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What's happening for July 31, 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 Rummage sales will not be published.

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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.

A Wild West shootout is at 3 p.m. Saturday at Frontier Village. There is no admission charge.

“Pinocchio,” the musical story of the wooden puppet, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with 50 LaMoure area students and the Missoula Children’s Theatre at the LaMoure County Memorial Park Auditorium, Grand Rapids.

“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

The Whoever Can Come band will hold a jam session for anyone interested in playing or listening from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Barnes County Historical Museum, 315 Central Ave. N, Valley City. There is no admission charge.

TRAPT performs in concert Friday, Aug. 8, at the Jamestown Civic Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of show, available at the Civic Center.

The North Dakota 125th Party and Picnic is Saturday, Aug. 9, at the World’s Largest Buffalo. A picnic is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets for the picnic are $10 per person and can be purchased at the Jamestown Tourism office at Frontier Village or from Young Professionals of Jamestown members. Only 150 tickets will be sold and they include a picnic blanket and drawings for prizes. A free street dance is from 7 to 11 p.m. with 24seven performing. A shuttle will be available from First Assembly of God from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m.

The Missoula Children’s Theater production of “The Pied Piper” is at 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Jamestown High School. Children wanting to be part of the production will participate from Aug. 11-15. Parts will be assigned Aug. 11 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Rehearsal schedules will be distributed afterward. The fee for children to participate is $20; 100 percent scholarships for the fee are available. For more information, contact the Arts Center, 251-2496.

Around Town/Area

Pioneer Days and Fast Draw are at Frontier Village Friday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 10.  At 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, is the Fast Draw. Demonstrations of pioneer life are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9; also, Fast Draw members compete Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10. Church services are at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Alden Kollman speaks on the history of magic at the Front Porch Chat at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stutsman County Memorial Museum, 321 3rd Ave. SE. “Bruno,” a local magician and entertainer, gives a performance of some illusions. There is no admission charge.

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. Friday to midnight Saturday. 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 may be ordered online at or by calling (701) 883-5790.

Friendship suppers resume in the Liebelt Center of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1201 4th St. NE, Jamestown, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5. They will continue each Tuesday during that same time. Anyone hungry is welcome. If a ride is needed, call 252-1421.

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 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.


Vicki Kessler and Donna Kjonaas’ contemporary fiber exhibit, “Land, Sky and Water,” featuring wall hangings and sculptures, opens Friday and continues through Aug. 30 at the Arts Center.

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.

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

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