The “What’s Happening” calendar features information on benefits, fundraisers and cultural events in the area. To list an event, call Kathy Steiner at 952-8449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any admission charge or fee for events must be included. A contact name and telephone number are required for Sun questions. Rummage sales will not be published.
Acoustic bluegrass jam sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Frontier Village in the church building. Musicians of all skill levels welcome; no admission charge. Sponsor: Bluegrass Association of North Dakota.
Concert for Care, an all-ages barbecue and street dance featuring 32 Below, is Thursday, July 17, on 2nd Avenue Southwest, in front of the Elks and Bank Forward. Pork-loin barbecue is from 6 to 8 p.m.; street dance, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets: $10; food and drinks available for purchase at event. Proceeds will support patient care at Jamestown Regional Medical Center and Anne Carlsen Center.
“Back to the “80s ... the Totally Awesome Musical” will be performed by the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theatre July 10-13 and July 17-20. Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.; all others are at 8 pm. Reserved tickets: $12 a seat, $10 for bench seat. General admission: $8 for adults, $6 students K-12 and $3 preschool. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 701-883-5230 from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or noon to 8 p.m. on show days.
The Stutsman County Fair continues through Saturday at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 10 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Gate admission: 13 and older, $5; ages 7-12, $2. Children under 6 are admitted free. A four-day pass is $12. Entertainment includes: today, Tripwire; Friday, Brad Lee Schroeder, and Saturday, Dirty Word. The Murphy Bros. Exposition will provide rides. Livestock, 4-H, merchants and Home and Hobby exhibits, food and pony rides among activities or exhibits.
The James River Rodeo is at 7 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds, north entrance. Gate fees: $10, adults; $5 for youth 6-16, and free to 5 and under.
The annual Kiddies Bike Parade begins at 10 a.m. Friday on First Avenue South. Theme: Fourth of July; prizes given for best decorated bikes. Bikers must wear bike helmets; parents may accompany younger bikers. No motorized bikes allowed. Be at south parking lot by 9:30 a.m. to get into position for parade. Free root beer floats follow at parade’s end and McElroy Park. Coupons for free kiddies ice cream cone and sparklers will be given.
White Cloud’s Birthday Celebration is Saturday. Events include: a parade starting at 9:30 a.m. on First Avenue; pancake breakfast sponsored by the Jamestown Fire Department volunteer firefighters, 7 a.m. to noon at the main fire station, 209 2nd Ave. NW ($7 per person, $20 per family); 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., car show, live music, crafters and food vendors, McElroy Park; 1 to 3 p.m., live music, National Buffalo Museum; 1 p.m., gun demonstration, Fort Seward; 3 p.m., Wild West Shootout, Frontier Village; 10:30 p.m., fireworks, Stutsman County Fairgrounds.
A free parks program for children ages 6-12 is offered at Meidinger, McElroy, Nickeus and Leapaldt parks from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activities include arts, crafts, games and more. Sponsor: Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department. Parents are responsible for transportation.
The White Cloud Days Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on First Avenue. Register by contacting the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce at 252-4830 or emailing lisa@ jamestownsun. com.
Keith Norman speaks on “Homesteading” at the Front Porch Chat at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stutsman County Memorial Museum, 321 3rd Ave. SE. There is no admission charge.
The 25th annual Garden Tour sponsored by the Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. Advance tickets: $8, available at the Arts Center, Country Gardens Floral, Don’s House of Flowers, Don’s Garden Shop, Lloyds Toyota, Garden Gate and AAUW members. Tickets on day of tour are $10 and after 3 p.m. available at the Arts Center or each tour site during tour hours. Gardens on the tour: Dan and Francoise Buchanan, 216 15th Ave. NE; Delmer and Gloria Davis, 1202 10th Ave. SE; Tracy and Merrie Deutscher, 1408 3rd Ave. NE; Oren and Connie Krapp, 1001 8th Ave. NW, and Lyle and Evelyn Sjostrom, 707 7th Ave. SW.
National Buffalo Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day through Labor Day weekend. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and AAA members, $10 for a family and $1 for children ages 6 to 18.
The Stutsman County Memorial Museum, 321 3rd Ave. SE, is open through Labor Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission charge.
Alfred Dickey Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. To access the Story Line, call 252-7464. The library is located at 105 3rd St. SE.
Stutsman County Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library is located at 910 5th St. SE.
The Arts Center, 115 2nd St. SW, Jamestown, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. There is no admission charge.
The Kirkpatrick Art Gallery, located in Frontier Village, Jamestown, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from May 24-Sept. 30. No admission charge.
The Putnam House in Carrington is open for special events and by appointment by calling (701) 652-2090. There is no admission charge.
The Barnes County Historical Museum, 315 Central Ave. N, Valley City, is open year round from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is a freewill donation.
The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Historic Site near Cooperstown is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for children, $1 for a child, $30 for family season passes and $15 for an individual season pass. Contact Mark Sundlov at (701) 797-3691 for more information.
Midland Continental Railroad Depot Featuring Peggy Lee in Wimbledon, N.D., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. daily through Labor Day and other times by appointment. For more information or appointment, call (701) 435-2333. Admission is a freewill donation.
Fort Seward hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Kenneth Andersen’s large format black and white film photography exhibit is on display at the Arts Center through July 26. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Edie Wait is this month’s artist at Unison Bank. Her quilts are on display.
Wood carving with a local wood carving group is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month during the summer in the Arts Center’s Hansen Studio. There is no charge. Any skill and interest level welcome. Call Andy Kudrna at 320-5075 with questions.
Fashion Drawing & Textiles, for grades 5-12, is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 7-11 at the Hansen Arts Studio. Learn how to use light boxes, to bring clothing ideas to life and start a small design portfolio. Fee: $45. Instructor: Bonnie Tressler. Preregistration required; call the Arts Center at 251-2496 or go to www.jamestownarts .com/classes.
“Little People,” July 7, 8 and 10 at the Hansen Arts Studio. Learn the techniques to create medium-sized clay figures. Instructor: Guillermo “Memo” Guardia. Fee: $50 members, $60 others. Preregistration required; call the Arts Center at 251-2496 or go to www.jamestownarts. com/classes.