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What's happening for May 18, 2017


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Performances: Open mic night is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Jamestown Arts Center. Performances are limited to 10 minutes. Special guest is Beau Theige. The event is free to participate in and to attend.

Special Events/Around Town and Area

Recycling programs: A public education session on the city’s planned residential recycling program is at noon Friday, May 26, at City Hall.

Courthouse opens: The 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse opens to the public for the season on Saturday, May 27. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The courthouse will then be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.

Dinner and fellowship: Friendship Supper is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1201 4th St. NE. The meal is free. If a ride is needed, call Deb at

(701) 269-9852.

Skating: Ice skating is from 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays at Wilson Arena. The cost is $2 for children/college students, $3 for adults and $5 for a family. A limited number of skates are available for rental. For more information, call Wilson Arena at 252-3939.

Swimming: Supervised swimming is offered by Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department at the Jamestown High School pool from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through March. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a parent. There is no charge.


Bison: The National Buffalo Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission: $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, active military and children ages 5-14. Children under 5 are admitted free.

Books and more: Hours for Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St. SE, 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. Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers is from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; no large groups due to limited space. No registration for storytime is required. To access the Story Line, call 252-7464.

County library: Stutsman County Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library is located at 910 5th St. SE.

Frontier Village: Frontier Village will open Friday, May 26. The Wild West Players will have their first shootout performance on Saturday, May 27. The Wild West Players will also have concessions in the amphitheater area and a bake sale to kick off its $20,000 fundraising goal for the Pioneer Church project. Brianna Helbling, a 16-yearold country and pop singer from Mandan, N.D., will perform at Frontier Village on Saturday, May 27.


Art: The Arts Center, 115 2nd St. SW, 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.

Art exhibit: “Custom Guitars” created by Beau Theige are on display at the Arts Center through June 24. Admission is free.

Unison artist: Palmer Lien is this month’s Unison artist. Lien does woodworking and stained glass.


Ceramics class: “Ceramics,” taught by Cassie Gilbertson, is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, in the Hansen Arts Studio. The class is for participants of all levels of experience. The cost of the class is $85 for Arts Center members and $95 for others. Class size is limited. To register, call 251-2496 or go to

Reading works: Reader’s Theater is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Legacy Center. This group reads an original dramatic script. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call Dina at 269-9111 or email

Wood carving: Local Woodchippers meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Arts Center’s Hansen Arts Studio, except on holiday weeks. Any skill and interest level welcome. The Arts Center is located at 115 2nd St. SW. Admission is free.

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