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'Born This Way' cast member to speak Saturday at Buddy Walk

Sean McElwee, cast member of the hit TV show, "Born This Way," will speak at the Greater Grand Forks Buddy Walk on Saturday at the Alerus Center.

The free event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature games for all ages, music, exhibitors, face painting, bouncy houses, concessions and the 21-minute Buddy Walk.

Door prizes will be awarded.

The event is sponsored by Better Understanding Down Syndrome (B.U.D.S.) of Greater Grand Forks.

Are you one of those people who loves scary movies?

Halloween is a little ways off, but it's not too early to get heart-pounding terrified at a couple of independent horror movies Friday at the Fire Hall Theatre in downtown Grand Forks.

Take in Miss Jaye's Friday Fright Night at the restored fire station at 412 Second Ave. N.

The film, "She Was So Pretty," at 9 p.m., follows a young woman who is in need of a vacation, so her friends take her to a secluded cabin. Their plan is to drink beer and relax but, as you might expect, things do not go as planned.

"The Barn," at 11 p.m., is about two best friends, determined to make the most of a night of revelry before they graduate high school. On their way to a concert with a bunch of buddies, they take a detour, come across an abandoned barn and awaken the evil inside.

See both films for $10. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Speaking of films, "The Anonymous People" will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks.

The feature documentary film is about the more than 23 million Americans who are living in long-term recovery from addictions to alcohol and other drugs.

The free screening, presented by the City of Grand Forks, is intended to stimulate conversation about addiction awareness and recovery advocacy in the community, and to shift the focus from problems to solutions.

The North Country Fiddle and Dance group is hosting a potluck and dance party at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the East Grand Forks Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. Lessons will be provided.

The center is at 538 Rhinehart Dr.

If you didn't get your fill of arts and crafts at the East Grand Forks show last weekend, hustle over to Larimore, N.D., on Saturday for its third annual craft and vendor show.

The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vets Club, 114 E. Main St.

Next week, you can enjoy classical orchestral music as the Red River High School Orchestra presents its fall concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school's Performance Hall.

At this free event, the orchestra will play music by Vivaldi, Saint-Saens and Gliere.

Enter on the south side of the school, which is at 2211 17th Ave. S.

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