AREA NEWS: UND prof to discuss witches on TV, 4-H days etc.
Brodel discusses witches on TV Hans Broedel, a UND professor and a noted authority on witches and Halloween traditions, will be on the National Geographic Channel at 9 p.m. Sunday as part of the documentary, "The Witch Hunter's Bible." The show i...
Brodel discusses witches on TV
Hans Broedel, a UND professor and a noted authority on witches and Halloween traditions, will be on the National Geographic Channel at 9 p.m. Sunday as part of the documentary, "The Witch Hunter's Bible."
The show is about "Malleus Maleficarum" -- Latin for "The Hammer of Witches" -- an extremely influential handbook written in 1487 that helped people recognize witches and told them what to do if they spotted one, Broedel said.
Join the parade
Emerado, N.D., is seeking parade entrants to help celebrate the town's 125th anniversary July 10. Call Rhonda at (701) 739-0047.
4-H Activity Days
Grand Forks County is inviting children to attend North Dakota State University Extension Service 4-H Activity Days. Children don't have to be enrolled in 4-H to participate, and program costs are covered by 4-H Military Partnership Grant funds. The 90-minute classes include:
- Photography on July 8.
- "Sew" Simple on July 22.
- Fun with Food on July 29.
All classes are held in the Family and Consumer Science room at Larimore (N.D.) High School. All classes have specific age group sessions:
- Session 1 for 8- and 9-year-olds from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
- Session 2 for 10- and 11-year-olds from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Session 3 for 12 years and older from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Registration deadline is July 1; class sizes are limited. For more information and to register, call (701) 780-8229.
Neighbors group to share services
Members of the Near North Neighborhood Association are gathering data for a directory that will list skills and services available in the neighborhood, such as babysitting, repair or gardening. The directory will be distributed by the end of summer.
The association recently passed out surveys to neighborhood homes. An online version of the survey may be found at email@example.com .
The Near North Neighborhood is bounded by North Washington Street and the Red River from Gateway Drive to University Avenue.
RiverView Rehab schedules events
RiverView Rehab Services in Crookston will host a family fun night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 18 in celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month. The event will include free speech-language and hearing screenings for kids.
RiverView Rehab Services also will host a book fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 18 in the Heritage Hallway. Proceeds will help provide books for the RiverView for Kids therapy library.
CVIC prepares to celebrate 30 years
The Community Violence Intervention Center will celebrate 30 years with an open house Aug. 19.
"Break the Silence" tours of the CVIC at 211 Fourth S. St. in Grand Forks are available:
- 8 to 9 a.m. June 23
- 11 a.m. to noon May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
- 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26.
Call (701) 746-0405 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Boy Scouts mark 100 years
To celebrate 100 years, the Northern Lights Council Boy Scouts of America will host a centennial celebration June 4-6 on the North Dakota State Capitol Grounds in Bismarck.
The public is invited to attend "Scouting in Action" from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 5. Public events include participation in and donating to the 100-unit blood drive, contributing nonperishable items to the Scout food drive, self- guided tours of the Capitol and historic displays from the North Dakota Heritage Center.
For more information, call your local Scout office or the Northern Lights Council toll free at (877) 293-5011. Information is also available on line at www.nlcbsa.org .