Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 20 NO. 7  -  July 2017


July 2017 Calendar


JUNE
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Edge Center Gallery, Bigfork hosts the 13th Annual Juried Exhibition 29-Jul 29. Awards Reception June 30, 5-7 p.m. Vote for People’s Choice Jun 29-30. Edge Gallery is open Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

JULY
4
Independence Day. North Itasca Electric headquarter offices CLOSED.
6 Storytelling at Marcell Town Hall building, 6:30 p.m. Subject: “How has modern electronics affected our lives?” Coffee and treats served, everyone welcome.
7-9 Deer River Lions host the 69th Annual Wild Rice Festival. July 7: Pow Wow, live music by The Great Outdoors; July 8: Wild Rice Run, medallion hunt, bike rodeo, fireworks, live music with the Dweebs; July 9: parade 1 p.m., kiddie tractor pull, Lee Roy Parnell. See wildricefestival.com
8 Riley’s 11th annual Pig-Eye Memorial Scramble, 9 a.m. Blueberry Hills Golf Course. Teams up to 5 person, $30/person. Call Jon, (218) 832-3656.
8 Evergreen Friendship Club meets at Sand Lake Community Center, 5 p.m.
10 Women of the Woods meet at 10 a.m. at Sand Lake Community Center. Call Pat Sievertson at 659-2157 or Marlys Maki at 659-2901.
10 Deer River ISD 317 School Board, DRHS Media Center, 6 p.m. Public forum 5:45
10 Blackduck ISD 32 School Board meets, Media Center, 7 p.m.
10 ISD 318 School Board, Bigfork School by telepresence, 7 p.m. Public forum, 6:30 p.m.
10 VFW meets in Bigfork second Monday at 7 p.m.
11 Stop and Stitch at Marcell Family Center, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring $1, sack lunch and a project to work on. Come and go. Contact Rhonda 259-9220 or Judy 832-3237.
11 Mizpah City Council meets in Mizpah Community Center, 7 p.m.
12 ISD 363 South Koochiching-Rainy River School Board Meeting, 7 p.m. Northome ITV studio by telepresence.
12 Bigfork Lions Club meets second Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Golf on the Edge.
14-16 Edge Theater presents “Shrek, Jr.” by Stages Theatre of Hopkins, 7 p.,. Fri., Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $12 adults, $5 children.
15 2017 Health Expo at Bigfork Valley, 1-4 p.m. Resources, workshops, helicopter visit (weather and emergencies permitting), famous root beer floats. Northern Orthotics will award a kayak to a lucky winner!
15-16 Northwoods Saddle Club hosts a WSCA Horse Show at the Itasca County Fairgrounds. More information at northwoodssaddleclubinc.com
17 North Country Gardeners garden tour and potluck at the Hillstroms on Turtle Lake. More info, call Jane at 743-3658
19 30th Annual Salad Luncheon at Jesse Lake Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free will offering. Raffle, new cookbook, half of proceeds to church bell tower.
19 Annual meeting of Itasca Coalition of Lake Associations (ICOLA) at Marcell Town Hall, 5:30 potluck, 6 p.m. meeting. Open to everyone interested in lakes and aquatic invasive species.
20-21 2017 Member Tour to Elk River/Maple Grove `
24 Women of the Woods meet at 10 a.m. at Sand Lake Community Center. Call Pat Sievertson at 659-2157 or Marlys Maki at 659-2901.
24 Memorial Blood Centers Bloodmobile comes to Bigfork Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Schedule online at mbc.org or call Amy at 743-6448.
25 Northwoods Quilters, Marcell Town Hall, 9 a.m. Lots of show and tell, potluck at 11:30 a.m. Bring a coffee cup and dish to share or bag lunch. Lesson: Woolen pins by Annie and Ruth Ann, Star of the Month by Diane. Everyone welcome.
26 Deadline for registering for the Marcell Family Center Valley Fair trip on Aug. 3. Ages 7 and up..
28 Deadline for registering for Marcell Family Center Twins vs. Cleveland Indians game on Aug. 17
28-30 62nd North Star Stampede at the rodeo grounds north of Effie. 5 pm. Fri.; 2 p.m. Sat., Sun. Rodeo clown this year Hollywood Harris from Micanopy, Fla.
29 Rodeo Daze in Effie. Vendors, games. food all day; parade 7 p.m.
29 Woodcarver’s Festival and Arts & Crafts Show in Blackduck, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wayside Park.
30 Lions Drive-In/Fly-In pancake breakfast at Bigfork Municipal Airport, 7:30 am.-.1 p.m.





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