Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 21 NO. 8  -  August 2018


August 2018 Calendar


3 Chippewa National Forest Fishing Friday at Bowstring Lake pier, Hwy 35  near Cut Foot Sioux Visitor’s Center, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (218) 335-3076.
3 Reception  for “Baskets from the Edge: Antler, Ash and Willow” at the Edge Gallery, 5-7 p.m.  Exhibit begins Aug. 2.  Gallery is open Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
3-5 White Oak Rendezvous, White Oak Fur Post just north of Deer River on Highway 6, Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Living history re-enactment of Voyageur and medieval eras. $5 admission, kids 10 & under free. Blackpowder shooting and knife throwing demonstrations and contests; live music, cloggers and more.
7 Mizpah City Council meets in Mizpah Community Center, 7 p.m.
8 “The Club I Never Wanted to Join” breast cancer support group meets at Grand Rapids Area Library 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. More info: Lynn Ettl, 832-3612 or lynn_ettl@msn.com
8 ISD 363 South Koochiching-Rainy River School Board Meeting, 7 p.m. Northome ITV studio.
8 Bigfork Lions Club meets second Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Golf on the Edge.
10-12 Koochiching County Fair at the fairgrounds on Hwy 71 in Northome.  Theme: “Best Weekend Ever.” 
11 34th annual Threshing and Antique Show by the North Central Farm and Antique Association, Blackberry (15 miles east of Grand Rapids on Hwy 2)  
11 Wilderness Wheelers celebrates the opening of the Bigfork to Balsam ATV trail, 10:30 a.m. ceremony and guided trail ride. Food, fuel, rest stops along the way. At Trailhead with parking on Rajala Mill Rd, just west of Kocian’s Family Market.
11 Edge Center presents the Piano Bar with the Northern Lights Trio in a tenth anniversary concert, 7 p.m.
13 Deer River ISD 317 School Board, Media Center, 6 p.m. Public forum 5:45 p.m.
13 Women of the Woods meet  at 10 a.m. at Sand Lake Community Center. Call Pat Sievertson at 659-2157
13 VFW meets in Bigfork second Monday at 7 p.m. 
13 ISD 318 School Board meeting, Admin Board Room Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Public forum, 6:30 p.m.
13 Blackduck ISD 32 School Board meets, Media Center, 7 p.m.
14 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 as you please. 
15-19 Itasca County Fair, Grand Rapids. All entries online at itascacountyfair.org.
17 Wine & Artful Cuisine in the Wilderness, annual wine tasting Edge Center benefit, 6 p.m., Marcell Family Center.  Tickets limited, $50. Contact Karen, (218) 245-2434
17 Senior Day at the Itasca County Fair
17 Sweetgrass IV; a Chautauqua of the north, Sand Lake Community Center, 6:15 p.m. potluck reception, 7 p.m. performance.  Spoken word, (4) pianists, poetry.  
17-19 Lobster Mushroom Jamboree; 3 day guided mushroom hunt hosted by Gentleman Forager and Minnesota Mushroom Forum, White Oak Learning Center, Deer River. See Facebook for more.
18 Blackduck Backwoods Bash.  Many events, most located at Wayside Rest Park.
18 Annual Ardenhurst Township Potluck Picnic, noon at Ardenhurst Community Park.
20 North Country Gardeners meet at the Marcell Town Hall Building/park at 5:30 p.m. 
23 Visitor’s Day at North Central Research and Outreach Center, Grand Rapids, 3-7 p.m. Tours, displays, questions answered.  Free. New in 2018: Bog Tour, Pollinator Study, Potato Research and more.
26 Edge Center, Bigfork hosts the Darrell Webb Bluegrass Band, an award-winning band from Tennessee, 2 p.m.
27 Women of the Woods meet at 10 a.m. at Sand Lake Community Center. Call Pat Sievertson at 659-2157.
28 North Woods Quilters,  9-11:30 am.  Lots of Show and Tell. Potluck lunch served 11:30 a.m., bring a dish to share or bag lunch, a smile and a coffee cup.  Lesson: “Surprise” by Jeanne, Ruth Ann and Jan.





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