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The longtime avocation of Barbara Schlichting has been to write stories that would interest and spark the imagination of her readers.
However you spend the day, dads, enjoy! There are so many options for music, drama and song that it will be hard to pick just one activity and still be around for the family picnics. Doyle Turner and his father Doyle Turner Sr. will be playing at the Lake Bemidji State Park Summer Concert Series at 1 p.m. today—a nice father and son duo. The concerts are in the amphitheater but move inside in case of rain.
Although we all are remiss in acknowledging the inevitable: life is change; we are always surprised when something comes up that changes our lives. Having being employed in theater back East, at a world class ballet company, and vocational rehabilitation among other "careers" I can attest that change has been a constant in my life. Not so with life in a small college town, where generations have grown up and around their family, friends and schoolmates and as heard so many times: "Life doesn't get any better than this!"
We are just back from a visit back East to visit family and friends and it was exhilarating and restful at the same time. This is the first column covering...
One of the most important board positions, to my mind, is to the Region 2 Arts Council because it enables the members to give a chance, a leg-up or put-over-the top the artistic efforts in all genres.
A lovely way to spend the evening of Mother’s Day is with the Bemidji Chorale as it has been for the past 37 years. This highly anticipated concert will begin...
At last, a sunny weekend! Before getting started today, pick up your cellphone and invite your grands to the pancake breakfast at Raphael's this morning with storybook characters from past Bemidji Community Theater musicals. There are three seatings beginning at 8 a.m.; 9:30-10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This event is sponsored by Raphael's Bakery Cafe and Bemidji Community Theater. The characters are Peter Pan, Geppetto, Captain Hook, The Blue Fairy, Stromboli, Mother Goose and others. Tickets at the door are only $5 each and supports children's theater in Bemidji.
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Woodcarvers Club has an amazing exhibit of their work, innovative in style and models as taught by nationally renowned woodcarver Janet Cordell. Not often seen in work by woodcarvers the figures include dolls, animals and human figures. The club enjoyed her teaching talents as a result of a Region 2 Arts Council grant and the exhibit today is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 216 Third St. in downtown Bemidji.
Just a few years ago, Wayne Hoff and his sister, Olivia, started a project that would bring back the glory days of the Nary School, Helga Township—when their grandfather was the band director and producer of many holiday plays and activities. The Hoffs worked hard to attract audiences to the old Nary School, despite the naysayers who said it couldn't be done, but with holidays, covered dish events, and guest artists, they did it. The successful application to become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit meant all donations would be tax deductible; and they have succeeded in their goal.
There are two family friendly musicals coming up—and one play that will be "adults only please," according to the director of the Exciting Play Society, Jesse Whiting. With the latter, his choice of cutting-edge manuscripts is evident with the production of "The Pillowman" by Martin McDonagh. This play is a dark drama, with comedic moments to break the tension. Reminiscent of a well-known, shiver up your spine author, Franz Kafka, "The Pillowman" takes the unimaginable (violent child murders) to a surprising end—for it is, in the end, a tragicomedy.