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Tonight through Sunday at Central: Central High School's final performances of the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" will be at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grand Forks Central High School Auditorium. Cast: Hailey Adams, Leah Biberdorf, Haley Bratvold, Mike Cornell, Erin Cox, Beau Cummings, Joe Frech, Alec Hepper, Carmen Johnson, Ryan King, Daniella Lima, Mike McGurran, Katherine McNamara, Haleigh Mooney, Brenna Peterson, Kelsey Peterson, Cathleen Pollot, Emily Rogue, Matt Stavens, Jacy Thibert, Lynneah Thompson, Danie Thorpe. Ensemble: Erin Burns, Brita Buri, Rachel Caulfield, Clarissa Curran, Nick Curtis, Lizzy Dorner, Kole Driscoll, Ted Helgeson, Lacey Honkola, Huso Jusic, Carly Kasowski, Kate Knutson, Jessica Marynik, Rosie McDonald, RJ Morin, Lauren Nedegaard, Sam Sharief, Jasmyne White. Director: Paul Barta. Student Director: Ashley Green. Tickets: Adults, $8; students/senior citizens, $4; reservations, (701) 787-4075.

Ashlee Hewitt

In concert Saturday at Roseau: Singer/actress Kelli Hewitt, her Nashville band and her family will present two concerts Saturday in Roseau, Minn., to benefit Ruuska Village in Haiti. The 2 p.m. show will be in the Roseau school gym, and tickets will be $10. The second concert will be at 7 p.m. in the Roseau school theater. Reserved tickets are $25. Members of the Hewitt family have worked at Ruuska Village, and the family includes several children from Haiti. Mallori Hewitt, 20, is working in Haiti, and Ashlee Hewitt plans to go there in April, said their mother, Kelli Hewitt. For tickets or to make a contribution: (888) 300-2196. Supper: Doug's Supermarket is serving a pork sandwich supper between concerts, all proceeds go to Reach Out to Haiti.

Bemidji Symphony

Sunday in Bemidji: "Testament of Renewal," a Bemidji Symphony Orchestra concert, will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Bemidji High School Auditorium featuring sisters and violinists Sadrie Hamrin, 10, and Sarah Hamrin, 13. Doors will open at

2: 30 p.m. Tickets: $20; college students/senior citizens, $15; through grade 12, free. Please bring a food or cash donation for the Bemidji Community Food Shelf.

Writers Conference 101

Sunday at UND Bookstore: Writers Conference 101, a series of discussions about the books, authors and issues that will be featured at the UND Writers Conference, will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at UND Bookstore. The topic: "Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace." Info: (701) 777-2393.

EGF Music Boosters

Sunday Baked Potato Feed in EGF: The East Grand Forks Music Boosters annual Baked Potato Feed will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at East Grand Forks Senior High School. Performing groups will be Senior High Jazz Band & Pop Singers, New Heights Elementary School second grade singers, South Point Elementary School fourth-grade singers and the combined Central Middle School and Senior High School choirs and bands. East Grand Forks Music Boosters are a nonprofit organization of volunteers who help support music in the East Grand Forks school district.

Book clubs

Meetings start Tuesday: Here's a schedule for the book club meetings in March at Grand Forks Public Library. Tuesday: This & That Book Club, 7 p.m., "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War," Max Brooks. March 15: Great Reads Book Club, 7 p.m., "Motherless Brooklyn," Jonathan Lethem. March 16: Leaders Read Book Club, noon, "Persuasion: The Art of Influencing People," James Borg. March 29: Current Affairs Book Club, 7 p.m., "Influence: How Women's Soaring Economic Power Will Transform for the Better," Maddy Dcyhtwald. March 30: Classic Re-Reads Book Club, 7 p.m., "To Kill A Mockingbird," Harper Lee. Info: (701) 772-8116.

Teen Tech Week

Sunday through March 12: Sunday through March 12 is Teen Tech Week at Grand Forks Public Library. It will feature Framed, a digital photo contest, and iVid, a digital video contest, both for teens in grades 7 to 12. Both contests close March 12. For info or questions: Go to and click TEENS; or call (701) 772-8116.

Flickertail Holler

Tour begins Tuesday: Flickertail Holler, a bluegrass band featuring Cummings, N.D., native Seth Mulder, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Forks. The band includes Jasper Lorentzen, Starlit Lorentzen and Uriah Nibbe. Other concert dates: March 9: 7 p.m., United Church of Christ, Valley City, N.D. March 10: During the day, Lakota (N.D.) Elementary School with a 7 p.m. concert, Lakota Lutheran Church. March 11: 7 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Bismarck. March 12: 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo. March 13: Bluegrass gospel service, 9 a.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Glencoe, Minn. Info:

Mardi Gras

Tuesday in Thief River Falls: The Vincent Brothers of Bemidji will play for a Mardi Gras Costume Party and Dance from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Eagles Club Ballroom, Thief River Falls. There will be prizes for best costume and door prizes. Tickets: $10.


Wednesday at UND Memorial Union: Global Visions Film Series will sponsor the movie "Trade" (2007) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner. "Trade" features a 13- year-old girl from Mexico City kidnapped by sex traffickers, setting in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother. Trapped and terrified, the girl's only friend is a young Polish woman while her brother is aided by a Texas cop. (2:00) Rated R for disturbing sexual material involving minors, violence including a rape, language and some drug content. Admission: Suggested donation $1.

Cello performance

Wednesday at UND Hughes Fine Arts Center: Erin Ellis will give a cello performance at 8 p.m.

Wednesday at Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, UND Hughes Fine Arts Center, in Grand Forks. Admission: Free.

Film screening

March 9 in Moorhead: Filmmaker Teresa Konechne will present her film, "Woven from the Land: Women. Prairie. Culture," at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Weld Hall's Glasrud Auditorium at Minnesota State University Moorhead. A panel discussion will follow on land use, women's experiences in rural culture, and life on the prairie. Panelists: Anthony Adah, MSUM film studies department, Kandace Creel Falcon, MSUM women's studies and American multicultural studies departments; Rinita Dalan, MSUM anthropology and Earth sciences department. Info: (218) 477-4624; [email protected].

'Mere Image'

Opening Thursday in Bemidji: Saarens Productions will present "Mere Image," a comedy by Steve Saari, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and March 11-12 and at 2 p.m. March 13 at Wild Rose Theatre, downtown Bemidji. "Mere Image" is a comedy of complications, conniving, and chicanery, with a noted cosmetic surgeon plagued by his tippling, ex-cabaret singer wife, his children, a maid and a high profile client intent on retaining her sex-bomb status at any price. That's before photos go missing and a scandal sheet gets involved. Cast: DeeJay Arens, Kevin Cease, Martin Drop, Sarah Einerson, Liz MacGregor, Julie Quanrud, Steve Saari, Vicki Stenerson, Joel Ward. Tickets: Adults, $10; 60 and older, $8; students and children, $5. Reservations: Call (218) 556-1777.


March 12 at the Chester Fritz: "Happily Ever After: A Cinderella Tale" will be presented at 2 p.m. March 12 at UND Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks. The show is a fresh adaptation of the favorite fairy tale with significant learning opportunities, original music, zany humor and visual surprises. Tickets: $16 or four for $50; (800) 745-3000.

Miss GF Outstanding Teen

March 12 at the Empire: The Miss Grand Forks Scholarship Organization will host its first Miss Grand Forks Outstanding Teen Pageant at 4 p.m. March 12 at Empire Arts Center. Miss America Outstanding Teen is a division of the Miss America organization and local teen titleholders will advance to the state pageant June 4 in Williston, N.D., a preliminary competition to Miss America's Outstanding Teen, the teen equivalent of Miss America. Three titles will be awarded March 12: Miss Grand Forks Outstanding Teen, Miss Empire Outstanding Teen and Miss Eastern Dakota Outstanding Teen. Contestants will compete in fitness (there is no swimsuit), talent, evening gown and on- stage question. Doors will open 3 p.m. Tickets: $10.

Polish Food Fest

March 12 in Minto, N.D.: The sixth annual Polish Food Fest in the Minto Community Center is coming up March 12. The event draws a bigger crowd every year, a news release said, with more than 600 people attending last year. The Polish National Alliance Dancers of Warsaw, N.D., will perform in authentic costume. This fundraiser for the organization features five groups and more than 70 dancers from tots to senior citizens with performances from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Homemade Polish food will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. with live old-time music by Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event will include the sale of T-shirts, Polish eggs (pysanki), Polish glassware, aprons and cookbooks, a raffle for a Polish Barbie. Donated items, including a porcelain doll in an authentic Polish costume, will be sold at a live auction beginning at about 7 p.m. Admission: Freewill offering.

Monroe Crossing

March 12 in Bemidji: The bluegrass band Monroe Crossing will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at the Historic Chief Theater in Bemidji. Tickets: $17.50.

Symphony youth concert

March 13 in East Grand Forks: Greater Grand Forks Youth Symphony Orchestra will be in concert at 3 p.m. March 13 at the East Grand Forks Performing Arts Center. The program will feature string and symphonic orchestra works, featuring Sinfonietta, Junior Symphony and Youth Symphony, with guest performers from UND, the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra and community. Tickets: $5; children 10 and younger, free.

Writing workshop

Beginning Monday in Fargo: Nancy Jones, author and college writing teacher, will conduct a creative writing workshop beginning Monday at the Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. The eight-week course will include readings, exercises and the development of fiction, nonfiction or poetry, and classes will meet on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. Register: (701) 237-0230. Fee: $50.

Night of the Arts

March 15 in Mayville, N.D.: Night of the Arts, an evening featuring school arts projects and presentations and a stew feed, will be March 15 at MayPort CG High School in Mayville. Doors will open at 4 p.m. to creative writing and visual art displays by K-12 students. The stew feed will be from 4:30 to 6:30p.m. Speech presentations will be at 6 p.m., followed by art awards at 7 p.m. and a music concert at 7:30 p.m. Sponsor: Mayville Women's Club.

Quilting event

March 12 in Bismarck: Quilters and quilt fans can take part in "Quilt 'til You Drop!" events from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 12 at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck to commemorate National Quilters Day. All events (except the quilting classes) will be free and open to the public, sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota and the Capital Quilters of Bismarck. There will be classes, a quilt show, a special exhibit of purses and bags, and a service project for the Million Pillow Case Challenge Project. Info: Jenny Yearous, State Historical Society of North Dakota, (701) 328-2099; Gigi Leintz, Capital Quilters of Bismarck, (701) 224-1259.

Traditional gardening

March 13 in Bismarck: Fred Schneider will discuss traditional gardening and Oscar and George Will's contributions to gardening at 2 p.m. March 13 at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. His program is part of the Sensational Second Sundays series sponsored by the state's history agency, the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Info: Erik Holland, (701) 328-2792, [email protected].

Cinco de Mayo

April 15 at Crookston: A celebration in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo will be April 15 at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. All Fiesta in the Spirit of Cinco de Mayo events are free and open to the public. 4:30 to 7 p.m.: Mexican dinner, traditional crafts and children's activities, a marketplace, Mexican folk music and Mariachi music, Fresh Voices Hispanic Youth Leadership photography exhibit and youth video previews. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Dance troupe, Los Alegres Bailadores, and local children's troupe in Kiehle Auditorium. 9 p.m. to midnight: Family dance featuring the music of Sonora Café. Made possible by: A grant from the State of Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Foundation Legacy Amendment; University of Minnesota Crookston Concerts and Lectures fund; Coke Community Initiative fund; a grant for cultural projects from the Crookston High School; a donation from RiverView Health in Crookston.

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