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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 29, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 29, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 29, 2014N/A

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

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

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September 29, 2014N/A

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

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

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 29, 2014N/A

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

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 29, 2014N/A

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

HIRING events and Hibbing Job Club topics - lots of action in the job market!

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September 29, 2014N/A

* United Taconite TOURS, 9-14-14, 1:00 pm, Eveleth

http://cloud.chambermaster.com/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/1776/File/CLF_20140825_UTACAnniversary_FullPage_FLYERAd.pdf
* Corrections Officer 9-15-14 jobs open in Togo & more
* Prestige Maintenance 9-15-14 Virginia
* Fortune Bay 9-16-14 Virginia WFC
* Always There 9-23 to 26-14 Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virginia WFC’s
(will also visit Job Club on these dates)
* Cirrus training 9-23-14 Duluth
Hibbing Job Club meets from 1-2:30 Tuesdays! Please consider joining us! Future topics:
- Sept 16 Overused Words (resumes)
- Sept 23 Check Your Numbers – hands-on www.MinnesotaWorks.net!
- Sept 30 Scannable Resumes

HIRING events and Hibbing Job Club topics - lots of action in the job market!

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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September 29, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

2014 Homecoming - A Community Celebration

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September 29, 2014N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation
2014 Homecoming - Our Community Celebration for all our town, our team, our time.
All Are Welcome! September 21st through October 1st, 2014.
For detailed information visit www.bpsf.org

2014 Homecoming - A Community Celebration

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning offers Day Trip

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September 29, 2014N/A

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

SEPTEMBER CLASSES PRB Community Ed

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September 29, 2014N/A

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

The Center - Monday Events

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September 29, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8:00-4:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00-11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 Mah Jongg Lesson
10:00-4:00 The Gift Shop
11:00-11:30 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Dining – Cranberry Glazed Chicken, baked potato, California blend veg., bread, ice cream, milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

Grief Support Group

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September 29, 2014

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

Pine River Backus Community Ed Classes

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September 29, 2014

Let’s Paint $5 Thur. Sept. 18th 3-5:15pm
Create your own masterpiece. Use your own imagination and anything is possible.
Dream Pets $5 Mon. Sept 22nd 3-5:15pm
No feeding or cleaning up after. Pet rocks make a perfect dream pet.
Beading Fun $5 Mon. Sept. 29th 3-5:15pm
Come have a Bedazzling time with different ways to use beads. This class will be offered once a month to explore new and fun ways of making your own beading creations.
Fantasy Art $5 Tue. Sept. 30th 3-5:15pm
Come make your very own creations using unique and different materials for your project. What you create is up to you.

Harmony Co-op Fall Class Schedule

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September 29, 2014

Harmony Co-op announces their schedule of Fall/Winter Classes to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. Fees are non-refundable, unless the session is canceled. Class information is always available online at http://www.harmonycoop.com/calendar/. Watch for more classes to be added and information as we partner with the Concordia Language Villages to teach ethnic cooking and cooking skills classes coming soon!
Wine Making: Wine from Scratch
Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine from scratch! Arianne will guide you through the techniques to make your own wine at home, just in time for the holiday season. All participants will take a bottle home with them at the end of class. Homebrewed wine is the perfect gift or can turn your holiday party from drab to fab!
Dates: Mondays - September 29th, October 6th, and October 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fee for all classes: $30.00 (Participants must be 21 years of age or older.)

Harmony Co-op Fall Class Schedule

Nightlights, Support Group monthly meeting

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September 29, 2014

Nightlights, a support group for anyone who has a loved one with mental illness with hold its monthly meeting at 7:00-8:30 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014 in the Kateri Room at St. Philips Church, 7th Street and Beltrami Ave. Featured speaker in September is Stephanie Downey, Director of the Beltrami Area Suicide Prevention Program. With questions, please call 218 444 4262

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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September 30, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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September 30, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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September 30, 2014N/A

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

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

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September 30, 2014N/A

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

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

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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September 30, 2014N/A

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

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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September 30, 2014N/A

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

HIRING events and Hibbing Job Club topics - lots of action in the job market!

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September 30, 2014N/A

* United Taconite TOURS, 9-14-14, 1:00 pm, Eveleth

http://cloud.chambermaster.com/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/1776/File/CLF_20140825_UTACAnniversary_FullPage_FLYERAd.pdf
* Corrections Officer 9-15-14 jobs open in Togo & more
* Prestige Maintenance 9-15-14 Virginia
* Fortune Bay 9-16-14 Virginia WFC
* Always There 9-23 to 26-14 Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virginia WFC’s
(will also visit Job Club on these dates)
* Cirrus training 9-23-14 Duluth
Hibbing Job Club meets from 1-2:30 Tuesdays! Please consider joining us! Future topics:
- Sept 16 Overused Words (resumes)
- Sept 23 Check Your Numbers – hands-on www.MinnesotaWorks.net!
- Sept 30 Scannable Resumes

HIRING events and Hibbing Job Club topics - lots of action in the job market!

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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September 30, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

2014 Homecoming - A Community Celebration

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September 30, 2014N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation
2014 Homecoming - Our Community Celebration for all our town, our team, our time.
All Are Welcome! September 21st through October 1st, 2014.
For detailed information visit www.bpsf.org

2014 Homecoming - A Community Celebration

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning offers Day Trip

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September 30, 2014N/A

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

SEPTEMBER CLASSES PRB Community Ed

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September 30, 2014N/A

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

Grant Writing Workshops and Upcoming Deadline for AAI Grant for Native American Artists

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September 30, 2014N/A

R2AC ANISHINAABE ARTS INITIATIVE GRANT FOR NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS
DEADLINE: Saturday, November 1, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000. Open to individual Native American artists in all arts disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to Native American artists residing in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Roseau Counties.
Want more information? Region 2 Arts Council will be hosting:
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Writing Workshops & Informational Sessions
Tuesday, Sept. 30 at White Earth Tribal & Community College, 10:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Red Lake Nation College, room 300, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9 at Leech Lake Tribal College, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an individual or group appointment, or to let us know you are coming to a workshop. Download the application: http://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/aai-grant-app-2015.pdf

The Center - Tuesday Events

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September 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
9 -10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Hamburger Tomato Cass, corn, mandarin orange whip, bread, cookie, milk
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

Adventures in Lifelong Learning presents: Dr. Beverly Everett "Maestro"

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September 30, 2014

Adventures in Lifelong Learning hosts Dr. Beverly Everett and her presentation: "Maestro", Tuesday, September 30 from 10-11:30 am at the Beltrami Electric Roger Spiry Community Room. There is a of a wonderful cartoon of a conductor at his podium and on the stand, is a book with the instructions, "Wave hands until music stops." Dr. Beverly Everett, Music Director of the Bemidji and Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestras will take us behind the scenes of a concert - the music selection and the preparation process, as well as the musical/emotional processes a conductor goes through during the concert. She will answer questions, provide interesting and perhaps less known facts about the process of becoming a conductor, and will hopefully dispel the myth that conducting is just waving ones arms! All are welcome, refreshments ready at 9:40 am. For futher information call Al, board member at 444-7091.

ALL: Adventures in Lifelong Learning

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September 30, 2014

ALL: Adventures in
Lifelong Learning
Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Roger Spiry Community Room
4111 Technology Drive NW • Bemidji, MN
Sept. 23-Nov. 11, 2014
• Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:30am
• Presentation: 10:00 - 11:00am Q & A: 11:00 - 11:30am
• Refreshments appear at 9:40am
• Handicapped accessible. Lots of parking!
• ALL is for Everyone!
• For More Info Call: Board Member, Al Yarnott: 444-7091

Lessons of Love from the Holocaust

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September 30, 2014

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

Lessons of Love from the Holocaust

Pine River Backus Community Ed Classes

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September 30, 2014

Let’s Paint $5 Thur. Sept. 18th 3-5:15pm
Create your own masterpiece. Use your own imagination and anything is possible.
Dream Pets $5 Mon. Sept 22nd 3-5:15pm
No feeding or cleaning up after. Pet rocks make a perfect dream pet.
Beading Fun $5 Mon. Sept. 29th 3-5:15pm
Come have a Bedazzling time with different ways to use beads. This class will be offered once a month to explore new and fun ways of making your own beading creations.
Fantasy Art $5 Tue. Sept. 30th 3-5:15pm
Come make your very own creations using unique and different materials for your project. What you create is up to you.

Clearwater County Historical Society Quarterly Meeting

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September 30, 2014

Clearwater County Historical Society Quarterly Meeting on September 30
Sell Lake Church, Shevlin
5:00 cemetery walk
6:00 potluck supper & doorprizes
7:00 business meeting
All are welcome
Clearwater County Historical Society to hold Cemetery walk, Potluck & Membership Meeting at Sell Lake Church
The Clearwater County Historical Society will hold its quarterly membership meeting on September 30 at the Sell Lake Church in Itasca Township. Sell Lake is located at 4025 County Road 2, which is about 16 miles south of Shevlin on County Road 2. At 5:00 a cemetery walk will be conducted followed by a potluck supper and business meeting. Door prizes are also awarded.
Anyone interested in the work the historical society does is welcome to attend; bring a friend and a dish to share. Plates, utensils and beverages are provided. For more information or if you would like to be one of the “characters” on the Cemetery walk, please contact the History Center at 218-785-2000.

Sustainable Tuesday events

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September 30, 2014

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

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

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

Harmony Co-op Fall Class Schedule

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September 30, 2014

Harmony Co-op announces their schedule of Fall/Winter Classes to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. Fees are non-refundable, unless the session is canceled. Class information is always available online at http://www.harmonycoop.com/calendar/. Watch for more classes to be added and information as we partner with the Concordia Language Villages to teach ethnic cooking and cooking skills classes coming soon!

Pickling Class
Jack Judkins, producer of Juddy's Dill Pickled Asparagus (the first product on our shelves made in our Community Kitchen), will share his extensive knowledge on pickling what comes from your garden. The class will pickle carrots and green beans with garlic and dill as the spices. Each participant will be invited to come back and take a jar of the finished product home!
Date: Tuesday, September 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $10.00

Harmony Co-op Fall Class Schedule

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST?

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September 30, 2014

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST? PLAN TO ATTEND A LECTURE ENTITLED “PERSPECTIVES ON RELIGION AND POLITICS IN LEBANON AND SYRIA” ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 6:30 PM AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FOLEY.
THE FREE LECTURE IS GIVEN BY JON ARMAJANI, AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT THE COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT AND SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY, AND WILL PROVIDE A HISTORICAL, RELIGIOUS, AND POLITICAL OVERVIEW RELATING TO THE CURRENT CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA AND RELATED TENSIONS IN LEBANON. HIS LECTURE WILL EXPLAIN THE REASONS FOR THESE CHALLENGES AND PROVIDE SOME TENTATIVE IDEAS REGARDING LEBANON’S, SYRIA’S, AND THE MIDDLE EAST’S POTENTIAL FUTURE.
STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 320-968-7928 OR 320-248-4411.

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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September 30, 2014

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

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 1, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 1, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 1, 2014N/A

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

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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October 1, 2014N/A

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

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 1, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 1, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

2014 Homecoming - A Community Celebration

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October 1, 2014N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation
2014 Homecoming - Our Community Celebration for all our town, our team, our time.
All Are Welcome! September 21st through October 1st, 2014.
For detailed information visit www.bpsf.org

2014 Homecoming - A Community Celebration

The Center - Wednesday Events

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October 1, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining- Beef Tips/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Bread, Peaches, Milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 1, 2014

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

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

NELL program: Minnesota and The Dakota and Civil Wars with Representative Dean Urdahl

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October 1, 2014

Program date October 1
Location: Faith Lutheran Church in Bagley
Free/ Open to the public/ all ages
NELL program: Minnesota and The Dakota and Civil Wars with Representative Dean Urdahl
A former history teacher, Civil War guru and writer of historical fiction, Dean Urdahl has authored a series of four novels – Uprising, Retribution, Pursuit and Conspiracy! – detailing events surrounding the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862. Urdahl's family helped settle Litchfield Township in 1856, two years before Minnesota became the 32nd state. The conflict started across the lake from Urdahl's home; his great-great-grandfather buried the conflict's first five victims.
Dean taught American history for 35 years at New London-Spicer schools and was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. He served as Minnesota’s commissioner to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and was instrumental in forming the Minnesota Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
Dean resides with his wife and editor, Karen, on a hobby farm near Litchfield, Minnesota. He also has written The Collar and the Gun, the story of Fr. John Kaiser; Touching bases with our Memories, a history of the Minnesota Twins; and Lives Lived Large: Minnesotans in the Public Eye. In his spare time, Urdahl enjoys reading, playing softball and basketball and occasionally participating in Civil War re-enactments.
Dean will share his interests in the Dakota and Civil Wars on Wednesday morning October 1 at Faith Lutheran Church, 32 Bagley Avenue NW, in Bagley, at 9:30 am.

Faith in Action New Volunteer Training

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October 1, 2014

Faith in Action New Volunteer Training October 1st in Hackensack
Faith in Action for Cass County is offering a New Volunteer Training on Wednesday, October 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, at the Faith in Action Office, 120 Whipple Avenue E, in Hackensack. 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. 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 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. Faith 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 recognition. It’s all about making new friends and the smiles and joy of helping others.
Become a community volunteer with Faith in Action – “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” For more information about Faith in Action volunteer services or to register for Volunteer Training on October 1st, call 866-675-5435 or email cassfia@uslink.net.

2014 Warrior Day of Service

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October 1, 2014

Good things bear repeating. Last year, the first annual Warrior Day of Service was a huge success. Over 500 students from the Brainerd Public Schools joined forces with adult volunteers to provide service at 17 sites within our community. Trees were planted, brush was cleaned up, paint was applied, and leaves were raked.
Most importantly, willing and eager student volunteers grew in their spirit of service and citizenship.
This year, the Brainerd Public Schools are partnering with Brainerd Area Youth Ministries (BAY) to galvanize this important character-building day.
The 2014 Warrior Day of Service is Wednesday, October 1st at 1pm after school. Brainerd Public School students in 6th – 12th grade are able to participate.
The launch sites are BHS High School and Forestview Middle School. After school releases at 1pm on Oct. 1, student volunteers will be greeted, receive a Warrior Day of Service t-shirt and instructions, and meet the adult volunteers and leaders. Adult and student volunteers will be bussed to Camp Confidence, Northland Arboretum, area nursing homes, Brainerd Parks, Build a Better Brainerd project sites and several other sites.
Two hour projects are earmarked for students involved in sports and other extracurricular activities. Longer four hour projects will be assigned to groups of students who can contribute more time.
At 6 pm, all volunteers will be bussed to the Brainerd High School (BHS) for a free gratitude dinner and all will be ready for parent pick up at 6:45pm at BHS.
To register a student for the 2014 Warrior Day of Service, go to www.isd181.org/activities and follow the links. To volunteer as an adult, please contact Vicki Foss at 218-829-9552.

2014 Warrior Day of Service

Art professor kicks off BSU’s fall Honors Council Lecture Series

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October 1, 2014

Natalia Himmirska, associate professor of art, will kick off Bemidji State University’s fall Honors Council Lecture Series with a presentation on how cultural influences have shaped art trends in Turkey.
Her lecture, “Art in Turkey: The Past is Present,” will be held at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer 112 on Oct. 1. Honors Council lectures are open to everyone free of charge.
Himmirska has researched and lectured on Orthodox iconography in Turkey. Her Oct. 1 lecture builds on previous studies with a journey beginning in Istanbul, the crossroads of the world for many centuries. She traces the influences on visual culture in Turkey from the ancient Hittites, Greeks and Romans, through the rise and fall of Constantinople, the coming of the Selchuk Turks and the splendors of the Ottoman Empire.
Himmirska’s presentation unravels the many threads of influence that make up art and brings us to the contemporary interpretation of life by the artists in this large and vital nation.
The lecture is the result of her travels and studies in Turkey during a 2013 sabbatical, which took her from Istanbul to the wild and ancient Cappadocia to ancient Ephesus and small towns where ceramic and weaving traditions still flourish.
About the Honors Council Lecture Series
The Honors Council Lecture Series is hosted by the Bemidji State University Honors Council. The council is the advisory group to the honors program comprised of 12 faculty members from each of the University’s colleges. Student representatives are also elected to the council by their cohorts for one-year terms.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 2, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 2, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 2, 2014N/A

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

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

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October 2, 2014N/A

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

Funds available for Arts Project Grants

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 2, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 2, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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

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October 2, 2014N/A

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

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

The Center - Thursday Events

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October 2, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9:00 – 10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Carrots, Cranberry Sc. Garnish, Bread, Pumpkin Dessert, Milk
12:00 – 3:00 Watercolor
12:00 Board Meeting
12:00 – 3:00 Watercolor
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing

The Center - Thursday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 2, 2014

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

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

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

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October 2, 2014

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

· Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

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

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

· Goal setting for the month

Community is invited to the Cancer Survivorship Celebration

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October 2, 2014

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

Hackensack Lions Annual Blue Mound Turkey Dinner

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October 2, 2014

Hackensack Lions Annual Blue Mound Turkey Dinner.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 7 pm at the Hackensack Community Building.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children 3 to 12 years old and children under 3 free.

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate ForumP

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October 2, 2014

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

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate ForumP

The Foreigner

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October 2, 2014

What if the people around you thought you couldn't understand English? Imagine the things you'd hear: dark secrets, confidential plans, thoughts spoken out loud. This is what happens to Charlie, a Brit visiting back woods Georgia. When the local citizens believe him to be from an exotic foreign country, Charlie finds himself in the middle of all kinds of comic mayhem. A total laugh riot written by Larry Shue. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.
Chalberg Theatre/CLC Brainerd, 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401
Tickets: $11 Adu / $7 Under 18

The Foreigner

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 3, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 3, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 3, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 3, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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

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October 3, 2014N/A

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

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

The Foreigner

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October 3, 2014

What if the people around you thought you couldn't understand English? Imagine the things you'd hear: dark secrets, confidential plans, thoughts spoken out loud. This is what happens to Charlie, a Brit visiting back woods Georgia. When the local citizens believe him to be from an exotic foreign country, Charlie finds himself in the middle of all kinds of comic mayhem. A total laugh riot written by Larry Shue. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.
Chalberg Theatre/CLC Brainerd, 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401
Tickets: $11 Adu / $7 Under 18

The Foreigner

First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji for October 2014

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Watermark Art Center (former BCAC) presents the Annual Members Show featuring work created and collected by members of the Watermark Art Center. Join us on October 3rd from 5 to 7pm for the opening reception as a part of the First Friday Art Walk. Exhibit runs now through October 25th. The Watermark is located in the upper level of the Historic Carnegie Library Building at 426 Bemidji Ave N. For more information call (218) 444-7570, email watermark@paulbunyan.net on find us on the web at www.watermarkartcenter.org

Bemidji Public Library - the art wall is pleased to present, “A Lifetime in Cards”, work by artist Mick Stavig featuring his original drawings and special hand drawn black and white Christmas and greeting cards. Many of you may know Mike from working for years as a cook at the Highway Host Restaurant and then at Countryside Restaurant. Along with his art, Mike’s other love is cooking.
If Mick’s health will allow it he will be there for the First Friday Art Walk. We are hoping that friends and family, will make it down to see Mick and his artwork. For more information contact Ronald Lyman 751-2003.

Dunn Bros Coffee – presents photographer Leigh Collyer as their featured artist for the month of October. Leigh began photography by accident in 1984 by photographing professional dancers from Les Ballet Jazz at their training studio in Toronto and eventually concentrating first on fashion, then onto product advertising. His style has been used by many companies large and small for national advertising programs off and of for the past 30 years. Living in Bemidji, he works as a freelance product designer & developer and seldom shoots professionally, but keeps a hand creating images for personal joy and stock image banks. Assorted photo images featuring unique lighting techniques, shot the old way - free of any digital retouching whatsoever. Most people don't believe these are original.
Join us for the opening reception on October 3rd from 5 to 7pm. Dunn Bros is at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S. For more info. call (218) 444-5252 or dunnbros106@dunnbros.com
Gallery North – Join us for the First Friday Open House reception October 3rd from 2-5 pm at Gallery North featuring Showcase Artist - Pam Bezotte. Pam has been painting for many years and will feature her oil and watercolor paintings. First Friday Featured Artists are Bob Panther and Colleen Hilts. Bob is a photographer specializing in wildlife and landscapes. Colleen is a woodcarver involved in relief carving, gauge carving, whimsical houses and, more recently, moose antler carving which is done with power tools. Her interest in working with fabric has offered her many options and she has been doing wall hangings with a combination of water color paint and quilting to make original design pictures. Gallery North is a non-profit cooperative art gallery that has been displaying and selling original art and fine crafts by area artists since 1989. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com.
River Folk School – presents Northwoods Folk Collective Open Stage offers an opportunity to share stories, music, poetry and other performance art with an attentive, enthusiastic, inter-generational audience. Host: Drew Warne-Jacobsen (218)760- 9278. Sign-up is 6:30-7:30. Rail River Folk School 303 Railroad Street SW. Bemidji (over the Irvine Ave Bridge & left)
Vagrant Used Books, Records and Prints presents "Love and Death in Cookieland: On the Run!" a Sunny June Rodeo's show of shoes at Vagrant Used Books, Records, and Prints. Join us for First Friday refreshments 6-8 pm, in our corner of the Rail River Folk School building, 303 Railroad Street SW. And stay tuned to facebook for Vagrant's new fall hours with a coffee and toast bar. Vagrant Used Books, Records, and Prints is located in the Rail River Folk School warehouse building, 303 Railroad Street SW in Bemidji. More information on opening hours and this event is available on Vagrant’s Face Book page.

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse will present a collaborative exhibit showing of works by artists D. L. Houseman and Peter M. Houseman entitled: “Horizons”, October 3rd through November 4th. The show features each of the artist’s interpretations of landscapes side by side. A variety of mediums are presented, including: watercolors, acrylics, photography, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and mixed media. The public is invited to meet the artists during a reception from 3:30 to 5:30pm - Friday Oct. 3rd - during Bemidji’s First Friday Art Walk. After the Art Walk, experience Wild Hare's own culinary artists at the First Friday Dinner & Wine Bar, 5:00-9:00pm, featuring a new menu every month, and a wine and beer list to match. Our October menu will be inspired by the flavors of autumn: check it out at wildharebistro.com. 523 Minnesota Avenue, downtown Bemidji. 444-JAVA

Exhibits around town......
The Beltrami County History Center – features artwork on display from Gallery North along with Revisiting Beltrami County, a photography exhibit featuring historical images of towns and landscapes throughout the county and present-day photographs of the same perspectives by photographer Todd Geiger. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. We are located at 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. Open Hours: 12-4, Wed-Sat. Admission fees apply.

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts – presents Celebrate (and purr) with Susan Kedzie and her exhibit of original illustrations for her first book: A Thousand Purring Cats. Cats is a children’s book about love and healing inspired by life events and a radio interview heard on KBXE with renown veterinarian Dr. Fox. This exhibit previously opened at the Wild Hare Bistro back in August is now on display that the Headwaters School is located at 519 Minnesota Ave NW.

RavenRock Gallery - Starting September 15th and ending November 1st there will be a Retrospective Exhibit of paintings by Pamela Nelson at RavenRock Gallery of Jewelry and Fine Art. On display will be many of Pam's works which won awards over the years, and pieces in several media, from early to later in her career as an artist. The public is invited to come and enjoy once more these fine works by an accomplished artist. The gallery is located at 1000 Paul Bunyan Drive NW in Bemidji.

Neilson Place features “Connected to Nature”, a photo exhibit by Lainie Hiller now through the end of October. Lainie is Australian by birth and culture. She is a self-taught photographer who has a love for photography, travel and the outdoors. Her favorite subject matters are wildlife and landscapes which she has captured through her lens of Australia and travels with her wildlife biologist husband to other countries. This is a must see exhibit. Framed and unframed photos as well as greeting cards will be available for purchase at the reception and in the Bistro Gift Shop throughout the duration of the exhibit. Neilson Place is located on the Sanford Woods Edge campus, 1000 Anne Street NW. For hours or more information call 751-0220 extension #1

OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its October exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Charlie Nestor, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase George Robinson and David Bjorkquist. A special exhibition of Warren MacKenzie’s pottery will also be on display through October 11. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 4 – 8 pm. The October exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Mike Ives Realty and Timberlake Lodge.

MACROSTIE GALLERY | EVERYDAY OBJECTS: Charlie Nestor
In Everyday Objects, sculptor Charlie Nestor takes mundane or everyday items (chairs, traffic cones, ladders) and manipulates them to create a new reality for that particular object.
“The current sculptures that I have worked on in recent years make use of obsolete material and objects found all around us,” says Nestor. “Typically thrown away or ignored, when these day-to-day recognizable objects are combined or manipulated, they take on a different life then what they were originally intended. The simple act of adding a marking, word, or symbol, is all that is needed to express a deep feeling and tell an unexpected story.”
Charlie Nestor received his BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic regions. He currently resides in Woodbury, MN.

MINNESOTA GALLERY | LANDSCAPE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: George Robinson & David Bjorkquist
Colored acrylic ink drawings by George Robinson that portray the grandeur of the southern United States are exhibited with more intimate landscapes in black and white photographs by David Bjorkquist. The contrasts in subject matter and artistic media are intended to help the viewer consider the beauty of places near and far and to search for the many things that our surroundings have to offer.
George Robinson is a Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN, where he specialized in printmaking. A MacRostie Art Center member since 2002, he lives in Shoreview, MN.
David Bjorkquist has been making photographs since his time in the Army during the 1950s. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he taught in Department of Vocational and Technical Education. He lives in Robbinsdale, MN.

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

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

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

The Center - Friday Events

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October 3, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10:00 Walking Exercise
11:00 Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Sloppy Joe, Oven Brown Potatoes, Country Blend, Veg., Bun, Fresh Orange, Milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Mah Jongg
1:00 Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

Gallery North First Friday Open House

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October 3, 2014

There will be an First Friday Open House reception October 3rd from 2-5 pm at Gallery North for Showcase Artist Pam Bezotte. Pam has been painting for many years and will feature her oil and watercolor paintings.
The First Friday featured artists are Bob Panther and Colleen Hilts. Bob is a photographer specializing in wildlife and landscapes. Colleen is a woodcarver involved in relief carving, gauge carving, whimsical houses and, more recently, moose antler carving which is done with power tools. Her interest in working with fabric has offered her many options and she has been doing wall hangings with a combination of water color paint and quilting to make original design pictures.
Gallery North is a non-profit cooperative art gallery that has been displaying and selling original art and fine crafts by area artists since 1989. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com.

Gallery North First Friday Open House

5K fun run - Brainerd

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October 3, 2014

We would like to add our 5K fun run to the events for Brainerd. The Spanish Club is going to Peru spring break 2015. Our run is at Forestview Middle School on Friday night October 3rd. Registration is 4:45 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. The run will start at 6:15 p.m. There's also a one mile family walk following the runners. The fees for the 5K run is $15.00 for students. $25.00 for adults. The one mile family walk is $25.00 (includes all family members in the household). This is a glow in the dark race. There's 1st place prize for first male and female. The best glow costume will also win a prize.
You can visit our Facebook page at Glowing to Peru. Many prizes will be awarded after the race.
Please let me know if you need any more information and that you also received my e-mail. My cell phone number is 630-340-9030 if you have any other questions. Thank you Renae.

Bemidji Public Library’s Musical Event “Flappers, Miners & Moonshiners: Minnesota in the 1920s”

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October 3, 2014

Bemidji Public Library’s Musical Event
“Flappers, Miners & Moonshiners: Minnesota in the 1920s”
On Friday October 3 at 7:00 p.m., the Bemidji Public Library will present “Flappers, Miners and Moonshiners : a musical history tour of Minnesota in the 1920’s.” This incredible event is performed by Prudence Johnson on vocals and ukulele plus Dan Chouinard on piano and accordion. The show will be hosted at Calvary Lutheran Church, is free of charge and appropriate for all ages.
Join Prudence & Dan on a journey back to Minnesota in the Jazz Age, with songs, vintage photographs and stories of life on the farm and the reservation, in the nightclubs of St Paul and the mining towns of the Iron Range. And you’re invited to sing along with familiar tunes such as My Blue Heaven, Ain’t We Got Fun, Side by Side, Stardust and many more. For those who have attended previous “Decades” events with Dan and Prudence – you know that their blend of a visual slide show along with great music and a well written script makes for a stellar program.
If you have a good family or local interest story from the 20’s, please submit it to: http://prudencejohnson.com/contact.asp for possible inclusion in the show.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 4, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 4, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 4, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 4, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

The Foreigner

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October 4, 2014

What if the people around you thought you couldn't understand English? Imagine the things you'd hear: dark secrets, confidential plans, thoughts spoken out loud. This is what happens to Charlie, a Brit visiting back woods Georgia. When the local citizens believe him to be from an exotic foreign country, Charlie finds himself in the middle of all kinds of comic mayhem. A total laugh riot written by Larry Shue. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.
Chalberg Theatre/CLC Brainerd, 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401
Tickets: $11 Adu / $7 Under 18

The Foreigner

OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its October exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Charlie Nestor, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase George Robinson and David Bjorkquist. A special exhibition of Warren MacKenzie’s pottery will also be on display through October 11. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 4 – 8 pm. The October exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Mike Ives Realty and Timberlake Lodge.

MACROSTIE GALLERY | EVERYDAY OBJECTS: Charlie Nestor
In Everyday Objects, sculptor Charlie Nestor takes mundane or everyday items (chairs, traffic cones, ladders) and manipulates them to create a new reality for that particular object.
“The current sculptures that I have worked on in recent years make use of obsolete material and objects found all around us,” says Nestor. “Typically thrown away or ignored, when these day-to-day recognizable objects are combined or manipulated, they take on a different life then what they were originally intended. The simple act of adding a marking, word, or symbol, is all that is needed to express a deep feeling and tell an unexpected story.”
Charlie Nestor received his BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic regions. He currently resides in Woodbury, MN.

MINNESOTA GALLERY | LANDSCAPE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: George Robinson & David Bjorkquist
Colored acrylic ink drawings by George Robinson that portray the grandeur of the southern United States are exhibited with more intimate landscapes in black and white photographs by David Bjorkquist. The contrasts in subject matter and artistic media are intended to help the viewer consider the beauty of places near and far and to search for the many things that our surroundings have to offer.
George Robinson is a Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN, where he specialized in printmaking. A MacRostie Art Center member since 2002, he lives in Shoreview, MN.
David Bjorkquist has been making photographs since his time in the Army during the 1950s. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he taught in Department of Vocational and Technical Education. He lives in Robbinsdale, MN.

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

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October 4, 2014N/A

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

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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Presenter Under the Pines—Dana Holm Nature Photographer
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Meet at Forest Inn
Visit with Minnesota photographer and author Dana Holm as he shares stories behind the images from his series of coffee-table style books, Itasca State Park and Loons and Lady’s Slippers of Itasca State Park. These books capture amazing photographs of the beauty of Itasca State Park.
Celebrate Autumn Hiking Festival: 8th Annual North Country Hiking Fest and the 27th Annual Ozawindib Walk
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
See below for full list of hikes, children’s programs and music.
North Country Trail Association’s 8th Annual North Country Hiking Fest
Saturday, October 4, 2014 11 a.m. – finish by 4pm
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center for shuttle’s to the Bear Paw Campground / Headwaters
Enjoy a day of hiking amongst the fall colors as you hike south along Lake Itasca to the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. Pick the length option that is right for you. Hikes include: 1.3 mile, 3 miles, and 5.6 miles (drop offs at Preacher’s Grove, Peace Pipe Vista, Bear Paw Campground, and the Headwaters).
For a longer hike, Shuttle provided to the Gartner Farm Trailhead off of Hwy 113 where you can hike the North Country Trail and Deer Park Trail back to Visitor Center (~7 miles)
27th Annual Ozawindib Walk sponsored by the Friends of Itasca
Saturday, October 4, 2014 1:30 pm – finish by 4pm
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. Registration from 1–1:30pm (registration required) hike starts at 1:30 and is a ~3 mile loop
Travel in the footsteps of Ozawindib—Ojibwe guide to Henry Rowe Schoolcraft in 1832. Participants will follow a 5 kilometer (3 mile) walk route. Hike on your own or join the naturalist as you learn more about Ozawindib—Henry Rowe Schoolcraft’s Ojibwe guide who led the way to Lake Itasca in 1832.
The walk starts at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center, follows portions of the Bike Trail, Ozawindib, Aiton Heights and Deer Park Trails and returns to the Visitor Center. The course is well marked. Registration is available the day of the walk; cost: FREE! Assemble outside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center at 1:30 p.m. for the official start of the walk.
For those wanting to make a donation: all proceeds go to the Friends of Itasca State Park to help support park programs and activities.
Which Way is North? Compass Capers
Saturday, October 4, 2014 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Meet by the playground equipment near Douglas Lodge/
Ozawindib Trail Head
What do you do when your gps, smartphone or other electronic device’s batteries go dead? Grab an old fashioned compass! Learn the basics of using a compass during this family-friendly activity. Then use your compass to find the hidden treasures.
Junior Naturalist: Leaf Art
Saturday, October 4, 2014 3-3:45 p.m.
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
The leaves are changing color! Join the naturalists as we explore the colorful leaves. Make your own leaf art using hammers, paint, crayons and more!
The Voyageur!
Saturday, October 4, 2014 4 to 5 p.m.
On the grassy lawn outside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center classroom (if raining or cold, inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center)
Travel back in time as we're visited by a Courier-de-Bois (ranger of the woods) and learn the life of a voyageur. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come prepared to interact and participate in their life and ways as we discover how it might have been living many years ago by river and paddle. For the young and young at heart! Program paid for by the Friends of Itasca.
Cookout Dinner: Celebrate Autumn Hiking Festival:
8th Annual North Country Hiking Fest and the 27th Annual Ozawindib Walk
Saturday, October 4, 2014 5:30-6:30pm
Outside the Brower Visitor Center’s classroom catered by Douglas Lodge and available for purchase.
After an afternoon of hiking join members of the North Country Trail Association and Friends of Itasca for an old-fashion cookout. Menu includes, Bison Burger and/or Garden Sandwich with a Fruit Tray, Vegetable Tray and Chips. Free lemonade will be available. Cost is $8 per person with a la carte pricing available. Bring your lawn chair(s) or a blanket for sitting outside. If necessary, indoor seating will be available.
Music Under the Pines: Alabaster Falls
Saturday, October 4, 2014 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Meet inside the Brower Visitor Center Classroom
Alabaster Falls is an acoustic “folkgrass” band based in the Minnesota Northwoods. Consisting of four accomplished musicians, Bill and Julie Kaiser, Paul Jones, and Cal Aultman, this group has found a way to put their unique stamp on music from bluegrass to folk to originals. Concert is free! Program paid for by the North Country Trail Laurentian Lakes and Itasca Moraine Chapters.

World’s Largest Grassroots Renewable Energy Event

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October 4, 2014N/A

Four locations participate in the Minnesota Renewable Energy Tour – A Part of the World’s Largest Grassroots Renewable Energy Event.
On October 4th, 2014 – 50+ homes, farms, schools, municipalities and businesses in Minnesota including some of your neighbors, will join the nonprofit Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) and American Solar Energy Society (ASES) as well as and 150,000 other renewable energy system installers and owners throughout America to showcase more than 5,000 alternative-powered sites -- for the 19th Annual National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots renewable energy event.
The event, slated for October 4th, 2014 from 10AM to 4PM, is free to attend and allows you to see the solar, wind, geothermal, and energy efficiency technologies your neighbors are using to drastically reduce monthly energy bills, reduce harmful carbon emissions, and gain energy independence. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with a home, farm or business owner and hear about ‘real life’ experiences with a renewable energy system, including financing, and assistance available to non-profits, schools and businesses.
Visit our website at http://mnrenewables.org/solar-tour to find previews of the participating renewable energy sites and systems. There is an interactive map detailing each tour location which you can use to get directions and plan your route. Look for a yellow balloon at the end of the driveway to mark participating sites. Someone will be on hand at each location to give you a tour and answer questions..
Our tour this year includes Harmony Natural Foods Cooperative, the first business in Bemidji to install a grid-tied photovoltaic system as a solar awning, as well as three homes featuring photovoltaic installations, geothermal heating/cooling, organic gardens and other sustainable living features. Interactive tours will be between 10 am and 12 pm and self-guided tours with staff available for questions from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Essentia Health invites you to join our team at the Step Out Walk to STOP Diabetes

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October 4, 2014

Join Essentia Health at the Step Out Walk to STOP Diabetes and help the nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States who are living with diabetes! Saturday, October 4 promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of individuals who every 17 seconds are diagnosed with diabetes. The walk begins with registration at 8 a.m. and walk at 9 a.m. at the Paul Bunyan Trailhead, Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive in Brainerd.
To join the Essentia Health team led by Kayla Carlson, Diabetes Resources Manager at Essentia Health, you can call 218-855-5312, email her at kayla.carlson@essentiahealth.org, or go to www.diabetes.org/brainerd, “join a team” and select the team name “Essentia Health”. All team members will receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt.
The Essentia Health Diabetes Resource Program offers support for individuals with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes and individuals interested in or currently using insulin pump therapy. Appointments for managing diabetes are available through group classes and one-on-one individual appointments for both education or medical management.
If you have concerns about your diabetes management or believe you may be at risk, please contact your physician or the Diabetes Resource Program at Essentia Health at 218-828-7444 for more information.

Essentia Health invites you to join our team at the Step Out Walk to STOP Diabetes

Trinity Lutheran Church Fall Sale

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October 4, 2014

Fall Sale
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8 am to 1 pm.
Trinity Lutheran Church Deer Creek.
Lunch served during the sale

BRAINERD LEGION CRAFT AND BAKE SALE

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October 4, 2014

BRAINERD LEGION CRAFT AND BAKE SALE.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Brainerd American Legion, 708 Front Street.
Breakfast & lunch available. Door prizes. Bake Sale.
For more information, call Darlene Swedin @ 218-833-0370.

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

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October 4, 2014

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

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

Bike for Education

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October 4, 2014

Saturday, Oct. 4
10 a.m.
Start and end at Diamond Point Park
Sponsored by the BSU Sociology Club

Rain date Oct. 5

St. Theodore's Harvest Sale & Luncheon

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October 4, 2014

The Guild of St. Theodore's Catholic Church in Laporte is having its Harvest Sale & Luncheon on Saturday, October 4, from 11-1. Come and enjoy the homemade soups, sandwiches, bars and coffee. The charge for adults and students is $6.50. Children 5 and under are free. If you just want a bar and coffee, that's only $1.50. And be sure to check out the Guild's crafts, baked goods, home canned goods and much more. All proceeds go towards Faith Formation. All are welcome!

2014 Self Advocates Minnesota (SAM) Northwest regional conference titled “Finding the Diamond in the Rough”

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October 4, 2014

Please join us for the 2014 Self Advocates Minnesota (SAM) Northwest regional conference titled “Finding the Diamond in the Rough” hosted by SAM Northwest and the Arc United.
Saturday, October 4th 2014
11:30am to 7:00pm
First Lutheran Church
900 Bemidji Avenue North
Bemidji, MN 56601
The regional conference will include a fiesta theme, workshops provide by SAM Northwest Representatives (Wheel of Knowledge/Wheel of Fortune, and Non-Verbal Communication/Boundaries), Minnesota Disability Law Center (Person Centered Planning), Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State (Voting and Voting Rights), and the Minnesota Developmental Disabilities Council (The Minnesota Olmstead Plan), closing speaker from Northwest Indian OIC (Anishinaabe Worldview-Cultural Competency), dinner, and dance.
The cost for the event is $15.00 per person which includes the event, snacks, dinner, and dance (self advocates, individuals, students, and professionals/staff). For families of four or more, the cost for the event is $10.00 per person which includes the event, snacks, dinner, and dance.
Each attendee will also receive a certificate for attending the conference.
Please feel free to contact Vicki Frisch, SAM (Self Advocates MN) Northwest Community Organizer at 218-368-5719 with any questions you may have.

Bemidji State University student Molly Bass will perform her junior recital

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October 4, 2014

Bemidji State University student performs junior recital on Oct. 4
Bemidji State University student Molly Bass will perform her junior recital in the Thompson Recital Hall of the Bangsburg Fine Arts Complex on campus.
Bass, a junior music education major from Slayton, Minn., will play pieces composed by Domenico Scarlatti, Claude Debussy and Frédéric Chopin, along with Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2, No. 2 and several Slavonic dances for four-hand piano composed by Antonín Dvřoák.
The performance will begin at 3 p.m. and is open free to everyone.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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October 4, 2014

Home Brewing Basics (must be 21 or older)
Learn the basics and reap the rewards of home brewing your own beer. In this course you will learn important terms, methods, and styles relating to beer. Focusing on low budget methods, attendees will learn the secrets of single pot brewing. Great for limited brewing space, focusing on a full day complete demonstration of all-grain brewing. Learn industry terms, and how to make a beverage that is your perfect beer! Instructor: Brent Passarella Saturday Oct. 4th 3:00 pm Location 10 State 84 SW Harriet Club Fee: $6

PRESENTATION BY LOCAL AUTHOR KELSEY SUTTON AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY

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October 4, 2014

Bemidji area author Kelsey Sutton will be at the library on Saturday, October 4 at
4:00 p.m. Kelsey is the author of teen novels “Some Quiet Place and “Where Silence Gathers”. She will talk about her books as well as her journey to publication as a recently published author. Both are fantasy novels set in a world where emotions are personified. Her next book is a middle-grade novel “The Lonely Ones”.
Kelsey’s bio tells us that she has done everything from training dogs and making cheeseburgers to selling yellow page ads and cleaning hotel rooms. She lives here in northern Minnesota and received a BA in English from Bemidji State University. When Kelsey is not writing or trying out a new career, she can be found in the park with her dogs, ordering a coconut mocha at a local coffee shop, or browsing a bookstore. To learn more about Kelsey Sutton and her novels, please come to the Saturday October 4 event, and also visit her at: www.kelseysutton.blogspot.com

PRESENTATION BY LOCAL AUTHOR KELSEY SUTTON AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 5, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 5, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 5, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 5, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 5, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its October exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Charlie Nestor, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase George Robinson and David Bjorkquist. A special exhibition of Warren MacKenzie’s pottery will also be on display through October 11. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 4 – 8 pm. The October exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Mike Ives Realty and Timberlake Lodge.

MACROSTIE GALLERY | EVERYDAY OBJECTS: Charlie Nestor
In Everyday Objects, sculptor Charlie Nestor takes mundane or everyday items (chairs, traffic cones, ladders) and manipulates them to create a new reality for that particular object.
“The current sculptures that I have worked on in recent years make use of obsolete material and objects found all around us,” says Nestor. “Typically thrown away or ignored, when these day-to-day recognizable objects are combined or manipulated, they take on a different life then what they were originally intended. The simple act of adding a marking, word, or symbol, is all that is needed to express a deep feeling and tell an unexpected story.”
Charlie Nestor received his BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic regions. He currently resides in Woodbury, MN.

MINNESOTA GALLERY | LANDSCAPE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: George Robinson & David Bjorkquist
Colored acrylic ink drawings by George Robinson that portray the grandeur of the southern United States are exhibited with more intimate landscapes in black and white photographs by David Bjorkquist. The contrasts in subject matter and artistic media are intended to help the viewer consider the beauty of places near and far and to search for the many things that our surroundings have to offer.
George Robinson is a Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN, where he specialized in printmaking. A MacRostie Art Center member since 2002, he lives in Shoreview, MN.
David Bjorkquist has been making photographs since his time in the Army during the 1950s. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he taught in Department of Vocational and Technical Education. He lives in Robbinsdale, MN.

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

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October 5, 2014N/A

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

2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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October 5, 2014N/A

Presenter Under the Pines—Dana Holm Nature Photographer
Sunday, October 5, 2014 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Meet in the lobby of Douglas Lodge
Visit with Minnesota photographer and author Dana Holm as he shares stories behind the images from his series of coffee-table style books, Itasca State Park and Loons and Lady’s Slippers of Itasca State Park. These books capture amazing photographs of the beauty of Itasca.
Friends of Itasca to host 27th Annual Ozawindib Walk on Saturday, October 4
Dust off your sneakers, pack a trail snack and prepare for a day of fun Saturday, Oct. 4 for the 27th Annual Ozawindib Walk in Itasca State Park.
This walk is held in honor of Ozawindib (“Yellowhead”). In July 1832. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft asked Ozawindib to guide the official expedition of discovery to the Mississippi headwaters.
The expedition included Schoolcraft and his companions: physician and botanist, Douglas Houghton; missionary, William Boutwell; Schoolcraft’s brother-in-law and translator, George Johnson; and Army Lt. James Allen, commanding the military escort. Each sat in a birchbark canoe paddled by voyageurs and Native Americans. They made the round trip from Cass Lake, leaving for Itasca July 11 and returning to Cass Lake in time for Rev. Boutwell to give a sermon Sunday, July 15.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon as you make your way across gently rolling hills, past serene lakes and through majestic pine along a 5 kilometer (3 mile) walk. Registration for the Ozawindib Walk begins at 1 p.m. at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center with the Ozawindib Walk starting at 1:30 p.m. There is no registration fee this year, but with each tax-deductible donation given to the Friends of Itasca State Park participants will receive up to two collector t-shirts from past Ozawindib Walk events. Supplies and sizes are limited.
The Ozawindib Walk is sponsored jointly by Itasca State Park and the Friends of Itasca State Park. The Friends of Itasca State Park was formed to take an active role in working for the benefit of the park. In past years, the Friends have participated in volunteer activities and have raised funds for a number of park projects including interpretive signs; restoration of the original wicker furniture in Douglas Lodge; playground equipment in the picnic area, campgrounds and Douglas Lodge; and preservation of historic park photographs.
Participants are also invited to join the Friends of Itasca State Park for their annual meeting at 10 a.m. at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center classroom.
This year, the Friends’ events coincide with the 8th annual North Country Hiking Fest at Itasca State Park. All are welcome to join in a day of hiking, nature activities and other programs Oct. 4.
For more information, contact Itasca State Park at (218)699-7251.

Pancake Sausge & Egg Breakfast & Bargain Bin Sale

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October 5, 2014

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

Meatball dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church

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October 5, 2014

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

Ooh La La for the Arts

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October 5, 2014

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

Ooh La La for the Arts

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 6, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 6, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 6, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 6, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 6, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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October 6, 2014N/A

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its October exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Charlie Nestor, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase George Robinson and David Bjorkquist. A special exhibition of Warren MacKenzie’s pottery will also be on display through October 11. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 4 – 8 pm. The October exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Mike Ives Realty and Timberlake Lodge.

MACROSTIE GALLERY | EVERYDAY OBJECTS: Charlie Nestor
In Everyday Objects, sculptor Charlie Nestor takes mundane or everyday items (chairs, traffic cones, ladders) and manipulates them to create a new reality for that particular object.
“The current sculptures that I have worked on in recent years make use of obsolete material and objects found all around us,” says Nestor. “Typically thrown away or ignored, when these day-to-day recognizable objects are combined or manipulated, they take on a different life then what they were originally intended. The simple act of adding a marking, word, or symbol, is all that is needed to express a deep feeling and tell an unexpected story.”
Charlie Nestor received his BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic regions. He currently resides in Woodbury, MN.

MINNESOTA GALLERY | LANDSCAPE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: George Robinson & David Bjorkquist
Colored acrylic ink drawings by George Robinson that portray the grandeur of the southern United States are exhibited with more intimate landscapes in black and white photographs by David Bjorkquist. The contrasts in subject matter and artistic media are intended to help the viewer consider the beauty of places near and far and to search for the many things that our surroundings have to offer.
George Robinson is a Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN, where he specialized in printmaking. A MacRostie Art Center member since 2002, he lives in Shoreview, MN.
David Bjorkquist has been making photographs since his time in the Army during the 1950s. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he taught in Department of Vocational and Technical Education. He lives in Robbinsdale, MN.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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October 6, 2014N/A

Novelty T-Shirts
Mon. Oct. 6th 3-5:15pm Fee $5
Bring a T-Shirt and make it your own using different accessories that are provided in class.

Learning to Write (4th Grade to Adult)
Love to read & write, have you ever wanted to write and publish a short book? Come and learn helpful tips and techniques from a published author in this creative introductory writing class and leave with bound copy of your story. Experience the fun of writing with Deb Schlueter. Class Max is 20
Mondays: October 6th - November 3rd 3:15-5:00pm Fee: $15 HS Lab 45

The Center - Monday Events

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October 6, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 am Card Recylcing
8:00-4:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00-11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 Mah Jongg lessons
10:00-4:00 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Services Dining: Swedish Meatballs, Paprika Potatoes, Spinach, Bread, Ice Cream, Milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage
1:30-3:30 LSSM

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 6, 2014

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

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

Grief Support Group

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October 6, 2014

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

AirMed Open House

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October 6, 2014

Sanford AirMed Bemidji is committed to providing rapid Critical Care transport and supports Minnesota. Join us at the new Sanford AirMed hangar at the Bemidji Regional Airport.
Bemidji AirMed Open House
Mon., October 6, 2014
4 – 6 p.m. Open House & BBQ
Location: Sanford AirMed Hanger, east of Bemidji Regional Airport (3317 Gillett Dr. NW), across from the Paul Bunyan Kindergarten Center.

Harmony Co-op Fall Class Schedule

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October 6, 2014

Harmony Co-op announces their schedule of Fall/Winter Classes to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. Fees are non-refundable, unless the session is canceled. Class information is always available online at http://www.harmonycoop.com/calendar/. Watch for more classes to be added and information as we partner with the Concordia Language Villages to teach ethnic cooking and cooking skills classes coming soon!
Wine Making: Wine from Scratch
Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine from scratch! Arianne will guide you through the techniques to make your own wine at home, just in time for the holiday season. All participants will take a bottle home with them at the end of class. Homebrewed wine is the perfect gift or can turn your holiday party from drab to fab!
Dates: Mondays - September 29th, October 6th, and October 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fee for all classes: $30.00 (Participants must be 21 years of age or older.)

Harmony Co-op Fall Class Schedule

Childbirth Education Classes Scheduled

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October 6, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s “Understanding Birth” childbirth education course offers expecting mothers two choices for learning: in the classroom or online. Choose the option that best meets your needs. It is recommended that you register for childbirth education approximately eight weeks before your due date.
Classroom Option 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 October 6, 13 and 20. All classes meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the hospital’s east lobby. For a complete schedule, contact the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.
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 November 22. 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 Medical Center’s Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.

Childbirth Education Classes Scheduled

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 7, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 7, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 7, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 7, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 7, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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October 7, 2014N/A

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its October exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Charlie Nestor, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase George Robinson and David Bjorkquist. A special exhibition of Warren MacKenzie’s pottery will also be on display through October 11. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 4 – 8 pm. The October exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Mike Ives Realty and Timberlake Lodge.

MACROSTIE GALLERY | EVERYDAY OBJECTS: Charlie Nestor
In Everyday Objects, sculptor Charlie Nestor takes mundane or everyday items (chairs, traffic cones, ladders) and manipulates them to create a new reality for that particular object.
“The current sculptures that I have worked on in recent years make use of obsolete material and objects found all around us,” says Nestor. “Typically thrown away or ignored, when these day-to-day recognizable objects are combined or manipulated, they take on a different life then what they were originally intended. The simple act of adding a marking, word, or symbol, is all that is needed to express a deep feeling and tell an unexpected story.”
Charlie Nestor received his BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic regions. He currently resides in Woodbury, MN.

MINNESOTA GALLERY | LANDSCAPE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: George Robinson & David Bjorkquist
Colored acrylic ink drawings by George Robinson that portray the grandeur of the southern United States are exhibited with more intimate landscapes in black and white photographs by David Bjorkquist. The contrasts in subject matter and artistic media are intended to help the viewer consider the beauty of places near and far and to search for the many things that our surroundings have to offer.
George Robinson is a Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN, where he specialized in printmaking. A MacRostie Art Center member since 2002, he lives in Shoreview, MN.
David Bjorkquist has been making photographs since his time in the Army during the 1950s. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he taught in Department of Vocational and Technical Education. He lives in Robbinsdale, MN.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 7, 2014

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

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

Grant Writing Workshops and Upcoming Deadline for AAI Grant for Native American Artists

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October 7, 2014N/A

R2AC ANISHINAABE ARTS INITIATIVE GRANT FOR NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS
DEADLINE: Saturday, November 1, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000. Open to individual Native American artists in all arts disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to Native American artists residing in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Roseau Counties.
Want more information? Region 2 Arts Council will be hosting:
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Writing Workshops & Informational Sessions
Tuesday, Sept. 30 at White Earth Tribal & Community College, 10:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Red Lake Nation College, room 300, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9 at Leech Lake Tribal College, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an individual or group appointment, or to let us know you are coming to a workshop. Download the application: http://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/aai-grant-app-2015.pdf

The Center - Tuesday Events

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October 7, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9 -10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Chicken Chow Mein, Rice/Chow Mein Noodles, Oriental Veg., Mandarin Orange Gelatin, Brownie, Milk
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge
6 p.m. – Marine Corp

The Center - Tuesday Events

Rummage Sale

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October 7, 2014

First Congregational United Church of Christ will have a rummage sale.
110 SW Colfax in Wadena.
Tuesday, October 7th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Wednesday, October 8th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Thursday, October 9th from 8:00 am to Noon.
Dishes, linens, crafts, toys, books, clothes, home and holiday decor and a lot more.

ALL: Adventures in Lifelong Learning

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October 7, 2014

ALL: Adventures in
Lifelong Learning
Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Roger Spiry Community Room
4111 Technology Drive NW • Bemidji, MN
Sept. 23-Nov. 11, 2014
• Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:30am
• Presentation: 10:00 - 11:00am Q & A: 11:00 - 11:30am
• Refreshments appear at 9:40am
• Handicapped accessible. Lots of parking!
• ALL is for Everyone!
• For More Info Call: Board Member, Al Yarnott: 444-7091

Sustainabl​e Tuesday

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October 7, 2014

It's hard to believe it is already October! Please join us for this month's exciting line up of Sustainable Tuesday events from 5:30-7:30 each Tuesday evening at the Rail River Folk School unless noted otherwise.
Tuesday, October 7th:Build a Guild 102: Focus on Design and Plants 102 will focus on selecting plants to fit our newly designed pollinator guild to provide a season of bloom. We will create a conceptual design, including landscape and wildlife embellishments. Next spring we will order and plant the plants! Diana Kuklinski -presenter

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 8, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 8, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 8, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 8, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 8, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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October 8, 2014N/A

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its October exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Charlie Nestor, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase George Robinson and David Bjorkquist. A special exhibition of Warren MacKenzie’s pottery will also be on display through October 11. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 4 – 8 pm. The October exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Mike Ives Realty and Timberlake Lodge.

MACROSTIE GALLERY | EVERYDAY OBJECTS: Charlie Nestor
In Everyday Objects, sculptor Charlie Nestor takes mundane or everyday items (chairs, traffic cones, ladders) and manipulates them to create a new reality for that particular object.
“The current sculptures that I have worked on in recent years make use of obsolete material and objects found all around us,” says Nestor. “Typically thrown away or ignored, when these day-to-day recognizable objects are combined or manipulated, they take on a different life then what they were originally intended. The simple act of adding a marking, word, or symbol, is all that is needed to express a deep feeling and tell an unexpected story.”
Charlie Nestor received his BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic regions. He currently resides in Woodbury, MN.

MINNESOTA GALLERY | LANDSCAPE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: George Robinson & David Bjorkquist
Colored acrylic ink drawings by George Robinson that portray the grandeur of the southern United States are exhibited with more intimate landscapes in black and white photographs by David Bjorkquist. The contrasts in subject matter and artistic media are intended to help the viewer consider the beauty of places near and far and to search for the many things that our surroundings have to offer.
George Robinson is a Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN, where he specialized in printmaking. A MacRostie Art Center member since 2002, he lives in Shoreview, MN.
David Bjorkquist has been making photographs since his time in the Army during the 1950s. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he taught in Department of Vocational and Technical Education. He lives in Robbinsdale, MN.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 8, 2014

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

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

Grant Writing Workshops and Upcoming Deadline for AAI Grant for Native American Artists

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October 8, 2014N/A

R2AC ANISHINAABE ARTS INITIATIVE GRANT FOR NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS
DEADLINE: Saturday, November 1, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000. Open to individual Native American artists in all arts disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to Native American artists residing in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Roseau Counties.
Want more information? Region 2 Arts Council will be hosting:
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Writing Workshops & Informational Sessions
Tuesday, Sept. 30 at White Earth Tribal & Community College, 10:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Red Lake Nation College, room 300, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9 at Leech Lake Tribal College, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an individual or group appointment, or to let us know you are coming to a workshop. Download the application: http://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/aai-grant-app-2015.pdf

The Center - Wednesday Events

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October 8, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining- Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Dinner Roll, Pudding Dessert, Milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Rummage Sale

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October 8, 2014

First Congregational United Church of Christ will have a rummage sale.
110 SW Colfax in Wadena.
Tuesday, October 7th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Wednesday, October 8th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Thursday, October 9th from 8:00 am to Noon.
Dishes, linens, crafts, toys, books, clothes, home and holiday decor and a lot more.

NELL program will present Artist and Historian Steve Stark

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October 8, 2014

NELL program will present Artist and Historian Steve Stark
An Illustrated History of Glacial Lake Agassiz.
Program date October 8
Location: Community Center in Gonvick
Free/ Open to the public/ all ages
Water has brought us together as a state and region. The historical developments at the end of the last great ice age, a mere 16,000 years ago, helped define our region. The great glacial Lake Agassiz brought about nature’s most significant contributions of land and water to Minnesota and North Dakota. The water attracted prehistoric people as well as all subsequent explorers, settlers and industrialists. The story about how our history was shaped because of Lake Agassiz is fascinating and brought to life in Steve Stark’s Illustrated History.
Steve Stark is a Minnesota native living in Fargo. He has a BA from NDSU and an MA from University of Wisconsin. His background includes teaching, journalism, editorial cartooning and adjunct professor at North Dakota State University. He is also an award-winning editorial cartoonist and has illustrated a number of books. Steve’s illustrated history presentation combines his skills as an actor with his talents as an illustrator to present a program you should always remember.
This free program will be at the Gonvick Community Center on Wednesday morning October 8 at 9:30 am.

10th Annual Serrotore Spaghetti Dinner

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October 8, 2014

10th Annual Serrotore Spaghetti Dinner.
Meet this year's team and hear coach Serratore's outlook for the season at this adults-only event at the Sanford Center (Gate 4).
Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Social Hour: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Dinner: 7:00 pm.
Limited complimentary beer & cash bar.
Cost: $20.00
RSVP: BSUalumni.org or contact the Beaver Pride Office: 218-755-2294 or akerkhoff@bemidjistate.edu

10th Annual Serrotore Spaghetti Dinner

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 9, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 9, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 9, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 9, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 9, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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October 9, 2014N/A

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its October exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Charlie Nestor, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase George Robinson and David Bjorkquist. A special exhibition of Warren MacKenzie’s pottery will also be on display through October 11. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 4 – 8 pm. The October exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Mike Ives Realty and Timberlake Lodge.

MACROSTIE GALLERY | EVERYDAY OBJECTS: Charlie Nestor
In Everyday Objects, sculptor Charlie Nestor takes mundane or everyday items (chairs, traffic cones, ladders) and manipulates them to create a new reality for that particular object.
“The current sculptures that I have worked on in recent years make use of obsolete material and objects found all around us,” says Nestor. “Typically thrown away or ignored, when these day-to-day recognizable objects are combined or manipulated, they take on a different life then what they were originally intended. The simple act of adding a marking, word, or symbol, is all that is needed to express a deep feeling and tell an unexpected story.”
Charlie Nestor received his BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic regions. He currently resides in Woodbury, MN.

MINNESOTA GALLERY | LANDSCAPE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: George Robinson & David Bjorkquist
Colored acrylic ink drawings by George Robinson that portray the grandeur of the southern United States are exhibited with more intimate landscapes in black and white photographs by David Bjorkquist. The contrasts in subject matter and artistic media are intended to help the viewer consider the beauty of places near and far and to search for the many things that our surroundings have to offer.
George Robinson is a Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN, where he specialized in printmaking. A MacRostie Art Center member since 2002, he lives in Shoreview, MN.
David Bjorkquist has been making photographs since his time in the Army during the 1950s. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he taught in Department of Vocational and Technical Education. He lives in Robbinsdale, MN.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 9, 2014

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

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

Grant Writing Workshops and Upcoming Deadline for AAI Grant for Native American Artists

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October 9, 2014N/A

R2AC ANISHINAABE ARTS INITIATIVE GRANT FOR NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS
DEADLINE: Saturday, November 1, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000. Open to individual Native American artists in all arts disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to Native American artists residing in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Roseau Counties.
Want more information? Region 2 Arts Council will be hosting:
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Writing Workshops & Informational Sessions
Tuesday, Sept. 30 at White Earth Tribal & Community College, 10:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Red Lake Nation College, room 300, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9 at Leech Lake Tribal College, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an individual or group appointment, or to let us know you are coming to a workshop. Download the application: http://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/aai-grant-app-2015.pdf

Northland Arboretum-

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October 9, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

The Center - Thursday Events

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October 9, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9:00 – 10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 – 12 pm RG Insurance
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Liver or Pepper Steak, Buttered Boiled Potatoes, Peas, Bread, Scalloped Apples, Milk
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing

The Center - Thursday Events

Rummage Sale

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October 9, 2014

First Congregational United Church of Christ will have a rummage sale.
110 SW Colfax in Wadena.
Tuesday, October 7th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Wednesday, October 8th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Thursday, October 9th from 8:00 am to Noon.
Dishes, linens, crafts, toys, books, clothes, home and holiday decor and a lot more.

Mississippi Riverwalk and Riverfront Revitalization

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October 9, 2014

Have you ever watched the Mississippi run through Brainerd and wished there was a park or trails to enjoy this wonderful natural area? The League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes area will present a program on the development of the Mississippi River Revitalization project on Thursday, October 9th at 11:30 am at the Fireplace Room at First Presbyterian Church, 512 S 8th St., in Brainerd. The speaker will be Mark Ostgarden, City Planner. .
In 2013 the Brainerd City Council completed a strategic planning process and a Mississippi River walk is one of four strategic focus areas. The Vision Plan is for an area from the Mill Avenue Bridge to the Hwy 371 Bridge. At its July 2013 meeting a, the Brainerd City Council approved a partnership with the U MN Center for Tural Design (CRD) to develop a riverfront design plan for a two mile section from Washington St. to Little Buffalo Creek. The CRD will lead a steering committee process to create design ideas based on the priorities established by the steering committee and recommended to the City Council later this year.
Creating the design ideas is only the 1st step in the revitalization process. 2015 will be a year for additional design work and consensus building for this effort.

Mississippi Riverwalk and Riverfront Revitalization

Aardahl Lutheran Church Lutefisk Supper

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October 9, 2014

Aardahl Lutheran Church's Annual Lutefisk Supper will be held Thursday, October 9th at the church. Serving begins at 4:30 pm and will run until approximately 7:00 pm. A variety of music and entertainment will be provided.
The supper consists of luefisk, lefse, meatballs and gravy, potatoes, rutabagas, coleslaw, dessert and coffee. Cost for the supper is $15 for adults and $6 for children. There will be packaged lefse and baked goods for sale also.
Aardahl Lutheran Church is over 100 years old and is located at 2920 Van Buren Avenue, southeast of Bemidji. The facilities are handicap accessible. From Bemidji go 2.7 miles east on Rossevelt Road then south on Van Buren for 1.5 miles.

Honors Council lecture

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October 9, 2014

Travis Ricks, assistant professor of psychology, will explore whether having knowledge of or interest in a topic helps or hinders how a student learns statistics during an Oct. 7 Honors Council Lecture at Bemidji State University.
His lecture, “Effects of Cover Stories on Problem Solving in a Statistics Course,” will be held Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer 107. Honors Council lectures are open to everyone free of charge.
Following a lesson given to an introductory psychology course, Ricks gave half of the students in the class a worksheet written with a baseball cover story while the other half received a weather cover story. The quiz included two kinds of questions, and measures of a student’s knowledge of and interest in baseball were collected.
“The results indicated that, overall, the students performed better on computation items than explanation items,” Ricks said. “And the weather example led to better performance on the explanation items than the baseball example.”
No differences were seen in performance on the quiz as a function of gender, prior knowledge or interest, Ricks said.
“If anything, the results indicated that interest in baseball seemed to hinder learning in the baseball condition,” Ricks said.
His lecture discusses possible reasons for the performance differences due to the cover story.

The Foreigner

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October 9, 2014

What if the people around you thought you couldn't understand English? Imagine the things you'd hear: dark secrets, confidential plans, thoughts spoken out loud. This is what happens to Charlie, a Brit visiting back woods Georgia. When the local citizens believe him to be from an exotic foreign country, Charlie finds himself in the middle of all kinds of comic mayhem. A total laugh riot written by Larry Shue. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.
Chalberg Theatre/CLC Brainerd, 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401
Tickets: $11 Adu / $7 Under 18

The Foreigner

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 10, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 10, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 10, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 10, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 10, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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October 10, 2014N/A

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its October exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Charlie Nestor, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase George Robinson and David Bjorkquist. A special exhibition of Warren MacKenzie’s pottery will also be on display through October 11. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 4 – 8 pm. The October exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Mike Ives Realty and Timberlake Lodge.

MACROSTIE GALLERY | EVERYDAY OBJECTS: Charlie Nestor
In Everyday Objects, sculptor Charlie Nestor takes mundane or everyday items (chairs, traffic cones, ladders) and manipulates them to create a new reality for that particular object.
“The current sculptures that I have worked on in recent years make use of obsolete material and objects found all around us,” says Nestor. “Typically thrown away or ignored, when these day-to-day recognizable objects are combined or manipulated, they take on a different life then what they were originally intended. The simple act of adding a marking, word, or symbol, is all that is needed to express a deep feeling and tell an unexpected story.”
Charlie Nestor received his BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic regions. He currently resides in Woodbury, MN.

MINNESOTA GALLERY | LANDSCAPE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: George Robinson & David Bjorkquist
Colored acrylic ink drawings by George Robinson that portray the grandeur of the southern United States are exhibited with more intimate landscapes in black and white photographs by David Bjorkquist. The contrasts in subject matter and artistic media are intended to help the viewer consider the beauty of places near and far and to search for the many things that our surroundings have to offer.
George Robinson is a Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN, where he specialized in printmaking. A MacRostie Art Center member since 2002, he lives in Shoreview, MN.
David Bjorkquist has been making photographs since his time in the Army during the 1950s. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he taught in Department of Vocational and Technical Education. He lives in Robbinsdale, MN.

Northland Arboretum-

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October 10, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

The Foreigner

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October 10, 2014

What if the people around you thought you couldn't understand English? Imagine the things you'd hear: dark secrets, confidential plans, thoughts spoken out loud. This is what happens to Charlie, a Brit visiting back woods Georgia. When the local citizens believe him to be from an exotic foreign country, Charlie finds himself in the middle of all kinds of comic mayhem. A total laugh riot written by Larry Shue. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.
Chalberg Theatre/CLC Brainerd, 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401
Tickets: $11 Adu / $7 Under 18

The Foreigner

"Warren MacKenzie: A Potter's Hands" - Documentar​y and Workshop

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October 10, 2014N/A

The popular independent film documentary “Warren MacKenzie: A Potter’s Hands” tours northern Minnesota this autumn with an accompanying exhibition of MacKenzie’s work. The exhibit will be at MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN, through October 11 with a free film screening on Friday, October 10 and a two-day introduction to filmmaking workshop Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11.

Honoring our Ancestors Arts Festival

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October 10, 2014N/A

Please join us at the Honoring our Ancestors Art Festival. Demonstrations in Birch bark Canoe making, Black Ash Basket making, Regalia making, Singing and dancing...Come experience the Rich Culture and Beauty of the Red Lake Artiisans. Open to the Public. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council. Gitchi-Miigwetch to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Center - Friday Events

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October 10, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – 12 Ucare
10:00 Walking Exercise
11:00 Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Creamy Vegetable Soup, Turkey Sandwich, Tropical Fruit, Crackers, Cookie, Milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Mah Jongg
1:00 Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

United Methodist's Women's Annual Fall Rummage and Plant Sale

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October 10, 2014

United Methodist's Women's Annual Fall Rummage and Plant Sale will be held:
Friday, October 10, 2014 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (fill a bag for $1.00)
Something for Everyone!!!
Riverside United Methodist Church
North Highway 71
Park Rapids, MN
For more information call 763-242-7786

Itasca Moraine Chapter

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October 10, 2014

Friday, October 10. This is a workday in the eastern part of the Paul Bunyan State Forest. Meet at 9:00AM where the trail crosses Parkway Forest RD. To get to Parkway, progress to East Steamboat Forest RD where the NCT crosses HWY 64 approximately 4 miles north of Akeley. Progress east on Steamboat Forest Rd to the Parkway intersection, approx. 1.25 miles. Go south on Parkway for a quarter of a mile or so to the NCT crossing. There are several tasks where people are needed, helping with the mowing, throwing off branches (swamping), blazing the trail (painting blue blazes on the trees) and more. There have been clear cuts in the area and those require some cleaning up. Mostly light work but time consuming and we need help. If you have not been out for a while, this is a great opportunity.

Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon

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October 10, 2014

October 10th:
'Be Active' Expo: 2p-8p
1/2K Kids Fun Run: 4:20p
1K Kids Fun Run: 4:30p
5K Run/Walk: 5p
October 11th:
'Be Active' Expo: 8a-2p
Half Marathon: 9a
26K Lake Loop: 9:30a
Full Marathon: 9:30a
'Be Active' Expo is open to the public at no charge. The expo will have vendors and local groups promoting being active.
All running events require pre-registration through the website www.bemidjiblueoxmarathon.com
There is no same-day registration.

Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon

Family Safety Network Fish Fry

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October 10, 2014

The Family Safety Network (FSN) of Cass County is hosting a Fish Fry Friday fundraiser on Friday, October 10, 5-7pm prepared by Sheriff Tom Burch and Crew at the Union Congregational UCC Church in Hackensack. The Annual Meeting for members will precede the event at 4:30pm.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time for the community to come together and build awareness and a movement towards safe and healthy relationships for all individuals and families. Domestic violence touches every person in our community and society as a whole; and violates a person’s dignity, safety, and basic human rights. Stand up as a champion for survivors and join the movement for a safer and healthier community by joining us at the Fish Fry.
Sheriff Tom Burch of Cass County and his crew of fish fryers will prepare the fish. This crew has made the rounds over the summer and has developed a following for a tasty fish fry. There will also be a silent auction of a variety of food gift baskets. Bidding will close at 6:15pm with high bidders announced at that time. This event will help support the FSN which serves victims of domestic violence and their children providing confidential advocacy, support and referral services. It is a non-profit, tax exempt organization that was established in 1993. There is a fee at the door.
The Mission Statement of FSN is “To help keep families safe”. They are committed to providing relief to victims of violence by offering: confidential personal and legal advocacy, confidential support, help in filing court documents such as Orders for Protections and Harassment Restraining Orders, accompaniment to court hearings and other appointments, safety planning, women’s weekly support group, 24 Hour Crisis Line 800-324-8151, emergency transportation, public presentations for community education, and information and referral services. They believe in the importance of family and are committed to the elimination of all forms of violence, that violence is an expression of power and control which ultimately leads to the complete deterioration of family, and that NO one deserves to be hit or threatened.
The needs of FSN are vast, from volunteers to serve on the Board to volunteers to help “staff” the Crisis Line for which training is provided. Tangible needs for products for both the FSN office and for victims accessing services include: gas/ grocery cards, phone calling cards, postage stamps, paper products (white & colored copy paper, toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex), hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, etc), store gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, etc.), cleaning products and laundry soap, diapers and wipes (all sizes), monetary donations, business envelopes, manila envelopes, old/used cell phones. Contact the office at 218-547-1636 to set up a donation drive in your neighborhood or organization.
Current Board Members include: Colleen Curran, Kimberly Corson, Barb Mann, and Kay Martinson. For more information about FSN you can visit the web site at www.familysafetynetwork.net or call Executive Director Chris Swenson at 218-547-1636.

Family Safety Network Fish Fry

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 11, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 11, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 11, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 11, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 11, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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October 11, 2014N/A

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its October exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host Charlie Nestor, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase George Robinson and David Bjorkquist. A special exhibition of Warren MacKenzie’s pottery will also be on display through October 11. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 4 – 8 pm. The October exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Mike Ives Realty and Timberlake Lodge.

MACROSTIE GALLERY | EVERYDAY OBJECTS: Charlie Nestor
In Everyday Objects, sculptor Charlie Nestor takes mundane or everyday items (chairs, traffic cones, ladders) and manipulates them to create a new reality for that particular object.
“The current sculptures that I have worked on in recent years make use of obsolete material and objects found all around us,” says Nestor. “Typically thrown away or ignored, when these day-to-day recognizable objects are combined or manipulated, they take on a different life then what they were originally intended. The simple act of adding a marking, word, or symbol, is all that is needed to express a deep feeling and tell an unexpected story.”
Charlie Nestor received his BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic regions. He currently resides in Woodbury, MN.

MINNESOTA GALLERY | LANDSCAPE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: George Robinson & David Bjorkquist
Colored acrylic ink drawings by George Robinson that portray the grandeur of the southern United States are exhibited with more intimate landscapes in black and white photographs by David Bjorkquist. The contrasts in subject matter and artistic media are intended to help the viewer consider the beauty of places near and far and to search for the many things that our surroundings have to offer.
George Robinson is a Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN, where he specialized in printmaking. A MacRostie Art Center member since 2002, he lives in Shoreview, MN.
David Bjorkquist has been making photographs since his time in the Army during the 1950s. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he taught in Department of Vocational and Technical Education. He lives in Robbinsdale, MN.

Northland Arboretum-

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October 11, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

The Foreigner

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October 11, 2014

What if the people around you thought you couldn't understand English? Imagine the things you'd hear: dark secrets, confidential plans, thoughts spoken out loud. This is what happens to Charlie, a Brit visiting back woods Georgia. When the local citizens believe him to be from an exotic foreign country, Charlie finds himself in the middle of all kinds of comic mayhem. A total laugh riot written by Larry Shue. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.
Chalberg Theatre/CLC Brainerd, 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401
Tickets: $11 Adu / $7 Under 18

The Foreigner

"Warren MacKenzie: A Potter's Hands" - Documentar​y and Workshop

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October 11, 2014N/A

The popular independent film documentary “Warren MacKenzie: A Potter’s Hands” tours northern Minnesota this autumn with an accompanying exhibition of MacKenzie’s work. The exhibit will be at MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN, through October 11 with a free film screening on Friday, October 10 and a two-day introduction to filmmaking workshop Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11.

Honoring our Ancestors Arts Festival

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October 11, 2014N/A

Please join us at the Honoring our Ancestors Art Festival. Demonstrations in Birch bark Canoe making, Black Ash Basket making, Regalia making, Singing and dancing...Come experience the Rich Culture and Beauty of the Red Lake Artiisans. Open to the Public. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council. Gitchi-Miigwetch to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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October 11, 2014N/A

Survival Class Age 11 to Adult
Learn Hunting & Camping Survival Skills along with the basics of surviving overnight in the great outdoors. Come enjoy an exciting and fun hands-on day of learning survival skills for the great outdoors. If you were lost in the woods while hunting, 4-wheeling, or just out for an afternoon walk, this class will give you the skills necessary to survive. This class will include hands–on and classroom style instruction scheduled both indoors and outdoors. You will want to bring a packed lunch, snack, and drink. Dress appropriately for outdoors.
Class Activities Include: Basic First Aid, Signs of Being Lost, Fire Building, Materials & Supplies, Shelter Types & Construction, Rescue Techniques, Safe Water, What are MRE’s and how to make one. Handouts and Survival Equipment will be given to all survival class participants. Equipment includes: Canteen, Multi-Use Whistle, Emergency Blanket, Compass, & Flint Starter
Saturday Oct 11th 10 am—4 pm Fee: $15 Commons (Door 17) & School Forest Instructors: Rodney Helms & Shawn Birr

Deep Portage Field Trip Happy Dancing Turtle
Saturday, October 11 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM bring sack lunch Ages 9 thru Adult $15 per person
Have you taken the opportunity to check out one of Northern Minnesota’s hidden gems? Join us on a trip to Deep Portage where we’ll enjoy indoor and outdoor adventures. We’ll head to the top of their 55 foot observation tower atop a 110 foot hill. From that vantage, surrounding fall colors will be on beautiful display. We’ll try our hand at ascending the 35 foot indoor climbing wall. Fi-nally, after learning how to read a compass, we’ll navigate through an orienteering course. This is a great opportunity to see a snap-shot of Deep Portage's facilities and activities for children and adults. Parents are welcome to accompany children, though not re-quired. Bus will leave PRB bus parking lot at 9:00 AM sharp and return by 2:00 PM. Dress appropriately for the weather, and walking around. Bring sack lunch & water bottle.

I CAN'T SLEEP…..
Saturday, October 11th, 1:00 to 3:00 Stone Woman Herbals Fee: $10
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep, remain asleep and waking up tired and not feeling restored and refreshed. It is one of the most common complaints among Americans. Join Stone Woman Herbals as we discuss natural ways to address common sleep concerns. Through the use of oils, teas and herbs you may be on your way to "sweet dreams".

ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR, SOUP LUNCHEON AND BAKE SALE

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October 11, 2014

Bethel Lutheran Church
5232 Irvine Ave. NW, Bemidji
ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR, SOUP LUNCHEON AND BAKE SALE
OCTOBER 11, 8 am to 2 pm
Soup luncheon will be served 11am to 1pm
Included are 3 soups to choose from; fresh warm bread, dessert and beverage. $6.00
“FRESH HOT DOUGHNUTS, LEFSE AND ROMMEGROT”
We have CRAFTS and useful items for every season. It’s a great time to shop for gifts!
In our BAKE SALE area are treats and goodies to delight all tastes and ages! Scandinavian treats and jams and jellies to sparkle on your holiday table!
Don’t forget to check out our FARMERS MARKET!
RAFFLES AND SILENT AUCTIONS to give you chances at quilts and many beautiful items.
COME JOIN THE FUN, SEE YOU THERE!

Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon

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October 11, 2014

October 10th:
'Be Active' Expo: 2p-8p
1/2K Kids Fun Run: 4:20p
1K Kids Fun Run: 4:30p
5K Run/Walk: 5p
October 11th:
'Be Active' Expo: 8a-2p
Half Marathon: 9a
26K Lake Loop: 9:30a
Full Marathon: 9:30a
'Be Active' Expo is open to the public at no charge. The expo will have vendors and local groups promoting being active.
All running events require pre-registration through the website www.bemidjiblueoxmarathon.com
There is no same-day registration.

Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon

United Methodist's Women's Annual Fall Rummage and Plant Sale

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October 11, 2014

United Methodist's Women's Annual Fall Rummage and Plant Sale will be held:
Friday, October 10, 2014 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (fill a bag for $1.00)
Something for Everyone!!!
Riverside United Methodist Church
North Highway 71
Park Rapids, MN
For more information call 763-242-7786

All Pro Dad Breakfast

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October 11, 2014

Calling all Dads! The Bemidji area chapter of All Pro Dad is sponsoring a Dad’s Day Breakfast on Saturday, October 11th, from 9:00 to 10:00, at BSU’s Walnut Hall Northwoods Dining Center. Bring your kids, nieces, nephews, or even Grandpa for a special morning of quality time, conversation and prizes. Cost for the all-u-can-eat continental breakfast is $3.50 per person and children under 5 eat free. Children of all ages, from toddlers to college students, are welcome to the event.
All Pro Dad, an innovative program of Family First, is designed to equip men with tools necessary to make them better fathers and role models, and to build character in their children and communities. To learn more about the organization, log on to www.AllProDad.com or contact Rich Jahner at 444-3447 or richjahner@gmail.com

All Pro Dad Breakfast

American Diabetes Association EXPO

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October 11, 2014

Lions of 5M9 are taking a van down to the ADA DIABETES EXPO. Contact Bev at 556-2882 if interested. The EXPO is free and the ride is free. A deposit is required to secure your reservation.

Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival

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October 11, 2014

Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Brainerd Senior High School. 702 S. 5th Street.
Use north or south entrance. Over 150 exhibitors.
Free Admission. Refreshments.

Fall Arts & Crafts Festival

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October 11, 2014

Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, October 11, 2014
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Use north or south entrance
Over 150 exhibitors
Free Admission
Refreshments

Photography 101 for Artists

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October 11, 2014

Photography 101 for Artists with Cal Rice, professional photographer.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at The Depot in Baudette.
Join experienced, Bemidji-based photographer Cal Rice for Photography 101 for Artists.
Who should attend this class?
•· Artists who create two and three-dimensional art
•· Artists who present their work in photographs (on websites, in portfolios, for juried and grant applications)
•· Artists who want photographs of their art to highlight the quality of their work
•· Artists who would like to better understand the camera functions that will help show their work at its best
This workshop is a free, professional development opportunity for artists sponsored by Region 2 Arts Council. Please register by October 8, 2014. Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218-751-5447 / 1800-275-5447. Participants should bring their own camera to the workshop. There will be an hour allowed for lunch.
Note: The intention of this workshop is to learn to effectively photograph your artwork. Photographing city scapes, landscapes, nature, and people is not part of this workshop.

Public Square Rosary Rally Crusade

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October 11, 2014

Public Square Rosary Rally Crusade
Please join us to pray for our nation on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at NOON at the Big Fish (Hwy 169) Garrison, MN
Sponsored by America Needs Fatima. For info contact Jean @ 218-764-2665.
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More information about the above Rosary Rally:
The Public Sq. Rosary Rally is once a year on the Saturday closest to the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima which was October 13, 1917.
This is the 97th Anniversary. Over 12,000 rallies will take place across the United States and the world on Oct. 11th , in public reparation for the sins committed against the most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to pray fervently for the Repentance and conversion of the United States.
Our Monthly Public Square Rosary is ongoing the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 pm at the Big Fish, Garrison, MN. Our next two dates are September 23 & October 28.
Contact Jean @ 218-764-2665 for more info.

Lutefisk & Meatball Supper

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October 11, 2014

Lutefisk & Meatball Supper.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
First Lutheran Church
309 2nd Street North
Pine River, MN
Tickets sold at the door. Adults $14, Children 6 to 12 $5 and Children under 6 Free.
Lefse for sale (while it lasts!)

First Lutheran Church of Pine River Lutefisk & Meatball Supper

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October 11, 2014

First Lutheran Church in Pine River is hosting its annual Lutefisk & Meatball Supper on Saturday, October 11th from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. Supper includes all you can eat Lutefisk, Meatballs, mashed potatoes & gravy, rutabagas, cole slaw, and beverage. There will be lefse for sale while it lasts. Tickets: Adults $14.00, Children 6 – 12 $5.00, Children under 5 free. First Lutheran is located at 309 2nd St. North in Pine River.

SAPHIRE BROWN IN CONCERT AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY

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October 11, 2014

Saphire Brown will be at the Bemidji Public Library on Saturday October 11 at 4:00 p.m. with a musical presentation in recognition that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Saphire was a victim of bullying in middle school but she uses her talents of singing and songwriting to help others overcome being bullied.
Saphire Brown is now a 17 year old, aspiring singer/songwriter who has a passion for music and a desire to make a difference. She has been singing almost since she could talk! She is happiest when she is on stage performing and sharing her story -- where she uses music to help others understand what she went through and encourages others to never give up.
Saphire began a Courage Campaign when she was 14 years old to spread awareness and advocate for anti-bullying and mental health. She speaks and sings at schools, churches, conferences, and other venues, telling her story of when she, herself was bullied and the affects it has had on her and her family.
At the age of 15 Saphire recorded a CD of inspiring country and pop cover songs written by artists that have motivated her to never give up no matter what others say or do. Saphire’s first single written for her Courage Campaign is available on Itunes called "One of A Kind". For more information about her CD, her Courage Campaign, and future performances go to Facebook; or the Saphire’s Courage Campaign website www.saphirescouragecampaign.com or email stacybrown789@yahoo.com
This program is free of charge, geared towards teens, but all ages are welcome to attend.

Harvest Fest Dinner & Silent Auction

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October 11, 2014

The public is invited to attend:
Harvest Fest Dinner & Silent Auction
(Live Music for the dancers!)
Saturday, October 11, 2014
5:00 – 7:00pm
First Lutheran Church
424 So 8th Street
Brainerd, MN
Dinner: Oven-baked Beef Stew, Cole Slaw & Rolls
Dessert: Apple Crisp, Ice cream & Root Beer garden
ADULTS: $10.00, CHILDREN AGES 5-12: $5.00
(Children, ages 4 years and under, are FREE)
Tickets will be sold in advance and, also, at the door.
Contact the church office 829-9552 for reservations.
Proceeds will benefit Lutheran Social Services and ELCA World Hunger
WE ARE HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 12, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 12, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 12, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 12, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 12, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 12, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Quilt Bingo

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October 12, 2014

Quilt Bingo
Sunday October 12 1 pm at Holy Family Church (Bulldog Lake) 1182 Co. Rd. 8, Hillman, MN 56338
Winners choose their quilt.
Crafts available Door Prizes & Free Lunch. Handicapped Accessible.
For info contact Judy @ 218-764-2655 or Jean@ 218-764-2665

Annual Beltrami County 4-H Awards Banquet

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October 12, 2014

The Annual Beltrami County 4-H Awards Banquet will be held, Sunday, October 12 at 1pm at the 4-H Exhibit Hall on the Beltrami County Fairgrounds

Fall Harvest Dinner

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October 12, 2014

Beltrami Humane Society Fall Harvest Dinner.
Sunday, October 12 from 4 – 7 pm at the Bemidji Eagles Club
A family friendly fundraising event to raise money for the care of stray and homeless pets in our community.
Pullled Pork Dinner | Live Music Featuring The Acoust Hicks | Performances by students of the Fall High School Musical “The Wizard of Oz” | The Babe City Rollers will be there too!
We will have a silent auction with many valuable items.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $9 online, or $10 at the door
Take-out available
Tickets can be purchased at the Beltrami Humane Society, Kat’s Book Nook, Ben Franklin Crafts, or online at http://www.beltramihumane.com/events/event/the-fall-harvest-dinner/
Call 751-7910 for more information.

Fall Harvest Dinner

The Cedar's MN Express Tour comes to Grand Rapids

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October 12, 2014

MacRostie Art Center is excited to host the musicians of the Cedar Cultural Center’s statewide tour “MN Express” on Sunday, October 12 at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 13, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 13, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

15th Annual Senior Community Clean-Up Day

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October 13, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 13, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 13, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 13, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

FRIENDS OF SANFORD HEALTH HOSTS $6 JEWELRY SALE

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October 13, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a $6 Jewelry Sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, just outside the Gift Shop, on Monday, October 13 (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) and Tuesday, October 14 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). The sale features a wide variety of jewelry, accessories and gifts for women and men of all ages.

The Center - Monday Events

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October 13, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 am Card Recylcing
8:00-4:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00-11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 Mah Jongg lessons
10:00-4:00 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Services Dining: Tator Tot Casserole, Green Beans, Peaches, Bread, Pudding, Milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage
1:30-3:30 LSSM
5:00 Fellowship Dinner
6:00 Raffle Drawing

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 13, 2014

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

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

BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY

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October 13, 2014

BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES AT THE
BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Bemidji Public Library offers a monthly book discussion program.
The next scheduled session is on Monday October 13, 2014 at noon.
The discussion program will run for approximately an hour. At this
single discussion session in October, the book for discussion will be:
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Meeting

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October 13, 2014

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

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Meeting

Grief Support Group

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October 13, 2014

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

Childbirth Education Classes Scheduled

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October 13, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s “Understanding Birth” childbirth education course offers expecting mothers two choices for learning: in the classroom or online. Choose the option that best meets your needs. It is recommended that you register for childbirth education approximately eight weeks before your due date.
Classroom Option 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 October 6, 13 and 20. All classes meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the hospital’s east lobby. For a complete schedule, contact the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.
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 November 22. 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 Medical Center’s Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.

Childbirth Education Classes Scheduled

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 14, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 14, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 14, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 14, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 14, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

FRIENDS OF SANFORD HEALTH HOSTS $6 JEWELRY SALE

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October 14, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a $6 Jewelry Sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, just outside the Gift Shop, on Monday, October 13 (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) and Tuesday, October 14 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). The sale features a wide variety of jewelry, accessories and gifts for women and men of all ages.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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October 14, 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
8:30-12:30 Def. Driving
9 -10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Bratwurst, Whole Potatoes, Buttered Cooked Cabbage, Bun, Dessert, Milk
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

ALL: Adventures in Lifelong Learning

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October 14, 2014

ALL: Adventures in
Lifelong Learning
Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Roger Spiry Community Room
4111 Technology Drive NW • Bemidji, MN
Sept. 23-Nov. 11, 2014
• Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:30am
• Presentation: 10:00 - 11:00am Q & A: 11:00 - 11:30am
• Refreshments appear at 9:40am
• Handicapped accessible. Lots of parking!
• ALL is for Everyone!
• For More Info Call: Board Member, Al Yarnott: 444-7091

Adventures in Lifelong Learning-“Thru Trekker Luke ‘Strider’ Jordan”

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October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 14: “Thru Trekker Luke ‘Strider’ Jordan”
Blue blazes mark the longest hiking trail in USA. Luke “Strider” Jordan, Minnesota, was the third person to ‘thru trek’ this 4,300 mile trail from North Dakota to Vermont from March-October, 2013. Luke, will share his incredible hike in pictures and story. North Country trail crosses Minnesota and the closest to Bemidji is just southwest through Itasca State Park and then crossing Highway 71, 64, 371 with accessible parking at those major highways. FALL, 2014 ALL: Meets Tuesdays, September 23- November 11, 2014: 10-11:30 am at Beltrami Electric Roger Spiry Community Room, 4111 Technology Dr NW. Come Join Us! All are Welcome!

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

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October 14, 2014

Brainerd Chapter #738 National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
Bonanza Steak House, Highway 371, Brainerd.
Social time starts at 11:30 am; lunch served at 12:30 pm.
Presentation by Blue Cross.

Unlimited Learning: Wild Turkeys

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October 14, 2014

Tuesday. October 14 –Unlimited Learning: Wild Turkeys; Everything you ever wanted to know about, Heartwood Senior Living, 1:30 PM. See unlimitedlearning.net

Unlimited Learning: Wild Turkeys

Unlimited Learning: Let's Talk Turkey

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October 14, 2014

That’s wild turkeys. Unlimited Learning presents Dan Zimmerman, local representative of the National Wild Turkey Federation, who will share little known facts about the habitat, biology and unique behaviors of these wild birds. Find out where wild turkeys come from and why Dan knows so much about them and get your questions answered. A short DVD will be shown. Tues, Oct 14, 1:30-3:30 P.M. Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby. $5.00 non-members, everyone is welcome.

Unlimited Learning

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October 14, 2014

Let’s talk turkey…that’s wild turkeys, Dan Zimmerman, of the National Wild Turkey
Federation, Unlimited Learning, Tues, Oct 14, 1:30-3:30 P.M. Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby. $5.00 non-members

Brainerd Public Library will be presenting Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra

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October 14, 2014

The Brainerd Public Library will be presenting Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra
on Tuesday, October 14 at 5:00pm. Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra will play
music, demonstrate Scandinavian folk dance styles, and teach simple folk
dance steps to attendees. All are welcome for this sure to be pretty darn
good musical fun time.

Sustainabl​e Tuesday

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October 14, 2014

Please join us for this month's exciting line up of Sustainable Tuesday events from 5:30-7:30 each Tuesday evening at the Rail River Folk School unless noted otherwise.
Tuesday, October 14th: Sew Scary!
Keila McCracken will show us some easy sewing tips to make altering or making your own clothes a lot less scary. Sew easy, anyone can do it! Bring clothes you’d like to fix/alter, or that cool Halloween costume you want to work on!

Bemidji Public Library - Zorongo Dance Theatre presents "Flamenco, Flamenco : Echos of Spain”

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October 14, 2014

Zorongo Dance Theatre presents "Flamenco, Flamenco : Echos of Spain" a concert full of vibrant traditional flamenco dance, guitar and singing, and featuring an ensemble of masterful performers. This event is sponsored by the Bemidji Public Library, hosted at the Chief Theater / Paul Bunyan Playhouse at 314 Beltrami Ave NW on Tuesday October 14 at 7:00 p.m. No advance tickets are required – the event is offered free-of-charge and is appropriate for all ages.
Inspired by the "Avante Garde" revolution in Paris in the early 1900's, in which the glamour and fire of Spanish dance ignited the art scene, this performance will present songs, music and dances that echo the past while bringing forth contemporary spirit and virtuosity. Artistic Director, Susana di Palma directs master gypsy guitarist Chuscales, powerful flamenco singer Vicente Griego and dancers Jesus Munoz, Deborah Elias and Colette Illarde in an evening concert that you will not forget.
For more information about the Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and their tour, see their web site http://www.zorongo.org/index.html
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. Local arrangements are made possible with funding from the Bemidji Library Board and local donors.

Bemidji Public Library - Zorongo Dance Theatre presents "Flamenco, Flamenco : Echos of Spain”

Bemidji State University chemistry professor designs oxidant-hu​nting probes

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October 14, 2014

Dr. Katie Peterson, assistant professor of chemistry, discusses her research on probes which help identify damaging oxidized compounds in the human body during an Oct. 14 Honors Council Lecture at Bemidji State University.
Her lecture, “Imaging Oxidative Stress,” will be held Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer 107. Honors Council lectures are open to everyone free of charge.
”In our bodies, we have this balance between oxidative species that are evolved from oxygen and anti-oxidants in our body that we eat. When this balance is disrupted, we can cause damage to our biological tissues,” Peterson said. “So I’m interested in developing probes that can detect the biological molecules that cause that damage.”
This oxidative stress plays a role in a wide variety of physiological functions and diseases including diabetes, aging, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis. However, there is currently little known about the biological concentration and the exact roles of the individual species which contribute to these conditions.
Peterson will lecture about her work to create probes that contain non-flourescent molecules that react with certain oxidants in the body and become fluorescent. This chemical process allows scientists to more easily identify, track and examine oxidants in the body.

Lindbergh Film Series: Post WWII Commercial Aviation

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October 14, 2014

History Film Series: Birth of Flight - Post WWII Commercial Aviation
Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014
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 episode of "Birth of Flight," find out how the Boeing 737 twin engine jetliner was to become Boeing's greatest success because of the fact that it has one of the lowest approach speeds of any jet transport and the minimum equipment required for refueling. The 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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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 15, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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October 15, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 15, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 15, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 15, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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October 15, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8:00 – 9:00 CWCVC
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining- California Blend Veg., Lettuce Salad, Drsg, Garlic Bread, Peanut Butter Brownie, Milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning- NELL

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October 15, 2014

Retirement Age Rightsizing
Program date October 15
Location: Good Shepherd Church in Clearbrook
Free/ Open to the public/ all ages
NELL program: Retirement Age Right-Sizing
Treasures, tchotkes, things, trash - Certified Professional Organizer Tammy Schotzko discusses how to "right-size" your possessions for a move, or to increase your ability to stay in your present home longer. Making a move at any stage can be overwhelming - the key is to make decisions about your possessions before it becomes burdensome.
Certified Professional Organizer Tammy Schotzko works with clients of all ages to tame their clutter and create calm out of chaos. She specializes in Hoarding and Chronic Disorganization, but deals with everything from digital files to garages run awry! Her passion for helping people reclaim their space is contagious and transfers thru to her clients. She was recently named "2014 Entrepreneur of the
Year" by the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce.
Retirement Age Rightsizing will be at the Good Shepherd Church in Clearbrook on Wednesday October 15 at 9:30 am.

"Letting Others Know about your Hearing Loss” - Meeting

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October 15, 2014

"Letting Others Know about your Hearing Loss” - Meeting.
Come join the discussion of this topic and other hearing loss related issues and resources.
Prime West Health
3124 Hannah Avenue NW, Bemidji on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm.
For more information call: Marcy at Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services 800-456-7589.

Pine River-Backus Community Education

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October 15, 2014

Great Pumpkin $10
Wed. 15th & Mon. 20th 3-5:15pm
Wednesday in the 1st session we will be making the Paper Mache pumpkins. Monday we will make it great by painting and decorating your pumpkin.

League of Women Voters Announces Candidate Forum

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October 15, 2014

League of Women Voters Announces Candidate Forum - Minnesota House of Representatives 10A and 10B.
Brainerd, MN -- The League of Women Voters Brainerd Lakes will host a Candidate Forum prior to the November 4, 2014 General Election. The forum will include candidates for Minnesota House of Representatives 10A and 10B.
The forum will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:00pm at the Brainerd Police Department Training Room at the Brainerd Police Department, at 225 East River Road in Brainerd. Invited candidates are Josh Heintzeman, Dale Lueck, Joe Radinovich, and John Ward. Candidates will respond to questions on a wide variety of issues of concern to voters. This event is free and open to the public.
Email Questions in Advance or at Event
Voters attending the forum have two opportunities to submit questions to the candidates. Written questions will be accepted throughout the forum. The League also has an email for voters to submit questions in advance. That email address make@centurylink.net. By League of Women Voter policy, the identity of the person asking the question is confidential. Any questions submitted via email will remain confidential with all identifying information removed before the event.
Audience members will also have the opportunity to submit questions in writing at the event, in accordance with Forum Rules.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 16, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 16, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 16, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 16, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Central Minnesota Conference on Project Management

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October 16, 2014N/A

The College of St. Scholastica will be holding the Central Minnesota Conference on Project Management on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
This event is an educational two-day conference for project managers to learn about new tools and best practices. The event will begin with a message from keynote speaker, Scottie Holmes, PMP, followed by breakout sessions presented by seasoned project managers and faculty members. Breakout sessions will cover topics including project management tools, processes and leadership. For more information visit http://bit.ly/ProjectMgtConference.
*This conference qualifies for 8 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
Who: The College of St. Scholastica
What: Central Minnesota Conference on Project Management
Where: Central Lakes College, 501 W. College Drive, Brainerd
When: Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17, 2014
Cost: $195 Register at http://bit.ly/ProjectMgtConference-Register

Central Minnesota Conference on Project Management

The Center - Thursday Events

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October 16, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9:00 – 10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Oven Crispy Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Mixed Veg., Bread, Poke Cake, Milk
12:00 Water Color
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing

The Center - Thursday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 16, 2014

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

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

Annual Lutefisk/Meatball dinner at First Lutheran Church Bemidji

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October 16, 2014

Name of Event: First Lutheran Church Annual Lutefisk/Meatball Dinner
Date: Thursday, October 16th
Time: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Place: First Lutheran Church, 9th St. and Bemidji Av, Bemidji
Cost: $15.00 adults, $7.00 children 12 and under
Number to call: 444-5302, church office
Email: news@flcbemidji.org
(If there is room you could include any or all of the following description)
Take-outs available
Menu: Lutefisk, Meatballs, Gravy, Potatoes, Rutabagas, Carrots, Coleslaw, Rolls, Lefse, Pie

Annual Pork Dinner

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October 16, 2014

Faith Lutheran Church, Swanburg, will serve their annual pork dinner Thursday, Oct. 16th from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $9.00 for adults, $4.00 for children under 12, free for pre-schoolers. The church is located at 10973 County Rd. 1 (12 mi E. of Pine River, 11 mi. W of Emily).

Northland Arboretum's 11th Annual Haunted Trail

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October 16, 2014

Northland Arboretum's 11th Annual Haunted Trail
Thursday & Friday, October 16th & 17th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
$5 per person to walk the Haunted Trail. Young children should be accompanied by and adult.
Glow sticks available for $1 each. No flashlights! - Bonfire & cider for all.
For more information cal 218-829-8770.
14250 Conservation Drive, Brainerd behind Movies 12 Theaters.

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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October 16, 2014

The League of Women Voters of Park Rapids will host a Candidate Forum for Park Rapids Mayor from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the lower level meeting room of the Park Rapids Area Library. Invited to participate are Mayor Pat Mikesh and challenger Pam Hauber. The public is encouraged to submit questions in advance but no later than noon Tuesday, Oct. 14 to prapidsleague@gmail.com. Questions also may be submitted at the event.

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

Zorongo Flamenco Dancing

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October 16, 2014

The Brainerd Public Library is hosting the Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre’s on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00pm at Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter. The Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre will be performing “Echoes of Spain,” a concert full of vibrant traditional flamenco dance, guitar playing and singing. This is a free event made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund. No registration is required.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 17, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 17, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 17, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 17, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Central Minnesota Conference on Project Management

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October 17, 2014N/A

The College of St. Scholastica will be holding the Central Minnesota Conference on Project Management on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
This event is an educational two-day conference for project managers to learn about new tools and best practices. The event will begin with a message from keynote speaker, Scottie Holmes, PMP, followed by breakout sessions presented by seasoned project managers and faculty members. Breakout sessions will cover topics including project management tools, processes and leadership. For more information visit http://bit.ly/ProjectMgtConference.
*This conference qualifies for 8 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
Who: The College of St. Scholastica
What: Central Minnesota Conference on Project Management
Where: Central Lakes College, 501 W. College Drive, Brainerd
When: Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17, 2014
Cost: $195 Register at http://bit.ly/ProjectMgtConference-Register

Central Minnesota Conference on Project Management

Northland Arboretum's 11th Annual Haunted Trail

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October 17, 2014

Northland Arboretum's 11th Annual Haunted Trail
Thursday & Friday, October 16th & 17th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
$5 per person to walk the Haunted Trail. Young children should be accompanied by and adult.
Glow sticks available for $1 each. No flashlights! - Bonfire & cider for all.
For more information cal 218-829-8770.
14250 Conservation Drive, Brainerd behind Movies 12 Theaters.

The Center - Friday Events

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October 17, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10:00 Walking Exercise
11:00 Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Meaty Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Breadstick, Apricots, Milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Mah Jongg
1:00 Movie Matinee
2:30 Geritol Frolics/matinee show/dinner

The Center - Friday Events

Oak Hills Christian College will be hosting Fall Preview Day

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October 17, 2014

BEMIDJI, Minn-- Oak Hills Christian College will be hosting Fall Preview Day on Friday, October 17th beginning at 9:00am. This is a time for prospective students and their families to visit campus and see what life is like as an Oak Hills student.
Activities scheduled include a tour of campus, a student Q&A panel, classroom visit, chapel, meals, and a chance to visit with program directors. Students can also opt to arrive Thursday, October 16th at 4:30pm and partake in a bonfire, dodgeball tournament, judge the staff’s chili cook-off, and stay overnight in the dorms with a current student.
Interested parties should reserve their spot by registering online at www.oakhills.edu or calling 866-307-OHCC.

Oak Hills Christian College will be hosting Fall Preview Day

All You Can Eat Fish & Chicken Dinner

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October 17, 2014

Park Rapids Eagles 870 will have a all you can eat fish & chicken dinner.
Friday, October 17, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Cost is $8.95.
Members receive $1.00 off (under 12 only $4.50).
Dinner include potatoes, vegetable, bread stick, home made soup, salad bar & dessert.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 18, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 18, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 18, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 18, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Kootasca Senior Citizens Fall Fair

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October 18, 2014

The Kootasca Senior Citizens in Northome will once again be hosting a Fall Fair on October 18 from 10:00 until 2:00. Crafts, quilts, and baked goods will be available. A piping hot baked potato lunch with delicious toppings will be served at 11:00. Come on in and support the senior citizens in the Northome area!

Fall Fair at Northome Senior Center

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October 18, 2014

FALL CRAFT FAIR
SAT. OCT. 18 10:00 - 2:00
KOOTASCA SENIOR CENTER IN NORTHOME
BAKED POTATO LUNCH
MANY BEAUTIFUL HAND-CRAFTED ITEMS FOR SALE

MS Society of the Bemidji Area Monthly Meeting

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October 18, 2014

The MS Society of the Bemidji Area will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, October 18th at 10am in Sanford Medical Center's Meeting Room C. Dietician Jill Breyen will speak on nutrition and MS. The meeting is open to anyone with MS, family and friends. There is no charge. The MS Society of the Bemidji area meets on the third Saturday of each month.

Saturday Science at Headwaters Science Center – Exploring Bemidji Geology

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October 18, 2014

Join Professor Emeritus Bob Melchoir for Saturday Science on October 18th, at 2pm at the Headwaters Science Center (HSC) and learn more about the geology of the Bemidji area. Meet at HSC at 2pm for an introduction with Professor Melchoir and then participants will drive to a nearby gravel pit to learn more about the geologic forces that shaped the landscape we recognize today. Participants should be prepared to spend at least an hour outdoors and dress with appropriate footwear and outerwear. Suitable for rockhounds of all ages. Carpooling encouraged. Saturday Science is FREE for members and FREE with paid admission to the exhibit floor. Join us!

Bemidji State University student performs degree recital

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October 18, 2014

On Oct. 18, Bemidji State University student Lorrisa Skalsky will perform her senior recital in the Thompson Recital Hall of the Bangsburg Fine Arts Complex on campus.
Skalsky, a vocal and instrumental music education major from Thief River Falls, Minn., will perform her degree recital in two halves. First she will sing pieces composed by Antonín Dvřoák, Samuel Barber and Henri Duparc. Skalsky will follow her first act with compositions on the oboe by Giovanni Battista Sammartini and Paul Hindemith and an English horn piece by Walter Ross.
The performance will begin at 3 p.m. and is open free to everyone.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 19, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 19, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 19, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 19, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Paulo Padilha and Group comes to (Bemidji, MN) Through Arts Midwest World Fest Partnership

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October 19, 2014N/A

(Bemidji, MN) --- Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil with Paulo Padilha and Group. Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Paulo Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as muse to philosophic ramblings on art. His ensemble includes Samba Sam on percussion and vocals; Léo Mendes on guitar, electric bass and vocals; Dani Zulu on percussion and vocals; and André Magalhães as sound engineer and on percussion, and vocals. A little samba, a little pop—you’ll dance all the way home!
"We’re thrilled to have another Arts Midwest World Fest group coming to our area. We’ve already hosted groups from Québec and Israel and look forward now to experiencing Brazilian music and culture," says Janet Brademan. "It’s not something we get to hear and enjoy very often. Padilha and Group will visit many schools and community locations during the week of October 19 – 25, 2014 and present a full public concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014 as well. We expect this residency will be a delightful experience for everyone."
According to Janet Brademan, Bemidji typically would not have the resources to host week-long residencies of the kind Paulo Padilha and Group will offer. Arts Midwest, a regional arts organization based in Minneapolis, partners with program sponsors like The National Endowment for the Arts and 3M to cover a substantial portion of the program cost so that communities throughout the Midwest can enjoy this rich arts experience. Bemidji was selected as one of only nine Midwestern cities to host the 2013-15 Arts Midwest World Fest and is the only partner community chosen in Minnesota. “It’s a real honor to be part of this program,” says Janet Brademan.
David Fraher, President and CEO of Arts Midwest notes that "Arts Midwest’s goal is to make meaningful and lasting impressions on the communities that host this program. Our musicians do not simply perform one evening and leave. Rather, they conduct extensive residencies, where they perform in schools and in a variety of community venues and share their culture, music and language. We want this to be a rich experience for the entire community."
Paulo Padilha and Group is the third of four ensembles to visit Bemidji over the course of this two year partnership with Arts Midwest. Le Vent du Nord from Québec and Baladino from Israel have already visited and Shanren, a group from Yunnan Province in China, will visit in January 2015. Arts Midwest World Fest presents international music ensembles in the nine-state region it serves with the goal of connecting small and mid-sized Midwestern communities to world cultures. Arts Midwest’s organization-wide mission is to “promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people's lives.”
A program of Arts Midwest, the 2013-2015 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, and BNSF Railway. Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China for Shanren, Délégation du Québec a Chicago for Le Vent du Nord, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest for Baladino. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.
Paulo Padilha and Group Ticket Information
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000, all Lueken’s Village Foods stores and the Ford Pickup windows at the Sanford Center. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the Headwaters School of Music & Arts located in downtown Bemidji or by calling 218-444-5606.
We will be visiting several schools leading up to the concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Schools that we will visit are: St Phillips, Schoolcraft Learning Community, Cass Lake Schools, Horace May Elementary, Bemidji State University, Central Elementary and JW Smith Elementary.

Kids in the Community

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October 19, 2014N/A

An important aspect of being a part of the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association & Vacationland Figure Skating Club is building youth skills and friendships both off and on the ice. We are excited to enhance our programs this year with an opportunity for the kids to give back to the community through a “Kids in the Community” day.
We are looking for projects that our youth participants (ages 6-18), coaches and families can dedicate 2-5 hours on Sunday, October 19 to improve the community through a service project specifically meant to gain a greater understanding of what it is like to be handicapped and improve the services or experiences a handicapped person has in our community.
Project ideas include building a ramp, cleaning an area or facility used by handicapped people, etc. To be a Kids in the Community project site please provide the following via email to rjoyce@radco.com by September 17.
On Sunday, October 19 we will dedicate the day to supporting our kids in learning about and benefitting handicapped accessibility in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We will identify an adult project site lead who will oversee the youth volunteers to assure that the project is completed to your desired outcome.
If you have any questions or want to be involved in an additional way listed please contact Bob Joyce at 218-829-1447.
Thank you for your dedication to the personal development our youth off the ice!

Little Falls Senior Center's 30th Anniversary Celebration

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October 19, 2014

Little Falls Senior Center's 30th Anniversary Celebration.
Pancake, Sausage, and Egg Breakfast.
Sunday, October 19, 2014. Serving from 8 am to 12:00 pm.
Adults $6, 6-10 years $3, 5 years & under FREE.
Bargain Bin Sale and Bake Sale.
Bingo at 9 am. Raffle at 12:00 pm.
The Morrison County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide matching funds up to $150.00.
510 7th Street NE
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-8009

Wheeler Benefit at Hubbard United Methodist

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October 19, 2014

Wheeler Benefit Set For October 19th at Hubbard United Methodist Church.
A benefit dinner to honor and thank Jim and Nadine Wheeler, well-known residents of Park Rapids, will be held October 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hubbard United Methodist Church in Hubbard. The event is open to the public.
Both Jim and Nadine have been dealing with unexpected medical issues. They both had surgery in August—Jim for heart issues and Nadine for pancreatic cancer; she is facing months of radiation and chemotherapy. The couple is also dealing with many unforeseen expenses related to medical appointments, travel and lodging.
The chili and corn bread dinner, homemade pie and special item auction will provide an opportunity for friends and associates to thank the Wheelers for their many contributions to the community. Jim recently retired after more than a decade as musical director at the Hubbard Church, and Nadine has had to close her business, Dee Dee’s Day Care, due to her health issues.
Jim has been a well-known force in the Park Rapids musical community for a number of years. He is a co-founder of and directed the Park Rapids Area Community Band, the Hubbard Brass, and is a former director of the Park Rapids Classic Chorale. After serving for more than a decade as choir director of the year-round choir at Hubbard, he directed his last concert on Palm Sunday, April 13.
Nadine is also well-known in the musical community, as a soloist and member of the Hubbard United Methodist Church and Riverside Methodist Church choirs, and the Classic Chorale. She was also a soloist with the Park Rapids Area Community Band.
For more information contact the Hubbard church at 218-732-0224.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 20, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 20, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 20, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 20, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Paulo Padilha and Group comes to (Bemidji, MN) Through Arts Midwest World Fest Partnership

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October 20, 2014N/A

(Bemidji, MN) --- Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil with Paulo Padilha and Group. Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Paulo Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as muse to philosophic ramblings on art. His ensemble includes Samba Sam on percussion and vocals; Léo Mendes on guitar, electric bass and vocals; Dani Zulu on percussion and vocals; and André Magalhães as sound engineer and on percussion, and vocals. A little samba, a little pop—you’ll dance all the way home!
"We’re thrilled to have another Arts Midwest World Fest group coming to our area. We’ve already hosted groups from Québec and Israel and look forward now to experiencing Brazilian music and culture," says Janet Brademan. "It’s not something we get to hear and enjoy very often. Padilha and Group will visit many schools and community locations during the week of October 19 – 25, 2014 and present a full public concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014 as well. We expect this residency will be a delightful experience for everyone."
According to Janet Brademan, Bemidji typically would not have the resources to host week-long residencies of the kind Paulo Padilha and Group will offer. Arts Midwest, a regional arts organization based in Minneapolis, partners with program sponsors like The National Endowment for the Arts and 3M to cover a substantial portion of the program cost so that communities throughout the Midwest can enjoy this rich arts experience. Bemidji was selected as one of only nine Midwestern cities to host the 2013-15 Arts Midwest World Fest and is the only partner community chosen in Minnesota. “It’s a real honor to be part of this program,” says Janet Brademan.
David Fraher, President and CEO of Arts Midwest notes that "Arts Midwest’s goal is to make meaningful and lasting impressions on the communities that host this program. Our musicians do not simply perform one evening and leave. Rather, they conduct extensive residencies, where they perform in schools and in a variety of community venues and share their culture, music and language. We want this to be a rich experience for the entire community."
Paulo Padilha and Group is the third of four ensembles to visit Bemidji over the course of this two year partnership with Arts Midwest. Le Vent du Nord from Québec and Baladino from Israel have already visited and Shanren, a group from Yunnan Province in China, will visit in January 2015. Arts Midwest World Fest presents international music ensembles in the nine-state region it serves with the goal of connecting small and mid-sized Midwestern communities to world cultures. Arts Midwest’s organization-wide mission is to “promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people's lives.”
A program of Arts Midwest, the 2013-2015 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, and BNSF Railway. Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China for Shanren, Délégation du Québec a Chicago for Le Vent du Nord, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest for Baladino. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.
Paulo Padilha and Group Ticket Information
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000, all Lueken’s Village Foods stores and the Ford Pickup windows at the Sanford Center. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the Headwaters School of Music & Arts located in downtown Bemidji or by calling 218-444-5606.
We will be visiting several schools leading up to the concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Schools that we will visit are: St Phillips, Schoolcraft Learning Community, Cass Lake Schools, Horace May Elementary, Bemidji State University, Central Elementary and JW Smith Elementary.

Healthy Community Grants Available through Crow Wing Energized

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October 20, 2014N/A

Crow Wing Energized is awarding Healthy Community Grants to support efforts to move our community to a place where the healthy choice is the easy choice. Grants ranging from: $500 – $2,500 will be awarded over the next six months to support programs that will have lasting impacts on Crow Wing County.
Organizations serving or within Crow Wing County, including but not limited to: neighborhood, youth, or environmental groups; faith-based organizations; health care organizations; civic or citizens’ associations; economic development agencies; local government entities; local businesses; school districts and other similar groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to be incorporated 501(c)3 organizations.
Applicant projects need to align with the Crow Wing Energized guiding principles as well as Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) SHIP’s financial guide:
• Creating and sustaining a united approach to improving health and wellness in Crow Wing County
• Collaboration towards solutions with multiple stakeholders (e.g. schools, worksites, medical centers) to improve community engagement and commitment focused on improving community health
• Being anchored in evidence based efforts around greatest community good that can be achieved through available resources.
Grant Applications to Crow Wing Energized, a grassroots community movement led by Essentia Health and Crow Wing County to improve health and wellness in our community by making healthy choices essential, have the following deadlines: October 20, 2014; November 17, 2015; January 19, 2015; February 16, 2015; March 16, 2015; and April 20, 2015. Due to the large number of anticipated community partnerships, later deadlines may be cancelled if all funds have been awarded. For the best chance of being funded, it is suggested to apply early.
For a Healthy Community Grant Application visit crowwingenergized.org “Resources” page or to learn more about Crow Wing Energized and what it’s community partners are currently doing, please contact Cassie Carey – Crow Wing Energized Coordinator at Cassie.Carey@crowwingenergized.org or 218-821-6975.

Healthy Community Grants Available through Crow Wing Energized

The Center - Monday Events

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October 20, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 am Card Recylcing
8:00-4:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00-11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 Mah Jongg lessons
10:00-4:00 Gift Shop
11:00-11:30 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Services Dining: Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Bread, Pineapple, Milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage
4:00 – 6:00 Great Decision

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 20, 2014

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

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

Unlimited Learning

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October 20, 2014

Great Decisions: Session 7-China’s Foreign Policy by Unlimited Learning, Mon., Oct. 20, 11 A.M-1: 30 P.M. Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby

Unlimited Learning: Great Decisions – China’s Foreign Policy

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October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20 – Unlimited Learning: Great Decisions – China’s Foreign Policy, Heartwood Senior Living, 11:30 AM. See unlimitedlearning.net

Unlimited Learning: Great Decisions – China’s Foreign Policy

October Fall Luncheon

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October 20, 2014

October Fall Luncheon
Monday, October 20, 2014.
Peppercorn Restaurant 1 pm. Cost $10.
1813 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji MN.
Featuring Stonecroft Fall Fundraiser Auctin with Barb Siler
Sandy Cook, Stonecroft Reginal Administrative Representative, speaks about "You Are Special!"
Reservations: Elaine 333-3544; Dorothy 751-4499; Alverna 333-7838.

October Fall Luncheon

Grief Support Group

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October 20, 2014

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

Pine River-Backus Community Education

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October 20, 2014

Great Pumpkin $10
Wed. 15th & Mon. 20th 3-5:15pm
Wednesday in the 1st session we will be making the Paper Mache pumpkins. Monday we will make it great by painting and decorating your pumpkin.

CROSSLAKE CANDIDATE FORUM

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October 20, 2014

The League of Women Voters Brainerd Lakes Area will sponsor a candidate forum on Monday evening October 20th at the Crosslake Community Center. The forum will take place from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Candidates will make brief introductory statements and all candidates will be asked the same set of questions for Mayor and City Council. There are three candidates for Mayor of Crosslake and there are five candidates for two positions on the Crosslake City Council.

Harmony Co-op Fall Class Schedule

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October 20, 2014

Harmony Co-op announces their schedule of Fall/Winter Classes to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. Fees are non-refundable, unless the session is canceled. Class information is always available online at http://www.harmonycoop.com/calendar/. Watch for more classes to be added and information as we partner with the Concordia Language Villages to teach ethnic cooking and cooking skills classes coming soon!
Wine Making: Wine from Scratch
Join us for this fun, interactive, three part class to learn how to make wine from scratch! Arianne will guide you through the techniques to make your own wine at home, just in time for the holiday season. All participants will take a bottle home with them at the end of class. Homebrewed wine is the perfect gift or can turn your holiday party from drab to fab!
Dates: Mondays - September 29th, October 6th, and October 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fee for all classes: $30.00 (Participants must be 21 years of age or older.)

Harmony Co-op Fall Class Schedule

Childbirth Education Classes Scheduled

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October 20, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s “Understanding Birth” childbirth education course offers expecting mothers two choices for learning: in the classroom or online. Choose the option that best meets your needs. It is recommended that you register for childbirth education approximately eight weeks before your due date.
Classroom Option 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 October 6, 13 and 20. All classes meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the hospital’s east lobby. For a complete schedule, contact the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.
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 November 22. 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 Medical Center’s Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.

Childbirth Education Classes Scheduled

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 21, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 21, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 21, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 21, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Paulo Padilha and Group comes to (Bemidji, MN) Through Arts Midwest World Fest Partnership

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October 21, 2014N/A

(Bemidji, MN) --- Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil with Paulo Padilha and Group. Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Paulo Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as muse to philosophic ramblings on art. His ensemble includes Samba Sam on percussion and vocals; Léo Mendes on guitar, electric bass and vocals; Dani Zulu on percussion and vocals; and André Magalhães as sound engineer and on percussion, and vocals. A little samba, a little pop—you’ll dance all the way home!
"We’re thrilled to have another Arts Midwest World Fest group coming to our area. We’ve already hosted groups from Québec and Israel and look forward now to experiencing Brazilian music and culture," says Janet Brademan. "It’s not something we get to hear and enjoy very often. Padilha and Group will visit many schools and community locations during the week of October 19 – 25, 2014 and present a full public concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014 as well. We expect this residency will be a delightful experience for everyone."
According to Janet Brademan, Bemidji typically would not have the resources to host week-long residencies of the kind Paulo Padilha and Group will offer. Arts Midwest, a regional arts organization based in Minneapolis, partners with program sponsors like The National Endowment for the Arts and 3M to cover a substantial portion of the program cost so that communities throughout the Midwest can enjoy this rich arts experience. Bemidji was selected as one of only nine Midwestern cities to host the 2013-15 Arts Midwest World Fest and is the only partner community chosen in Minnesota. “It’s a real honor to be part of this program,” says Janet Brademan.
David Fraher, President and CEO of Arts Midwest notes that "Arts Midwest’s goal is to make meaningful and lasting impressions on the communities that host this program. Our musicians do not simply perform one evening and leave. Rather, they conduct extensive residencies, where they perform in schools and in a variety of community venues and share their culture, music and language. We want this to be a rich experience for the entire community."
Paulo Padilha and Group is the third of four ensembles to visit Bemidji over the course of this two year partnership with Arts Midwest. Le Vent du Nord from Québec and Baladino from Israel have already visited and Shanren, a group from Yunnan Province in China, will visit in January 2015. Arts Midwest World Fest presents international music ensembles in the nine-state region it serves with the goal of connecting small and mid-sized Midwestern communities to world cultures. Arts Midwest’s organization-wide mission is to “promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people's lives.”
A program of Arts Midwest, the 2013-2015 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, and BNSF Railway. Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China for Shanren, Délégation du Québec a Chicago for Le Vent du Nord, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest for Baladino. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.
Paulo Padilha and Group Ticket Information
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000, all Lueken’s Village Foods stores and the Ford Pickup windows at the Sanford Center. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the Headwaters School of Music & Arts located in downtown Bemidji or by calling 218-444-5606.
We will be visiting several schools leading up to the concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Schools that we will visit are: St Phillips, Schoolcraft Learning Community, Cass Lake Schools, Horace May Elementary, Bemidji State University, Central Elementary and JW Smith Elementary.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 21, 2014

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

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

The Center - Tuesday Events

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October 21, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
7:00 a.m. LSS Senior Nutrition
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9 -10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Pork Roast, Baked Potato, Squash, Dinner Roll, Cream Puff Dessert, Milk
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

ALL: Adventures in Lifelong Learning

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October 21, 2014

ALL: Adventures in
Lifelong Learning
Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Roger Spiry Community Room
4111 Technology Drive NW • Bemidji, MN
Sept. 23-Nov. 11, 2014
• Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:30am
• Presentation: 10:00 - 11:00am Q & A: 11:00 - 11:30am
• Refreshments appear at 9:40am
• Handicapped accessible. Lots of parking!
• ALL is for Everyone!
• For More Info Call: Board Member, Al Yarnott: 444-7091

The Greatest Speech of All Time

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October 21, 2014

Ten speeches, including Socrates, Frederick Douglass, Abe Lincoln and more! "The Greatest Speech of All Time" leads the audience through the words that shaped history, as they were being spoken. Mooney’s special proclivity for recognizing and interpreting the shades of irony and hyperbole which informed the oratory, and his ability to untangle the “spaghetti” of centuries-old syntax, recreates these events, enabling the audience to experience the moment when everything hangs in the balance! www.timmooneyrep.com
Chalberg Theatre/CLC, 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401
Tickets: $5 Adu / $1 Student

The Greatest Speech of All Time

Pine River-Backus Community Education

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October 21, 2014

Recycled Halloween Craft Fun
Tuesday, October 21 3:10 PM – 4:45 PM 2nd – 5th Grade $4 per student
Using paint, paper, glue, fabric and more, we’ll transform and recycle readily available household materials into jack-o-lanterns, bats, zombies, ghosts, pumpkins, monsters and more. The completed masterpieces will serve as fun new Halloween decorations. Snack provided. Meet in the Commons. Happy Dancing Turtle Staff

Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Education Presents Living Well with Diabetes

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October 21, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Education is hosting its free Living Well with Diabetes gathering on Tuesday, October 21, 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 Understanding Diabetes Medication is Pharmacist Gretchen Bonik, RPh, Pharm D, from Sanford Bemidji Clinic Pharmacies. Gretchen will review the different types of diabetes medications available today and how they work. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The Sanford pharmacists are always available to share their clinical skills and expertise with community members. They are happy to help support people with diabetes in the management of their disease.
If you would like more information, please join us at the Living Well Group on Oct. 21.
Living Well with Diabetes meetings offer 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.

Sustainabl​e Tuesday

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October 21, 2014

Please join us for this month's exciting line up of Sustainable Tuesday events from 5:30-7:30 each Tuesday evening at the Rail River Folk School unless noted otherwise.
Tuesday, October 21st: Oils are essential
Essential Oils have been used for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits for thousands of years throughout the world. Modern trends towards more holistic approaches to self care and growing scientific validation of alternative health practices are driving a rediscovery of the profound health benefits of essential oils. Megan Arndt- presenter

Beginner Dog Obedience – Holly Mailhot & Lori Jo Turner from Agape Dog Training LLC

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October 21, 2014

Beginner Dog Obedience – Holly Mailhot & Lori Jo Turner from Agape Dog Training LLC
Tuesdays, Oct. 21 – Nov. 25, 2014 in the Laporte School’s Community Room
From 6:00 to 7:00 pm
$72 for a 6 week course
Min. 3 Max 6
What's needed: A dog 6 months & up, current rabies certificate, a 6’ leash and a training collar. (Some types will be available for purchase at the first class) We will work on establishing a respectful relationship between you and your dog by working on heeling, stays, recalls, attention, and ignoring distractions, etc. It will be a fun way to bond with your dog while teaching them to obey you and respect you more. Orientation is the first night with dogs coming in when invited. Orientation will need to be attended in order to do the full course (unless special arrangements are made ahead of time with one of the instructors.)
Contact either instructor with questions about this class, for further information.
Holly (218) 224-2705 or Lori Jo at (218) 652-4643
Register with Laporte Community Education: Diane Sauer at 218 224-2288 ext. 141
A more advanced class will be offered in 2015 for those wanting to continue working with their dogs!

The League of Women Voters Bemidji Area is sponsoring candidate forums

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October 21, 2014

The League of Women Voters Bemidji Area is sponsoring candidate forums. The public is invited to attend and submit written questions to the candidates.
Bemidji City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 pm.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
County Commissioner, County Attorney, City Mayor and City Council Member at Large.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
State Representatives and Bemdiji School District
Moderator will be Mr. Roy Blackwood.
Televised by City Hall channel 2

Cancer Mutual Help Group

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October 21, 2014

(Bemidji, MN) – Cancer Concerns and Connections (CCC) hosts its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. This month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 21, at the Sunnarborg home, 5818 Birchmont Dr., Bemidji. The presentation is Modern Day Radiation Therapy: John Bollinger, MD, a radiation oncologist from Sanford Bemidji Cancer Center will talk about the uses of modern day radiation technology and new modalities for the future.
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

“REACH MEETING” NOTICE

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October 21, 2014

The REACH family and friends support group will meet Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from
7:00 to 8:30 PM at Hope House, 2014 7th Street S.E. in Bemidji.
Topic: Vocational Rehabilitation for People with Mental Illness with Randa Lundmark
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.
Upcoming program: Hope of Recovery, October 25th, 2014 from 9:00-3:00 at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave., Bemidji, MN 56601.
This class provides family members and loved ones with practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of mental illness. Participants learn about mental illnesses, treatments, coping strategies, the mental health system, and local resources.
All classes are free but some require registration. Visit our website for more information, www.namihelps.org.

“REACH MEETING” NOTICE

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 22, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 22, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 22, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 22, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Paulo Padilha and Group comes to (Bemidji, MN) Through Arts Midwest World Fest Partnership

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October 22, 2014N/A

(Bemidji, MN) --- Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil with Paulo Padilha and Group. Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Paulo Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as muse to philosophic ramblings on art. His ensemble includes Samba Sam on percussion and vocals; Léo Mendes on guitar, electric bass and vocals; Dani Zulu on percussion and vocals; and André Magalhães as sound engineer and on percussion, and vocals. A little samba, a little pop—you’ll dance all the way home!
"We’re thrilled to have another Arts Midwest World Fest group coming to our area. We’ve already hosted groups from Québec and Israel and look forward now to experiencing Brazilian music and culture," says Janet Brademan. "It’s not something we get to hear and enjoy very often. Padilha and Group will visit many schools and community locations during the week of October 19 – 25, 2014 and present a full public concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014 as well. We expect this residency will be a delightful experience for everyone."
According to Janet Brademan, Bemidji typically would not have the resources to host week-long residencies of the kind Paulo Padilha and Group will offer. Arts Midwest, a regional arts organization based in Minneapolis, partners with program sponsors like The National Endowment for the Arts and 3M to cover a substantial portion of the program cost so that communities throughout the Midwest can enjoy this rich arts experience. Bemidji was selected as one of only nine Midwestern cities to host the 2013-15 Arts Midwest World Fest and is the only partner community chosen in Minnesota. “It’s a real honor to be part of this program,” says Janet Brademan.
David Fraher, President and CEO of Arts Midwest notes that "Arts Midwest’s goal is to make meaningful and lasting impressions on the communities that host this program. Our musicians do not simply perform one evening and leave. Rather, they conduct extensive residencies, where they perform in schools and in a variety of community venues and share their culture, music and language. We want this to be a rich experience for the entire community."
Paulo Padilha and Group is the third of four ensembles to visit Bemidji over the course of this two year partnership with Arts Midwest. Le Vent du Nord from Québec and Baladino from Israel have already visited and Shanren, a group from Yunnan Province in China, will visit in January 2015. Arts Midwest World Fest presents international music ensembles in the nine-state region it serves with the goal of connecting small and mid-sized Midwestern communities to world cultures. Arts Midwest’s organization-wide mission is to “promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people's lives.”
A program of Arts Midwest, the 2013-2015 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, and BNSF Railway. Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China for Shanren, Délégation du Québec a Chicago for Le Vent du Nord, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest for Baladino. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.
Paulo Padilha and Group Ticket Information
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000, all Lueken’s Village Foods stores and the Ford Pickup windows at the Sanford Center. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the Headwaters School of Music & Arts located in downtown Bemidji or by calling 218-444-5606.
We will be visiting several schools leading up to the concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Schools that we will visit are: St Phillips, Schoolcraft Learning Community, Cass Lake Schools, Horace May Elementary, Bemidji State University, Central Elementary and JW Smith Elementary.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 22, 2014

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

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

The League of Women Voters Bemidji Area is sponsoring candidate forums

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October 22, 2014

The League of Women Voters Bemidji Area is sponsoring candidate forums. The public is invited to attend and submit written questions to the candidates.
Bemidji City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 pm.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
County Commissioner, County Attorney, City Mayor and City Council Member at Large.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
State Representatives and Bemdiji School District
Moderator will be Mr. Roy Blackwood.
Televised by City Hall channel 2

Pine River-Backus Community Education

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October 22, 2014N/A

Open Crocheting Sessions Grades 3-6.
Starting Wednesday Oct. 22nd
Free to attend – Bring your own supplies if you have them to the first class. Patterns and instructor assistance will be available. If you are a beginner no problem – already working on a project join the group and work together. These will be open ended sessions with all experience levels welcome. Classes will run 3-6pm (Wednesday until 5pm) You must start at 3pm with snack in commons but can be picked up any time before 6pm by your guardian. Student pick up in the Elementary Library. You must preregister through Community Ed or online prbschool.revtrak.net to attend the class – limited to 10 students.
Dates/Times:
Wed Oct 22 3-5pm, Thurs Oct 23 3-5:45pm, Fri Oct 24 3-5:45pm, Mon Oct 27 3-5:45pm, Tues Oct 28 3-5:45pm, Wed Oct 29 3-5pm, Thurs Oct 30 3-5:45pm, Mon Nov 3 3-5:45pm, Tues Nov 4 3-5:45pm, Wed Nov 5 3-5pm.

Blessing of Newly Renovated Chapel at Essentia Health is part of Pastoral Care Week Celebration

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October 22, 2014N/A

The public is invited to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 North 3rd Street for Chapel Blessing and Celebration on Wednesday, October 22 as a part of National Pastoral Care Week.
Guests are invited to attend the weekly Noon Mass held in St. Joseph’s Chapel on the first floor of St. Joseph’s Medical Center with Father George Zeck presiding. Following Mass at approximately 12:40 pm, a Blessing of St. Joseph’s Chapel to celebrate the new furnishings and other renovations will take place. Then from 1:00 to 3:00 pm refreshments will be available as well as the Blessing of Hands taking place in the chapel.
Pastoral Care Week is celebrated nationally from October 19-25, 2014. Organizations and institutions throughout the world will recognize the spiritual needs of those served and the spiritual care given through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling within our communities. Through the tradition of our Benedictine Sisters care at St. Joseph’s Medical Center has included ministry since it began more than 100 years ago.
Essentia Health–St. Joseph’s Medical Center Pastor Care staff can be reached at 218.828.7530.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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October 22, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10:30 a.m. Book Club
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining- Meatballs/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Country Blend Veg., Bread, Mandarin Oranges, Milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

NELL presents: Lisa Westberg Peters- Author of Fractured Land: The Price of Inheriting Oil

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October 22, 2014

Program date October 22
Location: St. Mary’s Church Fosston
Free/ Open to the public/ all ages
NELL presents: Lisa Westberg Peters Author of Fractured Land: The Price of Inheriting Oil.
What does an environmentalist do when she realizes she will inherit mineral rights and royalties on fracked oil wells in North Dakota? How does she decide between financial security and living as a committed conservationist who wants to leave her grandchildren a healthy world?
After her father’s death, Lisa Westberg Peters investigates the stories behind the leases her mother now holds. She learns how her grandfather’s land purchases near Williston in the 1940s reflect four generations of creative risk-taking in her father’s Swedish immigrant family. She explores the ties between frac sand mining on the St. Croix River and the halting, difficult development of North Dakota’s oil, locked in shale two miles down and pursued since the 1920s. And then there are the surprising and immediate connections between the development of North Dakota oil and Peters’s own life in Minneapolis.
Catapulted into a world of complicated legal jargon, spectacular feats of engineering, and rich history, Peters travels to the oil patch and sees both the wealth and the challenges brought by the boom. She interviews workers and farmers, geologists and lawyers, those who welcome and those who reject the development, and she finds herself able to see shades of gray in what had previously seemed black and white.
Lisa Westberg Peters is the author of many children’s books, including several geology-related titles. Trained as a journalist, she now works as an academic writing tutor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. Fractured Land The Price of Inheriting Oil was published in October 2014 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Ms. Westberg Peters will be at St. Mary’s Church, 725 6th St. NE in Fosston at 9:30 am
For more information contact NELL coordinator Tamara Edevold at 218-694-2856

Music Department Events

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October 22, 2014

You are invited to attend the following concerts this week:
Paulo Padilha and Group
Wednesday, October 22, 1:00 pm
Thompson Recital Hall
free admission
Brazilian musician Paulo Padilha and his ensemble will be performing in many Bemidji school and venues this week, as part of Arts Midwest's "World Fest" program. Come and enjoy a concert that features the sounds of urban Brazil as presented by this talented group.

BSU's "Blue Ice" Jazz Band in concert
Friday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Thompson Recital Hall
Tickets: $5/all students free
Bemidji Choir Fall Festival
Sunday, October 26, 3:00 pm
Bangsberg Main Theater
Tickets: $5/all students free

Bitter Seeds Documentar​y

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October 22, 2014

The Sustainability Office and Students for the Environment club are co-sponsoring the showing of the documentary, Bitter Seeds, an award-winning film that raises critical questions about the human cost of genetically modified agriculture and the future of how we grow things. The film will be shown on Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, at 7pm in Bensen 115 as part of Campus Sustainability Day and Half-Way to Earth Day. Viewing is free and open to the public.

CANDIDATES’ FORUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

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October 22, 2014

CANDIDATES’ FORUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Moderator: Larry Kellerman, Central Lakes College
October 22, Wednesday, 7 pm at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
It’s an election year so once again the environmental groups in the Brainerd Lakes Area are sponsoring this forum. Candidates for Congressional District 8, State House Districts 9A, 9B, 10A and 10B, Crow Wing County Commissioners Districts 2, 3 and 4, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts 2 and 3 have been invited to participate in this discussion of environmental issues of concern to citizens in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Larry Kellerman has once again agreed to be our moderator. Questions will be submitted from the audience.
Come to this forum to get an opportunity to meet candidates and hear their views on environmental issues. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Pam Perry at pkperry@brainerd.net or the Northland Arboretum at arboretum@brainerd.net

Bemidji State University professor explores the conflict between selfishnes​s and self-inter​est

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October 22, 2014

BSU economics professor Dr. Paul Kivi will explore the failure of what seems the safest of assumptions — that people act in their self-interest — as part of Bemidji State University’s Honors Council Lecture Series.
Kivi’s presentation, “Selfishness and Self-Interest,” will be held Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer 112. Honors Council lectures are open to everyone free of charge.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 23, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 23, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 23, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 23, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Paulo Padilha and Group comes to (Bemidji, MN) Through Arts Midwest World Fest Partnership

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October 23, 2014N/A

(Bemidji, MN) --- Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil with Paulo Padilha and Group. Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Paulo Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as muse to philosophic ramblings on art. His ensemble includes Samba Sam on percussion and vocals; Léo Mendes on guitar, electric bass and vocals; Dani Zulu on percussion and vocals; and André Magalhães as sound engineer and on percussion, and vocals. A little samba, a little pop—you’ll dance all the way home!
"We’re thrilled to have another Arts Midwest World Fest group coming to our area. We’ve already hosted groups from Québec and Israel and look forward now to experiencing Brazilian music and culture," says Janet Brademan. "It’s not something we get to hear and enjoy very often. Padilha and Group will visit many schools and community locations during the week of October 19 – 25, 2014 and present a full public concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014 as well. We expect this residency will be a delightful experience for everyone."
According to Janet Brademan, Bemidji typically would not have the resources to host week-long residencies of the kind Paulo Padilha and Group will offer. Arts Midwest, a regional arts organization based in Minneapolis, partners with program sponsors like The National Endowment for the Arts and 3M to cover a substantial portion of the program cost so that communities throughout the Midwest can enjoy this rich arts experience. Bemidji was selected as one of only nine Midwestern cities to host the 2013-15 Arts Midwest World Fest and is the only partner community chosen in Minnesota. “It’s a real honor to be part of this program,” says Janet Brademan.
David Fraher, President and CEO of Arts Midwest notes that "Arts Midwest’s goal is to make meaningful and lasting impressions on the communities that host this program. Our musicians do not simply perform one evening and leave. Rather, they conduct extensive residencies, where they perform in schools and in a variety of community venues and share their culture, music and language. We want this to be a rich experience for the entire community."
Paulo Padilha and Group is the third of four ensembles to visit Bemidji over the course of this two year partnership with Arts Midwest. Le Vent du Nord from Québec and Baladino from Israel have already visited and Shanren, a group from Yunnan Province in China, will visit in January 2015. Arts Midwest World Fest presents international music ensembles in the nine-state region it serves with the goal of connecting small and mid-sized Midwestern communities to world cultures. Arts Midwest’s organization-wide mission is to “promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people's lives.”
A program of Arts Midwest, the 2013-2015 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, and BNSF Railway. Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China for Shanren, Délégation du Québec a Chicago for Le Vent du Nord, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest for Baladino. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.
Paulo Padilha and Group Ticket Information
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000, all Lueken’s Village Foods stores and the Ford Pickup windows at the Sanford Center. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the Headwaters School of Music & Arts located in downtown Bemidji or by calling 218-444-5606.
We will be visiting several schools leading up to the concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Schools that we will visit are: St Phillips, Schoolcraft Learning Community, Cass Lake Schools, Horace May Elementary, Bemidji State University, Central Elementary and JW Smith Elementary.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 23, 2014

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

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

The Center - Thursday Events

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October 23, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9:00 – 10:15 Core Rhythms
10:00 a.m. Purple Heart
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Creamed Chicken over pasta, Broccoli, Fruit Cocktail, Cookie, Milk
12:00 – 2:30 UCare
12:00 Bridge
12:00 – 4:00 Def. Driving
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing

The Center - Thursday Events

Scandinavi​an cuisine

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October 23, 2014

The Brainerd Public Library is continuing our fun series called All Things Scandinavian and one of our next events is “Scandinavian Cuisine” with Beatrice Ojakangas on
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12 noon. Beatrice Ojakangas, nationally-known expert in Scandinavian cuisine and author of a James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame-winning cookbook, will share traditional methods of preparing and preserving foods that have been enjoyed in this region for generations.

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces "Bemidji Geology" by Dr. Bob Melchior

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October 23, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces "Bemidji Geology" by Dr. Bob Melchior
Thursday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 216 3rd Street NW, Bemidji.
Dr. Bob Melchior presents “Bemidji Geology,” a presentation about the Mississippi River’s changing course and the formation of geological features in and around Bemidji. The presentation is at the Senior Activity Center on Thursday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m. Free to the public.

Harmony Co-op Fall Class Schedule

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October 23, 2014

Harmony Co-op announces their schedule of Fall/Winter Classes to be held in the Harmony Co-op Community Kitchen. Participants must register and pay in advance at Harmony Co-op’s Customer Service Desk. Fees are non-refundable, unless the session is canceled. Class information is always available online at http://www.harmonycoop.com/calendar/. Watch for more classes to be added and information as we partner with the Concordia Language Villages to teach ethnic cooking and cooking skills classes coming soon!

Sushi Class
One of our most popular classes is back! Learn the basic techniques of making and rolling sushi.
Date: Thursday, October 23rd
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $10.00

Harmony Co-op Fall Class Schedule

Crow Wing County Genealogical Society Meeting

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October 23, 2014

The Crow Wing County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday the 23rd in Brainerd at the
Family History Center 101 Buffalo Hills Ln .
Program: Peggy Hildebrandt will give a presentation on Germans from Russia
Social hour 6 - 7pm program and meeting to follow.
Questions call: 828-9178 or 851-4819

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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October 23, 2014

The League of Women Voters of Park Rapids will host a Candidate Forum for Menahga School Board from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at the Menahga School Media Center, access from Cedar Avenue SE. Invited to participate are Andrea Haverinen, Ernest Huhta Jr., Jon Kangas and Durwin Tomperi. The public is encouraged to submit questions in advance but no later than noon Tuesday, Oct. 21 to prapidsleague@gmail.com. Questions also may be submitted at the event.

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 24, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 24, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 24, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 24, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Paulo Padilha and Group comes to (Bemidji, MN) Through Arts Midwest World Fest Partnership

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October 24, 2014N/A

(Bemidji, MN) --- Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil with Paulo Padilha and Group. Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Paulo Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as muse to philosophic ramblings on art. His ensemble includes Samba Sam on percussion and vocals; Léo Mendes on guitar, electric bass and vocals; Dani Zulu on percussion and vocals; and André Magalhães as sound engineer and on percussion, and vocals. A little samba, a little pop—you’ll dance all the way home!
"We’re thrilled to have another Arts Midwest World Fest group coming to our area. We’ve already hosted groups from Québec and Israel and look forward now to experiencing Brazilian music and culture," says Janet Brademan. "It’s not something we get to hear and enjoy very often. Padilha and Group will visit many schools and community locations during the week of October 19 – 25, 2014 and present a full public concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014 as well. We expect this residency will be a delightful experience for everyone."
According to Janet Brademan, Bemidji typically would not have the resources to host week-long residencies of the kind Paulo Padilha and Group will offer. Arts Midwest, a regional arts organization based in Minneapolis, partners with program sponsors like The National Endowment for the Arts and 3M to cover a substantial portion of the program cost so that communities throughout the Midwest can enjoy this rich arts experience. Bemidji was selected as one of only nine Midwestern cities to host the 2013-15 Arts Midwest World Fest and is the only partner community chosen in Minnesota. “It’s a real honor to be part of this program,” says Janet Brademan.
David Fraher, President and CEO of Arts Midwest notes that "Arts Midwest’s goal is to make meaningful and lasting impressions on the communities that host this program. Our musicians do not simply perform one evening and leave. Rather, they conduct extensive residencies, where they perform in schools and in a variety of community venues and share their culture, music and language. We want this to be a rich experience for the entire community."
Paulo Padilha and Group is the third of four ensembles to visit Bemidji over the course of this two year partnership with Arts Midwest. Le Vent du Nord from Québec and Baladino from Israel have already visited and Shanren, a group from Yunnan Province in China, will visit in January 2015. Arts Midwest World Fest presents international music ensembles in the nine-state region it serves with the goal of connecting small and mid-sized Midwestern communities to world cultures. Arts Midwest’s organization-wide mission is to “promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people's lives.”
A program of Arts Midwest, the 2013-2015 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, and BNSF Railway. Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China for Shanren, Délégation du Québec a Chicago for Le Vent du Nord, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest for Baladino. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.
Paulo Padilha and Group Ticket Information
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000, all Lueken’s Village Foods stores and the Ford Pickup windows at the Sanford Center. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the Headwaters School of Music & Arts located in downtown Bemidji or by calling 218-444-5606.
We will be visiting several schools leading up to the concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Schools that we will visit are: St Phillips, Schoolcraft Learning Community, Cass Lake Schools, Horace May Elementary, Bemidji State University, Central Elementary and JW Smith Elementary.

Unlimited Learning: Night of Fine Dining at Ruttgers,Bay Lake Resort

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October 24, 2014N/A

Friday – October 24 – Unlimited Learning: Night of Fine Dining at Ruttgers,Bay Lake Resort, to register contact Kristy or Paul 218-546-5036 See unlimitedlearning.net

Unlimited Learning: Night of Fine Dining at Ruttgers,Bay Lake Resort

The Center - Friday Events

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October 24, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10:00 Walking Exercise
11:00 Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Chunky Vegetable Soup, Meat Salad on Bun, Peaches, Crackers, Pudding, Milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Mah Jongg
1:00 Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

Hobbit Party at the Library

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October 24, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. the Library will be hosting a “Hobbit Party” for teens and also for adults who are Hobbit fans. Come dressed as your favorite character from the enormously popular novel by by J.R.R. Tolkien. In this fantasy novel, Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return. Costumes are encouraged at our party, refreshments will be served, there will be Hobbit inspired games to play, and a fun time will be had by all.
This event is appropriate for teens and adults, and is free of charge. Please note the unique start time for this event and know that we will be open later Friday evening until all have had their fill of this fun event.
For a complete schedule of events at the Bemidji Public Library, please go to our web site http://krls.org/branches/branch_bj.html
This free event is funded in part with money from private donors and donations from area townships.

Hobbit Party at the Library

Unlimited Learning - Night of Fine Dining

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October 24, 2014

Join the social event of the year Oct 24th with friends old and new at Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge. Ruttgers Executive Chef, Terry Dox, will demonstrate preparation of the meal followed by a gourmet dining experience including a copy of the evening’s recipes for each diner. Sam Shaw, the new pastry chef will also demonstrate making the dessert. Shaw has had training in France and at the Culinary Institute of America. Some highlights of his 29 years of experience are cooking for Gorbechev, Julia Child and Michael Jordan. Among the locations he has worked are the Radisson Plaza and Lord Fletchers. He has also appeared on television. Friday, Oct. 24, 6:00 P.M., Ruby’s Dining Room, Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge, members $40,non-members $45. Send your check to reserve to: Unlimited Learning, P.O. Box 455,Deerwood, Mn. 56444. To reserve a table for 8, put all checks in one envelope. Deadline Oct. 21. Any questions call Paul or Kristy Tesdahl 218-546-5036.

Unlimited Learning

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October 24, 2014

Night of Fine Dining at Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge, Terry Dox, chef prepares gourmet dinner, sponsor Unlimited Learning, Oct. 24, 6:00 P.M, Members $40.Non-members $45. Reserve by check by Oct. 21 to U.L. ,P.O. 455, Deerwood, Mn 56444. Call Kristy Tesdahl 218-546-5036 for questions

Forest History Center - Spooky Timbers...Family Friendly Fun

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October 24, 2014

Forest History Center - Spooky Timbers...Family Friendly Fun.
October 24th & 25th, 2014 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Admission: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children, MNHS members and children under 5 Free.

Pine River-Backus Community Education

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October 24, 2014

LADIES FIRST
A Political Comedy in Two Acts
By Robert Gerlach and James McDonald
In this comedy by the authors of Something's Afoot, Jackie Kennedy is very nervous on an afternoon in January, 1962. She has completed the restoration of the White House and has invited Eleanor, Bess, Mamie, Pat and Lady Bird to give their opinions. And do they ever! They criticize the way she runs the White House and take her to task for being uninvolved politically. When Mrs. Roosevelt commands her to head the crusade for women's rights, a hilarious political hurricane ensues. Each discovers something about herself, her relationship with her husband, and how touching and funny it can be to hold the highest non paying job in the U.S.A.
October 24th & 25th at 7PM
October 26th at 2PM
Pine River-Backus HS Old Gym
Tickets available at the door ½ hour prior to show time. Also purchases online at prbschools.revtrak.net (print your receipt and bring it to the show for admittance). Call PRB Community Ed of more information 218-587-2080
$8 Adults $5 Students & Seniors
Ladies First is produced with permission Samuel French, Inc.
235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
Toll Free: (866) 598-8449 Local: (212) 206-8990 Fax: (212) 206-1429

Takin' It To The Limit - Tribute to the Eagles

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October 24, 2014

The Fabulous Armadillos & Collective Unconscious come together for a tribute concert celebrating the music of The Eagles.
www.fabulousarmadillos.com
Tickets: $25
Central Lakes College, 501 West College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401
Box Office: 218-855-8199

Takin' It To The Limit - Tribute to the Eagles

Music Department Events

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October 24, 2014

You are invited to attend the following concerts this week:
Paulo Padilha and Group
Wednesday, October 22, 1:00 pm
Thompson Recital Hall
free admission
Brazilian musician Paulo Padilha and his ensemble will be performing in many Bemidji school and venues this week, as part of Arts Midwest's "World Fest" program. Come and enjoy a concert that features the sounds of urban Brazil as presented by this talented group.

BSU's "Blue Ice" Jazz Band in concert
Friday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Thompson Recital Hall
Tickets: $5/all students free
Bemidji Choir Fall Festival
Sunday, October 26, 3:00 pm
Bangsberg Main Theater
Tickets: $5/all students free

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 25, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 25, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 25, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 25, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

Paulo Padilha and Group comes to (Bemidji, MN) Through Arts Midwest World Fest Partnership

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October 25, 2014N/A

(Bemidji, MN) --- Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil with Paulo Padilha and Group. Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Paulo Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as muse to philosophic ramblings on art. His ensemble includes Samba Sam on percussion and vocals; Léo Mendes on guitar, electric bass and vocals; Dani Zulu on percussion and vocals; and André Magalhães as sound engineer and on percussion, and vocals. A little samba, a little pop—you’ll dance all the way home!
"We’re thrilled to have another Arts Midwest World Fest group coming to our area. We’ve already hosted groups from Québec and Israel and look forward now to experiencing Brazilian music and culture," says Janet Brademan. "It’s not something we get to hear and enjoy very often. Padilha and Group will visit many schools and community locations during the week of October 19 – 25, 2014 and present a full public concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014 as well. We expect this residency will be a delightful experience for everyone."
According to Janet Brademan, Bemidji typically would not have the resources to host week-long residencies of the kind Paulo Padilha and Group will offer. Arts Midwest, a regional arts organization based in Minneapolis, partners with program sponsors like The National Endowment for the Arts and 3M to cover a substantial portion of the program cost so that communities throughout the Midwest can enjoy this rich arts experience. Bemidji was selected as one of only nine Midwestern cities to host the 2013-15 Arts Midwest World Fest and is the only partner community chosen in Minnesota. “It’s a real honor to be part of this program,” says Janet Brademan.
David Fraher, President and CEO of Arts Midwest notes that "Arts Midwest’s goal is to make meaningful and lasting impressions on the communities that host this program. Our musicians do not simply perform one evening and leave. Rather, they conduct extensive residencies, where they perform in schools and in a variety of community venues and share their culture, music and language. We want this to be a rich experience for the entire community."
Paulo Padilha and Group is the third of four ensembles to visit Bemidji over the course of this two year partnership with Arts Midwest. Le Vent du Nord from Québec and Baladino from Israel have already visited and Shanren, a group from Yunnan Province in China, will visit in January 2015. Arts Midwest World Fest presents international music ensembles in the nine-state region it serves with the goal of connecting small and mid-sized Midwestern communities to world cultures. Arts Midwest’s organization-wide mission is to “promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people's lives.”
A program of Arts Midwest, the 2013-2015 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, and BNSF Railway. Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China for Shanren, Délégation du Québec a Chicago for Le Vent du Nord, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest for Baladino. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.
Paulo Padilha and Group Ticket Information
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000, all Lueken’s Village Foods stores and the Ford Pickup windows at the Sanford Center. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the Headwaters School of Music & Arts located in downtown Bemidji or by calling 218-444-5606.
We will be visiting several schools leading up to the concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Schools that we will visit are: St Phillips, Schoolcraft Learning Community, Cass Lake Schools, Horace May Elementary, Bemidji State University, Central Elementary and JW Smith Elementary.

Forest History Center - Spooky Timbers...Family Friendly Fun

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October 25, 2014

Forest History Center - Spooky Timbers...Family Friendly Fun.
October 24th & 25th, 2014 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Admission: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children, MNHS members and children under 5 Free.

Pine River-Backus Community Education

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October 25, 2014

LADIES FIRST
A Political Comedy in Two Acts
By Robert Gerlach and James McDonald
In this comedy by the authors of Something's Afoot, Jackie Kennedy is very nervous on an afternoon in January, 1962. She has completed the restoration of the White House and has invited Eleanor, Bess, Mamie, Pat and Lady Bird to give their opinions. And do they ever! They criticize the way she runs the White House and take her to task for being uninvolved politically. When Mrs. Roosevelt commands her to head the crusade for women's rights, a hilarious political hurricane ensues. Each discovers something about herself, her relationship with her husband, and how touching and funny it can be to hold the highest non paying job in the U.S.A.
October 24th & 25th at 7PM
October 26th at 2PM
Pine River-Backus HS Old Gym
Tickets available at the door ½ hour prior to show time. Also purchases online at prbschools.revtrak.net (print your receipt and bring it to the show for admittance). Call PRB Community Ed of more information 218-587-2080
$8 Adults $5 Students & Seniors
Ladies First is produced with permission Samuel French, Inc.
235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
Toll Free: (866) 598-8449 Local: (212) 206-8990 Fax: (212) 206-1429

Harvet Festival-St. Hubert's Church Bluegrass, MN

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October 25, 2014

Harvet Festival-St. Hubert's Church Bluegrass, MN.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm.
Luncheon - BBQ's Hot Turkey Sandwiches, Salads, Rolls, pie, Beverages
Silent Auction: Decorated Chairs, Theme Baskets & Antiques.
Raffle - Jar Bar - Crafts - Bake Sale - Door Prizes

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church Festival

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October 25, 2014

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church Festival, Saturday, October 25th from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM: FryBread Taco Luncheon, $6.00, Bake Sale, White Elephant, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Bean Bag Toss.

Leo Soukup "Ojibwe Imprints on Northern Minnesota" Presentati​on and Book Signing

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October 25, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society presents "Ojibwe Imprints on Northern Minnesota" by Leo Soukup
Saturday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
Join the Beltrami County Historical Society at 130 Minnesota Ave SW on Saturday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. when Leo Soukup will discuss "Ojibwe Imprints on Northern Minnesota," his book on the experiences of John G. Morrison Jr. and Charles Vandersluis in 19th- and 20th-century Northern Minnesota. The presentation will feature favorite stories from the book and highlight the process of creating it from Vandersluis's "Mainly Logging," originally published in 1974. FREE for members and FREE with paid admission to the History Center's exhibits

Everett Smithson Band in Concert

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October 25, 2014

This Saturday, October 25, at 4:30 p.m., the Everett Smithson Band will return to the Library’s Main Reading Room for another great concert. One glimpse at our “stage” on Saturday afternoon will tell you that you will be in for something unique. A “high-tech” stand up bass will sit in the corner, two old time “squeeze-boxes” will adorn center stage and a traditional “washboard” will be leaning against a classic amp. Folks who have recently seen the Everett Smithson Band will tell you that it looks like the hillbillies invaded the symphony. The Everett Smithson band will take our audience on a trip from the hills of Arkansas to the back streets of Chicago. Their unique blend of zydeco (swamp rock), bluegrass, blues and swing make for a killer afternoon of live music.
This event is appropriate for all ages and is free of charge. Please note the unique start time for this event and know that we will be open later that day until all have had their fill of this fun musical event.
This free Legacy Program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's art and cultural heritage. For a complete schedule of events at the Bemidji Public Library, please go to our web site http://krls.org/branches/branch_bj.html

Everett Smithson Band in Concert

First Lutheran Church of Pillager - Fall Meatball Supper

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October 25, 2014

First Lutheran Church of Pillager - Fall Meatball Supper.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Free Will Offering.
Menu: Meatballs, mashed potato and gravy, vegetables, cole slaw, buns and desserts.
Pillager on county road 1 on main street. 717 River St. S.

North Country Trail Association, Itasca Moraine Chapter

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October 25, 2014

The two North Country Trail Association Chapters in this area are having their annual joint meeting on Saturday, October 25. The event is at the Northern Pines Camp, 20033 County 1, approximately 2 miles north of State Hwy 34 in Park Rapids. The event is free and open to the public.
The main feature of the meeting is a one-time screening of Mile... Mile & A Half, the journey of a group of professional artists who hiked California’s John Muir Trail during the epic snow year of 2011. The movie is described as inspiring and life evaluating, breathtakingly gorgeous, a fun journey and much more.
The meeting commences as 5:30PM with a social time and meal prepared by Hackensack’s Cooking Power Couple, Mike and Lois Bohanon. Sloppy Joe’s, beans, tossed salad and fruit are being served as well as a vegetarian option. A free will offering will be accepted. People are welcome to attend the movie only commencing at 7:00PM.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 26, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 26, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 26, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 26, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

The Center - Sunday Event

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October 26, 2014

The Center - Sunday Event
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
1:30 p.m. Harvest Bingo

The Center - Sunday Event

Pine River-Backus Community Education

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October 26, 2014

LADIES FIRST
A Political Comedy in Two Acts
By Robert Gerlach and James McDonald
In this comedy by the authors of Something's Afoot, Jackie Kennedy is very nervous on an afternoon in January, 1962. She has completed the restoration of the White House and has invited Eleanor, Bess, Mamie, Pat and Lady Bird to give their opinions. And do they ever! They criticize the way she runs the White House and take her to task for being uninvolved politically. When Mrs. Roosevelt commands her to head the crusade for women's rights, a hilarious political hurricane ensues. Each discovers something about herself, her relationship with her husband, and how touching and funny it can be to hold the highest non paying job in the U.S.A.
October 24th & 25th at 7PM
October 26th at 2PM
Pine River-Backus HS Old Gym
Tickets available at the door ½ hour prior to show time. Also purchases online at prbschools.revtrak.net (print your receipt and bring it to the show for admittance). Call PRB Community Ed of more information 218-587-2080
$8 Adults $5 Students & Seniors
Ladies First is produced with permission Samuel French, Inc.
235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
Toll Free: (866) 598-8449 Local: (212) 206-8990 Fax: (212) 206-1429

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 27, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 27, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 27, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 27, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

The Center - Monday Events

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October 27, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 am Card Recylcing
8:00-4:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00-11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 Mah Jongg lessons
10:00-4:00 Gift Shop
11:00-11:30 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Services Dining: BBQ Pork, Peas, Tropical Fruit, Bun, Dessert, Milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 27, 2014

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

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

Pine River- Backus Community Ed and Good Samaritan Society

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October 27, 2014

Living Legacies: A Look at Family Trees
Presented by Susan E. Fowler
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Good Samaritan Society—Riverside Apartments
2175 White Pine Point Rd. SW, Pine River, MN
All generations are invited! Refreshments will be served.
Indiana native, Susan E. Fowler is a woman of many creative hats. Her training, environmental advocacy, and world-wide journeys have inspired her Harmony By Hand program.
Susan’s talents of music, sketching, sign language and interactive drama engage audiences of all ages! As she brings her family history to life, you will in turn discover the leaves, branches and roots of your own family tree.
Sponsored by: Pine River- Backus Community Ed and Good Samaritan Society

Nightlights, a support group

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October 27, 2014

Nightlights, a support group for anyone who has a loved one with mental illness with hold its monthly meeting at 7:00-8:30 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2014 in the Kateri Room at St. Philips Church, 7th Street and Beltrami Ave. With questions, please call 218 444 4262

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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October 27, 2014

The League of Women Voters of Park Rapids will host a Candidate Forum for Menahga Mayor from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the Menahga School Media Center, access from Cedar Avenue SE. Invited to participate are Mayor Pat Foss and challenger Jensine Kurtti. The public is encouraged to submit questions in advance but no later than noon Friday, Oct. 24 to prapidsleague@gmail.com. Questions also may be submitted at the event.

League of Women Voters-Park Rapids Candidate Forum

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 28, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 28, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 28, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 28, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 28, 2014

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

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

Adventures in Lifelong Learning

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October 28, 2014N/A

Tuesday, October 28: “Bombing the Big Bog and Bemidji Naval Base WWII”. Doug Easthouse
Learn about the history of the Big Bog as a target range in the 40’s & 50’s, including the use of the naval air base in Bemidji, We will discuss some of the military events that have occurred on Upper Red Lake and the Red Lake Peatlands.
Mr. Easthouse researched primary sources in the Waskish area for this interesting recording of history during and after World II. All are Welcome.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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October 28, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9 -10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Chili, Pears, Lettuce/dressing, Crackers, Birthday Cake, Milk
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

ALL: Adventures in Lifelong Learning

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October 28, 2014

ALL: Adventures in
Lifelong Learning
Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Roger Spiry Community Room
4111 Technology Drive NW • Bemidji, MN
Sept. 23-Nov. 11, 2014
• Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:30am
• Presentation: 10:00 - 11:00am Q & A: 11:00 - 11:30am
• Refreshments appear at 9:40am
• Handicapped accessible. Lots of parking!
• ALL is for Everyone!
• For More Info Call: Board Member, Al Yarnott: 444-7091

Bemidji State University hosting 42nd Annual Northern Minnesota Math Contest

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October 28, 2014

On Oct. 28, approximately 900 high-school students from across northern Minnesota will descend on Bemidji State University’s Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center for the 42nd Annual Northern Minnesota Math Contest.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the center’s Hall of Fame lobby, and activities for students begin at 10:45 a.m. The one-hour test begins at 11:30 a.m., and the afternoon features open time for students and advisors.
The contest is divided into two mathematics tests: a lower-division test primarily open to freshmen and sophomores consisting of arithmetic, elementary algebra and geometry; and an upper division designed for juniors and seniors covering higher algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Each test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions, and many of the test problems utilize general problem-solving skills rather than rote memorization and application of formulae. Students may enter a division above his or her grade level, but not below.
Participating schools will compete in class A or AA, according to Minnesota High School League classification, for team awards. Team awards will be given to the top four teams in Class A and the top two places in Class AA in each division. Team finishes in a respective division and class are determined by a sum of the scores of a school’s three highest-scoring individuals.
Awards will also be given to individuals with the 10 highest scores in each division without regard to class, and the top three individuals on each team will receive a Northern Minnesota Mathematics Contest t-shirt.

CTIC Transition Expo

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October 28, 2014

The Bemidji Area Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) will host a Transition Expo on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bemidji High School Commons Area, located at 2900 Division Street NW. The purpose of this event is to inform students and parents of the services area agencies can provide to young adults as they are about to transition from secondary school life to post-secondary school life and adulthood.
This is an opportunity to learn about the many service providers available to assist in planning for transition to adulthood so young adults may connect to the services before graduation. The service providers will be stationed throughout the Commons area of Bemidji High School and will have information on services they offer and how to access their services.
There is no cost and it is a great way to speak directly to service providers that can assist with post-secondary plans such as education, employment, life skills, and other services.
For more information, please call: Stephanie Hubbard @ 333-3100, Ext. 31104, Paula Lind or Jen Voge @ 444-1600

Sustainabl​e Tuesday

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October 28, 2014

Please join us for this month's exciting line up of Sustainable Tuesday events from 5:30-7:30 each Tuesday evening at the Rail River Folk School unless noted otherwise.
Tuesday, October 28th: Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead Come and learn the traditions of honoring those who have passed before us and keeping connected to our ancestors. Bemidji State University Spanish Club members will share the history of this beautiful Mexican holiday.

Beginner Dog Obedience – Holly Mailhot & Lori Jo Turner from Agape Dog Training LLC

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October 28, 2014

Beginner Dog Obedience – Holly Mailhot & Lori Jo Turner from Agape Dog Training LLC
Tuesdays, Oct. 21 – Nov. 25, 2014 in the Laporte School’s Community Room
From 6:00 to 7:00 pm
$72 for a 6 week course
Min. 3 Max 6
What's needed: A dog 6 months & up, current rabies certificate, a 6’ leash and a training collar. (Some types will be available for purchase at the first class) We will work on establishing a respectful relationship between you and your dog by working on heeling, stays, recalls, attention, and ignoring distractions, etc. It will be a fun way to bond with your dog while teaching them to obey you and respect you more. Orientation is the first night with dogs coming in when invited. Orientation will need to be attended in order to do the full course (unless special arrangements are made ahead of time with one of the instructors.)
Contact either instructor with questions about this class, for further information.
Holly (218) 224-2705 or Lori Jo at (218) 652-4643
Register with Laporte Community Education: Diane Sauer at 218 224-2288 ext. 141
A more advanced class will be offered in 2015 for those wanting to continue working with their dogs!

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 29, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 29, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 29, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 29, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 29, 2014

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

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

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree stopping at BSU on its way to DC

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October 29, 2014N/A

One of the country’s most famous Christmas trees will be packaged at Bemidji State University in preparation for its journey to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
On Oct. 29, a tree will be cut from Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest and trucked to John Glas Fieldhouse on the Bemidji State campus. There, it will be packaged before departing for the Capitol on Nov. 3. It will take a team of six to eight people approximately 25 hours to prepare the tree for shipment.
The packaging stop at Bemidji State is one of many visits it will make in cities and towns as it journeys from the forest to Washington, D.C. Once the tree is installed, the lighting ceremony is broadcast live on C-SPAN.

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning will begin September 17th

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October 29, 2014N/A

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

The Center - Wednesday Events

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October 29, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining- Baked Chicken, Baked Potato, Squash, Bread, Gelatin w/fruit & wh. Topping, Milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning- NELL

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October 29, 2014

The Story of WWII Ace Don Beerbower
Program date October 29
Location: American Legion in Bagley
Free/ Open to the public/ all ages
NELL program: The Story of Don Beerbower: WWII Ace with author Paul Sailer.
Author Paul Sailer will talk about the book he wrote “The Oranges are Sweet” a biography of Minnesota's leading fighter pilot in aerial and ground victories, Major Don Beerbower.
Beerbower grew up in Hill City, near Grand Rapids. Sailer describes Beerbower’s life there, college in Iowa and then the war. It involves his wife, Elayne, who was his hometown sweetheart and mother of his surviving child. The program will deal with the life of a fighter pilot, the importance of relationships and the loss people experience when they are touched by war.
The Oranges are Sweet is a deeply moving story about Major Don M. Beerbower and the men who served with him during World War II. When he died strafing a German airdrome north of Reims, France, on August 9, 1944, he was the leading ace in the Ninth Air Force.
The 353rd Fighter Squadron was one of three squadrons of the famous 354th Pioneer Mustang Fighter Group, Ninth Air Force. Along with its other two squadrons (355th and 356th), the Pioneer Mustangs made aviation history by flying the first combat mission in the P-51B/C Mustang on December 1, 1943. In The Oranges are Sweet, the author uses many primary source documents, numerous pilot and ground crew interviews, letters, and personal memoirs to tell about the men and machines that went to war with Don Beerbower.
Sailer will address his personal connection to Major Beerbower and Hill City and about the important role Elayne Beerbower played in the writing “The Oranges are Sweet.” Sailer brings his experience in military aviation into the presentation as well.
Paul Sailer has been interested in World War II aviation history for many years. He received his B.S. degree in Social Studies (emphasis in American History) from Moorhead State College, Moorhead, Minnesota, in 1969, and a pilot’s rating from the U.S. Army’s Advanced Flight School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, in 1970. Sailer flew UH-1D Iroquois and OH-58A Kiowa helicopters with the 20th Engineer Brigade in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. The author was born and raised in Minnesota. He and his wife, Lois, have lived on a tree farm in rural Wadena County, Minnesota, since 1984. Paul Sailer was named 2012 Writer of the Year by the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
The program will be on Wednesday October 29 at the Bagley Legion Auditorium. The program begins at 9:30 am and is free and open to the public.

Verse Like Water Presents American Poet Robert Hass!

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October 29, 2014

Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, in collaboration with The Crossing Arts Alliance, invites you to this literary event featuring former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass October 29th. Come to beautiful Brainerd Minnesota to encounter a great American poet, translator, teacher, and prodigious advocate for world peace. The reading is at noon, and this will be followed by a book signing and craft talk at 1:30. Special thanks to Minneapolis poet, musician, and songwriter Brian Laidlaw who will warm up Mr. Hass at 11:00 in our cozy Chalberg Theater. Verse Like Water is generously funded by The Minnesota State Arts Board, and all events are free and open to the public.

Verse Like Water Presents American Poet Robert Hass!

Artist Mentor Information Session

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October 29, 2014

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Avenue NW, Bemidji. Light snacks provided.
RSVP by 10/27/14. Contact staff@r2arts.org or 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447.
With the support of an Artist Mentor Grant, students receive either
· 20 hours of one-on-one mentoring with an experienced state or regional artist
· Funds to support participation in an arts class, camp, or workshop in the state of Minnesota
Applications are available at r2arts.org or in our office at 426 Bemidji Ave. N in Bemidji.

Artist Mentor Information Session

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 30, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 30, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 30, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 30, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR OCTOBER 2014

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October 30, 2014

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

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

The Center - Thursday Events

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October 30, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Donuts & Discussion
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9:00 – 10:15 Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Meatloaf/catsup, Whole Parslied Potatoes, Beets, Bread, Lemon Angel Food Cake, Milk
12:00 Bridge
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing

The Center - Thursday Events

Little Falls Senior Center's Halloween Party

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October 30, 2014

Little Falls Senior Center's Halloween Party.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 beginning at 2:30 pm.
Live music by Jerry Bierschback.
Come as you are or come in a costume. Bring a snack to share with friends.
Meal at 5:00 pm.
Please make meal reservations by noon the previous day at 320-632-8200.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Pine River-Backus Community Education

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October 30, 2014

Beading Fun $5
Thur. Oct. 30th 3-5:15pm
Come have a Bedazzling time with different ways to use beads. This class will be offered once a month to explore new and fun ways of making your own beading creations.

Brainerd Public Library will be presenting “An Immigrant’s Trunk”

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October 30, 2014

The Brainerd Public Library will be presenting “An Immigrant’s Trunk” by the American Swedish Institute (ASI) on Thursday, October 30 at 5:00pm. The past comes to life as we discuss historic items that typical Swedish immigrants would have brought with them on their journey to the New World. Participants will get to handle all the vintage items, and will imagine walking in the shoes of Swedish immigrants with a program that’s part show-and-tell, part Antiques Roadshow, and part a walk down memory lane. All are welcome.

Support Breast Cancer Patients in the Brainerd Lakes Area! 5th Annual Pink Tie Party

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October 30, 2014

Join us to celebrate the 5th Annual Pink Tie Party to support Breast Cancer patients in the Brainerd Lakes Area from 6:00-9:00 pm on Thursday, October 30 at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter. The Pink Tie Party will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dessert samples, music, silent auction and engaging activities. Silent auction includes a private plane ride over the Brainerd Lakes area, a sunset cruise on Gull Lake, a 5-day Cancun vacation and much more!
The Pink Tie Party hosted by Charter Media offers a special occasion to socialize with the members of your community while supporting an important cause. All proceeds benefit breast cancer patients through the St. Joseph’s Foundation at the Essentia Health Cancer Center and The Pink Ribbon Cupboard. Last year the Pink Tie Party raised over $7,000 and we hope to surpass that amount at this year’s event. In addition to the silent auction, we will feature a reverse raffle of a diamond pendant necklace donated by Riddle’s Jewelry.
The funds are used to support patients who are undergoing active treatment for breast cancer through continued improvements in care and non-medical assistance. The St. Joseph’s Foundation and Pink Ribbon Cupboard distributed to patients the following with last year’s funds:
· Gas cards
· Wigs for breast cancer patients
· Rent for a month to lessen the stress on a family
· Payment of mortgage for a month to prevent home foreclosure
· Payment of auto insurance to keep this transportation resource available to the family
· Payment of utilities to keep the lights on
· Grocery gift cards for help with family grocery expenses
“It’s one way that as a community, we can collaborate to extend our outreach to improve the life of cancer survivors and their families in the Brainerd Lakes Area,” said Marian Foehrenbacher, Cancer Center manager at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. “Having resources for helping to treat the entire patient, not just physically, spiritually, and emotionally through compassionate care by Essentia Health staff, but practically by helping to meet the needs patients have beyond the disease.”
David Jeremiason, Director of St. Joseph’s Foundation, comments, “We are so excited and appreciative to Charter Media, Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, Riddle’s Jewelry and all the individuals and businesses that are supporting this event. We hope both men and women will attend and help us raise money to support breast cancer patients and their families through The Pink Ribbon Cupboard. All money raised will stay local—to help the men and women in the community undergoing breast cancer treatment.”
Come and join in on the excitement of this event! Advanced tickets receive a great swag bag filled with goodies at the event. Tickets may be purchased through Kristin Larsen of Charter Media, David Jeremiason of Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Foundation, Kathy Buxton of The Pink Ribbon Cupboard, Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Gift Shop, and Riddle’s Jewelry located in the Westgate Mall. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 per person at the door.
Please come and show your support for this great cause within your community!
The Pink Tie Party will be held Thursday, October 30 at Arrowwood Lodge, located on 6967 Lake Forest Road in Baxter, MN from 6-9 p.m.
Tickets may be acquired through:
Kristin Larsen, Charter Media—218-259-5771
Kathy Buxton, Pink Ribbon Cupboard – 218-829-6205
David Jeremiason, St. Joseph’s Foundation – 218-828-7362
Essentia Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center Gift Shop
Riddle’s Jewelry—located in the Westgate Mall

Peasants with Torches

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October 30, 2014

The event is Oct.30th at the TimberLake Lodge in Grand Rapids, MN. We will feature a cultural evening of arts, music and literature. Hours are 6-9PM

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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October 31, 2014N/A

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

Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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October 31, 2014N/A

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

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

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October 31, 2014N/A

The 2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment. This process is completed on-line at www.4HOnline.com Contact Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward at 218-556-1436 with questions.

2014-2015 Beltrami 4-H Program year is now open for enrollment and re-enrollment

Northland Arboretum-

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October 31, 2014N/A

LEAF COMPOST AREA NOW OPEN –
WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR COMPOST SITE –
Please stop by Visitor Center for directions.
Site Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through October.
Gates close at 4pm
Leaves and grass clippings only accepted.
Donations accepted to help defray costs.
Again - Please stop by Visitor Center first for directions to new site.
2015 CALENDARS ARE HERE –
$5 per calendar donation – available at Visitor Center
WE ARE IN NEED OF 12 STRAW BALES FOR OUR HAUNTED TRAIL!
Do you have a dozen square straw bales that we can use for our Haunted Trail on October 16 & 17?
Please let us know asap – we can pick up and bring back when done.

The Center - Friday Events

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October 31, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10:00 Walking Exercise
11:00 Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Pub House Fish, Whole Potatoes, Peas, Carrots, Bread, Pumpkin Dessert, Milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Mah Jongg
1:00 Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

Sanford Bemidji Children’s Fall Festival 2014

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October 31, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Children’s Fall Festival 2014
Friday, October 31
3-6 p.m.
Sanford Bemidji Medical Center , Education Center, East Lobby
The Children’s Fall Festival includes:
• Photography by Trish 4x6 fall image for $5 donation to PETAL program
• Games, treats & health information at each Sanford department’s table
• Area non-profit organizations & emergency vehicles
• Wear your costumes
• Snack area with additional games, a movie and light snacks
• Crafts
• Health information
• Fun!! Safe!!

Boo Fest – A Frightfully Good Time at Headwaters Science Center!

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October 31, 2014

Halloween is coming and that means Boo Fest at Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Avenue NW, Bemidji. Join HSC on Friday, October 31 from 3-6pm for a fun time and don’t forget your costume!
Boo Fest is a FREE, activity-based, family-oriented Halloween party. Enjoy carnival games in the upstairs mezzanine and free admission to the exhibit floor. Try the pumpkin ring toss, make some slime, bob for donuts, or win a treat on the witches walk.
Volunteers are also needed to make this event a success. Please call Angie at 444-4472 add your name to the volunteer list. Teens and children over 13 are invited to help run the carnival games and parents are welcome to assist younger volunteers.

BSU Trick or Treat

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October 31, 2014

Friday, October 31, 5-7pm.
Bring your Trick or Treaters to BSU for a fun and easy Halloween event!
Once again, Trick or Treating will take place in the residence halls on Bemidji State campus on the 31st between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Oak, Pine, Tamarack, Linden, and Birch Hall will be participating. Please stop by the front desk of each hall to get a listing of the rooms that will be handing out candy. Look for the rooms with the Orange 'Trick or Treat' Tag!
Many floors in the residence halls will be decorated for Halloween and some lobbies/lounges will include games and prizes for small children along with tasty apple cider and snacks for the families.
Stay safe, warm and dry while you get the treats.
This activity is free and open to the public.
Contact: Ayleen Leonhardt, 218-755-3750 or at aleonhardt@bemidjistate.edu

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Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”

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November 1, 2014N/A

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

Writing Group started in 2000 celebrates with Reading

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November 1, 2014

On a January evening in 2000, a group of individuals interesting in writing met at Bookin’ It in Little Falls and started The Great River Writers. In January 2004, the group celebrated their 4th anniversary with their first ever public reading at the Great River Arts Center. The free event featured readings by eight members of the group plus readings by featured guests, Long Prairie Poet Dave Bengtson and Nimrod chronicler Jerry Mevissen. The tradition of an Annual Anniversary reading continued for several years.
Now in their 14th season, the Great River Writers will be reprising their annual public reading. As an added surprise, Jerry Mevissen (The Nimrod Chronicles, Broken Heart, and Good Shepherd) – now in the process of completing his fourth book will once again be our featured guest. The public - readers, writers, anyone who loves a good story, or poem – is invited to join the Great River Writers on Saturday, November 1st, at 7:00 PM at the Art Center. Books by several of the writers in the group plus those by Jerry Mevissen will be on display and available for purchase. Mr. Mevissen will be available to sign books from 6:30-7:00 and during the intermission.
Local writers who will be reading include Dan Dambowy, Karol “Pinky” Charon, Laura Hansen (Why I Keep Rabbits, Diving the Drop-off), Patty Wilczeck, and Judy Jeub along with past member Bill Green (Plunging to the Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea ). Readings will include essays, poems, creative non-fiction/memoir, excerpts from mystery novels, and more. This is an opportunity to see what projects our area writers are working on and to learn more about the local writing scene. Past events have been well-attended and provided a great sense of camaraderie, community, and a great deal of laughter.
The event is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided by Great River Writers. Donations accepted to further the work of the Great River Arts Association. The Art center is located at 122 First Street SE in downtown Little Falls. For more information, contact Great River at 320-632-0960, Pinky Charon at 320-749-2382 or Laura Hansen at 320-632-8841.

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ITASCA STATE PARK PROGRAMS

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November 2, 2014N/A

Celebrate the Capitol Christmas Tree in the Itasca State Park Area
Sunday, November 2
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Program held on the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Show grounds (along the North Entrance Road to Itasca State Park).
Come out to the Itasca State Park area on Sunday, November 2 as the Capitol Christmas Tree makes it first of 30 stops on its way to Washington, D.C. The tree will be at the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Show grounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and have your picture taken near the tree, sign the banner and enjoy a variety of activities.
Activities will be held at the Pioneer Farmers show grounds outside and inside the Levorsen Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show ground is located on the north side of Itasca State Park. Follow Highway 200 to the North Entrance. The show ground entrance is located along the North Entrance road to Itasca State Park (across from the store and church).
Activities include:
Seeing and photographing yourself near the Capitol Christmas Tree
Watch the delivery of horse-drawn cart with water from the Mississippi’s source for the tree
Wagon rides
Tour of select pioneer village buildings, including the school, pioneer cabin and sawmill
Ornament making
Face painting
Two-man log sawing
Soup lunch from 11:30 to 12:45 (free-will offering)
Coffee, cookies and lemon-aide
Music
Visit by “Lars the Logger” (from 1:15-2 p.m.)
For the past 50 years, a beautiful tree has appeared on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. during the holiday season. This year the Chippewa National Forest was selected to provide this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
With great fanfare, the tree – a whopping 80-foot plus white spruce– will leave the Chippewa National Forest followed by a caravan of caretakers for the journey to the U.S. Capitol. Seventy companion trees will be provided by the Minnesota Tree Growers Association to decorate the inside of the U.S. Capitol building and other sites throughout Washington, D.C. Once there the tree lighting is expected to occur in early December, as determined by the U. S. Rep. John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and will be broadcast on C-SPAN.

Itasca’s Presenters Under the Pines: Lars the 1890’s Logger
Sunday, November 2
1:15 –2 p.m.
Program held inside the Levorsen Building; located on the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Show grounds (along the North Entrance Road to Itasca State Park).
L.O.G.S.=Lars Old Growth Sven (or Lars the Logger for short) is an interactive way of learning about the logging era that took place in Minnesota in the late 1800s. Meet "Lars" who guides you through the wondrous and illustrious jobs of the logging camps and all they had to offer. Join us and become a part of this living historical presentation.
NOTES: Program held inside the Levorsen Building located on the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Show grounds. The show ground is located on the north side of Itasca State Park. Follow Highway 200 to the North Entrance. The show ground entrance is located along the North Entrance road to Itasca State Park (across from the store and church).

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast - Bargain Bin Sale

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November 2, 2014

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast - Bargain Bin Sale.
Sunday, November 2, 2014. Serving from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: Adults $6, 6-10 years $3, 5 years & under FREE.
Little Falls Senior Center
510 NE 7th Street
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-8009
Proceeds will benefit Senior Citizens, Inc.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

HOLY CROSS CHURCH IN HARDING WILL BE HAVING A TURKEY BINGO

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November 2, 2014

HOLY CROSS CHURCH IN HARDING WILL BE HAVING A TURKEY BINGO ON
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014 (IN THE CHURCH BASEMENT). STARTING AT 1:30
PM, COST OF $5.00 FOR 20 GAMES. THEY WILL SELL SOFT CARDS BETWEEN THE
SETS FOR $I.OO WITH THE WINNER TO RECEIVE $25.00. BLACKOUT FOR $.25 A
CARD, AT THE END OF THE DAY. A FREE LUNCH WILL BE SERVED, AND WE WILL
HAVE REFRESHMENTS FOR SALE DURING THE AFTERNOON (CANDY, CHIPS AND
POP). THIS BINGO IS SPONSORED BY THE ROSARY SODALITY. ALL ARE INVITED
TO COME FOR FELLOWSHIP AND A GREAT GAME OF BINGO.
WE ARE HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.
THANK YOU.

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