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What's Happening for July 24, 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@james 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 Rummage sales will not be published.



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.

“Guys and Dolls” is at 7 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakes High School in Oakes. Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $8 for adults and $5 for students K-12.

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

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“The Zodiac” will be shown at 1 p.m. in room 309 of the Rhoades Science Center at Valley City State University’s campus. The show is free, and freewill donations are welcome.

Jim Reimers speaks  about the use of unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture 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.

Celebration of local foods and regional arts is from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday 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 sjepp

Drag races are Saturday and Sunday 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.jamestowndra

Bikers for Kids Ride is Sunday and starts 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.

Jake Star Festival is Friday through Saturday, Aug. 15-16, at LaMoure County Memorial Park, north of Grand Rapids. Bobby Cyrus will perform from 10:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 15. Alexis Barnick of Jamestown will perform from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Whiskey 7, Junk FM, Jeremiah James Korfe and Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders will perform Saturday. DJ Bob will provide music from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 15. A 5k walk/run is at 9 a.m. Saturday at the entrance to LaMoure County Memorial Park, and registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $35 for general admission pass and $75 for a VIP pass and they may be ordered online at or by calling (701) 883-5790.

St. John’s Lutheran Church’s annual salad luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 in Fellowship Hall of the church. Lunch is $6 per plate and includes salads, coffee and lemonade. Proceeds will go to the Jamestown Regional Medical Center Hospice and Jamestown Area Grief Support Team.



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.


Kenneth Andersen’s large format black and white film photography exhibit is on display at the Arts Center through Saturday. 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.


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):

* 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.

* Spanish Dance Fiesta, Aug. 4-8. Children can learn about classical Spanish dance and classical movements, music, improvisation and create their own Spanish castanets.