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'Victory' - Tonight in Grand Forks: The Forx Film Festival will kick off at 7 tonight at Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks with a screening of the 1919 silent movie "Victory" in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Empire building, which ...


- Tonight in Grand Forks: The Forx Film Festival will kick off at 7 tonight at Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks with a screening of the 1919 silent movie "Victory" in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Empire building, which opened Nov. 10, 1919, as the New Grand theater. The festival also will screen 30 regionally made movies over three sessions, at 7 tonight and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday. About "Victory": Originally released Dec. 1, 1919, "Victory" first played the Empire March 4-6, 1920. Directed by noted filmmaker Maurice Tourneur, it starred Jack Holt in Joseph Conrad's story of a man who has retired to a South Seas island for a life of solitude, but whose peace is disturbed after he helps an abused woman and some unsavory men believe he's hiding treasure, local filmmaker Christopher Jacobs said. Admission to Film Fest: $10 per session or $25 for all three sessions. The festival will include a free filmmakers panel discussion at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Awards will be presented Saturday.

Logo contest

- Nov. 30 deadline: Grand Forks Public Library is sponsoring a contest to design a new logo for the library that's open to all residents of the Grand Forks Public Library service area. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: children (through grade 6), teens (grades 7 to 12), and adults. Deadline to submit your design: 5 p.m. Nov. 30. Call (701) 772-8116 or visit and click on Library Logo Contest or for complete details to submit an entry. Winners will be announced Dec. 10.

Diva Day


- Saturday in Roseau, Minn.: Roseau Area Women's Network will present Diva Day, a day for women to pamper themselves with beauty treatments, massages and more, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Roseau City Center. The day will include vendors, crafters and artists, lunch and snacks, and door prizes. Info: (218) 689-5340.

'Bad Seed'

- Tonight through Sunday at Fire Hall: "The Bad Seed," presented by Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre, will be presented at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Fire Hall Theatre, Grand Forks. Other show dates: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-24 and Nov. 19-21; 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Cast: Joe Bussy, Santos Casares, Megan Lonski, Jenny Morris, Nicole Quam, Ralph Swendseid, Claire Thompson, Mare Thompson and Jeff Weatherly. Director: Ben Klipfel. Tickets: $15, $12; (701) 777-4090.


- Meeting Saturday in Grand Forks: The NorthStar Quilter's Guild will meet Saturday with coffee at 9:30 a.m., the meeting at 10 a.m. and a workshop at 1:15 p.m. at University Lutheran Church, Grand Forks. Info: .

Pride of Dakota

- Saturday and Sunday at the Alerus: The Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase is coming to the Alerus Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2; children 12 and younger, free; $1 off if you bring a reusable bag.

Music Jam


- Sunday At The Empire: The Fourth Annual Kenny's Music Student Jam Will Begin At 2 p.m. Sunday in the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Admission: Free.

Central choir

- Monday at Central High: Central High School Fall will feature five choirs at its Fall Choir Concert beginning at 7 p.m. Monday in Grand Forks Central High School Auditorium. Admission: Free.

Book sale

- Book donations: Friends of the Campbell Library will hold a book sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in the East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Book donations will be accepted starting Monday through Nov. 13 at the library. The Friends Gift Shop will be open with clearance prices on some items and all items 25 percent off regular price. Volunteers: If you are interested in helping, either sorting or on the day of the sale, call (218) 773-9121 or e-mail .

UND steel drums

- Monday at UND: The UND Steel Drum Band will be in concert at 8 p.m. Monday in UND's Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks, with music from calypso to bossa novas and a selection called "Black Orpheus" arranged by UND student Brian Pfeifer. Students Greg Jans, Phil Jensen, Adam Pachl, Joel Robinette and Austin Winger will have solos. Program will include: "Bee's Melody," "Pan Can Jam," Carlos Santana's "Europe." Tickets: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; family of two adults and two students, $12.

Program for vets


- Tuesday at Valley Middle School: The music department at Grand Forks Valley Middle School will present a Veterans Day celebration assembly at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Valley's large gym. Veterans and active military personnel are invited as guests; call (701) 746-2360 for reserved seating. The school band, orchestra and choir will perform patriotic music. There will be laying of wreaths for those who gave their lives in battle, a guest speaker and a flag-folding ceremony. Music teachers Tim Knabe, Lindsey Freier and Melanie Popejoy are organizing the event so students can see the people who took part in the events of history and on the nightly news, a news release said.


- Tuesday in the Empire: "Thoroughly Modern Millie" will be the next film shown in the Empire Arts Center Musical Movie Series with two shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Empire. "Thoroughly Modern Millie" is a 1967 musical starring Julie Andrews and directed by George Roy Hill. A naive young woman (Andrews) finds herself amid a series of madcap adventures when she sets her sights on marrying her wealthy boss. Set in the Roaring '20s, the soundtrack has new tunes by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn with standard songs from the 1920s. The cast includes James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, John Gavin, Carol Channing, Beatrice Lillie and Pat Morita. Admission: Matinee, $3; evening show, $5.

Central band

- Tuesday at Central High: The Grand Forks Central High School Fall Band Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Central Auditorium. Bands will be conducted by Brian Opdahl and Christie Aleshire. Symphonic Band program: "The Center Ring," Karl King; "Kaddish," Francis McBeth; "Evening at Pops," John Williams; "Iberian Escapades," Robert Sheldon. Admission: Freewill offering for music camp scholarship fund.

RRHS band

- Tuesday at Red River High: The Grand Forks Red River High School Fall Band Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school gym. Three bands conducted by Chris Larsen and Bruce Morlock will be featured. Symphonic Band program: "Esprit de Corps," Richard Maltby; "Yorkshire Ballad," James Barnes; "Fandango," Frank Perkins; "Rondo from Third Suite," Robert Jager; "The Thunderer March," John Philip Sousa. Admission: Free.

Orchestra concert

- Nov. 23 at the Empire: The Red River High School Orchestra concert will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. The program will include Rumanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok along with music by Hovhaness, Haydn and others. Admission: Adults, $3; students/senior citizens, free.

Minnesota poetry

- Minnesota competition: Students across Minnesota are welcome to participate in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Poetry Out Loud is curriculum-based, free to participating schools and students, and a chance for students to have a poet in residence at school. Students can receive scholarship money at the national level and cash prizes at the state level and money to buy poetry books for their schools. Questions: (800) 866-2787; ; .

N.D. poetry

- North Dakota competition: The North Dakota State Finals for Poetry Out Loud will be March 9 at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. School registration deadline is Jan. 15; school winner registration deadline is Feb. 16. In North Dakota, Poetry Out Loud (created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation) is administered in partnership with the North Dakota Council on the Arts to encourage high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Competition begins at the classroom level, with winners advancing to a schoolwide competition, then to the state finals. One student from each state will compete at the national finals April 25-27 in Washington, D.C., where $50,000 in scholarships and school prizes will be awarded. Info: (701) 328-7593; .

Chamber music

- Nov. 14 at the Empire: New Chamber Music by Grand Forks native and composer Matthew Peterson will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, by Peterson and the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. Featured musicians: Adam Cowger, Maria Williams Kennedy and Stephen Page. Tickets: Adults, $10; students, $5; benefit for Greater Grand Forks Youth Symphony.

'Playhouse Disney'

- Nov. 15 at the Ralph: Tickets are on sale now for 1 and 4 p.m. shows of "Playhouse Disney Live!" to be presented Nov. 15 at Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks. Tickets: Available at the Ralph Engelstad box office; call (800) 745-3000.


- Nov. 15 at the Alerus: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, one of rock music's biggest arena attractions, will perform at 4 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Alerus Center, Grand Forks. With the release of its new album "Night Castle," TSO has launched another North American tour playing more than 80 cities in nine weeks, which began Nov. 1. Doors open: 3 p.m. Tickets: $25, $33.50, $43.50, $53.50 (plus applicable fees). Available at the Alerus Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone (800) 745-3000, or online at .

Bemidji Symphony

- Nov. 15 in Bemidji: The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will present "Triumphant Tchaikovsky" at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Pianist Stephan Carlson of the Bemidji State University music department will be the guest artist, playing "Piano Concert No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23." Minnesota composer Joseph Adams has re-orchestrated "Efflorescence" for the show. Tickets: Regular admission, $15; students/senior citizens, $10; Bemidji school district children, free. Available in advance at Lueken's North. Season passes available at the concert.

Authors visit

- Nov. 19 at EGF library: The Friends of the Campbell Library are bringing a crime wave to East Grand Forks on Nov. 19 with a visit by mystery authors Ellen Hart, Carl Brookins and William Kent Krueger of Minnesota. Among them, they have published more than 30 novels and have received nearly two dozen local, regional and national writing awards. Nov. 19 appearance: 5:30 p.m., East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Info: (218) 773-9121.

Short story contest

- Deadline Nov. 21: East Grand Forks Campbell Library will sponsor its short story contest, sponsored by Glamorous Reruns, with entries accepted through Nov. 21. The library is seeking short story entries that are previously unpublished original works in English. Authors must be at least 18 years old. Entries are being accepted now and must be at the library no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Dec. 7 with the "Jack Frost" Art Exhibit opening and reception. Full entry guidelines: Can be seen at the library; go to , or call (218) 773-9121.

High Tea

- Dec. 12 in Bemidji: The Beltrami County Historical Society will host an 11 a.m. morning High Tea and a 1 p.m. afternoon High Tea on Dec. 12 at the History Center in Bemidji. Holiday teas will be served along with savories, scones and sweets. This event is for the entire family and participants are encouraged to wear vintage hats and clothing. Admission: Adults, $12; children, $6; includes refreshments, museum admission, raffle drawing and a vintage photo keepsake. Reserved seating: Stop by the History Center, Bemidji, or call (218) 444-3376.

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