If you go • What: Heritage Days. • When: Today through Sunday. • Where: Heritage Village, 219 20th St. N.E., East Grand Forks. • Cost: $5 button is good for admission throughout event; children younger than 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult; free for active-duty military personnel and up to five of their family members. SIDEBAR: More to the show than old farm equipment
Not ready for a long-term commitment? Why not just have a fling with wallpaper instead? Removable or temporary wallpaper is "a relatively new" option for people looking to infuse some personality, color, texture or pattern into a room or to jazz up an accent wall, said Liz Orr, executive team leader at Target. "It's a great option for students who are moving into dorms and people who live in apartments," Orr said.
Pushing a fuschia-colored cart filled with bottles of nail polish, skin lotion, scented oils and oodles of beauty and hair-care products and tools, Elizabeth Amiot pauses outside a patient room at Altru Hospital. Dressed in hot-pink scrubs, she and her sturdy tool chest—a beauty-shop-on-wheels designed for hammers and wrenches, not lipsticks and lotions—look like a matched set. Stepping into the room, she asks Marjorie Lennox, "Would you like to have your makeup done?" Lennox, who's been hospitalized nearly a week with a broken leg, is all for it.
The Blackwood Quartet from Tennessee will present a concert, "The Gospel Side of Elvis," at 7 p.m. on Monday at Roosevelt Park in Devils Lake on Monday. The group is also scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Powers Lake, N.D. The Blackwood Quartet, considered by many to be "the first family of gospel music," has earned eight Grammy Awards and 27 Dove Awards and has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
For the past few weeks Rylee Skyberg, 18, has been gathering items she'll need to create a "home away from home" when she starts college in Fargo later this month. For the first time, she's leaving her family in East Grand Forks: mom and dad, Kristi and Jeff Skyberg, and younger sister, Macy. "I'm nervous, but way more excited," she said. "I'm more sad than anything, being away from my family." She wants to surround herself with soothingly familiar things in her dorm room.
To tunes like "Dear Hearts and Gentle People" and other old-time favorites played by Karen Herrmann on piano, people lined up for a mid-afternoon treat Sunday at Tufte Manor's annual ice cream social. "We usually prepare for about 250; I think it's going to go higher though," said Susan Hanson, activities director, as she watched the line grow in the Grand Forks basic-care facility. "It's incredible right now; I'm flabbergasted. I'm almost in tears."
As a high school senior in Sauk Centre, Minn., Andrea Miller had her sights set on attending pastry school in the Twin Cities after graduation. "I like to bake," she said. "I was going to make wedding cakes." Then, a representative of a motorcycle repair school in Phoenix spoke to her small-engines shop class. "I thought, this is boring," she said. "They turned the lights off—I'm napping." But she woke near the end of the presentation, catching enough to pique her interest. She picked up a brochure.
Opening act ... • What: "Hairspray." • When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-13 and 16-20. • Where: Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Avenue, Grand Forks. • Tickets: $22 for adults; $17 for students/military members. Reserved seating. For more information, go to www.empireartscenter.com or call the box office at (701) 746-5500 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays The season "Hairspray" will open the fifth season of the Empire Theatre Company on Tuesday, beginning a two-week run in the Empire Arts Center.
Artists and others are invited to meet and learn from Bismarck artist Nicole Gagner this weekend at Turtle River State Park. Gagner, who works primarily with oils, watercolors and acrylic paints, will demonstrate art journaling from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the CCC Memorial Shelter. Children and adults can try their hand at art journaling by using mixed media to capture the world around them. The process "is different for every person," Gagner said. "My version is sketching and writing about what I see. There's a variety of media I like to work with."
Martha Geery was surrounded by family members, some from California, who helped her celebrate her 105th birthday Thursday. "I didn't expect any of this," she said at Wheatland Terrace assisted living facility in Grand Forks as she looked over the floral bouquets and a large sheet cake decorated with hot pink and orange flowers. Geery is the oldest person living in an assisted living facility in North Dakota, according to Shelly Peterson, president of the North Dakota Long Term Care Association.