Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 18 NO. 9  -  September 2015

September 2015 Calendar

1 First day of school, Blackduck School
1 Annual meeting of Northern Itasca Hospital District, 11 a.m. at Bigfork Valley
3 Opening of The Long Journey: paintings by Georgi Tsenov at the Edge Center in Bigfork. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m. Gallery open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibit continues through Sept. 26. Free admission.
3 Bigfork School Open House for student families, 4-6 p.m. Elementary backpack distribution while supplies last.
3 Storytelling, Marcell Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, treats and coffee served.
7 Labor Day - North Itasca Electric headquarters CLOSED.
8 First day of school, Bigfork, Deer River, Northome schools
8 ISD 317 (Deer River) $10.59 million general obligation bond issue referendum. In North Itasca Electric service area polling places at King Elementary, Jesse Lake Lutheran Church and Inger Community Center. Polls open noon - 8 p.m. Absentee ballots available at the school.
8 ISD 318 School Board meets in board room, Admin. Bldg., 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. public forum). Attend via telepresence at Bigfork School.
8 Stop and Stitch at Marcell Family Center, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring $1, project to work on and a sack lunch. Come and go. Contact Rhonda 259-9220 or Judy at 832-3237
9 Bigfork Lions Club meets second Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Golf on the Edge.
9 South Koochiching-Rainy River School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the Northome and Indus ITV Studios.
10 Evergreen Friendship Club meets at Sand Lake Community Center, 5 p.m. For more info, call 659-2683.
10 Classic Movie at the Edge Center in Bigfork, 6:30 p.m. The Shootist (1976) with John Wayne. Free.
11 Pre race spaghetti feed at Bigfork Valley Commons, 5-6:30 p.m. ($5) followed by a screening of Arrowhead 135 at the Edge Center, a movie about one of the toughest winter ultra-races in the country.
12 Bigfork Valley Challenge half marathon and 10k timed races, and 5k walk/run starting at 8 a.m. More at BigforkValley.org, click on Health Resources>Calendar.
13 Bigfork Huskies Volleyball Team will be your waitresses at the Pizza Parlor from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. as a fundraiser for new jerseys.
13 Deer Lake Jug Band Boogie at Deer Lake Charlie’s on Highway 1 between Effie and Togo, 3 p.m. Free admission, potluck supper.
14 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.
14 Bigfork Valley Hospital Auxiliary will hold an informational meeting for new and current members, 10 a.m. at the hospital. If you would like to do something meaningful, consider volunteering with the auxiliary. Men and women welcome.
14 VFW meets in Bigfork second Monday at 7 p.m.
14 Blackduck ISD 32 School Board meets, 7 p.m., Media Center.
14 Deer River ISD 317 School Board meets, DRHS Media Center, 6 p.m.
19 Wheelin' Weekend at Loon's Landing for ATV trail riding. www.loonslanding.com
20 Suomi Lutheran Church annual Harvest Dinner, noon-2:30 p.m. Takeouts available. Free will offering. On County Rd. #48.
19-20 Bargains Are Great on Highway 38: 47 mile long garage sale from Grand Rapids to Effie. Starts 7:30 a.m. More information at 832-3161.
22 North Woods Quilters, Marcell Town Hall, 9 a.m. Bring a smile, coffee cup and Show and Tell. Lesson, "Re-purpose- Re-fashion" by Debbie Poenix. Mystery Quilt.
26 Northwoods Saddle Club fun/game show at North Star Ranch north of Effie. Start time TBD. More at www.northwoodssaddleclubinc.com
26 Bigfork Valley Community Foundation Gala Fundraiser "An Evening in the Northwoods." Dinner, music with Charmin Michelle and Sam Miltich and Friends, silent auction. Marcell Family Center, 5:30 p.m. More info: (218) 743-4116.
28 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.

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