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Pioneer Previews for June 30: Water Carnival tops week’s events

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Bemidji Jaycee’s 69th Annual Water Carnival highlights the Fourth of July week in Bemidji.

Festivities for the Water Carnival begin Wednesday and run through Sunday with live music and entertainment daily. During the carnival, the annual medallion hunt will continue until it’s found. There is also Geocache at Lake Bemidji State Park daily and Merriam’s Midway also will be open each day.

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Clues for the medallion hunt can be found on Bemidji Jaycee’s Facebook page or website.

The Grand Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit www. bemidjijaycees. com.

Wednesday

-- Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," an elegant re-telling adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella that looks at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. The play starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $10 for students and $20 each for groups of 10 or more.

-- The Bad Campers will perform in the entertainment tent at Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Thursday

-- Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," an elegant re-telling adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella that looks at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. The play starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $10 for students and $20 each for groups of 10 or more.

-- Strange Daze will perform in the entertainment tent at Bemidji Jaycee’s Water Carnival from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

-- Fireworks will begin at dusk at Bemidji Jaycee’s Water Carnival.

Friday

-- Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," an elegant re-telling adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella that looks at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. The play starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $10 for students and $20 each for groups of 10 or more.

-- Wayne Renn will perform in the entertainment tent at Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

-- First Friday Open House at Gallery North will feature Marion Caroline Reil from 2 to 5 p.m. The showcase artists will be Daren Hanson and Barb Ellingson.

-- The Bemidji Public Library presents work by area photographer, Cal Rice, featuring images from Cuba from 3 to 5 p.m.

-- Brigid’s Pub will host a reception for the new art exhibit by the Artists of Studio 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The theme for the exhibit is "Dragons" in anticipation for the upcoming Dragon Boat Races.

-- Glazed and Amused presents photographers, Ashley Houle and Joyce Klevens from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

-- Rail River Folk presents an open house with Maxwell Kelsey, a birch bark canoe builder, 5 to 7 p.m.

-- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse will feature local nature photographer Irv Strom with an opening reception 3 to 5 p.m.

Saturday

-- Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," an elegant re-telling adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella that looks at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. The play starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $10 for students and $20 each for groups of 10 or more.

-- Crosswater will perform in the entertainment tent at Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sunday

-- Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," an elegant re-telling adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella that looks at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. The play starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18.

-- Bemidji Area Community Band will perform its annual patriotic concert at 7 p.m. on the south lawn of Bangsberg Performing Arts Center.

--E Diva DJ will perform in the entertainment tent at Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival from 5 to 10 p.m.

Area Exhibits

-- Neilson Place presents a photography display of "Through Our Eyes" by Aynsley Kluchnik and Abby Szarkowski July through Oct.

-- Beltrami County History Center will feature new artwork from Gallery North and a new exhibit in their main hall: "Trails Through Time." Opening on Wednesday, it will showcase county history from the mid-20th century. The Beltrami County History Center is open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

-- The Bemidji Community Art Center presents an exhibit of oil paintings, watercolors and sculpture by John Lembi with his presentation of "Childs Play." The Center will not be hosting a First Friday reception and will be closed on July 4. The center is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

-- The Blackduck Area History and Art Center, located at Main and Margaret streets, is showcasing a picture display, "60 years ago, Funkley goes to New York," through July 13th.

-- "Summer Art Potpourri" in the Tin Pan gALLEry is displaying work by a variety of artists, some new to the History and Art Center. Summer hours are 1–4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays through Aug. 31. Visits by special appointment may be scheduled by calling 835-4478 or 835-8210.

-- Blank Canvas Gallery and Education Center at 311 S. Main Ave, Park Rapids, has an exhibit of all participating artists.

-- For a complete listing of Bemidji Community Arts Center art exhibits email bcac@wordpress.com.

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