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Ice-skating, family movie among fun-filled events on tap this weekend

With Monday being a day off for many in the area, parents may be looking for something fun for their kids—or the whole family, for that matter—to do.

How about an afternoon of skating and watching a movie while munching popcorn-- all at no charge?

If that sounds good to you, head to the Blizzard Bash open skating and movie event, set for 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at the ICON Sports Center, 1060 47th Ave. S., Grand Forks.

At the event, the "Mighty Ducks" movie will be shown and popcorn will be served. Limited concessions will be available for purchase.

Don't forget to bring your ice skates; rentals won't be available.

For more information, call Lynn Roche, special events manager for the Grand Forks Park District, at (701) 746-2750.

Also, the Fire Hall Theatre is open Monday for a "play day," when kids create a play in a day.

During the four-hour workshop, a story will be read to budding actors and actresses in grades one through eight, and then they'll break it down and create a stage play from it, said Kathy Coudle-King, the theater's executive director.

Kids will don costumes, props and a little makeup, and then family and friends are invited back to see the play the kids created that day.

The event starts at 1 p.m. The audience assembles at 4:45 p.m.

Cost is $40 per play day. Sign up for multiple sessions and save $5 on each additional workshop, Coudle-King said.

Discounts are available when registering more than one child in the same family, she said.

Register online at Play days also are planned for Feb. 22, April 2 and May 7.

The North Country Fiddle and Dance event runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles Club, 227 10th St. N.W., East Grand Forks.

All ages and families are welcome. Admission is your donation at the door. For more information, call (218) 773-3850.

This long weekend might also be a great time to see the Emerging Artists exhibit at the East Grand Forks Campbell Library.

The show features dozens of acrylic paintings, sculptures and ceramic works produced by students of Jessica Genett and Mark Lundberg, fine arts teachers at East Grand Forks Senior High School, said Andrea Scherer, the library's program coordinator.

The library, at 422 Fourth St. N.W., will display the exhibit until Feb. 16.