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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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June 30, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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June 30, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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June 30, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

June ArbLINK Newsletter from Northland Arboretum

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June 30, 2014N/A

June ArbLINK Newsletter from Northland Arboretum.

* Our wonderful gardeners have been potting up plants and putting them by the front doors of the Visitor Center for sale. Stop on by and see what there is – new plants are being added all the time. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these plants stay at the Arboretum to purchase more plants and needed items for our gardens.

*Also – if you are interested in submitting photos to our annual calendar photo contest, send them in now!

June ArbLINK Newsletter from Northland Arboretum

Volunteer Training Workshops

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June 30, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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June 30, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Brainerd Public Library - “Paws” to read with Lulu the Dog

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June 30, 2014N/A

“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 June 2nd, Monday June 16th, and Monday June 30th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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June 30, 2014N/A

Monday, June 30
Pack-a-Snack Story Hike: My Little Book of Wood Ducks by Hope Irvin Marston
Monday, June 30, 2014 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Meet at the front doors of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. (If raining, the program will be held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.)
Families with children ages 2-6 years old, pack a snack in your backpack and join a naturalist on a short hike in the woods to our destination which includes sitting on a blanket, reading this week’s story and enjoying a snack (if you choose to bring one). This safe, stroller friendly hike is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the park. NOTES: Adults must accompany children.
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament, Kids Coloring Time
Monday, June 30, 2014 from 2:30-4 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Held in the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center Classroom
Kids, come over and color a Minnesota themed ornament to go to our nation’s capitol. The Chippewa National Forest has been chosen to provide this years’ U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree- “The People’s Tree” that will be displayed on the Capitol lawn. Your ornament might be placed upon a companion tree located inside the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Ornaments will remain on display in Itasca State Park until mid-October when they will be sent to D.C. with “The People’s Tree.”

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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June 30, 2014N/A

Mini Camp (ages 9­16) June 30-­July 2. $200
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

The Center - Monday Events

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June 30, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Monday
8:00 Card Recycling
8:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00- 11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 Mah Jongg Lessons
10:00 The Gift Shop
11:00 – 11:30 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Service Dining: Beef Tips/gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, bread, peaches, milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

Brainerd Public Library - Brown Bag Lunch with Julie Kramer

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June 30, 2014

Brown Bag Lunch with Julie Kramer, author of Delivering Death - Monday June 30 @ 12 noon - Bring your sack lunch and meet the nationally best-selling mystery author Kramer, as she talks about writing thrillers based in Minnesota.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack - Summer of learning and fun

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June 30, 2014

Come out to Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack for a summer of learning and fun. Hike the trails, visit the Interpretive Center, and join in some of the weekday programs. Open to families and individuals, the programs are offered on selected days from June 23 through August 7. All programs begin at 1 p.m. and run approximately two hours. Participation fee is $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 and under), and $3 for Seniors and Deep Portage members. Please call 218-682-2325 to reserve a spot.
Monday, June 23 – Tree & Wildflower Identification Hike
Tuesday, June 24 – Family Archery
Wednesday, June 25 – Family Canoeing
Monday, June 30 – Finding Your Way with Map & Compass

Brainerd Public Library - Family Book Club

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June 30, 2014

Family Book Club - Monday June 30 @ 2:00pm - Join us for our monthly family book club as we discuss Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. See more about the book, including reading level, here. Our book club is for kids ages 8-12. Pick up a copy of the book at the library and read it together before book club. Then come to book club and talk about your reading as a family and make fun crafts. Snacks too! Family Book Club is a great way to foster a lifetime of reading in your family. (Note earlier summer meeting time!)
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Beaver Hockey Select-A-Seat-Night

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June 30, 2014

Where will YOU be sitting for the 2014-15 Bemidji State University hockey season?
Whether you already have your 2014-15 Beaver Hockey tickets, you've been meaning to reserve your place or you need to renew, June 30 should be on your calendar. Join Bemidji State athletics and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association at Sanford Center from 5-7 p.m. for a special select-a-seat night event. Not only will those in attendance get a chance to find the perfect vantage point for the 2014-15 season, they will also have the opportunity to meet and greet new WCHA commissioners Bill Robertson and Aaron Kemp, BSU coaches, staff and members of the BSU hockey teams.
Grab a Coke and hot dog grilled by RP Broadcasting and the Beaver Radio Network staff on your way in to Sanford Center’s Gate 2 before checking out available season ticket locations. Bemidji State athletic staff, Beaver Pride leadership and Sanford Center Box Office staff will be on hand to provide information about the season ticket pricing structure and Beaver Pride membership benefits. At 6 p.m., those in attendance will be formally introduced to WCHA leadership and will have an opportunity to hear their visions for the men’s and women’s leagues followed by a social in the club section.
Season-ticket packages begin at just $275 per seat and include season tickets to both men’s and women’s home hockey games and any home WCHA playoff action played at Sanford Center in 2014-15.
Beginning at $375 per seat, you become a member of Beaver Pride, “the Team Behind the Teams” that funds scholarships for BSU student-athletes. Beaver Pride tickets also come with an array of additional benefits including season tickets to all BSU home athletics events and membership discounts to the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center on the BSU campus.
Contact Tony in the Sanford Center Box Office at (218) 441-4018 for more information or to purchase 2014-15 season tickets.
The Bemidji State men, who finished 10-21-7 overall and posted an 10-14-4 mark in WCHA play to finish tied for eighth in the league standings, wrapped up the 2013-14 campaign with a trip to No. 7 Ferris State University for the opening round of the league playoffs.
The Beavers will open 2014-15 with a home-and-home nonconference series versus University of North Dakota. BSU and UND will face off for an Oct. 10 opener in Grand Forks, N.D. before the Beavers 2014-15 home opener Oct. 11 at 7:07 p.m.
The Bemidji State women’s hockey team completed the 2013-14 campaign with an 11-21-4 record, which includes an 8-17-3 record in WCHA play. BSU finished sixth in the final league standings and earned a berth into the WCHA Playoffs.
The Beavers will open the coming season Sept. 26, when they travel to Robert Morris University for a 6:07 p.m. non-conference contest.

Picnic and Pies in Park Rapids

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June 30, 2014

Region 2 Arts Council staff is hosting a casual arts gathering with picnic foods and delicious homemade pie in Heartland Park in Park Rapids beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014. Everyone is welcome – this event is free and open to the public!
This will be a time for collaboration and relaxed conversation. Come hear what’s happening in the arts in our region. Come share the arts projects you have in mind. Come and have pie! Contact us and let us know you are coming (751-5447/staff@r2arts.org).
Directions to Heartland Park in Park Rapids: Drive East on Hwy 34, across the Fish Hook Bridge, turn North on Mill Road and follow the river until you reach the park entrance. We will be in the south shelter.

Nightlights a support group monthly meeting

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June 30, 2014

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

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform

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June 30, 2014

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform a concert/dance at Cragun's Sports Centre. Tickets are $50/person (includes dessert during intermission). Social hour begins at 6 p.m. Oscar Gonzalez, professional ballroom dancer, from Spirit Movement Dance Studio will be auctioned off to the highest bidder for a spotlight dance! Proceeds from this event will benefit the Central Lakes Community Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets call the CLC Theatre Box Office 218-855-8199. For more information about the Glenn Miller Orchestra go to: www.glennmillerorchestra.com

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 1, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 1, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 1, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 1, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 1, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 1, 2014N/A

Mini Camp (ages 9­16) June 30-­July 2. $200
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

PROGRAMS & SPECIAL DATES AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY

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July 1, 2014N/A

PROGRAMS & SPECIAL DATES AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY
July 2014 & beyond
Also see our web site http://krls.org/branches/branch_bj.html and our Facebook page
The Summer Reading Program for children pre-K through grade 12 continues through August 2. Reporting minutes read, signing up for events, claiming incentive prizes all can be done at the web site http://bemidjisr.evanced.info/
The Art Wall will have a display in July featuring art from the 2013 SummerKids Art Club
The front hallway “north” display case has an exhibit featuring the Library’s Summer Reading Program
The front hallway “south” display case features an exhibit by the Beltrami County Master Gardeners
The regular storytime schedule for 3-5 year olds continues on Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
The Lapsit program for 2 year olds will continue on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday July 1, 8:00 – 10:00 am Senior Surf computer training classes. Call 751-3963 for reservations
Tuesday July 1, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“One Little Lion Cub”
Tuesday July 1, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday @ 2:00 series for the children’s Summer Reading Program
“Sensational Senses” presented by the Headwaters Science Center
Wednesday July 2, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“One Little Lion Cub”
Thursday July 3, 10:30 a.m. Lapsit program for two year olds (and an adult lap) with the theme
“One Little Lion Cub”
Thursday July 3, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Senior Surf computer training classes. Call 751-3963 for reservations
Friday July 4, ALL DAY Library closed all day in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
The materials drop is available in the front of the building to return materials.
Saturday July 5, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“One Little Lion Cub”
Monday July 7, 12:00 noon Book discussion program featuring “The Answer To Your Question”
by Paulette Bates Alden
Monday July 7, 7:00 p.m. Library Manager’s monthly presentation to the Bemidji City Council.
The topic will be an update on the summer reading program and a review of
the Book Festival
Tuesday July 8, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Have You Seen My Dragon?”
Tuesday July 8, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday @ 2:00 series for the children’s Summer Reading Program
Drawing & water color project “Pete the Cat “ led by art teacher Nina Lubarski
Tuesday July 8, 5:00 p.m. Library Board meeting in the front meeting room. This is open to the public.
Tuesday July 8, 7:00 p.m. Book discussion program featuring “The Answer To Your Question”
by Paulette Bates Alden .
Wednesday July 9, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Have You Seen My Dragon?”
Wednesday July 8, 2:00 p.m. Teen Summer Reading Program special event “Sketchbook” Learn how to make
a sketchbook and also learn about different sketching ideas.
For teens. Workshop.led by art teacher Nina Lubarski
Wednesday July 9, 7:00 p.m. “Fostering Wellness through Participatory Art Making” presentation co-sponsored
with Kairos Alive!
Thursday July 10, 10:30 a.m. Lapsit program for two year olds (and an adult lap) with the theme “Have You
Seen My Dragon?”
Friday July 11, 10:30 a.m. “Animals in Action” Learn how animals move and groove and meet some animal
ambassadors from the Lake Superior Zoo! For all ages
Friday July 11 , 3:00 – 5:00 First Friday Art Walk reception with artists from the 2013 SummerKids Art Club
Saturday July 12, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Have You Seen My Dragon?”
Monday July 14, 10:30 a.m. Conductor Jack invites kids of all ages to a free interactive movie & musical
concert journey to the zoo to experience lots of animals up close and personal
Tuesday July 15, 8:00 – 10:00 am Senior Surf computer training classes. Call 751-3963 for reservations
Tuesday July 15, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Move Over Rover”
Tuesday July 15, 2:00 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. Tuesday @ 2:00 series for the children’s Summer Reading Program.
“Red Lake Rosie's Animal Rescue” 2:00 presentation geared for elementary
school age and the 3:15 presentation for middle & high school age
Wednesday July 16 , 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Move Over Rover”
Thursday July 17, 10:30 a.m. Lapsit program for two year olds (& adult lap) with the theme “Move Over Rover”
Saturday July 19, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Move Over Rover”
Monday July 21,
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon B.A.R.C. reading and literacy program for school age children
Call 751-3963 to make a reservation. Parent permission form required.
Tuesday July 22, 10:30 a.m. Concert with singer & songwriter Paul Spring. For all ages.
Tuesday July 22, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday @ 2:00 series for the children’s Summer Reading Program.
Songwriting workshop led by Paul Spring. For older elementary and middle
school age
Wednesday July 23, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Moose On The Loose”
Thursday July 24, 10:30 a.m. Lapsit program for two year olds (and an adult lap) with the theme “Moose On
The Loose ”
Saturday July 26, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Moose On The Loose”
Tuesday July 29, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Flash Firefly Flash”
Tuesday July 29, 2:00 p.m. Magic show with Robert & Lynn Halbrook “Professor Marvel's Amazing Aussie
Adventure” celebrating our PAWS For Reading summer program series.
For all ages
Wednesday July 30, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Flash Firefly Flash”
Thursday July 31, 10:30 a.m. Lapsit program for two year olds (and an adult lap) with the theme
“Flash Firefly Flash”
Thursday August 1, 7:00 p.m. Movie night “Frozen” Children are welcome to dress-up or wear pajamas and
bring a stuffed animal. Popcorn and juice will be provided. Free tickets are
required and are available at the Library.
Saturday August 2 Summer Reading Program “PAWS For Reading” wraps-up today. Children can
complete reporting their minutes reading at http://bemidjisr.evanced.info/
Looking Ahead For Special Events In 2014
Local author series with Jeanette Lukowski – “Tarnished Dreams” Thursday, August 07 7:00 p.m.
“Orphan Train” author Christine Baker Kline to speak at the Library on Monday August 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Library Annual Book Sale Wednesday August 20 & Thursday August 21 10:00 – 6:00 with special Early Bird Special on Tuesday August 19, 4:00 – 7:00 for members of the Friends of the Library (membership applications available at event).

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 1, 2014N/A

Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 10:00- Noon
Meet in front of Douglas Lodge
Learn about the history of fire in Itasca, then enjoy the spectacular views as you climb to the top of the 100-foot tall fire tower!
Circle Time Under the Pines: P is for Pond
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet by the Museum Amphitheater (Look for a large blanket underneath a big pine tree), below Wegmann’s Store, (in the Lakeside Museum if raining).
Children 2-5 years old, come explore and have fun at Itasca as we learn about the pond through stories, songs, crafts, and outdoor discovery. NOTES: Adults must accompany children. Consider bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying your noon meal at the park after the program.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
2-4 p.m.: Wild Waterfowl
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Outdoor Kids— Slippery Slimy Stuff
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through crafts and other hands-on activities. Topics vary with many of the programs focusing on life around the lake.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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Tuesday, July 1
Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 10:00- Noon
Meet in front of Douglas Lodge
Learn about the history of fire in Itasca, then enjoy the spectacular views as you climb to the top of the 100-foot tall fire tower!
Circle Time Under the Pines: P is for Pond
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet by the Museum Amphitheater (Look for a large blanket underneath a big pine tree), below Wegmann’s Store, (in the Lakeside Museum if raining).
Children 2-5 years old, come explore and have fun at Itasca as we learn about the pond through stories, songs, crafts, and outdoor discovery. NOTES: Adults must accompany children. Consider bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying your noon meal at the park after the program.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
2-4 p.m.: Wild Waterfowl
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Outdoor Kids— Slippery Slimy Stuff
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through crafts and other hands-on activities. Topics vary with many of the programs focusing on life around the lake.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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July 1, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Tuesday
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
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining- BBQ Pork, potato salad, cauliflower, bun, glorified rice, milk
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 1, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack - Summer of learning and fun

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July 1, 2014

Come out to Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack for a summer of learning and fun. Hike the trails, visit the Interpretive Center, and join in some of the weekday programs. Open to families and individuals, the programs are offered on selected days from June 23 through August 7. All programs begin at 1 p.m. and run approximately two hours. Participation fee is $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 and under), and $3 for Seniors and Deep Portage members. Please call 218-682-2325 to reserve a spot.
Tuesday, July 1 – Family Archery
Wednesday, July 2 – Observation Tower Hike
Monday, July 14 – Papermaking Basics
Tuesday, July 15 – Observation Tower Hike
Thursday, July 17 – Northern Bog Ecology Hike
Friday, July 18 – Finding Your Way with Map & Compass

Kat's Book Nook

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July 1, 2014

Kat's Book Nook invites the general public to attend
a book preview and reading by Authors Deb Jensen and
Louane Beyer on July 1st from 4:00 to 6;00 P.M

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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July 1, 2014

Sanford Bemidji, RP Broadcasting and the Sanford Center have partnered together for another year’s summer walking program.
Join our free summer walking program, get fit and have fun. Starting Tuesday, June 10, and every Tuesday through August 19, we’ll walk around Bemidji. Bring a friend, enjoy the fresh air and get a little exercise. Walk at your own pace and learn how walking can become a part of a healthier lifestyle.
Tuesdays, June 10 – August 19
Meet at the Sanford Center
5 p.m. Registration and short presentation
5:30 p.m. Walk begins
June 10 is the kickoff! Meet the Bemidji Axemen and the Axes Dance Team, get entered into a drawing for one of two sets (2) of tickets to an Axemen game and see how much fun you can have walking towards a healthier you this summer.
Preregister online at http://www.go100forhealth.com/ or at the walk.
Register any time throughout the summer - It's free - weekly drawings and giveaways

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

Sustainabl​e Tuesday

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July 1, 2014

Hello Sustainable Tuesday Friends!
Please join us tomorrow from 5:30-7:30 at the Rail River Folk School for a continuation of our permaculture series. The event title and description are below!
Healing Spaces, Healing Places
Join Kathryn Gonzalez in an exploration of the Health and Spiritual Wellness petal of the Permaculture flower. Research has shown that our physical spaces can affect our physical and mental health. We will focus on how our senses connect with our environment in nurturing us, using the Rail River Folk School outdoor campus as our classroom.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 2, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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Mini Camp (ages 9­16) June 30-­July 2. $200
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

PROGRAMS & SPECIAL DATES AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY

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PROGRAMS & SPECIAL DATES AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY
July 2014 & beyond
Also see our web site http://krls.org/branches/branch_bj.html and our Facebook page
The Summer Reading Program for children pre-K through grade 12 continues through August 2. Reporting minutes read, signing up for events, claiming incentive prizes all can be done at the web site http://bemidjisr.evanced.info/
The Art Wall will have a display in July featuring art from the 2013 SummerKids Art Club
The front hallway “north” display case has an exhibit featuring the Library’s Summer Reading Program
The front hallway “south” display case features an exhibit by the Beltrami County Master Gardeners
The regular storytime schedule for 3-5 year olds continues on Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
The Lapsit program for 2 year olds will continue on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday July 1, 8:00 – 10:00 am Senior Surf computer training classes. Call 751-3963 for reservations
Tuesday July 1, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“One Little Lion Cub”
Tuesday July 1, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday @ 2:00 series for the children’s Summer Reading Program
“Sensational Senses” presented by the Headwaters Science Center
Wednesday July 2, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“One Little Lion Cub”
Thursday July 3, 10:30 a.m. Lapsit program for two year olds (and an adult lap) with the theme
“One Little Lion Cub”
Thursday July 3, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Senior Surf computer training classes. Call 751-3963 for reservations
Friday July 4, ALL DAY Library closed all day in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
The materials drop is available in the front of the building to return materials.
Saturday July 5, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“One Little Lion Cub”
Monday July 7, 12:00 noon Book discussion program featuring “The Answer To Your Question”
by Paulette Bates Alden
Monday July 7, 7:00 p.m. Library Manager’s monthly presentation to the Bemidji City Council.
The topic will be an update on the summer reading program and a review of
the Book Festival
Tuesday July 8, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Have You Seen My Dragon?”
Tuesday July 8, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday @ 2:00 series for the children’s Summer Reading Program
Drawing & water color project “Pete the Cat “ led by art teacher Nina Lubarski
Tuesday July 8, 5:00 p.m. Library Board meeting in the front meeting room. This is open to the public.
Tuesday July 8, 7:00 p.m. Book discussion program featuring “The Answer To Your Question”
by Paulette Bates Alden .
Wednesday July 9, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Have You Seen My Dragon?”
Wednesday July 8, 2:00 p.m. Teen Summer Reading Program special event “Sketchbook” Learn how to make
a sketchbook and also learn about different sketching ideas.
For teens. Workshop.led by art teacher Nina Lubarski
Wednesday July 9, 7:00 p.m. “Fostering Wellness through Participatory Art Making” presentation co-sponsored
with Kairos Alive!
Thursday July 10, 10:30 a.m. Lapsit program for two year olds (and an adult lap) with the theme “Have You
Seen My Dragon?”
Friday July 11, 10:30 a.m. “Animals in Action” Learn how animals move and groove and meet some animal
ambassadors from the Lake Superior Zoo! For all ages
Friday July 11 , 3:00 – 5:00 First Friday Art Walk reception with artists from the 2013 SummerKids Art Club
Saturday July 12, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Have You Seen My Dragon?”
Monday July 14, 10:30 a.m. Conductor Jack invites kids of all ages to a free interactive movie & musical
concert journey to the zoo to experience lots of animals up close and personal
Tuesday July 15, 8:00 – 10:00 am Senior Surf computer training classes. Call 751-3963 for reservations
Tuesday July 15, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Move Over Rover”
Tuesday July 15, 2:00 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. Tuesday @ 2:00 series for the children’s Summer Reading Program.
“Red Lake Rosie's Animal Rescue” 2:00 presentation geared for elementary
school age and the 3:15 presentation for middle & high school age
Wednesday July 16 , 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Move Over Rover”
Thursday July 17, 10:30 a.m. Lapsit program for two year olds (& adult lap) with the theme “Move Over Rover”
Saturday July 19, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Move Over Rover”
Monday July 21,
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon B.A.R.C. reading and literacy program for school age children
Call 751-3963 to make a reservation. Parent permission form required.
Tuesday July 22, 10:30 a.m. Concert with singer & songwriter Paul Spring. For all ages.
Tuesday July 22, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday @ 2:00 series for the children’s Summer Reading Program.
Songwriting workshop led by Paul Spring. For older elementary and middle
school age
Wednesday July 23, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Moose On The Loose”
Thursday July 24, 10:30 a.m. Lapsit program for two year olds (and an adult lap) with the theme “Moose On
The Loose ”
Saturday July 26, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Moose On The Loose”
Tuesday July 29, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Flash Firefly Flash”
Tuesday July 29, 2:00 p.m. Magic show with Robert & Lynn Halbrook “Professor Marvel's Amazing Aussie
Adventure” celebrating our PAWS For Reading summer program series.
For all ages
Wednesday July 30, 10:30 a.m. Storytime & activities for pre-K and younger school-age children with the theme
“Flash Firefly Flash”
Thursday July 31, 10:30 a.m. Lapsit program for two year olds (and an adult lap) with the theme
“Flash Firefly Flash”
Thursday August 1, 7:00 p.m. Movie night “Frozen” Children are welcome to dress-up or wear pajamas and
bring a stuffed animal. Popcorn and juice will be provided. Free tickets are
required and are available at the Library.
Saturday August 2 Summer Reading Program “PAWS For Reading” wraps-up today. Children can
complete reporting their minutes reading at http://bemidjisr.evanced.info/
Looking Ahead For Special Events In 2014
Local author series with Jeanette Lukowski – “Tarnished Dreams” Thursday, August 07 7:00 p.m.
“Orphan Train” author Christine Baker Kline to speak at the Library on Monday August 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Library Annual Book Sale Wednesday August 20 & Thursday August 21 10:00 – 6:00 with special Early Bird Special on Tuesday August 19, 4:00 – 7:00 for members of the Friends of the Library (membership applications available at event).

Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack - Summer of learning and fun

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July 2, 2014

Come out to Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack for a summer of learning and fun. Hike the trails, visit the Interpretive Center, and join in some of the weekday programs. Open to families and individuals, the programs are offered on selected days from June 23 through August 7. All programs begin at 1 p.m. and run approximately two hours. Participation fee is $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 and under), and $3 for Seniors and Deep Portage members. Please call 218-682-2325 to reserve a spot.
Tuesday, July 1 – Family Archery
Wednesday, July 2 – Observation Tower Hike
Monday, July 14 – Papermaking Basics
Tuesday, July 15 – Observation Tower Hike
Thursday, July 17 – Northern Bog Ecology Hike
Friday, July 18 – Finding Your Way with Map & Compass

Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival July 2-6

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July 2 - 6
Fireworks at Dusk on 4th
Parade downtown at 1pm on 6th
The big tent is scheduled to go up on Wed. June 25th in time for the Take A Kid Fishing event that weekend. If that is a slow news day, cameras are always welcome...just sayin'.....

Long Lake Theater - "The Nerd"

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The Nerd by Larry Shue
June 11th - July 12, 2014
A side-splitting comedy about a young architect visited by an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Shows are Wednesday at 3 pm & Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm.
Reservations recommended. Call 218-732-0099 or www.longlaketheater.com

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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Headwaters History Hike
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Meet at the compass rose under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Learn about fun facts of the Mississippi Headwaters during this short naturalist-led walk to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Old Timer’s Cabin Walk
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 1:30-2 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Learn about the ‘boys’ that built Forest Inn, Old Timer’s Cabin and more. Come for the walk as we talk about the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on this walking tour of buildings around the Douglas Lodge area, ending at the CCC Old Timer’s Cabin.
Old Timer’s Cabin, Open Tour
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Cabin open from 2- 3:30 p.m.
Held at the Old Timer’s Cabin, located along the boardwalk below Douglas Lodge
Learn more about this Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed building. The Naturalist staff will have the cabin open for you to tour at your leisure.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Owls
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.) Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Predators and Prey, Campfire
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Meet in Bear Paw Campground (the grassy area near the tiny log pump house and campsite #70 near the bike trail; if rain-- inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center)
Enjoy a warm fire as you sit back and learn about animals that are adapted for life at night. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

The Center - Wednesday Events

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July 2, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Wednesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – Tennis League
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining- Chicken Breast, leaf lettuce, tomato slices, fruit salad, bun, rice krispy bar, milk
12:00 p.m. – Let’s Go Fishing
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 2, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 2, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 3, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 3, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival July 2-6

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July 2 - 6
Fireworks at Dusk on 4th
Parade downtown at 1pm on 6th
The big tent is scheduled to go up on Wed. June 25th in time for the Take A Kid Fishing event that weekend. If that is a slow news day, cameras are always welcome...just sayin'.....

Long Lake Theater - "The Nerd"

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The Nerd by Larry Shue
June 11th - July 12, 2014
A side-splitting comedy about a young architect visited by an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Shows are Wednesday at 3 pm & Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm.
Reservations recommended. Call 218-732-0099 or www.longlaketheater.com

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 3, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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Jr. Naturalist: Batty Bats
Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 11-11:45 a.m.
Meet at the picnic tables below Wegmann’s Cabin in the picnic grounds
What flying mammal can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour? Kids ages 6 to 12, join the naturalist and discover Itasca’s amazing bats! Make and take a craft with you.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Thursday, July 3, 2014
2:30-4 p.m.: What’s bugging you? Mosquitoes, flies and ticks
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Animals of the Forest, Walk
Thursday, July 3, 2014
3-3:30 p.m.
Meet outside the front doors of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Families, join the naturalist as we take a short walk and look for animal clues in the forest. Appropriate for young children; stroller friendly.
Archery in the Park
Thursday, July 3 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Meet in the back lot of the Indian Mounds/North Picnic Grounds Parking Area
Have you ever wanted to shoot a compound bow but didn’t have one or were afraid to try? Join certified archery instructors for hands-on training and coaching on compound bows, then try out our archery range. This program is designed for beginners. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bows are provided during the program. Personal archery equipment is not allowed due to weapons rules in Minnesota State Parks.
Participants will be outside for the program. Be prepared for standing in the sun. Bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellant and water. Program cancelled if raining.

Celebrate America during Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Days

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Come celebrate Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3-4 in Pequot Lakes. July 4 highlights include the annual parade! This two-day event is loaded with family fun events.
Schedule of events:
July 3
· 5 p.m. – Trampoline bungee jumps, dunk tanks and food vendors
· 5 to 8 p.m. – Petting zoo courtesy of Safari North Wildlife Park
· After-dusk fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks at high school ball fields
· 8 to 10 p.m.– Music performance by Taylor Reed

July 4
· 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea market, Craft fair and food vendors – Trailside Park
· 10 a.m. – Money in the Haystack – Trailside Park
· 10:30 a.m. – Kiddie Parade registration – Welcome Center parking lot
· 11 a.m. – Kiddie Parade – Welcome Center parking lot
· 12 p.m. – Stars & Stripes Parade
For more information, contact Jenna Crawford at (218) 568-8911 or jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

Essentia Health Hours for Fourth of July Holiday

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If the unexpected happens on the July 4th weekend, 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 Clinic and UrgentCare located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Thursday, July 3 8am – 8pm
Friday, July 4 9am – 1pm
Saturday, July 5 9am – 3pm
Sunday, July 6 11am – 3pm
UrgentCare treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at UrgentCare can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterClinicUrgentCare for more information and wait times.
Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Thursday, July 3 8am – 8pm
Friday, July 4 9am – 1pm
Saturday, July 5 8am – 8pm
Sunday, July 6 8am – 8pm
ConvenientCare treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/ConvenientCare for more information and wait times.
Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during UrgentCare or ConvenientCare clinic hours. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER for more information and wait times.
The following clinics will be closed Friday-Sunday, July 4-6:
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic located at 2024 South 6 Street, Brainerd
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Crosslake Clinic located at 35205 County Road 3, Crosslake
Essentia Health – Hackensack Clinic located at 110 3rd Street South, Hackensack
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pequot Lakes Clinic located at 4317 Woodman Street, Pequot Lakes
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pillager Clinic located at 680 Pillsbury Street North, Pillager
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pierz Clinic located at 221 North Main Street, Pierz
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River

Celebrate America during Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Days

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Come celebrate Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3-4 in Pequot Lakes. July 4 highlights include the annual parade! This two-day event is loaded with family fun events.
Schedule of events:
July 3
· 5 p.m. – Trampoline bungee jumps, dunk tanks and food vendors
· 5 to 8 p.m. – Petting zoo courtesy of Safari North Wildlife Park
· After-dusk fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks at high school ball fields
· 8 to 10 p.m.– Music performance by Taylor Reed
July 4
· 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea market, Craft fair and food vendors – Trailside Park
· 10 a.m. – Money in the Haystack – Trailside Park
· 10:30 a.m. – Kiddie Parade registration – Welcome Center parking lot
· 11 a.m. – Kiddie Parade – Welcome Center parking lot
· 12 p.m. – Stars & Stripes Parade

The Center - Thursday Events

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July 3, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Thursday
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – 3 oz. Brat, baked beans, cole slaw, bun, watermelon wedge, milk
12:00 Bridge
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing
7:00 Bandstand: “Norm’s Bait & Tackle Choir” – Gregory Park

The Center - Thursday Events

Market in the Park returns to downtown Pequot Lakes

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July 3, 2014

A fun-for-all-ages area event returns June 19 at Trailside Park near the Paul Bunyan State Trail in downtown Pequot Lakes. Market in the Park will run every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 21. This event has something for everyone – including crafters, flea market booths, farmers, fundraisers, garage sales, concessions, etc. Anyone is welcome to purchase booth space for this event.
A 10-foot-by-10-foot booth space costs only $15/day ($30 for a 10-foot-by-20-foot booth). Brainerd Lakes Chamber members get a booth space for free.
There also will be a bobber hunt for kids from 10 a.m. to noon each Thursday and bobber bowling for kids and adults at 1 p.m. in Trailside Park. Prizes will be given to the winners.
Come out and enjoy this “bobber bash” every Thursday. Each week will bring new vendors, so you never know what you will find.
To apply for a space at Market in the Park, contact Jenna Crawford at (218) 568-8911 or jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

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

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July 3, 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.

July 3, 2014, Is it time for a Hip Replacement?

· Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

· Dr. Robertson, Orthopedic specialist from Northern Orthopedics, will address joint replacement and explain Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement now being offered at St. Joseph’s Hospital

· Goal setting for the month

First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji

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July 3, 2014

THURSDAY JULY 3RD Art Openings
Dunn Bros Coffee - invites you to the opening reception of “NORTH COUNTRY LANDSCAPES”, featuring the work of Dee Anne Najjar. Working in pastels, oil and mixed media, Dee Anne creates art to capture the people and places that she loves with a focus on northern landscapes, creating art to leave a legacy for her grandchildren. Join us July 3rd for our opening reception from 5pm to 7pm featuring a painting demonstration by the artist. Dunn Bros is at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S. For more info. call (218) 444-5252 or dunnbros106@dunnbros.com
Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse will present the work of stained glass artist Gary Dawson, July 3rd through 30th. Gary's bold and colorful leaded stained glass creations function as window hangings, inserts, and room dividers, and enhance any room that sunlight reaches. Subjects range from flowers and animals, to the human form and geometric designs, and Gary is happy to make custom works of any size or subject. Check out this unique display and meet the artist at the opening reception on Thursday, July 3rd, from 3-5pm. wildharebistro.com.523 Minnesota Avenue, downtown Bemidji. 444-JAVA ****Special Note: There will be no 1st Friday wine bar and dinner at the Wild Hare in July.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 4, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 4, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 4, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 4, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 4, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival July 2-6

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July 2 - 6
Fireworks at Dusk on 4th
Parade downtown at 1pm on 6th
The big tent is scheduled to go up on Wed. June 25th in time for the Take A Kid Fishing event that weekend. If that is a slow news day, cameras are always welcome...just sayin'.....

Long Lake Theater - "The Nerd"

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July 4, 2014N/A

The Nerd by Larry Shue
June 11th - July 12, 2014
A side-splitting comedy about a young architect visited by an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Shows are Wednesday at 3 pm & Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm.
Reservations recommended. Call 218-732-0099 or www.longlaketheater.com

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 4, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Celebrate America during Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Days

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July 4, 2014N/A

Come celebrate Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3-4 in Pequot Lakes. July 4 highlights include the annual parade! This two-day event is loaded with family fun events.
Schedule of events:
July 3
· 5 p.m. – Trampoline bungee jumps, dunk tanks and food vendors
· 5 to 8 p.m. – Petting zoo courtesy of Safari North Wildlife Park
· After-dusk fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks at high school ball fields
· 8 to 10 p.m.– Music performance by Taylor Reed

July 4
· 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea market, Craft fair and food vendors – Trailside Park
· 10 a.m. – Money in the Haystack – Trailside Park
· 10:30 a.m. – Kiddie Parade registration – Welcome Center parking lot
· 11 a.m. – Kiddie Parade – Welcome Center parking lot
· 12 p.m. – Stars & Stripes Parade
For more information, contact Jenna Crawford at (218) 568-8911 or jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

Essentia Health Hours for Fourth of July Holiday

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July 4, 2014N/A

If the unexpected happens on the July 4th weekend, 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 Clinic and UrgentCare located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Thursday, July 3 8am – 8pm
Friday, July 4 9am – 1pm
Saturday, July 5 9am – 3pm
Sunday, July 6 11am – 3pm
UrgentCare treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at UrgentCare can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterClinicUrgentCare for more information and wait times.
Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Thursday, July 3 8am – 8pm
Friday, July 4 9am – 1pm
Saturday, July 5 8am – 8pm
Sunday, July 6 8am – 8pm
ConvenientCare treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/ConvenientCare for more information and wait times.
Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during UrgentCare or ConvenientCare clinic hours. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER for more information and wait times.
The following clinics will be closed Friday-Sunday, July 4-6:
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic located at 2024 South 6 Street, Brainerd
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Crosslake Clinic located at 35205 County Road 3, Crosslake
Essentia Health – Hackensack Clinic located at 110 3rd Street South, Hackensack
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pequot Lakes Clinic located at 4317 Woodman Street, Pequot Lakes
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pillager Clinic located at 680 Pillsbury Street North, Pillager
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pierz Clinic located at 221 North Main Street, Pierz
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River

Celebrate America during Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Days

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July 4, 2014N/A

Come celebrate Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3-4 in Pequot Lakes. July 4 highlights include the annual parade! This two-day event is loaded with family fun events.
Schedule of events:
July 3
· 5 p.m. – Trampoline bungee jumps, dunk tanks and food vendors
· 5 to 8 p.m. – Petting zoo courtesy of Safari North Wildlife Park
· After-dusk fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks at high school ball fields
· 8 to 10 p.m.– Music performance by Taylor Reed
July 4
· 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea market, Craft fair and food vendors – Trailside Park
· 10 a.m. – Money in the Haystack – Trailside Park
· 10:30 a.m. – Kiddie Parade registration – Welcome Center parking lot
· 11 a.m. – Kiddie Parade – Welcome Center parking lot
· 12 p.m. – Stars & Stripes Parade

Debs July 4th Parade

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July 4, 2014N/A

The 34th annual Debs July 4th parade is on and seeking volunteers to help.
See our Facebook page for details.

Debs July 4th Parade

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 4, 2014N/A

I Can Fish! Kid’s Fishing Fridays
Friday, July 4, 2014 from 10:30-Noon (come and go at your leisure)
Meet at the Itasca Fishing Pier, below Douglas Lodge
Kids, bring an adult with you and learn the new skill of fishing. Ages 6-12. NOTES: An adult must accompany children. Bring your own fishing pole or use one provided (limited number). Poles are available on first come first serve basis. Artificial bait provided. Non-Minnesota residents will need a fishing license (within the park, purchase at Itasca Sports Rental).
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Friday, July 4, 2014
10 a.m.-Noon: Whose scat is that?
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Whose track is that?
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Jr. Naturalist: Tree ID Relay
Friday, July 4, 2014 from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet at the picnic tables below Wegmann’s Cabin in the picnic grounds
What tree has heart shaped leaves? Which pine tree is our state tree? Kids ages 6 to 12, join the naturalist and discover Itasca’s amazing trees during this fun and fast paced relay game!
Trees of Itasca, Walk
Friday, July 4, 2014 from 2:30-3 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Red pine or white pine? Paper birch or aspen? Join the naturalist as we identify the common trees of Itasca.

The Center - Friday Events

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July 4, 2014

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

The Center - Friday Events

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 5, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 5, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 5, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 5, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 5, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival July 2-6

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July 5, 2014N/A

July 2 - 6
Fireworks at Dusk on 4th
Parade downtown at 1pm on 6th
The big tent is scheduled to go up on Wed. June 25th in time for the Take A Kid Fishing event that weekend. If that is a slow news day, cameras are always welcome...just sayin'.....

Long Lake Theater - "The Nerd"

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July 5, 2014N/A

The Nerd by Larry Shue
June 11th - July 12, 2014
A side-splitting comedy about a young architect visited by an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Shows are Wednesday at 3 pm & Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm.
Reservations recommended. Call 218-732-0099 or www.longlaketheater.com

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 5, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Essentia Health Hours for Fourth of July Holiday

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July 5, 2014N/A

If the unexpected happens on the July 4th weekend, 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 Clinic and UrgentCare located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Thursday, July 3 8am – 8pm
Friday, July 4 9am – 1pm
Saturday, July 5 9am – 3pm
Sunday, July 6 11am – 3pm
UrgentCare treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at UrgentCare can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterClinicUrgentCare for more information and wait times.
Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Thursday, July 3 8am – 8pm
Friday, July 4 9am – 1pm
Saturday, July 5 8am – 8pm
Sunday, July 6 8am – 8pm
ConvenientCare treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/ConvenientCare for more information and wait times.
Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during UrgentCare or ConvenientCare clinic hours. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER for more information and wait times.
The following clinics will be closed Friday-Sunday, July 4-6:
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic located at 2024 South 6 Street, Brainerd
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Crosslake Clinic located at 35205 County Road 3, Crosslake
Essentia Health – Hackensack Clinic located at 110 3rd Street South, Hackensack
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pequot Lakes Clinic located at 4317 Woodman Street, Pequot Lakes
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pillager Clinic located at 680 Pillsbury Street North, Pillager
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pierz Clinic located at 221 North Main Street, Pierz
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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Book Signing: The Best of Itasca—A Guide to Minnesota’s Oldest State Park
Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 9 a.m.-Noon.
Held at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center gift shop
Meet author and photographer Deane Johnson as he signs copies of his newly released book highlighting Minnesota’s oldest State Park—Itasca! Copies of the book available for purchase in the park gift shop.
Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Tour
Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 10 a.m.–Noon
Tour begins at the Levorsen Building located on the Pioneer Farmer showgrounds.* The showground is located on the north side of Itasca State Park. Go out the North Entrance to Itasca State Park, turn east onto Hwy 200 for ¼ mile entrance is on the south side of the road. *Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m.
Get a feel for the early 1900s community of Lake Itasca at the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Showgrounds (LIRPF). See the Itasca Historic Sawmill. Explore various buildings from a country school, dove-tail one-room log house and a logging museum. LIRPF volunteers will guide you on this tour. www.itascapioneerfarmers.com
Dr. Roberts Trail Walk
Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet outside Douglas Lodge
Join the park naturalist as we share natural and human uses of the plants on this short walk on the Dr. Roberts Nature Trail. Bring your camera for the opportunity to photograph the current blooming wildflowers.
Discover Douglas Lodge! History Cart
Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 12:30-2 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet outside Douglas Lodge (inside the lobby if raining)
Discover more about this beautiful building opened to the public in 1905! Look at historic photos and enjoy stories about the ‘people watching porch’, the Greyhound bus stop, the original Forest Inn and the wet/dry county line!
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Saturday, July 5, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Beavers
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Outdoor Kids— Minnow Races
Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through crafts and other hands-on activities. Topics vary with many of the programs focusing on life around the lake.
Noises of the Night, Campfire
Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
If rain-- inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.
Squeaks, grunts, growls, trills and chirps…enjoy a warm fire as you sit back and learn which animals are making those strange noises at night. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

Living History: Meet the Lindberghs

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July 5, 2014

Living History: Meet the Lindberghs
Date: Saturday July 5 and 19
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., last tour leaves at 4 p.m.
Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Drive, Little Falls
Cost: $ adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6017; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
For more information: 320-616-5421
Event: Learn what life was like for Charles Lindbergh growing up on a farm during the First World War. Costumed characters portraying Lindbergh family members and neighbors will provide insights into young Charles’ interests in aviation, technology and nature. Hear inside stories about the Lindbergh family and try some of the chores Charles did around the farm. . For more information visit http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/charles-lindbergh-historic-site/living-history-meet-lindberghs.
The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is located across from Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, 1.5 miles south of Little Falls at 1620 Lindbergh Drive. Call 320-616-5421 for more information.

Living History: Meet the Lindberghs

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 6, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 6, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 6, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 6, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 6, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival July 2-6

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July 6, 2014N/A

July 2 - 6
Fireworks at Dusk on 4th
Parade downtown at 1pm on 6th
The big tent is scheduled to go up on Wed. June 25th in time for the Take A Kid Fishing event that weekend. If that is a slow news day, cameras are always welcome...just sayin'.....

Essentia Health Hours for Fourth of July Holiday

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July 6, 2014N/A

If the unexpected happens on the July 4th weekend, 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 Clinic and UrgentCare located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Thursday, July 3 8am – 8pm
Friday, July 4 9am – 1pm
Saturday, July 5 9am – 3pm
Sunday, July 6 11am – 3pm
UrgentCare treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at UrgentCare can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterClinicUrgentCare for more information and wait times.
Essentia Health ConvenientCare located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive, Baxter is open 7 days a week:
Thursday, July 3 8am – 8pm
Friday, July 4 9am – 1pm
Saturday, July 5 8am – 8pm
Sunday, July 6 8am – 8pm
ConvenientCare treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/ConvenientCare for more information and wait times.
Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during UrgentCare or ConvenientCare clinic hours. Visit EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER for more information and wait times.
The following clinics will be closed Friday-Sunday, July 4-6:
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic located at 2024 South 6 Street, Brainerd
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Crosslake Clinic located at 35205 County Road 3, Crosslake
Essentia Health – Hackensack Clinic located at 110 3rd Street South, Hackensack
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pequot Lakes Clinic located at 4317 Woodman Street, Pequot Lakes
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pillager Clinic located at 680 Pillsbury Street North, Pillager
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pierz Clinic located at 221 North Main Street, Pierz
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pine River Clinic located at 415 Barclay Avenue, Pine River

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 6, 2014N/A

Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp (ages 12-­16). July 6-­11. (Additional session possible; dates TBA) Includes MN DNR Bowhunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 6, 2014N/A

Old Timer’s Cabin Walk
Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 1:30-2 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Learn about the ‘boys’ that built Forest Inn, Old Timer’s Cabin and more. Come for the walk as we talk about the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on this walking tour of buildings around the Douglas Lodge area, ending at the CCC Old Timer’s Cabin.
Old Timer’s Cabin, Open Tour
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Cabin open from 2- 3:30 p.m.
Held at the Old Timer’s Cabin, located along the boardwalk below Douglas Lodge
Learn more about this Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed building. The Naturalist staff will have the cabin open for you to tour at your leisure.
Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Hog Rooster
Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn across from Douglas Lodge (if raining- inside Forest Inn)
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and come out for an evening of entertainment outside Forest Inn with the duo, Hog Rooster. Jacob and Owen Mahon started playing together in 2012, and they both have a passion for listening, writing, learning and playing music. Their music collection includes harmonic acoustic rock and folk with original songs covering classic, alternative and folk rock.
Jacob is one year older than Owen and plays guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and piano. Jacob enjoys singing and expanding his vocal range and style. He has been writing songs since 2011 and continues to write.
Owen plays bass, trumpet and sings harmony on many songs. Owen continues to grow as a musician and as a vocalist.

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bargain Bin Sale

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July 6, 2014

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

Cass Lake Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

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July 6, 2014

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

The Center - Sunday Events

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July 6, 2014

The Center - Sunday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Sunday 6 – 10:00 – 4:30 Arts in the Park

The Center - Sunday Events

6th Annual Pig Races in downtown Nevis

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July 6, 2014

One of the premier events of the Midwest Minnesota summer season is upon us. The 6th Annual Pig Races are scheduled for Sunday, July 6th in downtown Nevis with post times at 1:05 pm and 3:05 pm.

Bemidji Community Band

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July 6, 2014

Bemidji Community Band.
We have 4 concerts this summer. All are located on the south lawn of Bangsberg Hall at 7:00pm.
The dates are:
Sunday, June 15th
Sunday, July 6th
Sunday, July 20th
Sunday, August 3rd
In case of inclement weather, we will be inside Bangsberg, in the Recital Hall.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 7, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 7, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 7, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 7, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 7, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 7, 2014N/A

Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp (ages 12-­16). July 6-­11. (Additional session possible; dates TBA) Includes MN DNR Bowhunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 7, 2014N/A

Pack-a-Snack Story Hike: Mississippi Going North by Sanna Anderson Baker
Monday, July 7, 2014 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Meet at the front doors of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. (If raining, the program will be held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.)
Families with children ages 2-6 years old, pack a snack in your backpack and join a naturalist on a short hike in the woods to our destination which includes sitting on a blanket, reading this week’s story and enjoying a snack (if you choose to bring one). This safe, stroller friendly hike is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the park. NOTES: Adults must accompany children.
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament, Kids Coloring Time
Monday, July 7, 2014 from 2:30-4 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Held in the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center Classroom
Kids, come over and color a Minnesota themed ornament to go to our nation’s capitol. The Chippewa National Forest has been chosen to provide this years’ U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree- “The People’s Tree” that will be displayed on the Capitol lawn. Your ornament might be placed upon a companion tree located inside the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Ornaments will remain on display in Itasca State Park until mid-October when they will be sent to D.C. with “The People’s Tree.”

The Center - Monday Events

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July 7, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Monday
8:00 Card Recycling
8:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00- 11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 Mah Jongg Lessons
10:00 The Gift Shop
11:00 – 11:30 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Service Dining: Swedish Meatballs, paprika potatoes, spinach, bread, ice cream, milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 7, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 7, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

“Engineering Innovations” Day Camp at Headwaters Science Center

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July 7, 2014

“Engineering Innovations”, a weeklong summer day camp, is planned for July 7 - 11, 9am to 3pm, and is geared for students entering grades 4-8. Participants will engage in design challenges, reverse engineering activities, go on a field trip led by engineers, and hands-on force and motion sessions. Throughout the week participants will learn and use basic engineering principles and develop critical and creative thinking skills while working with new friends on multiple activities.
Engineering Innovations is $200 for the week and scholarships of up to 50% are available to eligible participants, in addition, Karvakko Engineering will offer one full scholarship via an essay contest open to all interested participants. HSC members save 20%. Contact HSC to register and learn more about scholarship opportunities at 444-4472 or stop in, 413 Beltrami Ave, Bemidji.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 7, 2014

Brown Bag Lunch with Doris Stengel, author of Arrival and Departure - Monday July 7 @ 12 noon - Bring your sack lunch and listen to local poet Stengel talk about her new collection, praised by none other than beloved Central Lakes College professor Joe Plut.

Introduction to Participatory Art Making

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July 7, 2014

This 2-hour session introduces you to the world of participatory art making. You will learn simple tools and techniques you can use to enhance the life of others in a joyful, interactive and creative way.
This session is especially useful to individuals who work or wish to work with people across a broad range of cognitive and physical abilities; artists who wish to extend their reach to a broader community; and for anyone who wants to discover new ways to enrich and deepen people’s lives.
No experience is required to attend.
This is a free event.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 8, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 8, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 8, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 8, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 8, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 8, 2014N/A

Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp (ages 12-­16). July 6-­11. (Additional session possible; dates TBA) Includes MN DNR Bowhunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 8, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

“Engineering Innovations” Day Camp at Headwaters Science Center

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July 8, 2014

“Engineering Innovations”, a weeklong summer day camp, is planned for July 7 - 11, 9am to 3pm, and is geared for students entering grades 4-8. Participants will engage in design challenges, reverse engineering activities, go on a field trip led by engineers, and hands-on force and motion sessions. Throughout the week participants will learn and use basic engineering principles and develop critical and creative thinking skills while working with new friends on multiple activities.
Engineering Innovations is $200 for the week and scholarships of up to 50% are available to eligible participants, in addition, Karvakko Engineering will offer one full scholarship via an essay contest open to all interested participants. HSC members save 20%. Contact HSC to register and learn more about scholarship opportunities at 444-4472 or stop in, 413 Beltrami Ave, Bemidji.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 8, 2014N/A

Circle Time Under the Pines: L is for Leaves
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet by the Museum Amphitheater (Look for a large blanket underneath a big pine tree), below Wegmann’s Store, (in the Lakeside Museum if raining).
Children 2-5 years old, come explore and have fun at Itasca as we learn about leaves and trees through stories, songs, crafts, and outdoor discovery. NOTES: Adults must accompany children. Consider bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying your noon meal at the park after the program.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Skunks
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Outdoor Kids— Water Birds
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through crafts and other hands-on activities. Topics vary with many of the programs focusing on life around the lake.

Grab a free lunch during Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes

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July 8, 2014N/A

It’s time to dig out Thor, Big Bertha, Ole, Sven, Lena and Baby Olga for the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days celebration July 8-9. It’s a time for thousands to gather as they share a free lunch of baked beans, a dinner roll and a glass of Culligan water. The fun begins with the Paddle Hunt; your first clue will be released at 9 a.m. July 7. On Tuesday night, the baked beans are buried in the ground. And on Wednesday, the celebration culminates with the raising of the beans, a Queen Bean and King Bean coronation, an arts and crafts fair, a food market, children’s games and, of course, lunch!
July 8
· 6 p.m. – Burying of the beans ceremony – The beans, prepared from Paul Bunyan’s secret recipe behind locked doors, are buried in five huge cast-iron kettles and cooked over a wood fire during the night. Join us for this special ceremony! The largest kettle, Thor, is on display by the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center.
July 9
· 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Craft fair and concessions along the Paul Bunyan State Trail
· 11:15 a.m. – Coronation ceremony – Who will be this year’s Queen Bean or King Bean?
· 11:30 a.m. – Raising of the beans
· Noon – Serving of the beans – The incredibly friendly volunteers serve a free and delicious bowl of baked beans, bun and beverage to thousands of attendees.
Commemorative T-shirts and bowls will be sold July 7-9 as supplies last at the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center in Trailside Park.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Tuesday
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
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining- Liver or Pepper Steak, buttered boiled potatoes, peas, bread, apricots, milk
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
1:30 – Let’s Go Fishing
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 8, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Northwest Indian OIC announces July Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules

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July 8, 2014

Northwest Indian OIC announces July and August Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules.
Anishinaabe Worldview, is a 28 hour cultural competency accredited course that will give a general understanding of the Anishinaabe. Participants will learn the historical framework from which to understand and articulate the Native experience today. The outcome will be an empowered sense of identity in the Native learner and increased understanding in the Non-Native learner.
July session:
July 8 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July15 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July 22 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July 29 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Attendance on all four days is required to receive accreditation. Registration deadline July 3, 2014.
Participants will receive two Continuing Education Units (CEU).
Registration is $349.00 per person. Registration fees for this training, as with all our trainings, are used to support the ongoing services of Northwest Indian OIC, a native-controlled nonprofit organization.
Please feel free to call Rhonda Conn or Malissia Jones for more information at 218.759.2022 or Rhonda.conn@nwioic.org or Malissia.Jones@nwioic.org.

Special Event with Kairos Alive!

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July 8, 2014

Join Kairos Alive! Founder and Director, Maria Genné and her intergenerational artist team for a lively interactive introduction to the power of participatory dance, music and story making to positively impact wellbeing.
Experience the power of movement in a way that is creative, fun and deeply engaging!
This event is hosted at the Senior Activity Center.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 8, 2014

The Moon Garden-Gardening Class - Tuesday July 8 @ 12:00 noon - Join Crow Wing County Master Gardener, Jennifer Knutson, for this free and informative class thanks to the U of MN Extension Office. If you work during the day and you are a gardener, you may miss enjoying your garden during daylight hours. The most magnificent garden by day seems still and spiritless compared to its nocturnal counterpart. Moon gardens are designed to be enjoyed in the evening and nighttime. In this one hour class you will learn how to design and plant a moon garden. Register by calling the library at 829-5574.

Unlimited Learning Event: Minnesota Painter Captures The Story Of The Voyageurs

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July 8, 2014

Come to this rare opportunity to hear acclaimed artist and narrator Robert H. Perrizo
portray the story of the French Voyageurs and explorers in the 17th and 18th century
who came to Canada and what was to become Minnesota, to conduct trade with the
Cree, Huron, Ojibwe, Pottawatomie and other indigenous peoples.
Perrizo found the Voyageurs were interesting to him as a colorful people, transporting
themselves by canoe, surviving as risk takers in new territory while displaying an appetite
for fun and song. They were also the first Europeans to develop trade with Native peoples in
Canada and the upper Midwest. Perrizo also found a personal connection through ancestral
research. His French forefather, Jean de Parisot, (named after a village in the French Pyrenees)
had come early to rural Canada. Descendants of Jean de Parisot moved to Clontarf,
Mn. where Robert Perrizo was born and raised.
Mr. Perrizo started painting in 2000 in his studio in Gull Lake, Mn. in ‘Voyageur Country’.
He starts the process with pencil drawings and then paints in oils on canvas. His narration,
with slides and paintings include about 44 oil paintings depicting the Voyageurs and the First Nations’
peoples that became trading partners and sometimes family. He also paints portraits of historical
figures that were stakeholders in this early commerce and exploration well before the land became
the United States. Hopefully there may be a sneak preview of newly painted depictions for viewing.
Join us at Unlimited Learning, Tuesday, July 8th 1:30-3:30 P.M. You won’t want to miss this stimulating, educational event. Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby. Non-members are always welcome $5.00.
Visit www.unlimitedlearning.net for more info.

Unlimited Learning Event: Minnesota Painter Captures The Story Of The Voyageurs

Simonson Lumber of Brainerd hosts Business After Hours

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July 8, 2014

The employees of Simonson Lumber of Brainerd invite you to Business After Hours from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 8. During Business After Hours, Simonson Lumber of Brainerd will provide Chamber members with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, information about its offerings and door prizes.
Simonson Lumber of Brainerd is located at 3855 Independence Road in Baxter. This event will be held outdoors, under a tent. A cash bar will be supplied by Prairie Bay, and Mickey’s will be catering the food. Non-alcoholic drink options will also be available.
Advance registration is recommended for this free event. To register, contact Holly Holm at (218) 822-7112 or hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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July 8, 2014

Sanford Bemidji, RP Broadcasting and the Sanford Center have partnered together for another year’s summer walking program.
Join our free summer walking program, get fit and have fun. Starting Tuesday, June 10, and every Tuesday through August 19, we’ll walk around Bemidji. Bring a friend, enjoy the fresh air and get a little exercise. Walk at your own pace and learn how walking can become a part of a healthier lifestyle.
Tuesdays, June 10 – August 19
Meet at the Sanford Center
5 p.m. Registration and short presentation
5:30 p.m. Walk begins
June 10 is the kickoff! Meet the Bemidji Axemen and the Axes Dance Team, get entered into a drawing for one of two sets (2) of tickets to an Axemen game and see how much fun you can have walking towards a healthier you this summer.
Preregister online at http://www.go100forhealth.com/ or at the walk.
Register any time throughout the summer - It's free - weekly drawings and giveaways

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

Lindbergh Historic Site Film Series Presents “Birth of Flight: Seaplanes Development and Use”

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July 8, 2014

Lindbergh Historic Site Film Series Presents “Birth of Flight: Seaplanes Development and Use”
Date: Tuesday 8 July 2014
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Drive, Little Falls
Cost: free
For more information: 320-616-5421
Event: In this episode of "The Birth of Flight," learn how Seaplane development went from strength to strength, with Seaplanes becoming the largest aircraft in the world by the end of the First World War. Seaplanes saw the dawn of the aviation industry as they could accommodate large numbers of passengers between continents and only required a smooth body of water to land. The film starts at 7 p.m. The museum and gift shop will be open for a short time before and after the film screening.
Admission is free.
The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is located across from Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, 1.5 miles south of Little Falls at 1620 Lindbergh Drive. Call 320-616-5421 for more information.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 9, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 9, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 9, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 9, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 9, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 9, 2014N/A

Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp (ages 12-­16). July 6-­11. (Additional session possible; dates TBA) Includes MN DNR Bowhunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 9, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

“Engineering Innovations” Day Camp at Headwaters Science Center

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July 9, 2014

“Engineering Innovations”, a weeklong summer day camp, is planned for July 7 - 11, 9am to 3pm, and is geared for students entering grades 4-8. Participants will engage in design challenges, reverse engineering activities, go on a field trip led by engineers, and hands-on force and motion sessions. Throughout the week participants will learn and use basic engineering principles and develop critical and creative thinking skills while working with new friends on multiple activities.
Engineering Innovations is $200 for the week and scholarships of up to 50% are available to eligible participants, in addition, Karvakko Engineering will offer one full scholarship via an essay contest open to all interested participants. HSC members save 20%. Contact HSC to register and learn more about scholarship opportunities at 444-4472 or stop in, 413 Beltrami Ave, Bemidji.

Grab a free lunch during Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes

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July 9, 2014N/A

It’s time to dig out Thor, Big Bertha, Ole, Sven, Lena and Baby Olga for the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days celebration July 8-9. It’s a time for thousands to gather as they share a free lunch of baked beans, a dinner roll and a glass of Culligan water. The fun begins with the Paddle Hunt; your first clue will be released at 9 a.m. July 7. On Tuesday night, the baked beans are buried in the ground. And on Wednesday, the celebration culminates with the raising of the beans, a Queen Bean and King Bean coronation, an arts and crafts fair, a food market, children’s games and, of course, lunch!
July 8
· 6 p.m. – Burying of the beans ceremony – The beans, prepared from Paul Bunyan’s secret recipe behind locked doors, are buried in five huge cast-iron kettles and cooked over a wood fire during the night. Join us for this special ceremony! The largest kettle, Thor, is on display by the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center.
July 9
· 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Craft fair and concessions along the Paul Bunyan State Trail
· 11:15 a.m. – Coronation ceremony – Who will be this year’s Queen Bean or King Bean?
· 11:30 a.m. – Raising of the beans
· Noon – Serving of the beans – The incredibly friendly volunteers serve a free and delicious bowl of baked beans, bun and beverage to thousands of attendees.
Commemorative T-shirts and bowls will be sold July 7-9 as supplies last at the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center in Trailside Park.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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Mississippi Headwaters Hike
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Meet at the compass rose under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Learn about fun facts of the Mississippi Headwaters during this short naturalist-led walk to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Topics vary.
Old Timer’s Cabin Walk
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 1:30-2 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Learn about the ‘boys’ that built Forest Inn, Old Timer’s Cabin and more. Come for the walk as we talk about the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on this walking tour of buildings around the Douglas Lodge area, ending at the CCC Old Timer’s Cabin.
Old Timer’s Cabin, Open Tour
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Cabin open from 2- 3:30 p.m.
Held at the Old Timer’s Cabin, located along the boardwalk below Douglas Lodge
Learn more about this Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed building. The Naturalist staff will have the cabin open for you to tour at your leisure.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Weasels
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Itasca Jeopardy, Campfire
Wednesday, July 9 from 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Meet in Bear Paw Campground (the grassy area near the tiny log pump house and campsite #70 near the bike trail; if rain-- inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center)
Bring your blanket or lawn chair, gather around the fire and be ready for a lively game of Itasca trivia. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

PLEIN AIR - AITKIN! 2014

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July 9, 2014N/A

The 8th annual Competition and Exhibit. July 9th - 12th. Talented Plein Air (open air, outside painting) Artists will be competing for over $1000 in prize money in Aitkin County. Be sure to keep an eye out for the painters on Wednesday, July 9 in town and during the ‘quick paint’ at the fairgrounds during the Aitkin County Fair on Thursday, July 10. Awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday, July 12 beginning at 1:00 pm. You are invited to attend. Please stop in and vote for People’s Choice, the Plein Air Exhibit will be open until July 26th.

Long Lake Theater - "The Nerd"

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July 9, 2014N/A

The Nerd by Larry Shue
June 11th - July 12, 2014
A side-splitting comedy about a young architect visited by an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Shows are Wednesday at 3 pm & Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm.
Reservations recommended. Call 218-732-0099 or www.longlaketheater.com

Friends of Sanford Health Hosts Purse Sale

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July 9, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a Purse Sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center just outside the Gift Shop on Wednesday, July 9 (7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Thursday, July 10 (7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.) or while supplies last. The sale features a wide variety of purses in several shapes, colors and sizes at a great savings.
Friends of Sanford Health receives a percentage of the gross sales to enrich the staff, patients, residents and visitors of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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July 9, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Wednesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining- Chef Salad, turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce/salad drsg, tomato, cucumber slices, muffin, brownie, milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 9, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 9, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 9, 2014

Brainerd Book Club - Wednesday, July 9 @ 2pm - This month we discuss the intense and intriguing Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. 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.

Fostering Wellness through Participatory Art Making

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July 9, 2014

Join Kairos Alive! Founder and Director, Maria Genné and her intergenerational artist team for a lively interactive introduction to the power of participatory dance, music and story making to positively impact wellbeing.
Experience first-hand how participatory art making expands audience engagement and active participation throughout the “performance” experience. Event co-sponsored by Bemidji Library.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 10, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 10, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 10, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 10, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 10, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 10, 2014N/A

Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp (ages 12-­16). July 6-­11. (Additional session possible; dates TBA) Includes MN DNR Bowhunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 10, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

“Engineering Innovations” Day Camp at Headwaters Science Center

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July 10, 2014

“Engineering Innovations”, a weeklong summer day camp, is planned for July 7 - 11, 9am to 3pm, and is geared for students entering grades 4-8. Participants will engage in design challenges, reverse engineering activities, go on a field trip led by engineers, and hands-on force and motion sessions. Throughout the week participants will learn and use basic engineering principles and develop critical and creative thinking skills while working with new friends on multiple activities.
Engineering Innovations is $200 for the week and scholarships of up to 50% are available to eligible participants, in addition, Karvakko Engineering will offer one full scholarship via an essay contest open to all interested participants. HSC members save 20%. Contact HSC to register and learn more about scholarship opportunities at 444-4472 or stop in, 413 Beltrami Ave, Bemidji.

PLEIN AIR - AITKIN! 2014

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July 10, 2014N/A

The 8th annual Competition and Exhibit. July 9th - 12th. Talented Plein Air (open air, outside painting) Artists will be competing for over $1000 in prize money in Aitkin County. Be sure to keep an eye out for the painters on Wednesday, July 9 in town and during the ‘quick paint’ at the fairgrounds during the Aitkin County Fair on Thursday, July 10. Awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday, July 12 beginning at 1:00 pm. You are invited to attend. Please stop in and vote for People’s Choice, the Plein Air Exhibit will be open until July 26th.

Long Lake Theater - "The Nerd"

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July 10, 2014N/A

The Nerd by Larry Shue
June 11th - July 12, 2014
A side-splitting comedy about a young architect visited by an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Shows are Wednesday at 3 pm & Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm.
Reservations recommended. Call 218-732-0099 or www.longlaketheater.com

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 10, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Event...Come walk the Labrynth

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

Meet fellow Chamber members over coffee and breakfast

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July 10, 2014

The next meeting of ChamberNet is 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel, 302 Washington St. in Brainerd.
ChamberNet is a lead-sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals.
Cost is $75 annually, but Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are invited to attend up to two meetings free to see what ChamberNet can do for their businesses. If you have any questions, email Matt Perrine at mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com or call him at (218) 822-7107.

Friends of Sanford Health Hosts Purse Sale

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July 10, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a Purse Sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center just outside the Gift Shop on Wednesday, July 9 (7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Thursday, July 10 (7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.) or while supplies last. The sale features a wide variety of purses in several shapes, colors and sizes at a great savings.
Friends of Sanford Health receives a percentage of the gross sales to enrich the staff, patients, residents and visitors of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

The Center - Thursday Events

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July 10, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Thursday
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, pudding dessert, milk
12:00 Bridge
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing
7:00 Bandstand: “Jack Franzen” – Gregory Park

The Center - Thursday Events

Market in the Park returns to downtown Pequot Lakes

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July 10, 2014

A fun-for-all-ages area event returns June 19 at Trailside Park near the Paul Bunyan State Trail in downtown Pequot Lakes. Market in the Park will run every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 21. This event has something for everyone – including crafters, flea market booths, farmers, fundraisers, garage sales, concessions, etc. Anyone is welcome to purchase booth space for this event.
A 10-foot-by-10-foot booth space costs only $15/day ($30 for a 10-foot-by-20-foot booth). Brainerd Lakes Chamber members get a booth space for free.
There also will be a bobber hunt for kids from 10 a.m. to noon each Thursday and bobber bowling for kids and adults at 1 p.m. in Trailside Park. Prizes will be given to the winners.
Come out and enjoy this “bobber bash” every Thursday. Each week will bring new vendors, so you never know what you will find.
To apply for a space at Market in the Park, contact Jenna Crawford at (218) 568-8911 or jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

LAKES AREA ARTISTS FINE ART SHOW AND SALE

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July 10, 2014

LAKES AREA ARTISTS FINE ART SHOW AND SALE
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 10-11-12, 2014
10 AM TO 5 PM DAILY
"LIVE WELL' AT JOURNEY CHURCH, DOWNTOWN NISSWA, MN
The Lakes Area Artists are exhibiting their work at their July Show and Sale, Thursday-Saturday, July 10-12 from 10 am to 5pm daily at the "Live Well" at Journey Church in downtown Nisswa, (located on Hwy 18 across from the A & W).
Original oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, glass, jewelry, monotype, pottery, mixed media, prints, cards and more will be on hand by these featured artists: Bill Grange, Laurel LaBorde, Madonna Maaves, David Rickert, Cyrus Swann, Sharon Peterson, Diane Runberg and will feature new members; Kathy Braud, Greg Souther and Steven Weagel, and guest artist Erica Hagberg.
Free admission, plus artful door prizes and art demonstratons will take
place each day and the public is invited to come and observe artists at work.

Itasca State Park Nature program

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July 10, 2014

Wet and Wild Mississippi River Day
Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Meet around the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Come explore and discover the infant Mississippi River at a variety of information and activity stations. Learn about wildlife, plants and people that make the river home. Learn about Itasca’s minnow species as you partake in minnow races or try making a ‘mini’ boat made from natural plant materials. Wear your water shoes and experiment with river dynamics as you float your boat down the Mighty Mississippi. Many activities for all ages at the family friendly event!

Little Falls Senior Center's INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY

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July 10, 2014

Little Falls Senior Center's INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY
Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 2:30 pm
Live music by Jerry Bierschbach
Meal at 5:00 pm
Please make meal reservations by noon the previous day at 320-632-8200.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Brainerd Public Library

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July 10, 2014

The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library are overstocked on books for teens and children, so they're holding a special book sale just for these items in July. It will be in the large meeting room just like the other book sales, and there will be bargains galore!
Hours:
Thursday, July 10 4-7pm
Friday, July 11 9am-3pm
The Friends' regular semi-annual book sale will be August 14-16.

Kairos Alive! Dance Hall

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July 10, 2014

Join us for a fun and interactive evening facilitated by Kairos Alive!, an intergenerational artist team that is redefining artistic engagement and performance. This is a Dance Party for All Ages modeled after traditional community dance parties where the nuances of life were discovered and savored, courtships started and stories, tunes and dances shared.
Music provided by The Clean Starts Band, with Don Zieman and friends.
“Kairos Dance Hall: It went from good to great, and left you wanting more, and wanting to do it again!” Minneapolis Loring Park Director, John Outlaw.

Mom's Gift - Makes a Minnesota Premiere in Pequot Lakes

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July 10, 2014

The Pequot Lakes Community Theater production of Mom's Gift Opens on Thursday, July 10, 2014 with an 8 pm performance on the stage of the Pequot Lakes High School Theater.
Tickets for the play can be reserved by calling Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200. Tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before the show. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (age 60 and over) and $8 for youth (age 18 and under).

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 11, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 11, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 11, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 11, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 11, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 11, 2014N/A

Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp (ages 12-­16). July 6-­11. (Additional session possible; dates TBA) Includes MN DNR Bowhunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 11, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

“Engineering Innovations” Day Camp at Headwaters Science Center

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July 11, 2014

“Engineering Innovations”, a weeklong summer day camp, is planned for July 7 - 11, 9am to 3pm, and is geared for students entering grades 4-8. Participants will engage in design challenges, reverse engineering activities, go on a field trip led by engineers, and hands-on force and motion sessions. Throughout the week participants will learn and use basic engineering principles and develop critical and creative thinking skills while working with new friends on multiple activities.
Engineering Innovations is $200 for the week and scholarships of up to 50% are available to eligible participants, in addition, Karvakko Engineering will offer one full scholarship via an essay contest open to all interested participants. HSC members save 20%. Contact HSC to register and learn more about scholarship opportunities at 444-4472 or stop in, 413 Beltrami Ave, Bemidji.

PLEIN AIR - AITKIN! 2014

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July 11, 2014N/A

The 8th annual Competition and Exhibit. July 9th - 12th. Talented Plein Air (open air, outside painting) Artists will be competing for over $1000 in prize money in Aitkin County. Be sure to keep an eye out for the painters on Wednesday, July 9 in town and during the ‘quick paint’ at the fairgrounds during the Aitkin County Fair on Thursday, July 10. Awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday, July 12 beginning at 1:00 pm. You are invited to attend. Please stop in and vote for People’s Choice, the Plein Air Exhibit will be open until July 26th.

Long Lake Theater - "The Nerd"

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July 11, 2014N/A

The Nerd by Larry Shue
June 11th - July 12, 2014
A side-splitting comedy about a young architect visited by an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Shows are Wednesday at 3 pm & Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm.
Reservations recommended. Call 218-732-0099 or www.longlaketheater.com

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 11, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

LAKES AREA ARTISTS FINE ART SHOW AND SALE

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July 11, 2014

LAKES AREA ARTISTS FINE ART SHOW AND SALE
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 10-11-12, 2014
10 AM TO 5 PM DAILY
"LIVE WELL' AT JOURNEY CHURCH, DOWNTOWN NISSWA, MN
The Lakes Area Artists are exhibiting their work at their July Show and Sale, Thursday-Saturday, July 10-12 from 10 am to 5pm daily at the "Live Well" at Journey Church in downtown Nisswa, (located on Hwy 18 across from the A & W).
Original oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, glass, jewelry, monotype, pottery, mixed media, prints, cards and more will be on hand by these featured artists: Bill Grange, Laurel LaBorde, Madonna Maaves, David Rickert, Cyrus Swann, Sharon Peterson, Diane Runberg and will feature new members; Kathy Braud, Greg Souther and Steven Weagel, and guest artist Erica Hagberg.
Free admission, plus artful door prizes and art demonstratons will take
place each day and the public is invited to come and observe artists at work.

Event...Come walk the Labrynth

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July 11, 2014N/A

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

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 11, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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I Can Fish! Kid’s Fishing Fridays
Friday, July 11, 2014 from 10:30-Noon (come and go at your leisure)
Meet at the Itasca Fishing Pier, below Douglas Lodge
Kids, bring an adult with you and learn the new skill of fishing. Ages 6-12. NOTES: An adult must accompany children. Bring your own fishing pole or use one provided (limited number). Poles are available on first come first serve basis. Artificial bait provided. Non-Minnesota residents will need a fishing license (within the park, purchase at Itasca Sports Rental).
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Friday, July 11, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Campground Animals
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Trees of Itasca, Walk
Friday, July 11, 2014 from 2-2:30 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Red pine or white pine? Paper birch or aspen? Join the naturalist as we identify the common trees of Itasca.
Digital Photography Scavenger Hunt!
Friday, July 11 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Have fun with your family while completing our photo scavenger hunt! Digital cameras will be provided, or you may bring your own.
Animals of the Night, Campfire
Friday, July 11, 2014 from 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
If rain-- inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.
Enjoy a warm fire as you sit back and learn about animals that are adapted for life at night. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji

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Cabin Coffee House - Cabin Coffee House presents a new Exhibit from the Freehand Collaboration Group, called, "Sing With Paint." Artists were asked to take time to listen, to choose a sound or song that they found moving and visually interpret it, incorporating the color, emerald green. Join us on Friday July 11th, from 5:30 to 7:00pm Some of the artists will be present for the reception. Cabin Coffee House 214 3rd St NW, Bemidji. For more information, please call: 218-556-4485.

Gallery North – Visit Gallery North Wednesday - July 11th from 2:00 to 5:00 for the release of the children’s book Alphabet Jambalaya (An Alliterative Alphabet Book for the Young at Heart). Alphabet Jambalaya is not your usual alphabet book! Rather it captures the imagination with unique pictures through the use of alliteration. Whether it is piccolo playing penguins, exercising elephants, or rabbits racing recklessly, the illustrations will bring smiles to all. Bring the family to meet the authors and illustrators, Mary Knox-Johnson, Marion Reil, and six year old Bella Drevlow, listen to excerpts from the book, play games, enjoy refreshments, and share in the joy of sharing a first-book with your children! 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.

Neilson Place presents “Connected to Nature”, a photo exhibit by Lainie Hiller beginning July 1st and continuing through October. Lainie is Australian by birth and culture. She is a self-taught photographer who has a love for photography, travel and the outdoors. Her favorite subject matters are wildlife and landscapes which she has captured through her lens of Australia and travels with her wildlife biologist husband to other countries. Meet and talk with Lainie on Friday, July 11, 2014, from 2:00-4:00 in the Neilson Place lobby. Refreshments will be served. Framed and unframed photos as well as greeting cards will be available for purchase at the reception and in the Bistro Gift Shop throughout the display’s duration. Neilson Place is located on the Sanford WoodsEdge campus, 1000 Anne Street NW. For hours or more information call 751-0220 extension #1.

First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 11, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

The Center - Friday Events

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July 11, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Friday
8:00 Card Recycling
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10:00 Walking Exercise
11:00 Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Pork Chow Mein, rice/chow mein noodles, oriental vegetables, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

Brainerd Public Library

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July 11, 2014

The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library are overstocked on books for teens and children, so they're holding a special book sale just for these items in July. It will be in the large meeting room just like the other book sales, and there will be bargains galore!
Hours:
Thursday, July 10 4-7pm
Friday, July 11 9am-3pm
The Friends' regular semi-annual book sale will be August 14-16.

Lake Superior Zoomobile presents: Animals in Action at the Bemdji Public Library

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July 11, 2014

Lake Superior Zoomobile presents: Animals in Action at the Bemdji Public Library.
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:30 am.
Come learn how animals move and groove and meet some animal ambassadors from the Lake Superior Zoo.
This is a fun, interactive way for elementary age children to meet and learn about animals.
Please note that this event was originally scheduled as a workshop with advance registration. We have heard such great reports from the other KRL branches which also hosted this event - that we decided to make this an open event for a large audience and hold it in our main reading room.

7th Annual Knit-In for the Cure

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July 11, 2014

We will once again gather together to support those treating for cancer. For 24 hours we will be creating chemo caps, prayer shawls and lap blankets. We do collect these items year round so don't think that you have to get it all completed during that time. Also, if you were unable to join us during the event, you are more than welcome to donate at any time.
The last couple years we have been doing a potluck during the event and that seems to work well. If you could bring a little something to share with all of the other awesome people, that would be great.
If you do not knit or crochet, but would like to contribute, you are more than welcome to drop off store bought items or yarn that one of our participants would be more than happy to make up into something special. Monetary donations are also accepted to apply towards more yarn.
The generosity of crafters across the state has resulted in close to 2500 hats, almost 500 shawls, 50 lap blankets along with a few scarves and socks. These items are being distributed at various infusion centers and hospice organizations. We also keep items on hand at the shop so if you or anyone you know could use one of these items, please contact us or stop by and pick something out for them. All of these items are free of charge. Thank you to all of those that have joined us in the past and we hope to have many more joining in. Grab your needles and hooks and join us!
Call us for more information or check us out on Facebook for all the details.

7th Annual Knit-In for the Cure

Gallery North July First Friday

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July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014
Gallery North First Friday Open House
502 3rd Street NW
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Visit Gallery North July 11th from 2:00 to 5:00 for the release of the children’s book Alphabet Jambalaya (An Alliterative Alphabet Book for the Young at Heart). Alphabet Jambalaya is not your usual alphabet book! Rather it captures the imagination with unique pictures through the use of alliteration. Whether it’s piccolo playing penguins, exercising elephants, or rabbits racing recklessly, the illustrations will bring smiles to all.
So, bring the family to meet the authors and illustrators, Mary Knox-Johnson, Marion Reil, and six year old Bella Drevlow, listen to excerpts from the book, play games, enjoy refreshments, and share in the joy of sharing a first-book with your children!
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 July First Friday

Bemidji Public Library - Be SCARED but be THERE!

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July 11, 2014

Bemidji Public Library - Be SCARED but be THERE! Come see the FEAR MONSTERS at the Bemidji Public Library, Friday July 11, 2014. Opening Reception from 3 – 5pm. The show will feature students from 2013 SummerKids’ ART CLUB. Paintings represent the collaborative efforts of last year’s First thru Fifth Graders to paint the Monster that Creeps Up on EACH of US and keeps us from being our true selves. All family members welcomed and encouraged to attend. The library is located at 509 America Ave NW. For more information or hours call 218-751- 3963 or on the web at http://www.krls.org/branches/branch_bj.html

MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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July 11, 2014

FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION
Downtown art galleries and businesses are open late for a First Friday Art Walk from 4 – 8 pm on July 11 – held the second Friday of the month due to the Fourth of July holiday. MacRostie Art Center will have live music by Emily LaPlant from 5 – 7 pm, food and wine, and artist talks at 6pm. The First Friday reception is sponsored by Rafferty Pizza and is free and open to the public.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 12, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 12, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 12, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 12, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

PLEIN AIR - AITKIN! 2014

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July 12, 2014N/A

The 8th annual Competition and Exhibit. July 9th - 12th. Talented Plein Air (open air, outside painting) Artists will be competing for over $1000 in prize money in Aitkin County. Be sure to keep an eye out for the painters on Wednesday, July 9 in town and during the ‘quick paint’ at the fairgrounds during the Aitkin County Fair on Thursday, July 10. Awards ceremony will be held at the Jaques on Saturday, July 12 beginning at 1:00 pm. You are invited to attend. Please stop in and vote for People’s Choice, the Plein Air Exhibit will be open until July 26th.

Long Lake Theater - "The Nerd"

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July 12, 2014N/A

The Nerd by Larry Shue
June 11th - July 12, 2014
A side-splitting comedy about a young architect visited by an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Shows are Wednesday at 3 pm & Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm.
Reservations recommended. Call 218-732-0099 or www.longlaketheater.com

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 12, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

LAKES AREA ARTISTS FINE ART SHOW AND SALE

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July 12, 2014

LAKES AREA ARTISTS FINE ART SHOW AND SALE
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 10-11-12, 2014
10 AM TO 5 PM DAILY
"LIVE WELL' AT JOURNEY CHURCH, DOWNTOWN NISSWA, MN
The Lakes Area Artists are exhibiting their work at their July Show and Sale, Thursday-Saturday, July 10-12 from 10 am to 5pm daily at the "Live Well" at Journey Church in downtown Nisswa, (located on Hwy 18 across from the A & W).
Original oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, glass, jewelry, monotype, pottery, mixed media, prints, cards and more will be on hand by these featured artists: Bill Grange, Laurel LaBorde, Madonna Maaves, David Rickert, Cyrus Swann, Sharon Peterson, Diane Runberg and will feature new members; Kathy Braud, Greg Souther and Steven Weagel, and guest artist Erica Hagberg.
Free admission, plus artful door prizes and art demonstratons will take
place each day and the public is invited to come and observe artists at work.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 12, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

7th Annual Knit-In for the Cure

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July 12, 2014

We will once again gather together to support those treating for cancer. For 24 hours we will be creating chemo caps, prayer shawls and lap blankets. We do collect these items year round so don't think that you have to get it all completed during that time. Also, if you were unable to join us during the event, you are more than welcome to donate at any time.
The last couple years we have been doing a potluck during the event and that seems to work well. If you could bring a little something to share with all of the other awesome people, that would be great.
If you do not knit or crochet, but would like to contribute, you are more than welcome to drop off store bought items or yarn that one of our participants would be more than happy to make up into something special. Monetary donations are also accepted to apply towards more yarn.
The generosity of crafters across the state has resulted in close to 2500 hats, almost 500 shawls, 50 lap blankets along with a few scarves and socks. These items are being distributed at various infusion centers and hospice organizations. We also keep items on hand at the shop so if you or anyone you know could use one of these items, please contact us or stop by and pick something out for them. All of these items are free of charge. Thank you to all of those that have joined us in the past and we hope to have many more joining in. Grab your needles and hooks and join us!
Call us for more information or check us out on Facebook for all the details.

7th Annual Knit-In for the Cure

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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Itasca’s Presenters Under the Pines: The Best of Itasca State Park: Trail Favorites Talk and Walk with author Deane Johnson
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 9- Noon
Meet at Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Deane Johnson, author of The Best of Itasca: A Guide to Minnesota's Oldest State Park, will reveal his favorite hikes in Itasca. Illustrated with photos from the trails, his talk will include stories of the trail’s history and special features and sights along the way. After the talk he will sign copies of his newly-released trail guidebook, and then lead a one-hour hike along a trail nearby. Book signing begins at 9 a.m.; talk begins at 10 a.m. followed by a walk.
Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Tour
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10 a.m.–Noon
Tour begins at the Levorsen Building located on the Pioneer Farmer showgrounds.* The showground is located on the north side of Itasca State Park. Go out the North Entrance to Itasca State Park, turn east onto Hwy 200 for ¼ mile entrance is on the south side of the road. *Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m.
Get a feel for the early 1900s community of Lake Itasca at the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Showgrounds (LIRPF). See the Itasca Historic Sawmill. Explore various buildings from a country school, dove-tail one-room log house and a logging museum. LIRPF volunteers will guide you on this tour. www.itascapioneerfarmers.com
Dr. Roberts Trail Walk
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet outside Douglas Lodge
Join the park naturalist as we share natural and human uses of the plants on this short walk on the Dr. Roberts Nature Trail. Bring your camera for the opportunity to photograph the current blooming wildflowers.
Discover Douglas Lodge! History Cart
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 12:30-2 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet outside Douglas Lodge (inside the lobby if raining)
Discover more about this beautiful building opened to the public in 1905! Look at historic photos and enjoy stories about the ‘people watching porch’, the Greyhound bus stop, the original Forest Inn and the wet/dry county line!
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Saturday, July 12, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Wolves
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Outdoor Kids— Fish Painting
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through crafts and other hands-on activities. Topics vary with many of the programs focusing on life around the lake.
Creepy, Crawly Critters, Campfire
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
If rain-- inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.
Enjoy a warm fire as you sit back and learn about the value of those critters that make your skin creep and crawl (mosquitoes, leeches and more). Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

Bemidji Garden Club Bus Trip to Rose Fest in Duluth

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July 12, 2014N/A

Join members of the Bemidji Garden Club on Saturday, July 12, 2014 as the charter a bus for a day trip to Duluth, MN, for the Annual Rose Festival, sponsored by the Lake Superior Rose Society of Duluth. The cost is $35 per person. Adults, only, please.
The day's schedule: (all times approximate, except 7:30 am)
7:30 am - board bus at Leuken's South parking lot.
10:30 am - arrive at the Leif Erickson Rose Garden for a personal tour with Mary Tennis, Duluth City Rosarian; then choose various mimi-seminars to learn more about roses.
12:30 pm - Lunch and Rose Show at Valentini's Restaurant, next to the Rose Garden. Our menu selections include lunch, beverage, cookie, tax & tip for a total of $15, to be paid on your own.
1:30 pm - on bus for short trip to Canal Park for shopping time.
3:30 pm - on bus for short trip to Katherine Ahlgren's home and gardens for "Wine and Roses." Katherine is a consulting rosarinan.
5:15 pm - on bus for ride home. Bemidji arrival about 8:00 pm.
For reservations, send $35 check on or before July 9th to:
Wilda Hegstad
2395 Brinkman Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

5K For Relay Run/Walk for all ages

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July 12, 2014

Event: 5K For Relay Run/Walk for all ages. Trophies and medals given to top finishers in each age group. Race is chip timed by Hero's Timing of Bemidji.
Date: July 12th
Time: Check-in at 8:00 a.m. Race at 9:00 a.m. Awards at 10:00 a.m.
Place: Sanford Event Center Gate 4. Race is on the Paul Bunyan trail around the south side of Lake Bemidji - turn around at half-way point and finish at starting point.
Cost: $25 if registered prior to June 16th. $30 if registered after. Event t-shirt guaranteed to those that register prior to June 16th. ALL PROCEEDS to to Relay For Life of Beltrami County.
Register: By emailing jkroeger@paulbunyan.net to request a Registration Form to mail in. OR go to www.zapevent.com and type in 5K For Relay to register online.
Questions: Contact Jodie Kroeger 218-759-0371 or jkroeger@paulbunyan.net

5K For Relay Run/Walk for all ages

MACROSTIE ART CENTER PRESENTS THE DOWNTOWN ART FAIR

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July 12, 2014

MacRostie Art Center (MAC) is excited to announce its annual summer art fair. The Downtown Art Fair will take place on Saturday, July 12 from 9 am to 4 pm on the Old Central School grounds in downtown Grand Rapids. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

ART & MUSIC |REGIONAL VENDORS
Over 20 regional artist vendors will be on-site from 9 am to 4 pm displaying and selling artwork including painting, wood carving, glass blowing, pottery, jewelry, and more. Food vendors include Leo’s Kitchen with gyros, Log Home Wood Fired Pizza, and Northwoods Candy Company. Live music will be featured throughout the day with the Sam Miltich Trio performing their blend of acoustic jazz and ethnic folk music from 10 am – 12 pm followed by multi-instrumentalist Paul Imholte with a stage show from 1 – 2 pm. Imholte will also serve as wandering minstrel throughout the day and bring his acoustic folk music to all corners of the event.

WORKSHOP & ACTIVITES | FREE FOR ALL AGES
MacRostie Art Center staff and volunteers will lead a free plein air painting workshop for kids and families from 10 am to 1 pm on the Old Central School grounds. This outdoor painting tradition was made popular by the Impressionists and is practiced today by painters working in watercolor, acrylics, oils, and more. In addition, the MAC tent will host a station for making Minnesota-themed nature ornaments. Art Fair visitors will have the option to contribute their ornament to the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree. The Chippewa National Forest was selected to provide this year’s tree, and all the ornaments that decorate the tree will come from Minnesota. The MAC is part of an effort to create over 1000 ornaments from Itasca County. Volunteers will be on hand from 9 am to 4 pm to guide Art Fair visitors in creating their own ornament to keep or send to Washington D.C.

RAFFLE | SUPPORT MACROSTIE ART CENTER
An art raffle benefiting the work of MacRostie Art Center will be held under the MAC tent throughout the day. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance at MacRostie Art Center or at the Art Fair on July 12 for a chance to win. Prizes include a northern pike print by Kellie Rae Theiss, a mosaic table by Jan Maurer, and a wooden cutting board by Andrew Kringen as well as over a dozen art items donated by the on-site artist vendors. Raffle winners will be announced beginning at 3 pm.
The Downtown Art Fair is sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications and Lefty’s Tent and Party Rental.

Relay for Life, Beltrami County

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July 12, 2014

Relay for Life, Beltrami County
Saturday, July 12, 2014 beginning at 11:00 am
The Sanford Center in Bemidji

The Great Minnesota Pie Extravaganza

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July 12, 2014

The Great Minnesota Pie Extravaganza
July 12, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
$15 adults, $12 seniors & college students (with ID), $11 children, MNHS members $5.
This year's Pie Extravaganza will mix a lot of yummy pies with and old-fashioned ice cream social and live music to celebrate summer. Casey Aro will make you smile with songs, stories, and his rendition of the "chicken dance." Kids can strap on bibs and compete in a pie eating contest, as well as have fun making pie crusts. They will also be able to join in and make ice cream in creative ways. Fun for the whole family.
The Forest History Center will also offer tours of Logging Cam No. 1. This is the best logging camp tour in the Northwoods. Afterwards, if you have the courage, climb the fire tower for a Birdseye view of Grand Rapids and the surrounding area.

13th Annual Fellowship Fest

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July 12, 2014

Assemble of God Missionary Fellowship Church of Bemidji is hosting their 13th annual Fellowship Fest (a free ministry event for everyone).
Saturday, July 12th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the church; 1016 Clausen Ave. SW Bemidji, MN.

The Happy Hour and A Half 2

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July 12, 2014

The Happy Hour and A Half 2 variety show.
Sponsored by the Northwoods Arts Council.
July 12th & 14th at 7 pm; July 13th at 3 pm.
All performances in the Hackensack Community Building.
General Admission Tickets $5 in Hackensack at Loons Unlimited, Southside, Sun & Fun, Swanson's
or call 218-675-6181.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 13, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 13, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 13, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 13, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 13, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 13, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 13, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 13, 2014N/A

Mississippi Headwaters Hike
Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Meet at the compass rose under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Learn about fun facts of the Mississippi Headwaters during this short naturalist-led walk to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Topics vary.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Sunday, July 13, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Monarch Butterflies
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Old Timer’s Cabin Walk
Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 1:30-2 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Learn about the ‘boys’ that built Forest Inn, Old Timer’s Cabin and more. Come for the walk as we talk about the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on this walking tour of buildings around the Douglas Lodge area, ending at the CCC Old Timer’s Cabin.
Old Timer’s Cabin, Open Tour
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Cabin open from 2- 3:30 p.m.
Held at the Old Timer’s Cabin, located along the boardwalk below Douglas Lodge
Learn more about this Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed building. The Naturalist staff will have the cabin open for you to tour at your leisure.

Learn to build and control our future overlords at BSU's VEX Robotics camp

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July 13, 2014N/A

Students in grades 6-12 with an interest in robotics can learn the basics of building and controlling our future robot overlords at Bemidji State University’s Dream !t, Do !t Robotics Camp.
The camp, sponsored by the 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Center of Excellence, is designed for students in grades 6-12, and especially for those with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The overnight camp begins with check-in during the afternoon of July 13 and concludes on July 18.
The camp carries a registration fee of $300; registration is open through June 20, or until the camp has reached its attendance capacity. Registration includes lodging in BSU’s Tamarack Hall, food and all activities planned by camp staff.
VEX Robotics provides a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, honed by building robots and competing with like-minded students from the community in an exciting and non-traditional environment. Students work in teams to create, design and build their own robots.
Each day will consist of a different challenge used to create a robot. Campers will design and build a robot, learn autonomous programming and how to program their robot using sensor inputs and quadrapture encoders. Campers will learn about power sources, motors and sensors, torque and speed, programming, navigation and autonomous mode, and AutoCAD software. The camp concludes with a mini-challenge on Friday that family members are invited to attend.
About 360°
The 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence is a consortium of 13 Minnesota higher education institutions. It is led by Bemidji State University and includes 12 other technical and community colleges in the state. 360° is designing a 21st-century education system that prepares individuals for rewarding careers in manufacturing and meets the needs of the region’s manufacturing employers through an enhanced pipeline, industry-driven curriculum and authentic assessment. 360° is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and received a National Science Foundation award in 2012 to become an Advanced Technological Education Regional Center.
About Dream !t, Do !t
Launched by The Manufacturing Institute, Dream !t Do !t is a grassroots authority on influencing the perception of manufacturing careers by leveraging local, regional and statewide strategic partnerships to attract and recruit a qualified manufacturing workforce pipeline. The program offers local manufacturers, schools, community-based organizations and other stakeholders the opportunity to partner with a respected national organization to promote manufacturing as a top-tier career choice in the United States.

The Happy Hour and A Half 2 variety show

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July 13, 2014

The Happy Hour and A Half 2 variety show.
Sponsored by the Northwoods Arts Council.
July 12th & 14th at 7 pm; July 13th at 3 pm.
All performances in the Hackensack Community Building.
General Admission Tickets $5 in Hackensack at Loons Unlimited, Southside, Sun & Fun, Swanson's
or call 218-675-6181.

Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series

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July 13, 2014

Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series.
On Friday, July 13 at 5:00 pm, the String Fling Fiddle Camp students will present a program featuring the fiddle tunes they have learned over the week.
They will be joined on stage by the instructors: Andrew Green, Rose and John Vincent and Ginna Watson. This concert will be held in the North Dining Hall.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 14, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 14, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 14, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 14, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 14, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 14, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 14, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Learn to build and control our future overlords at BSU's VEX Robotics camp

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July 14, 2014N/A

Students in grades 6-12 with an interest in robotics can learn the basics of building and controlling our future robot overlords at Bemidji State University’s Dream !t, Do !t Robotics Camp.
The camp, sponsored by the 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Center of Excellence, is designed for students in grades 6-12, and especially for those with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The overnight camp begins with check-in during the afternoon of July 13 and concludes on July 18.
The camp carries a registration fee of $300; registration is open through June 20, or until the camp has reached its attendance capacity. Registration includes lodging in BSU’s Tamarack Hall, food and all activities planned by camp staff.
VEX Robotics provides a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, honed by building robots and competing with like-minded students from the community in an exciting and non-traditional environment. Students work in teams to create, design and build their own robots.
Each day will consist of a different challenge used to create a robot. Campers will design and build a robot, learn autonomous programming and how to program their robot using sensor inputs and quadrapture encoders. Campers will learn about power sources, motors and sensors, torque and speed, programming, navigation and autonomous mode, and AutoCAD software. The camp concludes with a mini-challenge on Friday that family members are invited to attend.
About 360°
The 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence is a consortium of 13 Minnesota higher education institutions. It is led by Bemidji State University and includes 12 other technical and community colleges in the state. 360° is designing a 21st-century education system that prepares individuals for rewarding careers in manufacturing and meets the needs of the region’s manufacturing employers through an enhanced pipeline, industry-driven curriculum and authentic assessment. 360° is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and received a National Science Foundation award in 2012 to become an Advanced Technological Education Regional Center.
About Dream !t, Do !t
Launched by The Manufacturing Institute, Dream !t Do !t is a grassroots authority on influencing the perception of manufacturing careers by leveraging local, regional and statewide strategic partnerships to attract and recruit a qualified manufacturing workforce pipeline. The program offers local manufacturers, schools, community-based organizations and other stakeholders the opportunity to partner with a respected national organization to promote manufacturing as a top-tier career choice in the United States.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 14, 2014N/A

Pack-a-Snack Story Hike: Spy Hops and Belly Flops by Lynda Graham-Barber
Monday, July 14, 2014 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Meet at the front doors of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. (If raining, the program will be held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.)
Families with children ages 2-6 years old, pack a snack in your backpack and join a naturalist on a short hike in the woods to our destination which includes sitting on a blanket, reading this week’s story and enjoying a snack (if you choose to bring one). This safe, stroller friendly hike is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the park. NOTES: Adults must accompany children.
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament, Kids Coloring Time
Monday, July 14, 2014 from 2:30-4 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Held in the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center lobby
Kids, come over and color a Minnesota themed ornament to go to our nation’s capitol. The Chippewa National Forest has been chosen to provide this years’ U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree- “The People’s Tree” that will be displayed on the Capitol lawn. Your ornament might be placed upon a companion tree located inside the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Ornaments will remain on display in Itasca State Park until mid-October when they will be sent to D.C. with “The People’s Tree.”

The Center - Monday Events

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July 14, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00- 11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
9:00 Golf League
10:00 Mah Jongg Lessons
10:00 The Gift Shop
11:00 – 11:30 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Service Dining – Tator Tot Casserole, green beans, peaches, bread, blondie bar, milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage
5:00 Fellowship Dinner

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 14, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 14, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 14, 2014

Brown Bag Lunch with Brian Freeman, author of The Cold Nowhere - Monday July 14 @ 12 noon - Bring your sack lunch and listen to Brian Freeman talk about the eighth book in his successful thriller series featuring Lieutenant Jonathan Stride.

Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack - Summer of learning and fun

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July 14, 2014

Come out to Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack for a summer of learning and fun. Hike the trails, visit the Interpretive Center, and join in some of the weekday programs. Open to families and individuals, the programs are offered on selected days from June 23 through August 7. All programs begin at 1 p.m. and run approximately two hours. Participation fee is $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 and under), and $3 for Seniors and Deep Portage members. Please call 218-682-2325 to reserve a spot.
Tuesday, July 1 – Family Archery
Wednesday, July 2 – Observation Tower Hike
Monday, July 14 – Papermaking Basics
Tuesday, July 15 – Observation Tower Hike
Thursday, July 17 – Northern Bog Ecology Hike
Friday, July 18 – Finding Your Way with Map & Compass

Brainerd Public Library

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July 14, 2014

Family Book Club - Monday July 14 @ 2:00pm - Join us for our monthly family book club as we discuss My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. See more about the book, including reading level, here. Our book club is for kids ages 8-12. Pick up a copy of the book at the library and read it together before book club. Then come to book club and talk about your reading as a family and make fun crafts. Snacks too! Family Book Club is a great way to foster a lifetime of reading in your family. (Note earlier summer meeting time!)

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application

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July 14, 2014

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant
Application Deadline: August 14, 2014
Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000 in grant funds. Open to artists in all art disciplines, arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, or cultural heritage groups located in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen. These grants support projects covering three key areas: Arts Activities and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and
Cultural Heritage.

Want more information? Region 2 Arts Council will be hosting:
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshops
Monday July 14 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 22 at Coldwell Banker in Park Rapids, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Informational Drop-in Sessions
Thursday July 17 at the Bagley Public Library, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Monday July 21 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an individual or group appointment, or to let us know you are coming to a workshop. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 14, 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 July 14, Monday Monday July 28 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

The Happy Hour and A Half 2

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July 14, 2014

The Happy Hour and A Half 2 variety show.
Sponsored by the Northwoods Arts Council.
July 12th & 14th at 7 pm; July 13th at 3 pm.
All performances in the Hackensack Community Building.
General Admission Tickets $5 in Hackensack at Loons Unlimited, Southside, Sun & Fun, Swanson's
or call 218-675-6181.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 15, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 15, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 15, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 15, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 15, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 15, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 15, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Learn to build and control our future overlords at BSU's VEX Robotics camp

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July 15, 2014N/A

Students in grades 6-12 with an interest in robotics can learn the basics of building and controlling our future robot overlords at Bemidji State University’s Dream !t, Do !t Robotics Camp.
The camp, sponsored by the 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Center of Excellence, is designed for students in grades 6-12, and especially for those with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The overnight camp begins with check-in during the afternoon of July 13 and concludes on July 18.
The camp carries a registration fee of $300; registration is open through June 20, or until the camp has reached its attendance capacity. Registration includes lodging in BSU’s Tamarack Hall, food and all activities planned by camp staff.
VEX Robotics provides a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, honed by building robots and competing with like-minded students from the community in an exciting and non-traditional environment. Students work in teams to create, design and build their own robots.
Each day will consist of a different challenge used to create a robot. Campers will design and build a robot, learn autonomous programming and how to program their robot using sensor inputs and quadrapture encoders. Campers will learn about power sources, motors and sensors, torque and speed, programming, navigation and autonomous mode, and AutoCAD software. The camp concludes with a mini-challenge on Friday that family members are invited to attend.
About 360°
The 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence is a consortium of 13 Minnesota higher education institutions. It is led by Bemidji State University and includes 12 other technical and community colleges in the state. 360° is designing a 21st-century education system that prepares individuals for rewarding careers in manufacturing and meets the needs of the region’s manufacturing employers through an enhanced pipeline, industry-driven curriculum and authentic assessment. 360° is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and received a National Science Foundation award in 2012 to become an Advanced Technological Education Regional Center.
About Dream !t, Do !t
Launched by The Manufacturing Institute, Dream !t Do !t is a grassroots authority on influencing the perception of manufacturing careers by leveraging local, regional and statewide strategic partnerships to attract and recruit a qualified manufacturing workforce pipeline. The program offers local manufacturers, schools, community-based organizations and other stakeholders the opportunity to partner with a respected national organization to promote manufacturing as a top-tier career choice in the United States.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 15, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 15, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack - Summer of learning and fun

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July 15, 2014

Come out to Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack for a summer of learning and fun. Hike the trails, visit the Interpretive Center, and join in some of the weekday programs. Open to families and individuals, the programs are offered on selected days from June 23 through August 7. All programs begin at 1 p.m. and run approximately two hours. Participation fee is $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 and under), and $3 for Seniors and Deep Portage members. Please call 218-682-2325 to reserve a spot.
Tuesday, July 1 – Family Archery
Wednesday, July 2 – Observation Tower Hike
Monday, July 14 – Papermaking Basics
Tuesday, July 15 – Observation Tower Hike
Thursday, July 17 – Northern Bog Ecology Hike
Friday, July 18 – Finding Your Way with Map & Compass

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 10:00- Noon
Meet in front of Douglas Lodge
Learn about the history of fire in Itasca, then enjoy the spectacular views as you climb to the top of the 100-foot tall fire tower!
Circle Time Under the Pines: S is for Squirrels
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet by the Museum Amphitheater (Look for a large blanket underneath a big pine tree), below Wegmann’s Store, (in the Lakeside Museum if raining).
Children 2-5 years old, come explore and have fun at Itasca as we learn about squirrels through stories, songs, crafts, and outdoor discovery. NOTES: Adults must accompany children. Consider bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying your noon meal at the park after the program.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Loons
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Outdoor Kids— Water Bugs
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through crafts and other hands-on activities. Topics vary with many of the programs focusing on life around the lake.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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July 15, 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
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining- Roast Pork, whole potatoes, buttered cabbage, bread, rosy applesauce, milk
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge
6:30 p.m. Encore

The Center - Tuesday Events

Northwest Indian OIC announces July Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules

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July 15, 2014

Northwest Indian OIC announces July and August Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules.
Anishinaabe Worldview, is a 28 hour cultural competency accredited course that will give a general understanding of the Anishinaabe. Participants will learn the historical framework from which to understand and articulate the Native experience today. The outcome will be an empowered sense of identity in the Native learner and increased understanding in the Non-Native learner.
July session:
July 8 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July15 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July 22 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July 29 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Attendance on all four days is required to receive accreditation. Registration deadline July 3, 2014.
Participants will receive two Continuing Education Units (CEU).
Registration is $349.00 per person. Registration fees for this training, as with all our trainings, are used to support the ongoing services of Northwest Indian OIC, a native-controlled nonprofit organization.
Please feel free to call Rhonda Conn or Malissia Jones for more information at 218.759.2022 or Rhonda.conn@nwioic.org or Malissia.Jones@nwioic.org.

Unlimited Learning presents nationally renowned foreign policy expert, Tom Hanson

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July 15, 2014

Iraq and Ukraine: How in The World Did This Happen?
Unlimited Learning presents nationally renowned foreign policy expert, Tom Hanson, who will share his views peppered with inside information on two of the world’s current crises, Iraq and Ukraine, on July 15th in Crosby. Mr. Hanson currently serves as Diplomat in Residence at the Allworth Institute for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. As a U.S. Foreign service Officer, his postings included East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden and the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. After participating in the opening of U.S. embassies in Mongolia and Estonia, he worked on the foreign relations committees of the U.S, Senate and House of representatives. He continues to travel globally and is in contact with various governments and policy experts.
Mr. Hanson will present an insightful; analysis of this critical world situation at Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby at 1:30 P.M. This event is part of a Great Decisions discussion. Non-members are welcome $5.00.

Sports Physical & Education Evening for Student Athletes

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July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15 from 4 to 7 pm, the Essentia Health Pediatrics Team is offering a Sports Physical & Education Evening for student athletes in grades 7th-12 th.
The Sport Physical exam will consist of complete well-child exam, including hearing and vision, medical history review, immunization review, allergies, physical and skeletal evaluation by board certified Pediatricians and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. An annual well-child exam is typically 100% covered by insurance.
Having a healthy body is a part of enjoying and excelling in sports. In addition Essentia Health specialists will be on hand to provide additional education. Essentia Health Athletic Trainer Ashley Palmer, MATrg, ATC, will answer questions and provide information on injury prevention. Joining her will be registered dietitians to share information on fat and sugar content as well as examples of healthy snacks and eating, because the fuel you put in your body impacts your performance on the field or court.
Call 218.828.2880 to schedule a 30-minute appointment for students in grades 7th-12th, typically ages 12-18 years old, who are playing fall sports. Athletes must attend the visit with their parent or guardian. The Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic is located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter.
To learn more about the Essentia Health Pediatrics Team visit EssentiaHealth.org/BaxterPediatrics.

The Arthritis Foundation in partnership with local experts offers free seminar

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July 15, 2014

The Arthritis Foundation in partnership with local experts offers free seminar on July 15: What is my joint pain telling me?
The Arthritis Foundation wants to help educate the residents of the Brained Lakes Area with “What is my joint pain telling me?” free educational seminar. They have partnered with local experts from Essentia Health and Northern Orthopedics to share information on warning signs and treatment options. The event is from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15 at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, 6967 Lake Forest Road, Baxter.
Topics include surgical and non-surgical treatment options by Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Robertson of Northern Orthopedics, Ltd. Learn about a new surgical technique for hip replacement being offered by Dr. Robertson at the Joint Wellness Center in Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. While joint replacements used to be recommended only for people age 70 and older, many younger people now get the work done and experience lasting relief from the chronic pain of arthritis allowing them to return to the activities they enjoy.
Attendees will also hear a testimonial from a joint replacement patient sharing their personal journey, and learn stretching activities they can do at home from Physical Therapist, Mike Steichen from the Essentia Health St. Joseph’s - Baxter Clinic.
Everyone will have an opportunity to ask the experts questions, as well as enjoy light appetizers and beverages.
Registration is requested for this free education event. Register online at july15-baxter.kintera.org or call the Arthritis Foundation at (651)644-4108 or (800)333-1380 EXT. 112.

The Arthritis Foundation in partnership with local experts offers free seminar

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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July 15, 2014

Sanford Bemidji, RP Broadcasting and the Sanford Center have partnered together for another year’s summer walking program.
Join our free summer walking program, get fit and have fun. Starting Tuesday, June 10, and every Tuesday through August 19, we’ll walk around Bemidji. Bring a friend, enjoy the fresh air and get a little exercise. Walk at your own pace and learn how walking can become a part of a healthier lifestyle.
Tuesdays, June 10 – August 19
Meet at the Sanford Center
5 p.m. Registration and short presentation
5:30 p.m. Walk begins
June 10 is the kickoff! Meet the Bemidji Axemen and the Axes Dance Team, get entered into a drawing for one of two sets (2) of tickets to an Axemen game and see how much fun you can have walking towards a healthier you this summer.
Preregister online at http://www.go100forhealth.com/ or at the walk.
Register any time throughout the summer - It's free - weekly drawings and giveaways

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

Sustainable Tuesday

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July 15, 2014

Join us for Sustainable Tuesday at the Rail River Folk School from 5:30-7:30 to see what the Buzz is about!
Tuesday, July 15th: Bee Keeping 101
Join us for a hands-on bee keeping workshop with Simone Senogles of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Perry Eddy. They will guide us in the basics of bee keeping and give insight about the bees that call the IEN hives at the Rail River Folk School their home!

“REACH MEETING” NOTICE

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July 15, 2014

The REACH family and friends support group will meet Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from
7:00 to 8:30 PM at Hope House, 2014 7th Street S.E. in Bemidji.
Presenter: Rocco Melhus, RN, Beltrami County Jail will discuss procedures for when someone with mental illness is arrested and placed in jail.
At REACH, people learn from each other, exchange resources, and discuss how to cope when a family member or friend has a mental illness. Meetings are free and confidential. REACH is sponsored by Hope House and the Mental Health Association of Minnesota.
To find out more about REACH call Hope House at 444-6748.
The REACH support group meets the third Tuesday of the month.

Cancer Mutual Help Group Scheduled

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July 15, 2014

Cancer Concerns and Connections (CCC) will be hosting its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Sunnarborg home, 5818 Birchmont Dr., Bemidji. Starting this month, the group will change its regular meeting date to the third Tuesday of each month. This month’s presentation is a panel discussion titled I Am a Survivor, presented by cancer survivors, Sandy Guyan, Sherri Dick and Katy Metson. The panel discussion will focus on lessons learned from living with cancer. A question and answer time will follow.
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.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 16, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 16, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Learn to build and control our future overlords at BSU's VEX Robotics camp

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July 16, 2014N/A

Students in grades 6-12 with an interest in robotics can learn the basics of building and controlling our future robot overlords at Bemidji State University’s Dream !t, Do !t Robotics Camp.
The camp, sponsored by the 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Center of Excellence, is designed for students in grades 6-12, and especially for those with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The overnight camp begins with check-in during the afternoon of July 13 and concludes on July 18.
The camp carries a registration fee of $300; registration is open through June 20, or until the camp has reached its attendance capacity. Registration includes lodging in BSU’s Tamarack Hall, food and all activities planned by camp staff.
VEX Robotics provides a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, honed by building robots and competing with like-minded students from the community in an exciting and non-traditional environment. Students work in teams to create, design and build their own robots.
Each day will consist of a different challenge used to create a robot. Campers will design and build a robot, learn autonomous programming and how to program their robot using sensor inputs and quadrapture encoders. Campers will learn about power sources, motors and sensors, torque and speed, programming, navigation and autonomous mode, and AutoCAD software. The camp concludes with a mini-challenge on Friday that family members are invited to attend.
About 360°
The 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence is a consortium of 13 Minnesota higher education institutions. It is led by Bemidji State University and includes 12 other technical and community colleges in the state. 360° is designing a 21st-century education system that prepares individuals for rewarding careers in manufacturing and meets the needs of the region’s manufacturing employers through an enhanced pipeline, industry-driven curriculum and authentic assessment. 360° is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and received a National Science Foundation award in 2012 to become an Advanced Technological Education Regional Center.
About Dream !t, Do !t
Launched by The Manufacturing Institute, Dream !t Do !t is a grassroots authority on influencing the perception of manufacturing careers by leveraging local, regional and statewide strategic partnerships to attract and recruit a qualified manufacturing workforce pipeline. The program offers local manufacturers, schools, community-based organizations and other stakeholders the opportunity to partner with a respected national organization to promote manufacturing as a top-tier career choice in the United States.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 16, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 16, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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Mississippi Headwaters Hike
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 10:30-11 a.m.
Meet at the compass rose under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Learn about fun facts of the Mississippi Headwaters during this short naturalist-led walk to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Topics vary.
Itasca’s 19th Annual Butterfly Hike
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 1-3 p.m.
Meet at Forest Inn
Discover the wonders of butterflies on this guided walk with guest presenter John and Marlene Weber, local butterfly monitors. Begin with a short slide presentation of the most common butterflies, and then learn how and where to spot these elegant flyers as we go on a butterfly ID walk. This family friendly hike is in conjunction with the annual North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Butterfly Count Program held across the nation.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
2:30-4 p.m.: Fish
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Jr. Naturalist: ‘X’ Marks the Spot
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 3-3:45 p.m.
Meet down by the Lakeside Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Kids, come follow the treasure map and see if X really does mark the spot! Make and take home your very own treasure map. Note: Parent/Guardians must accompany children.
Explore the Mississippi River, Facts and Trivia Campfire
Wednesday, July 16 from 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Meet in Bear Paw Campground (the grassy area near the tiny log pump house and campsite #70 near the bike trail; if rain—campfire is cancelled)
Bring your blanket or lawn chair, gather around the fire and be ready for a lively game of Itasca trivia. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

The Center - Wednesday Events

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July 16, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Center Picnic Lum Park
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Lasagna, California blend veg, lettuce salad/drsg, garlic bread, pudding, milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
2:00 p.m. Bev’s Craft Cards
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hackensack - Annual COUNTRY FAIR

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July 16, 2014

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hackensack will be holding its annual COUNTRY FAIR on Wednesday, July 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be a bake sale, crafts, plants, frozen Butter Braids, “Next to New” items, knife sharpening, lunch and more. A handmade queen size quilt, Autumn North Star, will be raffled off at the close of the Fair. All proceeds will be used for church and community projects. Everyone is invited.
The Country Fair is a wonderful place to meet and greet old friends over a lunch of BBQ pork, potato salad and baked beans or early morning coffee and rolls. Take out is available.
St. Paul’s is located near the south end of Hackensack, just east of Highway 371. Proceeds from the Fair are used for benevolent projects. We hope to see you at the Country Fair!

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 16, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

6th Annual Country Sampler Picnic

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July 16, 2014

Northland Arboetum Presents... 6th Annual Country Sampler Picnic.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Northland Arboretum.
Enjoy an evening of family fun! Stroll through the grounds at the Arb, sampling fare from more than twenty-five local restaurants, resorts and other Central Minnesota vendors specializing in tasty Minnesota treats!
All proceeds benefit the Northland Arboretum.
Tickets: $12 for adults - $5 for kids ages 5-15 - kids under 4 are free. Tickets available at the Northland Arboretum - 218-829-8770.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 17, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 17, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 17, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 17, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 17, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 17, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 17, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Learn to build and control our future overlords at BSU's VEX Robotics camp

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July 17, 2014N/A

Students in grades 6-12 with an interest in robotics can learn the basics of building and controlling our future robot overlords at Bemidji State University’s Dream !t, Do !t Robotics Camp.
The camp, sponsored by the 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Center of Excellence, is designed for students in grades 6-12, and especially for those with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The overnight camp begins with check-in during the afternoon of July 13 and concludes on July 18.
The camp carries a registration fee of $300; registration is open through June 20, or until the camp has reached its attendance capacity. Registration includes lodging in BSU’s Tamarack Hall, food and all activities planned by camp staff.
VEX Robotics provides a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, honed by building robots and competing with like-minded students from the community in an exciting and non-traditional environment. Students work in teams to create, design and build their own robots.
Each day will consist of a different challenge used to create a robot. Campers will design and build a robot, learn autonomous programming and how to program their robot using sensor inputs and quadrapture encoders. Campers will learn about power sources, motors and sensors, torque and speed, programming, navigation and autonomous mode, and AutoCAD software. The camp concludes with a mini-challenge on Friday that family members are invited to attend.
About 360°
The 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence is a consortium of 13 Minnesota higher education institutions. It is led by Bemidji State University and includes 12 other technical and community colleges in the state. 360° is designing a 21st-century education system that prepares individuals for rewarding careers in manufacturing and meets the needs of the region’s manufacturing employers through an enhanced pipeline, industry-driven curriculum and authentic assessment. 360° is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and received a National Science Foundation award in 2012 to become an Advanced Technological Education Regional Center.
About Dream !t, Do !t
Launched by The Manufacturing Institute, Dream !t Do !t is a grassroots authority on influencing the perception of manufacturing careers by leveraging local, regional and statewide strategic partnerships to attract and recruit a qualified manufacturing workforce pipeline. The program offers local manufacturers, schools, community-based organizations and other stakeholders the opportunity to partner with a respected national organization to promote manufacturing as a top-tier career choice in the United States.

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 17, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 17, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 17, 2014N/A

Jr. Naturalist: Beavers
Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 11-11:45 a.m.
Meet down by the Lakeside Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Kids, can you build a better beaver? Join the naturalist as we learn about this busy water animal. Note: Parent/Guardians must accompany children.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Thursday, July 17, 2014
2:30-4 p.m.: Minnesota Symbols
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Animals of the Forest, Walk
Thursday, July 17, 2014
3-3:30 p.m.
Meet outside the front doors of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Families, join the naturalist as we take a short walk and look for animal clues in the forest. Appropriate for young children; stroller friendly.
Archery in the Park
Thursday, July 17 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Meet in the back lot of the Indian Mounds/North Picnic Grounds Parking Area
Have you ever wanted to shoot a compound bow but didn’t have one or were afraid to try? Join certified archery instructors for hands-on training and coaching on compound bows, then try out our archery range. This program is designed for beginners. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bows are provided during the program. Personal archery equipment is not allowed due to weapons rules in Minnesota State Parks.
Participants will be outside for the program. Be prepared for standing in the sun. Bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellant and water. Program cancelled if raining.

The Center - Thursday Events

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July 17, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Oven Crispy Chicken, sweet potatoes, mixed veg, bread, cake, milk
12:00 p.m. The Center Board Meeting
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing
7:00 Bandstand: “Michael Hoover” – Gregory Park

The Center - Thursday Events

Market in the Park returns to downtown Pequot Lakes

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July 17, 2014

A fun-for-all-ages area event returns June 19 at Trailside Park near the Paul Bunyan State Trail in downtown Pequot Lakes. Market in the Park will run every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 21. This event has something for everyone – including crafters, flea market booths, farmers, fundraisers, garage sales, concessions, etc. Anyone is welcome to purchase booth space for this event.
A 10-foot-by-10-foot booth space costs only $15/day ($30 for a 10-foot-by-20-foot booth). Brainerd Lakes Chamber members get a booth space for free.
There also will be a bobber hunt for kids from 10 a.m. to noon each Thursday and bobber bowling for kids and adults at 1 p.m. in Trailside Park. Prizes will be given to the winners.
Come out and enjoy this “bobber bash” every Thursday. Each week will bring new vendors, so you never know what you will find.
To apply for a space at Market in the Park, contact Jenna Crawford at (218) 568-8911 or jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack - Summer of learning and fun

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July 17, 2014

Come out to Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack for a summer of learning and fun. Hike the trails, visit the Interpretive Center, and join in some of the weekday programs. Open to families and individuals, the programs are offered on selected days from June 23 through August 7. All programs begin at 1 p.m. and run approximately two hours. Participation fee is $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 and under), and $3 for Seniors and Deep Portage members. Please call 218-682-2325 to reserve a spot.
Tuesday, July 1 – Family Archery
Wednesday, July 2 – Observation Tower Hike
Monday, July 14 – Papermaking Basics
Tuesday, July 15 – Observation Tower Hike
Thursday, July 17 – Northern Bog Ecology Hike
Friday, July 18 – Finding Your Way with Map & Compass

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application

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July 17, 2014

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant
Application Deadline: August 14, 2014
Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000 in grant funds. Open to artists in all art disciplines, arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, or cultural heritage groups located in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen. These grants support projects covering three key areas: Arts Activities and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and
Cultural Heritage.

Want more information? Region 2 Arts Council will be hosting:
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshops
Monday July 14 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 22 at Coldwell Banker in Park Rapids, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Informational Drop-in Sessions
Thursday July 17 at the Bagley Public Library, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Monday July 21 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an individual or group appointment, or to let us know you are coming to a workshop. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 18, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 18, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 18, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 18, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

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July 18, 2014N/A

Salute to the Arts exhibit will run June 16th through July 18th and is free and open to the public.

Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 18, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 18, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Learn to build and control our future overlords at BSU's VEX Robotics camp

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July 18, 2014N/A

Students in grades 6-12 with an interest in robotics can learn the basics of building and controlling our future robot overlords at Bemidji State University’s Dream !t, Do !t Robotics Camp.
The camp, sponsored by the 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Center of Excellence, is designed for students in grades 6-12, and especially for those with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The overnight camp begins with check-in during the afternoon of July 13 and concludes on July 18.
The camp carries a registration fee of $300; registration is open through June 20, or until the camp has reached its attendance capacity. Registration includes lodging in BSU’s Tamarack Hall, food and all activities planned by camp staff.
VEX Robotics provides a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, honed by building robots and competing with like-minded students from the community in an exciting and non-traditional environment. Students work in teams to create, design and build their own robots.
Each day will consist of a different challenge used to create a robot. Campers will design and build a robot, learn autonomous programming and how to program their robot using sensor inputs and quadrapture encoders. Campers will learn about power sources, motors and sensors, torque and speed, programming, navigation and autonomous mode, and AutoCAD software. The camp concludes with a mini-challenge on Friday that family members are invited to attend.
About 360°
The 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence is a consortium of 13 Minnesota higher education institutions. It is led by Bemidji State University and includes 12 other technical and community colleges in the state. 360° is designing a 21st-century education system that prepares individuals for rewarding careers in manufacturing and meets the needs of the region’s manufacturing employers through an enhanced pipeline, industry-driven curriculum and authentic assessment. 360° is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and received a National Science Foundation award in 2012 to become an Advanced Technological Education Regional Center.
About Dream !t, Do !t
Launched by The Manufacturing Institute, Dream !t Do !t is a grassroots authority on influencing the perception of manufacturing careers by leveraging local, regional and statewide strategic partnerships to attract and recruit a qualified manufacturing workforce pipeline. The program offers local manufacturers, schools, community-based organizations and other stakeholders the opportunity to partner with a respected national organization to promote manufacturing as a top-tier career choice in the United States.

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 18, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 18, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack - Summer of learning and fun

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July 18, 2014

Come out to Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack for a summer of learning and fun. Hike the trails, visit the Interpretive Center, and join in some of the weekday programs. Open to families and individuals, the programs are offered on selected days from June 23 through August 7. All programs begin at 1 p.m. and run approximately two hours. Participation fee is $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 and under), and $3 for Seniors and Deep Portage members. Please call 218-682-2325 to reserve a spot.
Tuesday, July 1 – Family Archery
Wednesday, July 2 – Observation Tower Hike
Monday, July 14 – Papermaking Basics
Tuesday, July 15 – Observation Tower Hike
Thursday, July 17 – Northern Bog Ecology Hike
Friday, July 18 – Finding Your Way with Map & Compass

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 18, 2014N/A

I Can Fish! Kid’s Fishing Fridays
Friday, July 18, 2014 from 10:30-Noon (come and go at your leisure)
Meet at the Itasca Fishing Pier, below Douglas Lodge
Kids, bring an adult with you and learn the new skill of fishing. Ages 6-12. NOTES: An adult must accompany children. Bring your own fishing pole or use one provided (limited number). Poles are available on first come first serve basis. Artificial bait provided. Non-Minnesota residents will need a fishing license (within the park, purchase at Itasca Sports Rental).
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Friday, July 18, 2014
10 a.m.-Noon: Loons
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Frogs and Toads
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Trees of Itasca, Walk
Friday, July 18, 2014 from 2-2:30 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Red pine or white pine? Paper birch or aspen? Join the naturalist as we identify the common trees of Itasca.
Photo Scavenger Hunt!
Friday, July 18 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Have fun with your family while completing our photo scavenger hunt! Digital cameras will be provided, or you may bring your own.
Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Bill and Kate Isles
Friday, July 18, 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Concert held outside Douglas Lodge (if raining, concert held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center)
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and come out for an evening of entertainment outside Historic Douglas Lodge as Bill and Kate Isles perform their original music. Bill & Kate Isles are a nationally-touring singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, MN. Words like “Transcendent” and “Mesmerizing” and “Slapstick” are among the descriptions of their concerts and fans of all ages tell of listening to their albums over and over again.

The Center - Friday Events

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July 18, 2014

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

The Center - Friday Events

Beltrami County Historical Society announces "Free Friday"

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July 18, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces "Free Friday" at the Beltrami County History Center, sponsored by First National Bank Bemidji
Friday, July 18, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
First National Bank Bemidji sponsors "Free Friday" at the Beltrami County History Center at 130 Minnesota Ave SW on Friday, July 18 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Visit and receive free admission to the History Center's Trails Through Time and Minnesota Disasters exhibits!

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 19, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 19, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 19, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 19, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 19, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 19, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 19, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

The Jaques Art Center

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July 19, 2014N/A

The deadline for the Community Canvas project is Saturday July 19th. Please return your completed canvas by no later than 4:00 pm on the 19th. The Jaques Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11-4. We have received 200 canvases so far and are excited to see the remaining canvases. This will be a very fun exhibit. Mark your calendars for the opening reception on Saturday Aug 2 from 12 -3.
If you took a canvas and did not complete it, please return your empty canvas so we may use them for another project. Thank you for participating in the Jaques Community Canvas project!

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 19, 2014N/A

Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Tour
Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10 a.m.–Noon
Tour begins at the Levorsen Building located on the Pioneer Farmer showgrounds.* The showground is located on the north side of Itasca State Park. Go out the North Entrance to Itasca State Park, turn east onto Hwy 200 for ¼ mile entrance is on the south side of the road. *Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m.
Get a feel for the early 1900s community of Lake Itasca at the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Showgrounds (LIRPF). See the Itasca Historic Sawmill. Explore various buildings from a country school, dove-tail one-room log house and a logging museum. LIRPF volunteers will guide you on this tour. www.itascapioneerfarmers.com
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Saturday, July 19, 2014
10 a.m.-Noon: Canids
12:30-2:30 p.m.: Hummingbirds (under the porch)
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Bill and Kate Isles- Afternoon Concerts
Saturday, July 19, 2014 from Noon-12:45 p.m. and 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet in the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Plaza
Performances are from 12:00-12:45 p.m. and 2:00-2:45 p.m. Stop by and enjoy the music of Bill and Kate Isles, a nationally touring singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, MN. Bill and Kate will be sharing some of their original music in the plaza of the Mary Gibbs Headwaters Center. These short performances will give you an introduction to their upcoming evening concert.
Outdoor Kids— Boat Building
Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through crafts and other hands-on activities. Topics vary with many of the programs focusing on life around the lake.
Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Bill and Kate Isles
Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Concert held outside at the Lakeside Museum Amphitheater located below Wegmann’s Store (if raining, concert held inside Forest Inn- across from Douglas Lodge)
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and come out for an evening of entertainment overlooking the shores of Lake Itasca as Bill and Kate Isles perform their original music. Bill & Kate Isles are a nationally-touring singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, MN. Words like “Transcendent” and “Mesmerizing” and “Slapstick” are among the descriptions of their concerts and fans of all ages tell of listening to their albums over and over again.

MSHS 12th District Flower and Garden Show

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July 19, 2014

The 12th District of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society is holding it's annual Flower and Garden Show on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the NW MN Foundation building, downtown Bemidji, from 8:30am to 4:00pm.
The public is invited to join with members in the free showing and judging of floral designs, plants, vegetables and floral specimens. Entry time is 8:30 - 10:30a.m. Certified MSHS judges will adjudicate entries from 10:45am to 12:30pm. The entire show is open for enjoyment by the public from 1pm - 4pm. There is no charge for any part of this event.

12th District Flower and Garden Show

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July 19, 2014

12th District Flower and Garden Show, Saturday, July 19, 2014.
The public is invitged to enter plants, flowers, garden specimens, and/or creative designs, when the 12th District of the MN State Horticultural Society sponsors the annual Flower and Garden show at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation Building, 201 3rd St. NW, Bemidji, MN.
The entire event is free to the public, and beginners in gardening and design are very welcome and encouraged to enter.
Entry and registration of designs and specimens opens at 8:30 am and ending at 10:30 am. Judging by MSHS judges takes place from 10:45 am - 12:30 pm.
The free show is open to the public for display and enjoyment starting at 1 pm and ending at 4 pm.
12th Dist4rict MSHS area garden clubs include Bagley, Bemidji, Balckduck, Cass Lake, Park Rapids and Shevlin. For more information, please contact Karen Sollom, 218-759-0684 or email: wildrice@paulbunyan.net.

Forest History Center

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July 19, 2014

Children's Naturalist Day.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm.
$9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children, MNHS Memebers and children under 5 FREE.

Forest History Center

Saturday Childbirth Education Class Scheduled

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July 19, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s “Understanding Birth” childbirth education course offers expecting mothers two choices for learning: in the classroom or online. Choose the option that best meets your needs. It is recommended that you register for childbirth education approximately eight weeks before your due date.
Classroom Option: An all-day Saturday class has been scheduled for July 19, 2014. The one-day class is ideal for those who may not be able to spend three evenings in childbirth education, but still prefer the face-to-face classroom education. The class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and meets in the east lobby of the hospital. For a complete schedule, contact the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.
Online: Understanding Birth online class offers 24/7 access to learn more about the childbirth experience in the comfort of your own home. Simply login with your unique password, provided to you upon registration. The online version includes videos and interactive activities.
In the classroom or online, both options cover the following topics:
· Stages of labor and birth
· Coaching the mom through labor and delivery
· Coping with contractions and use of relaxation techniques
· Options for controlling pain during labor
· Cesarean birth
· What to expect once you get home
In the classroom or online, the cost for childbirth education is $10 and includes a hospital tour. To register, or for more information, contact the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org.

Living History: Meet the Lindberghs

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July 19, 2014

Living History: Meet the Lindberghs
Date: Saturday July 5 and 19
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., last tour leaves at 4 p.m.
Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Drive, Little Falls
Cost: $ adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6017; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
For more information: 320-616-5421
Event: Learn what life was like for Charles Lindbergh growing up on a farm during the First World War. Costumed characters portraying Lindbergh family members and neighbors will provide insights into young Charles’ interests in aviation, technology and nature. Hear inside stories about the Lindbergh family and try some of the chores Charles did around the farm. . For more information visit http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/charles-lindbergh-historic-site/living-history-meet-lindberghs.
The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is located across from Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, 1.5 miles south of Little Falls at 1620 Lindbergh Drive. Call 320-616-5421 for more information.

Living History: Meet the Lindberghs

47th Annual Art in the Park Fine Art and Craft Festival

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July 19, 2014

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications present the 47th Annual Art in the Park Fine Art and Craft Festival July 19 - 10am to 5pm and July 20 - 10am to 4pm.
You are invited to Bemidji's premiere art event held on beautiful Lake Bemidji in Library Park. This annual event presents over one hundred artists and vendors showcasing ceramics, wood furniture and accessories, jewelry, glass, paintings, sculpture, fabrics, weaving, great food and much more. Enjoy music by Pat Surface in the Spiritwood Music Tent all day Saturday & Sunday. There will be puppet performances with the Fortuna Puppet Theatre on Saturday and fantastic face painting and henna tattoos with Jens Werner. Artists from Two Eyes Weaving Studio will be doing demos and providing hands-on weaving opportunities and the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will have stringed instruments on hand to play.
Join us on the shores of the lake in Downtown Bemidji just 1 Block North of Paul and Babe! For more information go to http://watermarkartcenter.org/art-in-the-park/ or call us at 218-444-7570.

47th Annual Art in the Park Fine Art and Craft Festival

Beltrami County Historical Society presents: "Hiking Through Itasca History"

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July 19, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society presents: "Hiking Through Itasca History," a book presentation by Deane Johnson.
Saturday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m. at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
Join the Beltrami County Historical Society at 130 Minnesota Ave SW on Saturday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m. when Minnesota author and photographer Deane Johnson will discuss "The Best of Itasca," his book on the trails, history, and people who shaped Itasca State Park. The presentation features stories and images about "secret spots," beautiful natural features, and people like Henry Schoolcraft, Joseph Nicollet, and the many workers in the Civilian Conservation Corps. FREE for members and FREE with paid admission to the History Center's exhibits.

Saturday Science at Headwaters Science Center

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July 19, 2014

Tired of spending money on poor tasting fruits and vegetables? Invest some time into becoming a more educated produce shopper. Not only will you save money, you will have better tasting produce. Learn some basic and not so basic "tidbits" about the most exciting department in the grocery store. How do you tell when a piece of fruit is ripe or not? Does "thumping" a watermelon really work? Join Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Ave NW, for Saturday Science, July 19th from 2-3pm. Dennis Kihlstadius, a ripening consultant for multiple produce growers will share the science behind ripe and ready to eat produce. Saturday Science is FREE for members and FREE with paid admission to the exhibit floor.

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents “Jae, Jazz and More”

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July 19, 2014

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents the cool sounds of jazz with the Jae Sinnett Trio on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bemidji High School Auditorium.
“Jae, Jazz and More” features the premiere of orchestral versions of jazz drummer Jae Sinnett’s favorite original compositions. He will be joined by the other members of the trio, pianist Allen Farnham and bassist, Terry Burrell. The BSO will also play patriotic favorites and be joined by the annual “Mystery Maestro” who will conduct “Stars and Stripes Forever.” This concert kicks off the 2014-15 season “A Perfect 10,” celebrating Maestro Everett’s 10th anniversary as music director of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are $10.00 for adults and senior citizens. K-12 students are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Lueken’s Village Foods North and South and online at brownpapertickets.com. Doors open for seating at 7:00 pm.
A complimentary ticket to “Jae, Jazz and More” is included with the purchase of a 2014-15 BSO Season Ticket, good for all six subscription concerts. Season Tickets are $60 and are available at the door and at Art in the Park on July 19th, through the BSO website, www.bemidjisymphony.org, or by mailing in a BSO order form found at both Lueken’s stores, the Chamber of Commerce, and at the Headwaters School of Music. Call 218/444-7914 with questions.

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents “Jae, Jazz and More”

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 20, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 20, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 20, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 20, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 20, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 20, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Holy Family (Bulldog Lake) Hillman Summer Festival & Classic Car Show

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July 20, 2014N/A

Summer Festival & Classic Car Show at: Holy Family Catholic Church
1182 County Road 8, Hillman, MN (on Bulldog Lake 13 miles North of Hillman)
Mass at 10:00 am
Car Show from 9:00 - 2:00 Open Classes $ 8.00 for Car Show Info: Doug @ 763-260-0618
Dinner: Gorka's Chicken with all the Fixin's
Serving from 11:00 - 2:00 in air conditioned comfort
Handicapped Accessible
Beer Garden Country Store BINGO Games Bounce House Raffle at 3:00 pm for Hand Quilted Quilt & $ 3000 in Cash Prize
For Info: 320-277-3928 or 320-277-6111 or Holyfamilybulldoglake.com

Holy Family (Bulldog Lake) Hillman Summer Festival & Classic Car Show

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 20, 2014N/A

Mississippi Headwaters Hike
Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Meet at the compass rose under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Learn about fun facts of the Mississippi Headwaters during this short naturalist-led walk to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Topics vary.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Sunday, July 20, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Mammals of the Mississippi
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Old Timer’s Cabin Walk
Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 1:30-2 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Learn about the ‘boys’ that built Forest Inn, Old Timer’s Cabin and more. Come for the walk as we talk about the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on this walking tour of buildings around the Douglas Lodge area, ending at the CCC Old Timer’s Cabin.
Old Timer’s Cabin, Open Tour
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Cabin open from 2- 3:30 p.m.
Held at the Old Timer’s Cabin, located along the boardwalk below Douglas Lodge
Learn more about this Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed building. The Naturalist staff will have the cabin open for you to tour at your leisure.

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 20, 2014N/A

Upland Bird Hunting Camp (ages 12­-16) July 20-­25
Sponsored by the Ruf ed Grouse Society and Pheasants Forever. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

47th Annual Art in the Park Fine Art and Craft Festival

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July 20, 2014

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications present the 47th Annual Art in the Park Fine Art and Craft Festival July 19 - 10am to 5pm and July 20 - 10am to 4pm.
You are invited to Bemidji's premiere art event held on beautiful Lake Bemidji in Library Park. This annual event presents over one hundred artists and vendors showcasing ceramics, wood furniture and accessories, jewelry, glass, paintings, sculpture, fabrics, weaving, great food and much more. Enjoy music by Pat Surface in the Spiritwood Music Tent all day Saturday & Sunday. There will be puppet performances with the Fortuna Puppet Theatre on Saturday and fantastic face painting and henna tattoos with Jens Werner. Artists from Two Eyes Weaving Studio will be doing demos and providing hands-on weaving opportunities and the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will have stringed instruments on hand to play.
Join us on the shores of the lake in Downtown Bemidji just 1 Block North of Paul and Babe! For more information go to http://watermarkartcenter.org/art-in-the-park/ or call us at 218-444-7570.

47th Annual Art in the Park Fine Art and Craft Festival

Meeting of the League of Women Voters and Beagle Books Current Event's Book Club

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July 20, 2014

The next meeting of the League of Women Voters and Beagle Books Current Event's Book Club will be Sunday July 20... at 4:15 pm in Beagle Books.
During the summer we are going to take a break from nonfiction books.. We picked a good one for us to read: Unmentionables by Laurie Loewenstein.
"Big issues are examined through the lens of a small town after a campaigner for less restrictive undergarments visits Caledonia, Ill., in 1917. Women’s liberation, public health standards, even modern art are some of the new ideas entering the conversation, while racism and miscegenation, patronage and prejudice also play their parts in the story. The catalyst for change is anti-corsetry campaigner Marian Elliot Adams, who arrives in town for the Chautauqua convinced that the adoption of her ideas will bring positive results."

Bemidji Community Band

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July 20, 2014

Bemidji Community Band.
We have 4 concerts this summer. All are located on the south lawn of Bangsberg Hall at 7:00pm.
The dates are:
Sunday, June 15th
Sunday, July 6th
Sunday, July 20th
Sunday, August 3rd
In case of inclement weather, we will be inside Bangsberg, in the Recital Hall.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 21, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 21, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 21, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 21, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 21, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 21, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 21, 2014N/A

Upland Bird Hunting Camp (ages 12­-16) July 20-­25
Sponsored by the Ruf ed Grouse Society and Pheasants Forever. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 21, 2014N/A

Pack-a-Snack Story Hike: Whose Tracks are These? by Jim Nail
Monday, July 21, 2014 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Meet at the front doors of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. (If raining, the program will be held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.)
Families with children ages 2-6 years old, pack a snack in your backpack and join a naturalist on a short hike in the woods to our destination which includes sitting on a blanket, reading this week’s story and enjoying a snack (if you choose to bring one). This safe, stroller friendly hike is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the park. NOTES: Adults must accompany children.
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament, Kids Coloring Time
Monday, July 21, 2014 from 2:30-4 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Held in the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center lobby
Kids, come over and color a Minnesota themed ornament to go to our nation’s capitol. The Chippewa National Forest has been chosen to provide this years’ U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree- “The People’s Tree” that will be displayed on the Capitol lawn. Your ornament might be placed upon a companion tree located inside the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Ornaments will remain on display in Itasca State Park until mid-October when they will be sent to D.C. with “The People’s Tree.”

The Center - Monday Events

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July 21, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8:00 Cardio Exercise
9:00- 11:00 Advice from Ann
9:00 Free Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 Mah Jongg Lessons
10:00 The Gift Shop
11:00 – 11:30 Bone Builder
11:15-12:15 Lutheran Social Service Dining – Swiss Steak, baked potato, corn, bread, pineapple, milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage
4-5:30 UCARE

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 21, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 21, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 21, 2014

Brown Bag Lunch with Terri Peterson Smith, author of Off the Beaten Page: the Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, and Girls on Getaways - Monday July 21 @ 12 noon - Bring your sack lunch and listen to Minnesota author Peterson Smith talk about the fascinating places she found in the United States for her new book.

Brainerd Area Low Vision Support Group

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July 21, 2014

Brainerd Area Low Vision Support Group.
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm.
Woodland Good Samaritan Village
200 Buffalo Hills Lane
Brainerd, MN
For more information call 218-825-0904.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application

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July 21, 2014

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant
Application Deadline: August 14, 2014
Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000 in grant funds. Open to artists in all art disciplines, arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, or cultural heritage groups located in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen. These grants support projects covering three key areas: Arts Activities and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and
Cultural Heritage.

Want more information? Region 2 Arts Council will be hosting:
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshops
Monday July 14 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 22 at Coldwell Banker in Park Rapids, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Informational Drop-in Sessions
Thursday July 17 at the Bagley Public Library, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Monday July 21 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an individual or group appointment, or to let us know you are coming to a workshop. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

July Summer Evening Out

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July 21, 2014

You and your friends are invited to July summer evening out.
July 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm - Cost $10.50
Minnesota Nice Restaurant at their new location by Bemidji Woolen Mills
Featuring "Discovering Which are You? See, Say or Do Type Person" with Laurie Kimball.
Beautiful Flute Music with Roxane Kanani.
"Moving Along in Areas of Our Lives" with speaker Laurie Kimball, RN with Masters in Counseling degree.
Reservations: Elaine 333-3544 - Dorothy 751-4499 - Alverna 335-7838.
Bemidji Christian Women's Connection.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 22, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 22, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 22, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 22, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 22, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 22, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 22, 2014N/A

Upland Bird Hunting Camp (ages 12­-16) July 20-­25
Sponsored by the Ruf ed Grouse Society and Pheasants Forever. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 22, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 22, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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July 22, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 22, 2014N/A

Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 10:00- Noon
Meet in front of Douglas Lodge
Learn about the history of fire in Itasca, then enjoy the spectacular views as you climb to the top of the 100-foot tall fire tower!
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Weasels
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Outdoor Kids— Dazzling Dragonflies
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 2-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through crafts and other hands-on activities. Topics vary with many of the programs focusing on life around the lake.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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July 22, 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
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining- Roast Turkey, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, cranberry garnish/bread, strawberry shortcake, milk
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
12:30 p.m. – Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

Northwest Indian OIC announces July Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules

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July 22, 2014

Northwest Indian OIC announces July and August Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules.
Anishinaabe Worldview, is a 28 hour cultural competency accredited course that will give a general understanding of the Anishinaabe. Participants will learn the historical framework from which to understand and articulate the Native experience today. The outcome will be an empowered sense of identity in the Native learner and increased understanding in the Non-Native learner.
July session:
July 8 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July15 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July 22 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July 29 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Attendance on all four days is required to receive accreditation. Registration deadline July 3, 2014.
Participants will receive two Continuing Education Units (CEU).
Registration is $349.00 per person. Registration fees for this training, as with all our trainings, are used to support the ongoing services of Northwest Indian OIC, a native-controlled nonprofit organization.
Please feel free to call Rhonda Conn or Malissia Jones for more information at 218.759.2022 or Rhonda.conn@nwioic.org or Malissia.Jones@nwioic.org.

Bemidji Public Library presents Paul Spring in a family concert plus a creative songwriting workshop for children

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July 22, 2014

The Bemidji Public Library presents Paul Spring in concert on Tuesday July 22 at 10:30 a.m. This concert is open to the public & suitable for all ages.
Paul Spring is an independent singer-songwriter based out of St. Paul. He writes, performs, and records a unique combination of folk and rock. Spring’s poetic writing style and unmistakable voice are at the center of his high-energy shows and albums.
Paul has released a highly reviewed family album “Home of Song” that NPR called "an ode to books and stories, and to the families who nurture them."
Paul is also leading a creative songwriting workshop for 3rd – 8th grade students from 2:00 – 4:00 on Tuesday July 22. Musical training is not required to attend this creative songwriting workshop. Space at the afternoon workshop is limited, please pre-register by calling the Library 751-3963.or registering online at http://bemidji.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx
These events are made possible with funding by the North Country Snowmobile Club and individual donors

Bemidji Public Library presents Paul Spring in a family concert plus a creative songwriting workshop for children

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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July 22, 2014

Sanford Bemidji, RP Broadcasting and the Sanford Center have partnered together for another year’s summer walking program.
Join our free summer walking program, get fit and have fun. Starting Tuesday, June 10, and every Tuesday through August 19, we’ll walk around Bemidji. Bring a friend, enjoy the fresh air and get a little exercise. Walk at your own pace and learn how walking can become a part of a healthier lifestyle.
Tuesdays, June 10 – August 19
Meet at the Sanford Center
5 p.m. Registration and short presentation
5:30 p.m. Walk begins
June 10 is the kickoff! Meet the Bemidji Axemen and the Axes Dance Team, get entered into a drawing for one of two sets (2) of tickets to an Axemen game and see how much fun you can have walking towards a healthier you this summer.
Preregister online at http://www.go100forhealth.com/ or at the walk.
Register any time throughout the summer - It's free - weekly drawings and giveaways

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application

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July 22, 2014

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant
Application Deadline: August 14, 2014
Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000 in grant funds. Open to artists in all art disciplines, arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, or cultural heritage groups located in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen. These grants support projects covering three key areas: Arts Activities and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and
Cultural Heritage.

Want more information? Region 2 Arts Council will be hosting:
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshops
Monday July 14 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 22 at Coldwell Banker in Park Rapids, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Informational Drop-in Sessions
Thursday July 17 at the Bagley Public Library, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Monday July 21 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an individual or group appointment, or to let us know you are coming to a workshop. Download the grant application form at r2arts.org.

Fire Building Workshop

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July 22, 2014

Join us tomorrow night at the Rail River Folk school for another exciting Sustainable Tuesday event from 5:30-7:30
Tuesday, July 22nd: Fire Building Workshop
If you were out in the wilderness, could you start a fire if you needed to?Fire keeps us warm, gives us light, and cooks our food. Join us for a hands-on fire building workshop with Robert Saxton!

Football Skills Clinic

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July 22, 2014

Football Skills Clinic
July 22 (Tues) and July 24 (Thurs) 6:00 - 7:30PM Fee: $10
Football skills clinic for any students entering grades 3-7. This is a non-padded, non-contact clinic that will have everyone learn basic skills for all offensive and defensive positions.
Camp coaches will include current PRB high school coaches & athletes. $10 registration fee includes "Tiger Football" T-shirt. Contact Tom Demars (218) 851-1259 with questions. Register through Community Ed

Beginning Recreational Kayaking

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July 22, 2014

Beginning Recreational Kayaking
July 22nd & 24th 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $25 Pine River Dam Park
This hands on class is designed to give people a basic knowledge of the different types and uses of kayaks available. You will get to try a recreational kayak out. Learn the history & terminology of kayaking. Learn the types and uses of kayaks (materials used and types of hulls), equipment and accessories, entering and exiting of a kayak, transporting a kayak and safety concerns. Also, learn paddling techniques. With this class you will get a chance to try out a kayak in the water.
Instructor: Jim Bergquist of Crow Wing Kayaks Ages 12-Adult (Youth should be accompanied by adult)
Register through PRB community ed or online prbschools.revtrak.net

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 23, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 23, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 23, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 23, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 23, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 23, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 23, 2014N/A

Upland Bird Hunting Camp (ages 12­-16) July 20-­25
Sponsored by the Ruf ed Grouse Society and Pheasants Forever. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 23, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 23, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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July 23, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 23, 2014N/A

Mississippi Headwaters Hike
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Meet at the compass rose under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Learn about fun facts of the Mississippi Headwaters during this short naturalist-led walk to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Topics vary.
Old Timer’s Cabin Walk
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 1:30-2 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Learn about the ‘boys’ that built Forest Inn, Old Timer’s Cabin and more. Come for the walk as we talk about the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on this walking tour of buildings around the Douglas Lodge area, ending at the CCC Old Timer’s Cabin.
Old Timer’s Cabin, Open Tour
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Cabin open from 2- 3:30 p.m.
Held at the Old Timer’s Cabin, located along the boardwalk below Douglas Lodge
Learn more about this Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed building. The Naturalist staff will have the cabin open for you to tour at your leisure.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Trees of Itasca
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Noises of the Night, Campfire
Wednesday, July 23 from 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Meet in Bear Paw Campground (the grassy area near the tiny log pump house and campsite #70 near the bike trail; if rain-- inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center)
Squeaks, grunts, growls and croaks. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and gather around the fire as you discover who makes the strange noises in the night. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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July 23, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

The Center - Wednesday Events

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July 23, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:00 – Tennis League
9:00 – Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10:30 a.m. – Book Club
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining- Mandarin chicken salad, fresh fruit, marinated tomatoes, muffin, milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 23, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Summer Fun with Early Childhood Family Education

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July 23, 2014

Summer Fun with Early Childhood Family Education
Wednesday, July 23, 10:00 - Noon
Arts All Around
Come for messy art at our ECFE Playground/Classroom located at 616 America
Avenue, Suite 110 (Beltrami County Community Services Center)
This event is FREE - no registration required.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 24, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 24, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 24, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 24, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 24, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 24, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 24, 2014N/A

Upland Bird Hunting Camp (ages 12­-16) July 20-­25
Sponsored by the Ruf ed Grouse Society and Pheasants Forever. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 24, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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July 24, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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July 24, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 24, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Crazy Days in Park Rapids

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July 24, 2014N/A

Park Rapids Crazy Days will begin with the 2nd Annual Downtown Dash and 5K Run at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 24. Both races will start and finish at 2nd Street and Main Avenue. The Dash will be about a one-mile walk/run down Main to 8th Street and back. In addition to sidewalk sales all day Thursday and Friday, events Thursday will include live bands playing in Pioneer Park, a Pioneer Park dedication ceremony at 11 a.m., puppet shows at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Moose Creek Village, Arvig’s Summer Fun Event from 4 to 8 p.m. and 2nd Street Stage with The Limns from 6 to 8 p.m.

Crazy Days in Park Rapids

The Center - Thursday Events

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July 24, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Pork chop, creamed potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, lemon bar, milk
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing
7:00 Bandstand: “Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp” – Gregory Park

The Center - Thursday Events

Market in the Park returns to downtown Pequot Lakes

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July 24, 2014

A fun-for-all-ages area event returns June 19 at Trailside Park near the Paul Bunyan State Trail in downtown Pequot Lakes. Market in the Park will run every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 21. This event has something for everyone – including crafters, flea market booths, farmers, fundraisers, garage sales, concessions, etc. Anyone is welcome to purchase booth space for this event.
A 10-foot-by-10-foot booth space costs only $15/day ($30 for a 10-foot-by-20-foot booth). Brainerd Lakes Chamber members get a booth space for free.
There also will be a bobber hunt for kids from 10 a.m. to noon each Thursday and bobber bowling for kids and adults at 1 p.m. in Trailside Park. Prizes will be given to the winners.
Come out and enjoy this “bobber bash” every Thursday. Each week will bring new vendors, so you never know what you will find.
To apply for a space at Market in the Park, contact Jenna Crawford at (218) 568-8911 or jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

Itasca State Park Nature program

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July 24, 2014

Smokey Bear Day at Itasca!
Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Happy 70th Birthday, Smokey Bear!
Enjoy some birthday cake as we help celebrate Smokey's birthday when Smokey Bear returns to Itasca State Park along with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fire fighters for an afternoon of fire facts. At your own pace, learn about Minnesota’s forests, try putting on a fire shelter, check out fire trucks and equipment, make a variety of forest crafts and much more. Don’t forget to have your picture taken with Smokey Bear! Many activities for all ages during this family friendly event.

Itasca State Park Nature program

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July 24, 2014

Smokey Bear Day at Itasca!
Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Happy 70th Birthday, Smokey Bear!
Enjoy some birthday cake as we help celebrate Smokey's birthday when Smokey Bear returns to Itasca State Park along with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fire fighters for an afternoon of fire facts. At your own pace, learn about Minnesota’s forests, try putting on a fire shelter, check out fire trucks and equipment, make a variety of forest crafts and much more. Don’t forget to have your picture taken with Smokey Bear! Many activities for all ages during this family friendly event.

Faith in Action New Volunteer Training July 24th in Longville

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July 24, 2014

Faith in Action for Cass County is offering a New Volunteer Training on Thursday, July 24th, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Salem Lutheran Church in Longville. 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 July 24th, call 866-675-5435 or email cassfia@uslink.net.
Caption: Faith in Action Volunteer Lorraine Enos provides transportation services in the Hackensack area.

Little Falls Senior Center's HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA PARTY

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July 24, 2014

Little Falls Senior Center's HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA PARTY
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 2:30 pm
Live music by Byron Nelson
Meal at 5:00 pm
Please make meal reservations by noon the previous day at 320-632-8200.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Football Skills Clinic

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July 24, 2014

Football Skills Clinic
July 22 (Tues) and July 24 (Thurs) 6:00 - 7:30PM Fee: $10
Football skills clinic for any students entering grades 3-7. This is a non-padded, non-contact clinic that will have everyone learn basic skills for all offensive and defensive positions.
Camp coaches will include current PRB high school coaches & athletes. $10 registration fee includes "Tiger Football" T-shirt. Contact Tom Demars (218) 851-1259 with questions. Register through Community Ed

Beginning Recreational Kayaking

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July 24, 2014

Beginning Recreational Kayaking
July 22nd & 24th 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $25 Pine River Dam Park
This hands on class is designed to give people a basic knowledge of the different types and uses of kayaks available. You will get to try a recreational kayak out. Learn the history & terminology of kayaking. Learn the types and uses of kayaks (materials used and types of hulls), equipment and accessories, entering and exiting of a kayak, transporting a kayak and safety concerns. Also, learn paddling techniques. With this class you will get a chance to try out a kayak in the water.
Instructor: Jim Bergquist of Crow Wing Kayaks Ages 12-Adult (Youth should be accompanied by adult)
Register through PRB community ed or online prbschools.revtrak.net

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 25, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 25, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 25, 2014N/A

Summer reading starts June 2nd! Join us as we sniff out great books this summer to celebrate our theme “Paws to Read.” Kids from babies to teens are invited to take part in our annual program. We’ll spend the dog days of summer with fun animal stories, crafts, performers and more. Take time to “paws” and sniff out great books at your library and earn great prizes. Be sure to come in and see our library guinea pig too! Registration starts June 2nd and runs through July 25th.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 25, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 25, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 25, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 25, 2014N/A

Upland Bird Hunting Camp (ages 12­-16) July 20-­25
Sponsored by the Ruf ed Grouse Society and Pheasants Forever. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

Bi-CAP YouthBuild

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July 25, 2014

Come to Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
Applications being accepted until July 25th to be considered for our 5 day orientation.
(All 5 days must be attended)
Learn Life Skills, Leadership Skills, Community Awareness, And work towards your diploma while helping to provide
housing in our community.
For more information call 218-333-9868; pick up application at the YouthBuild office, 1601 Conifer Ave. NW, Bemidji, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Must bring I.D. S.S. card or receipt for duplicate from SSI office and proof of income on the first day.

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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July 25, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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July 25, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 25, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Crazy Days in Park Rapids

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July 25, 2014N/A

Park Rapids Crazy Days will begin with the 2nd Annual Downtown Dash and 5K Run at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 24. Both races will start and finish at 2nd Street and Main Avenue. The Dash will be about a one-mile walk/run down Main to 8th Street and back. In addition to sidewalk sales all day Thursday and Friday, events Thursday will include live bands playing in Pioneer Park, a Pioneer Park dedication ceremony at 11 a.m., puppet shows at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Moose Creek Village, Arvig’s Summer Fun Event from 4 to 8 p.m. and 2nd Street Stage with The Limns from 6 to 8 p.m.

Crazy Days in Park Rapids

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 25, 2014N/A

I Can Fish! Kid’s Fishing Fridays
Friday, July 25, 2014 from 10:30-Noon (come and go at your leisure)
Meet at the Itasca Fishing Pier, below Douglas Lodge
Kids, bring an adult with you and learn the new skill of fishing. Ages 6-12. NOTES: An adult must accompany children. Bring your own fishing pole or use one provided (limited number). Poles are available on first come first serve basis. Artificial bait provided. Non-Minnesota residents will need a fishing license (within the park, purchase at Itasca Sports Rental).
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Friday, July 25, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Raptors
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Trees of Itasca, Walk
Friday, July 25, 2014 from 2-2:30 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Red pine or white pine? Paper birch or aspen? Join the naturalist as we identify the common trees of Itasca.
Photo Scavenger Hunt!
Friday, July 25 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Have fun with your family while completing our photo scavenger hunt! Digital cameras will be provided, or you may bring your own.
Animal Senses, Campfire
Friday, July 25 from 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
If rain-- inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.
How many things can you identify by smell? How good is your hearing compared to a bats? Enjoy a warm fire as you sit back and learn about animal senses. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

Learn camping basics at Lake Bemidji State Park

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July 25, 2014N/A

Learn to camp or refresh rusty outdoor skills during a two-night I Can Camp! program on July 25 and 26 at Lake Bemidji State Park.
Experienced instructors from Conservation Corps Minnesota will teach I Can Camp! participants basic camping and outdoor skills, including how to set up a tent, how to build a campfire and camp cooking. All camping equipment is provided (including tents, air mattresses and cook stoves). Participants just bring their own food and bedding (sleeping bags or blankets and pillows).
"Camping is fun, and it’s a longstanding Minnesota tradition," said Eric Pelto, who coordinates the “I Can Camp!” programs for the Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division. “Our instructors will be on hand to help with everything from tent set-up to meal preparation. They’ll also try to make sure everyone has fun by providing opportunities to try geocaching, digital photography and other activities.”
The I Can Camp! program is $60 for a tent accommodating up to six people. A one-day vehicle pass will be included as part of the program fee, or participants may buy a year-round Minnesota state parks permit for an additional $20.
Reservations can be made online or by phone.
•CLICK: www.mndnr.gov/reservations (24 hours a day).
•CALL: 866-857-2757, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. daily, excluding holidays.
I Can Camp! is part of a series of skill-building programs offered by the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division. Other programs in the series introduce climbing, fishing, paddling and archery to beginners.
The programs are made possible with support from the Parks and Trails Fund, created after voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in November 2008. The Parks and Trails Fund receives 14.25 percent of the sales tax revenue and may only be spent to support parks and trails of regional or statewide significance.
For more information about the programs, visit www.mndnr.gov/ican or contact the DNR Information Center at info.dnr@state.mn.us or 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Learn camping basics at Lake Bemidji State Park

The Center - Friday Events

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July 25, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
8:00 Card Recycling
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardio Exercise Room
10:00 Walking Exercise
11:00 Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Meatloaf/catsup, whole parslied potatoes, country blend veg/bread, pears, milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

Relay For Life of Crow Wing County!

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July 25, 2014

Help Finish the Fight Against Cancer During Relay For Life of Crow Wing
County!
Are you looking for a fun and memorable summer night? We invite you to join
the American Cancer Society¹s Relay For Life of Crow Wing County on Friday,
July 25th at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds at 6:00pm and help finish the
fight against cancer. This overnight event celebrates cancer survivors,
remembers those we have lost and provides the community with an opportunity
to unite and fight back against this disease. You can join the fight against
cancer by visiting www.relayforlife.org/crowwingmn to register. We are
always looking for more teams of friends, family, and coworkers to help us
FINISH THE FIGHT against cancer. Funds raised through Relay For Life
support the American Cancer Society¹s efforts to make this cancer¹s last
century. For more information on Relay For Life of Crow Wing County, visit
www.relayforlife.org/crowwingmn or contact Jessica Lofrano-Larson at
404-653-8045 or Jessica.LofranoLarson@cancer.org.

Relay For Life of Crow Wing County!

Guys and Dolls

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July 25, 2014

The Northern Light Opera Company’s production of the delightful musical, Guys and Dolls, will be performed at the Park Rapids High School on July 25, 26, and August 31 at 7:00 PM. Afternoon matinees are July 27 and August 2 at 3:00 PM. For ticket reservations call 218-237-0400 or 866-766-7372 or purchase them at Beagle Books in Park Rapids.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 26, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 26, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 26, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 26, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 26, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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July 26, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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July 26, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 26, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Learn camping basics at Lake Bemidji State Park

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July 26, 2014N/A

Learn to camp or refresh rusty outdoor skills during a two-night I Can Camp! program on July 25 and 26 at Lake Bemidji State Park.
Experienced instructors from Conservation Corps Minnesota will teach I Can Camp! participants basic camping and outdoor skills, including how to set up a tent, how to build a campfire and camp cooking. All camping equipment is provided (including tents, air mattresses and cook stoves). Participants just bring their own food and bedding (sleeping bags or blankets and pillows).
"Camping is fun, and it’s a longstanding Minnesota tradition," said Eric Pelto, who coordinates the “I Can Camp!” programs for the Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division. “Our instructors will be on hand to help with everything from tent set-up to meal preparation. They’ll also try to make sure everyone has fun by providing opportunities to try geocaching, digital photography and other activities.”
The I Can Camp! program is $60 for a tent accommodating up to six people. A one-day vehicle pass will be included as part of the program fee, or participants may buy a year-round Minnesota state parks permit for an additional $20.
Reservations can be made online or by phone.
•CLICK: www.mndnr.gov/reservations (24 hours a day).
•CALL: 866-857-2757, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. daily, excluding holidays.
I Can Camp! is part of a series of skill-building programs offered by the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division. Other programs in the series introduce climbing, fishing, paddling and archery to beginners.
The programs are made possible with support from the Parks and Trails Fund, created after voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in November 2008. The Parks and Trails Fund receives 14.25 percent of the sales tax revenue and may only be spent to support parks and trails of regional or statewide significance.
For more information about the programs, visit www.mndnr.gov/ican or contact the DNR Information Center at info.dnr@state.mn.us or 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Learn camping basics at Lake Bemidji State Park

Guys and Dolls

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July 26, 2014

The Northern Light Opera Company’s production of the delightful musical, Guys and Dolls, will be performed at the Park Rapids High School on July 25, 26, and August 31 at 7:00 PM. Afternoon matinees are July 27 and August 2 at 3:00 PM. For ticket reservations call 218-237-0400 or 866-766-7372 or purchase them at Beagle Books in Park Rapids.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 26, 2014N/A

Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Tour
Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10 a.m.–Noon
Tour begins at the Levorsen Building located on the Pioneer Farmer showgrounds.* The showground is located on the north side of Itasca State Park. Go out the North Entrance to Itasca State Park, turn east onto Hwy 200 for ¼ mile entrance is on the south side of the road. *Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m.
Get a feel for the early 1900s community of Lake Itasca at the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Showgrounds (LIRPF). See the Itasca Historic Sawmill. Explore various buildings from a country school, dove-tail one-room log house and a logging museum. LIRPF volunteers will guide you on this tour. www.itascapioneerfarmers.com
Dr. Roberts Trail Walk
Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet outside Douglas Lodge
Join the park naturalist as we share natural and human uses of the plants on this short walk on the Dr. Roberts Nature Trail. Bring your camera for the opportunity to photograph the current blooming wildflowers.
Discover Douglas Lodge! History Cart
Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 12:30-2 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet outside Douglas Lodge (inside the lobby if raining)
Discover more about this beautiful building opened to the public in 1905! Look at historic photos and enjoy stories about the ‘people watching porch’, the Greyhound bus stop, the original Forest Inn and the wet/dry county line!
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Saturday, July 26, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Mini-Mammals
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Outdoor Kids— Fish Painting
Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through crafts and other hands-on activities. Topics vary with many of the programs focusing on life around the lake.
Itasca’s Presenters Under the Pines: Wolves of Minnesota
Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 8-9 p.m.
Meet at the Museum Amphitheater/Campfire Ring below Wegmann’s Cabin, in the picnic grounds. (If raining- Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center)
Explore Minnesota’s wolves in this evening program with Tom Stursa from the Park Rapids Area MN DNR Wildlife Office. Tom will share interesting facts about the natural history of gray wolves and interesting stories of monitoring wolf populations.
NOTES: An optional howling tour will follow the program. Space is limited for the howling tour and sign-up is required. Howl portion is dependent on weather. Bring your own vehicle and insect repellent. Stop by the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center or call 218-699-7251 to sign-up for the howling session.

Save The Date! 2nd Annual Northern Plaid Festival

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July 26, 2014

5K Plaid Run - Live Music - Kid's Activities - Arts & Crafts.
July 26, 2014 - Northland Arboretum - 8 am - 1 pm.
Join us for the 2nd annual Northern Plaid Festival in Baxter, brought to you by the Brighter Days Foundation.
By participating in this community event you'll help raise money to support serious and chronicall-ill children and their families living within the Brainderd Lakes Area.
This is a free admission event following the 5K Plaid Run.
To sign up for the 5K Plaid Run go to NORTHERNPLAIDFESTIVAL.COM

Save The Date! 2nd Annual Northern Plaid Festival

31st Annual Blackduck Woodcarvers Festival

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July 26, 2014

31st Annual Blackduck Woodcarvers Festival.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
North end of Wayside Park on Summit Ave.
Rain or Shine
Woodcarvings for sale and exhibit.

The 3rd Annual Sustainable Places Tour

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July 26, 2014

We are excited to invite you to join us for the3rd Annual Sustainable Places Tour on July 26th, sponsored by the city of Bemidji Sustainability Committee! The tour will feature six sites in our region that are leading the way in integrating sustainable practices into their building designs and missions. The tours start at 9 a.m. and go until 5 p.m. A detailed list of times and descriptions of the sites are listed in the attached poster as well as in the image below!
Come see how local residents reduced their energy costs, increased their energy independence, reduced their water usage, increased their food independence, used natural and renewable materials in constructing their homes, and reduced solid waste, support the local economy, and build community resilience.
Like “Sustainable Bemidji” on Facebook and join our event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/622881044476545/ and visit our Green Living Bemidji Blog @ http://greenlivingbemidji.areavoices.com/ to keep up with our latest events!

The 3rd Annual Sustainable Places Tour

Audrey's Purple Dream - "Our Answer to Cancer" Motorcycle Fund Run

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July 26, 2014

Audrey's Purple Dream, "Our Answer to Cancer" is having its annual Motorcycle Fund Run on Saturday July 26th. Registration starts at 10am at the Akeley Municipal Liquor Store and the ride starts at noon. Stops are scheduled in Emmaville, Itasca State Park, Backwoods (Old Blue Moon Saloon) and Stompin' Grounds. Riders will end up back in Akeley at Paul's Patio between 5 & 6pm where there will be food, prizes and a refreshment garden waiting. Live music starts at 7:30pm and there is free camping available right on site. All proceeds go to Audrey's Purple Dream. For more information, check out the website at http://www.audreyspurpledream.com/

Audrey's Purple Dream - "Our Answer to Cancer" Motorcycle Fund Run

Paws for a Book

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July 26, 2014

Proceeds from the sale of gently used books will benefit the Beltrami Humane Society. In addition, adoptable cats will be at the store showing off their best assets! Enjoy a book and support a great cause.
Event at Kat's Book Nook
750 Paul Bunyan Dr NW across from the Bemidji Chrysler Center
Saturday, July 26th from 10 am to 4 pm

Paws for a Book

Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society Annual Meeting

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July 26, 2014

Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society (MHAS), a local chapter of the National Audubon Society hosts their annual meeting this Saturday, July 26th at Neilson Spearhead Center. The annual meeting includes several activities suitable for families and adults. Join MHAS for an archeological demonstration at 3pm, followed at 5pm with dinner and social hour. Then at 6pm, an additional archaeological demonstration, concluding at 7pm with a Bonfire Social and s'mores. Neilson Spearhead Center is located 11 miles south of Bemidji at 48851 County Road 29. The annual meeting and associated activities are free and open to the public. Join us for one or all events! For more information call Jaime at 225-810-5591 or visit the MHAS website www.spearheadmhas.org

Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society Annual Meeting

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 27, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 27, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 27, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 27, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 27, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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July 27, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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July 27, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 27, 2014N/A

Izaak Walton League Camp (children, ages 9-­16) July 27-­August 1. $400 per camper or $700 per grandparent/grandchild or parent/child.
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682-­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 27, 2014N/A

Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp (ages 13-­16) July 27­-August 1. Includes MN DNR Advanced Hunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

19th Annual Backus Lions Fly-In Breakfast

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July 27, 2014

19th Annual Backus Lions Fly-In Breakfast.
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Backus Airport
just West of Highway 371.
Benefit for Backus Fire and First Responders.
See a Medivac Helicopter and a demonstration of the Jaws of Life.
Free Diabetes Screenings.
Cost $6 at the door ($5 in advance) and $3 for children under 12.
Fly-in pilots eat free. Sausage, jouice, coffee and milk will also be available.
Schedule permitting, the North Memorial Medivac helicopter will land at 11:00 am.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 27, 2014

Mississippi Headwaters Hike
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Meet at the compass rose under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Learn about fun facts of the Mississippi Headwaters during this short naturalist-led walk to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Topics vary.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Sunday, July 27, 2014
2-4 p.m.: Whose Scat is That
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Old Timer’s Cabin Walk
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 1:30-2 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Learn about the ‘boys’ that built Forest Inn, Old Timer’s Cabin and more. Come for the walk as we talk about the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on this walking tour of buildings around the Douglas Lodge area, ending at the CCC Old Timer’s Cabin.
Old Timer’s Cabin, Open Tour
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Cabin open from 2- 3:30 p.m.
Held at the Old Timer’s Cabin, located along the boardwalk below Douglas Lodge
Learn more about this Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed building. The Naturalist staff will have the cabin open for you to tour at your leisure.
Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Lori Goulet Reich
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Meet at Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
Join Lori Goulet Reich, a Lake Itasca Transplant from the suburbs of Minneapolis, as she performs a variety of music best described as acoustic folk and alt-country flavored music. Lori also has played in various bands both classic rock and country, so come enjoy a variety of well-known tunes.

Alaska Volunteer Fire Department - 28th Annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

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July 27, 2014

The Alaska Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their 28th annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm. The fire hall is located on County Road 32 just west of highway 89 in Alaska township. Chicken will be prepared to perfection by Rick of R & R Tree Service. The menu include salads, beans and desserts with soft drinks and ice cream available.
There will be raffles for cash and a rifle, kids games and a water war. Fun for the whole family. A free will donation is appreciated. All proceeds will be applied to upgrading fire fighting equipment.

Bumble Bee Workshop

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July 27, 2014

Bumble Bee Workshop
Sunday, July 27th, 2014, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Northland Arboretum, Brainerd, MN
Presented by Sarah Foltz Jordan (Xerces Society) and Elaine Evans (University of MN)
$50 per person – Northland Arboretum Members & MN Master Naturalists
$75 per person – Non-Arboretum Attendees
Bring your camera and a notebook.
Registration: Please RSVP to the Arboretum by phone 218-829-8770 or email arboretum@brainerd.net if you plan on coming, so we can plan accordingly. Walk-ins welcome if there is room.

Bumble Bee Workshop

Country Fair - Hackensack City Park

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July 27, 2014

Country Fair - Hackensack City Park
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Drawings, Pie Throwing, Food and Games

Lake Bemidji Concert Series

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July 27, 2014

Headwaters School of Music & Arts in collaboration with the Lake Bemidji State Park is proud to announce the upcoming performers in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park for Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Northern Bass will be performing. This family group from Akeley, MN will bring the music of the 50’s and 60’s back for your enjoyment. Get ready for Surfin’!!
Each performance will start at 1:30 pm in the Lake Bemidji State Park Ampitheatre.
Admission is free for each concert, but you will need to have a valid park pass or purchase a day pass at the gate. Day passes are $5.00.
These concerts are made possible as the result of a collaborative effort between Lake Bemidji State Park and Headwaters School of Music & Arts. We thank each of you for coming out to support this opportunity for local musicians to share their music with such an appreciative audience.

Guys and Dolls

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July 27, 2014

The Northern Light Opera Company’s production of the delightful musical, Guys and Dolls, will be performed at the Park Rapids High School on July 25, 26, and August 31 at 7:00 PM. Afternoon matinees are July 27 and August 2 at 3:00 PM. For ticket reservations call 218-237-0400 or 866-766-7372 or purchase them at Beagle Books in Park Rapids.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 28, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 28, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 28, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 28, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 28, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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July 28, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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July 28, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 28, 2014N/A

Izaak Walton League Camp (children, ages 9-­16) July 27-­August 1. $400 per camper or $700 per grandparent/grandchild or parent/child.
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682-­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 28, 2014N/A

Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp (ages 13-­16) July 27­-August 1. Includes MN DNR Advanced Hunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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July 28, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University, Bemidji’s Headwaters Science Center and NASA are coming together to host the first Storm Chasers Summer Day Camp.
The camp will take place July 28-Aug. 1 on the BSU campus. Participants will be engaged in a variety of activities that align with Academic Standards in Science related to Earth and space science, and also include topics from NASA’s Innovations in Climate Education project.
Camp activities throughout the week include lessons on Earth systems, weather and climate, global versus local weather patterns, human and natural influences on weather and climate, and weather observation and prediction. Participants will also be able to interpret weather, radar and satellite weather maps, identify cloud types and make predictions based on weather data.
Susan Joy, director of the Headwaters science center and camp coordinator, is working with Dr. Tim Kroeger, professor of biology and director of Bemidji State’s Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies, for a number of the camp’s activities, including a high-altitude weather balloon launch.
“Dr. Kroeger invited the science center to submit a proposal as part of BSU’s space grant for an outreach activity that aligned with NASA’s education and outreach goals in the winter of 2012,” she said. “The Storm Chasers camp is the result of our proposal.”
Bemidji State is an active member of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, part of the NASA-funded National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program which was founded in 1989. Though NASA is not directly involved in the camp, the agency’s curriculum will be used during camp activities.
“BSU is currently in our 24th consecutive year of Space Grant funding,” Kroeger said. “At BSU we use this funding to support scholarships for students earning degrees in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) disciplines, student and faculty research, various higher education programs including our high-altitude ballooning program, continuing education opportunities for elementary and secondary-school teachers in STEM disciplines, and outreach activities. The Storm Chasers camp is one of those outreach activities.”
The Storm Chasers Summer Camp’s Space Grant funding will help offset costs related to camp facilities and faculty and provide supplies and scholarships for participants. BSU plans further collaborations with the Headwaters Science Center on additional projects related to the Space Grant throughout the fall.
Camp registration information
The five-day Storm Chasers Summer Camp carries a registration fee of $200. Both day-camp and overnight options are available. Registration is available online (http://bit.ly/U4k7hr) and is due by June 21. Some scholarships are available; for more information on scholarships, contact the Headwaters Science Center.

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

6th Annual Desserts by Design - A gala to benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra

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You are invited to attend the 6th Annual Desserts by Design, a gala to benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra on FRIDAY, Sept 5, 2014.
Held at 6:00 pm at The Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE, Bemidji, MN.
“Enjoy an evening of music, uniquely decorated tables, delicious desserts and complimentary wine”.
Ticket Price: $25 each.
Limited seating is available, and no tickets will be sold at the door.
Purchase tickets by August 22nd by calling Karen Amble at 218-444-7005. Leave a message.
The evening is sponsored by RiverWood Bank and the BSO Guild.
Be sure to bring your camera for this amazing evening.
For more information: Contact Ann Cease, Desserts by Design publicity committee at 218-243-3101.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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July 28, 2014N/A

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

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 28, 2014N/A

Pack-a-Snack Story Hike: Are You a Dragonfly? By Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries
Monday, July 28, 2014 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Meet at the front doors of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. (If raining, the program will be held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.)
Families with children ages 2-6 years old, pack a snack in your backpack and join a naturalist on a short hike in the woods to our destination which includes sitting on a blanket, reading this week’s story and enjoying a snack (if you choose to bring one). This safe, stroller friendly hike is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the park. NOTES: Adults must accompany children.
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament, Kids Coloring Time
Monday, July 28, 2014 from 2:30-4 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Held in the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center Classroom
Kids, come over and color a Minnesota themed ornament to go to our nation’s capitol. The Chippewa National Forest has been chosen to provide this years’ U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree- “The People’s Tree” that will be displayed on the Capitol lawn. Your ornament might be placed upon a companion tree located inside the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Ornaments will remain on display in Itasca State Park until mid-October when they will be sent to D.C. with “The People’s Tree.”

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 28, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Senior Activity Center is sponsoring a bus trip

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July 28, 2014

Senior Activity Center is sponsoring a bus trip to Inn at Maple Crossing and Bergeson Gardens, Monday, July 28, 2014. Departure 9:00 AM and return approximately 6:00 PM.
This trip includes transportation on bus . Meal at Inn is on your own or brown bag it at the Gardens. Enjoy a day of beautiful gardens, lunch out and enjoyable bus ride!
$25.00 Members and $35.00 non-members. Deadline to sign up is July 23,2014.
Gratuity for bus driver not included.
Everyone welcome!!! Senior Activity Center 218-751-8836.

Brainerd's Camp Invention

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July 28, 2014

Brainerd’s Camp Invention is from July 28-August 1st. We have attendees from all over central MN.
Where big ideas become the next big thing. Camp Invention inspires confidence in curious children like yours. Not just for a day or a week, but for a lifetime.
Questions? 800-968-4332 or www.campinvention.org

Brainerd's Camp Invention

Storm Chasers Camp - Headwaters Science Center

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July 28, 2014

Headwaters Science Center presents “Storm Chasers” Day Camp at BSU.
What makes a storm? How do meteorologists know when it's going to rain? What happens in the atmosphere on a sunny day? If you've ever asked these questions, then “Storm Chasers” is the camp for you! Launch a high altitude balloon carrying a payload you and your team designed, observe and make weather predictions, and learn about weather on other planets.
“Storm Chasers”, a weeklong summer day camp, is planned for July 28 – August 1, 10am to 4pm, and is geared for students entering grades 6-9. “Storm Chasers” will take place on the BSU campus in Sattgast Hall of Science Room 103 and costs $200 for the week. Scholarships of up to 50% are available to eligible participants and HSC members save 20%. Contact HSC to register and learn more about scholarship opportunities. No registrations will be accepted after Friday, July 25th.
This camp is partially funded by a grant from NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant Consortium - Bemidji State University.

Brainerd Public Library

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July 28, 2014

Brown Bag Lunch with Jonathan Friesen, author of Mayday - Monday July 28 @ 12 noon - Bring your sack lunch and listen to award-winning young adult author Friesen discuss his latest book, Mayday, about second chances and the love between sisters.

Bemidji Blood Drive

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July 28, 2014

Bemidji Blood Drive
Monday, July 28, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm
at First Lutheran Church - Main Hall.
For an appointment contact: Barb Treat @ 218-556-0393
or go to: www.bloodhero.com, sponsor code: bemidji

Bemidji Blood Drive

Brainerd Public Library

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July 28, 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 July 14, Monday Monday July 28 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

Nightlights - A Support Group

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July 28, 2014

Nightlights, a support group for anyone who has a loved one with mental illness with hold its monthly meeting at 7:00-8:30 p.m., Monday, July 28, 2014 in the Kateri Room at St. Philips Church, 7th Street and Beltrami Ave. Please call 218 444 4262

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 29, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 29, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 29, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 29, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 29, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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July 29, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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July 29, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 29, 2014N/A

Izaak Walton League Camp (children, ages 9-­16) July 27-­August 1. $400 per camper or $700 per grandparent/grandchild or parent/child.
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682-­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 29, 2014N/A

Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp (ages 13-­16) July 27­-August 1. Includes MN DNR Advanced Hunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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July 29, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University, Bemidji’s Headwaters Science Center and NASA are coming together to host the first Storm Chasers Summer Day Camp.
The camp will take place July 28-Aug. 1 on the BSU campus. Participants will be engaged in a variety of activities that align with Academic Standards in Science related to Earth and space science, and also include topics from NASA’s Innovations in Climate Education project.
Camp activities throughout the week include lessons on Earth systems, weather and climate, global versus local weather patterns, human and natural influences on weather and climate, and weather observation and prediction. Participants will also be able to interpret weather, radar and satellite weather maps, identify cloud types and make predictions based on weather data.
Susan Joy, director of the Headwaters science center and camp coordinator, is working with Dr. Tim Kroeger, professor of biology and director of Bemidji State’s Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies, for a number of the camp’s activities, including a high-altitude weather balloon launch.
“Dr. Kroeger invited the science center to submit a proposal as part of BSU’s space grant for an outreach activity that aligned with NASA’s education and outreach goals in the winter of 2012,” she said. “The Storm Chasers camp is the result of our proposal.”
Bemidji State is an active member of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, part of the NASA-funded National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program which was founded in 1989. Though NASA is not directly involved in the camp, the agency’s curriculum will be used during camp activities.
“BSU is currently in our 24th consecutive year of Space Grant funding,” Kroeger said. “At BSU we use this funding to support scholarships for students earning degrees in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) disciplines, student and faculty research, various higher education programs including our high-altitude ballooning program, continuing education opportunities for elementary and secondary-school teachers in STEM disciplines, and outreach activities. The Storm Chasers camp is one of those outreach activities.”
The Storm Chasers Summer Camp’s Space Grant funding will help offset costs related to camp facilities and faculty and provide supplies and scholarships for participants. BSU plans further collaborations with the Headwaters Science Center on additional projects related to the Space Grant throughout the fall.
Camp registration information
The five-day Storm Chasers Summer Camp carries a registration fee of $200. Both day-camp and overnight options are available. Registration is available online (http://bit.ly/U4k7hr) and is due by June 21. Some scholarships are available; for more information on scholarships, contact the Headwaters Science Center.

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

6th Annual Desserts by Design - A gala to benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra

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July 29, 2014N/A

You are invited to attend the 6th Annual Desserts by Design, a gala to benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra on FRIDAY, Sept 5, 2014.
Held at 6:00 pm at The Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE, Bemidji, MN.
“Enjoy an evening of music, uniquely decorated tables, delicious desserts and complimentary wine”.
Ticket Price: $25 each.
Limited seating is available, and no tickets will be sold at the door.
Purchase tickets by August 22nd by calling Karen Amble at 218-444-7005. Leave a message.
The evening is sponsored by RiverWood Bank and the BSO Guild.
Be sure to bring your camera for this amazing evening.
For more information: Contact Ann Cease, Desserts by Design publicity committee at 218-243-3101.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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July 29, 2014N/A

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

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 29, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Brainerd's Camp Invention

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July 29, 2014

Brainerd’s Camp Invention is from July 28-August 1st. We have attendees from all over central MN.
Where big ideas become the next big thing. Camp Invention inspires confidence in curious children like yours. Not just for a day or a week, but for a lifetime.
Questions? 800-968-4332 or www.campinvention.org

Brainerd's Camp Invention

Storm Chasers Camp - Headwaters Science Center

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July 29, 2014

Headwaters Science Center presents “Storm Chasers” Day Camp at BSU.
What makes a storm? How do meteorologists know when it's going to rain? What happens in the atmosphere on a sunny day? If you've ever asked these questions, then “Storm Chasers” is the camp for you! Launch a high altitude balloon carrying a payload you and your team designed, observe and make weather predictions, and learn about weather on other planets.
“Storm Chasers”, a weeklong summer day camp, is planned for July 28 – August 1, 10am to 4pm, and is geared for students entering grades 6-9. “Storm Chasers” will take place on the BSU campus in Sattgast Hall of Science Room 103 and costs $200 for the week. Scholarships of up to 50% are available to eligible participants and HSC members save 20%. Contact HSC to register and learn more about scholarship opportunities. No registrations will be accepted after Friday, July 25th.
This camp is partially funded by a grant from NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant Consortium - Bemidji State University.

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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July 29, 2014N/A

Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 10:00- Noon
Meet in front of Douglas Lodge
Learn about the history of fire in Itasca, then enjoy the spectacular views as you climb to the top of the 100-foot tall fire tower!
Circle Time Under the Pines: B is for Bees
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet by the Museum Amphitheater (Look for a large blanket underneath a big pine tree), below Wegmann’s Store, (in the Lakeside Museum if raining).
Children 2-5 years old, come explore and have fun at Itasca as we learn about bees through stories, songs, crafts, and outdoor discovery. NOTES: Adults must accompany children. Consider bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying your noon meal at the park after the program.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Beavers
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Outdoor Kids— Water Animals
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through crafts and other hands-on activities. Topics vary with many of the programs focusing on life around the lake.

Learn about the area’s mushrooms and lichens in four-part workshop at BSU

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July 29, 2014N/A

Local plant biologist Dr. Rebecca Knowles is leading a series of workshops and field experiences at Bemidji State University to examine the various mushrooms and lichens found in northern Minnesota.
The four-part course, which does not require any background in science, will take place each Tuesday from July 29-Aug. 19 and includes on-campus workshops at Bemidji State and some field excursions to Lake Bemidji State Park. Participants should arrange their own transportation for the field trips. The series is being offered for $15 per session; however, participants can register for all four parts of the series for just $45. Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/1r6C6Rm.
Knowles, from Hines, Minn., recieved her doctorate in plant biological sciences from the University of Minnesota and researched the roles of lichens in northern forests during her graduate studies. She has worked for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe seeking to protect and restore native place communities on the Leech Lake Reservation and in the Chippewa National Forest. Recently, Knowles founded Research Reveals!, acting as medium between scientific research and various audiences.
Week One: July 29
The first week of the series features an overview of fungi, including the biology and ecological roles of club mushrooms, cup fungi and slime molds. This session includes lectures and labs on the BSU campus and a field trip to search for forest fungi at Lake Bemidji State Park.
Week Two: Aug. 5
The second part of the series features an overview of lichens, including the biology and ecological roles of green algae, cyanobacteria and lichens. This session includes lectures and labs on the BSU campus and a field trip to search for forest lichens at Lake Bemidji State Park.
Week Three: Aug. 12
This session focuses on the identification of fungi, including species-specific characteristics and microscopic examination of club mushrooms, cup fungi and slime molds. This session includes lectures and labs on the BSU campus and a field trip to search for forest fungi at Lake Bemidji State Park.
Week Four: Aug. 19
The series concludes with a session on the identification of lichens, including species-specific characteristics and microscopic examination of lichens. This session includes lectures and labs on the BSU campus and a field trip to search for forest lichens at Lake Bemidji State Park.

Northwest Indian OIC announces July Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules

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July 29, 2014

Northwest Indian OIC announces July and August Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules.
Anishinaabe Worldview, is a 28 hour cultural competency accredited course that will give a general understanding of the Anishinaabe. Participants will learn the historical framework from which to understand and articulate the Native experience today. The outcome will be an empowered sense of identity in the Native learner and increased understanding in the Non-Native learner.
July session:
July 8 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July15 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July 22 (9:00am-5:00pm)
July 29 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Attendance on all four days is required to receive accreditation. Registration deadline July 3, 2014.
Participants will receive two Continuing Education Units (CEU).
Registration is $349.00 per person. Registration fees for this training, as with all our trainings, are used to support the ongoing services of Northwest Indian OIC, a native-controlled nonprofit organization.
Please feel free to call Rhonda Conn or Malissia Jones for more information at 218.759.2022 or Rhonda.conn@nwioic.org or Malissia.Jones@nwioic.org.

SPECIAL MAGIC SHOW AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY

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July 29, 2014

The Bemidji Public Library will host a magic show as part of the final week of the Summer Reading Program series.
On Tuesday July 29, at 2:00 P.M. “Professor Marvel’s Amazing Aussie Adventure” will take kids of all ages “outback” … to the Australian Outback that is
Professor Marvel’s Amazing Aussie Adventure Magic Show provides an interactive playground where kid’s natural creativity can be inspired. In this landscape kids quickly learn that through reading anything is possible !
Magicians Robert & Lynn, who entertain the Bemidji crowd every summer, will return for another summer fun magic show. Thank you to the Friends of the Library and the North Country Snowmobile Club for providing funding for the Library’s Summer Reading Program events!

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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July 29, 2014

Sanford Bemidji, RP Broadcasting and the Sanford Center have partnered together for another year’s summer walking program.
Join our free summer walking program, get fit and have fun. Starting Tuesday, June 10, and every Tuesday through August 19, we’ll walk around Bemidji. Bring a friend, enjoy the fresh air and get a little exercise. Walk at your own pace and learn how walking can become a part of a healthier lifestyle.
Tuesdays, June 10 – August 19
Meet at the Sanford Center
5 p.m. Registration and short presentation
5:30 p.m. Walk begins
June 10 is the kickoff! Meet the Bemidji Axemen and the Axes Dance Team, get entered into a drawing for one of two sets (2) of tickets to an Axemen game and see how much fun you can have walking towards a healthier you this summer.
Preregister online at http://www.go100forhealth.com/ or at the walk.
Register any time throughout the summer - It's free - weekly drawings and giveaways

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 30, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 30, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 30, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 30, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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July 30, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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July 30, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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July 30, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 30, 2014N/A

Izaak Walton League Camp (children, ages 9-­16) July 27-­August 1. $400 per camper or $700 per grandparent/grandchild or parent/child.
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682-­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 30, 2014N/A

Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp (ages 13-­16) July 27­-August 1. Includes MN DNR Advanced Hunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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July 30, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University, Bemidji’s Headwaters Science Center and NASA are coming together to host the first Storm Chasers Summer Day Camp.
The camp will take place July 28-Aug. 1 on the BSU campus. Participants will be engaged in a variety of activities that align with Academic Standards in Science related to Earth and space science, and also include topics from NASA’s Innovations in Climate Education project.
Camp activities throughout the week include lessons on Earth systems, weather and climate, global versus local weather patterns, human and natural influences on weather and climate, and weather observation and prediction. Participants will also be able to interpret weather, radar and satellite weather maps, identify cloud types and make predictions based on weather data.
Susan Joy, director of the Headwaters science center and camp coordinator, is working with Dr. Tim Kroeger, professor of biology and director of Bemidji State’s Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies, for a number of the camp’s activities, including a high-altitude weather balloon launch.
“Dr. Kroeger invited the science center to submit a proposal as part of BSU’s space grant for an outreach activity that aligned with NASA’s education and outreach goals in the winter of 2012,” she said. “The Storm Chasers camp is the result of our proposal.”
Bemidji State is an active member of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, part of the NASA-funded National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program which was founded in 1989. Though NASA is not directly involved in the camp, the agency’s curriculum will be used during camp activities.
“BSU is currently in our 24th consecutive year of Space Grant funding,” Kroeger said. “At BSU we use this funding to support scholarships for students earning degrees in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) disciplines, student and faculty research, various higher education programs including our high-altitude ballooning program, continuing education opportunities for elementary and secondary-school teachers in STEM disciplines, and outreach activities. The Storm Chasers camp is one of those outreach activities.”
The Storm Chasers Summer Camp’s Space Grant funding will help offset costs related to camp facilities and faculty and provide supplies and scholarships for participants. BSU plans further collaborations with the Headwaters Science Center on additional projects related to the Space Grant throughout the fall.
Camp registration information
The five-day Storm Chasers Summer Camp carries a registration fee of $200. Both day-camp and overnight options are available. Registration is available online (http://bit.ly/U4k7hr) and is due by June 21. Some scholarships are available; for more information on scholarships, contact the Headwaters Science Center.

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

6th Annual Desserts by Design - A gala to benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra

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July 30, 2014N/A

You are invited to attend the 6th Annual Desserts by Design, a gala to benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra on FRIDAY, Sept 5, 2014.
Held at 6:00 pm at The Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE, Bemidji, MN.
“Enjoy an evening of music, uniquely decorated tables, delicious desserts and complimentary wine”.
Ticket Price: $25 each.
Limited seating is available, and no tickets will be sold at the door.
Purchase tickets by August 22nd by calling Karen Amble at 218-444-7005. Leave a message.
The evening is sponsored by RiverWood Bank and the BSO Guild.
Be sure to bring your camera for this amazing evening.
For more information: Contact Ann Cease, Desserts by Design publicity committee at 218-243-3101.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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July 30, 2014N/A

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

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 30, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Brainerd's Camp Invention

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July 30, 2014

Brainerd’s Camp Invention is from July 28-August 1st. We have attendees from all over central MN.
Where big ideas become the next big thing. Camp Invention inspires confidence in curious children like yours. Not just for a day or a week, but for a lifetime.
Questions? 800-968-4332 or www.campinvention.org

Brainerd's Camp Invention

Storm Chasers Camp - Headwaters Science Center

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July 30, 2014

Headwaters Science Center presents “Storm Chasers” Day Camp at BSU.
What makes a storm? How do meteorologists know when it's going to rain? What happens in the atmosphere on a sunny day? If you've ever asked these questions, then “Storm Chasers” is the camp for you! Launch a high altitude balloon carrying a payload you and your team designed, observe and make weather predictions, and learn about weather on other planets.
“Storm Chasers”, a weeklong summer day camp, is planned for July 28 – August 1, 10am to 4pm, and is geared for students entering grades 6-9. “Storm Chasers” will take place on the BSU campus in Sattgast Hall of Science Room 103 and costs $200 for the week. Scholarships of up to 50% are available to eligible participants and HSC members save 20%. Contact HSC to register and learn more about scholarship opportunities. No registrations will be accepted after Friday, July 25th.
This camp is partially funded by a grant from NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant Consortium - Bemidji State University.

Annual Taco Meal

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July 30, 2014

Support your local cancer services.
Sanford Foundation’s Taco Meal is Back!
Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota
Annual Taco Meal
Wednesday, July 30 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Bemidji Waterfront under the Dragon’s Den
Fry Bread Taco Meal $7
Includes fry bread (or flour tortilla) taco with all the trimmings, beverage and ice cream Fresh Fry Bread Made on Site!
The Acoust Hicks perform 5-8

Annual Taco Meal

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 30, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Memorial Horse & Pony Pull

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July 30, 2014

Memorial Horse & Pony Pull
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00pm
Beltrami County Fairgrounds
Hosted by GO & WHOA HARNESS CLUB
tickets $5.00 each....lots of prizes
10% ticket sales goes to Hospice
in memory of Con Beaulieu and Greg Mattison

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 31, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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July 31, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 31, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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July 31, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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July 31, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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July 31, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 31, 2014N/A

Izaak Walton League Camp (children, ages 9-­16) July 27-­August 1. $400 per camper or $700 per grandparent/grandchild or parent/child.
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682-­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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July 31, 2014N/A

Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp (ages 13-­16) July 27­-August 1. Includes MN DNR Advanced Hunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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July 31, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University, Bemidji’s Headwaters Science Center and NASA are coming together to host the first Storm Chasers Summer Day Camp.
The camp will take place July 28-Aug. 1 on the BSU campus. Participants will be engaged in a variety of activities that align with Academic Standards in Science related to Earth and space science, and also include topics from NASA’s Innovations in Climate Education project.
Camp activities throughout the week include lessons on Earth systems, weather and climate, global versus local weather patterns, human and natural influences on weather and climate, and weather observation and prediction. Participants will also be able to interpret weather, radar and satellite weather maps, identify cloud types and make predictions based on weather data.
Susan Joy, director of the Headwaters science center and camp coordinator, is working with Dr. Tim Kroeger, professor of biology and director of Bemidji State’s Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies, for a number of the camp’s activities, including a high-altitude weather balloon launch.
“Dr. Kroeger invited the science center to submit a proposal as part of BSU’s space grant for an outreach activity that aligned with NASA’s education and outreach goals in the winter of 2012,” she said. “The Storm Chasers camp is the result of our proposal.”
Bemidji State is an active member of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, part of the NASA-funded National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program which was founded in 1989. Though NASA is not directly involved in the camp, the agency’s curriculum will be used during camp activities.
“BSU is currently in our 24th consecutive year of Space Grant funding,” Kroeger said. “At BSU we use this funding to support scholarships for students earning degrees in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) disciplines, student and faculty research, various higher education programs including our high-altitude ballooning program, continuing education opportunities for elementary and secondary-school teachers in STEM disciplines, and outreach activities. The Storm Chasers camp is one of those outreach activities.”
The Storm Chasers Summer Camp’s Space Grant funding will help offset costs related to camp facilities and faculty and provide supplies and scholarships for participants. BSU plans further collaborations with the Headwaters Science Center on additional projects related to the Space Grant throughout the fall.
Camp registration information
The five-day Storm Chasers Summer Camp carries a registration fee of $200. Both day-camp and overnight options are available. Registration is available online (http://bit.ly/U4k7hr) and is due by June 21. Some scholarships are available; for more information on scholarships, contact the Headwaters Science Center.

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

6th Annual Desserts by Design - A gala to benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra

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July 31, 2014N/A

You are invited to attend the 6th Annual Desserts by Design, a gala to benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra on FRIDAY, Sept 5, 2014.
Held at 6:00 pm at The Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE, Bemidji, MN.
“Enjoy an evening of music, uniquely decorated tables, delicious desserts and complimentary wine”.
Ticket Price: $25 each.
Limited seating is available, and no tickets will be sold at the door.
Purchase tickets by August 22nd by calling Karen Amble at 218-444-7005. Leave a message.
The evening is sponsored by RiverWood Bank and the BSO Guild.
Be sure to bring your camera for this amazing evening.
For more information: Contact Ann Cease, Desserts by Design publicity committee at 218-243-3101.

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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July 31, 2014N/A

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

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 31, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July 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: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
2nd Thursday, July 10 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, July 17 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, July 24 - Bena Clinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Brainerd's Camp Invention

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July 31, 2014

Brainerd’s Camp Invention is from July 28-August 1st. We have attendees from all over central MN.
Where big ideas become the next big thing. Camp Invention inspires confidence in curious children like yours. Not just for a day or a week, but for a lifetime.
Questions? 800-968-4332 or www.campinvention.org

Brainerd's Camp Invention

Storm Chasers Camp - Headwaters Science Center

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July 31, 2014

Headwaters Science Center presents “Storm Chasers” Day Camp at BSU.
What makes a storm? How do meteorologists know when it's going to rain? What happens in the atmosphere on a sunny day? If you've ever asked these questions, then “Storm Chasers” is the camp for you! Launch a high altitude balloon carrying a payload you and your team designed, observe and make weather predictions, and learn about weather on other planets.
“Storm Chasers”, a weeklong summer day camp, is planned for July 28 – August 1, 10am to 4pm, and is geared for students entering grades 6-9. “Storm Chasers” will take place on the BSU campus in Sattgast Hall of Science Room 103 and costs $200 for the week. Scholarships of up to 50% are available to eligible participants and HSC members save 20%. Contact HSC to register and learn more about scholarship opportunities. No registrations will be accepted after Friday, July 25th.
This camp is partially funded by a grant from NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant Consortium - Bemidji State University.

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 31, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit.
June 14 - July 31 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature's fury, disasters mark unforgettable dates in our history. Experience what it was like to be on the scene in "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center that recounts extraordinary stories of heroism and stark reality through photography and film. Made possible by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. See the exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center from June 14 - July 31. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4. Standard admission rates apply. Free for members.

Nonprofit Strengthening Project - St. Cloud Area

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July 31, 2014

In partnership with the Charities Review Council, we're excited to announce the official launch of the St. Cloud Area Nonprofit Strengthening Project. Join us for a 9 a.m. informational session on Thursday, July 31, to learn more about the Charities Review Council and the Nonprofit Strengthening Project coming to the St. Cloud Area. Review the project brochure for more information including project goals, timeline and benefits of participation.
To register for the informational session check out the event page or contact Abby Wright for more information.

Nonprofit Strengthening Project - St. Cloud Area

Market in the Park returns to downtown Pequot Lakes

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July 31, 2014

A fun-for-all-ages area event returns June 19 at Trailside Park near the Paul Bunyan State Trail in downtown Pequot Lakes. Market in the Park will run every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 21. This event has something for everyone – including crafters, flea market booths, farmers, fundraisers, garage sales, concessions, etc. Anyone is welcome to purchase booth space for this event.
A 10-foot-by-10-foot booth space costs only $15/day ($30 for a 10-foot-by-20-foot booth). Brainerd Lakes Chamber members get a booth space for free.
There also will be a bobber hunt for kids from 10 a.m. to noon each Thursday and bobber bowling for kids and adults at 1 p.m. in Trailside Park. Prizes will be given to the winners.
Come out and enjoy this “bobber bash” every Thursday. Each week will bring new vendors, so you never know what you will find.
To apply for a space at Market in the Park, contact Jenna Crawford at (218) 568-8911 or jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

Summer "Land and Water" Tour

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July 31, 2014

The Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council will hold its Summer Land and Water Tour July 31, from 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm, starting at the Marcus Edin Farm, 16568 235th Ave., Staples, MN. and continuing to the Steve Flanagan farm. The tour will offer an on-the-ground look at how cover crop practices are used, and have worked, when integrated in livestock and crop systems to improve soil health and wildlife habitat. Cost is $10, includes tour and light meal. Reservations: Jim Chamberlin at 218-831-0528 or jchamberlin@hugllc.com.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 1, 2014N/A

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

The Clearwater County Historical Society Presents ‘Minnesota Homefront, World War II,’ a Traveling Exhibit

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August 1, 2014

Shevlin – Come visit the Clearwater County Historical Society- the History Center in Shevlin- and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota The History Center in Shevlin has also developed a local exhibit “Clearwater County Goes to War’ that discusses how World War II affected the residents of Clearwater County and describes the activities involved in supporting our troops between 1941 and 1945. The History Center is open Tuesday- Friday between 10 and 4 and by appointment. Watch for special hours and events later this spring and summer. Admission is free; donations are cheerfully accepted. The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 1, 2014N/A

JOIN A WORKSHOP NEAR YOU
Calling all volunteers from the Minnesota Master Naturalist, Woodland Advisor, Forest Pest First Detector and Master Gardener programs! As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy. We want YOU to join in a statewide effort to tackle the growing problem of invasive species.
Join us for a one-day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours!) in which you will learn the impact of invasive species in Minnesota and be trained to identify and remove selected problem species and provide follow-up management and monitoring. All workshops have a registration fee of $50 (scholarships available), and include extensive take-home materials and lunch.
Who should attend?
Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Forest Pest First Detectors, Woodland Advisors, Tree Care Advisors, Shoreland Volunteers, School Forest volunteers, DNR Scientific & Natural Area Site Stewards and others with knowledge of trees and plant identification who are willing to lead volunteer invasive species service projects.
Workshops are offered across Minnesota in 2014-2015.
TO REGISTER
Space is limited, so register right away! Go to www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org and log on or create a User ID and Password. Click on Courses Available then look for Advanced Training. Questions? Contact Andrea Lorek Strauss at astrauss@umn.edu.

Volunteer Training Workshops

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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August 1, 2014N/A

Youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts, which will take place in five areas:
•Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.
•Southern Twin Cities metro area locations.
•Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris.
•Sherburne County private land between Fairmont and Windom.
•Private land in Fergus Falls.
Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.
More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover by clicking on mentored youth waterfowl hunt.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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August 1, 2014N/A

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
There will be live music, and special performances, along with prize drawings. Enjoy free pizza donated by Rafferty’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and Brick House Pizza. Artists from both exhibitions will be in attendance to meet and talk with.
Exhibitions Run From July 11 - August 2
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza
Our exhibition, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, features a selection of artwork that celebrates the one and only, greatest country on earth, AMERICA, land of the red, white, and blue, and our love for one of the best foods ever, pizza! Artists submitted a variety of pieces in all mediums for this show, depicting their vision of the exhibition title. With imagery and ideas ranging from American flags and eagles, to money, power, and flying pepperoni pizza, it is all here! If you are a true patriot of your country, or just a pizza lover, this is the exhibition for you.
..Souvenirs.., Steam Punk Inspired Artwork By Chase Vreeland
In our front gallery space, artist Chase Vreeland presents his solo exhibition titled ..Souvenirs.., a collection of steam punk inspired pieces that when viewed all together within the installation, will take you on a journey to a whole other world. Chase is a mixed media artist, who works back and forth between many different projects. In this particular exhibition he has used a variety of found materials to create a large selection of futuristic weapons, a times machine, and other objects, that tell an interesting story of a man and his journey throughout time, as he collects souvenirs from different time periods, and does his best to survive along the way.
Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St., Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401
Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 12 – 4 PM and by appointment
Email: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 1, 2014N/A

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special
The Beltrami Humane Society is having a huge cat adoption special. All cats 1 year and up that have been at the shelter for 90 days or more will be available for only $20! These adorable "former kittens" need homes. Stop by and adopt one today!
There will also be weekly raffle drawing for pet supplies and other great prizes.
Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-7910
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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August 1, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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August 1, 2014N/A

Izaak Walton League Camp (children, ages 9-­16) July 27-­August 1. $400 per camper or $700 per grandparent/grandchild or parent/child.
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682-­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

DEEP PORTAGE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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August 1, 2014N/A

Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp (ages 13-­16) July 27­-August 1. Includes MN DNR Advanced Hunter Education Training. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. $400
For additional information and registration materials call (218) 682­2325, e­mail portage@uslink.net, or visit our website at www.deep­portage.org

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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August 1, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University, Bemidji’s Headwaters Science Center and NASA are coming together to host the first Storm Chasers Summer Day Camp.
The camp will take place July 28-Aug. 1 on the BSU campus. Participants will be engaged in a variety of activities that align with Academic Standards in Science related to Earth and space science, and also include topics from NASA’s Innovations in Climate Education project.
Camp activities throughout the week include lessons on Earth systems, weather and climate, global versus local weather patterns, human and natural influences on weather and climate, and weather observation and prediction. Participants will also be able to interpret weather, radar and satellite weather maps, identify cloud types and make predictions based on weather data.
Susan Joy, director of the Headwaters science center and camp coordinator, is working with Dr. Tim Kroeger, professor of biology and director of Bemidji State’s Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies, for a number of the camp’s activities, including a high-altitude weather balloon launch.
“Dr. Kroeger invited the science center to submit a proposal as part of BSU’s space grant for an outreach activity that aligned with NASA’s education and outreach goals in the winter of 2012,” she said. “The Storm Chasers camp is the result of our proposal.”
Bemidji State is an active member of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, part of the NASA-funded National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program which was founded in 1989. Though NASA is not directly involved in the camp, the agency’s curriculum will be used during camp activities.
“BSU is currently in our 24th consecutive year of Space Grant funding,” Kroeger said. “At BSU we use this funding to support scholarships for students earning degrees in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) disciplines, student and faculty research, various higher education programs including our high-altitude ballooning program, continuing education opportunities for elementary and secondary-school teachers in STEM disciplines, and outreach activities. The Storm Chasers camp is one of those outreach activities.”
The Storm Chasers Summer Camp’s Space Grant funding will help offset costs related to camp facilities and faculty and provide supplies and scholarships for participants. BSU plans further collaborations with the Headwaters Science Center on additional projects related to the Space Grant throughout the fall.
Camp registration information
The five-day Storm Chasers Summer Camp carries a registration fee of $200. Both day-camp and overnight options are available. Registration is available online (http://bit.ly/U4k7hr) and is due by June 21. Some scholarships are available; for more information on scholarships, contact the Headwaters Science Center.

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp