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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

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

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.”

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.

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.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 28, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July as follows:
WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

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

Senior Activity Center is sponsoring a bus trip

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July 28, 2014

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

Brainerd's Camp Invention

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July 28, 2014

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

Brainerd's Camp Invention

Storm Chasers Camp - Headwaters Science Center

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July 28, 2014

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

Brainerd Public Library

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July 28, 2014

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

Bemidji Blood Drive

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July 28, 2014

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

Bemidji Blood Drive

Brainerd Public Library

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July 28, 2014

“Paws” to read with Lulu the Dog - Lulu is a Reading Education Assistance Dog. She is very patient and calm and a great listener. Whether you’re a strong or struggling reader Lulu loves to hear kids read stories. Want to read her a story? Lulu will be at the library Monday July 14, Monday Monday July 28 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.

Nightlights - A Support Group

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July 28, 2014

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

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 29, 2014N/A

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

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

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July 29, 2014

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

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 29, 2014N/A

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

Volunteer Training Workshops

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

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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July 29, 2014N/A

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

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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

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July 29, 2014N/A

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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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July 29, 2014N/A

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

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 29, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July as follows:
WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

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

Brainerd's Camp Invention

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July 29, 2014

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

Brainerd's Camp Invention

Storm Chasers Camp - Headwaters Science Center

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July 29, 2014

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

Itasca State Park Nature programs

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

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

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July 29, 2014N/A

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

Northwest Indian OIC announces July Anishinaabe Worldview Schedules

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July 29, 2014

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

SPECIAL MAGIC SHOW AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY

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July 29, 2014

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

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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July 29, 2014

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

Go 100 – Free Weekly Walking Program

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

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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July 30, 2014N/A

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

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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

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July 30, 2014N/A

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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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July 30, 2014N/A

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

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 30, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July as follows:
WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

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

Brainerd's Camp Invention

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July 30, 2014

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

Brainerd's Camp Invention

Storm Chasers Camp - Headwaters Science Center

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July 30, 2014

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

Annual Taco Meal

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July 30, 2014

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

Annual Taco Meal

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 30, 2014

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

Memorial Horse & Pony Pull

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July 30, 2014

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

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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July 31, 2014N/A

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

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

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July 31, 2014

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

Volunteer Training Workshops

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July 31, 2014N/A

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

Volunteer Training Workshops

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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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

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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July 31, 2014N/A

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

BSU offering Storm Chasers Day Camp

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

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July 31, 2014N/A

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

Pine River Backus Community Ed

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July 31, 2014N/A

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

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR JULY 2014

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July 31, 2014

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of July as follows:
WIC CLINICS AT THE NEST
Nutrition Education Sessions and Certifications by appointment only 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: July 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 Thursday: July 31

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

Brainerd's Camp Invention

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July 31, 2014

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

Brainerd's Camp Invention

Storm Chasers Camp - Headwaters Science Center

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July 31, 2014

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

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Minnesota Disasters exhibit

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July 31, 2014

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

Nonprofit Strengthening Project - St. Cloud Area

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July 31, 2014

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

Nonprofit Strengthening Project - St. Cloud Area

Market in the Park returns to downtown Pequot Lakes

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July 31, 2014

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

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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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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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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

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.

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.

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"

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

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

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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

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.

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.

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"

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

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

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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

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.

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.

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"

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

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

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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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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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

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.

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.

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!

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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

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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