Events and Workshops


Please join us for current events and happenings at the Cultural Centre in Bird Island.





You can enter your poems either on the online submittal at Prairie Poetry Slam or at the live event on April 7.



Nature Photography Workshop by J. Arthur Anderson 

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time: 9:00 – 4:30 PM

It is recommended that participants bring their cameras and warm clothes, if they want to take part in hands-on outdoor photography exercises (weather permitting).


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Operating your Camera  – this portion of the workshop will focus upon the basic aspects of operating your camera and explore concepts like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focal length, f-stop, and exposure.  The primary goal of the session is to get the participant familiar and comfortable with adjusting the various settings on the camera.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Hands-on Experience – participants will practice setting their cameras to achieve correct exposure and to effectively create desired effect across various shooting situations.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Photo Review (Show and Tell) – the group will examine the images created by class participants, identifying the strengths of each image and the techniques that could be used to take the image to the next level.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Shooting for Impact – this session will focus up the various techniques that go into creating an image that makes you want to say “WOW!!!”

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Owl Photography – this session will describe where, when and how to photograph owls in Minnesota.

The sessions are designed to be generally progressive, building one upon the other.  However, a participant can attend only a portion of the overall program and still get something out of it.