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THE LIST: 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' ... Haunted events ... Polka Party

Theater n "Rocky Horror": "Rocky Horror Picture Show Live," a live musical presentation by a shadow cast performing in front of the screening of the actual movie, will open tonight in the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks, just in time for the Ha...


n "Rocky Horror": "Rocky Horror Picture Show Live," a live musical presentation by a shadow cast performing in front of the screening of the actual movie, will open tonight in the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks, just in time for the Halloween season. Audiences are invited to dress in costume. Show times: 11:59 p.m. tonight and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Doors will open at 11:30 p.m. Tickets: $8; available in advance through UND Chester Fritz box office and Ticketmaster outlets. Note: This show is for mature audiences. Presented by: Kelly Clow, producer and director, Nine & Numb Entertainment.

n "Tenor": The final performance of Greater Grand Forks Community Theater's "Lend Me A Tenor" is at 7:30 tonight in Fire Hall Theatre, Grand Forks. Tickets: $15, $12; reservations, (701) 777-4090.


n Get spooked: Want to be scared out of your socks? Check out "The Revenge of Becky Page," a haunted house at Delta Upsilon Fraternity, 505 Princeton St., Grand Forks. The house comes in both PG- and R-rated versions. PG-rated schedule: 7 to 8 tonight, $3. R-rated schedule: 8 to 10 tonight and Saturday; $5.


n More getting spooked: Delta Tau Delta, 2700 University Ave., Grand Forks, is sponsoring haunted tours for ages 10 and older from 7 p.m. to midnight tonight and Saturday. Admission: $5 or $3 with a can of food.

n Monster Mash: The Grand Forks YMCA will have its Middle School Monster Mash Dance from 7 to 10 tonight.

n Polka party: A kids costume party beginning at 6:30 p.m. will be part of the Harvest Fest Polka Dance tonight in the Tabor (Minn.) Hall. Dance to the Cathy Erickson Band from 7 to 11 p.m.

n Museum party: The Pembina (N.D.) State Museum will have a children's Halloween Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday with children's activities, games and crafts. Costumes are encouraged. It's free.

n Best costume prize: A $500 prize for best costume will be awarded at the Halloween Bash on Saturday night in the Tabor (Minn.) Hall. You can dance to 4-Wheel Drive from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

n Mini Mile and Howler: The Alerus Financial Munchkin Mini Mile Kids Half-Mile Run will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, and the Empire Arts Center Halloween Howler 5K Run/Walk will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in Grand Forks Town Square. Kids' activities will begin at noon. To register for the race, go to www.empireartscenter.com , or register at noon on race day. Race participants with their numbers can see a free movie, "Ghostbusters," at 3:30 p.m. in the Empire Arts Center. Others can attend if they give a freewill donation.

n YMCA Kids Party: The Grand Forks YMCA will host a Halloween Party for children preschool through fourth grade from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Pumpkin Patch


n Pick a pumpkin: The Pumpkin Patch in Warren, Minn., is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. through Oct. 31 at the Godel Memorial Library. All proceeds go to the youth groups at Our Savior's Lutheran and Melo Lutheran churches. You can take pictures and plays games as you pick pumpkins. At 4 p.m. Fridays and 1 p.m. Saturdays, there will be a free craft table. Saturdays and Sundays: Baked goods, hot beverages, barbecues for sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays only: Hayrides, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


n Alerus Center: The 40th annual Craft Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Alerus Center, Grand Forks. Admission: $2; kids, free.


n Loretta Lynn: Country music icon Loretta Lynn has sold out her 8 p.m. show tonight in Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn., according to the casino Web site.

n Lily Tomlin: Actress and comedian Lily Tomlin will present a 7 p.m. Saturday show in Spirit Lake Casino and Resort seven miles south of Devils Lake. Tickets: $25, $30; (800) WIN-UBET.

'Bound for Blessing'

n Auditions: Organizers of a show called "Bound For Blessing," a presentation of Lauraine Snelling's "Red River of the North" novels to be presented next July, will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Drayton (N.D.) High School gym. Organizers are seeking men, women, boys and girls to act; a fiddler and harmonica player; as well as lighting, sound, makeup and set assistance. If you're interested in auditions but can't make it, call Marlys Boll, (701) 454-6103 or e-mail president@oxcarttrails.net . The publisher-backed professionally directed drama will be presented during Drayton Riverfest in July.


History, heritage

n Mother Goose: "The Big Book of Mother Goose," originally published in 1953, has been reprinted as the seventh in a series of classic reproductions from the collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. More than 70 classic nursery rhymes with color illustrations fill the book, from well known favorites such as "There Was An Old Woman (who lived in a shoe)" to lesser known examples, such as "Little Sally Waters." The original book was printed by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers of New York and illustrated by Alice Schlesinger. It was a favorite childhood book of Mary Brown of Bismarck, who donated it to SHSND. The original book will be displayed in the North Dakota Heritage Center through January. Where to get the new book: North Dakota Heritage Center Museum Store, Bismarck; Pembina (N.D.) State Museum; and select bookstores. Price: $12.95. Info: www.nd.gov/hist/museumstore/ .

Barn dance

n Nov. 8 event: North Country Fiddle and Dance will present a barn dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 8 with John Peterson on banjo and Tom O'Neil on fiddle in the Grand Forks Senior Center. All dances will be taught, and you can join right in. Admission: Donations at the door.

n Dec. 6 event: The Ogg Creek String Band of Fargo-Moorhead will play Dec. 6 at a North Country Fiddle and Dance Barn Dance in Grand Forks. Time and place: 7:30 to10:30 p.m., Grand Forks Senior Center. There will be reels, circle mixers, simple squares and more; all will be taught. Admission: Donations at the door.

-- Herald staff reports

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