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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
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.
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.
Gathering in Winona Traditional
One day with day money for all dancers. Dance specials in adult
men and womenís traditional, adult men and womenís fancy, adult
menís grass and adult womenís jingle. Guimaraes-DeCora Family
Ho-Chunk Womenís 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