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North Country Scene for April 7

Events Friday, April 7 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2006 Northern Minnesota Indigenous Film Festival events at Bemidji High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for single event, $10 for full venue or free will donation accepted. 12:30 p.m. Open bridge group meet...

Events

Friday, April 7

10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2006 Northern Minnesota Indigenous Film Festival events at Bemidji High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for single event, $10 for full venue or free will donation accepted.

12:30 p.m. Open bridge group meets at Eagles Club. Mary Boell, 751-9368.

2-5:30 p.m. Opening reception at Gallery North featuring Colleen Hilts and Mary Morton. 444-9813.

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3-10 p.m. Many featured films will be shown as part of 2006 Northern Minnesota Indigenous Film Festival in Room 100 of BSU's Hagg-Sauer Hall. Tickets are $5 for single event, $10 for full venue or free will donation accepted.

4-6 p.m. Opening reception at Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee Co. featuring Mali Mattson "A Loft." 444-5282.

5-7 p.m. Opening reception at Bemidji Community Arts Council. Main Gallery features High School Invitational. Gallery X2 and Gallery X3 showing BSU student works curated by Natalia Hirmiska. 444-7570.

5-7 p.m. Opening reception at Dunn Brothers Coffee featuring Gail Ahern, Quilts and Fiber Art. 444-5252.

5-8 p.m. Opening reception at Great River Gallery featuring new artist spring works. 444-1090.

6:30-9 p.m. Parents Enabling Change workshop for parents and caregivers in Neilson Place's Social Hall. Cost is $5 per person.

7 p.m. Tabula Rosa performing at Cabin Coffee House and Café in Bemidji.

7:29 p.m. BSU musical production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" in Main Theatre of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and those 18 and under, and free for BSU students. 755-4051.

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7:30-10 p.m. First City Squares monthly square dance at Elks Lodge in Bemidji.

Saturday, April 8

8-10:30 a.m. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Bemidji Senior Center.

9 a.m. Registration at Bemidji State University Recreation Center for March of Dimes WalkAmerica. Tracy at 751-7777, Becky at 556-6188 or Lisa at 751-2828.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Parents Enabling Change workshop for parents and caregivers in Neilson Place's Social Hall. Cost is $5 per person.

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Robert H. Scarlett presenting "Human Rights in An Age of Terrorism" at Fireside Grill & Patio in Bagley. Pre-registration required. Cost is $25 per session. Alan at 444-8339, Patt at 755-8942, Ann at (218) 694-3232, Judy at (218) 776-3112 or Mary at (218) 435-6121.

1-4 p.m. CarolAnn Russell leading poetry class titled "Wings" at Headwaters School of Music & the Arts. Cost is $75 for all three sessions or $30 per session. 444-5606.

1:30 p.m. Pysanky egg decorating at Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack. Cost is $5 per participant. (218) 682-2325 or (888) 280-9908.

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3-7 p.m. BSU International Student Organization presenting Festival of Nations in BSU's Beaux Arts Ballroom.

5-7 p.m. 2006 Northern Minnesota Indigenous Film Festival events at Cabin Coffee House and Café. Tickets are $5 per single event, $10 for full venue of free will donation accepted.

5-10 p.m. 2006 Northern Minnesota Indigenous Film Festival events at Headwaters School of Music and Arts. Tickets are $5 per single event, $10 for full venue or free will donation accepted.

7:29 p.m. BSU musical production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" in Main Theatre of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and those 18 and under, and free for BSU students. 755-4051.

8-9 p.m. 2006 Northern Minnesota Indigenous Film Festival Reception at Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee Co. Tickets are $5 per single event, $10 for full venue of free will donation accepted.

8-10 p.m. 2006 Northern Minnesota Indigenous Film Festival events at BSU's Educational-Art Building Room115. Tickets are $5 per single event, $10 for full venue or free will donation accepted.

Education

Friday, April 7

8 a.m.-7 p.m. Red Lake Elementary School's fifth grades holding exhibit of work at BSU's American Indian Resource Center.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Defensive driving course offered at Laporte Community Education. 224-2288, ext. 141.

1:30 p.m. Minnesota high school writers whose works were chosen for publication in "New Voices" will read from their selections at BSU's American Indian Resource Center. Reading and reception open to public at no charge. 755-2880.

3-6 p.m. Mid-show celebration for Phil McCollam at Talley Gallery at BSU. 755-3708.

7:30 p.m. BSU's Wind Ensemble performing in BSU's Beaux Arts Ballroom. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and free for BSU students. 755-2915.

Saturday, April 8

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Defensive Driving offered in basement of Laporte Community Baptist Church. Class fees are $15 for refresher course and $25 for original eight-hour class. 224-2288, ext. 141.

3 p.m. Ten BSU vocalists participating in Ione DeKrey Scholarship Concert in Thompson Recital Hall of BSU's Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. Open to public free of charge. 755-2915.

Organizations

Friday, April 7

5:30 p.m. Free to Choose open AA meeting (smoking) at Alano Club, 1225 Anne St. (across from hospital). 444-2525.

7 p.m. Native American support group meets at People's Church, 824 America Ave. NW. Mic, 444-8267.

8-9 p.m. Closed non-smoking AA meeting at United Methodist Church, Ninth and Beltrami. Please use back door.

Saturday, April 8

9 a.m. Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee Co. Any individual who grew up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home is welcome to attend.

11 a.m. Sons of Norway Norse study class at Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee Co. Donald Anderson, 751-7398.

11:45 a.m. Duplicate bridge at American Legion Club. 751-4218.

1 p.m. Bemidji Community Fencing Club having organizational meeting in Memorial Hall 100 on BSU campus. Membership open to BSU students and general public. Kirk at 755-8987.

7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting in basement blue room, 1225 Anne St.

Religion

Friday, April 7

7-9 p.m. Reformers Unanimous meeting at Bemidji Baptist Church. Reformers Unanimous is a faith-based addiction recovery program. Nursery and child care provided. 751-9311.

7:30 p.m. Performance of Bemidji Passion Play at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bemidji. 444-4746 or 444-8816.

Saturday, April 8

9:30 a.m. Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Kelliher holding annual spring brunch titled "Tea for Two-or Four-or More" at church. Free will donation accepted. Everyone welcome to attend.

2:30 p.m. Performance of Bemidji Passion Play at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bemidji. 444-4746 or 444-8816.

6:30 p.m. Children's presentation of Easter musical "Come, Messiah, Come" at Bemidji Evangelical Covenant Church.

Services

Friday, April 7

1-3 p.m. Blood pressure clinic at Cass County Public Health Service office in Walker.

Saturday, April 8

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friends of the Bemidji Library Bookstore open. 751-3963.

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