BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS
November 30th – December 3
Concordia Language Village
Hear ye, hear ye! We bid thee come to the 49th annual Madrigal Dinners! Our Madrigal Dinners will now be held at the Salolampi Finnish Village on the Concordia Language Village Campus, north of Bemidji. A shuttle will be available to and from the BSU campus. Our food will be provided by the renowned Culinary Artists of the Concordia Language Villages!
Tickets are $40 ($30 for students), and are now on sale at the ticket office in 101 Bangsberg Hall, BSU. A complimentary shuttle is available (limited seating). Simply request it when completing your ticket purchase.
Friday, December 1st-3rd
Join us for the 28th Annual Eagles International Curling Bonspielhosted by Bemidji Eagles Aerie #351. There will be 3 Events – All Open (any line up). 6 Sheets of Ice…with a 40 Rink Limit. Registration deadline is November 1. Entry Fee is $200.00 (US Funds) per rink, and includes Curling, Banquet, Dinner & Dance! Contact Frede Schrader at 218-368-4351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY
JINGLE POPS CONCERT
December 2nd at 2:00 PM
Join Bemidji State University for their holiday Jingle Pops Concert December 2nd! For specific information call the Music Department at 218-755-2915. $8 adults, $5 seniors, FREE to all students.
LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK
Saturday, December 9th
9:30-11:30 AM & 1:00-3:00 PM
If you’ve never made your own evergreen wreath, here’s an opportunity to learn how, and take yours home! Balsam, pine, and cedar boughs, wreath forms, wire, and even a red ribbon will be supplied, along with a demonstration and easy instructions. Bring your own decorations if you’d like to customize your wreath even more. Two sessions will be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9:30 to 11:30 am and again from 1 to 3 pm. The materials fee is $8.50; maximum 20 people per session. Registration required–please call the park at 218-308-2300 by November 27 to sign up. Vehicle permit ($7 daily or $35/annual) required to enter the park.
HOLIDAYS BY HAND
December 9th from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Bemidji High School
7th Annual Holidays by Hand Fine Arts & Craft Festival features handmade fine arts and crafts just in time for the holidays. Featuring over 50 regional artists showcasing their work – everything from home decor and fiber arts to jewelry and syrup – and much more! Held at the Bemidji High School, 2900 Division St W. Free admission.
BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY
Saturday, December 9th at 7:30 PM
First Lutheran Church
Join Bemidji State University for their Winter Choir Concert December 9th! Held at First Lutheran Church at 900 Bemidji Ave North. FREE admission for all!
THE SNOWMAN: MUSIC & FILM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
7:00 PM at BHS Auditorium
You’ll want to bring the whole family to this not-to-be-missedholiday event! The Snowman is an Academy Award-nominated animation based on Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s book of the same name. It tells the endearing story of a young boy who builds a snowman that magically comes to life, and the two go soaring through the sky on an unforgettable enchanted adventure. The BSO performs Howard Blake’s beautiful soundtrack live with the film. Also on the program are songs and carols that are guaranteed to put you in the spirit of the holidays! Tickets available with cash or check at the door, in advance at Lueken’s Foods North/South, or with a credit card at brownpapertickets.com. Adult $20, Seniors 62+ $15, college students with ID $10. Students grades K–12 admitted free. All seats general admission. Doors open for seating at 6:30 pm.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING TOUR
December 13th, 7:00 PM
Sanford Center Ballroom
Don’t miss Jason Gray in the “Christmas is Coming” tour featuring Chris August and Hannah Kerr on Wednesday December 13th, in the Sanford Center Ballroom. In this exclusive series, the singer-songwriter reflects on one of the songs from his acoustic EP, ‘City of Stars,’ and explores its themes.
Born in Southwestern Minnesota Gray currently lives near the Twin Cities area. After spending six years in youth ministry, Gray released four independent albums before signing with Centricity Music in 2006. Since then, Gray has collaborated with artists such as Sara Groves, Andrew Peterson, Joel Hanson, Randall Goodgame, and has toured with Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, Matthew West, Shawn McDonald, Big Daddy Weave, The Afters, Mark Schultz and more. Gray has won two ASCAP Performance Awards, was named Album of the Year in 2012, and was honored at ASCAP’s 35th Annual Christian Music Awards with the “Most Performed Song Award” for his song “Good to Be Alive” co-written with Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram. ChristianityToday.com calls Gray one of “Christian music’s best kept secrets.
Tickets available at the Sanford Center, QFM Bemidji Office, www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 800.745.3000 and the day of the show at the Bob Lowth Ford Ticket Pickup Windows.
BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY
SANTA LUCIA FESTIVAL
December 13, 2017
Beaux Arts Ballroom
The festival of Santa Lucia begins before dawn, on the thirteenth of December, which under the old Julian calendar (used in Sweden before 1753) was Christmas Day and the longest night of the year. Santa Lucia and her procession dressed in white, holding lighted candles, and singing of the light and joy of Christmas usher in the Christmas season. A customary breakfast follows the procession. Tickets available at 218-444-3469, 218-751-2310 or at the door.
ERIN LYNN MARSH
FIRST CITY POETRY READS
December 13th, 7:00 PM
Join us for the first City Poetry Reads event on December 13th. The theme is Our Physical Selves and features Poet Erin Lynn Marsh. Poems will include: He Isn’t the One, The First Thing You Need to Know, When Where You Live isn’t Home.
Erin Lynn Marsh is a Bemidji poet. She’s published her work in Sugarhouse Review, Post Road Magazine, and Paper Darts. She’s a graduate of the MFA program at Lesley University in Boston and is currently working on her Masters degree in English at Bemidji State University.
FIRST CITY OF DANCE PRESENTS
December 16th & 17th
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
You don’t want to miss the First City of Dance as they present the classic Nutcracker Ballet at The Historic Chief Theater home of the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, December 16th & 17th. Contact First City Dance for more information at 218-751-KICK.
ITASCA STATE PARK
WINTER BIRD COUNT
Monday, December 18th
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
This holiday season take part in the annual winter bird count at Itasca State Park on Monday, December 18, 2017. Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center lobby between 7:30 and 8 a.m. for assignment of count areas. Bird count will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This year marks the park’s 22nd year of participation in the nation-wide Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Explore Itasca’s count area in search of our winter bird residents. Stay a few hours or spend the whole day. Information collected is used to track migration patterns and changes in winter bird species abundance throughout North America.
NOTES: Entire program is held outdoors. Dress warmly for outdoor winter conditions. Bring your lunch if staying for the entire day. The group will gather at the visitor center at Noon for a lunch break. For questions and further details, call 218-699-7259. If weather is bad, the alternate date will be Tuesday, December 19. Check with the park to confirm.
December 31st, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Suzy and Hondo School of Dance
Our monthly dance party featuring the best music ever recorded, ever. As played and described by Suzy and Hondo. Dancing for fun has never been easier. Join us in our family friendly environment for the best Social Dancing in northern Minnesota. Contact Suzy and Hondo at 218-766-4043.