Events for April 2012

Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce
Mar 30 - Apr 1 Bemidji Jaycees Home Sport & Travel Show 2012 Sanford Center

Jaycees 35th Annual Home Sport and Travel Show
Sanford Center
1111 Event Center DR
Bemidji MN

Friday, March 30, 2012 - Sunday, April 01, 2012
Friday Hours:  3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Hours:  10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday Hours 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


.Contact information
Char:  218-444-8050
HST@bemidjijaycees.com
www.bemidjijaycees.com



 
 

  • Date:
    March 30, 2012
  • Website:
    http://www.bemidjijaycees.com
  • Location:

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  • Contact:
    Char: 218-444-8050
  • EMail:
    HST@bemidjijaycees.com
  • Date/Time Details:

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  • Fees/Admission:

    Tickets: 
    Adults        $5.00
    Kids 6-15  $3.00
    Under 5     FREE

Mar 31 - Apr 1 MSAA 2012 State Indoor Tournament

2012 State Indoor 300 Tournament will be held in Bemidji at the Gillet Recreational Fitness Center on the campus of Bemidji State University on March 31st and April 1st.

Get more state Indoor Information at
www.bemidjiarcheryclub.com
or 218-766-6492

 

  • Date:
    March 31, 2012
  • Website:
    http://www.bemidjiarcheryclub.com
  • Contact:
    218-766-6492
  • EMail:
    bemidjiarcheryclub08@yahoo.com
Apr 2 Sustainable Mondays:Changing Worldview through Civic Engagement: Rights of M
How do we move towards recognizing our interconnectedness with and dependence upon the natural world? Join us for a discussion about how to transform the way our community thinks about nature and our relationship with it. The Rights of Mother Earth have been adopted by cities across the country & Bemidji has recently adopted the MN GreenSteps framework as a model for sustainability. Rene Gurneau will join Sustainable Monday hosts Simone Sengoles  and Brett Cease.
  • Date:
    April 2, 2012
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://greenlivingbemidji.areavoices.com
  • Location:
    : The Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW Bemidji, MN. Head south across the downtown Irvine bridge and take the first left.
  • Contact:
    Brett Cease, 755-3765,Simone Senogles, 751-4967
  • EMail:
    bcease@bemidjistate.edu simone@ienearth.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Monday, April 2nd, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free, open to the public, snacks and tea provided!
Apr 3 Adventures in Lifelong Learning Spring Programs 2012
Spring Schedule

March  6:   Kevin Cease  “Life and Times of a 3rd generation Funeral Director

 

March 13:  Cal Rice:   “ View from the Top: The Beauty of Bhutan”

 

March 20: Kay Mack “Behind the Scenes – What you Never Had to Know about Elections”

           

 March 27: Blane Klemek:      “Spring Birds and Fauna of Northwest Minnesota”

           

April 3:   Sheriff Phil Hodaff:  Scams and Crime in Beltrami County”

           

April 10:  Patrick Lockwood:  “Medicare 101 or Medicare A-D” 

            

 

April 17:   Tom Turney:   “Antique Clocks”   Thomas Turney

 

April 24:   Art Lee:  “The Rich 1%....in the Gilded Age”

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  • Date:
    April 3, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location:
    Beltrami Electric Community Room, 4111 Technology Dr NW, Bemidji
  • Contact:
    Al: 444-7091
  • EMail:
    adventuresinlifelonglearning@gmail.com
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE. Refreshments Available.
Apr 4 Young Professionals Network 04/04/2012
Program: "Boost Bemidji" by: Blandin Foundation Leaders
Sponsor: Nature's Edge Garden Center

The Chamber’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) is an excellent opportunity for members, age 21-40, to explore an innovative program tailored for those on the leadership track. 
 
The YPN’s mission is: "To engage and connect dedicated young professionals (within Chamber Membership) to embrace and accelerate personal and professional growth by offering a sense of belonging within the business community, diverse meaningful connections and leadership opportunities"
 
YPN Members can enjoy monthly lunch-hour gatherings at the Hungry Bear Conference Center which include buffet lunch, topic-driven presentations by talented area professionals and unique peer-to-peer networking!  In addition, there will be several FUN events scheduled throughout the year to promote breaking through the barriers of "4 walls" and getting down to real business!
 
YPN Member Benefits Include:
  • Align yourself with fellow young professionals
  • Advance professional development through innovative presentation and relevant discussion
  • Discounts on Premiere YPN Social Events
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Access to the community's industry leaders
  • Buffet lunch (included in investment)
  •  Contribute to and enrich the business community 
  • Date:
    April 4, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Location:
    Hungry Bear Conference Center
    2300 24th Street NW
  • Contact:
    Angela Liedke
  • EMail:
    events@bemidji.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    12-1:15pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Visitors are encouraged to attend luncheons for just $12.50.  Registration is required for each luncheon, just send your RSVP information to ypn@bemidji.org or call 444-3541 ext. 109.
Apr 6 - Apr 28 High School Invitational
High School Invitational _ All Galleries

Bemidji Community Art Center
426 Bemidji Avenue
218-444-7570
  • Date:
    April 6, 2012
Apr 6 - Apr 7 Classic Hard Times 32 BELOW concert 2012
  • Date:
    April 6, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Location:
    Classic Hard Times Saloon in Downtown Bemidji
  • Contact:
    218.497.1100
  • EMail:
    classichardtimes@hotmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Friday April 6th at 9:30 pm. Doors open at 8 pm.
  • Fees/Admission:
    $7 Tickets. May be purchased in advance beginning Friday March 30th.
Apr 7 Easter Egg Hunt 2012
R.P. Broadcasting is inviting everyone to our 13th annual Easter Egg hunt. Admission is Free, but you must have a ticket. Listen to Mix 103.7, Real Country 98.3, The River 92.1 or Talk Radio 1360 to find out where you can pick up tickets. For more information, call (218)751-7777

You need to pick up a free ticket from a participating sponsor

For a list of places where tickets are available go to:
www.kkbj.com/pages/easteregg

 
  • Date:
    April 7, 2012
  • Time:
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.kkbj.com
  • Location:
    The Waterfront in Bemidji next to Paul and Babe
  • Contact:
    Tracy Bailey (218)751-7777 or tbailey@kkbj.com
  • EMail:
    dvoss@kkbj.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    April 23 from 11:30 am-1pm
Apr 9 Sustainable Mondays:J. Drake Hamilton from Clean Energy in Bemidji!

Bemidji is hosting renowned clean energy scientist J. Drake Hamilton, who will be speaking about Minnesota’s clean energy path, the policies that have spurred our progress, and the next steps to moving beyond fossil fuels. J.’s areas of oversight include scientific analysis, policy development, and advocacy of clean energy solutions to global warming that will maximize economic opportunities for the Midwest. She frequently appears on MPR, in the Star Tribune, and now Bemidji!

  • Date:
    April 9, 2012
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.greenlivingbemidji.areavoices.com
  • Location:
    The Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW Bemidji, MN. Head south across the downtown Irvine bridge and take the first left.
  • Contact:
    Simone Senogles, 751-4967, Brett Cease 755-3765
  • EMail:
    simone@ienearth.org, bcease@bemidjistate.edu
  • Date/Time Details:
    Monday, April 9th, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free and open to the public, Snacks and Tea provided!
Apr 10 Chamber After Hours
Northwest Technical College is proud to sponsor Chamber After Hours.

Chamber After Hours is a great way to enjoy yourself in a casual setting while gathering with fellow business members. It is a relaxed way to unwind after work and get better acquainted with your peers.

 
  • Date:
    April 10, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Northwest Technical College
    905 Grant Ave SE
    Bemidji MN 56601
  • Contact:
    Angela Liedke
  • EMail:
    events@bemidji.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    5-7pm
Apr 11 Wellness Univesity (Topic Exercise)

Wellness University is a 12 month continuing education program for the community designed to provide all the information and resources you need to grow your health and your family's health over the next year.  Each month is a new topic.

The topic for April is exercise.

You are welcome to join anytime.


  • Date:
    April 11, 2012
  • Time:
    6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.explorechiropractic.com
  • Location:
    Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad Street SW, Suite B, Bemidji
  • Contact:
    Explore Chiropracitc 218-333-8811
  • EMail:
    mikeheadleedc@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    6:15pm-8:00pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Attend all workshops for a year for only $49.00. (February 8, 2012 to January 9, 2012)
Apr 12 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Kinship North Mentoring Program

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday April 12th at Calvary Lutheran Church in Bemidji to support the Kinship North Mentoring Program.  Carry out dinners, dine-in meals, and vegetarian and gluten free spaghetti will be available.  Tickets are $7 per person and children age 5 and younger can eat for free.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Please call Jenn Anderson at 209-6986 if you have any questions.  Kinship North receives funding from the Bemidji Area United Way and the Neilson Foundation through the Bemidji Area Prevention Alliance.

  • Date:
    April 12, 2012
  • Time:
    4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Calvary Lutheran Church
  • Contact:
    Jenn Anderson, 209-6986
  • EMail:
    janderson@evergreenhouse.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday April 12, 2012
  • Fees/Admission:
    $7 per person, kids 5 and younger eat free!
Apr 12 Take Back The Night 2012
March & rally: March several blocks through town to bring awareness in ending sexual and domestic violence. Marc Bloomquist, District Supervisor Bemidji-2 of Department of Corrections, is the keynote speaker. Tandy Bowman, Reflective Music Facilitator, of "R n' B Therapeutic Reflection Empowerment Drumming" is providing the "entertainment" for the evening before an open mic session for survivors and supporters to speak out against sexual and domestic violence. Food will be available for free will donation, provided by HUUF.
  • Date:
    April 12, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://sapbchc@paulbunyan.net
  • Contact:
    Kim Zimmerman
  • EMail:
    sap_kimzim@hotmail.com
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free will donation for food
Apr 12 7 Secrets to Health and Better Healing Apr 2012

How do you really fee?

Healthy and full of vitality?

Do you do the things you love, like playing with your kids, hiking, biking or running your dog?


Most people admit that they are not living their full health potential.  However, myths of society teach us that we are victims of circumstances, and that sickness, aches, and pains are just part of growing older.

This mantality keeps us on the road to sickness and disease, instead of on the road to health.  Join us for an evening of discovery.

You will learn:
  • Secrets to live a life of happiness and vitality
  • The myths of society regarding true health
  • Tips to engage in a wellness lifestyle
  • Date:
    April 12, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.explorechiropractic.com
  • Location:
    Explore Chiropractic, 223 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
  • Contact:
    218-333-8811
  • EMail:
    mikeheadleedc@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free
Apr 12 - Apr 14 Funtastic Dance Follies 2012
April 12, 13, at 7:00 pm and April 14 at 2:00 pm and 7 pm
BSU Physical Education  Complex Gymnasium

General Admission $5
HS Students & Seniors $ 2
BSU Students free with ID
  • Date:
    April 12, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Apr 12 Texaco Country Showdown

Real Country 98.3 has teamed up with the Texaco Country Showdown! This is your chance to become a star. The Preliminary Rounds will take place April 12th, 19th and 26th...with the finals set for May 3rd. All performances will be held at Classic Hard Times Saloon. Call 218-751-7777 for more info! 


 

  • Date:
    April 12, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://wbji.com
  • Contact:
    Tracy Bailey RP Broadcasting 218-751-7777
  • EMail:
    tracy@kkbj.com
Apr 12 Cheryl Sawyer
Multi-talented storyteller, Cheryl Sawyer, will share many stories, including the Three Bears in the Finnish language.  She weaves in magic and balloon art, and enthralls crowds of children of all ages with her skill at speaking Finnish.  She infuses humor and creative sound effects in the story telling and uses the art of storytelling to impact both traditional stories with moral lessons and adapted stories with family value entertainment at heart.

Bemidji Public Library - Kitchigami Library System
Legacy Amendment Funds Program
  • Date:
    April 12, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    www.krls.org
Apr 12 - Apr 15 The Magical Pied Piper

There is trouble in Hamelin Town! The village is overrun with rats. Not even the Kitty Cat Patrol can resolve the problem. Peter, with his magical pipe comes to the rescue, but is deceived by the unscrupulous mayor. However, like all these stories, everyone lives happily ever after. The play is faithful to the legend, with the addition of entertaining new characters and songs.

  • Date:
    April 12, 2012
  • Time:
    7:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.paulbunyan.net/users/bct
  • Location:
    The Historic Chief Theater
  • EMail:
    erall@midco.net
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thurs Apr 12, 4:00pm
    Fri Apr 13, 7:30pm
    Sat Apr 14, 7:30pm
    Sun Apr 15, 2:00pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Adult $12, Child $6
Apr 13 - Apr 15 Traditional Powwow (39th) 2012

Bemidji State University Council of Indian Students
Presents the 39th Annual POW - WOW

Come Jam with out Host Drum
T.C. Boyz

April 13-15 In John Glas Fieldhouse

Friday April 13 Warm-ups

Saturday April 14
1 P.M. Grand Entry
7 P.M. Grand Entry

Sunday April 15
1 P.M. Grand Entry

Sponsored by BSU Council of Indian Students
Contact Heather Raisch 218-755-2032

  • Date:
    April 13, 2012
  • Contact:
    American Indian Resource Center 218-755-2032
Apr 13 - Apr 14 Bud Light Bull Riding Challenge
Bull Riding Challenge
Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14
Sanford Center Bemijdi 7:30 PM Nightly
Over 2 hours of Professional Bull Riding Nightly
Tickets on Sale now
Tickets available at Sanford Center Box Office and Ticketmaster
or charge by phone 800-745-3000
  • Date:
    April 13, 2012
  • Website:
    http://www.thesanfordcenter.net
  • Contact:
    Cyrus Pansch Director of Sales & Marketing 218-441-4030
  • EMail:
    cpansch@thesanfordcenter.net
Apr 13 - Apr 14 Netzer's Bemidji Floral Prom Floral Fashion Show
Prom Floral Fashion Party!
April 13th 4-6pm & April 14th 10-3 pm

Come celebrate with us and see the latest in Floral Fashions to wear for Prom!
We'll have all the glitz and glam for you to browse, along with great give aways, prizes and snacks for you to enjoy!!
You won't want to miss this fashion forward event!!
  • Date:
    April 13, 2012
  • Time:
    4:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.netzersfloral.com
  • Location:
    Netzer's Bemidji Floral
    722 Paul Bunyan Drive NW
    Next to Country Kitchen
  • Contact:
    Call 751-0850 for more information!
  • EMail:
    bfloral@paulbunyan.net
  • Date/Time Details:
    April 13th 4-6 pm
    April 14th 10-3 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE
Apr 14 - Apr 15 Gun Show 2012
Gun Show  
Bemidji Armory 1430 23rd ST NW
9 AM - 3 PM
Over 100 Vendors - guns-cases-holsters-knifes, etc

Admission is $4.00

218-845-2530
  • Date:
    April 14, 2012
Apr 14 5K Run/Walk for Sexual Assault Prevention 2012
The 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk for Sexual Assault Prevention will once again be an event to remember. Awesome prizes, great t-shirt, and a very worthy cause. Come join us on May 1st! It's time to walk the talk!
  • Date:
    April 14, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Website:
    http://www.sapbchc.org
  • Location:

    The event will begin and end at Paul and Babe on Beautiful Lake Bemidji!  Registration begins at 8:00 am and the Run/Walk begins promptly at 9:00 am

  • Contact:
    Kelly Brevig
  • EMail:
    Kellybsap@yahoo.com
  • Date/Time Details:

    April 14, Sexual Assault Awareness 5K Walk/Run
     

  • Fees/Admission:
    $20.00 Registration Fee
    $15.00 If pre-registered by April 9th
Apr 14 Kitty Play Date with the Beltrami Humane Society Cats
Kitties from the Beltrami Humane Society will be at Kat's Book Nook on Saturday, April 14th for a Play Date!

Our 4th play date of the year!

Treat for yourself and/or the children in your life to good, warm & furry FUN! Come have a Play Date with some cats & kitties from the Beltrami Humane Society!

* Adoptions can be performed during regular business hours at the Beltrami Humane Society. A volunteer with the Beltrami Humane Society will be onsite to answer questions.
  • Date:
    April 14, 2012
  • Time:
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/#!/events/418180574864241/
  • Location:
    Kat's Book Nook
    750 Paul Bunyan Drive NW
  • Date/Time Details:
    April 14, 2012 11am to 3pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free!
Apr 16 Stonecroft Ministries- Bemidji Women's Connection 4/2012
You Are Invited to an "April Showers" Luncheon..
Featuring-Fun ideas to pass a rainy afternoon

"Scrapbooking with Rosie Cormican"
Speaker/Musician Jean Bruton
"Sharing how Life can Change in a Moment

Monday, April 16, 2012
  • Date:
    April 16, 2012
  • Time:
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location:
    Peppercorn - 1813 Paul Bunyan DR
  • Date/Time Details:
    Reservations:  Elaine 333-3544;  Dorothy 751-4499;  Alverna 335-7838
  • Fees/Admission:
    1:00 p.m. Luncheon - Cost $10.00 inclusive
Apr 16 - May 24 Soccer In The Schools

Bemidji Youth Soccer is offering a recreational soccer season at Northern, Horace May, Lincoln and JW Smith Elementary Schools.  Soccer starts April 16th and ends May 24th.  Registration opportunities will be available during the Bemidji Jaycees Home, Sport and Travel Show or online at www.bemidjiyouthsoccer.org.  Questions can be emailed to bemidjispringrec@gmail.com.

  • Date:
    April 16, 2012
  • Time:
    3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.bemidjiyouthsoccer.org
  • Location:
    Northern, Horace May, Lincoln and JW Smith elementary schools.
  • Contact:
    Amy Nelson
  • EMail:
    bemidjispringrec@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    3:15pm to 4:15pm April 16th to May 24th
  • Fees/Admission:
    $65 with uniform, $55 (for players who already have uniform), scholarships are available
Apr 16 Sustainable Mondays: Curious about Chickens?

They’re small, they’re pretty, and they’re full of protein! 

Join Kelly Larson of Northern Flights Farm for an introduction to the basics of raising healthy chickens for meat, eggs, and feathers.  Mayana Rice, Bemidji City Planner, will also field questions about zoning and raising chickens within the city.  Breed selection, successful chick brooding, housing, nutrition, predator control, egg handling, butchering and breeding will all be covered! 

  • Date:
    April 16, 2012
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.greenlivingbemidji.areavoices.com
  • Location:
    The Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW Bemidji, MN. Head south across the downtown Irvine bridge and take the first left.
  • Contact:
    Simone Senogles, 751-4967, Brett Cease 755-3765
  • EMail:
    simone@ienearth.org, bcease@bemidjistate.edu
  • Date/Time Details:
    Monday, April 16, 2012 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free and open to the public, Snacks and Tea provided!
Apr 16 Cal Rice 2012
Take a trip half way around the world to Bhutan, in this slide show depicting the beautiful landscapes and the beautiful people amidst massive changes.  The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked state in South Asia located at the easterm end of the Himalayas

Bemidji Public Library - Kitchigami Regional Library System
Legacy Amendment Funds Program Schedule
  • Date:
    April 16, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.krls.org
Apr 17 Peacemaker Resources Open House

 

 

Our programs are receiving national and even international attention, but many people in the Bemidji area are not aware of what we offer.  Come to the Open House to learn more about the  programs which address a variety of areas including social-emotional learning, conflict resolution, mediation, empowering communication, parenting, workplace environments, peer-teaching programs, cooperative games and team building, media awareness, the Circle process, and Peace clubs. 
  • Date:
    April 17, 2012
  • Time:
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.peacemakerresources.org
  • Location:
    3124 Hannah Avenue NW, Bemidji (3 blocks north of Applebee's in the Prime West building)
  • Contact:
    Leanne Jaskowiak
  • EMail:
    leanne@peacmakerresources.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
    3:00-6:00 PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    Open House - Everyone Welcome. No fee.
Apr 18 Spring Turkey Opener
  • Date:
    April 18, 2012
Apr 19 Caregiver Retreat provided by Ministry of Caring
  • Date:
    April 19, 2012
  • Website:
    http://ministryof caring.net
  • Location:
    Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Contact:
    Alice Thompson: 218-751-7329
  • EMail:
    tathomps@midco.net
  • Date/Time Details:
    8:00am to 4:15pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    $75.00 preregistration; $95.00 late fee or at door. $25.00 for students
Apr 19 US Senate Forum
 Join us as our candidates seeking the Republican endorsement discuss and debate the important issues regarding our country's future

The 90 minute forum will begin at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a reception featuring dessert, punch and coffee.  The forum will also feature a straw poll, allowing everyone in attendance to cast a vote for their favorite candidate at the conclusion of the forum

Attendance is free with a voluntary donation.  For more informtion email us at mail@beltramigop.com or call Ken and Abbi at 218-333-8616

Confirmed candidates Pete Hegseth and Doc Severson
  • Date:
    April 19, 2012
  • Time:
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    www.beltramigop.com
  • Contact:
    ken 218-333-8616
  • EMail:
    mail@beltramigop.com
Apr 19 Texaco Country Showdown

Real Country 98.3 has teamed up with the Texaco Country Showdown! This is your chance to become a star. The Preliminary Rounds will take place April 12th, 19th and 26th...with the finals set for May 3rd. All performances will be held at Classic Hard Times Saloon. Call 218-751-7777 for more info! 


 

  • Date:
    April 19, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://wbji.com
  • Contact:
    Tracy Bailey RP Broadcasting 218-751-7777
  • EMail:
    tracy@kkbj.com
Apr 20 - Apr 22 Weavin "Up North" Basket Workshop
Weavin' "Up North" Basket Workshop
WhenApr 20 – 22, 2012
WhereConcordia Language Village - Salolampi Finnish Village 11miles NE of Bemidji off Birchmont Beach Rd
DescriptionAnnual retreat style workshop - classes for beginners to advanced basketweavers. Meals, supply vendor and six instructors. Advance registration required. Contact: Nancy Baer, 14556 Chippewa Trail, Park Rapids, MN 56470 Phone: 218-366-11235 Email: baerbaskets@hotmail.com  
  • Date:
    April 20, 2012
Apr 20 - Apr 21 Fathom Film Festival (2nd Annual)
Fathom Film Festival
WhenFriday, Apr 20, 2012
WhereWild Rose Theater 501 Bemidji Ave (map)
DescriptionEach First Friday of the month starting in October-April, Indie Movies by local, regional and national filmmakers have been viewed and audience selected for competition at the 2nd Annual Fathom Film Festival. Come celebrate the talents of these filmmakers, writers and actors. Two nights of excitement and surprise! YOU choose Best of Festival! 218-556-1777 
  • Date:
    April 20, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    saarens.wordpress.com
Apr 20 South of Canada Comedy Tour
South of Canada Comedy Tour headlining Lukas Seely joined by three other comedians at The Chief Theater downtown Bemidji.  Lukas Seely-(Los Angeles,CA) an Asian who grew in Montana who sometimes forgets he's Asian.  The comedic poise he brings to the stage is impressive. He makes audiences feel as if they were sitting at home in front of the fire place. His hilarious stories about his life in a country city and other life experiences make his performance a knock out punch. Following the event, the after party will be held at the Keg n Cork with all the comedians.  Come get your laugh on!!
  • Date:
    April 20, 2012
  • Time:
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.americacomedy.com/#!
  • Location:
    The Historic Chief Theater
  • Contact:
    Lukas Seely
  • EMail:
    lukas_seely@hotmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    4/20/2012 @ 8:00 PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    16.25
Apr 21 Earth Day Stride into Spring 2012
Earth Day Stride Into Spring 10k & 5K
 
Earth Day Stride into Spring 10K & 5K
Distance: 10K
Time: 9:00 AM
Surface: Paved Road
Fee:  $10 BSU students: $25 all others
Divisions 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards:  The top man and woman overall win Steger Mukluks Other prizes as well

General Information:
Date:  April 21, 2012 (Saturday
City Bemidji
Location: Gillett Recreation Center
Notes: The first 100 registrants receive a t-shirt, Showers and refreshments available after the race

Contacts
Craig Hougen
Bemidji State University
Email  chougen@bemidjistate.edu
phone 218-755-2883

Erika Bailey-Johnson
Sustainability Coordinator
Bemidji State University
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  • Date:
    April 21, 2012
  • Contact:
    Bemidi State University 218-755-2883
  • EMail:
    chougen@bemidjistate.edu
Apr 21 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
All the pancakes you can eat!
Sausages, fruit, juice and coffee.
  • Date:
    April 21, 2012
  • Time:
    7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location:
    Lake George Senior Center
    37260 US 71
    Lake George, MN
  • Contact:
    Jane Mueller
  • EMail:
    janepaul@paulbunyan.net
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturday, April 21st
    7:30am - 10:00am
  • Fees/Admission:
    Adults = $5.00, Children 3-8 = $2.00, Children under 3 = Free
Apr 21 Bemidji's 11th Annual Indoor Garage Sale and Craft Show

Bemidji's 11th Annual

Indoor Garage Sale and Craft Show

When: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Exhibit Time: 8am - 4pm

We invite your participation as a vendor in the 11th Annual Indoor Garage Sale and Craft Show.

Booth location is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be assigned following the receipt of your completed registration forms and payment. Rental of a 10 x 10 booth including 1 chair will be $35; $30 if you meet the early bird deadline of March 26, 2012. Booth rental does not include a table. 6-foot tables are available for $10 each and extra chairs for $2 each. There will be no electricity available to booths.
For registration questions please call 218-441-4000. 

  • Date:
    April 21, 2012
  • Time:
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.thesanfordcenter.net
  • Contact:
    218-441-4000
Apr 21 Tiny Tots Expo

The Bemidji Early Childhood Initiative would like to invite you, your family, and friends to attend the Tiny Tots Expo.  The Expo is Saturday, April 21, from 10 AM - 12 PM at the Boys & Girls Club of Bemidji.  This free event is for families of children newborn to age five. Come visit with various exhibitors from the community and enjoy free games and activities.  Children can make a project at the Home Depot workshop, jump in a bouncer, check out emergency vehicles and more at the Tiny Tots Expo. You won’t want to miss it!

  • Date:
    April 21, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  • Location:
    Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji
  • Contact:
    Linda Newby, 444-9366
  • Date/Time Details:
    10AM - 12PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE!
Apr 21 BSU Walk for Women
BSU Sara Labraaten Insurance Walk for Women

Benefiting Women's Athletic Scholarships

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 9:00 a.m.
John Glas Fieldhouse, Bemidji State University

Get a team together or walk as an individual
Everyone welcome - men - women and children!
Each walker collects pledges to walk; no minimum but each walker who brings in $50 will get a Walk for Women t-shirt! $100 collected gets a BSU/Sara Labraaten Walk for Women t-shirt, sweatshirt, and a name in a special prize drawing.
  • Date:
    April 21, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.BSUBEAVERS.COM
  • Location:
    John Glas Fieldhouse
    9 a.m. Registration/Welcome 10 a.m. Walk through Beautiful Bemidji State Campus.
    10:30 a.m. Continental breakfast/Drawings and Door Prizes.
  • Contact:
    Jake Bluhm 218-755-2827 office
  • EMail:
    jbluhm@bemidjistate.edu
Apr 22 Dinner and Concert with The Outside Track
The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song is a stunning synthesis of virtuosity and enery.  Join us at 5 pm for a soup dinner or at 7 pm for the concert.  Advance purchase of tickets is available at Brigid's Cross Tavern.   For more information about the band, visit thier web site:  www.theoutsidetrack.com .
  • Date:
    April 22, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.theoutsidetrack.com
  • Location:
    Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 522 America Ave, Bemidji
  • Contact:
    Dawn Heutte
  • EMail:
    dheutte@msn.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    April 22, 2012
Apr 23 Sustainable Mondays: Local Foods Panel at BSU!

Join BSU’s annual Earth Week celebration by attending an exciting local foods panel in Hagg Sauer 112 at BSU! Panel members will include:

Jessica Saucedo, co-founder of the Rail River Folk School

Lisa Weiskopf, Harmony Co-op Produce Manager

Josh Larson, North Country SHIP Coordinator

Cheryl Krystocek, CSA Farmer & Grower’s Collective Organizer

Jim Stordahl, U of M Extension Educator on Agriculture Production
  • Date:
    April 23, 2012
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.greenlivingbemidji.areavoices.com
  • Location:
    Bemidji State University, Hagg Sauer 112 On Campus
  • Contact:
    Simone Senogles, 751-4967, Brett Cease 755-3765
  • EMail:
    simone@ienearth.org, bcease@bemidjistate.edu
  • Date/Time Details:
    Monday, April 23, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free and open to the public, Snacks and Tea provided!
Apr 24 Adventures in Lifelong Learning Spring Programs 2012
Spring Schedule

March  6:   Kevin Cease  “Life and Times of a 3rd generation Funeral Director

 

March 13:  Cal Rice:   “ View from the Top: The Beauty of Bhutan”

 

March 20: Kay Mack “Behind the Scenes – What you Never Had to Know about Elections”

           

 March 27: Blane Klemek:      “Spring Birds and Fauna of Northwest Minnesota”

           

April 3:   Sheriff Phil Hodaff:  Scams and Crime in Beltrami County”

           

April 10:  Patrick Lockwood:  “Medicare 101 or Medicare A-D” 

            

 

April 17:   Tom Turney:   “Antique Clocks”   Thomas Turney

 

April 24:   Art Lee:  “The Rich 1%....in the Gilded Age”

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  • Date:
    April 24, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location:
    Beltrami Electric Community Room, 4111 Technology Dr NW, Bemidji
  • Contact:
    Al: 444-7091
  • EMail:
    adventuresinlifelonglearning@gmail.com
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE. Refreshments Available.
Apr 26 Headwaters Alliance for Suicide Prevention Presentation
The Headwaters Alliance for Suicide Prevention is providing a community presentation entitled " Preventing Suicide Using New Media".  The presentation will cover how to use "new media" as a tool for prevention as well as discuss the effects of social media on suicide. The guest speakers are from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education and the Minnesota Department of Health.  The presentation is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided but an RSVP is required.  Stephanie Downey at 218-751-4332 or sdowney@evergreenhouse.org
  • Date:
    April 26, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location:
    Beltrami Electric Community Room
  • Contact:
    Stephanie Downey
  • EMail:
    sdowney@evergreenhouse.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday, April 26th, 2012 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free-RSVP required
Apr 26 Community Suicide Prevention Presentation

The Headwaters Alliance for Suicide Prevention is hosting a community presentation entitled, “Preventing Suicide Using New Media” on Thursday, April 26th 2012 from 12:00-1:30pm.  The presentation will include using “new media” as a tool for prevention as well as discussion on the effects of social media on suicide.  Guest speakers are Daniel J. Reidenburg, Executive Director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education and Phyllis Brashler, Suicide Prevention Coordinator from the Minnesota Department of Health.  The presentation will be held at the Beltrami Electric Community Room.  The presentation is free and open to the public.  Lunch provided, RSVP required.  Contact Stephanie Downey 218-751-4332 or sdowney@evergreenhouse.org.

  • Date:
    April 26, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location:
    Beltrami Electric Community Room, 4111 Technology Drive
  • Contact:
    Stephanie Downey, Suicide Prevention Coordinator Beltrami Area Suicide Prevention Program-Evegreen PO Box 662, Bemidji, MN 56619 218-751-4332
  • EMail:
    sdowney@evergreenhouse.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday, April 26th, 2012
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free, RSVP required
Apr 26 Beltrami County Master Gardeners
Beltrami County Master Gardeners – Gardening 101 Series for 2012
 
Time:  Noon to 1:00 pm
Date:  Thursday, April 26
Location:  The meeting room in the Bemidji Public Library
 
Topic:  Terrariums
 
A presentation on starting and maintaining a terrarium by Master Gardener Helenruth Schette will show attendees what’s needed to have a successful terrarium.  She’ll talk about soil and plants that work in terrariums and provide a list of usable plants for these miniature gardens.  Terrariums are great projects to do with children whether to share with grandparents, or keep for themselves.  Helenruth, a Beltrami County Extension Master Gardener for 14 years, gardens in share and raised beds. 
  
  • Date:
    April 26, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Contact:
    Sharon
  • EMail:
    sharon.geisen@gmail.com
Apr 26 7 Secrets to Health and Better Healing April 2012

How do you really fee?

Healthy and full of vitality?

Do you do the things you love, like playing with your kids, hiking, biking or running your dog?


Most people admit that they are not living their full health potential. However, myths of society teach us that we are victims of circumstances, and that sickness, aches, and pains are just part of growing older.

This mantality keeps us on the road to sickness and disease, instead of on the road to health. Join us for an evening of discovery.

You will learn:
•Secrets to live a life of happiness and vitality
•The myths of society regarding true health
•Tips to engage in a wellness lifestyle

  • Date:
    April 26, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.explorechiropractic.com
  • Location:
    Explore Chiropractic, 223 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
  • Contact:
    218-333-8811
  • EMail:
    mikeheadleedc@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free
Apr 26 Pecha Kucha Night Bemidji #12
Pecha Kucha Night is your all-expense-paid vacation from wifi.
Turn off your iDevice and show your colon-hyphen-right-parenthesis face April 26th at the New City Ballroom at 6:30. You can tweet in person and LOL—no hashtags or abbreviations required. (ROFL is okay, but not recommended for your safety.)

If you have attended a PKN, you know why it has been described as “social media in real life.” This is your opportunity to connect with old friends and make new friends. You can like things you never even knew about! You could even gain a few followers.

“What the heck is PKN?”
Put down your Droid. I’ll save you some googling. Pecha Kucha Night is a celebration of stories. Speakers share six-minute-forty-second snippets of their lives, ideas, passions, or work. While they speak, twenty images will play for twenty seconds each. That’s why it’s also called 20×20.

You can start a discussion, share a joke, and enjoy handmade art by local artists. Listen to your neighbors’ stories. Even if you’ve heard them before, we promise they won’t go over six minutes and forty seconds.

We want the New City Ballroom to exceed 140 characters. We’d like to see the whole community come out and share in stories, laughter, and the spirit of making new connections—in person! Participate in a real social network at Bemidji’s Pecha Kucha #12!

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Featured Presenters:
1. JENNIFER ANDERSON: Celebrating Bemidji Women
2. JULIE BENGTSON: Tennis: A Life-Long Sport
3. ARIANNE BAGGENSTOSS: Kombucha
4. MELISSA BURNESS: Symbolism in Nature
5. PAUL ERICSSON: Love Your Local Library
6. ROGER GARTON: Renewable Energy
7. ROSE JOHNSON: Joy of Houseplants
8. KIRIN PETERSON: What the Heck is Anime?

Featured Artist Showcase:
- JENNIFER ANDERSON
- MELISSA BURNESS
- ERIK EVENSEN
- KELLY SCHULTZ

FREE & Open to the Public!

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  • Date:
    April 26, 2012
  • Time:
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.redzestdesign.com/
  • Location:
    New City Ballroom, Bemidji
  • Contact:
    Samantha Nienow, Pecha Kucha Night Bemidji Coordinator Call (218) 444-8272 or visit http://www.pknbemidji.org/ for more information.
  • EMail:
    samantha@redzestdesign.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday, April 26th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE and Open to the Public!
Apr 26 Texaco Country Showdown

Real Country 98.3 has teamed up with the Texaco Country Showdown! This is your chance to become a star. The Preliminary Rounds will take place April 12th, 19th and 26th...with the finals set for May 3rd. All performances will be held at Classic Hard Times Saloon. Call 218-751-7777 for more info! 


 

  • Date:
    April 26, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://wbji.com
  • Contact:
    Tracy Bailey RP Broadcasting 218-751-7777
  • EMail:
    tracy@kkbj.com
Apr 27 Last Friday Movie Night "The Shift"

Join us for Last Friday Movie Night!

We will be watching "The Shift"

In this movie, Dr. Wayne Dyer explores the spiritual journey from ambition to meaning.

  • Date:
    April 27, 2012
  • Time:
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.explorechiropractic.com
  • Location:
    Rail River Folk School
  • Contact:
    Angie 218-333-8811
  • EMail:
    mikeheadleedc@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    April 27, 2012
    6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free of Charge
Apr 28 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes- Bemidji
The first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - Bemijdi will be held Saturday April 28, 2012. 

There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.  Women and children are encouraged to join the men.  Women and children under 12 may wear whatever shoes they wish.

The Walk will begin at 10 am.  Same day registration will begin at 9:30 am.   A limited number of shoes will be provided.  Participants are strongly encouraged to find a pair of high-heels to best suit their needs.  Proceeds from this event will go to the Sexual Assault Program of Beltrami, Cass & Hubbard Counties and Northwoods Coalition for Family Safety.
  • Date:
    April 28, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/WAMBemidji
  • Location:
    Walk Begins at Paul and Babe by the Lake Bemidji Waterfront. In case of poor weather, event will be held at the Gillett Rec Center on the Bemidji State Campus.
  • Contact:
    Call 218-444-9524 or 1-800-708-2727
  • EMail:
    sapbchc@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturday, April 28, 2012. Walk Begins at 10am. Same Day registration at 9:30 am.
  • Fees/Admission:
    $20 if you register by April 13. $25 for same day registration. $10 if you choose not to walk but want a T-shirt.
Apr 28 Meet the Mini Horses - Fundraiser
Meet the Mini Horses!

Save Our Souls Equine Rescue and Equine Assisted Therapy will be at Kat’s Book Nook for a fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from Noon to 3pm.

All proceeds from in-store used book sales for that day will benefit SOSER! So come early, shop lots & Meet the Minis!!

These little guys have a HUGE heart for area veterans and children and would love to see you there! This event is also designed to raise awareness for the numerous therapy programs they are involved in.

SOSER is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the rescue of miniature equines from any situation in Northern MN. Some of these mini’s go on to become therapy and guide horses for disabled children, adults, veterans and their families. Therapy is conducted at the little farm (summers), in the clients homes, hospitals, schools and churches.

Visit them at http://www.minihorsetherapy.org/ or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Our-Souls-Equine-Rescue-and-Equine-Assisted-Psychotherapy/212316788793072.

 
  • Date:
    April 28, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/#!/events/355778154463854/
  • Location:
    Kat's Book Nook
    750 Paul Bunyan Drive NW
  • Contact:
    Kristine @ SOSER 444.3532
  • EMail:
    sosertherapy@hotmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    April 28th, 2012 Noon to 3pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free
Apr 28 A Talk by Poet Sean Hill "The Historical Muse" at the History Center 2012

Poet Sean Hill will be presenting The Historical Muse: Writing Poetry from the Intersection of History and Literature at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji on Saturday, April 28th at 1:00pm.  Free admission, refreshments provided. What was it like to live through the Great Depression, Reconstruction, Prohibition, or the Civil Rights Era? This talk and reading will delve into history through poetry. The poet Sean Hill will read and discuss his and other poets’ work and strategies for creating poetry with the materials provided by history. Sean Hill is the author of Blood Ties & Brown Liquor (UGA Press, 2008). His awards include fellowships from Cave Canem, The MacDowell Colony, the University of Wisconsin, and Stanford University.

                                      

  • Date:
    April 28, 2012
  • Time:
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.beltramihistory.org
  • Location:
    The Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji
  • Contact:
    444-3376
  • EMail:
    depot@beltramihistory.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE
Apr 29 American History 2012
Don’t miss "American History," the final concert in the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-2012 season, featuring the Minnesota premier of Chris Brubeck’s new work for orchestra and narrator, “Roosevelt in Cowboy Land.” The piece tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the badlands of North Dakota. Clay Jenkinson will narrate.  Also featured on the program are composers and musical works heard in Roosevelt’s White House, including Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag, Saint-Saëns’ The Swan, David Popper’s Vito, and Virgil Thompson’s The Plow that Broke the Plains.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Lueken’s Village Foods North, Brigid’s Cross Irish Pub & Restaurant, and online at brownpapertickets.com.  $20 Adults; $15 senior citizens 62+; $10 college students with ID; students grades K-12 are admitted free.  More info at www.bemidjisymphony.org.
 
 
  • Date:
    April 29, 2012
  • Time:
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.bemidjisymphony.org
  • Contact:
    218-444-7914
Apr 30 Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop

Presented by:  Jodi Pfar, aha Process!  The Bridges Out of Poverty workshop is a unique and powerful workshop designed to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the challenges, strengths, and barriers to change that people who live, or have lived, in poverty face.   In this one-day workshop, participants will increase their awareness of the differences in economic cultures and how those differences affect opportunities for success.  Participants will create a mental model of poverty, review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of socio economic class, resources, family structure and language.  The workshop is designed for audiences of employers, community organizations, law enforcement, counselors, health care and social service providers as well as others interested.

  • Date:
    April 30, 2012
  • Website:
    http://www.bemidjichc.com
  • Location:
    George W. Neilson Convention Center, Sanford Center
  • Contact:
    Sponsored by: Northwest Minnesota Area Health Education Center, North Homes Children and Family Services and Bemidji Community Health Center Planning Initiative
  • EMail:
    ashlibowen@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    April 30, 2012
    8:00 a.m. check-in and breakfast
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop
  • Fees/Admission:
    $30 per person, register by April 17
Apr 30 Sustainable Mondays: Friends of Lake Bemidji on Water Quality & Bemidji State Pa

The Friends of Lake Bemidji Association is teaming up with other local and state agencies to participate in a historic watershed survey beginning this summer.  Come find out more information about the lake association and how you can get involved with the survey! In addition, Lake Bemidji State Park naturalists will talk about invasive species and water quality issues we face.

  • Date:
    April 30, 2012
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.greenlivingbemidji.areavoices.com
  • Location:
    The Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW Bemidji, MN. Head south across the downtown Irvine bridge and take the first left.
  • Contact:
    Simone Senogles, 751-4967, Brett Cease 755-3765
  • EMail:
    simone@ienearth.org, bcease@bemidjistate.edu
  • Date/Time Details:
    Monday, April 30th, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free and open to the public, Snacks and Tea provided!