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THE LIST: DVD release party . . . Fun at Turtle River . . . Auditions, etc.

DVD release party -- Thursday in Thief River Falls: Little Bobby & The Storm will have a DVD release party for "Little Bobby & The Storm: A Night at the Empire" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Eagles Club, Thief River Falls. The event will b...

DVD release party

-- Thursday in Thief River Falls: Little Bobby & The Storm will have a DVD release party for "Little Bobby & The Storm: A Night at the Empire" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Eagles Club, Thief River Falls. The event will be hosted by 96.1 The Fox and Riverside Blues show host Kevin Hendrickson. The DVD was recorded at Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. Admission: $1 or a food item for the local food shelf.

Fun at Turtle River

-- Saturday near Arvilla, N.D.: Turtle River State Park near Arvilla will celebrate its 75th anniversary Saturday with free daily vehicle passes for visitors. A Kids Parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the CCC Memorial Shelter. From noon to 2 p.m., there will be a party with games and a cake and ice-cream social at the CCC Memorial Shelter. The amphitheater program at 8 p.m. will feature "Turtle River State Park's Journey Through Time." At 9 p.m., the Best Decorated Camp Site awards will be handed out followed by a Campfire Sing-a-Long. Info: (701) 594-4445. Camping reservations: (800) 807-4723; www.parkrec.nd . gov/.



-- Sept. 1-2 at UND: The UND Department of Theatre Arts has announced auditions for its fall shows, "Godspell" and "Two Rooms," from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1-2 in UND Burtness Theatre, Grand Forks. Auditions are open to UND students and the community at large. Performance dates: "Godspell," Oct. 27-31; "Two Rooms," Nov. 17-21. Sign up: Sign up for an audition time in the Department of Theatre Arts, Chandler Hall. Info: Gaye Burgess, (701) 777-2888; Marilyn Gregoire, (701) 777-3446.

Dance school

-- Open house: Pasley Dance School, Grand Forks, will have open house and registration Sept. 1-3 and Sept. 6-10. Info: (701) 746-5973.

Runners Fall Frolic

-- Sept. 26 in Grand Forks: The Empire Arts Center Fall Frolic, a running event for the entire family sponsored by Red River Runners, will be Sept. 26 in Grand Forks. Participants can run or walk in the Alerus Financial 5K Run/Walk or go the distance with the Fall Frolic 10K Run. For young runners, there's the kids one-half mile. There will be awards for top finishers, door prizes, musical entertainment along the course and more. Participants also can dress up as their favorite movie characters for a chance to win prizes. Family portraits will be taken through the Fall Frolic Foto Set. All proceeds from the Fall Frolic will go to Empire Arts Center. Info/registration: redriverrunnersgf@ yahoo.com.

MSUM exhibit

-- Open through Aug. 27: Seventeen students in the Minnesota State University-Moorhead art and design department spent four weeks working in the studios of the New York Academy of Art. The work they created is on exhibit in the MSUM Art Gallery through Aug. 27. Reception: 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the gallery in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts, MSUM. Info: (218) 477-2284.



-- Aug. 28-30 at International Peace Garden: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa members will celebrate the first International MetisFest on Aug. 28-30 at the International Peace Garden near Dunseith, N.D. Organizer Les Thomas said the three-day event would include cultural workshops, craft booths, entertainers and various contests. The Metis people were of Cree and French lineage. Descendants can be found in Minnesota, Manitoba and North Dakota, including members of the Turtle Mountain tribe.

Theater concerts

-- Sept. 20 in Minneapolis: The Jungle Theater in Minneapolis will kick off a three-part "Jazz at the Jungle: The Songwriters Series" on Sept. 20 featuring jazz vocalist Connie Evingson. The first program will explore the work of singer Peggy Lee, with future programs on Grammy and Oscar-winning lyricist Norman Gimbel and the Beatles, The Associated Press reported. Tickets: www.jungletheater.com/ .

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