“A Don’t Hug Me County Fair,” a musical comedy presented by the Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts, opens at 8 p.m. today at the Opera House in New Rockford. Tickets are $19 and can be reserved by calling 701-947-2174.
12-string guitarist Michael Whisler performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Arts Center. Local musicians Kerry Wicks and John Crowston will open the show. Tickets at the door are $5 for Arts Center members and students and $8 for others.
Sephra Pfaff, Jamestown College music student, performs her senior recital at 7 p.m. Saturday in Voorhees Chapel. There is no admission charge.
The Jamestown College Concert Band Spring Concert is at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Reiland Fine Arts Center’s DeNault Auditorium. There is no admission charge.
The Jamestown College Chapel Choir Spring Concert, with a performance by the Jazz Choir, is at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Voorhees Chapel. There is no admission charge.
Lorie Line and Her Fab Five perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in the Reiland Fine Arts Center’s DeNault Auditorium at Jamestown College. Tickets are $44 and are available online at www.lorieline .com.
The Jamestown College Choir Commencement Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, in Voorhees Chapel. There is no admission charge.
Terry Shoptaugh, author of “They Were Ready: The 164th Infantry in the Pacific War,” discusses his book and the North Dakota National Guard’s 164th Infantry in World War II at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Barnes County Historical Museum in Valley City. Admission is a freewill donation.
The planetarium shows “Norse Sky” and “The Zodiac” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Valley City State University Planetarium, located on third floor in Rhoades Science Center room 110 on the VCSU campus in Valley City. Admission is a freewill donation.
Public swimming, sponsored by Jamestown Parks and Rec, is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays at Jamestown High School. There is no admission charge. The walking track is open from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday at Jamestown High School when school is in session. Use the main entrance. For more information, call 952-4003.
Open Mic Night, hosted by local musician John Crowston, is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Babb’s Coffee House. The open session is available to anyone wanting to perform.
National Buffalo Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays by appointment. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and AAA members, $10 for a family and $1 for children ages 6 to 18.
Alfred Dickey Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. To access the Story Line, call 252-7464.
Stutsman County Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library is located at 910 Fifth St. S.E.
The Arts Center, located at 115 Second St. S.W., Jamestown, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There is 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. “A Minor Inconvenience: Reflections of the Flood of 2009,” an exhibit of photographs by Molly McLain, is on display through April 30 at the museum.
The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Historic Site near Cooperstown is open through May 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-15. Children under age 5 are admitted free.
Arts After Work is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at the Arts Center. Cost: $5 for Arts Center members and $7 for others. The next class is Black and White. Call the Arts Center at 251-2496 for more information.
Arts At Lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Arts Center. The class Wednesday is Black and White. Bring a bag lunch; coffee and cookies will be provided. Cost: $5 for Arts Center members and $7 for others. Call the Arts Center at 251-2496 for more information.
Tamra S. Kriedman, glass artist and metalsmith, is holding a jewelry workshop, Metal Stamping 101, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the Putnam House in Carrington. Cost: $30. Workshops continue in metal stamping and jewelry making at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Putnam House. Cost: $45 per workshop. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call Alison Schumann at 701-652-2090 or 701-652-5505.
Quilts by the Jamestown Quilters Guild are the featured art exhibit at Unison Bank for April. Each month Unison features a different artist.
The “What’s Happening” calendar provides information on cultural events in the area. To list an event, call The Sun at 252-3120 or e-mail tonip@ jamestownsun.com. Any admission charge or fee for events must be included. A contact name and telephone number are required for Sun questions. Suppers, sales and fundraisers are not published in What’s Happening.