Art briefs - Sunday Aug. 9

Bemidji Area Church Musicians Recital Series continues BEMIDJI--Bemidji Area Church Musicians Recital will take place at noon Aug. 12 at Aardahl Lutheran Church, 2920 Van Buren Ave. SE. Wayne Hoff and Carol L. Johnson will perform piano and organ...

Bemidji Area Church Musicians Recital Series continues

BEMIDJI-Bemidji Area Church Musicians Recital will take place at noon Aug. 12 at Aardahl Lutheran Church, 2920 Van Buren Ave. SE. Wayne Hoff and Carol L. Johnson will perform piano and organ duets, solo piano selections, and Jennifer Johnson, daughter of Ron and Carol Johnson, will perform a vocal solo.

An annual tradition at the Aardahl recital is a hymn to be sung by the audience accompanied by the soloists. A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced. A free-will offering will be received at the door, which is used for scholarships for college music students from the Bemidji area.

Sod House Theater performs in Mentor

MENTOR-Sod House Theater, based in the Twin Cities, will perform the "The Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip and his Polkastra," a Vaudeville-style variety show at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 and 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Maple Lake Pavilion in Mentor. All ages will love this family friendly show where audience members are encouraged to dance to polkas and waltzes.The show also will feature a live talent show contest for community members. General admission is $15, seniors and those younger than 16 are $10. For more information, visit .


Wooden Nichols to perform in Bagley

BAGLEY-The Bagley Area Arts Collaborative recently announced Wooden Nichols will perform a concert at 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at The Farm by the Lake, 17797 366th Street in Bagley.

The band members are from the Bemidji area and perform regularly for community celebrations, local farmers markets and charity events. They will perform on the lawn overlooking Lake Lomond, weather permitting. Bring your lawn chair. In case of rain, the concert will be in the picnic shelter. The concert is made possible in part by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, funded through the state's general fund.

Wellness Through the Arts week scheduled

BEMIDJI-Wellness through the Arts is a weeklong series of workshops, presentations and events facilitated by Kairos Alive! to draw awareness to the power of participatory art making and its positive influence on individual and community wellness. This weeklong series starts Aug. 17 and will bring together community members, leaders, service providers and artists to explore the potential for arts-based programming in the care and inclusion of people across all ages and abilities.

Wellness through the Arts includes a number of public events, including:

• The Healing Power of Participatory Arts is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. Kairos Alive! founder and director, Maria Genné, and her intergenerational artist team will host informative and interactive session that highlights the power of participation-based art in fostering wellness.

• Training opportunity with Kairos Alive! will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18. This is a training that artists and non-artists learn in a shared environment to foster a culture of collaborative caring. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact Kathryn at (218) 407-7266 or to register.


• Special Event with Kairos Alive! is scheduled for 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Bemidji Senior Activity Center, 216 Third St. NW. The program will include a lively and interactive movement-based program designed to get people moving into wellness, a release said.

• Kairos Alive! Dance Hall will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW. This is a dance party for all ages that blends artist and audience participation to create a fun-filled event for people across all ages and abilities.

Youth orchestra plans events

BEMIDJI-The Headwaters Youth Orchestra Program recently announced several upcoming events:

• The summer concert will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW. Admission is free, but free-will donations will be accepted.

• This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Headwaters Youth Orchestra Program. Starting this fall, three levels of orchestra will be offered: beginning, intermediate and advanced. The youth orchestra program gives four annual concerts, performs in the community for various events and provides masterclass and solo opportunities for students. All area violin, viola, cello, and bass students are encouraged to audition. Auditions for the fall semester will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept.1 at the school. Auditions will also be available at any time by appointment. The cost is $15 per month. Family discounts and payment plans are also available. To register or for more information, call (218)444-5606.

• The fall semester of the Headwaters Youth Orchestra Program will begin during the second week of September. The Prelude Strings, the beginning orchestra, will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, the Symphony Orchestra, the intermediate orchestra, will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and the Philharmonic Orchestra, the advanced orchestra, will meet from 5:10 to 6:10 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Traveling exhibit opens in Walker


WALKER-A traveling exhibit titled "Uncle Sam's New Deal" opened recently at the Cass County Museum in Walker.

Created by the Minnesota Historical Society and the Landmark Center, the exhibit features New Deal programs that brought relief to America's poor and helped stabilize its economy almost 70 years ago.

Two of the large display panels in the traveling exhibition at the Cass County Museum in Walker feature Works Progress Administration and National Park Service projects in Beltrami County and Itasca State Park.

The Cass County Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and "Uncle Sam's New Deal" is on display through September. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children or $9 per family. For more information, call the Cass County Museum at (218) 547-7251.

Walker Area Foundation's Taste of Broadway VII

WALKER-Walker Area Foundation will hold its annual, signature event, the "Taste of Broadway VII," beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Northern Lights Hotel and Event Center, 6800 Y Frontage Road NW in Walker. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and the musical production at 8 p.m. "Come to the Cabaret" is a musical revue dinner concert fundraiser with choral renditions of the best of Broadway and a tribute to the Armed Forces. Tickets cost $50 per person or $500 for table of 10, which are still available by calling the at the Northern Lights gift shop (218) 335-3191 or online at . All proceeds will go to Walker area community projects.

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