Weekend Wrap Up: Things To Do Around Town Oct. 7-9
Whether you’re looking to take part in the marathon activities or something to do inside where it’s warm, there’s something for everyone. Think we missed something? Let us know about any events happening in your area at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
The Blue Ox Marathon has events starting Friday afternoon through Saturday evening. A full line up of all the fun can be found at bemidjiblueoxmarathon.com. We will have a full preview tonight at 10 PM.
4-H Archery Beginner Session from 6 P-M to 8 P-M
Robert Mondavi Wine Dinner at Grand View Lodge at 6:30 P-M
2016 marks 100 years of business for Grand View Lodge, and 50 years of business for Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley so we found it fitting to have a celebration. On October 7, 2016 join Executive Chef Michael Manders and Robert Mondavi’s Michael Krevanas in an extraordinary wine and culinary pairing. The 5 course dinner takes place at 6:30pn at Grand View Lodge and costs $95/person. Get your seats while they last – call 1-866-801-2951 or visit www.grandviewlodge.com/events/
GOLDToberfest– all day event
The GOLFtoberfest Party is happening October 8th! Join us at the Grand View Lodge for this incredible tent party that celebrates golf, beer and the season of fall. Be prepared to dance the night away to the live music of Lost Highway.
Crossing Arts Alliance 2nd Saturday Events– all day event
1)Pine River-area potter Cyrus Swann will be the featured member artist at The Crossing Arts Alliance through October 2016. A selection of Cyrus’s pottery and mixed media pieces will be on display in the TCAA Gift Shop. Visitors will enjoy Cyrus’s expertly-crafted and varied works. 2) Crossing Arts Kids will be having an Arty Party from 10am to noon. Kids aged 5 to 13 are encouraged to join us for bean mosaics, pointillism paintings, watercolor webs, and fun fall snacks. Children younger than 5 are welcome too, with a grown-up to assist them. We request a $3 per child/$5 per family donation for materials, but no child is turned away due to need. 3) Visiting artist Sue Kemnitz will be returning to offer a morning of art instruction. Join her as she helps students’ art take flight! Each student will create one 12″x12″ canvas inspired by cheery fall chickadees that they get to take home. Light refreshments will be served and all supplies are included. Class will take place from 10am-12:30pm on Saturday, October 8th. Cost is $35 for TCAA members, $39 for non-members. 4) ‘Sharing the Fire’ an exhibit of collaborative pottery works from area potters will be on display in The Crossing Arts Gallery from 10am – 2pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Crossing Arts Alliance activities are held in the Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St. Brainerd. Call 218-833-0416 for more information or email email@example.com or visit www.crossingarts.org.
Salsa Oremageddon from 9 A-M to 3 P-M
The Salsa Oremageddon is a cycling event to raise funds for the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails. 100% of the profits from this event go right back into building and maintaining the trails. The Oremageddon is hosted by the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, a chapter of IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association). 500 Racers from the US and Canada will racing up to 50 miles on Cuyuna’s Single-Track! The event will be held at Pennington Rally Center – 1 Mile North of Ironton, MN off Cty 30. See the web link for additional information.
Fall Bazaar from 8 A-M to 2 P-M
Laporte-Benedict Lions Club hosts the Fall Bazaar. Join the fun at the Laporte School Gym with lunch served from 11 to 1. For more information or to reserve a table, please call Jessica at (218) 224-3806. This fundraising event will help support the Lions Club.
Dads Day Breakfast at 9 AM
The Bemidji area chapter of All Pro Dad is sponsoring a Dad’s Day Breakfast on Saturday, October 8th, at 9:00, in Walnut Hall’s Northwoods Dining Center on the campus of Bemidji State University. Children of all ages are invited to spend some quality time with their dad over breakfast. Cost for the all-u-can-eat continental breakfast is $3.50 per person and children under 5 eat free. Door prizes will be given away to the kids. All Pro Dad is the fatherhood program of Family First, a national organization which seeks to establish family as a top priority in people’s lives. To learn more about the organization, log on to www.AllProDad.com or contact Rich Jahner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-444-3447.
Sharing The Fire from 10 A-M to 2 P-M
Featuring collaborative, individual sculpture and functional clay works from area potters Haddie Hadacheck, Mike Weiss, Grant Boulanger, Jake Iten, Ken Omundson, Heather Kidd and Yvette Monstad. Held at the Crossing Arts Gallery at 1001 Kingwood St #114, Brainerd, MN 56401. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition Opening Reception from 10 A-M to 2 P-M
An exhibition featuring the artwork of eight artists will run from October 8th through November 2nd, 2016 in The New Bohemian Gallery. This exhibition focuses on the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, which celebrates the life of family and friends who have passed. Not only celebrated in Mexico, but in countries all around the world, this annual ritual of the living communicating with the dead, brings rich color and history of the Mexican culture to this important event. The artists selected for this exhibition have created work that is both traditional and contemporary in nature, featuring many of the recognizable imagery, colors, and themes from Dia de los Muertos beginnings. Many of the pieces are inspired by the holiday itself, but some reflect the artist’s own interpretation of the cycles of life and death. Artwork created in the mediums of acrylic paintings, illustration, mixed media, sculpture, linocut prints, and watercolor gouache will be on display. Participating Artists: Kelli Maag, Brandin Barón, Isaias Urrabazo, Joseph Magaña, Martin Nelson, Terri Huro-Torgerson, Selena Hautamaki, and Cyrus Swann. An opening reception will be held Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm, or by appointment. For more information contact the gallery at 218-839-5807 or thenewbohem
Quilt Bingo at 1 PM
Quilt bingo will be held at Holy Family Church (Bulldog Lake) at 1182 Co. Rd. 8, Hillman, MN 56338. 20 games and two blackouts. Winners choose their quilt. Concessions and crafts available with door prizes and free lunch. Handicapped accessible. For info contact Judy at 218-764- 2655 or Jean at 218-764- 2665.