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Pioneer Previews: Beltrami County History Center seeks donations for exhibit

Be a part of the birthday celebration for Paul Bunyan by donating items or pictures for his upcoming 75th Birthday Bash.

On January 20, the Beltrami County History Center will open a new exhibit featuring Paul and Babe with a celebration of the Year of the Legend!

Pictures of Paul and Babe that can be culled from private collections will be accepted by the center. Email digital pictures to, or send copies or originals photos to the center at 130 Minnesota Ave. SW, Bemidji, MN 56601.

Please state the names of the people shown and approximate dates. Please note that no pictures can be returned as they become a part of the permanent collection at the center.

The Blackduck Area History and Art Center will be closed the month of January for their annual spruce up and exhibit changes. Anyone who has old pictures of the Blackduck area, please share them with the center. For any antiquated items that you no longer want or need, they have this slogan, "don't' throw it away, throw it our way."

Call Glennis Moon at 218-835-5512 if you have questions about donating or lending items to the History Center.


Create, paint, and dress a sunny finger puppet to celebrate winter solstice with puppeteer Margaret Burger from 3:30-5:15 p.m. Wednesday at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. The class is for ages 7 and up and the fee is $5 each. Walk-in or pre-register by calling 444-5606 or 368-3349.

A Saturday Puppet Workshop starting January 7 through May will be offered at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. For ages 9 to 18, the class will be from 10 a.m. to noon and the fee is $50 per month for four Saturdays. For ages 7 to 10, the class will be offered from 9-10 a.m. and the fee is $25 for four Saturdays. The workshop will be led by Margaret Burger. To register, call 444-5606.

Winter Retreat for Writers: Dreams as Portals for Creative Energy with CarolAnn Russell from Friday, January 27 through Saturday, January 28 at the Headwaters School. The fee is $100. To register, call 444-5606.

Songwriting Workshop with Andrew Green will be given from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 29 at the Headwaters School. The fee is $45 for the day. To register, call 444-5606.

Ongoing events

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. For more information, email

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