The “What’s Happening” calendar features information on benefits, fundraisers and cultural events in the area. To list an event, call Ben Rodgers at 952-8455 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 Rummage sales will not be published.
“A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee,” featuring nationally acclaimed jazz artists Stacy Sullivan, Jon Weber and Steve Doyle, is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 25 at the Reiland Fine Arts Center on the campus of Jamestown College. Advance general admission tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for children at Globe International Travel, Hugo’s and Cork and Barrel in Jamestown. In Valley City, they are available the Barnes County Museum and Unique Antiques. Tickets are $20 at the door.
The Whoever Can Come Band will host a jam session from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Barnes County Historical Society, 315 Central Ave. N, Valley City. The jam session will be held in conjunction with the Syttende Mai Celebration. Admission is a freewill donation.
Jamestown Community Open Mic is at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church, 405 Second Ave. NE. All performers are welcome.
Wood carving with a local wood carving group is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Arts Center’s Hansen Studio. There is no charge. Call Andy Kudrna at 320-5075 with questions.
Arts Park planting is at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in the downtown Arts Park. Anybody is welcome to come along and help plant and brighten downtown.
Midland Continental Railroad Museum Featuring Peggy Lee grand opening is from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Midland Continental Depot Museum in Wimbledon, N.D. The Jamestown Drum and Bugle Corps will perform at 10:40 a.m., a program will be at 11 a.m. and a picnic will be at noon. There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted. The museum also is the childhood home of famous singer and Jamestown native Peggy Lee.
Syttende Mai Celebration, an afternoon of food and celebration with the Valley City Sons of Norway Hjemdahl Lodge #481, is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Barnes County Historical Society, 315 Central Ave. N, Valley City. Admission is a freewill donation.
“Mayan Gastronomy: Maintaining our Culinary Heritage,” a lecture by Dina Petherbridge, is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barnes County Historical Society, 315 Central Ave. N, Valley City. The lecture will focus on the influence of Mayan ingredients on Latino dishes and how that reflects current North Dakota tastes. There is no admission charge.
National Buffalo Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 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 hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday starting on May 26 through September. The museum is located at 321 Third Ave. SE. There is no admission charge.
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. The library is located at 105 Third St. SE.
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, 115 Second St. SW, Jamestown, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment Sunday. 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.
The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Historic Site near Cooperstown is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Contact Mark Sundlov at 701-797-3691 for more information. There will be free admission Friday in honor of National Historic Preservation Month.
Midland Continental Railroad Depot featuring Peggy Lee in Wimbledon, N.D., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. It’s also open by appointment by calling 701-435-2333.
Introduction to Photography, with Troy Gunderson, is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 22 through June 12 at the Hansen Studio. Cost is $35 for Arts Center members and $45 for others. Preregistration is required. Call the Arts Center at 251-2496 for more information.
Introduction to Pottery Wheel, with Tammy Jones, is from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays June 4 through June 25 at the Hansen Studio. Cost is $50 for Arts Center members and $60 for others. Call the Arts Center at 251-2496 for more information.
En plein air! — oil painting with Jodie Venter is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 7 through June 23 at the Arts Park. Cost is $50 for Arts Center members and $60 for others.
Tom McGregor’s art is on display at Unison Bank for the month of May. Unison features a new artist in its lobby each month.
“Capture the Coteau,” the opening exhibit at the Arts Center, 115 Second St. NW, features work from nine different regional artists. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment Sunday. There is no admission charge.