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Bemidji High School junior Gunnar Aas and sophomore Emma Mueller begin to read the directions to set up the decorations for the grand march Friday morning. BHS’s prom will be held Saturday, May 6, with the grand march at 8 p.m. in the auditorium at Bemidji High School, followed by a dance at the Sanford Center. The theme for the this year’s prom is Enchanted Evening. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
A duck flies over Lake Bemidji near Diamond Point Park as the sun rises. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
From left, Liam Larson as “History Mighty Mind,” Lola VanEngelenhoven as “PE Mighty Mind” and Kieran Smith as “Art Mighty Mind” take the stage Wednesday during dress rehearsal for Horace May's 35th annual second-grade musical "Mighty Minds!" in the school gym. The show will be open to the public at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, and 9:30 a.m.
If you go... times 2 What: Gallery North First Friday reception with feature author Barb Schlichting. Writing under the name of Barbie Marie, Schlichting's recently published a picture book titled "Red Shoes." When: 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 5. Where: Gallery North's new space, 310 Fourth St. NW. What: "Red Shoes" book launch event. When: 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6 Where: Gallery North's new space, 310 Fourth St. NW. "Red Shoes," and Schlichting's other books are available online at www.barbaraschlichting.com/ .
Eklen Tollefson, 1, prepares to pop a bubble Saturday during the annual Tiny Tots Expo at the Bemidji Boys and Girls Club. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
David Northbird, right, and his son David Northbird Jr., perform a drum song Thursday during Bemidji State’s third annual TAD Talks. The event, which is hosted by the university’s School of Technology, Art and Design, featured a keynote address by Ted Takasaki and eight speakers. Takasaki is a member of the International Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and past president of Lindy Fishing Tackle Co.
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."