When colleges let out for their annual spring breaks, the image of sea-shores and partying come to mind. But when spring break starts in February, it’s hard to imagine heavy coats and boots along any of the beaches. But spring break is upon us, and despite the snow and wind, students need that pause in studies to refresh their minds and prepare for that last leg of classes before finals.  

The University of Jamestown’s  concert choir stopped last Sunday in Valley City at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church for its first stop of the spring break tour. Bismarck’s First Presbyterian Church will be its second stop this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The location is 214 Thayer Ave. The phone is 701-223-6091.

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On Monday, March 4, the bus will stop at Harvey, N.D., where the choir at 7:30 p.m. will sing at the First Lutheran Church, located at 1520 Advent St. The phone is 701-324-2548.

Tuesday sees the singers in Wahpeton, N.D., at Saint John’s Catholic Church, located at 115 2nd St. N. They will sing at 7:30 p.m. For more information, the number to call is 701-642-6982.

Wednesday’s stop is in Crookston, Minn., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, located at 1214 University Ave. For more information about the 7 p.m. performance, call 218-281-3638.

They get a break on Thursday and head for Maple Grove on Friday. The choir will be at the Advent Lutheran Church, 9475 Jefferson Highway, Maple Grove, Minn., where at 7:30 p.m, they will sing. The phone is 763-425-4243.

On Saturday, they will stop at the First Presbyterian Church in Willmar, Minn. (312 6th St. SW), where at 7:30 p.m. they will sing.

They leave for Fargo where on Sunday they will at 3 p.m. sing at the First Presbyterian Church at 650 2nd Ave. N. Phone is 701-293-58102.

Jamestown is the last stop on the 2019 spring break tour. St. James Basilica is the site for March 17 performance. It will be at 2 p.m.

Dr. Aaron McDermott is the University of Jamestown’s choir director. The public is invited to attend any of these special performances free of charge.

If anyone has an item for this column, please send to Sharon Cox, PO Box 1559, Jamestown, ND, 58402-1559.