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What's happening for May 15, 2014

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 ksteiner@ 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 Rummage sales will not be published.



Open mic at Meeting Grounds, hosted by John Crowston, is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. This is free and open to anyone. For more information, call Crowston at (701) 269-2869.

The Whoever can Come Band will celebrate Syttende Mai, Norway’s bicentennial, with a jam session from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Barnes County Museum, 315 Central Ave. N, Valley City. The event is free. For more information, contact Wes Anderson, 701-845-0966.

The Syttende Mai dinner and dance to the Myron Sommerfeld Orchestra is at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus. A torsk and meatball dinner will be followed by music and dancing. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling Lois Knudson, 952-2411, or emailing karahelgeson@

Spring Dance Recital will be performed by students, ages 3 through teens, from the Top of the Stairs Dance Studio at 4 p.m., Sunday at the University of Jamestown’s Reiland Fine Arts Center. Ballet, tap and jazz dances will be performed in costume. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and free for children ages preschool and under.

Around Town/Area

A spaghetti feed and silent auction fundraiser for Kim Herold is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Grace Episcopal Church, 407 2nd Ave. NE. Donations for the meal will be accepted with a recommended $7 per person, less for small children. Donations may also be made to the account set up at Bank Forward. Herold has cancer.

Friendship Suppers are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Liebelt Center at the Jamestown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1201 4th St. NE, in Jamestown. There is no charge.

Stutsman County Memorial Museum Gazebo Dedication is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the gazebo located on the north side of the museum.

The Wild West Shootout is at 3 p.m. May 24 at Frontier Village.



National Buffalo Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Summer hours begin Monday and will be from 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.


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.


Linda Whitney’s art exhibit is on display at the Arts Center. Admission is free. 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.