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Local Nonprofit Events

B.A.R.C. Reading Program at the Bemidji Public Library
Start Date: Sep 20, 2014 Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: Sep 20, 2014 End Time: 12:00 PM
Brie, Cody, Rory, Lexi, Razzma and Daisy are a team of registered therapy dogs who are looking for someone to read to them at the Bemidji Public Library! If you are elementary school age and would like to work on your reading skills, we hope that you will participate in our monthly Library program. The next program will be on Saturday September 20 from 10:00 – 12:00 noon. For advance registration, simply come in to the Library or call 751-3963 to register for one of the 15 minute reading...
The Beltrami County Historical Society presents the Minnesota Archaeology Week event: Dugout Canoes, Shipwrecks, and Other Submerged Cultural Resources by
Start Date: Sep 20, 2014 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: Sep 20, 2014 End Time: 4:00 PM
Join the Beltrami County Historical Society at 130 Minnesota Ave SW on Saturday, September 20 for "Dugout Canoes, Shipwrecks, and Other Submerged Cultural Resources" as part of Minnesota Archaeology Week! Ann Merriman and Christopher Olson of Maritime Heritage Minnesota will display exhibits and movies of their underwater archaeological research on shipwrecks and dugout canoes in Minnesota. They will also take a sample of the Beltrami County Historical Society’s dugout canoe and discuss the...
5K Walk, Run, Skate for Suicide Prevention
Start Date: Sep 20, 2014
End Date: Sep 20, 2014
Save the date and visit www.bemidjirunwalkskate.org for online registration.
Saturday Science at Headwaters Science Center Ocean Adventure
Start Date: Sep 20, 2014 Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: Sep 20, 2014 End Time: 3:00 PM
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a piece of the ocean right in your home? Northern Minnesota Reef Club members are coming to Saturday Science at Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Ave NW, on September 20th from 2 to 3pm to tell you just what it’s like and how you can do it too! They will also answer questions about the equipment and animals living in the 210 gallon reef display at Headwaters Science Center. Saturday Science is FREE for members and FREE with paid...
Adventures in Life Long Learning: Reverse Mortgages with Deb Jensen
Start Date: Sep 23, 2014 Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: Sep 23, 2014 End Time: 11:30 AM
Everybody seems to be talking about reverse mortgages these days, from friends and family to celebrities on television. The fact is that ‘reverse mortgages’ have been around since the 60’s and were not necessarily a favored loan product. The reverse product has changed over the years for the better. We will dispels some myths and learn the facts regarding the Reverse mortgage product. Ms. Jensen is a retail manager at First National Bank. 10-11:30 am at Beltrami Electric Roger Spiry...
Cultural Awareness in Dementia Care: Tools for Your Practice When Working with American Indians
Start Date: Sep 24, 2014 Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: Sep 24, 2014 End Time: 11:00 AM
For Social Workers, Community Health Workers, Care Coordinators and who want to provide the best dementia care for American Indians using essential, advanced knowledge and skills. (Certificate of Attendance available). Held at MN Chippewa Tribe - Conference Rm 1 15542 State Hwy 371 NW, Cass Lake. Pre-register to assure seating: Fran King @ 218/335-8586 or 888/231-7886
Twins Baseball Bus Trip
Start Date: Sep 24, 2014
End Date: Sep 24, 2014
Watch the Minnesota Twins vs Arizona Diamondbacks. Cost is $80 for Members and $90 for Nonmembers. You may become a member at the time of registration to receive the discount. Deadline to sign up is August 25th. No refunds after this date. Contact the Senior Activity Center, 216 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, 218-751-8836 to register. This trip includes the cost of transportation and stadium tickets located near third base. Gratuity for driver is not included. Please be sure you are capable...
Support Within Reach Raffle Fundraiser
Start Date: Sep 26, 2014 Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: Sep 26, 2014
Tickets are just $2.00 and there are 20 prizes! We even have a sterling silver bracelet from Kelsey’s Jewelry worth $225.00! Tickets can be purchased from any staff member (or intern) in our office. Stop on by or give us a call. 403 4th Street NW Suite 140, Bemidji, (218) 444-9524 800-708-2727. Only 225 tickets will be sold! (Drawing will be held at 10:00am on September 26th, 2014. Need not be present to win)
Caregiver Support Group
Start Date: Oct 2, 2014 Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Date: Oct 2, 2014 End Time: 4:00 PM
Caring for ourselves while caring for a loved one is a difficult task. If you are providing care for an elderly or disabled person and would like to connect with others in similar situations, please join us. Northwoods Caregivers hosts a support group that meets the first Thursday of each month at the Prime West Building, 3124 Hannah Ave, Bemidji. For more information contact Carol Priest 218-333-8265. The Caregiver Support Group is sponsored by a gran from the Northwest Minnesota Foundation
Coats for the Community
Start Date: Oct 4, 2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: Oct 4, 2014 End Time: 12:00 PM
Each year The United Way of Bemidji Area requests donations of clean, gently used men’s, women’s, children’s and infant's coats, snow suits and other winter accessories for its “Coats for the Community” program to help keep those in need warm and dry during the winter. This year's distribution will be Coats for the Community Saturday, October 4, 2014 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Calvary Lutheran Church, 2508 Washington Ave SE Bemidji, MN 56601. The following locations will be accepting...
Self Advocates of MN Northwest Regional Conference
Start Date: Oct 4, 2014
End Date: Oct 4, 2014
Event includes Keynote Speakers, Workshops, and Fun Activities. Held at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji. Contact Vicki Frisch, SAM NW Community Organizer at 218-368-5719
Interagency Networking Meeting
Start Date: Oct 8, 2014 Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Date: Oct 8, 2014
Interagency meetings are open to anyone wishing to learn or share information about local services. Providers are asked to bring brochures, flyers and verbal information about their agency services. There is a facilitated conversation with the ability to ask questions and share event information. If you have questions or would like to be added to the e-mail reminder list contact Ruth at 333-6838 or rsherman@crcinform.org Getting onto the e-mail reminder list is important as the meetings...
Landlord/Property Manager Service Provider Training
Start Date: Oct 10, 2014 Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: Oct 10, 2014 End Time: 3:30 PM
Resources for Difficult Landlord-Tenant Situations. Held at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave N., Bemidji. Cost is $55 (Before 9/1) $75 (After 9/1) or $250 Sponsor (5 slots). For more information or to register contact Nikki at Evergreen Youth and Family Services 218-308-9007 or nbrein@evergreenyfs.org. Topics include: Understanding a Low Income Tenant's Housing Budget, Communicating Effectively to Address Landlord-Tenant Issues, Safety Concerns and Rental Inspections, Hoarding...
Beltrami Humane Society Fall Harvest Dinner
Start Date: Oct 12, 2014 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: Oct 12, 2014 End Time: 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 12 from 4 – 7 pm at the Bemidji Eagles Club. A family friendly fundraising event to raise money for the care of stray and homeless pets in our community. Pullled Pork Dinner, Live Music Featuring The Acoust Hicks, Performances by students of the Fall High School Musical The Wizard of Oz, The Babe City Rollers will be there too! We will have a silent auction with many valuable items. Tickets are $8 in advance, $9 online, or $10 at the door. Take-out available. Tickets can be...
Supervision Training: Social and Behavioral Health
Start Date: Oct 23, 2014
End Date: Oct 24, 2014
This workshop may be taken for two days (13 CEH) or for one day (6.5 CEH), October 23, 2014 or October 24, 2014. Throughout the two days, mindfulness practice and meditation will be integrated as we address the supervisory relationship and structure, ethics and legal responsibility in supervision, various models of supervision, conflict management and self-care. For Information and Registration Contact: MaryAnn Reitmeir, 218-556-4613. Participants may take the workshop for both days,...
Senior Community Clean-Up
Start Date: Oct 25, 2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: Oct 25, 2014 End Time: 1:00 PM
Free Leaf Raking for Seniors and People with Disabilities. To qualify, you must live within the Bemidji city limits. Seniors must be 60+ years old. Need your leaves raked? Call 333-8261 by Monday, October 13th. You are encouraged to provided one box of leaf bags. The filled bags will be picked up at your request. Early registration is encouraged. Want to Volunteer? Call 333-8266 by Monday, October 13th and receive a free t-shirt. A limited supply of rakes are available. Please...
Caregiver Support Group
Start Date: Nov 6, 2014 Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Date: Nov 6, 2014 End Time: 4:00 PM
Caring for ourselves while caring for a loved one is a difficult task. If you are providing care for an elderly or disabled person and would like to connect with others in similar situations, please join us. Northwoods Caregivers hosts a support group that meets the first Thursday of each month at the Prime West Building, 3124 Hannah Ave, Bemidji. For more information contact Carol Priest 218-333-8265. The Caregiver Support Group is sponsored by a gran from the Northwest Minnesota Foundation
Interagency Networking Meeting
Start Date: Nov 12, 2014 Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Date: Nov 12, 2014
Interagency meetings are open to anyone wishing to learn or share information about local services. Providers are asked to bring brochures, flyers and verbal information about their agency services. There is a facilitated conversation with the ability to ask questions and share event information. If you have questions or would like to be added to the e-mail reminder list contact Ruth at 333-6838 or rsherman@crcinform.org Getting onto the e-mail reminder list is important as the meetings...
Hunger and Homeless Awareness Dinner
Start Date: Nov 18, 2014 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: Nov 18, 2014 End Time: 7:00 PM
Held at United Methodist Church. More information to follow. Contact Michelle at 308-9013 for tickets.
Caregiver Support Group
Start Date: Dec 4, 2014 Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Date: Dec 4, 2014 End Time: 4:00 PM
Caring for ourselves while caring for a loved one is a difficult task. If you are providing care for an elderly or disabled person and would like to connect with others in similar situations, please join us. Northwoods Caregivers hosts a support group that meets the first Thursday of each month at the Prime West Building, 3124 Hannah Ave, Bemidji. For more information contact Carol Priest 218-333-8265. The Caregiver Support Group is sponsored by a gran from the Northwest Minnesota Foundation
Interagency Networking Meeting
Start Date: Dec 10, 2014 Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Date: Dec 10, 2014
Interagency meetings are open to anyone wishing to learn or share information about local services. Providers are asked to bring brochures, flyers and verbal information about their agency services. There is a facilitated conversation with the ability to ask questions and share event information. If you have questions or would like to be added to the e-mail reminder list contact Ruth at 333-6838 or rsherman@crcinform.org Getting onto the e-mail reminder list is important as the meetings...
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