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Pioneer previews for Oct. 13: Studio Cruise is coming up; Tonic Sol-fa plays Tuesday

BEMIDJI — Bemidji’s favorite a cappella group will be in town this Tuesday for a concert in support of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting’s "Radiothon to End Child Abuse."

Tonic Sol-fa will join in celebrating PBB’s 25 years of supporting this worthy cause along with additional sponsor St. Philip’s School. Tickets for the show are available now at St. Philip’s School office for an advance price of $15; tickets at the door will be $20. This benefit concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bemidji High School Auditorium.

E Kudos to Stephen Carlson for bringing esteemed pianist Uriel Tsachor to Bemidji for a concert and a master class for his piano students. Carlson is pleased to welcome his professor who mentored him at Iowa while he was earning his doctorate. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Thompson Recital Hall with a program of major works by Chopin and Schumann.

E Interested in being a board member for the Headwaters School for Music and the Arts? HSMA is looking for two new board members to replace two retiring members. Board members serve three-year terms with a maximum of two consecutive terms. A candidate with a financial background would be helpful, officials said. Submit a letter with background information to HSMA, 519 Minnesota Ave. NW, attention "Nominating Committee."


E The fall lecture series of Adventures in Lifelong Learning continues with "People, Pigs & Poultry: The ‘Epidemecology’ of the Human Influenza Virus Interaction" with Dr. Brian Livermore. He will give a different perspective on the threat influenza poses for humankind. The lectures are free and open to the public; coffee and bars are served before the start of the program, which runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Roger Spiry Community Room of Beltrami Electric Cooperative, 4111 Technology Dr. NW. ALL is self-supporting and depends upon the generosity of members; please see membership forms at each presentation.

E Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. "The Forgotten Women Pilots of World War II," with Lorelei Kraft will highlight her interviews with WASP members at their 2012 reunion at Avenger Field, Texas. A freewill offering will be accepted to offset expenses and membership forms will be available at each presentation. HCLL meets in the Northwoods Bank Community Room, State Highway 34 E in Park Rapids.

E Tonic Sol-fa in a benefit concert to end child abuse at 7 p.m. in the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Tickets at the door are $20, advance $15. This event is cosponsored by Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and St. Philip’s School.


E Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning fall lecture series continues with "An African Safari with the Nordlunds." Linda Lee and Kelly Nordlund will show slides and describe their two different African Safaris to Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the Chobe National Park and the Serengeti National Park. The event will take place at St. Mary’s Church in Fosston. Board members will welcome the public to this free concert/lecture starting at 9 a.m. with coffee and bars. The lecture series is free but a freewill offering will be accepted to offset hospitality costs. To become a member of NELL, stop by the registration desk.


E Professor of Music at the University of Iowa and internationally known Uriel Tsachor will be performing a solo piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall of Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex, 14th Street and Birchmont Drive. A performer on the Bemidji Concert Series, Tsachor will perform major works by Chopin and Robert Schumann. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for all students.

E First day of the Bemidji Studio Cruise with live demonstrations at all locations. Please note that there is a typo on the map, which concerns those people interested in Melissa Burness and Jane Carlstrom on the Orange tour. These two artists can be reached by traveling on County Road 12 not 27 as printed in the brochure. Look for additional signs to their studios. The participating artists will welcome visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


E The Bemidji Studio Cruise continues, again with live demonstrations at all locations. See Friday listing above in regard to typo on the Orange tour. Tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


E The Bemidji Studio Cruise continues, again with live demonstrations at all locations. See Friday listing above in regard to typo on the Orange tour. Today’s tour runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


A watercolor workshop with Marion Caroline will be held starting at noon on Oct. 26 at Gallery North. Students will paint and mat a 16-by-20 watercolor painting of a monarch butterfly on a milkweed flower using a variety of watercolor techniques. The fee is $45, which includes all materials. Beginners are welcome.


Headwaters School of Music and Arts will host Mark Bridge of Park Rapids who will teach banjo, mandolin, autoharp or mountain dulcimer. Bridge will accept students on Monday and Thursday beginning now. Call 444-5606 to schedule a lesson. HSMA will host Annalise Ashkus who will be giving private voice lessons on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Call 444-5606 to schedule a lesson.


Philip Brunelle will play the newly renovated organ at the Rededication Concert at 1 p.m., Nov. 2 at Bemidji United Methodist Church. Also will appearing will be the Bemidji Chorale, BUMC Chancel Choir and soloist Mark Christensen.


E All Tuba and Euphonium players are encouraged to participate in Merry TubaChristmas at 1 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the Paul Bunyan Mall. Call the Headwaters School for Music and the Arts at 444-5606 to register by Nov. 30. The fee to participate is $10. This musical event has been presented for the past 40 years and features traditional Christmas Carols arranged by TubaChristmas by American composer Alec Wilder.

E First City Singers is a non-auditioned chorus program for ‘seniors’ who love to sing and perform. Rehearsals are held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Mondays at HSMA. The group performs the third Monday at Havenwood Care Center; third Wednesday at GoldPine; third Friday at Baker Park; the last Monday of the month at either WindSong or Tamarack Assisted Living; and the last Tuesday of the month at Neilson Place. Call Arlys at 444-6653 or Donna at 444-3296 for more information


"An Evening on Broadway" with music from the early musicals of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter to more contemporary composers such as Stephen Schwartz and Eric Idle) is set for Oct. 23 at the Hampton Inn and Suites. Opera Night favorites — Amanda Boring, Mark Christensen, Matt Goinz and Cory Renbarger — headline the singers who will be appearing. The evening will start with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at which time the attendees will move into the Mississippi Room for a gourmet dinner by Chef Leonard of the Hampton Inn; the evening will end by 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 each with proceeds going to the performers and the scholarship fund for the student singers at the annual June Opera Fest. The seating will be limited to 100 people. Contact Fulton Gallagher at or 586-2536 for more information on the menu choices from chicken, fish to vegan.