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Packer to host workshop, story slam BEMIDJI—Headwaters Music & Arts will sponsor a story slam and storytelling workshop at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Keg 'n' Cork, 310 Beltrami Ave. NW. "Inspired by the #metoo movement with the larger goal to build bridges, find voice and be heard, we look forward to an evening of real human expression and connection, along with lots of laughter and just plain fun," a press release said.
Meatball supper in Leonard on Oct. 6 LEONARD—Our Savior's Lutheran in Leonard will hold its annual meatball supper on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. On the menu will be meatballs, potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots, coleslaw, glorified rice and homemade lefse and pie. Cost is $10 for adults. There will also be a raffle for a quilt, deer cam and deer stand. Aglow sponsors video program 'GameChangers'
Watermark receives grant of $25,000 BEMIDJI—Watermark Art Center has received a $25,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The grant is in support of the art center's recent expansion and relocation project, which includes the new Miikanan Gallery, a space dedicated exclusively to featuring indigenous artwork and programming.
Zamzow joins St. Mark's Lutheran BEMIDJI—St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Bemidji welcomed Benjamin Zamzow as its new pastor in July. Zamzow grew up in Wisconsin and attended Antigo Public High School. He graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., in 2014 and began studying at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary that fall. He spent his pastoral internship in Grove City, Ohio, and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in May 2018 with a Master of Divinity degree. Zamzow and his wife, Marina, have two children.
'Gidibaajimomin' exhibit opens at Watermark BEMIDJI—The Miikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center in Bemidji has announced the opening of "Gidibaajimomin—We Tell Stories." This exhibit features prints and mixed media by Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles) and Anna Johnson (Turtle Mountain). Through the use of contemporary media, both artists give new understanding to traditional Ojibwe stories and culture, a release said. The public can meet the artists during a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, with an Artist Talk at 6 p.m.
First Lutheran Gospel Service and Block Party BEMIDJI—First Lutheran Church in Bemidji will be holding its annual Gospel service along with the third annual Block Party on Sunday, Sept. 9. The Gospel service will feature Kenny Whelan and will also feature music such as "I'll Fly Away", "Unclouded Day", "Just a Closer Walk", "When The Roll is Called Up Yonder" and more. Services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. After the second service, all are invited to First Lutheran's Block Party, which will be held noon to 3 p.m.
Debs, Puposky churches change service times DEBS—Starting Sunday, Sept. 2, Our Redeemer's in Puposky and Trinity Lutheran in Debs will change worship times. The schedule change will be for a full year. Trinity Lutheran will have a 9 a.m. worship service. Coffee will be held after the service on the first Sunday of the month. Our Redeemer's will have a worship service at 10:30 a.m. A potluck will be held after the service on the first Sunday and rolls and coffee will be offered before the service on the third Sunday of the month.
Confused Brothers Band performs Legends on Lomond BAGLEY—Confused Brothers Band will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, during Farm By the Lake's Legends on Lomond concert series. The group started with the brothers Chad and Luke Hofland writing songs and playing in different groups that eventually led to the current lineup. They have hosted several open jam nights. All concerts in the summer series will happen rain or shine and are free and open to the public. Some folding chairs are available, but attendees can bring their own lawn chairs.
Knights of Columbus to hold fundraiser for Braukman ADA, Minn.—The Knights of Columbus Council No. 8280 will host a fundraiser for Father Don Braukman from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at St. Joseph's Church in Ada. It will include a ham dinner with potatoes, vegetables and dessert. In addition to Bemidji, Braukman has served in Moorhead, Felton, Ada, Halstad, Georgetown, Baudette, Leo, Florian, Middle River, Karlstad, Greenbush, Falun and Warroad. He will retire on July 1 after 32 years.
Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail announce exhibits BEMIDJI—Members of the Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail recently announced the third annual Fiber Arts Exhibit and Studio Tour. The Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail will hold a Members Art Exhibit at Wild Hare Bistro from April 6 to April 30. The members will host a closing artist reception at Wild Hare from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27. There also will be a weekend studio tour on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. both days.