Weekend digest - Sept. 26, 2014

Weekend digest - Sept. 26, 2014

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Christmas tree ornaments wanted

The North Dakota Council on the Arts invites artists and crafts people to provide handmade ornaments for the North Dakota State Christmas Tree.

The tree will be on display in the Memorial Hall of the State Capitol, and Gov. Jack and first lady Betsy Dalrymple will participate in a lighting of the tree ceremony at 5 p.m. Dec. 8.

Submitted ornaments can vary from traditional to contemporary arts. Items that are commercially produced or made from kits are not eligible.

Ornaments must be received in the NDCA office no later than Nov. 14. Mail ornaments to: NDCA, 1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 6, Bismarck, N.D. 58503-0649.

Miracles of music series to begin

Featuring the Bel Canto of the Central Dakota Children’s Choir and members of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, the first concert in the Miracles of Music concert series will be held 4 p.m. Sunday in the Sanford Ritterbush Auditorium on the fourth floor of the UND Center for Family Medicine building.

Miracles of Music is a free concert open to the public. The intent is to promote health and healing through music performed by local artists and students. Concerts will be held on a Sunday each month, with more concerts in December to celebrate the holiday season.

The concert series is made possible by the Sanford Health Auxiliary and the Alan Traeholt Memorial Endowment established by Karen Traeholt. Her gift was made in memory of her husband and represents their shared love of music.

UND quartet to perform in 4 cities

The University of North Dakota Student String Quartet will will be performing in western North Dakota on Oct. 3-5.

The concerts are free and open to the public in New Town, Stanley, Williston and Bismarck.

They will perform at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at Northern Lights Community Hall, New Town; noon Oct. 4 at Sybil Center, Stanley; 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at James Memorial Art Center, Williston; and 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck.

Author to read at BSC on Oct. 4

Bismarck State College Campus Read hosts award-winning author Kathleen Norris Oct. 4, in a reading from “Dakota: A Spiritual Geography.” She speaks at 2 p.m. in the National Energy Center of Excellence, Bavendick Stateroom.

“Dakota: A Spiritual Geography” is her 1993 memoir and meditation of life on the Great Plains.

Born in Washington, D.C., Norris grew up in Hawaii and graduated from college in Vermont. She moved to South Dakota in 1974 with poet husband David Dwyer. Norris is the author of five books of poetry and seven nonfiction works that combine elements of the secular and religious worlds.

Established in 2000, the 14th annual Campus Read encourages a shared reading experience among BSC students, employees and the community.

Dakota Stage focuses on ’80s prom

Dakota Stage Ltd. will present its tubular tour of “The Totally Awesome ’80s Prom!” The interactive experience involves the 1989 class of Wanaget High’s senior prom.

The audience can come in ’80s costume and participate with a familiar cast of characters (the Princess, the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Basket Case) and dance to the hits from the era.

The event is for adults only (18 and up) at 8 p.m. Oct. 24-25 at the High Prairie Arts and Science Complex at 1810 Schafer St. in Bismarck. Tickets are $25 each, doors and dancing open to the public at 7:30 p.m. and a cash bar will be available.

For tickets and information, go to www.dakotastageltd.com, email execdir@dakotastageltd.com or call 701-258-4998.

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