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Summer fare: Experience the cultures of India, China

Students will have the chance to explore the language and culture of India and China at two camps held at the University of Minnesota-Crookston starting June 9.

Summer Fare

Students will have the chance to explore the language and culture of India and China at two camps held at the University of Minnesota-Crookston starting June 9.

Children in Grades 6 to 8 can learn about ancient and modern India from 10 a.m. to noon June 9 to 13 at the Sargeant Student Center. Topics covered will include Indian movies, the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi and Indian cuisine.

The cost is $50 per child for all five days or $15 for a single day. Contact Venugopal Mukku at (218) 281-8097 or  mukku002@crk.umn.edu  by Saturday to register.

In the afternoon, children in kindergarten through Grade 6 can participate in a Chinese language camp from 1 to 3 p.m. June 9 to 12 in 4 Hill Hall. Campers will learn about the language, practice calligraphy and learn more about China.

The cost is $40 per child, but scholarships are available. Contact Chunhui Wang at  wang4854@umn.edu  to register.


For more information on both camps go to  www.umcrookston.edu/camps .

Other happenings

  • Pembina County Historical Museum: The Pembina County Historical Museum in Cavalier, N.D., is now open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout the summer, although tours and special events can be arranged for other times. Visitors can visit the second-oldest frame church in North Dakota, check out antique tractors and farm implements, tour the restored Great Northern Depot and former jail turned library, and visit the main museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits and displays. Info: (701) 265-4941. Run May 26
  • Museum Comes Alive: The Prairie Village Museum, 102 U.S. Highway 2, Rugby, N.D, is hosting its first Museum Comes Alive event fromnoon to 3 p.m.  June 1. The museum has six exhibition halls and 23 historic buildings arranged around a village square, and volunteers will be dressed in costume and share historical information with visitors. Cost: Free for Geographical Center Historical Society members, $7 adult non-members, $6 seniors 65 and older and college students, $3 children ages 7 to 17, and free for children 6 and younger. Info: (701) 776-6414,  prairievillagemuseum@gmail.com .
  • EGF Fizz Boom Read: The East Grand Forks Campbell Library is now accepting registration for children in kindergarten through Grade 6 to participate in its summer reading program. Children will meet for activities from 3 to 5 p.m.  Wednesdays starting June 4 and receive prizes throughout the summer for progress on their reading log. The library is also holding 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten for children from infants to those entering kindergarten. Children in this early literacy reading program will also receive a reading log to record books that are read to them throughout the summer and into fall and winter. To register: Go to  bitly.com/1jSKsnO  and fill out the registration form and participation waiver. Cost: Free. Info: (218) 773-9121.
  • GF Fizz Boom Read: The Grand Forks Public Library will open registration for its summer reading program June 1. Children 12 and younger are welcome to join and receive a reading log they can fill out for a chance to win prizes. The program will also meet at 2 p.m.  Thursdays starting  June 5 for special events to keep students excited about reading. Children can join at any point during the summer. To register: Pick up a form at the library starting June 1. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 772-8116, ext. 13.
  • Cavalier Motorcycle Ride: Cavalier, N.D., is hosting the 18th annual Cavalier Motorcycle Ride In  June 13 to 14. While the focus is on motorcyclists and their bikes, there is something for everyone, including motorcycle games, contests, two bands, inflatable games for kids, shopping, food and more. For more details and a full schedule go to  bit.ly/1tvTD5i . Info: (701) 265-3151.
  • Summer Arts Safari: The Empire Arts Center is holding a week-long theater camp with the theme “The Wizard of Oz” for children ages 8 to 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  June 23 to 27. To register: call the Empire (701) 746-5500. Cost: $30.
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