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March 2021

Virtual Film Festival – Guest Panel Discussion

March 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

  MARCH 9 - PUBLIC TRUST Discussion @ 7:00 PM CT   The third film is Patagonia’s Public Trust, with executive producers Robert Redford and Yvon Chouinard. This 100-minute film documents how extractive industries are working to shrink and privatize public lands and demonstrates the importance protecting wild, public lands for future generations. Featuring Panelists: Kathryn Hoffman and Gus Smith Our panelists are Kathryn Hoffman, an attorney and CEO for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, and Gus Smith, who is the Chief of Science and…

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June 2021

Book Release Event – A Private Wilderness

June 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson Edited by David Backes Release date: June 1st Listening Point Foundation and the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute are celebrating the release of David Backes' new book! Join us for a virtual, in-depth presentation and moderated conversation with David about the history of the book from inception to publication, as well as a Q&A session with the audience. No cost for participation, donations welcome.

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March 2022

Virtual Film Festival – Guest Panel Discussion

March 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

MARCH 3 - CALL OF THE FOREST Discussion @ 7:00 PM CT The first session focuses on the film Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees. Take a walk in the woods with beloved Irish-Canadian scientist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, as she reveals our profound human connection to the ancient and sacred northern forests and the essential role that they play in sustaining the health of our planet. Featuring Panelist: Diana Beresford-Kroeger Botanist, medical biochemist and author Diana…

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Virtual Film Festival – Guest Panel Discussion

March 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

MARCH 5 - OSHKIGIN: SPIRIT OF FIRE & INTO THE BLACK Discussion @ 7:00 PM CT The second session focuses on two short films: Oshkigin: Spirit of Fire by Dovetail Partners and Into the Black by Southern Exposure. For thousands of years in the Great Lakes Region, Native Americans used fire intentionally to manage the ecosystems they lived in. This short film, Oshkigin: Spirit of Fire (2021) highlights this deep, reciprocal relationship with the land and the role fire plays…

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September 2022

Annual Northwoods Dinner

September 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Ely Lodge, 400 N Pioneer Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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$45.00

***Online Registration OPEN -- Click to Register Now*** You are invited to our 24th Annual Northwoods Dinner on Friday, September 9th in Ely, Minnesota! Join us for a delicious catered dinner, a Northwoods-inspired Silent Auction, and an enjoyable evening program at the Grand Ely Lodge. All are welcome! Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 6, 2022.  Program 5:00 p.m. – Silent Auction, Social Hour, and Cash Bar 6:00 p.m. – Welcome: Steffi O'Brien, Executive Director Dinner Remarks: Steffi O'Brien, Executive Director…

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Women’s Writing Workshop 2022

September 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - September 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Camp Van Vac, 2714 Van Vac Ln
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Renew with us on Burntside Lake in September! September 15-18 in Ely, Minnesota. Registration now open! Deadline August 30th. Click to learn more! Longing for a deeper connection with nature? Craving a creative and growth-oriented community of women? Desiring support for personal transition work? Seeking inspiration and creative space for your writing? Your hosts, Annette and Kathryn, have teamed up to facilitate an empowering exploration for you. This retreat is designed to connect you with your creative spirit, strengthen your…

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February 2023

Ely Winter Festival – Snowshoe Tours

February 3, 2023 - February 12, 2023
Listening Point, Ely, MN 55731 United States

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who participated!*   Come explore our winter wonderland and the legacy of Sigurd Olson! All ages are welcome to join in on one of our Snowshoe Tours to Listening Point as part of the Ely Winter Festival, February 3-12, 2023. Admission is FREE but registrations is required. Donations gladly accepted and encouraged. Saturday, Feb 4 @ 10:00 AM  Saturday, Feb 4 @ 4:00 PM  - Sunset Tour  Sunday, Feb 5 @ 10:00 AM …

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July 2023

LPF’s 25th Anniversary Celebration: Garden Party & Writing Shack Plaque Ceremony

July 22, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LPF Headquarters, 106 E Wilson St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
Free

We invite you to the Olson Family Home in Ely, MN to continue our celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Listening Point Foundation! Join us for an outdoor, social gathering of our volunteers, friends, neighbors, and supporters where we will enjoy the beauty of the Olson yard (revitalized gardens in progress!), beverages and light refreshments, a plaque-dedication ceremony for the Writing Shack’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places, the premiere of a new LPF short film featuring…

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September 2023

Annual Northwoods Dinner – Celebrating 25 Years!

September 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Ely Lodge, 400 N Pioneer Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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$45.00

Join us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary! REGISTRATION IS OPEN! All are welcome to attend our Annual Northwoods Dinner at the Grand Ely Lodge in Ely, MN on Friday, September 8th. Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Program: 5:00 p.m. Social Hour, Silent Auction & Cash Bar 6:00 p.m. Welcome: Steffi Huberty, Executive Director Dinner Remarks: Steffi Huberty, Executive Director Patsy Mogush, Board President Featured Presentation: "Looking Back and Looking Forward: Celebrating 25 Years of LPF" With Songs…

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Women’s Creative Retreat 2023

September 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - September 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Camp Van Vac, 2714 Van Vac Ln
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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 Renew with us on Burntside Lake in September! September 14-17 in Ely, Minnesota. Registration is open! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE   Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and treat yourself to a deeply enriching nature-based experience where you can: nourish yourself through guided practices that calm the mind and open the heart restore your inner being immersed in the presence of woods and water explore and deepen your self-expression through writing and…

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