THE LIST: Polk County Fair ... 'Altar Boyz' ... Paul Bunyan Theater ... etc.

Polk County Fair - Continues through Sunday: The Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minn., continues today through Sunday with events that include a 5K fun run/walk and a barbecue rib cook-off, both Saturday. The Old-Time Radio Show will be broadcast l...

Polk County Fair

- Continues through Sunday: The Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minn., continues today through Sunday with events that include a 5K fun run/walk and a barbecue rib cook-off, both Saturday. The Old-Time Radio Show will be broadcast live from the fairgrounds at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. today on KROX Radio, Crookston and KRJB Radio, Ada, Minn. Daily carnival ride pass: $25. Grandstand: Super Motocross, 7 p.m. today; $10, $5; Super Demo Derby, 7 p.m. Saturday, $10, $5; Baja Racing, 6 p.m. Sunday, $10, $5. For a complete schedule: .

Last show

- Tonight in Moorhead: The last showing of "Altar Boyz" will be on stage at 7:30 tonight at Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Tickets: (218) 477-2271.

Bemidji shows


- 'Picasso' closes, 'Dracula' opens: The Paul Bunyan Theatre will present its final two showings of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" at 8 tonight and Saturday at Chief Theatre, Bemidji. "Bram Stoker's Dracula" will open at 8 p.m. Wednesday and run through July 11, with more showings July 14-17 at the Chief Theatre. Tickets: (218) 751-7270.

Farmers Market

- Saturday in Grand Forks: The Town Square Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Grand Forks with entertainment beginning at 10 a.m. Info: (218) 779-1382.


- At Campbell Library: The East Grand Forks Campbell Library has opportunities to donate a few hours a week or month to the library, in the gardens, circulation tasks and in the gift shop. We will create a schedule that fits you. Call (218) 773-9121 or e-mail .

Piano music

- Tuesday in Grafton: Piano Talk, a concert by Brent Hermans, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Parish Center, 1515 Western Ave., Grafton. Admission: Free.

At Fort Totten


- 'Guys and Dolls' opens Wednesday: Fort Totten (N.D.) Little Theatre will open its summer show, the musical "Guys and Dolls," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Other 7:30 p.m. shows: Thursday; also July 10, 14-15, 17, 21-22, 24, 28-29 and 31. 2 p.m. matinees: July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1. Cast: Fern Beaver, Mary Chattin, Jamie Desai, Kaaren Duren, Michael Eback, Peter Foss, Evan Halbach, Russ Jackson, Rick Johnson, Anna Lewing, Amanda Luethy, Joe Peterson, Rachel Ramirez, Darren Sheldon, Alyssa Starke. Director: Julia Porter. Musical direction: Stef Keller. Choreography: Miki Noltmier. Tickets: $18; box office is in Liquid Bean coffeehouse, downtown Devils Lake, or call (701) 662-8888. Dinner theater: Have dinner before the show any night but Sundays, $43, reservations required. Theater location: Inside Fort Totten Historic Site 13 miles south of Devils Lake on Highway 57. Info: (701) 662-8888.


- Opening Wednesday in Roseau, Minn.: When the musical "Godspell" opens Wednesday in Roseau, three people involved with the show will be named Wenzel. Pam Wenzel has returned as the musical director. Her husband, Bob Wenzel, known for constructing violins, will play acoustic guitar in the orchestra and their son, Zach, is in the cast and will be featured on the song, "All Good Gifts." Bob Wenzel, who teaches guitar, recruited some of his students to join the show's orchestra. "We now have a rock band that includes two guitars, a bass, drums and keyboard. This is all thanks to the Wenzels' influence," director Rick Anderson said in a news release. About the show: "Godspell," the contemporary retelling of the gospel of St. Matthew, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through July 10 and 2 p.m. July 11 in the Roseau School theater. Cast: Tony Baker, Jon Dahl, Amanda Fredrickson, Sue Greenhoe, Sophie Helgeson, Maggie Kramer, Sara Kraus, Kyrsten Nelson, Peter Nygen, Antonia Perez, Christine Prusak, Christina Sizemore, Tanner Warne and Zach Wenzel. Rock band/orchestra: Jayan Baker, Tyler Brunell, Nolan Hauta, Jake Johnson, Bob Wenzel and Pam Wenzel. Admission: $10.

Concert canceled

- Thursday EGF event canceled: A community-wide church choir concert set for July 8 in East Grand Forks has been canceled because of lack of participation and balance, an organizer has said.


- Opening Wednesday near Sawyer, N.D.: Thunder Mountain Rockfest at Sawyer, N.D., will be Thursday through July 10 with a pre-party Wednesday. Advance tickets, available at Budget Music & Video in Minot or online , are $80 for a single day or $135 for three days. At the door they'll be $95 and $150. Thursday lineup: Asia featuring John Payne, The Sweet, Foghat, Blood Sweat & Tears with Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night and The Guess Who. July 9: Nelson with Mark Slaughter, Great White, Kix, Survivor and Night Ranger. July 10: The Veer Union, Framing Hanley, Cavo, Default and Hinder. Side Stage Bands: Static Radio, Lady Luck, Paisty Jenny, Smashed Pumpkins, Powerage, Vintage Burning, SloClap, Split Lickity and Tempus Fugit. Info: .

'Come Together'


- First show opens July 9: "Come Together," an all-girl musical revue, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 9-10 at Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks by Summer Performing Arts. Cast: Kirsten Aafedt, Emily Beattie, Abby Beczkalo, Lena Brakel, Julia Brucklacher, Tessa Coster, Suzanne Crocker, Emily Hendry, Janzyn Jacob, Jozie Jagow, Therese Kulas, Ivy McGurran, Alaina Patry, Megan Perry, Lindsey Potratz, Karly Ritland, Anne Sandstrom, Elise Stayman, Gabi Swangstue, Elizabeth Syverson. Directors: Cassell Everson, Roxanne Bartosh, Amanda Hill, Kami Anderson, Ali Holcomb, Kaylee Scheer. Admission: $5.


- Opening July 9 in Drayton, N.D.: "Bound for Blessing," a theatrical production taken from the Red River of the North novels by Lauraine Snelling, will be performed at 7 p.m. July 9 and July 15 and 2 p.m. July 11 and July 18 at the high school gym in Drayton. Reservations: Send $10 per ticket to: Treasurer, Ox Cart Trails Historical Society, Box 213, Drayton, N.D., 58225. Indicate performance date and number of guests. You can pick up your tickets at the door. Wheelchair accommodations are available upon request. Writing seminar: Lauraine Snelling will present a writing seminar for ages 12 and older from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at H.O. Johnson Memorial Hall, Drayton. Registration deadline is July 10. The cost will be $40, and includes lunch. Supper at the Soddy: A sodbuster homestyle meal will be served by Ox Cart Trails Historical Society starting at 5 p.m. July 17 on the museum grounds. Questions: (701) 454-6103, .

RRV Fair

- July 9-17 in West Fargo: The Red River Valley Fair will be July 9-17 with non-exhibitor daily tickets at $7 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages 6 to 11 and free for those 5 and younger. Grandstand entertainment: July 9, Glen Templeton/Rodney Atkins; July 10, Kamilla/Tesla; July 11, The Roosters/Sawyer Brown; July 12, LoCash Cowboys/ Jake Owen; July 13, Stealing Angels/Steel Magnolias; July 14, Wissota Sanctioned Auto Racing; July 15, Hairball. More info/schedule: .

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