MARILYN HAGERTY: Emmett and Amanda reign over homecoming events at UNDThe weekend arrives with Mayor Mike Brown wearing green and asking the citizens of Grand Forks to “Go Green for UND Day.” Homecoming at UND puts the Sioux football team in the spotlight. The game with Cal Poly promises to be a real contest.
By: Marilyn Hagerty, Grand Forks Herald
This is a corrected version of the original article
The weekend arrives with Mayor Mike Brown wearing green and asking the citizens of Grand Forks to “Go Green for UND Day.”
Homecoming at UND puts the Sioux football team in the spotlight. The game with Cal Poly promises to be a real contest. And watching the parade Saturday morning calls for the help of psychology majors. The best viewing might be from the front of the Memorial Union because you can duck in the building and warm up. Other good watching would be from the front of Christus Rex. I don’t think you have to be Lutheran.
Then there are the Greek houses along University Avenue, where they welcome alumni during homecoming. And who’s to know whether or not you were a Beta Theta Pi long years ago?
Highlights of the weekend for the general public include the big Sioux bash in the Alerus Center Friday evening. Everyone is invited. And then there are hockey games! The Sioux women who glide ever so gracefully and ever so swiftly will be taking on Ohio State Friday and Saturday night.
One weather forecast I saw called for fairly good temperatures Saturday. Whether it is cool or warm cool, there should be a parking lot full of tailgaters in the Alerus parking lot before the game. The morning frivolities culminate with an appearance of the better than ever UND Marching Band.
Emmett Lynch and Amanda Heubach will reign over homecoming festivities as King and Queen. He’s on the football team and from Lester Prairie, Minn. She’s a senior from Golden Valley, Minn.
Other students in the spotlight are football players Mitch Kudrna and Dominique Hawkins who will speak at the Sioux fan luncheon Friday.
Last week, a busload of fans from Vermont sat in on the Friday Sioux fan meeting in the Alerus...You never know who will show up at these events...And there’s more to the weekend than UND homecoming. There’s a Breast Cancer Awareness conference Saturday morning in the Hilton Garden Inn, open to the general public...And the 43rd annual Craft Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Alerus...“Bell, Book and Candle” continues this weekend at Fire Hall Theatre...The computer lab at the Public Library will be reserved at 3 p.m. Saturday for all things teen gaming...The annual book sale to raise funds for scholarships for young women will be held Friday and Saturday in Grand Cities Mall by the American Association of University Women...Ying Quartet will open the winter concert series Sunday afternoon at North Dakota Museum of Art...And there’s a Halloween party Sunday evening at the YMCA for pre-school to fourth grade children and families.
Q. Can Loyal Jahnke skate?
A. Yes, it had to happen. Jahnke loves Sioux sports, and he runs around the football field whenever the Sioux score. You also see him at basketball and volleyball games. And now he has taken to the ice. I saw him with his big green flag leading the Sioux women on to the ice Sunday.
It was just a matter of time. This man comes up from the Casselton, N.D., area to bring Sioux athletes into their games in style. Some people go pheasant hunting. Some people like curling. Jahnke fell in love with sports a dozen years ago when his stepson, Marcus McKenzie, played football at UND.
Q. Can you see the forest for the trees?
A. Sometimes. And Jackie Uthus is the artist who has a display with that title at Dakota Harvest Bakers until Nov. 10. It will be followed by art works of Karla Nelson.
Q. What is a Polka Mass?
A. Well, it’s a mass where they play church music adapted to the accordion and old time tunes. They are having Cathy Erickson of Middle River perform the music at St. Rose of Lima Church on Sunday in Argyle, Minn. It will be followed by the dinner. They say the congregation at Argyle isn’t necessarily Polish. Instead, one member calls the makeup “Heinz 57.”
Q. What’s up with Frost Fire Summer Theater performers?
A. They are doing a dinner theatre at the Wagon Wheel Café in Michigan, N.D., this Sunday. And speaking of Michigan, N.D., that community's Heritage Arts Gallery is having an art and gift sale on the weekend of Oct. 29 and 30, featuring artists from the Heritage Arts Gallery, at the C'Mon Inn in Grand Forks. Hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Melody, Cindy and Harmon
Cheerful people of the week: Melody Schefter, Harmon Badger, Cindy Klug.
Reach Hagerty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 772-1055.
Heritage Arts Gallery in Michigan, N.D., is having an art and gift sale this weekend, featuring artists from the Heritage Arts Gallery, at the C'Mon Inn in Grand Forks. Hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The events were referred to mistakenly as dinner theater peformances from Frost Fire Summer Theater performers in "Ask Marilyn" portion of Marilyn Hagerty's Friday column, which appeared online Thursday. There are no theater performances planned this weekend at the C'mon Inn.