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Pioneer Previews: Bemidji Symphony Orchestra to perform Sunday

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The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra's 72nd Season, under the direction of Beverly Everett, will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, in the Bemidji High School Auditorium. "Testament of Spirit," the first of the series, will be the world premier of Joseph Adams' "Soul Discovery," a piece rooted in his experience as a spectator to the chaos and shock of Sept. 11, 2001.

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The second offering in the program will be lead by guest conductor Norman Gamboa, Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, op. 46, familiar to audiences because it is repeatedly used in commercials, background music for television shows and Harry Potter movies.

Stephen Carlson will perform the familiar "Emperor Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven, which will be played after intermission as the last piece on the program.

The doors will open at 2:30 p.m. with a concert start at 3 p.m. Season memberships will be available on the day of the concert as well as in advance by visiting the BSO website at bemidjisymphony.org. Ticket prices are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and college students. Children and students through grade 12 are admitted free. Advance ticket purchase is available now at Lueken's Village Food North and also at the door the day of performance.

Book discussion

The Bemidji Public Library October book discussion will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.7, "Ojibwe in Minnesota" with Anton Treuer. This narrative traces the history of the Ojibwe people and explores cultural practices, challenges and modern-day discussions of sovereignty and identity. Treuer will discuss sensitive issues, such as the need for reform in modern tribal government, poverty, unemployment and drug abuse and educational reform. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Special events

"Miriam Daughter of Finnish Immigrants," a program on memoirs of a Finnish immigrant family sponsored by Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning, is at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Mary's Church in Fosston. Author Diane Dettmann wrote this book about her aunt's life growing up in an immigrant family and their struggles and challenges in northern Minnesota during the Great Depression. She writes that they were committed to becoming Americans and at the same time tried to maintain their Finnish culture. All NELL programs are free and open to the public.

- Minnesota author Maud Hart Lovelace comes alive to audiences in a program at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Bemidji Public Library. Lovelace, who lived from 1892 to 1980, will be portrayed by a player from the Minnesota Historical Society. She grew up in Mankato and as a young girl wrote diaries which later became the Betsy-Tacy-Tib books. Lovelace is also the author of several historical novels, including "Early Candlelight," which is about life in Fort Snelling and "Gentlemen from England," which she co-authored with her husband, Delos Lovelace. This program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Kitchigami Regional Library System through funding from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Funds. Note that this same program will be given by the Blackduck Library at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7.

- Patricia Conner will give a reading from her new book of poetry, "On Days Like This," published by Loonfeather Press, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at St. Bartholomew's Church, 1800 Irvine Ave. NW. Copies will be for sale and signing. Copies of her earlier book will also be for sale.

Saarens Productions will be holding open auditions 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, and Sunday, Oct. 10, in the auditorium of the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N.W. The auditions are being held to cast roles in seven different one-act and short plays to be performed on Nov. 12-13 at the Wild Rose Theater. Auditions are open to people ages 16 through seniors. Each actor will be asked to do a cold reading from one or more of the plays. For more information about the plays, please see areavoices.com/bemidjiarts or Our Voices on home page of BemidjiPioneer.com. Please call 218-556-1777 with questions.

The Bemidji Public Library is looking for people who are willing to commit to a fairly regular schedule to help with support tasks. There is no minimum or maximum number of hours, just a chance to be around a vital part of the Bemidji community. Applications are available at the library.

E The Village of Hope Art Drive seeks contributions of inspirational art for a new homeless shelter, Village of Hope, expected to be open in December. Art donated to this point is featured in the October First Friday Art Walk at the Cabin Coffee House and Café. In addition, each artist will receive a tax-deductable receipt for donation. The art should be inspirational and promote the strength of the human spirit. Types of art being sought include paintings, photography, drawings, mixed media, wall quilts/hangings, wall ceramics and pottery. All art must be framed or ready to use. For more information, call Jen Anderson at 209-6986 or e-mail organize@midco.net,

E The Sculpture Walk Committee is seeking new board members for the upcoming year. They are looking for individuals who will strengthen the board and envision and generate new ideas and projects. For more information or to apply for the board, please contact Al Belleveau at 243-2685.

The Bemidji Public Library is looking for people who are willing to commit to a fairly regular schedule to help with support tasks. There is no minimum or maximum number of hours, just a chance to be around a vital part of the Bemidji community. Applications are available at the library.

- The Village of Hope Art Drive seeks contributions of inspirational art for a new homeless shelter, Village of Hope, expected to be open in December. Art donated to this point is featured in the October First Friday Art Walk at the Cabin Coffee House and Café. In addition, each artist will receive a tax-deductable receipt for donation. The art should be inspirational and promote the strength of the human spirit. Types of art being sought include paintings, photography, drawings, mixed media, wall quilts/hangings, wall ceramics and pottery. All art must be framed or ready to use. For more information, call Jen Anderson at 209-6986 or e-mail organize@midco.net,

- The Sculpture Walk Committee is seeking new board members for the upcoming year. They are looking for individuals who will strengthen the board and envision and generate new ideas and projects. For more information or to apply for the board, please contact Al Belleveau at 243-2685.

Fall clay workshops at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts are: Oct. 11, 18, 25. The beginner class for ages 8-13 is 4:15-5:30 p.m.; adults is 6:30-8 p.m. A Wheel Throwing Demonstration will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 21. A Working Wet Workshop is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28-29.

E Finding your roots -- journals, journey and generations" workshop sponsored by the Beltrami County Historical Society, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Beltrami Electric in Bemidji. The workshop includes six speakers, a silent auction and catered lunch. Tickets are $35 for the general public and $30 for BCHS members and will be $40 at the door the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the History Center. Please see areavoices.com/bemidjiarts or Our Voices on the home page of BemidjiPioneer.com for a complete listing of presenters and topics.

E A watercolor class featuring Northern Minnesota landscapes will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W., at the back of the Ink Spot building. All materials will be provided and it is a good opportunity to see if watercolor painting is of interest. Pre-paid registration is $40 and will be taken at the Gallery.

E Painting with Yarn: An Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at Heatwoods Retreat Center in Bemidji. For more information, contact Kristin Majkzak at 444-2268 or e-mail artfultrolling@hotmail.com.

E "No-Risk" Workshop funding is available through Region 2 Arts Council. The workshop must focus on learning experiences for adult learners and be open to the public. Any group that wants to bring in an artist to do a workshop is eligible, as are regional artists who wish to present a workshop themselves. Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis but funds are limited. Please contact staff of Region 2 Arts Council at 751-45447 or 1-800-275-5447 or e-mail staff@r2art.org.

Fall clay workshops at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts are: Oct. 11, 18, 25. The beginner class for ages 8-13 is 4:15-5:30 p.m.; adults is 6:30-8 p.m. A Wheel Throwing Demonstration will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 21. A Working Wet Workshop is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28-29.

- Finding your roots -- journals, journey and generations" workshop sponsored by the Beltrami County Historical Society, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Beltrami Electric in Bemidji. The workshop includes six speakers, a silent auction and catered lunch. Tickets are $35 for the general public and $30 for BCHS members and will be $40 at the door the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the History Center. Please see areavoices.com/bemidjiarts or Our Voices on the home page of BemidjiPioneer.com for a complete listing of presenters and topics.

- A watercolor class featuring Northern Minnesota landscapes will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W., at the back of the Ink Spot building. All materials will be provided and it is a good opportunity to see if watercolor painting is of interest. Pre-paid registration is $40 and will be taken at the Gallery.

- Painting with Yarn: An Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at Heatwoods Retreat Center in Bemidji. For more information, contact Kristin Majkzak at 444-2268 or e-mail artfultrolling@hotmail.com.

- "No-Risk" Workshop funding is available through Region 2 Arts Council. The workshop must focus on learning experiences for adult learners and be open to the public. Any group that wants to bring in an artist to do a workshop is eligible, as are regional artists who wish to present a workshop themselves. Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis but funds are limited. Please contact staff of Region 2 Arts Council at 751-45447 or 1-800-275-5447 or e-mail staff@r2art.org.

E Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts welcomes Abigail Roland and Deborah Davis and their fresh and mature works, "Threadbare." This exhibit explores reflections on life, mythology and the experience of being a woman. Using needle and thread, herbs, enamel and paint, this mother and daughter team are the featured artists for October. Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring the work of more than 50 different artists in fine art and craft and is located at 315 Irvine Ave. N.W.

- Bemidji Community Art Center is housing "Works in Wood," an exhibit of functional handcrafted work by Jeff Burger, Allan Habedank, Emilia Hovelsrud, Don Knudson, John Lembi, Duane Shoup, Gary Thomton, David Towley and Kathleen Towley. From Ukeleles and canoe paddles to sculpture, these wood artisans offer artwork that is functional and artistic. This exhibit will be up until Oct. 23. Visit the Art Center and Shop 426 at 426 Bemidji Ave. N. (Carnegie Library on Fifth Street Northwest) or at www.bcac.wordpress.com or contact them at 444-7570 or at bcac@paulbunyan.net. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

- Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North, presents "Winter Wonderland." This exhibit will open on Oct 1 and remain in place through the end of December. The History Center is located at 130 Minnesota Ave. S.W. in the historic James J. Hill Great Northern Depot. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 444-3376 or www.beltramihistory.org

- Bemidji Public Library has on display for the month of October the work of artist and Bemidji native Michael Miller. His exhibit, "Booya" is a mixture of different media: photography, video, drawing and cartooning depicting the human figure, nature, sketching of everyday objects and personal feelings. The library is located at 509 America Ave. N.W. and open Monday through Saturday.

- Brigid's Cross Pub and Restaurant invites the public to view a collaborative show, featuring work from some of the artists involved in the upcoming Bemidji First City of the Arts Studio Cruise. The pub is open at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday at 317 Beltrami Ave. N.W. in downtown Bemidji.

- Cabin Coffee House and Café has on display works from artists who have generously donated their art toward a collection that will be housed in the Village of Hope, the new homeless family shelter in Bemidji. Included in the collection is work from artists as far away as Australia, as near as our neighbor Canada and points in between. The theme is inspirational art and the works are in watercolor, acrylic, oil, prints, photography and collage. Also on display and for sale are paintings and cards by Audrey Merschman. Located at 214 Third St. N.W. the Cabin is open seven days a week.

- Dunn Bros Coffee is pleased to present Terry Honstead and her exhibit "Time Gone By," paintings reflective of the work of Old Masters using acrylic, collage, fiber, hand-made paper and found objects. Also on display are ceramic pieces by Josh Boock. Featured wines of the month have been added to the menu. Dunn Bros is open seven days a week at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S. Call 444-5252 or e-mail dunnbros106@dunnbros.com.

- Fleur de Lis Gallery has on display mixed media by Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson, watercolors and oil pastels by Rita Arsenault Quinn, pottery by Thomas Hamilton and photography by Catherine Adams. The gallery also carries books from local and regional authors and CDs from local and regional musicians. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and during events and by appointment.

- Gallery North (invites the public to "Fall into Fall," a retrospective of fall in the north woods. Kay Schuver, a wildlife painter, will be the showcase artist of the month. Gallery North's website (www.gallerynorthbemidji.com) features member artists, artwork and information on upcoming events.

- Glazed & Amused - Paint Your Own Pottery Studio located at 311 Third St. N.W. in downtown Bemidji. Check out the window display featuring beautiful ceramic pieces painted by the customers, walk-in painters are always welcome. For more information call 333-6880 or e-mail glazed@paulbunyan.net.

- Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (522 America Ave. N.W.) welcomes Mary Therese Peterson as their featured artist for October. Peterson works in mixed media and collage, watercolors and acrylics. Her latest works are wearable and functional art where she employs wax resists, thickened dyes, natural objects and carved linoleum blocks to add layers of textures and imagery on silk and cotton fabrics. The exhibit is open on Sundays and by appointment, 751-9654.

- The North Country Health Services Art Committee presents work by local artist Pamela Nelson and her exhibit, "The Language of Flowers." Nelson's work will be on display now through the month of October for the pleasure of residents, families, staff and the community at large. Also featured is pottery by Butch Holden in the new coffee and gift shop, The Bistro at WoodsEdge. The pottery, which is both hand thrown and hand-built includes high-fired stoneware and porcelain and is for sale on site. The Bistro at WoodsEdge is located just inside the front entryway to Neilson Place at WoodsEdge, on the North Country Health Services Senior Living Campus, 1000 Anne St. NW. Bemidji. For more information, e-mail lpapkelarson@nchs.com.

- Wild Hare Coffee House and Bistro (523 Minnesota Ave. N.W.) will present "The Art of Survival" for Domestic Abuse Awareness Month and will feature the poetry and art of Kathryn Anne Lavelle. Wild Hare is open six days a week and closed on Sundays.

- Talley Gallery has on display the work of Kari Lennartson, painting instructor at Colorado State University. Her collection is abstract paintings, "Order/Disorder," that circle around the multiple meanings of the word "home." She uses the interplay of color, line and value and surface textures to indicate its wide meaning and the collection will be on display until October 13. The gallery is located in room 212 of the Education Arts Building on the campus of Bemidji State University and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and is barrier-free.

- Headwaters School of Music and the Arts (519 Minnesota Ave. N.W.) has on display works of watercolor artist Judy Selby.

- Tutto Bene, 300 Beltrami Ave. N.W., a restaurant and art gallery has an ongoing display of new art work by Michael De Witt, Jane Freeman, Terry Honstead, Beverlee Olson, Mary Therese Peterson, Judy Selby, Pat Shough (Sillimandi) Michael Thomas Sunnarborg and MaryBeth Vaudrin for viewing pleasure and sale. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is closed on Sundays.

- Visit the Tourist Information Center, 300 Bemidji Ave. N., by the statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe, for a map and information on the pieces included in the Bemidji Sculpture Walk

E Oct. 12, 10-11:30 a.m.: Glacial Geology of North Central Minnesota with Professor Emeritus of Geology, BSU, a program of Adventures in Lifelong Learning, Optivation, 3801 Bemidji Ave. N.

E Oct. 13, 9:30-11 a.m.: North Country: The Making of Minnesota with Mary Lethert Wingerd, a program of Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning, Gonvick Community Center.

E Oct. 15-16, 7 p.m.: The Bemidji Swashbucklers Guild Equinox Rapier Duello at the Wild Rose Theater.

E Oct. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.: Nature Photography: An Excuse to Travel with Cal Rice, a program of Adventures in Lifelong Learning, Optivation, 3801 Bemidji Ave. N.

E Oct. 20 9:30-11 a.m.:An Introduction to Latin America:Wealth, Poverty, Class with Mary Hrenchir, Elim , a program of Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning, Lutheran Church, Clearbrook.

E Oct. 22-23 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 24 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bemidji First City of the Arts Studio Cruise '10. Locations throughout area. Maps at Tourist Information Center and at Bemidji Pioneer.

E Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30, 7:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Oct 24: Prairie Songs: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Minnesota Folklore Theater. More information to follow.

E Oct. 26, 10-11:30 a.m.: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow-Preserving our Heritage with Wanda Hoyum, a program of Adventures in Lifelong Learning, Optivation, 3801 Bemidji Ave. N.

E Oct. 27, 9:30-11 a.m.: Journey to Jordon with Patt Rall, a program of Northern Exposure in Lifelong Learning, Faith Lutheran Church, Bagley.

E Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.: "Three Zombies and a Movie" Historic Chief Theater. More information to follow.

E Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.: Brigid's Cross Irish Pub hosts Open Stage.Call 444-0567 for more information.

E Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: Pelican Railroad at Backyard BBQ in downtown Bemidji.

E Third Monday of the month, 12:30 p.m.: Northern Artist Association meets at the Eagles Club. The public is invited to attend. For information call 759-2952.

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

E Oct. 12, 10-11:30 a.m.: Glacial Geology of North Central Minnesota with Professor Emeritus of Geology, BSU, a program of Adventures in Lifelong Learning, Optivation, 3801 Bemidji Ave. N.

- Oct. 13, 9:30-11 a.m.: North Country: The Making of Minnesota with Mary Lethert Wingerd, a program of Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning, Gonvick Community Center.

- Oct. 15-16, 7 p.m.: The Bemidji Swashbucklers Guild Equinox Rapier Duello at the Wild Rose Theater.

- Oct. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.: Nature Photography: An Excuse to Travel with Cal Rice, a program of Adventures in Lifelong Learning, Optivation, 3801 Bemidji Ave. N.

- Oct. 20 9:30-11 a.m.:An Introduction to Latin America:Wealth, Poverty, Class with Mary Hrenchir, Elim , a program of Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning, Lutheran Church, Clearbrook.

- Oct. 22-23 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 24 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bemidji First City of the Arts Studio Cruise '10. Locations throughout area. Maps at Tourist Information Center and at Bemidji Pioneer.

- Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30, 7:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Oct 24: Prairie Songs: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Minnesota Folklore Theater. More information to follow.

- Oct. 26, 10-11:30 a.m.: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow-Preserving our Heritage with Wanda Hoyum, a program of Adventures in Lifelong Learning, Optivation, 3801 Bemidji Ave. N.

- Oct. 27, 9:30-11 a.m.: Journey to Jordon with Patt Rall, a program of Northern Exposure in Lifelong Learning, Faith Lutheran Church, Bagley.

- Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.: "Three Zombies and a Movie" Historic Chief Theater. More information to follow.

- Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.: Brigid's Cross Irish Pub hosts Open Stage.Call 444-0567 for more information.

- Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: Pelican Railroad at Backyard BBQ in downtown Bemidji.

- Third Monday of the month, 12:30 p.m.: Northern Artist Association meets at the Eagles Club. The public is invited to attend. For information call 759-2952.

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

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