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Minneapolis Trumpet Guild Conference includes concerts

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The 36th International Trumpet Guild Conference public concerts will cover a four-day period, starting Wednesday, May 25, and running through Saturday, May 28. For a complete listing of all concerts, venues and ticket prices, see the website itg2011.com. All events will be held within walking distance of the Minneapolis Hilton.

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It's coming to the end of the schedule for the Sanford Center's Open House. An open house will be held at the facility from noon until 3 p.m. today, May 25. Musical entertainment will be provided by pianist Dawn Bakken, whose repertoire includes classical and contemporary music. The Sanford Center offers complimentary coffee from Dunn Bros. during the event along with beignets from head chef Bill Downs and a gourmet cupcake from Althea's Cakery. Tours of the facility begin at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Althea's Cakery, the Sanford Center and VenuWorks.

This will be the final week to view May exhibits.

Visitors also can enjoy all the new installations on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk with a map from the Tourist Information Center down by the statues of Paul and Babe.

A slideshow of nature and wildlife photographs by Kathy Jo McKeown is currently on display at the Lake Bemidji Park Visitor's Center. Many of the photos were taken within the park and show the plants and animals indigenous to the northern Minnesota region. There is a continuous showing on weekends from noon until 4 p.m. at the close of the center. The slideshow will be on display through the end of May. The project was funded, in whole or in part, by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

Photographer Doug Ohman will present a slideshow of his work and books, "Prairie, Lake, Forest: Minnesota's State Parks" and "Libraries of Minnesota" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Blackduck Community Library. Ohman's work is featured in Minnesota Byways series, which includes "Barns of Minnesota" and "Cabins of Minnesota." All of his books are available at Amazon.com. This event is free and open to the public and is a Minnesota Library Legacy event.

A show that will please the entire family will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant. Singers and songwriters Tony Peterson, a banjo player, and Colleen Myhre, folk, country and blues singer, will be performing songs ranging from honest emotion and imagery for an evening of energy, harmony and fun. It is unusual to find a family-oriented stage show at one of the local pubs. The show is free. Remember that the kitchen stops serving at 9 p.m.

E Timberline with John Essig, Kari Munson, John Kingsbury and Dave Sand will perform at Trails End in Trail.

E Bemidji Area Church Musicians will present "Bells of Bethel" under the direction of Carol J. Johnson and Vicki Stenerson starting at noon, Wednesday, June 1, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 5232 Irvine Ave. N.W. A free-will offering will be accepted in support of music scholarships given each year. Lunch will be available following each recital at a nominal cost.

Workshop set

A watercolor workshop with June Young is being offered by the Blank Canvas Gallery and Educational Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, through Thursday, June 9, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 305 Fifth St. W., Park Rapids.

The focus of the workshop will be on learning Young's glazing technique to achieve luminosity in paintings. The class is for beginners through advanced artists. The cost is $155 for non-members and $150 for members. To register for the workshop contact Judy at 218-847-3519 or email judy@jwinc.org. For a list of the materials needed, see blankcanvasgallery.org. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Wednesday, June 1.

Styx concert

Styx, a favorite rock band of the late '70s will be on stage at the Sanford Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28.

Tickets range from $5 to $25 with luxury suites for 16 people starting at $820 (including tickets). There now is a group sales discount of $10 off per ticket with purchases of 10 or more tickets if purchased before 5 p.m. Friday.

All ticket orders at the box office will be entered to win a Styx-autographed Fender guitar (no purchase is necessary at Sanford Center Box Office). Contact the box office at 441-4000.

Upcoming events

The sixth Pecha Kucha night will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the New City Ballroom (Hungry Bear). It will feature an evening of slides by people passionate about their subject matter. It is free and open to the public.

E Auditions for "Petite Rouge," a musical Cajun Red Riding Hood, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday June 4, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5; at Wild Rose Theater. Actors from grade three through high school are welcome. Performances will be July 27-31.

E Mary Shideler, The Kayak Lady, will be at Blackduck Community Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7.

E "Forever Plaid" opens on June 8 at Paul Bunyan Playhouse. It is directed by Zach Curtis, choreographed by Jessie Ladig and musical direction is by Matthew Goinz.

E "Arsenic and Old Lace," directed by Andrew Browers, will open on June 8 at Long Lake Theater, Hubbard. See longlaketheater.com for ticket information and dates or call 218-732-0099

E The Lot 6 Arts Fair, sponsored by Bad Cat Creations, will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at 315 Irvine Ave. N.W.

E The Bemidji Library Book Festival is set for the week of June 13-18 and will have 16 author presentations.

E Rosana Saberi will speak about her book, "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Bemidji High School Auditorium. Free tickets are available at the Bemidji Public Library.

Announcements of arts and entertainment events may be sent to the Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619-0455 or emailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com.

A show that will please the entire family will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant. Singers and songwriters Tony Peterson, a banjo player, and Colleen Myhre, folk, country and blues singer, will be performing songs ranging from honest emotion and imagery for an evening of energy, harmony and fun. It is unusual to find a family-oriented stage show at one of the local pubs. The show is free. Remember that the kitchen stops serving at 9 p.m.

- Timberline with John Essig, Kari Munson, John Kingsbury and Dave Sand will perform at Trails End in Trail.

- Bemidji Area Church Musicians will present "Bells of Bethel" under the direction of Carol J. Johnson and Vicki Stenerson starting at noon, Wednesday, June 1, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 5232 Irvine Ave. N.W. A free-will offering will be accepted in support of music scholarships given each year. Lunch will be available following each recital at a nominal cost.

Workshop set

A watercolor workshop with June Young is being offered by the Blank Canvas Gallery and Educational Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, through Thursday, June 9, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 305 Fifth St. W., Park Rapids.

The focus of the workshop will be on learning Young's glazing technique to achieve luminosity in paintings. The class is for beginners through advanced artists. The cost is $155 for non-members and $150 for members. To register for the workshop contact Judy at 218-847-3519 or email judy@jwinc.org. For a list of the materials needed, see blankcanvasgallery.org. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Wednesday, June 1.

Styx concert

Styx, a favorite rock band of the late '70s will be on stage at the Sanford Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28.

Tickets range from $5 to $25 with luxury suites for 16 people starting at $820 (including tickets). There now is a group sales discount of $10 off per ticket with purchases of 10 or more tickets if purchased before 5 p.m. Friday.

All ticket orders at the box office will be entered to win a Styx-autographed Fender guitar (no purchase is necessary at Sanford Center Box Office). Contact the box office at 441-4000.

Upcoming events

The sixth Pecha Kucha night will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the New City Ballroom (Hungry Bear). It will feature an evening of slides by people passionate about their subject matter. It is free and open to the public.

- Auditions for "Petite Rouge," a musical Cajun Red Riding Hood, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday June 4, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5; at Wild Rose Theater. Actors from grade three through high school are welcome. Performances will be July 27-31.

- Mary Shideler, The Kayak Lady, will be at Blackduck Community Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7.

- "Forever Plaid" opens on June 8 at Paul Bunyan Playhouse. It is directed by Zach Curtis, choreographed by Jessie Ladig and musical direction is by Matthew Goinz.

- "Arsenic and Old Lace," directed by Andrew Browers, will open on June 8 at Long Lake Theater, Hubbard. See longlaketheater.com for ticket information and dates or call 218-732-0099

- The Lot 6 Arts Fair, sponsored by Bad Cat Creations, will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at 315 Irvine Ave. N.W.

- The Bemidji Library Book Festival is set for the week of June 13-18 and will have 16 author presentations.

- Rosana Saberi will speak about her book, "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Bemidji High School Auditorium. Free tickets are available at the Bemidji Public Library.

Announcements of arts and entertainment events may be sent to the Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619-0455 or emailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com.

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