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The Dickinson Area Concert Association will kick off its 2016-17 series with two Irish singers who take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Queen of Peace Church. David Shannon and Simon Morgan entertain under the name, Fir, which is an Irish word meaning men, or in this case men singers. The international singers have traveled the world performing with orchestras from America, Asia, Europe and Australia, as well as their home country of Ireland. Their music is a classical crossover with a modern Irish feel, according to a news release.
The members of the CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Auxiliary are pulling out their fine china, dusting their glassware and imagining centerplace themes for a holiday dinner table setting. It all comes together when they sponsor their annual Tour of Tables. The fundraiser is Thursday, Oct. 20, at the hospital's ABC conference rooms in Dickinson. Viewing of the tables starts at 11 a.m., with the lunch being served at 11:30 a.m. "The ideas come from the members and we have a hostess for each table," Tour of Tables chairwoman Jean Braun said.
Six canines from Deena's Doggie Daycare present life from a dog's point of view when Dickinson State University Theater Department presents the musical "Bark!" Described as funny, fast-paced and often poignant, the audience is introduced to the loyalty, aggression and frustration of dogs who desire to be loved.
Dickinson State University is sponsoring KickstART, a collection of discussions on the impact of the arts on careers and businesses, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium. The presentations are designed to increase awareness about the economic and social impact of fine and performing arts on a community, according to a news release.
Sarita Pottorff and Garrett Schank, of Houston, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Garrett is the son of Russ and Karla Schank and Sarita is the daughter of Dale and Renee Pottorff, all of Dickinson. Garrett works for EOG Resources and Sarita works for Apollo Global in Houston. Their wedding is scheduled for Oct. 22 at The Wildflower Barn in Driftwood, Texas.
BISMARCK—Two area singers who became national stars on TV's "The Voice" will appear in back-to-back holiday concerts on Thanksgiving weekend. Hebron native Gwen Sebastian will appear in her third annual Home for the Holidays show on Friday, Nov. 25. Scranton native Kat Perkins will host Home for the Holidays - A Kat Perkins Christmas on Saturday, Nov. 26. Both concerts are at Belle Mehus Auditorium in Bismarck. Perkins will sing a blend of traditional Christmas songs with her own modern spin, according to a release.
The Killdeer community will enjoy a steak fry and bid on western art when the Hilltop Heritage Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser. Dinner will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, with the auction to follow, at the High Plains Cultural Center. "It's a time when Killdeer comes together to support a worthwhile cause," Foundation Director Fayleen Fischer said. "It's a traditional event that people look forward to."
Kids in the Dickinson area will stay warm this winter, thanks to the coats, gloves, hats and scarves that were donated during the second "Spread the Warmth" winter clothing drive. The drive was initiated by the North Dakota Petroleum Council during its annual meeting in Minot on Sept. 19. Attendees were encouraged to bring new or gently used winter clothing items to fill a need in their communities. Eight organizations throughout western North Dakota signed up to partner with NDPC, according to a press release.
Michael "Doc" and Tina Shelton recently made a trip from Alta Loma, Calif., to North Dakota on a quest. The retired couple was looking to buy the final coffee mug in their state collection. Having taught engineering at Cal Poly Pomona University, they started collecting coffee mugs while traveling with teams of engineering students who built and raced solar-powered vehicles across the United States, Australia and Japan.
NEW ENGLAND—Everything's coming up roses for gangster Primo Malvone in 1920s Chicago, or so his wife Isabella thinks. She believes Primo is finally out of the business of selling moonshine to become a florist. But he's in deeper than ever. His accountant has disappeared with $50,000, a rival mob boss wants a meeting and businessman Rico Linguini is looking for a new supplier.