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UND arts - Friday in Grand Forks: The UND College of Arts & Sciences will host its second annual Homecoming Reception beginning at 6 p.m. Friday in the Empire Arts Center, downtown Grand Forks. Entertainment schedule: Steel Pan Band, 6:30 p.m...
- Friday in Grand Forks: The UND College of Arts & Sciences will host its second annual Homecoming Reception beginning at 6 p.m. Friday in the Empire Arts Center, downtown Grand Forks. Entertainment schedule: Steel Pan Band, 6:30 p.m.; UND Theatre Arts "Godspell," 7 p.m.; 12 O'Clock Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m.; Varsity Bards, 8:30 p.m. Admission: Free; open to all. Complimentary appetizers and soft drinks; first 200 participants will receive a gift. Featured guests: UND President Robert O. Kelley, Dean Martha A. Potvin; department chairs. Featured alumni: Dan Martinsen '73; Julie Winkler '73; Jeff Banning (PhD) '88.
- Friday and Saturday: Central High School will crown its Homecoming queen Melanie Faber and king Jake Stedding at 2 p.m. Friday in the CHS gym. The royal court includes Melissa Ege, Jasmine Eppelsheimer, Daiquan Gardner, Aaron Muz, Samantha Praus and Will Wood. The Homecoming football game, Central vs. Jamestown, N.D., will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Cushman Field. The Homecoming dance will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
- Saturday in downtown Grand Forks: The weekly Farmers Market will continue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Grand Forks Town Square. The last Farmers Market of the season will be Oct. 10. Info: (218) 779-1382.
- Saturday in Grand Forks: Wendy Potratz, author of "Agnes Plays Soccer: A Young Cow's Lesson in Sportsmanship," will sign books from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the UND Bookstore, Grand Forks. Info: (701) 777-4980.
- Saturday in Grand Forks: Bad Animals, a Heart tribute band, will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Long Haul Saloon, Grand Forks. Info: (701) 775-9240.
- Saturday at UND: No, "tale-gating" is not a typo. The UND Department of English is hosting its second annual Tale-gating Party on Saturday after the UND Homecoming parade. Starting at noon, students, alumni and community members are invited to read and/or sing their words at the open microphone in the back of a pick-up truck at the North Dakota Museum of Art grounds on the UND campus. The UND Adelphi Society will be grilling and food will be available for a modest donation. Bring your blankets or chairs and join in the fun as people read their original work or their favorite authors'. Preview: Steve Finney and Jared Kinney will present a preview of one of the plays from the upcoming "Gone Fishing" production. The play, "Hungarian Bill, the Legendary Angler," is an adaptation of a fishing column by the late John Little, the founder of the UND Writers Conference. Info: Kathy Coudle-King, (701) 777-2787.
- Tuesday at UND: The Global Visions Film Series will present the foreign film "Let the Right One In" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Admission: Free; donations accepted. About the movie: Oskar, 12, is bullied and dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, who can't stand the sun or food and has to be invited to come into a room. Eli gives Oskar strength but then he realizes Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live. Described as "both violent and highly romantic." Starring: Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist. Magnolia Pictures, directed by Tomas Alfredson. Rated R: One hour, 44 minutes; 2008
City Band concert
- Thursday in Grand Forks: The Greater Grand Forks City Band will present its Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at United Lutheran Church, Grand Forks. This concert will be a tribute to Leo M. Haesle, long-time director of the City Band (1923-65) and conductor of the Grand Forks Symphony from 1933 until his death in 1965. Haesle was band director at Central High School and directed elementary and junior high school bands and orchestras, acting as the instrumental music teacher for the city. Haesle still has many former students who hold him in high regard and who are performing music here and in cities across America, a news release said. The band will play "The Color Bearer March," which he composed in 1948. Admission: Free.
- Tuesday in Fosston, Minn.: Multi-instrumentalist Todd Green will present a concert at 7 p.m Tuesday at the Fosston Community Library Arts Center. Green plays string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world in a performance enhanced by digital samplers. His recording and over-dubbing make him a one-man-orchestra. About Green: Studied composition, arrangement and performance at Berklee College of Music, as well as privately with guitar greats George Benson, Pat Metheny and more; has studied ethnic instruments. Info: Kay Carlsen, (218) 435-6710.
Writing for kids
- Oct. 9-10 at UND: The UND Writers' Conference in Children's Literature will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 8 a.m. Oct. 10 at UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, Grand Forks. Info: (701) 777-3221.
- Oct. 10 in Grand Forks: The Twin Forks Chorus Sweet Adelines will present " The Wizard of Zo," a musical comedy spoof written by chorus members, at 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Glory Fladeland, ventriloquist, and Fallcreek, a men's barbershop quartet, will perform. Tickets: Adults, $10; students/senior citizens, $8; family rate, $15; available by calling Lacey Dean, (701) 740-4839; also sold at the door. About the chorus: Sweet Adelines is an international organization that promotes barbershop harmony. The Twin Forks Chorus of 30 women performs for nursing homes, hospital and private parties along with offering singing valentines in February. Want to sing? Women who love to sing are invited to be guests for Christmas performances and are invited to meet at St. Michael's Catholic Church auditorium at 7 p.m. Oct. 13.
'This Water Goes North'
- Oct. 10 at Pembina, N.D.: Pembina State Museum will present Dennis Weidemann, author of "This Water Goes North," for a slide show and book signing at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at the museum just off Interstate 29 at Pembina. In 1979, four Iowa farm boys hatched a plan to paddle 1,400 miles from Minnesota to the Hudson Bay. Five hundred miles into the journey they camped at Pembina, meeting locals such as Postmaster Johnny, seed-cap camera guy and the Tastee Freeze Girls, a news release said. Info: www.thiswatergoesnorth.com/ .
- Oct. 15 at Grand Forks: The UND Wind Ensemble and University Band conducted by James Popejoy will present their first concert of the season at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Chester Fritz Auditorium. Guest soloists will be UND Department of Music faculty Ronnie Ingle on trumpet and Joel Pugh, trombone. Wind Ensemble program: Pas Redoublé by Camille Saint-Saëns; Variations on "America" of Charles Ives; Rolf Rudin's Der Traum des Oenghus; Joseph Turrin's Fandango, showcasing Ingle and Pugh; Gustav Holst's First Suite in Eb; Ride by Sam Hazo. University Band Program: W. Paris Chamber, Chicago Tribune March; Journey of Exploration, Yo Goto; Timothy Broege's Sinfornia XVI: Transcendental Vienna; Excerpts from "The Firebird" of Igor Stravinsky, arranged by Jay Bocook; Ed Huckeby's Declaration, Ballade and Finale. Tickets: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; families, $12. Info: (701) 777-2815.
- Want to sing with the Symphony? The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra has invited area church choirs and church choir members to join them in performing at the GGFSO Pops & Holiday Concert set for Nov. 21 at the Alerus Center. In addition to a combined church choir, the program will include WDAZ TV anchor and producer Terry Dullum as master of ceremonies and Job Christensen as vocal soloist, plus the Grand Cities Children's Choir; and the North Dakota Ballet Company. James Popejoy will be guest music director and conductor for the performance: Ruth Ann Tuseth will coordinate the combined church choir. Info: Call Tuseth at (701) 772-9270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Event sponsors: Alerus Financial, Alerus Center.