Rail River Folk School

   Tons of arts events happening tonight for First Friday and throughout October all across the listening region.  We got the scoop from Grand Rapids, Ely and Bemidji on the morning show this morning. You can find more information about Grand Rapids events by clicking here, more about Ely events by clicking here and more about Bemidji events by clicking here!  

lptv.org

Lakeland Public Television revived the program Backroads last year.  Featuring northern Minnesota musicians, the show tapes an array of musical acts in blitz fashion over the course of one week and then becomes individual television segments later in the year.  This week LPTV is taping their upcoming Backroads season at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji.

Wendy Greenberg has been contra dancing most of her life.  It's an art form she learned from her folk dancing parents and something she's sought out and thoroughly enjoyed throughout her adult life. Greenberg received a grant through the Region 2 Arts Council to share contra dance with the Bemidji area via a dance series she orchestrated...

Wiki Commons

The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) is an environmental justice organization focused on indigenous communities, their water, land and sacred spaces.  In Bemidji, the IEN is housed at the Rail River Folk School.  Together, Rail River and the IEN are constructing  a yurt that will be used for taking sustainability to the next level.