THE LIST: '39 Clues' . . . Story hour . . . Children's Lease Exhibit, etc.

'39 Clues' -- Today in GF library: The "39 Clues" book club will meet at 2 today at Grand Forks Public Library. Info: (701) 772-8116. Story hour -- Children's events in UND Bookstore: The UND Bookstore has announced its children's story times for...

'39 Clues'

-- Today in GF library: The "39 Clues" book club will meet at 2 today at Grand Forks Public Library. Info: (701) 772-8116.

Story hour

-- Children's events in UND Bookstore: The UND Bookstore has announced its children's story times for June. The summer schedule is for Wednesdays only at 10 a.m. Today: "There's a Nightmare in My Closet," "There's Something In My Attic, "There's An Alligator Under My Bed," all by Mercer Mayer. June 9: "The House on East 88th Street," "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile," both by Bernard Webar. June 16: "Mr. Grumpy's Outing," by John Burningham; "Millions of Cats," by Wanda Gag; "Caps For Sale," by Esphyr Slobodkina. June 23: "Strega Nona," by Tomie dePaola; "Doctor De Soto," by William Steig; "Alice the Fairy," by David Shannon; June 30: "George and Martha," by James Marshall; "The Day Jimmy's Boa ate the Wash," by Trinka Hakes Noble; "The Doorbell Rang," by Pat Hutchins. Info: (701) 777-6260.

Children's Lease Exhibit


-- Thursday through Saturday in Grand Forks: The ArtWise 2010-2011 ABC Children's Lease Exhibit will be from Thursday through Saturday in a vacant downtown store front at 12 S. Third St. across from Grand Forks Town Square. The artist reception, which is open to the public, will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday with pizza donated by Rhombus Guys and cupcakes donated by Dakota Harvest Bakers. Additional gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. About the program: Local businesses can choose from 36 pieces of framed Artwise art to hang in public areas of their businesses. The artists are children representing public schools in Grand Forks, Manvel and Thompson, N.D., as well as the Home School Association, Grand Forks St. Michael's and Holy Family/St. Mary's elementary schools and East Grand Forks Sacred Heart Elementary School. Info: (701) 787-4260.

Dalmatian Awards

-- Thursday in Grand Forks: Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre will announce the winners of its annual Dalmatian Awards at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Fire Hall Theatre, Grand Forks. The Dalmations are given to actors, directors and others who have been involved in the past year, and the categories include Outstanding Newcomer, Outstanding Kiss and Best Couple. Voting is open to the public.

'Why?' radio

-- Thursday in Minot: "Why?," a radio show about philosophy in everyday life hosted by UND Professor Jack Russell Weinstein, will tape a special live episode Thursday on "Eric Sevareid and the Philosphy of Journalism" in Taube Museum, Minot. Clay Jenkinson will be the guest. A book signing from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Main Street Books will precede the taping from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Taube Museum, which will be followed by a reception at Main Street Books. You can RSVP through Facebook. About Eric Sevareid and the show: Born in Velva, N.D., Sevareid (1912-1992) was one of America's most influential broadcast journalists. Jenkinson will examine Sevareid's legacy and the ways in which journalism has changed since his first broadcasts, discuss his documentary project on Sevareid and Sevareid's autobiography and explore how journalism affects the world around us. Info:

City Band

-- June 10 in Grand Forks: The Greater Grand Forks City Band will present its first summer concert at 7:30 p.m. June 10 in the Myra Museum Gazebo, Belmont Road, Grand Forks. The band will play marches, show tunes, overtures and some American folk tunes. A concert highlight will be Leroy Anderson's "The Typewriter" performed by Annella Winger on a vintage Remington. Winger is a well-known solo clarinetist with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra and music teacher at Ben Franklin Elementary School. For her first solo with the City Band, Winger will demonstrate the workings of a typewriter to all who have never seen one. Admission: Free. Bring picnic suppers, chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of fine music.

Summer reading


-- Programs in EGF library: East Grand Forks Campbell Library's summer programs begin the week of June 14. "Camp Read-A-Lot," a reading program sponsored by the Optimist Club for kindergarten through eighth-graders, opens June 14 and closes Aug. 7. "Fairy Tales and Folklore," an activity program based on fairy tales and folklore around the world, meets June 14 to July 27 for kindergarten and first grade, and from June 16 to July 28 for second and third grades. "Game Day" will be Thursdays from June 17 to July 29 for students completing fourth, fifth and sixth grades. All activity programs meet 1 to 3 p.m. Writers groups for those completing the fifth through 12th grade will be Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Fourth of July break: No sessions will be held the week July 5 to 9. Register now: Get registration forms at the library or online: . Info: (218) 773-9121.


-- Stories via phone: East Grand Forks Campbell Library now has a story at your fingertips through its Dial-A-Story program. Call (218) 399-3435 to listen to one or a series of stories read by library volunteers and staff. Stories change weekly.

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