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Pioneer Previews: 'A Christmas Carol' auditions scheduled this week
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Auditions for "A Christmas Carol," the musical, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 15 and 16, at the historic Chief Theatre, 314 Beltrami Ave. N.W. Bemidji.

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Interested community members should go prepared with 16 bars of music and a short monologue. The show will be under the direction of Mary Knox-Johnson with music by Karen Bradley and Wayne Hoff. This production is a collaboration of Bemidji Community Theater and The Paul Bunyan Playhouse and performance dates will be Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11. Contact Knox-Johnson at 333-8740 with any questions.

Volunteers sought

The Bemidji Library Book Festival is looking for more volunteers to be committee members for the 2012 Book Festival. An open meeting was held on Sept. 13 in the library's front meeting room. Those interested in working on the festival but could not make that meeting should contact Paul Ericsson at 751-3963. This program series will be provided with funds approved by Minnesota voters for arts and cultural heritage.

Film festival

"Fathom Film Festival" is calling for film submissions for the film festival to be held in April. Starting with this October, Saarens Productions will host a showing of film submissions from local, regional and national entries as part of the First Friday activities in Bemidji. Each month the audience will decide which film will compete in the April festival, during which prizes are awarded. The entry fee is $10. DVD submissions may be sent to Saarens Productions, 508 Woodland Ave. S.W., Bemidji, MN 56601. Include contact information with entry. Questions may be directed to ssaari@paulbunyan.net or arens@paulbunyan.net, by phone at 556-1777.

Field trip

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning takes a bus trip Tuesday, Sept. 20, to Moorhead, Minn., to the Hjemkomst Viking Ship and Stave Church Building, which is a full-scale replica of the Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. from the south side of the Walmart parking lot in Park Rapids and return about 4 p.m. Tickets are $20; 45 seats are available on a Grayhound-style bus, museum tour, gratuities and box lunch. To reserve a place, call LuAnne White at 218-732-7939, or email hclifelonglearners@yahoo.com. Reservations are first-come, first-serve. This event is partially subsidized by the Itasca-Mantrap Operation Roundup grant.

Radio theater

The Icebox Radio Theater of International Falls will complete its 2011 "Koochi-Koochi Tour" with a live show and broadcast at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, from the Ranier Community Building, 2099 Spruce St. This event is free and open to the public. On tap is a series of original skits and songs highlighting the best of the IBRT's summer and will feature the world premiere of "Bank Robber! The Trial of W.W. Butler," a 30-minute radio play gleaned from the pages of Koochiching County history. "Bank Robber! The Trial of W.W. Butler" is a historical comedy written by IBRT Artistic Director Jeffrey Adams. For folks outside the region, the show will be broadcast live on Sound Stages Radio at soundstagesradio.com. The Koochi-Koochi Tour is sponsored by Boise Paper Solutions, and a Minnesota Legacy Grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.

Musical events

E Roster McCabe will perform starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Blue Ox, located in the Union Station, Bemidji, as part of their Fall 2011 Tour. Noted for their high intensity, genre-blending, Funky Reggae Dance Rock, this tour will support its new album "Live at the Cabooze Vol II." Admission is $5; 21 is the minimum age to attend.

E Good Noise, an eclectic mix of familiar favorites with a different twist, expressive flavor with a unique variety of instrumentation on hand drums, cello, saxophone, keyboards and vocals will perform from 8 p.m. to closing Friday, Sept. 16, at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant, 317 Beltrami Ave. N.W.

E Kazyak, some funk and rock with an Indi twist, will be performing from 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

Fundraisers

E Annual Fall Harvest Sale/Fundraiser for the Blackduck History and Art Center will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the history center in downtown Blackduck. Produce, baked goods chili and coffee and donuts will be available along with history displays and art gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

E The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Guild will host the third annual Desserts by Design Friday, Sept. 23, at the Hungry Bear Banquet & Conference Center, 2300 24th St. N.W., in Bemidji. This event, sponsored by RiverWood Bank, will feature designed tables, unique desserts, musical entertainment and a silent auction. Viewing of the tables will begin at 7 p.m. with seating at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Reservations can be made at Lueken's North in Bemidji. All proceeds will benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. For more information, contact Jeanette Halcrow, 444-2689, or Carol Milowski, 444-4344.

E Bemidji Area Arts Endowment will hold its eighth annual Oom Pah for the Arts from 6-10 p.m. Friday Sept. 30, at the Hungry Bear Banquet & Conference Center. Tickets are $50 ($35 tax deductible donation) and include wine and beer tasting, a German dinner and music provided by Dennis Doeden, "Tuba" Jim Thompson and friends. BAAE is a component fund of Northwest Minnesota Foundation dedicated to the support of the arts in the Bemidji area, and this is their major fundraiser to support the grants and scholarships given yearly in support of string students, arts events and artists. Contact Chairman Mike Tangen at 444-8310 or any board member for tickets.

E Birthday Bash! with Barney Live in Concert when Barney & Friends will arrive in Bemidji Sept. 24. This musical production encourages sharing, caring and imagination through the power of song, dance and the beloved cast of characters including dino pals Baby Bop, BJ and Riff. The shows will be performed at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Sanford Center, 111 Event Center Drive N.E., Bemidji. Tickets are $15 and $20, and there are a limited number of $25 Gold Circle Seats and $50 Dino Seats Packages (front row seats and a pre-show meet and greet with Barney. A facility fee of $1 may be added to all ticket prices, additional fees and discounts may apply. For more information, call The Sanford Center Box Office at 441-4032. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets go on sale now.

Workshops

E Beginning Telemark Rosemaling workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3 and 4, with Shirley Evenstad at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clearbrook. The cost is $30, and the registration deadline is Sept. 15. Send check to R2AC.

E Fiber workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27, at Debs Community Center, Debs, with Marilyn Lee. Partici[ants will create a Paul and Babe Pillow or Wall Hanging, learn the appliqué technique and special sewing and finishing techniques. The cost is $30, and the registration deadline is Oct. 6 and includes materials. Send check to R2AC.

Upcoming events

E Park Rapids Lakes Area Art Leap 2011: A driving tour of artists' studios and cultural destinations on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25. See www.parkrapids.com for complete information.

E American Jazz with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Bemidji High School.

E Book discussion at Bemidji Public Library: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand at noon, Monday, Oct 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

E "Bell, Book and Candle" by John Van Druten at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-19, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23, Fire Hall Theater, Grand Forks, N.D. www.GGFCT. com.

E Bemidji State University Harpsichord Recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Bangsberg Recital Hall. Tickets: adults $10, seniors $5 and students free. More info. to follow.

E "Judy Why Can't I," a play set in Hollywood offering a glimpse into the life of Judy Garland features some of Garland's memorable songs beginning 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-24, 22 and 29, Oct. 1, 2, at Minnesota Folklore Theater, 6 Broadway St. Akeley. More information to follow.

E Mark Twain (as portrayed by Richard Garey of Hannibal, Mo.) on Monday, Oct. 3, at Bemidji High School auditorium. More information to follow.

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

Auditions for "A Christmas Carol," the musical, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 15 and 16, at the historic Chief Theatre, 314 Beltrami Ave. N.W. Bemidji.

Interested community members should go prepared with 16 bars of music and a short monologue. The show will be under the direction of Mary Knox-Johnson with music by Karen Bradley and Wayne Hoff. This production is a collaboration of Bemidji Community Theater and The Paul Bunyan Playhouse and performance dates will be Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11. Contact Knox-Johnson at 333-8740 with any questions.

Volunteers sought

The Bemidji Library Book Festival is looking for more volunteers to be committee members for the 2012 Book Festival. An open meeting was held on Sept. 13 in the library's front meeting room. Those interested in working on the festival but could not make that meeting should contact Paul Ericsson at 751-3963. This program series will be provided with funds approved by Minnesota voters for arts and cultural heritage.

Film festival

"Fathom Film Festival" is calling for film submissions for the film festival to be held in April. Starting with this October, Saarens Productions will host a showing of film submissions from local, regional and national entries as part of the First Friday activities in Bemidji. Each month the audience will decide which film will compete in the April festival, during which prizes are awarded. The entry fee is $10. DVD submissions may be sent to Saarens Productions, 508 Woodland Ave. S.W., Bemidji, MN 56601. Include contact information with entry. Questions may be directed to ssaari@paulbunyan.net or arens@paulbunyan.net, by phone at 556-1777.

Field trip

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning takes a bus trip Tuesday, Sept. 20, to Moorhead, Minn., to the Hjemkomst Viking Ship and Stave Church Building, which is a full-scale replica of the Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. from the south side of the Walmart parking lot in Park Rapids and return about 4 p.m. Tickets are $20; 45 seats are available on a Grayhound-style bus, museum tour, gratuities and box lunch. To reserve a place, call LuAnne White at 218-732-7939, or email hclifelonglearners@yahoo.com. Reservations are first-come, first-serve. This event is partially subsidized by the Itasca-Mantrap Operation Roundup grant.

Radio theater

The Icebox Radio Theater of International Falls will complete its 2011 "Koochi-Koochi Tour" with a live show and broadcast at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, from the Ranier Community Building, 2099 Spruce St. This event is free and open to the public. On tap is a series of original skits and songs highlighting the best of the IBRT's summer and will feature the world premiere of "Bank Robber! The Trial of W.W. Butler," a 30-minute radio play gleaned from the pages of Koochiching County history. "Bank Robber! The Trial of W.W. Butler" is a historical comedy written by IBRT Artistic Director Jeffrey Adams. For folks outside the region, the show will be broadcast live on Sound Stages Radio at soundstagesradio.com. The Koochi-Koochi Tour is sponsored by Boise Paper Solutions, and a Minnesota Legacy Grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.

Musical events

- Roster McCabe will perform starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Blue Ox, located in the Union Station, Bemidji, as part of their Fall 2011 Tour. Noted for their high intensity, genre-blending, Funky Reggae Dance Rock, this tour will support its new album "Live at the Cabooze Vol II." Admission is $5; 21 is the minimum age to attend.

- Good Noise, an eclectic mix of familiar favorites with a different twist, expressive flavor with a unique variety of instrumentation on hand drums, cello, saxophone, keyboards and vocals will perform from 8 p.m. to closing Friday, Sept. 16, at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant, 317 Beltrami Ave. N.W.

- Kazyak, some funk and rock with an Indi twist, will be performing from 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

Fundraisers

- Annual Fall Harvest Sale/Fundraiser for the Blackduck History and Art Center will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the history center in downtown Blackduck. Produce, baked goods chili and coffee and donuts will be available along with history displays and art gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

- The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Guild will host the third annual Desserts by Design Friday, Sept. 23, at the Hungry Bear Banquet & Conference Center, 2300 24th St. N.W., in Bemidji. This event, sponsored by RiverWood Bank, will feature designed tables, unique desserts, musical entertainment and a silent auction. Viewing of the tables will begin at 7 p.m. with seating at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Reservations can be made at Lueken's North in Bemidji. All proceeds will benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. For more information, contact Jeanette Halcrow, 444-2689, or Carol Milowski, 444-4344.

- Bemidji Area Arts Endowment will hold its eighth annual Oom Pah for the Arts from 6-10 p.m. Friday Sept. 30, at the Hungry Bear Banquet & Conference Center. Tickets are $50 ($35 tax deductible donation) and include wine and beer tasting, a German dinner and music provided by Dennis Doeden, "Tuba" Jim Thompson and friends. BAAE is a component fund of Northwest Minnesota Foundation dedicated to the support of the arts in the Bemidji area, and this is their major fundraiser to support the grants and scholarships given yearly in support of string students, arts events and artists. Contact Chairman Mike Tangen at 444-8310 or any board member for tickets.

- Birthday Bash! with Barney Live in Concert when Barney & Friends will arrive in Bemidji Sept. 24. This musical production encourages sharing, caring and imagination through the power of song, dance and the beloved cast of characters including dino pals Baby Bop, BJ and Riff. The shows will be performed at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Sanford Center, 111 Event Center Drive N.E., Bemidji. Tickets are $15 and $20, and there are a limited number of $25 Gold Circle Seats and $50 Dino Seats Packages (front row seats and a pre-show meet and greet with Barney. A facility fee of $1 may be added to all ticket prices, additional fees and discounts may apply. For more information, call The Sanford Center Box Office at 441-4032. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets go on sale now.

Workshops

- Beginning Telemark Rosemaling workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3 and 4, with Shirley Evenstad at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clearbrook. The cost is $30, and the registration deadline is Sept. 15. Send check to R2AC.

- Fiber workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27, at Debs Community Center, Debs, with Marilyn Lee. Partici[ants will create a Paul and Babe Pillow or Wall Hanging, learn the appliqué technique and special sewing and finishing techniques. The cost is $30, and the registration deadline is Oct. 6 and includes materials. Send check to R2AC.

Upcoming events

- Park Rapids Lakes Area Art Leap 2011: A driving tour of artists' studios and cultural destinations on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25. See www.parkrapids.com for complete information.

- American Jazz with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Bemidji High School.

- Book discussion at Bemidji Public Library: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand at noon, Monday, Oct 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

- "Bell, Book and Candle" by John Van Druten at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-19, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23, Fire Hall Theater, Grand Forks, N.D. www.GGFCT. com.

- Bemidji State University Harpsichord Recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Bangsberg Recital Hall. Tickets: adults $10, seniors $5 and students free. More info. to follow.

- "Judy Why Can't I," a play set in Hollywood offering a glimpse into the life of Judy Garland features some of Garland's memorable songs beginning 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-24, 22 and 29, Oct. 1, 2, at Minnesota Folklore Theater, 6 Broadway St. Akeley. More information to follow.

- Mark Twain (as portrayed by Richard Garey of Hannibal, Mo.) on Monday, Oct. 3, at Bemidji High School auditorium. More information to follow.

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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