Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 17 NO. 8  -  August 2014

August 2014 Calendar

1-16 Art on the Edge: 10th annual juried exhibit at the Edge Gallery, Bigfork. Gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.
1 Arts & Crafts Fair at Bigfork School. Everything handmade by exhibitors, proceeds go toward scholarships for local college students enrolled in a health care program. Bigfork School Commons, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
1-3 White Oak Rendezvous and History Festival at the Fur Post just north of Deer River on Hwy 6. Hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun until 4. Admission, $5; children under 10 free.
2 Book signing by Rhonda Focks, author of Minnesota's Lost Towns, Northern Edition, 2 p.m. at the Blackduck Area History and Art Center.
2-3 Wildwood Days at the Wildwood Town Hall, Northome. Saturday night dance with the O'Loughlins, 8 p.m.-midnight. Sunday: potluck picnic and activities.
7 Storytelling at Marcell Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. Subjects: "What advice would you give to a newly married couple?" and "Name a scientific invention and how does it influence your life?"
7 Deadline for registering for the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, Orr Tourist Information Center and Bog Walk through the Marcell Family Center on Aug. 14. Call 832-3444.
8-10 Koochiching County Fair at the fairgrounds in Northome. Fri.: Grandstand Variety Show, 5k and 2 mile Sinkhole Scramble, parade, 1 Mud Run.; music in the grandstand,.fireworks. Sun: Bocce Ball tourney and horse show, kids games.
9 Piano Bar Concert at the Edge Center, Bigfork with the "Northern Lights Trio" and dancing in the pit, 7 p.m.
11 Last day for reservations for Coal Creek Tour, 743-3131.
11 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.
11 Deer River School Board meets, 6 p.m., public forum before meeting.
11 VFW meets in Bigfork second Monday at 7 p.m.
12 Stop and Stitch at Marcell Family Center. Bring sack lunch, project and $1, come and go. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Rhonda 259-9220 or Judy at 832-3237.
12 Evergreen Friendship Club meets at 5 p.m. at the Sand Lake Community Center. For more info, call 659-2683.
13 Interested in the logistics of a total knee or total hip replacement surgery? Come to Bigfork Valley's comprehensive program to learn about replacement surgery. Board Room, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. RSVP required: (218) 743-4135.
13 Northome School Board meets, 7 p.m.
13 Bigfork Lions Club meets second Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Golf on the Edge.
15 Lake Country Seniors will go to the Itasca County Fair for Senior Day. Free lunch served starting at 11 a.m.
15 "Wine in the Wilderness" Wine Tasting event, Marcell Fmaily Center, 6:30-10 p.m. Annual fundraiser for the Edge Gallery. Tickets $40 by calling (218) 245-2434 or by email kferlaak@gmail.com
16 Ardenhurst Township Potluck Picnic (rain or shine) at 11 a.m. at the Ardenhurst Town Hall on Highway 46 south of Northome.
16 Marshall Oelmann Tribute Concert at the Edge Center, Bigfork with Spider John Koerner and Friends, 7 p.m.
18 Blackduck School Board meets, 7 p.m.
21 North Woods Craft Store Pie Social, 1-4 p.m.
22 Opening reception for everyday extraordinary, Terra Rathia photography at the Edge Center Gallery in Bigfork, 5-7 p.m. Exhibit runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. 30. The Gallery is open Thurs-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
23 John Perkins and Friends in a benefit concert for the Edge Center, 7 p.m. at the Edge Center in Bigfork
25 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.
26 North Woods Quilters at Marcell Town Hall building, 9 a.m. Lots of Show and Tell. Class will be "Cathedral Windows" by Diane Goetzman. Potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m.
31 Suomi Area Lakes Association annual meeting, Marcell Family Center. Potluck dinner at 5 p.m. followed by the meeting.

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