THE LIST: Easter egg hunt...Royal Hat Auction and Tea...'Kids are All Right'...more
Easter egg hunt Saturday at the Alerus:The eighth annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Alerus Center will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The egg hunt is open to children ages 2 to 8 only, and begins promptly at 10 a.m. for two- to three-year-olds, at ...
Easter egg hunt
Saturday at the Alerus:The eighth annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Alerus Center will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The egg hunt is open to children ages 2 to 8 only, and begins promptly at 10 a.m. for two- to three-year-olds, at 10:15 a.m. for four- to five-year-olds and at 10:30 a.m. for six- to eight-year-olds. There will be 20,000 stuffed Easter eggs, plus prizes, face painting, Easter bunny photos taken by Beth's Photography and child ID with the Grand Forks Police Department. Sponsors: Alerus Center, City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks Fire Department, Grand Forks Police Department, Grand Forks Optimists Club and Games Galore. Admission: Free.
Royal Hat Auction and Tea
April 23 at the Fire Hall: The Queen is not amused. She heard you don't have a hat for the royal wedding. Well, you're in luck, because the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre is cleaning out its closets for the Royal Hat Auction & Tea from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fire Hall Theatre, Grand Forks. Hundreds of vintage hats will be sold. No reasonable offer will be refused. Tea and scones (donated by Dakota Harvest Bakery) will be served, and fancy ladies will parade around in spectacular hats. There is a rumor Her Royal Majesty may just pop in for a cup. Tickets: $5; proceeds go to the theater's lighting fund.
Cathy's Variety Show
Monday in Thief River Falls: "Cathy's Variety Show," a Pioneer 90.1 FM radio show hosted by Cathy Erickson, will be presented live from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday in Gunderson Commons of Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls. The public is welcome to be part of the audience and participate in the production. Erickson and her band will perform along with The Overtones, a gospel quartet from Roseau, Minn., and Lois and Lois, a duo from Middle River, Minn. The event is a fundraiser for Pioneer 90.1 FM and will be heard on 90.1 FM and seen live online at email@example.com . Other events: Silent auction, bake sale, refreshments. Admission: Suggested $5 donation at the door will enable eligibility for door prizes. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org ; (218) 689-4824; (218) 683-8588. Event sponsors: Pioneer 90.1, Cathy Erickson, Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Tuesday at UND: The final UND Chamber Orchestra performance will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, UND Hughes Fine Arts Center, Grand Forks, featuring works by Scandinavian composers including Grieg, Nielsen, Svendsen and Sibelius. Tickets: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; families, $12; military with ID, free. Info: (701) 777-2644; www.stringsatund.org .
'Kids are All Right'
Wednesday at UND: Global Visions Film Series will present "The Kids Are All Right" starring Annette Benning, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, Grand Forks. "The Kids Are All Right," a 2010 film directed by Lisa Cholodenko, is about two teen children of a lesbian couple who were conceived from the same sperm donor who bring their birth father into their family life. (1:46) Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use. Admission: $1 donation.
Wednesday at the Fritz: The UND Wind Ensemble directed by James Popejoy will present a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday at UND Chester Fritz Auditorium. Program: "Gavorkna Fanfare," Jack Stamp; "Lustspiel Overture," Kéler Béla; Fisher Tull's "Studies in Motion"; "Rocky Point Holiday," Ron Nelson." The ensemble will perform Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F" to celebrate its 100th anniversary and music majors Erin Lawler and Kilee Sundt will be featured on Felix Mendelssohn's "Concertpiece No. 2" for two clarinets. Robert Brooks, UND associate director of bands, will lead the ensemble in a performance of The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed. The Brandon (Man.) University Chamber Ensemble that was to be part of the concert had to cancel because of issues related to flooding and travel. Admission: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; families, $12. Info: (701) 777-2815
Thursday in the Herald: The Hagerty Lecture in Contemporary Media Issues will feature Laurie Hertzel, senior editor for books and special projects at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Forks Herald Community Room. Admission: Free.
Thursday at UND: The UND University Band and Pride of the North Basketball Band will present a POPS Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at the UND Memorial Union Ballroom, Grand Forks. The audience will receive free pop and popcorn and hear music in the theme of "UND @ the movies!" featuring pieces written either for a movie or used as part of a movie soundtrack. University Band: Director, James Popejoy. Program: Selections from more than 20 films, "The Magnificent Seven," "The Cowboys," "Jaws," "Star Trek," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Forrest Gump," "The Music Man," and "Hairspray." Pride of the North Basketball Band: Director Robert Brooks. Program: Selections such as "Rocky," "Shrek," "Cars," "The Blues Brothers." Mass finale: Music from "The Incredibles." Info: (701) 777-2815. Tickets: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; families, $12.
Thursday at GF library: Two events Thursday at the Grand Forks Public Library will help celebrate National Poetry Month. Heidi Czerwiec of the UND English Department will hold a poetry workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday to help participants with ideas to generate new work. The workshop is free, but is limited to 25 participants, so those interested should register online at the library's homepage. Poetry readings: At 7 p.m. Thursday, there will be a reading featuring poetry students from UND including Xavier Pastrano, Lorenzo Serna, Kayla Alkire and Alex Cavanaugh. Info: (701) 772-8116.
Thursday at the Empire: "An Evening with Madame F., a one-woman play about a musician who survived Auschwitz, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at Empire Arts Center by Claudia Stevens, performer, musician and daughter of Holocaust survivors. The event is being sponsored by UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies, The Student Organization Funding Agency, the Adelphi Literary Society and the Jewish Community Relations Council. Admission: Free.
April 29 to May 1 at Muddy Waters Clay Center: Muddy Water Clay Center, 2014 13th Ave. N., Grand Forks, will present "Celebrate Spring!," featuring original handcrafted spring pottery, noon to 5 p.m. April 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and noon to 5 p.m. May 1. Muddy Waters Clay Center studio artists will make flower pots, planters, vases, garden decor, bird houses and feeders, bird baths, wind chimes and more for the sale. Info: www.muddywatersclay.org .
April 30 at the Fritz: The U.S. Air Force Heartland of American Band will give a free concert at 7 p.m. April 30 at UND Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and audience members must be seated by 6:45 p.m. Admission is free with a ticket (limit four per person) which can be ordered by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Heartland of America Tix, Grand Forks Herald, Box 6374, Grand Forks ND 58206-6374. Notice: No walk-in requests for tickets.
History & the Kegs
April 29 in Bismarck: The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 10 a.m. April 29 at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. Among other things, the board will consider the nomination of the Kegs in Grand Forks to the National Register of Historic Places. The Kegs Drive-In is two barrel-shaped wooded structures with a rectangular middle building that is the drive-in's front counter. Each "keg" was an individual two-story Barrel Root Beer Stand built by William Harry Muzzy in 1935. By 1946, both barrels were moved to their current location and became known as The Kegs Drive-In. About the National Register of Historic Places: Being listed does not prevent owners from altering their property, nor does it restrict the use or sale of the property or establish times it must be open to the public. It does give a property prestige, provides protection from federally assisted projects and provides eligibility for certain preservation financial incentives. Info: (701) 328-2089.