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What's happening for June 12, 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 Rummage sales will not be published.

Music/Comedy/ Drama

The musical “Grease” will be presented by the Jamestown High School Advanced Theatre Arts group at 7 p.m. June 26-27 in the JHS Theatre. Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for students.

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.

Around Town/Area

A Flag Day ceremony is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fort Seward. This is for U.S. flags that should be retired. The public is encouraged to bring flags that should be retired to the event. After the ceremony by Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, a hotdog lunch will be available for a freewill donation while supplies last.

A pulled pork fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ave Maria Village. For $5, people can get a sandwich, chips and cookie. Food may be eaten at the Crossroads Café at Ave Maria or be ordered to go (952-5677 or email Proceeds benefit Ave Maria’s new transport center.

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 Sunne Demonstration Farm celebration of its 100-year-old barn is Saturday at Fort Ransom State Park. Old-fashioned kids’ games are from 1 to 5 p.m. A dedication ceremony starts at 2 p.m. Music is at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. A meal is planned at 6 p.m. The daily vehicle entry fee is waived at the park. Free hotdogs, pop and hayrides planned throughout the day. Freewill offering for the food and music accepted.

The 29th annual North Dakota Farm Toy Show, auction and craft show is Saturday and Sunday in the LaMoure school gym, LaMoure. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults (13 and older) and free for 12 and younger. A children’s pedal pull starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at the east side of the school. At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the LaMoure Lions Club holds a chicken barbecue at Sunset Park.

Joel Arnold, of Savage, Minnesota, reads from his historical novel, “Ox Cart Angel” at a “Meet and Greet the Author Presentation” in Jamestown and Wimbledon. He will be at the National Buffalo Museum at 6 p.m. June 17 and at 2 p.m. June 18 at the Wimbledon Community Museum. Arnold will give a short talk on the Red River trails of Minnesota and North Dakota, answer questions and sign books. Refreshments will be served after the presentation in Wimbledon. There is no admission charge.

The eighth annual Fallen Heroes Memorial and Honor Ride is Saturday starting at the Jamestown Civic Center. Registration for the ride is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; cost is $10 per person. At noon is a memorial program; the ride begins at 1:15 p.m. and a free meal follows at 5:30 p.m. at the Civic Center for participants. The event, sponsored by the North Dakota Patriot Guard, also includes a steak fry fundraiser Friday at the Civic Center. A social hour is at 5 p.m.; dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets for the steak fry are $20 per person and may be purchased at the door.



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.


Linda Whitney’s art exhibit, “The Space between History and Hollywood,” is on display through Saturday 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. 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

“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.