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Ely Event Calendar

July, 2015 Events in Ely, MN

Anansi the Spider

July 2nd, 2015

The Climb Theatre troupe will present this interactive adaptation of a traditional African folktale. This program is part of the...

The Climb Theatre troupe will present this interactive adaptation of a traditional African folktale. This program is part of the Ely Public Library's summer reading program and is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Time: 1 PM.

Ely Public Library
224 East Chapman St | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-5140 | Website

Fundamentals of Molten Glass by Todd Hohenstein

July 2nd, 2015

Experience the fundamentals of working with hot glass. Studio safety will be discussed and each student will make their...

Experience the fundamentals of working with hot glass. Studio safety will be discussed and each student will make their own paperweight to take home. Maximum 4 students (must be over 18 or else at 13 and accompanied by an adult.) Time: 5:30-7:30 pm. Cost: $65 Also available on July 2. Registration required at www.elyfolkschool.org.

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

Basic First Aid for the Boundary Waters with Johnny Hyde and Bert Hyde

July 2nd, 2015

This class, from 2-5 pm, addresses the most common injuries and illnesses that occur on trips in canoe country. ...

This class, from 2-5 pm, addresses the most common injuries and illnesses that occur on trips in canoe country. With an emphasis on prevention, topics include hypothermia, near-drowning, heart attacks, lightening injury, burns, cuts and scrapes, fractures, strains and sprains, and the non-lethal but uncomfortable impaled fishhook. Content will be adapted to participants; particular concerns such as childhood problems for families and any chronic diseases such as diabetes. Learn to put together a basic first aid kit that will help out in most situations. Develop judgement regarding when and how best to initiate and carry out an evacuation. The class will be a blend of indoor and outdoor activities, so dress for the weather. This class does not replace a general first aid course or CPR class. Class size limited to 12. Cost: $35 Also available July 2 or August 15. Registration required at www.elyfolkschool.org.

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

Writer Read

July 2nd, 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

Prairie Fire Children's Theater

July 3rd, 2015

Northern Lakes Arts Association presents Prairie Fire Children's Theater performance of Peter Pan. Script and orginal music by Daniel Nordquist. ...

Northern Lakes Arts Association presents Prairie Fire Children's Theater performance of Peter Pan. Script and orginal music by Daniel Nordquist.

Performances scheduled for Friday, July 3 at 4 PM & 7PM.

Tickets are $5.00 (6 and under are FREE) At the door and on-line at: www.elyarts.org

Vermilion Community College Fine Arts Theater
1900 E. Camp Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 2182352100 | Website

Let's Go Outside by Joe Weise

July 3rd, 2015 & July 28th, 2015

Enjoy an all-day (9 am to 5 pm) immersive experience with an outdoor educator. Come along as we discover...

Enjoy an all-day (9 am to 5 pm) immersive experience with an outdoor educator. Come along as we discover all of those things we have overlooked for so long (mushrooms, trees, flowers, wolf scat and more!). We will spend the day exploring, hiking, learning, and trying our hand at some wilderness survival skills. In the world we will explore, curiosity is rewarded with knowledge and fun, so come to the North Woods and leave with a better understanding of the place you love. No age requirements, but you must be able to hike on uneven ground for 2-5 miles (depending on the group) without whining. Cost: $65 Also available July 3 or July 28. Registration required at www.elyfolkschool.org.

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

Pancake Breakfast

July 4th, 2015

July 4, 2015 at 8 am at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. All donations will be used for tithing, local...

July 4, 2015 at 8 am at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. All donations will be used for tithing, local youth camps, and events. Suggested donation is $5.00.

St. Anthony's Catholic Church Hall
231 East Camp St. | Ely, MN 55731

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Independence Day Celebration in Ely

July 4th, 2015

Ely's 4th of July - Come Celebrate with us! Sponsored by Ely Younglife

Picnic in Whiteside Park 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ...

Ely's 4th of July - Come Celebrate with us! Sponsored by Ely Younglife

Picnic in Whiteside Park 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Lunch in the Park Pavilion serving Grilled Hot Dogs, Ely's Famous Wild Rice Brats, Sloppy Joes, BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Corn-on-the-Cob, & Beverages

Needle in a Haystack 11:30 am. Kids dive for quarters in a sawdust pile! Age groups are 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, & 9-10 year olds.

Children's Games Ticket Sales 12:00 Noon. Get yours early and avoid the after-parade rush!

YL Matress Races 12 Noon. Grab your bed, family, friends and join the fun! Should be a "sleeper" of a fun event! (Just don't tell your resort owner you snuck it out of the cabin!) South end of the park. $25 prize for 1st place!! (We do have some mattresses for you if you forget yours!)

Parade 1:00 pm. Bring your bags to scoop up LOTS of candy!

Activities & Games in the Park 1:30 pm to 4:00 PM. Don't miss this fun afternoon with the kids in a carnival atmosphere in the park!

Family Fun Races (all ages) 2:30 pm. The entire family will love these!

Ely City Band in the Band Shell 3:00 pm. Feel free to bring your lounge chair or a blanket and enjoy the tunes!

Special thanks to the City of Ely for making this event possible!

Fireworks at 10 pm!!

Downtown Ely
Ely, MN 55731

Janet Gensler Ely 4 on the 4th Run

July 4th, 2015

6th Annual Event. Distance is 4 miles. Start time 8 am. Location Miners Lake, Central Avenue and...

6th Annual Event. Distance is 4 miles. Start time 8 am. Location Miners Lake, Central Avenue and Miners Drive. Course is the Trezona Trail around Miners Lake. Surface is a paved path and gravel. Fee: $20 through June 19th, $25 through July 3rd, $30 on race day. Divisions: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Awards: The top 2 in each group receive awards. There are also medals for the top 3 male and female walkers. Last year's Winners: Matthew Boumeester, 20:17 and Amy Bianco, 26:29. Last year's attendance was 229. Race day registration is 6:45 - 7:50 am. Preregister to guarantee yourself a t-shirt. Refreshments will be available after the race. There is also a 4-mile walk. Proceeds benefit the Ely H.S. Track Team. On-line registration is available at: http://www.active.com/ely-mn/running/races/janet-gensler-memorial-ely-4-on-the-4th-2015-13348215?int= Check us out on Facebook too: facebook.com/JanetGenslerMemorialEly4ontheFourth

Miner's Lake
Central Avenue and Miners Drive | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Ely 4th of July - Note Parade Route Change!

July 4th, 2015

The City of Ely's 4th of July Parade will be on Saturday, July 4th at 1 pm. Line up starts...

The City of Ely's 4th of July Parade will be on Saturday, July 4th at 1 pm. Line up starts at 10:30 am on 4th Avenue from Harvey Street to Pattison Street including the Ice Arena Parking lot.

Please call City Hall, Clerk's Office at 218-226-5449 to sign-up to be in the parade. There will be ribbons & prizes awarded for kids entering decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and/or costumes, judging will be at Noon.

Parade starts at 4th Avenue and Harvey St and follows Harvey Street to 2nd Avenue East and then down Sheridan St, ending at 9th Ave.

City of Ely - Clerk's Office

The Art of Quilting: Create a Beautiful Heirloom Quilt with Autumn Cole

July 5th, 2015

Since Ely winters can be chilly, we get warm and cozy under a quilt. This full day class (8...

Since Ely winters can be chilly, we get warm and cozy under a quilt. This full day class (8 am to 5 pm) will give you the hands-on skills to create a beautiful lap quilt that can be treasured forever. This course will cover the basics of quilt making: marking and cutting fabric for piecing, sewing machine piecing and quilt top layout, sewnig a backing, layering the top, batting and backing, machine quilting, and attaching a binding. The techniques learned can then be used in creating other larger quilts or various quilted items.

Please purchase your own quilting fabric before class. Both Mary's Spinning Wheel (126 E. Sheridan St, Ely) and North Country Quils (303 Main St, Tower) have offered discounts on your purchase of class supplies. These include: One yard of a main fabric for the quilt top and two yards of another contrasting main fabric for the quilt top, backing, and binding; machine thread. I have the batting to purchase for $10. Also recommended: scissors, rotary cutter and mat, 6 1/2; square ruler, and a sewing machine. Contact us should you need these items. Familiarity using a sewing machine is needed for this class. Cost: $65. Registration required. Sign-up at www.elyfolkschool.org.

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

Visual Artist Gatherings

July 6th, 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

Northwoods Partners Memories & Movements

July 7th, 2015

We will be sharing our memories as a pleasant diversion, stimulation for our minds, giving us perspective, and a sense...

We will be sharing our memories as a pleasant diversion, stimulation for our minds, giving us perspective, and a sense of who we are. We will be joining movement to provide us with support in keeping our bodies active and for increasing balance, strength, and independence. Please consider joining us and our various "guest performers and presenters." Refreshments provided! Group begins on Tuesday, July 7th from 10 - 11:30 am. Group is free and open to area seniors.After class you are welcome to stay for Senior Lunch at the Ely Senior Center (cost of meal is $4 for persons aged 60 or over) provided by AEOA.

Ely Senior Center
27 S 1st Ave E | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-8019

Blood Drive

July 8th, 2015

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital Blood Drive: Enter through the west end of the parking lot. Sign up to donate on-line at...

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital Blood Drive: Enter through the west end of the parking lot. Sign up to donate on-line at mbc.org or register by calling Shari Saw at 365-8751. Everyone giving blood receives a free t-shirt. Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Ely-Bloomenson Hospital
328 W. Conan Street - west end of parking lot | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-3271 | Website

Hat Day at the Library

July 8th, 2015

Wear a hat to the library on this day and you'll receive a prize. If you are willing, we will...

Wear a hat to the library on this day and you'll receive a prize. If you are willing, we will even take your photo to hang on our wall! This program is sponsored by Ely Friends of the Library. Time: 10 am to 6 pm.

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

Traditional Finnish Sauna Class with Erik Simula

July 8th, 2015

This course, from 1 to 4 pm, is an overview and discussion of the history and cultural importance of the...

This course, from 1 to 4 pm, is an overview and discussion of the history and cultural importance of the traditional Finnish sauna. Topics include sauna etiquette, health benefits, customs, traditional foods, and relaxation tips, as well as sauna design, location, materials, construction, and heat sources. Cost: $35. Registration required. Register at www.elyfolkschool.org. Also offered on August 5th.

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

Night at the Museum

July 9th, 2015

July 9, 2015 7 pm to 9 pm

Campfire & S'Mores Twilight Hikes Kid's "Firefly" Craft FREE Admission

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July 9, 2015 7 pm to 9 pm

Campfire & S'Mores Twilight Hikes Kid's "Firefly" Craft FREE Admission

Dorothy Molter Museum
2002 E. Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-4451 | Website

Sir G's Midsummer Classic

July 10th to July 12th, 2015

July 10-12, 2015 at Memorial Field in Ely.

$5.00 per day per adult or $10.00 for the weekend $3.00 Students

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July 10-12, 2015 at Memorial Field in Ely.

$5.00 per day per adult or $10.00 for the weekend $3.00 Students

Veterans Memorial Field
South 7th Avenue East | Ely, MN 55731

Ely Masonic Lodge 100th Anniversary Picnic

July 11th, 2015

The Ely Masonic Lodge will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with a picnic at the Ely Winton Rod and Gun Club...

The Ely Masonic Lodge will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with a picnic at the Ely Winton Rod and Gun Club on Fall. Lake. Everyone is welcome! Pre-register by June 30. $15/Adults, $6/Children ages 12 or younger.

Ely Masonic Lodge 288
PO Box 98 | Winton, MN 55796 | P: 218-365-5300

Ely Greenstone's Juried Art Show Gala

July 11th, 2015

The gala kicks off the 10-day Juried Art Show and Sale. 7 pm to 9 pm

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The gala kicks off the 10-day Juried Art Show and Sale. 7 pm to 9 pm

Miners Dry House in Ely Arts & Heritage Center
105 Miners Lake Landing Road | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

An Introduction to Digital Photography with Ken Hupila

July 11th, 2015

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

Ely Greenstone's Juried Art Show & Sale

July 11th to July 19th, 2015

Visual arts is the focus of Ely Greenstone Public Art and in 2015 its Juried Art Show and Sale kicks...

Visual arts is the focus of Ely Greenstone Public Art and in 2015 its Juried Art Show and Sale kicks off with a Gala Preview evening on July 11. Known as the premier art event in the area, the Gala Preview features fine food and wine tastings and a first look at the fabulous artworks created in the area.

One highlights of the nine day Greenstone Art Show & Sale are the awards given for the Judge’s Choice and Best of Show. And everybody gets to vote for the People’s Choice award which is named at the end of the show.

Miners Dry House in Ely Arts & Heritage Center
105 Miners Lake Landing Road | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Friends of the Library Book Club

July 13th, 2015

The title for the discussion is "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. You do not need to be a member of...

The title for the discussion is "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. You do not need to be a member of Friends of the Library to attend. Time: 3 pm.

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

Northern Lights Music Festival

July 13th, 2015

This year’s concert offers Gershwin’s American in Paris; other season highlights include Lehar’s Merry Widow, several tributes to Alexander Scriabin,...

This year’s concert offers Gershwin’s American in Paris; other season highlights include Lehar’s Merry Widow, several tributes to Alexander Scriabin, and a vocal workshop concert with scenes from Der Freischütz; Susannah; and The Marriage of Figaro. Sung in English and Serbian with English subtitles. Starring Jasmina Halimic, Mark Womack, Kyle Albertson, Lindsay Russell, Glenn Seven Allen and Milan Racik.

Tickets: $25/Adults $15/Students under 18.

Washington Auditorium
600 E. Harvey Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-780-2292 | Website

Log Construction Basics with Ron Brodigan

July 15th, 2015

Building structures from whole logs has a long, rich history. In this ten day course, which takes place at the...

Building structures from whole logs has a long, rich history. In this ten day course, which takes place at the Great Lakes School of Log Building in Isabella, MN, students will gain an understanding of log building history and techniques, characteristics of wood, and drafting building plans and constructing scale models. In working on a structure in progress, students learn site preparation, and tool selection, use, and maintenance. Among many skills to be perfected are peeling bark, scribing round logs, and square notching beams, Also addressed are understanding of roof systems and roof trusses, door and window installations in regards to log settling, and demonstration of log lifting systems. Students should come away from the class with sufficient skills and knowledge to be able to build their own structure later. Housekeeping cottages for use during the course are included in the fee of $1150.00. Registration required; sign up at www.elyfolkschool.org. For more information about the class, go to www.schooloflogbuilding.com. Session 1 class dates run from July 15-24. A second session is being offered from August 19-28.

Ely Folk School - Actual training site is Great Lakes School of Log Building, Isabella, MN
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Northeast Minnesota Adult Moose Mortality Study

July 15th, 2015

Meet with our local Moose Project Field Biologist to learn more about the ongoing moose research projects which began during...

Meet with our local Moose Project Field Biologist to learn more about the ongoing moose research projects which began during the 2012/2013 winter. Meet at the Trail Center near the beach. No fee. This program is intended for ages 12 and older. Current Minnesota State Park vehicle permits are required. Questions call park office 218-365-7229. Time: 7-8 pm.

Directions: From the town of Tower, go east on U.S. Highway 169, 9 miles to St. Louis County Highway 128. Take Highway 128 south 7 miles to the contact station.

Bear Head Lake State Park
Cty Hwy 128 off of US Highway 169 (see directions above) | , | P: 218-365-7229

Pint Sized Polkas

July 17th, 2015

Another musical event in the Ely Library's summer lineup. This musical group features tons of audience participation with musical guessing...

Another musical event in the Ely Library's summer lineup. This musical group features tons of audience participation with musical guessing games and song-along polka songs. Sponsored by Arrowhead Kids Stuff and Friends of the Ely Library. Time: 1 pm.

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

Home Cheese Making Class with Sarah Ramponi

July 18th, 2015

In this class, from 8 am to 5 pm, students will learn the basic techniques of making soft, goat milk...

In this class, from 8 am to 5 pm, students will learn the basic techniques of making soft, goat milk cheeses. We will discuss a brief history of cheese, the methodology and cultural significance behind Chevre, mozzarella and feta cheese. We will learn how traditional cheese is a "living food"; comprised of beneficial micro-organisms, or cultures, how to cultivate these organisms and when to use them. We will make mozzarella in class using the "quick method"; and I might also bring homemade, un-spiced chevre to spice and sample in class. Cost: $65. Registration required. Register at www.elyfolkschool.org.

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

North American Bear Center Ecology Center Grand Opening

July 18th, 2015

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Ecology Center. Festivities start at 2 pm on Saturday,...

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Ecology Center. Festivities start at 2 pm on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

North American Bear Center
1926 Highway 169 | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-7879 | Website

Canoe Country with Kids Class with Johnnie Hyde and Bert Hyde

July 18th, 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

Lily Pad Picnic

July 18th, 2015

The Lily Pad Picnic is sponsored by the Northwoods Bear Foundation. The picnic is a fundraising event for the...

The Lily Pad Picnic is sponsored by the Northwoods Bear Foundation. The picnic is a fundraising event for the North American Bear Center. Join us at Whiteside Park for activities from 10 am - 2 pm and again from 3 - 4 pm. We will break from 2-3 pm to attend the North American Bear Center's Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new Ecology Center.

Whiteside Park
Ely , MN 55731 | P: 262-949-8924

Project Care FREE Clinic

July 21st, 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

Tuesday Nite Live

July 21st, 2015

This week's schedule:

2-3:30pm Dorothy Molter Museum Children's camp/Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN 2-4:00pm Pioneer Mine/Ely...

This week's schedule:

2-3:30pm Dorothy Molter Museum Children's camp/Camp KWITCHURBELIAKIN 2-4:00pm Pioneer Mine/Ely Arts & Heritage Historic Ely Pioneer Mine Museum open 4-4:30pm Dorothy Molter Museum Discovery Trail Adventure 4-6:00pm Chocolate Moose Music By Joey Kenig 4-7:00pm Legacy Toys Family & Children's activities, free popcorn 5-7:00pm Whiteside Park Ely Farmer's Market 5:30-7pm Pebble Spa Music By Barb Hall & Prairie Portage 6 pm Whiteside Park Music by the Ely City Band 6-8:00 pm Chocolate Moose Music by Joey Kenig 6-8 pm Gator's Music by Mike & Justin 6-9:00pm Rockwood Music By Washboard Road 6-9:00pm A Taste of Ely Music By Germaine Gemberling & Rich Matson 7-9:00pm Front Porch Music By Whirled Muse

Downtown Ely
Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Ely Farmers Market & Artists Market

July 21st, 2015 & July 28th, 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

Ely Design Works

July 22nd, 2015

Join us for our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, July 22 at 4:30 pm. The event...

Join us for our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, July 22 at 4:30 pm. The event is scheduled for 4-7 pm.

Ely Design Works
9 E. Chapman Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-6275

Ely Watercolor Show

July 22nd to July 25th, 2015

Ely Watercolor Club is holding the 35th annual Watercolor Show and Sale opening on Wednesday, July 22, at 1 pm...

Ely Watercolor Club is holding the 35th annual Watercolor Show and Sale opening on Wednesday, July 22, at 1 pm til 9 pm, and continuing on Thursday through Saturday, July 25, 10 am to 6 pm, at the Ely Arts and Heritage Center (Miners Dry), 105 Miners Lake Landing Road. Hundreds of original watercolor paintings by members of the Ely Watercolor Club will be shown and are available for purchase. Join the club members for refreshments while enjoying the exhibit and art demonstrations. Note the change in dates.

Miners Dry House in Ely Arts & Heritage Center
105 Miners Lake Landing Road | Ely, MN 55731

Songwriting Workshop

July 22nd, 2015

In June, this class (our EFS first!) proved to be such a hit that we're offering it again. You'll explore...

In June, this class (our EFS first!) proved to be such a hit that we're offering it again. You'll explore different ways of writing songs, including melodies without words and stories without music. No previous songwriting experience is necessary. Musical instruments are welcomed but not required. Participants will have opportunities to present works in progress as well as compose spontaneously. Bring patience, humility, and a sense of humor. You'll enjoy Joey's gift for folk music & songwriting, and you're sure to head home with a tune or two. NOTE: Joey is performing the evening before, Tuesday July 21 (as well as Tuesday, June 30), at the Chocolate Moose & Front Porch. INstructor: Joey Kenig Cost: $35 Time: 10 am - 3 pm (1 hour for lunch) Date: Wednesday, July 22

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

Blueberry Art Festival

July 24th to July 26th, 2015

Welcome to Ely’s Signature Summer event! Held during the last full weekend in July, the Blueberry Arts Festival is...

Welcome to Ely’s Signature Summer event! Held during the last full weekend in July, the Blueberry Arts Festival is the premiere festival of the region and draws huge crowds each year. This festival features the work of more than 260 quality vendors selling original art and handcrafted jewelry, pottery, woodwork, photography and much, much more. There are over 30 food vendors selling mouth-watering temptations such as walleye fingers, blueberry pancakes and pie, pulled pork sandwiches, and more. We have fun for the kids as well with train rides and bungee jumps.

Entertainment Schedule: Friday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm "Bill Maxwell & Cowboy Angel Blue" Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Joey Kenig, Eli Bissonett & Robin Anders - "Whirled Muse" Saturday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm "Whirled Muse" Sunday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm "Timmy Haus"

Pets are NOT allowed in the park. This is a City of Ely Ordinance.

Whiteside Park
Ely, MN 55731 | Website

Raptors: Predators from the Sky

July 24th to July 26th, 2015

Learn about eagle biology, ecology and behavior from National Eagle Center's naturalist educator, Bucky Flores and ambassador eagle, Angel. ...

Learn about eagle biology, ecology and behavior from National Eagle Center's naturalist educator, Bucky Flores and ambassador eagle, Angel. Also, meet raptor photographer Heidi Pinkerton at noon. Programs included with admission fee. July 24 - two sessions 2 pm and 6:30 pm. July 25 and 26 at 11 am.

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

Zaraawar Mistry

July 24th, 2015

Part of the library's summer reading program, Greg Herriges will entertain with storytelling and music based on legends of India....

Part of the library's summer reading program, Greg Herriges will entertain with storytelling and music based on legends of India. This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and Arrowhead Library System. Time: 10:30 am.

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

Dog Jam Music Fest

July 24th to July 25th, 2015

Paranoid Floyd, Lizard King, Green River Outfit, Brothers Burn Mountain, Gone Already, The Slamming Doors, Crazy Neighbors, Christopher David Hanson,...

Paranoid Floyd, Lizard King, Green River Outfit, Brothers Burn Mountain, Gone Already, The Slamming Doors, Crazy Neighbors, Christopher David Hanson, Van and the Free Candies. On site camping on Fall Lake, food vendors, artisans, games, full liquor bar, after-party jams. Advance ticket prices available at www.eventsinely.com or 218-349-5520.

Winton Long Branch
Winton, | P: 218-349-5520 | Website

Spindle Spinning and Natural Dyeing Class with Sarah Ramponi

July 25th, 2015

This class is from 1 to 5 pm. During the first part of class, students will learn how to...

This class is from 1 to 5 pm. During the first part of class, students will learn how to spin their own yarn using wool roving and a drop spindle created from recycled and/or inexpensive materials. We will learn about different animal and plant based fibers, where they come from, how they are processed and how to spin them. Students will be able to bring home their spindle (made of a wooden dowel and wooden craft wheel) and 1 oz. of wool roving.

During the second part of class, students will learn how to dye yarn using plant-based dye. We will discuss how to forage for wild dye-plants and lichens responsibly and safely, how to "compost dye" (using compostable things and dye base); create a "dye garden"; and "dye journaling". We will learn about different mordants and demonstrate how they affect shade and color. Cost: $40. Registration required. Register at www.elyfolkschool.org.

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

2nd Annual Ely Fine Art Fair at Amici's Event Center

July 25th, 2015

The 2nd Annual Ely Fine Art Faior will be held at Amici's Event Center. The bar will be open...

The 2nd Annual Ely Fine Art Faior will be held at Amici's Event Center. The bar will be open for visitors who wish to indulge in an afternoon beverage and background music will provide a nice backdrop to view the extraordinary talents of our area artists.

11 am to 7 pm

Amici's Event Center
10 West Pattison Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-365-4433 | Website

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Face Painting Workshop and Practice Time

July 27th, 2015

From 2 pm until 2:30, adults and teens are invited to come and learn the basics of face painting. Be...

From 2 pm until 2:30, adults and teens are invited to come and learn the basics of face painting. Be prepared to let someone practice on you. You can then stay for open practice time.

From 2:30- 4:30 pm, children in the community are invited to come to the library to have their faces painted for free! This will give our new face paint artists an opportunity to practice their skills.

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

Batty about Bats

July 27th, 2015

Join us in search for these "creatures of the night" and learn their special adaptions and abilities. The evening includes...

Join us in search for these "creatures of the night" and learn their special adaptions and abilities. The evening includes games, songs, activities, and the chance to see the bats begin their nightly search for food. Please use the back (winter) entrance and meet by the Alaska Shaft from 7:30-9:30 pm. The program is held outside, so dress appropriately.

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine Park
1379 Stuntz Bay Road | Soudan, MN 55731 | P: 218-753-2245 | Website

Tuesday Nite Live

July 28th, 2015

Each Tuesday Nite from June 16 to August 25, Ely's Downtown will liven up with music, a farmer's market and...

Each Tuesday Nite from June 16 to August 25, Ely's Downtown will liven up with music, a farmer's market and a craft fair. The fun begins at 4 pm and ends at 9 pm.

To see this week's list of events, click on the web link below.

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

Make Slovene Walnut Potica

July 28th, 2015

Learn how to make the reknowned pastry associated with Ely's Slovenian heritage. You'll make the dough, learn how to roll...

Learn how to make the reknowned pastry associated with Ely's Slovenian heritage. You'll make the dough, learn how to roll it just right, then create & add the walnut filling, and bake to take home your own delicious poticia. Taught by Mark Louise Icenhour at her lovely White Iron Lake home from her mother's recipe (Rose Mavetz). Bring your own rolling pin, Mary will provide all the ingredients. (Mary loves teaching and is donating the tuition back to EFS. Thank you, Mary!) Instructor: Mary Louise Icenhour Cost: $35 tuition + $8 materials Time: 9 am - noon Date: Tuesday, July 28 (also offered Saturday, August 8

Ely Folk School - Class location White Iron Lake (contact Folk School for details)
209 E Sheridan Street | Ely, MN 55731 | Website

River Canoe Trip: A Scientific Exploration of Water Quality

July 28th, 2015

Are you looking for a more exciting adventure than just canoeing a lake? Join our naturalist and canoe enthusiast as...

Are you looking for a more exciting adventure than just canoeing a lake? Join our naturalist and canoe enthusiast as we travel down a section of a local river. Perhaps we will see turtles sunning themselves on logs or river otters busy at play or eagles searching for food, the opportunities are endless. The trip will include a water quality monitoring experiment. River canoeing offers additional challenges, such as currents, so canoe experience is required for this program. Meet at the park visitor center and dress appropriately for being outdoors and in the water. Bring your own water, snacks, and lunch. Call the park office to register, as space is limited. Program will be held from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm. Must be at least 13 years old and youth must be accompanied by an adult. Canoes and equipment will be provided for this program. The program costs $25.00 per person (youth under 13 allowed, please call for details).

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park
1302 McKinley Park Road | Soudan, MN 55731 | P: 218-753-2245 | Website

Birding with Bill Tefft and Ely Field Naturalists

July 29th, 2015

Join Bill on Wednesday mornings as he navigates the Ely area seeking out the great spots for bird viewing and...

Join Bill on Wednesday mornings as he navigates the Ely area seeking out the great spots for bird viewing and providing tips on bird identification and natural history. Two sessions offered. Session 1: 6-8 am. Session 2: 9 am - Noon. Bring appropriate outdoor gear and supplies for changing weather conditions and a variety outdoor settings.

Ely Chamber of Commerce - Meeting Spot
1600 E. Sheridan Street (Ely Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot) | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-235-8078 | Website

Summer History Nights

July 29th, 2015

July 29 Jim Barott, USFS Ecologist August 12 Tanner Ott on the Tanner building and State Theater/Salerno Building All programs are...

July 29 Jim Barott, USFS Ecologist August 12 Tanner Ott on the Tanner building and State Theater/Salerno Building All programs are at 7 p.m. in CL 104 with the exception of August 12 which will be held at 7 p.m. in the VCC theater. All programs are free and open to the public.

Vermilion Community College CL 104
1900 E. Camp Street | Ely, MN 55731

Photo Scavenger Hunt

July 29th, 2015

Come meet up at the beach from 10 am - Noon and learn about the basics of photography and check...

Come meet up at the beach from 10 am - Noon and learn about the basics of photography and check out one of our cameras to have the opportunity to capture some of your own nature discoveries.

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

Nature Cart: Crazy Canids

July 29th, 2015

Come on over and learn about canids: members of the dog family that live right here in Minnesota. Come and...

Come on over and learn about canids: members of the dog family that live right here in Minnesota. Come and go as you please from 1-3:30 om at the Trail Center.

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

Wolf Communication

July 29th, 2015

At the Trail Center from 7-8 pm learn how wolves communicate with other wolves to maintain pack structure, protect resources...

At the Trail Center from 7-8 pm learn how wolves communicate with other wolves to maintain pack structure, protect resources and hunt for food. Meet at the Trail Center near the beach. Presented by the International Wolf Center. No fee. Current Minnesota State Park vehicle permits are required.

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

Dress Up Party at the Library

July 30th, 2015

Come in wearing a costume or assemble one from the library's "costume trunk" - mix and match and try out...

Come in wearing a costume or assemble one from the library's "costume trunk" - mix and match and try out some new looks. We'll have a photo station running to capture creations. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Time: 2-4 pm

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

Nature Cart: What Eats What?

July 30th, 2015

In between your mine tours come learn about what animals eat what in our Minnesota ecosystem and how they try...

In between your mine tours come learn about what animals eat what in our Minnesota ecosystem and how they try and defend themselves from being on the menu. Program will be held from 10:30 am. Noon outside of the engine house. Come and go as you please.

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine Park
1302 McKinley Park Road | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-753-2245 | Website

Archery in the Park

July 30th, 2015

Want to learn how to shoot a bow in a safe, supervised setting? The Archery in the Parks program is...

Want to learn how to shoot a bow in a safe, supervised setting? The Archery in the Parks program is suitable for ages 8 and older. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Get hands on instruction along with experience with target pratice. Learn a lifelong skill with this program that you can use for years to come. (All equipment provided. Open shoot, come during the class and you will get to shoot. Amount of shooting time varies on group size). Please use the back (winter) entrance and park by the park office. The program is held outside from 12:30 - 3 pm, so dress appropriately.

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine Park
1379 Stuntz Bay Road | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-753-2245 | Website

Slovenske Miza at Creek Ridge Lodge

July 31st, 2015

Enjoy Slovenian music at Creek Ridge Lodge. Social hour: 5:30-6:15 pm. Dinner: 6:15 pm. Music to the Barich Brothers. Cost:...

Enjoy Slovenian music at Creek Ridge Lodge. Social hour: 5:30-6:15 pm. Dinner: 6:15 pm. Music to the Barich Brothers. Cost: $25.00 Reservations required at 218-365-7314.

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

Iron Range Baseball Playoffs

July 31st, 2015

July 31-August 2, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Field

$5.00 per adult per day or $10.00 for the weekend $3.00 Students

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July 31-August 2, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Field

$5.00 per adult per day or $10.00 for the weekend $3.00 Students

Veterans Memorial Field
South 7th Avenue East | Ely, MN 55731

Fish Printing

July 31st, 2015

Take a break from your swim at the beach from 2-4 pm and discover all about fish in this arts...

Take a break from your swim at the beach from 2-4 pm and discover all about fish in this arts and crafts session! Learn how different colors help fish to survive and come create your own fish colors as you paint on our forms and backgrounds.

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

Bonkers for Beavers

July 31st, 2015

From 5-7 pm meet us at the Park Office to talk about beavers and their roles in the ecosystem. We...

From 5-7 pm meet us at the Park Office to talk about beavers and their roles in the ecosystem. We will take a short hike down the Cub Lake Trail where we will get to see a real beaver lodge and dam!

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

Salute to Slovenia

July 31st, 2015

We are celebrating Slovenian vocal music. Come celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Yankovic. Joe Valencic will be here...

We are celebrating Slovenian vocal music. Come celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Yankovic. Joe Valencic will be here to create the scene. Learn the Slovenian lyrics to folksongs, and become a voice in singing. Hear the voices of Slovenian choir. Learn the history of Slovenian music in the United States. A master presentation written by Chuck Debevec. Time: 12:30-4 pm. Free and open to the public.

Vermilion Community College
1900 E. Camp Street | Ely, MN 55731 | P: 218-235-2100

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