NOT TO BE MISSED

IN NOVEMBER

 

FEATURED EVENTS

NOVEMBER 23RD, 2018

NIGHT WE LIGHT CELEBRATION

Annual Night We Light Celebration & Parade – a family holiday tradition.

Full Day of Activities:
11 am – 8 pm Santa’s Workshop – pictures w/Santa, make decorations, treats, etc. 6 pm Parade – Route follows Beltrami Ave from 8th St to 3rd St, turning west on 3rd St to Irvine Ave. After the parade, Lighting of Trees -head to the waterfront by Paul & Babe for the “flip of the switch” to light the trees, signaling that the holiday season has begun in Bemidji.

NOVEMBER 3RD TO NOVEMBER 18TH, 2018

DEER HUNTING SEASON

PERMIT AREA 184

Does it get any better than deer hunting in the beautiful north woods! The Hunting Area 184, in and around Bemidji, starts November 3rd and runs through November 18th. The area includes much of southern Beltrami and a portion of northern Hubbard Counties and lies on the western edge of the boreal forest. The area is designated as Managed with a 2 deer limit and has over 470 square miles of Public Hunting Lands. In 2017 the area had a 41% Hunter Success Rate, with a Total Harvest of 6,209.

NOVEMBER 30TH – DECEMBER 2ND AND DECEMBER 7TH – 9TH, 2018

BSU MADRIGAL DINNERS

CONCORDIA LANGUAGE VILLAGES

The Madrigal Dinners, founded by Paul Brandvik in 1968, are an annual musical dinner production of music and masque (play) sponsored by the BSU Music Department and presented by students from all majors across campus. This annual BSU tradition recreates a yuletide feast in a renaissance castle in Elizabethan England, complete with the Royal Court (Chamber Singers), Beggars, Cellar Keepers, Recorders, Royal Brass, and the King’s Players who perform the masque.

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NATURE EVENTS

NOVEMBER 13TH, 2018

A IS FOR ANIMAL TAILS

ITASCA STATE PARK 10:30 AM TO 11:30 AM

Children 2-5 years old, come explore and have fun at Itasca as we learn about nature through stories, songs, crafts, and outdoor discovery.

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NOVEMBER 16TH, 2018

SNOWSHOE LACING WORKSHOP: SESSION 1 of 3

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK 6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM

In this workshop get ready for winter recreation with your very own set of Ojibwe style snowshoes–that you created! Join presenters to learn the lacing technique-covered in 3 evening sessions (plan to attend all 3 sessions). This session covers preparation of the frame andlacing of the toe and tail sections.

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NOVEMBER 17TH, 2018

SNOWSHOE LACING WORKSHOP: SESSION 2 of 3

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK 6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM

Join presenters to learn the lacing technique covered in 3 evening sessions (plan to attend all 3 sessions). This 2nd session covers main section lacing.

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NOVEMBER 24TH, 2018

SNOWSHOE LACING WORKSHOP: SESSION 3 of 3

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK 6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM

Participate in this workshop to get ready for winter recreation with your very own set of Ojibwe style snowshoes–that you created! Join presenters to learn the lacing technique covered in 3 evening sessions (plan to attend all 3 sessions). This 3rd session covers finishing and bindings.

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MUSIC & DANCE EVENTS

NOVEMBER 17TH, 2018

CONTRA DANCE

RAIL RIVER FOLK SCHOOL 4:00 PM TO 10:00 PM

Come join us for contra dance! A lively, traditional social dance that originated in New England! This dance will feature live music by the O’Neil Family band coming back again from East Grand Forks and calling by Wendy Greenberg. Contra dancing is and is now done all over the United States.

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NOVEMBER 11TH, 2018

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT 2: ROMANTIC

BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 2:30 PM

The 2nd performance in our “Music will be our Reply” series is Hanson’s Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”. This piece is tonal and melodic, reflecting the sense of peace and restoration needed after WWII. Walton’s Cello Concerto is difficult and modern and will be performed by Eric Haugen, a Bemidji native, with Dr. Beverly Everett conducting.

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THEATER & ART

NOVEMBER 1ST, 2018

STORY SLAM PREP WORKSHOP

KEG N’ CORK 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

Professional storyteller Laura Packer will host an informal workshop from 4-7 p.m. participants will learn about storytelling fundamentals, tricks and tips for dynamic, engaging storytelling, and work one-on-one with Packer to develop a story.

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NOVEMBER 1ST, 2018

STORY SLAM

KEG N’ CORK 8:00 PM

Hosted by Laura Packer, inspired by the #metoo movement with the larger goal to build bridges, find voice and be heard, we look forward to an evening of real human expression and connection, along with lots of laughter and just plain fun. Up to 10 participants will tell a true story no more than five minutes long. Judges will be pulled from the audience. Prizes of $75, $50 and $25 will be awarded.

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NOVEMBER 9TH – 11TH & 16TH – 18TH, 2018

CAMELOT (MUSICAL)

PAUL BUNYAN PLAYHOUSE

Arthur was destined to be the world’s greatest ruler when as a mere stable boy he pulled Excalibur from its stony pillar and became king of all Britain. Guided by his loyal mentor Merlin the magician and his lovely queen, Guinevere, Arthur rules his kingdom in peace and virtue. When he successfully assembles the Knights of the Round Table with Lancelot at its helm, Arthur changes the course of his future and that of all those he holds dear. Inspiring for all ages, “Camelot” is a legendary musical which will enchant the hearts of young and old alike.

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SHOPPING EVENTS

NOVEMBER 2ND & 3RD, 2018

LADIES ON THE LOOSE-SHOP HOP

DOWNTOWN BEMIDJI

Join 6 different shops in beautiful downtown Bemidji for a shop hop! Pick up your card at any of the participating shops, get a stamp/punch from each shop, fill in your info and drop off the card at your last shop for a chance to win one of two gift certificates to any of the participating shops!

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NOVEMBER 3RD, 2018

CRAFT, BAKE AND HOME SHOW

BEMIDJI EAGLES CLUB

40 vendors, lots of baked goods and a silent auction! Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.

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NOVEMBER 3rd, 2018 – NOVEMBER 4TH, 2018

2018 BEMIDJI HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW

PAUL BUNYAN MALL

Come browse vendor booths and shop all MN made items, gifts and crafts to find the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list…or perhaps a little something for yourself. If you don’t find what you are looking for at the booths, the stores in the mall may have what you are searching for.

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NOVEMBER 17TH, 2018

LUMBERJACK CRAFT FAIR

BEMIDJI MIDDLE SCHOOL 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

The Lumberjack Craft Fair has a good mix of clothing, jewelry, home goods, and wood products.

NOVEMBER 29TH, 2018

UNWIND FROM THE GRIND UNIQUE SHOPPING

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

A wide variety (25-30) of local vendors exhibiting, including: crafts, home decor, books, gourmet food, kitchenware, skincare, makeup, hair care, homemade candles and soaps, woodworking, jewelry, essential oils, health and wellness products.

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ALSO CELEBRATED IN NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 2018

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

What started early in the 20th century (around 1912) as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., finally resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose late in the century (1990).

Surrounded by three Ojibwe reservations, Bemidji is rich in Native American History. The lore of Chief Bemidji still lives on as a token and reminder that communities, native and non-native, can be brought together by peaceful unity.

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NOVEMBER 13TH, 2018

WORLD KINDNESS DAY

This day evolved from a series of conferences in 1996-1997 in Japan by a group known as the World Kindness Movement. These conferences brought together groups interested in promoting more kindness around the world. It culminated in the “Declaration of Kindness” on November 13, 1997. Use today as an opportunity to be kind to family, friends, neighbors, even strangers to try to help build a kinder and more compassionate world.

RAINY DAY FUN

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

WATERMARK ART CENTER

FOUR GALLERIES

Watermark’s four galleries host rotating exhibits and are free and open to the public seven days a week. 14th annual It’s Only Clay (IOC) national juried ceramics exhibit & competition and the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative exhibit open this month. The Spirit of Ukambani and Art in the Everyday exhibits are still on display.

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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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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NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

WATERMARK ARTS CENTER 5:30 pm

The first Friday of each month (February thru December) is a night for art lovers to enjoy art, food, literary and musical entertainment. It’s a relaxed atmosphere of coming and going, mixing and mingling over art while enjoying complimentary refreshments.

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NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018

OPEN MIC COFFEEHOUSE

HEADWATERS MUSIC & ARTS 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

This event has a relaxed and casual tone that encourages musicians, singers, and spoken word performers of all ages and skill levels to the mic! Each month’s CoffeeHouse will be hosted by local musician, writer, storyteller, or poet etc.

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NOVEMBER 11TH, 2018

2ND SUNDAY CRIBBAGE TOURNEY

BEMIDJI BREWING

The free game play starts at 2:00pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month, with sign up from 1:30-2:00pm. There is a max 12 players for the tournament play, first come, first serve. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Plus as always it is all day Happy Hour with $2 off growler fills and $1 pints!

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WHERE TO STAY

THE COMFORTABLE

LODGINGS OF BEMIDJI!

Bemidji, First City on the Mississippi and named Best MN Town 2017, has an array of lodgings to meet your comfort and budget. And when you stay in Bemidji for your November adventure, you are close to a seemingly endless array of activities, events and amenities the area has to offer! November arts abound with music, theatre and art options. Bemidji has an exciting downtown with the historic statues of Paul and Babe, plus endless options for dining that 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 lumberjack plaid—to keep the chill off, along with a host of one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques!

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