Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 21 NO. 7  -  July 2018

July 2018 Calendar

1 Reception for “Art on the Edge,” the 14th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Edge Gallery, Bigfork, 5-7 p.m. Exhibit runs July 5-28. The Edge Gallery is open Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
3 Mizpah City Council meets in Mizpah Community Center, 7 p.m.
4 Independence Day. North Itasca Electric headquarter offices CLOSED
4 Turtle Lake July 4 Dock Food Pixkup benefitting the Bigfork food shelf.
5 Storytelling at Marcell Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. Subject : “Fishing stories.” Coffee and treats will be served.
6-8 Deer River Lions’ Wild Rice Festival. Highlights include (Fri.) Midway begins 5 p.m., Pow Wow 630 p.m., live music 8 p.m.; (Sat) Wild Rice Run 7 a.m., Bike Rodeo, 9 a.m., open air concert 9 p.m., Fireworks 10 p.m.; (Sun) parade 1 p.m., kids tractor pull 3 p.m., live music 4:30 p.m. See wildricefestival.com
7 Riley’s 12th annual Pig-Eye Memorial Scramble, 9 a.m. Blueberry Hills Golf Course. Limited number of teams, $30/person. Call Jon, (218) 832-3656 to sign up.
9 Deer River ISD 317 School Board, Media Center, 6 p.m. Public forum 5:45 p.m.
9 Women of the Woods meet at 10 a.m. at Sand Lake Community Center. Call Pat Sievertson at 659-2157
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, sack lunch and a project to work on. Come and go as you please.
11 “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
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.
13-15 Edge Center in Bigfork presents Stages Theatre Company with “DreamWorks Madagascar –A Musical Adventure.”
13-15 Northwoods Saddle Club, Inc. hosts a weekend horse show at Itasca County Fairgrounds, Grand Rapids. Fri. Jackpot Barrels, Sat-Sun WSCA Pleasure and Games shows. Spectators welcome. northwoodssaddleclubinc.com or Facebook.
16 ISD 318 School Board meeting, Admin Board Room Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Public forum, 6:30 p.m.
16 North Country Gardeners meet at the Marcell Family Center at 6:30 pm.
16 Blackduck ISD 32 School Board meets, Media Center, 7 p.m.
18 31st annual Salad Luncheon at Jesse Lake Lutheran Church (2 miles west of Talmoon). Accessible and air conditioned. Raffle, cookbookds, takeout avail.
18 Itasca Coalition of Lake Associations annual meeting, Marcell Family Center. 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting. Everyone invited
21 Edge Center, Bigfork presents singer/songwriter John Perkins in a benefit concert, 7 p.m. Perkins draws much of the content of his program from the history of this area.
23 Women of the Woods meet at 10 a.m. at Sand Lake Community Center. Call Pat Sievertson at 659-2157.
23 Memorial Blood Centers Bloodmobile at Bigfork Valley Hospital, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sign up online at mbc.org or call Heidi Powell, (218) 743-4148.
24 North Woods Quilters, 9-11:30 am. Lessons: Class will be “Disappearing Pinwheels (5 ways)” by Karen Kemmer. 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.
27-29 North Star Stampede, Effie. Friday, 5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m.
28 Last day to register for Marcell Family Center Aug. 15 trip to the Twins Game. Bus leaves MFC 6:30 a.m. for the day game. $60. Call (218) 832-4444 for more information.
28 Rodeo Daze in Effie. Vendors, games. food all day; parade 7 p.m.
28 Woodcarver’s Festival and Arts & Crafts Show in Blackduck, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wayside Park
29 Lions Drive-In/Fly-In breakfast at Bigfork Municipal Airport, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
White Oak Rendezvous, White Oak Fur Post just north of Deer River on Highway 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Living history re-enactment of Voyageur and medieval eras. $5 admission, kids under 10 free.

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