Park vehicle passes are required for all events at North Dakota and Minnesota state parks. Vehicle passes are $7 daily and $35 annually in both states.
Nov. 17: Christmas Open House, 1 to 5 p.m., Icelandic State Park near Cavalier, N.D. The Pioneer Village Heritage Center will be decorated with trees and lights, with a program beginning at 2 p.m. Info: parkrec.nd.gov/events/christmas-open-house.
Nov. 23: Wreath-making 101, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Big Bog State Recreation Area, Waskish, Minn. Registration due by Nov. 6; $10 materials fee. Call the park at (218) 647-8592 to register. Info: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2328 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 6-7: 41st annual Snowmobile North Dakota State Convention, Cobblestone Inn and Suites, 1109 11th St. E., Bottineau, N.D. Registration: $85 adults, $50 youth. Register online at snowmobilebottineau.com. Info: Paula, (701) 263-4076.
Dec. 7: Trail Trekkers Hike, 10 a.m., Turtle River State Park, 3084 Park Ave., Arvilla, N.D. Meet at the playground parking log. Leashed pets welcome, vehicle passes required. Info: (701) 795-3180.
Dec. 14: Wreath-making 101, Lake Bemidji State Park, 10 miles north of Bemidji off U.S. Highway 71 N. Morning session 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., afternoon session 1 to 3 p.m.; limit of 20 people per session. Registration required by Nov. 26; $10 materials fee; call the park at (218) 308-2300 to register. Info: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at email@example.com.
Dec. 14: Trail Trekkers Hike, 10 a.m., Turtle River State Park, 3084 Park Ave., Arvilla, N.D. Meet at the chalet parking lot. Leashed pets welcome, vehicle passes required. Info: (701) 795-3180.
Dec. 15: Kids’ activity, “Gifts from Nature,” 1 to 2 p.m., Big Bog State Recreation Area near Waskish, Minn. Participants will make two kinds of gifts in the Visitor Center: one gift for nature and one to take home. Kids of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Info: (218) 647-8592.
The Game and Fish Department hosts these meetings every spring and fall in each of the state’s eight Advisory Board districts. Fall meets are as follows:
Nov. 25: District 3 (Benson, Cavalier, Eddy, Ramsey, Rolette and Towner counties), 7 p.m., Fire Hall, 501 Main St., Munich, N.D. Contact: Heather Barker, (701) 317-4390.
Nov. 25: District 8 (Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark counties), 7 p.m., Choice Financial Bank, 201 Main St. N., Belfield, N.D. Belfield Sportsman Club is host. Contact: Roger Decker, (701) 575-8876.
Nov. 26: District 2 (Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville and Ward counties), 7 p.m., Wildlife Club, 1901 U.S. Highway 52, Velva, N.D. North Dakota Fur Trappers and Harvesters Association is host. Contact: Rick Tischaefer, (701) 460-1055.
Nov. 26: District 6 (Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, Logan, LaMoure, McIntosh, Stutsman and Wells counties), 7 p.m., Southeast Region Vo-Tech Center, 924 Seventh St. S., Oakes, N.D. Ludden Sportsmen’s Club is host. Contact: Eric Larson, (701) 210-0410.
Dec. 2: District 1 (Divide, McKenzie and Williams counties), 7 p.m., Missouri Fairgrounds, 519 53rd St. E., Williston, N.D. Missouri Basin Bowmen is host. Contact: Steve Rehak, (701) 770-3643.
Dec. 2: District 5 (Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele and Traill counties), 7 p.m., Community Center, 299 Fourth Ave., Cogswell, N.D. Cogswell Gun Club is host. Contact: Mike Marquette, (701) 680-0860.
Dec. 3: District 4 (Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties), 7 p.m., Cavalier Cinema, 104 Main St. W., Cavalier, N.D. Shane Feltman is host. Contact and advisory board member: Bruce Ellertson, Lakota, (701) 247-2915.
Dec. 3: District 7 (Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux counties), 7 p.m., Game and Fish Main Office, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck. Capital City Ladybirds Pheasants Forever Chapter is host. Contact: Lora Isakson, (701) 426-9045.