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Art Leap celebrates 10th anniversary PARK RAPIDS—Art Leap, an "open studio event" featuring artists' studios and culturally rich destinations in the Park Rapids area, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, a release said. The studios will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26-27. Highlights of Art Leap include music, live music and other performances and seeing fall colors at their peak while driving from studio to studio. A 10th anniversary celebration of Art Leap, Noon Hour Concerts and the Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council is planned at 7 p.m. Sept.
Fire Report The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls: Friday, Aug. 28 2:11 p.m. Carbon monoxide check on the 2500 block of Irvine Ave. Gas not detected. 5:44 p.m. Medical on the 700 block of 26th Street. Saturday, Aug. 29 11:21 a.m. Gas leak on Rako Street and Washington Ave. S. 5:05 p.m. Car fire on Highway 89 N and Lefse Lane NW. Sunday, Aug. 30 No emergency calls logged for Aug. 30. Monday, Aug. 31 5:59 p.m. Medical on the 300 block of Birchmont. Tuesday, Sept. 1 1:40 p.m. Fire alarm on the 1400 block of Birchmont. 8:00 p.m.
Annual fall dinner at Sacred Heart in Wilton WILTON—The 79th annual fall dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Church of Wilton, on Third Street in Wilton. The dinner will include both chicken and ham along with a bazaar, bake sale and raffle. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children between 6 and 12 years of age and free for children younger than 6 years of age. Christian Women's luncheon set BEMIDJI—The Christian Women's luncheon meeting will take place at 1 p.m.
Annual roast beef dinner scheduled BEMIDJI—The 27th annual roast beef dinner will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at First Presbyterian Church, 501 Minnesota Ave. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children between 4 and 12 years of age, and free for children younger 4 years of age. The meal includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, dinner roll, relishes, and fruit pie. Volunteers serve diners at their tables. Take-out dinners are also available. For more information call (218) 444-5016.
BEMIDJI — The 11th Annual Beltrami Electric Touchstone Energy Open was held Aug. 21 at Castle Highlands Golf Course, and raised more than $8,600 for the United Way of the...
OboeBass! duo concerts scheduled BEMIDJI—OboeBass!, the duo of Carrie Vecchione playing the oboe and Rolf Erdahl on the double bass, will perform upcoming concerts in Bemidji. The pair will present an open-to-the-public seminar on music entrepreneurship from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the Carl O. Thompson Recital Hall, in Bangsberg Hall on the BSU campus, followed a concert preview of light classics and jazzy new tunes from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bemidji Brewing Taproom, 401 Beltrami Ave. NW. The duo performs a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Carl O.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Area Arts Endowment, a component fund of Northwest Minnesota Foundation, will present the Ooh La La for the Arts fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct...
'Meet the Sculptor Talks' continue BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Sculpture Walk will present a series of "Meet the Sculptor Talks" as part of the First Friday Art Walk nights in Bemidji. The third featured sculptor will be Puposky artist Al Belleveau from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Lake Bemidji room at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, 201 Third St. NW. Belleveau's art business, "Rock Iron Art," is the syntheses of a life-long love affair that he has had with two of northern Minnesota's most plentiful resources.
Community pig roast set BEMIDJI—A community pig roast fundraiser has been scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Church, 414 Lincoln Ave. SE. The fundraiser's menu will also include baked beans, potato salad, homemade buns and pies and real lemonade. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children between 3 and 12 years of age. Children younger than age 2 are free.
Big Bass Ramblers to play in Bagley BAGLEY—The Bagley Area Arts Collaborative announces the Big Bass Ramblers in concert today at 2 p.m. at The Farm by the Lake in Bagley. The Big Bass Ramblers is a group of musicians from Bemidji who have been entertaining audiences in northern Minnesota with a mix of "Americana" music, including old time, folk, bluegrass, rock country and gospel. They have performed at festivals, county fairs, churches, fundraisers and other events around the region.