Weekend Calendar: Sept. 12-14


Sept. 12-14

Bob Brown Memorial/Mendota’s 15th

Annual Traditional Wacipi

Emcee: Mitch Walking Elk; Arena

Director: Windy Down Wind; Host Drum: Scotty Brown Eyes; Co-Host

Drum: Luttle Thunder Birds; Men’s Head Dancer: Nick Anderson; Women’s

Head DancerL Mary So Happy.

Friday: Lighting the Sacred Fire,

followed by potluck dinner, 5:05 p.m. Saturday: Dancer registration,

11 a.m.; Grand Entry/Honored Guests, 1 p.m.; dancer registration, 5

p.m.; Grand Entry/Honored Guests; Registered dancers payout, 8:45

p.m. Sunday: Dancer registration, 11 a.m.; Grand Entry/Honored

Guests, 1 p.m.; Closing Ceremony and Feast, 5:30 p.m.; Registered

dancer payout, 5 p.m.

This is a traditional wacipi, not a

competition. Sponsored by the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community.

Giveaway and donations needed and appreciated. $5 entry button

donation, no one turned away. No drugs, alcohol, firearms or pets


St. Peter’s Church Grounds, 1405 Sibley

Memorial Highway, Mendota, MN. For more information, call

651-452-4141, email

mmdc01@comcast.net or visit



Sept. 13

11th Annual Wild Rice Festival

Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m.; Food Concessions by Pow Wow

Grounds, noon-4 p.m.; Free entertainment and activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 N. Dale St., Roseville, MN 55113.

For more information, call 651-765-4262 or visit www.WildRiceFestival.org.

Sept. 13

NorthPoint Health & Wellness

Center 3rd Annual Fit-4-Fun Family Fitness Event

This on site

event will include a family oriented one- or three-mile walk or run.

Other events include a neighborhood bike ride, aerobics, music,

dancing, prizes, healthy food options, health and wellness

information, and most importantly fun.

10 a.m., NorthPoint Health &

Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN. For more

information, call Tanya Williams at 612-543-2560.

Sept. 13

Gathering in Winona Traditional


One day with day money for all dancers. Dance specials in adult

men and women’s traditional, adult men and women’s fancy, adult

men’s grass and adult women’s jingle. Guimaraes-DeCora Family

Ho-Chunk Women’s Applique Special, 18 and older. First prize: $300;

second prize: $200; third prize: $100; fourth prize: $50. Invited

drums only. Camping available, vendors on site.

Grand Entry, 1 and 7 p.m. Unity Park, Winona, MN (off Hwy 43). For

more information, call Valerie DeCora Guimaraes at 507-289-7401 or