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Today reminds me of a summer day in New York—100 percent humidity and high 90s to 100 degrees—Yuk!
Whatever activity you choose for summer; do it well and enjoy wonderful Bemidji. "Schoolhouse Rock Live" opened last week at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse—grandparents, parents and especially grands should not miss this musical based on a 1970's television show.
Beverly Everett fulfilled a dream of hers stated a couple of years ago (paraphrasing here)—"I would love to hear this church (St. Bart's) filled with voices singing the hymns."
The show must go on for "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" at 2 p.m. today in the historic Chief Theater, the second summer production of the Paul Bunyan Playhouse.
The history of the Bemidji Area Community Band includes the days when the ensemble played in the grassy pavilion across town. The young ladies were present with their white dresses, hoping to catch the eye of some young man who will set the path for their future life together. Those days are long gone but the energy and attention to musical detail has supported the birth of a timeless tradition in many small towns when the brass section was king. BACB enjoys a solid place in the social and musical life of Bemidji and today is the beginning of the 2017 series...the Father's Day concert.
What a beautiful day it is: sun is shining and low humidity!
Well, all the annuals are planted now thanks to a good friend and her good friend while I sat and "supervised" the plantings. The work is beautiful and we enjoy sitting out in the sun while it's out. Back to my recommended books for summer reading, starting with a middle-school adventure with a whole lumber crew working their way north while two young teens unfortunately have to learn how to cook and serve meals on the floating cook house. "Dead Man's Rapids," a Blackwater Ben Adventure by William and Barbara Durbin, longtime authors in this genre.
Memorial Day celebrations include famous author Bill Jamerson today, "Dollar a Day Boys," a music and storytelling event about the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Lake Bemidji State Park. A question and answer program will follow; if you own any WWII memorabilia, bring them along. When we saw the cemeteries of American soldiers in France and Italy, they were well kept and proudly noted as American or Australian or English soldiers.
The summer groups have their guitars tuned, and church musicians are ready with some newest members; the Bemidji Area Musicians are prepared to begin their concerts on Wednesday, June 7 at the Evangelical Free Church. (Concerts run on Wednesdays during the summer at various Bemidji area churches) What a magnificent concert it was recently at the Bemidji High School, the production of "Messiah" with local choral groups. Patricia Mason, director of the Bemidji Chorale, was able to present a wonderful choral congress with her singers obviously smiling and proud.
The concert last Sunday of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra with more than 100 chorus members and four soloists was an event that drew an overflow crowd.