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Today is February 9, 2016 - Bemidji, MN 56601  

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Meeting, Bemidji, Business, Potential, Events, Employment
    - Want to grow your business? Need quality, loyal employees? Come join us for an hour of networking, free food and prizes.

    The ODC in Bemidji welcomes all business owners and hiring managers to join them Feb. 9, 2015 at the Cabin Coffee House to learn more about how they can grow their business with ODC, Inc.
    The Cabin Coffee House
    Tricia Dosso 218.751.6001
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most Christian churches observe a period of fasting and penitence (40 weekdays and six Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the Saturday before Easter.

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada. 65th annual. The NBA All-Star Game is held outside the United States for the first time in its history when squads representing the Eastern and Western Conference tip off at the home of the Toronto Raptors. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 12th with the Sprint All-Star Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.

Monday, February 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 58th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 58th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snowfalls. Also called the Hunger Moon, because of the meager hunting at this time of winter. The February full moon.

Friday, February 26th, 2016

  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 88th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. (Nominations were announced Jan 14th) Televised live.

Monday, February 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In 2016 we add one day, February 29th, to bring our calendar more nearly into accord with the seasons. Under the Julian calendar of 46 BC every forth year was a leap year, on the assumption that it took Earth 365.25 days to orbit the sun. However, Earth's orbit period is actually 365.24219 days. For more than 1,600 years the Julian calendar was used, the calendar got out of sync with the seasons. The Gregorian calendar made just one small change: a leap day is added to the calendar every four years except for century years that are not exactly divisible by 400. Traditionally leap year is a time during which women may propose marriage to men.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

  • - On March 5, 1970, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 44th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

  • - A day to honor women, especially working women. Said to commemorate an 1857 march and demonstration of New York, NY, by female garment and textile workers.

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The seven days beginning on the final Sunday in Lent, Palm Sunday.

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Meeting, Youth & Family Conference
    - Evergreen's annual conference brings together youth-serving professionals and parents to share information, network and learn from each other.

    Conference dates: Thursday, March 24th & Friday, March 25th

    CEUs: 12 CEUs for the full conference (Thursday - 6.5 CEUs & Friday - 5.5 CEUs; Ethics participants receive 7 CEUs on Thursday for 12.5 total conference CEUs)

    Check out our new seminar line-up for 2016!

    "Her:' A Personal Story of Borderline Personality Disorder
    Healing the Wound: The Family's Journey Through Chemical Dependency
    Emerging Natural and Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
    Helping Homeless Students Succeed
    Resources & Best Practices for Foster Care Youth & Youth Exiting Care
    Understanding Epilepsy to Promote Correct Diagnosis in Childhood and Effective Early Intervention
    Restorative Parenting: Rebuilding the Parent-Child Relationship in the Aftermath of Violence or Trauma in the Home
    Compassionate Care for Sexually Exploited Youth
    Hope & Resilience: Cultural Protective Factors in American Indian Suicide Prevention
    Nurturing the Spirit: Beyond Behavior Management
    Following My Dreams: The Story of a Bi-racial, Two-Spirited Young Woman Who Becomes a Youth Advocate
    What a great deal! Registration fees for the full conference include: registration, all materials, a continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee available throughout the day for both days. Participants who have attended previous conferences say that they were well fed!


    Early Bird Registration and group discounts available. When registering a group, the person registering on behalf of the group will need to fill out the name, contact information, meal and session preferences for each person attending the conference. Please print a copy of the paper registration form to collect the information you need to register your entire team at the same time.

    Fees: when registering you will have the option to pay by credit card or by check. For those wanting to pay by credit card, there is an additional credit card processing fee. Eventbrite charges a lesser fee for online registration and payment by check. Click on Show Other Payment Options under the Registration button next to the credit card symbols to see optional payment methods. You will receive an Eventbrite order confirmation email with your payment information in an attachment, please print this for your records. You may also go back into Eventbrite to retrieve this information at a later time.

    For group registrations, please click the link to enter a promotional code. You will enter a number: for groups of 3-4 enter the numbers 3-4; for groups of 5-9, enter the numbers 5-9, for groups of 10+ enter the number 10. After the Early-Bird pricing ends, the only discount available if for groups of 10+. At that point, enter 10-1 for your discount.

    Who should attend? This annual conference is intended for parents and caregivers, youth workers and nonprofit organization staff, tribal staff, teachers and paraprofessionals, mental health professionals and therapists, nurses, county child protection and human services staff, social workers, Rule 25 assessors, judges, probation officers, and others working with treatment professionals, public health professionals, health educators, and other concerned community members and leaders.

    Registration questions: Please feel free to call our registration coordinator, Kari Bloomquist, at (direct line) 218-441-4562 or 218-751-8223 x 123.

    Confirmation & Cancellation: Substitute registrants may be designated at any time, but we will need 10 days notice for those requesting a CEU certificate from the BSU Social Work Department. We respectfully request that cancellations requests be made in writing. Cancellations must be submitted by March 1, 2016. If you cancel by the deadline, you may receive a refund less a $35 processing fee. Cancellations after March 1, 2016, or failure to attend without notice of cancellation will result in a charge of the full conference fee. As we have absorbed all related costs, we are not able to make exceptions to this policy. We are note able to give refunds or cash credits for partial attendance.

    What about Blizzards? Winter weather concellations with follow MNSCU - Bemidji State University in Bemidji. If the conference is cancelled, it will be rescheduled for 4-6 weeks later; we will notify participants of the new date.
    Sanford Event Center
    1111 Event Center Drive NE Bemidji 56601
    Kari Bloomquist 218.441.4562

Friday, March 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Annual day honoring the heroic recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given by the president.
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Commemorating the crucifixion. Oldest Christian celebration.

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