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Ely Event Calendar

September, 2015 Events in Ely, MN

Ely Farmers Market & Artists Market

September 1st, 2015 & September 8th, 2015 & September 15th, 2015 & September 22nd, 2015 & September 29th, 2015

Bringing you locally sourced and organic plants, produce, baked and canned goods from the finest producers, farmers, and artists in...

Bringing you locally sourced and organic plants, produce, baked and canned goods from the finest producers, farmers, and artists in the Ely area. Every Tuesday in Whiteside Park from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Whiteside Park
Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-3609 | Website

Project Care FREE Clinic

September 1st, 2015 & September 15th, 2015

Are you or someone you know in need of medical attention, but cannot afford and do not have health care...

Are you or someone you know in need of medical attention, but cannot afford and do not have health care coverage? Project Care may be able to accommodate those needs. For more information, call the main office in Hibbing.

Frandsen Bank Building
40 N 1st Avenue East | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-263-8549 or 218-365-2940

Writer Read

September 3rd, 2015

Writers Read is still meeting -- only once per month, first Thursday of the month. The Front Porch is...

Writers Read is still meeting -- only once per month, first Thursday of the month. The Front Porch is on their winter hours closing at 5 pm, so the group has been meeting at the Forest Service Office (1393 Hwy 169 - across from the Wolf Center). Meetings will be held at the Forest Service until May, when they will be back at the Front Porch.

The group throws out an optional topic each month. People are welcome to bring anything they are working on rather than writing on the group topic. Any genre welcome. Shy writers do not have to share anything until they are comfortable. New writers are always welcome! FREE!

Forest Service Office
1393 Hwy 169 | Ely, MN 55731

Blood Drive

September 4th, 2015

On Friday, September 4, from 8:30 am until 4 pm, the ELy Jaycee Club will be partnering with Memorial Blood...

On Friday, September 4, from 8:30 am until 4 pm, the ELy Jaycee Club will be partnering with Memorial Blood Centers for a blood drive at the Dairy Queen, 1441 E. Sheridan St., in Ely.

Memorial Blood Centers is the sole blood supplier for Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital and the Northland. You can make a positive impact on your community by donating blood. Also, every time you donate you save three lives! Remember, 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime.

To schedule an appointment, contact Linda at 218-740-1526. Appointments can be scheduled on-line (link below). Use the sponsor code: 1020 when scheduling on-line.

Ely Dairy Queen
1441 E. Sheridan St. | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-740-1526 | Website

Wild Rice Harvesting with Lynn Anne Vesper

September 4th, 2015 & September 13th, 2015

In this course, we will spend the day, from 8 am to 4 pm, harvesting wild rice from a local...

In this course, we will spend the day, from 8 am to 4 pm, harvesting wild rice from a local lake. Identification of the native plant, tips on how to recognize when it is ripe to harvest, and suggestions on method and efficiency will all be covered. All students will be responsible for coming to class having already purchased a license from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to harvest wild rice, available at local bait shops, outfitters, or online. Canoe, paddle, life vest, and harvesting tools will be provided by the instructor. Cost: $95. Registration required; sign up at www.elyfolkschool.org. Second class offering available on September 13.

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Nocturnal Animal Nature Cart

September 5th, 2015

Our Nocturnal Animals nature cart from 6-7 pm will be set up inside the trail center. Get a hands-on look...

Our Nocturnal Animals nature cart from 6-7 pm will be set up inside the trail center. Get a hands-on look at some of Minnesota's nocturnal animals and discover what makes them so successful.

Bear Head Lake State Park
9301 Bear Head Lake State Park Road | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Basic Flatwater Canoeing with Johnnie Hyde, Bert Hyde or Susan Polege

September 5th, 2015

If you are brand new to canoeing or have padded some but want to improve your efficiency, refine your steering,...

If you are brand new to canoeing or have padded some but want to improve your efficiency, refine your steering, or feel confident in wind or waves (and know when to stay off the water), this class is for you. You will start learning the basics: putting the canoe in the water and getting in and out - not just on a sandy beach, but on slippery rocks or from knee-deep mud. You will learn about loading gear into the canoe to improve stability, paddling forward in a straight line and steering, and rescuing yourself or others after a capsize. Safety will be emphasized. Portaging and securing a canoe to a car roof will be covered as time permits. Paddlers without partners and solo canoes are welcome. Registration required at www.elyfolkschool.org.

There is a limit of three adults per canoe or two adults and two children. Class size is limited to four canoes. This class will be held outside, so dress appropriately. Bring rain gear, a warm layer, and dry clothes in case of capsize. We will be wading knee-deep, so wear shoes that can get wet. You must have a life jacket fits well. Cost: $35 + bring your own canoe (approx. $20 if rented). Each class is 9 am until noon.

Additional classes offered on: June 11, June 17, June 27, July 2, July 18, July 23, August 1, August 15, August 20, August 29, and September 5

Ely Folk School
209 E. Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Fest du Nord

September 5th, 2015

Family friendly music festival! 4-7 pm $15.00 for a one-day pass or $25 for a 2 day pass. ...

Family friendly music festival! 4-7 pm $15.00 for a one-day pass or $25 for a 2 day pass. Featuring many amazing music groups from around the world! September 5-6, 2015

Camp du Nord
3606 North Arm Road | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-3681 | Website

Canoe Country with Kids Class with Johnnie Hyde and Bert Hyde

September 5th, 2015

Are you a family doing a canoe trip for the first time, or an experienced camper adding kids to your...

Are you a family doing a canoe trip for the first time, or an experienced camper adding kids to your trips? Learn to travel in a style that helps kids to have a good time, be safe, and want to come back. Content will vary to fit participants needs but can include paddling preschool, diapers, rainy days, beating the bugs, making the bugs, making portages part of the fun, a very few toys to take along, and what to do in camp. There will be plenty of time for questions. Children ages 5 and up can participate; under 5 we suggest two adults so one can leave with the child if necessary. Cost $35. Saturday, June 27 from 2 to 5 pm. Also available July 18 or September 5. Registration required at www.elyfolkschool.org.

Ely Folk School
209 E. Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Archery in the Parks

September 5th, 2015

The Archery in the Parks program will be held at the beach from 1-4 pm. It is suitable for ages...

The Archery in the Parks program will be held at the beach from 1-4 pm. It is suitable for ages 8 and older. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. (All equipment provided. Open shoot, come and go as you please.) The program is held outside, so dress appropriately.

Bear Head State Park
9301 Bear Head Lake State Park Road | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-7229 | Website

Fishing 101

September 6th, 2015

Join us for Fishing 101 at the fishing pier from 9 am - Noon and learn the basics of fishing....

Join us for Fishing 101 at the fishing pier from 9 am - Noon and learn the basics of fishing. Stop by anytime during the program. All ages welcome. Limited equipment is available so if you have your own, feel free to bring it. It does take place outdoors, so dress for the weather.

Bear Head Lake State Park
9301 Bear Head Lake State Park Road | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Crazy Canids Nature Park

September 6th, 2015

Come on over to the trail center from 1:30 - 3:30 pm for our Crazy Canids nature cart. Learn about...

Come on over to the trail center from 1:30 - 3:30 pm for our Crazy Canids nature cart. Learn about canids: members of the dog family that live right here in Minnesota. Come and go as you please.

Bear Head Lake State Park
9301 Bear Head Lake State Park Road | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Visual Artist Gatherings

September 7th, 2015

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at A Taste of Ely Restaurant. First Monday of each month. Artists welcome...

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at A Taste of Ely Restaurant. First Monday of each month. Artists welcome to share their work and participate in hands on projects. FREE.

A Taste of Ely
110 N. Central Avenue | Ely, MN 55731

Elder Expo Ely 2015

September 11th, 2015

Join us for the Elder Expo Ely 2015 event - an event dedicated to Senior Adults' Healthy Lifestyles, Education and...

Join us for the Elder Expo Ely 2015 event - an event dedicated to Senior Adults' Healthy Lifestyles, Education and Caregiver Support. Elder Expo will be held at Amici's Event Center on Friday, September 11 from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Cost is $5 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Speakers include: Dr. Michael Sharland, Sara McCumber, Jenna Herbig, Anne-Marie, Candy, Dwight & Lisa, Dr. Steven Park, John Schindele, Dr. Joe Bianco, Dr. Jonathan Sande, and Sandee Carlson.

For more details, contact Northwoods Partners at 218-365-8019.

Amici's Event Center
10 W. Pattison Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-8019

Harvest Moon Festival

September 11th to September 13th, 2015

Autumn in Ely – a season of discovery in which to experience blue skies, crisp clean air, the wisps of...

Autumn in Ely – a season of discovery in which to experience blue skies, crisp clean air, the wisps of wood smoke and Mother Nature’s brilliant display as the leaves take on melting hues of green, yellow, orange and red. Autumn in Ely also brings the Harvest Moon Festival, which takes place the first weekend after Labor Day in Whiteside Park. In additional to a farmer’s market, the festival features over 125 artists and craftsman showcasing and selling their original art and handcrafted jewelry, wood, pottery and much more. This festival also celebrates the history and culture of the area by featuring a Voyager Encampment as well as various entertainment that represent the area’s heritage such as Native American, Finnish, and Slovenian. This is a family-oriented event with things for the kids to do as well. Join us for this end of the summer party!

Whiteside Park
Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-6321 | Website

Whirled Muse in Concert

September 11th, 2015

Whirled Muse (Eli Bissonett, violin; Joey Kenig, guitar and vocals; Robin Anders, percussion; along with special guest, Dr. Adam Booker...

Whirled Muse (Eli Bissonett, violin; Joey Kenig, guitar and vocals; Robin Anders, percussion; along with special guest, Dr. Adam Booker on bass, will be in concert on Friday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the VCC Theater. The concert is to benefit Northern Lakes Arts Association. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance online at elyarts.org.

Vermilion Community College Theater
1900 E Camp St | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-5070 | Website

Wet Felting Wool Slippers wth Sarah Malick-Wahls

September 12th, 2015

In this class, from 10 am to 3 pm, the process of wet felting loose wool roving over a form...

In this class, from 10 am to 3 pm, the process of wet felting loose wool roving over a form will be explored. We will start out with a small sample project to learn the technique. Then, students will work on independent projects and complete their own pair of wool slippers to be taken home, with skills that can be applied to other projects at home. Students should wear comfortable clothing ready to roll up their sleeves and clothing that can handle a few splashes of water. If students wish to make a pair of slippers for someone else other than themselves, they should bring in a tracing on paper of the receiver's feet in order to create the proper size. Cost: $35. Registration required; sign up at www.elyfolkschool.org.

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan St | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Contra-Dance

September 12th, 2015

Ely Folk School presents a Contra-Dance for Harvest Moon on Sept 12, 7:00-10 pm, at the Folk School. $5...

Ely Folk School presents a Contra-Dance for Harvest Moon on Sept 12, 7:00-10 pm, at the Folk School. $5 suggest donation. Live band (FriendsOnTheRange.com and callers will teach all dances! All ages are welcome, partners not needed. Questions? Contact the Ely Folk School.

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-235-0138 | Website

Harvest Moon Run

September 12th, 2015

9th annual event in Ely, Minnesota. Distance 4 miles. Start time is 9 am. Location is Miner's...

9th annual event in Ely, Minnesota. Distance 4 miles. Start time is 9 am. Location is Miner's Drive. The course is run on the Trezona Trail around Miner's Lake. Trail surface paved path and gravel. Fee: $20 for adults, $15 for students, $10 for children under 12. Add $5 for registrations after August 18th. Divisions: 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+. Awards for top overall man and woman and top person in each age group. Traveling trophy for winning relay team. Last year's winners were COle Helm, 24:14 and Emma Terwilliger, 27:48. There are no relay teams! Last year's attendance was 121. Runners may participate in the 4-mile run individually or as part of a 4-person relay team. Each member of the team runs 1 mile. There is also a 1-mile kids' race and a 4-mile walk. All preregistered runners are guaranteed a t-shirt. Race day registration is 8:00-8:50 am. Proceeds benefit the Ely H.S. Track Team.

Contact Julie Hignell Ely Track Club E-Mail: jhignell@frontiernet.net Phone: 218-290-3722 Address: 2159 Longstorff Road Ely, MN 55731

Miner's Drive
Ely, MInnesota 55731 | Website

Porcupine Quill Earring Making Class with Angela Ziobro

September 19th, 2015

The class, from 9 am to noon, will begin with a short porcupine ecology lesson. Do they really shoot quills?!...

The class, from 9 am to noon, will begin with a short porcupine ecology lesson. Do they really shoot quills?! Following the lesson and a fun activity or two, Angie will guide the class through the process of making beautiful earrings out of quills. (Don't worry, no porcupines were killed or harmed for their quills). Leave the class with one pair of earrings and the knowledge to make more. Cost: $39-$44. Note: $39 if you come with your own pair of needle-nosed or beading pliers.

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Nature Poetry Workshop

September 19th, 2015

This workshop for poets of all levels will energize, invigorate, and strengthen participants' poetry through a fun day of nature-focused...

This workshop for poets of all levels will energize, invigorate, and strengthen participants' poetry through a fun day of nature-focused poetic exercises. After reviewing the components of good poems, the group will read nature poems and generate new work by using playful prompts. Poems will be shared but not critiqued. Workshop participants will leave with several new poems started and a renewed excitement for nature-based poetry. Kathryn Kysar has received numerous poetry fellowships and teaches poetry at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and the Loft Library Center. Her poetry books include "Dark Lake" and "Pretend the World". Her poems have been heard on Garrison Keillor's "A Writers Almanac" and have been published in many anthologies and magazines. Time: 10 am - 3 pm. Tuition: $35

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Lace Your Own Snowshoes

September 25th to September 26th, 2015

When the magic sparkle of snow entices you to explore the winter woods, your hand-laced Ojibwa-style snowshoes will grant you...

When the magic sparkle of snow entices you to explore the winter woods, your hand-laced Ojibwa-style snowshoes will grant you the freedom to get there in style. This class begins with a Minnesota-made Country Way kit that include white-ash frame and tubular nylon lacing. You'll get hands-on instruction every step of the way as you measure, cut lace & tie your webbing, & urethane dip your finished shoes. We'll also cover binding options for your legacy craft. Be sure to register at least 3 weeks ahead to allow time to order a kit in your size. In this 2-session class, you'll get your kit on Friday and lace & dip on Saturday for pick-up when dry on Saturday. Guide Peta Barrett operates Women's Wilderness Discovery in Ely. Dates: Friday, September 25 (6-8 pm) and Saturday, September 29 (9 am - 3 pm) Instructor: Peta Barrett Tuition $65 + Materials $125

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Otter Trot 5k and Pasta Feed

September 25th, 2015

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September 25, 2015 Watch for more details.

Ely, MN 55731

Nature Writing with DyAnne Korda

September 26th, 2015

As autumn's colorful landscapes peak and begin to fade with all that is outgrown, we appreciate all that remains with...

As autumn's colorful landscapes peak and begin to fade with all that is outgrown, we appreciate all that remains with us. Set aside time to discover the richness of your inner harvest through nature writing. In a supportive group circle, you will generate written pieces through reading, discussion and a variety of free-flowing writing exercises. Writing prompts revolve around experiencing autumn in the north. They are designed with care to awaken memory and to stimulate "here and now" senses. The class, from 9 am to 4 pm, will involve guided writing, time for reflection, a short hike, and time to share. Cost: $65. Registration required; sign up at www.elyfolkschool.org.

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Chocoholic Frolic

September 26th, 2015

Stop at several stores downtown, get a chocolate treat and register for great prizes! Watch for more details and...

Stop at several stores downtown, get a chocolate treat and register for great prizes! Watch for more details and a list of participating stores.

Downtown Ely
Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-6123

Make & Bind Your Own Books

September 26th to September 27th, 2015

This is Ely's chance to revel in our collective love of books! The Minnesota Center for Books Arts (MCBA), the...

This is Ely's chance to revel in our collective love of books! The Minnesota Center for Books Arts (MCBA), the natio's premier center on this evolving art form, has teamed up with the Ely Folk School and our Northern Lakes Art Association to offer these fascinating half-day class options: Case Bound Books; Beyond Boxes: Intro to Cartonnage; Decorative Techniques on Paper; Concertina Books & Pamphlets; Long Stitch Books; Hinge Sketch Books. Ely is one of only 3 sites chosen for the "2015 Book Arts on the Road" program and, thanks to a state Arts Board grant, these special classes are offered for only $20 each, including materials. Browse classes details on our website and at the Ely Folk School. Instructor: MCBA staff Tuition: $20 Your choice of 6 class options & times: 9-12 or 1-5 Saturday, September 26 or 1-4 pm on Sunday, September 27

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Ely Marathon and Half Marathon Festivities

September 26th, 2015

On September 26, 2015, Ely will be hosting it's FIRST Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5 K and Kids Run. Join us...

On September 26, 2015, Ely will be hosting it's FIRST Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5 K and Kids Run. Join us for a wonderful race at the End of the Road.

Ely, MN 55731 | Website

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