Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 22 NO. 8  -  August 2019


August 2019 Calendar


2 Opening Reception Jason Trebs Pottery show, “Fire Clay in Transition,” 5-7 p.m. Exhibit runs Aug. 2- Aug. 31. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
2-4 White Oak Society Rendezvous and History Festival, $5, 10 and under free. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
7 Bigfork Presbyterian Church bake sale and salad luncheon, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Free will offering.
9 Sweetgrass Chautauqua VII at Sand Lake Community Center, 6:30 p.m. Free. Four piano players at once, spoken word performances.
9,10,11 Koochiching County Fair at the Fairgrounds in Northome. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Saturday: Parade 1 p.m. and fireworks at dock.
10 Bigfork Lions Club meets second Wednesday, 6 p.m. at golf course.
10 Northern Lights Trio/Piano Bar benefit concert at the Edge Center, 7 p.m.
10, 11 Northwoods Saddle Club hosts a horse show at North Star Ranch, Effie. Games on Sat., Fun show on Sunday. NorthwoodsSaddleClubInc.com or facebook.
12 Blackduck ISD 32 School Board meets, HS Media Center, 7 p.m.
12 Deer River ISD 317 School Board, Media Center, 6 p.m. Public forum 5:45 p.m.
12 VFW meets in Bigfork second Monday at 7 p.m.
12 ISD 318 School Board meeting, Admin. Board Room, GR, 7 p.m. Public forum, 6:30 p.m. At Bigfork School by telepresence.
13 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.
13 Women of the Woods meet at 10 a.m. at Sand Lake Community Center. Call Pat Sievertson at 659-2157.
1 “The Club I Never Wanted to Join” breast cancer support group meets at Grand Rapids Area Library Group Study Room 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. More info: Lynn Ettl, 832-3612 or lynn_ettl@msn.com
14 ISD 363 South Koochiching-Rainy River School Board Meeting, 7 p.m. Northome ITV studio.
14-18 Itasca County Fair, Grand Rapids. All entries online at www.itascacountyfair.org,
16 Wine & Artful Cuisine in the Wilderness, annual wine tasting Edge Center benefit, 6 p.m., Marcell Family Center. Tickets limited, $50. Contact Karen, kferlaak@gmail.com or (218) 245-2434
17 Ardenhurst 13th annual Potluck Picnic at Ardenhurst Community Park, 12 noon. 4 miles south of Northome on Hwy 46.
17 Blackduck Backwoods Bash. Many events, most located at Wayside Rest Park.
19 North Country Gardeners meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Marcell Family Center. Everyone welcome.
22 Visitor’s Day at the U of M North Central Research and Outreach Center, Grand Rapids. Tours, displays, clinics, kids activities, 3-7 p.m.
24 John Perkins’ "No Time for the Blues" benefit concert at the Edge Center, Bigfork, 7 p.m.
24-25 White Oak Antique Tractor Show at the Fur Trading Post, free admission. Demonstrations, dislays, flea market and farmers’ market each day. Music by Country Legends. Drawing for raffle tractor 3 p.m. Sunday.
24-26 Cha Cha Bah Ning traditional pow wow at Earl Robinson Pow Wow Grounds in Inger. More information at www.llojibwe.org, click on Pow Wow and schedule.
27 Women of the Woods meet at 10 a.m. at Sand Lake Community Center. Call Pat Sievertson at 659-2157.
27 North Woods Quilters, 9-11:30 am. Lessons. Lots of Show and Tell. Pot luck lunch served 11:30 a.m., bring a dish to share or bag lunch, smile and a coffee cup.
31 Family Fun Day at Marcell Family Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Live Birds of Prey, bounce tent and Scavenger Hunt, snacks. Free.
31 Spring Lake Store hosts a Labor Day Weekend program, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Live music, History of the Spring Lake Store and a flea market.





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