietrich’s organic sourdough bread, a choice of desserts, and a beverage. To make a great evening even better, Larry Kimball of Walker will be on hand with some toe-tapping guitar music and folk songs. Tickets are available at the door.
All proceeds from the Booyah go to support Faith in Action for Cass County, a volunteer community program that supports seniors, the disabled and others in need of a little neighborly help. Faith in Action volunteers provide transportation, respite and friendly visiting, home meal delivery, homemaking and chore services, and building accessibility ramps. If you have time and wish to help, a New Volunteer Training is scheduled for September. Please contact Faith in Action at 218-675-5435 for more information about the Booyah, receiving services or volunteer opportunities. Faith in Action relies on local support to continue to provide services throughout Cass County. Faith in Action is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” So check it out and stop on by the Booyah on September 6th at Union Church in Hackensack.

Mississipp​i Headwaters Audubon Society Hosts Full Moon Canoe Event

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September 6, 2014

Join members of the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society at Neilson Spearhead Center on Saturday, September 6th for a fun, family oriented canoe paddle on Spearhead Lake with the full moon. Meet at Neilson Spearhead Center at 7:30pm with friends and family for this free event. Canoes and lifejackets will be provided for all participants. Neilson Spearhead Center is located 11 miles southwest of Bemidji on Hubbard County Road 29. Neilson Spearhead Center is a a non-profit 501(c)3 environmental science facility owned and managed by the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society. The mission of the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society is to foster personal connections to and stewardship of our natural world. For more information, please contact Jaime or Susan at headwatersaudubon@gmail.com

Mississipp​i Headwaters Audubon Society Hosts Full Moon Canoe Event

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 7, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 7, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 7, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 7, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 7, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 7, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 7, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Pine River Heritage Days

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September 7, 2014

Pine River Heritage Days will be held September 4-7! Events include 1830s Historic Encampment, Free Hobo Stew Lunch, Tea At The Depot, Historical Free Stagecoach Rides, Quilt Show & More! Call 218-587-4000 or www.pinerivermn.com for for detailed information.

Pine River Heritage Days

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 7, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bargain Bin Sale

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September 7, 2014

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bargain Bin Sale.
Sunday, September 7, 2014. Serving from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Adults $6. 6-10 years $3. 5 years & under FREE.
Little Falls Senior Center
510 NE 7th Street
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-8009
Everyone is Welcome

Cass Lake Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

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September 7, 2014

The Cass Lake Lions Club will have a pancake breakfast on Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Serving is from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Cass Lake Senior Center. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children age 6-12 and under 6 free. The menu consists of all the pancakes you can eat with a serving of scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Profits to local Lions Club projects.

Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop

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September 7, 2014

Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Presented by Nick and Sarah Jordan
$35 per person – Northland Arboretum Members & MN Master Naturalists
$45 per person – Non-Arboretum Attendees
This workshop is designed to help people develop the skills and confidence to begin collecting, identifying, and safely eating wild edible mushrooms. Activities will include a photo presentation of edible Midwest mushrooms, practice identification with fresh specimens, and a mushroom foray in the woods of the Arboretum. We will end the day learning basic mushroom culinary techniques, cooking wild mushroom pizzas together, and sampling our creations.
Edibility guidelines, cautions and other pointers will be provided for each
"form group" of mushrooms, with emphasis on the most common, delicious,
and readily identifiable mushrooms found in the Midwest.
Dozens of species of edible/inedible/poisonous mushrooms will be on display!
Bring snacks, a bag lunch, camera, notebook, mosquito-proof clothing, and mushrooms you are curious about or just want to share! THE MORE MUSHROOMS, THE MERRIER!
Instructors Sarah & Nick Jordan are knowledgeable and enthusiastic collectors and cultivators
of edible fungi. They have mushroomed everywhere from the rainforests of Hawaii to the
mountains of Pacific Northwest, but are most impressed by the diversity and abundance of
mushrooms in the Midwest field, forest, and lawn. For more information visit the instructors’
Edible Mushroom Website: www.mycomagnet.com
Recommended field guide:
North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi
by Orson K. Miller and Hope Miller 2006
Please RSVP to the Arboretum by phone 218-829-8770 or email arboretum@brainerd.net
if you plan on coming, so we can plan accordingly. Payment due when you register.
Walk-ins welcome if there is room.

Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 7, 2014

Archery in the Park
Sunday, September 7, from Noon-2 p.m.
Meet in the back lot of the Indian Mounds/North Picnic Grounds Parking Area. If raining. program cancelled.
Have you ever wanted to shoot a compound bow but didn’t have one or were afraid to try? Join certified archery instructors for hands-on training and coaching on compound bows, then try out our archery range. This program is designed for beginners. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bows are provided during the program. Personal archery equipment is not allowed due to weapons rules in Minnesota State Parks.
Participants will be outside for the program. Be prepared for standing in the sun. Bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellant and water. Program cancelled if raining.

Farm By The Lake 30 Year Celebration

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September 7, 2014

Farm By The Lake 30 Year Celebration in Bagley, Minnesota
Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Call 218-694-2084 for information or to sign up for tug of war.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 8, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 8, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 8, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 8, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 8, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 8, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 8, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 8, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Meeting

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September 8, 2014

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Meeting In the Grand Rapids area.
The next meetings will be on the following Monday's in the Community Meeting Room at the Central Square Mall in Grand Rapids.
August 11, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
September 8, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
October 13, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Meeting

“What is my joint pain telling me?” Essentia Health & Northern Orthopedics offer free seminar

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September 8, 2014

If joint pain keeps you from doing the things you enjoy, consider attending the free educational seminar “What is my joint pain telling me?”. Essentia Health and Northern Orthopedics have partnered to share information on warning signs and treatment options. The event is from 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 8 at the Emily City Hall, 39811 State Highway 6 in Emily.
Topics include surgical and non-surgical treatment options by Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Paul Rud of Northern Orthopedics, Ltd. While joint replacements used to be recommended only for people age 70 and older, many younger people now get the work done and experience lasting relief from the chronic pain of arthritis allowing them to return to the activities they enjoy.
Attendees will also hear from a joint replacement patient sharing their personal journey, and learn stretching activities they can do at home from Physical Therapist, Mike Steichen at the Essentia Health - Baxter Clinic.
Everyone will have an opportunity to ask the experts questions, as well as enjoy light appetizers and beverages.
Registration is requested for this free education event. Register online at EssentiaHealth.org/JointWellnessCenter or call 218-828-7414.

“What is my joint pain telling me?” Essentia Health & Northern Orthopedics offer free seminar

Brainerd Public Library Event

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September 8, 2014

“Paws” to read with Lulu the Dog - Lulu is a Reading Education Assistance Dog. She is very patient and calm and a great listener. Whether you’re a strong or struggling reader Lulu loves to hear kids read stories. Want to read her a story? Lulu will be at the library Monday September 8 and Monday September 22 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 9, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 9, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 9, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 9, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 9, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 9, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 9, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 9, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 9, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Brainerd Chapter #738 National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees Meeting

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September 9, 2014

Brainerd Chapter #738 National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees Meeting.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Sawmill Inn in Brainerd, MN.
Social time starts at 11:30 am; lunch served at 12:30 pm.
Presentation by Louis Czeck - Fishing

Brainerd Public Library Event

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September 9, 2014

Daylilies: Perfect Perennials–Gardening Class-Tuesday September 9th @ 12:00 noon ** - Extension Educator Jackie Froemming will present on selecting, planting, dividing, landscaping and more on this hour-long presentation on daylilies. Register by calling the library at 829-5574.

Unlimited Learning Event

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September 9, 2014

The Monkey Wrench Gang.
Edward Abbey’s most famous fiction work will be discussed at Unlimited Learning Tues. Sept. 9, 1:30-3:30 P.M. It is a wildly funny and almost tragic tale with four main characters that are ecologically minded misfits who attempt to sabotage environmentally damaging projects in the Southwest. ”Ribald, outrageous and in fact, scandalous” Smithsonian.
Jack Hickerson, PhD. Literature Prof. Emeritus, Southwest State will lead the discussion of this fifth novel in the Western American Literature Series. A short film on Edward Abbey will also be viewed. Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby, visit unlimitedlearning.net.

Unlimited Learning Event

Unlimited Learning presents Western American Literature Series

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September 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 9 – Unlimited Learning presents Western American Literature Series – “The Monkey Wrench Gang” Edward Albee, moderated by Jack Hickerson, Emeritus SW State University. Heartwood Senior Living, 1:30 PM. See unlimitedlearning.net

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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September 9, 2014

The League of Women Voters of Park Rapids will host a Candidate Forum for Hubbard County Commissioner District 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Lake George Town Hall, 37137 US 71, Lake George. Invited to participate are District 5 candidates Cal Johannsen and Ted Van Kempen. The public is encouraged to submit questions in advance but no later than noon Tuesday, Oct. 7 to prapidsleague@gmail.com. Questions also may be submitted at the event.

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 10, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 10, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 10, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 10, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 10, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 10, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 10, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 10, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 10, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

12th annual Autumn in New York event

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September 10, 2014N/A

Tickets for 12th annual Autumn in New York event presented by The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota are available now through September 17. The event is Saturday, September 27, 6-9pm hosted at Madden’s Resort. Deadline for ticket sales is Wednesday, September 17.
This semi-formal annual event includes cocktail option, silent auction, a delectable four-course gourmet dinner, and live entertainment presented by Chorale members throughout the meal. The menu, presented by Madden's Chef Bob Schuld, includes: bacon and fresh basil wrapped broiled shrimp; harvest blend salad greens, strawberries, apples, candied pecans, pumpkin seed pepitos, with pineapple lime vinaigrette; pork tenderloin cordon bleu, dried cherry compote, heirloom bean succotash, rainbow carrot julienne; and a mystery special dessert from the Madden’s bakery.
The silent auction includes items such as: local golfing, resort / dining experiences, unique hand-crafted items, household décor, food baskets, and so much more! It’s a great way to begin your holiday gift shopping, and support local arts.
Entertainment features a broad spectrum of musical styles such as: vignettes from Legacy on Broadway (the Spring concert show); opera, contemporary, classical, and more that is sure to please the listening ear.
Tickets can be purchased on-line with PayPal at www.legacychorale.org "Tickets" page; or you can send in your order via snail mail with check or credit card payment to Legacy Chorale, PO Box 2751, Baxter, 56401; or call the Legacy Chorale manager, Barb Mann, at 218-270-8020. There are premium reserved seating rates at $75/person, and general open seating rate at $65/person . Sales deadline is September 17 by cash, check, credit/debit card and guarantees your seat(s). If you want to sit as a group, it is best to purchase your tickets as a group.
More information about the organization and concert schedule is available at www.legacychorale.org, or by calling 218-270-8020, Barb Mann, manager.

12th annual Autumn in New York event

Brainerd Public Library Event

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September 10, 2014

Brainerd Book Club - Wednesday, September 10 @ 2pm
- Join us for a discussion of the sweet and surprising novel that swept the bestseller lists: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Read more about the book here. Copies are available at the front desk. No sign up required, just show up for snacks and great conversation.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 11, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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September 11, 2014N/A

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Application Deadline: September 11, 2014.
Established artists in all disciplines residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen, may apply for this 18-month fellowship. The goal of the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program is to provide substantial support to the region’s most talented artists to further their artistic works through study, introspection or innovation and to facilitate depth and advancement in their artistic careers.
Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an appointment. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 11, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 11, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 11, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 11, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 11, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 11, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 11, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

12th annual Autumn in New York event

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September 11, 2014N/A

Tickets for 12th annual Autumn in New York event presented by The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota are available now through September 17. The event is Saturday, September 27, 6-9pm hosted at Madden’s Resort. Deadline for ticket sales is Wednesday, September 17.
This semi-formal annual event includes cocktail option, silent auction, a delectable four-course gourmet dinner, and live entertainment presented by Chorale members throughout the meal. The menu, presented by Madden's Chef Bob Schuld, includes: bacon and fresh basil wrapped broiled shrimp; harvest blend salad greens, strawberries, apples, candied pecans, pumpkin seed pepitos, with pineapple lime vinaigrette; pork tenderloin cordon bleu, dried cherry compote, heirloom bean succotash, rainbow carrot julienne; and a mystery special dessert from the Madden’s bakery.
The silent auction includes items such as: local golfing, resort / dining experiences, unique hand-crafted items, household décor, food baskets, and so much more! It’s a great way to begin your holiday gift shopping, and support local arts.
Entertainment features a broad spectrum of musical styles such as: vignettes from Legacy on Broadway (the Spring concert show); opera, contemporary, classical, and more that is sure to please the listening ear.
Tickets can be purchased on-line with PayPal at www.legacychorale.org "Tickets" page; or you can send in your order via snail mail with check or credit card payment to Legacy Chorale, PO Box 2751, Baxter, 56401; or call the Legacy Chorale manager, Barb Mann, at 218-270-8020. There are premium reserved seating rates at $75/person, and general open seating rate at $65/person . Sales deadline is September 17 by cash, check, credit/debit card and guarantees your seat(s). If you want to sit as a group, it is best to purchase your tickets as a group.
More information about the organization and concert schedule is available at www.legacychorale.org, or by calling 218-270-8020, Barb Mann, manager.

12th annual Autumn in New York event

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 11, 2014N/A

Autumn Trees of Itasca, Walk
Thursday, September 11, from 11-11:45 a.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
As the Autumn arrives, learn more about the fall color change as we identify some of the common trees of Itasca.
Five Facts in Five Minutes: Seed Spreaders
Thursday, September 11, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.

Event...Come walk the Labrynth

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September 11, 2014N/A

Event...Come walk the Labrynth.
Open Labrynth every second Thursday of the month, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
every second friday of the month from 12:00 to 2:00 PM
Where : First Luthern Church
9th st & Bemidji Ave.
Contact info for questions First luthern 444-5302

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 11, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

League of Women Voters Park Rapids

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September 11, 2014

League of Women Voters Park Rapids, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government. One of the most visible ways to help celebrate our democracy is to help people register to vote. Over the next month, LWV Park Rapids will be hosting Voter Registration at residential and public sites around town. For more information contact: Carolynne White at prapidsleague@gmail.com or call 732-9819

Events at public sites will be held as follows:
August 25: Park Rapids Area Library from 4 to 6:30 pm
August 28: Century School Open House from 4:30 to 6 pm
September 11: Park Rapids Area Library from 10 am to noon
September 23: Park Rapids High School Commons during lunch time

GRAND RAPIDS MS MEETING

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September 11, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS MS MEETING
Reflexology and MS, is it for you? Join guest speaker Carrie Lynn Baucom, owner of Soleworks Reflexology and learn more about this art of healing and wellness. Is it for you? Thursday, September 11th at the Grand Rapids St. Joseph Church 11:00-12:30. Bring your family and friends.
Thank you for being a part of Multiple Sclerosis awareness.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 12, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 12, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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September 12, 2014N/A

Online registration is now available for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run at Camp Ripley with races starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. A 1k kids fun run starts the day, followed by a 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Online registration is at www.bpsf.org. All proceeds benefit the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
The generous 2014 sponsors are Camp Ripley, Super One Foods, Weizenegger Engel Insurance, Lakewood Health System, Culligan Water, OneMain Financial, Clow Stamping, Karma Race Management, Lakes Printing, Shooting Star Casion, Mills Fleet Farm, Team Sellnow – Kurilla - Essentia Health, Big Stone Therapies, TCBX Trucking, Good Samaritan Society, MN Fishing Museum, Mount Ski Gull, Costco, and Kummet Larson Bluth.
The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, activities, arts and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools through scholarships, grants and direct gifts. See www.bpsf.org for complete information.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 12, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 12, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 12, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 12, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 12, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

12th annual Autumn in New York event

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September 12, 2014N/A

Tickets for 12th annual Autumn in New York event presented by The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota are available now through September 17. The event is Saturday, September 27, 6-9pm hosted at Madden’s Resort. Deadline for ticket sales is Wednesday, September 17.
This semi-formal annual event includes cocktail option, silent auction, a delectable four-course gourmet dinner, and live entertainment presented by Chorale members throughout the meal. The menu, presented by Madden's Chef Bob Schuld, includes: bacon and fresh basil wrapped broiled shrimp; harvest blend salad greens, strawberries, apples, candied pecans, pumpkin seed pepitos, with pineapple lime vinaigrette; pork tenderloin cordon bleu, dried cherry compote, heirloom bean succotash, rainbow carrot julienne; and a mystery special dessert from the Madden’s bakery.
The silent auction includes items such as: local golfing, resort / dining experiences, unique hand-crafted items, household décor, food baskets, and so much more! It’s a great way to begin your holiday gift shopping, and support local arts.
Entertainment features a broad spectrum of musical styles such as: vignettes from Legacy on Broadway (the Spring concert show); opera, contemporary, classical, and more that is sure to please the listening ear.
Tickets can be purchased on-line with PayPal at www.legacychorale.org "Tickets" page; or you can send in your order via snail mail with check or credit card payment to Legacy Chorale, PO Box 2751, Baxter, 56401; or call the Legacy Chorale manager, Barb Mann, at 218-270-8020. There are premium reserved seating rates at $75/person, and general open seating rate at $65/person . Sales deadline is September 17 by cash, check, credit/debit card and guarantees your seat(s). If you want to sit as a group, it is best to purchase your tickets as a group.
More information about the organization and concert schedule is available at www.legacychorale.org, or by calling 218-270-8020, Barb Mann, manager.

12th annual Autumn in New York event

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 12, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

North Star Expo Returns to Bemidji

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September 12, 2014N/A

Timber Producers Association’s North Star Expo is returning to Bemidji and Beltrami County. The 61st Annual event will be held at the Sanford Center on Friday and Saturday September 12 and 13, 2014. It will be the first time the event has been held at the Sanford Center. The Expo has previously utilized the Beltrami County Fairgrounds when the event has been held in Bemidji.
“We’re pleased to be back in Bemidji,” said Ray Higgins, director of operations for the Minnesota Timber Producers Association. “We all know Bemidji is the home of Paul Bunyan and Beltrami County is home to many of the businesses that make up our states forest products industry. And, the Sanford Center is a beautiful facility that will add a lot of excitement to our event. So we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Expo in September.”
First held in 1953, The North Star Expo is the state’s largest logging equipment show, featuring vendors with a wide variety of products used by the logging industry, from large equipment like chippers and skidders that you see here, to tires, truck parts, fuel and lubricants, portable sawmills, financial services, any of the goods and services our industry utilizes throughout the course of a year.
This year’s Expo will not only include equipment displays from the world’s top manufacturers, but also contests that allow participants to show off their skills and knowledge of the logging business, including the Loader and Master Loader Contests. Other competitions include Biggest Cookie, and “Guess the Weight.” And for the kids, there’s a mini-loader, as well as a coloring contest. The Expo has a tradition of visiting various venues around the state. The previous five years it’s been held at the Itasca County Fairgrounds in Grand Rapids. In 2007 and 2008 when the Expo last called Bemidji home, the event was held at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds.
The Minnesota Timber Producers Association is a trade organization representing loggers, truckers, sawmills, and other allied businesses in our state. Minnesota’s forest products industry is the 5th largest manufacturing industry in our state, employing 30,000 people, and contributing $9 billion to our state’s economy. In addition to the North Star Expo, the Sanford Center is also hosting the Minnesota Logger Education Program Logger Conference this week. The Logger Conference is where logging business owners and their employees take continuing education on a variety of topics, including first aid, Logging truck load securement, invasive species, the forest management guidelines, and other topics. The conference runs today and tomorrow with roughly 250 folks attending.

Event...Come walk the Labrynth

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September 12, 2014N/A

Event...Come walk the Labrynth.
Open Labrynth every second Thursday of the month, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
every second friday of the month from 12:00 to 2:00 PM
Where : First Luthern Church
9th st & Bemidji Ave.
Contact info for questions First luthern 444-5302

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 12, 2014N/A

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Whose Scat is That?
Friday, September 12, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Animal Senses, Campfire
Friday, September 12, from 7-7:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
If rain-- inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.
How many things can you identify by smell? How good is your hearing compared to a bats? Enjoy a warm fire as you sit back and learn about animal senses. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

Shriners Hospitals for Children Complimentary Screenings

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September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014 from 9:30 am - 3 pm.
Sanford Hospital Orthopaedics Building.
1300 Anne Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
To schdule an appointment, contact Robert "Bob" Melchoir at 218-751-1399.
Appointments requested but walk-ins are welcome

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 13, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 13, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 13, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 13, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 13, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 13, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 13, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

12th annual Autumn in New York event

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September 13, 2014N/A

Tickets for 12th annual Autumn in New York event presented by The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota are available now through September 17. The event is Saturday, September 27, 6-9pm hosted at Madden’s Resort. Deadline for ticket sales is Wednesday, September 17.
This semi-formal annual event includes cocktail option, silent auction, a delectable four-course gourmet dinner, and live entertainment presented by Chorale members throughout the meal. The menu, presented by Madden's Chef Bob Schuld, includes: bacon and fresh basil wrapped broiled shrimp; harvest blend salad greens, strawberries, apples, candied pecans, pumpkin seed pepitos, with pineapple lime vinaigrette; pork tenderloin cordon bleu, dried cherry compote, heirloom bean succotash, rainbow carrot julienne; and a mystery special dessert from the Madden’s bakery.
The silent auction includes items such as: local golfing, resort / dining experiences, unique hand-crafted items, household décor, food baskets, and so much more! It’s a great way to begin your holiday gift shopping, and support local arts.
Entertainment features a broad spectrum of musical styles such as: vignettes from Legacy on Broadway (the Spring concert show); opera, contemporary, classical, and more that is sure to please the listening ear.
Tickets can be purchased on-line with PayPal at www.legacychorale.org "Tickets" page; or you can send in your order via snail mail with check or credit card payment to Legacy Chorale, PO Box 2751, Baxter, 56401; or call the Legacy Chorale manager, Barb Mann, at 218-270-8020. There are premium reserved seating rates at $75/person, and general open seating rate at $65/person . Sales deadline is September 17 by cash, check, credit/debit card and guarantees your seat(s). If you want to sit as a group, it is best to purchase your tickets as a group.
More information about the organization and concert schedule is available at www.legacychorale.org, or by calling 218-270-8020, Barb Mann, manager.

12th annual Autumn in New York event

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 13, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

North Star Expo Returns to Bemidji

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September 13, 2014N/A

Timber Producers Association’s North Star Expo is returning to Bemidji and Beltrami County. The 61st Annual event will be held at the Sanford Center on Friday and Saturday September 12 and 13, 2014. It will be the first time the event has been held at the Sanford Center. The Expo has previously utilized the Beltrami County Fairgrounds when the event has been held in Bemidji.
“We’re pleased to be back in Bemidji,” said Ray Higgins, director of operations for the Minnesota Timber Producers Association. “We all know Bemidji is the home of Paul Bunyan and Beltrami County is home to many of the businesses that make up our states forest products industry. And, the Sanford Center is a beautiful facility that will add a lot of excitement to our event. So we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Expo in September.”
First held in 1953, The North Star Expo is the state’s largest logging equipment show, featuring vendors with a wide variety of products used by the logging industry, from large equipment like chippers and skidders that you see here, to tires, truck parts, fuel and lubricants, portable sawmills, financial services, any of the goods and services our industry utilizes throughout the course of a year.
This year’s Expo will not only include equipment displays from the world’s top manufacturers, but also contests that allow participants to show off their skills and knowledge of the logging business, including the Loader and Master Loader Contests. Other competitions include Biggest Cookie, and “Guess the Weight.” And for the kids, there’s a mini-loader, as well as a coloring contest. The Expo has a tradition of visiting various venues around the state. The previous five years it’s been held at the Itasca County Fairgrounds in Grand Rapids. In 2007 and 2008 when the Expo last called Bemidji home, the event was held at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds.
The Minnesota Timber Producers Association is a trade organization representing loggers, truckers, sawmills, and other allied businesses in our state. Minnesota’s forest products industry is the 5th largest manufacturing industry in our state, employing 30,000 people, and contributing $9 billion to our state’s economy. In addition to the North Star Expo, the Sanford Center is also hosting the Minnesota Logger Education Program Logger Conference this week. The Logger Conference is where logging business owners and their employees take continuing education on a variety of topics, including first aid, Logging truck load securement, invasive species, the forest management guidelines, and other topics. The conference runs today and tomorrow with roughly 250 folks attending.

SEPTEMBER CLASSES PRB Community Ed

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September 13, 2014N/A

Musical Parenting Ideas for Beginners
This class is designed to help parents (whether musical or non musical) in guiding their child’s musical training. A musical partnership between parents and child in a nurturing environment provides quality time in fostering important family relationships.
Monday Sept. 15th 5 or 7pm (choose your time) Fee: Free Suggest purchasing the following books:
Ability Development for Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki, A Parent’s Guide to Piano Lessons by James W. Bastien, The Mozart Effect for Children by Don Campbell, Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
Let’s Paint $5 Thur. Sept. 18th 3-5:15pm
Create your own masterpiece. Use your own imagination and anything is possible.
Dream Pets $5 Mon. Sept 22nd 3-5:15pm
No feeding or cleaning up after. Pet rocks make a perfect dream pet.
Beading Fun $5 Mon. Sept. 29th 3-5:15pm
Come have a Bedazzling time with different ways to use beads. This class will be offered once a month to explore new and fun ways of making your own beading creations.
Fantasy Art $5 Tue. Sept. 30th 3-5:15pm
Come make your very own creations using unique and different materials for your project. What you create is up to you.
TOP 5 HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS FOR SENIORS Fee: $10 Sat. Sept. 13th, 10:00 to Noon
Whether you are nifty 50 or older... there are natural supplements that could help you remain vibrant, healthy and flexible. No one wants to take handfuls of supplements each day. Instead discover how just one or two supplements can address concerns you might have around memory loss, muscle and joint pain, healthy heart and more. Stone Woman Herbals (Please note the date change).

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 13, 2014N/A

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Black Bears
Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m.-Noon
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2-4 p.m.
Meet in front of Douglas Lodge
Come enjoy a beautiful fall day as you hike to Itasca’s fire tower! Learn about the history of fire in Itasca, and then enjoy the spectacular views as you climb to the top of the 100-foot tall fire tower!
Junior Naturalist: Animal Tracking
Saturday, September 13, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Kids, try your hands and feet as you learn how different animals walk. Then make your own tracking book to help identify animal prints.
Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Craig A. Willis
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Concert held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Enjoy this music performance by singer and songwriter Craig A. Willis, whose "cowboy at heart" spirit is reflected in his original songs about the beauty of country living.

History Center In Shevlin To Host Flower Show, Antique Tractors

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September 13, 2014

The History Center in Shevlin will be open Saturday September 13 during Shevlin Sawdust Dayz from 9 am -6 pm with free admission and coffee and cookies. (Donations gratefully accepted)
The Shevlin Garden Club will be holding a Flower Show and Country Store at the History Center from 10 am until 3:00. Use the north entrance and follow the smell of flowers!
Also at the History Center, with help from several members of the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers, an antique tractor display will be on the grounds until the parade begins, and for a short time after.
The History Center has many exhibits, several historic buildings to tour and many new things to see, be sure to stop by when you come to Shevlin for Sawdust Dayz on September 13!
Questions? Contact the History Center at 785-2000.

Bemijdi Jaycees Punt, Pass, and Kick

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September 13, 2014

Bemijdi Jaycees Punt, Pass, and Kick
September 13th 9:00 a.m.
Boys and Girls 6-15
Free
BSU Practice fields
pre-registration is available at www.nflppk.com
Contact RandiSu at 218-766-8346

Jacobson Fall Color Fun Ride

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September 13, 2014

Jacobson Fall Color Fun Ride.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Check in and ride 9 am - 11 am.
Ride from 1 to 50 miles. Hydration stops. Lunch when you return from 11 am to 2 pm.
ANSI approved helmet must be worn by all riders.
The historic Jacobson Community Center
Jacobson, MN on the great river road, 3 miles south of Highway 200.
www.jacobsonnews.com

Jacobson Fall Color Fun Ride

12th Annual Crow Wing Snowmobile Grass Drag/Seap Meet Vintage Racing/Trail Stock/Modified

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September 13, 2014

12th Annual Crow Wing Snowmobile Grass Drag/Seap Meet Vintage Racing/Trail Stock/Modified.
Saturday, September 13, 2014. Race pits open at 7:00 am. Swapper gates open at 7:00 am.
Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, Brainerd MN.
Gates open at 9am - 5pm. Racing 10am - 5pm.
Admission $5, Kids 12 and under FREE.

12th Annual Crow Wing Snowmobile Grass Drag/Seap Meet Vintage Racing/Trail Stock/Modified

Ethnic Fest 2014

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September 13, 2014

Ethnic Fest in Walker MN is an outdoor festival filled with music from around the world. The day begins with the parade at 11:00 and is followed by music, food and crafts for you to enjoy. The festival is held rain or shine. Buttons are sold for $8.00 to support the event.

Ethnic Fest 2014

HAM SUPPER - Trinity Free Lutheran Church of Pony Lake

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September 13, 2014

HAM SUPPER - Trinity Free Lutheran Church of Pony Lake
Saturday, September 13, 2014
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
6 miles north on Hwy #89
FREE WILL OFFERING
We are serving ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, homemade desserts and breads (including flat bread), buns, pickles and coleslaw. Coffee and milk will also be served.

Back To The 50's Party

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September 13, 2014

Back To The 50's Party
Saturday, Sept 13 5:00-8:00 PM
Christ Community Church
Hazelwood Drive
Nisswa, MN
Food, Fun, Door Prizes
Everyone Welcome

14th Annual Scenic Serenity Open Meeting

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September 13, 2014

The public is invited to an Open Meeting, with AA and Al-Anon speakers, on Saturday, September 13 at Lawron Town Hall, 34294 Cty Road 336. From Hwy 169, take Scenic Hwy 7 up 5 miles North to Petrich’s Store, turn right onto County Road 336. Proceed ½ mile to Lawron Town Hall.
Potluck dinner begins at 6 PM. Bring a dish to share. AA and Al-Anon speakers begin at 7 PM. If you have been affected by someone else’s drinking, this is an opportunity to learn more about Al-Anon and AA.
FROM HIBBING: Take Highway 169 South, turn right onto Scenic Highway 7 North,
go 5 miles to Petrich’s Store then turn right onto County Road 336.
Lawron Town Hall will be ½ mile down on the left side.
FROM GRAND RAPIDS: Take Highway 169 North, turn left onto Scenic Highway 7 North,
go 5 miles to Petrich’s Store then turn right onto County Road 336.
Lawron Town Hall will be ½ mile down on the left side.

6th Annual Harvest Dinner

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September 13, 2014

An evening of celebration, community and bounty bringing together the diversity of our region in the interest of stewardship and friendship -- lake dwellers, farmers, ranchers and town folk. Nisswa American Legion hall, 25807 Main St., Nisswa, Minn. Featured speaker is Eleanor Burkett, U of M Extension, on "Invasive Species, Land and Water." Gourmet dinner with local foods prepared by Dan Bridge, Red White and Blue Catering, and Chef Mike Sams. Music by Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors. Farmer's Market, Social Hour, Cash Bar at 5 PM, Dinner and Program at 6 PM. Tickets $25 adults, $10 children 15 and under. Sponsored by Cass County Farm Bureau, Whitefish Area Property Owners Association, Pine River Watershed Alliance, Happy Dancing Turtle. Tickets: 218-543-6257.

The Teie Fmaily Concert

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September 13, 2014

Lutheran Church of the Cross presents:
The Teie Fmaily Concert
Music from Norway to Bach to Broadway
7:00 pm Saturday, September 13, 2014.
Lutheran Church of the Cross
Schaefer's Corner - Nisswa, MN
Featuring the talents of Ernie, Paul, and David Teie, Cathy Taylor,
and Laura Raedeke.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 14, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 14, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 14, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 14, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 14, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 14, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 14, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

12th annual Autumn in New York event

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September 14, 2014N/A

Tickets for 12th annual Autumn in New York event presented by The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota are available now through September 17. The event is Saturday, September 27, 6-9pm hosted at Madden’s Resort. Deadline for ticket sales is Wednesday, September 17.
This semi-formal annual event includes cocktail option, silent auction, a delectable four-course gourmet dinner, and live entertainment presented by Chorale members throughout the meal. The menu, presented by Madden's Chef Bob Schuld, includes: bacon and fresh basil wrapped broiled shrimp; harvest blend salad greens, strawberries, apples, candied pecans, pumpkin seed pepitos, with pineapple lime vinaigrette; pork tenderloin cordon bleu, dried cherry compote, heirloom bean succotash, rainbow carrot julienne; and a mystery special dessert from the Madden’s bakery.
The silent auction includes items such as: local golfing, resort / dining experiences, unique hand-crafted items, household décor, food baskets, and so much more! It’s a great way to begin your holiday gift shopping, and support local arts.
Entertainment features a broad spectrum of musical styles such as: vignettes from Legacy on Broadway (the Spring concert show); opera, contemporary, classical, and more that is sure to please the listening ear.
Tickets can be purchased on-line with PayPal at www.legacychorale.org "Tickets" page; or you can send in your order via snail mail with check or credit card payment to Legacy Chorale, PO Box 2751, Baxter, 56401; or call the Legacy Chorale manager, Barb Mann, at 218-270-8020. There are premium reserved seating rates at $75/person, and general open seating rate at $65/person . Sales deadline is September 17 by cash, check, credit/debit card and guarantees your seat(s). If you want to sit as a group, it is best to purchase your tickets as a group.
More information about the organization and concert schedule is available at www.legacychorale.org, or by calling 218-270-8020, Barb Mann, manager.

12th annual Autumn in New York event

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 14, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Back to Church Sunday

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September 14, 2014

Back to Church Sunday
September 14, 2014
8:30 am & 10:45 am
First Lutheran Church
For more information, check www.flcbemidji.org
First Lutheran is launching a new contemporary worship at 10:45 am on Sundays. The 8:30 am worship is our traditional worship. A contemporary worship is also available on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Back to Church Sunday is a great Sunday to check out First Lutheran. The First you think you know, may not be the First Lutheran that really is!

Back to Church Sunday

St. John's Church Roast Beef Dinner

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September 14, 2014

St. John's Church Roast Beef Dinner.
St. John's Catholic Church - Nebish.
Saturday, September 14, 2014 from 11 am - 2 pm.
Adults: $10
Children (ages 6-12): $5
Tykes 5 and under: Free
Craft and Bake Sale, Quilt Raffle & General Raffle
Saturday Evening Mass - 6pm.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pine River - Old Fashion Turkey Dinner

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September 14, 2014

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pine River - Old Fashion Turkey Dinner & Country Corner.
Fall Crafts, Canned Goods and Fresh Produce.
Sunday, September 14th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Adults - $9.00, Children 12 & under - $5.00. Families max $32.00.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 14, 2014

Archery in the Park
Sunday, September 14, from Noon-2 p.m.
Meet in the back lot of the Indian Mounds/North Picnic Grounds Parking Area. If raining. program cancelled.
Have you ever wanted to shoot a compound bow but didn’t have one or were afraid to try? Join certified archery instructors for hands-on training and coaching on compound bows, then try out our archery range. This program is designed for beginners. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bows are provided during the program. Personal archery equipment is not allowed due to weapons rules in Minnesota State Parks.

United Taconite Anniversary Celebration

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September 14, 2014

Subject: United Taconite Anniversary Celebration
United Taconite LLC is celebrating 50 years of mining and 10 years under the ownership of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. There will be a FREE public anniversary event to show appreciation of its employees, retirees and neighbors in the community.
When: Sunday, September 14th
Time: 12:30 - 5:00 pm
Program: 1:00 pm
Where: Range Recreation Civic Center, Eveleth, MN
(Next to the Hockey Hall of Fame)
What: Entertainment, snacks, speakers, historic photos and mine tours]
Mine Tours
Offered every half hour (2:00 - 4:30 pm)
Children under ten must remain on the bus
Long pants and closed-toe flat shoes required (no heels)

Itasca Moraine Chapter of the North Country Trail Association

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September 14, 2014

The Itasca Moraine Chapter of the North Country Trail Association has scheduled two ‘shoulder season’ hike in conjunction with local celebrations. The ‘shoulder season’ borrowed from the New York Times refers to the period after the summer people have left but before the ice fishermen, snowmobilers and eelpouters return.
The first hike immediately follows the Ethnic Fest in Walker. The Itasca Moraine Chapter has a booth for the Ethnic Fest September 13 in Walker. Plan to stop by to learn about the North Country Trail, Walker as a NCT Trail Town and gain information about the Ethnic Fest Hike. The hike is set for Sunday, September 14. Hikers are to meet at 2:00PM at the Shingobee Recreation Area parking lot on HWY 34, 3.5 miles southwest of Walker. The hike will take the spur trail from the parking lot kiosk to the North County Trail, the NCT to the Heartland Bicycle Trail and the Heartland Trail to Walker, a hike of 4 miles. The hikers will have refreshments in Walker following the hike.
The second hike is scheduled for the Fall Has It All Celebration and the 10th Annual Hackensack Chainsaw Event the weekend of September 27. The Chapter plans a booth for the Chainsaw Event, stop by to learn about the hike and the North Country Trail. The hike is scheduled for Saturday, the 27th. Hikers are to meet at 9:00AM at the Lake Erin Picnic Area, 2.7 miles south of the “Y” on HWY 371. The hike proceeds on the NCT to the Warming Shack. The Warming Shack is located in the midst of several trails 7 miles north of Hackensack on the Paul Bunyan Bicycle/Snowmobile Trail. Very close by are the NCT, the Paul Bunyan Connector Trail to the Heartland Trail, the Shingobee Connector Bicycle Trail to Walker and Snowmobile Trail 93 to Longville. Join the hike to see this ‘trail central’ area. From the Warming Shack the hike will follow the Paul Bunyan Bicycle Trail south along the farm garden to a trail head where rides are provided back to the Lake Erin parking lot. The hike will be just over 2 miles.
As a chapter of the North Country Trail Association, the Itasca Moraine Chapter is interested in offering hiking as an alternative activity for the Northwoods. Chapter members are passionate about promoting physical fitness and wellness activities for the youth and adults of the area.

North Country Trail Association, Itasca Moraine Chapter

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September 14, 2014

North Country Trail Hike. Meet at 2:00PM at the Shingobee Recreation Area parking lot on HWY 34, 3.5 miles southwest of Walker. The hike will take the spur trail from the parking lot kiosk to the NCTCounty, the NCT to the Heartland Bicycle Trail and the Heartland on to Walker, a hike of 4 miles. The hikers will have refreshments in Walker following the hike.

Emma & Jacob Taggart To Give Concert at HUMC

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September 14, 2014

Emma Taggart, 12, and Jacob Taggart, 8, classically trained pianists who have delighted the Park Rapids community for the past several years, will appear in concert at the Hubbard United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 14, at 3 p.m. The concert is open to the community.
Emma and Jacob have recently returned from Italy, where they both participated in the 2014 Accademia Tadini International Music Festival in Lovere, Italy. While at the festival, both Emma and Jacob played a concerto with members of the renowned Milan Chamber Orchestra.
The September concert will feature both Emma and Jacob in a variety of works including pieces by Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and more.
This is the fifth year that Emma has performed at the church; it is Jacob’s third appearance.
Emma, a world renowned young concert pianist, has won many local and international competitions, and given solo concerts throughout the United States and Europe. In 2013, she made her orchestral debut with the Minnetonka Orchestra, playing Mozart's Concerto No. 23 in A Major. In 2012, she received first place with a unanimous decision by the jury in the Maria Herrero International Piano Competition in Granada, Spain.
Emma started lessons at age four with Mary Carloni and now studies with Dr. Reid Smith. She gave her first solo recital at the age of six. Among Emma’s awards include the Varallo, Italy International Piano Festival Performance Award in 2010, the Norma, Italy International Music Festival award in 2011, the North Star Concerto Competition and the Wildwood Series Young Artist Award, both in 2013.
Jacob also started lessons at age four. He won his first piano award, the Wildwood Series Young Artist Award, in May, 2013. In the summer of 2013, Jacob made the finals of the pre-teen division of the Talent Show at the MN State Fair, playing in front of an audience of 7,000 people. Most recently, he won the Epiphany Springfest talent show in the pre-teen category. He played his first solo recital in the Dellwood Hills Concert Series.
Emma and Jacob are the grandchildren of Margi and Ron Taggart of Park Rapids.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 15, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 15, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 15, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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September 15, 2014N/A

Registration is open now for Fall 2014 Headwaters Science Center Afterschool Science Club. Science Club participants will engineer fun, explore microscopic worlds, participate in hands-on activities and make new friends. Please contact Kitura Main, 444-4472 for more information or to register for Science Club.
Science Club is a hands-on after school program for youth ages 7 to 13 that meets every Monday, except no-school days, at Headwaters Science Center from 3:30 to 5pm. The first day of the Fall 2014 Science Club will be Monday, September 15th and will include 13 sessions through December 15th.
The cost for the entire Fall 2014 session is $115 for HSC members and $145 for non-members, or participants can drop-in for $9 per single session for members or $11.25 for non-members. Scholarships are available.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 15, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 15, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 15, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

12th annual Autumn in New York event

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September 15, 2014N/A

Tickets for 12th annual Autumn in New York event presented by The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota are available now through September 17. The event is Saturday, September 27, 6-9pm hosted at Madden’s Resort. Deadline for ticket sales is Wednesday, September 17.
This semi-formal annual event includes cocktail option, silent auction, a delectable four-course gourmet dinner, and live entertainment presented by Chorale members throughout the meal. The menu, presented by Madden's Chef Bob Schuld, includes: bacon and fresh basil wrapped broiled shrimp; harvest blend salad greens, strawberries, apples, candied pecans, pumpkin seed pepitos, with pineapple lime vinaigrette; pork tenderloin cordon bleu, dried cherry compote, heirloom bean succotash, rainbow carrot julienne; and a mystery special dessert from the Madden’s bakery.
The silent auction includes items such as: local golfing, resort / dining experiences, unique hand-crafted items, household décor, food baskets, and so much more! It’s a great way to begin your holiday gift shopping, and support local arts.
Entertainment features a broad spectrum of musical styles such as: vignettes from Legacy on Broadway (the Spring concert show); opera, contemporary, classical, and more that is sure to please the listening ear.
Tickets can be purchased on-line with PayPal at www.legacychorale.org "Tickets" page; or you can send in your order via snail mail with check or credit card payment to Legacy Chorale, PO Box 2751, Baxter, 56401; or call the Legacy Chorale manager, Barb Mann, at 218-270-8020. There are premium reserved seating rates at $75/person, and general open seating rate at $65/person . Sales deadline is September 17 by cash, check, credit/debit card and guarantees your seat(s). If you want to sit as a group, it is best to purchase your tickets as a group.
More information about the organization and concert schedule is available at www.legacychorale.org, or by calling 218-270-8020, Barb Mann, manager.

12th annual Autumn in New York event

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 15, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

SEPTEMBER CLASSES PRB Community Ed

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September 15, 2014N/A

Musical Parenting Ideas for Beginners
This class is designed to help parents (whether musical or non musical) in guiding their child’s musical training. A musical partnership between parents and child in a nurturing environment provides quality time in fostering important family relationships.
Monday Sept. 15th 5 or 7pm (choose your time) Fee: Free Suggest purchasing the following books:
Ability Development for Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki, A Parent’s Guide to Piano Lessons by James W. Bastien, The Mozart Effect for Children by Don Campbell, Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
Let’s Paint $5 Thur. Sept. 18th 3-5:15pm
Create your own masterpiece. Use your own imagination and anything is possible.
Dream Pets $5 Mon. Sept 22nd 3-5:15pm
No feeding or cleaning up after. Pet rocks make a perfect dream pet.
Beading Fun $5 Mon. Sept. 29th 3-5:15pm
Come have a Bedazzling time with different ways to use beads. This class will be offered once a month to explore new and fun ways of making your own beading creations.
Fantasy Art $5 Tue. Sept. 30th 3-5:15pm
Come make your very own creations using unique and different materials for your project. What you create is up to you.
TOP 5 HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS FOR SENIORS Fee: $10 Sat. Sept. 13th, 10:00 to Noon
Whether you are nifty 50 or older... there are natural supplements that could help you remain vibrant, healthy and flexible. No one wants to take handfuls of supplements each day. Instead discover how just one or two supplements can address concerns you might have around memory loss, muscle and joint pain, healthy heart and more. Stone Woman Herbals (Please note the date change).

The Center - Monday Events

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September 15, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8:00-4:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00-11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 Mah Jongg Lesson
10:00-4:00 The Gift Shop
11:00-11:30 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Dining – Turkey Casserole, peas, tropical fruit, bread, peanut butter brownie, milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage
4:00 – 6:00 Great Decision

The Center - Monday Events

Unlimited Learning : Great Decisions “Food and Climate” discussion

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September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15 –Unlimited Learning : Great Decisions “Food and Climate” discussion, Heartwood Senior Living, 11:30 AM. See unlimitedlearning.net

Unlimited Learning : Great Decisions “Food and Climate” discussion

Still Summer September Luncheon

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September 15, 2014

You and your friends are invited to a "Still Summer" September Luncheon.
September 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Cost is $10.00.
Peppercorn Restaurant - Note new Eat Parking Lot
1813 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW, Bemidji, MN
Music with Soloist Jeremiah Holst
Featuring Scott Gottschalk from Kimball, MN
Telling about "Your Bucket List, Your Legacy"
Desperate Moments, the Making of a Transformed Life"
Reservations: Elaine 333-3544, Dorothy 751-4499, Alverna 335-7838
Bemidji Christian Women's Connections
Stonecroft Ministries www.stonecroft.org

Still Summer September Luncheon

Grief Support Group

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September 15, 2014

Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in September and through October 20 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:
- Understand the grief process
- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping behavior
- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group
- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)
- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings
- Be able to access on-going spiritual and pastoral grief resources
The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session please call (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 16, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 16, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 16, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 16, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 16, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 16, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

12th annual Autumn in New York event

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September 16, 2014N/A

Tickets for 12th annual Autumn in New York event presented by The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota are available now through September 17. The event is Saturday, September 27, 6-9pm hosted at Madden’s Resort. Deadline for ticket sales is Wednesday, September 17.
This semi-formal annual event includes cocktail option, silent auction, a delectable four-course gourmet dinner, and live entertainment presented by Chorale members throughout the meal. The menu, presented by Madden's Chef Bob Schuld, includes: bacon and fresh basil wrapped broiled shrimp; harvest blend salad greens, strawberries, apples, candied pecans, pumpkin seed pepitos, with pineapple lime vinaigrette; pork tenderloin cordon bleu, dried cherry compote, heirloom bean succotash, rainbow carrot julienne; and a mystery special dessert from the Madden’s bakery.
The silent auction includes items such as: local golfing, resort / dining experiences, unique hand-crafted items, household décor, food baskets, and so much more! It’s a great way to begin your holiday gift shopping, and support local arts.
Entertainment features a broad spectrum of musical styles such as: vignettes from Legacy on Broadway (the Spring concert show); opera, contemporary, classical, and more that is sure to please the listening ear.
Tickets can be purchased on-line with PayPal at www.legacychorale.org "Tickets" page; or you can send in your order via snail mail with check or credit card payment to Legacy Chorale, PO Box 2751, Baxter, 56401; or call the Legacy Chorale manager, Barb Mann, at 218-270-8020. There are premium reserved seating rates at $75/person, and general open seating rate at $65/person . Sales deadline is September 17 by cash, check, credit/debit card and guarantees your seat(s). If you want to sit as a group, it is best to purchase your tickets as a group.
More information about the organization and concert schedule is available at www.legacychorale.org, or by calling 218-270-8020, Barb Mann, manager.

12th annual Autumn in New York event

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 16, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

North Country Arts & Crafts Workshop

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September 16, 2014N/A

The North Country Arts & Crafts Board of Directors invite men and women of all abilities and ages to register now for the 39th year of the North Country Arts & Crafts Workshop. This year's workshop will take place on September 16, 17 and 18 at the scenic El Lago Del Bosque, the Spanish Village at Concordia Language Villages northeast of Bemidji.
The 2014 Schedule, Class offerings and Registration information can now be found at http://web.paulbunyan.net/northart.
Printed brochures are available at the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce and Gallery North or call Carol Iverson at 218-751-5245 or Jean Castle at 218-586-2884 and a brochure will be emailed or mailed to you. The deadline for registration is Friday, August,22, 2014 so register today.

North Country Arts & Crafts Workshop

Minnesota Orchestra activities on campus and in Bemidji

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September 16, 2014N/A

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords project establishes partnerships between the Orchestra and Greater Minnesota cities, each culminating in its own unique festival week. Bemidji is the fourth city to host a Common Chords festival; the weeklong residency will take place September 16 through September 20, and will bring a variety of events and concerts to the community. Hosted by BSU’s Department of Music, the Common Chords events has been planned by a committee of local music educators and community representatives.
Events on campus will include masterclasses for BSU students with Minnesota Orchestra members. We hope you will take time to enjoy one of the public events listed below!
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:00-8:30 pm: Chamber ensemble performance (woodwind quintet, string quartet, brass ensemble) in Bangsberg’s Thompson Recital Hall, followed by a reception at the David Park House. FREE admission.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30-7:00 pm: performance featuring brass and woodwind ensembles at the Talking Circle, American Indian Resource Center
Friday, Sept. 19. 7:30 pm, Bemidji High School Auditorium: “Inside the Classics: Mendelssohn” will feature conductor Sarah Hicks speaking on Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony and then leading the Minnesota Orchestra in a performance of that work. Admission: $5.00
Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 pm, Bemidji High School Auditorium: Conductor Osmo Vanska will lead the full orchestra in performances of three Sibelius symphonies. Admission: $5.00
For events with an admission fee, purchase tickets at the BSU Music Department, Lueken’s Village Foods, or Iverson Corner Drug.
For many more public events around Bemidji, radio appearances, and to see what orchestra members will be doing in public and private schools as well as on campus, go the Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords page for a full schedule:
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/learn/community/common-chords

Minnesota Orchestra activities on campus and in Bemidji

Bemidji State’s Suicide Prevention Week activities

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September 16, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University and the Student Center for Health and Counseling will be holding a series of public activities on campus in conjunction with city and county programming for National Suicide Prevention Week.
Tuesday, Sep. 16
TXT4Life, a Minnesota suicide prevention text hotline, will be promoting its services in the Hobson Memorial Union throughout the day.
TXT4Life is a statewide initiative that grew from a state suicide prevention grant awarded to Carlton County Public Health and Human Services in 2010. Since the service began in 2011, contacts to Minnesota’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline have grown from around 25 per month when the service only took voice calls to more than 400 text messages per month. To use the service, text “Life” to 61222.
Wednesday, Sep. 17
BSU is hosting a Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper Training session beginning at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer Hall 107.
This training program presents three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, this training is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states.
Thursday, Sep. 18
BSU’s Student Center for Health and Counseling is hosting a free panel discussion on a variety of issues surrounding mental health awareness at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer Hall 100.
The panel is part of the center’s effort to help reduce the social stigmas that are often associated with mental illness. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Lora Bertelson, a licensed psychologist at the center, and will feature BSU students who will talk about their own experiences with mental health-related issues and the challenges they have faced in their own pursuit of help.
“Unfortunately, many people are either ashamed or embarrassed to seek help for themselves,” said Jay Passa, the center’s health education coordinator. “We want to reach out to those students who struggle with mental health-related issues and offer resources to provide a better quality of life.”
In addition to the public events on campus, BSU is holding a number of student-focused events in the Hobson Memorial Union and in the university’s residence halls, including fireside chats and group meetings.
Bemidji State University’s Suicide Prevention Week programming is sponsored by BSU Lifestyle Educators, the American Indian Resource Center, the BSU Dance Team, Campus Activities Board, TXT4Life, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Young Life, BSU’s Lutheran Student Center, the Student Center for Health and Counseling and the Beltrami Area Suicide Prevention Program.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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September 16, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9:00 – 2:00 Trivent
9 -10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Sweet & Sour Pork, rice, broccoli, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge
6:30 p.m. Encore

The Center - Tuesday Events

Sustainable Tuesday events

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September 16, 2014

Please join us this month for another exciting line-up of Sustainable Tuesday events from 5:3—7:30 at the Rail River Folk School.

Tuesday, September 16th: Giizizekwedaa! Lets cook!
Chef Sean Sherman will lead a simple cooking session using local, and traditional ingredients to create a tasty treat you can make right in your own kitchen.
** This session will be held at the Harmony Foods Coop Community Kitchen- 302 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN.

Tuesday, September 30th: Native Pollinators
Did you know Minnesota has around 400 native species of bees? Christine Herwig- Nongame Specialist with the MN Department of Natural Resources- will lead a discussion on the rich variety of native pollinators in our region. Who are they? What can we do to improve habitat, reduce pesticide use and encourage native pollinators to come into our yards and communities?

REACH MEETING” NOTICE

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September 16, 2014

The REACH family and friends support group will meet Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from
7:00 to 8:30 PM at Hope House, 2014 7th Street S.E. in Bemidji.
Topic: Beltrami County Jail Administration Will Present Protocol for Serving People With Mental Illness In Jail.
At REACH, people learn from each other, exchange resources, and discuss how to cope when a family member or friend has a mental illness. Meetings are free and confidential. REACH is sponsored by Hope House and the Mental Health Association of Minnesota.
To find out more about REACH call Hope House at 444-6748.
Also a Bereavement Support Group will be offered at First Lutheran Church-Tuesdays, September 16th through Dec. 2nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. a twelve week class on Understanding Grief. Cost is $27.00, if you have questions or to sign up for this class call the Church Office at 218-444-5302.

Cancer Mutual Help Group

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September 16, 2014

Cancer Concerns and Connections (CCC) hosts its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. This month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 16, at the Sunnarborg home, 5818 Birchmont Dr., Bemidji. The presentation is Laughter and Tears, presented by Kevin Cease. Kevin will talk about the range of emotions that may be experienced by those dealing with cancer.
The goal of this mutual help group is to share information, understanding and hope with patients, families, caregivers and friends, all included on the cancer journey. The group has a positive, forward-looking perspective that embraces the daily gift of life and encourages intentional living and healthy choices. Monthly meetings will be held at the Sunnarborg home beginning at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The gatherings are facilitated by Tom and Yvonne Sunnarborg and Pat Reynolds and will include discussions exploring mind, body and spirit aspects of living with cancer. Local medical professionals and other resources will often be utilized for topic presentations. In addition, each meeting is followed by fellowship time in “The Soda Room” giving an opportunity for group members to meet one another and share their stories.
Anyone included on the cancer journey is welcome to attend. Registration is not required. The complete schedule through July 2014 is posted online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org/cancercenter. For information, call Tom or Yvonne Sunnarborg at (218) 751-8343 or Sanford Bemidji Cancer Center at (218) 333-4600.

Cancer Mutual Help Group

Cancer Concerns and Connections

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September 16, 2014

Cancer Concerns and Connections
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
5818 Birchmont Dr., Bemidji (Sunnarborg’s)
For more information, call (218) 751-8343 or (218) 333-4600.
Anyone included on the cancer journey is welcome to attend. The gatherings include discussions exploring mind, body and spirit aspects of living with cancer. Presentations by local medical professionals and other resources as well as fellowship time.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 17, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 17, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 17, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 17, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 17, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 17, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

12th annual Autumn in New York event

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September 17, 2014N/A

Tickets for 12th annual Autumn in New York event presented by The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota are available now through September 17. The event is Saturday, September 27, 6-9pm hosted at Madden’s Resort. Deadline for ticket sales is Wednesday, September 17.
This semi-formal annual event includes cocktail option, silent auction, a delectable four-course gourmet dinner, and live entertainment presented by Chorale members throughout the meal. The menu, presented by Madden's Chef Bob Schuld, includes: bacon and fresh basil wrapped broiled shrimp; harvest blend salad greens, strawberries, apples, candied pecans, pumpkin seed pepitos, with pineapple lime vinaigrette; pork tenderloin cordon bleu, dried cherry compote, heirloom bean succotash, rainbow carrot julienne; and a mystery special dessert from the Madden’s bakery.
The silent auction includes items such as: local golfing, resort / dining experiences, unique hand-crafted items, household décor, food baskets, and so much more! It’s a great way to begin your holiday gift shopping, and support local arts.
Entertainment features a broad spectrum of musical styles such as: vignettes from Legacy on Broadway (the Spring concert show); opera, contemporary, classical, and more that is sure to please the listening ear.
Tickets can be purchased on-line with PayPal at www.legacychorale.org "Tickets" page; or you can send in your order via snail mail with check or credit card payment to Legacy Chorale, PO Box 2751, Baxter, 56401; or call the Legacy Chorale manager, Barb Mann, at 218-270-8020. There are premium reserved seating rates at $75/person, and general open seating rate at $65/person . Sales deadline is September 17 by cash, check, credit/debit card and guarantees your seat(s). If you want to sit as a group, it is best to purchase your tickets as a group.
More information about the organization and concert schedule is available at www.legacychorale.org, or by calling 218-270-8020, Barb Mann, manager.

12th annual Autumn in New York event

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 17, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

North Country Arts & Crafts Workshop

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September 17, 2014N/A

The North Country Arts & Crafts Board of Directors invite men and women of all abilities and ages to register now for the 39th year of the North Country Arts & Crafts Workshop. This year's workshop will take place on September 16, 17 and 18 at the scenic El Lago Del Bosque, the Spanish Village at Concordia Language Villages northeast of Bemidji.
The 2014 Schedule, Class offerings and Registration information can now be found at http://web.paulbunyan.net/northart.
Printed brochures are available at the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce and Gallery North or call Carol Iverson at 218-751-5245 or Jean Castle at 218-586-2884 and a brochure will be emailed or mailed to you. The deadline for registration is Friday, August,22, 2014 so register today.

North Country Arts & Crafts Workshop

Minnesota Orchestra activities on campus and in Bemidji

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September 17, 2014N/A

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords project establishes partnerships between the Orchestra and Greater Minnesota cities, each culminating in its own unique festival week. Bemidji is the fourth city to host a Common Chords festival; the weeklong residency will take place September 16 through September 20, and will bring a variety of events and concerts to the community. Hosted by BSU’s Department of Music, the Common Chords events has been planned by a committee of local music educators and community representatives.
Events on campus will include masterclasses for BSU students with Minnesota Orchestra members. We hope you will take time to enjoy one of the public events listed below!
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:00-8:30 pm: Chamber ensemble performance (woodwind quintet, string quartet, brass ensemble) in Bangsberg’s Thompson Recital Hall, followed by a reception at the David Park House. FREE admission.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30-7:00 pm: performance featuring brass and woodwind ensembles at the Talking Circle, American Indian Resource Center
Friday, Sept. 19. 7:30 pm, Bemidji High School Auditorium: “Inside the Classics: Mendelssohn” will feature conductor Sarah Hicks speaking on Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony and then leading the Minnesota Orchestra in a performance of that work. Admission: $5.00
Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 pm, Bemidji High School Auditorium: Conductor Osmo Vanska will lead the full orchestra in performances of three Sibelius symphonies. Admission: $5.00
For events with an admission fee, purchase tickets at the BSU Music Department, Lueken’s Village Foods, or Iverson Corner Drug.
For many more public events around Bemidji, radio appearances, and to see what orchestra members will be doing in public and private schools as well as on campus, go the Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords page for a full schedule:
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/learn/community/common-chords

Minnesota Orchestra activities on campus and in Bemidji

Bemidji State’s Suicide Prevention Week activities

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September 17, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University and the Student Center for Health and Counseling will be holding a series of public activities on campus in conjunction with city and county programming for National Suicide Prevention Week.
Tuesday, Sep. 16
TXT4Life, a Minnesota suicide prevention text hotline, will be promoting its services in the Hobson Memorial Union throughout the day.
TXT4Life is a statewide initiative that grew from a state suicide prevention grant awarded to Carlton County Public Health and Human Services in 2010. Since the service began in 2011, contacts to Minnesota’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline have grown from around 25 per month when the service only took voice calls to more than 400 text messages per month. To use the service, text “Life” to 61222.
Wednesday, Sep. 17
BSU is hosting a Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper Training session beginning at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer Hall 107.
This training program presents three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, this training is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states.
Thursday, Sep. 18
BSU’s Student Center for Health and Counseling is hosting a free panel discussion on a variety of issues surrounding mental health awareness at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer Hall 100.
The panel is part of the center’s effort to help reduce the social stigmas that are often associated with mental illness. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Lora Bertelson, a licensed psychologist at the center, and will feature BSU students who will talk about their own experiences with mental health-related issues and the challenges they have faced in their own pursuit of help.
“Unfortunately, many people are either ashamed or embarrassed to seek help for themselves,” said Jay Passa, the center’s health education coordinator. “We want to reach out to those students who struggle with mental health-related issues and offer resources to provide a better quality of life.”
In addition to the public events on campus, BSU is holding a number of student-focused events in the Hobson Memorial Union and in the university’s residence halls, including fireside chats and group meetings.
Bemidji State University’s Suicide Prevention Week programming is sponsored by BSU Lifestyle Educators, the American Indian Resource Center, the BSU Dance Team, Campus Activities Board, TXT4Life, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Young Life, BSU’s Lutheran Student Center, the Student Center for Health and Counseling and the Beltrami Area Suicide Prevention Program.

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning will begin September 17th

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September 17, 2014N/A

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning will begin September 17.
The Fall season of Lifelong Learning programs beings with a program offered by the Lake Agassiz Regional Library on Amish Quilts. Julie Tebay works extensively with the Amish community to create and market their quilts. She has an amazing narrative woven from letters with her Amish quilters, as well as several antique Amish quilts she will bring and display. This program will be at the Bagley Library and will begin at 10:00 am. (Note this time change.)
On September 24 Cultural historian T.J. Malaskee will discuss the importance of The Grange movement as a radical organization of family farmers, its impact on American society and the continued relevance of the Grange in hometown communities today. This program will be in a new location for NELL, The McIntosh Community Center.
NELL will offer a trip to Fosston and Grand Forks on Tuesday September 30. The day will include a stop at the Northern Woolen Mills in Fosston, lunch and a tour of the North Dakota Museum of Art and a private tour of the Ralph Englestad arena. The cost of the trip is 35.00 and includes all tickets, lunch and the bus. Deadline to sign up will be Sept. 25.
October 1 NELL will welcome State Representative and Author Dean Urdahl. Mr. Urdahl has written extensively on the Civil and Indian wars.
On Oct. 8 Artist and Historian Steve Stark returns with a program on Glacial Lake Agassiz. The story about how our history was shaped because of Lake Agassiz is fascinating and brought to life in Steve Stark’s Illustrated History. At the Gonvick Community Center
Retirement Age Right-Sizing is the program on Oct. 15. Certified Professional Organizer Tammy Schotzko will discuss how to "right-size" your possessions for a move, or to increase your ability to stay in your present home longer. Good Shepherd Church, Clearbrook.
On Oct. 22: Lisa Peters, author of “Fractured Land- The Price of Inheriting Oil” What does an environmentalist do when she realizes she will inherit mineral rights and royalties on fracked oil wells in North Dakota? How does she decide between financial security and living as a committed conservationist who wants to leave her grandchildren a healthy world? St. Mary’s Church in Fosston
Oct. 29 Paul Sailer “The Oranges are Sweet” is the deeply moving story about Major Don M. Beerbower and the men who served with him during World War II. Sailer uses many primary source documents, numerous pilot and ground crew interviews, letters, and personal memoirs to tell about the men and machines that went to war with Minnesota War hero, Don Beerbower. This program will be at another new location for NELL: the Bagley American Legion.
Remember show and tell in school? When you brought your bag of marbles or the rocks you collected on a trip to show everyone? We all have something we collect or a hobby we are passionate about: pieces of art? A stamp collection? Perhaps a collection from your travels? For the last program of the season, on Nov. 5, NELL will host a lifelong learners version of show and tell. Nell would like to hear from people who would be interested in sharing their hobby or collection at the Clearbrook Community Center (in old Clearbrook School) If you are interested in sharing- contact NELL Coordinator Tamara Edevold before October 15th at 694-2856 or email
All programs are offered free to the public except the bus trip, which has a fee. The programs begin at 9:30 am and last about 90 minutes. (The exception to this is the quilt program on Sept. 17, which begins at 10am.)
Watch local media for more details on the programs offered or you can contact program coordinator Tamara Edevold at 694-2856 or email at tedevold@me.com

The Center - Wednesday Events

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September 17, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8:00 – 9:00 CWCVC
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Baked Chicken, potato salad, mixed vegetables, bread, fresh melon cubes, milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 18, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 18, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 18, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 18, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 18, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 18, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 18, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

North Country Arts & Crafts Workshop

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September 18, 2014N/A

The North Country Arts & Crafts Board of Directors invite men and women of all abilities and ages to register now for the 39th year of the North Country Arts & Crafts Workshop. This year's workshop will take place on September 16, 17 and 18 at the scenic El Lago Del Bosque, the Spanish Village at Concordia Language Villages northeast of Bemidji.
The 2014 Schedule, Class offerings and Registration information can now be found at http://web.paulbunyan.net/northart.
Printed brochures are available at the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce and Gallery North or call Carol Iverson at 218-751-5245 or Jean Castle at 218-586-2884 and a brochure will be emailed or mailed to you. The deadline for registration is Friday, August,22, 2014 so register today.

North Country Arts & Crafts Workshop

Minnesota Orchestra activities on campus and in Bemidji

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September 18, 2014N/A

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords project establishes partnerships between the Orchestra and Greater Minnesota cities, each culminating in its own unique festival week. Bemidji is the fourth city to host a Common Chords festival; the weeklong residency will take place September 16 through September 20, and will bring a variety of events and concerts to the community. Hosted by BSU’s Department of Music, the Common Chords events has been planned by a committee of local music educators and community representatives.
Events on campus will include masterclasses for BSU students with Minnesota Orchestra members. We hope you will take time to enjoy one of the public events listed below!
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:00-8:30 pm: Chamber ensemble performance (woodwind quintet, string quartet, brass ensemble) in Bangsberg’s Thompson Recital Hall, followed by a reception at the David Park House. FREE admission.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30-7:00 pm: performance featuring brass and woodwind ensembles at the Talking Circle, American Indian Resource Center
Friday, Sept. 19. 7:30 pm, Bemidji High School Auditorium: “Inside the Classics: Mendelssohn” will feature conductor Sarah Hicks speaking on Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony and then leading the Minnesota Orchestra in a performance of that work. Admission: $5.00
Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 pm, Bemidji High School Auditorium: Conductor Osmo Vanska will lead the full orchestra in performances of three Sibelius symphonies. Admission: $5.00
For events with an admission fee, purchase tickets at the BSU Music Department, Lueken’s Village Foods, or Iverson Corner Drug.
For many more public events around Bemidji, radio appearances, and to see what orchestra members will be doing in public and private schools as well as on campus, go the Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords page for a full schedule:
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/learn/community/common-chords

Minnesota Orchestra activities on campus and in Bemidji

Bemidji State’s Suicide Prevention Week activities

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September 18, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University and the Student Center for Health and Counseling will be holding a series of public activities on campus in conjunction with city and county programming for National Suicide Prevention Week.
Tuesday, Sep. 16
TXT4Life, a Minnesota suicide prevention text hotline, will be promoting its services in the Hobson Memorial Union throughout the day.
TXT4Life is a statewide initiative that grew from a state suicide prevention grant awarded to Carlton County Public Health and Human Services in 2010. Since the service began in 2011, contacts to Minnesota’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline have grown from around 25 per month when the service only took voice calls to more than 400 text messages per month. To use the service, text “Life” to 61222.
Wednesday, Sep. 17
BSU is hosting a Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper Training session beginning at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer Hall 107.
This training program presents three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, this training is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states.
Thursday, Sep. 18
BSU’s Student Center for Health and Counseling is hosting a free panel discussion on a variety of issues surrounding mental health awareness at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer Hall 100.
The panel is part of the center’s effort to help reduce the social stigmas that are often associated with mental illness. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Lora Bertelson, a licensed psychologist at the center, and will feature BSU students who will talk about their own experiences with mental health-related issues and the challenges they have faced in their own pursuit of help.
“Unfortunately, many people are either ashamed or embarrassed to seek help for themselves,” said Jay Passa, the center’s health education coordinator. “We want to reach out to those students who struggle with mental health-related issues and offer resources to provide a better quality of life.”
In addition to the public events on campus, BSU is holding a number of student-focused events in the Hobson Memorial Union and in the university’s residence halls, including fireside chats and group meetings.
Bemidji State University’s Suicide Prevention Week programming is sponsored by BSU Lifestyle Educators, the American Indian Resource Center, the BSU Dance Team, Campus Activities Board, TXT4Life, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Young Life, BSU’s Lutheran Student Center, the Student Center for Health and Counseling and the Beltrami Area Suicide Prevention Program.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 18, 2014N/A

Mississippi Headwaters Hike
Thursday, September 18, from 11-11:45 a.m.
Meet at the compass rose under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Learn about fun facts of the Mississippi Headwaters during this short naturalist-led walk to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Topics vary.
Five Facts in Five Minutes: Raptors
Thursday, September 18, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.

SEPTEMBER CLASSES PRB Community Ed

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September 18, 2014N/A

Musical Parenting Ideas for Beginners
This class is designed to help parents (whether musical or non musical) in guiding their child’s musical training. A musical partnership between parents and child in a nurturing environment provides quality time in fostering important family relationships.
Monday Sept. 15th 5 or 7pm (choose your time) Fee: Free Suggest purchasing the following books:
Ability Development for Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki, A Parent’s Guide to Piano Lessons by James W. Bastien, The Mozart Effect for Children by Don Campbell, Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
Let’s Paint $5 Thur. Sept. 18th 3-5:15pm
Create your own masterpiece. Use your own imagination and anything is possible.
Dream Pets $5 Mon. Sept 22nd 3-5:15pm
No feeding or cleaning up after. Pet rocks make a perfect dream pet.
Beading Fun $5 Mon. Sept. 29th 3-5:15pm
Come have a Bedazzling time with different ways to use beads. This class will be offered once a month to explore new and fun ways of making your own beading creations.
Fantasy Art $5 Tue. Sept. 30th 3-5:15pm
Come make your very own creations using unique and different materials for your project. What you create is up to you.
TOP 5 HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS FOR SENIORS Fee: $10 Sat. Sept. 13th, 10:00 to Noon
Whether you are nifty 50 or older... there are natural supplements that could help you remain vibrant, healthy and flexible. No one wants to take handfuls of supplements each day. Instead discover how just one or two supplements can address concerns you might have around memory loss, muscle and joint pain, healthy heart and more. Stone Woman Herbals (Please note the date change).

The Center - Thursday Events

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September 18, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9:00 – 10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Meatballs/gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, bread, fruit crisp, milk
12:00 – 3:00 Watercolor
12:00 Board Meeting
12:00 – 3:00 Watercolor
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing

The Center - Thursday Events

Little Falls Senior Center's September Fest

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September 18, 2014

Little Falls Senior Center's September Fest.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 beginning at 2:30 pm.
Live music by Michael James and Midi
Meal at 5:00 pm.
Please make meal reservations by noon the previous day at 320-632-8200. Thank you.
Everyone is welcome.

Pecha Kucha Night Bemidji

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September 18, 2014

GEORGE W. NEILSON CONVENTION CENTER (GATE 4 SANFORD CENTER) • DOORS OPEN AT 6PM • CASH BAR
Open windows to your imagination! Get to know your community and connect with interesting people by witnessing 6-minute 40-second presentations about hobbies, ideas, and experiences. This event is free and open to the public.
SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
1. Stephanie Barthorpe Music
2. Trish Barthorpe Donating Creatively
3. Merilee Grage Winter Serenity
4. Aaron Johnson Zombie Preparedness
5. Margot Kelsey Travel
6. Mark Lindquist Finding Your Passion
7. Melinda Neville Bicycling
8. Stacy Pittman TBA
9. Lauralee Tupa Employee Engagement

SPECIAL GUEST MC STEVEN KRUEGER
PKN Bemidji is sponsored by Garden of Edits, Red Zest Design, Real Living First Realty, Bemidji Public Library, Sanford Center, Amity Graphics, and Glass Doctor
of Bemidji. PKN Bemidji is also funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s
art and cultural heritage. Thank you to the Kitchigami Regional Library System and the Bemidji Public Library for providing Legacy funds. Pecha Kucha Night is devised and
shared by Klein Dytham Architecture. Poster designed by John Eggers and Samantha Nienow.

Pecha Kucha Night Bemidji

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 19, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 19, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 19, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 19, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 19, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 19, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 19, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Minnesota Orchestra activities on campus and in Bemidji

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September 19, 2014N/A

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords project establishes partnerships between the Orchestra and Greater Minnesota cities, each culminating in its own unique festival week. Bemidji is the fourth city to host a Common Chords festival; the weeklong residency will take place September 16 through September 20, and will bring a variety of events and concerts to the community. Hosted by BSU’s Department of Music, the Common Chords events has been planned by a committee of local music educators and community representatives.
Events on campus will include masterclasses for BSU students with Minnesota Orchestra members. We hope you will take time to enjoy one of the public events listed below!
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:00-8:30 pm: Chamber ensemble performance (woodwind quintet, string quartet, brass ensemble) in Bangsberg’s Thompson Recital Hall, followed by a reception at the David Park House. FREE admission.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30-7:00 pm: performance featuring brass and woodwind ensembles at the Talking Circle, American Indian Resource Center
Friday, Sept. 19. 7:30 pm, Bemidji High School Auditorium: “Inside the Classics: Mendelssohn” will feature conductor Sarah Hicks speaking on Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony and then leading the Minnesota Orchestra in a performance of that work. Admission: $5.00
Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 pm, Bemidji High School Auditorium: Conductor Osmo Vanska will lead the full orchestra in performances of three Sibelius symphonies. Admission: $5.00
For events with an admission fee, purchase tickets at the BSU Music Department, Lueken’s Village Foods, or Iverson Corner Drug.
For many more public events around Bemidji, radio appearances, and to see what orchestra members will be doing in public and private schools as well as on campus, go the Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords page for a full schedule:
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/learn/community/common-chords

Minnesota Orchestra activities on campus and in Bemidji

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 19, 2014N/A

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Waterfowl
Friday, September 19, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Common Campground Critters, Evening Talk
Friday, September 19, from 7-7:45 p.m.
Program held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
What masked mammal likes to raid your cooler? What striped squirrel will sit on your picnic table? Enjoy an evening of engaging information as you sit back and learn about animals you commonly see in the campground.

The Center - Friday Events

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September 19, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10:00 Walking Exercise
11:00 Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Lemon Pepper Fish, baked potato, Prince William vegetables, bread, slice pie, milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Mah Jongg
1:00 Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

Breaking the Rules with Watercolors & Acrylics

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September 19, 2014

Come join the White Birch Artists and learn unique and simplified processes for painting with watercolors and acrylics with well-known Tulsa, Oklahoma artist Gil Adams. Both beginning and experienced artists will enjoy this workshop. Participants are expected to supply their own materials, such as paint, paper, and brushes. A materials list will be sent to those who register. For more information about the workshop or the instructor contact Dianne Spencer at 713-894-9959.
Instructor: Gil Adams
Cost: $75
Location: Park Rapids Library – 210 W. 1st St., Park Rapids, MN
Date: September 19 & 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The registration deadline is September 10, 2014. Reserve your space by emailing staff@r2arts.org or calling 218 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 and paying the $75 registration fee by cash or check. Make checks payable to Region 2 Arts Council and mail or deliver payments to 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN 56601 in the lower level of the old Carnegie Library Building. Please note that there will be no refunds unless the workshop is cancelled.

Park Rapids Eagle's Club Pork Tenderlion Dinner

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September 19, 2014

Park Rapids Eagle's Club Pork Tenderlion Dinner.
Friday, September 19, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm.
Seasoned Pork Tenderloin, Patatoes, Vegetable, Breadstick, Soup & Salad Bar, Dessert, Beverage.
Adults - $8.95 and under 12 - $4.50. Members receive $1.00 discount.
Proceeds benefit PTA Back To School Supplies. Donations of school supplies & winter wear items would
be appreciated.

Tim Grimm to open Grassroots concerts season

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September 19, 2014

Tim Grimm, an award-winning songwriter and stage/screen actor, makes his Grassroots Concerts debut on Friday, September 19th in a 7:30 pm show that will include his wife, Jan Lucas, on vocals and harmonica.
The event is the first of five fall concerts to be held at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa. The concert series is in its 26th year, and this will be the 287th concert.
The Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar, 5459 CR 18, is located in the Journey Church across from the A & W Restaurant and next to the school in Nisswa.
For more information call 218-829-4092 or go to www.grassrootsconcerts.org.

Tim Grimm to open Grassroots concerts season

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 20, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 20, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 20, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 20, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 20, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 20, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 20, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Minnesota Orchestra activities on campus and in Bemidji

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September 20, 2014N/A

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords project establishes partnerships between the Orchestra and Greater Minnesota cities, each culminating in its own unique festival week. Bemidji is the fourth city to host a Common Chords festival; the weeklong residency will take place September 16 through September 20, and will bring a variety of events and concerts to the community. Hosted by BSU’s Department of Music, the Common Chords events has been planned by a committee of local music educators and community representatives.
Events on campus will include masterclasses for BSU students with Minnesota Orchestra members. We hope you will take time to enjoy one of the public events listed below!
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:00-8:30 pm: Chamber ensemble performance (woodwind quintet, string quartet, brass ensemble) in Bangsberg’s Thompson Recital Hall, followed by a reception at the David Park House. FREE admission.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30-7:00 pm: performance featuring brass and woodwind ensembles at the Talking Circle, American Indian Resource Center
Friday, Sept. 19. 7:30 pm, Bemidji High School Auditorium: “Inside the Classics: Mendelssohn” will feature conductor Sarah Hicks speaking on Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony and then leading the Minnesota Orchestra in a performance of that work. Admission: $5.00
Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 pm, Bemidji High School Auditorium: Conductor Osmo Vanska will lead the full orchestra in performances of three Sibelius symphonies. Admission: $5.00
For events with an admission fee, purchase tickets at the BSU Music Department, Lueken’s Village Foods, or Iverson Corner Drug.
For many more public events around Bemidji, radio appearances, and to see what orchestra members will be doing in public and private schools as well as on campus, go the Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords page for a full schedule:
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/learn/community/common-chords

Minnesota Orchestra activities on campus and in Bemidji

Breaking the Rules with Watercolors & Acrylics

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September 20, 2014

Come join the White Birch Artists and learn unique and simplified processes for painting with watercolors and acrylics with well-known Tulsa, Oklahoma artist Gil Adams. Both beginning and experienced artists will enjoy this workshop. Participants are expected to supply their own materials, such as paint, paper, and brushes. A materials list will be sent to those who register. For more information about the workshop or the instructor contact Dianne Spencer at 713-894-9959.
Instructor: Gil Adams
Cost: $75
Location: Park Rapids Library – 210 W. 1st St., Park Rapids, MN
Date: September 19 & 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The registration deadline is September 10, 2014. Reserve your space by emailing staff@r2arts.org or calling 218 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 and paying the $75 registration fee by cash or check. Make checks payable to Region 2 Arts Council and mail or deliver payments to 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN 56601 in the lower level of the old Carnegie Library Building. Please note that there will be no refunds unless the workshop is cancelled.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 20, 2014N/A

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Canids
Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m.-Noon
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 2-4 p.m.
Meet in front of Douglas Lodge
Come enjoy a beautiful fall day as you hike to Itasca’s fire tower! Learn about the history of fire in Itasca, and then enjoy the spectacular views as you climb to the top of the 100-foot tall fire tower!
Junior Naturalist: ‘X’ Marks the Spot
Saturday, September 20, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Kids, come follow the treasure map and see if X really does mark the spot! Explore different maps and see how they can lead you on your next adventure.
Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Unpolished
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Concert held inside Forest Inn (across the road from Douglas Lodge)
Unpolished performs an eclectic mix of roots, Americana and Bluegrass music on Bass, Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo complete with rich three-part harmonies. The group covers many styles of folk music including music from the 1800's - Civil War, old cowboy music, railroad songs, bluegrass music, traditional Gospel music. The band consists of members Dave Karam - Vocals and Guitar, Sheldon Schiebe - Vocals and Mandolin,
Dick Max - Vocals and Bass, Mark Bridge - Vocals and Banjo. Talk about versatile, the boys have played every type of venue from festivals to theaters - rumor has it they even played for an old fashioned fish boil. And it's fact they have the best fans on earth. They can be seen and heard at their website http://www.unpolishedbluegrass.weebly.com/

BID WITH CONFIDENCE OUTDOOR AUCTION

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September 20, 2014

BID WITH CONFIDENCE OUTDOOR AUCTION
Saturday, September 20th, Confidence Learning Center will be hosting the Annual Outdoor Auction benefiting the campers and programs at Confidence Learning Center.
There is something for everyone at the outdoor auction including; a van, car, truck, snowmobile, boats, skis, antiques, lawn mowers, fishing gear, household items, collectables and much more!
The auction will be located at Confidence Learning Center, 1620 Mary Fawcette Memorial Dr., East Gull Lake with the viewing of items starting at 9 am and auction begins promptly at 10 am on Saturday, September 20th.
The auctioneering services and time are donated by Brad Frisk and Dave Schubert, Auctioneers.
Monies raised from the outdoor auction go to Confidence Learning Center, an outdoor center for persons with developmental disabilities of all ages. Confidence Learning Center is a 501(c)3 charity in its purest form and receives no federal, state or local tax dollars.
For a list of auction items stop in to Confidence Learning Center or contact Ed Vobejda at 218.820.2258 or email dennis@campconfidence.com to have a detailed flyer sent to you.

Saturday Childbirth Education Class

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September 20, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s “Understanding Birth” childbirth education course offers expecting mothers two choices for learning: in the classroom or online. Choose the option that best meets your needs. It is recommended that you register for childbirth education approximately eight weeks before your due date.
Classroom Option: An all-day Saturday class has been scheduled for September 20, 2014. The one-day class is ideal for those who may not be able to spend three evenings in childbirth education, but still prefer the face-to-face classroom education. The class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and meets in the east lobby of the hospital. For a complete schedule, contact the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.
Online: Understanding Birth online class offers 24/7 access to learn more about the childbirth experience in the comfort of your own home. Simply login with your unique password, provided to you upon registration. The online version includes videos and interactive activities.
In the classroom or online, both options cover the following topics:
· Stages of labor and birth
· Coaching the mom through labor and delivery
· Coping with contractions and use of relaxation techniques
· Options for controlling pain during labor
· Cesarean birth
· What to expect once you get home
In the classroom or online, the cost for childbirth education is $10 and includes a hospital tour. To register, or for more information, contact the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.

B.A.R.C. Reading Program at the Bemidji Public Library

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September 20, 2014

Brie, Cody, Rory, Lexi, Razzma and Daisy are a team of registered therapy dogs who are looking for someone to read to them at the Bemidji Public Library! If you are elementary school age and would like to work on your reading skills, we hope that you will participate in our monthly Library program. The next program will be on Saturday September 20 from 10:00 – 12:00 noon.
For advance registration, simply come in to the Library or call 751-3963 to register for one of the 15 minute reading sessions. Parent-signed permission form is required. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as there may not be open sessions for drop-in attendance. Children attending the program receive a free book and a picture of their therapy dog.
We look forward to seeing you at our next B.A.R.C. event !

“Top of the World” Fall Color Tour

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September 20, 2014

“Top of the World” Fall Color Tour Buena Vista Logging Heritage Museum Announces Dates for Fall Color Covered Wagon Ride Along Historic Continental Divide.
Enjoy spectacular Fall Colors from a horse-drawn covered wagon on the high ridge known for centuries as the “Top of the World.” View the season’s beauty reflected in the lakes visible from the Laurentian Continental Divide, where the waters flow north to the Hudson Bay and south to the Gulf of Mexico. This year’s festival will include square dancing and blacksmith demonstrations.
Board the wagon at the Buena Vista Ski Area and Logging Village located 12 miles north of Bemidji on Irivne Ave/County Road 15. The Go and Whoa Harness Club will provide rides Saturday, September 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 21 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Admission for the forty-minute ride is $6.00 for 13 yrs. and over and $3.00 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and under are free. An invigorating, scenic walk to the ‘top of the hill’ is an optional route.
Enjoy music at the Lumberjack Hall of Fame Museum, where lunch, homemade donuts and crafts will be for sale. View original logging history paintings by Andrew Stenstrom and Michael DeWitt in the Milwaukee Train Car. Chainsaw sculpting, children’s woodcarving activity and walking tour of the Old Buena Vista town site add to the family fun.
The Fall Color Rides are sponsored by Paul Bunyan Broadcasting KB101, KZY, Z99, and True Oldies 104.5, and Buena Vista Logging Days Heritage Museum.
For more information call 218-766-9919 or visit www.bvskiarea.com.

“Top of the World” Fall Color Tour

Maritime Heritage Minnesota Exhibits, Movies, and Dugout Canoe Sampling & Presentati​on at the Beltrami County History Cente

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September 20, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society presents the Minnesota Archaeology Week event: "Dugout Canoes, Shipwrecks, and Other Submerged Cultural Resources" by Maritime Heritage Minnesota.
Saturday, September 20 from 12-4 (with dugout canoe presentation & sampling at 3:00 p.m.) at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
Join the Beltrami County Historical Society at 130 Minnesota Ave SW on Saturday, September 20 for "Dugout Canoes, Shipwrecks, and Other Submerged Cultural Resources" as part of Minnesota Archaeology Week! Ann Merriman and Christopher Olson of Maritime Heritage Minnesota will display exhibits and movies of their underwater archaeological research on shipwrecks and dugout canoes in Minnesota. They will also take a sample of the Beltrami County Historical Society’s dugout canoe and discuss the process of sampling, documenting, and radiocarbon testing artifacts to learn more about them. Exhibits and Movies from 12:00-4:00 p.m. and Dugout Canoe Testing and Presentation starting at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday Science at Headwaters Science Center – Ocean Adventure

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September 20, 2014

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a piece of the ocean right in your home? Northern Minnesota Reef Club members are coming to Saturday Science at Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Ave NW, on September 20th from 2 to 3pm to tell you just what it’s like and how you can do it too! They will also answer questions about the equipment and animals living in the 210 gallon reef display at Headwaters Science Center. Saturday Science is FREE for members and FREE with paid admission to the exhibit floor. See you there!
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 21, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 21, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 21, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 21, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 21, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 21, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 21, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Sacred Heart Church of Wilton 78th Annual Fall Dinner

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September 21, 2014

78th Annual Chicken and Ham Dinner, Bazaar, Bake Sale, and Raffle.
135 3rd St. Wilton, MN 56678
Church Phone: 218-751-8446

Sacred Heart Church of Wilton 78th Annual Fall Dinner

Sacred Heart Church 78th Annual Chicken & Ham Dinner

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September 21, 2014

Sacred Heart Church 78th Annual Chicken & Ham Dinner Bazaar & Bake Sale.
3rd Street, Wilton, MN.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm.
Adults (13 and over) $10
Children (ages 6-12) $5
Children under 6 FREE

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 21, 2014

Archery in the Park
Sunday, September 21, from Noon-2 p.m.
Meet in the back lot of the Indian Mounds/North Picnic Grounds Parking Area. If raining. program cancelled.
Have you ever wanted to shoot a compound bow but didn’t have one or were afraid to try? Join certified archery instructors for hands-on training and coaching on compound bows, then try out our archery range. This program is designed for beginners. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bows are provided during the program. Personal archery equipment is not allowed due to weapons rules in Minnesota State Parks.

“Top of the World” Fall Color Tour

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September 21, 2014

“Top of the World” Fall Color Tour Buena Vista Logging Heritage Museum Announces Dates for Fall Color Covered Wagon Ride Along Historic Continental Divide.
Enjoy spectacular Fall Colors from a horse-drawn covered wagon on the high ridge known for centuries as the “Top of the World.” View the season’s beauty reflected in the lakes visible from the Laurentian Continental Divide, where the waters flow north to the Hudson Bay and south to the Gulf of Mexico. This year’s festival will include square dancing and blacksmith demonstrations.
Board the wagon at the Buena Vista Ski Area and Logging Village located 12 miles north of Bemidji on Irivne Ave/County Road 15. The Go and Whoa Harness Club will provide rides Saturday, September 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 21 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Admission for the forty-minute ride is $6.00 for 13 yrs. and over and $3.00 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and under are free. An invigorating, scenic walk to the ‘top of the hill’ is an optional route.
Enjoy music at the Lumberjack Hall of Fame Museum, where lunch, homemade donuts and crafts will be for sale. View original logging history paintings by Andrew Stenstrom and Michael DeWitt in the Milwaukee Train Car. Chainsaw sculpting, children’s woodcarving activity and walking tour of the Old Buena Vista town site add to the family fun.
The Fall Color Rides are sponsored by Paul Bunyan Broadcasting KB101, KZY, Z99, and True Oldies 104.5, and Buena Vista Logging Days Heritage Museum.
For more information call 218-766-9919 or visit www.bvskiarea.com.

“Top of the World” Fall Color Tour

Fall Has It All Art Show

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September 21, 2014

Fall Has It All is a celebration for the colorful fall season in the four neighboring communities of Walker, Hackensack, Longville and Remer.
On Sunday September 21 Northern Lights Event Center and Casino will host the Annual Fall Has It All Art Show featuring local artists from around the area. Complimentary appetizers and wine will be served. Admission is free with your purchase of a Fall Has It All button. Buttons are $4.00 each and will enable you to hundreds of dollars of saving in the four communities.

Fall Has It All Art Show

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 22, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 22, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 22, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 22, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 22, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 22, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 22, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

SEPTEMBER CLASSES PRB Community Ed

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September 22, 2014N/A

Musical Parenting Ideas for Beginners
This class is designed to help parents (whether musical or non musical) in guiding their child’s musical training. A musical partnership between parents and child in a nurturing environment provides quality time in fostering important family relationships.
Monday Sept. 15th 5 or 7pm (choose your time) Fee: Free Suggest purchasing the following books:
Ability Development for Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki, A Parent’s Guide to Piano Lessons by James W. Bastien, The Mozart Effect for Children by Don Campbell, Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
Let’s Paint $5 Thur. Sept. 18th 3-5:15pm
Create your own masterpiece. Use your own imagination and anything is possible.
Dream Pets $5 Mon. Sept 22nd 3-5:15pm
No feeding or cleaning up after. Pet rocks make a perfect dream pet.
Beading Fun $5 Mon. Sept. 29th 3-5:15pm
Come have a Bedazzling time with different ways to use beads. This class will be offered once a month to explore new and fun ways of making your own beading creations.
Fantasy Art $5 Tue. Sept. 30th 3-5:15pm
Come make your very own creations using unique and different materials for your project. What you create is up to you.
TOP 5 HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS FOR SENIORS Fee: $10 Sat. Sept. 13th, 10:00 to Noon
Whether you are nifty 50 or older... there are natural supplements that could help you remain vibrant, healthy and flexible. No one wants to take handfuls of supplements each day. Instead discover how just one or two supplements can address concerns you might have around memory loss, muscle and joint pain, healthy heart and more. Stone Woman Herbals (Please note the date change).

The Center - Monday Events

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September 22, 2014

The Center - Monday Events.
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8:00-4:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00-11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 Mah Jongg Lesson
10:00-4:00 The Gift Shop
11:00-11:30 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Dining – Hamburger, Oven Brown Potatoes, Creamed Corn, Bun, Applesauce, Milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

Grief Support Group

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September 22, 2014

Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in September and through October 20 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:
- Understand the grief process
- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping behavior
- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group
- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)
- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings
- Be able to access on-going spiritual and pastoral grief resources
The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session please call (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531.

Brainerd Public Library Event

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September 22, 2014

Family Book Club - Monday September 22 @ 4:00pm - Join us for our monthly family book club as we discuss Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. See more about the book, including reading level, here. Our book club is for kids ages 8-12. Pick up a copy of the book at the library and read it together before book club. Then come to book club and talk about your reading as a family and make fun crafts. Snacks too! Family Book Club is a great way to foster a lifetime of reading in your family.

Brainerd Public Library Event

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September 22, 2014

“Paws” to read with Lulu the Dog - Lulu is a Reading Education Assistance Dog. She is very patient and calm and a great listener. Whether you’re a strong or struggling reader Lulu loves to hear kids read stories. Want to read her a story? Lulu will be at the library Monday September 8 and Monday September 22 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 23, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 23, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 23, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 23, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 23, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 23, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 23, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Unlimited Learning presents Western Political Philosophy

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September 23, 2014N/A

Tuesday & Wednesday September 23 & 24 – Unlimited Learning presents Western Political Philosophy: World War I and its aftermath, Ruttgers. To register, contact Margaret Lunacek, 218-678-2926

The Center - Tuesday Events

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September 23, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events.
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9 -10:15 Core Rhythms
9:00 – 11:30 Flu Shot
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Tacos, meat,cheese,lettuce, tomatoes, fresh fruit, tortilla, sour cream, pudding, milk
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

“Reverse Mortgages” Deb Jensen

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September 23, 2014

Ms. Deb Jensen will begin the twentieth season of Adventures (formerly Academy) of Lifelong Learning in the Bemidji area with a thorough presenation of "Reverse Mortgages".
Everybody seems to be talking about reverse mortgages these days, from friends and family to celebrities on television. The fact is that ‘reverse mortgages’ have been around since the 1960’s and were not then necessarily a favored loan product. The reverse product has changed over the years for the better. We will dispels some myths and learn the facts regarding the Reverse mortgage product. Ms. Jensen is a retail manager at First National Bank, Bemidji.
ALL meets Tuesdays September 23-November 11 at Beltrami Electric Roger Spiry Community room from 10-11:30 with refreshments ready at 9:40 am. All are welcome to any of the presentations. Adventuresinlifelonglearning/Bemidji is on facebook.

“Reverse Mortgages” Deb Jensen

League of Women Voters Park Rapids

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September 23, 2014

League of Women Voters Park Rapids, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government. One of the most visible ways to help celebrate our democracy is to help people register to vote. Over the next month, LWV Park Rapids will be hosting Voter Registration at residential and public sites around town. For more information contact: Carolynne White at prapidsleague@gmail.com or call 732-9819

Events at public sites will be held as follows:
August 25: Park Rapids Area Library from 4 to 6:30 pm
August 28: Century School Open House from 4:30 to 6 pm
September 11: Park Rapids Area Library from 10 am to noon
September 23: Park Rapids High School Commons during lunch time

Food Shelf to Host Fall Clean-Up Day

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September 23, 2014

The Bemidji Community Food Shelf (BCFS) will host a Fall Clean-Up Day, Tuesday, September 23, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Food Shelf at 1260 Industrial Park Drive SE, Bemidji.
This will be a fun community event in which neighbors can work side-by-side to help improve the warehouse area. Children 12 years old and over are welcome. Teams from businesses and schools are encouraged to participate. Workers should wear close-toed shoes and work clothes. Volunteers should use the west (Industrial Park Drive) door and sign-in.
\Pizza will be served, but a head count is required to ensure that there will be enough to go around. Those who plan to attend should call BCFS by 4 p.m. Friday, September 19 at 218-444-6580.

Essentia Health Hosts Car Seat Check Up for Parents & Grandparents

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September 23, 2014

Parents and grandparents who transport children under the age of 9 are invited to have their car seats inspected and installed by a child passenger safety technician. The Car Seat Check Up is from 4 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 N 3rd Street, Brainerd, lower level garage.
“The statistics are staggering. Nationally over 85% of kids are not restrained properly. Locally, 95% of the area’s kids are not restrained properly. Essentia Health is excited to connect families with certified technicians to check seats and educate families on how to keep these precious lives safe,” said Amanda Svir, Trauma Coordinator at Essentia Health–St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Bring your car seat installed in your car with your children, and the trained technicians will evaluate if your car seat is the proper size for your child, if it is installed properly, and answer your questions about car seat safety. Call (218) 828-7414 for a free 30-minute appointment.
The clinic will be held rain or shine and is brought to you by: Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Crow Wing County Passenger Safety Coalition, and Lakes Area Child Passenger Safety Coalition.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 24, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 24, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 24, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 24, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 24, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 24, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 24, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Unlimited Learning presents Western Political Philosophy

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September 24, 2014N/A

Tuesday & Wednesday September 23 & 24 – Unlimited Learning presents Western Political Philosophy: World War I and its aftermath, Ruttgers. To register, contact Margaret Lunacek, 218-678-2926

TWINS Baseball Bus Trip

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September 24, 2014N/A

If you have the itch to travel, the Senior Activity Center is offering a one-day bus trip to see TWINS Baseball against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, September 24th for $80 for 2014 Members and $90 for Nonmembers. This is the last game of the regular season. These are Diamond Box seats in the lower level in section 121, near third base. The trip includes your transportation and your ticket into the stadium. The deadline to sign up is Monday, August 25th. All ages are welcome. Let us take care of the details, traffic and parking. Sit back, relax and enjoy the trip. You can register and make payment at the front desk of the Senior Center, 216 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, to reserve your seat. If you have questions, call 218-751-8836.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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September 24, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events.
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10:30 a.m Book Club
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Asian Chicken, Brown Rice Pilaf, mixed vegetables, peaches, cream puff dessert, milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

The Grange and the Family Farm

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September 24, 2014

Program date Sept. 24
Location: McIntosh Community Center
9:30 am Free program
Open to the public/ all ages
The Grange and the Family Farm
Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning kicks off its Fall Season with a program on the “Order of Patrons of Husbandry” or better known as “The Grange” on Wednesday morning September 24 in McIntosh.
Cultural historian T.J. Malaskee will discuss the importance of the Grange movement as a radical organization of family farmers, its impact on American society and the continued relevance of the Grange in hometown communities today.
An historian of 19th century agrarian technology and agricultural movements and organizations, T.J. Malaskee works for the Minnesota Historical Society at the Oliver H. Kelley Farm in Elk River and Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. He is also the President of the Oliver Hudson Kelley Grange, No. 834 and sits on the State Grange of Minnesota Executive Committee
TJ will share the History of the Grange on Wednesday morning September 24 at the McIntosh Community Center 115 NW Broadway in McIntosh, at 9:30 am. For more information Contact NELL program Coordinator Tamara Edevold 218-694-2856 for find NELL on facebook.

SANDHILL CRANE POPULATIONS IN MINNESOTA

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September 24, 2014

"Sandhill Crane Populations in Minnesota " presented by Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society. September 24, 7 PM, Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. The speaker is David Wolfson, University of Minnesota .
As always, this program is free and open to all with an interest in the environment. Refreshments will be provided.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 25, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 25, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 25, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 25, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 25, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 25, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 25, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning offers Day Trip

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September 25, 2014N/A

One of the programs offered by Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning is a day trip that will take participants to Fosston and to locations in Grand Forks on Tuesday September 30.
The first stop will be a tour of the Fosston Woolen Mills. Inside a white metal building in the industrial park, sit some of Stephanie Anderson's prized possessions: several old refurbished pieces of machinery that produce 100 pounds of yarn a day.
At capacity, eight to 10 people are needed to run Northern Woolen Mills, which largely produces wool. The company's machines also can spin other fibers and employees are working on 700 pounds of bison yarn for an east coast company that will use the yarn for socks.
The trip will then take participants to Grand Forks where we will lunch at the North Dakota Museum of Art café then tour an exhibit that hits home with a lot of people in the region.
“Fractured: North Dakota’s Oil Boom” explores the impact of the current oil boom on the Williston Basin region in western North Dakota.
The exhibition was developed by The Field Museum in Chicago in collaboration with photographer Terry Evans and journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth. Evans and Farnsworth attempt to teach viewers how fracking and drilling alter the prairie habitats and how families and communities benefit from the economic boom.
“Everything dealing with the oil boom is full of many, many, many stories, and it all comes back to one huge story of energy in this country and how we’re using … this resource of oil now and in the future,” Evans told a crowd at the events opening reception.
The exhibit displays captivating photographs from Evans, which focus on both the people and the land affected by the oil boom. Along with that are pieces written by Farnsworth discussing the tradeoff between landscape and industry. The exhibit strives to have the viewers decide for themselves, with the exhibit ultimately asking, “What is your point of view?”
The final stop on the trip is a private tour of the Ralph Engelstad Arena. This state of the art facility is home to the UND hockey teams. The arena has been called “the finest hockey arena in the world: and has hosted some of the world’s biggest bands. Ralph Engelstad owned the Imperial Palace, one of the largest privately owned hotels in the world. He was consider one of the most outstanding & successful entrepreneurs to graduate from UND.
The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. The bus will leave from Bagley- 9:00 a.m. and will return approximately 6:30 p.m. The bus has air conditioning, bathroom, reclining seats and DVD player.
The cost is $35, which includes the bus ride, admission at all stops, and lunch at the museum café.
If interested call Tamara 218-694-2856 for more details. $35 must be paid by Thursday, September 25th. Make checks payable to NELL and send to NELL TRIP P.O. Box 585, Bagley, MN 55621 or pay at a NELL program.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 25, 2014N/A

Autumn Trees of Itasca, Walk
Thursday, September 25, from 11-11:45 a.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
As the Autumn arrives, learn more about the fall color change as we identify some of the common trees of Itasca.
Five Facts in Five Minutes: Mammals of Itasca
Thursday, September 25, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.

The Center - Thursday Events

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September 25, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events.
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9:00 – 10:15 Core Rhythms
10:00 a.m. Purple Heart
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Pork Loin, buttered boiled potatoes, creamed carrots, dinner roll, poke cake , milk
12:00 Bridge
12:00 – 3:00 Watercolor
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing

The Center - Thursday Events

Brainerd Public Library Event

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September 25, 2014

Rescheduled! Bring a bag or box and a friend to the semi-annual book sale, and find some deals! All types of books for kids and adults (including ones withdrawn from the library and many others generously donated to us by community members just like you), many VHS movies, a few DVDs and CDs, and other fun stuff.
Sale hours:
Thursday September 25 9am-8pm
Friday September 26 9am-8pm
Saturday September 27 9am-4pm (bag sale all day!)

Northwoods Quilt Guild 2014 Quilt Show "Shades of the Northwoods"

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September 25, 2014

Location: Northern Lights Casino Hotel and event Center, Hwy's 200 and 371 South, Walker MN
Trunk Show by Amanda Nyberg 1:00 pm Thursday September 25th
Bed Turning Thursday and Friday
Quilt Display
Quilt Contest
Vendors
Demonstrations
Door Prizes
Quilt Raffle
Admission $3.00

Little Falls Senior Center's Fall Dance

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September 25, 2014

Little Falls Senior Center's Fall Dance.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 beginning 2:30 pm.
Live music by Joe and Marie.
Meal at 5:00 pm.
Please make meal reservations by noon the previous day at 320-632-8200. Thank you.
Everyone is welcome.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 26, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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September 26, 2014N/A

Fall Sport Registration forms available NOW in the Community Ed office or online prbschools.revtrack.net also forms available Monday August 4th 6pm in the PRB Commons. Equipment check out will be scheduled at a later date - Call Community Ed 218-587-2080
Flag Football *NEW Co-Ed*
2nd - 6th Grades Fee: $25
Teams separated by grade level. New program offered as a minimal-contact alternative to tackle. We are developing this opportunity and are working with other local communities to have trainings, practices, and games. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Tackle Football
3rd - 4th & 5th - 6th Grades Fee: $50 + $100 equipment deposit
Football Practice Will Start Late August or Early September depending on coach and field availability. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
Volleyball
3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th Grades Fee: $40
Practices start early September and games on Saturdays starting Mid-September. 3:00-5:00PM PRB Gyms. Coaching Opportunities Available. Register online or pick up forms Aug 4th in Commons.
NEW Community Theater brought to you by PRB Community Education
Ever wanted to try acting? Love acting but looking for the experience in your back yard? Been a while since you've been on stage? Come audition for "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. This comedy is centered around Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Currently, she is living at "The Cloisters", a local sanitarium, full of fun, lovable characters. Throw in a couple of money-hungry step-children and loads of laughs and even a few tears await! Roles for 6 women (ages 16-70) and 5 men (ages 16-70).
Auditions will be held on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30 in the PRB High School Choir Room. Actors will be asked to read a few selections from the show. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 beginning on August 18th.
(More rehearsal time may be added at a later date.)
Performances will be held on October 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM and October 11th at 2:00 PM.
Questions can be directed to Isaak Anderson, Director at 587-3388.
Alternate private audition times may be set up if you cannot make the scheduled date.
Basics of Small Engine Repair/Maintenance & Blade Sharpening
Date: Aug. 19th & 21st Time: 6-8pm (ending time may vary) Fee: $15
Chainsaws, snow blowers, lawn mowers, small tractors, and more... learn how to maintain and repair this equipment. Regular maintenance and service is part of keeping a small engine in running condition. We will examine small gasoline powered engines from a practical point of view. Procedures for repair and replacement of engine parts and components will be discussed. Small engine fuel lines, lubricating, electrical, starting systems, and blade sharpening as well as tune-ups and maintenance will be covered.
Instructor Ron Koering
Adult Volleyball PRB Performance Gym
Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM Sept10th to Dec 17th. Fee: $25 (Season) or $3 drop in
League Coordinators: NEEDED Call Community Ed if interested 587-2080
PRB Community Ed offers both online and drop off registrations. You may view our online bulletin at prbschools.org under the Community Ed link and register for classes at prbschools.revtrack.net. Call Troy or Charity at 218-587-2080 with any questions. Thank you for your support of Community Ed.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 26, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 26, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 26, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 26, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 26, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning offers Day Trip

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September 26, 2014N/A

One of the programs offered by Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning is a day trip that will take participants to Fosston and to locations in Grand Forks on Tuesday September 30.
The first stop will be a tour of the Fosston Woolen Mills. Inside a white metal building in the industrial park, sit some of Stephanie Anderson's prized possessions: several old refurbished pieces of machinery that produce 100 pounds of yarn a day.
At capacity, eight to 10 people are needed to run Northern Woolen Mills, which largely produces wool. The company's machines also can spin other fibers and employees are working on 700 pounds of bison yarn for an east coast company that will use the yarn for socks.
The trip will then take participants to Grand Forks where we will lunch at the North Dakota Museum of Art café then tour an exhibit that hits home with a lot of people in the region.
“Fractured: North Dakota’s Oil Boom” explores the impact of the current oil boom on the Williston Basin region in western North Dakota.
The exhibition was developed by The Field Museum in Chicago in collaboration with photographer Terry Evans and journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth. Evans and Farnsworth attempt to teach viewers how fracking and drilling alter the prairie habitats and how families and communities benefit from the economic boom.
“Everything dealing with the oil boom is full of many, many, many stories, and it all comes back to one huge story of energy in this country and how we’re using … this resource of oil now and in the future,” Evans told a crowd at the events opening reception.
The exhibit displays captivating photographs from Evans, which focus on both the people and the land affected by the oil boom. Along with that are pieces written by Farnsworth discussing the tradeoff between landscape and industry. The exhibit strives to have the viewers decide for themselves, with the exhibit ultimately asking, “What is your point of view?”
The final stop on the trip is a private tour of the Ralph Engelstad Arena. This state of the art facility is home to the UND hockey teams. The arena has been called “the finest hockey arena in the world: and has hosted some of the world’s biggest bands. Ralph Engelstad owned the Imperial Palace, one of the largest privately owned hotels in the world. He was consider one of the most outstanding & successful entrepreneurs to graduate from UND.
The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. The bus will leave from Bagley- 9:00 a.m. and will return approximately 6:30 p.m. The bus has air conditioning, bathroom, reclining seats and DVD player.
The cost is $35, which includes the bus ride, admission at all stops, and lunch at the museum café.
If interested call Tamara 218-694-2856 for more details. $35 must be paid by Thursday, September 25th. Make checks payable to NELL and send to NELL TRIP P.O. Box 585, Bagley, MN 55621 or pay at a NELL program.

Northwoods Quilt Guild 2014 Quilt Show "Shades of the Northwoods"

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September 26, 2014

Location: Northern Lights Casino Hotel and event Center, Hwy's 200 and 371 South, Walker MN
Trunk Show by Amanda Nyberg 1:00 pm Thursday September 25th
Bed Turning Thursday and Friday
Quilt Display
Quilt Contest
Vendors
Demonstrations
Door Prizes
Quilt Raffle
Admission $3.00

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 26, 2014N/A

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Animal Tracks
Friday, September 26, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Fisher, Otter, Mink and More, Evening Talk
Friday, September 26, from 7-7:45 p.m.
Program held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Do fisher eat fish and do mink really stink? Enjoy an entertaining talk as you sit back and learn about members of the weasel family.

LE BISTRO AT WOODSEDGE HOSTS ARTISAN BREAD SALE

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September 26, 2014

Sanford Health WoodsEdge Le Bistro is hosting a $5 Bread Sale, located inside Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. NW, Bemidji. The Bread Sale takes place on Friday, September 26 (7 a.m. – 4 p.m. or until all bread is sold). The sale features three handmade artisan breads by Chef Ed; Wild Rice, Country Oat and Potato. All breads are $5 per loaf.
A portion of the proceeds support and enrich Neilson Place residents’ quality of life activities.

The Center - Friday Events

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September 26, 2014

The Center - Friday Events.
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10:00 Walking Exercise
11:00 Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Italian Meat Sauce, Spaghetti Noodles, lettuce, gr. Beans, garlic bread, fruit cocktail, milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Mah Jongg
1:00 Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

Brainerd Public Library Event

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September 26, 2014

Rescheduled! Bring a bag or box and a friend to the semi-annual book sale, and find some deals! All types of books for kids and adults (including ones withdrawn from the library and many others generously donated to us by community members just like you), many VHS movies, a few DVDs and CDs, and other fun stuff.
Sale hours:
Thursday September 25 9am-8pm
Friday September 26 9am-8pm
Saturday September 27 9am-4pm (bag sale all day!)

Nonprofit Social Enterprise Workshop

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September 26, 2014

Join the Initiative Foundation and the Nonprofits Assistance Fund for an introductory tour of the world of nonprofit social enterprise.
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Date: Friday, Sept. 26
Place: Initiative Foundation
405 First Street
Little Falls, MN 56345
Cost: $40 per participant
Registration deadline: September 18th
You'll learn:
•What is social enterprise?
•What are typical social enterprise ventures?
•How are they structured?
•How does an organization take an enterprise from idea to implementation?
•How do you know if your organization is ready for this kind of endeavor?
•If you're not ready now, what steps can be taken to get there?
This session is designed for nonprofit executive directors, program and finance staffers, board members and volunteers.
You'll also hear from graduates of the Initiative Foundation's Financial Resiliency through Social Enterprise (FRSE) Program about their experience pursuing new or expanded enterprises.
A continental breakfast and lunch are included. Registration is limited.

Nonprofit Social Enterprise Workshop

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September 26, 2014

Join the Initiative Foundation and the Nonprofits Assistance Fund for an introductory tour of the world of nonprofit social enterprise.
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Date: Friday, Sept. 26
Place: Initiative Foundation
405 First Street
Little Falls, MN 56345
Cost: $30 per participant if registered by Sept. 5 (PROMO CODE: EARLYBIRD); $40 per participant if registering Sept. 6-18

First Presbyterian Church Roast Beef Dinner

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September 26, 2014

First Presbyterian Church of Bemidji, 5th and Minnesota Ave, is holding the 26th annual Roast Beef Dinner on Friday, September 26 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children 4 - 12, and free for children under 4. The meal includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, dinner roll, relishes, and fruit pie. Volunteers serve diners at their tables. Take out dinners are also available. Call the church for information at 218-444-5016. Tickets are on sale at the church and from any church member.

Watermark Art Center’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival

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September 26, 2014

Jane Hirshfield, internationally acclaimed poet, translator, and essayist will be the headline guest for Watermark Art Center’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival of Poetry and Haiku on the weekend of September 26-28.
Hirshfield, who was in the first class at Princeton University to graduate women, is the author of seven books of poetry, a collection of essays: Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, and an anthology: Women in Praise of the Sacred: Forty-Three Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women.
Hirshfield will conduct a craft lecture for readers and writers, “The Very Short Poem – Haiku and Otherwise,” on Saturday morning of the 27th at the Chief Theater as part of a program also featuring Slam Poets from the local Slam Series, Beat Poets from KBXE’s the Beat, and visiting haiku poets. This event is free.
Jane will present a reading and discussion at the Chief on that Saturday night, at 7:30, followed by a book signing in the lobby. Tickets for that are $15, available at the door, or in advance at Watermark. Special VIP tickets are also available which include admission to an exclusive VIP reception for Jane prior to her evening reading, the reading itself, and other benefits.
Events on Friday the 26th include an art and history walking tour of downtown Bemidji, led by Al and Cake Belleveau, afternoon workshops in poetry and haiku at the Bemidji Library, and an opening-night celebration of Jazz and Slam Poetry featuring The Bemidji Jazz Quartet at the American Legion. This event too is free, and starts at 7:00.
Full information on all the weekend’s events is available at the Watermark Art Center, 426 Bemidji Avenue (444-7570), and on their website: watermarkartcenter.org

Watermark Art Center’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 27, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 27, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 27, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 27, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 27, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 27, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning offers Day Trip

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September 27, 2014N/A

One of the programs offered by Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning is a day trip that will take participants to Fosston and to locations in Grand Forks on Tuesday September 30.
The first stop will be a tour of the Fosston Woolen Mills. Inside a white metal building in the industrial park, sit some of Stephanie Anderson's prized possessions: several old refurbished pieces of machinery that produce 100 pounds of yarn a day.
At capacity, eight to 10 people are needed to run Northern Woolen Mills, which largely produces wool. The company's machines also can spin other fibers and employees are working on 700 pounds of bison yarn for an east coast company that will use the yarn for socks.
The trip will then take participants to Grand Forks where we will lunch at the North Dakota Museum of Art café then tour an exhibit that hits home with a lot of people in the region.
“Fractured: North Dakota’s Oil Boom” explores the impact of the current oil boom on the Williston Basin region in western North Dakota.
The exhibition was developed by The Field Museum in Chicago in collaboration with photographer Terry Evans and journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth. Evans and Farnsworth attempt to teach viewers how fracking and drilling alter the prairie habitats and how families and communities benefit from the economic boom.
“Everything dealing with the oil boom is full of many, many, many stories, and it all comes back to one huge story of energy in this country and how we’re using … this resource of oil now and in the future,” Evans told a crowd at the events opening reception.
The exhibit displays captivating photographs from Evans, which focus on both the people and the land affected by the oil boom. Along with that are pieces written by Farnsworth discussing the tradeoff between landscape and industry. The exhibit strives to have the viewers decide for themselves, with the exhibit ultimately asking, “What is your point of view?”
The final stop on the trip is a private tour of the Ralph Engelstad Arena. This state of the art facility is home to the UND hockey teams. The arena has been called “the finest hockey arena in the world: and has hosted some of the world’s biggest bands. Ralph Engelstad owned the Imperial Palace, one of the largest privately owned hotels in the world. He was consider one of the most outstanding & successful entrepreneurs to graduate from UND.
The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. The bus will leave from Bagley- 9:00 a.m. and will return approximately 6:30 p.m. The bus has air conditioning, bathroom, reclining seats and DVD player.
The cost is $35, which includes the bus ride, admission at all stops, and lunch at the museum café.
If interested call Tamara 218-694-2856 for more details. $35 must be paid by Thursday, September 25th. Make checks payable to NELL and send to NELL TRIP P.O. Box 585, Bagley, MN 55621 or pay at a NELL program.

Watermark Art Center’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival

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September 27, 2014

Jane Hirshfield, internationally acclaimed poet, translator, and essayist will be the headline guest for Watermark Art Center’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival of Poetry and Haiku on the weekend of September 26-28.
Hirshfield, who was in the first class at Princeton University to graduate women, is the author of seven books of poetry, a collection of essays: Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, and an anthology: Women in Praise of the Sacred: Forty-Three Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women.
Hirshfield will conduct a craft lecture for readers and writers, “The Very Short Poem – Haiku and Otherwise,” on Saturday morning of the 27th at the Chief Theater as part of a program also featuring Slam Poets from the local Slam Series, Beat Poets from KBXE’s the Beat, and visiting haiku poets. This event is free.
Jane will present a reading and discussion at the Chief on that Saturday night, at 7:30, followed by a book signing in the lobby. Tickets for that are $15, available at the door, or in advance at Watermark. Special VIP tickets are also available which include admission to an exclusive VIP reception for Jane prior to her evening reading, the reading itself, and other benefits.
Events on Friday the 26th include an art and history walking tour of downtown Bemidji, led by Al and Cake Belleveau, afternoon workshops in poetry and haiku at the Bemidji Library, and an opening-night celebration of Jazz and Slam Poetry featuring The Bemidji Jazz Quartet at the American Legion. This event too is free, and starts at 7:00.
Full information on all the weekend’s events is available at the Watermark Art Center, 426 Bemidji Avenue (444-7570), and on their website: watermarkartcenter.org

Watermark Art Center’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival

OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TO HOST WOLFPACK GOLF TOURNAMENT

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September 27, 2014N/A

OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TO HOST WOLFPACK GOLF TOURNAMENT
4th Annual golf tournament to benefit Oak Hills intercollegiate athletics on Sept. 27
For Immediate Release: BEMIDJI, Minn – Oak Hills Christian College will host the 4th annual Wolfpack Golf Tournament at 9am on Saturday, September 27th. The tournament will be held at Castle Highlands golf course in Bemidji and is comprised of a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top three teams. Proceeds will go toward costs associated with men’s basketball and women’s volleyball at Oak Hills Christian College.
“I am looking forward to meeting new people at this fun event,” said Oak Hills Athletic Director, Jeremy Anderson, who is new to Bemidji. “It will be a wonderful way for community members and student athletes to come together to support a great cause.”
The cost is $80 per person or $320 for a team of four. This includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, and catered lunch. Door prizes will also be awarded. Interested parties can register online at www.oakhills.edu or by contacting Jeremy Anderson at 218-751-8670 ext.1282 or emailing jeremyanderson@oakhills.edu.

OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TO HOST WOLFPACK GOLF TOURNAMENT

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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September 27, 2014N/A

7th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival: Lantern Lit Night Hike and Activities
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
A journey down the mighty Mississippi River is the theme of this year’s lantern lit hike. Guides with lanterns will lead you down the kerosene lantern-lit trail to meet characters that will share stories about the Mississippi River during this family-friendly evening hike. Group hikes will last about 30 minutes, departing every ten minutes from the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. Registration for hikes begins at 6 p.m. The first hike leaves at 6:30 p.m. and the last hike will begin at 8:10 p.m. Suitable for all ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Other activities, including music and a variety of children’s activities, will be ongoing.
Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Lori Goulet Reich
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center Classroom
Join Lori Goulet Reich, a Lake Itasca Transplant from the suburbs of Minneapolis, as she performs a variety of music best described as acoustic folk and alt-country flavored music. Lori also has played in various bands both classic rock and country, so come enjoy a variety of well-known tunes.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

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September 27, 2014

Walk to End Alzheimer's
September 27th 2014
Northland Arboretum
Registration 9:00 Walk 10:15
Walk in memory, support and to find a cure! www.alz.org/walk

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Brainerd Public Library Event

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September 27, 2014

Rescheduled! Bring a bag or box and a friend to the semi-annual book sale, and find some deals! All types of books for kids and adults (including ones withdrawn from the library and many others generously donated to us by community members just like you), many VHS movies, a few DVDs and CDs, and other fun stuff.
Sale hours:
Thursday September 25 9am-8pm
Friday September 26 9am-8pm
Saturday September 27 9am-4pm (bag sale all day!)

Itasca Moraine Chapter of the North Country Trail Association

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September 27, 2014

The Itasca Moraine Chapter of the North Country Trail Association has scheduled two ‘shoulder season’ hike in conjunction with local celebrations. The ‘shoulder season’ borrowed from the New York Times refers to the period after the summer people have left but before the ice fishermen, snowmobilers and eelpouters return.
The first hike immediately follows the Ethnic Fest in Walker. The Itasca Moraine Chapter has a booth for the Ethnic Fest September 13 in Walker. Plan to stop by to learn about the North Country Trail, Walker as a NCT Trail Town and gain information about the Ethnic Fest Hike. The hike is set for Sunday, September 14. Hikers are to meet at 2:00PM at the Shingobee Recreation Area parking lot on HWY 34, 3.5 miles southwest of Walker. The hike will take the spur trail from the parking lot kiosk to the North County Trail, the NCT to the Heartland Bicycle Trail and the Heartland Trail to Walker, a hike of 4 miles. The hikers will have refreshments in Walker following the hike.
The second hike is scheduled for the Fall Has It All Celebration and the 10th Annual Hackensack Chainsaw Event the weekend of September 27. The Chapter plans a booth for the Chainsaw Event, stop by to learn about the hike and the North Country Trail. The hike is scheduled for Saturday, the 27th. Hikers are to meet at 9:00AM at the Lake Erin Picnic Area, 2.7 miles south of the “Y” on HWY 371. The hike proceeds on the NCT to the Warming Shack. The Warming Shack is located in the midst of several trails 7 miles north of Hackensack on the Paul Bunyan Bicycle/Snowmobile Trail. Very close by are the NCT, the Paul Bunyan Connector Trail to the Heartland Trail, the Shingobee Connector Bicycle Trail to Walker and Snowmobile Trail 93 to Longville. Join the hike to see this ‘trail central’ area. From the Warming Shack the hike will follow the Paul Bunyan Bicycle Trail south along the farm garden to a trail head where rides are provided back to the Lake Erin parking lot. The hike will be just over 2 miles.
As a chapter of the North Country Trail Association, the Itasca Moraine Chapter is interested in offering hiking as an alternative activity for the Northwoods. Chapter members are passionate about promoting physical fitness and wellness activities for the youth and adults of the area.

Fall Colors Bike and Ride

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September 27, 2014

Take a 9 mile ride on the bike path from Paul and Babe and end up at the Nary School for a few hours of fun.
September 27 from 11:00 to 4:00
A variety show is planned for this Renaissance themed event with strolling musicians and actors in costume.
There will be hot dogs, pop and water for sale as well as craft booths.
The Nary School is eligible for the National Registry of Historic Places and restoration is in the early stages. We welcome you to stop by to see this beautiful building with opportunities to be rented for events.

Art Leap 2014

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September 27, 2014

Art Leap 2014, a driving tour of artists' studios and other cultural destinations in the greater Park Rapids area, will be held Sept. 27 & 28. Download a guide and map at www.prlaac.org. Event is sponsored by the Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council.

Art Leap 2014

Malvik Lutheran Church will hold it's annual Fall Dinner & Bazaar

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September 27, 2014

The Malvik Lutheran Church will hold it's annual Fall Dinner & Bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 27th from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The dinner consists of Roast Beef, Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Vegetable, Rolls. Salad Bar, Pie and beverage.
Free Will Offering.
There will be produce; jams, jellies & handmade items on the bazaar. There will also be quilt raffle. Proceeds will be used for maintenance of the church. The church is located at 27689 474th Street, Guthrie and the phone number there is 218-751-7538.
You may also call Jeanie Porter at 218-751-7746 for more information.

Swan Valley Lutheran Church Annual Fall Turkey Supper

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September 27, 2014

Annual Fall Turkey Supper at Swan Valley Lutheran Church in Leader.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 serving from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Turkey, potatoes & gravy, dressing, squash, home made pies and beverage.
FREE WILL OFFERING.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 28, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 28, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 28, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 28, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 28, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 28, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning offers Day Trip

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September 28, 2014N/A

One of the programs offered by Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning is a day trip that will take participants to Fosston and to locations in Grand Forks on Tuesday September 30.
The first stop will be a tour of the Fosston Woolen Mills. Inside a white metal building in the industrial park, sit some of Stephanie Anderson's prized possessions: several old refurbished pieces of machinery that produce 100 pounds of yarn a day.
At capacity, eight to 10 people are needed to run Northern Woolen Mills, which largely produces wool. The company's machines also can spin other fibers and employees are working on 700 pounds of bison yarn for an east coast company that will use the yarn for socks.
The trip will then take participants to Grand Forks where we will lunch at the North Dakota Museum of Art café then tour an exhibit that hits home with a lot of people in the region.
“Fractured: North Dakota’s Oil Boom” explores the impact of the current oil boom on the Williston Basin region in western North Dakota.
The exhibition was developed by The Field Museum in Chicago in collaboration with photographer Terry Evans and journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth. Evans and Farnsworth attempt to teach viewers how fracking and drilling alter the prairie habitats and how families and communities benefit from the economic boom.
“Everything dealing with the oil boom is full of many, many, many stories, and it all comes back to one huge story of energy in this country and how we’re using … this resource of oil now and in the future,” Evans told a crowd at the events opening reception.
The exhibit displays captivating photographs from Evans, which focus on both the people and the land affected by the oil boom. Along with that are pieces written by Farnsworth discussing the tradeoff between landscape and industry. The exhibit strives to have the viewers decide for themselves, with the exhibit ultimately asking, “What is your point of view?”
The final stop on the trip is a private tour of the Ralph Engelstad Arena. This state of the art facility is home to the UND hockey teams. The arena has been called “the finest hockey arena in the world: and has hosted some of the world’s biggest bands. Ralph Engelstad owned the Imperial Palace, one of the largest privately owned hotels in the world. He was consider one of the most outstanding & successful entrepreneurs to graduate from UND.
The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. The bus will leave from Bagley- 9:00 a.m. and will return approximately 6:30 p.m. The bus has air conditioning, bathroom, reclining seats and DVD player.
The cost is $35, which includes the bus ride, admission at all stops, and lunch at the museum café.
If interested call Tamara 218-694-2856 for more details. $35 must be paid by Thursday, September 25th. Make checks payable to NELL and send to NELL TRIP P.O. Box 585, Bagley, MN 55621 or pay at a NELL program.

Watermark Art Center’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival

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September 28, 2014

Jane Hirshfield, internationally acclaimed poet, translator, and essayist will be the headline guest for Watermark Art Center’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival of Poetry and Haiku on the weekend of September 26-28.
Hirshfield, who was in the first class at Princeton University to graduate women, is the author of seven books of poetry, a collection of essays: Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, and an anthology: Women in Praise of the Sacred: Forty-Three Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women.
Hirshfield will conduct a craft lecture for readers and writers, “The Very Short Poem – Haiku and Otherwise,” on Saturday morning of the 27th at the Chief Theater as part of a program also featuring Slam Poets from the local Slam Series, Beat Poets from KBXE’s the Beat, and visiting haiku poets. This event is free.
Jane will present a reading and discussion at the Chief on that Saturday night, at 7:30, followed by a book signing in the lobby. Tickets for that are $15, available at the door, or in advance at Watermark. Special VIP tickets are also available which include admission to an exclusive VIP reception for Jane prior to her evening reading, the reading itself, and other benefits.
Events on Friday the 26th include an art and history walking tour of downtown Bemidji, led by Al and Cake Belleveau, afternoon workshops in poetry and haiku at the Bemidji Library, and an opening-night celebration of Jazz and Slam Poetry featuring The Bemidji Jazz Quartet at the American Legion. This event too is free, and starts at 7:00.
Full information on all the weekend’s events is available at the Watermark Art Center, 426 Bemidji Avenue (444-7570), and on their website: watermarkartcenter.org

Watermark Art Center’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival

Art Leap 2014

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September 28, 2014

Art Leap 2014, a driving tour of artists' studios and other cultural destinations in the greater Park Rapids area, will be held Sept. 27 & 28. Download a guide and map at www.prlaac.org. Event is sponsored by the Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council.

Art Leap 2014

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 29, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 29, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 29, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 29, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 29, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 29, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning offers Day Trip

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September 29, 2014N/A

One of the programs offered by Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning is a day trip that will take participants to Fosston and to locations in Grand Forks on Tuesday September 30.
The first stop will be a tour of the Fosston Woolen Mills. Inside a white metal building in the industrial park, sit some of Stephanie Anderson's prized possessions: several old refurbished pieces of machinery that produce 100 pounds of yarn a day.
At capacity, eight to 10 people are needed to run Northern Woolen Mills, which largely produces wool. The company's machines also can spin other fibers and employees are working on 700 pounds of bison yarn for an east coast company that will use the yarn for socks.
The trip will then take participants to Grand Forks where we will lunch at the North Dakota Museum of Art café then tour an exhibit that hits home with a lot of people in the region.
“Fractured: North Dakota’s Oil Boom” explores the impact of the current oil boom on the Williston Basin region in western North Dakota.
The exhibition was developed by The Field Museum in Chicago in collaboration with photographer Terry Evans and journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth. Evans and Farnsworth attempt to teach viewers how fracking and drilling alter the prairie habitats and how families and communities benefit from the economic boom.
“Everything dealing with the oil boom is full of many, many, many stories, and it all comes back to one huge story of energy in this country and how we’re using … this resource of oil now and in the future,” Evans told a crowd at the events opening reception.
The exhibit displays captivating photographs from Evans, which focus on both the people and the land affected by the oil boom. Along with that are pieces written by Farnsworth discussing the tradeoff between landscape and industry. The exhibit strives to have the viewers decide for themselves, with the exhibit ultimately asking, “What is your point of view?”
The final stop on the trip is a private tour of the Ralph Engelstad Arena. This state of the art facility is home to the UND hockey teams. The arena has been called “the finest hockey arena in the world: and has hosted some of the world’s biggest bands. Ralph Engelstad owned the Imperial Palace, one of the largest privately owned hotels in the world. He was consider one of the most outstanding & successful entrepreneurs to graduate from UND.
The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. The bus will leave from Bagley- 9:00 a.m. and will return approximately 6:30 p.m. The bus has air conditioning, bathroom, reclining seats and DVD player.
The cost is $35, which includes the bus ride, admission at all stops, and lunch at the museum café.
If interested call Tamara 218-694-2856 for more details. $35 must be paid by Thursday, September 25th. Make checks payable to NELL and send to NELL TRIP P.O. Box 585, Bagley, MN 55621 or pay at a NELL program.

SEPTEMBER CLASSES PRB Community Ed

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September 29, 2014N/A

Musical Parenting Ideas for Beginners
This class is designed to help parents (whether musical or non musical) in guiding their child’s musical training. A musical partnership between parents and child in a nurturing environment provides quality time in fostering important family relationships.
Monday Sept. 15th 5 or 7pm (choose your time) Fee: Free Suggest purchasing the following books:
Ability Development for Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki, A Parent’s Guide to Piano Lessons by James W. Bastien, The Mozart Effect for Children by Don Campbell, Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
Let’s Paint $5 Thur. Sept. 18th 3-5:15pm
Create your own masterpiece. Use your own imagination and anything is possible.
Dream Pets $5 Mon. Sept 22nd 3-5:15pm
No feeding or cleaning up after. Pet rocks make a perfect dream pet.
Beading Fun $5 Mon. Sept. 29th 3-5:15pm
Come have a Bedazzling time with different ways to use beads. This class will be offered once a month to explore new and fun ways of making your own beading creations.
Fantasy Art $5 Tue. Sept. 30th 3-5:15pm
Come make your very own creations using unique and different materials for your project. What you create is up to you.
TOP 5 HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS FOR SENIORS Fee: $10 Sat. Sept. 13th, 10:00 to Noon
Whether you are nifty 50 or older... there are natural supplements that could help you remain vibrant, healthy and flexible. No one wants to take handfuls of supplements each day. Instead discover how just one or two supplements can address concerns you might have around memory loss, muscle and joint pain, healthy heart and more. Stone Woman Herbals (Please note the date change).

Grief Support Group

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September 29, 2014

Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in September and through October 20 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:
- Understand the grief process
- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping behavior
- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group
- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)
- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings
- Be able to access on-going spiritual and pastoral grief resources
The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session please call (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 30, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 30, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 30, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

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September 30, 2014N/A

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc., covering Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti,Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties in East Central MN now accepting applications for the Fix Up Loan program. Eligible improvements vary and remodeling is allowed! Interest rates can be reduced for eligible applicants. Applications can be found at: https://www.lakesandpines.org/PDF/SCDP/Fix%20Up%20Application%20Packet.pdf Contact Dana at extension 123 for questions.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. Fix Up Loan program

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 30, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 30, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning offers Day Trip

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September 30, 2014N/A

One of the programs offered by Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning is a day trip that will take participants to Fosston and to locations in Grand Forks on Tuesday September 30.
The first stop will be a tour of the Fosston Woolen Mills. Inside a white metal building in the industrial park, sit some of Stephanie Anderson's prized possessions: several old refurbished pieces of machinery that produce 100 pounds of yarn a day.
At capacity, eight to 10 people are needed to run Northern Woolen Mills, which largely produces wool. The company's machines also can spin other fibers and employees are working on 700 pounds of bison yarn for an east coast company that will use the yarn for socks.
The trip will then take participants to Grand Forks where we will lunch at the North Dakota Museum of Art café then tour an exhibit that hits home with a lot of people in the region.
“Fractured: North Dakota’s Oil Boom” explores the impact of the current oil boom on the Williston Basin region in western North Dakota.
The exhibition was developed by The Field Museum in Chicago in collaboration with photographer Terry Evans and journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth. Evans and Farnsworth attempt to teach viewers how fracking and drilling alter the prairie habitats and how families and communities benefit from the economic boom.
“Everything dealing with the oil boom is full of many, many, many stories, and it all comes back to one huge story of energy in this country and how we’re using … this resource of oil now and in the future,” Evans told a crowd at the events opening reception.
The exhibit displays captivating photographs from Evans, which focus on both the people and the land affected by the oil boom. Along with that are pieces written by Farnsworth discussing the tradeoff between landscape and industry. The exhibit strives to have the viewers decide for themselves, with the exhibit ultimately asking, “What is your point of view?”
The final stop on the trip is a private tour of the Ralph Engelstad Arena. This state of the art facility is home to the UND hockey teams. The arena has been called “the finest hockey arena in the world: and has hosted some of the world’s biggest bands. Ralph Engelstad owned the Imperial Palace, one of the largest privately owned hotels in the world. He was consider one of the most outstanding & successful entrepreneurs to graduate from UND.
The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. The bus will leave from Bagley- 9:00 a.m. and will return approximately 6:30 p.m. The bus has air conditioning, bathroom, reclining seats and DVD player.
The cost is $35, which includes the bus ride, admission at all stops, and lunch at the museum café.
If interested call Tamara 218-694-2856 for more details. $35 must be paid by Thursday, September 25th. Make checks payable to NELL and send to NELL TRIP P.O. Box 585, Bagley, MN 55621 or pay at a NELL program.

SEPTEMBER CLASSES PRB Community Ed

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September 30, 2014N/A

Musical Parenting Ideas for Beginners
This class is designed to help parents (whether musical or non musical) in guiding their child’s musical training. A musical partnership between parents and child in a nurturing environment provides quality time in fostering important family relationships.
Monday Sept. 15th 5 or 7pm (choose your time) Fee: Free Suggest purchasing the following books:
Ability Development for Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki, A Parent’s Guide to Piano Lessons by James W. Bastien, The Mozart Effect for Children by Don Campbell, Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
Let’s Paint $5 Thur. Sept. 18th 3-5:15pm
Create your own masterpiece. Use your own imagination and anything is possible.
Dream Pets $5 Mon. Sept 22nd 3-5:15pm
No feeding or cleaning up after. Pet rocks make a perfect dream pet.
Beading Fun $5 Mon. Sept. 29th 3-5:15pm
Come have a Bedazzling time with different ways to use beads. This class will be offered once a month to explore new and fun ways of making your own beading creations.
Fantasy Art $5 Tue. Sept. 30th 3-5:15pm
Come make your very own creations using unique and different materials for your project. What you create is up to you.
TOP 5 HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS FOR SENIORS Fee: $10 Sat. Sept. 13th, 10:00 to Noon
Whether you are nifty 50 or older... there are natural supplements that could help you remain vibrant, healthy and flexible. No one wants to take handfuls of supplements each day. Instead discover how just one or two supplements can address concerns you might have around memory loss, muscle and joint pain, healthy heart and more. Stone Woman Herbals (Please note the date change).

Lessons of Love from the Holocaust

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September 30, 2014

Unlimited Learning has invited Dr. Fisch to share his experiences and wisdom, Sept. 30 at Heartwood Senior Living. Dr. Robert O. Fisch was born in Budapest, Hungary where he grew up and survived the Holocaust. He became a doctor in Hungary in 1951 and subsequently moved to the U.S. in 1957. His career in medicine included pediatrics and pediatric research. He also was a professor of Child Development Studies and Director of the Child Care Clinic at University of Minnesota. He began expressing his interest in art and medicine through illustrations for essays and medical papers. As a trained artist, his craft takes many forms from book illustrations to cartoons. His essay and illustration exhibit book, “Light From the Yellow Star: A Lesson of Love From the Holocaust”, was displayed at the Weisman Art Museum,U.of Mn. and many other venues in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Fisch distributes his books through the Yellow Star Foundation, which offers free books in several languages for educational purposes in the U.S., Hungary and Austria. His books are suggested as recommended reading for teaching religion, history, art and language.
Join us for an enlightening experience on September 30,1:30 to 3:30, Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby. Everyone is welcome. Non-members $5.00. Visit us at unlimitedlearning.net

Lessons of Love from the Holocaust

Sustainable Tuesday events

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September 30, 2014

Please join us this month for another exciting line-up of Sustainable Tuesday events from 5:3—7:30 at the Rail River Folk School.

Tuesday, September 16th: Giizizekwedaa! Lets cook!
Chef Sean Sherman will lead a simple cooking session using local, and traditional ingredients to create a tasty treat you can make right in your own kitchen.
** This session will be held at the Harmony Foods Coop Community Kitchen- 302 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN.

Tuesday, September 30th: Native Pollinators
Did you know Minnesota has around 400 native species of bees? Christine Herwig- Nongame Specialist with the MN Department of Natural Resources- will lead a discussion on the rich variety of native pollinators in our region. Who are they? What can we do to improve habitat, reduce pesticide use and encourage native pollinators to come into our yards and communities?

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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September 30, 2014

The League of Women Voters of Park Rapids will host a Candidate Forum for Hubbard County Commissioner Districts 1 and 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the Community Room of Northwoods Bank, 1200 1st Street East, Park Rapids. Invited to participate are District 1 candidates Kathy Grell and Vern Massie and District 3 candidates Floyd Frank and Ed Smith. The public is encouraged to submit questions in advance but no later than noon Friday, Sept. 26 to prapidsleague@gmail.com. Questions also may be submitted at the event.

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 1, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 1, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 1, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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October 1, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 1, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 1, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of October as follows:
WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: October 6, 13, 20 and 27 Wednesday: October 1, 8, 22 and 29
Tuesday: October 7, 21, and 28 Thursday: October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, October 2 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, October 9 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, October 16 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, October 23 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 2, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 2, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 2, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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October 2, 2014N/A

Open to non-profit organizations, schools, college/universities, community education offices, and/or township, city, or county governments. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including costs related to public art, performances, exhibitions, arts festivals or fairs, arts awareness projects, literary magazines or anthologies, bringing touring exhibitions or performances to our five-county area, or hiring artists to give presentations or workshops or to participate as an artist-in-residence. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Organizations can apply for grants up to $2,500.
Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 2, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Limited, Short-call Substitue Teacher Training at Resource Training & Solutions

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October 2, 2014N/A

PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TEACH BUT DON’T HAVE THE FULL CREDENTIALS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME CERTIFIED AS SHORT-CALL SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS UNDER THE MINNESOTA LIMITED SHORT CALL SUBSTITUTE PROGRAM.
RESOURCE TRAINING & SOLUTIONS IN ST. CLOUD HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAS COORDINATED A TWO-DAY PROGRAM ON OCTOBER 2 – 3, 2014 OR NOVEMBER 3-4, 2014 TO PREPARE INDIVIDUALS TO APPLY TO BECOME SHORT-CALL SUBSTITUTES. A 4-YEAR DEGREE IS REQUIRED TO QUALIFY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT RESOURCE TRAINING & SOLUTIONS, PHONE 320-255-3236 OR TOLL-FREE 844-335-3276, WEBSITE WWW.RESOURCETRAINING.COM

Limited, Short-call Substitue Teacher Training at Resource Training & Solutions

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 2, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of October as follows:
WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: October 6, 13, 20 and 27 Wednesday: October 1, 8, 22 and 29
Tuesday: October 7, 21, and 28 Thursday: October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, October 2 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, October 9 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, October 16 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, October 23 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Essentia Health offers “Healthy Hour” Education Classes to the Public

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October 2, 2014

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic is offering education classes the first Thursday of every month. Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting A on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic, 2024 South 6th Street in Brainerd. A light snack of fresh fruit, coffee and water will be included.
October 2, 2014, Breast and Prostate Month

· Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

· Jane Suska, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, discusses the current guidelines for screening breast cancer

· Jessica Brandl, Physician Assistant with Essentia Lakes Area Urology, provides information about the current recommendations for prostate screening

· Goal setting for the month

Community is invited to the Cancer Survivorship Celebration

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October 2, 2014

The Cancer Center at Essentia Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center invites all Cancer Survivors and a guest to celebrate their journey. Join other survivors and Cancer Center staff on Thursday, October 2 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the River Room Café at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, 523 N. Third Street in Brainerd. Each Survivor will be honored with a gift, enjoy appetizers and fellowship with other survivors and their families.
A brief program includes a welcome, prayer, Survivor Story from Cindy Bourassa of Breezy Point, Cancer Center update from Oncologist Dr. Laura Joque, as well as information about the Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation (STAR) Program specifically providing support to cancer survivors.
The Cancer Center is among the Commission on Cancer accredited programs across the United States. Specific areas that set the Cancer Center at Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center apart include:
•A multi-disciplinary Cancer Committee that meets weekly to review and discuss patient cases to ensure the optimum course of treatment is recommended.
•The opportunity to participate in clinical trials offering patients access to cutting-edge treatments, medications and medical devices.
•A comprehensive medical staff providing services that care for patients and their families clinically, spiritually and emotionally including imaging and image-aided biopsies, rehabilitation and physical therapy, endoscopy, spiritual support, grief support, social services, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and a cancer nurse navigator.
The Cancer Survivor Celebration on October 2 is free for Cancer Survivors and a guest.

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate ForumP

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October 2, 2014

The League of Women Voters of Park Rapids will host a Candidate Forum for Minnesota House Districts 2A and 2B from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Community Room of Northwoods Bank, 1200 1st Street East, Park Rapids. Invited to participate are House 2A candidates Rep. Roger Erickson (DFL) and challenger David Hancock (GOP) and House 2B candidates Rep. Steve Green (GOP) and challenger David Sobieski (DFL). The public is encouraged to submit questions in advance but no later than noon Tuesday, Sept. 30 to prapidsleague@gmail.com. Questions also may be submitted at the event.

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate ForumP

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 3, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 3, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 3, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 3, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

Limited, Short-call Substitue Teacher Training at Resource Training & Solutions

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October 3, 2014N/A

PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TEACH BUT DON’T HAVE THE FULL CREDENTIALS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME CERTIFIED AS SHORT-CALL SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS UNDER THE MINNESOTA LIMITED SHORT CALL SUBSTITUTE PROGRAM.
RESOURCE TRAINING & SOLUTIONS IN ST. CLOUD HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAS COORDINATED A TWO-DAY PROGRAM ON OCTOBER 2 – 3, 2014 OR NOVEMBER 3-4, 2014 TO PREPARE INDIVIDUALS TO APPLY TO BECOME SHORT-CALL SUBSTITUTES. A 4-YEAR DEGREE IS REQUIRED TO QUALIFY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT RESOURCE TRAINING & SOLUTIONS, PHONE 320-255-3236 OR TOLL-FREE 844-335-3276, WEBSITE WWW.RESOURCETRAINING.COM

Limited, Short-call Substitue Teacher Training at Resource Training & Solutions

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

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October 3, 2014N/A

The award winning Meander is a free self-guided tour of artist studios featuring 45 local artists from the Upper Minnesota River Valley. The Meander is a great "trip on a tank full" for those seeking authentic culture, history and scenic vistas. The event is about welcoming people and being connected to the local history, culture and landscape. We encourage visitors to visit artists in their own environment who celebrate a lifestyle that represents the small, handmade, personal and local culture of the area.
This event has more than 33 individual studios in and near the Western Minnesota Communities of Ortonville, Appleton, Madison, Milan, Dawson, Montevideo and Granite Falls.
Call for the free brochure that includes
driving directions to all studios.
more info?...call us at 1.866.866.5432

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 4, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 4, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 4, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 4, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

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October 4, 2014N/A

The award winning Meander is a free self-guided tour of artist studios featuring 45 local artists from the Upper Minnesota River Valley. The Meander is a great "trip on a tank full" for those seeking authentic culture, history and scenic vistas. The event is about welcoming people and being connected to the local history, culture and landscape. We encourage visitors to visit artists in their own environment who celebrate a lifestyle that represents the small, handmade, personal and local culture of the area.
This event has more than 33 individual studios in and near the Western Minnesota Communities of Ortonville, Appleton, Madison, Milan, Dawson, Montevideo and Granite Falls.
Call for the free brochure that includes
driving directions to all studios.
more info?...call us at 1.866.866.5432

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s 7th Annual Walk to Remember

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October 4, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s 7th Annual Walk to Remember Scheduled.
In remembrance of all babies lost in early pregnancy, stillbirth, newborn death and SIDS.
We encourage anyone to come and walk for the steps your baby never got to take or to support those who have lost a child or children. The 7th Annual Walk to Remember is a wonderful way for parents to connect with other people who have lost a child or children. Join Sanford Bemidji staff and PETAL (Parents Embracing Time After Loss) program members at the 7th Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, October 4, 2014, in Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s east lobby.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the walk at 10 a.m. A memorial service will follow the walk with a tree planting ceremony and reading of names. A silent auction will conclude at 11:30 a.m. We encourage participants to create a poster or bring a photo for the memory wall to further remember the babies we hold in our hearts.
This event is free to the public. We strongly encourage participants to preregister, but it is not required. However, you must preregister to have your baby’s name included in the memorial booklet or to purchase a t-shirt. To obtain a registration form, go to bemidji.sanfordhealth.org and click on the Walk to Remember link. Registration forms must be received by Sunday, September 21. For more information or questions, call (218) 333-5755.
We walk for the steps they will never take. We walk for the babies that touched our hearts, taught us compassion and made a difference. We walk for our son, daughter, brother, sister, niece, nephew, cousin, grandchild or friend.
Proceeds from the walk will benefit the PETAL program by providing mementos and support information to every parent that experiences a loss to remember their child by when they leave the hospital.

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s 7th Annual Walk to Remember

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 5, 2014N/A

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardeners will once again be answering horticulture questions relating to home gardens. Questions may be called into the Master Gardeners Question Line beginning March 30 and continuing through October, 2014. You may access this service by calling 218-444-7916, leaving your name and phone number and stating your question. A Master Gardener will return the call to you to investigate, suggest solutions and provide appropriate information for your home garden problem. This is a free service provided by local Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 5, 2014N/A

Deep Portage Learning Center is seeking black ink drawings of wild animals, fish, birds and insects that are native to the north-central Minnesota area. The winning artist’s drawing will be featured on Deep Portage’s 2015 critter art mugs.
Some examples of critters featured on past years’ mugs are: turtle, porcupine, fawn, buck, sunfish, wolf, grouse, musky, large-mouth bass, bobcat, chickadee, house wren and hummingbird, osprey and dragonfly.
Please send your drawings to Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW, Hackensack, MN 56452. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014.
Deep Portage is an environmental learning center and conservation reserve, located 10 miles east of Hackensack. Open to the public, it offers more than 11 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails, an interpretive center to explore, and educational programming year-round. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Portage, please visit the website www.deep-portage.org, call 218-682-2325, or email portage@uslink.net.

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 5, 2014N/A

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day.
Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free Leaf Raking for seniors & people with disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits.
Seniors must be 60+ years old.
Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Want to volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 5, 2014N/A

Exhibit: September 11 – November 1st, 2014
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature” In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques. Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Harvest Dinner – October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration forms are available at the Jaques now.

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

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October 5, 2014N/A

The award winning Meander is a free self-guided tour of artist studios featuring 45 local artists from the Upper Minnesota River Valley. The Meander is a great "trip on a tank full" for those seeking authentic culture, history and scenic vistas. The event is about welcoming people and being connected to the local history, culture and landscape. We encourage visitors to visit artists in their own environment who celebrate a lifestyle that represents the small, handmade, personal and local culture of the area.
This event has more than 33 individual studios in and near the Western Minnesota Communities of Ortonville, Appleton, Madison, Milan, Dawson, Montevideo and Granite Falls.
Call for the free brochure that includes
driving directions to all studios.
more info?...call us at 1.866.866.5432

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

Pancake Sausge & Egg Breakfast & Bargain Bin Sale

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October 5, 2014

Pancake Sausge & Egg Breakfast & Bargain Bin Sale.
Sunday, October 5, 2014. Serving from 8 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost:
Adults $6.00, 6-10 years $3.00 and 5 years & under FREE
Little Falls Senior Center
510 NE 7th Street
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-8009
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Meatball dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church

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October 5, 2014

Meatball dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bemidji, Mn. on Sunday, October 5th from 11 am to 2 pm. Meatballs with all the trimmings, including flat bread and pie. Adults $10.00, Children 6-12, $5.00, 5 and under, free. Eveyone is welcome.

Ooh La La for the Arts

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October 5, 2014

Ooh La La for the Arts, October 5 at Sparkling Waters. The Bemidji Area Arts Endowment invites you to a fun evening centered around fundraising for the arts to be held at Sparkling Waters, October 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Live Jazz, Hors d'oeuvre Banquet, Cash Bar, Silent Auction of Local Artist's Works. Black & White Attire Suggested. Cost is $50.00. Call Mike Tangen for tickets: 218-444-8310, or purchase tickets online through Northwest Minnesota Foundation: www.nwmf.org
Black and White attire encouraged.
$50 tickets, ($40 charitable contribution) to BAAE.... buy your tickets here.
Sparkling Waters
124 Paul Bunyan Drive
Sunday - October 5th
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Ooh La La for the Arts

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