Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed


Volunteer tax counselors are needed for the AARP/ Bemidji Senior Center
Tax Assistance Program for seniors and lower income individuals and families. Volunteers will receive computer and tax preparation training before becoming certified. The training will be provided by trained volunteers, IRS and Minnesota
Department of Revenue. Volunteers are asked to provide at least 40 hours of counseling during the tax season from February 1 until April 15. Mileage reimbursement is provided through the AARP foundation. For more information contact Ralph Brose at (218) 335-8933 or jrbrose@gmail.com or call the Bemidji Senior Center at (218) 751- 8836 and leave a message with Michelle.

Annual Senior Creations Craft and Bake Sale

The Annual Senior Creations Craft and Bake Sale will be held at the Bemidji Senior Center located at 216 3rd St NW on Saturday, Nov. 16th from 8:30 A.M. to 2 P.M. Handmade items of all descriptions by local crafters will be featured and fresh baked goods to eat at the Center or take home. In addition, there is the annual Jewelry Sale from 8:30 to noon, a puzzle sale, and a raffle with hourly drawings for great prizes from the Senior Creations Gift Shop.  For more information, contact the Senior Center at 751-8836.

Veterans Day Tribute

The Bemidji Senior Center located at 216 3rd St NW, will be honoring our Veterans with a Tribute to be held Monday, November 11th at 1:00pm.  The tribute will feature music from the First City Singers and Joe Vene.   Claude Sand will be the guest speaker and there will be a drawing for a surprise gift donated by Phyllis Brauneis.  Presentation of Colors will be done by the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard.   Refreshments will be served.  Please join us, all are welcome.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

The Bemidji Senior Center’s monthly Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is this Saturday, November 9th from 8:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.  The “Best Pancakes in Town” are just $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. The meal includes juice, coffee and two sausages in addition to the pancakes.  The Senior Creations Gift Shop will also be open.  The Bemidji Senior Center is located at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji.




Bemidji Senior Center 2020 Membership Drive

Greetings Friends!

The Bemidji Senior Center Membership Drive for 2020 has begun!  Envelopes are available for pick up at the Bemidji Senior Center, located at 216 3rd St NW,  filled with:  the annual membership letter, the 2020 membership form, a Bemidji Senior Center brochure, and the November BiFolkal newsletter.  You may pay for your membership at the Bemidji Senior Center front desk or by mail.  Please ask the Center hostess if you would like a 2020 membership card or a receipt.

Thank you for your support, we couldn’t provide all that we do without you!

Michelle Crow, Bemidji Senior Center Manager

Chair Yoga

The Bemidji Senior Center is hosting Chair Yoga on Friday, Nov 1st at 9:00am at the Senior Center located at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji.  The class is designed to help improve flexibility and is adapted to individual needs.  Please call the Center at 751-8836 with any questions.

Laptop/Tablet Q &A

Tuesday, Nov. 5th from 1:00-2:00pm there is a LIMITED SIZE question/answer session on your specific laptop/tablet questions.

  • Class size is limited to 4 participants.
  • Call the Center at 751-8836 to sign up….please do not email to sign up.
  • Must bring own laptop/tablet and specific questions for instructor to answer.

Senior Creations Gift Shop Seeks Vendors

The Senior Creations Gift Shop, located in the Bemidji Senior Center, welcomes area vendors to register for the upcoming Fall Craft Show to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., November 16, 2019. You do not need to be a Senior Citizen member to participate in the show.

If you are interested, please call 218-751-8836 and ask for the gift shop, or pick up the sign-up form at the Gift Shop located in the Bemidji Senior Center, 216 3rd Street NW, Bemidji. The deadline for the vendor registration and payment is Friday, November 8, 2019.

Also, used jewelry donations are being accepted for the Jewelry Sale held in conjunction with the Craft Show on Nov. 16th. Donations can be dropped off at the Gift Shop in the Senior Center, 216 3rd St NW, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Vital Signs Clinic

Bemidji State University Nursing Students will be offering free vital sign clinics at the Bemidji Senior Center, located at 216 3rd St. NW.  Each clinic will be held on Tuesdays from 12:00pm-4:00pm on the following dates:  Oct. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and Nov. 5th.  Vital signs to be checked include:  blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation, respirations,  and temperature.