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North Country Scene for May 7

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Events

Wednesday, May 7

8 a.m.-noon Rummage sale, Calvary Lutheran Church, Bemidji.

9 a.m. Women Walking for Wellness, meet at Cabin Coffeehouse and Café.

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9:30-11:30 a.m. Kindergarten Round Up, Laporte School.

9:30-11 a.m. "Minnesota: Land of Immigrants" Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning presentation by emeritus professor Art Lee, Faith Lutheran Church, Bagley.

Noon-1 p.m. Practical Gardening Tips program by Beltrami County Master Gardeners, Bemidji Public Library.

Noon-1 p.m. Northwest Regional Mental Health Consumer Survivor Network of Minnesota hosts open house, 819 Paul Bunyan Drive S., Bemidji.

1-3 p.m. Kindergarten Round Up, Laporte School.

6-8 p.m. Open volleyball and children's craft activities at First Presbyterian Church, Bemidji. Everyone is welcome. 444-5016.

7:30 p.m. Bemidji State University's Percussion Ensemble presents concert, Thompson Recital Hall of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on BSU campus.

Thursday, May 8

8:40 a.m. Senior Yoga Class, Bemidji Senior Center, $6 per class, for more details call 751-8836.

11-11:30 a.m. Bemidji Senior Center offers Silver Stretchers exercise.

2-6 p.m. Ice cream social and silent auction, Lincoln Elementary Cafeteria.

5-8 p.m. A Social for Justice, Tutto Bene, Bemidji.

7 p.m. Guthrie-Nary Lions sponsors Whist card game, Guthrie Community Center, $2 to play, beginners, experienced players welcome.

7-9 p.m. Firearm safety class by Mel Luepke and Dennis Zeto, Horace May Elementary.

7-8 p.m. Bemidji Community Education offers water aerobics class, Bemidji High School pool, 333-3100, ext. 301.

7:30-10 p.m. Park Rapids Friendly Squares host special square dance at Century School in Park Rapids.

7:30 p.m. Bemidji State University's Jazz Band II presents concert, Thompson Recital Hall of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on BSU campus.

9 p.m. Open Stage, Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, downtown Bemidji. Free to all. 444-0567.

Education

Thursday, May 8

7 p.m. PhotoTech and MusicTech programs at Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area in Cass Lake.

Government

Wednesday, May 7

9 a.m. Hubbard County Board of Commissioners, board room, Hubbard County Courthouse, 301 Court Ave., Park Rapids.

7:30 p.m. Port Hope Township Board meets at township hall.

Thursday, May 8

8:30 a.m. Reconstruction and detour of state Highway 197 (Bemidji Avenue) public information meeting, Bemidji City Hall.

8:30-10 a.m. Members of Cass County Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team meeting at Cass County Health, Human & Veterans Services building, Walker.

5-8 p.m. Eckles Township holds special election to elect additional supervisors for the new five-member board at Eckles Community Center.

7 p.m. Grant Valley Township Board meets at township hall.

7 p.m. Eckles Township Board meets at township hall.

Organizations

Wednesday, May 7

9 a.m.-noon Bemidji Woodcarvers' Club meets at Bemidji Senior Center. Beginning, intermediate and expert carvers welcome to attend. Cost is $2 a session.

10:30 a.m. Bone Builders Exercise Program, Bemidji Senior Center.

11:30 a.m. Retired railroad employees and spouses meet for lunch at Hungry Bear Buffet, 2300 24th St. N.W., Bemidji.

Noon Closed AA meeting using 12 steps and 12 traditions at Alano Club.

Noon Women's Al-Anon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 123 29th St. N.E., downstairs. Verna at 444-2959.

Noon Bemidji Lions Club meets at Eagles Club in Bemidji.

5:30 p.m. Free to Choose open meeting (non-smoking) at Alano Club, 1225 Anne St. N.W. 444-2525.

6 p.m. Paul Bunyan Lions Club meets at American Legion Club, 217 Minnesota Ave. N.W.

6:30 p.m. Retired Military Club meets for dinner. Spouses are invited. Helen Glen, 759-1096.

7 p.m. Bemidji Lodge 233 AF and AM meet at Masonic Temple, 501 Bemidji Ave N.

7 p.m. Al-Anon downstairs at Alano Club, 1225 Anne St. N.W.

7:30 p.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles meet at Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. S.E. Officers meet at 7 p.m.

8 p.m. Closed AA meeting at Alano Club, 1225 Anne St. N.W. 444-2525.

Thursday, May 8

10 a.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly group meets at First Baptist Church, 1555 Paul Bunyan Drive N.W. Weigh-in at 9 a.m. 444-5756.

10:30 a.m. Moms' Club meets at Gym Bin. 444-7354.

10:30 a.m. Closed AA meeting (non-smoking) at Alano Club, 1225 Anne St. N.W.

Noon Rural AIDS Action Network meets at Luekens Village Foods north.

Noon-1p.m. Bemidji Area Sertoma Club meets at Peppercorn Restaurant. Ryan, 760-3374 or www.bemidjisertoma.org.

Noon Bemidji Area Business and Professional Women luncheon at Peppercorn Restaurant. Irene Theis at 751-6645.

Noon Bemidji Community Food Shelf board of directors meets at food shelf, 310 Fourth St. N.W.

1 p.m. Stroke recovery support group meets at New Salem Lutheran Church, Turtle River.

5 p.m. Weight Watchers meets at Bethel Lutheran Church. Sandy Underwood at 444-5556.

5-6 p.m. Up North Al-Anon meets in Classroom C of North Country Regional Hospital, east entrance. 751-6673.

5:30 p.m. Free to Choose open meeting (non-smoking) at Alano Club, 1225 Anne St. N.W. 444-2525.

6-7:30 p.m. Treatment Program Action Team of Cass Lake meeting at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Cass Lake. Open to anyone who would like to be involved in developing an innovative chemical dependency program with the Cass Lake community. Jake Chernugal at 218-339-5409.

6-8 p.m. Bemidji MOPS meeting, First Lutheran Church, childcare provided, for more details, call 444-1449 or 444-5302.

7 p.m. Mississippi Headwaters Flyers EEA Chapter No. 1397 meeting in Bemidji Regional Airport Conference Room. All aviation enthusiasts encouraged to attend.

Services

Wednesday, May 7

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Beltrami County WIC (women/infants/children) clinic at Beltrami County Community Service Center, 616 America Ave. N.W., Suite 130.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cass Lake Family Service Center open for clients.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Cass County public and adult health clinic, and blood pressure clinic, Whistle Stop, Walker.

9:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Seventh-day Adventist Clothing Center offers used clothing, quilting and craft material free or at bargain prices at center, 810 15th St. N.W.

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Philip's Clothing Depot offers free and low-priced clothing, linens, toys and household items, and accepts donations.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Cass Lake Food Shelf open for walk-ins.

12:30-4:30 p.m. Friends of the Bemidji Library Bookstore open. 751-3963.

Thursday, May 8

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Beltrami County WIC (women/infants/children) clinic at Beltrami County Community Service Center, 616 America Ave. N.W., Suite 130.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cass Lake Family Service Center open for clients.

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friends of the Bemidji Library Bookstore open. 751-3963.

11 a.m.-noon Bemidji Senior Center offers blood pressure checks in center's conference room.

1-5 p.m. Bemidji Public Library opens late and for a shorter schedule due to carpeting project.

3:30-5:30 p.m. Cass Lake Food Shelf open for walk-ins.

5-6 p.m. Bemidji Soup Kitchen serves free meal at United Methodist Church, 902 Beltrami Avenue N.W.,

Bemidji.

7 p.m. Book discussion group "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson, Bemidji Public Library.

Religion

Wednesday, May 7

7 a.m. Men's Bible study at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bemidji. All men welcome to attend. 444-4746.

9-11 a.m. Women's Bible study at Evangelical Free Church in Bemidji. 751-8834 or Vicky Hoffmann at dhoffman@paulbunyan.net.

10:30 a.m. Bible study at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bemidji. All are welcome to attend. 444-4746.

5-5:45 p.m. Faithfully fit exercise class, New Salem Lutheran Church in Turtle River, 243-3264.

6:30 p.m. Worship service, First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N., for more information call 444-5302.

7 p.m. Dinner and presentation by guest speaker James Scudder, Bemidji Baptist Church.

Thursday, May 8

5-6 p.m. Faithfully fit exercise class, New Salem Lutheran Church in Turtle River, 243-3264.

7 p.m. Jim Sky, prophet, ministers at the new location of Lakewood Community Church, half mile past Wilton and half mile north on Scribner Road on left side. All are welcome. Anne at 751-6210.

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