COMMUNITY EVENTS July 15-19, 2015 Paul Bunyan Playhouse “I Ought to be in Pictures,” by Neil Simon; Paul Bunyan Playhouse (The Historic Chief Theater), 314 Beltrami Ave NW. Ticket prices and show times are found on the website or at (218) 751-7270. Ticket information: A discount of $5 off the regular $22 ticket will be offered to all reunion attendees for the July 15-19 shows. The coupon code must be entered at checkout when using the online ticketing system at www.thechieftheater.com, or you can present the code at the box office when purchasing tickets. CODE: RememberWhen (*the code is case sensitive). July 16, 2015 Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Avenue SW, 6:00-8:00pm; Opening reception for their new exhibit “Good Sports of the North.” The exhibit highlights sports and community in the county and will include displays on Red Wilson and Horace May among others. The reception is free. The exhibit will be open Friday and Saturday for standard admission fee. www.beltramihistory.org July 16-17, 2015 St Philips Catholic Church and School Tours (702 Beltrami Avenue); Open for tours Thursday, July 16, 1:00-5:00pm and Friday, July 17, 10:00am-2:00pm. Contact is Sue Lucas (218) 444-4262. July 16-18, 2015 • The Forestry Education Center and Fire Tower; Beltrami County Fairgrounds, 7223 Fairgrounds Dr NW; The Fire Tower and Forestry Education Center (FEC) with programs will be available: Thursday, July 16, 2:00-5:00pm and 6:00pm to dark , Friday, July 17, 11:00am5:00pm and 6:00pm to dark, Saturday, July 18, 11:00am-4:00pm. Contact Dave Quam (218) 766-9692. • The Old Schoolhouse, 2335 Monroe Avenue SW, is open daily from 10:00am-5:30pm, except on Saturday, July 18, the hours are 10:00am-3:00pm. Contact (218) 751-4723 for more information. July 17, 2015 • The Fab Four “The Ultimate Beatles Tribute” Concert at the Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive. Doors open at 7:00pm. Show starts at 8:00pm. Ordering information, online purchase, and seat options are available at the Ford Pickup Window at The Sanford Center, Ticketmaster at www.thesanfordcenter.net, or at both Lueken’s Village Food Stores. • St Philip’s Parish (702 Beltrami Avenue NW) will be having one of their fabulous Fish Fry dinners. Friday evening, July 17, 4:306:30pm. Contact Sue Lucas (218) 444-4262. • BSU 16th Annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting BSU men’s hockey (www.bsuamumni.org); Bemidji Town & Country Club, 2525 Birchmont Beach Road. Contact the Beaver Pride Office (218) 755-2294 for more information. July 17-18, 2015 Headwaters Quilt Guild 2015 Quilt Exhibition; Bemidji Evangelical Free Church, 115 Carr Lake Road SW. Friday, July 17, 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday, July 18, 10:00am-4:00pm. Quilts on display, vendor mall, refreshments, raffle quilts, scissor sharpening (fee). Contact Shirley 623-223-2574. July 18, 2015 • Bemidji Lions Fare and BBQ Chicken Dinner; Located in downtown Bemidji. For more information www.bemidjilions.org. • Paul Bunyan Triathlon; You have the option of a short and long course along beautiful Lake Bemidji. The venue is outstanding - Cameron Park, Lake Bemidji and the City of Bemidji. Contact information: [email protected], (651) 653-7401, www.frontrunnerusa.com. • Movil Maze Bike or Hike Event at the Movil Maze Recreation Area; start any time between 9:00-10:00am to mountain bike, trail run or walk. Bring along your family and friends. Movil Maze offers miles of cross country ski trails and mountain bike single track. Bring your own bike or there may be a few mountain bikes available to rent through BSU Outdoor Center located in Diamond Point Park and Northern Cycle downtown. Bring your own beverage and snack. Located in adverse forest setting, most trails are intermediate and user friendly. Contact Tom Daman (218) 766-4741. July 18-19, 2015 48th Annual Watermark Art in the Park, 426 Bemidji Avenue N (Library Park); The Watermark’s annual Art in the Park has been a summer highlight for local residents and visitors from all over the country since 1967. This juried fine arts and craft fair located on the shores of Lake Bemidji in beautiful, tree lined Library Park boasts an annual attendance of over 4,000 visitors. Art in the Park features over 100 artists, a dozen food vendors, and live entertainment, all within easy reach and walking distance to downtown Bemidji and all its amenities. Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm. July 19, 2015 • St. Philips Catholic Church, 702 Beltrami Avenue NW, Sunday, July 19; Mass at 9:00am followed by Sunday Brunch. • Bemidji Speedway, 1831 Sunnyside Road SE, 4:30pm; Regular racing schedule and activities are subject to additions or deletions! Wissota Classes: Pures, Streets, Mod 4, Midwest Mod and Super. Contact Bemidji Speedway (218) 751-6157, Tonja (218) 766-6175 or Idella (218) 759-1770 for more information. July 19, 2015 • Paul Bunyan Vintage Car Show, 2900 Division Street W, 8:00am-3:00pm; The 2015 Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club Show will be held at the Bemidji High School facilities once again. This provides us with a clean show area, air conditioned commons, modern clean bathrooms, room for indoor seminars, and a large visiting and indoor vending areas. We also have the big tent for outdoor seminars. Our featured cars under the tent this year are: 1) Wes Rydell’s rare “The Black Bow Tie” 1935 Chevy Phaeton, the winner of “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” national competition held in Pomona, California. 2) Merle Gallant’s MSRA 2014 “Minnesota Street Rod of the Year” 1940 Ford pick-up truck. These cars plus all other “collector cars” are welcomed and make up a wonderful show of cars and “car show” friends. • Lake Bemidji State Park Sunday Concert (in the amphitheater under the pines), 3401 State Park Road NE, at 2:00pm; the performance will be by the Big Bass Ramblers. There is no charge for the concert. As always, a vehicle permit ($5 daily, $25 annual) is required to drive into the park. For more information (218) 308-2300. AREA ATTRACTIONS Amigo 9 Theaters • 5284 Theater Lane NW • Movie Line: (218) 444-6684 • www.cectheatres.com Beltrami County History Center • 130 Minnesota Avenue SW • (218) 444 (DEPO) 3376 • www.beltramihistory.org The Beltrami County Historical Society operates out of the Beltrami County History Center, the restored 1912 Great Northern Depot, in Bemidji, Minnesota. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00pm. Bemidji Bowl • 3455 Laurel Drive NW • (218) 751-2153 • www.bemidjibowl.com Weekdays 3:00pm-1:00am, Weekends 12:00pm-1:00am; Open bowling available every day, all day. Buena Vista Ski Area • 19600 Irvine Avenue NW • www.bvskiarea.com The Buena Vista Ski Area offers covered wagon rides on the Continental Divide through summer and fall. Located 12 miles north of Bemidji on Beltrami County 15. Contact Suzanne (Dickinson) Thomas at (218) 243-2250 or [email protected] Downtown Bemidji Sculpture Walk • www.bemidjisculpture.org Sculptures are chosen for display and sponsored by local businesses or private individuals. Maps showing the locations and names of the sponsors are available at the Tourist Information Center by the Paul and Babe statues. Headwaters Science Center • 413 Beltrami Avenue • (218) 444-4472 • www.hscbemidji.org The HSC exhibit floor is 7,500 square feet and is self-guided and hands-on. The time needed to fully explore. Depends on you and the members in your party; some visitors are finished exploring in an hour, while others stay for the entire day. Lake Bemidji State Park • 3401 State Park Road NE • (218) 755-3842 Open year round. Bog walk allows hikers to view a variety of rare and unique flowers. A vehicle permit is required. Paul & Babe Statues/Bemidji Area Chamber/Tourist Information Center • 300 Bemidji Avenue N • (218) 444-3541 • www.bemidji.org Paul Bunyan Animal Land • 3857 Animal Land Drive SE • (218) 759-1533 • www.paulbunyansanimalland.com Located on Hwy 2 East, between Bemidji & Cass Lake, Animal Land is home to nearly 100 animals representing every continent on earth. Lions, tigers, bear, camels, lemurs, kangaroos, monkeys, raccoons, three species of deer, bobcats, wolves, reptiles, exotic birds, amazing bugs and various small mammals are just a FEW of the animals who make their home at Animal Land. Hours: 10:00am6:00pm daily. Paul Bunyan Mall • 1401 Paul Bunyan Drive NW • www.paulbunyanmall.com Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, Sunday 12:00am-6:00 pm Putt-N-Go Amusement Park • 1915 Hiway Avenue NE • (218) 751-7333 • www.puttngo.com “Come join the Fun” amusement park fun for the whole family; Waterslide, batting cages, go karts, bumper boats, miniature golf. Open 7 days a week 11:00am-9:30pm Monday -Sunday. Visit Bemidji • (218) 759-0164 • www.visitbemidji.com Promotes the Bemidji Area as a tourism, sports, recreation and convention center. Provides support and materials for local, state and regional groups bringing tournaments, events and meetings to Bemidji. Watermark Art Center (formerly Bemidji Community Art Center) • 426 Bemidji Avenue N • (218) 444-7570 • www.watermarkartcenter.org The Watermark Art Center (WMAC) was established in 1982 by the Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. We are a membersupported, nonprofit organization committed to nurturing, exhibiting, and promoting the visual arts. The vision of Watermark is to be recognized as an arts cornerstone, a premier center of artistic creativity, educational experience, and regional partnership, enhancing the quality of life in Northern Minnesota. Our galleries are free for public viewing and open to everyone!
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