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Pioneer Previews for Oct. 20: Authors wanted for library program

BEMIDJI — Paul Ericsson, branch manager of the Bemidji Public Library is looking for people interested in starting a new program series that will feature Bemidji area authors. The first organizational meeting has been held but there is still time to voice an opinion or find out more information about this program.

Contact Ericsson at 751-3963 or


- The Northern Artist Association will hold its monthly meeting 12:30 p.m. at the Bemidji Eagles Club. For more information, call 759-2952.


- The fall lecture series of Adventures in Lifelong Learning continues with Bemidji State University music professor Del Lyren and his students in the electronic music group “Voltage” and their program “BSU Music in China.” Lyren and a group of music students traveled to China last spring as ambassadors to Weifang University. Voltage, the student music group combined many of the tines with parts for Chinese traditional instruments. The lectures are free and open to the public; coffee and bars are served before the start of the program which runs from 10 -11:30 a.m. in the Roger Spiry Community Room of Beltrami Electric Cooperative, 4111 Technology Drive NW. ALL is self-supporting and depends upon the generosity of members; please see membership forms at each presentation.

- Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with author Peter Geye, who will share his experience writing his novel “The Lighthouse Road,” which is set near Duluth in the late 19th century. It is the story of a pilot living in a logging camp, bootlegging on Lake Superior and a rape trial. A freewill offering will be accepted. For this presentation, the group will meet at the Park Rapids Public Library, a change in venue for the final presentation of the fall lecture series.

- “Copyright and Licensing for Artists: Protection for and Profiting from Your Creative Works” with Broad Lukasavitz from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. in the community room at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. Last day to reserve a spot is Monday: Region 2 Arts Council at 751-5447 or


- Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning fall lecture series continues with “The Brain Game” with Ben Winchester at Lengby Community Center, 104 Main, Lengby. Winchester will talk about how the migration of newcomers, ages 30-45, who are moving into our small towns impact both the core social and economic structures. 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.


- “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” Science Museum Trip with NELL. Contact Tamara at (218)694-2856 to see if there are any open seats for this event. The cost is $65 each and it is a one-day trip beginning at 6 a.m. in Bagley and returning at approximately 11 p.m.

- An evening of polkas and accordion music with Mike Schneider at 7 p.m. at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. Open to the public at no charge.


- Remer Arts and Crafts will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Remer High School, 316 Main St. E. For information to be an exhibitor, contact Dawn Moliason at 697-2766, Jocelyn Schimpp at 566-2707 or Esther Hietala at 326-4027. 

- The Fourth Annual Northern Town Hall Bazaar and Boutique from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 445 Town Hall Rd. NW with handcrafted knitting, sewing, embroidery, functional hand turned wood, jewelry, baskets, photography, pottery, glass, one of a kind original wool felted hats, acrylic paintings and more. New this year will be a bake sale and raffle with proceeds going to Bemidji Community Arts Center for the new Watermark Art Center. 

- Roy C. Booth will be signing copies of his book, “Mortuary of Madness” from 4-6 p.m. at Kat’s Book Nook, 750 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW in Bemidji.


A watercolor workshop with Marion Reil 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. Cost is $45, which includes all materials. Beginners are welcome.