Weekend Wrap Up: Things To Do Around Town Sept. 23-25
Looking to make plans this weekend? There’s plenty of events and activities happening around town. Know of something else going on in your neck of the woods? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
Wet and Wild 2.0 at Brainerd International Raceway– see website for times
The Central Roadracing Association (CRA) brings its thrilling brand of Superbike racing to BIR’s historic 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course for it’s fifth and final racing weekend of the season at BIR. In addition to six-lap sprints, the CRA’s program includes a five-hour endurance race Sunday afternoon for its grand finale. The CRA will be on the track Friday for practice sessions, followed by six-lap sprints on Saturday. Sunday’s schedule includes practice in the morning and the five-hour endurance race starting at 11:45 a.m. Daily admission is $25 and kids 12 and under are free. On-site camping is free with the purchase of a multi-day ticket.
37th Annual Paul Bunyan Stampede– see Facebook events for times
Via Facebook: Held at the Bemidji Speedway, the event last all weekend. Friday: Kicking off the 37th Annual stampede with lots of fun and friends! Come join us. Camping available, no hookups. About 7-8ish, depending on when people arrive, we will kick off the corn hole contest. Saturday: Gates open at 1pm, racing starts at 4pm. Classes running are Mini Stock, Outlaw Mini Mod, Wissota Pure Stock, Wissota Mod 4, Wissota Midwest Mod, Wissota Super Stock and Wissota Modified. Sunday: Gates open at 11am, racing starts at 2pm. Classes running are Mini Stock, Outlaw Mini Mod, Wissota Pure Stock, Wissota Mod 4, Wissota Midwest Mod, Wissota Super Stock and Wissota Modified.
Lake Itasca Day Trip from 8 AM to 9:30 PM
Via Facebook: Join us for a day trip to Lake Itasca State Park for a day on the trails with St. Paul’s Newman Center from Fargo. Drivers needed. We will meet at St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center in Grand Forks at 8:00 am with your bike and a sack lunch. We will celebrate Mass at 11 am at the Marian Grotto at St. Mary’s in Two Inlets, MN, then head to the park for a day on the trails. Bike rentals ($4.50/hr or $25/day) are available at the park too, as well as canoe rentals ($7/day). Hiking trails are another option. After an afternoon of biking, hiking and/or canoeing, we will grill supperat 5:30 pm at the beach picnic site and head back to Grand Forks about 7 pm, arriving back at Newman between 9-9:30 pm. $5/person for supper and gas. Register on Facebook or by calling Jess the Newman office at 701-777-6850. Please indicate if you are able to drive and/or help haul bikes.
40th Annual Jul Fest Kaffe Bazaarat from 8:30 AM-2 PM
Don’t miss this fun annual event! ALL proceeds from this sale will benefit local charities. The 40th Annual Jul Fest Kaffe Bazaar will be held in conjunction with Crosslake Days at the Crosslake Lutheran Church located at 35960 County Road 66 in Crosslake, Minnesota.Besides a wide variety of sewn, painted, knitted, and crocheted items, there will be fall and Christmas décor/gifts, hand-stamped greeting cards, jewelry, gift baskets, plants, nature items, and many other craft items available. Doll clothes, beds, and accessories to fit 18” American Girl-like dolls will be available as well as a Candy Shoppe, and a Bakery featuring pies, baked breads, Jul bread, and lefse. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a chance to win a beautiful quilt titled, “Roundabout” with the winning ticket drawn at 2:00pm. Coffee and cookies will be available when the doors ops and a lunch will be served starting at 10:30am until gone. Menu choices are Chicken Salad with dinner roll, fruit, beverage, and pumpkin bar for $7.00 or Shredded Roast Beef sandwich with homemade potato salad, pickle spear, beverage, and pumpkin bar for $7.00.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s starting at 9 AM
Via Facebook: Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions! The walk will take place at Bemidji State University. Registration at 9:00 am , opening ceremony at 10:00 am, walk at 10:30 am. Route Length: one or three miles Contact:
Katrice Sisson, 320-257-0696 , email@example.com.
6th Annual Lazy Jack’s Festival from 9 AM to 3 PM
Via Facebook: Flea Market setup with vendors selling homemade crafts, Perfectly Posh, Book Art, Incense, Duct Tape Crafts, LuLaRoe Clothing, Thirty One, Origami Owl, All Natural Soaps, Homemade Candles, Younique, Jams and Jellies and our first ever Spirit Medium! 2nd Annual Flea Market Flip or Flop Contest – all proceeds from the contest will be donated to the United Way! Come and shop and eat and support a great cause!
Cancer Awareness ATV Ride starting at 10 AM
Via Facebook: We are doing an ATV Ride for anyone and everyone of all ages. Meeting at Backwoods Bar and Grill/Schoolcraft Trail Head. Any questions call Shane Teigland 218-368-5891.
Chandler Farm Pumpkin Patch Opening from 10:30 AM-5PM
Via Facebook: Opening day of the pumpkin patch! Lots of fun to be had climbing on bales, flying down slides, riding in barrel trains and hay ride around the farm.
Bemidji Public Library Storytime from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Via Facebook: For ages 3-5 at the library.
Oktoberfest at JJ’s Dockside from 11AM to 1 AM
Via Facebook: Enjoy one of many local brews at the largest indoor and outdoor bar in Bemidji. We have 21 taps and many more bottled beers. $8 first glass with commemorative glass to take home, and $5 for refill. Pretzels ‘n dip, Stittsworth Meats brats, beer cheese soup, German style chocolate cake, and reuben sandwich are awaiting you. Live band music and polka dancers bring Munich to Bemidji. Participate in Oktoberfest games and activities to win a prize from Country Inn & Suites, Samuel Adams, Living Touch Massage, Hair Naturally and J.J.’s Dockside.
3rd Annual Scruff Scramble from noon to 8 PM
Via Facebook: 3rd Annual “Scruff” Scramble in honor of Darren “Scruff” Cook, Sr. 4 Person Scramble, 1st Paid 18 Teams $50.00 Per Person will be held at the Castle Highlands Golf Course in Turtle River, MN. Registration will begin at 10 AM. Food and beverages will be served. Contact Ron Lusser at (218) 407-1261.
Miss Northern Lakes/ Miss Bemidji Pagent 2016 from 4 PM to 6 PM
Via Facebook: Scholarship pageant. General admission $10 Visiting MAO titleholders free with crown and sash. Held in the Bemidji High School Auditorium.
Via Facebook: Banquet at 6 PM with silent auction items up for bid. To be held at Morse Town Hall in Deer River. Tickets $15 for adults, children from 5-10 years old $5, children under 5 are free. All proceeds go to the Deer River Food Shelf.
Itasca’s 9th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival and Lantern Lit Hike from 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Via Facebook: “Making Memories” is this year’s theme for our lantern lit hike. Guides with lanterns will lead you down the kerosene lantern-lit trail as we walk through the photo album of Itasca’s past. Pictures will come to life as you meet characters that will share stories about recreating in Itasca State Park during this family-friendly evening hike. Group hikes will last about 30 minutes, departing every ten minutes from the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. Registration for hikes begins at 6 p.m. The first hike leaves at 6:30 p.m. and the last hike will begin at 8:10 p.m. Suitable for all ages! Hike length is approximately one-half mile. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Other activities will be ongoing, including music and a variety of children’s activities. Bring your own picture of recreating in Itasca State Park to pin onto the Itasca Memories board! Be a part of “Making Itasca Memories”!
Sheila E. Concert from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Via Facebook: Held at the Seven Clans Casino in Red Lake, Sheila E. will perform from 7:30 to 11:30 PM.
SATUDAY AND SUNDAY:
Art Leap Music Festival and Art Showing from noon to 5 PM both days
Via Facebook: Musician’s performing include: Saturday: 1pm – Amanda Standalone, 2pm – Annie Humphrey Music, 3pm – Jacob Mahon, 4pm – Terrapin Brothers. Sunday:
1pm – Debbie Center, 2pm – Jack McNally, 3pm – Yma P Sautbine, 4pm – Tim Andersen & Janet Preus. Stacey t Gallery will be open from Noon to 5pm. Held at the Tarrapin Station at 115 Main St W, Nevis, Minnesota 56467.