THE LIST: ‘Medora’...City Band...Hillsboro Days...‘Wait Until Dark’...moreThe life story of North Dakota’s Medora de Mores will be retold as the musical play “Medora, the story of a lady” at 7 p.m. June 27-30 in the Rugby Armory.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
June 27-30 in Rugby, N.D.: The life story of North Dakota’s Medora de Mores will be retold as the musical play “Medora, the story of a lady” at 7 p.m. June 27-30 in the Rugby Armory. The script and songs were created by local playwright Glory Monson with music arrangements by Avis Veikley of Minot and Dave Schnakenberg of Belcourt, N.D. Medora is played by Teri Shomento with Steve Mueller as the Marquis de Mores. Story: The Marquis de Mores and his wife, Medora, came to western North Dakota in the 1880s to build an empire in the Badlands. Featured historical characters will include Teddy Roosevelt, newspaper owner Arthur Packard, Chief Low Dog and more. Tickets: Available at Backstage Gift and Gallery, Rugby; or call (701) 776-2787. Bleacher and chair seats are available. Reduced prices for chairs will be available June 27 for those 60 and older. Tickets for June 30 will include supper and a reception.
Thursday night in Grand Forks: The Grand Forks City Band will play its first concert of the summer season at 7:30 Thursday night at the Myra Museum Gazebo on Belmont Road, Grand Forks. Concerts are free; bring your own seating. Other concerts: At 7:30 p.m. June 30, July 14 and July 28 at Myra Museum Gazebo.
Starting Thursday in Hillsboro, N.D.: Hillsboro Days begin Thursday with a 5 p.m. pre-race Grill Out at Woodland Park sponsored by the SADD Chapter and followed at 7 p.m. by a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K Run. You can register at RunHillsboro.com. Friday schedule: 5:30 p.m., Hillsboro School Hall of Fame social and banquet, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., music by Shake, Rattle & Roll. Saturday: 10 a.m., parade; noon, 23rd annual North Dakota State Antique Tractor Pull at Pioneer Museum; noon, second annual Kickball Tournament; 1 to 4 p.m., tours at Plummer House Museum; 5 p.m., Horse Pull at Woodland Park; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Main Street dance, music by Bethany and the Bandits; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., music by Ciro, Reno’s Sports Bar. Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Community all faiths worship and fellowshipo, Woodland Park. Info: HillsboroND.com; (701) 636-2657; visit@HillsboroND.com.
‘Wait Until Dark’
Opening Thursday in Warroad, Minn.: Warroad Summer Theatre will present the suspenseful play “Wait Until Dark” at 7:30 Thursday night through Sunday and June 22-25 at the Warroad High School mini-theater. Cast: Robert Baril, Cody Bauer, Jeff Galle, David Olson, Kelly Schaible, Troian Stroot. Director: Robert Baril. Tickets: (218) 386-3435.
Friday at the GF Library: The Grand Forks Public Library will have its first program in its new Teen Lounge. There will be snacks, Guitar Hero, a workshop on graphic novel creation and more. Info: (701) 772-8116.
Friday in Grand Forks: George Sinner, North Dakota’s governor from 1986 to 1994, and Bob Jansen, authors of “Turning Points: a memoir,” will be at the UND Bookstore from noon to 2 p.m. Friday for a book-signing and reading. The book is a candid exploration of how faith, tradition and education shaped the life of Sinner, a North Dakota leader who believes strongly in the constitutional separation of church and state, and is outspoken about life and power, public affairs and ethics. Call (701) 777-6260 for more information. Second stop: A similar event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Ferguson Books & Media, 3750 32nd Ave. S., (Menards Strip Mall), Grand Forks. Call (701) 738-8025.
Turkey Barbecue & Summer Festival
Friday through Sunday in Aneta, N.D.: The 51st annual Aneta Turkey Barbecue and Summer Festival will be Friday through Sunday with the barbecue itself from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Aneta City Park. Workers will barbecue and serve 300 turkeys plus 900 pounds of potato salad, 800 pounds of beans and more. Talent show: The top three finalists at Friday’s Talent Show will receive $350 in prizes. If you’re interested, call (701) 326-4554. Friday: Chicken and rib buffet, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., American Legion Club; 7 p.m., Talent Show, City Auditorium; Dance to music by Fire, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Whitetail Bar. Saturday: Pancake breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Sundahl Church; Old Time Tractor Pull, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lunch stand, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Aneta Auditorium; Arts and Crafts Show, noon to 8 p.m., Pavilion and City Park; Parade, 3 p.m.; Turkey barbecue with live music, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Dance, 9 p.m., American legion Club; Dance to Fire, 9 p.m., Whitetail Bar. Sunday: All Faith Service, 10 a.m., City Park. Sponsor: Aneta Booster Club.
Starting Friday at TRSP: To celebrate Father’s Day, visitors to Turtle River State Park at Arvilla, N.D., can join the naturalist at the amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Friday to play a game to figure out what kinds of animals have what kinds of dads. Saturday: Turtlefest will feature games, music, fishing, minnow races, food and more. Call (701) 594-4445 for details. “Animal Dads” will be the 8:30 p.m. program at the amphitheater. Sunday: Coffee with the Naturalist, 10 a.m. amphitheater. June 24: Campfire Cuisine, 8 p.m., amphitheater. June 25: Dakota Explorers, the art of fire building, 10:30 a.m., Visitor Center; Smores and Stories, 8:30 p.m., amphitheater; June 26: Campfire breakfast, 10 a.m., amphitheater. Info: (701) 594-4445.
June 22 in Lancaster, Minn.: The Agassiz Swedish Heritage Society’s annual Midsommar Fest will be June 22 at Lancaster City Park with coffee and goodies at 2 p.m. and maypole decorating at 2:30 p.m. Bring green leafy branches, wildflowers and peonies. ASHS President Lyndon Johnson, Hallock, Minn., will lead dances around the maypole with music provided by accordion and string players. Johnson will sing Swedish folk songs, accompanying himself on the mandolin. All are welcome. Bring a lawn chair. Grounds will be sprayed for mosquitoes. Smorgasbord: A Swedish smorgasboard will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Sion Lutheran Church, Lancaster.
June 23-26 in Pekin, N.D.: The 18th annual Pekin Days Art Show will display work by some of North Dakota’s finest artists, with art for sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 23-25 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 at the Pekin Auditorium. Vendors and artists will be on hand June 25-26 along with bands, food and other entertainment in the nearby park. Visiting artists will include Jon Offutt of Fargo and Guillermo Guardia of Grand Forks. Box parade: New this year will be a box parade at 1 p.m. June 25 in which children (and maybe their parents, too) will display boxes they have designed during workshops June 23-24. Info: www.pekin
nd.com; click on Bulletin Board.
June 24 in Halstad, Minn: It’s back. The Legion Recreation Center of Halstad, home to the best bands of the 1940s through the 1970s, from Duke Ellington to Bobby Vee, will re-open at 5 p.m. June 24. There will be a car show, a ’60s cruise night and burnout contest, concessions and (starting at 9 p.m.) a dance to Past Due. Proceeds will go to the Legion Recreation Restoration Association.
June 24 in Argyle, Minn.: The Argyle Historical Society Benefit Variety Show will be at 7 p.m. June 24 at the Argyle School auditorium featuring Dylan Bergeron, Bernie Borowicz, Adam Dalager, Samantha Glover, Sophia Maruska, Jean Pietruszewski, Emily Scharpen, Amie Schroeder, Nellie Shutte and Josh Whitlow. Admission: Freewill offering; the event will benefit the Argyle Historical Society Building Fund.
Meet Your Neighbor
June 25 in Argyle, Minn: The Argyle Community Club will present Meet Your Neighbor Day on June 25 beginning with a ham and pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. for a freewill offering. There will be activities and food all day with a parade at noon and a street dance with music by The Roosters from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Info: www.ci.argyle.
n Opening June 25 in Thief River Falls: The Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce announced the Farmers Market would open from 9 a.m. to noon June 25 at the Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village, 825 Oakland Park Road, and continue every Saturday through Sept. 24. It will offer consumers locally grown and/or made products and items. Vendors: Local growers, artists, and crafters are invited to participate. Registration forms and info: Call (218) 681-3720, (855) TRF-MINN, firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 28 in Grafton, N.D.: Piano Talk concerts featuring Brent Hermans have begun in Grafton with the next performance set for 7:30 p.m. June 28 at St. John’s Church, 1515 Western Ave., Grafton. Hermans presents music from pop and country to crooners and jazz, plus original songs. Other concerts: 7:30 p.m. July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23. Dessert will follow.
July 2 in Warroad, Minn.: The Warroad School Alumni Association will host an all-school alumni reunion and banquet at 6 p.m. July 2 at the Warroad High School commons. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. followed by a program that will feature music by Walter Storey (’61), Jeanine Harder Engen (’65) and Heather Sutliff Hahn (’86). School recollections from the classes of 1951 and 1961 will be presented. Tickets: Available at the Security State Bank, Marvin Home Center, Heritage Pharmacy, Patch Restaurant and will be sold at the door. Tables: Any class celebrating a milestone anniversary can reserve a table. Call (218) 386-2192. Honors, more: An outstanding WHS alumnus will be honored. A school tour will begin at 11 a.m. July 2 at the WHS old gym south entrance. Additional info: (218) 386-3242; Glenda@mncable.net.
Miss North Dakota
Crowned Saturday in Williston, N.D.: Ariana Walker of Bismarck was crowned the new Miss North Dakota on Saturday in Williston and will compete in the 2012 Miss America pageant. Two local titleholders, Miss Grand Forks Emily Burkland and Miss Eastern Dakota Nikki Anderson, also finished in the top 10. Additional finalists: Rosie Sauvageau, Fargo, first runner-up; Laura Harmon, Grand Forks, second runner-up; Jaci Stofferahn, Fargo, third runner-up; Stephanie Erickson, Fargo, fourth runner-up; and Meagan McDougall, West; Arianne Martinovich, Anamoose, N.D.; Stephanie Sandvick, Mandan. Outstanding teens: Miss Empire Outstanding Teen Marina Kallias of Minot, who won her title in Grand Forks, was second runner-up in the Miss North Dakota Outstanding Teen Competition on June 4 in Williston.
Starting July 8 at Cavalier, N.D.: Weekly Farmers Markets will begin July 8 and continue on Fridays through September at the Pembina County Historical Grounds 5½ miles west of Cavalier, N.D. Opening at 5 p.m., local vendors will sell homemade and homegrown items. There will be no charge for vendors, but registration is suggested. Individuals or groups interested in providing music or food concessions should call the Museum, (701) 265-4941. Leading to October: The Farmers Market is a part of the events that will lead to the Oct. 22 grand opening of the North Dakota tour of “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” a Smithsonian exhibit, which will be in Cavalier from Oct. 22 to Dec. 4. Info: (701) 265-4941; email@example.com.