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Dickinson's Dakota Dinosaur Museum is featuring two new temporary exhibits for the summer season. The first exhibit features minerals and crystals carved into the shape of human skulls. The latest Indiana Jones movie, "The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" has made crystal skulls very popular, said curator Larry League. "I figured that a lot of people have seen the Indiana Jones movies and kids really like things like that, so I spent all winter acquiring these," he said.
When Trinity High School presented its spring musical, "The Wizard of Oz," the audience was treated to an array of sound and lighting effects. Thunder, lightning, fog and projections of a tornado, witch and the wizard added to the reality of being transported to the Land of Oz. The theatrical magic was made possible with renovations to the auditorium's lighting and sound system.
The St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its annual spring tea on Thursday at the Dickinson Elks. Serving is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. "It's a delightful afternoon with coffee and desserts, a time to visit with your friends. Proceeds are to benefit auxiliary projects," said Mitzi Swenson, coordinator of volunteer services. Auxiliary President Lori Koppinger said the theme varies every year. "This year, it's a gardening theme," she said.
Some of the most experienced cooks around are preparing foods for a Spring Sampler and Silent Auction sponsored by the RSVP program in Dickinson. The event is from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Dickinson St.
The Trinity High School Senior Class is presenting the Living Stations of the Cross with narration, dialogue and music. The Living Stations will be presented at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday in the THS auditorium. In addition, a spaghetti supper is being served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. "It's a way to give back to the community," said volunteer director Dana Kostelecky.
The Friends of Rachel chapter at Dickinson High School is coordinating a Suitcases for Kids fundraiser for the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. The chapter is advised by Trista Fisher and Fernanda Heppner. "It's a group based on a Rachel's Challenge presentation toward the end of last year," said Fisher. Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindess and compassion, coupled with contents of her six diaries, have become the foundation for school programs throughout America.
The State Line Ministerial Association, which includes churches in Beach, Golva and Wibaux, Mont., are presenting an Easter cantata titled "Jesus, Son of God." The performance is 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Beach High School gymnasium. The public is invited and the freewill donation will go to the local food pantry. "This is the second time we've done it," said Director Elaine Zachmann. The cantata was presented two years ago.
Bowman's Cedar Chest recently moved to a new location at 17 South Main when its merchandise outgrew the old building. "We're two doors north of where we were before," said Cedar Chest Manager Vivian Hernandez. The Cedar Chest opened during 1976 in a home owned by Dave and Carol Nygaard. It then moved into a home owned by Mabel Hanson and later to Main Street. With each move, its mission is the same -- to provide an outlet for donated clothing to be sold back to the community, she said. It is owned by the Little Missouri Arc Inc.
The Dorcas Society is celebrating its 100th anniversary since its founding as the first philanthropic society in Dickinson during March of 1909. The organization's purpose was to help families in need with special emphasis on the care of children. The name of Dorcas is taken from Acts of the Apostles Chapter 9 verse 36-41: "And in Joppe there was a certain disciple named Tabitha which by interpretation is called Dorcas, a woman doing good works and alms deeds." Members of the Dorcas Society met Wednesday at the home of Sue Moore to go through scrapbooks dating back 100 years.