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Region 2 Arts Council Artist Mentor Grants

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December 1, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council Artist Mentor Grants for 8th-12th Grade Student Artists in all Arts Disciplines.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014
Region 2 Arts Council encourages 8-12 grade students with a strong interest in the arts to apply for a Legacy funded Artist Mentor Grant. Eligible student applicants must reside in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Clearwater, or Mahnomen.
•Application Deadline: Monday, December 1, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Drop off grant application at Region 2 Arts Council office or mail in.
•Grant Review Session: Saturday, January 24, 2015.
Mandatory 15-minute interviews for all applicants.
Grant recipients receive either 20 hours of one-on-one mentoring with an experienced Minnesota artist of their choice or $600 toward tuition for a class, camp or workshop in the student's art discipline in the state of Minnesota. Wondering about arts experiences or professional artists who are interested in mentoring? We're happy to help!
Applications are available at the R2AC office at 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or for download at r2arts.org. Questions? Call (218) 751-5447 or 1(800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org. Open to home-schooled and PSEO students as well.

Region 2 Arts Council Artist Mentor Grants

Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 1, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 1, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

The Center - Monday Events

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December 1, 2014

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

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 1, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Brainerd Public Library will be hosting an open house

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December 1, 2014

The Brainerd Public Library will be hosting an open house on Monday, December 1 from 10am-2pm to honor the retirement of Sue Hardy, who has served patrons for over 38 years. Famous for being able to “find the un-findable,” Hardy says she has enjoyed the variety of experiences and interactions her job has provided over the years. “Sharing the love of books and reading with so many people has been very rewarding,” she says. The public is welcome to come to reminisce and enjoy treats generously provided by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library.
The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library will also be on hand to welcome all visitors to see the beautiful holiday decorations and to discuss how to give the gift of “Friendship” for Christmas. All visitors will also have the opportunity to sign up for a Christmas turkey giveaway from the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library!

Brainerd Public Library Event

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December 1, 2014

Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Open House and Sue Hardy Retirement Celebration.
Monday, December 1st from 10:00am-2:00pm
Wish Sue Hardy congrats as she retires after 38 years at the Library! Also stop in for refreshments and to see the beautiful holiday decorations provided by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library.

Brainerd Public Library Event

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December 1, 2014

“Paws” to read with Lulu the Dog - Lulu is a Reading Education Assistance Dog. She is very patient and calm and a great listener. Whether you’re a strong or struggling reader Lulu loves to hear kids read stories. Want to read her a story? Lulu will be at the library Monday December 1st, Monday December 8th, and Monday December 29th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 2, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 2, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 2, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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December 2, 2014N/A

Let’s Deck Our Houses with Holiday Cheer! Fee: $15
3 Days of Holiday Creations Tues. Dec. 2nd We will Start our fun with Holiday Decorations and ornaments. Wed. Dec. 3rd Finish any creations left from Tuesday. Make Holiday Cards and a paper chain count down to the holidays. Thurs. Dec. 4th Create a Winter House using graham crackers and other yummy materials.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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December 2, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m.- The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m.– Hand & Foot
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Roast Pork, Whole Potatoes, Buttered Cooked Cabbage, Bread, Rosy Applesauce, Milk
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. UCare
12:30 p.m.- Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
1 p.m. Oil Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

MNsure enrollment assistance sessions being held in Pine River and Brainerd prior to next registration deadline for coverage

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December 2, 2014

To help Lakes Area residents enroll in MNsure, Essentia Health is partnering with the Pine River-Backus Family Center to offer two free community enrollment sessions. These sessions are being held prior to next registration deadline of December 15 for coverage to go into effect January 1, 2015.
MNsure is Minnesota’s insurance exchange. The online marketplace was established as part of the federal Affordable Care Act to help provide affordable health insurance.
Similar community sessions held earlier this year helped more than 100 residents walk through the online registration process and get answers to their questions.
To register for a free 30-minute appointment in Pine River, call the Family Center at 218-587-4292
Tuesday, December 2 – Pine River
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pine River-Backus Family Center, 245 Barclay Ave., Pine River
218-587-4292
To register for a free 30-minute appointment in Brainerd, call Essentia Health at 218-828-7616
Tuesday, December 9 - Brainerd
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 N. Third St., Brainerd
LOWER LEVEL COMPUTER TRAINING ROOM
218-828-7616
To complete the online application process you need the social security number, last year’s personal income tax form, and date of birth for anyone you will be applying for coverage, including children.
Financial aid counselors with Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Clinics have been trained and certified as MNsure application counselors. They will be working alongside the Pine River-Backus Family Center to help applicants begin the enrollment process so you can decide what plan is best for you and your family. They can also help determine if you meet requirements for tax credits or for other programs such as Minnesota’s Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care.
Open enrollment for non-government programs for both individuals and families continues through February 15, 2015. Registrations completed by the 15th day of each month will begin coverage the following month.
MNsure is open to any Minnesota resident or family who is uninsured, self-employed (a sole proprietor without full-time employees) or whose employer does not offer health insurance. If you currently receive insurance through your employer, you can stay with your employer’s plan or you can see if there’s a plan through MNsure that fits you better. If your employer offers what is defined as an “affordable” plan, you won’t qualify for any payment assistance or tax credits through MNsure.
Starting in January 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires most adults age 18 and older to have health insurance or pay a fine. If you are covered by Medicaid, MinnesotaCare, Medicare or an employer’s plan, you meet the requirement.
If you are not able to attend one of the free enrollment sessions, you can also make an appointment for a time more convenient for you with Essentia Health’s financial aid counselors by calling 218-828-7616.
For more information, go to mnsure.org.

R2AC Invites Public Feedback on the Arts in Beltrami County

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December 2, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Region 2 Arts Council will hold a listening session at their office, 426 Bemidji Ave. on the lower level of the old Carnegie Library Building on Lake Bemidji. We want to hear from you about how we can better fund the arts in Beltrami County. Whether you are an artist yourself, a supporter of the arts, or a concerned member of the public, we want your input.
Do you want to discuss the impact arts performances, workshops, or events have had on your community? Do you want to offer input on how Legacy Amendment funds for the arts could be spent in Beltrami? Would you like to find out more about grant programs, professional development training for artists, or the ways in which Region 2 Arts Council promotes and supports the arts in your community? Come talk to us!
We need to know how many to expect - please register in advance:
Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447

League of Women Voters Park Rapids Area

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December 2, 2014

League of Women Voters Park Rapids Area, a non-partisan organization whose membership is open to all citizens (male or female) 18 years or older. Will host Darrin Hoverson, MN DNR Area Hydrologist-Ecological and Water Resources, for the first in a series of programs on area water issues.
Tuesday, December 2, from 6:30 to 8 PM
Northwoods Bank Community Room
(handicap accessible).
Darrin will share the uniqueness of our local hydrology. This will give us all a better understanding of the permeability of the soils, the availability of the waters and special challenges. He will also illustrate the replenishment cycle and how we affect the cycle. Building our knowledge can help us better plan to share and protect our waters from the groundwater to the surface waters.
We invite and encourage all to come to this free program. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information contact President Carolynne White at 732-9819, or prapidsleague@gmail.com.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 3, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 3, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 3, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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December 3, 2014N/A

Let’s Deck Our Houses with Holiday Cheer! Fee: $15
3 Days of Holiday Creations Tues. Dec. 2nd We will Start our fun with Holiday Decorations and ornaments. Wed. Dec. 3rd Finish any creations left from Tuesday. Make Holiday Cards and a paper chain count down to the holidays. Thurs. Dec. 4th Create a Winter House using graham crackers and other yummy materials.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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December 3, 2014

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

The Center - Wednesday Events

Bemidji State Music Department Event

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December 3, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 7:30 pm
"Blue Ice" Jazz Combo concert
Main Theater
free admission

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 4, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 4, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 4, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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December 4, 2014N/A

Let’s Deck Our Houses with Holiday Cheer! Fee: $15
3 Days of Holiday Creations Tues. Dec. 2nd We will Start our fun with Holiday Decorations and ornaments. Wed. Dec. 3rd Finish any creations left from Tuesday. Make Holiday Cards and a paper chain count down to the holidays. Thurs. Dec. 4th Create a Winter House using graham crackers and other yummy materials.

The Center - Thursday Events

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December 4, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Donut Day
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. Wood Carvers
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Gift Shop
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Lutheran Social Services Dining – Oven Crispy Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Bread, Poke Cake, Milk
11:30 a.m. Music & Dancing
1:30-5 p.m. UCare
1 p.m. Scrabble

The Center - Thursday Events

Faith in Action New Volunteer Training Dec 4th in Pine River

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December 4, 2014

Faith in Action for Cass County is offering a New Volunteer Training on Thursday, December 4th, from 10:00 am – noon
at the Warehouse in Pine River. 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 sign up for Volunteer Training on December 4th, call 866-675-5435 or email cassfia@uslink.net.

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

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December 4, 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.
December 4, 2014,”Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise”

· Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

· Michael Steichen, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, discusses keeping us healthy and physically fit

· Goal setting for the month

Lutefisk and Meatball Supper Calvary Lutheran Church-Bemidji

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December 4, 2014

Lutefisk and Meatball Supper at Calvary Lutheran Church.
Thursday, December 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
$15 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under
2508 Washington Ave SE, Bemidji, 751-1893
Lutefisk, meatballs and gravy, potatoes, rutabagas, coleslaw, lefse, cranberries, pie
Entertainment in the sanctuary, bake sale and silent auction
Take-outs are available

Our Saviors Lutheran Church Lutefisk Supper

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December 4, 2014

Our Saviors Lutheran Church Lutefisk Supper
249 W. Main Street. Kelliher, MN
Thursday, December 4, 2014 beginning at 5pm
Adults $12. Children 6-12yrs old $5. 5yrs old or younger and 90yrs old or older Free. Lutefisk. Lefse. Mashed potatoes. Glorified rice. Rhutabaga. Roast Beef. Take out orders are available. 218-647-8606

Pecha Kucha Night Bemidji Vol. 24

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December 4, 2014

Get to know your community and connect with interesting people by witnessing 6-minute 40-second presentations about hobbies, ideas, and experiences. This event is free and open to the public. View speaker list at http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/bemidji

Pecha Kucha Night Bemidji Vol. 24

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 5, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 5, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji

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First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji for November 2014
Watermark Art Center (former BCAC) invites you to join us for out Holiday Open House and 3rd Annual Ornament Sale as a part of the First Friday Art Walk. Stop by on Friday Dec 5th from Noon to 5pm and Saturday Dec 6th, 10am to 2pm and receive a 10% to 15% discount on all purchases. EXHIBIT – still showing the 2014 It’s Only Clay National Juried Ceramic Exhibit featuring work by Karin Kraemer and selections from the Harlow Collection now through December 20th, 2014. The Watermark is free and open to the public. We will be closed December 21st through January 19th, 2015. Visit the Watermark and Shop 426 at 426 Bemidji Ave N (upper level of the Historic Carnegie Library on 5th St) or at www.watermarkartcenter.org For information contact us at (218) 444-7570 or at watermark@paulbunyan.net Hours are Tues. to Fri. 12 to 5pm and Sat. 10am to 2pm.

Cabin Coffee House - The Cabin Coffee House presents a new exhibit by the Freehand Collaboration Group. The new exhibit features the color, Gold as well as the theme, "Airships, Blimps and Zeppelins". Opening is from 5pm-6pm at Cabin Coffee House, 213 3rd St. NW in Downtown Bemidji.
Dunn Bros Coffee – presents artist Melanie Rietveld with her exhibit entitled “My Favorite Things” – works in mixed-media collage that area a celebration of ordinary things, Join us on December 5th, during the First Friday Art Walk, for the opening reception from 5 to 7pm featuring music by cellist, Sonja Connell and pianist, Jay Carlsgaard. Dunn Bros is at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S. For more info. call (218) 444-5252 or dunnbros106@dunnbros.com
Gallery North – will host a “Holiday Boutique” First Friday reception on Friday afternoon, December 5th from 2-5 pm. The Showcase Artist for December is Eileen Spilman, a local artist who will feature an eclectic selection of her unique baskets. 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, located at 502 3rd Street NW. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com.
The Mask and Rose Theater of Puposky, MN - presents an original, derived physical theater work entitled “Labels” on Dec. - 5-7th at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji. This original theater work explores through masks, movement, and multi- media the concept of how humans label each other.
Dates for the performance are Friday ( part of First Friday Art Walk ) Dec. 5th at 6:00 PM , Saturday , Dec. 6th at 7:30 PM , and Sunday , Dec. 7th at 2:00 PM . The cost is a sliding fee of $5.00-15.00. pay what you can afford with a portion of proceeds going to Nameless Coalition for the Homeless Bemidji. Tickets can be reserved by credit card by calling 218-243-2685 or maskrose57@gmail.com and tickets will be available at the door with general seating. Due to limited seating please bring your own comfortable folding canvas type chair.
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 and Records presents a wheel thrown pottery demonstration with Bagley-based potter Malotte Backer beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5. Malotte throws functional yet artistic pieces that are meant to be used on a daily basis (her beautiful and reasonably-priced butter bells and egg cookers are locally renowned favorites!). Browse Vagrant’s one-of-a-kind used book and record collection while enjoying Malotte Backer’s custom-made designs. Vagrant Used Books and Records is located in the Rail River Folk School warehouse at 303 Rail Road Street SW in Bemidji. Winter hours are Fridays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check Facebook for more information and updates.
Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse - "Mad Men & Monoprints", a show of new collages and monoprints by Terry Garrett continues at Wild Hare Bistro & Coffeehouse through December. The mixed-media collages in this show combine monoprints and imagery from magazines and other sources.
Please note: there will be no First Friday Wine Bar and Dinner or artist reception in December.
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.

Neilson Place continues their exhibit “As I See It” by photographer Sean McCroy now through February 2015. Sean believes that photography is a way to tell a story or share how he sees the world. He is a self-taught photographer challenging himself to “constantly learn new techniques and processes”. Sean’s display includes scenery, astrophotography that captures the night sky, light painting, and photography of landscapes, nature, and common objects in a “whole new light”. Photos are available for purchasing and ordering. Neilson Place is located on the Sanford WoodsEdge campus, 1000 Anne Street NW. For hours or more information call 751-0220 extension #1.

Raven Rock Gallery – presents “H 2 Z” by artists Donald Lee Houseman and Douglas Zuehlsdorff now through the end of December. The gallery is located at 1000 Paul Bunyan Drive NW in Bemidji.

THIRD EVER BONSPIEL

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December 5, 2014

THE BRAINERD LAKES CURLING ASSOCIATION
INVITES YOU TO THE FRAN HOLDEN CURLING ARENA
On the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, Brainerd, MN
THIRD EVER BONSPIEL Dec. 5, 6 & 7, 2014.
Entry Fee: $260 USD (tax incl.) All Meals Included - Open Bar All Weekend
Open Bonspiel – 32 Teams - 3 Game Guarantee Silent Auction – Door Prizes.
www.brainerdcurling.org for map and directions Brainerd Lakes Curling Assn., 2000 SE 13th Street, Brainerd, MN 56401

THIRD EVER BONSPIEL

The Center - Friday Events

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December 5, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. - Walking Exercise
10 a.m. Whist
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Meaty Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Breadstick, Apricots, Milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Mah Jongg
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

Hackensack Senior - Christmas Book & Bake Sale

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December 5, 2014

Hackensack Senior - Christmas Book & Bake Sale.
Friday, December 5, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Annual Holiday Bazaar at Essentia Health

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December 5, 2014

Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary welcomes the community to their annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, December 5. The sights, sounds, and smells of the season will be showcased in the River Room Grille and meeting rooms on the lower level of Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 North 3rd Street, Brainerd.
Arrive early for the best selection on the Cookie Walk and skip your baking this year. With the purchase of a tin you will be able to hand select the sweets and cookies to fill it.
Hopefully you have made your list and checked it twice…because you will find gift items from crafters showcasing items for personal use and the home during the Holiday Bazaar; and beautifully themed and wrapped gift baskets on silent auction during the entire week of December 1 - 5.
All funds raised by this event benefit direct patient care as gifted by the Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary.

Gallery North First Friday Open House

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December 5, 2014

Gallery North First Friday Open House
502 3rd Street NW
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gallery North will host a “Holiday Boutique” First Friday reception on Friday afternoon, December 5th from 2-5 pm.
Showcase Artist for December is Eileen Spilman, a local artist who will feature an eclectic selection of her unique baskets.
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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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December 5, 2014

Perfectly Peppermint: Fri. Dec. 5th 3:15-5pm $20/family.
You will be bringing home decadent Peppermint Oreo Truffles and over a pound of Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark. Need we say more…Yumm!

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its December exhibitions

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December 5, 2014

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its December exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host the annual Holiday Marketplace, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase paintings and drawings by Andrew Stark. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, December 5 from 4 – 8 pm. The December exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Tim and Joan Bonner.
MACROSTIE GALLERY | HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
For the month of December, the MacRostie Gallery is transformed into the Holiday Marketplace. This annual exhibition celebrates the diverse and talented artists that live and work in northern Minnesota. It’s also an opportunity for MAC members and patrons to find unique, handmade gifts during the holiday season and make purchases that support both local artists and MacRostie Art Center.
A wide variety of work is displayed including jewelry, carved wooden bowls, pottery, drawings, wooden toys, birch bark weaving, hand-dyed scarves, paintings, and more. The MAC also carries a number of local books, CDs, and DVDs. The Holiday Marketplace is open for the entire month of December, Monday – Saturday, from 10 am – 6pm.
MINNESOTA GALLERY | MEMORY AND THE INTANGIBLE: Andrew Stark
In Memory and the Intangible: Searching for Meaning in Paint, Andrew Stark’s paintings and drawings present an evolving reinterpretation of the concept of the Modernist sublime. Influenced by landscape and the human figure, his works are a visual exploration that use the texture and application of paint to capture the wonder, mystery, and awe humans have experienced for thousands of years when confronted with the immensity and complexity of nature.
“My mark-making process revolves around exploration and experimentation while trying to seek out the essence of the form,” says Stark. “Building a history within the drawing is explored through subtractive and additive means and often involves multiple layers and revisions in an attempt to capture a moment in time. As with the paintings, I am continually responding to the previous mark and trying to order the marked chaos of the picture plane into a structured and cohesive whole.”
Andrew David Stark was born in Two Harbors, MN. He began drawing as a child and has been involved in the arts ever since. He earned his BFA in Painting from Minnesota State University Moorhead and his MFA in Painting from the University of North Dakota. Along with teaching and making art, he is passionate about playing guitar, reading, nature, film, and music. He has been exhibiting paintings since 2003and has work in numerous private and corporate collections. Stark resides in Fargo, ND with his two great loves, his wife Mridula and young son Liam.
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION
Downtown art galleries and businesses are open late for a First Friday Art Walk from 4 – 8 pm on December 5. MacRostie Art Center will have a jewelry trunk show with Lily Winter, live music by Holly Newton’s piano students, food and wine, and artist talks at 6pm. The First Friday reception is sponsored by Grand Organic Food Market and is free and open to the public.

7th Annual Jenkins Tree Lighting Ceremony

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December 5, 2014

Please join us for the 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the City of Jenkins Veterans Park. It's a FREE event. We will have sleigh rides, a bonfire and Christmas caroling. We are serving hot dogs, hot cider and s'mores! Bring your family. friends and neighbors!

7th Annual Jenkins Tree Lighting Ceremony

Forest History Center

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December 5, 2014

Holiday Lights & Fireworks followed by Christmas in the Logging Camp.
December 5, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and December 6, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Enjoy both events for a discounted price: $9 adults, $7 seniors, and $6 children. MNHS member and children 5 and under are FREE. If you are not a MNHS member, that's a savings of over 30%.
For more information visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/foresthistorycenter

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The Mask and Rose Theater of Puposky

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December 5, 2014

The Mask and Rose Theater of Puposky, MN presents an original , derived physical theater work entitled “Labels” on Dec. - 5-7th at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji .
The tendency to classify and categorize objects is a deeply ingrained aspect of human nature.The problem is really statistics 101: whenever you convert a continuous measure into discrete categories, you lose valuable information.
We inhabit a world in which we tend to put labels on each other and expect that we will then march through life wearing them like permanent sandwich boards.
Dates for the performance are Friday ( part of First Friday Art Walk ) Dec. 5th at 6:00 PM , Saturday , Dec. 6th at 7:30 PM , and Sunday , Dec. 7th at 2:00 PM .
This original theater work explores through masks, movement , and multi- media the concept of how humans label each other. The cost is a sliding fee of $5.00-15.00. pay what you can afford with a portion of proceeds going to Nameless Coalition for the Homeless Bemidji.
Tickets can be reserved by credit card by calling 218-243-2685 or maskrose57@gmail.com and tickets will be available at the door with general seating . Due to limited seating please bring your own comfortable folding canvas type chair .
The play is directed by Cate Belleveau as fulfillment of her McKnight Artist Fellowship appropriated via the Region 2 Arts Counsel and attendance at Dell Arte’ International’s School of Physical Theater inBlue Lake , CA. in July .
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.”

Bemidji State Music Department Event

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December 5, 2014

December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 7:00 pm (exception: 5:00 pm on Dec. 7)
Madrigal Dinners
Beaux Arts Ballroom
tickets: $38; for BSU students, $28

Park Rapids Classic Chorale

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December 5, 2014

The Park Rapids Classic Chorale will present "Beyond the Marvel of This Night" on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 and Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. Under the direction of Jason Wright, accompanied by Cheryl Steinborn, the Chorale will present old favorites like "Coventry Carol," "Patapan", and "Sleigh Ride," as well as a number of new pieces. Donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the concerts.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 6, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 6, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

THIRD EVER BONSPIEL

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December 6, 2014

THE BRAINERD LAKES CURLING ASSOCIATION
INVITES YOU TO THE FRAN HOLDEN CURLING ARENA
On the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, Brainerd, MN
THIRD EVER BONSPIEL Dec. 5, 6 & 7, 2014.
Entry Fee: $260 USD (tax incl.) All Meals Included - Open Bar All Weekend
Open Bonspiel – 32 Teams - 3 Game Guarantee Silent Auction – Door Prizes.
www.brainerdcurling.org for map and directions Brainerd Lakes Curling Assn., 2000 SE 13th Street, Brainerd, MN 56401

THIRD EVER BONSPIEL

Bemidji State Music Department Event

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December 6, 2014

December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 7:00 pm (exception: 5:00 pm on Dec. 7)
Madrigal Dinners
Beaux Arts Ballroom
tickets: $38; for BSU students, $28

Heartland Symphony Orchestra Presents "Fanfares of Joy"

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December 6, 2014N/A

Heartland Symphony Orchestra Presents "Fanfares of Joy"
Conductor, Mark C. Graf
Tickets Available at: heartlandsymphony.org or at 1-800-826-1997
$12 - adults / $10 - senior & free for children K-12
December 6, 2014 at Charles D. Martin Auditorium, 1001 5th Ave. SE, Little Falls.
December 7, 2014 at Tornstrom Auditorium, 804 Oak Street, Brainerd.

Heartland Symphony Orchestra Presents "Fanfares of Joy"

4th Annual Holidays By Hand

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December 6, 2014

4th Annual Holidays By Hand
December 6, 2014 at the
Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area
9am -4pm
For more info, contact Michelle at holidaysbyhand@gmail.com

Cookie Walk

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December 6, 2014

Cookie Walk
Akeley Methodist Church on December 6, 2014 starting at 10:00 am.
Also featuring Lefse...Rosettes...Krumkaka, Amish friendship breads, caramel rolls
almond cakes...sweet breads...candies...pastry braids and many more goodies, gift baskets ready for giving.
Refreshment served coffee...hot cider...cookies

Crow Wing County Historical Society's Annual Open House & Bake Sale

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December 6, 2014

The Crow Wing County Historical/Museum located on Laurel Street in Brainerd, MN is having their Annual Open House and Bake Sale. The Date is Saturday, December 6th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. New and continuing exhibits. Free Admission and open to the public! Light refreshments served.

Santa Claus to read stories at the Bemidji Public Library

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December 6, 2014

Santa Claus to read stories at the Bemidji Public Library
On Saturday December 6 at 10:00 in the morning and again at 1:00 in the afternoon, Santa Claus will visit the Bemidji Public Library and provide a special hour long storytime event.
It is always a joy for children to see and hear this literary side of Santa. Parents and grandparents will also want to bring along their cameras and capture those special moments when children will be able to sit with Santa and talk with him about their dreams for the holidays.

Forest History Center

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December 6, 2014

Holiday Lights & Fireworks followed by Christmas in the Logging Camp.
December 5, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and December 6, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Enjoy both events for a discounted price: $9 adults, $7 seniors, and $6 children. MNHS member and children 5 and under are FREE. If you are not a MNHS member, that's a savings of over 30%.
For more information visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/foresthistorycenter

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Dream It Do It Northern MN VEX Robotics Tournament

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December 6, 2014

More than 200 leading middle and high school VEX Robotics students and coaches from Minnesota will unite at Bemidji State University on December 6 for the Dream It. Do It. Northern Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournament. The action-packed tournament will feature 40 teams. This is the highest number of teams attending a tournament in this region since it first began in 2011. The teams will compete against other schools in a series of back-to-back robot challenges. Participants will compete for the championship title by strategically executing the game Skyrise, driving robots they designed, built and programmed from the ground up using the VEX Robotics Design System.
The public is invited to attend the tournament. The opening ceremony starts at 10 a.m., and qualification rounds begin at 10:15 a.m. There is no cost to watch the tournament. There will also be tournament updates through Dream It. Do It. MN’s social media.
“Robotics helps youth develop STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills while also introducing them to career opportunities in modern manufacturing,” said Lyle Meulebroeck, tournament coordinator and faculty member at Bemidji State University. “This tournament provides kids with an engaging, hands-on learning experience that promotes a passion for science and technology, and an enthusiasm to pursue STEM-related education and careers, like manufacturing.”
Dream It. Do It. Minnesota and 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence has led VEX Robotics, helping youth connect their interest in robotics to opportunities in modern manufacturing.
VEX Robotics is the world’s fastest growing competitive robotics program for middle schools, high schools and colleges around the world, with more than 7,300 teams from 26 countries participating in more than 400 VEX Robotics Competition events worldwide. The competition season culminates each spring with the VEX Robotics World Championship event, uniting top qualifying teams from local, state, and international VEX Robotics Competitions. The Excellence Award Winner, along with other award winners, will qualify to attend the State Championship.
The VEX Robotics Competition is managed by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and serves as a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, honed through building robots and competing with like-minded students from the community in a pulse-pounding, exciting, non-traditional environment.
To learn more about the tournament, contact Lyle Meulebroeck at 218-755-2733 or lmeulebroeck@bemidjistate.edu or Jessica Gehrke at 218-755-2209 or jgehrke@bemidjistate.edu. To learn more about Dream It. Do It. in Minnesota, visit www.dreamitdoitmn.com. More information about the VEX Robotics Competition is available at www.roboticseducation.org or at www.RobotEvents.com.

Dream It Do It Northern MN VEX Robotics Tournament

Soup & Sandwich Luncheon

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December 6, 2014

The Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd, MN will be hosting their annual "Soup and Sandwich Luncheon and Cookie Walk" Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The menu will feature a bowl of delicious homemade soup with a selected sandwich for $5.00 with the children's meal at $3.00. A "Cookie Walk", including craft items and baked goods, will be held at the same time. The event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church located on Oak and Norwood Streets, NE of the YMCA.

Open House Bulldog Lake Craft & Retreat Center

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December 6, 2014

Open House Saturday, December 6th ~ 1 - 5 pm
Bulldog Lake Craft & Retreat Center
20 Craft Vendors ~ Wine Tasting ~ Appetizers ~ Make-N-Takes ~ Demos ~ Prizes
BOOK YOUR RETREAT during the OPEN HOUSE & RECEIVE 20% OFF
Looking for a unique & private setting for your next retreat or crafting event?
Look no further! Get a sneak peek now! 9 bedrooms, 6 baths, large crafting areas, & a peaceful prayer space, all on a private lake. Large or small group accommodations available. Reasonable rates.
1182 County Road 8 Hillman, MN 56338
3 miles south of Pine Center, 13 miles north of Hillman
Info: (320) 360-5890
Don't Miss It!!

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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December 6, 2014

Herbs and Remedies for Winter Health Fee: $10
Saturday, December 6th, 1:00 -3-00 at Stone Woman Herbals
Herbalist, Becky Stanton, will cover some practical ideas to maintain your health this winter with herbals teas, remedies and oils. You will have the opportunity to create a hands on herbal recipe as well as other demonstrations for preventative treatments for an healthy happy winter.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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December 6, 2014

Birding for Beginners Saturday, December 6th 1:30 – 3:00 PM
HUG Campus $5 per person/$10 per family
All ages welcome; 10&under with adult Winter is the best time of year to be introduced to birding – especially for kids! Because there are fewer types of birds around in the winter and because backyard feeders offer an easy meal, this is the perfect time to begin observing our feathery friends! Come join us to learn how to recognize Minnesota’s winter residents, learn how to easily make bird feeders at home from your recycling and accompany us on a short walk through the woods to see whoooo we can find!

Bemidji State Music Department Event

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December 6, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 3:00 pm
Jingle Jazz Concert featuring the "Blue Ice" Jazz Band
Main Theater
free admission

GRACE House 9th Annual "Home Is Where The Heart Is" dinner/dance

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December 6, 2014

GRACE House 9th Annual "Home Is Where The Heart Is" dinner/dance will be held on December 6, 2014 at the TimberLake Lodge in Grand Rapids, MN from 5:00 to 11:00 PM. Dance to the music of Jimi Smith & The Groove Merchants. Enjoy a raffle drawing, Live and Silent Auctions as well as door prizes.
Early Bird tickets - $50 on sale 11/1 to 11/29/14
Tickets sold after 11/29 are $55
Dance Only tickets - $20
Tickets on Sale at Reed Drug, GRACE House (218-326-2790) or Kay Klingman (218-328-6442)

The Mask and Rose Theater of Puposky

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December 6, 2014

The Mask and Rose Theater of Puposky, MN presents an original , derived physical theater work entitled “Labels” on Dec. - 5-7th at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji .
The tendency to classify and categorize objects is a deeply ingrained aspect of human nature.The problem is really statistics 101: whenever you convert a continuous measure into discrete categories, you lose valuable information.
We inhabit a world in which we tend to put labels on each other and expect that we will then march through life wearing them like permanent sandwich boards.
Dates for the performance are Friday ( part of First Friday Art Walk ) Dec. 5th at 6:00 PM , Saturday , Dec. 6th at 7:30 PM , and Sunday , Dec. 7th at 2:00 PM .
This original theater work explores through masks, movement , and multi- media the concept of how humans label each other. The cost is a sliding fee of $5.00-15.00. pay what you can afford with a portion of proceeds going to Nameless Coalition for the Homeless Bemidji.
Tickets can be reserved by credit card by calling 218-243-2685 or maskrose57@gmail.com and tickets will be available at the door with general seating . Due to limited seating please bring your own comfortable folding canvas type chair .
The play is directed by Cate Belleveau as fulfillment of her McKnight Artist Fellowship appropriated via the Region 2 Arts Counsel and attendance at Dell Arte’ International’s School of Physical Theater inBlue Lake , CA. in July .
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.”

George Winston, Solo Piano Concert

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December 6, 2014

This concert will be held in the Chalberg Theatre/CLC 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN. Reserved Seating Tickets $25.
Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston plays over 100 solo concerts a year. His concerts feature a variety of styles, including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. He performs songs from his seasonal favorites AUTUMN, DECEMBER, WINTER INTO SPRING, and SUMMER, as well as Peanuts pieces from his Vince Guaraldi tribute albums LINUS & LUCY –THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, and LOVE WILL COME-THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, VOL. 2, and more.

George Winston, Solo Piano Concert

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 7, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 7, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

THIRD EVER BONSPIEL

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December 7, 2014

THE BRAINERD LAKES CURLING ASSOCIATION
INVITES YOU TO THE FRAN HOLDEN CURLING ARENA
On the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, Brainerd, MN
THIRD EVER BONSPIEL Dec. 5, 6 & 7, 2014.
Entry Fee: $260 USD (tax incl.) All Meals Included - Open Bar All Weekend
Open Bonspiel – 32 Teams - 3 Game Guarantee Silent Auction – Door Prizes.
www.brainerdcurling.org for map and directions Brainerd Lakes Curling Assn., 2000 SE 13th Street, Brainerd, MN 56401

THIRD EVER BONSPIEL

Bemidji State Music Department Event

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December 7, 2014

December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 7:00 pm (exception: 5:00 pm on Dec. 7)
Madrigal Dinners
Beaux Arts Ballroom
tickets: $38; for BSU students, $28

Heartland Symphony Orchestra Presents "Fanfares of Joy"

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December 7, 2014N/A

Heartland Symphony Orchestra Presents "Fanfares of Joy"
Conductor, Mark C. Graf
Tickets Available at: heartlandsymphony.org or at 1-800-826-1997
$12 - adults / $10 - senior & free for children K-12
December 6, 2014 at Charles D. Martin Auditorium, 1001 5th Ave. SE, Little Falls.
December 7, 2014 at Tornstrom Auditorium, 804 Oak Street, Brainerd.

Heartland Symphony Orchestra Presents "Fanfares of Joy"

Christmas Boutique & Bake Sale

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December 7, 2014

Christmas Boutique & Bake Sale. Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast.
Sunday, December 7, 2014. Serving from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Little Falls Senior Center,
510 NE 7th Street, Little Falls, MN 56345. 320-632-8009.
Cost: Adults $6.00, 6 to 10 years old $3.00, 5 years old & under FREE.
Proceeds to benefit Senor Citizens, Inc. Come buy your Holiday gifts and decorations.
Everyone is welcome.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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December 7, 2014

Decorating The Gingerbread House Sunday Dec. 7th 2-4pm Fee: $25/Group
(1 House per Group/Family up to 4 people)
Enjoy a few hours with family or friends decorating a holiday gingerbread house. Authentic gingerbread house the old fashioned way. Enjoy Christmas music, hot cocoa, and cookies. The gingerbread house will be prebaked and assembled. Students will be decorating using various supplies from the bakery. Check out the Pine River Bakery on Facebook for an example. Instructor: Julie Sigafus - Pine River Bakery

The Mask and Rose Theater of Puposky

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December 7, 2014

The Mask and Rose Theater of Puposky, MN presents an original , derived physical theater work entitled “Labels” on Dec. - 5-7th at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji .
The tendency to classify and categorize objects is a deeply ingrained aspect of human nature.The problem is really statistics 101: whenever you convert a continuous measure into discrete categories, you lose valuable information.
We inhabit a world in which we tend to put labels on each other and expect that we will then march through life wearing them like permanent sandwich boards.
Dates for the performance are Friday ( part of First Friday Art Walk ) Dec. 5th at 6:00 PM , Saturday , Dec. 6th at 7:30 PM , and Sunday , Dec. 7th at 2:00 PM .
This original theater work explores through masks, movement , and multi- media the concept of how humans label each other. The cost is a sliding fee of $5.00-15.00. pay what you can afford with a portion of proceeds going to Nameless Coalition for the Homeless Bemidji.
Tickets can be reserved by credit card by calling 218-243-2685 or maskrose57@gmail.com and tickets will be available at the door with general seating . Due to limited seating please bring your own comfortable folding canvas type chair .
The play is directed by Cate Belleveau as fulfillment of her McKnight Artist Fellowship appropriated via the Region 2 Arts Counsel and attendance at Dell Arte’ International’s School of Physical Theater inBlue Lake , CA. in July .
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.”

Park Rapids Classic Chorale

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December 7, 2014

The Park Rapids Classic Chorale will present "Beyond the Marvel of This Night" on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 and Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. Under the direction of Jason Wright, accompanied by Cheryl Steinborn, the Chorale will present old favorites like "Coventry Carol," "Patapan", and "Sleigh Ride," as well as a number of new pieces. Donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the concerts.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 8, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 8, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 8, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

The Center - Monday Events

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December 8, 2014

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

The Center - Monday Events

Christian Women's Luncheon

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December 8, 2014

Christian Women's Luncheon.
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm.
Peppercorn Restaurant - Cost $10.00
1013 Paul Bunyan Drive, Bemidji, MN.
"Music that Sparkles" with Trek North Choir
Reservations: Elaine 333-3544, Dorothy 751-4499, Alverna 335-7838.
Bemidji Christian Women's Connection
Stonecroft Ministries.

Christian Women's Luncheon

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

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December 8, 2014

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

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

Life Memorial Service and Lighting Ceremony

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December 8, 2014

St. Joseph’s Foundation for the Tree of Life Memorial Service and Lighting Ceremony on Monday, December 8. The service begins at 4 p.m. in the River Room on the lower level of Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
The community is invited to the service offering family and friends the opportunity to honor a loved one and remember those lost. Scripture reading, music, reading of names, and hanging of a bulb by a family member will be followed by a reception time for sharing and support.
The Tree of Life has been a part of family remembrance since 1999. Bulb sponsorship raises funds to provide hospice care and grief support. Each donation will hang a bulb in memory or recognition of a loved one.
For more information about the Tree of Life Memorial Service or light donation call David Jeremiason at (218) 828-7362.

Brainerd Public Library Event

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December 8, 2014

“Paws” to read with Lulu the Dog - Lulu is a Reading Education Assistance Dog. She is very patient and calm and a great listener. Whether you’re a strong or struggling reader Lulu loves to hear kids read stories. Want to read her a story? Lulu will be at the library Monday December 1st, Monday December 8th, and Monday December 29th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 9, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 9, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 9, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Experience Christmas at the Jaques Art Center

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December 9, 2014N/A

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Jaques Art Center. We have wonderful quality arts and craft items, books, glass work jewelry and pottery. Check out our amazing selection of one of a kind pieces ranging from 1.00- 500.00.
The annual Saint Nicholas Tea will be held December 9 and 10 at 2:00. Father Frost will be making a special visit to tell of Ukraine holiday traditions. Tickets are 20.00 and may be ordered by calling the Jaques Art Center at (218) 927-2363. Or stop by and purchase a ticket.
On November 28th after the Fish House Parade we invite you come and join us for free cider and doughnuts. We are open until December 23, 2015 from 11:00-4:00 Tuesday through Saturday. The Jaques Art Center hopes you have a wonderful holiday season and hope you enjoy the Center.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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December 9, 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 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Def. Driving
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Turkey, mashed potat/gravy, country blend veg., dinner roll, cranberries, dessert, milk
12:30 p.m.- Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
1 p.m. Oil Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

MNsure enrollment assistance sessions being held in Pine River and Brainerd prior to next registration deadline for coverage

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December 9, 2014

To help Lakes Area residents enroll in MNsure, Essentia Health is partnering with the Pine River-Backus Family Center to offer two free community enrollment sessions. These sessions are being held prior to next registration deadline of December 15 for coverage to go into effect January 1, 2015.
MNsure is Minnesota’s insurance exchange. The online marketplace was established as part of the federal Affordable Care Act to help provide affordable health insurance.
Similar community sessions held earlier this year helped more than 100 residents walk through the online registration process and get answers to their questions.
To register for a free 30-minute appointment in Pine River, call the Family Center at 218-587-4292
Tuesday, December 2 – Pine River
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pine River-Backus Family Center, 245 Barclay Ave., Pine River
218-587-4292
To register for a free 30-minute appointment in Brainerd, call Essentia Health at 218-828-7616
Tuesday, December 9 - Brainerd
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 N. Third St., Brainerd
LOWER LEVEL COMPUTER TRAINING ROOM
218-828-7616
To complete the online application process you need the social security number, last year’s personal income tax form, and date of birth for anyone you will be applying for coverage, including children.
Financial aid counselors with Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Clinics have been trained and certified as MNsure application counselors. They will be working alongside the Pine River-Backus Family Center to help applicants begin the enrollment process so you can decide what plan is best for you and your family. They can also help determine if you meet requirements for tax credits or for other programs such as Minnesota’s Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care.
Open enrollment for non-government programs for both individuals and families continues through February 15, 2015. Registrations completed by the 15th day of each month will begin coverage the following month.
MNsure is open to any Minnesota resident or family who is uninsured, self-employed (a sole proprietor without full-time employees) or whose employer does not offer health insurance. If you currently receive insurance through your employer, you can stay with your employer’s plan or you can see if there’s a plan through MNsure that fits you better. If your employer offers what is defined as an “affordable” plan, you won’t qualify for any payment assistance or tax credits through MNsure.
Starting in January 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires most adults age 18 and older to have health insurance or pay a fine. If you are covered by Medicaid, MinnesotaCare, Medicare or an employer’s plan, you meet the requirement.
If you are not able to attend one of the free enrollment sessions, you can also make an appointment for a time more convenient for you with Essentia Health’s financial aid counselors by calling 218-828-7616.
For more information, go to mnsure.org.

Brainerd Public Library Event

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December 9, 2014

Holiday Pizzazz: Using Plants in Your Décor - Tuesday, December 9th @ 12 noon.
This presentation will address selection and care of most common, indoor plants enjoyed during the holiday season. Information to be provided on Amaryllis, Azalea, Cyclamen, Holiday Cactus, Kalanchoe, Norfolk Island Pine, Poinsettia, and Paper White. Register by calling the library at (218) 829-5574.

Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 9, 2014

Dec. 9 & 10 2 p.m.
St. Nicholas Day Teas - $20
Tasty Foods and an interesting presentation about our featured country - The Ukraine Expect a visit from ‘Father Frost’.
To purchase or reserve your ticket, stop by the Jaques or call us with your credit card number. 218-927-2363

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 9, 2014

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

Sustainable Tuesday with the Bemidji State University Medieval Club

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December 9, 2014

Join us tomorrow from 5:30-7:30 in Hagg-Sauer 247 for Sustainable Tuesday with the Bemidji State University Medieval Club. A blend of graduate and undergraduate students will present on the wonders of Medieval holiday traditions! Let us bring in the holiday cheer by supporting the hard work of our BSU student community! (May find it easiest to park in the American Indian Resource Center parking lot. Someone will meet folks there at 5:25 and guide them over to the right room). See you tomorrow evening!

TLS Weight Loss Solutions Overview

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December 9, 2014

InCharge Fitness in Bemidji (west of the Post office on 5th street) is holding a TLS Weight Loss Solutions Overview December 9th at 6:30pm and December 16th at 6:30pm PLEASE RSVP to Sabrina & Luke Chernugal 218-308-3034.

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Presents “Tinsel, Tunes and Treasures”

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December 9, 2014

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra (BSO) continues its 76th season with the annual holiday concert, “Tinsel, Tunes and Treasures” on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Dr. Beverly Everett conducts.
The concert includes holiday favorites such as Carol of the Drum by Katherine Davis, Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Let it Snow and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Also included is music from Charlie Brown’s Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Audience members will be invited to join the Orchestra on stage to sing choruses from Handel’s Messiah. Rounding out the festive program will be Johann Sebastian Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and the Chorale Prelude Wachet Auf, as well as a Christmas Carol sing-along.
Tickets for the concert are available at the door, in advance at Lueken’s Foods North and South, or at brownpapertickets.com. Prices are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens 62+, and $10 for college students with ID. Students grades K–12 are admitted free. All seats are general admission. Doors open for seating at 7:00 pm.
Sanford Health is the co-sponsor for this concert.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 10, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 10, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 10, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Experience Christmas at the Jaques Art Center

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December 10, 2014N/A

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Jaques Art Center. We have wonderful quality arts and craft items, books, glass work jewelry and pottery. Check out our amazing selection of one of a kind pieces ranging from 1.00- 500.00.
The annual Saint Nicholas Tea will be held December 9 and 10 at 2:00. Father Frost will be making a special visit to tell of Ukraine holiday traditions. Tickets are 20.00 and may be ordered by calling the Jaques Art Center at (218) 927-2363. Or stop by and purchase a ticket.
On November 28th after the Fish House Parade we invite you come and join us for free cider and doughnuts. We are open until December 23, 2015 from 11:00-4:00 Tuesday through Saturday. The Jaques Art Center hopes you have a wonderful holiday season and hope you enjoy the Center.

Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 10, 2014

Dec. 9 & 10 2 p.m.
St. Nicholas Day Teas - $20
Tasty Foods and an interesting presentation about our featured country - The Ukraine Expect a visit from ‘Father Frost’.
To purchase or reserve your ticket, stop by the Jaques or call us with your credit card number. 218-927-2363

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 10, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 10, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 10, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

The Center - Wednesday Events

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December 10, 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 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11– 11:30 a.m. -Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Meatloaf/catsup, whole parslied potatoes, broccoli, bread, mandarin oranges, milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 10, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Brainerd Public Library Event

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December 10, 2014

Brainerd Adult Book Club - Wednesday, December 10 @ 2pm - Join us for a discussion of From the Kitchen of Half Truth by Maria Goodin, a delicious novel about food and memory that will make you laugh and cry. Read more about the book here. Copies are available at the front desk. No sign up required, just show up for snacks and great conversation.

Bemidji State Music Department Event

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December 10, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 7:30 pm
Voltage Electronic Instrument Ensemble
Thompson Recital Hall
free admission

Voltage charges up for free Dec. 10 concert at Bemidji State

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December 10, 2014

Voltage, Bemidji State University’s student electronic music ensemble, will perform a free concert on Wednesday, Dec. 10.
The 7:30 p.m. concert will be held in the Thompson Recital Hall of BSU’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex and features a special guest appearance by Dr. Del Lyren, BSU professor of music, on the Electronic Wind Instrument. The music featured in the concert is exclusively student-composed and arranged specifically for Voltage.
Voltage’s unique music is realized by utilizing totally electric instruments including Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI), MalletKat, synthesizers, guitars, basses, sequences, samples, loops, Wavedrum, Octapad and sampled MIDI percussion.
Voltage is under the direction of the music department’s adjunct music technology instructor, Greg Gaston. Participation is open to all students through an audition at the start of each semester. Voltage has performed internationally in Weifang, China, and is in demand for various performances throughout the community.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 11, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 11, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 11, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 11, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 11, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 11, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 11, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Arts & Crafts Christmas Sale

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December 11, 2014N/A

The Red Lake Nation Entrepreneur Program is pleased to announce the date and location of the 2014 Arts & Crafts Xmas Sale. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Seven Clans Casino. FMI Call Sharon at 218-679-1892

Salvation Army Brainerd Lakes MN

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December 11, 2014N/A

Today, December 11th The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle at Fleet Farm (Baxter) will be matched dollar for dollar by the Mills Family. Come on out and support us! Come say hello to the Mills family at noon today as they ring the bell. Remember your donations will be doubled today only at Mills Fleet Farm!
For more information please call – 218-829-1120

The Center - Thursday Events

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December 11, 2014

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

The Center - Thursday Events

Cindy Moor to Speak at the League of Women Voters at the Brainerd Library

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December 11, 2014

Wondering how kids in our area are spending their out of school hours? Curious about what’s being done to provide safe spaces in our community for young people? Join League of Women Voters and Cindy Moore, Executive Director of TheShop, for an informative meeting regarding TheShop, a drop in center on Main Street where ” ‘Loitering’ will forever remain a welcome activity.”
The program is at noon on Thursday, December 11, at the Brainerd Library. And if you are feeling particularly in the holiday mood, bring an item for Cindy to share with young people at TheShop. TheShop clientele range in age from 12-25, and warm boots, hats and gloves seem to be popular. If you’d like other ideas, call Beth Passi at 218-825-0397 or contact TheShop.
In 2013, a report issued by the Minneapolis based Youthprise organization states that “32% of K-12 children are responsible for taking care of themselves after school and only 12% participate in afterschool programs.” Focused “Out of School Time” Activities play a crucial part in supporting youth and in particular work to “level the playing field” for youth considered “disadvantaged.” On average, students spend 2,000 hours a year outside of school, and they need places to go where they feel welcome and comfortable. At the same time, our most vulnerable youth find themselves disconnected from our local communities and underappreciated.
TheShop is here to provide a place for our youth where they can grow to be positive, productive, and engaged citizens in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Shop is also here to close the “opportunity gap” for youth who have yet to find a place to participate in constructive activities, inspiring recreation, and transformative programs.
All League meetings are open to the public, and there is never a charge for attending.

Christmas Party - Little Falls Senior Center's

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December 11, 2014

Christmas Party - Little Falls Senior Center's.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 beginning at 2:30 pm with live Music by Jerry Bierschbach.
Please bring a snack to share with friends.
Meal begins at 5:00 pm. Please make meal reservations by noon the previous day at 320-632-8200.
Everyone is welcome.

R2AC Seeks Public Feedback on the Arts in Mahnomen County

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December 11, 2014

On Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., the Region 2 Arts Council will be available on the White Earth Tribal and Community College Campus, 2250 College Road in Mahnomen during the White Earth Community Winter Market, in the Cultural/Drum Hall. We want to hear from Mahnomen County residents about how we can better support the arts in Mahnomen County. Whether you are an artist yourself, a supporter of the arts, or a concerned member of the public, we want your input.
Do you want to discuss the impact arts performances, workshops, or events have had on your community? Do you want to offer input on how Legacy Amendment funds for the arts could be spent in Mahnomen County? Would you like to find out more about grant programs, professional development training for artists, or the ways in which Region 2 Arts Council promotes and supports the arts in your community? Come talk to us!
If you have questions, contact us at staff@r2arts.org or call 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 12, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 12, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 12, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 12, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 12, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 12, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

The Center - Friday Events

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December 12, 2014

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

The Center - Friday Events

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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December 12, 2014

Caramel Christmas: Fri. Dec. 12th 3:15-5pm $20/family.
You will learn how to make a traditional batch of delicious Caramel Corn and personalize it to suit your taste buds: Drizzled with Chocolate…with or without nuts? Though you will be bringing home aprox. 32 cups, you will find yourself wanting to make more! Soo good!

Bemidji State Music Department Event

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December 12, 2014

December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 7:00 pm (exception: 5:00 pm on Dec. 7)
Madrigal Dinners
Beaux Arts Ballroom
tickets: $38; for BSU students, $28

Pianist George Winston at The Chalberg

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December 12, 2014

GEORGE WINSTON, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will perform at The Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College on Saturday, December 6th at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $25.00. The venue is at 501 W. College Drive, Brainerd.
For more information: http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/ or call 218-855-8199.
His November and December performances will feature his “Winter Show,” which will include melodic fall and winter type songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions, and songs from his upcoming album, Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, scheduled for release in 2015.
Since 1986, Winston has been raising money for food banks and service organizations and will continue to do so by working with a local food bank in every tour market to hold a canned food drive at the show and by donating 100% of his merchandise sales to the organization. The food bank for this show will be announced.
Since 1972, Winston has released 13 solo piano albums, including his beloved seasonal releases December, Autumn, Winter Into Spring, and Summer, as well as Forest, Plains, Linus and Lucy-The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Montana-A Love Story, Love Will Come-The Music of Vince Guaraldi Vol 2 and Night Divides The Day-The Music of The Doors.
Winston’s last two releases -- 2012’s Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2–A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit and 2006’s Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions –A Hurricane Relief Benefit—both continue to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and The Voice of the Wetlands respectively.
In December of 2013, Winston released the digital single “Silent Night—A Benefit for Feeding America,” which is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. 100% of the proceeds are donated to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that feeds 37 million people.
Mr. Winston is available for interviews. Please send a request to Michelle Roche with deadline, day/time preferences and contact information or call 706-353-3244.

Pianist George Winston at The Chalberg

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 13, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Tickets on sale for Bemidji State University’s 46th Madrigal Dinners

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December 13, 2014N/A

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, with a 5 p.m. performance to close the show on Dec. 13. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.
BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.
Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours
The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 13, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 13, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 13, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 13, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Bemidji State Music Department Event

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December 13, 2014

December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 7:00 pm (exception: 5:00 pm on Dec. 7)
Madrigal Dinners
Beaux Arts Ballroom
tickets: $38; for BSU students, $28

Annual Cookie Walk & Mini-Bazaar

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December 13, 2014

Annual Cookie Walk & Mini-Bazaar
First Lutheran Church
424 So 8th Street, Brainerd, MN
Saturday, December 13, 2014
9am to 2pm

• Silent Auction
• Amazing Crafts
• Raffle Drawings
• Bake Sale Goods
• Lefse & Krumkake
Home-made Soup & Bread Lunch

Nisswa Chamber Events & Activities

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December 13, 2014

Ugly Sweater Saturday...
Come on... we know you have one!
Saturday, December 13th
You have a couple ways to enjoy UGLY SWEATER SATURDAY!
Join us in downtown Nisswa to show off your ugly sweater and win some chamber bucks for shopping! 10 am - 4 pm.
Jump on Santa's sleigh... (better known as the pub bus...) and do the UGLY Sweater Pub Crawl! 6 pm - midnight.

Pine River Parade of Lights

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December 13, 2014

The annual Pine River Parade of Lights will take place Saturday, December 13! The day will feature Lunch With Santa at Pine River Legion 11-2, horse drawn wagon rides downtown-noon-2 P.M., the Parade of Lights at 5 P.M. followed by Chamber open house, holiday bonfire and holiday Fireworks display at 6:30 P.M.

Pine River Parade of Lights

TUBACHRISTMAS® 2014

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December 13, 2014

TUBACHRISTMAS® 2014
Join us at the Paul Bunyan Mall on Saturday, December 13, 2014
for a 1:00 pm performance!
MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS is celebrating its 41st Anniversary (1974-2014).
Created by Harvey Philips, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2012 concerts will be presented in over 250 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.
Every TUBACHRISTMAS performance features traditional Christmas Carols especially arranged for the first TUBACHRISTMAS by American composer Alec Wilder.
All Tuba and Euphonium players are encouraged to call the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts at 218-444-5606 to sign up and be part of this Christmas tradition!
Please call to register by December 12, 2014.
$10 to Participate
One rehearsal on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on December 13th
Headwaters School of Music & Arts 519 Minnesota Avenue NW, Bemidji, MN

Headwaters School of Music & the Arts Announces Merry TubaChristmas®2014

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December 13, 2014

Merry TubaChristmas is celebrating its 41st Anniversary (1974-2014). Created by Harvey Phillips, Merry TubaChristmas 2014 concerts will be presented in over 275 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Phillips was inspired to created TubaChristmas as an annual event honoring his teacher, the last great tubist William J. Bell (born Christmas Day, 1902).
Every Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages, from specific geographic areas, gather to pay respect – through William J. Bell – to all the great artists/teachers who represent their heritage. Every TubaChristmas performance features traditional Christmas carols especially arrange (for the first TubaChristmas, December 22, 1974 on “The Rink at Rockefeller Center”) by American composer Alec Wilder (died Christmas Eve, 1980). Through Wilder, TubaChristmas concerts pay grateful tribute to composers who have embraced these noble instruments with solo and ensemble compositions. Depending on the population of any given geographic area, TubaChristmas ensembles may attract multiples of 100 participants aged 8 to over 90 years of age! The warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience. It is no wonder that TubaChristmas has become an established Christmas tradition in cities through the world.
The Bemidji TUBACHRISTMAS event is Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Paul Bunyan Mall.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 14, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 14, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 14, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 14, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 14, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

20th Annual Winter Bird Count to be held at Itasca State Park

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December 14, 2014

Itasca State Park’s 20th Annual Winter Bird Count to be held on December 14.
This holiday season, take part in the annual winter bird count at Itasca State Park on Sunday, December 14, 2014. This year marks the park’s 20th year of participation in the nation-wide Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Explore Itasca’s count area in search of our winter bird residents. Stay a few hours or spend the whole day. Information collected is used to track migration patterns and changes in winter bird species abundance throughout North America. To learn more about this nation-wide bird survey go to: http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center lobby between 7:30 and 8 a.m. for assignment of count areas. Bird count will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
NOTES: Entire program is held outdoors. Dress warmly for outdoor winter conditions. Bring your lunch if staying for the entire day. For questions and further details, call 218-699-7259.

Park Rapids Eagle's Club - Children's Chritmas Party

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December 14, 2014

Park Rapids Eagle's Club - Children's Chritmas Party.
Sunday, December 14, 2014 beginning at 1:00 pm.
Highway 34 E, Park Rapids. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Parents, take pictures with your camera of Santa & your child(ren).
Non-parisable food items for local food shelf are welcome.
Lunch served: 12 & under FREE, 13 & over - $1.00.

Bemidji State Music Department Event

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December 14, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 3:00 pm
Varsity Singers Concert
Thompson Recital Hall
free admission

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 15, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 15, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 15, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 15, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 15, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Friends of Sanford Health Hosts Linen Sale

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December 15, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a linen sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center just outside the Gift Shop on Monday, Dec. 15 (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Tuesday, Dec. 16 (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Wednesday, Dec. 17 (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.). The sale features a wide variety of linens and blankets for the whole family at great savings.
Friends of Sanford Health receives a percentage of the gross sales to enrich the staff, patients, residents and visitors experience of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 15, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

R2AC Invites Public Feedback on the Arts in Lake of the Woods County

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December 15, 2014

On Monday, December 15, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Region 2 Arts Council will hold a listening session at the Depot in Baudette, MN. We want to hear from you about how we can better support the arts in Lake of the Woods County. Whether you are an artist yourself, a supporter of the arts, or a concerned member of the public, we want your input.
Do you want to discuss the impact arts performances, workshops, or events have had on your community? Do you want to offer input on how Legacy Amendment funds for the arts could be spent in LOW? Would you like to find out more about grant programs, professional development training for artists, or the ways in which Region 2 Arts Council promotes and supports the arts in your community? Come talk to us!
We need to know how many to expect - please register in advance:
Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447

Brainerd Public Library Event

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December 15, 2014

Santa Story time - Monday, December 15th @ 6:30pm - Mark your calendars for our popular holiday event . Join Santa Claus as he reads his favorite books at story time. Kids can stay and ask questions, write him a letter and take a picture with Santa. Don't forget your camera!

Nightlights

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December 15, 2014

Nightlights, a support group for anyone who has a loved one with mental illness will hold its monthly meeting at 7:00-8:30 p.m., Monday, December 15 2014 in the Kateri Room at St. Philips Church, 7th Street and Beltrami Ave. With questions, please call 218 444 4262

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 16, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 16, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 16, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 16, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 16, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 16, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Friends of Sanford Health Hosts Linen Sale

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December 16, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a linen sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center just outside the Gift Shop on Monday, Dec. 15 (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Tuesday, Dec. 16 (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Wednesday, Dec. 17 (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.). The sale features a wide variety of linens and blankets for the whole family at great savings.
Friends of Sanford Health receives a percentage of the gross sales to enrich the staff, patients, residents and visitors experience of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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December 16, 2014

Recycled Holiday Craft Fun 2nd – 6th Grade Tuesday, Dec. 16th 3:10 – 4:30 PM $4 per student
Using paint, paper, glue, fabric and more, we’ll transform and recycle readily available household materials into Christmas and Winter decorations and gifts!
Meet in the Commons. Happy Dancing Turtle Staff

Sustainable Tuesday

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December 16, 2014

Hello Sustainable Tuesday Friends!
Sustainable Tuesdays- December 16 5:30-7:30 at the Rail River Folk School
“Make and Take” gifts for great homemade presents this holiday season. As well as a "Unusual" Sweater Contest!
We will have work stations to make the following:
Wild Orange Lip Balm and Wild Orange Bath Bomb Fizzies. Cold-pressed from the orange peel, Wild Orange is excellent for energizing and revitalizing. It is also commonly used as an effective tool for uplifting mood, as well as for its wonderful citrus aroma - See more at: http://doterrablog.com/eo-spotlight-wild-orange/#sthash.zI6OjpQA.dpuf
Lip balm - $.50
Bath Bomb Fizzies- $3.50
A luxurious sugar scrub and a delicious chocolate chip and walnut quick bread. The bread will be in quart mason jars and the sugar scrub in a ½ pint jar. We will have labels made and fabric to decorate the tops.
Sugar Scrub- $3.00 + cost of Doterra essential oil drops
Bread in a Jar- $5.00
Hope to see you there! J
The Sustainable Tuesdays crew: Simone, Jessica, Sara, Diana, Alex and Erika.

Sustainable Tuesday

TLS Weight Loss Solutions Overview

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December 16, 2014

InCharge Fitness in Bemidji (east of the Post office on 5th street) is holding a TLS Weight Loss Solutions Overview December 9th at 6:30pm and December 16th at 6:30pm PLEASE RSVP to Sabrina & Luke Chernugal 218-308-3034.

“REACH MEETING” NOTICE

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December 16, 2014

The REACH family and friends support group will meet Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from
7:00 to 8:30 PM at Hope House, 2014 7th Street S.E. in Bemidji.
Topic: Skills for Families Over the Holidays
At REACH, people learn from each other, exchange resources, and discuss how to cope when a family member or friend has a mental illness. Meetings are free and confidential. REACH is sponsored by Hope House and the Mental Health Association of Minnesota.
To find out more about REACH call Hope House at 444-6748.
The REACH support group meets the third Tuesday of the month.

Cancer Mutual Help Group

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December 16, 2014

Cancer Concerns and Connections (CCC) host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. This month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Sunnarborg home, 5818 Birchmont Dr., Bemidji. The presentation is Surgical Oncologist Joins Sanford Bemidji Cancer Team: Wesley Papenfuss, M.D., F.A.C.S., recently returned from a 2 year surgical fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute that focused on specialized and complex surgical procedures. Papenfuss will share the benefits of this experience and how it will enhance the present Sanford Bemidji Cancer Team as they use a multidisciplinary approach to best respond to each individual patient’s needs. (This presentation will replace the Dec. 16, 2014 program on previous calendars).
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

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 17, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 17, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 17, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 17, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 17, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 17, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Friends of Sanford Health Hosts Linen Sale

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December 17, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a linen sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center just outside the Gift Shop on Monday, Dec. 15 (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Tuesday, Dec. 16 (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Wednesday, Dec. 17 (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.). The sale features a wide variety of linens and blankets for the whole family at great savings.
Friends of Sanford Health receives a percentage of the gross sales to enrich the staff, patients, residents and visitors experience of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

Rock 'n Roll Xmas Spectacular

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December 17, 2014

Celebrating its 10th year in 2014! A Las Vegas-caliber, multimedia, Rock & Roll extravaganza that mixes hilarious stories with your favorite holiday songs in a way like you've never heard before. Join an all-star cast of musicians as they rock their way through timeless holiday classics and bring new takes on hit songs you didn't even know were holiday classics. The line-up of musicians is truly legendary as Paul "Stretch" Diethelm and Ted Manderfeld are joined on stage by vocalists Pamela McNeill, Stacy Bauer, and Tim Haussner, and backed by bassist Mike Zeleny, saxophonist and flutist Mike Kreitzer and drummer Billy Thommes.
www.rrxsrocks.com
Tornstrom Auditorium, 804 Oak Street, Brainerd MN 56401
Tickets: $25
Box Office: 218-855-8199

Rock 'n Roll Xmas Spectacular

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 18, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 18, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 18, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 18, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 18, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 18, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

GIFT of LOVE Christmas toy Project

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December 18, 2014N/A

GIFT of LOVE Christmas toy Project will have their toy distribution- thursday and friday, Dec 18 & 19, at the ALC gym, Cass Lake.

Beltrami County Historical Society announces "Jacob V. Brower: The Father of Itasca State Park"

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December 18, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces "Jacob V. Brower: The Father of Itasca State Park" by Barry Babcock
Thursday, December 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 216 3rd Street NW, Bemidji
Join the Beltrami County Historical Society at the Senior Activity Center, 216 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, on Thursday, December 18 at 1:00 p.m. for Barry Babcock's presentation: "Jacob V. Brower: The Father of Itasca State Park." Barry will discuss efforts to preserve landscapes in the Lake Itasca area and the formation of Itasca State Park. The presentation is FREE to the public.

Nisswa Chamber Events & Activities

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December 18, 2014

Nisswa At Night
Thursday, December 18th
5:30 - 7:00 pm @ Adirondack Coffee Shop
Please join us Thursday, December 18th at The Adirondack Coffee Shop. Owner, Deb Cruz will be our host. You'll be able to mix and network with fellow Nisswa Chamber members.
Held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, this networking night is fun and informational to members. Join us - great atmosphere - great food - great conversation. Share your contact information with the group (bring business cards with you).
Free to attend! Great food - great atmosphere - great networking. No need to rsvp, just join us!
Adirondack is located on Main Street of Nisswa (in the Courtyard between Rafferty's Pizza and Nisswa Smiles).
Description of Nisswa At Night: Promote your products or services at your location or off-site at this casual networking event. Nisswa at Night is open to chamber members, their employees, and businesses interested in joining the chamber. This event is held the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Cost is included in membership.
We have been working on our 2015 schedule! If you are interested in hosting, let us know... we'll see where we can squeeze you into the schedule!

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 19, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 19, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 19, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 19, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 19, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

GIFT of LOVE Christmas toy Project

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December 19, 2014N/A

GIFT of LOVE Christmas toy Project will have their toy distribution- thursday and friday, Dec 18 & 19, at the ALC gym, Cass Lake.

Salvation Army Brainerd Lakes MN RED KETTLE MATCH DAYS

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December 19, 2014N/A

RED KETTLE MATCH DAYS - Friday's December 19th - Saturday 20th
Every dollar will be matched at the red kettle up to $10,000.00!!!
Two wonderful anonymous donors have stepped forward to created this wonderful 2 day Red Kettle match day!
Please give, please share, please help us make this Christmas and holiday season meaningful to those in need in our community!

Pine River Backus Community Ed.

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December 19, 2014N/A

Family Book Club
1 Book. 1 Month. 1 Night. Celebrate the MAGIC in listening to a good story read aloud at EVERY age.
Gregor the Overlander The first novel in the best-selling series tells the story of a quiet boy who embarks on a dangerous quest in a strange underland world. (note: Although written for a younger audience than the Hunger Games series, the author explores similar themes of war, death, sacrifice and courage.) Recommended for ages 8+ (younger siblings welcome to attend)
*Register by December 19 (to ensure we get your book ordered) Pick up your book and a Read Aloud Guide in the Community Ed office January 5th-9th. As a family, read the complete book before we meet.
$15/family includes book & meal January 30th at 5:30 families will meet and discuss the book over pizza and root beer. Instructor: Robbi Gregory
If there is an interest we will continue our monthly book club by reading Suzanne Collins’ entire 5 book Underland Chronicles series Jan-May. For more dates and information contact Community Ed.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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December 19, 2014

Old Fashioned Holidays: Fri. Dec. 19th 3:15-5pm $20/family.
Nothing says Christmas like old fashioned, hand rolled sugar cookies sprinkled with laughter and love. You will be making and decorating soft, buttery cookies and whipping up homemade frosting. Add some sprinkles…perfection!

Park Rapids Eagle's Club-Ham Dinner

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December 19, 2014

Park Rapids Eagle's Club-Ham Dinner.
Friday, December 19, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Baked Ham, Potatoes, Soup, Vegetable, Breadsticks,
Salad Bar, Dessert, Beverage.
Adults: $9.00, under 12 - $4.50, members receive $1.00 discount.
Proceeds benefit Headwaters Animal Shelter.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 20, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 20, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 20, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 20, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 20, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Salvation Army Brainerd Lakes MN RED KETTLE MATCH DAYS

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December 20, 2014N/A

RED KETTLE MATCH DAYS - Friday's December 19th - Saturday 20th
Every dollar will be matched at the red kettle up to $10,000.00!!!
Two wonderful anonymous donors have stepped forward to created this wonderful 2 day Red Kettle match day!
Please give, please share, please help us make this Christmas and holiday season meaningful to those in need in our community!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

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December 20, 2014

THE WAREHOUSE INVITES YOU TO MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS & SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT AT OUR: HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2014 FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM. EVERYONE WELCOME AT THIS FREE EVENT.

Community invited to Grand Opening Celebration at the newly renovated Essentia Health Sports Center

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December 20, 2014

The community is invited to a Grand Opening Celebration at the newly renovated Essentia Health Sports Center in Brainerd on Saturday, December 20.
All are welcome to join together to cheer on both the Brainerd High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Boys and Girls hockey teams as they take on Bemidji, tour the new facility and receive a free giveaway from 1-5p.m.
The Brainerd Amateur Hockey Foundation began the transformation of this community landmark, formerly the Brainerd Area Civic Center, into a new multi-purpose events and sports center in June 2014. Renovations focused on impacting the experience at the Essentia Health Sports Center for the spectators and participants especially those who are handicapped. Improvements included ADA-accessibility in such areas as restrooms, locker rooms and concessions. The addition of an elevator provides access the warmth and amenities on the expanded second level viewing areas for both sheets of ice; as well as other key upgrades to welcome community members and visitors.
“We are excited to complete this renovation,” said Eric Fischer, President of BAHF. “These improvements will not only benefit hockey players and spectators but also many other organizations that use this facility including local camps, figure skating clubs, ISD 181, and community organizations including the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and Mid-Minnesota Builders Association.”
As a year round facility and a regional destination that represents healthy activities, the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Foundation was excited to partner with many community organizations and volunteers to upgrade this space.
Naming sponsor Essentia Health, CEO of St. Joseph’s Medical Center & Clinics, Adam Rees said “We view collaboration with the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Foundation and improvements to this facility as a natural fit given our interest in seeing the health improve for all in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We are focused on healthy choices, healthy activities and serving all in our community.”
Local community partners, in addition to Essentia Health, who made the project a reality include Widseth Smith Nolting; Nor-Son, Inc.; and Bremer Bank. “In additional to the thousands of volunteer hours, as we needed to keep the building operating and ice in use over the past six months,” said Fischer.
The Brainerd Amateur Hockey Foundation (BAHF) invites the community to join them at the Essentia Health Sports Center on Saturday, December 20, located at 502 Jackson Street, Brainerd. Game times for the Brainerd High School teams are as follows: 1-3p.m. Varsity Girls and Junior Varsity Boys take on Bemidji then from 3-5p.m. Varsity Boys and Junior Varsity Girls faceoff against Bemidji. Brainerd area residents can attend the games free of charge and all attendees will receive a free giveaway and are invited to tour the facility.
The Brainerd Amateur Hockey Foundation is a 501c3 tax exempt organization. Additional community partners and individual funders who are interested in expanding the impact of this facility can contact the Board.

Saturday Science at Headwaters Science Center

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December 20, 2014

Saturday Science at Headwaters Science Center – Measure Twice, Cut Once: the science of precision knee replacement.
Join Sanford Bemidji Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center surgeon, J. Adam Hamilton MD for Saturday Science on December 20th, from 2 to 3pm at the Headwaters Science Center (HSC). Dr. Hamilton with share insights from a career in orthopedic medicine, including the science of knee replacements. Participants will get to examine artificial joints up close and learn more about the complexity of surgery. Saturday Science is FREE for members and FREE with paid admission to the exhibit floor. See you there!

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 21, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 21, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 21, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 21, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 21, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Bill Berndt Community Christmas Concert & Sing-a-long

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December 21, 2014

The Motley United Methodist Church will host The Bill Berndt Community Christmas Concert & Sing-a-long Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 3 pm, featuring musical and artistic talents from our church and Community including Gary and Dawn Timbs and students from the music programs at our area schools. This free event is a gift to our community to lift and inspire spirits during this joyful time of year. Invite a friend to share in this afternoon of inspiration. A time for refreshments and fellowship will follow.
Motley United Methodist Church
847 3rd Ave. S.
Motley, MN
(just off highway 10 south of Motley)

7th Annual Songs of Peace on the Winter Solstice

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December 21, 2014

7th Annual Songs of Peace on the Winter Solstice.
Do you enjoy singing songs by James Taylor, the Beatles, Youngbloods, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and Pete Seeger? Grab a friend and bring your voices to the 7th Annual Songs of Peace on the Winter Solstice on December 21st. Come at 5:30 for the potluck. Concert and community singalong starts at 7pm. If you're coming to the potluck, bring a dish for 5-10 people. Concert is held at 401 Lake Ave in Hackensack at Union UCC. Free will donation benefits Faith in Action for Cass County.
More info at (218) 251-2627/ sunblossomrecords@gmail.com, or check out the Facebook event page: "7th Annual Songs of Peace on the Winter Solstice"

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 22, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 22, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 22, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 22, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 22, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

The Center - Monday Events

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December 22, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise
8:30-4 p.m. Prayer Quilting Group
9 a.m. - Advice from Ann
9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg lessons
10 a.m.– 4 p.m. - Gift Shop
11 - 11:30 a.m. - Bone Builder
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Pork Loin, whole parslied potatoes, carots, dinner roll, frosted cake, milk
11:30 p.m. -Party Bridge - Xmas
1:15 p.m. – Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 22, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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Holiday Event at the Jaques Art Center

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December 23, 2014N/A

Nov. 7 - Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE
You’ve been waiting and now it’s here - the Jaques’ Holiday Shop filled with lovely art and delightful handmades by talented crafters.

Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 23, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 23, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 23, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 23, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 23, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

LE BISTRO AT WOODSEDGE HOSTS ARTISAN BREAD SALE

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December 23, 2014

Sanford Health WoodsEdge Le Bistro is hosting a $5 Bread Sale, located inside Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. NW, Bemidji. The Bread Sale takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 23 (7 a.m. – 4 p.m. or until all bread is sold). The sale features four handmade artisan breads by Chef Ed; Wild Rice, Holiday Stollen, Potato and Cinnamon Raisin. All breads are $5 per loaf.
A portion of the proceeds support and enrich Neilson Place residents’ quality of life activities.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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December 23, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m.- The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m.– Hand & Foot
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. RG Insurance
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Hamburger, baked beans, peaches, bun, ice cream, milk
12:30 p.m.- Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
1 p.m. Oil Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 24, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 24, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 24, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 24, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

The Center - Wednesday Closed

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December 24, 2014N/A

The Center - Wednesday Closed

The Center - Wednesday Closed

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 25, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 25, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 25, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 25, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

The Center - Thursday Closed

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December 25, 2014N/A

The Center - Thursday Closed

The Center - Thursday Closed

35th Annual Community Holiday Meal Christmas Dinner

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December 25, 2014

Come celebrate his birth at the 35th Annual COmmunity Holiday Meal Christmas Dinner.
Thursday, December 25, 2014. Serving 12 pm until 1:30 pm. Ham dinner with all the delicious trimmings.
Meal is free for all guests. Everyone is welcome. No reservations required.
First Lutheran Church, 9th St. & Bemidji Ave. (wheelchair accessible).
To volunteer, call Kathy @ 218-556-3364. To make a monetary donation, make checks out to Bemidji Community Meals and send to Kathy Luepke, 24050 County Road 9, Bemidji, MN 56601.

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 26, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 26, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 26, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Close

December 26, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

The Center - Friday Events

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December 26, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. - Walking Exercise
10 a.m. Whist
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, bread, pineapple, milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Mah Jongg
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 27, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 27, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 27, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 27, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 28, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 28, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 28, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 28, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 29, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 29, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 29, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 29, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

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December 29, 2014N/A

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

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

Wednesday, December 24 8am – 4pm

Thursday, December 25 CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm

Thursday, January 1 9am – 1pm

UrgentCare treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at UrgentCare can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterClinicUrgentCare for more information and wait times.

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

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

Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Wednesday, December 24 8am - 4pm
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm
Thursday, January 1 9am – 1pm

ConvenientCare treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during UrgentCare or ConvenientCare clinic hours.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 29, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

The Center - Monday Events

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December 29, 2014

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

The Center - Monday Events

Brainerd Public Library Event

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December 29, 2014

“Paws” to read with Lulu the Dog - Lulu is a Reading Education Assistance Dog. She is very patient and calm and a great listener. Whether you’re a strong or struggling reader Lulu loves to hear kids read stories. Want to read her a story? Lulu will be at the library Monday December 1st, Monday December 8th, and Monday December 29th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 30, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 30, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 30, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 30, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

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December 30, 2014N/A

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

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

Wednesday, December 24 8am – 4pm

Thursday, December 25 CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm

Thursday, January 1 9am – 1pm

UrgentCare treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at UrgentCare can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterClinicUrgentCare for more information and wait times.

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

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

Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Wednesday, December 24 8am - 4pm
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm
Thursday, January 1 9am – 1pm

ConvenientCare treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during UrgentCare or ConvenientCare clinic hours.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014

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December 30, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR DECEMBER 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of December as follows:

WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Wednesday: December 3, 10, and 17
Tuesday: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Thursday: December 4, 11, and 18

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

If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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December 30, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m.- The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m.– Hand & Foot
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining –Hamburger tomato cass., green beans, mandarin orange whip, bread, cookie, milk
12:30 p.m.- Dominos
1 p.m. Technology Time
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. Oil Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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December 31, 2014

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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December 31, 2014N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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December 31, 2014N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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December 31, 2014

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

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December 31, 2014N/A

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

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

Wednesday, December 24 8am – 4pm

Thursday, December 25 CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm

Thursday, January 1 9am – 1pm

UrgentCare treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at UrgentCare can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterClinicUrgentCare for more information and wait times.

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

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

Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Wednesday, December 24 8am - 4pm
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm
Thursday, January 1 9am – 1pm

ConvenientCare treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during UrgentCare or ConvenientCare clinic hours.

New Year's Eve Family Fun Night

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December 31, 2014N/A

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

New Year's Eve Family Fun Night

The Center - Wednesday Events

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December 31, 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 a.m. – Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - Knitting
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11– 11:30 a.m. -Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Roast Beef, mashed potatoes/gravy, carrots, dinner roll, milk, dessert
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Beltrami County Historical Society announces The History Mystery

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December 31, 2014

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

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Here Comes Christmas In Wadena Light Show!

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January 1, 2015

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 1, 2015N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 1, 2015N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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January 1, 2015

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

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January 1, 2015N/A

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

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

Wednesday, December 24 8am – 4pm

Thursday, December 25 CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm

Thursday, January 1 9am – 1pm

UrgentCare treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at UrgentCare can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterClinicUrgentCare for more information and wait times.

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

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

Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Wednesday, December 24 8am - 4pm
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm
Thursday, January 1 9am – 1pm

ConvenientCare treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during UrgentCare or ConvenientCare clinic hours.

The Center - Thursday Events

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January 1, 2015N/A

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

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 2, 2015N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 2, 2015N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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January 2, 2015

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

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January 2, 2015N/A

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

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

Wednesday, December 24 8am – 4pm

Thursday, December 25 CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm

Thursday, January 1 9am – 1pm

UrgentCare treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at UrgentCare can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterClinicUrgentCare for more information and wait times.

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

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

Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Wednesday, December 24 8am - 4pm
Thursday, December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31 8am – 8pm
Thursday, January 1 9am – 1pm

ConvenientCare treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River will be open as follows:
Tuesday, December 24 8am – 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during UrgentCare or ConvenientCare clinic hours.

The Center - Friday Events

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January 2, 2015

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

The Center - Friday Events

JANUARY 2015 EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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January 2, 2015

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

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 3, 2015N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 3, 2015N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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January 3, 2015

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

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Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

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January 4, 2015N/A

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

Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships Available

The Big Event Under The Big Top

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January 4, 2015N/A

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

The Big Event Under The Big Top

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Close

January 4, 2015

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

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bargin Bin Sale

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January 4, 2015

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bargin Bin Sale.
Sunday, January 4, 2015.
Serving from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Adults $6.00, 6-10 years $3.00, 5 years & under FREE
Little Falls Senior Center
510 NE 7th Street
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-8009
Everyone is WELCOME.

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