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23 JUN

NEXT EVENT VOL 25

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:30–7:30PM at Rail River Folk School

Open to the public • $3 Suggested Donation
Doors open at 5pm • Refreshments available for purchase

PKN is proud to partner with the folks who bring you Sustainable Tuesdays at Rail River Folk School. Chitchat makes our community stronger! Satisfy your curiosity with 6-minute-40-second presentations about hobbies, ideas, and experiences. We’ll also have live music and hands-on demonstrations at intermission.

*Speakers and Topics (speakers not in order of presenting)*
- Stephanie Barthorpe -- Bullying
- Margaret Brock -- The Incident
- Ken Cobb -- Service to mankind
- Gabby Congrave -- Yoga
- Milt & Jamie Lee -- Build it with Bales
- Amy Puschinsky -- Dakota Commemorative March
- Julia Oxenreider --  Food and Poetry
- Simone Senogles -- Beekeeping
- Polly Scotland  --  Iceland
- Dawn Standera  --  Living with a spinal cord tumor

Learn more about PKN and see past presentations at pknbemidji.org

PKN Bemidji is sponsored by Garden of Edits, Red Zest Design, Rail River Folk School, Real Living First Realty,
Glass Doctor of Bemidji, and Amity Graphics. Pecha Kucha Night is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture.

Featured artwork by Laura Lobo.

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Featured Presentation

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Susan Olin

Trekking In Nepal

PRESENTED ON DEC 06, 2012
IN BEMIDJI @ VOL 15

Susan Olin recounts her time spent trekking in Nepal. In this adventurous presentation she describes how the scenery, the people, the monasteries, and the experiences impacted her life. 

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Why Do You Run?

BY CRIS BITKER
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 13, 2011

Cris Bitker explains that there is more to running than just "the run". What started as a way to get fit and work to prevent a family history of heart disease, Cris found that the reason for running extends way beyond health and competition.

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All You Need is Love

BY MILT LEE
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

Milt Lee discusses the creation of the universe, in both spiritual and scientific terms. He believes that the energy of the universe is the same energy that flows through all of us, and that energy is ultimately manifested as love. 

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Flying

BY MARK COOK
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

Pilot Mark Cook really enjoys his job. Despite the difficulties that bad weather can bring, nothing compares to flying at 200 miles per hour and getting to see the sunset up close. In his own words, "aviation is where I live, and life is just a place where I spend time between flights."

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Who's That Girl?

BY LARA GERHARDSON
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

Harvard graduate and true Bemidjian Lara Gerhardson has lived a life so rich and interesting that it would be impossible to summarize in a few sentences. She certainly has a colorful story to tell, as she revels in her nature as an embracer of opportunites and a collector of stories. 

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Random Hearts

BY JANE MARKS-HASTIG
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

Jane Marks-Hastig implores us to look for the little reminders in life to stay positive. The heart, an easily recognizable and universal sign of love, is a symbol that can be found anywhere if you know where to look. All you need is a change in perspective and a little bit of humor. 

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Pinteresting Motherhood

BY HEATHER JOHNSON
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

Growing up, Heather Johnson never though she would be a mother. Whe she got pregnant, however, she used Pinterest as a way to reassure herself that she would be fully prepared for whatever would come next. For her, motherhood ended up being a wonderul journey, testing her creative side and teaching her new ways to love every day. 

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The Gorman Dogfight

BY DAVID WOLD
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

David Wold is a dedicated UFO hunter, but not like the ones you see on TV. Over 1,250 UFO cases were documented and investigated between 1947 and 1970, though many cases ended up being lenticular cloud formations, chinese fireworks, or the moon. David focuses on the Gorman Dogfight, a famous UFO incident that happened in 1948. 

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Cibola?

BY DANIEL CARLSON
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

20 years ago, Daniel Carlson had the opportunity to visit Cibola, one of the lost cities of gold. With a group of ten other explorers, he heard stories about daring Spanish explorers, undiscovered mines, and hidden clues. Though he had no idea what to expect from the trip, he ended up learning many important lessons about the possibilites and future of this iconic area of New Mexico. 

 

BEMIDJI Blog

PKN at Rail River Folk School!

Pecha Kucha Bemidji is excited to be part of Sustainable Tuesday at Rail River Folk School on June 23rd! The format is the same--each speaker will have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds--and the topics are still delightfully diverse. We have 10 presentations lined up for you as well as some fun activities for intermission. Everyone is welcome!
Take a look at who will be speaking. You won't want to miss this one!
Rail River Folk School is located at 303 Railroad St SW, Bemidji, MN. The doors open at 5pm and the event starts at 5:30. The suggested donation of $3 would be greatly appreciated.
The PKN team would also appreciate having 4-6 volunteers to greet guests, direct parking, and take donations. If you're interested, please drop us a messsage on Facebook or email info@pknbemidji.org.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Samantha Nienow

    Samantha Nienow is the founder of Bemidji’s PKN chapter and believes that every person has at least one story the community needs to hear. It’s just a matter of drumming up the courage to share it. Samantha was terrified of public speaking until about three years ago. Before that, she would never have dreamed of presenting a 20×20. For her day job as a graphic design / presentation designer, Samantha enjoys learning what makes her clients tick and helping them share their unique stories—which is probably why she was drawn to Pecha Kucha Night! Samantha is very active and loves biking, triathlons, and cross-country skiing with her dogs. She also admits to having an obsession with Post-It notes, and often enjoys a nice cup of her favorite black tea—Earl Grey de le creme from Holly’s Tea & Gift Shoppe. Read more about Samantha and her work at www.redzestdesign.com.

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