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Section 1 ECHO/Page 5 ELY Author! Author! celebrates writing and local authors Ely Greenstone Public Art will host Author! Author!, a celebration of local writers, on June 6 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Miners Dry House at 105 Miners Lake Landing Road in Ely. A free event, Author! Au- thor! provides avenue for Minnesota authors to discuss writing and their books. The event will feature compos- er and performer Douglas Wood, author of over thirty books. This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Arrow- head Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appro- priation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Wood's performance will include live music and stories interspersed with dialogues by local writers and publish- ers who will share the stage and talk about writing, their lives, and their books and projects. Local writers and publishers participating in the event include Becca Man- love, Tim Munkeby, Nancy Scheibe, Sarah Levar, Terri Schocke, Timothy Goodwin, Sarah Stonich, Bob Matson, Daniel Rice, Polly Carlson- Voiles, Ann Marie Mershon, Bill Tefft, Beth Spring, Linda Filonowich, David Kess, Ra- ven Productions, and Listen- ing Point Foundation. The location is part of the Ely Arts & Heritage Center at Pioneer Mine which will also be open during the time frame. Author! Author! will complement the ceremony celebrating Sigurd Olson that will designate Vermilion Community College as a literary landmark on Friday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the theater lobby at Vermilion Community College. Community calendar Children can come dressed as their fa- vorite Dr. Seuss book characters on May 23, 10-11:30 a.m., the Ely Rec Center, for ages birth- Grade 3. Prizes! Sponsored by the Ely Kids coalition, Northland Foundation and Delta Dental. Every child in attendance will go home with a brand new book! Suggested donation of $2. The Eagles Nest Seniors will hold their first meeting of the new year on, Monday, May 25, at 6.00 p.m. at the Town Hall. Host are Deb Siverhus, Mary Lou Spaeth and A1 Cunningham. The Nesters will be there to entertain. Remember to bring a pot luck dish to share. Ely Garden Club's Annual Pie and Plant Social is May 30, 1-3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Ely Folk School, 209 E Sheridan, will hold a June 6 Grand Opening event which includes an open house with live music. The school's first class takes place the following day and additional classes are scheduled every week through September. Categories of class offerings inciude textile arts and sewing, outdoor skills, food making, wood crafts and folk music. Legal Aid Senior Law Project, Ely Out- reach, is making attorney Robin Raplinger available to discuss legal questions with Seniors (60yrs or over) Friday, June 12, between 9 AM and 2 PM at the Government Service Building, 320 Miners Dr., Ely con- ference room "A". There is no charge. There is no income or asset maximum or limits for seniors. Walk-ins will be accepted, however appointments are preferred. If you want to set up an appointment or have other ques- tions contact Mr. Raplinger at 218 749-3270 extension 405 or 1-800-886-3270 ext. 405. National Sauna Day is June 6 in Embarrass, MN Sisu Heritage is holding a simple, family-friendly event to celebrate the sauna on Sat- urday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nelimark Home- stead in Embarrass. Food, raffles, games for kids, and sauna stories are all on the agenda. There will be guided bus tours of local Embarrass saunas. Steve Tedman, of Palo, will provide live accor- dion music and Finnish songs throughout the day. In addition to hot dogs, brats, all the fixings, drinks and desserts, the Farmstead Artisans will have pulla, squeaky cheese, and coffee. The gift shop will be open, with some special sauna- themed merchandise for sale. Visit the museum's sauna exhibit, two saunas, and other log outbuildings right on the Nelimark property. Rain or shine, bring your stories and come for some sauna fun under the tents. The Nelimark Homestead and Museum is located on Hwy. 21 and Salo Rd., next to the Fire Hall and across from the Timber Hall. Community Walking Club begins Project Care Free Clinic improving overall health! online anytime! and Ely's Community Care Team are happy to announce the formation of the "You'll Never Walk A-Loon" Com- munity walking club! Here's your chance to engage with friends and col- leagues and have some fun while racking up a personal or team mileage goal and Come to our Club Kickoff event on Sunday, May 31st in Whiteside Park Pavilion at 4 p.m. Everyone who registers will receive a free pedometer, tools to help track your progress, a water bottle and T-shirt! There is no fee to join the walking club. Can't make it to the park? Register Walk whenever, wherever with whomever you wish, log your miles with Project Care Ely's Site Coordinator (robyn-projectcare @ qwest- ) and enjoy the benefits of regular walking. Questions? Call the Proj- ect Care Ely clinic at 365- 2940 or email Robyn. Northwoods Partners plans dinner June 11 Northwoods Partners will hold its seventh annual FUN-draising Dinner on June 11 with the theme Celebrate the Holidays. It will be held at Grand Ely Lodge with a social hour and silent auction at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Attendees will have plenty of time to buy raffle tickets for a variety of theme baskets filled with holiday items, gift certificates, candy, beverages and much more! A silent auction includes hotel stays, golf packages, spa packages and gift certificates to many local merchants and restaurants. This year's event includes a new game 'Lucky Buck Auction' where your one dol- lar bills can win you a variety of prizes. The auctioneer will announce the item up for bid and you can purchase a number/numbers with your dollar bills. More numbers - more chances to win! Dressing up in your favorite holiday wear is optional. Dinner tickets are $30 each with ten dollars of the proceeds going to help support Northwoods Partners programs and services. Tickets are available by calling at the NP office at 365-8019. Call soon as remaining tickets are limited! Attending is an excellent way to show your support for Northwoods Partners services in Ely and the surrounding com- munities. Its mission is to provide support services that enhance the quality of life for individuals who are aged, chronically ill, or disabled and for their families and caregiv- ers. These services include transportation, friendly visits, individual and group exercise programs, memory care support groups in Ely and Babbitt, and education, support resources and referrals for caregivers and their families. Your support is crucial if it is to continue to successfully serve a growing aging client base in the greater Ely area. SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015 Annual Pie and Plant Social Grace Lutheran Church FeUowsh(p Hall Saturday, May 3oth from 1-3 PM i' i i#iiiiiiiiii:iii!ii We will accept plant donations Friday 6-8 PM and from 10-I 2 on the 3oth P,A00FLE.V DOOR Pmzes.t : :N: 4,2 ii : ...... CABINS FOR RENT Eagles Nest Lake Avail. June I to Sept 1. One month min. No pets or smoking. or 218-365-2331 J M'F 93'53 Pm ' Sat 93'r3 pm I 501 E. Sheridan St., Ely I 36S-STEM (7836) (877) 365-STEM / ,, # Literary Land00tark Dedication FRIDAY, JUNE 5 " 4 pm Sigurd Olson Dedication Fine Arts Center Entrance at Vermilion Community College OTHER DEDICATION EVENTS HAPPENING FRIDAY, JUNE 5 tt AM-6PM Open House: Sigurd Olson Exhibit Ely Winton Historical Society at Vermilion Community College a PM Tours of the Ely Public Library 224 E. Chapman Street SATURDAY, JUNE 6 loAM- 2 PM Author, Author: Celebration of Northern Minnesota's Writers Ely Arts $ Heritage Center, Pioneer Mine xo:3o AM and 2 PM Tours of Listening Point Burntside Lake. Call (z18) 365-8889 for reservations. Space is limited. Get Your Care at Ely Bloomenson Your Community Hospital Employs TERRI LOEWEN, Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital Patient Accounts Representative, is a member of the Babbitt Lion's Club, Babbitt Steelworkers Credit Union Board Member, Registration Coordinator for Ruby's Pantry, Youth ATV/Snowmobile Instructor and Secretary for the Babbitt Music Boosters. Terri is an active volunteer for St. Pius Catholic Church; even mowing the grass! She is on the Executive Board and Negotiating Committee for AFSCME Local 395 and takes part in the Adopt a Highway clean up with the End of the Road Geocachers. THANK YOU, TERRI, FOR YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE! Ely Bloomenson Community ospital 328 W CONAN ST. ELY MN 55731 218-365-3271 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCALLY OPERATED HOSPITAL