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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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March 31, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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March 31, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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March 31, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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March 31, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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March 31, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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March 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.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR MARCH 2014

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March 31, 2014N/A

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: March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Tuesday: March 4, 11, 18 and 25
Wednesday: March 5,12, 19 and 26
Friday: March 7, 14, 21 and 28
If you need to schedule a WIC appointment please call 218-335-8386 or 1-866-289-5995.

BAAE Art Project Grant Round

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March 31, 2014N/A

The Bemidji Area Arts Endowment (BAAE) is now accepting art project grant applications for its 2014 grant round.
Any school or 501(c)3 organization in the Bemidji area may request a BAAE Art Project Grant.
Applicants that are not schools or 501(c)3 organizations need to work through a fiscal agent.
Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Grants of up to $1000 are available for qualifying visual, literary, music and performing arts projects.
Application deadline is April 1, 2014.
Applications are available at: Region 2 Arts Council office; Headwaters School of Music; Northwest Minnesota Foundation; Rail River Folk School; and Watermark Art Center (formerly Bemidji Community Art Center, located in the Carnegie Building, 426 Bemidji Avenue).
Grant applications are also available to download and print at:http://www.nwmf.org/baae_grantapplicants.html

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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March 31, 2014N/A

Who Wants to do More Beading? March 31 3- 5:15pm Fee: $5
Concepts by Amber. Do you really love beading? Well then, come to this class and go bead crazy!
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

The Center - Monday Events

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March 31, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Monday
8 a.m.- Greeting card recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m.- Free Blood Pressure Checks.
9-11 a.m.-Advice from Ann
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.-The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:30 a.m. - 500 (4th week of the month)
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-3 oz hamburger/bun, baked beans, peaches, ice cream.
12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. - Cribbage
5 p.m. - Monthly Dinner (2nd Monday of the month)

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center

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March 31, 2014

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center, March 31st - April 4th, 2014.
NanoDays at Headwaters Science Center is a free event that is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. NanoDays activities will be available at Headwaters Science Center from 9:30am to 5pm March 31st to April 4th. Visitors will explore capillary action and non-Newtonian fluids, investigate new nano products and materials, and imagine what society might be like if we all wore invisibility cloaks! Other activities include using electricity to make a nickel coin look like a penny, and a program about Robots & People NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally from March 31st - April 4th, 2014. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska.
NanoDays celebrations bring university researchers together with science educators to create new and unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces.
For more information about NISE Net or to download a digital NanoDays kit please visit:
http://www.nisenet.org/nanodays
For more information about Nano please visit: http://www.whatisnano.org
This project is based on work supported by the NSF under Award Nos. ESI-05322536 and 0940143.
NanoDays™ is trademarked by North Carolina State University and used by the NISE Network with permission.

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center

The Minnesota Land Trust Protecting Treasured Places

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March 31, 2014

The Minnesota Land Trust Protecting Treasured Places.
Presented by Kristina Geiger.
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 5:30 PM. Free Will Donations Accepted.
Do you have a favorite place? The lakeshore park you visited as a kid or the woods on your grandpa’s old farm? Now imagine that it is threatened with a residential housing development or intensive agriculture. This talk will focus on how the Minnesota Land Trust uses voluntary agreements with private landowners – called conservation easements – to provide the public with benefits like clean. It will also share how you can help. After a landowner signs a conservation easement, the Land. With our small staff size, we are only able to do so with the help of a highly dedicated group of volunteers. Volunteering is an educational, adventurous way to support land protection in water, scenic beauty, and recreational opportunities.
Trust must steward the land’s conservation values forever. Minnesota – and see Minnesota’s most treasured places!
Open to the Public. Contact Northland Arboretum for more information. 218-829-8770. Coffee and Snack will be provided by the Brainerd Chapter of MN Master Naturalists.

Nightlights - Support group

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March 31, 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, March 31, 2014 in the Kateri Room at St. Philips Church, 7th Street and Beltrami Ave.
Please call 218 444 4262.

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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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April 1, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 1, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 1, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 1, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 1, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 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.

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center

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April 1, 2014

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center, March 31st - April 4th, 2014.
NanoDays at Headwaters Science Center is a free event that is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. NanoDays activities will be available at Headwaters Science Center from 9:30am to 5pm March 31st to April 4th. Visitors will explore capillary action and non-Newtonian fluids, investigate new nano products and materials, and imagine what society might be like if we all wore invisibility cloaks! Other activities include using electricity to make a nickel coin look like a penny, and a program about Robots & People NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally from March 31st - April 4th, 2014. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska.
NanoDays celebrations bring university researchers together with science educators to create new and unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces.
For more information about NISE Net or to download a digital NanoDays kit please visit:
http://www.nisenet.org/nanodays
For more information about Nano please visit: http://www.whatisnano.org
This project is based on work supported by the NSF under Award Nos. ESI-05322536 and 0940143.
NanoDays™ is trademarked by North Carolina State University and used by the NISE Network with permission.

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center

FRIENDS OF SANFORD HEALTH HOSTS $6 JEWELRY SALE

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April 1, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a $6 Jewelry Sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, just outside the Gift Shop, on Tuesday, April 1 (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.). The sale features a wide variety of jewelry, accessories and gifts for women and men of all ages. Friends of Sanford Health receive a percentage of the gross sales to enrich the services for staff, patients, residents and visitors of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

Crosslake-area business leaders invited to Explore Crosslake meeting

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April 1, 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, April 1, 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, Crosslake in Bloom 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.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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April 1, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Tuesday
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.- Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Toy Making Class
9 -10:15 a.m. – Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m.- Lutheran Social Services Dining-Liver or pepper steak, buttered boiled potatoes, peas, bread, apricots.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
12:30 p.m. - Dominos
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

Beltrami County WIC Program, Immunizations and Child and Teen Check Ups

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April 1, 2014

Beltrami County WIC will be holding a WIC clinic on the following days from 8:00 to 4:30 at the Community Service Center, 616 America Ave., suite 130.
Tues., April 1 Wed., April 2 Thurs., April 3
Tues., April 8 Wed., April 9 Thurs., April 10
Tues., April 15 Wed., April 16 Thurs., April 17
In addition WIC and Public Health will be available at the Blackduck Resource Center, Monday, April 14th from 9:00 to 3:00. Child and Teen Check Ups are also available by appointment.
For more information, call 333-8140.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 1, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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

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April 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.

Civil Rights Songs

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April 1, 2014

Dr. Janice Haworth, associate professor of music at Bemidji State University and ‘back by popular demand’, says Al Yarnott, board member of Adventures in Lifelong Learning. Yarnott added she “will focus her presentation on something entirely different.” On Tuesday, April 1, Dr. Haworth will speak on the topic “Civil Rights Songs” from 10-11 am with Q & A until 11:30 am at the Beltrami Electric Community Room, Bemidji.
According to Haworth, “the Civil Rights movement in our country was successful, at least partly, because of the music of the time period. The songs they sang pulled the people together and gave them a unified voice in their focus and their protests. This presentation examines the music of the time and its impact in the political changes of the 1960s.”
All are welcome. Information at 444-7091.

“Diet Trends of 2014, What Works?”

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April 1, 2014

“Diet Trends of 2014, What Works?” will be presented by Registered Dietitian Jamie Withrow, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Clinic Conference Room. There is no cost to attend the presentation and a healthy lunch will be provided by Project Can-do. Please register by messaging jholmvig@cuyunamed.org or calling 218-545-4455.

“Diet Trends of 2014, What Works?”

“Global Climate Change: Why, and What Now?”

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April 1, 2014

“Global Climate Change: Why, and What Now?” will be hosted by the League of Women Voters Park Rapids on Tuesday, April 1st, 6-7:30 pm in the Northwoods Bank meeting room. Erika Bailey-Johnson, adjunct professor and Sustainability Coordinator at Bemidji State University, will discuss causes and effects of global climate change; what must be done now to slow and eventually reverse the trend; how to mitigate adverse consequences of the warming and how we might adapt in the meantime. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. We invite and encourage all to come to this free program. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact President Carolynne White at 732-9819, or prapidsleague@gmail.com

Auditions for Pequot Lakes Community Theater Summer Production - Mom's Gift

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April 1, 2014

Pequot Lakes Community Theater will present the Minnesota premiere of the comedy Mom's Gift by Phil Olson. The summer community theater production is directed by Nancy Waller. Auditions for the show will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm in the Pequot Lakes High School Theater. The cast of the show includes two men and four women. The age range of the cast is from 20's and up.
Call Pequot Lakes Community Education if you have questions about the production Mom's Gift or the auditions.
218-568-9200

BSU Music Department Concert

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April 1, 2014

Bemidji State University Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, April 1 7:30 pm
Main Theater
admission: $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, students free

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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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April 2, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 2, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 2, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 2, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 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.

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center

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April 2, 2014

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center, March 31st - April 4th, 2014.
NanoDays at Headwaters Science Center is a free event that is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. NanoDays activities will be available at Headwaters Science Center from 9:30am to 5pm March 31st to April 4th. Visitors will explore capillary action and non-Newtonian fluids, investigate new nano products and materials, and imagine what society might be like if we all wore invisibility cloaks! Other activities include using electricity to make a nickel coin look like a penny, and a program about Robots & People NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally from March 31st - April 4th, 2014. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska.
NanoDays celebrations bring university researchers together with science educators to create new and unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces.
For more information about NISE Net or to download a digital NanoDays kit please visit:
http://www.nisenet.org/nanodays
For more information about Nano please visit: http://www.whatisnano.org
This project is based on work supported by the NSF under Award Nos. ESI-05322536 and 0940143.
NanoDays™ is trademarked by North Carolina State University and used by the NISE Network with permission.

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center

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

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April 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.

Staples Motley High School’s Reality Store

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Staples Motley High School’s Reality Store to be held in our gymnasium on April 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Reality Store is a fun, hands-on, “real life” simulation for high school juniors and seniors. The purpose of this event is to provide students with a taste of reality through an educational role-playing simulation related to making financial choices. Each high school participant will choose a career and salary. A family life situation will be assigned. They are told they are the head of the household, age 25. Then off they go to the gymnasium to experience “real life” and make some
challenging financial decisions. First stop: Uncle Sam to pay taxes, then to the bank to deposit their net salary and set
up a checking account. After that, the student is required to visit every booth to purchase all the things necessary to
live. Should he visit the Housing Booth first to secure accommodations, the Grocery Booth to make sure he has enough
food, get some form of transportation or get some fancy clothes? …Oh, what about furniture, utilities, medical and
dental insurance, or a phone? But wait – he has two children ages 1 and 3 – he needs child care!
This is where you come in. We are asking you to work at one of the “Reality” stations. When students visit your
station, they will be making their decisions based on a “price sheet” that will be posted at your station. Price Sheets
that have been used in previous years are enclosed. Please notify us if you have any adjustments to the price sheets.
We will be happy to update the information and have your sheet ready for you on April 2. We have also included a job
description for your reference. This information will help you when students ask questions at your station.
We would also like to invite you to stay for lunch as lunch will be provided for all volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact Penny Olsen at 218-894-2431 or polsen@isd2170.k12.mn.us or email rseaton@isd2170.k12.mn.us

FRIENDS OF SANFORD HEALTH HOSTS $6 JEWELRY SALE

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April 2, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a $6 Jewelry Sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, just outside the Gift Shop, on Wednesday, April 2 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). The sale features a wide variety of jewelry, accessories and gifts for women and men of all ages.
Friends of Sanford Health receive a percentage of the gross sales to enrich the services for staff, patients, residents and visitors of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

Beltrami County WIC Program, Immunizations and Child and Teen Check Ups

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April 2, 2014

Beltrami County WIC will be holding a WIC clinic on the following days from 8:00 to 4:30 at the Community Service Center, 616 America Ave., suite 130.
Tues., April 1 Wed., April 2 Thurs., April 3
Tues., April 8 Wed., April 9 Thurs., April 10
Tues., April 15 Wed., April 16 Thurs., April 17
In addition WIC and Public Health will be available at the Blackduck Resource Center, Monday, April 14th from 9:00 to 3:00. Child and Teen Check Ups are also available by appointment.
For more information, call 333-8140.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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April 2, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Wednesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
10:30 a.m. - Book Club (4th week of the month)
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-Pork Chow Mein, rice/chow mein noodles, Oriental veg, mandarin oranges, ice cream.
12 p.m. - Let’s Go Fishing (1st week of the month)
12:30 p.m. - Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 2, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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.

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL)

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April 2, 2014

The Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL) Spring Season of programs will begin on April 2 at St. Joseph’s Church in Bagley, with a program by DNR Assistant Regional Wildlife Manager Blane Klemek. Klemek’s topic is “Learning Common Bird Sounds.”
NELL programs will continue for seven weeks, ending on May 14. The programs are every Wednesday morning beginning at 9:30 am and last between 60 and 90 minutes. The programs are offered free to the public, however donations are gratefully accepted. Besides the seven Wednesday morning programs, NELL will offer a Sunday afternoon concert by Red Wing musician Lauren Pelon. Other sessions offered this spring include a return visit from Cal Rice. His topic this time is about a trip he took to Bhutan. Local entrepreneurs Jim and Bernis Ingvalson will share their experiences in developing the Honey Berry Farm. Several authors will talk about their books; beginning with local author Wendell Affield and his book Muddy Jungle Rivers- a memoir about his experiences in Viet Nam, Affield will talk about his journey since Muddy Jungle Rivers was published in 2012. Historian David Kenney will discuss Minnesota Goes to War: the Home Front during WWII and climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seelye, will share tales from the Minnesota Weather Almanac. The last program of the season brings historian and author Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle who will share her research about The KKK in Minnesota.
For more details on the programs offered you can contact program coordinator Tamara Edevold at 694-2856 or email at tedevold@me.com. NELL is also found on Facebook with updates on programs posted weekly, as well as in local media outlets. Nell Programs are offered free of charge- donations are gratefully accepted.

Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Spring Into History Sale

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April 2, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Spring Into History Sale.
Wednesday, April 2 - Saturday, April 5 from 12-4 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji.
Sprint Into History with the Beltrami County Historical Society April 2-5 from 12-4, as the Beltrami County History Center launches its spring hours with: half-price regular admission, 20% new memberships, and 20% off gift shop merchandise, including books by local authors. Current exhibits feature inventors in Northwest Minnesota, the diverse stories of Beltrami County, railroads, and native basket weaving and beading.

Free Shot Clinic for 6th Graders

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April 2, 2014

Calling all 6th Graders! All students entering the 7th grade in the fall of 2014 will need two immunizations.
(New rules do not change the medical exemption of the option for parents to decline vaccines for conscientious reasons).
Crow Wing County Community Service Health Division will be offering a Mass Vaccination Exercise on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Forestview Middle School from 1:00 pm to 6 pm. This event is for ALL 6th graders in need of a Tdap or Meningitis shot.

Honors Council Lecture

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April 2, 2014

James Barta, interim dean of Bemidji State University's College of Health Sciences and Human Ecology, presents "Connecting Math and Cultures in the Classroom."
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
7 p.m.
Hagg-Sauer Hall 112
Open to the public free of charge.

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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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April 3, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 3, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 3, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 3, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 3, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 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.

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center

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April 3, 2014

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center, March 31st - April 4th, 2014.
NanoDays at Headwaters Science Center is a free event that is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. NanoDays activities will be available at Headwaters Science Center from 9:30am to 5pm March 31st to April 4th. Visitors will explore capillary action and non-Newtonian fluids, investigate new nano products and materials, and imagine what society might be like if we all wore invisibility cloaks! Other activities include using electricity to make a nickel coin look like a penny, and a program about Robots & People NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally from March 31st - April 4th, 2014. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska.
NanoDays celebrations bring university researchers together with science educators to create new and unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces.
For more information about NISE Net or to download a digital NanoDays kit please visit:
http://www.nisenet.org/nanodays
For more information about Nano please visit: http://www.whatisnano.org
This project is based on work supported by the NSF under Award Nos. ESI-05322536 and 0940143.
NanoDays™ is trademarked by North Carolina State University and used by the NISE Network with permission.

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center

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

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April 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.

Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Spring Into History Sale

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April 3, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Spring Into History Sale.
Wednesday, April 2 - Saturday, April 5 from 12-4 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji.
Sprint Into History with the Beltrami County Historical Society April 2-5 from 12-4, as the Beltrami County History Center launches its spring hours with: half-price regular admission, 20% new memberships, and 20% off gift shop merchandise, including books by local authors. Current exhibits feature inventors in Northwest Minnesota, the diverse stories of Beltrami County, railroads, and native basket weaving and beading.

Festival of the Arts local artits sought

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April 3, 2014N/A

The Pequot Lakes Festival of the Arts has been a community wide celebration of artistic talents for the past 30 years. Students from elementary, middle level and the high school will have items of their art work on display during the Festival. Local community artists are encouraged to set up a display and show your artistry.
Visual artists who would like to have a table at the Festival of the Arts on Thursday, April 3, 2014 should call Dave Guenther at 218-568-9252.
Performing artists and local community performing groups are invited to perform on the stage of the Pequot Lakes Theater during the Festival. Call Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200 to schedule your time on stage. A schedule of the performances will be published before the Festival. This is a time to showcase the youth and adult performing arts skills. Individual acts, small groups or classrooms will be on stage.
The Festival of the Arts begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 8:00 p.m. Reserve your place at the Festival of the Arts now. This is the 32nd annual celebration of arts in Pequot Lakes. Jot the date down now and make plans to join the evening of artistry.
Keeping the arts alive since 1982 has been a part of the focus for the Festival. Be a part of the history, the excitement and the sharing of talent.

The Center - Thursday Events

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April 3, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Thursday
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9 - 10:15 a.m. – Core Rhythms
10 a.m. – Purple Heart (4th Thursday of the month)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining-Roast beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, 2x2 pudding dessert.
12 p.m. - The Center Board Meeting (3rd week of the month)
12 p.m. – Pegs & Jokers (2nd & 4th week of the month)
12 p.m. - Bridge (1st & 4th week of the month)
12 p.m. - Watercolor Painting Class
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing
12:30 p.m. - Monthly Birthday Celebration (2nd week of month)
1:00 p.m. - Pinochle

The Center - Thursday Events

Beltrami County WIC Program, Immunizations and Child and Teen Check Ups

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April 3, 2014

Beltrami County WIC will be holding a WIC clinic on the following days from 8:00 to 4:30 at the Community Service Center, 616 America Ave., suite 130.
Tues., April 1 Wed., April 2 Thurs., April 3
Tues., April 8 Wed., April 9 Thurs., April 10
Tues., April 15 Wed., April 16 Thurs., April 17
In addition WIC and Public Health will be available at the Blackduck Resource Center, Monday, April 14th from 9:00 to 3:00. Child and Teen Check Ups are also available by appointment.
For more information, call 333-8140.

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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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April 4, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 4, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 4, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 4, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 4, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 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.

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center

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April 4, 2014

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center, March 31st - April 4th, 2014.
NanoDays at Headwaters Science Center is a free event that is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. NanoDays activities will be available at Headwaters Science Center from 9:30am to 5pm March 31st to April 4th. Visitors will explore capillary action and non-Newtonian fluids, investigate new nano products and materials, and imagine what society might be like if we all wore invisibility cloaks! Other activities include using electricity to make a nickel coin look like a penny, and a program about Robots & People NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally from March 31st - April 4th, 2014. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska.
NanoDays celebrations bring university researchers together with science educators to create new and unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces.
For more information about NISE Net or to download a digital NanoDays kit please visit:
http://www.nisenet.org/nanodays
For more information about Nano please visit: http://www.whatisnano.org
This project is based on work supported by the NSF under Award Nos. ESI-05322536 and 0940143.
NanoDays™ is trademarked by North Carolina State University and used by the NISE Network with permission.

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Headwaters Science Center

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

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April 4, 2014

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

Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Spring Into History Sale

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April 4, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Spring Into History Sale.
Wednesday, April 2 - Saturday, April 5 from 12-4 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji.
Sprint Into History with the Beltrami County Historical Society April 2-5 from 12-4, as the Beltrami County History Center launches its spring hours with: half-price regular admission, 20% new memberships, and 20% off gift shop merchandise, including books by local authors. Current exhibits feature inventors in Northwest Minnesota, the diverse stories of Beltrami County, railroads, and native basket weaving and beading.

Madhatters Community Theatre - “Ghost of a Chance”

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April 4, 2014N/A

“Ghost of a Chance” is a humorous play that takes a look at one of society’s toughest issues to face and talk about, death. The story is about a young woman named Bethany who has lost her husband Chance and is now trying to move on with her life with her new fiancé Floyd. As if having an unsupportive future mother in law (Verna) was not enough, Bethany must also deal with her deceased husband’s ghost. The ghost of Chance can only be seen and heard by Bethany, which leads to many comical situations and just about drives Bethany mad. The only logical solution is to hire a psychic named Crystal. What starts out as a simple cleaning the cabin weekend, leads to rich and touching discoveries as the characters are forced to examine their own lives. A show fit for the whole family that will make you laugh and think.
March 28, 29, 30 and April 4, 5, 6.
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium Wadena, MN
Tickets available: Nelson Insurance Agency - Staples. An Open Book - Wadena.
In Advance $10, at the door $13; children in advance $5, at the door $8.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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Summer Ball Sign Up
Sign up now. Deadline April 4th (Online deadline April 6th). Late registrations accepted until April 11th with an additional $20 late fee. Coaches Wanted!
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

The Center - Friday Events

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April 4, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Friday
8 a.m. - Greeting card recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. – Walking Exercise Class
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Creamy vegetable soup, egg salad sandwich, tropical fruit, crackers, 2x2 dessert.
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee – Sister Act
5 p.m. – Volunteer Appreciation/The Center Olympics

The Center - Friday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 4, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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.

Gallery North April First Friday

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April 4, 2014

Gallery North First Friday Open House
502 3rd Street NW
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit during our First Friday Open House April 4, 2014 from 2-5 pm.
Featured Artist for First Friday will be Kathy Robinson. Kathy carves wax models to be cast into finished pieces of silver or gold jewelry. She also joins the Northern Artists group on Mondays at the Eagles Club, where she is reconnecting with her appreciation of oil painting landscapes.
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 April First Friday

EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

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April 4, 2014

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its April exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host printmaker Jonathan McFadden with I Accidentally Cut My Grapefruit on the Wrong Axis, and the Minnesota Gallery will showcase the drawings of Meredith Lynn in Elkhorn Ranch. The public is invited to attend the First Friday opening reception on Friday, April 4 from 4 – 8 pm. The April exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Miskovich Dental Clinic and Northland Counseling Center.
MACROSTIE ART CENTER
405 First Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218.326.2697 www.macrostieartcenter.org

EXHIBITIONS AT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

All You Can Eat Fish Fry - Park Rapids Eagles

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April 4, 2014

Park Rapids Eagles Club All You Can Eat Fish Fry or Chicken.
Come check out our fabulous All You Can Eat Fish Fry or Chicken.
Includes Homemade Soup, Salad Bar & Dessert for only $8.95.
Friday's during lent. March 14th through April 18th from 5 pm - 7 pm.
Members receive $1 off (under 12 only $4.50).
All Proceeds Support: Local Food Shelf, Living At Home, Scholarship Fund,
Heritage Living Center, Kinship, Local K-9 Fund.

Help raise money to find a cure for CANCER!!

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April 4, 2014

Please attend the BSU Students Relay for Life on Friday, April 4 starting at 6:00 pm and going until 6:00 am on Saturday, April 5. The event will be hosted in the Gillett Recreation Center. We need your support!! Attached is a flyer with more information.
If you would like to purchase a luminary in memory or in honor of a loved one who has been inflicted with this awful disease, please let know. Luminaries will be available for purchase on Thursday, April 3 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the lower student union (a table near Java City).

Help raise money to find a cure for CANCER!!

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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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April 5, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 5, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 5, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 5, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 5, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 5, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 5, 2014

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

Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Spring Into History Sale

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April 5, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces the Spring Into History Sale.
Wednesday, April 2 - Saturday, April 5 from 12-4 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji.
Sprint Into History with the Beltrami County Historical Society April 2-5 from 12-4, as the Beltrami County History Center launches its spring hours with: half-price regular admission, 20% new memberships, and 20% off gift shop merchandise, including books by local authors. Current exhibits feature inventors in Northwest Minnesota, the diverse stories of Beltrami County, railroads, and native basket weaving and beading.

Madhatters Community Theatre - “Ghost of a Chance”

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April 5, 2014N/A

“Ghost of a Chance” is a humorous play that takes a look at one of society’s toughest issues to face and talk about, death. The story is about a young woman named Bethany who has lost her husband Chance and is now trying to move on with her life with her new fiancé Floyd. As if having an unsupportive future mother in law (Verna) was not enough, Bethany must also deal with her deceased husband’s ghost. The ghost of Chance can only be seen and heard by Bethany, which leads to many comical situations and just about drives Bethany mad. The only logical solution is to hire a psychic named Crystal. What starts out as a simple cleaning the cabin weekend, leads to rich and touching discoveries as the characters are forced to examine their own lives. A show fit for the whole family that will make you laugh and think.
March 28, 29, 30 and April 4, 5, 6.
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium Wadena, MN
Tickets available: Nelson Insurance Agency - Staples. An Open Book - Wadena.
In Advance $10, at the door $13; children in advance $5, at the door $8.

Sons of Norway upcoming event

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April 5, 2014N/A

Sons of Norway Sagatun Lodge 018
Hosts 20th annual Scandinavian “Frokost’ (Delicious-Authentic- Breakfast-Smorgasbord”
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Bethlehem Lutheran Church – East Brainerd
Limited Reserved Seating
9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
$12.00
Please call:1=218-764-3336 for information Reserve Today! (Before March 31st)

Bemidji Public Library event

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April 5, 2014N/A

Saturday April 5, 10:30 a.m. Fathers Reading Every Day FRED is a special storytime with activities for pre-K
and younger school-age children with the adult male in their life. Advance registration is encouraged 751-3963 with
drop-ins only as space allows.

Event at the Jaques Art Center - Upcoming Class

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April 5, 2014N/A

KALEIDOSCOPE - APRIL 5 - 'COMMUNITY CANVAS CLASS'
Looking forward to the 'Community Canvas' exhibit in August, Kaleidoscope takes this opportunity to offer a class to those who want to participate in this fun community event. You'll get a canvas, we'll have lots of supplies, instruction and encouragement for you to create your own masterpiece. Your art will be included with over 300 others to form a gigantic mosaic of art. The Public reception will be before the Riverboat Days Parade begins. Will you be able to find your art? This will be like the "Where's Waldo" of the art world.
KALEIDOSCOPE IS OPEN to children and adults alike who want to dabble in various, fun art projects. This is a great opportunity to create with your children, grandkids or those you mentor. Scholarships are always available!
Time: 10 - 11:30, Ages 8 - 98, $10

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification

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April 5, 2014N/A

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification
ISD 31 Bemidji Community Education
April 5, 6 ,26 ,27 2014
BHS Pool 9am-4pm
Fee: $225
Courses are designed for individuals who want to lifeguard in a pool setting. Participants must be at least 15 by the last day of the course. The course includes a swimming pre-test* the first day of class, rescue skills for shallow and deep water, spinal injury management skills, CPR skills, AED skills, first aid skills and a written and in water skills test.
At the completion of the course, participants will be certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers, , and First Aid.
Participants should be prepared to enter the water at lifeguard classes. You will need to bring a writing instrument, swim suit, towel, food/beverage (optional), and proof of age (birth certificate, drivers license, permit, etc)
*Swimming pre-test: 300yd swim (100yds front crawl, 100yds breaststroke, 100yds of either stroke)-not timed, and do a 20yd swim retrieve a 10lb brick at a 7-10 feet depth, return to the starting point with the brick and exit the pool without any aide within 1:40.
Register: Online [ http://www.bemidjicommunityed.co ]www.bemidjicommunityed.com 333-3284 X1

Pequot Lakes ECFE Plans 3rd Annual Garage Sale

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April 5, 2014N/A

The Pequot Lakes Early Childhood Family Education Advisory Council is hard a work planning for the 3rd Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at the Trailside Center in Pequot Lakes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ECFE Garage Sale is a fund raiser for the School Readiness program scholarship fund. Mark the date on your calendar and plan to come shop, set up a table to sell your own children's items or do both - be a buyer and a seller.
Contact Melissa at 612-483-4881 or e-mail to melissahartwig@hotmail.com

Jaques Art Center 'COMMUNITY CANVAS CLASS'

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April 5, 2014N/A

KALEIDOSCOPE 'COMMUNITY CANVAS CLASS'
Looking forward to the 'Community Canvas' exhibit in August, Kaleidoscope takes this opportunity to offer a class to those who want to participate in this fun community event. You'll get a canvas, we'll have lots of supplies, instruction and encouragement for you to create your own masterpiece. Your art will be included with over 300 others to form a gigantic mosaic of art. The Public reception will before the Riverboat Days Parade begins. Will you be able to find your art? This will be like the "Where's Waldo" of the art world.

8th Annual Down Town Golf Spring Open

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April 5, 2014N/A

8th Annual Down Town Golf Spring Open will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Brainerd at Blue Ox - VFW - Shep's - TJ's - O'Nearys - Liquor Pigz - The Iron Rail - The Pitstop - Yesterday's Gone - Elks - 9th Street - Last Turn - Legion.
$5 green fee. Final Party at American Legion @ 6pm. No golf equipment needed.
All proceeds go to Kinship Partners.

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Finance Corp. First-time Homebuyer Education Class

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April 5, 2014

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Finance Corp. First-time Homebuyer Education Class.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Building.
15542 State Highway 371 NW, Cass Lake, MN.
First-time homebuyer education is a requirement of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Finance Corporation for
qualified buyers.
This is the ONLY class we will be offering this spring, so please reserve your spot in the FREE class with Cyndi Cwikla at 218-335-8582, extension 150 or ccwikla@mnchippewatribe.org.
No childcare is provided so please make other arrangements.

Cluster 4 Spring Gathering

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April 5, 2014

The Women of the ELCA invite you to the Cluster 4 Spring Gathering to be held on Saturday , April 5, 2014
Where: at Bethany Lutheran Church, Nevis, MN
Host: Heartland Lutheran Community Parish
Time: Gather at 8:45 for coffee and goodies, Program at 9:30 AM
Cost: $8.00, includes lunch
Catherine Tutt will be speaking about “Moving Forward”, Lorna Cooper will be speaking about “Yes, You Can”.
Physical offering for the Nevis/Akeley Area Food Shelf.
PLAN TO ATTEND AND BRING A FRIEND.

Bemidji Public Library Event

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April 5, 2014

Tiny Tots Expo hosted at the Boys & Girls Club of Bemidji. The Library will have a continuous storytime plus a meet & greet booth at this community event, hosted by the Early Childhood Initiative.

Beltrami County Historical Society announces Dan Rice Presentati​on and Book Signing

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April 5, 2014

The Beltrami County Historical Society announces a presentation and book signing by local author Dan Rice on his book This Side of a Wilderness.
Saturday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji.
Join us at the Beltrami County History Center on Saturday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m., where Dan Rice, author of This Side of a Wilderness, will give a short presentation on his book and his experiences in Northern Minnesota, followed by a book signing. FREE to the public. Admission to exhibits on this day is half-price, free for members.

The International Student Organization is pleased to announce this year’s Festival of Nations

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April 5, 2014

The International Student Organization is pleased to announce this year’s Festival of Nations Same People, Different Places.
Saturday, April 5 Between NOON – 4PM in the Beaux Arts Ballroom.
Passport Entry - $5.00 for Community and Faculty and $3.00 for students with IDs. This ticket includes 3 tastings and a beverage.
“Visa renewals” available for those wanting a few additional tastes!
The program opens with the National Anthem and our special Flag Ceremony; this is followed by food service and entertainment. The food lines will be closed between 2 and 3PM but the entertainment, booths, exhibits will remain open.
Games, booths, fashion shows, fabulous music all highlight the event this year. We look forward to seeing all of you there.

Forest History Center - Photography Workshop with John Connelly

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April 5, 2014

Forest History Center - Photography Workshop with John Connelly.
Saturday, April 5, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
General admission: $9 adults, $7 seniors & college students (with ID), $6 children, MNHS Members & children under 5 free.
Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/foresthistorycenter for more details about this and other upcoming events. Or call 218-327-4482.

Forest History Center - Photography Workshop with John Connelly

Bemidji Public Library Event

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April 5, 2014

Minnesota author Chad Lewis will give a presentation on his book “Haunted Houses of Minnesota”. The final prize drawings will also be held for the adult winter reading program “Snow Time To Read”
This event is open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

An Evening for the Children Annual Gala

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April 5, 2014

An Evening for the Children Annual Gala.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
5:30 - 9:00 PM
Join us for an evening of inspiration and fun including live music, silent and live auctions, games and more!
Mendakota Country Club
2075 Mendakota Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55120

An Evening for the Children Annual Gala

Roller Derby: Iron Range Maidens vs. Med City Mafia

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April 5, 2014

Roller Derby: Iron Range Maidens vs. Med City Mafia.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
2014 Season Opener for the IRM against Rochester's Med City Mafia at the Hodgins Berado Arena in Coleraine, MN. The doors open at 6 and the action starts at 6:30pm. A portion of the proceeds from this bout will benefit Children's Mental Health Services. Presale tickets available online and at VidCom and Reed Drug in Grand Rapids. Hope to see new and old fans there!

Roller Derby: Iron Range Maidens vs. Med City Mafia

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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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April 6, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 6, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 6, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 6, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 6, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 6, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 6, 2014

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

Madhatters Community Theatre - “Ghost of a Chance”

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April 6, 2014N/A

“Ghost of a Chance” is a humorous play that takes a look at one of society’s toughest issues to face and talk about, death. The story is about a young woman named Bethany who has lost her husband Chance and is now trying to move on with her life with her new fiancé Floyd. As if having an unsupportive future mother in law (Verna) was not enough, Bethany must also deal with her deceased husband’s ghost. The ghost of Chance can only be seen and heard by Bethany, which leads to many comical situations and just about drives Bethany mad. The only logical solution is to hire a psychic named Crystal. What starts out as a simple cleaning the cabin weekend, leads to rich and touching discoveries as the characters are forced to examine their own lives. A show fit for the whole family that will make you laugh and think.
March 28, 29, 30 and April 4, 5, 6.
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium Wadena, MN
Tickets available: Nelson Insurance Agency - Staples. An Open Book - Wadena.
In Advance $10, at the door $13; children in advance $5, at the door $8.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification

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April 6, 2014N/A

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification
ISD 31 Bemidji Community Education
April 5, 6 ,26 ,27 2014
BHS Pool 9am-4pm
Fee: $225
Courses are designed for individuals who want to lifeguard in a pool setting. Participants must be at least 15 by the last day of the course. The course includes a swimming pre-test* the first day of class, rescue skills for shallow and deep water, spinal injury management skills, CPR skills, AED skills, first aid skills and a written and in water skills test.
At the completion of the course, participants will be certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers, , and First Aid.
Participants should be prepared to enter the water at lifeguard classes. You will need to bring a writing instrument, swim suit, towel, food/beverage (optional), and proof of age (birth certificate, drivers license, permit, etc)
*Swimming pre-test: 300yd swim (100yds front crawl, 100yds breaststroke, 100yds of either stroke)-not timed, and do a 20yd swim retrieve a 10lb brick at a 7-10 feet depth, return to the starting point with the brick and exit the pool without any aide within 1:40.
Register: Online [ http://www.bemidjicommunityed.co ]www.bemidjicommunityed.com 333-3284 X1

Pancake, Sausage & Egg Breakfast & Bargin Bin Sale

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April 6, 2014N/A

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

Annual Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast

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April 6, 2014

Annual Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church, Sunday, 4/6/14 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pancakes, sausage, egg bake, and beverage All you can eat
Adults $8.00 Children 6-12 $4.00 Children under 6 free
Call 218-751-1404 for tickets or information - scouts are also selling tickets

Furr Bowl

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April 6, 2014

Our annual Furr Bowl fundraiser is coming Sunday, April 6th at Bemidji Bowl. This is a fun, family-friendly bowling event that raises money for the Beltrami Humane Society. Enjoy bowling, pizza, and prizes for just $25. Or, if you raise $50 or more in pledges the fee is waived and you bowl for free! Plus, the top pledge collectors will get first pick of specially designed bowling pins by the artists of Gallery North.

Lanes are limited so register today! http://www.beltramihumane.com/furrbowl.html

Furr Bowl

Bemidji Choir Spring Tour

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April 6, 2014

April 6, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Bangsberg Hall Main Theatre.
Concerts are free of charge and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken at each performance to help defray tour expenses.

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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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April 7, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 7, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 7, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 7, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 7, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 7, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 7, 2014

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

The Center - Monday Events

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April 7, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Monday
8 a.m.- Greeting card recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m.- Free Blood Pressure Checks.
9-11 a.m.-Advice from Ann
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.-The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Tator tot casserole, green beans, peaches, bread, 2x2 bar.
11:30 a.m. - 500 (4th week of the month)
12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. - Cribbage
5 p.m. - Monthly Dinner (2nd Monday of the month)

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 7, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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 Public Library Event

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April 7, 2014

Book discussion program featuring “The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller.
Reviews rave: “Poetic, thoughtful, transformative, this novel is a rare combination of the literary and highly readable”

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 7, 2014

Wondrous Yarn Weavings (Art Concepts by Amber Mon. April 7 & Wed April 9 3-5:15pm Fee: $10
In this two series class, you will make a wonderful wall hanging by weaving (you are welcome to bring your own yarn).
Location: HS Room 58
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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April 8, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 8, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 8, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 8, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 8, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 8, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 8, 2014

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

Beltrami County WIC Program, Immunizations and Child and Teen Check Ups

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April 8, 2014

Beltrami County WIC will be holding a WIC clinic on the following days from 8:00 to 4:30 at the Community Service Center, 616 America Ave., suite 130.
Tues., April 1 Wed., April 2 Thurs., April 3
Tues., April 8 Wed., April 9 Thurs., April 10
Tues., April 15 Wed., April 16 Thurs., April 17
In addition WIC and Public Health will be available at the Blackduck Resource Center, Monday, April 14th from 9:00 to 3:00. Child and Teen Check Ups are also available by appointment.
For more information, call 333-8140.

Northern Minnesota Safety Conference

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April 8, 2014

The conference will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 8 at Bemidji’s Evangelical Covenant Church. The keynote presentation begins at 8:40 a.m. Registration for the conference, which includes lunch, refreshments and conference materials, is $99. Advance registration is required by April 1.
The Northern Minnesota Safety Conference will benefit anyone looking to develop or improve their knowledge of contemporary safety issues. Business owners, managers, safety professionals and staff all will find breakout sessions to help improve safety awareness.
This year’s breakout sessions, which include topics such as ladder safety, employee and management communications, signage requirements and heat stress, are scheduled as a result of feedback and requests from attendees at last year’s conference.
For the first time, this year’s safety conference will include a component on health care, presented by Lynn Maltais, an assistant professor of nursing at BSU.
The conference also includes exhibition space for vendors and businesses to display safety equipment, materials or services. Attendees can also win door prizes, including a free admission to the May 6-8 Minnesota Safety and Health Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The Northern Minnesota Safety Conference is presented by Bemidji State University, Optivation, Knife River Materials, Central Boiler, Potlatch, Ottertail Power Company, Polaris Industries, Norbord, North Central Door Company and Sanford Health.

Northern Minnesota Safety Conference

Rummage Sale - Wadena

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April 8, 2014

Rummage Sale
First Congregational United Church of Christ
110 S.W. Colfax
Wadena, MN
Tuesday, April 8th from 8am to 5pm
Wednesday, April 9th from 8am to 4pm
Thursday, April 10th from 8am to Noon
Dishes, linens, crafts, toys, books, clothes, home and holiday decor and a lot more

The Center - Tuesday Events

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April 8, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Tuesday
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8:30 – 12:30 – AARP Defensive Driving
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Toy Making Class
9 a.m. – Gift Shop Meeting
9 -10:15 a.m. – Core Rhythms
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining-Roast pork, whole potatoes, buttered cabbage, bread, rosy applesauce.
12:30 p.m. - Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 8, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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.

Mommy & Me: Cuddles & Coffee

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April 8, 2014

Mommy & Me: Cuddles & Coffee, a free, gathering offered by labor and delivery providers for new moms and their new (or newest) babies at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Birthing Center, 320 E. Main St., Crosby. Call 218-546-4350 for more information.

Mommy & Me: Cuddles & Coffee

Brainerd Chapter #738 National Association of Active & Retired Federal Employees Meeting

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April 8, 2014

Brainerd Chapter #738 National Association of Active & Retired Federal Employees Meeting.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
Bonanza Restaurant, Baxter, MN; Highway 371.
Social time starts at 11:30 am; lunched served at 12:30 pm.
Presentation by YMCA

Bike Across the U.S.A. with Ed Dallas

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April 8, 2014

Bike Across the U.S.A. with Ed Dallas.
Unlimited Learning invites Ed to talk Tuesday, April 8 about his 2012 “Big Ride” from Bar Harbor, Maine to Anacortes, Washington. He and 2 buddies began bicycling in the White and Green Mountains which was helpful preparation for the Rockies and Glacier Park. Winding their way through the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the heat of the plains and oil boom areas of the Dakotas, he collected views and memories he will never forget.
Come hear and see the story 1:30-3:30, Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby.
Non-members $5.00,visit unlimitedlearning.net

Bike Across the U.S.A. with Ed Dallas

Heartland Christian Academy Preschool and Kindergarten Round-up

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April 8, 2014

Heartland Christian Academy Kindergarten and Preschool Round-up, Tuesday, April 8, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Come visit a wonderful place for your child to start their education! Small classes offer lots of individual attention. Kindergarten- 3-day or 5-day option. Preschool (3-5 yrs)- 2-day or 3-day, half-day or full-day options. www.heartlandbemidji.org, office@heartlandbemidji.org, 9914 Heartland Circle NW, Bemidji, MN. 751-1751.

Heartland Christian Academy Preschool and Kindergarten Round-up

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 8, 2014

Beginning Hatha Yoga Tuesdays April 8-29 5:15-6:15pm Fee: $35
Discover the benefits of yoga for daily well-being. We will learn poses and breathing techniques to relieve tension and improve mental clarity. This class is ideal for new and experienced students. Wear stretchy comfortable clothes and bring a mat and a blanket. Instructor: Amber Hunt
Location: EC Dance Gym
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Trout Unlimited Spring Membership Meeting

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April 8, 2014

What: Trout Unlimited Spring Membership Meeting
When: 8 April 2014
Where: Cattails Bar & Grill Bemidji
Agenda: 5:30 PM Social hour, 6:00 PM Dinner off the menu, 7:00 PM Business meeting
Program: Fishing Minnesota’s North Shore – presented by Carl Haensel, Carl has served as a regional fish manager in Pennsylvania and now lives and works as a fishing guide and author on the North Shore
For information: Call Bob at 218/586-2798 or Steve at 218/243-2574
Anyone interested in Trout Unlimited is invited to attend!

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 8, 2014

So you have a home-based business, now what? April 8, 15, 22 & 29 6-7pm Fee: $25
Working your own hours and staying at home sounds great! You signed up. Now what do you do? The next steps in your home-based business are important. Don’t let your fear stop you from doing great things in your company. Earn the money you want and live the lifestyle want. I’ll give you some strategies that will help you grow your business. Bring your business cards and product catalogs.
We will cover; Home Office Make over, F.R.A.N.K, What to do if you don’t have any bookings at all, What to say at in-home parties, What not to say, Who can I talk to, Everyday give 5 away, Practice, practice, practice, and HAVE FUN!, Bring others with you, What does your home office say?
Instructor: Melissa Van Heerden
Location: HS Media
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

“Reflux Relief”

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April 8, 2014

“Reflux Relief,” a free presentation by Surgeon Paul Severson, M.D., about a new acid reflux treatment, Baxter Medical Clinic, 13205 Isle Drive (behind Walmart). Call 218-545-4447 for more information.

“Reflux Relief”

Crossroads College - Spring Choir Tour

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April 8, 2014

Crossroads College - Spring Choir Tour
Tuesday, April 8th @ 7:00 pm
Staples Church of Christ
27343 490th St. (Across from Precision Polishing & Plating)
No admission charge but a freewill offering will be received for the college.
Questions? Call 218-894-2609

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 8, 2014

Budgeting 101 April 8, 15, 22 & 29 7-8pm HS Fee: $25
Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Do you want to have more month than money? This course will help you establish a budget, help you to avoid pitfalls and make good choices. This class will give you a budget you can reprint every month to track your progress.
We will cover; seven steps to financial freedom, your income, your needs, your expenses, how do I make it work, bad math, good choices, and What next?
Instructor: Melissa Van Heerden
Location: HS Media
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Bemidji Public Library Event

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April 8, 2014

Book discussion program featuring “The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller.
Reviews rave: “Poetic, thoughtful, transformative, this novel is a rare combination of the literary and highly readable”

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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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April 9, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 9, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 9, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 9, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 9, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 9, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 9, 2014

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

The Center - Wednesday Events

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April 9, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Wednesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - Medica
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10:30 a.m. - Book Club (4th week of the month)
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Lasagna, California blend veg, lettuce salad/drsg, garlic bread, pudding.
12 p.m. - Let’s Go Fishing (1st week of the month)
12:30 p.m. - Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Beltrami County WIC Program, Immunizations and Child and Teen Check Ups

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April 9, 2014

Beltrami County WIC will be holding a WIC clinic on the following days from 8:00 to 4:30 at the Community Service Center, 616 America Ave., suite 130.
Tues., April 1 Wed., April 2 Thurs., April 3
Tues., April 8 Wed., April 9 Thurs., April 10
Tues., April 15 Wed., April 16 Thurs., April 17
In addition WIC and Public Health will be available at the Blackduck Resource Center, Monday, April 14th from 9:00 to 3:00. Child and Teen Check Ups are also available by appointment.
For more information, call 333-8140.

Rummage Sale - Wadena

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April 9, 2014

Rummage Sale
First Congregational United Church of Christ
110 S.W. Colfax
Wadena, MN
Tuesday, April 8th from 8am to 5pm
Wednesday, April 9th from 8am to 4pm
Thursday, April 10th from 8am to Noon
Dishes, linens, crafts, toys, books, clothes, home and holiday decor and a lot more

Student Scholarshi​p & Creative Achievemen​t Conference

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April 9, 2014

Student Scholarshi​p & Creative Achievemen​t Conference.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
8 a.m., Continental Breakfast, Beaux Arts Ballroom
8:30 a.m., Keynote speaker Dr. James Karner, BSU alum and second science lead for the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program.
Student presentations and performances will be held in Bridgeman and Hagg-Sauer halls. Session schedules will be available on the door of each presentation room in Bridgeman and Hall-Sauer halls. A complete schedule will be available online prior to the conference.
Open to the public at no charge.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 9, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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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April 9, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center Blood Drive
Wednesday, April 9 – 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sanford Bemidji Medical Center
(register in the east lobby)
Donors will need a photo ID when they arrive at the hospital. To register, log onto www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 2234. You may also register by contacting Katie Foley at (218) 740-1542 or by emailing kfoley@mbc.org. 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.

SANFORD BEMIDJI HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL)

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April 9, 2014

The Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL) Spring Season of programs will begin on April 2 at St. Joseph’s Church in Bagley, with a program by DNR Assistant Regional Wildlife Manager Blane Klemek. Klemek’s topic is “Learning Common Bird Sounds.”
NELL programs will continue for seven weeks, ending on May 14. The programs are every Wednesday morning beginning at 9:30 am and last between 60 and 90 minutes. The programs are offered free to the public, however donations are gratefully accepted. Besides the seven Wednesday morning programs, NELL will offer a Sunday afternoon concert by Red Wing musician Lauren Pelon. Other sessions offered this spring include a return visit from Cal Rice. His topic this time is about a trip he took to Bhutan. Local entrepreneurs Jim and Bernis Ingvalson will share their experiences in developing the Honey Berry Farm. Several authors will talk about their books; beginning with local author Wendell Affield and his book Muddy Jungle Rivers- a memoir about his experiences in Viet Nam, Affield will talk about his journey since Muddy Jungle Rivers was published in 2012. Historian David Kenney will discuss Minnesota Goes to War: the Home Front during WWII and climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seelye, will share tales from the Minnesota Weather Almanac. The last program of the season brings historian and author Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle who will share her research about The KKK in Minnesota.
For more details on the programs offered you can contact program coordinator Tamara Edevold at 694-2856 or email at tedevold@me.com. NELL is also found on Facebook with updates on programs posted weekly, as well as in local media outlets. Nell Programs are offered free of charge- donations are gratefully accepted.

DONATE BLOOD IN BEMIDJI REGION

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April 9, 2014

April 09, 2014
9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sanford Bemidji Medical Center 1300 Anne Street, NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

DONATE BLOOD IN BEMIDJI REGION

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL)

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April 9, 2014

Free Program
Wednesday April 9, 9:30 am.
Cal Rice: A View from the Top – The Beauty of Bhutan
St. Mary’s Church in Fosston
For more information contact Tamara Edevold 218-694-2856

Jaques Art Center - Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Class

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April 9, 2014

Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Class.
Learn about the history of Ukrainian Easter Eggs and how to make them. You'll make one of your own in this hands-on class at the Jaques Art Center. Instructor: Steve Hacket, Wednesday, April 9 • 1 - 3:30 p.m. - $15 tuition - $7 materials fee.
Info@jaquesart.com

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 9, 2014

Wondrous Yarn Weavings (Art Concepts by Amber Mon. April 7 & Wed April 9 3-5:15pm Fee: $10
In this two series class, you will make a wonderful wall hanging by weaving (you are welcome to bring your own yarn).
Location: HS Room 58
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

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Bemidji State offering free tax help

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April 10, 2014N/A

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The VITA group will offer tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 5-April 10; 3-6 p.m. in Room 14 of Decker Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Sessions will not be held March 12-13 due to spring break. Decker Hall is located at 1717 Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji.
VITA students will use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.
VITA not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify. With e-filing and direct deposit, those who qualify typically receive their refund in 8-10 days.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 10, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 10, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 10, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 10, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 10, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 10, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 10, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 10, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Event...Come walk the Labrynth

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April 10, 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

Beltrami County WIC Program, Immunizations and Child and Teen Check Ups

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April 10, 2014

Beltrami County WIC will be holding a WIC clinic on the following days from 8:00 to 4:30 at the Community Service Center, 616 America Ave., suite 130.
Tues., April 1 Wed., April 2 Thurs., April 3
Tues., April 8 Wed., April 9 Thurs., April 10
Tues., April 15 Wed., April 16 Thurs., April 17
In addition WIC and Public Health will be available at the Blackduck Resource Center, Monday, April 14th from 9:00 to 3:00. Child and Teen Check Ups are also available by appointment.
For more information, call 333-8140.

The Center - Thursday Events

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April 10, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Thursday
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9 - 10:15 a.m. – Core Rhythms
10 a.m. – Purple Heart (4th Thursday of the month)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining-Ginger citrus chicken, rice, fruit, mixed veggies, 2x2 cake.
12 p.m. - The Center Board Meeting (3rd week of the month)
12 p.m. – Pegs & Jokers (2nd & 4th week of the month)
12 p.m. - Bridge (1st & 4th week of the month)
12 p.m. - Watercolor Painting Class
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing
12:30 p.m. - Monthly Birthday Celebration (2nd week of the month)
1:00 p.m. - Pinochle

The Center - Thursday Events

Rummage Sale - Wadena

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April 10, 2014

Rummage Sale
First Congregational United Church of Christ
110 S.W. Colfax
Wadena, MN
Tuesday, April 8th from 8am to 5pm
Wednesday, April 9th from 8am to 4pm
Thursday, April 10th from 8am to Noon
Dishes, linens, crafts, toys, books, clothes, home and holiday decor and a lot more

DONATE BLOOD IN BEMIDJI REGION

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April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Oak Hills Christian College 1600 Oak Hills Road, Bemidji, MN 56601

DONATE BLOOD IN BEMIDJI REGION

Bemidji Public Library Event

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April 10, 2014

“Hydrangeas” presented by Jean Mathweg.
This is the final event in the Gardening 101 series. Many thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Beltrami County Master Gardeners for providing this series.

MNOHS Monday

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April 10, 2014

Women’s Cancer Support Group

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April 10, 2014

Women’s Cancer Support Group, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Ambulatory Services Conference Room, 320 E. Main St., Crosby. For more information, contact Oncology Registered Nurse Erin Kennedy at 218-546-4319.

Women’s Cancer Support Group

2014 Bemidji Regional Job Fair

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April 10, 2014

Positively Minnesota/DEED, Greater Bemidji, Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce and Rural Minnesota CEP are sponsoring a Spring Job Fair to be Held Thursday April 10th, 2014 from 4:30-7:00pm at the Sanford Event Center in Bemidji. This will be an opportunity for employers with current openings and Job seekers to get together. There is no cost to job seekers to attend the Job Fair. Job seekers are encouraged to arrive early with their resume, and be dressed and ready to interview, please do not bring children. Workforce Center Staff will be available to assist Job Seekers with copying resumes, and direct them to employers in need of their skills and abilities. For more information call the Bemidji Workforce Center at 1-800-569-4196 or 218-333-8200.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 10, 2014

AmericanTribal Style Bellydance Thursdays April 10-May 1 5:30-6:30pm Fee: $35
Feel FABULOUS with American Tribal Style Belly Dance! Each class will cover fun new movements for arms, bellies and hips, focusing on strength, confi-dence, coordination and creativity. Dress comfortably for fluid movement. For women only, ages 12-17 (with parental consent) and up.
Location: EC Dance Gym
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Creating the Garden Sanctuary

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April 10, 2014

Creating the Garden Sanctuary
A Place of Refuge in a Chaotic World
Presented by Daniel Dix of WoodSpirit Gardens
April 10, 2014. 6:30 PM
Donation of $10 per Arb Member/$15 per non-member In an increasingly chaotic world we are seeking a place where we can escape from the heavy pressure of day to day life and enjoy peace and tranquility.
A place where flowing water, graceful fish, well positioned stone and flora provide a sanctuary in which mind and spirit can be restored and refreshed. All too often landscapes designed and installed today, although perhaps offering low maintenance and sustainability, lack warmth, coherence, and originality.
In his presentation Daniel Dix of WoodSpirit Gardens, a landscape design/installer headquartered at Backus, Minnesota, will discuss and demonstrate proper installation and complementary arrangements of landscape features such as water gardens, statuary, paths, and seating - thereby helping everyone to design, install and maintain what is sorely needed by all…a Garden Sanctuary
Contact Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 for more information.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 10, 2014

Learn to Bowl April 10, 17 &24 6:30pm Fee: $20
Bowling offers all ages the ability to have fun and learn a life-long sport. Bowling promotes health, fitness and hand-eye coordination. Come for three evenings of fun and instruction focused on learning scoring basics, basic approach to release, and techniques for converting strikes and spares.
Instructor: Tom Walters
Location: Pine River Community Bowl
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Earth Month Activities

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April 10, 2014

Free documentary film screenings:
April 10
"The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community"
7:30 p.m.
Bensen Hall 115

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Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 11, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 11, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 11, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 11, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 11, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 11, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 11, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Event...Come walk the Labrynth

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April 11, 2014N/A

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

Headwaters Film Festival - April 2014

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Headwaters Film Festival - April 2014
This event is free and open to the community.
April 11, 2014
7 p.m. Student Showcase Competition
10 p.m. Award Ceremony
April 12, 2014
2:30 p.m. Twilight of the Mississippi (94 minutes)
4:30 p.m. Workshop by Chris Hadland
7:00 p.m. Doomtree: Team the Best Team (70 minutes)
Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN - 218-755-2068

The Center - Friday Events

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April 11, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Friday
8 a.m. - Greeting card recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. – Walking Exercise Class
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Tuna casserole, peas, cole slaw, bread, cookie.
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee – August Rush

The Center - Friday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 11, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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.

Today’s Health - Leukemia and Diabetes Health Education

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April 11, 2014

Today’s Health – Friday, April 11. Leukemia and Diabetes Health Education free, open to public and all age.
The Center, formerly The Lakes Area Senior Center, in partnership with Essentia Health is hosting Today’s Health on Friday, April 11 from 4-7p.m. at The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd.
Share in the journey of our community members living with diabetes and recovering from Leukemia. This free evening includes education, activities, knowledge sharing, and food.
Joe Heal will share his story of discovering he had diabetes and explain the adjustments he has made to his life to be healthier. Essentia Health Diabetes Care Team member Barb Risnes will provide insight, education and myth busting that will set the record right on the facts of diabetes.
Oncology physicians from Essentia Health and Mayo Clinic will share how they collaborated on the treatment of Jack Barry’s acute myeloid leukemia allowing him to be treated and return home to Brainerd for follow up and recovery.
Attendees will be able to select from breakout sessions that will include tips on fine tuning your golf game, learn fishing techniques for the spring opener, discover diabetic cooking guidelines, and massage away your tennis elbow, golf shoulder or boat back!
For more information about this free event for all generations and to register call the Center at (218) 829-9345.

All You Can Eat Fish Fry - Park Rapids Eagles

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April 11, 2014

Park Rapids Eagles Club All You Can Eat Fish Fry or Chicken.
Come check out our fabulous All You Can Eat Fish Fry or Chicken.
Includes Homemade Soup, Salad Bar & Dessert for only $8.95.
Friday's during lent. March 14th through April 18th from 5 pm - 7 pm.
Members receive $1 off (under 12 only $4.50).
All Proceeds Support: Local Food Shelf, Living At Home, Scholarship Fund,
Heritage Living Center, Kinship, Local K-9 Fund.

Silver Ring Thing Presents "One Night Stand"

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April 11, 2014

A Silver Ring Thing Live Event is a community - wide outreach that Challenges teenagers with the value of purity and abstaining from sex until marriage. This is a multi-media event od drama, comedy, music, video and testimonies. The Northwoods Pregnancy Care Center and area ministries/businesses are sponsoring the event. It will be held at the Bemidji High School Auditorium and is free of charge, however, participants are encouraged to go on line to reserve their seats. Register at: www.silverringthing.com Questions? Please call 218-444-3035

Silver Ring Thing Presents "One Night Stand"

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Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 12, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 12, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 12, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 12, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 12, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 12, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 12, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 12, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Headwaters Film Festival - April 2014

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April 12, 2014N/A

Headwaters Film Festival - April 2014
This event is free and open to the community.
April 11, 2014
7 p.m. Student Showcase Competition
10 p.m. Award Ceremony
April 12, 2014
2:30 p.m. Twilight of the Mississippi (94 minutes)
4:30 p.m. Workshop by Chris Hadland
7:00 p.m. Doomtree: Team the Best Team (70 minutes)
Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN - 218-755-2068

Introduction to Beekeeping Class

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April 12, 2014

Introduction to Beekeeping Class
Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8AM to Noon
Northland Arboretum Visitor’s Center
Main Level Meeting Room
Presented by members of the North Central Beekeepers Association
www.northcentralbeekeepers.com
Beekeeping for beginners and hobbyists
Learn everything needed to start up beekeeping
$10.00 for Arboretum Members; $15.00 for non-Members
Advance registration requested.
Limited to first 30 paid students. Walk-ins will be welcome if there is room
Call the Arboretum at 218-829-8770 or email arboretum@brainerd.net to sign up

Introduction to Beekeeping Class

Master Gardeners’ “Relying on the Land”

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April 12, 2014

For those eager to move on from the endless winter of cold and snow, the Itasca Co. Master Gardeners have cleared a pathway to spring with “Relying on the Land,” scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 12, from 8:30 am-3:30 pm at the Robert J. Elkington Middle School, 1000 NE 8th Ave., in Grand Rapids.
The goal of the workshop is to educate, inspire and assist the community in the areas of growing, gardening and good stewardship of our resources.
The event will consist of three breakout sessions as well as more than 30 marketplace resource representatives and vendors who will be on hand with garden- and environment-related information and products for sale throughout the day.
Registration begins at 8:30 am and continues until the first breakout session at 9:30 am.
Breakout choices include: Session I, 9:30-10:30 am – Gardening 101; and Working with Nature, Not Against It - An Introduction to Permaculture; Session II, 11 am-12 noon – Container Gardening; and What Should I Do: Organic or Chemical?; and Session III, 1:30-2:30 pm – Growing Fruit and Berries in Cold Climates; and Understanding Plant Selections. Following the sessions, from 2:30-3:30 pm, participants will be able to visit with presenters and vendors and browse the Marketplace of Ideas and Resources.
Registration is $25, which includes materials, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 4.
Brochures are available at the Itasca Co. Extension Office, Itasca Co. Soil and Water Dist. Office, Itasca Co. Family YMCA, Itasca Co. Farm Service, and at libraries in Grand Rapids, Bovey, Marble and Hibbing.
Those preferring to download a brochure and registration materials may do so at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mgweb/itasca/.
Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota Extension-trained volunteers who help provide area residents with research-based solutions to their horticultural questions and concerns. For more information, contact Itasca Co. Master Gardener Marge Kelley at Marge_Kellyppk@hotmail.com.

Master Gardeners’ “Relying on the Land”

Multiple Sclerosis Patient and Caregiver Support Group

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April 12, 2014

For newly diagnosed to those living with MS for years. Caregivers and families and friends are welcomed and encouraged. NEW LOCATION - BEMIDJI, LUEKEN'S VILLAGE NORTH FOODS, CONFERENCE ROOM AT DELI ENTRANCE. FREE.

Region 2 Arts Council Sponsors Poetry Workshop, Poetry as Departure with Erin Marsh

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April 12, 2014

The purpose of this workshop is to show both beginning and advanced poets how to use their favorite poems as a point of departure for writing their own poetry. The workshop will explore how reading influences writing by looking at samples of well-known poets who have written poetry based on other poets’ work. Participants will also discuss different methods of writing poetry, have time to free-write, and then discuss each others work. Bring your favorite poems for inspiration, paper and a pen.
Instructor: Erin Marsh
Cost: $40
Location: Headwaters School of Music & the Arts – 518 Minnesota Ave, Bemidji, MN
Date: April 12th
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(There will be an hour lunch break - Bring your lunch or go out to eat at a nearby restaurant)
For more detailed information on the workshop, please call Erin Marsh at 218-251-6655.
The registration deadline is April 9, 2014. Reserve your space by emailing staff@r2arts.org or calling 218 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 and paying the $40 registration fee by cash or check. Make checks payable to Region 2 Arts Council and mail or deliver payments to 426 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN 56601 in the lower level of the old Carnegie Library Building. Please note that there will be no refunds unless the workshop is cancelled.

Region 2 Arts Council Sponsors Poetry Workshop, Poetry as Departure with Erin Marsh

Jaques Art Center Annual Meeting

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April 12, 2014

The Jaques Art Center will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 12th at 11:00 am. The public is welcome.

Making Your Own Mini Garden

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April 12, 2014

Making Your Own Mini Garden.
Presented by Dan Klein and the Crew from The Tree House in Pequot Lakes.
Saturday, April 12, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
$5 for Brainerd Garden Club and Arboretum Members $15 for non-members.
Dan and his crew will start out with a demonstration on how to put a garden together. Participants will then put together their own gardens with Dan and crew will available to help out and answer questions. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials to create their masterpiece.
IF YOU HAVE A MINATURE GARDEN THAT NEEDS SOME SPRUCING UP – BRING IT WITH!
The Tree House will have items available for purchase including accessories, dirt, charcoal, pebbles, plants and containers.
Call the Arboretum at 218-829-8770 or email us at arboretum@brainerd.net
To sign up for this wonderful class!

Bemidji Public Library Event

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April 12, 2014

“Family Friendly Poetry Slam” on at the Cabin Coffeehouse.
Poets interested in presenting their poetry can sign up at the Library. This event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

BSU Music Department event

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April 12, 2014

DeKrey Competition
Saturday, April 12 3:00 pm
Thompson Recital Hall
free admission

Pillager School Spring Fling - for the Pillager Education Foundation

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April 12, 2014

Pillager School Spring Fling - for the Pillager Education Foundation.
A real family event with something for everyone.
At 3:30 The Musical Annie. 5:00 to 6:30 A Great Speghetti Dinner. Many Great Deals in the Silent Auction.
Performances by Just for Kix.
Many free games and fun things for the whole family 7:00 the Bell rings for the start of ProAWF Wrestling
See our Facebook page for more details.

Pillager School Spring Fling - for the Pillager Education Foundation

Green & White Auction

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April 12, 2014

Green & White Auction
Saturday, April 12, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Sanford Center arena.
$100 per person and may be purchased online or by calling (218) 755-2294, open to the public.

Scots Gaelic Song and Pipe music concert

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April 12, 2014

Scotland’s Western Isles have preserved a wealth of traditional Scots Gaelic songs, as well as music for the pipes. This new duo combines these two ancient musical traditions, with forays into related music. Vocalist Jennifer Licko, who also plays guitar, keyboards, bodhran and dances, has been studying and performing Scots Gaelic song for the past 15 years. She is joined by Dick Hensold on Northumbrian smallpipes, The Reelpipes, recorder and whistle.
The concert will take place at the Historic Chief Theater and tickets are available at the door ($16) or in advance online ($14.50). More information can be found at www.JenniferLicko.com
This concert is made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Scots Gaelic Song and Pipe music concert

"Bluer Than Blue" - Michael Johnson in Pequot Lakes

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April 12, 2014

Masterful guitarist and songwriter, singer Michael Johnson will be performing on Saturday, April 12th in Pequot Lakes. This concert is part of the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts season of shows. The Michael Johnson concert begins at 7:30 pm on the stage of the Pequot Lakes High School Theater. Equally at home singing pop, country or classics from the American songbook, he remains one of the true authentic voices in contemporary music. Meet Michael Johnson and listen to some of his Top 40 hits like "Bluer Than Blue", "This Night Won't Last Forever" and "Almost Like Being in Love".
Call the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at 218-568-9200 to reserve tickets. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (age 60 and over) and $8 for youth (ager 18 and under).

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Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 13, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 13, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 13, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 13, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 13, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 13, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 13, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 13, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Boy Scout Troop 73 Annual Pancake Breakfast

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April 13, 2014

Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Boy Scout Troop 73 Annual Pancake Breakfast
Date: Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014
When: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Pine River American Legion Post #613
Adults: $5.00 Children: 4-10 $3.00 Children 0-3 Free
The breakfast includes plates of pancakes and sausage, coffee, milk or juice and a chance to meet and talk to our Boy Scouts, who serve the tables. Pine River-Backus Boy Scout Troop 73 encourages local businesses and individuals to attend. This fundraising event is used to help offset the
cost to the Scouts for attending summer camp.

BSU Music Department event

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April 13, 2014

Trombone Choir Concert
Sunday, April 13 7:30 pm
Thompson Recital Hall
free admission

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Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 14, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 14, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 14, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 14, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 14, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 14, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 14, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 14, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

The Center - Monday Events

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April 14, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Monday
8 a.m.- Greeting card recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m.- Free Blood Pressure Checks.
9-11 a.m.-Advice from Ann
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.-The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Swiss steak, baked potato, corn, bread, pineapple.
11:30 a.m. - 500 (4th week of the month)
12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. - Cribbage
5 p.m. - Monthly Dinner (2nd Monday of the month)

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 14, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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.

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Meeting

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April 14, 2014

TBI meetings in the Grand Rapids area.
The idea of the meetings will be to meet, talk about ideas and problems, work, shopping, getting around or anything the WE want to talk about or problem solve. Anyone with TBI or their caregiver are encouraged to attend.
Ongoing monthly meetings. Topics for the next meeting will be set at the current meeting. The Blandin Foundation has been generous enough to offer us meeting space.
The next meetings will be on the following Mondays in the Community Meeting Room at the Central Square Mall.
April 14th, May 12th and June 9th, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
All future meetings will be held the second Monday of each month. All family and caregivers are welcome to attend!
For more information or questions please call or e-mail:
Wayne Stoltz, TBI/stroke Sept.03
218-245-0251
stoltzwd@lcp2.net
or
Judy Rupert, AccessNorth
218-262-6675
judy@accessnorth.net

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Meeting

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 14, 2014

Stenciling Sensational fun April 14th 3:00-5:15pm Fee: $5
Let’s get together to stencil up some super unique pictures.
Location: HS Room 58
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 14, 2014

Learning to Write (4th Grade and Up) Mon. April 14, 21, 28 & May 5 3-4:30pm Fee: $15
Love to read & write, have you ever wanted to write and publish a short book? Come and learn helpful tips and techniques from a published author in this creative introductory writing class and leave with bound copy of your story. Experience the fun of writing with Deb Schlueter
Location: HS Lab 45
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Water Gardens Savor the Beauty, Avoid the Pitfalls

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April 14, 2014

Water Gardens Savor the Beauty, Avoid the Pitfalls.
April 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm.
Presented by Daniel Dix, WoodSpirit Gardens.
Donation of $10 per Arboretum Member $15 per non-member.
The hottest landscape feature being installed today is the Water Garden. Rather than Terra Firma, their home is endlessly fascinating. The sound of a splashing waterfall and the sight of a tranquil reflective pool. The wide variety of flora and fauna that make water, prove to be an irresistible draw for everyone. While a Water Garden can bring endless enjoyment as well as a way to engage the man of the house in gardening, it can also become a installation and maintenance nightmare if done incorrectly.
Daniel Dix, owner of WoodSpirit Gardens has installed Water Gardens in many different circumstances, locations, and situations. He stays abreast of the latest technological innovations in building and maintaining Water Gardens.
His background in landscape design is very helpful in where to place the pond in your setting and is very familiar with the dos, don’ts and the safety issues that come with Water Gardens. Daniel will share tips on how to make your yard a haven for a beautiful and intrinsic part of your landscape as well as your life.
For more information contact Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770.
Though his slide and video presentation, your family, for wildlife, and your Water Garden.

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Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

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April 15, 2014N/A

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15, 2013.
Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy and reviewing/awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.
Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and the McKnight Foundation.
To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to: Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN 56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

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April 15, 2014

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show.
Gallery North is pleased to host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and wish to invite the public to view the exhibit at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN through April 15, 2014.
Artists of Minnesota is an organization that was formed in 1959 and sponsors the exhibit that travels across the state to publicize the organization and give people of different communities a chance to view the work of Minnesota artists. The purpose of this event is to bring together artists of all levels of experience and in various locations throughout the state. More information can be found online at www.artistsofminnesota.org
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. Gallery North is located at 502 3rd Street NW with hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com

Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 15, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 15, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 15, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 15, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 15, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 15, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

The Center - Tuesday Events

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April 15, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Tuesday
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.- Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Toy Making Class
9 -10:15 a.m. – Core Rhythms
9-11 a.m. – BCBS
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10:30 a.m. – Let’s Go Fishing
11:15 a.m.- Lutheran Social Services Dining-Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry garnish, bread,
2x2 strawberry shortcake.
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

Beltrami County WIC Program, Immunizations and Child and Teen Check Ups

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April 15, 2014

Beltrami County WIC will be holding a WIC clinic on the following days from 8:00 to 4:30 at the Community Service Center, 616 America Ave., suite 130.
Tues., April 1 Wed., April 2 Thurs., April 3
Tues., April 8 Wed., April 9 Thurs., April 10
Tues., April 15 Wed., April 16 Thurs., April 17
In addition WIC and Public Health will be available at the Blackduck Resource Center, Monday, April 14th from 9:00 to 3:00. Child and Teen Check Ups are also available by appointment.
For more information, call 333-8140.

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 15, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Adventures in lifelong learning program

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April 15, 2014

Popular speaker and retired Conservation Officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Tom Chapin will speak on his " Game Warden Memoirs", Tuesday, April 15 from 10-11 am at Beltrami Electric, Bemidji for Adventures in Lifelong Learning.
Chapin’s many colorful arrests are recorded in his books -- “Poachers Caught” published in l985, and “More Poachers
Caught” in 1990. There will be Q & A from 11-11:30 am with light refreshments served. This program is suitable for the younger ages. For information call 444-7091.

Cultural Competency & Academic Success: The Ojibwe Language Immersion Model

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April 15, 2014

Cultural Competency & Academic Success: The Ojibwe Language Immersion Model.
Special Presentation by Keller Paap, Teacher & Founder of Waadookodaading Ojibwe Immersion Charter School, Reserve Wisconsin.
Tuesday, April 15, 11:00AM, AIRC 128
Event is Free and Open to the Public.
Sponsored by the BSU American Indian Resource Center.

Earth Month Activities

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April 15, 2014

April 15
Darby Nelson, "For Love of Lakes"
2 p.m.
Hagg-Sauer Hall 100 on the BSU Campus

Essentia Health Hosts Car Seat Check Up for Parents & Grandparents

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April 15, 2014

Parents and grandparents who transport children under the age of 9 are invited to have their car seats inspected and installed by a child passenger safety technician. The Car Seat Check Up is from 4 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 N 3rd Street, Brainerd, lower level garage.
“The statistics are staggering. Nationally over 85% of kids are not restrained properly. Locally, 95% of the area’s kids are not restrained properly. This is Essentia Health’s second car seat clinic at St Joseph’s Medical Center. Certified technicians will be checking seats and educating families on how to keep these precious lives safe,” said Amanda Svir, Trauma Coordinator at Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Bring your car seat installed in your car with your children, and the trained technicians will evaluate if your car seat is the proper size for your child, if it is installed properly, and answer your questions about car seat safety. Call (218) 828-7414 for a free 30-minute appointment.
The clinic will be held rain or shine and is brought to you by: Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Crow Wing County Passenger Safety Coalition, and Lakes Area Child Passenger Safety Coalition.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 15, 2014

Beginning Hatha Yoga Tuesdays April 8-29 5:15-6:15pm Fee: $35
Discover the benefits of yoga for daily well-being. We will learn poses and breathing techniques to relieve tension and improve mental clarity. This class is ideal for new and experienced students. Wear stretchy comfortable clothes and bring a mat and a blanket. Instructor: Amber Hunt
Location: EC Dance Gym
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 15, 2014

So you have a home-based business, now what? April 8, 15, 22 & 29 6-7pm Fee: $25
Working your own hours and staying at home sounds great! You signed up. Now what do you do? The next steps in your home-based business are important. Don’t let your fear stop you from doing great things in your company. Earn the money you want and live the lifestyle want. I’ll give you some strategies that will help you grow your business. Bring your business cards and product catalogs.
We will cover; Home Office Make over, F.R.A.N.K, What to do if you don’t have any bookings at all, What to say at in-home parties, What not to say, Who can I talk to, Everyday give 5 away, Practice, practice, practice, and HAVE FUN!, Bring others with you, What does your home office say?
Instructor: Melissa Van Heerden
Location: HS Media
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

“REACH MEETING” NOTICE

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April 15, 2014

“REACH MEETING” NOTICE
The REACH family and friends support group will meet Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from
7:00 to 8:30 PM at Hope House, 2014 7th Street S.E. in Bemidji.
Topic : “Handling Emergencies When Someone Has Mental Illness”
At REACH, people learn from each other, exchange resources, and discuss how to cope when a family member or friend has a mental illness. Meetings are free and confidential. REACH is sponsored by Hope House and the Mental Health Association of Minnesota.
To find out more about REACH call Hope House at 444-6748.
The REACH support group meets the third Tuesday of the month.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 15, 2014

Budgeting 101 April 8, 15, 22 & 29 7-8pm HS Fee: $25
Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Do you want to have more month than money? This course will help you establish a budget, help you to avoid pitfalls and make good choices. This class will give you a budget you can reprint every month to track your progress.
We will cover; seven steps to financial freedom, your income, your needs, your expenses, how do I make it work, bad math, good choices, and What next?
Instructor: Melissa Van Heerden
Location: HS Media
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

BSU Varsity Singers in concert

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April 15, 2014

BSU Varsity Singers in concert
Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 pm
Thompson Recital Hall
free admission
The Varsity Singers, under the direction of Steve Reznicek, is a non-auditioned choir open to all BSU students. They are an active ensemble, performing for various campus and community functions. Each spring they participate in a performing tour of northern Minnesota.

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 16, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 16, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 16, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 16, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 16, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 16, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Friends of Sanford Health Hosts Books Are Fun Sale

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April 16, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a Books Are Fun sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center just outside the Gift Shop on Wednesday, April 16 (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and Thursday, April 17 (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.). The sale features a wide variety of books and gifts for the whole family at great savings.
Friends of Sanford Health receives a percentage of the gross sales to enrich the staff, patients, residents and visitors of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

Beltrami County WIC Program, Immunizations and Child and Teen Check Ups

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April 16, 2014

Beltrami County WIC will be holding a WIC clinic on the following days from 8:00 to 4:30 at the Community Service Center, 616 America Ave., suite 130.
Tues., April 1 Wed., April 2 Thurs., April 3
Tues., April 8 Wed., April 9 Thurs., April 10
Tues., April 15 Wed., April 16 Thurs., April 17
In addition WIC and Public Health will be available at the Blackduck Resource Center, Monday, April 14th from 9:00 to 3:00. Child and Teen Check Ups are also available by appointment.
For more information, call 333-8140.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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April 16, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Wednesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10:30 a.m. - Book Club (4
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Meatloaf, whole parslied potatoes, country blend veg, bread, pears.
12 p.m. - Let’s Go Fishing (1st week of the month)
12:30 p.m. - Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL)

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April 16, 2014

The Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL) Spring Season of programs will begin on April 2 at St. Joseph’s Church in Bagley, with a program by DNR Assistant Regional Wildlife Manager Blane Klemek. Klemek’s topic is “Learning Common Bird Sounds.”
NELL programs will continue for seven weeks, ending on May 14. The programs are every Wednesday morning beginning at 9:30 am and last between 60 and 90 minutes. The programs are offered free to the public, however donations are gratefully accepted. Besides the seven Wednesday morning programs, NELL will offer a Sunday afternoon concert by Red Wing musician Lauren Pelon. Other sessions offered this spring include a return visit from Cal Rice. His topic this time is about a trip he took to Bhutan. Local entrepreneurs Jim and Bernis Ingvalson will share their experiences in developing the Honey Berry Farm. Several authors will talk about their books; beginning with local author Wendell Affield and his book Muddy Jungle Rivers- a memoir about his experiences in Viet Nam, Affield will talk about his journey since Muddy Jungle Rivers was published in 2012. Historian David Kenney will discuss Minnesota Goes to War: the Home Front during WWII and climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seelye, will share tales from the Minnesota Weather Almanac. The last program of the season brings historian and author Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle who will share her research about The KKK in Minnesota.
For more details on the programs offered you can contact program coordinator Tamara Edevold at 694-2856 or email at tedevold@me.com. NELL is also found on Facebook with updates on programs posted weekly, as well as in local media outlets. Nell Programs are offered free of charge- donations are gratefully accepted.

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 17, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 17, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 17, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 17, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 17, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 17, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Friends of Sanford Health Hosts Books Are Fun Sale

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April 17, 2014

Friends of Sanford Health will host a Books Are Fun sale in the east lobby of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center just outside the Gift Shop on Wednesday, April 16 (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and Thursday, April 17 (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.). The sale features a wide variety of books and gifts for the whole family at great savings.
Friends of Sanford Health receives a percentage of the gross sales to enrich the staff, patients, residents and visitors of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING

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April 17, 2014N/A

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems “North Woods/Great Lakes”
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014 Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two Saturday Field Trips are required. Cost for the course is $200 and includes materials Limited scholarships available.
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org, Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770.

The Center - Thursday Events

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April 17, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Thursday
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
8 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9 - 10:15 a.m. – Core Rhythms
10 a.m. – Purple Heart (4th Thursday of the month)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining-Ham, Au Gratin potatoes, Prince William veg, dinner roll, 2x2 lemon
Angel food cake.
12 p.m. - The Center Board Meeting (3rd week of the month)
12 p.m. – Pegs & Jokers (2nd & 4th week of the month)
12 p.m. - Bridge (1st & 4th week of the month)
12 p.m. - Watercolor Painting Class
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing
12:30 p.m. - Monthly Birthday Celebration (2nd week of the month)
1:00 p.m. - UCare
1:00 p.m. - Pinochle

The Center - Thursday Events

Beltrami County WIC Program, Immunizations and Child and Teen Check Ups

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April 17, 2014

Beltrami County WIC will be holding a WIC clinic on the following days from 8:00 to 4:30 at the Community Service Center, 616 America Ave., suite 130.
Tues., April 1 Wed., April 2 Thurs., April 3
Tues., April 8 Wed., April 9 Thurs., April 10
Tues., April 15 Wed., April 16 Thurs., April 17
In addition WIC and Public Health will be available at the Blackduck Resource Center, Monday, April 14th from 9:00 to 3:00. Child and Teen Check Ups are also available by appointment.
For more information, call 333-8140.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 17, 2014

Cooking With Kids April 17 3:15-5pm Fee: $10
Celebrate Easter with making, baking and decorating beautiful and delicious cookies to share.
Location: HS Room 49
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 17, 2014

AmericanTribal Style Bellydance Thursdays April 10-May 1 5:30-6:30pm Fee: $35
Feel FABULOUS with American Tribal Style Belly Dance! Each class will cover fun new movements for arms, bellies and hips, focusing on strength, confi-dence, coordination and creativity. Dress comfortably for fluid movement. For women only, ages 12-17 (with parental consent) and up.
Location: EC Dance Gym
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 17, 2014

Learn to Bowl April 10, 17 &24 6:30pm Fee: $20
Bowling offers all ages the ability to have fun and learn a life-long sport. Bowling promotes health, fitness and hand-eye coordination. Come for three evenings of fun and instruction focused on learning scoring basics, basic approach to release, and techniques for converting strikes and spares.
Instructor: Tom Walters
Location: Pine River Community Bowl
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Cancer Support Group Monthly Meeting

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April 17, 2014

Cancer Concerns and Connections (CCC) will be hosting its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Sunnarborg home, 5818 Birchmont Dr., Bemidji. This month’s presentation is Survivorship-The Embrace and STAR Program: Shari Hahn, RN, MSN, Director of Oncology Services at Sanford Bemidji Cancer Center will explain what the Embrace and STAR Program is and how it can help cancer survivorship.
The goal of this support group is to share information, understanding and hope with patients, families, caregivers and friends, all included on the cancer journey. The group has a positive, forward-looking perspective that embraces the daily gift of life and encourages intentional living and healthy choices. Monthly meetings will be held at the Sunnarborg home beginning at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The gatherings are facilitated by Tom and Yvonne Sunnarborg and Pat Reynolds and will include discussions exploring mind, body and spirit aspects of living with cancer. Local medical professionals and other resources will often be utilized for topic presentations. In addition, each meeting is followed by fellowship time in “The Soda Room” giving an opportunity for group members to meet one another and share their stories.
Anyone included on the cancer journey is welcome to attend. Registration is not required. The complete schedule through June 2014 is posted online at bemidji.sanfordhealth.org/cancercenter. For information, call Tom or Yvonne Sunnarborg at (218) 751-8343 or Sanford Bemidji Cancer Center at (218) 333-4600.

Cancer Support Group Monthly Meeting

Julie Johnson, flute

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April 17, 2014

Julie Johnson, flute
Thursday, April 17, 7:30 pm
Thompson Recital Hall
free admission
Julie Johnson is a very active performer, composer and teacher. She will be presenting a program of her own compositions played on electrified flute and bass flute. Read more about her music and performing in this news release:
http://www.bemidjistate.edu/news/fine-arts/2014/04/07/flutist-julie-johnson-visiting-bsu-for-april-17-recital

Julie Johnson, flute

Earth Month Activities

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April 17, 2014

Free documentary film screenings:
April 17
"School's Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten"
7:30 p.m.
Bensen Hall 115

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 18, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 18, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 18, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 18, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 18, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 18, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

PEO Chapter EX Julie Campbell Ringle Memorial Scholarship

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April 18, 2014N/A

Bemidji PEO Chapter EX offers a $1,000 scholarship yearly to a Bemidji area women who is pursuing a career in a health care related field, Applications and information available by sending an email to ktreise@paulbunyhan.net. The application dealine is April 18, 2014

The Center - Friday Events

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April 18, 2014N/A

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

All You Can Eat Fish Fry - Park Rapids Eagles

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April 18, 2014

Park Rapids Eagles Club All You Can Eat Fish Fry or Chicken.
Come check out our fabulous All You Can Eat Fish Fry or Chicken.
Includes Homemade Soup, Salad Bar & Dessert for only $8.95.
Friday's during lent. March 14th through April 18th from 5 pm - 7 pm.
Members receive $1 off (under 12 only $4.50).
All Proceeds Support: Local Food Shelf, Living At Home, Scholarship Fund,
Heritage Living Center, Kinship, Local K-9 Fund.

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 19, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 19, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 19, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 19, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 19, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 19, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING

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April 19, 2014N/A

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems “North Woods/Great Lakes”
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014 Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two Saturday Field Trips are required. Cost for the course is $200 and includes materials Limited scholarships available.
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org, Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 19, 2014

The Truth About Detox April 19th 1-3pm Fee: $10
Do you experience Headaches, Sinus Congestion, Insomnia, Lifeless Hair or Lack of Energy.
These are just some of the symptoms of Toxic Overload. Toxicity effects us physically, mentally and emotionally. Join Stone Woman for some simple detox strategies. Taste and test several detox beverages, blends and botanicals and Spring Clean Your Body.
Location: Stone Woman Herbals—Pine River
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Saturday Science at Headwaters Science Center

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April 19, 2014

Headwaters Science Center presents: Saturday Science featuring Phenology with John Latimer
Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Ave NW, will host John Latimer on Saturday, April 19th from 2 to 3:00pm for Saturday Science. Saturday Science is FREE with paid admission and FREE for HSC members.
John will discuss phenology - the study of biological life cycles as they relate to seasonal changes. John is the staff phenologist for KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio and hosts a weekly phenology program. This program is suitable for all ages and weather permitting, some activities will occur outside.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota. HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 20, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 20, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 20, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 20, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 20, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 20, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 21, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 21, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 21, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 21, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 21, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 21, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

The Center - Monday Events

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April 21, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Monday
8 a.m.- Greeting card recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m.- Free Blood Pressure Checks.
9-11 a.m.-Advice from Ann
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.-The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Turkey casserole, peas, tropical fruit, bread, 2x2 bar.
11:30 a.m. - 500 (4th week of the month)
12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. – Cribbage
4 p.m. – Great Decision Group (3rd Monday of the month)
5 p.m. - Monthly Dinner (2nd Monday of the month)

The Center - Monday Events

Unlimited Learning Event

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April 21, 2014

Mon. April 21,Unlimited Learning “Great Decisions” discusses Turkey: a nation at a crossroads, a bridge between an ever-growing chasm between the East and West. The clashes between secular and religious groups show that the soul of Turkey is still very much up for grabs. Video and discussion Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby, 11:00 buy or bring lunch; program begins at 11:30. Visit unlimitedlearning.net

Unlimited Learning Event

April Spring Style Show Luncheon

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April 21, 2014

April Spring Style Show Luncheon,
April 21st, 2014 at 1:00 pm.
Peppercorn Restaurant - Cost $10.
Featuring: Latest Spring and Summer Styles with Christopher & Banks.
"Defining Moments: History in the Making"
Speaker, Heidi Studer from Perham, MN.
Reservations: Elaine 333-3544, Dorothy 751-4499, Alverna 335-7838.
Bemidji Christian Women's Connection
www.stonecroft.org

April Spring Style Show Luncheon

Earth Month Activities

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April 21, 2014

April 21
Electronic Waste Collection
1-6 p.m.
Parking lot near the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues in downtown Bemidji.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 21, 2014

Learning to Write (4th Grade and Up) Mon. April 14, 21, 28 & May 5 3-4:30pm Fee: $15
Love to read & write, have you ever wanted to write and publish a short book? Come and learn helpful tips and techniques from a published author in this creative introductory writing class and leave with bound copy of your story. Experience the fun of writing with Deb Schlueter
Location: HS Lab 45
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 21, 2014

Rainbows, Flowers and Sunshine April 21 3-5:15pm Fee $5
Let’s create some spring painting by using imagination plus water colors. Art concepts by Amber.
Location: HS Room 58
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 22, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 22, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 22, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 22, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 22, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 22, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING

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April 22, 2014N/A

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems “North Woods/Great Lakes”
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014 Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two Saturday Field Trips are required. Cost for the course is $200 and includes materials Limited scholarships available.
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org, Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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April 22, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Tuesday
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.- Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Cardio Exercise Room
9 -10:15 a.m. – Core Rhythms
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m.- Lutheran Social Services Dining-Sweet & sour pork, rice, broccoli, mandarin oranges, cookie.
12:30 p.m. - UCare
12:30 p.m. - Dominos
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 22, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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.

Final Adventures in Lifelong Learning

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April 22, 2014

The final Spring Adventures in Lifelong Learning session will feature Dr. Larry Alderink, retired Concordia-Moorhead professor of religion on the topic: “Comparative Religions”
Prof. Alderink will examine three facets of two religions: Christianity and Islam, persons (Jesus and Muhammad), books (Bible and Qur'an), and deities (God and Allah), for the purpose of noticing differences and similarities as we think about these two religions. The potential for conflict between these two religions (and their societies) is frightening, but the more each knows about the other, the more likely peaceful co-existence becomes.
Join the discussion, Tuesday, April 22 from 10-11 am, with Q & A from 11-11:30 am at Beltrami Electric Roger Spiry Room, Bemidji. All are welcome. Call 444-7091 for information.

Earth Month Activities

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April 22, 2014

April 22: Earth Day
11 a.m.-2 p.m. In the Lakeside Terrace area of BSU's lower Hobson Memorial Union

Unlimited Learning Event

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April 22, 2014

Tues. April 22,Unlimited Learning invites Sparky Stenaas, master naturalist and nature photographer
to delight us with rare poses and pictures of northwoods animals and their habitat. 1:30 pm Heartwood Senior Living Crosby,$5.00 non members, visit unlimitedlearning.net

Unlimited Learning Event

OWLS TO ORCHIDS: MAGIC AND MYSTERY IN the SAX-ZIM BOG

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April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22 Unlimited Learning presents Sparky Stensaas and the inhabitants in this amazing bog that is right in our backyard, only 45 minutes west of Duluth near Lavalle. This Minnesota IBA(Important Birding Area) has long been known to birders and photographers as THE place to find some of our most secretive boreal birds including the mythic Great Gray Owl. Through Sparky's HD video and still images we'll explore these Black Spruce and Tamarack Bogs...without getting our feet wet or frozen! Meet the bird that grows snowshoes, the devious orchid that outsmarts bumblebees, and the death-defying frog. And of course, the stars of the show will be some cooperative Great Gray Owls and Northern Hawk Owl families caught on HD video.
Sparky Stensaas is an author, naturalist, photographer based in Wrenshall, Minnesota. His latest venture is Friends of Sax-Zim Bog (www.SaxZim.org) a non-profit aimed at educating the public about the natural history of bogs. As of March, the Friends completed a Sax-Zim Birder/Photographer Welcome Center. When not chasing after his two young sons, he may be out taking photos, blogging (ThePhotoNaturalist.com) or playing Angry Birds (not in that order!). Heartwood Senior Living,Crosby,1:30 PM.,$5.00 for non-members, everyone welcome www.unlimitedlearning.net

OWLS TO ORCHIDS: MAGIC AND MYSTERY IN the SAX-ZIM BOG

The Mask and Rose Women’s Theater Collective will hold theatrical auditions

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April 22, 2014

The Mask and Rose Women’s Theater Collective will hold theatrical auditions for area high school students through adults on Tuesday , April 22nd from 4:30 - 7:30 PM at the Wild Rose Theater space ( Mason’s Bldg. ) for a production of Mary Zimmerman's “ Metamorphoses” based on the epic poem by Ovid - a timeless classic depicting Greek tales of the human condition and the gods, love, want, greed, & jealousy played in Lake Bemidji and on a three sided pier with the audience on shore line . Come with a prepared song in any style , and we will do a cold reading from the script as well . Performance dates - August 15,16,17 and 21-24th. For list of characters check http://www.zachtheatre.org/sites/default/files/Metamorphoses-Audience-Guide.pdf.
For 10 minute audition time please email Cate Belleveau - maskrose57@gmail.com or 218-243-2685.

The Mask and Rose Women’s Theater Collective will hold theatrical auditions

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 22, 2014

CPR April 22 1st Aid Certification April 23 5-9pm Fee: $40 or $70 both sessions
Need CPR and First Aid certification or Re-certification? This class is for you! The American Red Cross program is presented by certified Instructor and First Responder, Steve Bergerson. Class includes adult, child and infant CPR and First Aid instruction.
Location: HS Media Center
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 22, 2014

Beginning Hatha Yoga Tuesdays April 8-29 5:15-6:15pm Fee: $35
Discover the benefits of yoga for daily well-being. We will learn poses and breathing techniques to relieve tension and improve mental clarity. This class is ideal for new and experienced students. Wear stretchy comfortable clothes and bring a mat and a blanket. Instructor: Amber Hunt
Location: EC Dance Gym
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 22, 2014

So you have a home-based business, now what? April 8, 15, 22 & 29 6-7pm Fee: $25
Working your own hours and staying at home sounds great! You signed up. Now what do you do? The next steps in your home-based business are important. Don’t let your fear stop you from doing great things in your company. Earn the money you want and live the lifestyle want. I’ll give you some strategies that will help you grow your business. Bring your business cards and product catalogs.
We will cover; Home Office Make over, F.R.A.N.K, What to do if you don’t have any bookings at all, What to say at in-home parties, What not to say, Who can I talk to, Everyday give 5 away, Practice, practice, practice, and HAVE FUN!, Bring others with you, What does your home office say?
Instructor: Melissa Van Heerden
Location: HS Media
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Informatio​n Session for new MBA Program

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April 22, 2014

Informatio​n Session for new MBA Program
April 22
6:30 p.m.
Deputy Hall 111 on the BSU campus
Free and open to the public

Bemidji Adult Softball Meeting

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April 22, 2014

Bemidji Adult Softball Meeting
Bemidji City Hall
Tuesday April 22nd @ 7pm- Final sign up
Complete league fees are absolutely due by May 1st- There will be no exceptions. If you are not paid you will not be scheduled.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 22, 2014

Budgeting 101 April 8, 15, 22 & 29 7-8pm HS Fee: $25
Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Do you want to have more month than money? This course will help you establish a budget, help you to avoid pitfalls and make good choices. This class will give you a budget you can reprint every month to track your progress.
We will cover; seven steps to financial freedom, your income, your needs, your expenses, how do I make it work, bad math, good choices, and What next?
Instructor: Melissa Van Heerden
Location: HS Media
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 23, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 23, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 23, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 23, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 23, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 23, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Riverton City Hall selected as 2014 World Book Night site

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April 23, 2014N/A

On April 23, a total of 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America.
Locally, residents of the Brainerd Lakes Area can pick up a free copy of Tobias Wolff's memoir, "This Boy's Life," at 6 p.m. that Wednesday at Riverton City Hall, 16663 Main St. in Riverton (between Brainerd and Ironton). The books will be handed out by Cuyuna Range volunteer Matt Perrine.
"I am excited to bring this international literary event to Riverton," Perrine said. "Ultimately, I hope to one day build on the momentum of this reading event and raise enough funds to get a Little Free Library installed in Riverton, so those who can't make it to the library in Crosby as much as they'd wish still have something to read every night."
Each World Book Night "giver" is limited to 20 copies of his or her free book, so Perrine's 20 copies of "This Boy's Life" will go fast in Riverton.
April 23 was chosen for the event because it is Shakespeare's birthday. World Book Night is in its third year in the United States. To prepare for the night, 2,300 bookstores and libraries serve as community organizers for the book distribution to the volunteer givers.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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April 23, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Wednesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
10 a.m. - Mah Jongg
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10:30 a.m. - Book Club (4th week of the month)
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Baked chicken, potato salad, mixed veg, bread, blushing pears.
12 p.m. - Let’s Go Fishing (1st week of the month)
12:30 p.m. - Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 23, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

NELL Spring PROGRAM

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April 23, 2014

NELL Spring PROGRAM:
Release date week of April 14 2014
Program date April 23
NELL program: A Healing Journey with Wendell Affield
Location: Gonvick Community Center
9:30 am
Free - donations welcome. Open to the public

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL)

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April 23, 2014

The Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL) Spring Season of programs will begin on April 2 at St. Joseph’s Church in Bagley, with a program by DNR Assistant Regional Wildlife Manager Blane Klemek. Klemek’s topic is “Learning Common Bird Sounds.”
NELL programs will continue for seven weeks, ending on May 14. The programs are every Wednesday morning beginning at 9:30 am and last between 60 and 90 minutes. The programs are offered free to the public, however donations are gratefully accepted. Besides the seven Wednesday morning programs, NELL will offer a Sunday afternoon concert by Red Wing musician Lauren Pelon. Other sessions offered this spring include a return visit from Cal Rice. His topic this time is about a trip he took to Bhutan. Local entrepreneurs Jim and Bernis Ingvalson will share their experiences in developing the Honey Berry Farm. Several authors will talk about their books; beginning with local author Wendell Affield and his book Muddy Jungle Rivers- a memoir about his experiences in Viet Nam, Affield will talk about his journey since Muddy Jungle Rivers was published in 2012. Historian David Kenney will discuss Minnesota Goes to War: the Home Front during WWII and climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seelye, will share tales from the Minnesota Weather Almanac. The last program of the season brings historian and author Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle who will share her research about The KKK in Minnesota.
For more details on the programs offered you can contact program coordinator Tamara Edevold at 694-2856 or email at tedevold@me.com. NELL is also found on Facebook with updates on programs posted weekly, as well as in local media outlets. Nell Programs are offered free of charge- donations are gratefully accepted.

Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Education Presents Living Well with Diabetes

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April 23, 2014

Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Education is hosting Living Well with Diabetes on Wednesday, April 23, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Conference Room A at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Presenting on the topic, “Defeat Diabetes! Knowledge + Action = Prevention and Control” is diabetes educator Cindy Nornes, BSN, RN, CDE from Sanford Bemidji,
The American Diabetes Association targets April to identify the growing number of Americans at risk for developing diabetes and those who already have it but don’t yet know it. There are an estimated 79 million, or one in three American adults, who have pre-diabetes. In this Living Well with Diabetes session, Cindy will cover delaying & possibly preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes and controlling type 2 diabetes after a diagnosis.
Living Well with Diabetes meetings offer information and support for managing diabetes every day. The group normally meets the third Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. The meetings are designed for people interested in learning about health and wellness as it relates to diabetes management. Anyone living with diabetes, anyone who has a family member or friend living with diabetes or individuals interested in learning more about diabetes are welcome to attend.

Earth Month Activities

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April 23, 2014

April 23
Green Waste and the North Country Trail
4:30 p.m. And 7 p.m.
American Indian Resoure Center

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 23, 2014

CPR April 22 1st Aid Certification April 23 5-9pm Fee: $40 or $70 both sessions
Need CPR and First Aid certification or Re-certification? This class is for you! The American Red Cross program is presented by certified Instructor and First Responder, Steve Bergerson. Class includes adult, child and infant CPR and First Aid instruction.
Location: HS Media Center
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

GOLDEN EAGLES: A WINTERING POPULATION IN MINNESOTA

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April 23, 2014

GOLDEN EAGLES: A WINTERING POPULATION IN MINNESOTA.
Speaker: Mark Martell, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Minnesota
April 23, Wednesday, 7 pm at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles, do you know the differences between them? Can you tell the difference between an immature Bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle? Bald Eagles have become relatively common in the Brainerd Lakes area with nests in white pine and aspen. Golden Eagles remain rare and are seldom seen here except during migration. They can be seen in winter in southeastern Minnesota and adjacent areas into Wisconsin. In spring, Golden Eagles go to the far north, towards Hudson Bay to nest.
Want to learn more about Golden Eagles? Join us at our April program for a presentation by Mark Martell from Audubon Minnesota who has studied Golden Eagle movements through radio-tracking and learned many interesting things about them. Mark has been involved in bird conservation and studies for more than 30 years, serving as co-coordinator of the Midwest Peregrine Falcon Restoration Program and the Minnesota Osprey Reintroduction Team, and has published more than 40 articles in scientific journals.
This program is sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society, and is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Pam Perry at pkperry@brainerd.net or the Northland Arboretum at arboretum@brainerd.net

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 24, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 24, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 24, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 24, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 24, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 24, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Little Falls Senior Center's Spring Dance

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April 24, 2014N/A

Little Falls Senior Center's Spring Dance.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Live Music By Joe and Marie
Meal begins at 5:00 p.m.
Please make meal reservations by noon the previous day at 320-632-8200.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING

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April 24, 2014N/A

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems “North Woods/Great Lakes”
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014 Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two Saturday Field Trips are required. Cost for the course is $200 and includes materials Limited scholarships available.
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org, Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770.

Share business leads over breakfast at ChamberNet

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April 24, 2014

The next meeting of ChamberNet is 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel, 302 Washington St. in Brainerd.
ChamberNet is a lead-sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals.
Cost is $75 annually, but Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are invited to attend up to two meetings free to see what ChamberNet can do for their businesses. If you have any questions, email Matt Perrine at mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com or call him at (218) 822-7107.

The Center - Thursday Events

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April 24, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Thursday
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
8 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 - 10:15 a.m. – Core Rhythms
10 a.m. – Purple Heart (4th Thursday of the month)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining-Meatballs/gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, bread, 2x2 fruit crisp.
12 p.m. – AARP Defensive Driving Class
12 p.m. - The Center Board Meeting (3rd week of the month)
12 p.m. – Pegs & Jokers (2nd & 4th week of the month)
12 p.m. - Bridge (1st & 4th week of the month)
12 p.m. - Watercolor Painting Class
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing
12:30 p.m. - Monthly Birthday Celebration (2nd week of the month)
1:00 p.m. - Pinochle

The Center - Thursday Events

LITTLE FALLS FOL BOOKSALE

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April 24, 2014

The Friends of the Little Falls Carnegie Library have announced that their annual Spring Book Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday April 24-26, 2014. New this year will be a special “Members Only” pre-sale on Wednesday April 23 from 5:30 -7:00 pm.
Only current members of LF Friends of the Library will be permitted to shop during these special hours. Members must show their membership card or photo I.D. to be admitted. Those wishing to purchase an annual membership at the door may do so for $10.
The sale will be in the community room of the Little Falls Carnegie Library, 108 3rd St NE in Little Falls. Hours will be Thursday 10 am – 7 pm, Friday 12 pm- 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am- 3 pm. On Thursday and Friday hardcover books are priced at one dollar, paperback books are 50 cents, and children’s books are 25 cents. Antique and specialty books are priced separately. Saturday’s clearance pricing is one dollar per bag of books.
Thousands of books have been donated to the Friends for this sale, from current best sellers to vintage treasures. Customers are encouraged to find a new author, read about a new hobby, or try a new genre of books they haven't before. The Friends guarantee there are plenty of books to rummage through, and something to interest everyone!

Heritage House of Pequot Lakes hosts CHOW event

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April 24, 2014

The employees of Heritage House of Pequot Lakes invite you to CHOW from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24. During CHOW, Heritage House of Pequot Lakes will provide Chamber members with lunch, information about its offerings and door prizes.
Heritage House of Pequot Lakes is located at 5384 Country Care Lane in Pequot Lakes. Heritage House of Pequot Lakes is focused on “making life a little bit better” for the elderly while honoring their dignity and wellbeing through compassionate and individualized care.
Advance registration is recommended for this event. Cost is $5. To register, contact Holly Holm at (218) 822-7112 or hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

Planning For Your Future Seminar Planned

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April 24, 2014

The Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota and its Planned Gifts Committee are proud to present a seminar, “Who is in Charge When You Can’t Be?” The seminar, presented by Jon T. Huseby, attorney and partner at Fuller, Wallner, Cayko, Pederson & Huseby, is scheduled for Thursday, April 24 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 when planning for your future. Hear about your options when it comes to health care directives, power of attorney, personal representation and more.
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 Monday, April 24.

Thriving Organizations Partnership Workshop

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April 24, 2014

Thriving Organizations Partnership Workshop
Crowdfunding for Fun and Profit
Presented by: Steve Boland, Next in Nonprofits
Join us to explore the world of Crowdfunding!
Learn how your organization or business can make
the most out of this emerging fundraising tool!
Thursday, April 24, 2014. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. $20 per participant
Initiative Foundation 405 First St., Little Falls, MN

Evening of Transition- Guideposts for Success

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April 24, 2014

The Guideposts for Success reflect what research has identified as key educational and career development interventions that can make a positive difference in the lives of all youth, including youth with disabilities. This training will provide information to help professionals and families build successful pathways for young adults to transition into life beyond high school.
Professional session 3:30-5 p.m. (clock hours provided)
Resource fair and light dinner 5-6 p.m.
Family style session 6-7:30 p.m.
Central Lakes College Brainerd Campus Room W117
Key Presenters will be Sean Roy from Pacer Center and Jayne Spain from the Minnesota Department of Education
Contact for more information or to RSVP (requested, but not necessary) Ann Chouinard (218)855-8117 or achouinard@clcmn.edu

Earth Month Activities

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April 24, 2014

April 24
Traditional Skills Workshop: Safe Water Treatment
5-7:30 p.m.
BSU Sustainability Office, this event will be limited to 20-30 participants. Advanced registration is encouraged.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 24, 2014

AmericanTribal Style Bellydance Thursdays April 10-May 1 5:30-6:30pm Fee: $35
Feel FABULOUS with American Tribal Style Belly Dance! Each class will cover fun new movements for arms, bellies and hips, focusing on strength, confi-dence, coordination and creativity. Dress comfortably for fluid movement. For women only, ages 12-17 (with parental consent) and up.
Location: EC Dance Gym
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

History After Hours: Pop Culture Lindy

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April 24, 2014

Event: History After Hours: Pop Culture Lindy
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. social, 6 p.m. program
Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Dr. S., Little Falls MN 56345
Cost: $20 / $16 MNHS members.
Phone: 320-616-5421
Email: lindbergh@mnhs.org
Website: www.mnhs.org/lindbergh
NEW COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP 'HISTORY AFTER HOURS' LAUNCHES APRIL 24 WITH PROGRAM ON LINDBERGH AND POP CULTURE.
The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site is pleased to launch "History After Hours," a new series designed to spark conversation among residents of Little Falls and surrounding communities. Offered four times a year on Thursday evenings, each program includes wine and beer, and conversation in an intimate setting.
Conceived by the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Minnesota Military Museum, Linden Hill Historical Event Center and the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce, the program themes will change with topics ranging from history to science and technology, and everything in between. Each program runs 30 to 45 minutes and incorporates interaction among guests through discussion, music, tours and more.
The first program is "Pop Culture Lindy," April 24, 5:30 p.m. social, 6 p.m. program. Guests will hear from Brian Horrigan, exhibit developer at the Minnesota Historical Society, as he draws connections between Lindbergh's autobiography "We" and American popular culture of the 1920s.
Horrigan led the exhibit development at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site visitor center and is author of an upcoming book examining 20th-century American culture through the prism of one of its great celebrities, Charles Lindbergh.
Snacks and two drink tickets are included with the price of admission. Guests can also explore the boyhood home of Charles A. Lindbergh on their own before or after the program. Tickets are $20 or $16 for MNHS members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 320-616-5421 or emailing lindbergh@mnhs.org.

History After Hours: Pop Culture Lindy

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 24, 2014

Learn to Bowl April 10, 17 &24 6:30pm Fee: $20
Bowling offers all ages the ability to have fun and learn a life-long sport. Bowling promotes health, fitness and hand-eye coordination. Come for three evenings of fun and instruction focused on learning scoring basics, basic approach to release, and techniques for converting strikes and spares.
Instructor: Tom Walters
Location: Pine River Community Bowl
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Earth Month Activities

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April 24, 2014

Free documentary film screenings:
April 24
"Tapped"
7:30 p.m.
Bensen Hall 115

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 25, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 25, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 25, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 25, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 25, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 25, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

LITTLE FALLS FOL BOOKSALE

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April 25, 2014

The Friends of the Little Falls Carnegie Library have announced that their annual Spring Book Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday April 24-26, 2014. New this year will be a special “Members Only” pre-sale on Wednesday April 23 from 5:30 -7:00 pm.
Only current members of LF Friends of the Library will be permitted to shop during these special hours. Members must show their membership card or photo I.D. to be admitted. Those wishing to purchase an annual membership at the door may do so for $10.
The sale will be in the community room of the Little Falls Carnegie Library, 108 3rd St NE in Little Falls. Hours will be Thursday 10 am – 7 pm, Friday 12 pm- 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am- 3 pm. On Thursday and Friday hardcover books are priced at one dollar, paperback books are 50 cents, and children’s books are 25 cents. Antique and specialty books are priced separately. Saturday’s clearance pricing is one dollar per bag of books.
Thousands of books have been donated to the Friends for this sale, from current best sellers to vintage treasures. Customers are encouraged to find a new author, read about a new hobby, or try a new genre of books they haven't before. The Friends guarantee there are plenty of books to rummage through, and something to interest everyone!

The Center - Friday Events

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April 25, 2014

The Center
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Friday
8 a.m. - Greeting card recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. – Walking Exercise Class
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Meaty beef stew/carrots/potatoes, cole slaw, breadstick, 2x2 dessert.
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee – Must Love Dogs
NOTE: SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH
BINGO STARTS AT 1:30 PM… COME JOIN THE FUN!! QUILT BINGO AND SHOE/PURSE SALE - SALE STARTS AT 11:00 AM,

The Center - Friday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 25, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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.

"Lilies, Jewels of the Garden"

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April 25, 2014

Come join members of the Bemidji Garden Club and the Beltrami County Master Gardeners in learning more about different varieties of lilies for our northern gardens and how to give them the special care they may need!

Cosmopolitan Café - Rise and Shine: A photo journey through the eyes of children from Kalungu, Kenya

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April 25, 2014

Cosmopolitan Café
April 25, 2014
3 -5 p.m.
HMU, Terrace Lounge
Rise and Shine: A photo journey through the eyes of children from Kalungu, Kenya.
Monika Lawrence is a Digital Photography Faculty Member in the Mass Communications Department at Bemidji State University. In 2013, she gave cameras to children in Kalungu, Kenya to use for six-weeks. This photo project reveals spontaneity, playfulness, temperament, talent and most of all connectedness and friendship amongst these children. Come see the challenges, vulnerability, strength and resilience of these kids and be a part of the journey.
The presentation will start at 3:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all. Please share with students and interested community members.

Celebrate Arbor Day at Northland Arboretum

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April 25, 2014

Celebrate Arbor Day at Northland Arboretum.
Fine Wine & Craft Beer Sampling.
Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6 pm to 8 pm.
$35 per person in advance / $40 at the door.
Tickets available at Northland Arboretum 218-829-87701 or online at www.NORTHLANDARB.org
14250 Conservation Drive, Brainerd, MN.
Enjoy fine wine and craft beer sampling paired with different foods at our Northalnd Arboretum Arbor Day Fundraiser. Attendees will also enjoy:
Commemorative Wine Glass or Beer Glass to take home. Seedling Tree to take home. "Guessing" Jars.
Silent Auction. Door Prizes and more...

Celebrate Arbor Day at Northland Arboretum

Bemidji Public Library Event

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April 25, 2014

Singer and songwriter Lauren Pelon will perform her show “Music from the Backyard & Front Porch” hosted at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse.
This event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

“Legacy on Broadway” Spring Concert Series

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April 25, 2014

Celebrate the history of Broadway and our great heritage of musical theater with The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota Spring concert series. "Legacy on Broadway" presented by The Legacy Chorale runs April 25, 26 and 27. This show is full of toe-tapping music that takes you down Broadway's memory lane. From “Give My Regards to Broadway” to “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" from the show Hair, to "Dancing Queen" from the show Mama Mia you'll be entertained
with harmonies, solos and music that stirs the heart and mind, under the direction of Sarah Aamot, accompanied by Laura Raedeke, and special guest musicians.
Concerts are scheduled for Friday, April 25 at 7:30pm at First Lutheran Church (107 2nd St SE) in Aitkin, Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm at Crosslake Lutheran Church (37218 Co Rd 66) in Crosslake, and on Sunday, April 27 at 3:30pm at Tornstrom Auditorium (804 Oak St) in downtown Brainerd.
More information and a full schedule can be found at www.legacychorale.org, and you can “like” the organization on Facebook to get current notices of concerts and activities. For more information please call 218-270-8020.

“Legacy on Broadway” Spring Concert Series

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 26, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 26, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 26, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 26, 2014

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

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

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April 26, 2014N/A

The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 2104 "Peoples Choice Award" given at this year's High School Spring Exhibit. Pictured are (left) Trek North Art Instructor, Kristin Gustafson and (right) this year's winner, Trek North 11th Grader - Kali Benson with her winning art work, "Cityscape". The High School exhibit is showing now through April 26th at the Watermark Art Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building. For more info and hours go to www.watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark Art Center 2104 "Peoples Choice Award"

Headwater Science Center

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April 26, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

LITTLE FALLS FOL BOOKSALE

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April 26, 2014

The Friends of the Little Falls Carnegie Library have announced that their annual Spring Book Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday April 24-26, 2014. New this year will be a special “Members Only” pre-sale on Wednesday April 23 from 5:30 -7:00 pm.
Only current members of LF Friends of the Library will be permitted to shop during these special hours. Members must show their membership card or photo I.D. to be admitted. Those wishing to purchase an annual membership at the door may do so for $10.
The sale will be in the community room of the Little Falls Carnegie Library, 108 3rd St NE in Little Falls. Hours will be Thursday 10 am – 7 pm, Friday 12 pm- 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am- 3 pm. On Thursday and Friday hardcover books are priced at one dollar, paperback books are 50 cents, and children’s books are 25 cents. Antique and specialty books are priced separately. Saturday’s clearance pricing is one dollar per bag of books.
Thousands of books have been donated to the Friends for this sale, from current best sellers to vintage treasures. Customers are encouraged to find a new author, read about a new hobby, or try a new genre of books they haven't before. The Friends guarantee there are plenty of books to rummage through, and something to interest everyone!

“Legacy on Broadway” Spring Concert Series

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April 26, 2014

Celebrate the history of Broadway and our great heritage of musical theater with The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota Spring concert series. "Legacy on Broadway" presented by The Legacy Chorale runs April 25, 26 and 27. This show is full of toe-tapping music that takes you down Broadway's memory lane. From “Give My Regards to Broadway” to “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" from the show Hair, to "Dancing Queen" from the show Mama Mia you'll be entertained
with harmonies, solos and music that stirs the heart and mind, under the direction of Sarah Aamot, accompanied by Laura Raedeke, and special guest musicians.
Concerts are scheduled for Friday, April 25 at 7:30pm at First Lutheran Church (107 2nd St SE) in Aitkin, Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm at Crosslake Lutheran Church (37218 Co Rd 66) in Crosslake, and on Sunday, April 27 at 3:30pm at Tornstrom Auditorium (804 Oak St) in downtown Brainerd.
More information and a full schedule can be found at www.legacychorale.org, and you can “like” the organization on Facebook to get current notices of concerts and activities. For more information please call 218-270-8020.

“Legacy on Broadway” Spring Concert Series

WACC Home and Leisure Expo Chamber Member Share

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April 26, 2014N/A

Bring on your Spring at the WACC Home and Leisure Expo on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27th at the Walker Area Community Center. Whether you’re a homeowner or recreational enthusiast, you have the perfect opportunity to meet the people behind the business firsthand. A large selection of professionals under one roof offers a chance to shop and compare, saving time while getting the information you need for your home projects and leisure activities. Enjoy demonstrations, door prizes and fun food. Bring an item of canned meat for the food shelf and be entered into a special drawing. Call 218-547-1853 for more information on this fun, family event. Don’t miss the WACC Home and Leisure Expo on April 26 and 27th at the Walker Area Community Center.
WACC Home and Leisure Expo
Saturday, April 26 from 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, April 27 from 10 am to 3 pm
Walker Area Community Center
105 Tower Avenue - east of the water tower - in Walker
Call 218-547-1853 for more information.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification

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April 26, 2014N/A

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification
ISD 31 Bemidji Community Education
April 5, 6 ,26 ,27 2014
BHS Pool 9am-4pm
Fee: $225
Courses are designed for individuals who want to lifeguard in a pool setting. Participants must be at least 15 by the last day of the course. The course includes a swimming pre-test* the first day of class, rescue skills for shallow and deep water, spinal injury management skills, CPR skills, AED skills, first aid skills and a written and in water skills test.
At the completion of the course, participants will be certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers, , and First Aid.
Participants should be prepared to enter the water at lifeguard classes. You will need to bring a writing instrument, swim suit, towel, food/beverage (optional), and proof of age (birth certificate, drivers license, permit, etc)
*Swimming pre-test: 300yd swim (100yds front crawl, 100yds breaststroke, 100yds of either stroke)-not timed, and do a 20yd swim retrieve a 10lb brick at a 7-10 feet depth, return to the starting point with the brick and exit the pool without any aide within 1:40.
Register: Online [ http://www.bemidjicommunityed.co ]www.bemidjicommunityed.com 333-3284 X1

Kaleidoscope Event

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April 26, 2014

Kaleidoscope Event
sponosred by Girl Scouts
Healthy Relationships: Happy Me!
Bemidji State University
Girls Gr 2-12 and adults
Conference-Sessions-Banquet
Featuring Mary Schileler, Ann Reed and
The Hope and Brooke Show

Northwest Tech College Spring Picnic

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April 26, 2014

April 26th 11-2 we are having a picnic at the the tech college here in bemidji for our students and faculty only. There will be lunch firetrucks and bouncy houses.

BACKUS LEGION ANNUAL WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS, CUSTOMER APPREICATION PARTY

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April 26, 2014

With the return of its fine feathered friends from the south underway, the Backus American Legion will hold its 11th annual Welcome Back Snowbirds, Frozen Survivor and Customer Appreciation Party Sat., April 26.
This year’s theme is “Hollywood” and includes complimentary food and door prizes. The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and includes musical comedy by the post’s Usual Suspects Theater Co. at 5:30 p.m., a Hollywood themed costume contest at 6 p.m. with contestants dressed as their favorite entertainment idol, and a 10-round meat raffle with 50 packages beginning at 5 p.m. Following the event, at 9 p.m., there will be complimentary cash and customer drawings.
The Legion is located at the intersection of Hwys. 371 and 87 W. Event information can be found at backuslegion.com and on Facebook.

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 27, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 27, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 27, 2014N/A

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

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

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April 27, 2014

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

Headwater Science Center

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April 27, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

“Legacy on Broadway” Spring Concert Series

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April 27, 2014

Celebrate the history of Broadway and our great heritage of musical theater with The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota Spring concert series. "Legacy on Broadway" presented by The Legacy Chorale runs April 25, 26 and 27. This show is full of toe-tapping music that takes you down Broadway's memory lane. From “Give My Regards to Broadway” to “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" from the show Hair, to "Dancing Queen" from the show Mama Mia you'll be entertained
with harmonies, solos and music that stirs the heart and mind, under the direction of Sarah Aamot, accompanied by Laura Raedeke, and special guest musicians.
Concerts are scheduled for Friday, April 25 at 7:30pm at First Lutheran Church (107 2nd St SE) in Aitkin, Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm at Crosslake Lutheran Church (37218 Co Rd 66) in Crosslake, and on Sunday, April 27 at 3:30pm at Tornstrom Auditorium (804 Oak St) in downtown Brainerd.
More information and a full schedule can be found at www.legacychorale.org, and you can “like” the organization on Facebook to get current notices of concerts and activities. For more information please call 218-270-8020.

“Legacy on Broadway” Spring Concert Series

WACC Home and Leisure Expo Chamber Member Share

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April 27, 2014N/A

Bring on your Spring at the WACC Home and Leisure Expo on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27th at the Walker Area Community Center. Whether you’re a homeowner or recreational enthusiast, you have the perfect opportunity to meet the people behind the business firsthand. A large selection of professionals under one roof offers a chance to shop and compare, saving time while getting the information you need for your home projects and leisure activities. Enjoy demonstrations, door prizes and fun food. Bring an item of canned meat for the food shelf and be entered into a special drawing. Call 218-547-1853 for more information on this fun, family event. Don’t miss the WACC Home and Leisure Expo on April 26 and 27th at the Walker Area Community Center.
WACC Home and Leisure Expo
Saturday, April 26 from 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, April 27 from 10 am to 3 pm
Walker Area Community Center
105 Tower Avenue - east of the water tower - in Walker
Call 218-547-1853 for more information.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification

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April 27, 2014N/A

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification
ISD 31 Bemidji Community Education
April 5, 6 ,26 ,27 2014
BHS Pool 9am-4pm
Fee: $225
Courses are designed for individuals who want to lifeguard in a pool setting. Participants must be at least 15 by the last day of the course. The course includes a swimming pre-test* the first day of class, rescue skills for shallow and deep water, spinal injury management skills, CPR skills, AED skills, first aid skills and a written and in water skills test.
At the completion of the course, participants will be certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers, , and First Aid.
Participants should be prepared to enter the water at lifeguard classes. You will need to bring a writing instrument, swim suit, towel, food/beverage (optional), and proof of age (birth certificate, drivers license, permit, etc)
*Swimming pre-test: 300yd swim (100yds front crawl, 100yds breaststroke, 100yds of either stroke)-not timed, and do a 20yd swim retrieve a 10lb brick at a 7-10 feet depth, return to the starting point with the brick and exit the pool without any aide within 1:40.
Register: Online [ http://www.bemidjicommunityed.co ]www.bemidjicommunityed.com 333-3284 X1

Deep Portage Conservation Reserve and Learning Center

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April 27, 2014

Fun Shoot – Sunday, April 27, 10 a.m.
Come out to Deep Portage and join in a sporting clays Fun Shoot, sponsored by the Deep Portage Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society. The entry fee is $50 for adults and $25 for participants under age 16. The cost includes two rounds of 50 sporting clays, as well as lunch. The shoot starts at
10 a.m., with a picnic lunch at noon and door prizes at 2 p.m.
Call (218) 682­2325, toll­ free 888-­280-­9908, or e­mail portage@uslink.net to reserve a spot. Deep Portage is located 10 miles east of Hackensack, off Cass County Road 46. Visit the Deep Portage website at www.deep­portage.org for information about summer camps for kids and families, as well as the Adult Wingshooting School.

Deep Portage Conservation Reserve and Learning Center

LAUREN PELON CONCERT

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April 27, 2014

LAUREN PELON CONCERT
SUNDAY APRIL 27 3:00 pm.
FOSSTON ARTS CENTER
403 N FOSS AVE
FOSSTON
free- donations welcome.

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 28, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 28, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 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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April 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.

Headwater Science Center

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April 28, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

The Center - Monday Events

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April 28, 2014

The Center - Monday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Monday
8 a.m. - Greeting card recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks.
9-11 a.m.-Advice from Ann
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.-The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:30 a.m. - 500 (4th week of the month)
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining-Hamburger, baked beans, pineapple, rhubarb sauce.
12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge
1:00 p.m. – Encore Arts
1:15 p.m. - Cribbage
5 p.m. - Monthly Dinner (2nd Monday of the month)

The Center - Monday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 28, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 28, 2014

Learning to Write (4th Grade and Up) Mon. April 14, 21, 28 & May 5 3-4:30pm Fee: $15
Love to read & write, have you ever wanted to write and publish a short book? Come and learn helpful tips and techniques from a published author in this creative introductory writing class and leave with bound copy of your story. Experience the fun of writing with Deb Schlueter
Location: HS Lab 45
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Fourteenth Annual “SMELT FRY” SHEPHERD OF THE LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH

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April 28, 2014

Fourteenth Annual “SMELT FRY”
SPONSORED BY SHEPHERD OF THE LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH
SERVED AT ANDY KOKESH VFW POST 1816
GARRISON, MN
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
3:00PM TO 7:00PM
Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Rolls, Dessert, Coffee, and Enough “Smelt” for Everyone!
$10.00 Adults $5.00 Children

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 29, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 29, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 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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April 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.

Headwater Science Center

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April 29, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING

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April 29, 2014N/A

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems “North Woods/Great Lakes”
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014 Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two Saturday Field Trips are required. Cost for the course is $200 and includes materials Limited scholarships available.
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org, Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770.

The Center - Tuesday Events

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April 29, 2014

The Center - Tuesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Tuesday
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - The Center’s Toymaker Club
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 -10:15 a.m. – Core Rhythms
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining-Chicken paprika, brown rice, creamed corn, peaches, cream puff dessert.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Doll Makers
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil Painting Class
1 p.m. - Acrylic Painting Class
12:30 p.m. - Dominos
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

The Center - Tuesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 29, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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.

Crow Wing County Historical Society's Annual Meeting, Dinner and Silent Auction

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April 29, 2014

The Crow Wing County Historical Society will hold it's Annual Meeting, Dinner and Silent Auction on Tuesday, April 29th starting at 5 pm. Guest speaker will be Jeremy Jackson presenting the 1872 Blueberry War and Indian lynching. Cost is $25 per person. Tickets need to be purchased in advance by contacting the Society at 218-829-3268.

Crow Wing County Historical Society's Annual Meeting, Dinner and Silent Auction

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 29, 2014

Beginning Hatha Yoga Tuesdays April 8-29 5:15-6:15pm Fee: $35
Discover the benefits of yoga for daily well-being. We will learn poses and breathing techniques to relieve tension and improve mental clarity. This class is ideal for new and experienced students. Wear stretchy comfortable clothes and bring a mat and a blanket. Instructor: Amber Hunt
Location: EC Dance Gym
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 29, 2014

So you have a home-based business, now what? April 8, 15, 22 & 29 6-7pm Fee: $25
Working your own hours and staying at home sounds great! You signed up. Now what do you do? The next steps in your home-based business are important. Don’t let your fear stop you from doing great things in your company. Earn the money you want and live the lifestyle want. I’ll give you some strategies that will help you grow your business. Bring your business cards and product catalogs.
We will cover; Home Office Make over, F.R.A.N.K, What to do if you don’t have any bookings at all, What to say at in-home parties, What not to say, Who can I talk to, Everyday give 5 away, Practice, practice, practice, and HAVE FUN!, Bring others with you, What does your home office say?
Instructor: Melissa Van Heerden
Location: HS Media
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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April 29, 2014

Budgeting 101 April 8, 15, 22 & 29 7-8pm HS Fee: $25
Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Do you want to have more month than money? This course will help you establish a budget, help you to avoid pitfalls and make good choices. This class will give you a budget you can reprint every month to track your progress.
We will cover; seven steps to financial freedom, your income, your needs, your expenses, how do I make it work, bad math, good choices, and What next?
Instructor: Melissa Van Heerden
Location: HS Media
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

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Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

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April 30, 2014N/A

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Find a purposeful project and the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. The application deadline is April 30th for the Summer VISTA program – there is still time to apply!
Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two Summer VISTA member positions for June and July 2014. If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.
The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman, and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County. The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials, to help us grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 8 weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups, and much more. VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a nonprofit volunteer program that provides transportation, chore and homemaking services, respite, friendly visiting, delivers meals on wheels and builds accessibility ramps. Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Faith in Action Seeks Summer VISTA Members

Jaques Art Center

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April 30, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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April 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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April 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.

Headwater Science Center

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April 30, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Pequot Lakes

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April 30, 2014N/A

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Pequot Lakes will be holding a spring rummage sale on Wednesday, April 30th from 2 pm to 7 pm. and Thursday, May 1st from 8 am to 4 pm.

The Center - Wednesday Events

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April 30, 2014

The Center - Wednesday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Wednesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
10:30 a.m. - Book Club (4th week of the month)
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-Italian meat sauce/spaghetti, lettuce/drsg, green beans, garlic bread,
ice cream.
12 p.m. - Let’s Go Fishing (1st
12:30 p.m. - Bingo
3:00 p.m. – Clogging

The Center - Wednesday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014

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April 30, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR APRIL 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of April 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: April 7, 14, and 28 Wednesday: April 2,9, 23 and 30
Tuesday: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Friday: April 4, 11, and 25
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.

Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL)

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April 30, 2014

The Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL) Spring Season of programs will begin on April 2 at St. Joseph’s Church in Bagley, with a program by DNR Assistant Regional Wildlife Manager Blane Klemek. Klemek’s topic is “Learning Common Bird Sounds.”
NELL programs will continue for seven weeks, ending on May 14. The programs are every Wednesday morning beginning at 9:30 am and last between 60 and 90 minutes. The programs are offered free to the public, however donations are gratefully accepted. Besides the seven Wednesday morning programs, NELL will offer a Sunday afternoon concert by Red Wing musician Lauren Pelon. Other sessions offered this spring include a return visit from Cal Rice. His topic this time is about a trip he took to Bhutan. Local entrepreneurs Jim and Bernis Ingvalson will share their experiences in developing the Honey Berry Farm. Several authors will talk about their books; beginning with local author Wendell Affield and his book Muddy Jungle Rivers- a memoir about his experiences in Viet Nam, Affield will talk about his journey since Muddy Jungle Rivers was published in 2012. Historian David Kenney will discuss Minnesota Goes to War: the Home Front during WWII and climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seelye, will share tales from the Minnesota Weather Almanac. The last program of the season brings historian and author Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle who will share her research about The KKK in Minnesota.
For more details on the programs offered you can contact program coordinator Tamara Edevold at 694-2856 or email at tedevold@me.com. NELL is also found on Facebook with updates on programs posted weekly, as well as in local media outlets. Nell Programs are offered free of charge- donations are gratefully accepted.

NELL program with Dr. Mark Seeley

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April 30, 2014

NELL Spring PROGRAM:
Program date April 30
NELL program: Tales from Minnesota’s Weather Almanac
Location: Faith Lutheran Church Bagley
9:30 am
Free Open to the public/ all ages

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Jaques Art Center

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May 1, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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May 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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May 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.

Headwater Science Center

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May 1, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Pequot Lakes

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May 1, 2014N/A

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Pequot Lakes will be holding a spring rummage sale on Wednesday, April 30th from 2 pm to 7 pm. and Thursday, May 1st from 8 am to 4 pm.

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING

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May 1, 2014N/A

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems “North Woods/Great Lakes”
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014 Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two Saturday Field Trips are required. Cost for the course is $200 and includes materials Limited scholarships available.
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org, Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770.

Call for Nominations! Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame

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May 1, 2014N/A

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
Call for Nominations! Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame.
We are seeking nominees for the Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame. Anyone can nominate a Brainerd graduate.
For consideration for Fall 2014, the deadline for nomination submission is May 1st.
Event and Sponsorship information for The Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame can be found at www.bpsf.org

Call for Nominations! Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame

The Center - Thursday Events

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May 1, 2014

The Center - Thursday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Thursday
8-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
9 a.m. - Wood Carving
9 a.m. - Hand and Foot
9 - 10:15 a.m. – Core Rhythms
10 a.m. – Purple Heart (4th Thursday of the month)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining-Pork loin, whole parslied potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, 2x2 poke cake.
12 p.m. - The Center Board Meeting (3rd week of the month)
12 p.m. – Pegs & Jokers (2nd & 4th week of the month)
12 p.m. - Bridge (1st & 4th week of the month)
12 p.m. - Watercolor Painting Class
12:30 p.m. - Music & Dancing
12:30 p.m. - Monthly Birthday Celebration (2nd week of the month)
1:00 p.m. - Pinochle

The Center - Thursday Events

MINISTRY OF CARING 18TH ANNUAL CAREGIVER'S CONFERENCE

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May 1, 2014

Ministry of Caring will sponsor its 18th annual caregiver's conference Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Hampton Inn & Suites, located on the south shore of Lake Bemidji. Conference time is 8:00 am to 4:15 pm. The fee of $85 includes a continental breakfast, breaks and lunch. The theme this year is "The Power of Appreciation, Love and Forgiveness" - presented by award winning author and national speaker Chez Raginiak, a refugee of Poland and now USA citizen.

The conference is designed for caregivers: doctors, nurses, clinical psychologists, chiropractic staff, social workers, pastors, chaplains and students of the same disciplines.

For more information and to register, a conference brochure is available online at: http://www.ministryofcaring.net.

MINISTRY OF CARING 18TH ANNUAL CAREGIVER'S CONFERENCE

18th Annual CAREGIVERS’ CONFERENCE

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May 1, 2014

18th Annual CAREGIVERS’ CONFERENCE May 1 AT BEMIDJI HAMPTON INN.
Ministry of Caring will sponsor its 18TH annual caregivers’ conference Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Hampton Inn & Suites, located on the south shore of Lake Bemidji.
Conference time is 8:00 am to 4:15 pm. The fee of $85 includes a continental breakfast, breaks and lunch. Pre-registration deadline is April 24. A check made payable to Ministry of Caring in the amount of $85, mailed to Cheryl Yarnott, at 1520 Calihan Avenue, Bemidji. MN, will secure registration to the conference. Late registration fee is $100 after April 4. Student fee is $30.00.
This year’s conference theme -“The Power of Appreciation, Love and Forgiveness” presented by award winning author and national speaker, Chez Raginiak, is designed for caregivers: doctors, nurses, clinical psychologists, chiropractic staff, social workers, pastors, chaplains, and students of the same disciplines. It will provide an opportunity for attendees to explore six types of appreciation and learn how to achieve balance in their lives by incorporating personalized appreciation, unconditional love and healing forgiveness.
Chez Raginiak escaped Poland in 1985, as a political refugee. After spending six months in a refugee camp in Austria, he received American asylum and arrived in the USA with no money, no family, no education and no knowledge of the English language. In 1991, he became a citizen of the United States. Today, he is an award-winning author, speaker and owner of two companies. Mr. Raginiak is a member of the National Speakers Association, has a Bachelors degree in management and is enrolled in an MBA program.
Ministry of Caring of Bemidji was founded in 1997 by a group of energetic nurses, guided by a chaplain, who believed a yearly spiritual renewal opportunity was needed to remain effective in their role as caregivers. On average, one hundred caregiving professionals from Bemidji and surrounding areas annually attend Ministry of Caring conferences.
This year’s sponsors are:
Goldpine Home • Northwest Technical College • Sanford Health of Northern MN and St. Joseph’s Area Health Services.
This conference has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 6.8 contact hours. For a printable brochure, visit: www.ministryofcaring.net, or contact Cheryl Yarnott 218-444-7091.

18th Annual CAREGIVERS’ CONFERENCE

The Itasca Moraine Chapter’s Spring Meeting

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May 1, 2014

What: The Itasca Moraine Chapter’s Spring Meeting
When: Thursday, May 1st, 2014, at 5:30 PM
Where: Jimmy’s Family Restaurant (back room) Hwy 371, Walker.
One block north of Holiday Station @ Hwy’s #34 & #371 intersection
West side of Hwy #371.
We will order off the menu starting at 5:30 PM. Jimmy’s has a full menu & features breakfast all day, a senior menu, and dinner entrées.
A short meeting will follow the meal starting at 7 PM. The meeting will include an update on the guidebook and trail adopter information.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Spring meeting.
Please RSVP to brucej@arvig.net if you know that you will attend. At the last minute if you have not RSVPed, you are more than welcome to come.
Jimmy's has a meeting room. If you can't make the meal, please come at 7:00PM for the meeting.

Pine River Backus Community Ed Upcoming Class

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May 1, 2014

AmericanTribal Style Bellydance Thursdays April 10-May 1 5:30-6:30pm Fee: $35
Feel FABULOUS with American Tribal Style Belly Dance! Each class will cover fun new movements for arms, bellies and hips, focusing on strength, confi-dence, coordination and creativity. Dress comfortably for fluid movement. For women only, ages 12-17 (with parental consent) and up.
Location: EC Dance Gym
PRB Community Ed 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net

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Jaques Art Center

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May 2, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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May 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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May 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.

Headwater Science Center

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May 2, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

The Center - Friday Events

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May 2, 2014

The Center - Friday Events
803 Kingwood Street Brainerd, MN 56401 218/829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com
Friday
8 a.m. - Greeting card recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise Room
10 a.m. – Walking Exercise Class
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining- Salisbury steak, whole parslied potatoes, squash, bread, blushing pears.
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee

The Center - Friday Events

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR MAY 2014

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May 2, 2014

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE WIC FOR MAY 2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe WIC Program will be holding WIC clinics for the month of May 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: May 5, 12, and 19
Wednesday: May 7, 14, 21 and 28
Tuesday: May 6, 13, 20, and 27
Thursday: May 29
Friday: May 2, 6, 16, and 30

May First Friday, Gallery North

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May 2, 2014

Gallery North First Friday Open House
502 3rd Street NW
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gallery North is pleased to showcase seven new juried members during our First Friday Open House May 2, 2014 from 2-5 pm. Featured members include Donna Anderson, Stacey Stang, Les Sanders, Kym Kovacic, Steve Kovacic, Jo Panther, and Bob Panther.
Donna Andersen has been a painting with watercolors since 2009 and also works in fibers, quilting, and hardanger. Stacey Stang is an acrylic artist who started painting a few years ago and specializes in people centered paintings. Les carves whimsical characters and houses and is especially talented at creating and carving split cedar flutes. Kym Kovacic mediums are watercolor, acrylic and mixed media creations. Steve Kovacic, Moments in Time (MIT) Photography, has been studying and capturing special moments for 35 years. Jo Panther is a painter working in oils, pastels and watercolor. Bob is a photographer specializing in nature and wild life close-up from personal experience.
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.

May First Friday, Gallery North

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Jaques Art Center

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May 3, 2014N/A

Wings, Water & Wildflowers: March 28 - May 3 A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad. From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors.

Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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May 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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May 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.

Headwater Science Center

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May 3, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Cuyuna Agate & Mineral Show

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May 3, 2014N/A

Cuyuna Agate & Mineral Show
The Cuyuna Rock, Gem and Mineral Society will be hosting the 12th Annual Agate & Mineral Show on Saturday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, 2000 SE 13th Street, Brainerd, Minnesota.
In addition to agates and minerals from around the world, there will be a variety of offerings such as polished specimens, semi-precious gems, fossils, petrified wood, hand-crafted jewelry, decorator pieces and gifts by more than 50 top vendors. Special displays and demonstrations will be on-going throughout the day. Watch arrowheads being knapped and rocks being cut. In the Kid's Korner, children may dig for fossils and agates. In addition, a big tailgating section will be set up in the parking lot for buying, selling and trading your best stones!
Bring the family and learn about how to identify agates, cut and polish your finds, and the equipment used to turn rocks into gems.
Adults $1.00, Kids FREE! Everyone gets one free entry for Door Prize drawings throughout the event. Great concessions will be available on site.
If you are a "rockhound" you won't want to miss this show!
For more information contact Sharon Smith 218-343-7037 or email: sharon@agatesrock.com

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING

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May 3, 2014N/A

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems “North Woods/Great Lakes”
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014 Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two Saturday Field Trips are required. Cost for the course is $200 and includes materials Limited scholarships available.
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org, Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770.

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Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener Voice Mail Announceme?nt

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May 4, 2014N/A

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

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

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May 4, 2014

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

Headwater Science Center

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May 4, 2014N/A

We're preparing for the busy and exciting season of school field trips! In April and May, more than 2,500 students will visit HSC and enjoy hands-on STEM experiences. If you are looking for the perfect day and time to visit HSC, check out our online calendar for the latest information.

Headwater Science Center

Cuyuna Agate & Mineral Show

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May 4, 2014N/A

Cuyuna Agate & Mineral Show
The Cuyuna Rock, Gem and Mineral Society will be hosting the 12th Annual Agate & Mineral Show on Saturday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, 2000 SE 13th Street, Brainerd, Minnesota.
In addition to agates and minerals from around the world, there will be a variety of offerings such as polished specimens, semi-precious gems, fossils, petrified wood, hand-crafted jewelry, decorator pieces and gifts by more than 50 top vendors. Special displays and demonstrations will be on-going throughout the day. Watch arrowheads being knapped and rocks being cut. In the Kid's Korner, children may dig for fossils and agates. In addition, a big tailgating section will be set up in the parking lot for buying, selling and trading your best stones!
Bring the family and learn about how to identify agates, cut and polish your finds, and the equipment used to turn rocks into gems.
Adults $1.00, Kids FREE! Everyone gets one free entry for Door Prize drawings throughout the event. Great concessions will be available on site.
If you are a "rockhound" you won't want to miss this show!
For more information contact Sharon Smith 218-343-7037 or email: sharon@agatesrock.com

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast & Bargain Bin Sale

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May 4, 2014

Pancake Sausage & Egg Breakfast & Bargain Bin Sale.
Sunday, May 4th, 2014. Serving from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon.
COST: Adults $6, 6-10 years $3 & 5 years & under FREE.
Little Falls Senor Center
510 NE 7th Street
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-8009
Proceeds will benefit Senior Citizens, Inc.
Everyone is Welcome!

Boy Scouts hosting public disc golf fundraiser

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May 4, 2014

Boy Scouts hosting public disc golf fundraiser May 4 at Lum Park.
Disc golf enthusiasts of all playing levels will soon converge in Brainerd – and all in the name of Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America’s Pine Tree District, which covers the Brainerd Lakes Area, will host a public disc golf fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Brainerd’s Lum Park.
“Disc golf, like Scouting, is fun for all ages,” said Nate Phillipps, the Brainerd-based Boy Scouts of America-Central Minnesota Council senior district executive who came up with the all-ages public fundraiser idea. “We’re excited to continue to contribute to positive, outdoor activities for the Lakes Area.”
The event on May 3, sponsored by disc golf manufacturer Discraft, will be divided into two distinct components: a disc golf tutorial from 10 to 11 a.m. and a tournament from noon to 4 p.m.
To help ease new players into disc golf – aka Frisbee golf or “frolf” – those who register for the tutorial portion and pay by April 25 will receive two discs suitable for beginners.
The second half of the event, the tournament, will commence after an hour-long “free play” session around Lum Park’s disc golf course. This hour was designed as both an opportunity for new players to test out everything they’ve just learned and for tournament participants to warm up before they start competing against each other.
“Even those who are new to the sport have much to gain from participating in the tournament portion of the fundraiser,” said Matt Perrine, the event’s tournament director. “Simply playing alongside more-experienced disc golfers is invaluable when it comes to learning the sport.”
Those who register for the tournament portion and pay by April 25 will receive two discs: a special-edition Discraft fairway driver that is only available at events such as this and one of the company’s newest long-range distance drivers.
Each half of the event costs $25, and all proceeds benefit area Scouts. Those interested in both components pay only $40 and still get all three free discs if they register and pay by April 25. To register, contact Nate Phillipps at (715) 431-0189 or nateph@bsacmc.org.

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Closes 75th Season

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May 4, 2014

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Closes 75th Season with Grande Finale at Sanford Center.
With over 100 instrumentalists, three choirs, and two world-renowned soloists, the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra closes its 75th season with “Stirring Celebrations!” featuring Mahler’s 2nd Symphony “Resurrection.” The concert is Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm at the Sanford Events Center in Bemidji. Dr. Beverly Everett conducts.
The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will be joined by The Bemidji Choir (Dr. P. Bradley Logan, Director), the Bemidji Chorale (Patricia Mason, Conductor), the Park Rapids Classic Chorale (Jason Wright, Director), members of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and other musicians from around the region. In addition, two extraordinary soloists will take the stage: soprano Korliss Uecker, and mezzo-soprano Tammy Hensrud.
“Resurrection” is one of the most powerful and stirring pieces in the history of music. According to BSO Music Director Dr. Beverly Everett, Mahler’s 2nd is expansive in its scope, orchestration, and length, and the technical demands of the music are the greatest that the BSO and choruses have ever attempted together.
“Presidential Estates,” owned and managed by Whelan Properties Inc. of Bemidji, is the presenting sponsor of ”Stirring Celebrations!”
Tickets for the concert are available at the door or in advance at both Lueken’s Village Foods locations, the Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window at the Sanford Center (218- 441-4032), or online at brownpapertickets.com. Prices are $20 for adults; $15 for senior citizens 62+; and $10 for college students with ID. Students grades K–12 are admitted free. All seats are general admission. Doors open for seating at 2:30 pm.
There will be a post-concert reception on the Sanford Center Club Level to greet Dr. Everett and others. Advance $10 tickets are needed for the reception and must be purchased by Wednesday April 30th at either Lueken’s location or at the Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window at the Sanford Center, (218) 441-4032. Appetizers, cake, and a cash bar will be available.
While in Bemidji, Korliss and Tammy will conduct a vocal master class at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday May 3rd at Bemidji State University; present a career talk to students at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts at 4:00 pm on Thursday May 1st; and present a recital at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids at noon on Friday May 2nd with Dr. Everett accompanying. These three events are free and open to the public. Call 218/444-7914 or go to www.bemidjisymphony.org for more information.
The two guest soloists, Korliss Uecker (soprano) and Tammy Hensrud (mezzo-soprano) are highly-renowned vocalists with active international careers. Korliss, a graduate of the Juilliard School, is a frequent presence onstage at the Metropolitan Opera as well as at numerous international venues. She recorded a CD of the lieder of Clara Schumann on the Arabesque label, a CD with the Metropolitan Opera for London/Decca and Deutsche Gramophon, and a CD with John McGlinn and the EMI Orchestra in London.
Tammy Hensrud has appeared in opera houses throughout Europe and the US under the batons of James Levine, Herbert Von Karajan, Emmanuelle Villaume, Eve Queler and others. Her post-graduate studies include the Opernschule, Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, Germany, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, the Franz Liszt Musik Akadamie in Weimar, Germany and the L’ecole Hindemith in Vevey, Switzerland.
This project is supported through an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and 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.

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Closes 75th Season

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Bemidji children’s book author Louane Beyer will talk about her writing, her career, and her books, including “Six Days Inside a Mountain” .
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