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What's happening for July 17, 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 Rummage sales will not be published.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

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.

The Whoever Can Come band is having a free and open to all jam session from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Barnes County Museum, 315 Central Ave. N Valley City. Bring instruments and play along.

Concert for Care, an all-ages barbecue and street dance featuring 32 Below, is today on 2nd Avenue Southwest, in front of the and Elks and Bank Forward. Pork-loin barbecue is from 6 to 8 p.m.; street dance, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets: $10; food and drinks available for purchase at event. Proceeds will support patient care at Jamestown Regional Medical Center and Anne Carlsen Center.

“Back to the 80s,” a musical, will be performed by the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theatre today through Sunday. The Sunday show is at 2 p.m.; all others are at 8 p.m. Reserved tickets: $12 a seat, $10 for bench seat. General admission: $8 for adults, $6 students K-12 and $3 preschool. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 701-883-5230 from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or noon to 8 p.m. on show days.

Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow performs at 7:30 p.m. today at the Arts Center. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $7 for Arts Center members and $10 for others.

“The Rat Pack Lounge,” a musical, is being performed at Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts, 818 Central Ave., New Rockford, from July 17-Aug. 10. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. The Aug. 4 performance will also be a 2:30 p.m. matinee. Tickets: $25 per person, available by calling (701) 947-2174 or visiting

Around Town/Area

The JunKin CuZins JunkYard Expo and Flea Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds. Flea market finds, unique items and handcrafted and upcycled items available for purchase. Admission is free.

The 27th annual North Dakota Ladies Run is Friday through Sunday in Jamestown. For more information, go to

The Wild West Shootout is at 3 p.m. Saturday at Frontier Village. No admission charge.

Guelph and Ludden hold their annual Turkey BBQ Sunday in the Guelph Community Center, located about 16 miles east of Ellendale on N.D. Highway 11. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. The community band performs at noon. Antique and refurbished items and garden items will be for sale all day. A “German auction” of refurbished items form Guelph School is at 1:15 p.m. and a silent auction is planned. Museum rooms can be viewed throughout the day. Face painting, vendors available.

A luncheon with Larry Woiwode, North Dakota poet laureate, is at noon Wednesday at the Arts Center. Cost: free. RSVP required to info@ or 251-2496. Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by AAUW.

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.

Guinn Hinman speaks on the work being done at the 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse at the Front Porch Chat at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stutsman County Memorial Museum, 321 3rd Ave. SE. There is no admission charge.

Elks Camp Grassick holds its annual Camp Grassick Day Picnic for the public starting at noon Sunday at the camp, located 5 miles south of Dawson, just off of N.D. Highway 3. Free beef barbecue and all the trimmings start at noon with a program by staff and campers at 2 p.m. Elks Camp Grassick is the North Dakota Elks summer camp for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.

Silence the Stigma, Ride for Suicide Prevention is at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Stutsman Harley-Davidson. Cost: $25, passengers are $10 and price includes a hog roast, bandana and entry for prizes. Register from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Harley-Davidson.

Celebration of local foods and regional arts, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Art Park. Event celebrates locally grown and produced foods, crafts and music. The afternoon culminates with the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chef’s Challenge, creating a dish with provided local ingredients. To participate in the Chef’s Challenge, email sjeppson@jamestow

Drag races are Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, at Jamestown Regional Airport. Gates open at 7 a.m., with time trials starting at 9 a.m. and eliminations beginning at 1 p.m. For more information, go to www.jamestowndragrac

Bikers for Kids Ride is Sunday, July 27, starting at Stutsman Harley-Davidson in Jamestown. Registration is 10 a.m. ($15 per driver, $10 per passenger); kickstands up, 12:30 p.m. Burgers and brats follow. Funds will go to the Community Action Backpack Program for kids.



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.


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.

Classes for children in grades 1-5 at the Arts Center ($45 fee per child per class; preregistration required):

*Junk Yard Band, July 21-25. Create 3-D musical instruments.

*Dance Camp, July 28-Aug. 1. High-energy class blending movement, music, improvisation and basic dance steps as introduction for future study of dance techniques.

ESP: Extra Sensory Preparation cooking class for adults is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Arts Center. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for others. Preregistration required; register at www. jame


Kenneth Andersen’s large format black and white film photography exhibit is on display at the Arts Center through July 26. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Edie Wait is this month’s artist at Unison Bank. Her quilts are on display.