MARILYN HAGERTY: River watching, Central High prom, gardening on weekend agenda
Great as it is, there is more to life than Sioux hockey. That might be hard for anyone hanging around Grand Forks to realize. The weekend at hand is full of activity. River watching will be high on the list. And it's prom time for students at Cen...
Great as it is, there is more to life than Sioux hockey. That might be hard for anyone hanging around Grand Forks to realize.
The weekend at hand is full of activity. River watching will be high on the list. And it's prom time for students at Central High School. There will be a grand march beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday evening with an admission charge of $1 for anyone age 5 or older.
Expectations for prom behavior have been laid out in black and white. Students know that school events are alcohol free and breathalyzer tests are taken at the door. Dress must be appropriate.
The main idea is to have a good time. And with the help of parents, a post prom party has been arranged at Schroeder Middle School.
Fifty years from now, the students probably will remember their prom date. They may not remember who won the hockey game at the Frozen Four.
While high school girls are getting their hair done for the prom, another group of people will be trooping over to East Grand Forks Senior High for the annual Gardening Saturday...And the Prime Steel Car Show will be in a new location Saturday and Sunday at Purpur/Gambucci Arena, 1122 Seventh Ave. S..."The Mystery of Edwin Drood" is playing this weekend and next weekend at Fire Hall Theatre.
The annual Wacipi Time Out Week at UND wraps up with a powwow and dancing competition tonight at Hyslop Sports Center and events there Saturday and Sunday...The Harlem Globetrotters are playing the Washington Generals on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center...Where there also will be a Healthy Living Expo with free parking and free seminars.
Chuck Karner is back in town from Eureka, S.D., to serve as emcee for the Grand Harmony concert Sunday afternoon at the Performing Arts Center in East Grand Forks Senior High...The group that began 50 years ago as Barbershoppers are updating their image and song offerings...There's a Japan Earthquake/Tsunami benefit scheduled Sunday afternoon in Empire Arts Center...And the UND String Quartet will present a concert Sunday evening at the UND Hopper-Danley Memorial Chapel.
Q. How much money did they raise for the Empire Arts Center at last week's Great Dinners?
A. The sponsors are still counting and paying bills, but they think they will have raised about $7,500 to help pay the expenses at the Empire Arts Center. People are still talking about the fantastic desserts at the Empire at the end of the evening. And they long will remember table floral creations done by Sadie Norby Gardner.
Q. What vanity license plates have been spotted around town?
A. A reader say L84TTYM (late for tee time) and BZENYUS (be seeing youse) in a parking lot. I was following a car with SLOFOFO this week, but I couldn't figure out what that means.
Klauss and Julie
Cheerful persons of the week: Klauss Thiesen, Julie Andersson.(cq)
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