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What's Happening

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 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 Rummage sales will not be published.

Music/Drama/ Comedy

The University of Jamestown Christmas Concert featuring the Concert Choir and Chapel Choir is at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. James Basilica. Tickets are $10 per person, available at the box office at 252-3467, ext. 5435, email or purchase them at the door.

Special Events

The lighted Canadian Pacific Train, called the U.S. Holiday Train, is scheduled to stop in this area at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in Enderlin and 2:05 p.m. Wednesday in Carrington. Those planning to be at the stops should be there 15 minutes ahead of time. Willy Porter & The Claytons will perform. Donations of non-perishable items for the communities’ local food pantries are encouraged.

Around Town/Area

The Holiday Dance Recital for Top of the Stairs Dance Studio is at 7 p.m. today in DeNault Auditorium in the Reiland Fine Arts Center at the University of Jamestown. Classical, ballet, tapp, jazz and liturgical dances will be performed by students ages 3-70. Admisson: $8 adults, $5 students, free for preschool.

Free swimming is available at Jamestown High School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Free open gyms are available from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Roosevelt and Gussner elementary schools. University of Jamestown baseball players are in charge.

The Bunker will be open for sledding from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

A holiday open house fundraiser for Alpha Opportunities is from 1 to 4 p.m. today in the R.M. Stoudt building that formerly housed Jamestown Auto Center on Business Loop East. Crafts, wreaths, fudge, cookies, jellies and other items will be for sale. Live music and refreshments by Santa are planned. Proceeds go to help the people served by Alpha.

The Holiday Craft Show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Midkota Elementary School in Binford. Santa will be there for pictures to be taken. The event includes vendors and crafters and concessions provided by Midkota German Club. There is no admission charge; proceeds benefit the Midkota Elementary art department.



National Buffalo Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 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 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 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 by appointment. For more information or appointment, call 701-435-2333. Admission is a freewill donation.


“Sundogs and Sunflowers” art exhibit is at the Arts Center through Dec. 28. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


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. Any skill and interest level welcome. Call Andy Kudrna at 320-5075 with questions.