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If you go... What: Region 2 Arts Council's Arts Expo and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Exhibit Opening Reception When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW. Cost: The event is free and open to the public. BEMIDJI—Every two years, the Region 2 Arts Council completes a needs assessment hoping to figure out how to best serve artists and nonprofit organizations in the five area counties it covers.
BEMIDJI—The Rail River Folk School is a shared space. The warehouse currently has rented office space being used by the Region 2 Arts Council and the Indigenous Environmental Network. There's an office used by the Rail River Folk School staff, their property management company, Local 303 Co., and B-Well. "We had a vision of creating sort of a hub. The idea that there's no point in everyone owning every single thing. Not everyone needs a $200 a month copier," said Jessica Saucedo, co-founder of Rail River Folk School.
A chipmunk sneaks from branch to branch on a tree in Diamond Point Park. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
BEMIDJI—From basket weaving to quill work, the second annual Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail weekend will have it all. "It's all about bringing people to Bemidji and highlighting the historical, the heritage, the textile heritage that is very very strong in the native american community in Bemidji," said Jenny Wilder, founder of the Midwest Fiber Arts Trails. "And then the contemporary fiber artists. People today, what are they doing (and) how do they see their place in this whole continuum."
If you go ... What: TEDxBemidji When: 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 14 Where: Historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. General admission tickets for TEDxBemidji are sold out. There will be two livestreaming parties in Bemidji. Locations are the Beaux Arts Ballroom on the BSU campus and Rail River Folk School. Speakers TEDxBemidji will feature six speakers focusing on the theme of "thrive." The speakers include: • Dan Carlson • Gary Johnson • Liz Letson • Keila McCracken • John Repko
Librarian Colleen Joyce reads to children Tuesday morning during story time at the Bemidji Public Library. After reading a few books, the children made a duck craft. Story time with crafts is held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the library.
If you go... What: Bemidji Jaycees 40th Home, Sport and Travel Show When: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 31; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2 Where: Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE. Cost: Adults, $5; Children, $3; Children younger than 3, Free; Weekend pass, $10. Free parking. BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Jaycees 40th Home, Sport and Travel Show is taking over the Sanford Center this weekend.
If you go. . . What: Bemidji Community Theater's production of "Dragonsong" When: 7:30 p.m. March 31, April 1, 7, 8 and 2 p.m. April 2 and 9. Where: Historic Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. NW. Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for children. Tickets available at Iverson Corner Drug and Ken K. Thompson Jewelry. BEMIDJI—People would often ask Mary Knox-Johnson how many stage shows she's directed, and she never knew the answer. Until now.
Ice ridges have formed along the shore of Lake Bemidji near Rocky Point and Lake Bemidji State Park.
River Glass and his father, Travis, lead the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade held on Beltrami Avenue Northwest in downtown Bemidji on Friday. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)