Bemidji Area Aglow to meet Aug. 10

BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Area Aglow will hold its next meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 10, in the community room at Beltrami Electric, 4111 Technology Drive NW.

This month’s speaker will be longtime Aglow member Mimi Varberg. A devoted mother, teacher and foster mother to numerous children, she has been involved in many ministries, a release said. She has recently battled cancer and won, giving her a powerful testimony, the release said.

BACM’s next recital Aug. 14

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series is in the last month of concerts, with the next performance taking place at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at St. Philip’s Church, 702 Beltrami Ave. Featured performers will be Beth Hendricks on flute, Phillip Hermann on organ and Aana Freihammer on piano. The program will include a piece for solo flute by G. P. Telemann, a movement from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano by C. Bolling, and Toccata for piano by G. Bush.

A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced. A free-will offering will be received at the door for the Scholarship and Fellowship programs of the Bemidji Area Church Musicians.

Our Redeemer’s Lutheran to hold ice cream social

PUPOSKY -- Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church will hold their Annual Ice Cream and Pie Social from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the church, 1214 Durand Drive NW, Puposky. Along with homemade ice cream and pie, there will be children’s activities, music, silent auction, craft and bake sale and drawings. Everyone is welcome. A free-will donation will be accepted.

Bemidji Area Christian Women's Dinner Aug. 19

BEMIDJI--Area women are invited to the Christian Women's Dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE, back entrance.

Along with the meal, the program will feature music by Sam and Tim Pinkerton of Bemidji. The speaker will be Kris Roberts from Brandon, S.D. She will share her story: "Looking for a Special Trophy: An avid bowler's quest for a trophy."

Cost of the meal and program is $12. To make a reservation, call Linda at (218) 444-4709 or Carolyn at (218) 751-4597. Walk-ins are also welcome.

St. Philip’s Church to host block party Aug. 24

BEMIDJI -- St. Philip’s Church will host an end of summer block party from 4 to 10 p.m. on

Saturday, Aug. 24. St. Philip’s is located at 702 Beltrami Ave. NW.

The Kids’ Carnival, bake sale and silent auction will conclude at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to everyone.

This event will replace the parish’s annual Fall Festival. Many things will be familiar and fun -- Kids’ Carnival, inflatables, 50/50 Raffle, Culver’s custard, Papa Murphy’s pizza, Knights of Columbus footlong hotdogs, silent auction, bake sale and some new things. There will be live entertainment from local band Empty Cooler, as well as a beer tent, cornhole tournament, small children’s area and lawn games. In addition, The Clothing Depot will be open special hours, a release said.

Admission is free, activity, food and beer tickets will be sold at the event. Bake sale items can be purchased and silent auction bids will be accepted until 7:30 p.m. Follow @stphilipsBJI on Facebook or visit to learn more. Or call Maryhelen Chadwick at (218) 444-4262 for more information. Proceeds will support education, community outreach, service, and religious formation programs at St. Philip’s.

Trinity Lutheran to hold ‘Sunday Fun-Day’ event

BEMIDJI -- The Trinity Lutheran Church of Cass Lake will hold a community event entitled "Sunday, Fun-Day" from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the church, 6810 U.S. Highway 2, Cass Lake. This is an event for families and includes children’s games and activities, face painting and lunch, a release said. The local fire department and their families will be honored and there will be a fire truck on site for viewing. Everyone is welcome.

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