Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 18 NO. 3  -  March 2015

March 2015 Calendar

2 "Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations," a statewide traveling exhibit will be at the Edge Gallery in Bigfork, March 2-27. Opening Ceremony and reception, Wednesday, March 11, 1:30 p.m. Gallery open Weds., Thurs., Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Public welcome.
5 Storytelling, Marcell Town Hall, 2 p.m. Subject: St. St. Urho and St. Patrick's Day stories. Everyone welcome, treats and coffee served.
5,6,8 Bigfork High School Drama Club presents The Foreigner, a comedy at the Edge Center. Call the school for more information, (218) 743-3444.
7 White Oak Sled Dog Race, 9:30 a.m. starting at the Fur Post just north of Deer River on Hwy 6. Two races: 18 miles to Gosh Dam Place on Hwy 71, 46 miles round trip to Itasca County Fairgrounds, Grand Rapids. Breakfast $5, 7-9 a.m. Snow conditions decision Feb. 28. More info: Robin Oberton, (218) 398-3596.
7 Cabin Fever Reliever at the Marcell Family Center, 5:30-10 p.m. Speakers and booths on outdoor information, hunting and fishing. Dinner, raffles, free kids giveaways. $20 adults, $10 youth 12 and under. Fundraiser for the MFC. See p. 13 for more info.
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 South Koochiching-Rainy River School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the Northome and Indus ITV Studios
9 Blackduck (ISD 32) School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the media center.
9 VFW meets in Bigfork second Monday at 7 p.m.
10 Stop and Stitch at Marcell Family Center, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring $1 for rent, project to work on and a sack lunch. Contact Rhonda 259-9220 or Judy at 832-3237.
10 Deer River School Board meets, 6 p.m., public forum before meeting. 246-2420
11 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.
11 Bigfork Lions Club meets second Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Golf on the Edge.
12 Evergreen Friendship Club meets at noon at a local restaurant. For more info, call 659-2683.
12 Classic movie at the Edge Center in Bigfork, Stagecoach (1939) with John Wayne, 6:30 p.m.
13 PTO Carnival at Northome School, 6-7:30 p.m.
14 PerchJerkers ice fishing contest on Round Lake in Squaw Lake, a fundraiser for the Squaw Lake Fire Department. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cash prizes, raffles, door prizes, food.
14 St. Urho's Day Parade in Squaw Lake. Parade begins 5 p.m., finishes at The Hill.
15 Winterfest youth Ice Fishing Derby on Island Lake in Northome, 12:30-2 p.m. Ages 15 and under, bait provided (bring your own pole). Lunch on ice.
16 Removal date for dark houses, fish houses and portables.
19 11th annual Empty Bowls project at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Bigfork. Serving hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Serving a soup, bread and bar luncheon. There will not be handmade bowls this year, but all proceeds will go to the Bigfork Food Shelf. Freewill donation.
20 No school, Bigfork, Deer River schools
23 Women of the Woods meet at 10 a.m. at Sand Lake Community Center.
24 North Woods Quilters, Marcell Town Hall, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Lessons: "Time to Exercise" by Mavis Johnson; "Continuous Bias Binding" by Diane Goetzman; "Battings and Bastings Spray" by Debbie Poenix. Bring your own coffee cup and a dish to share for potluck.
25 Memorial Blood Centers bloodmobile at Bigfork Valley Hospital, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sign up at mbc.org or call Amy (218) 743-6448.
25 Northome Community Education Advisory Council, 6:30 p.m., Northome School Conference Room.

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