THE LIST: Trombone choir ... Easter eggs ... 'Plains' exhibit

Trombone choir - Tuesday at UND: The North Dakota Trombone Choir will present a spring recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, UND Hughes Fine Arts Center, Grand Forks. Founded by Joel Pugh, UND instructor of low brass, ...

Joel Pugh strands in front of the North Dakota Trombone Choir he directs and which will perform Tuesday night at UND. Its members are (front row) Paul Nelson, Eric Wanek, Michelle Sehn, Matthew Ritter, (second row) Sean Sprague, Stephanie Britton, Melanie Craig, Elizabeth Barth, Katie Hahn, (third row) Cody Troop, Michael Allison, Christopher Olson, Michael Mullen, Jacob Miller, (back row) T.J. Chapman, Jim Beiswenger, Taylor Waletzko, Robert Kelley, Christopher Gable and Jay Schell.

Trombone choir

- Tuesday at UND: The North Dakota Trombone Choir will present a spring recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, UND Hughes Fine Arts Center, Grand Forks. Founded by Joel Pugh, UND instructor of low brass, the North Dakota Trombone Choir includes UND students and faculty (including UND President Robert Kelley), public school band directors, high school students, members of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra and retired military musicians. Program: "Sonata Pian'e Forte," by the Renaissance composer Giovanni Gabrieli: "Holy Is God the Lord," from the oratorio "Elijah," Felix Mendelssohn; "Seven Bagatelles" by Hungarian composer Frigyes Hidas; "Thaxed," the hymn tune Gustav Holst used in his composition "The Planets"; Scott Joplin's "The Peacherine Rag"; "Scarborough Fair," arranged by New York trombonist Bill Reichenbach. The UND Trombone Quartet will play Leslie Bassett's "Quartet." Admission: Free.

Easter eggs

- Saturday in the Alerus: More than 20,000 stuffed Easter eggs will be given away during the ninth annual Easter Egg Hunt from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks. The hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m. for 2-to 3-year-olds, followed by 4-and 5-year-olds at 10:15 a.m. and 6- to 8-year-olds at 10:30 a.m. There also will be prizes, face-painting, Easter Bunny photos taken by Beth's Photography and child ID with the Grand Forks Police Department.

'Plains' exhibit


- Opening Monday in EGF: "A Year on the Plains," a solo exhibit by Therese Masters Jacobson, will open Monday at East Grand Forks Campbell Library with a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Masters Jacobson will be accompanied by her husband, poet and author Dale Jacobson, who will offer a brief reading from his works, which include "A Walk By the River," "Factories and Cities" and "Metamorphosis of the Sleeping Beast." Masters Jacobson's paintings survey the landscape including its denizens as she interprets them. Her works are in collections throughout the Midwest and from coast to coast. Exhibit closes: May 25. Info: (218) 779-9121.


- Tuesday at UND: The Global Visions Film series will present the 2008 documentary "Whaledreamers" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Producer Julian Lennon collaborated with screenwriter/director Kim Kindersley to offer viewers a rare glimpse into a tribal culture that has endured for centuries and whose detailed creation story revolves around whales. Length and rating: (1:30), not rated. Admission: Suggested $1 donation.

Book clubs

- Tuesday at GF Public Library: This & That Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Forks Public Library to discuss "Tales from Outer Suburbia" by Shaun Tan. book description: An exchange student who's really an alien, a secret room that becomes the perfect place for a quick escape, a typical tale of grandfatherly exaggeration that is actually even more bizarre than he says -- these are the odd details of everyday life in tales and illustrations that Shaun Tan's fans will love. Info: (701) 772-8116.

Polar explorer speaks

- Thursday at UND: Polar explorer Ann Bancroft, the first known woman to ski across the ice to the North Pole and South Pole, will be interviewed during a Great Conversation at 7 p.m. April 12 at UND Chester Fritz auditorium. Moderator will be Melissa Gjellstad, UND Norwegian Programs director. Her appearance will be part of "Cold Recall: Reflections of a Polar Explorer," a traveling poster exhibit of images from the expedition of Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who reached the South Pole on Dec. 14, 1911. The exhibit will be on display at UND Chester Fritz Library through April 27.

'Paws for Pets'


- Thursday at the Alerus: The 11th annual "Raise Your Paws for Pets" dinner and auction hosted by Circle of Friends Humane Society will be April 12 at the Alerus Center junior ballroom with social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. followed by a live auction. A silent auction will run throughout the evening. Raise Your Paws combined the Humane Society's annual dinner/auction with another popular fundraiser, the Celebrity Cake Auction. Local celebrities go to great lengths to produce the top bid-getting culinary confection. Some of this year's competitors include Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown, East Grand Forks Mayor Lynn Stauss, Police Chief John Packet and Fire Chief Pete O'Neill. Tickets: $50; available at the Humane Society, 4375 N. Washington St. Info: . All proceeds go to care for homeless pets at the Circle of Friends Humane Society.

Rat Pack

- April 13 at the Fritz: "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks, a production that reflects the talent, swagger and nonstop party shows of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and pals. Tickets: All seats, $35 and $30.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

- April 14 at the Ralph: Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform "Beethoven's Last Night" at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at Grand Forks Ralph Engelstad Arena. Tickets: $37, $47 and $57 available at the Ralph box office and through Ticketmaster outlets, including charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Onsite parking: $10. VIP parking: $20.


- April 14 at the Alerus: The Harlem Globetrotters, the world's most famous basketball team, will bring its 2012 World Tour to the Alerus Center at 7 p.m. April 14. Tickets: Start at $20.50 and are available at the Ralph box office and through Ticketmaster outlets, including charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

'Charlotte's Web'


- April 15 at the Fritz: "Charlotte's Web" will be presented at 2 p.m. April 15 at Chester Fritz Auditorium by Theatreworks USA, a play based on E.B. White's story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Tickets: $16; $50 for a family of four.

One-act plays

- April 13-15 in Reynolds, N.D.: Reynolds Community Betterment will present two one-act comedies, "Cuffed" and "Lip Service," at 7 p.m. April 13-14 and 2 p.m. April 15 at Reynolds City Hall. Tickets: Adults, $8; students K-12, $6; available from any cast member or at the door. Concessions will be available.

Charlie Daniels

- April 13 in Mahnomen, Minn.: Charlie Daniels, whose awesome fiddling and Southern soul has earned him awards from the Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music, the Gospel Music Association and a Grammy, will perform at 8 p.m. April 13 at Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen. Tickets: $40, $30, $20; (800) 313-7469.

'Gilligan' in GF

- April 19 in Grand Forks: There's still time to get your tickets for "Gilligan's Island of Death," an interactive murder mystery dinner theater and celebrity silent auction April 19 at Muddy Rivers Ballroom, Guest House Town House in Grand Forks. All proceeds will help fund The Arc, Upper Valley's programs and services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Tickets are $50 each and include a tropical themed dinner and theatre performance by Upstage Productions of St. Louis, Mo. Tickets available at: The Arc, Upper Valley office; H & R Block locations on 32nd Avenue South and DeMers Avenue. Info: (701) 772-6191.

Finney, Emerson and friends


- April 27 in East Grand Forks: Saxophonist Maury Finney and Gary Emerson and his band, members of the Minnesota Rock & Country Hall of Fame, will present a show and dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. April 27 at the East Grand Forks American Legion Club.

Guest artist: Judd McKinnon. Admission: $5; for reserved seating, call (218) 773-1134.

5K Walk/Run

- May 5 in Crookston: You can pre-register now for the RiverView Health 5K Walk/Run beginning at 10 a.m. May 5 at the main entrance of RiverView Health in Crookston. No pets, bikes or rollerblades will be allowed, but strollers are welcome. Registration forms are available at (search for 5K). Entry fee before April 27: $15; afterward it will be $20. Info: (218) 281-9492.

Hanger dinner and dance

- June 14 at Thief River Falls: Tickets and tables are on sale now for the Northland Community & Technical College Foundation Northland Hangar Dinner & Dance starting at 5:30 p.m. June 14. The fundraiser for scholarships will be held in Swenson Hangar at the NCTC aviation campus at Thief River Falls Regional Airport. The event, co-sponsored by Sanford Health, will feature a social hour, dinner, program and dance featuring a jazz band and the chance to tour various aircraft. Admission: $25; available online at www.nctcfoundation.comor at either Northland campus bookstore. Table sponsorships also are available online. Info: (218) 683-2616.

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