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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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July 28, 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.

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.”

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

101 Uses for Zucchini

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July 29, 2014

Please join us at the HARMONY CO-OP COMMUNITY KITCHEN at 5:30-7:30 for our weekly Sustainable Tuesday Event!
Tuesday, July 29th: 101 Uses for Zucchini
Are zucchinis the bane of your harvest? Not sure what to do with this summer’s prolific bounty? Join us for this cooking and preparation workshop with resident chef Trevor Plendl to guide us through how to prepare and preserve this familiar veg. Please BYOZ (Bring your own zucchini if you have some to share!) This workshop will meet AT THE HARMONY FOOD CO-OP COMMUNITY KITCHEN.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Dinner at Sherwood Forest

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July 31, 2014

Tired of the same old dinner routine? Spice things up with dinner at Sherwood Forest! The historic lodge and beautiful patio are open to the public this weekend, July 31st and August 1st and 2nd from 5-10 p.m. While the menu serves up casual yet decadent cuisine prepared by Prairie Bay chefs, the real treat is the community support you’ll provide while dining there.
Prairie Bay and Sherwood Forest Events are donating 10% of the proceeds from these three days to United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties. “We are excited to team up with Prairie Bay on this fundraising event. Their commitment to our community is evident in so much of what they do, and this collaboration really exemplifies what it means to LIVE UNITED”, said Executive Director Jennifer Smith. “United Way is about serving the community in a holistic way, and partnerships like this fit well with our mission of improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.”
No reservations are needed this weekend, and the public is encouraged to come for dinner and enjoy the historic lodge while supporting United Way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 1, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 1, 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.

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

Brainerd's Camp Invention

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August 1, 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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August 1, 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.

Dinner at Sherwood Forest

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August 1, 2014

Tired of the same old dinner routine? Spice things up with dinner at Sherwood Forest! The historic lodge and beautiful patio are open to the public this weekend, July 31st and August 1st and 2nd from 5-10 p.m. While the menu serves up casual yet decadent cuisine prepared by Prairie Bay chefs, the real treat is the community support you’ll provide while dining there.
Prairie Bay and Sherwood Forest Events are donating 10% of the proceeds from these three days to United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties. “We are excited to team up with Prairie Bay on this fundraising event. Their commitment to our community is evident in so much of what they do, and this collaboration really exemplifies what it means to LIVE UNITED”, said Executive Director Jennifer Smith. “United Way is about serving the community in a holistic way, and partnerships like this fit well with our mission of improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.”
No reservations are needed this weekend, and the public is encouraged to come for dinner and enjoy the historic lodge while supporting United Way.

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

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August 1, 2014N/A

The Minnesota American Legion Riders announces their Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run to support the charity The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The six day Minnesota Legacy run will be completed in two weekend runs. The first run will depart from the Minneapolis Veterans Home and travel around southern Minnesota beginning on August 1st continuing through August 3rd. The second run will depart Little Falls American Legion on August 8th and travel around Minnesota on a northern route ending on August 10th at the Coon Rapids American Legion. The money raised will be delivered to the American Legion National Convention being held in Minneapolis Minnesota the end of August.
For more information log onto the website. http://www.mnlegacyrun.org

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

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August 1, 2014N/A

The week of August 1-7, 2014 marks the 22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Beltrami County WIC staff answer questions, help address barriers, provide information to pregnant women and assist mothers in getting off to a great start with breastfeeding; along with ongoing support to help them reach their long-term breastfeeding goals. Please call 218-333-8140 or visit at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/ for more information.

Leach Lake Arts League members are holding their annual art/sale show

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August 1, 2014

On Friday, August 1 from 10-5, and Saturday, August 2 from 10-4, the Leach Lake Arts League members are holding their annual art/sale show at the WHA High School. This year's featured artist is Ellie Ryan. The public is invited.

Jaques Art Center - COMMUNITY CANVAS

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August 1, 2014

COMMUNITY CANVAS Opens August 1st, join us for the reception on Saturday August 2 from noon to three, We are delighted that this event was so enthusiastically excepted by the community. All ages and skill levels will be on display. We know you will enjoy this exhibit. We will have clue sheets available so you will be able to find your art or the art of a family member or friend. Don’t miss this exhibit, and thank you to the community for participating. When you stop in, be sure to vote for “People’s Choice” the artist with the most votes will receive $50.

Gallery North First Friday Open House

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August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014
Gallery North First Friday Open House
502 3rd Street NW
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bemidji Area Woodcarvers group will be the Showcase Artists for the month of August. Members of the group will offer an eclectic display of hand carved woodcarvings.
WhipStaff Ranch and Rescue will be featured during the open house. WhipStaff is a non profit animal welfare organization in the northern part of the state that is able to work with all species of animals. WhipStaff is a volunteer based organization and relies on donations and adoption fees to keep the rescue going.
Gallery North is a non-profit cooperative art gallery that has been displaying and selling original art and fine crafts by area artists since 1989. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com.

Gallery North First Friday Open House

MacRostie Art Center

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August 1, 2014

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its August exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host the 22nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase Christine Baeumler, juror of the exhibition in Bogs, A Love Story. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, August 1, from 4 – 8 pm. The August exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Rapids Printing and Greater Insurance Service.
22ND ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION
Open to artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota, this annual event celebrates variety and rewards excellence among regional artists. This year the exhibition will feature 44 works by 33 different artists in both two- and three-dimensional categories.

Guys and Dolls

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August 1, 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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August 2, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 2, 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

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery

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August 2, 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

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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August 2, 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 2, 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 2, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 2, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 2, 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.

Dinner at Sherwood Forest

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August 2, 2014

Tired of the same old dinner routine? Spice things up with dinner at Sherwood Forest! The historic lodge and beautiful patio are open to the public this weekend, July 31st and August 1st and 2nd from 5-10 p.m. While the menu serves up casual yet decadent cuisine prepared by Prairie Bay chefs, the real treat is the community support you’ll provide while dining there.
Prairie Bay and Sherwood Forest Events are donating 10% of the proceeds from these three days to United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties. “We are excited to team up with Prairie Bay on this fundraising event. Their commitment to our community is evident in so much of what they do, and this collaboration really exemplifies what it means to LIVE UNITED”, said Executive Director Jennifer Smith. “United Way is about serving the community in a holistic way, and partnerships like this fit well with our mission of improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.”
No reservations are needed this weekend, and the public is encouraged to come for dinner and enjoy the historic lodge while supporting United Way.

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

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August 2, 2014N/A

The Minnesota American Legion Riders announces their Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run to support the charity The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The six day Minnesota Legacy run will be completed in two weekend runs. The first run will depart from the Minneapolis Veterans Home and travel around southern Minnesota beginning on August 1st continuing through August 3rd. The second run will depart Little Falls American Legion on August 8th and travel around Minnesota on a northern route ending on August 10th at the Coon Rapids American Legion. The money raised will be delivered to the American Legion National Convention being held in Minneapolis Minnesota the end of August.
For more information log onto the website. http://www.mnlegacyrun.org

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

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August 2, 2014N/A

The week of August 1-7, 2014 marks the 22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Beltrami County WIC staff answer questions, help address barriers, provide information to pregnant women and assist mothers in getting off to a great start with breastfeeding; along with ongoing support to help them reach their long-term breastfeeding goals. Please call 218-333-8140 or visit at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/ for more information.

Jaques Art Center - COMMUNITY CANVAS

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August 2, 2014

COMMUNITY CANVAS Opens August 1st, join us for the reception on Saturday August 2 from noon to three, We are delighted that this event was so enthusiastically excepted by the community. All ages and skill levels will be on display. We know you will enjoy this exhibit. We will have clue sheets available so you will be able to find your art or the art of a family member or friend. Don’t miss this exhibit, and thank you to the community for participating. When you stop in, be sure to vote for “People’s Choice” the artist with the most votes will receive $50.

Crazy Daze Rummage Sale and Bake Sale

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August 2, 2014

The Senior Activity Center will be having a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale starting at 7:00 AM for Crazy Daze on Saturday, August 2nd. Baked Goods and rolls will be available for purchase. The Senior Creations Gift Shop will also be open. Stop in and refresh yourself from all of the shopping. The Senior Activity Center is located at 216 3rd Street NW, Bemidji. Call us at 218-751-8836 for more information.

Leach Lake Arts League members are holding their annual art/sale show

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August 2, 2014

On Friday, August 1 from 10-5, and Saturday, August 2 from 10-4, the Leach Lake Arts League members are holding their annual art/sale show at the WHA High School. This year's featured artist is Ellie Ryan. The public is invited.

Guys and Dolls

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August 2, 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.

Forest History Center

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August 2, 2014

Wonders of the Night Sky
Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:30 pm to sunrise on August 3rd.
$9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children, MNHS Members and children under 5 FREE.

Forest History Center

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 3, 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 3, 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 3, 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 3, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 3, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 3, 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.

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

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August 3, 2014N/A

The Minnesota American Legion Riders announces their Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run to support the charity The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The six day Minnesota Legacy run will be completed in two weekend runs. The first run will depart from the Minneapolis Veterans Home and travel around southern Minnesota beginning on August 1st continuing through August 3rd. The second run will depart Little Falls American Legion on August 8th and travel around Minnesota on a northern route ending on August 10th at the Coon Rapids American Legion. The money raised will be delivered to the American Legion National Convention being held in Minneapolis Minnesota the end of August.
For more information log onto the website. http://www.mnlegacyrun.org

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

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August 3, 2014N/A

The week of August 1-7, 2014 marks the 22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Beltrami County WIC staff answer questions, help address barriers, provide information to pregnant women and assist mothers in getting off to a great start with breastfeeding; along with ongoing support to help them reach their long-term breastfeeding goals. Please call 218-333-8140 or visit at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/ for more information.

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast and Bargain Bin Sale

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August 3, 2014

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast and Bargain Bin Sale.
Sunday, August 3, 2014, serving from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Adults $6, 6-10 years $3 and 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!

41st annual Pequot Lakes All-Class Reunion

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August 3, 2014

The 41st annual Pequot Lakes All-Class Reunion will be held August 3rd at the high school with potluck luncheon beginning at 12 Noon.

Bemidji Community Band

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August 3, 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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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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August 4, 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 4, 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 4, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 4, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 4, 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.

22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

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August 4, 2014N/A

The week of August 1-7, 2014 marks the 22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Beltrami County WIC staff answer questions, help address barriers, provide information to pregnant women and assist mothers in getting off to a great start with breastfeeding; along with ongoing support to help them reach their long-term breastfeeding goals. Please call 218-333-8140 or visit at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/ for more information.

Bemidji State University and Girl Scout College Sampler

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August 4, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University and Girl Scout College Sampler.
Experience and learn about college life and opportunities
Stay at Tamarack Hall-Visit with college students and professors
Explore BSU campus and learn about financial aid
Open to all Girls in grades 4 - 12
Contact Kelsey at 218-308-9051 or kparker@gslakesandpines.org

Bemidji State University and Girl Scout College Sampler

Headwaters Science Center - August Day Camps

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August 4, 2014N/A

Headwaters Science Center will host "Tots-n-Science Camp" and "Discovery Camp," August 4th - 7th. These camps are designed for the youngest scientists and will include hands-on activities related to a variety of topics. Participants will get up close with our HSC animals, travel the universe in Star Lab, try out some crazy chemistry, and see what’s buried in our archeology dig site. "Tots-n-Science Camp" is for children ages 3 through 6 and will take place daily from 10 - 11 am. The cost is $75 per participant for the week and a caregiver is required to accompany the child. "Discovery Camp" is for ages 6 through 9 and is scheduled daily for 1 - 2:30 pm. The cost is $100 per participant for the week. HSC members receive a 20% discount on camp registration fees and scholarships are available. For more information and to register for either "Tots-n-Science Camp" or "Discovery Camp" please contact Kitura at Headwaters Science Center, 218-444-4472.

Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.

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August 4, 2014

Bemidji Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness is offering
Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.
Kids attending kindergarten in September 2014 are welcome to experience this FREE class. Children will have opportunities for social/emotional development in regard to routines, being in a group, and learning self help skills, as well as a focus on reading and math skills to help for a smooth transition to kindergarten. This program is taught by licensed teaching staff and is a part of Bemidji School District. Before school care (7:30 - 8:00) and after school care (2:00 - 5:00) are available to accommodate working parents. Call 333-8329 for information or to register.
Session One: August 4 - 7 8:00 - 2:00
Session Two: August 11- 14 8:00 - 2:00
PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE HAD NO PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BUT IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN IN THE BEMIDJI SCHOOLS.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 4, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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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August 4, 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, August 4 – Observation Tower Hike
Tuesday, August 5 – Family Canoeing
Wednesday, August 6 – Observation Tower Hike
Thursday, August 7 – Family Archery

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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August 5, 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 5, 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 5, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 5, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 5, 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.

22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

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August 5, 2014N/A

The week of August 1-7, 2014 marks the 22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Beltrami County WIC staff answer questions, help address barriers, provide information to pregnant women and assist mothers in getting off to a great start with breastfeeding; along with ongoing support to help them reach their long-term breastfeeding goals. Please call 218-333-8140 or visit at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/ for more information.

Bemidji State University and Girl Scout College Sampler

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August 5, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University and Girl Scout College Sampler.
Experience and learn about college life and opportunities
Stay at Tamarack Hall-Visit with college students and professors
Explore BSU campus and learn about financial aid
Open to all Girls in grades 4 - 12
Contact Kelsey at 218-308-9051 or kparker@gslakesandpines.org

Bemidji State University and Girl Scout College Sampler

Headwaters Science Center - August Day Camps

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August 5, 2014N/A

Headwaters Science Center will host "Tots-n-Science Camp" and "Discovery Camp," August 4th - 7th. These camps are designed for the youngest scientists and will include hands-on activities related to a variety of topics. Participants will get up close with our HSC animals, travel the universe in Star Lab, try out some crazy chemistry, and see what’s buried in our archeology dig site. "Tots-n-Science Camp" is for children ages 3 through 6 and will take place daily from 10 - 11 am. The cost is $75 per participant for the week and a caregiver is required to accompany the child. "Discovery Camp" is for ages 6 through 9 and is scheduled daily for 1 - 2:30 pm. The cost is $100 per participant for the week. HSC members receive a 20% discount on camp registration fees and scholarships are available. For more information and to register for either "Tots-n-Science Camp" or "Discovery Camp" please contact Kitura at Headwaters Science Center, 218-444-4472.

Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.

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August 5, 2014

Bemidji Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness is offering
Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.
Kids attending kindergarten in September 2014 are welcome to experience this FREE class. Children will have opportunities for social/emotional development in regard to routines, being in a group, and learning self help skills, as well as a focus on reading and math skills to help for a smooth transition to kindergarten. This program is taught by licensed teaching staff and is a part of Bemidji School District. Before school care (7:30 - 8:00) and after school care (2:00 - 5:00) are available to accommodate working parents. Call 333-8329 for information or to register.
Session One: August 4 - 7 8:00 - 2:00
Session Two: August 11- 14 8:00 - 2:00
PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE HAD NO PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BUT IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN IN THE BEMIDJI SCHOOLS.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 5, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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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August 5, 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, August 4 – Observation Tower Hike
Tuesday, August 5 – Family Canoeing
Wednesday, August 6 – Observation Tower Hike
Thursday, August 7 – Family Archery

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

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August 5, 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.

Crosslake-area business leaders invited to Explore Crosslake meeting

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August 5, 2014

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites all members of the Crosslake business community to its Explore Crosslake meetings. The next meeting will be 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Golden Horizons, 13631 E. Shore Road in Crosslake.
The purpose of the Explore Crosslake committee is to: create programs that ultimately promote or provide exposure for Crosslake businesses; encourage volunteerism within the business community to have a more active role in promoting Crosslake; encourage educational components to bring a greater benefit to businesses; increase regular attendance at monthly meetings; and continue to grow successful Chamber-organized Crosslake events, such as WinterFest, St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration and Crosslake Days.
If you have any questions, contact Cindy Myogeto with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber’s Crosslake office at (218) 692-4027 or cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

Northwest Indian OIC announces August Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules

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August 5, 2014

Northwest Indian OIC announces 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.
August Session
August 5 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 12 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 18 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 26 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Attendance on all four days is required to receive accreditation. Registration deadline July 31, 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.

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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August 5, 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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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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August 6, 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 6, 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 6, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 6, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 6, 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.

22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

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August 6, 2014N/A

The week of August 1-7, 2014 marks the 22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Beltrami County WIC staff answer questions, help address barriers, provide information to pregnant women and assist mothers in getting off to a great start with breastfeeding; along with ongoing support to help them reach their long-term breastfeeding goals. Please call 218-333-8140 or visit at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/ for more information.

Bemidji State University and Girl Scout College Sampler

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August 6, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University and Girl Scout College Sampler.
Experience and learn about college life and opportunities
Stay at Tamarack Hall-Visit with college students and professors
Explore BSU campus and learn about financial aid
Open to all Girls in grades 4 - 12
Contact Kelsey at 218-308-9051 or kparker@gslakesandpines.org

Bemidji State University and Girl Scout College Sampler

Headwaters Science Center - August Day Camps

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August 6, 2014N/A

Headwaters Science Center will host "Tots-n-Science Camp" and "Discovery Camp," August 4th - 7th. These camps are designed for the youngest scientists and will include hands-on activities related to a variety of topics. Participants will get up close with our HSC animals, travel the universe in Star Lab, try out some crazy chemistry, and see what’s buried in our archeology dig site. "Tots-n-Science Camp" is for children ages 3 through 6 and will take place daily from 10 - 11 am. The cost is $75 per participant for the week and a caregiver is required to accompany the child. "Discovery Camp" is for ages 6 through 9 and is scheduled daily for 1 - 2:30 pm. The cost is $100 per participant for the week. HSC members receive a 20% discount on camp registration fees and scholarships are available. For more information and to register for either "Tots-n-Science Camp" or "Discovery Camp" please contact Kitura at Headwaters Science Center, 218-444-4472.

Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.

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August 6, 2014

Bemidji Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness is offering
Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.
Kids attending kindergarten in September 2014 are welcome to experience this FREE class. Children will have opportunities for social/emotional development in regard to routines, being in a group, and learning self help skills, as well as a focus on reading and math skills to help for a smooth transition to kindergarten. This program is taught by licensed teaching staff and is a part of Bemidji School District. Before school care (7:30 - 8:00) and after school care (2:00 - 5:00) are available to accommodate working parents. Call 333-8329 for information or to register.
Session One: August 4 - 7 8:00 - 2:00
Session Two: August 11- 14 8:00 - 2:00
PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE HAD NO PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BUT IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN IN THE BEMIDJI SCHOOLS.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 6, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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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August 6, 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, August 4 – Observation Tower Hike
Tuesday, August 5 – Family Canoeing
Wednesday, August 6 – Observation Tower Hike
Thursday, August 7 – Family Archery

Trinity Lutheran Church of Laporte is hosting its annual chicken dinner

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August 6, 2014

Trinity Lutheran Church of Laporte is hosting its annual chicken dinner on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6TH FROM 5 TO 7 PM. Everyone is invited to enjoy this delicious meal. No reservations are needed. A free-will offering will be collected. The proceeds are given to local, state, and world wide charities. Come join us!

Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra summer concert

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August 6, 2014

Upcoming Concerts:
August 6th 7:30pm at the Sauk Centre band shell in the park
August 7th 7:00 pm at the Long Prairie High School Auditorium
Summer Concert: Music in the Park w/LPCO
"Mostly Mozart” is scheduled for August 6 & 7, 2014 at the historic Sauk Centre Band Shell at 7:30pm and the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School Auditorium at 7:00 in Long Prairie, MN.
The second half of the concert will highlight the whole Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra teaming up with Violin Soloist Andrew Sords. Mr. Sords will return by popular demand after appearing with LPCO in August 2012.
http://www.thelpco.org/

Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra summer concert

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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August 7, 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 7, 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 7, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 7, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 7, 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.

22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

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August 7, 2014N/A

The week of August 1-7, 2014 marks the 22nd global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Beltrami County WIC staff answer questions, help address barriers, provide information to pregnant women and assist mothers in getting off to a great start with breastfeeding; along with ongoing support to help them reach their long-term breastfeeding goals. Please call 218-333-8140 or visit at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/ for more information.

Headwaters Science Center - August Day Camps

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August 7, 2014N/A

Headwaters Science Center will host "Tots-n-Science Camp" and "Discovery Camp," August 4th - 7th. These camps are designed for the youngest scientists and will include hands-on activities related to a variety of topics. Participants will get up close with our HSC animals, travel the universe in Star Lab, try out some crazy chemistry, and see what’s buried in our archeology dig site. "Tots-n-Science Camp" is for children ages 3 through 6 and will take place daily from 10 - 11 am. The cost is $75 per participant for the week and a caregiver is required to accompany the child. "Discovery Camp" is for ages 6 through 9 and is scheduled daily for 1 - 2:30 pm. The cost is $100 per participant for the week. HSC members receive a 20% discount on camp registration fees and scholarships are available. For more information and to register for either "Tots-n-Science Camp" or "Discovery Camp" please contact Kitura at Headwaters Science Center, 218-444-4472.

Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.

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August 7, 2014

Bemidji Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness is offering
Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.
Kids attending kindergarten in September 2014 are welcome to experience this FREE class. Children will have opportunities for social/emotional development in regard to routines, being in a group, and learning self help skills, as well as a focus on reading and math skills to help for a smooth transition to kindergarten. This program is taught by licensed teaching staff and is a part of Bemidji School District. Before school care (7:30 - 8:00) and after school care (2:00 - 5:00) are available to accommodate working parents. Call 333-8329 for information or to register.
Session One: August 4 - 7 8:00 - 2:00
Session Two: August 11- 14 8:00 - 2:00
PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE HAD NO PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BUT IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN IN THE BEMIDJI SCHOOLS.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 7, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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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August 7, 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, August 4 – Observation Tower Hike
Tuesday, August 5 – Family Canoeing
Wednesday, August 6 – Observation Tower Hike
Thursday, August 7 – Family Archery

Crosslake Art Club Show

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August 7, 2014N/A

Our Crosslake Art Club , will be hosting it's 30th annual art club show. August 7th 8th, and 9th. at the Crosslake Community Center. The title of the show this year is "Painting the Town". Some of the artist from the club will be painting around town, in there park, or on sidewalks. as a way of letting public know about our show, and to carry out our theme.
We have about 30 artist taking part in the show this year, showing their new art work, and some from the past.
Admission is Free. Door Prizes of original Art will be given every half hour. We have a gift shop where cards, and other art work will be sold. Some Artist will be giving Demonstrations, through out each day.
We will once again have small original art, for $10.00 each, as a money maker for the Scholorship Fund, to be given to a Art Student from Pequot Lakes School
We have always taken great pride in our show, and welcome all to view our paintings, pottery, of local artist from Crosslake, and surrounding communities.
Contact Joan Hallada 218 546 6218 or jbhallada@gmail.com

Market in the Park returns to downtown Pequot Lakes

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August 7, 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.

Outsmart Arthritis Seminar Planned

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August 7, 2014

The Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota and its Community Relations Committee are proud to present a free seminar, Outsmart Arthritis – Arthritis 101. The seminar, presented by Dr. Rawad Nasr, rheumatologist from Sanford Bemidji, is scheduled for Thursday, August 7 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in the Education Center.
Join us for a free seminar to learn what you need to know about arthritis.
• What is arthritis?
• What causes arthritis?
• What are the common forms of arthritis?
• How is arthritis treated?
This free educational seminar includes a complimentary lunch and is open to the public. Registration is required. Call (218) 333-5505 or email shfoundation.bemidji@sanfordhealth.org to register by Noon on Monday, August 4.

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

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August 7, 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.

August 7, 2014, How do I Choose the Right Foods to Eat to Prevent Health Problems as I Age?

· Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

· Mary Ambroz, Registered Dietician, will instruct on reading labels and healthy eating

· Goal setting for the month

Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra summer concert

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August 7, 2014

Upcoming Concerts:
August 6th 7:30pm at the Sauk Centre band shell in the park
August 7th 7:00 pm at the Long Prairie High School Auditorium
Summer Concert: Music in the Park w/LPCO
"Mostly Mozart” is scheduled for August 6 & 7, 2014 at the historic Sauk Centre Band Shell at 7:30pm and the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School Auditorium at 7:00 in Long Prairie, MN.
The second half of the concert will highlight the whole Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra teaming up with Violin Soloist Andrew Sords. Mr. Sords will return by popular demand after appearing with LPCO in August 2012.
http://www.thelpco.org/

Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra summer concert

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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August 8, 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 8, 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 8, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 8, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 8, 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.

Crosslake Art Club Show

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August 8, 2014N/A

Our Crosslake Art Club , will be hosting it's 30th annual art club show. August 7th 8th, and 9th. at the Crosslake Community Center. The title of the show this year is "Painting the Town". Some of the artist from the club will be painting around town, in there park, or on sidewalks. as a way of letting public know about our show, and to carry out our theme.
We have about 30 artist taking part in the show this year, showing their new art work, and some from the past.
Admission is Free. Door Prizes of original Art will be given every half hour. We have a gift shop where cards, and other art work will be sold. Some Artist will be giving Demonstrations, through out each day.
We will once again have small original art, for $10.00 each, as a money maker for the Scholorship Fund, to be given to a Art Student from Pequot Lakes School
We have always taken great pride in our show, and welcome all to view our paintings, pottery, of local artist from Crosslake, and surrounding communities.
Contact Joan Hallada 218 546 6218 or jbhallada@gmail.com

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

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August 8, 2014N/A

The Minnesota American Legion Riders announces their Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run to support the charity The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The six day Minnesota Legacy run will be completed in two weekend runs. The first run will depart from the Minneapolis Veterans Home and travel around southern Minnesota beginning on August 1st continuing through August 3rd. The second run will depart Little Falls American Legion on August 8th and travel around Minnesota on a northern route ending on August 10th at the Coon Rapids American Legion. The money raised will be delivered to the American Legion National Convention being held in Minneapolis Minnesota the end of August.
For more information log onto the website. http://www.mnlegacyrun.org

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

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August 8, 2014

Beltrami County Local Advisory Council meeting

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August 8, 2014

Beltrami County Local Advisory Council meeting. This will take place in the Hope House garage on Friday August 8th, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. We would like your feedback on Mental Health Gaps in the community. Please mark your calendars, hope to see you there.

Revisiting Beltrami County Exhibit Opening Reception

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August 8, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society presents the opening reception for the "Revisiting Beltrami County" repeat photography exhibit.
Friday, August 8 from 5:00-7:00 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 Friday, August 8 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for the opening reception for the Revisiting Beltrami County repeat photography exhibit. The reception is FREE to the public, donation suggested. The exhibit features historical images of towns and landscapes throughout the county, and new present-day photographs of the same locations and perspectives by photographer Todd Geiger. The photographs capture the uniqueness, beauty, and changes of Beltrami County. Displays of historical photographic equipment complement the images and explore the evolution of camera technology. The exhibit will remain on display at the Beltrami County History Center through October 31, open Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4 (museum admission fees apply). This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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August 9, 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 9, 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 9, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 9, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 9, 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.

Crosslake Art Club Show

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August 9, 2014N/A

Our Crosslake Art Club , will be hosting it's 30th annual art club show. August 7th 8th, and 9th. at the Crosslake Community Center. The title of the show this year is "Painting the Town". Some of the artist from the club will be painting around town, in there park, or on sidewalks. as a way of letting public know about our show, and to carry out our theme.
We have about 30 artist taking part in the show this year, showing their new art work, and some from the past.
Admission is Free. Door Prizes of original Art will be given every half hour. We have a gift shop where cards, and other art work will be sold. Some Artist will be giving Demonstrations, through out each day.
We will once again have small original art, for $10.00 each, as a money maker for the Scholorship Fund, to be given to a Art Student from Pequot Lakes School
We have always taken great pride in our show, and welcome all to view our paintings, pottery, of local artist from Crosslake, and surrounding communities.
Contact Joan Hallada 218 546 6218 or jbhallada@gmail.com

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

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August 9, 2014N/A

The Minnesota American Legion Riders announces their Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run to support the charity The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The six day Minnesota Legacy run will be completed in two weekend runs. The first run will depart from the Minneapolis Veterans Home and travel around southern Minnesota beginning on August 1st continuing through August 3rd. The second run will depart Little Falls American Legion on August 8th and travel around Minnesota on a northern route ending on August 10th at the Coon Rapids American Legion. The money raised will be delivered to the American Legion National Convention being held in Minneapolis Minnesota the end of August.
For more information log onto the website. http://www.mnlegacyrun.org

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

63rd Annual Bemidji Lion's Fare

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August 9, 2014N/A

The 63rd Annual Bemidji Lion's Fare will be held August 9, 2014 in Library Park. This event includes a BBQ Chicken dinner and live auction.
For more information call Bob at 218-751-9798 or Don at 218-444-2562.

Beltrami County Historical Society presents Depot Day

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August 9, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society presents Depot Day.
Saturday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji.
Get on board with the Beltrami County Historical Society at 130 Minnesota Ave SW on Saturday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Depot Day, an event recognizing the history of trains and railroad communities. Activities include: Speakers sharing stories of railroad experiences, hourly guided tours of the Great Northern Depot, the Northern Iron Horse Railroad Society's model train displays, "Paint-A-Train" activities for kids (and adults!), a "touch table" of railroad tools, and more! Plus admission to History Center exhibits and entertainment by woodworkers and musicians playing the saw. The event and all activities are FREE to the public, donation suggested.

Learn deer hunting basics at Aug. 9 clinic

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August 9, 2014

People can learn the basics of deer hunting at an event being offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Saturday, Aug. 9.
In hands-on stations, participants can learn how to track deer, find hunting land, safely place a deer stand, learn to shoot shotguns, rifles and bows, and about deer habits and habitat.
“This event is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in learning the basics of deer hunting and getting hands-on experience,” said Linda Bylander, coordinator of the DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors Family program.
The event will be noon to 5 p.m.at the Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club near Forest Lake. Youth ages 10 and older are welcome to attend accompanied by a guardian.
Instructors will include DNR wildlife staff, DNR conservation officers, volunteers and members of the Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club. Register by contacting Bylander, 218-833-8628, or linda.bylander@state.mn.us.
Registration is limited and there is a $10 per person or $15 per family fee. To see a list of similar DNR programs, visit www.mndnr.gov/bow.

Learn deer hunting basics at Aug. 9 clinic

Iron Range Maidens vs. Gang Green Roller Derby

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August 9, 2014

Coleraine Arena
Doors open at 6:15 PM First whistle at 7:00 PM
Iron Range Maidens vs. Team Gang Green, Manitoba
A percentage from ticket sales will be donated to Star of the North Humane Society They will have loving dogs and cats available for adoption at the arena. After party to follow at the Locker Room Bar.

Iron Range Maidens vs. Gang Green Roller Derby

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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August 10, 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 10, 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 10, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 10, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 10, 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.

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

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August 10, 2014N/A

The Minnesota American Legion Riders announces their Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run to support the charity The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The six day Minnesota Legacy run will be completed in two weekend runs. The first run will depart from the Minneapolis Veterans Home and travel around southern Minnesota beginning on August 1st continuing through August 3rd. The second run will depart Little Falls American Legion on August 8th and travel around Minnesota on a northern route ending on August 10th at the Coon Rapids American Legion. The money raised will be delivered to the American Legion National Convention being held in Minneapolis Minnesota the end of August.
For more information log onto the website. http://www.mnlegacyrun.org

Fifth Annual Minnesota Legacy Run

Cass Lake Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

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August 10, 2014

The Cass Lake Lions Club will have a pancake breakfast on Sunday, August 10th.
Serving is from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Cass Lake Senior Center. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children
age 6-12 and under 6 free. The menu consists of all the pancakes you can eat with a serving of scrambled eggs, sausage,
coffee and juice. Profits to local Lions Club projects.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 11, 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 11, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 11, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 11, 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.

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

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August 11, 2014N/A

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts.
August 11 - 15 or August 18 - 22, 2014

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

Young Naturalist Program "Spearhead From a Bug's Perspectiv​e"

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August 11, 2014N/A

Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society has openings for insect enthusiasts in the Young Naturalists Program, "Spearhead from a Bug’s Perspective" August 11 through 13th. Naturalist Dan Bera and Entomologist Erin Maxson will introduce insect identification, biology and macrophotography as they look for insects under logs, in shrubs and leaf litter, or under water. The session is open to everyone, including adults. Bug Nerds are especially welcome! Note that insect collecting is not permitted on Neilson Spearhead Center property. Insects will be returned to where they were found.
The Neilson Spearhead Center is the nature preserve of the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society. Visit www.spearheadMHAS.org for more information. Register by filling out the form found under the Young Naturalist Program tab on the website, emailing headwatersaudubon@gmail.com, or by calling George-Ann at 218-586-3414. Cost is $80 and scholarships are available.

Young Naturalist Program "Spearhead From a Bug's Perspectiv​e"

Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.

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August 11, 2014

Bemidji Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness is offering
Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.
Kids attending kindergarten in September 2014 are welcome to experience this FREE class. Children will have opportunities for social/emotional development in regard to routines, being in a group, and learning self help skills, as well as a focus on reading and math skills to help for a smooth transition to kindergarten. This program is taught by licensed teaching staff and is a part of Bemidji School District. Before school care (7:30 - 8:00) and after school care (2:00 - 5:00) are available to accommodate working parents. Call 333-8329 for information or to register.
Session One: August 4 - 7 8:00 - 2:00
Session Two: August 11- 14 8:00 - 2:00
PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE HAD NO PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BUT IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN IN THE BEMIDJI SCHOOLS.

The Center - Monday Events

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August 11, 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 – Cranberry Glazed Chicken, baked potato, California blend veg, bread, fruit cocktail, milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 11, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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.

Bemidji Lions Club’s 75th anniversary

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August 11, 2014

Help celebrate and support the Bemidji Lions Club’s 75th anniversary and attend the 63rd annual Bemidji Lions BBQ Chicken “Lions Fare,” Saturday August 9th, 11 AM to 7PM, at Lakeside Office Building Lot Library Park downtown.
Box dinners will be available at “Lakeside Building Lot” (502 Bemidji Avenue NW) from 11AM to 3PM, and dinners will be served from 4PM to 7PM at Library Park. Bemidji First City Lions club will be serving pie.
The Lion’s Annual Merchandise Auction will start at 5:30 PM.
Tickets are available from Lions Club members, and at the event, and are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
For more information go to: www.bemidjilions.org
All profits go to Lions charities and community needs.

Bemidji Lions Club’s 75th anniversary

Bemidji Public Library

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August 11, 2014

The Library’s monthly book discussion series will next meet on Monday August 11 at 12:00 noon and also on Tuesday August 12 at 7:00 p.m. The discussion program will run for approximately an hour. At these two sessions in August, the book for discussion will be “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou.
During August “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion is the title to read. We will be discussing this book on Monday September 8 at 12:00 noon and Tuesday September 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Meeting

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August 11, 2014

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

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 12, 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 12, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 12, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 12, 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.

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

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August 12, 2014N/A

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts.
August 11 - 15 or August 18 - 22, 2014

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

Young Naturalist Program "Spearhead From a Bug's Perspectiv​e"

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August 12, 2014N/A

Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society has openings for insect enthusiasts in the Young Naturalists Program, "Spearhead from a Bug’s Perspective" August 11 through 13th. Naturalist Dan Bera and Entomologist Erin Maxson will introduce insect identification, biology and macrophotography as they look for insects under logs, in shrubs and leaf litter, or under water. The session is open to everyone, including adults. Bug Nerds are especially welcome! Note that insect collecting is not permitted on Neilson Spearhead Center property. Insects will be returned to where they were found.
The Neilson Spearhead Center is the nature preserve of the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society. Visit www.spearheadMHAS.org for more information. Register by filling out the form found under the Young Naturalist Program tab on the website, emailing headwatersaudubon@gmail.com, or by calling George-Ann at 218-586-3414. Cost is $80 and scholarships are available.

Young Naturalist Program "Spearhead From a Bug's Perspectiv​e"

Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.

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August 12, 2014

Bemidji Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness is offering
Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.
Kids attending kindergarten in September 2014 are welcome to experience this FREE class. Children will have opportunities for social/emotional development in regard to routines, being in a group, and learning self help skills, as well as a focus on reading and math skills to help for a smooth transition to kindergarten. This program is taught by licensed teaching staff and is a part of Bemidji School District. Before school care (7:30 - 8:00) and after school care (2:00 - 5:00) are available to accommodate working parents. Call 333-8329 for information or to register.
Session One: August 4 - 7 8:00 - 2:00
Session Two: August 11- 14 8:00 - 2:00
PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE HAD NO PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BUT IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN IN THE BEMIDJI SCHOOLS.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 12, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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.

Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School Free Early Childhood Screening

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August 12, 2014N/A

Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School Free Early Childhood Screening.
To schedule an appointment th have your 3 to year old child screened call 218-335-2201 then press 4 for the Elementary.
Results will be reviewed with you after the screening. A gift will be given to each child upon completion.
**REQUIRED** Please bring your child's birth certificate and immunization record to the screening.
State law requires all children to be screened before entering kindergarten.

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

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August 12, 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.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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August 12, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
5:30 a.m. Primary Election
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m. – Hand & Foot
8:30 – 12:30 Def. Driving
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Hamburger Tomato Cass, corn, mandarin orange whip, bread, cookie, 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 August Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules

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August 12, 2014

Northwest Indian OIC announces 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.
August Session
August 5 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 12 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 18 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 26 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Attendance on all four days is required to receive accreditation. Registration deadline July 31, 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.

Sutter Brothers Bring Folk Songs, Stories and North Country Humor to Crosby

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August 12, 2014

For thirty years, the Sutter brothers have performed folk songs, original poems and humor based on their rural small-town roots and Scandinavian heritage. The blending Bart’s original poetry and Ross’ musical arrangements of folk songs and tunes, recalls the landscape and quirky characters of rural Minnesota and spans the spectrum of human experience from comedy to tragedy. If you have never heard this duo, you are in for a treat!
Ross plays an impressive array of instruments such as the dulcimer, accordion and Irish drum accompanied by his soothing baritone voice. And Bart is the only author to win the Minnesota Book award in three categories-poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Together the Sutter brothers will make you laugh and cry, smile and remember. They will be performing in Crosby, August 12, also Duluth, Big Fork and Bemidji. Sponsored by Unlimited Learning, Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby, Aug. 12, 1:30-3:30P.M Non members $5.00. Everyone is welcome. Visit our website for more info www.unlimitedlearning.net This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Crossing Arts Alliance hosts Business After Hours

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August 12, 2014

The employees of the Crossing Arts Alliance invite you to Business After Hours from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 12. During Business After Hours, Crossing Arts Alliance will provide Chamber members with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, information about its offerings and door prizes.
Crossing Arts Alliance is located in the Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St. in Brainerd. Its mission is to promote and enhance arts opportunities in our area through facilities, partnering and programming.
Advance registration is recommended for this free event. To register, contact Holly Holm at (218) 822-7112 or hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

Blue Zones 9 Lessons for Living Longer

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August 12, 2014

Blue Zones 9 Lessons for Living Longer
Northland Arboretum
Tuesday August 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Northland Arboretum
Members - $10
Non-Members - $20
The ever popular “Blue Zones, 9 lessons for living longer” book, written by Dan Buettner is coming to the Northland Arboretum.
Learn how to live longer – people in the Blue Zones reach age 100 at 10 times the average rate. Join the community - what can you expect in a Blue Zones community? Better health, greater civic engagement, lower healthcare costs, happier citizens.
Your speaker Judy Zimmer tackles the most common myths and offers a scientific backed blueprint for the average American to live another 12 quality years.
Judy is a candid and energizing speaker grounded in real world experience.
She is a Master Certified Life Coach and specializes in helping companies and individuals maximize their potential.
This is an event you don’t want to miss! Call the Arboretum to registration – 218-829-8770

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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August 12, 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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August 12, 2014

Tuesday, August 12th: Permaculture Series: Design Charrette
Join us in a presentation by participants and host of the first Permaculture Design Charrette! A charrette is an educational design course in which a team of participants assesses a site and creates designs for the host to consider implementing. We will present the process and show the ideas as we tour this site. We will meet at the Folk School at 5:30 for a carpool to the home.

Bemidji Public Library

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August 12, 2014

The Library’s monthly book discussion series will next meet on Monday August 11 at 12:00 noon and also on Tuesday August 12 at 7:00 p.m. The discussion program will run for approximately an hour. At these two sessions in August, the book for discussion will be “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou.
During August “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion is the title to read. We will be discussing this book on Monday September 8 at 12:00 noon and Tuesday September 9 at 7:00 p.m.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 13, 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 13, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 13, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 13, 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.

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

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August 13, 2014N/A

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts.
August 11 - 15 or August 18 - 22, 2014

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

Young Naturalist Program "Spearhead From a Bug's Perspectiv​e"

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August 13, 2014N/A

Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society has openings for insect enthusiasts in the Young Naturalists Program, "Spearhead from a Bug’s Perspective" August 11 through 13th. Naturalist Dan Bera and Entomologist Erin Maxson will introduce insect identification, biology and macrophotography as they look for insects under logs, in shrubs and leaf litter, or under water. The session is open to everyone, including adults. Bug Nerds are especially welcome! Note that insect collecting is not permitted on Neilson Spearhead Center property. Insects will be returned to where they were found.
The Neilson Spearhead Center is the nature preserve of the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society. Visit www.spearheadMHAS.org for more information. Register by filling out the form found under the Young Naturalist Program tab on the website, emailing headwatersaudubon@gmail.com, or by calling George-Ann at 218-586-3414. Cost is $80 and scholarships are available.

Young Naturalist Program "Spearhead From a Bug's Perspectiv​e"

Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.

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August 13, 2014

Bemidji Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness is offering
Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.
Kids attending kindergarten in September 2014 are welcome to experience this FREE class. Children will have opportunities for social/emotional development in regard to routines, being in a group, and learning self help skills, as well as a focus on reading and math skills to help for a smooth transition to kindergarten. This program is taught by licensed teaching staff and is a part of Bemidji School District. Before school care (7:30 - 8:00) and after school care (2:00 - 5:00) are available to accommodate working parents. Call 333-8329 for information or to register.
Session One: August 4 - 7 8:00 - 2:00
Session Two: August 11- 14 8:00 - 2:00
PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE HAD NO PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BUT IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN IN THE BEMIDJI SCHOOLS.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 13, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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.

Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School Free Early Childhood Screening

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August 13, 2014N/A

Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School Free Early Childhood Screening.
To schedule an appointment th have your 3 to year old child screened call 218-335-2201 then press 4 for the Elementary.
Results will be reviewed with you after the screening. A gift will be given to each child upon completion.
**REQUIRED** Please bring your child's birth certificate and immunization record to the screening.
State law requires all children to be screened before entering kindergarten.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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August 13, 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
9:00 – 4 p.m. Girl Scouts
9:30 The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining- Grilled Chicken wrap with shredded lettuce & diced tomatoes, melon cubes, potato salad, bar, milk
12:30 p.m. – Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Planning begins for Family Friendly New Years Eve activities hosted by the Bemidji Public Library and other downtown locations

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August 13, 2014

The Library will again this year partner with the Headwaters Science Center and other businesses and organizations to offer a schedule of family-friendly activities for the day and early evening of New Years Eve 2014.
The idea is simple – come into town, park once, and travel from location to location, enjoying the fun and treats along the way. Take in all of the events, or take in a few, or maybe just one – it is up to you.
Our first planning meeting will be held at the Bemidji Public Library on Wednesday morning August 13 at 8:15 a.m. If you wish to be involved in this year’s schedule of events but cannot make this first planning meeting, be sure to express your interest by contacting Paul Ericsson at the Bemidji Public Library or Susan Joy at the Headwaters Science Center.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 14, 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 14, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 14, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 14, 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.

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

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August 14, 2014N/A

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts.
August 11 - 15 or August 18 - 22, 2014

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.

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August 14, 2014

Bemidji Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness is offering
Kindergarten Boot Camp at Jack & Jill Preschool on the BSU campus.
Kids attending kindergarten in September 2014 are welcome to experience this FREE class. Children will have opportunities for social/emotional development in regard to routines, being in a group, and learning self help skills, as well as a focus on reading and math skills to help for a smooth transition to kindergarten. This program is taught by licensed teaching staff and is a part of Bemidji School District. Before school care (7:30 - 8:00) and after school care (2:00 - 5:00) are available to accommodate working parents. Call 333-8329 for information or to register.
Session One: August 4 - 7 8:00 - 2:00
Session Two: August 11- 14 8:00 - 2:00
PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE HAD NO PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BUT IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN IN THE BEMIDJI SCHOOLS.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 14, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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.

Event...Come walk the Labrynth

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August 14, 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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 14, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

Make business connections over breakfast at Brick House

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August 14, 2014

The next meeting of ChamberNet is 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 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 Kilian at mkilian@explorebrainerdlakes.com or call him at (218) 822-7111.

The Center - Thursday Events

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August 14, 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
10-12 am RG Insurance
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Baked Fish, macaroni & cheese, country blend veg., pears, cream puff dessert, milk
12:00 Bridge
12:00 Watercolor
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing “Birthday Social”
7:00 Bandstand: “Dave Peterson – Gregory Park

The Center - Thursday Events

Market in the Park returns to downtown Pequot Lakes

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August 14, 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.

Hubbard United Methodist Church will host its annual Pig

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August 14, 2014

The Hubbard United Methodist Church will host its annual Pig Roast on Thursday, August 14, from 4 to 7 p.m., featuring roast pork, corn-on-the-cob, potato and broccoli salads and homemade pies. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children five to 10, and free for children under five.

HEALING POWWOW

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August 14, 2014

HEALING POWWOW
Thursday, August 14
4:30 p.m. Traditional Feast
5 p.m. Grand Entry
8:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony
Field west of the hospital (same location as past)
All dancers are welcome to participate.
Co-sponsored by: Sanford Bemidji, Cass Lake Indian Health Services Hospital, Red Lake Indian Health Services Hospital and White Earth Health

Youth Music & Art Showcase VI

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August 14, 2014

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council will showcase the artistic talents of area youth during Youth Music and Art Showcase VI Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14-15 in downtown Park Rapids.
Day care providers and parents of preschoolers are invited to do chalk art on downtown sidewalks Friday morning. Free chalk will be available at Wildwood Enchantment, 209 South Main Ave.
The showcase provides young musicians with an opportunity to perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 as part of the 2nd Street Stage summer music series and at Pioneer Park in downtown Park Rapids from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. During the concert Friday afternoon, organizers will place prepared pieces of plywood and provide supplies for youth of all ages to draw art work in the park for an event we’re calling Art on the Spot. The finished pieces will be displayed at the Nemeth Art Center.
Bands scheduled to play Thursday and/or Friday are: Incredibly Real - Dan Walsh, Jack Walsh, Jack Bateman, Logan Veo and Derek Reichling; Hog Rooster - Jacob and Owen Mahon; Gettysburg Address - Andrew Sauser, Austin Kalla, Mike Nicholas, Bob Sauser and Karissa Sauser; Scarlet Empire - Trai Schmidt, Edgar Guajardo, Corey Joslyn and Jordan Rasmussen. Other youth who will take part are Lael, Nathaniel and Eric Bervig; Cammille Henderson, Evan Henderson, Cascade Oppitz and Alex Ziemann.
Prairie Thunder drum group (Josh Miller, Tom Mason, Rob Goodwin and Ed Miller) will be featured at 2:30 p.m. as part of Friday’s events in Pioneer Park.
This activity is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

Brainerd Public Schools Community Education

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August 14, 2014

OPEN HOUSE
Thursday August 14, 2104 6:00-7:00pm
Washington Educational Services Building & Nisswa Elementary (Cafeteria).
KinderClub room#119
Early-Age Care & Pre-K Program serving children 4 & 5 years of age at Washington.
Monday-Friday open 6:30am-6pm meals included.
Fun ‘N’ Friends room#117
School-Age Care and Enrichment program serving youth in K-4th grade at Washington & Nisswa.
Before school, after school, non school/vacation days, early out afternoons and summer programming available.
Senior Leaders room#117
School-Age Care and Enrichment program serving youth in 5th-8th grade at Washington & Nisswa.
Before school, after school, non school/vacation days, early out afternoons and summer programming available.
Play with a purpose!
Caring, guiding, connecting and educating!
Fun, relaxed, safe and age-appropriate programming!

Network After Work

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August 14, 2014

You are invited to expand your professional network with over 250 professionals on Thursday August 14th at Fineline Music Cafe (318 N 1st Ave) from 6-9pm. Over 500 companies have been invited and we expect over 250 to be represented at the event. This event is open to professionals of all industries and career levels and provides a great atmosphere to expand your professional network, create new business opportunities and learn about great local companies. Upon arrival you will receive a name badge color coded by industry that helps facilitate networking and navigation of the event. Network After Work is comprised of 600,000+ professionals nationwide and hosts events in 42 locations throughout the country. Click the sign up now button to RSVP or for more information. Whether you want to find out about hot start-ups or mingle with guests from large corporations this event will have something for you.
To RSVP please visit:
http://minneapolis.networkafterwork.com

Network After Work

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 15, 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 15, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 15, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 15, 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.

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

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August 15, 2014N/A

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts.
August 11 - 15 or August 18 - 22, 2014

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 15, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

Event...Come walk the Labrynth

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August 15, 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

The Center - Friday Events

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August 15, 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 – Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, bread, ice cream, milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Movie Matinee
1:00 Mah Jongg
5:00 Rib Fest

The Center - Friday Events

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR AND VEIN SCREENING IN PINE RIVER

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August 15, 2014

Painful veins in your legs can be a symptom of serious health problems. Yet many people defer treatment, thinking that varicose veins are merely cosmetic, and they don’t want to appear vain. Others grow accustomed to the swelling and pain because their condition progresses slowly, creating a “new normal.”
Learn more about vein conditions and treatment options from Dr. Ross Bengtson and have an initial screening during a complimentary educational seminar from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, August 15, at the Historic Pine River Depot, located on Highway 371in Pine River. Space is limited, so please register by calling 218.828.7414 or online at EssentiaHealth.org/VeinServices.
“Vein conditions are not solely a cosmetic problem,” according to Dr. James Dehen, a general surgeon who sees patients at the Essentia Health clinics in Pine River and Brainerd. Swollen or discolored veins can be symptoms of other medical conditions that need to be treated to avoid serious complications, he explains.
“If your legs are swollen, fatigue easy, or have unsightly or painful leg veins, you should talk to your primary care physician or a surgeon experienced with treating veins.”
Venous diseases are caused by poorly functioning valves within veins. This inefficiency causes spider veins – red or blue web-like veins on the skin’s surface. Untreated, they can grow into varicose veins, which appear as bulges on the leg’s surface. The disease can progress to include swelling, pain, clotting, ulceration and skin inflammation.
An additional morning seminar and screening will be held Friday, September 5 from 9-11 a.m. at the Crosslake Community Center located at 14126 Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake; and an evening seminar and screening on Thursday, September 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes located at 6967 Lake Forest Road in Baxter. You may also register for these sessions at 218.828.7414 or at EssentiaHealth.org/VeinServices.

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR AND VEIN SCREENING IN PINE RIVER

Youth Music & Art Showcase VI

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August 15, 2014

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council will showcase the artistic talents of area youth during Youth Music and Art Showcase VI Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14-15 in downtown Park Rapids.
Day care providers and parents of preschoolers are invited to do chalk art on downtown sidewalks Friday morning. Free chalk will be available at Wildwood Enchantment, 209 South Main Ave.
The showcase provides young musicians with an opportunity to perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 as part of the 2nd Street Stage summer music series and at Pioneer Park in downtown Park Rapids from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. During the concert Friday afternoon, organizers will place prepared pieces of plywood and provide supplies for youth of all ages to draw art work in the park for an event we’re calling Art on the Spot. The finished pieces will be displayed at the Nemeth Art Center.
Bands scheduled to play Thursday and/or Friday are: Incredibly Real - Dan Walsh, Jack Walsh, Jack Bateman, Logan Veo and Derek Reichling; Hog Rooster - Jacob and Owen Mahon; Gettysburg Address - Andrew Sauser, Austin Kalla, Mike Nicholas, Bob Sauser and Karissa Sauser; Scarlet Empire - Trai Schmidt, Edgar Guajardo, Corey Joslyn and Jordan Rasmussen. Other youth who will take part are Lael, Nathaniel and Eric Bervig; Cammille Henderson, Evan Henderson, Cascade Oppitz and Alex Ziemann.
Prairie Thunder drum group (Josh Miller, Tom Mason, Rob Goodwin and Ed Miller) will be featured at 2:30 p.m. as part of Friday’s events in Pioneer Park.
This activity is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

Free Friday at the History Center Sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communicat​ions

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August 15, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces "Free Friday" at the Beltrami County History Center, sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications
Friday, August 15, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
Paul Bunyan Communications sponsors "Free Friday" at the Beltrami County History Center at 130 Minnesota Ave SW on Friday, August 15 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Visit and receive free admission to the History Center's Trails Through Time and Revisiting Beltrami County exhibits!

7th Annual P.T.L. Concert Fundraiser for Faith in Action

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August 15, 2014

August 15th -- 7th Annual P.T.L. Concert Fundraiser for Faith in Action at 2 and 7 pm at Calvary Church in Walker
Featuring Kent Dudley and Bended Knee and other local performers. Proceeds support Faith in Action for Cass County – a volunteer program that helps folks remain in their own homes and community.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 16, 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 16, 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 16, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 16, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 16, 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 16, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

Diaspora F/W15 hosted by Retention Strategy

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August 16, 2014N/A

Retention Strategy is hosting its first annual fashion show Diaspora on August 16th at the Lab Theater in downtown Minneapolis.
Diaspora is a unique approach to history through the fashion lens. The movement of African people has influenced North and South American, Asian, African, and European history. Through the inclusion of diverse design talent, models, music, and art, the show will recognize variety within the African diaspora, as well as provide a clear vision for the future.
Hair and Makeup provided by The Beauty Lounge
Hosted by KMOJ’s Shed G and Kare11’s Adrienne Broaddus
Featuring music by the Liquid Crystal Project and DJ3J
Tickets
$65 VIP Tickets
$40 General Admission*
*Available for a limited time for only $30!
VIP ticketholders enjoy front row seating, a complimentary beverage from our VIP sponsors, a curated swag bag, and free entrance to the Diaspora After-party at The Engine Room.
General Admission ticketholders enjoy a seated viewing experience and access to the Diaspora After-party at The Engine Room.

Diaspora F/W15 hosted by Retention Strategy

8TH ANNUAL ARDENHURST TOWNSHIP PICNIC

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August 16, 2014

8TH ANNUAL ARDENHURST TOWNSHIP PICNIC AT THE TOWN HALL
(SOUTH OF NORTHOME ON #46)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 - 11 AM
BRING A DISH TO SHARE - EVERYTHING ELSE PROVIDED
EVERYONE WELCOME!

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group - 3rd Annual Picnic

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August 16, 2014

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group - 3rd Annual Picnic for people with any disability, any age - friends and families welcome.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from noon to 3:00 pm at Longyear Park in Coleraine.
Free transportation to and from picnic from Arrowhead Transit.
1st stop - 11:30 Keisler House
2nd stop - 11:45 Central Square Mall

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group - 3rd Annual Picnic

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 17, 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 17, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 17, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 17, 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 17, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 18, 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 18, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 18, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 18, 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 18, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

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August 18, 2014N/A

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts.
August 11 - 15 or August 18 - 22, 2014

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 18, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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 August Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules

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August 18, 2014

Northwest Indian OIC announces 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.
August Session
August 5 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 12 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 18 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 26 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Attendance on all four days is required to receive accreditation. Registration deadline July 31, 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 hosts the Sutter Brothers

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August 18, 2014

On Monday August 18th at 12:00 noon, Ross and Bart Sutter will offer “North Country Characters: Songs, Stories, and Poems from the Land of 10,000 Lakes” at the Bemidji Public Library, a program that will include a conversation with the audience.

Caregivers Support Class

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August 18, 2014

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you with the skills you need to take care of yourself as a caregiver and increase your confidence to provide care in difficult situations. Faith in Action for Cass County and Horizon Health Faith in Action are sponsoring the six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers class on Mondays, beginning August 18, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Backus City Hall, 112 King Street in Backus.
Theresa Eclov and Krisie Charnley, LSW, certified Powerful Tools class leaders, will share tools and resources to help you reduce stress, improve self-confidence, balance your life, better communicate your feelings, increase ability to make decisions, and learn to locate helpful resources. Class materials include The Caregiver Helpbook, specifically designed for this evidence-based course, funded in part through the Central MN Council on Aging. Class-time care for your family member may be requested through Faith in Action respite services at no cost.

One Hour AED Training

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August 18, 2014

One Hour AED Training
Monday, August 18, 2014
5:30 PM
Northland Arboretum
Presented by Colette Larson, B.S., RN, CEN
Take Heart Program Coordinator
Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center
How many times do you walk into a building and see an Automated External Defibrillator – also know as an AED - hanging on the wall by the door? Come join us to learn how easy it is to use one of these AED’s and save a life!
Colette will be talking about how to perform conventional CPR, but will be focusing on Hands-Only CPR for by-standers.
PLEASE NOTE:
This one hour training session is NOT a certification course. There is no charge for this short training session. Call the Northland Arboretum to sign up at 218-829-8770 or email us at arboretum@brainerd.net

August Summer Evening Out

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August 18, 2014

August Summer Evening Out.
August 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm - cost $10.50.
Minnesota Nice Restaurant at their new location next to Bemidji Woolen Mills.
Featuring Musical Group: Free Indeed Family Singers.
Speaker Darlene Dixon of Onalaska, WI telling about "Being Thankful No Matter What".
Reservations:
Elaine 218-333-3544 - Dorothy 218-751-4499 - Alverna 218-335-7838.
Bemidji Christian Women's Connection. www.stonecroft.org

August Summer Evening Out

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 19, 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 19, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 19, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 19, 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 19, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

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August 19, 2014N/A

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts.
August 11 - 15 or August 18 - 22, 2014

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 19, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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.

Sustainabl​e Tuesday

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August 19, 2014N/A

Tuesday, August 19th: Very Merry Unbirthday Tea Party!
An unbirthday event is typically celebrated on any of the 364 or 365 days in which it is not the person's birthday. This turn of phrase coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass is a perfect reason for us to get together and celebrate another year of Sustainable Tuesdays, our community, and each other, and to send MN GreenCorps member, Sara Dennison, onward to the next fork in the road. Join us to celebrate her last day of service! Bring your favorite hat and a fun lawn game if you have one! We will have baked treats and tea to share!

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

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August 19, 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 Tech kicks off academic year with new student orientation

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August 19, 2014

Northwest Technical College officially kicks off its 2014-15 academic year with three new-student orientation sessions on Aug. 19 and Aug. 21. Sessions will take place at noon and 5 p.m. on Aug. 19 and at 9 a.m. on Aug. 21.

NTC will offer staff and office introductions for new students, followed by a question-and-answer session and a “reverse Jeopardy!” game, featuring electronic trivia questions with prizes for correct answers.

New students are invited to an ice cream social with faculty and peers and during the last 45 minutes of each session. Students also will be shown the lab and classroom areas for their programs of study by that program’s faculty. While touring their designated program locations, students will learn what to expect in the first week of classes and can ask program-specific questions directly to faculty.

Northwest Tech kicks off academic year with new student orientation

Bemidji Public Library Summer 2014 Book Sale

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August 19, 2014

Bemidji Public Library Summer 2014 Book Sale
Wednesday, August 20, 10 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 21, 10 – 6 p.m.
Friends of the Library Early Bird Special: Tuesday, August 19, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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August 19, 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

FREE Weight-loss Education Event

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August 19, 2014

What: FREE Weight-loss Education Event
Topic: Surgical and Other Weight-loss Solutions
When: 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, Aug. 19
Who: CHI St. Joseph’s Health Center for Weight Management & Essentia Health Park Rapids Clinic
Where: CHI St. Joseph’s Health, 600 Pleasant Avenue, Park Rapids, MN Conference Room Lower Level A
Pre-register: 218-732-2837 or Theresa.Henderson@EssentiaHealth.org

Families In Grief Panel Presentati​on

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August 19, 2014

Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center is offering a panel presentation on the topic of Families In Grief. It will be presented from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, August 19, and offer education and support with respect to the unique process people can go through when they experience significant loss. Topics will include a variety of family situations and needs during this shared loss.
Families In Grief is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. At Essentia Health our care team is here for the community not only when they are feeling ill, but also to encourage mental, emotional and physical well-being to equip individuals and families with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
No pre-registration or fees required. Session will take place in a meeting room located in the lower level of the Hospital, 523 North 3rd Street in Brainerd.
For more information about this session or our Grief Support please call 218.828.7442 or 218.828.7531.

Cancer Concerns and Connections

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August 19, 2014

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

“REACH MEETING” NOTICE

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August 19, 2014

The REACH family and friends support group will meet Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from
7:00 to 8:30 PM at Hope House, 2014 7th Street S.E. in Bemidji.
Topic: “Maintaining My Physical and Mental Health by Reasonably Separating Myself From Another’s Problem”.
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.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 20, 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 20, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 20, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 20, 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 20, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

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August 20, 2014N/A

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts.
August 11 - 15 or August 18 - 22, 2014

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 20, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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.

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 20, 2014N/A

Wednesday, August 20
Mississippi River Facts Walk
Wednesday, August 20, 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: Wolves
Wednesday, August 20, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Old Timer’s Cabin Walk
Wednesday, August 20, 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, August 20, from 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.
Junior Naturalist: Scampering Squirrels
Wednesday, August 20, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
From the tops of the trees the red and gray squirrels scold you with their churring call as they busy themselves collecting fruits, seeds and mushrooms. Learn more about those scampering critters that make up the squirrel family.
Fisher, Mink and More, Campfire
Wednesday, August 20, 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)
Do fisher eat fish and do mink really stink? Enjoy a warm fire as you sit back and learn about members of the weasel family. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

Bemidji New Years Eve planning meeting Wednesday August 20

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August 20, 2014

The next planning meeting for the 2014 Family Friendly New Years Eve will be Wednesday morning August 20 at 8:00 a.m. in the Bemidji library's front meeting room.

SANFORD BEMIDJI HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE

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August 20, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center is hosting the Memorial Blood Centers Bloodmobile for a community blood drive on Wednesday, August 20.
Sanford Bemidji Medical Center Blood Drive
Wednesday, August 20 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sanford Bemidji Medical Center
(Register in the east lobby)
Please help replenish the supply. Make a date to donate today, and consider making blood donation a regular part of your life. All blood types are needed—especially O negative (O-) and O positive (O+).
Schedule your blood donation today and be assured that you get the exact appointment time you want! Please call Katie Foley at (218) 740-1542 – or go online: www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 2234.
Once registered, save yourself time by completing your health history questionnaire online, from the privacy of your home or office on the day of your donation at MBC.ORG/iDONATE.
Donors will need a photo ID when they arrive at the hospital.

Bemidji Public Library Summer 2014 Book Sale

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August 20, 2014

Bemidji Public Library Summer 2014 Book Sale
Wednesday, August 20, 10 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 21, 10 – 6 p.m.
Friends of the Library Early Bird Special: Tuesday, August 19, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

LAKELAND PUBLIC TELEVISION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

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August 20, 2014

LAKELAND PUBLIC TELEVISION WILL HAVE A BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AT BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY IN BANGSBERG HALL ROOM 303 AND AT LAKELAND’S BRAINERD OFFICE AT 422 NW 3RD STREET ON AUGUST 20TH AT 4:00PM. THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

MN Department of Human Services/Disability Services Division Listening Session

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August 20, 2014

ARC United, SAM Northwest, and People First of Bemidji will be hosting a listening session and presentation presented by MN Department of Human Services/Disability Services Division.
We encourage individuals and family members who are receiving any one of the Home and Community Based Services programs as well as receiving Personal Care Attendant services to attend this presentation and listening session.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Avenue NW, Bemidji, MN 56601.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 21, 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 21, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 21, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 21, 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 21, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

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August 21, 2014N/A

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts.
August 11 - 15 or August 18 - 22, 2014

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 21, 2014N/A

Thursday, August 21
Archery in the Park
Thursday, August 21, from 10-11:30 a.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.
Five Facts in Five Minutes: Beavers
Thursday, August 21,from 2-4 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Junior Naturalist: Tree I.D. Relay
Thursday, August 21, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Can you tell your trees apart just looking at the leaves? Get ready for some fun and running during this fast-paced tree I.D. activity.

Northwest Tech kicks off academic year with new student orientation

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August 21, 2014

Northwest Technical College officially kicks off its 2014-15 academic year with three new-student orientation sessions on Aug. 19 and Aug. 21. Sessions will take place at noon and 5 p.m. on Aug. 19 and at 9 a.m. on Aug. 21.

NTC will offer staff and office introductions for new students, followed by a question-and-answer session and a “reverse Jeopardy!” game, featuring electronic trivia questions with prizes for correct answers.

New students are invited to an ice cream social with faculty and peers and during the last 45 minutes of each session. Students also will be shown the lab and classroom areas for their programs of study by that program’s faculty. While touring their designated program locations, students will learn what to expect in the first week of classes and can ask program-specific questions directly to faculty.

Northwest Tech kicks off academic year with new student orientation

Market in the Park returns to downtown Pequot Lakes

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August 21, 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.

Bemidji Public Library Summer 2014 Book Sale

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August 21, 2014

Bemidji Public Library Summer 2014 Book Sale
Wednesday, August 20, 10 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 21, 10 – 6 p.m.
Friends of the Library Early Bird Special: Tuesday, August 19, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Little Falls Senior Center's "Polkas and Old Fun Songs"

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August 21, 2014

Little Falls Senior Center's "Polkas and Old Fun Songs"
Thursday, August 21, 2014 beginning at 2:30 pm. Live music by Russell Doke.
Meal at 5:00 pm.
Please make meal reservations by noon the previous day at 320-632-8200. Thank You.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Little Red Caboose Variety Show

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August 21, 2014

Little Red Caboose Variety Show.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Centennial Auditorium Staples.
Take a Break from the Heat and Come to the Show!!
Singing! Variety Acts! Humor! Great Musical Presentations! and Much, Much More!!!
Master of Ceremonies - Ken Thomas from WJJY - The Wake Up Show.
Advance: $10-Adult; $6-Children 12 and under.
Door (if available): $12-Adult; $8-Children 12 and under.
Advance tickets available until noon August 21st:
in Motley and Staples at Dairy Queen and First International Bank & Trust
in Staples at Longbella Drug, Miller True Value and Staples World

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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August 22, 2014N/A

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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 22, 2014N/A

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

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

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August 22, 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 22, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

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August 22, 2014N/A

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts.
August 11 - 15 or August 18 - 22, 2014

Craig Blacklock Photography Workshops

BSU & NTC Orientatio​n

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August 22, 2014N/A

Friday, Aug. 22 – Residence Hall Move-in and orientation check-in will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
An official welcome ceremony and group photo of all incoming freshmen at Chet Anderson Stadium at 2:45 p.m.
A Parent Expo featuring information and activities for parents of new college students in the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center beginning at 3:45 p.m.
Pontoon rides on Lake Bemidji, offered by BSU's Outdoor Program Center, at the OPC boat house in Diamond Point Park from 5-8 p.m.
Gathering for off-campus students at the Hobson Memorial Union's Crying Wolf Room, beginning at 8 p.m.
Bonfire and a live DJ at the campus fireplace behind the Hobson Memorial Union from 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24 – The capstone of Bemidji State's Orientation weekend is the candle-lit academic Convocation ceremony. Convocation officially marks the beginning of a student's academic journey as a member of the BSU student community, and includes an induction ceremony and a gift to new students. Convocation begins at 7:30 p.m. In the BSU Gymnasium at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center.
Northwest Technical College
Aug. 19 and Aug. 21 – New Student Orientation sessions. Sessions will take place at noon and 5 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 21.

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 22, 2014N/A

Friday, August 22
I Can Fish! Kid’s Fishing Fridays
Friday, August 22, 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).
Trees of Itasca, Walk
Friday, August 22, 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.
Junior Naturalist: What’s Cookin’ at the Campfire
Friday, August 22, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Have you ever made “pudgy pies” or pie-iron pizzas? Kids, learn some great ways to safely start a campfire and how to cook using pie irons. Appropriate for all ages. Note: an adult must accompany children.
Animal Senses, Campfire
Friday, August 22, 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!

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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August 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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 23, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 23, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 23, 2014N/A

Saturday, August 23
Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Tour
Saturday, August 23, 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, the entrance will be on the right just before the stop sign for Highway 200 (across from the store and church). *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, August 23, 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.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Saturday, August 23
1:30-3:30 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.
Junior Naturalist: Turtles, Toads and More!
Saturday, August 23, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Turtles, frogs, snakes and salamanders are on the move as summer winds down. Kids, join the naturalist and learn about a few of the amphibians and reptiles that make Itasca home.
Night Hike
Saturday, August 23, from 8-9 p.m.
Meet outside the front doors of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Come explore your senses and those of night-active animals as we hike along the Maadaadizi self-guided Trail. You can bring a flashlight, but please do not turn it on during the hike.

Goods from the Woods® UpNorth Arts & Crafts Show

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August 23, 2014

“Visit the Goods from the Woods’ UpNorth Arts & Crafts Show this Saturday, August 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. The show features the fine, unique handcrafted works of 60 regional artists and artisans.”
Background
Goods from the Woods is a program of the Minnesota Wood Education Project / True North Woods, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. The organization’s purpose is to increase the awareness of the value of sustainable management of our northern forests and to improve the economies of our Minnesota communities. For additional information visit www.TrueNorthWoods.com and www.Facebook.com/GoodsFromTheWoods.

Goods from the Woods® UpNorth Arts & Crafts Show

Real Horse Power Day

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August 23, 2014

Real Horse Power Day
Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm
Forest History Center, 2906 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN
$9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children, children under 5 and MNHS members free.

UpNorth Arts & Crafts Show

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August 23, 2014

“Visit the Goods from the Woods’ UpNorth Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, August 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. The show features the fine, unique handcrafted works of 60 regional artists and artisans.”

UpNorth Arts & Crafts Show

Art Spark

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August 23, 2014

An art experience for people with disabilities. A basic introduction to collages and vision boards to promote art appreciation and independence. All people with special needs and their caretakers, friends and family are invited.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Ages 5 to 12 from 9am until 11am
Ages 13 and up from 1pm until 3pm

Art Spark

19TH Annual Northwoods Art & Book Festival

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August 23, 2014

The Northwoods Arts Council presents the 19TH Annual Northwoods Art & Book Festival.
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in downtown Hackensack.
This growing festival includes artists in the COmmunity Building and outdoors.
Food Vendors will be available all day in the new Food Court area.
Children's Creative area has canvas painting and face painting for the young artists. Make and take your own painting.
There is something for everyone so come and enjoy!

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 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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August 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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 24, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 24, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 24, 2014N/A

Sunday, August 24
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Sunday, August 24
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Black Bear
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: Shyanne Kaml
Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 7-8 p.m.
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Come enjoy the country style music of Shyanne Kaml from Bemidji, Minnesota. Shyanne has been singing and performing since the age of 11. She will play her guitar and share some of her original songs as well and some more popular tunes.

Holden Lutheran Church Gospel Service, Pig Roast, Auction

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August 24, 2014

Holden Lutheran Church in Isle, MN is holding their annual gospel service, pig/turkey roast, and auction on Sunday, August 24th starting at 10:45. This year’s music for the service will be provided by Classic Country Music singer Alan Godage. Pig/Turkey roast and silent auction will start after the service. Dinner will include a sandwich, potato salad, beans, pickles, bar, and beverage for $8.00, children 6-12 for $5.00, 6 and under are free. A live auction will begin following the dinner with many home & outdoor items, antiques & collectibles, and food items.

Spaghetti Dinner-Tim & Jeanna Beyer Family Benefit

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August 24, 2014

Bemidji Eagles Club #351 will host a spaghetti dinner for Tim & Jeanna Beyer and family.
on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 3pm to 6 pm.
Bake Sale & Silent Auction.
Adult Meal $8 & Children Meal $4.
Call Hailey at 218-556-4363 for silent auction items or the can be dropped off at Secondhand Splendor on 3rd Street or the Food Shelf in Bemidji.
Contact Bill Beyer with any questions at 218-333-3958 or 218-368-5014.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 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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August 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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 25, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 25, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

TWINS Baseball Bus Trip

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August 25, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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August 25, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 25, 2014N/A

Monday, August 25
Pack-a-Snack Story Hike: Are You an Ant? by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries
Monday, August 25, 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, August 25, 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.”

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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August 25, 2014N/A

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

The Center - Monday's Events

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August 25, 2014

The Center - Monday's 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 – Swedish Meatballs, paprika potatoes, spinach, bread, ice cream, milk
12:30 Party Bridge
1:15 Cribbage

The Center - Monday's Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 25, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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.

League of Women Voters Park Rapids

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August 25, 2014

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

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

Nightlights a support group monthly meeting

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August 25, 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, August 25, 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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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 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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August 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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 26, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 26, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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August 26, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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August 26, 2014N/A

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

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 26, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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.

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 26, 2014N/A

Tuesday, August 26
Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike
Tuesday, August 26, 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 Beaver
Tuesday, August 26, 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 beaver 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: Raptors
Tuesday, August 26, from 2-3:30 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Junior Naturalist: Loons
Tuesday, August 26, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Can you call like a loon or walk like one? Kids ages 6 to 12, head down to the Amphitheater to learn about Minnesota’s State Bird, the common loon.

Sustainabl​e Tuesday

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August 26, 2014N/A

Tuesday, August 26th: Honey Harvest
Join Simone Senogles of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Perry Eddy at the Rail River Folk School for another exciting event about bees! Simone and Perry will coach us through best practices for harvesting honey. Join us for this hands on workshop at the Rail River Folk School!

The Center - Tuesday's Events

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August 26, 2014

The Center - Tuesday's 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 –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
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday's Events

Northwest Indian OIC announces August Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules

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August 26, 2014

Northwest Indian OIC announces 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.
August Session
August 5 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 12 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 18 (9:00am-5:00pm)
August 26 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Attendance on all four days is required to receive accreditation. Registration deadline July 31, 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.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 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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August 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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 27, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 27, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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August 27, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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August 27, 2014N/A

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

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 27, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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.

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 27, 2014N/A

Wednesday, August 27
Archery in the Park
Wednesday, August 27, from 10-11:30 a.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.
Five Facts in Five Minutes: Whose Track is That?
Wednesday, August 27, from 2-4 p.m.
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Check out a unique feature at the naturalist station as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Junior Naturalist: ‘X’ Marks the Spot
Wednesday, August 27, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Kids, come follow the treasure map and see if X really does mark the spot! Explore different maps and see how they can lead you on your next adventure.

The Center - Wednesday's Events

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August 27, 2014

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

The Center - Wednesday's Events

Day of Welcome

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August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014
American Indian Resource Center
9 a.m. - Welcoming Pipe Ceremony
Honor song by Young Kingbird Singers Native American Flute by KevinLocke
7 p.m. - Concert
Kevin Locke with local Native American Dancers Located at Bangsberg Recital Hall

Bemidji Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness Open House and Ice Cream Social

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August 27, 2014

Bemidji Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness Open House and Ice Cream Social at the Community Service Center, 616 America Ave. NW, Bemidji
Wednesday, August 27 5:00-7:00
All new families with children birth-5 are encouraged to come see our place, eat ice cream, and register for a class!
We recognize that parents are a child's first and most important teachers--and that sometimes parents need support and encouragement for this responsibilty. ECFE/SR offers classes full of activates and fun, for you and your child during the daytime and evening. There is a sliding fee, with no one turned away for inability to pay. Classes are open to all families in the Bemidji school district. Call 333-8329 for information.

Quilt in a Day® Trunk Show with Patricia Knoechel

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August 27, 2014

Quilt Trunk Show
Bethel Lutheran Church
5232 Irvine Ave. NE
Bemidji
Wednesday, August 27
7 pm to 9 pm
Admission - $5

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 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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August 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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 28, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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August 28, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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August 28, 2014N/A

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

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR AUGUST 2014

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August 28, 2014

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: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tuesday: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday: August 7, 14, and 28

WIC CLINICS AT OUTLYING CLINICS
1st Thursday, August 7 - Onigum Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday, August 14 - Inger Cinic Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday, August 21 - Ball Club Community Center Appointments 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursday, August 28 - 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.

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 28, 2014N/A

Thursday, August 28
Trees of Itasca, Walk
Thursday, August 28, from 10:30-11:15 a.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.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Thursday, August 28
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Mammals 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.
Junior Naturalist: Leaf Pounding
Thursday, August 28, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
What leaves can you identify in Itasca State Park? Kids, join the naturalist as you create your own leaf imprint. Pounding a leaf releases chlorophyll, leaving a distinct image of your chosen leaf on fabric for you to take home.
Common Camp Critters, Campfire
Thursday, August 28, 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)
What masked mammal likes to raid your cooler? What striped squirrel will sit on your picnic table? Enjoy a warm fire as you sit back and learn about animals you commonly see in the campground. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

The Center - Thursday's Events

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August 28, 2014

The Center - Thursday's Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
5:45 a.m. State Fair
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
10:00 am Purple Heart
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining – Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, pudding dessert, milk
12:00 – 4:00 Def. Driving
12:00 – 3:00 Watercolor
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing
7:00 Bandstand: “Vaga Bonds – Gregory Park

The Center - Thursday's Events

Little Falls Senior Center's Summer Dance

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August 28, 2014

Little Falls Senior Center's Summer Dance.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 beginning at 2:30 pm. Live Music by Social Security Express.
Meal at 5:00 pm.
Please make meal reservations by noon the previous day at 320-632-8200. Thank You.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

League of Women Voters Park Rapids

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August 28, 2014

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

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

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Annual Meeting

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August 28, 2014

All Orchestral Society Members (those who have donated $10 or more to the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra during the 75th Anniversary concert season) and all current BSO musicians are invited to attend the BSO's annual business meeting on August 28 at 6:00 PM in the meeting room at Lueken's North. Business will include a treasurer's report and the election of new board members and officers.

Patricia Knoechel in Park Rapids, MN

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August 28, 2014

Following her presentation in Bemidji, Pat will travel to Park Rapids to present ALL STAR QUILT and patterns from Quilt In A Day. Join us at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 305 5th St West, Park Rapids, MN. Admission is $5. Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 5:45pm. Contact Terry 218 699-3251 for details.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 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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August 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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 29, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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August 29, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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August 29, 2014N/A

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

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 29, 2014N/A

Friday, August 29
I Can Fish! Kid’s Fishing Fridays
Friday, August 29, 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).
Dr. Roberts Trail Walk
Friday, August 29, 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.
Five Facts in Five Minutes
Friday, August 29
2-4 p.m.: Weasels, Mink and More!
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.

Essentia Health Hours for Labor Day Holiday

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August 29, 2014N/A

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

The Center - Friday's Events

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August 29, 2014

The Center - Friday's 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 –Pork Chow Mein, rice/chow mein noodles, oriental veg., mandarin oranges, cookie, milk
1:00 Progressive 500
1:00 Movie Matinee
1:00 Mah Jongg
3:30 Taste of Norway

The Center - Friday's Events

Pig Roast Dinner

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August 29, 2014

The Motley United Methodist Men's Club will be hosting a Pig Roast Dinner with all the trimmings at the Motley United Methodist Church, So. HWY 10 and 847 3rd Ave S. Lane Motley, MN 56466 on Friday, August 29th, 2014. Serving from 4:30 pm until gone. Free Will Offering

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

Take Home a Former Kitten: A Cat Adoption Special

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August 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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August 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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 30, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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August 30, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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August 30, 2014N/A

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

Essentia Health Hours for Labor Day Holiday

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August 30, 2014N/A

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

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 30, 2014N/A

Saturday, August 30
Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Tour
Saturday, August 30, 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, the entrance will be on the right just before the stop sign for Highway 200 (across from the store and church). *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
Junior Naturalist: Animal Tracking
Saturday, August 30, from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet down by the lake side Museum/Amphitheater (below the Wegmann Store Ruins).
Kids, try your hands and feet as you learn how different animals walk. Then make your own tracking book to help identify animal prints.
Predators and Prey, Campfire
Saturday, August 30, 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 predator and prey relationships of Itasca’s animals. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!

"Books 'n Stuff" sale

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August 30, 2014

With the success of last year's event, St. John's Episcopal Church in Aitkin, will have another "Books 'n Stuff" sale, Saturday, 30th of August, from 9 am to 1 pm. Proceeds will be shared with the 'Hart Animal Shelter', in Baxter. St. John's Episcopal Church is located at 222 1st Street SE in Aitkin.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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August 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.

Volunteer Training Workshops

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August 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

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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August 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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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August 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.

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

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August 31, 2014N/A

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

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) Warrior River Run

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

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August 31, 2014N/A

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

CRITTER ART CONTEST!!

Headwaters Science Center Announces 2014 Fall Science Club Registration

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August 31, 2014N/A

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

Essentia Health Hours for Labor Day Holiday

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August 31, 2014N/A

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

Itasca State Park Nature Programs

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August 31, 2014N/A

Sunday, August 31
Mississippi Headwaters Hike
Sunday, August 31, 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, August 31
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Canids
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, August 31, 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, August 10
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: Jim and Molly Bauer
Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 7-9 p.m.
Meet Forest Inn across from Douglas Lodge
Jim and Molly are returning to perform familiar folk and folk rock songs in historic Forest Inn. This Minnesota-based duo, with Jim playing acoustic guitar will share stories and songs and of course they will have to share the “Jim and Molly Bauer concert” collector T-shirts!

Final Weekend for the 2014 Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series

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August 31, 2014N/A

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

Bazaar Holy Cross Church - Harding, MN

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August 31, 2014

Bazaar Holy Cross Church - Harding, MN. 8 miles north of Pierz on Highway 25, 4 miles east, watch for signs - or 19 miles south of Brainerd on Highway 25, 4 miles east, watch for signs.
Sunday, August 31st. Chicken & Ham Dinner, Homemade polish coffee cakes and pies.
Serving 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Adults-$9 per person, children under 12 $3 and five & under FREE.

Saum Historic School's 2nd Annual Pancake Dinner and Dance

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August 31, 2014

Saum Historic School's 2nd Annual Pancake Dinner and Dance
Featuring "The Country Gents Plus One"
Sunday, August 31 from 4pm-8:30pm at the Saum School.
This is a free event, however any donations are greatly appreciated.

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