What's happening for Dec. 17, 2015

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 Any admission charge or fee for events must be inc...

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 . Any admission charge or fee for events must be included. A contact name and telephone number are required for Sun questions. Rummage sales are not published in What’s Happening.

Music/ Comedy/Drama

Jam session: Bluegrass Jam is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Atonement Lutheran Church, 1009 12th Ave. NE. The jam session is free.

Dinner concert: Jamestown Choralaires perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Zebedee Center at St. John’s Academy, 215 5th St. SE, Jamestown. Sabir’s Buffalo City Grill is catering the meal. Tickets are $35, available only at Looysen I Care, 821 1st Ave. S from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Seating is limited.

Take to the mic: Open mic night is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Arts Center. Poets, writers, musicians, comedians and other performers are welcome to take the stage for five minutes. A sign-up sheet will be at the door. Original work only is required. Refreshments will be served. There is no admission charge.


Special Events/Around Town

Swimming: Open swimming runs through March at Jamestown High School. Open swimming times are from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free. There will be no open swimming Dec. 23.

Skating: Public skating is from 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $2 for children and college students, $3 for adults and $5 for a family. Skate rentals are $2, and skate sharpening is $3. Punch cards (12 punches) are available for $20 for children, $30 for adults, $50 for a family, $20 for skate rentals and $30 for skate sharpening. For more information, call Wilson Arena at 252-3939.

Sledding: The Bunker is open for sledding starting Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The warming house will be in the basement only that day. Sledding hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during school. Christmas vacation hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily Dec. 23 to Jan. 3. On Christmas Eve, hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bunker will be closed for sledding on Christmas Day.

Free suppers: Friendship suppers are from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.Tuesdays in the Liebelt Center at Seventh-day Adventist Church,1201 4th St. NE. If anyone needs a ride, contact the church at 952-7770 or call Terri at 269-9533.

Community dinner: The Community Christmas Dinner is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Victory Lutheran Church, 510 9th Ave. SW. Menu: turkey meal with all the trimmings. The dinner is free. Volunteers will deliver meals. Meals are delivered to those who are unable to attend by calling 251-1570 before 3 p.m. Friday or leave a message after 3 p.m.




Bison: The National Buffalo Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and AAA members, $10 for a family and $1 for children ages 7 to 18.


Books and more: 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. Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers is from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; no large groups due to limited space. No registration required for storytime.


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


Art: 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.



Art exhibits: "Visibility Ten Miles: A Prairie Memoir in Photography and Poetry" and "North Dakota/South Dakota Photographic Survey" is open in the Arts Center Gallery. The "Visibility" exhibit features poet Sharon Chmielarz and photographer Ken Smith while the second features a collaboration between John Benasiak and Ryan Stander.

Exhibit to open: Greg Walter’s art exhibit, "Missouri Valley Gold," opens today and runs through Jan. 16 at the Arts Center Gallery. Walter’s exhibit is of a series of Missouri River Valley landscape paintings from Nebraska to North Dakota.


Wood carving: A local wood carving group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Arts Center’s Hansen Arts Studio. There is no charge. Any skill and interest level welcome. Call Andy Kudrna at 320-5075 with questions.

Nearby Attractions

Carrington: The Putnam House in Carrington is open for special events and by appointment by calling (701) 652-2090. There is no admission charge.


Valley City: 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.


Cooperstown: The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Historic Site near Cooperstown is open by appointment only. Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for children, $1 for student in a supervised group, $30 for family season passes and $15 for an individual season pass. Contact Mark Sundlov at (701) 797-3691 for more information.


Wimbledon: The Midland Continental Railroad Depot Featuring Peggy Lee in Wimbledon is open by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Mary Orn at (701) 435-2875. Admission is a freewill donation.


Wildlife refuge: The Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is open year-round from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. The refuge trail system is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

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