This coming Thursday and Friday, and maybe even Wednesday, night owls in particular should look for Perseid meteors. I mentioned them in the last Northland Stargazing, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded. Moonlight will not be a problem, but clouds are less predictable. Dress warmly, and use DEET for mosquitoes. Meteors anywhere in the sky that seem to come from the direction of the costellation Perseus are Perseids. Any others are just lagniappe. You may see some in the late evening but the shower should be better in the wee hours.
The BSO concerts mentioned in Patt Rall’s blog in "Our Voices" on The Bemidji Pioneer website are worth seeing/hearing. We went to the first one, at Calvary Lutheran. The other sites, dates, and times are in Patt’s blog. The concerts comprise a newly commissioned work and the original chamber music version of Copeland’s "Appalachian Spring", a favorite of ours. If you can make it to one of the remaining dates, go. Admission is free.