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Ely Event Calendar

February, 2016 Events in Ely, MN

Bird Feeder Design Contest

February 1st to February 5th, 2016

Design and build a bird feeder! Anyone is welcome to enter as either an individual or team/family. Entrants under...

Design and build a bird feeder! Anyone is welcome to enter as either an individual or team/family. Entrants under 18 must have a parent/guardian's supervision and signature. The Dorothy Molter Museum will accept entries February 1-5 between 10 AM - 2 PM (basement entrance). All entries must be accompanied by an completed entry form. Contest judging February 6-12. Winners announced February 13 at 3 PM at the museum at www.rootbeerlady.com. For more details, contact the Dorothy Molter Museum.

Dorothy Molter Museum
2002 E. Sheridan St | Ely , MN 55731 | Website

Dance Team - Boys' Basket Ball

February 1st, 2016

Dance Team - Boys' Basketball 7:15 PM at the Ely High School gym. Admission 46 adults and $4 students and...

Dance Team - Boys' Basketball 7:15 PM at the Ely High School gym. Admission 46 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

The Ely Community Health Center (formerly Project Care Free Clinic)

February 1st, 2016 & February 8th, 2016 & February 15th, 2016 & February 22nd, 2016 & February 29th, 2016

The Ely Community Health Center (formerly Project Care Free Clinic) will be open every Monday evening from 5:30 to 7...

The Ely Community Health Center (formerly Project Care Free Clinic) will be open every Monday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is located in the Frandsen Bank Building (40 N First Ave. East). There is no charge for services.

Frandsen Bank Building
40 N First Avenue E | Ely, MN 55731

Community Education Skating

February 2nd to February 4th, 2016 & February 9th to February 11th, 2016 & February 16th to February 18th, 2016 & February 23rd to February 25th, 2016

Community Education Skating. Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at the Ely Ice Arena from 1:30-2:30 PM. No charge (will...

Community Education Skating. Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at the Ely Ice Arena from 1:30-2:30 PM. No charge (will accept donations). Please register on-line at the web site link below. Participants need not attend every session.

Ely Ice Arena
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Ely Winter Fest

February 4th to February 14th, 2016

10 days of winter fun and artistry. The Snow Sculpture Symposium in Whiteside Park takes place the first weekend. The...

10 days of winter fun and artistry. The Snow Sculpture Symposium in Whiteside Park takes place the first weekend. The Ely ArtWalk is 10 days of local art in downtown windows. Kubb tournament, ice fishing, outdoor gear demo, broomball, craft fair, amateur snow sculpting contest, live music, great food, guided snowshoe hikes and much much more! Nobody Does Winter Better! February 4 to 14, 2016. To view a full listing of all of the Winter Festival events, please click on the web link below.

All over town!
Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-7669 (SNOW) | Website

International Wolf Center Special Winter Festival Dates & Hours

February 4th to February 7th, 2016 & February 11th to February 14th, 2016

The International Wolf Center will be open special days and hours during the Ely Winter Festival. Please join us...

The International Wolf Center will be open special days and hours during the Ely Winter Festival. Please join us on Thursday (Feb 4 & 11) and Friday (Feb 5 & 12) from 10 AM - 5 PM, Saturday (Feb 6 & 13) from 9 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday (Feb 7 & 14) from 10 AM - 2 PM.

International Wolf Center
1396 Highway 169 | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Girls' Basketball

February 4th, 2016

Girls' Basketball Ely vs. Eveleth/Gilbert 5:45-7:15 PM in the Ely High School gym. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and...

Girls' Basketball Ely vs. Eveleth/Gilbert 5:45-7:15 PM in the Ely High School gym. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Snowcarver's Jam

February 4th, 2016

Meet the Winter Festival snow carvers. Ely Steak House is the spot. February 4 from 7-11 PM.

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Meet the Winter Festival snow carvers. Ely Steak House is the spot. February 4 from 7-11 PM.

Ely Steak House
216 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-7412

Writer Read

February 4th, 2016

Writer Read is held the first Thursday of every month. Current meeting location is the US Forest Service classroom....

Writer Read is held the first Thursday of every month. Current meeting location is the US Forest Service classroom. Open to writers and listeners. Time: 4:30-6 PM. Free.

US Forest Service
1393 Hwy 169 | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-235-1984

Wolves After Dark

February 5th to February 6th, 2016

Have you ever wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here's your opportunity to participate...

Have you ever wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here's your opportunity to participate in a "Citizen Science"; and document important behavioral data critical to understanding the Exhibit Pack dynamics. Rates: $70 Non-member, $63 Member

International Wolf Center
1396 Highway 169 | Ely, MN 55031 | P: 218-365-4695 | Website

Movie Night - Dorothy Molter

February 5th, 2016

Enjoy Movie night at the Ely Folk School. This evening the movie about Dorothy Molter will be featured. ...

Enjoy Movie night at the Ely Folk School. This evening the movie about Dorothy Molter will be featured. February 5 at 7:00

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 2182350138

Boys' Basketball

February 5th, 2016

Boys' Basketball Ely vs. Eveleth/Gilbert 5:45-7:15 PM at the Ely High School gym. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and...

Boys' Basketball Ely vs. Eveleth/Gilbert 5:45-7:15 PM at the Ely High School gym. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Dance Team - Boys' Basket Ball

February 5th, 2016

Dance Team - Boys Basketball 7:15 PM in the Ely High School Gym. Admision $6 adults and $4 students and...

Dance Team - Boys Basketball 7:15 PM in the Ely High School Gym. Admision $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Night Sky Photography with Heidi Pinkerton

February 5th to February 6th, 2016

Discover the mystery of night skies and learn how to photograph them from one of the best: Heidi Pinkerton. Understanding...

Discover the mystery of night skies and learn how to photograph them from one of the best: Heidi Pinkerton. Understanding the basics of nighttime photography takes a different skill set than simply pressing the shutter when there is daylight to capture. Come join us for a weekend filled with education, fun, and photography! From learning the basics of shooting in the dark to composing the perfect shot, you will be working with one of the best nighttime photographers in the area! Daytime hours will be filled with classroom education, while the darkness will lure us outside to capture the beauty of the night sky! Of course being taught at the International Wolf Center will provide ample opportunities for wildlife images as well. So bring your camera, warm clothes, and your enthusiasm and enjoy the wonders of the night skies! Starts Friday at 3 pm through Saturday evening after our Night Sky shoot. Fees: Non-member $150, Member $135.

International Wolf Center
1396 Hwy 169 | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-4695 | Website

Winter Festival Spaghetti Dinner

February 5th, 2016

Delicious traditional kick-off for the Ely Winter Festival! Proceeds support Ely Community Resource youth programs. Join the carvers...

Delicious traditional kick-off for the Ely Winter Festival! Proceeds support Ely Community Resource youth programs. Join the carvers and Ely neighbors for a great start to a great festival. Buy tickets from ECR board members or at ECR office--or at the door. Serving 4:00-7:00 PM Adults: $9.00 ($8.00 in advance) $1.00 off with Festival pin Children 4-12: $6.00 ($5.00 in advance) Children under 4: Free

First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
915 East Camp Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-5254 | Website

Ely Winter Festival 2016 Kick-Off

February 5th, 2016

Join us Friday for the official start to the 2016 Ely Winter Festival. A special ceremony, including ribbon cutting...

Join us Friday for the official start to the 2016 Ely Winter Festival. A special ceremony, including ribbon cutting will take place near the band shelter at 7 PM. Plenty of events are scheduled. CLick on the web link below to see a full listing of events throughout the Festival.

Whiteside Park
Ely, | Website

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Great Nordic Beard Fest

February 5th to February 6th, 2016

Feb 5th - Friday Night Throwdown - Inaugural Turnament For The First Ever "GREAT NORDIC BEARD BELT" Live Music By:...

Feb 5th - Friday Night Throwdown - Inaugural Turnament For The First Ever "GREAT NORDIC BEARD BELT" Live Music By: CHARLIE PARR! Feb 6th - Saturday Night - End Of The Road BEARD & MUSTACHE CHAMPIONSHIPS Live Music By: CRAZY NEIGHBORS! WHERE: Boathouse Brew Pub - Ely, Minnesota

Boathouse Brewpub & Restaurant
47 E. Sheridan Street | Ely , MN 55731 | Website

VCC Law Enforcement Ice Fishing Contest

February 6th, 2016

$5.00 a hole. $2.00 for a raffle ticket. Largest fish of any species wins the grand prize (7 day fishing...

$5.00 a hole. $2.00 for a raffle ticket. Largest fish of any species wins the grand prize (7 day fishing in Canada). Other prizes will be won with raffles! 8AM - 2PM on Shagawa Lake straight out from Sandy Point!

Vermilion Community College Law Enforcement Club
1900 E Camp Street | Ely, MN 55731

Weave Your Own Pack Basket

February 6th, 2016

With Nate Johnson! In this 2-day class, you'll weave your own pack basket using black ash strips that have...

With Nate Johnson! In this 2-day class, you'll weave your own pack basket using black ash strips that have been pounded & prepared in advance. You'll learn about tree selection; harvest and how to pound your own weaver strips from a log. Your black ash pack basket will be remarkably durable, surprisingly comfortable and incredibly useful. Nate lives is Saginaw, MN, and teaches traditional crafts for a living: basketry, hide tanning, knife making, mushrooming & wilderness living.$195 ($120 tuition + $75 materials) February 6 9-6:00

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

NLAA Arts Market

February 6th, 2016

Northern Lakes Arts Association Arts Market. Old VFW Building - Sheridan and Central Blvd. February 6 10-4:00

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Northern Lakes Arts Association Arts Market. Old VFW Building - Sheridan and Central Blvd. February 6 10-4:00

Old VFW Building
South West Corner of Sheridan and Central Avenue | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Fabulous February Fun

February 6th, 2016

Circle Saturday, February 6, 2016 on your calendar. From 10-3 that day there will be Fabulous February Fun (FFF Arts...

Circle Saturday, February 6, 2016 on your calendar. From 10-3 that day there will be Fabulous February Fun (FFF Arts & Crafts Fair) at Miners Dry House in the Ely Arts & Heritage Center, sponsored by Ely Greenstone Public Art. There will be arts and crafts vendors and the community is invited to come to create Valentine cards with all the materials supplied and ready! Persons wishing to rent table space may pick up an application at the Ely Echo or by email at: art@elygreenstone.org.

Miners Dry House - Ely Arts & Heritage Center at Pioneer Mine
401 North Pioneer Road | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-235-1721

Open Fire Cooking Demonstration

February 6th, 2016

Learn the art of cooking over an open fire! Stop by at any time! February 6 10-4:00

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Learn the art of cooking over an open fire! Stop by at any time! February 6 10-4:00

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

An Introduction to Digital Photography with Ken Hupila

February 6th, 2016

An Introduction o Digital Photography. Intended for beginner to intermediate photographers. Course will include equipment selection; camera, lens,...

An Introduction o Digital Photography. Intended for beginner to intermediate photographers. Course will include equipment selection; camera, lens, tripods, shutter releases, flash and a few other odds and ends. Camera and lens use: menu, knobs, buttons, care of and manuals. Theory - shutter/aperture/ISO relationships and how to use them to the best advantage for your settings. Composition techniques and special situation camera settings to make good photographs. The course (10 am to 3 pm) will begin in the classroom, and then we will take it into the field to try out our new techniques. Students will need to bring a digital camera to class, DSLR preferred but not mandatory. Also tripod and shutter release if you have them. Cost: $35. Registration required. Register at www.elyfolkschool.org.

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

Vermilion Community College Open House

February 6th, 2016

Vermilion Community College Open House - February 6 10-3:00

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Vermilion Community College Open House - February 6 10-3:00

Vermilion Community College
1900 E Camp Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Fat Tire Bike Ride

February 6th, 2016

Leaves Whiteside Park at 11AM for a leisurely ride around the Trezona Trail and out to Winton, with a possible...

Leaves Whiteside Park at 11AM for a leisurely ride around the Trezona Trail and out to Winton, with a possible stop at the 2nd Annual Winton Roadhouse ice bar. All levels welcome, no registration required. Bring your own bike. February 6 at 10:00

Whiteside Park on Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

Ely Kubb Tournament

February 6th, 2016

Join us at Whiteside Park on February 6. Event starts at 10 AM.

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Join us at Whiteside Park on February 6. Event starts at 10 AM.

Whiteside Park on Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Art Walk Artist's Reception

February 6th, 2016

Come meet the artist's showing their work in this years Ely Art Walk. Take time out from the cold and...

Come meet the artist's showing their work in this years Ely Art Walk. Take time out from the cold and enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and homemade treats. Chat with the artists. Plus, there are supervised art activities for kids of all ages. Materials are provided. Optional donations are welcome! February 6 1-3:00

Ely Downtown Merchants
Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Winter Adventure Demo Days

February 6th, 2016

Demo winter gear! February 6 11-4:00 at Whiteside Park

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Demo winter gear! February 6 11-4:00 at Whiteside Park

Whiteside Park on Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

Photographers Only at the International Wolf Center

February 6th, 2016

Join the Center staff for photographic opportunities during peak activity time of the Exhibit Pack. Wolf care staff will be...

Join the Center staff for photographic opportunities during peak activity time of the Exhibit Pack. Wolf care staff will be on-site to identify individual wolves, interpret behavior activity and offer advice on acquiring dynamic wolf photos through the centers observation windows. Whether you're a professional or novice using digital, film or video, the pack is waiting for you to capture a piece of the action.Fees: non-member fee of $20 or member fee of $15 includes a continental breakfast.

International Wolf Center
1396 Highway 169 | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-4695 | Website

Winter Wilderness Whirlwind

February 6th, 2016

Once again, the Dorothy Motler Museum is partnering with Vermilion Community College to offer activity stations and presentations on winter...

Once again, the Dorothy Motler Museum is partnering with Vermilion Community College to offer activity stations and presentations on winter ecology and survival. There will be hot cocoa and a warming fire but be sure to dress for the weather! Saturday, February 6, 2016 · 11am-2pm · FREE

Dorothy Molter Museum
2002 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Open Basketball

February 7th, 2016 & February 14th, 2016 & February 21st, 2016 & February 21st, 2016

Open Basketball - Sundays 6:30 at the High School Gym (Use the back door). Free.

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Open Basketball - Sundays 6:30 at the High School Gym (Use the back door). Free.

Ely High School Gym
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Free Adult Ski Lessons

February 7th, 2016 & February 14th, 2016 & February 21st, 2016 & February 28th, 2016

The Ely Nordic Ski Club is offering free adult ski lessons on Sundays in January and February, 3:30 p.m. at...

The Ely Nordic Ski Club is offering free adult ski lessons on Sundays in January and February, 3:30 p.m. at Hidden Valley. Club members will be on hand to teach how to ski. If Mn Youth Ski League is cancelled due to conditions, adult lessons will follow suit. Questions, call Elton, 365-4343.

Hidden Valley
Hidden Valley Road - located .3 miles east of Ely off Hwy 169 | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-4343

Dogsledding Road Scholar Program

February 7th to February 12th, 2016

Dog Sledding Road Scholar Program at Camp DuNord. Program runs February 7-12, 2016. For more details contact Camp DuNord...

Dog Sledding Road Scholar Program at Camp DuNord. Program runs February 7-12, 2016. For more details contact Camp DuNord at 218-235-2164.

Camp DuNord
3606 North Arm Road | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-235-2164

School Board Meeting

February 8th, 2016

ISD 696 School Board Meeting 6PM Ely High School Board Room

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ISD 696 School Board Meeting 6PM Ely High School Board Room

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Boys' Basketball

February 8th, 2016

Boys' Basketball Ely vs. Cherry in the Ely High School gym 5:45 - 7:15 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4...

Boys' Basketball Ely vs. Cherry in the Ely High School gym 5:45 - 7:15 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Dance Team - Boys' Basket Ball

February 8th, 2016

Dance Team - Boys' Basketball 7:15 PM in the Ely High School gym. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and...

Dance Team - Boys' Basketball 7:15 PM in the Ely High School gym. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Blood Drive

February 8th, 2016

Babbitt Community Blood Drive On Monday, February 8, from 1:30 until 5:30 p.m., Babbitt Community will be partnering with Memorial...

Babbitt Community Blood Drive On Monday, February 8, from 1:30 until 5:30 p.m., Babbitt Community will be partnering with Memorial Blood Centers for a blood drive at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 28 Acadia, Babbitt, MN. 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 3 lives! Remember, 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. To schedule an appointment, contact Sylvia Hammer at 218-827-2594. Or schedule your appointment online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives Sponsor Code: 0834.

Evangelical Lutheran Church
28 Acadia | Babbitt, MN 55706 | P: 2187401542 | Website

Color Me Happy

February 8th, 2016

Relax with coloring. We'll have several complex coloring books to choose pages from as well as a special design...

Relax with coloring. We'll have several complex coloring books to choose pages from as well as a special design from a local artist. Colored pencils will be available to use. This program is geared towards adults and teens, but younger patrons may also attend with family members. February 8 at 3:00 pm. March 16 at 5:00 pm.

Ely Public Library
224 E Chapman Street | Ely, MN 55731

Pickle Ball

February 8th, 2016 & February 10th, 2016 & February 12th, 2016 & February 15th, 2016 & February 17th, 2016 & February 19th, 2016 & February 22nd, 2016 & February 24th, 2016 & February 26th, 2016 & February 29th, 2016

Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Vermilion Community College's Gym. Free! 9 AM - 11 AM.

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Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Vermilion Community College's Gym. Free! 9 AM - 11 AM.

Vermilion Community College Gym
1900 E. Camp Street | Ely, MN 55731

Joey Kenig at Insula

February 9th, 2016

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Joey Kenig entertains at Insula Restaurant from 7-9 on February 9 during the Ely Winter Festival.

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Singer/songwriter/guitarist Joey Kenig entertains at Insula Restaurant from 7-9 on February 9 during the Ely Winter Festival.

Insula Restaurant
145 East Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: (218) 365-4855 | Website

Blood Drive

February 9th, 2016

Vermilion Community College Blood Drive On Tuesday, February 9, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Vermilion Community College will be...

Vermilion Community College Blood Drive On Tuesday, February 9, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Vermilion Community College will be partnering with Memorial Blood Centers for a blood drive at 1900 E. Camp Street 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 3 lives! Remember, 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. To schedule an appointment, contact Alyssa Nelson 218-365-7200. Or schedule your appointment online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives Sponsor Code: 0811.

Vermilion Community College
1900 E Camp Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 2182352180 | Website

Hockey

February 9th, 2016

Hockey - Ely vs. Eveleth/Gilbert at the Ely Ice Arena 5:15/7:30 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

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Hockey - Ely vs. Eveleth/Gilbert at the Ely Ice Arena 5:15/7:30 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School Ice Arena
600 E Harvey Street (Ice Arena on west side of campus) | Ely, MN 55731

Ely Igloo Radar Run 2016

February 9th, 2016

Due to ice conditions, this event has been cancelled.

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Due to ice conditions, this event has been cancelled.

Creek Ridge Lodge
1752 Creek Ridge Trail | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-7314 | Website

Enjoying Area Winter Birds

February 10th, 2016

Join bird expert Bill Tefft, from the Ely Field Naturalists, on a trip through a slide presentation of birds found...

Join bird expert Bill Tefft, from the Ely Field Naturalists, on a trip through a slide presentation of birds found in the Ely Area and learn more about where they are located and what they are doing. FREE!

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely,

Blood Drive

February 10th, 2016

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital Blood Drive On Wednesday, February 10, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital will...

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital Blood Drive On Wednesday, February 10, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital will be partnering with Memorial Blood Centers for a blood drive at 328 W. Conan 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 3 lives! Remember, 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. To schedule an appointment, contact Shari Saw at 218-365-8751. Or schedule your appointment online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives Sponsor Code: 0810.

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital
328 W. Conan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-740-1542 | Website

Make Your Own Ski Rack

February 11th, 2016

Enjoy a simple woodcraft project -- and bring order to that “pick-up-sticks” pile of skis around your house! Evan,...

Enjoy a simple woodcraft project -- and bring order to that “pick-up-sticks” pile of skis around your house! Evan, who taught our hugely popular “bat house” assembly class, will provide the ski rack pieces in your choice of pine or aromatic cedar ($35 or $45), and guide you through the process of assembling a 3’-wide rack (or can be tailored to narrower spaces). You’ll need to bring or borrow a cordless drill & tape measure. Kids are welcome to join mom or dad at no additional cost. With Evan Faltesek, $35 + $35-45 materials Thur. Feb 11, 5:30-9 PM (Winter Fest Week)

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

Elementary Girls' Basketball

February 11th, 2016

Elementary Girls Basketball Ely vs. Mesabit East 7:15 PM in the High School gym. Admission $6 adults and $4 students...

Elementary Girls Basketball Ely vs. Mesabit East 7:15 PM in the High School gym. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey St | Ely, MN 55731

Ice Fishing for All Agees

February 11th, 2016

This class starts at the Ely Folk School with an overview of ice fishing regulations, ice safety and modern ice...

This class starts at the Ely Folk School with an overview of ice fishing regulations, ice safety and modern ice fishing gear (augers, rods, sonar, species-specific bait). We’ll also review species-specific tactics & conservation practices. Then we’ll head to Miners Lake for demos of equipment & safety, discussions about fish behavior & patterns, and a chance to try your luck fishing! Warming huts will be available as needed. NOTE: Registrants must have MN fishing license & trout stamp (but do not need stamp if over 65 & don’t need either if under 15 & a MN resident). Bring gear if you have, but not necessary. Dress for the weather. Same class also offered Thur, March 3, 9-1pm (Feb registrants are welcome to attend this session as well.) $35/adult + $10 materials fee (6-11 yrs: no charge; 12-17 yrs: $20). Ben Putnam & Ely Ice Fishing Guides. 9 am - 1 pm.

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

Girls' Basketball

February 11th, 2016

Girls' Basketball Ely vs. Mesabi East in the Ely High School gym 5:45 - 7:15 PM. Admission $6 adults and...

Girls' Basketball Ely vs. Mesabi East in the Ely High School gym 5:45 - 7:15 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Craft Night

February 11th, 2016 & February 18th, 2016 & February 25th, 2016

Craft Night - Thursdays 6-8:00 at the Ely Folk School. Bring your own craft to work on.

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Craft Night - Thursdays 6-8:00 at the Ely Folk School. Bring your own craft to work on.

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

Movie Night

February 12th, 2016 & February 19th, 2016 & February 26th, 2016

Move Night - Fridays 7-9:00 at the Ely Folk School. They will be featuring a movie every Friday night.

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Move Night - Fridays 7-9:00 at the Ely Folk School. They will be featuring a movie every Friday night.

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

10th Annual Fundraising Dinner for the Dorothy MOlter Museum

February 12th, 2016

Fririday, February 12, 2016 · 5:00pm · Grand Ely Lodge · Tickets $25 Your support matters! The Annual Fundraising Dinner...

Fririday, February 12, 2016 · 5:00pm · Grand Ely Lodge · Tickets $25 Your support matters! The Annual Fundraising Dinner is a way that the Dorothy Molter Museum is able to raise funds to support the operation of the museum and provide a place for fellowship as we remember a remarkable woman. Almost 20 years after her passing, Dorothy continues to inspire us through her legacy being an independent thinker, helping others and persevering through adversity. This year’s event will include; Social Hour, Silent Auction, Dinner & Door Prizes, Dinner Program with Keynote, 50/50 Raffle

Grand Ely Lodge
400 N Pioneer Road | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Story Hour

February 12th, 2016 & February 19th, 2016 & February 26th, 2016

Story Hour - Fridays 10:30 at the Library

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Story Hour - Fridays 10:30 at the Library

Ely Public Library
224 E. Chapman Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-5140

Contra-Dance

February 12th, 2016

Ely Folk School presents a Contra-Dance for the Ely Winter Festival on Friday, February 12 from 7-10 PM, at the...

Ely Folk School presents a Contra-Dance for the Ely Winter Festival on Friday, February 12 from 7-10 PM, at the Folk School. $8 Admission Adults. Discounts for kids, members, or Winterfest pins. 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

Hockey

February 12th, 2016

Hockey Ely vs. Moose Lake at the Ely Ice Arena 3 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

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Hockey Ely vs. Moose Lake at the Ely Ice Arena 3 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street (Ice Arena on west side of campus) | Ely, MN 55731

Mixed Blood Theatre's performance of Daughters of Africa

February 12th, 2016

Fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, and many others, this exuberant, music-driven celebration of African...

Fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, and many others, this exuberant, music-driven celebration of African American women’s triumphs and accomplishments features a striking collection of profiles of the famous and the forgotten. A mainstay of Mixed Blood's touring program since 1991.

Mixed Blood Theatre, a professional, multi-racial company based in Minneapolis promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence, using theater to address artificial barriers that keep people from succeeding in American society.

February 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vermilion Community College Fine Arts Theater

No admission fee, however donations of cash and nonperishable food items for the Ely Area Food Shelf will be gratefully accepted.

Sponsored by the Access, Opportunity, Success (AOS) Diversity Program at Vermilion Community College

For more information, please contact Patti Zupancich, Vermilion's AOS Diversity Coordinator at 218-235-2166 or p.zupancich@vcc.edu.

Vermilion Community College Fine Arts Theater
1900 E Camp Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-235-2166

Natural Soapmaking

February 12th, 2016

You’ll learn how to make both cold-process and oven-process soap using essential oils for scent and organic herbs & botanicals...

You’ll learn how to make both cold-process and oven-process soap using essential oils for scent and organic herbs & botanicals for color. You will take home a loaf of soap (8 bars, or 18 bars with $45 deluxe kit) and the skills for making natural soaps at home. We’ll be using lye (safety glasses required) but we’ll also be “superfatting” our soap to make it skin-loving and gentle for use on babies & pets.

Brenna has been making soap for 20 years. She has taught natural product classes for Natural Harvest Foods in Virginia, MN, and for Mt. Iron, Mesabi East and Virginia Community Education. She has also sold soaps at farmers markets, through Etsy and to various areas stores. Now retired from retail soapmaking, Brenna’s focus is teaching. “I love to watch other’s “get it” and then run with their newfound knowledge.” Friday, February 12 from 9 AM - 1 PM. Cost: $35/adult + $35 or $45 for materials kit.

NOTE: This class will also be offered Sat, May 14, 9-1

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

Mush with Dogs, Howl with Wolves

February 13th to February 15th, 2016

Schedule this learning adventure into your family’s winter plans this year! Steer a team of eager sled dogs through the...

Schedule this learning adventure into your family’s winter plans this year! Steer a team of eager sled dogs through the snow-covered Northwoods of Minnesota. Spend some quality time together learning to snowshoe and how to track wolves in their native habitat. Warm up afterward with a hot cup of cocoa while watching our ambassador wolves from inside our spectacular viewing auditorium. Educational opportunities abound during this fun, family-focused weekend package! Registration Deadline: January 29, 2016. Program Rates: Adult Non-member $480, Adult Member $430, Child Non-member $450, Child Member $420 Register before January 6, 2016 and SAVE! Adult Non-member $430,Adult Member $385, Child Non-member $400, Child Member $350

International Wolf Center
1396 Highway 169 | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-4695 | Website

We've Got Talent

February 13th, 2016

Second Annual We’ve Got Talent! Cabin Fever Extravaganza will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 13 at Ely’s...

Second Annual We’ve Got Talent! Cabin Fever Extravaganza will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 13 at Ely’s Washington Auditorium.

Washington Auditorium
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Taconite Trail Celebration

February 13th, 2016

Join us for the Taconite Trail 30th Anniversary Celebration. Official Ribbon Cutting takes place at 10 am where the...

Join us for the Taconite Trail 30th Anniversary Celebration. Official Ribbon Cutting takes place at 10 am where the Taconite Trail and Tomahawk Trail join together on the Old Airport Road (off HWY 1). Bear Head State Park will have their Trail Building open between 10 am - 4 pm celebrating 125 years of parks & trails. Stop by both locations to enjoy the festivities. Follow the event on Facebook at the web link before.

Taconite/Tomahawk Trails - Ribbon Cutting
Bear Head Lake State Park - Trail Building | Ely, | Website

Irene Hartfield CD Release Concert

February 14th, 2016

Celebrating the release of her brand new CD "Play Me"; singer, songwriter and pianist Irene Hartfield will be performing a...

Celebrating the release of her brand new CD "Play Me"; singer, songwriter and pianist Irene Hartfield will be performing a concert of songs from the CD, love songs and original songs. Joining her is Robin Anders, drummer supreme. Proceeds benefit the Ely Winter Festival. After Party at the Grand Ely Lodge. The concert is at 7 p.m. and is $15. Tickets available at the EWF website, the Front Porch Coffee & Tea Co. or at the door.

Vermilion Community College Fine Arts Theater
1900 E Camp Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-827-3732 | Website

Boys' Basketball

February 15th, 2016

Boys' Basketball Ely vs. Wrenshall in the Ely High School gym 5:45 - 7:15 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4...

Boys' Basketball Ely vs. Wrenshall in the Ely High School gym 5:45 - 7:15 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Dance Team - Boys' Basket Ball

February 15th, 2016

Dance Team - Boys' Basketball at the Ely High School gym 7:15 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and...

Dance Team - Boys' Basketball at the Ely High School gym 7:15 PM. Admission $6 adults and $4 students and seniors.

Ely High School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731

Tuesday Group

February 16th, 2016 & February 23rd, 2016

Upcoming Tuesday Group Fluid Schedule (Per Usual – Noon at the Grand Ely Lodge

February 16th – Kahsha Hyde – Herps...

Upcoming Tuesday Group Fluid Schedule (Per Usual – Noon at the Grand Ely Lodge

February 16th – Kahsha Hyde – Herps (Reptiles and Amphibians) February 23rd – Jamie Harvie and Dr Nancy Sudak – Integrative Health March 1st - Veterans on the Lake

March Speakers to be announced!

Grand Ely Lodge
400 N Pioneer Road | Ely, MN 55731

Status of the Adult Moose Mortality Project

February 16th, 2016

Dawn Plattner currently works for the Minnesota DNR’s Wildlife Health Program as the field biologist on the Adult Moose Mortality...

Dawn Plattner currently works for the Minnesota DNR’s Wildlife Health Program as the field biologist on the Adult Moose Mortality Project. Prior to starting her 3-year temporary position on the project in the fall of 2014, she worked for 7 years as an Assistant Area Wildlife Manager in the northwest and northeast regions of the state. On the evening of February 16th, 2016 Dawn will be presenting information on the status of the Adult Moose Mortality Project that is now in its third year. Program Rate: $5 Non-members, Members & Students FREE Live Broadcast is not available for this program. TIME: 6:30-8 pm

International Wolf Center
1396 Highway 169 | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-4695 | Website

Estate Planning with Kelly Klun

February 18th, 2016

Learn some basic information about writing a will and planning for the future of your estate. February 18 at 3:00...

Learn some basic information about writing a will and planning for the future of your estate. February 18 at 3:00 pm

Ely Public Library
224 E Chapman Street | Ely, MN 55731

Iron Range's Mesabi Symphony Orchestra

February 20th, 2016

Love Stories Saturday, February 20, 2:30 PM Washington Auditorium at Ely Public Schools Single...

Love Stories Saturday, February 20, 2:30 PM Washington Auditorium at Ely Public Schools Single Ticket Prices: $5 students, $8 seniors, $10 adults, $20 family groups Program:
Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 Felix Mendelssohn Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Washington Auditorium
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Monochromatic Still Life

February 20th, 2016

$50 includes all materials. February 20 1-5 pm.

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$50 includes all materials. February 20 1-5 pm.

The Art Corner
301 W Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Canine Cousins: Dogsledding Adventures in Wolf Country

February 20th, 2016

February 20-21, 2016

When surrounded by a team of sled dogs, the inevitable question arises: Are sled dogs closely related...

February 20-21, 2016

When surrounded by a team of sled dogs, the inevitable question arises: Are sled dogs closely related to wolves? Join the Center staff in discussing the relationship between dogs and wolves as we prepare for a day of adventure in the pristine north woods wildlands of Northern Minnesota. You will learn how to harness the dogs and then spend the day driving your sled dog team as you explore the area trails and lakes. When you take a break around a campfire for a lunch of locally made bratwursts, cocoas and cookies, there will be an opportunity to observe the dogs and identify any behavioral similarities to wolves. Once back at the Center, you will have the chance to explore the Center or visit the local steam bath before you enjoy a catered dinner and the evening program - What's for Dinner?" The evening activities will conclude as you relax while watching and listening to the ambassador wolves and then drift off to sleep for the night in the warm, carpeted auditorium. In the morning, the program will conclude with a continental breakfast as you again are able to watch the ambassador wolves.

International Wolf Center/White Wilderness Dogsledding Adventures Program Rates: Non-Member, $575, Member $515 Register before January 8, 2016 and SAVE! Non-Member $517, Member $463.

International Wolf Center
1396 Hwy 169 | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-4695 | Website

Winter Wonderland Photography

February 20th, 2016

Professional photographer John Gregor will share his techniques and tips for getting great winter photographs. This workshop-style class includes lectures,...

Professional photographer John Gregor will share his techniques and tips for getting great winter photographs. This workshop-style class includes lectures, demos and field shoots. Plus John will work one-on-one with you to enhance your skills regardless of whether your skill level is beginning or advanced.

Rise & shine early -- this class begins with an outdoor daybreak photo shoot. Then indoors, between both a 9 a.m. breakfast break and noon lunch break (on your own at a nearby diner), John will share talks & demos about photo techniques, equipment, lighting, and editing & post-processing skills. An afternoon outdoor shoot will give you a chance to try out your new shutterbug skills and the class will conclude with a review & critique of the pics you captured that day.
John operates ColdSnap Photography in Two Harbors, MN, and has taught photography for over 30 years. His professional projects include photographing 75 of Minnesota’s Scientific and Natural Areas for the Minnesota DNR.

NOTE: Plan to bring your own digital camera, laptop computer with image processing program, tripod, headlamp, and clothing & boots suitable for the day’s weather (contact EFS for detailed gear list & laptop program options).

TIME: 6:30 AM - 4 PM COST: $85

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

Community Health & Resource Fair

February 23rd, 2016

A FREE Community Health & Resource Fair! Join us for this engaging health and resource fair to learn more about...

A FREE Community Health & Resource Fair! Join us for this engaging health and resource fair to learn more about alternative health options from a panel of diverse practitioners. This event is for the whole family. Activities for Kids. Light dinner provided. 5:30-6 PM & 7-7:30 PM Resource Fair Special Panel Discussion starts at 6 PM. Speakers include; Jamie Harvie, Crystal Chopp, Mary Carpenter, Ann Maxwell, Jeanann Tjader, and Moderator Dr. Joe Bianco. For more details click on the weblink below to view the Health Fair Flyer,

Washington Elementary School
600 E Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Pink Ribbon Riders Minnesota Snow Run Event

February 26th to February 27th, 2016

Pink Ribbon Riders is a volunteer based organization that raises funds for breast cancer patients in need, both men and...

Pink Ribbon Riders is a volunteer based organization that raises funds for breast cancer patients in need, both men and woman. The Snow Run event is part of a Snow Run Tour that takes place in 5 states. The MN run, is a two day event filled with lots of fun, organized snowmobile ride, welcome party, dinner banquet and much much more. The main goal of the Snow Run is to raise funds through the pledge program.

Grand Ely Lodge
400 N Pioneer Road | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 612-720-6554 | Website

Family Game Night

February 26th, 2016

Board games and card games. This is an opportunity to play some games that you might not have tried...

Board games and card games. This is an opportunity to play some games that you might not have tried or share one of your favorites with other people. We will have some games here at the library, but attendees are welcome to bring a favorite game from home as well. February 26 at 6:00 pm

Ely Public Library
224 E Chapman Street | Ely, MN 55731

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WolfTrack Classic sponsored by Steger Mukluks

February 28th, 2016

Join us on Sunday February 28, 2016 for the 8th Annual WolfTrack Classic sled dog race. Race starts at...

Join us on Sunday February 28, 2016 for the 8th Annual WolfTrack Classic sled dog race. Race starts at 9 am. Awards ceremony at the Boathouse Brew Pub following the final musher's return. Location: Ely Softball Complex at Highway 1 and the Old Airport Road. Vet checks and the Musher Dinner on Saturday, February 27. To access the race flyer and additional information, click on the weblink below.

Ely Softball Complex
Highway 1 and Old Airport Road | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

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