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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 29, 2014

Start planning for a marvelous gathering with family and friends. Held nightly at 414 3rd St. SW, Wadena, MN, Christmas In Wadena\'s Very Merry Christmas Party offers cheer and enchantment for all.
Delight in the lights shimmering across the snow covered display! And hum along with the holiday music that fills the air. It’s a time for wishes to come true!
Wadena’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, on Monday through Thursday and 5;30 PM to 10:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday until New Years January 1st.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 29, 2014N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 29, 2014N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 29, 2014

Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for up to $6,000 to support arts programming in the following key areas: Arts Activity and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants are open to arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, cultural heritage groups, and artists in all arts disciplines located or residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen.
Come to our After the Holidays Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshop!
Monday January 5, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Region 2 Arts Council office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N, in Bemidji.
To RSVP for the workshop or to receive grant writing assistance prior to the deadline, call (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.
Download an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant application form at r2arts.org - https://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/ach-grant-app-2015.pdf
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

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December 29, 2014N/A

If the unexpected happens during the Christmas or New Year holidays, Essentia Health staff is here with you. Please note which location you should access based on the following change in hours.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter UrgentCare located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:

Wednesday, December 24 8am – 4pm

Thursday, December 25 CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm

Thursday, January 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 St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 5pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic located at 2024 South 6 Street, Brainerd will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 5pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Wednesday, December 24 8am - 4pm
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm
Thursday, January 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.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Crosslake Clinic located at 35205 County Road 3, Crosslake will be will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Emily Clinic located at 20918 County Road 1, Emily will be will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health-Hackensack Clinic located at 110 3rd Street South, Hackensack will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 CLOSED
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pequot Lakes Clinic located at 4317 Woodman Street, Pequot Lakes will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pierz Clinic located at 221 North Main Street, Pierz will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pillager Clinic located at 680 Pillsbury Street North, Pillager will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
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.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 29, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December 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: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, December 4 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, December 11 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, December 18 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, December 25 – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY NO BENA WIC CLINIC

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.

The Center - Monday Events

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December 29, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise
8:30-4 p.m. Prayer Quilting Group
9 a.m. - Advice from Ann
9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg lessons
10 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Gift Shop
11 - 11:30 a.m. - Bone Builder
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Cranberry Glazed Chicken, baked potato, California blend veg., bread, fruit cocktail, milk
12:30 p.m. -Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. – Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

Brainerd Public Library Event

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December 29, 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 December 1st, Monday December 8th, and Monday December 29th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 30, 2014

Start planning for a marvelous gathering with family and friends. Held nightly at 414 3rd St. SW, Wadena, MN, Christmas In Wadena\'s Very Merry Christmas Party offers cheer and enchantment for all.
Delight in the lights shimmering across the snow covered display! And hum along with the holiday music that fills the air. It’s a time for wishes to come true!
Wadena’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, on Monday through Thursday and 5;30 PM to 10:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday until New Years January 1st.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 30, 2014N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 30, 2014N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 30, 2014

Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for up to $6,000 to support arts programming in the following key areas: Arts Activity and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants are open to arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, cultural heritage groups, and artists in all arts disciplines located or residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen.
Come to our After the Holidays Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshop!
Monday January 5, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Region 2 Arts Council office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N, in Bemidji.
To RSVP for the workshop or to receive grant writing assistance prior to the deadline, call (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.
Download an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant application form at r2arts.org - https://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/ach-grant-app-2015.pdf
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

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December 30, 2014N/A

If the unexpected happens during the Christmas or New Year holidays, Essentia Health staff is here with you. Please note which location you should access based on the following change in hours.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter UrgentCare located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:

Wednesday, December 24 8am – 4pm

Thursday, December 25 CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm

Thursday, January 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 St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 5pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic located at 2024 South 6 Street, Brainerd will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 5pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Wednesday, December 24 8am - 4pm
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm
Thursday, January 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.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Crosslake Clinic located at 35205 County Road 3, Crosslake will be will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Emily Clinic located at 20918 County Road 1, Emily will be will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health-Hackensack Clinic located at 110 3rd Street South, Hackensack will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 CLOSED
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pequot Lakes Clinic located at 4317 Woodman Street, Pequot Lakes will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pierz Clinic located at 221 North Main Street, Pierz will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pillager Clinic located at 680 Pillsbury Street North, Pillager will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
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.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 30, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December 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: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, December 4 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, December 11 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, December 18 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, December 25 – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY NO BENA WIC CLINIC

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.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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December 30, 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
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Hamburger tomato cass., green beans, mandarin orange whip, bread, cookie, milk
12:30 p.m.- Dominos
1 p.m. Technology Time
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. Oil Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 31, 2014

Start planning for a marvelous gathering with family and friends. Held nightly at 414 3rd St. SW, Wadena, MN, Christmas In Wadena\'s Very Merry Christmas Party offers cheer and enchantment for all.
Delight in the lights shimmering across the snow covered display! And hum along with the holiday music that fills the air. It’s a time for wishes to come true!
Wadena’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, on Monday through Thursday and 5;30 PM to 10:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday until New Years January 1st.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 31, 2014N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 31, 2014N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 31, 2014

Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for up to $6,000 to support arts programming in the following key areas: Arts Activity and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants are open to arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, cultural heritage groups, and artists in all arts disciplines located or residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen.
Come to our After the Holidays Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshop!
Monday January 5, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Region 2 Arts Council office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N, in Bemidji.
To RSVP for the workshop or to receive grant writing assistance prior to the deadline, call (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.
Download an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant application form at r2arts.org - https://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/ach-grant-app-2015.pdf
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

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December 31, 2014N/A

If the unexpected happens during the Christmas or New Year holidays, Essentia Health staff is here with you. Please note which location you should access based on the following change in hours.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter UrgentCare located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:

Wednesday, December 24 8am – 4pm

Thursday, December 25 CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm

Thursday, January 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 St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 5pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic located at 2024 South 6 Street, Brainerd will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 5pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Wednesday, December 24 8am - 4pm
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm
Thursday, January 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.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Crosslake Clinic located at 35205 County Road 3, Crosslake will be will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Emily Clinic located at 20918 County Road 1, Emily will be will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health-Hackensack Clinic located at 110 3rd Street South, Hackensack will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 CLOSED
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pequot Lakes Clinic located at 4317 Woodman Street, Pequot Lakes will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pierz Clinic located at 221 North Main Street, Pierz will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pillager Clinic located at 680 Pillsbury Street North, Pillager will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
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.

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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December 31, 2014N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

New Year's Eve Family Fun Night

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December 31, 2014N/A

This New Year's Eve enjoy a unique celebration at Buena Vista Ski Area. On December 31st The Annual Family Fun Night starts with three dollar, horse-drawn sleigh rides between 3:30pm – 5:00pm. Family Fun Night specials, from 5pm - 7pm, include: Tubing tickets, lift tickets and ski rentals only $6 each. Board Rentals - $12. Other activities planned for the evening are: Crafts, Board games, Bingo and Continental Cafe specials featuring dollar hot dogs and dollar root beer floats beginning at 5pm. Plan to bring in the New Year at Buena Vista Celebrating 65 years of memories. Visit Buena Vista online at www.bvskiarea.com. Buena Vista is open for the holidays December 26 through January 4st from 10am – 7pm with tubing starting at noon each day. Buena Vista Ski Area is located 12 miles north of Bemidji on County Rd. # 15. Bemidji. For more information please call 218-243-2231 or 800-777-7958.

New Year's Eve Family Fun Night

The Center - Wednesday Events

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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 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - Knitting
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11– 11:30 a.m. -Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Roast Beef, mashed potatoes/gravy, carrots, dinner roll, milk, dessert
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Bemidji Public Library to Host Two New Year’s Eve Events

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December 31, 2014

The Bemidji Public Library will be hosting two family friendly New Year’s Eve events Wednesday, December 31. At 10:30 am there will be a special holiday magic show, “Magic of the Holidays,” presented by magicians Robert and Lynn Halbrook. The show will feature reindeer, Christmas trees and more holiday magic. Robert the Magician is a frequent and popular entertainer at the library and is all ages.
From 2:00-4:00 pm the Library will also be hosting a New Year’s craft making program for pre-K and elementary age children. They will be making a variety of fun New Year’s crafts from noise makers to party hat and more. This event and the magic show are free to attend and there is no sign up required.
The Library will also be closing at 5:00 pm Wednesday, December 31 and will be closed all day Thursday, January 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

Beltrami County Historical Society announces The History Mystery

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December 31, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces The History Mystery
Wednesday, December 31, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
Join the Beltrami County Historical Society for The History Mystery from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 at the History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. Detectives need your help to solve the murder of a conductor at the Great Northern Depot on the eve of 1920. Six local historical figures are the prime suspects. Was it the theater owner, the former mayor, or someone else? Become an Assistant Detective, and take part in this live whodunit that combines the classic game of Clue with local history. Enjoy appetizers, and then interview suspects and explore the depot to uncover clues. Solve The History Mystery first and win! Historical costumes encouraged. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., and the game starts at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Guests of members receive the member-price. Kids 12 & under free with paid adult! Reserve your ticket in advance by contacting BCHS at (218) 444-3376 or depot@beltramihistory.org.

Candlelight Snowshoe & Hike

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Candlelight Snowshoe & Hike
Date: Wednesday December 31, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Drive South, Little Falls
Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, 1615 Lindbergh Drive South, Little Falls
Morrison County Historical Society, 2151 Lindbergh Drive South, Little Falls
Cost: Free
For more information: 320-616-5421
Event:
Spend New Year's Eve exploring trails by candlelight. The second annual Charles A. Lindbergh State Park's annual Candlelight Snowshoe and Hike will include the trails connecting the park with the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site and the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. The trails will be lit with luminaries and guests can drop in at any time during the event and go whatever distance is comfortable. Both museums will be open with free admission for guests to warm up and grab a refreshment. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lindbergh Heritage.
The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is located across from Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, 1.5 miles south of Little Falls at 1620 Lindbergh Drive. Call 320-616-5421 for more information.

New Year’s Eve at the Backus American Legion

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December 31, 2014

A dinner and dance will be featured on New Year’s Eve at the Backus American Legion.
A gourmet bacon, Romano cheese and Italian meatball pasta dinner with roasted garlic potato soup, garlic bread and dessert will be served for $8 a plate from 5 to 8 p.m. or until gone. Frankie Lamb’s Frankly Country band, playing classic country, pop, old time and swing, will appear from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a complimentary champagne toast to the New Year at midnight. There’s no entertainment cover charge, voluntary donations will be accepted. No reservations are necessary. Event details are on Backuslegion.com.

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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January 1, 2015

Start planning for a marvelous gathering with family and friends. Held nightly at 414 3rd St. SW, Wadena, MN, Christmas In Wadena\'s Very Merry Christmas Party offers cheer and enchantment for all.
Delight in the lights shimmering across the snow covered display! And hum along with the holiday music that fills the air. It’s a time for wishes to come true!
Wadena’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, on Monday through Thursday and 5;30 PM to 10:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday until New Years January 1st.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 1, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 1, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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January 1, 2015

Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for up to $6,000 to support arts programming in the following key areas: Arts Activity and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants are open to arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, cultural heritage groups, and artists in all arts disciplines located or residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen.
Come to our After the Holidays Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshop!
Monday January 5, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Region 2 Arts Council office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N, in Bemidji.
To RSVP for the workshop or to receive grant writing assistance prior to the deadline, call (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.
Download an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant application form at r2arts.org - https://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/ach-grant-app-2015.pdf
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

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January 1, 2015N/A

If the unexpected happens during the Christmas or New Year holidays, Essentia Health staff is here with you. Please note which location you should access based on the following change in hours.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter UrgentCare located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:

Wednesday, December 24 8am – 4pm

Thursday, December 25 CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm

Thursday, January 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 St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 5pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic located at 2024 South 6 Street, Brainerd will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 5pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Wednesday, December 24 8am - 4pm
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm
Thursday, January 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.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Crosslake Clinic located at 35205 County Road 3, Crosslake will be will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Emily Clinic located at 20918 County Road 1, Emily will be will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health-Hackensack Clinic located at 110 3rd Street South, Hackensack will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 CLOSED
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pequot Lakes Clinic located at 4317 Woodman Street, Pequot Lakes will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pierz Clinic located at 221 North Main Street, Pierz will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pillager Clinic located at 680 Pillsbury Street North, Pillager will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
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.

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 1, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

The Center - Thursday Events

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January 1, 2015N/A

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

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 2, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 2, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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January 2, 2015

Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for up to $6,000 to support arts programming in the following key areas: Arts Activity and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants are open to arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, cultural heritage groups, and artists in all arts disciplines located or residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen.
Come to our After the Holidays Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshop!
Monday January 5, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Region 2 Arts Council office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N, in Bemidji.
To RSVP for the workshop or to receive grant writing assistance prior to the deadline, call (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.
Download an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant application form at r2arts.org - https://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/ach-grant-app-2015.pdf
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

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January 2, 2015N/A

If the unexpected happens during the Christmas or New Year holidays, Essentia Health staff is here with you. Please note which location you should access based on the following change in hours.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter UrgentCare located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:

Wednesday, December 24 8am – 4pm

Thursday, December 25 CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm

Thursday, January 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 St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 5pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic located at 2024 South 6 Street, Brainerd will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 5pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Wednesday, December 24 8am - 4pm
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm
Thursday, January 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.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Crosslake Clinic located at 35205 County Road 3, Crosslake will be will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Emily Clinic located at 20918 County Road 1, Emily will be will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health-Hackensack Clinic located at 110 3rd Street South, Hackensack will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 CLOSED
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pequot Lakes Clinic located at 4317 Woodman Street, Pequot Lakes will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pierz Clinic located at 221 North Main Street, Pierz will be open as follows:
Wednesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pillager Clinic located at 680 Pillsbury Street North, Pillager will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
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.

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 2, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

The Center - Friday Events

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January 2, 2015

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. - Walking Exercise
10 a.m. Whist
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Sloppy Joe, scalloped potatoes, country blend veg., bun, fresh orange, milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Mah Jongg
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

JANUARY 2015 EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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January 2, 2015

JANUARY 2015 EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER
MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its January exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Six McKnight Artists, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase David McDonald: Reflections from Morocco. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, January 2 from 4 – 8 pm. The January exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Hawkinson Construction and “Oh For Smart” Friends.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 3, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 3, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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January 3, 2015

Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for up to $6,000 to support arts programming in the following key areas: Arts Activity and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants are open to arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, cultural heritage groups, and artists in all arts disciplines located or residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen.
Come to our After the Holidays Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshop!
Monday January 5, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Region 2 Arts Council office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N, in Bemidji.
To RSVP for the workshop or to receive grant writing assistance prior to the deadline, call (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.
Download an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant application form at r2arts.org - https://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/ach-grant-app-2015.pdf
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 3, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

*Cold Hands * *Warm HeARTS*

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January 3, 2015

*Cold Hands * *Warm HeARTS*

Art Show and Sale

Saturday, January 3, 2015

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Free Will Donation to Northland Arboretum and/or Canned Goods for Local Food Shelf
An evening of arts to benefit the local Food Shelf and Northland Arboretum.
In conjunction with opening of the Arboretum’s Gallery Exhibit of Mixed Media by Carla Benjamin.
Come and see what our local artists have to offer – all items will be available to purchase. A portion of all items sold will benefit Northland Arboretum.
Participating Artists:
Carla Benjamin – Mixed Media
Bob Carls – Wood Turning
Haddie Hadacheck – Pottery
Lisa Jordan – Felting
Amy Sharpe – Fiber Arts
Peg Serani – Photography and Mixed Art
Light Snacks & Hot Apple Cider served
For More information contact
Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 4, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 4, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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January 4, 2015

Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for up to $6,000 to support arts programming in the following key areas: Arts Activity and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants are open to arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, cultural heritage groups, and artists in all arts disciplines located or residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen.
Come to our After the Holidays Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshop!
Monday January 5, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Region 2 Arts Council office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N, in Bemidji.
To RSVP for the workshop or to receive grant writing assistance prior to the deadline, call (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.
Download an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant application form at r2arts.org - https://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/ach-grant-app-2015.pdf
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 4, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bargin Bin Sale

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January 4, 2015

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bargin Bin Sale.
Sunday, January 4, 2015.
Serving from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Adults $6.00, 6-10 years $3.00, 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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January 4, 2015

The Cass Lake Lions Club will have a pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 4th. Serving is from9:30 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.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 5, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 5, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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January 5, 2015

Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for up to $6,000 to support arts programming in the following key areas: Arts Activity and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants are open to arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, cultural heritage groups, and artists in all arts disciplines located or residing in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen.
Come to our After the Holidays Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshop!
Monday January 5, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Region 2 Arts Council office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N, in Bemidji.
To RSVP for the workshop or to receive grant writing assistance prior to the deadline, call (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.
Download an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant application form at r2arts.org - https://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/ach-grant-app-2015.pdf
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 5, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

The Center - Monday Events

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January 5, 2015

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise
8:30-4 p.m. Prayer Quilting Group
9 a.m. - Advice from Ann
9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg lessons
10 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Gift Shop
11 - 11:30 a.m. - Bone Builder
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Swedish Meatballs, paprika potatoes, spinach, bread, ice cream, milk
12:30 p.m. -Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. – Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

Grief Support Group

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January 5, 2015

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. January 5 through February 16 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.

Childbirth Education Classes Scheduled

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January 5, 2015

Sanford Bemidji’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 1: Over the course of three evenings, experienced labor and delivery nurses provide information about what to expect during childbirth. The next session of classroom childbirth education will be held January 5, 12, and 19, 2015. All classes meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the hospital’s east lobby. For a complete schedule, contact the Sanford Bemidji’s Center for Learning Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.
Classroom Option 2: Additional classes have been scheduled for those who may not be able to spend three evenings in childbirth education, but still prefer the face-to-face classroom education. The next all-day Saturday class is scheduled for January 24, 2015. The one-day Saturday class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and meets in the east lobby of the hospital.
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’s Center for Learning Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 6, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 6, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 6, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 6, 2015N/A

Beginning Skating & Hockey
Tuesdays Jan. 6 - Feb 24 Open to 1st- 4th Graders 3-5pm Suggested Donation: $5 per session
Do you like to skate? Do you need more practice? Do you want help learning basic skating fundamentals? This class will help you with all of that. Also, learn basic puck handling and passing. All pucks will remain on the ice. No rough stuff or actual games, just practice. If you have a hockey stick, bring it with to practice. Sign up for a couple classes or sign up for all classes. Dress for the weather. Bus will be provided to ice rink - parents must pick up students from ice rink. Instructor: Kevin Haegele PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Center - Tuesday Events

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January 6, 2015

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
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m. RG Insurance BCBS
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Liver or Pepper Steak, buttered boiled potatoes, peas, bread, apple crisp, milk
12:30 p.m.- Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. Oil Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

League of Women Voters Park Rapids

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January 6, 2015

Julie Kingsley, District Manager and Local Water Plan Coordinator with the Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), will be the speaker for the program “Water: Why YOU Should Care”, Tuesday, January 6, from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Northwoods Bank Community Room (handicap accessible). Julie will present the 2014 report, “Minnesota’s Clean Water Roadmap” and how the SWCD works to assure river and stream water quality in conjunction with Watershed Restoration and Projects (WRAP), including the Crow Wing River, Leech Lake River and Upper Mississippi River watershed areas. Much of the work the SWCD does to protect Hubbard County’s waters are projects on the land. Public input will be solicited and will be invaluable to informing her on-going work. Building the knowledge base of the public can help better plan, share and protect our waters, including those from below ground to the surface.
We invite and encourage all to come to this free program. Light refreshments will be served.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 7, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 7, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 7, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

The Center - Wednesday Events

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January 7, 2015

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 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. RG Insurance Medica
10 a.m. - Knitting
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11– 11:30 a.m. -Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, pudding dessert, milk
12 p.m. LGF
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Hands On Science Conference for Area 5th & 6th Graders

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January 7, 2015

More than 700 fifth and sixth grade students from area schools will have the opportunity to experience college and hands on learning at the 2015 Science Rocks! event. This event takes place at St. Cloud State University’s Wick Science Building, Brown Hall and the new ISELF building from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. The conference is coordinated by Resource Training & Solutions.
This conference is designed to introduce 5th & 6th grade students to a variety of science and nature elements through presentations and hands on learning. Students have the opportunity to learn at four different sessions throughout the day. Sessions include topics such as how the DNR manages fish populations (Trolling for Fish Facts), how roads and trails are designed (JELL-O Roads), or mapping skills (Cartography! The Art and Science of Mapmaking).
All the sessions are taught by professional in their fields including engineers, naturalists, nurses, veterinarians.
This 9th annual event is co-sponsored by St. Cloud State University and Resource Training & Solutions. This event is coordinated by Sandra Cordie, Director of Educational Programs at Resource Training & Solutions. Resource is a regional service agency serving school districts in Central Minnesota.

Snowshoe Making

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January 7, 2015

Forest History Center.
218-220-9532
Cost: $200 Non-members; $180 MNHS members.
Please stop by the Forest History Center to register or call 218-220-9532. You can also register the first night of the workshop. Tools and all materials will be provide. However, participants can bring the following tools if the prefer: low-angle block plane, spoke-shave, tape measure, 1/4" mortise chisel.

Snowshoe Making

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 8, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 8, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 8, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

The Center - Thursday Events

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January 8, 2015

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Donut Day
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. Wood Carvers
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Gift Shop
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Lutheran Social Services Dining – Chicken Chow Mein, rice/chow mein noodles, Oriental veg., mandarin orange gelatin, brownie, milk
11:30 a.m. Music & Dancing “Birthday Social”
1 p.m. Scrabble

The Center - Thursday Events

Donate Blood

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January 8, 2015

The next opportunity to donate blood in this area will be in Hackensack on January 8th from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Community Building. To make an appointment please call Beena Miller at 218-675-6137 or go to www.United BloodServices.org

Donate Blood

The Stuff of the Universe - Presentation at Headwaters Science Center

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January 8, 2015

Headwaters Science Center - “The Stuff of the Universe”
Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Avenue NW, Bemidji, presents a special presentation from the Soudan Underground Physics Lab, “The Stuff of the Universe!” Thursday, January 8th at 4pm for children and youth and 6:30pm for youth and adults. Both presentations are free and open to the public.
What is Dark Matter? What do we know about dark Energy? We have known about Neutrinos for over 70 years but are just learning about their characteristics. The Soudan Underground Physics Lab in Soudan Minnesota is a world recognized research facility studying these particles. The Outreach Coordinator, Allen Lipke will be at HSC on January 8th to explain the details of the Soudan Research and also the new research facility NOvA, located in Ash River Minnesota.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 9, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 9, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 9, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

Davina & The Vagabonds

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January 9, 2015N/A

Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. So much more than just a blues act, DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original.
www.davinaandthevagabonds.com
Chalberg Theatre/CLC, 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401
Tickets: $25
Box Office: 218-855-8199

Davina & The Vagabonds

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 9, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

The Center - Friday Events

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January 9, 2015

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. - Walking Exercise
10 a.m. Whist
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Creamy Vegetable soup, turkey sandwich, tropical fruit, crackers, cookie, milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Mah Jongg
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 10, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 10, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 10, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 10, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

8th Annual Celebrate Winter Trails Day with the Laurentian Lakes Chapter

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January 10, 2015N/A

8th Annual Celebrate Winter Trails Day with the Laurentian Lakes Chapter at Maplelag Resort on Saturday, January 10th, 2014.
Come out to celebrate winter by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on Maplelag’s fantastic trail system. A Trail Pass will be available for all participants. If you’re not up for a day out on the trails, check out all of the indoor stuff.....PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
• Join a group XC ski or snowshoe @ 1:00pm (meet in the lodge lobby).
• Come hear “Wild for Monarchs” presentation by Eleanor Burkett, Member of Brainerd
Chapter of Wild Ones and Water Resource Educator,UofM Extension @3:30pm.
• Check out the silent auction featuring outdoorsy items and unique local artisans’ products
from 1:00 – 6:00. All proceeds will go toward building, maintaining, and promoting the
NCT.
• Laurentian Lakes Chapter’s annual business meeting @ 5:00 (door prizes)
• Family-style dinner to follow @ 6:30pm

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 10, 2015N/A

Randy Schwegel's Basketball Skills Camp:
Saturday mornings, Jan. 10, 17. 24, 31
Practices will be coached by Randy and the Varsity Players. Players will learn basketball skills, team work, and sportsmanship. This camp is for 2nd-6th grade girls and boys. Fee: $10

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Free Wellness Screenings

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January 10, 2015

Free wellness screenings will be offered to the public in January in both Crosby and Baxter through Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's Project Can-do initiative.
The screenings, valued at $50, will be limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. They include an on-line health risk assessment, fasting blood draw for cholesterol and glucose levels, body mass index and blood pressure monitoring, and consultation with a health coach. Results will be mailed to all participants with health recommendations about one week following the screening.
Because of a 12-hour fasting requirement and for best results, the screenings will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. They will be at CRMC's Clinic in Crosby on Saturday, Jan. 10, and at CRMC's Clinic in Baxter on Saturday, Jan. 17. Healthy refreshments will be provided following the screening which takes about 10 minutes.
A wellness screening offers suggestions for ways to improve lifestyle by determining risk factors that need improvement. The in-depth information in the wellness report gives participants the information needed to take charge of their health. The information includes: overall wellness rating, current fitness level, stress level, eating habit evaluation, preventive exams recommendation, and preventive action recommendations for a healthy lifestyle.
Tests include a blood draw for the lipid profile (which is comprised of HDL, LDL, Total Cholesterol, Glucose and Triglycerides), height and weight measurements, and blood pressure reading.
For more information or to register, visit www.cuyunmed.org/wellness or contact Jennifer Holmvig at jholmvig@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-4455.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Free Wellness Screenings

Jaques Art Center

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January 10, 2015

January 10th is a busy day at the Jaques Art Center! Come on in to make it worth your while. In the morning a Scratch Board class will begin at 10:00 with Duane Barnhart. Youth and adults are encouraged to attend. The fee is 10.00 per person with scholarships available.
That afternoon, from 12-3 come, meet and welcome area artists at the reception for the new “Lake Country” juried show. Judged by artist Derek Davis, this show will be truly enjoyable.
We hope to see you at the Jaques Art Center soon! For more information contact: Amelia Ladd, Office Manager, 927-2363.

Snowshoe Making

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January 10, 2015

Forest History Center.
218-220-9532
Cost: $200 Non-members; $180 MNHS members.
Please stop by the Forest History Center to register or call 218-220-9532. You can also register the first night of the workshop. Tools and all materials will be provide. However, participants can bring the following tools if the prefer: low-angle block plane, spoke-shave, tape measure, 1/4" mortise chisel.

Snowshoe Making

Ernie's on Gull Lake Comedy Night

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January 10, 2015

Ernie's on Gull Lake Comedy Night - Saturday, January 10th
Grab your friends and swing out to Ernie's on Gull Saturday, January 10th for a night full of fun and laughs!
We have 3 featured comedians from the cities, Wayne Burfeind, John Conroy and Tommy Thompson! They are absolutely hilarious!
Open Mic night to start the night off so if you think you got the skills come on down! Seating starts at 8:30 with the show starting at 9pm. The admission is only $8! Reservations Encouraged. Call 218-829-3918.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 11, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 11, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 11, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 11, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Snowshoe Making

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January 11, 2015

Forest History Center.
218-220-9532
Cost: $200 Non-members; $180 MNHS members.
Please stop by the Forest History Center to register or call 218-220-9532. You can also register the first night of the workshop. Tools and all materials will be provide. However, participants can bring the following tools if the prefer: low-angle block plane, spoke-shave, tape measure, 1/4" mortise chisel.

Snowshoe Making

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 12, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 12, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 12, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 12, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 12, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

The Center - Monday Events

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January 12, 2015

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise
8:30-4 p.m. Prayer Quilting Group
9 a.m. - Advice from Ann
9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg lessons
10 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Gift Shop
11 - 11:30 a.m. - Bone Builder
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Tator Tot Casserole, green beans, peaches, bread, pudding, milk
12:30 p.m. -Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. – Cribbage
5 p.m. Fellowship Dinner

The Center - Monday Events

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

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January 12, 2015

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group.
The next meeting will be on the following Mondays in the Community Meeting Room at the Central Square Mall in Grand Rapids. November 10, December 8, & January 12 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
For more information or questions please call or e-mail Judy Rupert, AccessNorth.
218-262-6675 or e-mail judy@accessnorth.net

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 12, 2015

Snow Shoeing - Free Class - Must Pre-register
Monday, January 12th after school, 3-5 pm
2nd—12th Grade (PRB Commons Door 17)
On school grounds, limit 20 kids, cost- free. Kids must have appropriate winter gear, only snowshoes supplied. We will play games/races on our snowshoes with a possibility of hiking in the school forest. Free Snacks and Hot Chocolate. Dress appropriately for outdoor weather activities. (Adult volunteers needed).

Brainerd Public Library

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January 12, 2015

“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 January 12th and Monday January 26th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

Childbirth Education Classes Scheduled

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January 12, 2015

Sanford Bemidji’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 1: Over the course of three evenings, experienced labor and delivery nurses provide information about what to expect during childbirth. The next session of classroom childbirth education will be held January 5, 12, and 19, 2015. All classes meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the hospital’s east lobby. For a complete schedule, contact the Sanford Bemidji’s Center for Learning Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.
Classroom Option 2: Additional classes have been scheduled for those who may not be able to spend three evenings in childbirth education, but still prefer the face-to-face classroom education. The next all-day Saturday class is scheduled for January 24, 2015. The one-day Saturday class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and meets in the east lobby of the hospital.
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’s Center for Learning Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 13, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 13, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 13, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 13, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 13, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 13, 2015N/A

Beginning Skating & Hockey
Tuesdays Jan. 6 - Feb 24 Open to 1st- 4th Graders 3-5pm Suggested Donation: $5 per session
Do you like to skate? Do you need more practice? Do you want help learning basic skating fundamentals? This class will help you with all of that. Also, learn basic puck handling and passing. All pucks will remain on the ice. No rough stuff or actual games, just practice. If you have a hockey stick, bring it with to practice. Sign up for a couple classes or sign up for all classes. Dress for the weather. Bus will be provided to ice rink - parents must pick up students from ice rink. Instructor: Kevin Haegele PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Center - Tuesday Events

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January 13, 2015

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
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Def. Driving
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Roast Pork, whole potatoes, buttered cooked cabbage, bread, rosy applesauce, milk
12:30 p.m.- Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
1 p.m. Oil Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

Winter Naturalist Programs at Itasca State Park

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January 13, 2015

Circle Time Under the Pines: A is for Animal Tracks
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center Classroom (look for the big building under the big pine trees.)
Children 2-5 years old, come explore and have fun at Itasca as we learn about nature through stories, songs, crafts, and outdoor discovery. Bring your winter outdoor clothes (including snowpants and boots)… if weather permits, part of the program will be exploring the outdoors. NOTES: Adults must accompany children. Consider bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying your noon meal around the fireplace in the visitor center lobby after the program.
Dress according to the weather. In case of poor weather, event will be cancelled. Itasca State Park does have a limited number of snowshoes available on a first come-first served basis. Sorry, but the park does not have skis available.

Brainerd Public Library

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January 13, 2015

Create the Beauty, Month by Month Gardening Class -Tuesday January 13th @ noon** - This class provides practical tips for handling all of those extra tasks which are necessary, though mundane, to produce healthy, vibrant flowers--both annuals and perennials. A master gardener will discuss simple steps to plan monthly gardening activities. The goal: to build a plan which leaves an abundance of free to time to "stop and smell the roses." Register by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

African Safari Adventure

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January 13, 2015

Barb Schoon and husband Herb love to travel. Besides visiting nearly every state in our country, they have traveled to Australia, New Zealand, China, areas of South America, Africa and seven countries in Europe. “It’s the fun of seeing new sights and learning about other cultures that propels us to plan the next trip”, says Barb who captures the moments with her ever-present camera. Barb and Herb will share photos of Africa’s magnificent wildlife in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as the culture of the Massai people who inhabit rural east Africa. Unlimited Learning,Tues. 1:30-3:30, Jan. 13th, Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby non-members $5.00 Everyone is welcome.

Brainerd Public Library

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January 13, 2015

Be Creative, Be an Engineer! Workshop with the Science Museum of Minnesota* - Tuesday January 13 @ 4pm to 5:30pm - We are all born engineers—fascinated with building, exploring new technologies, and discovering how things work. Join the Science Museum of Minnesota to bring your inner engineering creativity to life through the Be Creative - Be an Engineer! family program. We will experiment with a variety of materials to design, build, and create solutions to engineering challenges. Through our interactive presentation and hands-on activities, you will have the opportunity to investigate and discover how we are all engineers using our creativity to solve problems.
Recommended for ages 8-12 with a parent or guardian. No sign up needed, but there is limited space, so be sure to arrive early!

Science Museum of Minnesota visiting the library

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January 13, 2015

The Brainerd Public Library is very excited to announce that we will have the Science Museum of Minnesota visiting the library on Jan 13th at 4pm to present – Be Creative, Be an Engineer! The experiments are geared towards children 8-13 and their parents or guardians, but all ages are welcome for this free program.
Here is a short description of the program:
Be Creative-Be an Engineer!-Family Event-Tuesday, January 13th at 4:00pm-5:30pm-Fascinated with building, exploring new technologies and discovering how things work? Join the Science Museum of Minnesota at the Brainerd Library to bring your inner engineering creativity to life. We will experiment with a variety of materials to design, build and create solutions to engineering challenges. Through the Science Museum's interactive presentation and hands on activities you will have the opportunity to investigate and discover how we are all engineers.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center New Surgery Center Open House

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January 13, 2015

Tuesday, January 13th
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
New Surgery Center Open House
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Join Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) as they host an Open House to showcase the new surgery center. CRMC is located at 320 East Main Street in downtown, Crosby.
•Ribbon Cutting
•You are invited to tour the new 33,000 square foot, $13 Million Surgery Center
◦You'll tour operating rooms, recovery beds, procedure and recovery rooms.
◦You'll be able to meet surgeons, physicians, nurses, technicians and other providers
◦You'll be able to network with area Chamber members
As a courtesy to the host, we are suggesting an advanced registration for this event. That will help them plan the healthy refreshments and foods that will be served. To register in advance, email The Nisswa Chamber
**Of course, we'll still allow you to attend even if you don't register in advance - but we'd like to give the host an estimated number of attendees.
Bring your business cards - be ready to network - it's free to attend!
We are looking forward to seeing you in Crosby on Tuesday, January 13th!

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 13, 2015

Early Childhood Family Education Classes
Along with all of our current classes, we will be offering a TODDLER CLASS (Walking to 2 years old)
Tuesdays 5-6pm Start date: January 13, 2015 ECFE Parent Ed Room (Door 26 of the Pine River Backus School) Kim Norman, Teacher/Parent Educator. Please contact Charity at 587-8003 to pre-register.
We look forward to meeting you and your toddler!

History Film Series: Minnesota: A History of the Land: Ordering the Land

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January 13, 2015

History Film Series: Minnesota: A History of the Land: Ordering the Land
Date: Tuesday 13 January 2015
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Drive, Little Falls
Cost: free
For more information: 320-616-5421
Event: In this first episode of "Minnesota: A History of the Land" witness 16,000 years of Minnesota’s fascinating early history. Minnesota's unique place in North America is revealed through state-of-the-art animations and graphics. Members of Minnesota’s Native American community describe their long relationship with the land. With the arrival of Europeans came a new way of looking at the land, one that changed the region forever. The fur trade era and early lumbering are brought to life with historic re-creations and photographs. Discover what happened when early entrepreneurs failed to understand the geology of St. Anthony Falls.
Film starts at 7 p.m. The museum and gift shop will be open for a short time before and after the film screening.
Admission is free.
The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is located across from Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, 1.5 miles south of Little Falls at 1620 Lindbergh Drive. Call 320-616-5421 for more information.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 14, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 14, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 14, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 14, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 14, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

The Center - Wednesday Events

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January 14, 2015

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 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - Knitting
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11– 11:30 a.m. -Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Lasagna, California blend veg., lettuce salad, garlic bread, bar, milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Brainerd Public Library

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January 14, 2015

Brainerd Adult Book Club - Wednesday, January 14 @ 2pm - Join us for a discussion of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, a novel about marriage and solitude that topped many 2013 best books lists. 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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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 15, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 15, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 15, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 15, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 15, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 15, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

The Center - Thursday Events

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January 15, 2015

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Donut Day
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. Wood Carvers
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Gift Shop
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Lutheran Social Services Dining – Oven Crispy Chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, mixed veg., bread, poke cake, milk
11:30 a.m. Music & Dancing
12 p.m. Board Meeting
1 p.m. Scrabble

The Center - Thursday Events

Brainerd Public Library

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January 15, 2015

Community event: Thursday, January 15 @ noon at the Brainerd Public Library - Meet Cassie Carey, the vibrant Crow Wing Energized coordinator, and find out what the grass roots movement is about, from vision to current activities, impact, and how it can help you and those you care about make healthy choices and get involved in the community. Free and open to the public. For more information email Cassie.

Brainerd Public Library Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Thursday, January 15 features Crow Wing Energized

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January 15, 2015

From noon to 1p.m. on Thursday, January 15 the community is invited to the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. 5th Street, for a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn with Cassie Carey, coordinator for Crow Wing Energized.
If living more healthy is one of your resolutions this year, you won’t want to miss this energizing presentation about all the activities taking place in Crow Wing County to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
Crow Wing Energized began just a little more than a year ago as a grassroots effort co-led by Essentia Health and Crow Wing County Community Services. This volunteer based effort has engaged more than 200 community leaders in making a difference and garnered the support of Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) funding. Focus areas include Healthy Choices, Mental Fitness, Workplace Wellness and Community Connections.
The Crow Wing Energized lunch and learn is the kick-off to a monthly series at the library that will focus on various aspects of health and wellness in our community. Mark your calendar for Thursday, February 19 at noon when Carmen Thelen will present on having a “healthy brain”.
This event is free of charge and all are welcome and encouraged to bring their own healthy lunch to enjoy while learning more!

Friends of the Headwaters Education Event

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January 15, 2015

Friends of the Headwaters will host an Education Session on the proposed Sandpiper and Line 3 Replacement pipelines and the potential impacts for you, our city and Minnesota waters on Thursday, January 15, at 6:30 PM in the Northwoods Bank Community Room. Learn how you can participate in the Public Utilities Commission public comment period and other tools.
We will provide general and specific information about the jeopardy Enbridge's proposed route creates for the Mississippi Headwaters, lake country, and Minnesota drinking water. Friends of the Headwaters is not against pipelines; we are just concerned about the long-term risks THIS route presents for Minnesota.
Friends of the Headwaters has requested an Environmental Impact Statement for this project. We believe that the kind of thorough assessment that is done before creating a Minnesota highway is also necessary before creating an oil pipeline corridor.
You can contact us at Friends of the Headwaters, P.O. Box 583, Park Rapids, MN. Our e-mail address is mnfriendsoftheheadwaters@gmail.com More information is available on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/savemississippiheadwaters and at our website www.friendsoftheheadwaters.org.

Friends of the Headwaters Education Event

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 16, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 16, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 16, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 16, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 16, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 16, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

The Center - Friday Events

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January 16, 2015

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. - Walking Exercise
10 a.m. Whist
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Meaty Beef Stew with carrots & potatoes, cole slaw, breadstick, apricots, milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Mah Jongg
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 17, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 17, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 17, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 17, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 17, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 17, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 17, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 17, 2015N/A

Randy Schwegel's Basketball Skills Camp:
Saturday mornings, Jan. 10, 17. 24, 31
Practices will be coached by Randy and the Varsity Players. Players will learn basketball skills, team work, and sportsmanship. This camp is for 2nd-6th grade girls and boys. Fee: $10

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Free Wellness Screenings

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January 17, 2015

Free wellness screenings will be offered to the public in January in both Crosby and Baxter through Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's Project Can-do initiative.
The screenings, valued at $50, will be limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. They include an on-line health risk assessment, fasting blood draw for cholesterol and glucose levels, body mass index and blood pressure monitoring, and consultation with a health coach. Results will be mailed to all participants with health recommendations about one week following the screening.
Because of a 12-hour fasting requirement and for best results, the screenings will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. They will be at CRMC's Clinic in Crosby on Saturday, Jan. 10, and at CRMC's Clinic in Baxter on Saturday, Jan. 17. Healthy refreshments will be provided following the screening which takes about 10 minutes.
A wellness screening offers suggestions for ways to improve lifestyle by determining risk factors that need improvement. The in-depth information in the wellness report gives participants the information needed to take charge of their health. The information includes: overall wellness rating, current fitness level, stress level, eating habit evaluation, preventive exams recommendation, and preventive action recommendations for a healthy lifestyle.
Tests include a blood draw for the lipid profile (which is comprised of HDL, LDL, Total Cholesterol, Glucose and Triglycerides), height and weight measurements, and blood pressure reading.
For more information or to register, visit www.cuyunmed.org/wellness or contact Jennifer Holmvig at jholmvig@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-4455.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Free Wellness Screenings

Family Winter Adventure Day-Forest History Center

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January 17, 2015

Family Winter Adventure Day.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10:00 am - 4 pm.
$9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children, MNHS member and children 5 and under free.

Family Winter Adventure Day-Forest History Center

Breezy Point Resort Wedding Fair

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January 17, 2015

Breezy Point Resort
Wedding Fair Saturday, January 17th
Come to our very DIFFERENT wedding fair at Breezy Point Resort on Saturday, January 17th from 11am-2pm.
Visit with many Brainerd Lakes vendors, view our beautifully decorated Breezy Point ballrooms, taste our exquisite food, sample wines and sip mimosas!
Now THIS is how you will enjoy planning a wedding! Brides and grooms are free if you register online at http://breezypointresort.com/wedding-fair/ $5.00 at the door for guests. Great Door prizes! See you Saturday, January 17th!

Breezy Point Resort Wedding Fair

Brain Buster Trivia Challenge

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January 17, 2015

Brain Buster Trivia Challenge.
Saturday, January 17, 2015. First Lutheran Church, Brainerd. Check-in starts at 1:00 pm and play begins at 2:00 pm.
$60 per team, up to 6 people per team.
Registration: brainbustertrivia.org or call Julie Despot at 218-829-6338 or mail to Julie Despot, 1302 poissant Rd., Ft. Ripley, MN 56449. Pre-register online, by phone or mail and pay at the event.

Backus Legion Soup Cook-Off

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January 17, 2015

The Backus American Legion will sponsor a soup cook-off beginning at 4 p.m., Sat., Jan. 17.
Participants should have their entries at the Legion by 4:45 p.m. Judging by the public will run from 5:15 to 6 p.m. and prizes will be awarded.
Complimentary soup will be served and entrants are requested to bring their recipes. The Legion clubrooms are located at Hwys. 371 and 87 West.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 18, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 18, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 18, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 18, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 18, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 18, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 18, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Hubbard Church to Celebrate 125th Anniversary

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January 18, 2015

Hubbard United Methodist Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Sunday, January 18, with brunch following the 9 a.m. worship service.
Sunday’s service, led by the Rev. Laurie Kantonen, will include special music and the reading of a 125th Anniversary Poem, written by Linda Missling, a member of the church. Seven different historic exhibits will be on display each month, beginning in January, highlighting the history of “the little church on the big prairie.” Because many members of the church are snowbirds, a second celebration will be held on July 26, the culminating event in a year-long celebration.
Hubbard United Methodist Church, the first Methodist church built in Hubbard County, has evolved and changed since its founding, with its membership waning and waxing, but for 125 years it has remained a stable presence in the Hubbard community. During the winter, the congregation numbers about 100 to 120, but in the summer the church reaches out to visitors and those who spend their summers on the nearby lakes, with attendance often more than 200.
Highlights of the past year include programs for children living in and around Hubbard, local, state and national mission projects, concerts, and a memorial garden on the church property.
The church traces its history to 1879 when pioneers homesteading on the Hubbard prairie met for worship at each other’s homes. In 1881 these early settlers recognized the need for a place to worship, and by 1890, a group of 57 hardy men and women had agreed to build a
church. On January 18, 1890, a charter was written for the Methodist Episcopal Society, today known as Hubbard United Methodist Church.
On May 23, 1890, the foundation of the church was laid and by July 25, the framework of the church had been erected. On January 18, 1891, the new church was dedicated, “a field day
for Methodism on the Shell Prairies,” as described in the January 23 Hubbard County Enterprise.
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Add 1 – HUMC To Celebrate 125th Anniversary
In 1978 the name of the church was officially changed to Hubbard United Methodist Church to reflect the merger with Evangelical United Brethren Church. The original church was enlarged in 1960 with the addition of a fellowship hall, kitchen and bathrooms, and new furnace. The congregation celebrated its centennial in 1990 and in 1996 the fellowship hall was enlarged again to accommodate the growing congregation.
Ground-breaking for a new church building was held on June 13, 2004, with the first service in the new sanctuary held August 13, 2005, followed by a service of dedication on August 21. The new building stands on the site of the original church, which was moved and is now part of the Hubbard Long Lake Theater complex. In August 2010, a grateful and dedicated congregation celebrated the burning of the mortgage for the new church.
Since 1885, the Hubbard congregation has been served by 53 ministers, the first being J.B. Tope. Some of the earlier ministers were known as “Circuit Riders,” sometimes serving as many as four congregations scattered on the prairie. Throughout its history, the church has been affiliated with other congregations in the area—Akeley, Sebeka, Menahga—but beginning in 2010, it became a single parish under the leadership of Rev. Kantonen.

Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club

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January 18, 2015

Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club
What: Cross Country ski lessons for kids & adults.
When: Sundays - 1:30pm until 3:45pm
January 18th
January 25th
February 1st
Kids Ski Race - "The Bornelopet" - February 8th from 1:30 until 3:45pm
Where: Bemidji Middle School - meet in the cafeteria for all events.
Questions:
Call Annette Drewes at 368-5050
bemidjiskiclub@gmail.com

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 19, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 19, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 19, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 19, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 19, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 19, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 19, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 19, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

The Center - Monday Events

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January 19, 2015

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise
8:30-4 p.m. Prayer Quilting Group
9 a.m. - Advice from Ann
9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg lessons
10 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Gift Shop
11 - 11:30 a.m. - Bone Builder
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Swiss Steak, baked potato, corn, bread, pineapple, milk
11:30 -4 p.m. Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. – Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

Northern Artist Association meeting and presentation

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January 19, 2015

The Northern Artist Association meeting will be on Monday, January 19th, starting at 12:30 pm at the Eagles Club. Cathy Marchand and Kay Murphy will be there representing the "Friends of the Carnegie." Their presentation will be on "The Historic Carnegie Library Restoration Project" and will include powerpoint slides and some handouts. The public is invited to attend.

January Christian Women's Luncheon

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January 19, 2015

January Christian Women's Luncheon.
January 19, 2015 beginning at 1:00 pm at E. Covenant Church, 5405 Hart Lane NW, Bemidji. Cost is $10
Music with Kent & Shantel Dudley. They will also share about: "The Joys of Parenting Special Needs Children."
Reservations: Elaine 333-3544; Dorothy 751-4499; Alverna 335-7838.

January Christian Women's Luncheon

Free weight-loss education event set in Park Rapids

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January 19, 2015

If you’re serious about weight loss and want to learn more about surgical and non-surgical solutions, there will be a weight-loss education event from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 at CHI St. Joseph’s Health in Park Rapids.
This regional event will be presented by the CHI St. Joseph’s Health Weight Management Center and Essentia Health Park Rapids Clinic team.
A weight-loss surgeon and Weight Management Center staff will explain surgical and other innovative options available to you and answer questions about your weight-loss goals.
Free body composition screening will also be available.
Learn about clinical research that shows weight-loss surgery to be superior to traditional medical treatment for people with type 2 diabetes, producing remission even before weight loss.
The Weight Management Center is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program and a Surgical Review Corporation Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Your healthcare insurance carrier will want to know about these important credentials, as major health plans recognize these facilities for their commitment to patient care, long-term success and good outcomes.
Offerings include gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable banding. Non-surgical services include nutrition, lifestyle and medication interventions.
Multi-level support groups and MOVE! exercise classes round out offerings available.
To pre-register, please call Theresa at 218-732-2837 or e-mail: theresa.henderson@essentiahealth.org.
The event will be held in CHI St. Joseph’s Health Lower Level Conference Room A at 600 Pleasant Avenue.

Childbirth Education Classes Scheduled

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January 19, 2015

Sanford Bemidji’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 1: Over the course of three evenings, experienced labor and delivery nurses provide information about what to expect during childbirth. The next session of classroom childbirth education will be held January 5, 12, and 19, 2015. All classes meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the hospital’s east lobby. For a complete schedule, contact the Sanford Bemidji’s Center for Learning Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.
Classroom Option 2: Additional classes have been scheduled for those who may not be able to spend three evenings in childbirth education, but still prefer the face-to-face classroom education. The next all-day Saturday class is scheduled for January 24, 2015. The one-day Saturday class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and meets in the east lobby of the hospital.
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’s Center for Learning Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 20, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 20, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 20, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 20, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 20, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 20, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 20, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 20, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 20, 2015N/A

Beginning Skating & Hockey
Tuesdays Jan. 6 - Feb 24 Open to 1st- 4th Graders 3-5pm Suggested Donation: $5 per session
Do you like to skate? Do you need more practice? Do you want help learning basic skating fundamentals? This class will help you with all of that. Also, learn basic puck handling and passing. All pucks will remain on the ice. No rough stuff or actual games, just practice. If you have a hockey stick, bring it with to practice. Sign up for a couple classes or sign up for all classes. Dress for the weather. Bus will be provided to ice rink - parents must pick up students from ice rink. Instructor: Kevin Haegele PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Center - Tuesday Events

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January 20, 2015

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
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Chicken in cream sauce over pasta, broccoli, fruit cocktail, cake , milk
12:30 p.m.- Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
1 p.m. Oil Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

Tom Hanson Returns To Unlimited Learning with U.S. Foreign Policy Analysis

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January 20, 2015

Tom Hanson Returns To Unlimited Learning with U.S. Foreign Policy Analysis Unlimited Learning presents nationally renowned foreign policy expert, Tom Hanson, who will share his foreign policy views peppered with inside information on Tues. Jan. 20th in Crosby. As a career U.S. Foreign Service Officer, his postings included East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden and the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. After participating in the opening of U.S. embassies in Mongolia and Estonia, he worked on the foreign relations committees of the U.S, Senate and House of representatives. He continues to travel globally and is considered a policy expert who can communicate complex global issues. Mr. Hanson’s insightful analysis of this past year’s foreign policy triumphs and failures is enlightenment for audiences of all ages. He will also predict hot spots and future issues for U.S. foreign policy in 2015. Tues. Jan. 20th,1:30-3:30 P.M. Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby. Non-members $5.00. This special event is part of a Great Decisions discussion group. For information about future Great Decisions meetings, contact anne.laufman@gmail.com, 218.297.4247

Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Education Presents Living Well with Diabetes

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January 20, 2015

Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Education is hosting its free Living Well with Diabetes gathering on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Conference Room C at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center (hospital). Attendees do not need to register ahead of time.
Presenting Diabetes Jeopardy is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator Cindy Nornes, from Sanford Bemidji. Attendees will participate in a game testing their knowledge of diabetes management. Come and join the fun and learn more about Diabetes.
If you would like more information, please join us at the Living Well Group on Jan. 20.
Living Well with Diabetes meetings offers information and support for managing diabetes every day. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. The meetings are designed for people interested in learning about health and wellness as it relates to diabetes management. Anyone living with diabetes, anyone who has a family member or friend living with diabetes or individuals interested in learning more about diabetes are welcome to attend.

MDHR to host Key Findings meeting on Minnesota’s Ethnic Councils, Jan. 20

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January 20, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights will host a Community Conversation on the key findings regarding Minnesota’s ethnic councils on how to best maximize the positive impacts of Minnesota’s ethnic councils.
Minnesota’s four ethnic councils were evaluated by the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor in a March 2014 report. Following the report, the Minnesota Legislature tasked MDHR to conduct community outreach regarding the role of Minnesota’s ethnic councils. MDHR hosted six Community Conversations throughout Minnesota in November and conducted interviews with stakeholders from a variety of foundations, non-profits, community members, legislators and government officials regarding the Minnesota ethnic councils. MDHR is interested in hosting a community conversation in the East Metro Area.
Who – Community members, students, advocates, businesses, and anyone interested in Minnesota’s ethnic councils or in political engagement among racial and ethnic communities.
What – The forum will offer the opportunity for the community to review and discuss initial key findings, community needs, the scope of Minnesota’s ethnic councils and discuss your thoughts on the ideal role, organizational structure and the priorities for the ethnic councils.
When– Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 6:30 p.m.
Where – Dayton’s Bluff Community Council
804 Margaret Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Day-of-Event Contact: Christine Dufour, 651.231.6531
For more information about the Minnesota ethnic councils and other Minnesota Department of Human Rights events, visit mn.gov/mdhr or follow us on Twitter at @mnhumanrights.

MDHR to host Key Findings meeting on Minnesota’s Ethnic Councils, Jan. 20

Cancer Mutual Help Group Scheduled

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January 20, 2015

Cancer Concerns and Connections (CCC) host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. This month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Sunnarborg home, 5818 Birchmont Dr., Bemidji. This month’s presentation is titled Training for Hope, presented by Tanya Clemenson, ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Trainer and Wellness Specialist from Sanford Bemidji. Clemenson will present on the Training for Hope program and go over some simple exercises. Training for Hope is a cancer survivor fitness program for individuals currently undergoing treatment or survivors experiencing mobility difficulties following cancer treatment. Training for Hope can help individuals achieve a more fit and active lifestyle.

Feb.-Mar, 2015
Cancer Concerns and Connections (CCC) Group will not meet at the Sunnarborg home in Feb. or Mar. During this time, call the Sanford Bemidji Cancer Center at (218) 333-4600 for inquiries.
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 2015 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 Scheduled

“REACH MEETING” NOTICE

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January 20, 2015

The REACH family and friends support group will meet Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from
7:00 to 8:30 PM at Hope House, 2014 7th Street S.E. in Bemidji.
Topic: Medications and Family Experiences
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.
The REACH support group meets the third Tuesday of the month.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 21, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 21, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 21, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 21, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 21, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 21, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 21, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 21, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

The Center - Wednesday Events

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January 21, 2015

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 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - Knitting
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11– 11:30 a.m. -Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Brat, baked beans, potato salad, bun, rice krispy bar, milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 22, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 22, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 22, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 22, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 22, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 22, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 22, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 22, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

The Center - Thursday Events

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January 22, 2015

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Donut Day
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. Wood Carvers
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Gift Shop
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Lutheran Social Services Dining –Pork Loin, buttered boiled potatoes, country blend veg., dinner roll, fruit crisp, milk
11:30 a.m. Music & Dancing
12 – 4 p.m. Def. Driving
1 p.m. Scrabble

The Center - Thursday Events

Faith in Action New Volunteer Training January 22nd in Walker

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January 22, 2015

Neighborly Volunteers are urgently needed in the Leech Lake, Cass Lake, Longville, and Remer areas this winter to help folks with transportation, home meal delivery, visiting and respite, light homemaking, basic home repair, and chores such as shoveling through Faith in Action for Cass County’s coordinated volunteer services. Interested individuals or couples can register now for a New Volunteer Training on Thursday, January 22nd, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Access North Office, 8245 Industrial Park Road, Suite B (across from Walker Home Center) in Walker. Potential volunteers will learn about the program policies and procedures, dealing with diversity and emergencies, and the fun of making new friends in their community.
Volunteers are able to choose how and when they want to volunteer, whether it is 2 hours a month or 10 hours a week – there are opportunities for everyone. Faith in Action provides coordination services, liability insurance, mileage reimbursement, and ongoing training and support for all registered volunteers. Volunteers must complete an application process including the training and background checks. With Faith in Action, there is a place for everyone’s time and talents.
A locally supported, nonprofit charitable organization, Faith in Action for Cass County provides nonmedical, neighborly assistance to seniors, the disabled, and people in need throughout Cass County.
BecomeFaith in Action volunteers provide transportation, friendly visiting, respite for caregivers, light homemaking and chores, and basic home repair, and they build accessibility ramps. “It’s the greatest ‘job’ I’ve ever had!” stated Lorraine, a Faith in Action Volunteer driver from the Hackensack area. Volunteers receive much more than scheduling coordination and rec
a community volunteer with Faith in Action – “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” For more information about Faith in Action volunteer services or to sign up for Volunteer Training on January 22nd, call 866-675-5435 or email cassfia@uslink.net.

Bemidji State University professor explores cultural standards for education curricula

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January 22, 2015

Cultural standards for educators, students, schools, curriculum and communities all across the board have been brought forward by Minnesota Native educators. Their goal is to establish a path way for schools and communities to support the educational and cultural well-being of students in their care.
Dr. Vivian Delgado, assistant professor of indigenous native nations studies at Bemidji State University, will discuss how these cultural standards are essential as part of BSU’s Honors Council Lecture Series.
Delgado’s presentation, “Minnesota Culturally Responsive State Standards,” will be held Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer 112. Honors Council lectures are open to everyone free of charge.
“Cultural standards are essential for identifying the natural attributes and appropriate character associated with culturally responsive educators, curriculum and schools,” Delgado said.
Delgado’s lecture will show how culturally responsive standards serve as a complement to, not a replacement for, those standards adopted by the State of Minnesota.
“Most state standards stipulate what students should know and be able to do,” she said. “The cultural standards are natural laws that provide guidance on how to immerse students in their environments in a way that students become responsible, capable and whole human beings in the process.”

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 23, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 23, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 23, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 23, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 23, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 23, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 23, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 23, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

The Center - Friday Events

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January 23, 2015

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. - Walking Exercise
10 a.m. Whist
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Chicken Veg. soup, meat salad on bun, peaches, crackers, bar, milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Mah Jongg
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

Transit Authority - A Tribute to the Music of Chicago

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January 23, 2015

Transit Authority Band is the premiere tribute band to the historic music of Chicago, the iconic ‘rock and roll band with horns’. This 8-piece powerhouse ensemble includes some of the Midwest's most talented musicians. Each show is a high energy, spot-on tribute to some of the greatest music of all time.
www.transitauthorityband.com
Tornstrom Auditorium, 804 Oak Street, Brainerd MN 56401
Tickets: $25
Box Office: 218-855-8199

Transit Authority - A Tribute to the Music of Chicago

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 24, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 24, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 24, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 24, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 24, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 24, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 24, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 24, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 24, 2015N/A

Randy Schwegel's Basketball Skills Camp:
Saturday mornings, Jan. 10, 17. 24, 31
Practices will be coached by Randy and the Varsity Players. Players will learn basketball skills, team work, and sportsmanship. This camp is for 2nd-6th grade girls and boys. Fee: $10

Winter Naturalist Programs at Itasca State Park

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January 24, 2015N/A

Itasca’s Presenters Under the Pines: “My Endless Childhood” An Evening with a Storyteller
Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 4- 5 p.m.
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center Classroom
We have all experienced situations that didn’t go as planned, but most of us have enough dignity or common sense not to share them with others. Join Steve Maanum, columnist with Minnesota Bloomers as he relates his most embarrassing moments. Many of those events from his column “My Endless Childhood” will be related during “An Evening with a Storyteller” at Itasca State Park on January 24th at 4 P.M. Come and join us and see if Steve can brighten your day with stories like “Take a Stab at Embarrassment” -
“When my older sister admitted that she was deathly afraid of crayfish, she unknowingly handed me the perfect opportunity to get even for all of the times she had teased me to the edge of my breaking point. Would this be the time I finally got my long awaited revenge?”

Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski Event
Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 5-7:30 p.m.
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Come out and ski or snowshoe by the light of the moon and the kerosene lanterns along the trail. Trail follows the Many Lakes Road (South Entrance). Classic ski, skate ski or snowshoe at your own pace along the lantern lit route during this drop-in program. For added fun, bring along your s'mores fixings or hot dogs for cooking at the campfire or stop in and warm up at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.

Itasca’s Music Under the Pines—Jim and Molly Bauer
Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Meet in the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center Lobby
Warm up by the fireplace and enjoy the music of Jim and Molly Bauer. This Minnesota-based duo, with Jim playing acoustic guitar will share stories and entertain with familiar folk and folk rock songs.

36th Annual Winter Rendezvous

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January 24, 2015

Deep Portage Learning Center invites everyone to participate in the 36th Annual Winter Rendezvous—a fun-filled day of old-time games and activities—on Saturday, January 24. Registration will begin at 9:30 am, and the day will wrap up with an awards ceremony beginning at 2 pm.
Journey back in time and learn about the cultural heritage of Minnesota! In this one day event we will have activities based on traditions from Lumberjacks, Voyageurs and Native Americans. Try your hand at events such as the tomahawk toss, snowsnakes, spear throwing using atlatls, the cross-cut saw, trap shooting, northwoods curling and many more! Bring the whole family to join in a friendly community competition while learning about the rich cultural history of the area! The participation fee $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12, seniors and Deep Portage members. Lunch is an additional $5 for adults and $3 for children, seniors and members. Please feel free to bring your own bag lunch.
For reservations or additional information, please call Deep Portage at (218) 682-2325, toll-free at 1-888-280-9908, or email portage@uslink.net. Visit the website at www.deep-portage.org or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DeepPortage.

36th Annual Winter Rendezvous

Snowshoe Making

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January 24, 2015

Forest History Center.
218-220-9532
Cost: $200 Non-members; $180 MNHS members.
Please stop by the Forest History Center to register or call 218-220-9532. You can also register the first night of the workshop. Tools and all materials will be provide. However, participants can bring the following tools if the prefer: low-angle block plane, spoke-shave, tape measure, 1/4" mortise chisel.

Snowshoe Making

Gull Lake Drifters Snowmobile Club Hosting Open House Sat. January 24th

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January 24, 2015

When: Saturday January 24th 11:00 - 2:00
Where: Groomer Shack by the Round-a-bout / Paul Bunyan Trail (watch for signs)
The Gull Lake Drifters welcome you to enjoy the 122 miles of trails we maintain in beautiful central Minnesota! Come and visit with Gull Lake Drifters members! Learn how being a member of a snowmobile club is so rewarding while enjoying lunch with us!
For more information, contact The Gull Lake Drifterss (Randy Avenson) 218-839-1092 or email gulllakedrifters@gmail.com
website: www.brainerdlakesareasnowmobiletrails.com

Gull Lake Drifters Snowmobile Club Hosting Open House Sat. January 24th

Electrifying Minnesota exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center

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January 24, 2015

Join the Beltrami County Historical Society for Electrifying Minnesota from January 24 to April 11 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. This traveling exhibit on loan from the Minnesota History Center illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for over 100 years. Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch, and discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Films, photography, historical objects, and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes the lives of Minnesotans. The traveling exhibit was created by the Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center January 24-April 11. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-4. Regular admission fees apply.

Saturday Science

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January 24, 2015

We have a great line-up of Saturday Science presentations this spring - join us for one or all!
January - "Electrifying Minnesota" at Beltrami County History Center.
**Note Special Date and Time ** January 24th, between 12-4 pm. HSC members receive FREE admission to the History Center for the opening of the exhibit: "Electrifying Minnesota" on January 24th only. •February - Division Dental celebrating Oral Health Month
•March - Karvakko Engineering - Pi Day Celebration
•April - Northern MInnesota Girls Who Code Club
•May - DIve Depot and Scuba Science
Saturday Science is always the third Saturday of the month from 2-3 pm. It's free for HSC members and free with paid admission to HSC.
"Electrifying Minnesota": Exhibit creators: The Bakken Museum, with the Minnesota History Center Traveling Exhibits Program. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Oak Hills to host preview day and snow tubing

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January 24, 2015

Oak Hills Christian College will host a campus preview day and various other activities on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Area high school juniors and seniors are invited to partake on the day's events beginning at 12:30 pm.
First, students will help cheer on the Oak Hills Wolfpack as the men's basketball team takes on Turtle Mountain Community College from Belcourt, ND. Following the game, students will have the opportunity to tour the lakeside campus and chat with staff and students about Oak Hills' variety of degree programs, including the newest Bachelor's degree in Sports Management.
Students are the invited to Buena Vista Ski Area where Oak Hills will be sponsoring a night of now tubing, pizza, and music provided by an Oak Hills student group. The event is free and open to all high school juniors and seniors. Interested parties must register by calling or emailing Jeremy Anderson. 218-751-8670, jeremyanderson@oakhills.edu

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 25, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 25, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 25, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 25, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 25, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 25, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 25, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 25, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

Electrifying Minnesota exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center

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January 25, 2015

Join the Beltrami County Historical Society for Electrifying Minnesota from January 24 to April 11 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. This traveling exhibit on loan from the Minnesota History Center illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for over 100 years. Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch, and discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Films, photography, historical objects, and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes the lives of Minnesotans. The traveling exhibit was created by the Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center January 24-April 11. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-4. Regular admission fees apply.

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

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January 25, 2015N/A

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, January 25-31st. The theme for the week is “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”. Students will volunteer for various service projects throughout the week including helping at the Salvation Army Food Shelf, the Senior Center and additional tasks at the school and church. A School Open house is set for Tuesday, January 27th 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A school talent show will take place after the open house. All are welcome. Through these events St. Francis School will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our churches, our communities and nation.

Brainerd Nordic Ski Club event

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January 25, 2015N/A

What: Lumberjack Jaunt Nordic Ski Race
When: January 25th
Where: Northland Arboretum, Brainerd

Snowshoe Making

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January 25, 2015

Forest History Center.
218-220-9532
Cost: $200 Non-members; $180 MNHS members.
Please stop by the Forest History Center to register or call 218-220-9532. You can also register the first night of the workshop. Tools and all materials will be provide. However, participants can bring the following tools if the prefer: low-angle block plane, spoke-shave, tape measure, 1/4" mortise chisel.

Snowshoe Making

Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club

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January 25, 2015

Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club
What: Cross Country ski lessons for kids & adults.
When: Sundays - 1:30pm until 3:45pm
January 18th
January 25th
February 1st
Kids Ski Race - "The Bornelopet" - February 8th from 1:30 until 3:45pm
Where: Bemidji Middle School - meet in the cafeteria for all events.
Questions:
Call Annette Drewes at 368-5050
bemidjiskiclub@gmail.com

Historical Society ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE

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January 25, 2015

Historical Society ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE:
The Annual membership meeting of Clearwater County Historical Society will take place on Sunday afternoon January 25 at the Clearbrook Community/ Legion Room. The meeting will begin with a program at 4:00 followed by the business meeting at 4:45 and concluding with a potluck supper at 5:30. Members and anyone interested in the historical society are encouraged to attend- door prizes are awarded!
The community room is located in the old Clearbrook School. The entrance is located off Elm Street on the east side of the old school. The room is on your left as you come in the door.
For more information call the History Center at 218-785-2000. Office hours are Tuesday- Thursday 10:00- 4:00

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 26, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 26, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 26, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 26, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 26, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 26, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 26, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 26, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

Electrifying Minnesota exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center

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January 26, 2015

Join the Beltrami County Historical Society for Electrifying Minnesota from January 24 to April 11 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. This traveling exhibit on loan from the Minnesota History Center illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for over 100 years. Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch, and discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Films, photography, historical objects, and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes the lives of Minnesotans. The traveling exhibit was created by the Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center January 24-April 11. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-4. Regular admission fees apply.

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

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January 26, 2015N/A

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, January 25-31st. The theme for the week is “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”. Students will volunteer for various service projects throughout the week including helping at the Salvation Army Food Shelf, the Senior Center and additional tasks at the school and church. A School Open house is set for Tuesday, January 27th 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A school talent show will take place after the open house. All are welcome. Through these events St. Francis School will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our churches, our communities and nation.

The Center - Monday Events

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January 26, 2015

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise
8:30-4 p.m. Prayer Quilting Group
9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg lessons
10 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Gift Shop
11 - 11:30 a.m. - Bone Builder
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: BBQ Pork, peas, sweet potato fries, bun, cookie, milk
1:15 p.m. – Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

Brainerd Public Library

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January 26, 2015

Family Book Club is back! - Monday, January 26 @ 4pm Join us for our monthly family book club as we discuss Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby. Our book club is for kids ages 8-12 and their parents/guardians. 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.

Sanford Bemidji Hosts Weight Loss Surgery Informational Seminars

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January 26, 2015

A free, informational seminar on Sanford Bemidji Weight Loss Surgery is being held in Bemidji on Monday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and sleep apnea are dangerous health conditions that often go hand in hand with being overweight or obese. While weight-loss surgery is not for everyone, it can help ensure long-term weight loss success and many times, help control these dangerous health conditions.
Join Sanford Bemidji bariatric surgeon Kashif Zuberi, M.D., for a free weight loss surgery seminar and find out if it’s right for you.
The seminar will be located at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in the Education Center, 1300 Anne St. NW. Participants are invited to join for themselves or a loved one and are welcome to bring a friend or family member.
Registration is required. Reserve your seat by calling Sanford Bemidji at (218) 333-6003.

Brainerd Public Library

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January 26, 2015

“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 January 12th and Monday January 26th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 27, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 27, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 27, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 27, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 27, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 27, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 27, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 27, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

Electrifying Minnesota exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center

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January 27, 2015

Join the Beltrami County Historical Society for Electrifying Minnesota from January 24 to April 11 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. This traveling exhibit on loan from the Minnesota History Center illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for over 100 years. Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch, and discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Films, photography, historical objects, and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes the lives of Minnesotans. The traveling exhibit was created by the Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center January 24-April 11. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-4. Regular admission fees apply.

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

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January 27, 2015N/A

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, January 25-31st. The theme for the week is “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”. Students will volunteer for various service projects throughout the week including helping at the Salvation Army Food Shelf, the Senior Center and additional tasks at the school and church. A School Open house is set for Tuesday, January 27th 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A school talent show will take place after the open house. All are welcome. Through these events St. Francis School will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our churches, our communities and nation.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 27, 2015N/A

Beginning Skating & Hockey
Tuesdays Jan. 6 - Feb 24 Open to 1st- 4th Graders 3-5pm Suggested Donation: $5 per session
Do you like to skate? Do you need more practice? Do you want help learning basic skating fundamentals? This class will help you with all of that. Also, learn basic puck handling and passing. All pucks will remain on the ice. No rough stuff or actual games, just practice. If you have a hockey stick, bring it with to practice. Sign up for a couple classes or sign up for all classes. Dress for the weather. Bus will be provided to ice rink - parents must pick up students from ice rink. Instructor: Kevin Haegele PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Center - Tuesday Events

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January 27, 2015

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
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Chili, pears, lettuce/dressing, crackers, pudding, milk
12:30 p.m.- Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
1 p.m. Oil Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 28, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 28, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 28, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 28, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 28, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 28, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 28, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 28, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

Electrifying Minnesota exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center

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January 28, 2015

Join the Beltrami County Historical Society for Electrifying Minnesota from January 24 to April 11 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. This traveling exhibit on loan from the Minnesota History Center illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for over 100 years. Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch, and discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Films, photography, historical objects, and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes the lives of Minnesotans. The traveling exhibit was created by the Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center January 24-April 11. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-4. Regular admission fees apply.

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

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January 28, 2015N/A

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, January 25-31st. The theme for the week is “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”. Students will volunteer for various service projects throughout the week including helping at the Salvation Army Food Shelf, the Senior Center and additional tasks at the school and church. A School Open house is set for Tuesday, January 27th 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A school talent show will take place after the open house. All are welcome. Through these events St. Francis School will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our churches, our communities and nation.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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January 28, 2015

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 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - Knitting
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11– 11:30 a.m. -Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. – Baked Chicken, baked potato, squash, bread, gelatin with fruit/wh. Topping, milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

BIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

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January 28, 2015

BIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Speaker: Matthew Anderson, Executive Director of Audubon Minnesota
January 28, Wednesday, 7 pm at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
How will changes to our Minnesota climate affect birds? Warmer, stormier, drier in some areas and wetter in others? Changes to forest types and other vegetation? Matt Anderson will present a program on the threats climate change poses to Minnesota’s avian community. This work is based on extensive scientific analysis of current bird distributions and compares those ranges with projected climate changes. The list of birds at risk should be astounding and a clear call for action.
Join us for a fascinating program that discusses the biological world around us.
This program is sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society, and is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Pam Perry at pkperry@brainerd.net or the Northland Arboretum at arboretum@brainerd.net

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 29, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 29, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 29, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 29, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 29, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 29, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 29, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 29, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

Electrifying Minnesota exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center

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January 29, 2015

Join the Beltrami County Historical Society for Electrifying Minnesota from January 24 to April 11 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. This traveling exhibit on loan from the Minnesota History Center illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for over 100 years. Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch, and discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Films, photography, historical objects, and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes the lives of Minnesotans. The traveling exhibit was created by the Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center January 24-April 11. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-4. Regular admission fees apply.

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

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January 29, 2015N/A

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, January 25-31st. The theme for the week is “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”. Students will volunteer for various service projects throughout the week including helping at the Salvation Army Food Shelf, the Senior Center and additional tasks at the school and church. A School Open house is set for Tuesday, January 27th 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A school talent show will take place after the open house. All are welcome. Through these events St. Francis School will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our churches, our communities and nation.

Tax Preparation Assistance

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January 29, 2015N/A

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program for the Bemidji area begins Thursday, January 29 at the Senior
Center located at 216 Third Street NW, Bemidji. Tax preparation counselors will be at the Senior
Center from 9:15 AM to 3:00 PM on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from January 29 through April 13th.
Assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for this service;
however donations to the Senior Center are appreciated. AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP
Foundation, offered in cooperation with the IRS and the MN Department of Revenue. It is sponsored
locally by the Senior Center.
With the help of 36,000 volunteers nationwide low to moderate income taxpayers of all ages and the
elderly are offered the opportunity to participate in this program. These men and women receive
FREE general tax counseling, professionally prepared tax returns, and electronic filing of their
returns. Approximately 2.6 million taxpayers each year receive services from this intensive
program.

The Center - Thursday Events

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January 29, 2015

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Donut Day
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. Wood Carvers
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Gift Shop
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Lutheran Social Services Dining –Meatballs/gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, bread, lemon angel food cake, milk
11:30 a.m. Music & Dancing
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Prayer Quilting
1 p.m. Scrabble

The Center - Thursday Events

Estate Planning for Artists Sponsored by Region 2 Arts Council

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January 29, 2015

Region 2 Arts Council invites you to join licensed, Minnesota-based, international arts and entertainment attorney Brian Lukasavitz for an evening workshop about Estate Planning and Licensing for Artists.
This workshop will highlight
· Wills
· Trusts
· Estate Planning
· Protecting and promoting an artist's work once the artist's career has ended
· Special considerations for copyright owners and creators of artistic content
Further topics for discussion include
· Key elements of licensing agreements
· Terms of Negotiation
· Royalties
· Reversion of Rights
When: Thursday, January 29 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Rail River Folk School, 303 Rail Road Street SW, Bemidji
With an undergraduate degree in theatre and music and a law degree with an emphasis in entertainment and media law, Brian Lukasavitz works with artists and organizations to protect, serve and promote their creative projects.
Please contact Region 2 Arts Council at 218-751-5447 or staff@r2arts.org to reserve your space! Registration Deadline 1/26/15.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 30, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 30, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 30, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 30, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 30, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 30, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 30, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 30, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

Electrifying Minnesota exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center

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January 30, 2015

Join the Beltrami County Historical Society for Electrifying Minnesota from January 24 to April 11 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. This traveling exhibit on loan from the Minnesota History Center illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for over 100 years. Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch, and discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Films, photography, historical objects, and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes the lives of Minnesotans. The traveling exhibit was created by the Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center January 24-April 11. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-4. Regular admission fees apply.

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

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January 30, 2015N/A

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, January 25-31st. The theme for the week is “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”. Students will volunteer for various service projects throughout the week including helping at the Salvation Army Food Shelf, the Senior Center and additional tasks at the school and church. A School Open house is set for Tuesday, January 27th 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A school talent show will take place after the open house. All are welcome. Through these events St. Francis School will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our churches, our communities and nation.

Tax Preparation Assistance

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January 30, 2015N/A

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program for the Bemidji area begins Thursday, January 29 at the Senior
Center located at 216 Third Street NW, Bemidji. Tax preparation counselors will be at the Senior
Center from 9:15 AM to 3:00 PM on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from January 29 through April 13th.
Assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for this service;
however donations to the Senior Center are appreciated. AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP
Foundation, offered in cooperation with the IRS and the MN Department of Revenue. It is sponsored
locally by the Senior Center.
With the help of 36,000 volunteers nationwide low to moderate income taxpayers of all ages and the
elderly are offered the opportunity to participate in this program. These men and women receive
FREE general tax counseling, professionally prepared tax returns, and electronic filing of their
returns. Approximately 2.6 million taxpayers each year receive services from this intensive
program.

BLAEDC CEO - Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities

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January 30, 2015N/A

Education is rapidly transforming. Today, schools are called to ensure our students are both college and career ready. As our school districts seek to embrace this challenge, the Pequot Lakes and Brainerd public school districts wish to invite you to a special opportunity.
Please view the invitation to a luncheon and short presentation on January 30th about the opportunity to partner with the Pequot Lakes and Brainerd school districts as we explore the possibility of bringing the CEO program to our communities.
You may also view an informational brochure about the program currently serving students in the Staples-Motley and Wadena-Deer Creek districts.
RSVP for the January 30th session to: bwilliams@isd186.org

Le Bistro at WoodsEdge hosts artisan bread sale

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January 30, 2015

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, Jan 30 (7 a.m. – 4 p.m. or until all bread is sold). The sale features three handmade artisan breads by Chef Ed; wild rice cranberry, cracked wheat and sun dried tomato with olive oil. All breads are $5 per loaf.
A portion of the proceeds supports Neilson Place residents' quality of life activities.

The Center - Friday Events

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January 30, 2015

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. - Walking Exercise
10 a.m. Whist
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Pub House Fish, whole potatoes, Prince William veg. bread, slice pie, milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Mah Jongg
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

MINING INDUSTRY DAY HIRING EVENT

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January 30, 2015

Job Seekers from around the state can pursue career opportunities in Minnesota's vital mining industry and meet potential employers during 3rd Annual Mining Industry Day on Friday, Jan. 30, in Chisholm.
This free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minnesota Discovery Center.
After suffering significant job declines during the recession, the mining industry saw huge employment gains in the last five years, gaining 1,450 net new jobs from 2009 to 2013, a 47.6% increase. Mining accounted for nearly 40% of the region's total job growth during that timeframe. A significant industry in Northeast Minnesota, Mining provided 4,582 jobs at 30 firms in the second quarter of 2014, as well as just under $100 million in quarterly payroll according to data from DEED'S Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW) program. Mining accounts for about 3.2% of total regional employment and 7.2% of total regional payroll, with average weekly wages that were more than double the total of all industries in the region.
For job seekers, the event showcases mines and mining-related companies that hire similar skill sets and have job openings from entry level to highly skilled. Job seekers are encouraged to plan for the event by reviewing the websites of participating companies, applying online for any job openings, bringing paper resumes to hand out and preparing to talk about employment skills.
Veterans with transferable military skills are especially encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 3:00 – 4:00 pm the WorkForce Center in Hibbing will help job seekers prepare for interviews. Monday January 26 2015, 1:00-3:00 individual assistance will be provided.
WorkForce Centers statewide can provide the same services for job seekers who live in different regions but would like help preparing for the event. For more information on how to prepare for Mining Industry Day, contact your local WorkForce Center at 1-888-GET-JOBS.

Save The Date - Gala & Silent Auction

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January 30, 2015

Brighter Days Foundation.
Save The Date - Gala & Silent Auction.
January 30, 2015. Tickets and sponsorships now available.
Gala & Silent Auction at the Historic Northern Pacific Center.
Brainerd, MN beginning at 6:00 pm.

Save The Date - Gala & Silent Auction

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 31, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 31, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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January 31, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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January 31, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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January 31, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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January 31, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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January 31, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 31, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

Electrifying Minnesota exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center

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January 31, 2015

Join the Beltrami County Historical Society for Electrifying Minnesota from January 24 to April 11 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. This traveling exhibit on loan from the Minnesota History Center illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for over 100 years. Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch, and discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Films, photography, historical objects, and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes the lives of Minnesotans. The traveling exhibit was created by the Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center January 24-April 11. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-4. Regular admission fees apply.

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

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January 31, 2015N/A

Saint Francis Catholic School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, January 25-31st. The theme for the week is “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”. Students will volunteer for various service projects throughout the week including helping at the Salvation Army Food Shelf, the Senior Center and additional tasks at the school and church. A School Open house is set for Tuesday, January 27th 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A school talent show will take place after the open house. All are welcome. Through these events St. Francis School will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our churches, our communities and nation.

Tax Preparation Assistance

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January 31, 2015N/A

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program for the Bemidji area begins Thursday, January 29 at the Senior
Center located at 216 Third Street NW, Bemidji. Tax preparation counselors will be at the Senior
Center from 9:15 AM to 3:00 PM on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from January 29 through April 13th.
Assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for this service;
however donations to the Senior Center are appreciated. AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP
Foundation, offered in cooperation with the IRS and the MN Department of Revenue. It is sponsored
locally by the Senior Center.
With the help of 36,000 volunteers nationwide low to moderate income taxpayers of all ages and the
elderly are offered the opportunity to participate in this program. These men and women receive
FREE general tax counseling, professionally prepared tax returns, and electronic filing of their
returns. Approximately 2.6 million taxpayers each year receive services from this intensive
program.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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January 31, 2015N/A

Randy Schwegel's Basketball Skills Camp:
Saturday mornings, Jan. 10, 17. 24, 31
Practices will be coached by Randy and the Varsity Players. Players will learn basketball skills, team work, and sportsmanship. This camp is for 2nd-6th grade girls and boys. Fee: $10

1st Annual Bemidji ECFE Baby & Kids Garage Sale

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January 31, 2015

1st Annual Bemidji ECFE Baby & Kids Garage Sale.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Bemidji Armory (no early sales).
Admission for the event will be a suggested donation of a baby or child non-perishable food item.
Pizza lunch from 11am to 1pm

New Exhibit

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January 31, 2015

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is loaning HSC several exhibit pieces from the EcoExperience Barn at the Minnesota State Fair. The exhibit focuses on climate and energy and we will host an opening reception on January 31st from 10 am to 2 pm. The reception will also feature the BSU Office of Sustainability, RREAL, and Otter Tail Power and Rail River Folk School. HSC will provide light refreshments.
This opening reception is free for HSC members and free with paid admission to the exhibit floor. The Climate and Energy exhibit will be on display from January 31st until June 15th in our upstairs area.

Headwaters Science Center - “Climate, Energy and Community: What We Can Do”

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January 31, 2015

Headwaters Science Center - “Climate, Energy and Community: What We Can Do”
Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Avenue NW, Bemidji announces a new exhibit “Climate, Energy and Community: What We Can Do” on loan from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's (MPCA) State Fair "Eco Experience", January 31st through June 15, 2015. Join HSC, MPCA, Minnesota Department of Commerce, BSU Office of Sustainability, Otter Tail Power Company, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance and Rail River Folk School, on January 31st from 10am to 2pm to celebrate the opening of this new exhibit with informational tables and refreshments. This event is free with admission to the exhibit floor and free for HSC members. “Climate, Energy and Community: What We Can Do” features information about solar energy, Minnesota’s changing climate, action steps, and home energy use.

The Beltrami County Historical Society presents "Teaching & Learning History Through Antiques" by John Eggers

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January 31, 2015

The Beltrami County Historical Society presents "Teaching & Learning History Through Antiques" by John Eggers
Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
Do you have antiques in your home? Do you know their stories? Join the Beltrami County Historical Society at 130 Minnesota Ave SW on Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. for the "Teaching & Learning History through Antiques" presentation by John Eggers. The presentation will feature a selection of antiques and how they tell stories that help us better understand history and the world. John's presentation will also offer insights into how you may learn about the stories of your own antiques. FREE for members of BCHS & FREE with paid admission to the History Center's exhibits.

18th Annual KC/American Cancer Society Buffalo Raffle and Feed

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January 31, 2015

18th Annual KC/American Cancer Society Buffalo Raffle and Feed.
Drawing to be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:15 pm at the Pierz Ballroom.
Music by Waltzateer Band. Buffalo Feed begins at 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm cost is $6.00.
Need not be present to win.

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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February 1, 2015N/A

Ten $1,500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota (SHNM) region and to present employees of SHNM. To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field and not have been a previous recipient.
This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school. It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.
A complete application MUST include the following information:
· A completed application form,
· An official transcript(s) from the school’s scheduling office, including ACT and/or SAT scores (ACT/SAT test scores needed for undergraduates ONLY),
· A completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor, principal or supervisor,
· Two separate letters of recommendation (if currently a student, at least one MUST be from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form mentioned above,
· Postmarked by the deadline, March 15, 2015.
Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An application can be found online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org or by contacting the volunteer office at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Please send completed applications to:
The Scholarship Committee
c/o Sanford Bemidji Volunteer Office
1300 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 333-6054
Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2015.

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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February 1, 2015N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation's Big Event.
Under The Big Top - Celebrating the Greatest Schools on Earth.
Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Cragun's Sports Center from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Evening Fun to include-Ballyhoo plated dinner with dessert-cash bar-warrior blue big top inspired decor
big live & silent auction-games with big prizes-wine raffle-student talent-grant award recognition.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bpsf.org or in person at Community Education at Forestview Middle School
starting December 8th.

The Big Event Under The Big Top

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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February 1, 2015N/A

APPLY NOW! $20,282 IN GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2015 -
The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant provides funding toward specific arts projects and opportunities, which contribute significantly to the creative growth or career advancement for artists. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and older, and live in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with
· exhibition, performance, creation, production, or promotion of a specific creative work
· mentoring with a more experienced artist
· participation in not-for-credit arts classes, workshops and conference
· opportunities related to one's growth as an artist
Application forms are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN and on our website, r2arts.org.
Call 751-5447 / toll free 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org for assistance.
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding the Individual Artist Grant Program!

JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY'

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February 1, 2015N/A

DON'T MISS JAQUES ANNUAL JURIED SHOW - 'LAKE COUNTRY' JAN. 9 - FEB 14
The Jaques Art Center will open it's 2015 season with its ANNUAL JURIED SHOW starting January 9 and ending February 14. The theme this year is 'Lake Country'. 32 Artists have entered 75 pieces of their art - any media - to compete for cash awards. The show will be judged by professional artist Derek Davis on Saturday morning. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. The awards will be given starting at 1 p.m. Come to the Jaques to see this show created by artists in our area and the region. A $50 cash PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be given at the end of the show on Feb. 14. Come in, see the show and vote for your favorite!

Harmony Co-op 2015 Winter Class Schedule

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February 1, 2015N/A

Harmony Co-op announces their 2015 Winter Class schedule to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. All new home brewing classes with the Upstream Brewers, Sue Doeden returns with three sessions, and a host of new world cuisine classes with their newest collaborator, Concordia Language Villages.
Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. These classes fill quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Home Brewing Class: American Amber Ale Beer Kit:
The Upstream Brew Club is partnering with us to teach our next brewing classes! In this three session class you will learn everything you need to know to brew a top-notch beer at home from a kit and have a lot of fun while doing it. The kit for this session will be American Amber Ale and participants will each take some of the brew home with them at the end of the class. Students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Dates: Mondays; January 12th, January 19th, and February 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
German Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this hands-on class on German Cuisine. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, January 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches this hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Italian Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Italian Cuisine. Luke Andrews joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Spanish Tapas with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Spanish Tapas. Ray Mockridge joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Wine Making Class:
The Upstream Brew Club partners with us again - this time to teach our next wine making class. Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine at home. This session we will make both a basic kit and a reserve kit. All participants will take home some of the wine made in the class. Home Brewing is a great hobby during the gloomy winter months!
Dates: Mondays; February 16th, February 23rd, and March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00
Cooking with Sue II!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a second hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls) with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls). Andrea Espinosa joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Finnish Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Finnish Cuisine. Garrett Williams joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
French Cuisine with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on French Cuisine. Jason Rhea joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Cooking with Sue III!
Definitely, one of their most popular classes – Sue Doeden teaches a third hands-on class featuring new recipes and techniques. You’ll eat a meal of finished dishes and take the recipes home to create in your own kitchen!
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Macrobiotic Sushi with Concordia Language Villages
Harmony Co-op presents the 2014 Bemidji Master Chefs from Concordia Language Villages for this class on Macrobiotic Sushi. Lisa Homstad joins us to teach techniques and new recipes to start cooking like a culinary pro!
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00

Brainerd Library expects major reduction in federal tax forms

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February 1, 2015N/A

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the Brainerd Public Library of a reduction in 2014 tax forms and instructions it will provide for distribution through the library. Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not deliver instructions or most forms that have been typically available. Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will still be delivered, but the instruction booklets will not. Individuals may order single copies of all instructions and forms by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or going online to www.irs.gov and clicking on “Forms & Pubs,” or by going directly to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail.
The IRS has not yet given a date for delivery of forms to the library, so please call ahead to confirm what is in stock: 218-829-5574. You can always print any form you need from a library computer using your library card for 15 cents per page.
AARP volunteers will again be assisting senior citizens and low-income individuals with tax filing starting in February; call the Center at 218-829-9345 for appointments.

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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February 1, 2015N/A

You can't fit a brand-new SUV into the backpack of a student from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, but you can fit the chance to win one! Starting Jan. 23, students will be carrying and selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to win $45,000 in prizes, including a 2015 Ford Escape or $25,000 cash, vacation packages and more.
St. Francis of the Lakes and the other 86 schools participating will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.
“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”
More than 16,500 students from 87 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through March 8, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 19 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at wwwcatholicunited.org/raffle.) Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2015.
In the Raffle’s five-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $3 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.
Along with the $50,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Francis of the Lakes has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party to each top classroom.
Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicschoolsraffle.

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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February 1, 2015N/A

Traveling Teams:
Jan. 19 - March 7 Teams practice in the evenings. Tournaments will be Saturday mornings both in Pine River and away.
Traveling teams will be for 3rd -6th grade girls and boys. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Fee: $40

Electrifying Minnesota exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center

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February 1, 2015

Join the Beltrami County Historical Society for Electrifying Minnesota from January 24 to April 11 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. This traveling exhibit on loan from the Minnesota History Center illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for over 100 years. Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch, and discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Films, photography, historical objects, and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes the lives of Minnesotans. The traveling exhibit was created by the Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center January 24-April 11. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-4. Regular admission fees apply.

Tax Preparation Assistance

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February 1, 2015N/A

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program for the Bemidji area begins Thursday, January 29 at the Senior
Center located at 216 Third Street NW, Bemidji. Tax preparation counselors will be at the Senior
Center from 9:15 AM to 3:00 PM on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from January 29 through April 13th.
Assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for this service;
however donations to the Senior Center are appreciated. AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP
Foundation, offered in cooperation with the IRS and the MN Department of Revenue. It is sponsored
locally by the Senior Center.
With the help of 36,000 volunteers nationwide low to moderate income taxpayers of all ages and the
elderly are offered the opportunity to participate in this program. These men and women receive
FREE general tax counseling, professionally prepared tax returns, and electronic filing of their
returns. Approximately 2.6 million taxpayers each year receive services from this intensive
program.

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast - Bargain Bin Sale

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February 1, 2015

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast - Bargain Bin Sale.
Sunday, February 1, 2015 serving from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at
Little Falls Senior Center, 510 NE 7th Street, Little Falls, MN 56345.
Cost: Adults $6, 6-10 years $3, 5 years & under FREE.
Everyone is Welcome!

Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club

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February 1, 2015

Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club
What: Cross Country ski lessons for kids & adults.
When: Sundays - 1:30pm until 3:45pm
January 18th
January 25th
February 1st
Kids Ski Race - "The Bornelopet" - February 8th from 1:30 until 3:45pm
Where: Bemidji Middle School - meet in the cafeteria for all events.
Questions:
Call Annette Drewes at 368-5050
bemidjiskiclub@gmail.com

BACKUS LEGION SUPER SUNDAY. FOOD SHELF EVENT

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February 1, 2015

The Backus American Legion is sponsoring a Super Sunday football party Feb. 1, beginning at 5 p.m.
The event includes complimentary potluck food and door prizes, free party games with winners awarded gift certificates, a meat raffle and discounted beverage specials. Donations for area food shelves will also be accepted.
Those attending with last name initials from A-M are asked to consider bringing a main dish and from N-Z an hors d’doeuvre or dessert, but it is not required.

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