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News Briefs - Thursday, Aug. 15

Ardenhurst picnic planned

ARDENHURST -- The 7th Annual Ardenhurst Township Picnic will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ardenhurst Town Hall, located south of Northome on state Highway 46.

The public is welcome to bring a dish to share. Everything else is provided.

10th Annual Uff Da! Days set

NEVIS -- The 10th Annual Uff Da! Days of Nevis are set for Aug. 30-31 in downtown Nevis.

The Scandinavian celebration will consist of bingo, the "Kids Against Hunger" 5K and 10-mile run, children's fishing tournament, horseshoe tournament, local music and entertainment, food vendors and much more.

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Bus to the Blackduck playground

BEMIDJI -- Bemidji's Early Childhood Family Education program is offering a bus ride to the Blackduck playground at 10 a.m. Aug. 22.

Meet at ECFE, 616 America Ave., to catch the bus.

The program is free for preschool kids and they must be accompanied by an adult.

They will stay at the playground for two hours so bring a snack.

Day of welcome at AIRC set for Sunday

BEMIDJI -- The American Indian Resource Center's Annual Fall Semester Day of Welcome will be 9 a.m. Sunday Aug. 18 at the center.

The event will include a pipe ceremony, honor song by the Kingbird Singers, flute music by Kevin Locke and food.

A special presentation will be given by Kevin Locke.

Becida Schools Reunion held with Celebrating Gifts

BECIDA -- The Becida Area Country Schools Reunion will be hosted in conjunction with Celebrating Gifts, a benefit for Sanford Bemidji Hospice from 1 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24 at Becida Bar & Grill, 13178 County Road 9, in Becida.

The elementary schools included are LaSalle, Malterud, Meadowview, Rockwood, Sankey, Schummer and Sunnyhill.

The school reunion bank account will be donated to hospice.

A meal of roast pork and side dishes will be served 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 6 to 12 and children 5 and younger are free.

A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door, $10 for adults and $5.50 for children ages 6 to 12.

Tickets can be purchased at Sanford Bemidji Hospice Office, 3525 Pine Ridge Ave. NW, Iverson Corner Drug, 408 Minnesota Ave. NW, or at the Becida Bar & Grill.