Energy Assistance applications now available

A new season of Energy Assistance, as part of the low income heating and energy assistance program, begins on Oct. 1. Applications are now available. Contact (218)751-4631 or Jenny at 218-333-9880 or email This year, Minnesotans can access financial assistance to keep their homes warm and lights on through Minnesota's Energy Assistance Program. If...

Northwest Minnesota Foundation seeks applicants to join Board of Directors

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is now accepting applications from those interested in serving on the NMF Board of Directors. The NMF board is seeking to elect a new member at its board meeting in November, with the newly elected director starting their four-year term in December. NMF invests resources, facilitates collaboration and promotes philanthropy to...

Coats for the Community Drive

Lueken's Village Foods

The annual United Way of Bemidji Area's Coats for the Community drive is underway. New or clean, gently used men's, women's, infant's and children's coats and snowsuits, as well as winter accessories such as boots, scarves, gloves and hats are also welcome. Donations will be accepted at both Lueken's Village Foods stores (North & South)...

Bemidji Adventures in Lifelong Learning Fall kick-off

Bemidji Eagles Club 1270 Neilson Ave SE, Bemidji, MN

The Bemdiji Adventures in Lifelong Learning will kick off their eight fall sessions on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The topic for this seminar will be "Frauds, Scams and 21st Century Snake Oil Online Frauds." First National Bank Prevention Specialist Madi Pfleger will again acquaint the Lifelong Learners group with updated information on scams, identity theft, debit...

Senior Center Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation

Bemidji Senior Center 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji, MN

The Bemidji Senior Center will hold its annual Meeting and Membership Appreciation event on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. All members are invited for door prizes, treats, coffee, voting on new board members and hearing the annual report.

The Story Tree: Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Lake Bemidji State Park 3401 State Park Rd NE, Bemidji, MN

Young nature explorers are invited each Thursday to The Story Tree preschool program. We will discover nature through a variety of activities like stories, crafts, games, and short walks. Children of all ages are welcome, but activities will be designed specifically for children ages 3-5. Dress for the weather because we will spend time outdoors....

Vampiros en La Habana

Bemidji State University 1500 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji, MN

On Sept. 29, Dr. Ana M. Lopez-Aguilera will lead the Cineforum discussion on the political satire Vampiros en La Habana! (1985). Watch the movie in advance and meet to discuss cinema as a tool to denounce political oppression and imperialism from the viewpoint of the oppressed.bsu The Cineforum discussion will be on Sept. 29 from 5 to...

Call for Clay exhibits

Watermark Art Center 505 Bemidji Ave NW, Bemidji, MN

The Watermark Art Center is inviting artists, sculptors and potters for the 17th Annual "It's Only Clay National Competition & Exhibition." This is a juried ceramics competition focusing on, and dedicated to, functional clay vessels. Each submission is judged in four areas: function, form & aesthetic, craftsmanship and surface design. Selected works will be a...

November Pet Fixers clinic registration opens

Great River Rescue 1612 Carr Lake Rd SW, Bemidji, MN

Registration will open Oct. 1 for the Pet Fixers Clinic scheduled Nov. 5 & 6. A $20 donation is required to secure a spot. Pet Fixers provides low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and preventative treatment such as vaccines for cats and dogs. More information is at

Challenge of Climate Change

Deep Portage Learning Center 2197 Nature Center Dr. NW, Hackensack, MN

The Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack is co-hosting a forum on climate change. According to a release, the day-long forum on Oct. 8 is titled "The Challenge of Climate Change in Northern Minnesota," and will include a keynote address, a panel of local leaders on forests, and a guided tour of alternative energy installations...

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