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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Fourth Annual Sisters Sojourn coming to Mentor in September

  • Sept. 12-13 event to ‘celebrate the creativity and commitment that women bring to their communities, families and friends.'
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  • The fourth annual Sisters Sojourn will bring together nearly 200 women for the two-day event on Sept. 12-13, 2014. Located in Mentor, Sisters Sojourn was created in 2011 to “celebrate the creativity and commitment that women bring to their communities, families, and friends.”
    Art & Music, Health & Wellness, Home & Garden, Food & Wine, Body, Mind & Spirit, Music, Dance & Inspiration are the categories that will provide a total of 24 workshops for participants to choose from. The event is highlighted with a concert each day, too. This year, Friday’s concert will feature Bluebird from Bemidji. Bluebird is comprised of Jesica Conrad, Kari Lou Pickett, and Anne Meredith Will. They have been together for over ten years singing and eclectic list of alt country, contemporary folk, originals and old favorites.
    Saturday’s concert will highlight Caleigh, a northern Minnesota band featuring Dee Furfaro, April Larson and Lenore Siems. Caleigh is a repeat concert for Sisters Sojourn. Their music is constantly evolving and includes Celtic, World Folk, Old Time, Scandinavian, Cajun, Classical, Quebecois, Bluegrass, originals and more. They are multi-instrumentalists and storytellers, making their performances unforgettable.
    Each day of the event will offer inspiring opening and closing gatherings by Mary Bratrud of Erskine, Kimberle Nagle of Bemidji and Jamie Lee of Cass Lake. Workshop presenters come from over fifteen communities in Minnesota and North Dakota.
    Again this year, an Open-Air Market will be located in the Mentor City Park. Over 30 vendors will display and sell their fine art, crafts and commercial products. The market is open to the general public as well as event attendees. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
    The success of this annual event is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship from area businesses.
    Major sponsors for 2014 include the McIntosh Country Store and The Thirteen Towns, Fosston. Many businesses and individuals throughout the region also sponsor workshops. A complete listing can be viewed on the website.
    Sisters Sojourn will be held at the Historic Mentor School just off Highway 2. A complete listing of workshops, presenters, sponsors and other event activities can be found on the event website www.sisterssojourn.com.
    The website also provides registration information. Questions can be answered by calling Bonnie Stewart at 218-280-9176.

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