Weekend NOT TO BE MISSED in Bemidji!

We Love Winter Weekend

January 26-28th, 2018

ITASCA STATE PARK

LANTERN LIT
SNOWSHOE EVENT

Saturday, January 27th, 2018
5:00PM to 7:30PM

Come out and snowshoe by the light of the moon and the kerosene lanterns along Schoolcraft Trail at Itasca State Park. Snowshoe at your own pace along the lantern lit route during this drop-in program. For added fun, bring along your s’mores fixings or hot dogs for cooking at the campfire.

Limited snowshoes will be available on a first come-first served basis. Program is held outdoors. Dress warmly for outdoor winter conditions. If snow conditions are poor, the event will become a snow boot walk.

Meet at Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Photo by Itasca State Park

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ITASCA STATE PARK

MUSIC UNDER THE PINES

Featured Artist: Lori Goulet Reich
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
5:30PM to 7:30PM

Warm up by the fireplace and enjoy an evening of music with Lori Goulet Reich. Lori will sing a variety of music best described as acoustic folk and alt-country flavored music. Lori also has played in various bands both classic rock and country, so come listen to a variety of well-known tunes.

Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Photo by Itasca State Park

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“MY ENDLESS CHILDHOOD”

An Evening with a Storyteller
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
4:00PM to 5:00PM

Steve Maanum has always been a storyteller…as he explains…“We have all experienced situations that didn’t go as planned, but most of us have enough dignity and common sense to keep them to ourselves. I, on the other hand, don’t appear to have any dignity or common sense. Some of my stories are told from the mind of a boy growing to manhood, while others are told through the eyes of a confused, middle-aged man who is still struggling to find maturity or …rebelling against it.” After a brisk day on the trails, join us and enjoy a collection of Steve’s heartwarming stories.

Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Photo by Itasca State Park

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2ND ANNUAL

BEAVER FREEZE
ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT

Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00AM to 3:00PM

Everyone is welcome to join in the second annual BSU Beaver Freeze Ice Fishing Tournament. Great prizes to be awarded including a Jiffy PRO4 X-TREME Propane Power Ice Drill, with a 10’’ STX drill assembly for tip-ups or large fish species, along with a handy adjustable two-position (6” & 12”) drill extension. And there are even bigger prizes in this contest yet to be announced! Check-in at Diamond Point Park starts at 10:00AM. Contest starts at noon.

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OUTDOOR SPORTS SHOW

HELD INDOORS AT THE SANFORD CENTER
January 26-28, 2018

The Bemidji Outdoor Sports Show is filled with boats, cCampers, RV’s, lawn mowers, boats, trucks, ATV’s and did we say boats? Admission is FREE! See what’s new for 2018 during our Sportsmans Auction! A great family-fun event that will get you dreaming about warmer weather days!

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BUENA VISTA SKI AREA

FAMILY NIGHT

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Pick from fun family winter activities: tubing, skiing or snowboarding. Each package includes rentals, lift ticket and a meal. Tubers must be 42 inches or taller and adults must supervise tubers 7 and under. The Registration deadline is the Thursday before the program.

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FIRST CITY POETRY READS

HEALTH, WEALTH & ILLNESS

Saturday, January 27th, 2018
2:00PM – 4:00PM

Dr. Diane Pittman is the featured poet for this month’s First City Poetry Reads event The theme and title for Dr Pittman’s presentation is “Health, Wealth, and Illness.” Pittman is a life-long poet and has been a family physician in the area for over 30 years. In both her poetry and medical practice, Pittman focuses on a balanced cycle of life, a connection with nature both physical and spiritual.

An open mic session will take place at the event. Area poets are encouraged to share their work surrounding the theme. Anyone interested in pre-registering to read can contact Marsh Muirhead at 218-556-6313 or mgmuirhead@midco.net.

This month’s location is at Sanford Hospital in Bemidji.

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There’s some great

Indoor Adventures, too!


BELTRAMI COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FUR TRADE IN
MINNESOTA EXHIBIT

January 25-27th, 2018
12:00PM to 4:00PM

Hundreds of years ago, Minnesota played a key role in the fur trade, which stretched across five continents. Visitors to this traveling exhibit can lift a 45-pound Voyageur’s pack, learn how the fur trade shaped Ojibwe art and discover how beaver pelts could be transformed into sleek, stately hats that were all the rage among wealthy Europeans.

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SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AT

HEADWATERS
SCIENCE CENTER

Join us at the Headwaters Science Center for scientific discovery and love of learning for all! Hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs run all weekend. Call for weekend events, including the Snake Feeding on Saturdays! 218-444-4472

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Where to Stay

The Comfortable Lodgings of Bemidji!

Bemidji, First City on the Mississippi (and just named Best MN Town) has an array of lodgings to meet your comfort and budget. And when you stay in Bemidji for your winter adventure, you are close to a seeminly endless array of activities, events and amenities the area has to offer! Have fun on the lake with ice fishing, skating and more! There are great snowmobile and ski trails, many that start right outside your lodging’s door! Bemidji has an exciting downtown with the historic statues of Paul and Babe, plus endless options for diningthat also includes an award-winning brewery! A must stop is the Bemidji Woolen Mills to pick up some of the town’s signature style– Bemidji lumerjack plaid– along with a host of one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques!

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