Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 20 NO. 8  -  August 2017

August 2017 Calendar

2 Awards reception and Community Picnic at Bigfork Valley 4-6 p.m. Help us celebrate the honors received this year. In the Commons or outside of the Wanigan, depending on weather. Short program at 4:15 p.m.
3 Storytelling at Marcell Town Hall building, 6:30 p.m. Subject: “Reminisce, etc.” Coffee and treats served, everyone welcome.
4 ISD 318 Special School Board Meeting,, 4 p.m, ISD 318 Administration Building
4-6 White Oak Rendezvous and History Festival, White Oak Fur Post just north of Deer River on Hwy 6. Living history, food, shopping, period contests. 1978 Northwest Company Fur Post and 15th century mercenary encampment. Camping. More info: 246-9393, whiteoakhistoricalsociety.org
5 Blackduck Car Show at Wayside Rest Park..
5-6 Dance at Wildwood-Plum Creek Community Hall, 8 p.m. on Saturday, community picnic at noon on Sunday.
8 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.
8 Mizpah City Council meets in Mizpah Community Center, 7 p.m.
9 ISD 363 South Koochiching-Rainy River School Board Meeting, 7 p.m. Northome ITV studio by telepresence.
9 Bigfork Lions Club meets second Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Golf on the Edge.
10 Evergreen Friendship Club meets at Sand Lake Community Center, 5 p.m.
11-13 Koochiching County Fair at the Fairgrounds just west of Northome on Hwy 71
12 Sweetgrass: A Chautauqua of the North, Sand Lake Community Center. Potluck treats 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m.
12 Annual Piano Bar benefit at the Edge Center, Bigfork. 7 p.m. Northern Lights Trio plus guests.
12-13 33rd annual Threshing and Antique Show by the North Central Farm and Antique Association, Blackberry (15 miles east of Grand Rapids on Hwy 2)
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 Deer River ISD 317 School Board, DRHS Media Center, 6 p.m. Public forum 5:45 p.m.
14 Blackduck ISD 32 School Board meets, Media Center, 7 p.m.
14 ISD 318 School Board, Bigfork School by telepresence, 7 p.m. Public forum, 6:30 p.m.
14 VFW meets in Bigfork second Monday at 7 p.m.
16 Ten Topics Community Lunch Series. 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the Bigfork Valley Board Room “Current Concepts in Concussion Management” with Mike Olson, DC, CCSP Lunch included. Free and open to the public.
16-20 Itasca County Fair, Grand Rapids Fairgrounds.
18 Senior Day at the Itasca County Fair, free lunch 11 a.m., senior info booths.
19 Blackduck Backwoods Bash. Many events, most located at Wayside Rest Park.
19 Ardenhurst Township Picnic, noon at Ardenhurst Community Park.
19 Artful Cuisine and Wine in the Wilderness annual wine tasting benefit, 6-10 p.m., Marcell Family Center. Tickets limited.
21 North Country Gardeners meets for a tour of Bonny Seigford’s native pollinator gardens in Deer River, 5 p.m. A short monthly meeting will be held afterwards. Call 246-2007 for details.
22 Northwoods Quilters, Marcell Town Hall, 9 a.m. Program: Cleaning and Repairing Old Quilts, Quilt Frame Lessons, Star of the Month. Lots of show and tell, potluck at 11:30 a.m. Bring a coffee cup and dish to share or bag lunch. Everyone welcome
24 Visitor’s Day at North Central Research and Outreach Center, Grand Rapids, 3-7 p.m. Tours, displays, plant diagnostics clinic. Free.
26 John Perkins benefit concert at the Edge Center, Bigfork. Original Americana/folk music.
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.

Monroe Crossing at the Edge Center, Bigfork, 7 p.m. Bluegrass music.
4 Labor Day
5 First day of the 2017-2018 school year, all schools.

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