Thursday, March 8, 2012

Culturology Calendar 3-8-12

by Travis Ryder

Thursday, Mar. 8
Pam Brunfelt presents a history talk at noon today.  It’s on the Iron Range and its role in U.S. industrialization.  Bring a lunch to the Virginia Public Library for the talk.
Internationally renowned Celtic band Gaelic Storm comes to Brainerd tonight.  They perform at Tornstrom Auditorium as part of the CLC Cultural Arts Series, starting at 7:30.

Saturday, Mar. 10
The annual Doll, Bear, and Toy sale and show is at the Sawmill Inn in Grand Rapids.
Jess Lourey’s Writing and Publishing a Novel Workshop comes to the Brainerd Public Library Saturday at 10 a.m.  The saying goes,If you wish to be a writer, write." But how? You’ve got the great idea, the one that won’t let you go, that embellishes itself as you walk around your day. How do you turn that good idea into a great novel? Join author and college professor Jess Lourey to fine the answers. Pre-register by calling 829-5574.
Members of the North Central Beekeepers Association present an Introduction to Beekeeping Class on Saturday from 1 to 4 at the Northland Arboretum Visitor’s Center.  It’s billed as being relevant to beginners and hobbyists and should teach everything needed to start up as a
The Reif Dance program has its performance, including local celebrities in the Dancing With Our Stars feature.  The show at Grand Rapids’ Reif Center begins at 7:30.

Monday, Mar. 12
Lakes Area Concert Series presents the a cappella group Street Corner Symphony at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd for a 7:30 show.

Minnesota History Datebook
Mar. 9, 1874: Cook County is formed, commemorating Civil War hero Major Michael Cook from Faribault.
Mar. 4, 1892: In Tower, Father Joseph F. Buh publishes issue eleven of Amerikanski Slovenec (American Slovene), the first national newspaper for Slovenes in the United States. The paper had started in Chicago but had ceased publication after ten issues. Buh, who served St. Martin's Catholic Church in Tower and St. Anthony parish at Ely, would supervise the paper's publication until 1899.

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