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Trio Dolce - Saturday in Fosston, Minn.: Trio Dolce, a musical ensemble of award-winning women from Concordia College in Moorhead, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Fosston Library Arts Center. The trio performs classical repertoire ori...

Trio Dolce

- Saturday in Fosston, Minn.: Trio Dolce, a musical ensemble of award-winning women from Concordia College in Moorhead, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Fosston Library Arts Center. The trio performs classical repertoire originally written for flute, cello and piano, along with arrangements of folk tunes and jazz numbers, a news release said. Group members: Ellen Raaen, flute; Shu-min Chang, piano; Zhou Long, cello. Admission: Free; refreshments will be served.

China painters

- Nov. 1 in Grafton: The North Dakota China Painters Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at he Villa de Remer, Grafton. Lesson: Painting Christmas items by Ruby Otto. Brina a small piece of china to paint.

Miss Grand Forks


- Nov. 5 in Grand Forks: Three titles -- Miss Grand Forks, Miss Empire and Miss Eastern North Dakota -- will be awarded at the 2012 Miss Grand Forks Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Empire Arts Center. Local titleholders will advance to the 2012 Miss North Dakota pageant, which is a preliminary to the Miss America pageant. Host of the evening will be Beth Dennison, Miss North Dakota 2010-2011. Tickets: $10. If you're interested in being a contestant: Call (218) 371-6573 or go to

Quilt auction

- Nov. 5 at Park River, N.D.: Park River Bible Camp will host the 24th annual quilt auction on Nov. 5 with quilt viewing beginning at 10 a.m., a soup and sandwich buffet from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and the auction starting at 12:30 p.m. Info: (701) 284-6795.

Steel Pan concert

- Nov. 7 at the Fritz: The UND Steel Pan Band will play a concert featuring traditional calypso music and pop tunes by Stevie Wonder and the Police at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks. The performance will introduce "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic," arranged by Christopher Gable. Steel Pan Band director: Michael Blake. Tickets: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; family, $12.

Talent Show auditions

- Nov. 6 at the Empire: Auditions will be held Nov. 6 for "The Valley's Got Talent" benefit show, an event sponsored by the Grand Forks Exchange Club that will culminate in a live show Dec. 4 at the Empire Arts Center. Auditions will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Empire and all ages are welcome. To schedule an audition (the deadline is Nov. 2), call (701) 780-9607 or e-mail . Or you can post your audition on YouTube and e-mail the link to . Talent show prizes: First, $500; second, $250; third, $100.

Master Chorale


- Season opener Nov. 8: The Grand Forks Master Chorale will present "Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift, op. 45," by Johannes Brahms, at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at United Lutheran Church. Nariaki Sugiura and Kimbery Schott will accompany the chorale. Conductor/artistic director: Joshua Bronfman. Tickets: Adults, $15; senior citizens, $10; students, $5; available at the door. Info:

Autumn Art Auction

- Nov. 12 at North Dakota Museum of Art: The 14th annual Autumn Art Auction at North Dakota Museum of Art will begin with wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 with the auction beginning at 8 .m. The auction preview will begin Monday and continue until auction time. Auction walk-about with Laurel Reuter, auction curator: 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Auction tickets: Museum members, $30; non-members, $35 in advance, $40 at the door; reserve a ticket, (701) 777-4195.

N.D.'s Christmas tree

- Deadline Nov. 15 to submit ornaments: The North Dakota Council on the Arts invites artists and craftspeople to provide handmade ornaments for the North Dakota State Christmas Tree that will be displayed in Memorial Hall of the State Capitol building in Bismarck. Deadline to submit ornaments: Nov. 15. Rules: This year's theme is angels. Ornaments can be traditional or contemporary, but cannot be commercially produced or made from a kit. Each ornament should include a one- or two-line description (naming the art form used, or the special circumstances through which it was created, such as through a class or senior center project). Also include the name(s) of the person(s) who created the ornament(s). A descriptive listing will be available at the lighting ceremony Dec. 5 in Bismarck and will be mailed to everyone who submits an ornament. Mail ornaments to: North Dakota Council on the Arts, 1600 East Century Ave, Suite. 6, Bismarck, N.D. 58503-0649. Questions? Call (701) 328-7594, email .

'Rendezvous in the Forks'

- Nov. 19 in Grand Forks: "Rendezvous in the Forks," a celebration of the rich history of the Red River Valley in observation of Native American Heritage month, will be Nov. 19 sponsored by the Northstar Council. The first people to live in the Grand Forks area were American Indians; the first Europeans were known as voyageurs, fur traders who made alliances with Native people, and much of the culture and tradition of the original people is still present today, a Northstar Council news release said. "Rendezvous at the Forks" will include a sit-down traditional meal, contemporary and traditional performances, as well as a fundraising silent auction and raffle, at Knights of Columbus, 601 University Ave., Grand Forks. The public is welcome. Pre-Admission Tickets: Adult (16 and older), $30; children (ages 6 to 15, $14; children 5 and younger, free with adult admission. Proceeds: Will support the work of Northstar Council, whose mission is to strengthen and empower Native American people through research, education and community development. Info: Amber Finley, NSC executive director, (701) 330-1126.

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