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What's happening for Aug. 28, 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 Rummage sales will not be published.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.

The Whoever Can Come band will host a free jam session from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Barnes County Museum, 315 Central Ave. N, in Valley City. Bring an instrument and play along or listen. No admission charge.

The North Dakota Vocal Arts Trio, made up of Richard Walentine, Anne Christopherson and Katherine Noon, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in DeNault Auditorium of the Reiland Fine Arts Center at the University of Jamestown. Admission: free.

James Adams, trombone, and Nick Meyers, percussion, perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in Froemke Auditorium at Valley City State University. Admission: $5 adults; students free.

Around Town/Area

The Medina Fall Festival is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 5-7. Events Friday include a pitchfork fondue in the park; Saturday’s events include a 10:30 a.m. parade, exibits, pedal pull, truck-tractor pull at 1 p.m. and children’s games. Sunday’s events include a worship service and noon meal. Fall Festival buttons, required for entrance into the Friday games and truck-tractor pull, are available for $5 at Medina businesses.

Sodbuster Days is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7, at Fort Ransom State Park. The event includes demonstrations both days in areas such as blacksmithing, horse-drawn machinery, thrashing and haying, along with children’s crafts and games. Live music is planned, and food will be available. Saturday’s events are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday’s events are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $7 per person; children ages 12 and under are admitted free. The daily park fee is waived.

The Tea for All Seasons is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 523 4th Ave. SE. Tea, sandwiches and sweets will be served; silent auction and door prizes planned. Tickets: $10 per person; purchase from any JRMC Auxiliary member, JRMC Gift Shoppe or at the event. Proceeds benefit JRMC Foundation for the greatest need at the hospital.

The Oktoberfest 2014 Brewing Contest is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds. For more registration and information, go to www.james

Friendship suppers are held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Liebelt Center of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1201 4th St. NE, Jamestown. Anyone hungry is welcome. If a ride is needed, call 252-1421.

The Community Block Party is from 5 to 8 p.m. today in downtown Jamestown. There are 100 booths expected at the event to welcome University of Jamestown students. The public is also invited to attend this event.

Jon Offutt, a glass artist from Fargo, will conducted three demonstrations of glass blowing for public viewing at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. today at the Arts Park. During the Community Block Party, he will provide demonstrations from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no admission charge.

The Medina Fall Festival is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 5-7, in Medina. Events include a pitchfork fondue on Friday; cost is $20, with meals for children $5. Games will follow; admission is a Fall Festival button; children 12 and under are admitted free. Saturday’s events include a 10:30 a.m. parade, pedal pull, beef feed, truck tractor pull, games, kite-flying and bingo. Sunday’s events include an ecumenical service at 11 a.m., noon meal for a freewill offering and heritage harvest featuring grain threshing at 2 p.m. Admission is a Fall Festival button, available for $5 at Medina businesses.

The North Dakota Fur Hunters and Trappers Association will hold its annual Rendezvous from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Camp Rokiwan on the northwest shore of Spiritwood Lake. The Rendezvous is free and open to the public. Events include trapping demonstrations, updates on North Dakota Game and Fish Department furbearer research projects and a benefit auction. Vendors and tailgaters will sell trapping and hunting supplies. This is a family event; children are encourage to attend (pets not allowed on the camp’s grounds). Lunch will be available for a donation.



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 the end of September. 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 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.

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.


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, is on display through Saturday at the Arts Center.

Connie Bullock is this month’s artist at Unison Bank.

The Jamestown Fine Arts Association’s 50th annual art show opens Sept. 12.


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.

Intro to Photography Class, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, Hansen Arts Studio. Instructor: Troy Gunderson. Students will learn how to use their camera’s manual settings, taking advantage of light and more. Cost: $50 members, $60 others. For more information, call the Arts Center at 251-2496.