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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The Headwaters School of Music and Arts will present Kelley Hunt in concert at 4 p.m. today at the historic Chief Theatre, 314 Beltrami Ave. N.W., in support of the scholarship program. Tickets are $20 at the door. This event is underwritten by Paul Bunyan Communications and Tutto Bene.

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Volunteers needed

The Bemidji Library Book Festival is looking for more volunteers to be committee members for the 2012 Book Festival. An open meeting will be held at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the library's front meeting room. Those interested in working on the festival, but who cannot make this 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.

Audition call

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. 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.

Film festival

"Fathom Film Festival" is calling for film submissions for the film festival to be held in April 2012. 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 and 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.

Fundraisers

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, promises to be a delightful evening of exclusively 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 and reservations can be made at Lueken's North in Bemidji. All proceeds will benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. For more information, contact Jeanette Halcrow at 444-2689 or Carol Milowski at 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.

Workshops

E Writer's Workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at a location to be announced. Susan Hauser will lead a three-hour workshop for participants who will learn some ways to read their writing the way that others do; recognition of values and meanings expressed in the work. The workshop will introduce techniques for discovering both literal and metaphorical meaning in participant's writings. Participants will be asked to bring a five page writing sample: poetry or prose (fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, letter, etc.). Space is limited. The fee is $35 for adults and $20 for students with a valid ID. For more information or to register, contact Bemidji Community Arts Center at 444-7570 or bcac@paulbunyan.net.

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 the Debs Community Center, Debs, with Marilyn Lee. Participants will make a Paul and Babe Pillow or Wall Hanging, learn the appliqué technique and special sewing and finishing techniques. The cost is $30 and includes materials. Registration deadline is Oct. 6. Send check to R2AC.

Barney show

Birthday Bash! with Barney Live in Concert when Barney & Friends arrive in Bemidji. 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.

September exhibits

E Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts features mixed media artist Maria Thompson's college work, "People I Should Have Met," inspired by the poetry of W.H. Auden. This shop is a boutique which features art and fine craft by more than 60 artists and an eclectic selection of fun gifts and contemporary accessories. Bad Cat is located at 315 Irvine Ave. N.W.

E Bemidji Public Library Art Wall features Doug Zuehlsdorff and his exhibit "Strokes - People and Places." The library is open six days a week at 509 America Ave. N.W.

E Cabin Coffee House and Café features local mural artist Maureen O'Brien whose work reflects her belief that a sense of peacefulness comes from being surrounded by nature - woods, fields, streams, lakes and seas. Also on display is the work of resident artist Audrey Merschman's cards, watercolors and oils. The Cabin is located at 214 Third St. N.W. and is open seven days a week

E Chasing the Wind Photography, 323 Beltrami Ave. N.W., has on exhibit landscape and wildlife photos, cards and framed originals by Brian Gund.

E Dunn Bros Coffee is holding over Fargo photographer Lois Bednar. Bednar's black-and-white photos emphasize designs, textures and contrast. Dunn Bros is open seven days a week at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S.

E Fleur de Lis Gallery, 501 Bemidji Ave., has the work of local, regional and national artists in a new exhibit rotation. Gallery hours are 2-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays.

E Gallery North, located at 502 Third St. N.W., features DuWayne Shwindt of Rako Woods and his exhibit of Intarsia designed wood inlay projects.

E Glazed and Amused, 311 Third St. N.W., a family-owned paint-your-own ceramic studio, is showcasing Mike Mohler and his exhibit "Mike's Unique Take on Life" of large-scale mixed media caricatures.

E Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes potter Cyrus Swann, graduate of Bemidji State University's visual arts department, and his recent wall-works at 522 America Ave. N.W. This exhibit is only open on Sundays. For other days, call 751-9654 for an appointment.

E Hobson Memorial Union hosts "Self Portrait," a five-piece work that features four intaglio prints showing the evolution of a complete print and the original copper plate used to create the prints. This work is by the late Eugene Dalzatto, a former BSU faculty member. The union is located at 1500 Birchmont Dr. N.E.

E Neilson Place, 1000 Anne. St. N.W., continues the Mary Lingen landscapes installation until the end of October. A price list is available at the front desk and Neilson Place is open to the public for viewing until 8 p.m. every day.

E Northwoods Gallery and Frame Shop, 218 Third St. N.W., features original art work from Jane Freeman, Kathy Gustafson, Pat Shough/Sillimandi, Don Houseman, Duane Shoup, Terry Honstead and Pat Schnell showcasing watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil, stained glass, woodcarvings, books and cards. Northwoods Gallery is open six days a week.

E Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W., is showcasing Wisconsin artist and Bemidji native Mali Mattson's mobiles, formed of metal and colorful handmade papers. Wild Hare is open six days a week.

E A revolving exhibit of work from local and national artists can be seen at Tutto Bene in downtown Bemidji.

E Maps for the installations of the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be had at the Tourist Information Center.

Ongoing events

E Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

E Open stage at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays: For writers, poets and dreamers with Patty Byers at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

E Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers with host Drew Jacobson at Brigid's Cross.

E Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. SE. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

E Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; contact epbensum@paulbunyan.net.

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

The Headwaters School of Music and Arts will present Kelley Hunt in concert at 4 p.m. today at the historic Chief Theatre, 314 Beltrami Ave. N.W., in support of the scholarship program. Tickets are $20 at the door. This event is underwritten by Paul Bunyan Communications and Tutto Bene.

Volunteers needed

The Bemidji Library Book Festival is looking for more volunteers to be committee members for the 2012 Book Festival. An open meeting will be held at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the library's front meeting room. Those interested in working on the festival, but who cannot make this 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.

Audition call

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. 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.

Film festival

"Fathom Film Festival" is calling for film submissions for the film festival to be held in April 2012. 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 and 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.

Fundraisers

- 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, promises to be a delightful evening of exclusively 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 and reservations can be made at Lueken's North in Bemidji. All proceeds will benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. For more information, contact Jeanette Halcrow at 444-2689 or Carol Milowski at 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.

Workshops

- Writer's Workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at a location to be announced. Susan Hauser will lead a three-hour workshop for participants who will learn some ways to read their writing the way that others do; recognition of values and meanings expressed in the work. The workshop will introduce techniques for discovering both literal and metaphorical meaning in participant's writings. Participants will be asked to bring a five page writing sample: poetry or prose (fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, letter, etc.). Space is limited. The fee is $35 for adults and $20 for students with a valid ID. For more information or to register, contact Bemidji Community Arts Center at 444-7570 or bcac@paulbunyan.net.

- 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 the Debs Community Center, Debs, with Marilyn Lee. Participants will make a Paul and Babe Pillow or Wall Hanging, learn the appliqué technique and special sewing and finishing techniques. The cost is $30 and includes materials. Registration deadline is Oct. 6. Send check to R2AC.

Barney show

Birthday Bash! with Barney Live in Concert when Barney & Friends arrive in Bemidji. 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.

September exhibits

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts features mixed media artist Maria Thompson's college work, "People I Should Have Met," inspired by the poetry of W.H. Auden. This shop is a boutique which features art and fine craft by more than 60 artists and an eclectic selection of fun gifts and contemporary accessories. Bad Cat is located at 315 Irvine Ave. N.W.

- Bemidji Public Library Art Wall features Doug Zuehlsdorff and his exhibit "Strokes - People and Places." The library is open six days a week at 509 America Ave. N.W.

- Cabin Coffee House and Café features local mural artist Maureen O'Brien whose work reflects her belief that a sense of peacefulness comes from being surrounded by nature - woods, fields, streams, lakes and seas. Also on display is the work of resident artist Audrey Merschman's cards, watercolors and oils. The Cabin is located at 214 Third St. N.W. and is open seven days a week

- Chasing the Wind Photography, 323 Beltrami Ave. N.W., has on exhibit landscape and wildlife photos, cards and framed originals by Brian Gund.

- Dunn Bros Coffee is holding over Fargo photographer Lois Bednar. Bednar's black-and-white photos emphasize designs, textures and contrast. Dunn Bros is open seven days a week at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S.

- Fleur de Lis Gallery, 501 Bemidji Ave., has the work of local, regional and national artists in a new exhibit rotation. Gallery hours are 2-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays.

- Gallery North, located at 502 Third St. N.W., features DuWayne Shwindt of Rako Woods and his exhibit of Intarsia designed wood inlay projects.

- Glazed and Amused, 311 Third St. N.W., a family-owned paint-your-own ceramic studio, is showcasing Mike Mohler and his exhibit "Mike's Unique Take on Life" of large-scale mixed media caricatures.

- Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes potter Cyrus Swann, graduate of Bemidji State University's visual arts department, and his recent wall-works at 522 America Ave. N.W. This exhibit is only open on Sundays. For other days, call 751-9654 for an appointment.

- Hobson Memorial Union hosts "Self Portrait," a five-piece work that features four intaglio prints showing the evolution of a complete print and the original copper plate used to create the prints. This work is by the late Eugene Dalzatto, a former BSU faculty member. The union is located at 1500 Birchmont Dr. N.E.

- Neilson Place, 1000 Anne. St. N.W., continues the Mary Lingen landscapes installation until the end of October. A price list is available at the front desk and Neilson Place is open to the public for viewing until 8 p.m. every day.

- Northwoods Gallery and Frame Shop, 218 Third St. N.W., features original art work from Jane Freeman, Kathy Gustafson, Pat Shough/Sillimandi, Don Houseman, Duane Shoup, Terry Honstead and Pat Schnell showcasing watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil, stained glass, woodcarvings, books and cards. Northwoods Gallery is open six days a week.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W., is showcasing Wisconsin artist and Bemidji native Mali Mattson's mobiles, formed of metal and colorful handmade papers. Wild Hare is open six days a week.

- A revolving exhibit of work from local and national artists can be seen at Tutto Bene in downtown Bemidji.

- Maps for the installations of the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be had at the Tourist Information Center.

Ongoing events

- Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

- Open stage at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays: For writers, poets and dreamers with Patty Byers at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

- Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers with host Drew Jacobson at Brigid's Cross.

- Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. SE. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

- Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; contact epbensum@paulbunyan.net.

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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