NOT TO BE MISSED

IN APRIL

ARTS

IN APRIL

Exhibits & Shows

APRIL 5 TO MAY 28, 2019

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS TRAIL: MEMBER EXHIBIT

WILD HARE BISTRO

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The popular Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Member Exhibit returns for its third year. This annual exhibit showcases basketry • handwoven tapestry art • knitting • hand-dyed yarn • linen wovens • wool blankets • wool applique quilting • hand embroidery • sculptural basketry • mixed media • knotting • needle-felting • wet felting & more.

APRIL 5, 2019

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS TRAIL: OPENING RECEPTION

WATERMARK ART CENTER
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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The opening reception for the Fiber Arts Exhibit is the featured event for Bemidji’s First Friday Art Walk, being held in April.

APRIL 26, 2019

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS TRAIL: ARTIST TRUNK SHOW

WATERMARK ART CENTER
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Pine to Prairie Member Patty Lovegreen, an accomplished weaver, spinner and felt maker, will present a trunk show. Embellishment is central to Patty’s work, bringing out the joy she shares through her artistic pieces. Many items will be available for sale.

APRIL 26-27, 2019

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS TRAIL: TRAIL STUDIO TOUR

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Details

Visit the studios of fiber artists along a route connecting Bemidji, Turtle River, and Tenstrike, Minnesota. Witness the creative process of artists in mediums such as weaving, basket making, Native American  beading, knotting, macramé, quilting, felting and more.

The work of over a dozen fiber artist can be viewed during this 5 stop tour:

Trail Stop #1: WILD HARE BISTRO
323 Minnesota Ave NW Bemidji, MN 56601

Trail Stop #2: WATERMARK ART CENTER
505 Bemidji Ave Bemidji, MN 56601

Trail Stop #3: NORTHWEST INDIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
1819 Bemidji Ave Bemidji, MN 56601

Trail Stop #4: FORBES STUDIOS
9611 Foxcroft Rd NW Bemidji, MN 56601

Trail Stop #5: WILLOW WOOD MARKET DESIGNS
23621 County Road 9 (south of Bemidji) Bemidji, MN 56601

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS TRAIL

Workshops

APRIL 6, 2019

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS TRAIL: FALLING LEAVES BASKET CLASS

FORBES STUDIOS
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Details

Learn basic weaving techniques and leave with a completed basket.

APRIL 6, 2019

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS TRAIL: RUSTIC VASE with WOOD BASE CLASS

FORBES STUDIOS
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Details

This is a fantastic class for beginners! Learn to weave a vase with a simple border and the opportunity to add in a variety of colors and fibers.

APRIL 7, 2019

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS TRAIL: STACKABLE CAVANDOLI BRACELET

FORBES STUDIOS
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Details

Learn the basic knots of Cavandoli while making a bead embellished bracelet. If you can tie your shoe, you can make a bracelet.

APRIL 27, 2019

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS TRAIL: FELTING CLASS

WATERMARK ART CENTER
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Details

Make your own miniature felted bear while learning basic needle felting techniques with Pine to Prairie member Patty Lovegreen.

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS

Demonstrations

APRIL 27, 2019

PINE to PRAIRIE FIBER ARTS TRAIL: BEADING DEMONSTRATION

WATERMARK ART CENTER
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Come watch Ojibwe beader Nancy Kingbird, known for her distinct designs, as she performs beading demonstrations.

APRIL 27-28,2019

ART of the EARTH FESTIVAL

BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Details

A family friendly event to celebrate art, honor Mother Earth, and inspire community, with colorful art displays, workshops, live music, dancing, good food and vendors.

OUTDOOR

FUN in BEMIDJI

APRIL 6-7 & 13-14, 2019

TAP to TABLE: HARVESTING MAPLE SYRUP

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

April 6, 2019

April 7, 2019

April 13, 2019

April 14, 2019

Early spring is generally the peak of the maple sap flow, but sap flow is affected by weather conditions.

Join naturalist John Fylpaa at Lake Bemidji State Park to learn about collecting and processing sap to learn how to start your own tradition of making delicious maple syrup.

APRIL 9, 2019

N IS FOR NESTS

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

Details

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

APRIL 27, 2019

BSU STRIDE INTO SPRING

GILLETTE RECREATION FITNESS CENTER PARKING LOT
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Annual Stride into Spring 5K & 10 K Walk/ Run. The first 100 registrants are guaranteed the 2019 Earth Month t-shirt designed by a BSU design student.  All are welcome to join in.

APRIL 20, 2019

ARBOR DAY TREE WALK

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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Celebrate Arbor Day (April 27) with an early walk through the trees, just as they start to think about spring! Hike the Rocky Point Loop trail and learn about Basswood, Oak, Maple, Birch and White and Red Pine trees.

APRIL 26, 2019

AN ITASCA SPRING HIKE

ITASCA STATE PARK

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Spring birds, flowers, sounds, and more! Walk along with a park naturalist and see what signs of spring are popping up throughout Itasca.

EVENTS

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

APRIL 5-7, 2019

BEMIDJI JAYCEES HOME, SPORT and TRAVEL SHOW

THE SANFORD CENTER

Details

This event hosts approximately 120 vendors representing local businesses along with door prizes, seminars and activities for kids.

APRIL 13, 2019

19th ANNUAL GARAGE SALE & CRAFT SHOW

SANFORD CENTER
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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19th Annual Indoor Garage Sale & Craft Show hosted at the Sanford Center is sure to be another fun way to spend an April Saturday in Bemidji!

APRIL 6, 2019

ELEVATED EPICUREAN EXPERIENCE X (e3)

HEADWATERS SCIENCE CENTER
5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Details

Live jazz music, cash bar, silent auction with a Chef Showcase… and of course a dessert show! Don’t miss this delicious event!

APRIL 6-7, 2019

VENDOR & CRAFT MARKET

PAUL BUNYAN MALL
SATURDAY 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
SUNDAY 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Details

Shop your favorite vendors and stores all in the same place!

EVENTS FOR KIDS

APRIL 5-7, 2019

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON

HISTORIC CHIEF THEATRE

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The Reluctant Dragon, loosely adapted from the children’s book by Kenneth Grahame, tells the tale of a teenager, Joey Bishop, whose love of dragons and inquisitive nature force him to venture off in search of a dragon that has reportedly been terrorizing the countryside, much to the chagrin of his worrying parents. What he finds instead is a sweet old dragon (named Dennis D. Dragon) and three baby all-singing, all-dancing dragonettes, whom he quickly befriends. Things seem idyllic until the Mayoress of the village hires a dragon-slaying knight to hunt down Dennis – then it’s up to Joey to secure a “happy ending.”

APRIL 27, 2019

KIDS RESOURCE FAIR

BEMIDJI CURLING CLUB
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Free family event to find resources and programming expanded to include kids of all ages. Formally known as the Tiny Tots Expo.

PERFORMANCE EVENTS

APRIL 5, 2019

OPEN MIC COFFEEHOUSE

HEADWATERS MUSIC & ARTS
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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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, poet, etc.

APRIL 28, 2019

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT (6) “SYMPHONY WILL BE OUR REPLY”

BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

Details

A season finale that brings together talents from Bemidji Choirs, Bemidji Chorale,
​and boy soprano Matthew Hanson for Richman’s Symphony This Will Be Our Reply, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations “Nimrod Movement”.

DANCING IN BEMIDJI

APRIL 20, 2019

CONTRA DANCE

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

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

APRIL 25-27, 2019

FUNTASTIC DANCE FOLLIES

BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY GYM
25th-26th 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
27th 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM & 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Details

Bemidji State University’s Funtastic Dance Follies feature a variety of students, BSU clubs/organizations and community members performing dance routines including, but not limited to swing, line, Latin, ballroom, fad and folk dancing.

GALLERIES

IN BEMIDJI TO INSPIRE

MARCH 1 – MAY 10, 2019

10th ANNUAL MIDWINTER INTERLUDE

BANGSBERG FINE ARTS COMPLEX
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Join us for the opening reception of Bemidji State University’s art and crafts show featuring work by university faculty and staff. The opening will include a meet and greet with the artists with music and refreshments. The annual show has included photography, knitting, stained glass, sculpture and many other crafts.

APRIL EXHIBITS

WATERMARK ART CENTER

FOUR GALLERIES
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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Watermark’s four galleries host rotating exhibits and are free and open to the public seven days a week.

Opens April 5th Minogwaasowag “They Stitch Well” in the Miikanen Gallery.

On Exhibit Until May 27thCreatures of the Commonplace” in the BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery.

LEARNING

IS MORE FUN IN BEMIDJI

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Headwaters
Science Center

Details

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

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

Beltrami County
History Center

NOON TO 4:00 PM

See our Video
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Interpretive exhibits and educational programs give visitors an opportunity to learn about the area’s railroad system, logging industry, Ojibwe life, the coming of pioneers, and even a historical view of northern Minnesota sports.

APRIL

MILESTONES CELEBRATED IN BEMIDJI

APRIL 7

NATIONAL BEER DAY

APRIL EVENTS AT

BEMIDJI BREWING

On this day in 1933, the Cullen-Harrison Act, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933, ending prohibition on beer became effective.

On April 6, 1933 (known as “New Beers Eve”) millions of people lined the streets to be able to legally enjoy a beer at the stroke of midnight. Americans consumed 1.5 million barrels of beer and ale that day.

Stop by Bemidji Brewing and try their award winning German Blonde or enjoy your personal favorite and toast the day we were given the right to legally drink beer again.

Cheers!!

For a list of Bemidji Brewing Beers click here

LODGINGS

WELCOMING YOU TO BEMIDJI

Stay in Bemidji for your March adventure and you have 14 comfortable lodgings to choose from, each comfortable and conveniently close to whatever activities you have planned for your visit. Many of the lodgings are lakeside with water rentals available. A number of the lodgings feature delicious dining either on premise or nearby. There are accommodations right on the bike, snowmobile and walking trails, and many easy walking distances from downtown, shopping, or the Bemidji Convention Center.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Best Western Bemidji Inn
Candlewood Suites Bemidji
Country Inn & Suites
Double Tree by Hilton
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn Express Bemidji
Island View Lodge
Kohl’s Resort
Lake Bemidji Bed & Breakfast
Quality Inn
Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge
Super 8
White Pines Resort