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Fozzie's Smokin Bar-B-Q will host the next Spoken Word Poetry SLAM! on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Fozzie's, 114 Third St.
The exhibit Gaa-miinigowiziyang "What We Were Given" created by the artists and allies of the Bemidji-based grassroots organization Manidoo Ogitigaan (Spirit Garden), opens Thursday, Dec. 8, at Watermark Art Center's Miikanan Gallery, 505 Bemidji Ave. N.
To drop off coins visit Affinity Plus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5-9, 2800 Hannah Ave. NW. The first 25 people to donate to each location will receive a $10 gift card to Caribou Coffee.
Bemidji State University will host a De-Stress with Pets event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Beaux Arts Ballroom, Birchmont Drive NE.

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The Apple Blossom Village will host a Winter Spiral Walk and Holiday Market Fundraiser on Dec. 9-10, Rail River Folk School Outdoor Space, 303 Railroad St. SW. The spiral walk and market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on both Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, with additional market hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Scouts from Bemidji’s Troop 25 chose to pursue welding merit badges throughout the fall, and were able to experience several demonstrations of important welding tools and techniques in partnership with two local businesses.
A silent auction will be held for Jarica Glime on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Bemidji Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE.
First Lutheran Church will host a variety of musical events throughout December.
This year the board of directors for Beltrami Electric approved retiring and paying more than $1.45 million in capital credits to current and former members in 2022. In addition, the cooperative paid out more than $260,000 in estate retirements, which brings the total capital credits paid in 2022 to more than $1.7 million.
A Community Called Grace is hosting monthly theological discussions in Bemidji.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1260 will host a Pearl Harbor Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Bemidji Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE.
The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department will host Walk/Jog/Run and Yoga classes from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Mondays, Dec. 5 and 12, and Jan. 9 and 23, at the Gillett Wellness Center, 1801 Birch Lane NE.
Eighteen miles northwest of Bemidji, in the backwoods of Buzzle Township, is Pinewood — once an operative logging camp filled with lumberjacks and early settlers. Throughout its history, this once lively community has become a place of unsolved mysteries, two bank robberies, a bizarre train derailment and multiple wildfires.

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