The "Scare Oaks Haunted Woods" in Grafton, N.D., is open from 8 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays in October ("Ghoulish in Grafton," Page C1). The walk-through "scare experience" is co-owned by Ron Kerner and Mary Stark; her name was not included in the article.
If the idea of walking through dark, spooky woods at night sounds morbidly appealing, check out the "Scare Oaks Haunted Woods" in Grafton, N.D. Ron Kerner has set up the walk-through "scare experience," open weekends in October, in the woods near his home by Fair Oaks Golf Course at the northeast edge of town. A portion of the proceeds are going to Camp Good Mourning, Kerner said. That's a grief camp for children and teens who have experienced the death of a loved one, and is sponsored by the Altru Health System.
Haven't picked your pumpkin to make a jack-o'-lantern? Take the whole family and make a day of it at Nelson's Pumpkin Patch, west of Grand Forks near Emerado, N.D. In addition to pumpkin-picking, enjoy an old-fashioned hayride, visit the haunted house and test your skill in games and finding your way through a corn maze. The pumpkin patch is operated by Carrie and Todd Nelson and their three children on the family farm which dates back to 1880.
The Chiara String Quartet opens the classical concert series Sunday in the North Dakota Museum of Art on the UND campus. The 2 p.m. performance is part of the "Myra Presents: Sunday Concerts in the Galleries." The Chiara String Quartet, which began its professional life in Grand Forks, has "made it to the top in the classical music world," said Laurel Reuter, museum director.
Eighth-grader Collin Allan has heard about kids who receive texts from "random people" asking to meet them at a park, he said. "I know some people who block and ignore them, and other people who keep talking to them," the latter of which, he said, is not a good idea. Bella Whiteside, also an eighth-grader at Valley Middle School, said, "Most kids have Snapchat, and they get stuff from other people (who) ask you to text stuff."
When she learned in June the UND Women's Center would be moved to the Memorial Union, Jacqueline Hoffarth worried students would feel uncomfortable coming to the new space to talk about issues of sexual assault and other sensitive matters. Since the Women's Center opened in August in the Union, Hoffarth's worries have been confirmed. The center's new location in a second-floor office lacks the homey, welcoming atmosphere of the house the center occupied for about 30 years, she said.
A rural Crookston family has received a contract from a Los Angeles-based TV producer who wants to develop a series for HGTV that focuses on their work in remodeling and flipping houses. The producer read the Grand Forks Herald's July 3 feature story that described how Sheryl and Dean Adams' four children started, at age 6, helping their parents with home-remodeling projects, Sheryl Adams said. The Adams kids are Precious, 18, and triplets Serenity, Roman and Kazmir, 19, all of whom graduated in May from Central High School in Crookston.
The legendary balladeer Gordon Lightfoot brings his trademark folk music to the stage at 8 p.m. Monday in the Chester Fritz Auditorium Lightfoot, who is credited with defining the folk-pop sound of the '60s and '70s, is known for a vast collection of hit songs, including "If You Could Read My Mind," "Carefree Highway," "Rainy Day People," "Sundown" and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." With his rich, warm voice and nimble guitar technique, the songwriter weaves tales of love and longing in eloquent musical masterpieces that have become enduring standards.
Every fall at the East Grand Forks Arts and Crafts Fair, Bev Solseng would stop at the North Star Quilters Guild to admire the quilts on display. "I drooled over...
It all began about a year ago with the recognition by the Grand Forks Mommas that Grand Forks would benefit from an indoor play space where young children and toddlers could run off some energy, especially in the colder months. Now, after much work, planning and fundraising, the dream of such a space is just about a reality. Century 21 Midtown Kidtown, a 1,700-square-foot playground in the center courtyard of the Grand Cities Mall in Grand Forks, is expected to open soon.