Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 20 NO. 10  -  October 2017


October 2017 Calendar


1 Spring Lake Store 101st Birthday Party, 1:30-3 p.m. Cake and ice cream, pictures, movies of the railroad and stories told by the Heide family. Fireside Room at the store.
3 Mizpah City Council meets in Mizpah Community Center, 7 p.m.
5 Storytelling at Marcell Town Hall building, 6:30 p.m. Story topic: “Just reminiscing.” Coffee and treats served, all ages welcome.
6 Opening reception for October Edge Gallery Show: The Sporting Arts Show, 5-7 p.m. The Edge Gallery is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
6 Piatigorsky Classical Concert at the Edge Center in Bigfork,
7 Bowstring Township and the Bowstring Chapel free community event, 5-8 p.m. Potluck 5:30 p.m. with ham, hot dogs, beverages and paper goods supplied. Please bring a side dish to share. New games tables, bingo. Free, donations for King School Food Shelf and Angel Fund.
9 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.
9 Blackduck ISD 32 School Board meets, Media Center, 7 p.m.
9 VFW meets in Bigfork second Monday at 7 p.m.
10 Stop and Stitch All Day at Marcell Family Center, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Bring $2, sack lunch and a project to work on. Come and go. Contact Rhonda 259-9220 or Judy 832-3237.
11 ISD 363 South Koochiching-Rainy River School Board Meeting, 7 p.m. Northome ITV studio
11 Bigfork Lions Club meets second Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Golf on the Edge.
12 Committee on Aging, Sand Lake Community Center, 9 a.m. Hosted by Evergreen Senior Club. Everyone welcome. Self pay lunch. TRIAD meeting following lunch
14 2017 Women’s Expo at Northome City Hall Community Room and Northome Senior Center, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Local crafts and company reps. Tables available, $25, call Rena at (218) 766-8907 or email renafayeproductions@gmail.com .
16 School in session on Monday, Blackduck School.
16 Deer River ISD 317 School Board, DRHS Media Center, 6 p.m. Public forum 5:45 p.m.
16 ISD 318 School Board, Bigfork School by telepresence, 7 p.m. Public forum, 6:30 p.m.
16 North Country Gardeners, Marcell Family Center, 6:30 p.m.
19 Classic movie: The Pawnbroker (1965) starring Rod Steiger, 6:30 p.m. at the Edge Center Theater in Bigfork. For mature audiences. Free.
19-20 No school, all schools. Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) conference.
20 Lake Country Seniors, Marcell Town Hall, 12 noon. Chili Feed, bring pot luck to go with chili. Speaker Cindy Brummer on Senior Abuse and Financial Exploitation. Everyone welcome
20 Northern Counties Cattlemen’s Association Feeder, Cow/Calf and Horse Sale starts at noon at the sale barn north of Bigfork on Highway 42. For more information, call Rob Wendt at (218) 743-3267; Glen Hopkins at (218) 743-3716; or Cim Pitzen at (218) 244-0289 All consignments welcome
21-22 Fall Camp at the White Oak Fur Post just north of Deer River on Highway 6, a family history event covering both fur trade and medieval periods. Free. Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Try out tomahawk throwing, black powder shooting, candle dipping and more. Period vendors. More info, call (218) 244-9705 or email cleereed@gmail.com
23 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.
23 Memorial Blood Centers Bloodmobile at Bigfork Valley Hospital, 1-5 p.m. Make an appointment at mbc.org/searchdrives, sponsor code 2149 or call Amy at (218) 743-6448.
24 Northwoods Quilters, Marcell Town Hall, 9 a.m. Lots of show and tell, potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. Bring a coffee cup and dish to share or bag lunch. Lesson will be “History of the Log Cabin Block” by Debbie, and “Log Cabin Variations” by Diane, “Halloween Star” by Penny. Everyone welcome.
27 Ten Topics Community Lunch Series, “Vaccination Facts.” 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the Bigfork Valley Board Room. Lunch included. Free, open to public.
31 Deadline to submit nominations for the North Itaca Electric Touchstone Energy Community Award, 4:30 p.m. Applications online at NorthItascaElectric.com or in the office.
31 Family Halloween Bash at Marcell Family Center, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Music, candy, food, hayrides, bouncy tent, games, bingo, more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.





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