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Holidays by Hand

5th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Club


Sponsored by:

Sanford Health, First National Bank Bemidji and Paul Bunyan Communications

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Thank you STEM sponsors and volunteers.

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  • Our mission: Inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

  • Our priorities: Help youth achieve academic success, adopt healthy lifestyles and develop good character and citizenship.

  • Our plan: Provide a safe and engaging place where youth develop positive relationships with caring adults and peers.

News and events

You did it! Raised $14,000+


Because of you, we exceeded our Give to the Max Day goal and raised $14,220 for our kids. Your gifts will help our Club members get their homework done, stay active, make good choices and build positive relationships with caring adults. Many thanks from our Club members, staff and volunteers. Way to go!

Member notices

Important dates for 2015-2016

Nov. 26/27 CLOSED

Dec. 23-Jan. 3 CLOSED

Jan. 18 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Jan. 27 Open early at 12:50 p.m.

Feb. 10 Open early at 12:50 p.m.

Feb. 15 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

March 3/4 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

March 9 Open early at 12:50 p.m.

March 25 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

March 28 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

May 30 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

June 8 Summer hours start, 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Transportation full for fall

After-school transportation to the Club is full for the fall, although the Club will accept names on its waiting list.

The Club contracts with Paul Bunyan Transit and uses the Club van to transport children after school from Central (M-F) and Lincoln (T, Th, F) elementary schools. Spaces are limited and children must be registered in advance to use transportation services.  Please complete the transportation forms here. For more information or to be added to the waiting list, contact Shelby Weckwerth at shelbyweckwerth@hotmail.com.

Join us for Teen Nights

All teens, grades 5-12, are invited to Teen Nights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Club.

Your gift in action


  • “Everything about the Boys and Girls Club is good. It’s good people taking care of young people. It’s a blessing.”

    -Ed Nynas, board member

  • “All the places to go and things to do – makes it good. And you can play with your friends because they come here, too.”

    -Jameson, 4th grade

  • “I like visiting with Josh and Shelby – they’re fun and good listeners. It’s a good place to be to help stay away from bad things.”

    -Jewel, 10th grade

  • I come every day. I like the gym – basketball, jump roping and four square. I read with Josh. He reads some and I read some.

    -Jared, 1st grade

  • You can play a whole bunch of games in the games room – I usually play a game with my friends.

    -Kylie, 2nd grade

  • My three kids love the Club because it’s a fun place to hang out, a place where they feel safe and accepted.

    -Crystal, Club parent

  • My son has grown tremendously at the Club. He’s gained self-confidence and teamwork skills while learning the value of giving back to the community.

    -Chanel, Club mom