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Russian School - Today at UND: The Russian School, a recital by prize-winning pianist Oxana Mikhailoff and acclaimed violinist and UND faculty member Alejandro Drago, will be at 8 tonight at Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, UND Hughes Fine Arts C...

Leo Kottke
Leo Kottke will perform Nov. 21 in Grand Forks at the Empire Arts Center.

Russian School

- Today at UND: The Russian School, a recital by prize-winning pianist Oxana Mikhailoff and acclaimed violinist and UND faculty member Alejandro Drago, will be at 8 tonight at Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, UND Hughes Fine Arts Center, Grand Forks. The two will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. Admission: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; family pass (two adults, two students), $12. Info: (701) 777-2644.


- Saturday in Grand Forks: North Country Fiddle and Dance is having a dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Grand Forks Senior Center, which is open to all ages, singles, couples and families. Dance squares, reels and circle mixers will be taught to live fiddle music with The O'Neils. Admission: $5 suggested donation. Info: (218) 773-3850.

'Prairie postcards'


- Sunday at Icelandic State Park, Cavalier, N.D.: Candis Sommerfeld, Fargo, will present "Postcards from the Prairie," a slideshow of some of her images and information about the tall-grass prairie at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Pioneer Heritage Center of Icelandic State Park five miles west of Cavalier, N.D. The Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Association will host Sommerfeld, a retired teacher and photographer who has explored the prairies and potholes of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota and their wildlife refuges, wildlife management areas and state parks. After retiring from education in 2001, she spent a summer at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. She is active in the Fargo-Moorhead Camera Club and has worked at the Minnesota State-University Moorhead Regional Science Center leading nature activities for school children. Info: (701) 265-4561.

Cello recital

- Sunday in Grand Forks: David Boese, Grand Forks, a student at the University of Nebraska, will present a cello recital at 3 p.m. Sunday in Evangelical Free Church, Grand Forks. Admission: Free.


- Oct. 30-31, Nov. 1, at Central High School: Grand Forks Central High School Drama Department will present "Picnic" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30-31 and 2 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Central auditorium. The play has been rescheduled from its original dates, today through Sunday because so many Central students (including cast members) have been out sick. The story: Emotions are stirred and romantic entanglements ensue when a rough, handsome young man comes to work in a small Kansas town. Cast and crew: Megan Ault, Haley Bratvold, Michael Byram, Chandler Cline, Sam Erickson, Eric Ganyo, Anthony Garnett, Brandon Howe, Rachel Iiams, Amanda Kalka, Daniella Lima, Julianna Lima, Keith Shimpa, Jacy Thibert. Director: Todd Aleshire. Tickets: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3. Reservations: (701) 787-4075.

Leo Kottke

- Tickets on sale now for Nov. 21 concert: Guitar legend Leo Kottke will be in concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Kottke, since his groundbreaking 1969 recording "6 and 12 String Guitar" has been recognized the world over as an innovator and guitar virtuoso who changed the way guitar is played and heard. He's known for telling stories on stage that often are as entertaining as his music, a news release said. Advance tickets: $34; available at Kenny's Music, Grand Forks, by calling Kenny's Music, (701) 772-8670 or (800) 209-8670.

'The Chorus'


- Tuesday at UND: The Global Visions Film Series will present "The Chorus" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, Grand Forks. About the movie: A professor of music becomes the supervisor at a 1948 boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors. He finds the situation repressive and tries, through the power of song, to transform the students. According to a New York Times review, the film is "engineered for maximum smiles and a truckload of tissues." Rated PG-13; one hour, 35 minutes. Admission: Free; open to the public.

Inclusive arts

- Tuesday in Grand Forks: "The Arts and Inclusive Learning" workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand Forks County Office Building, sixth floor, sponsored by VSA Arts of North Dakota Inc. This one-day intensive interactive session focuses on designing and delivering arts learning experiences that reach students of all abilities. Admission: $15, includes lunch and snacks. Registration: Info: Linda Olsrud, (701) 426.4396; Kathy Daly, (218) 779.1383.

Gala for volunteers

- Oct. 25 at Pekin, N.D.: The Nelson County Arts Council will host its annual Volunteer Recognition Gala at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Pekin Community Center. Kay Moon, McVille, N.D., will be honored as 2009 Supporter of the year. The gala will feature travel adventures, food, entertainment by Brian McGraw of New Rockford, N.D., and prizes. Admission: Free; open to all ages.

Art exhibit

- Opening Oct. 26 in East Grand Forks: Artists with the River Forks Watercolor Society will exhibit their artwork in the East Grand Forks Campbell Library from Oct. 26 through Nov. 28 with an exhibit opening and artists reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Featured artist in residence will be Pat Danielson. Also featured at the reception will be author Ruby Grove and musicians The Diers. Info: (701) 773-9121.

Legends of Terror


- Oct. 31 in Grand Forks: Legends of Terror, a first-ever Halloween event for the Grand Forks County Historical Society, will be Oct. 31 at Myra Museum in Grand Forks with separate viewing times for families with small children and older visitors. Organizers will prepare "haunts" in each of the museum buildings. Half-Pint Haunt: For families with small children; kids are invited to trick or treat at each building. A story time will be included. 5 to 7 p.m. Night of Terror: For those 16 and older, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $5; family rate, $15. Questions: (701) 775-2216.

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