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After 5 is
published and
owned by
Jordan Meyer.
August 2010 1604 Aspen Drive NE
Volume 2, Issue 2 East Grand Forks,
MN 56721
Music
Dream’n Country / page 3
Food After5GF@gmail.com
Bella Vino wine bar brings class
to downtown / 9 apple varieties 218-791-8892
for perfect pies / recipes / page 4 After 5 is published monthly at the be-
Family ginning of each month. After 5 is available
River Fest launches first year in free of charge at designated distribution
Thief River Falls / Tastefully Sim- outlets in North Dakota and Minnesota.
ple CEO to speak at Women’s Additional or back copies can be pur-
chased for $5. After 5 is not responsible or
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Movies The articles in After 5 may not represent
the views of the advertisers or the pub-
Movies coming to River Cinema
lishers.
12 in August / pages 6-7
Calendar of Events
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*Puzzle answer on Page 11

Open Mic Night


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BANDS (Music starts at 9am)


Polka Ron & The Swingin Bobcats
Cathy Erickson Band
In A Moment STAGE
The Season
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Streetlight Drive
Loose Change
Carl Unbehaun

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Music
Dream’n Country
six years ago and when he found out coun-
try superstar Neal McCoy was making an
home county was not easy or popular.The
move to Thief River Falls has brought a lot
This year’s festival features the highly-
toted local favorites Heroes and Thieves and
appearance, he had mentioned that Neal is of obstacles, but slowly we’ve been build- 32 Below as well as Johnny Butten –who
his daughter’s favorite entertainer. His ing support through the city and busi- happens to be one of the world’s best banjo
daughter had leukemia and this inspired nesses.” players- and his band Newgrass Under-
Mike Peterson
Ardell to introduce Neil to the young girl. Thief River Falls has everything Ardell ground. Another star famous from the TV
Contributing writer Ever since, the team at Kick’n Up Kountry was looking for and since the move, Kick’n show American Idol, Bucky Covington, will

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veryone knows about We Fest has been making such moments of joy hap- Up Kountry has continuously grown. be performing on Saturday night. Kick’n Up
around here. However there is pen with the Hopes, Dreams & Smiles Fund
another country music festival through the Northwest Minnesota Founda-
that is closer and much more tion.
unique- the Kick’n Up Kountry Festival in Aside from allowing these special chil-
Thief River Falls. dren to live their dreams at the fest, there are
Going on for seven years, the Kick’n Up also contests for every age group. “The Lit-
Kountry has featured some of the most pop- tle Kicker Contest” is a karaoke contest for
ular stars in country music. However, the people from preschool to high school age to
story behind the festival is as inspirational compete, and there is an adult contest as
as the festival itself. well. These contests allows local talent to
Meet Ardell Larson, CEO of Kick’n Up shine through on display.
Kountry, Inc. Mrs. Larson is certainly one Ardell started Kick’n Up Kountry be-
to push dreams to reality not just for her, but cause she loves country music and she has
for others as well. Nevermind the daunting seen how We Fest has impacted the Detroit
task of setting up any kind of music festival, Lakes area and she wanted to something
such as finding the tremendous amount of similar further north.
manpower it takes, not to mention security “I just love country music and I just
and legal issues. Kick’n Up Kountry is the thought, how cool it would be to have one
classic example for us all in which, if we up in this area,” said Larson. “My goal in
will it, we can make it happen. starting it was to make a difference in the
Ardell’s days consist of delivering mail community.”
for the US Postal Service, but come this When Kick’n Up Kountry first began Through the Hopes, Dreams, & Smiles program a child with a life-threatening illness-
September, she is busy with her daughter, seven years ago it was located in Hallock, was given a chance to meet Charlie Daniels at last year’s Kick’n Up Kountry. The
grandsons and several close friends running MN, where Ardell is from. But, after three child and family even got to go right on his bus.
the annual festival. Using the festival as a years of the event being in Hallock, Ardell “Each year it increases some. I haven’t Kountry runs from September 2nd to Sep-
vehicle, Ardell and the staff of Kick’n Up had to make a tough decision. been able to advertise like I should, but I’m tember 5th at Thief River Falls. Find more
Kountry make dreams a reality for children “I moved the event because I saw there getting more people who are stepping for- information on their website about camping,
with life-threatening illnesses. Thus, the was going to be a need to have more restau- ward to help spread the word,” said Larson. the performers and the non-profit ventures
nonprofit side of the festival has been born. rants, more hotels and a bigger area,” Ardell “Our businesses that sponsor are expanding at http://www.kicknupkountry.com.
This began by an individual from Larimore mentioned. “Moving the event from my all the time.”
calling up to ask for tickets to the festival

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Bella Vino Wine Bar
brings class to downtown
Dining
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ella Vino (Beautiful Wine) chose what’s best. Along with the wine, anyone interested. It makes a great place
opened in downtown Grand they offer appetizers and desserts. for business meetings or any celebration.
Forks one year ago. They “I have lots of varieties of wines that Since opening in June of 2009, Bella
feature a large selection of other places don’t have and I have the fa- Vino has had its ups and downs.
Recipes
Try these great appetizers the next time you wines for the tasting pleasure of experi- miliar names so those who aren’t wine “To be totally honest business has been
have a glass of wine. enced wine drinkers and those new to the drinkers have something their comfortable up and down. It just depends on what ac-
Spinach Dip world of wine. with,” Enlow said. “We have an appetizer tivities are going on and who’s in town or
Ingredients As a realtor by day, Kym Enlow not. Grand Forks is a huge lake commu-
1 cup mayonnaise showed a property downtown a year ago nity, the town really empties out. But the
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream to a client. After some time, the client de- Farmer’s market has helped a lot, and the
1 (1.8 ounce) package dry leek soup mix cided not to use the property and Kym got Canadians are in town a lot on the week-
1 (4 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained an idea of her own. ends. It’s a hit and miss downtown, some
and chopped “A year before I showed this property I days it’s busy and some days it’s not,” said
1/2 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped did some wine sampling for different dis- Enlow.
spinach, thawed and drained
tributors and the majority of the people menu, dessert menu and ten or twelve dif- Enlow also mentioned it’s been hard to
1 (1 pound) loaf round sourdough bread
Directions
said that we needed a wine bar in down- ferent unique lahvosh.” get people in Grand Forks to come in and
1. In a medium bowl, mix together mayon- town Grand Forks. When I showed this They also offer bruschetta, spinach dip, try some wine.
naise, sour cream, dry leek soup mix, water property to a client and it didn’t work out a bread plate with different oils. Bella “Grand Forks is very conservative.
chestnuts and chopped spinach. Chill in the for him, I thought this would be a perfect Vino makes everything fresh daily. Their People just need to come out and try it.
refrigerator 6 hours, or overnight. wine bar,” said Enlow. “I kept hearing breads come from Dakota Harvest Bakery. People are so scared that wine tastes like
2. Remove top and interior of sourdough people say they wanted a wine bar, and I Their deserts consist of cheesecake and church wine and that’s what wine is and
bread. Fill with mayonnaise mixture. Tear thought if I build it they’ll come.” mousse. Of course no wine bar would be that’s what people think. People just need
removed bread chunks into pieces for dip- Kym Enlow and her partner Lorrie complete without cheese and Bella Vino’s to come out and try it, they need to venture
ping. Tweten have set up Bella Vino to be a re- has that covered with their meet and out of the box,” said Enlow.
laxed place for anyone to come for any cheese tray. If you do decide to try out Bella Vino,
Bruschetta amount of time and enjoy the company of Another great thing Bella Vino offers is Kym says that their most popular wines
Ingredients
their party. They are always open to teach what they call Bella’s Blue Room. The have been the African wines and the or-
1 French baguette
the uneducated about wine and have a lot room is separate from the main area and ganic wines. Bella Vino is located at 108
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 roma (plum) tomatoes, thinly sliced of knowledge to offer. Their varieties of decorated elegantly with modern art. The North 3rd Street in downtown Grand
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil wines can be overwhelming, but Bella room consists of one large table and is Forks.
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano Vino’s staff is always willing to help you available free of charge by reservation to

9 apple varieties for perfect pies


1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pinch ground white pepper
1 (8 ounce) package sliced mozzarella

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cheese t's apple season. What better way good for individuals who prefer a sweeter, time. Plus the firm, white flesh holds up
1 (6 ounce) package sliced provolone to showcase the delicious flavor of softer pie. well to baking.
cheese apples than in a pie or cake? 4. Jonagold: If you like the taste of 7. Braeburn: These apples are known for
Directions Golden Delicious apples and Jonathans, try their spicy-sweet flavor.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 de-
Some apples are better made for baking this hybrid of the two. 8. Rome: These round, attractive apples
grees C). 2. Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch
than others. Here are the nine of the best to 5. Honeycrisp: These are sweet and have a mild flavor, but hold up well. So for
thick diagonal slices. Arrange the slices in
consider. Should an apple variety prove a slightly soft apples, but they won't break a more intense apple flavor, mix Rome
a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush both
sides of each slice with the olive oil. Place little too soft for baking, it can always be down much during baking. Grab these ap- slices with another variety.
tomato slices and a sprinkling of basil and turned into applesauce instead. ples quickly because they have a limited 9. Gala: Crisp, sweet Gala apples offer
oregano on the bread slices. Sprinkle the 1. Granny Smith: These tart and firm ap- window of availability. the perfect balance of firmness for pies.
tomatoes, basil and oregano with the garlic ples are probably among the most turned- 6. Winesap: The tough skin of these ap- With natural sweetness, a baker can use
powder and white pepper. Cover the tomato to for pie fillings. Mix with a sweeter apple ples enables them to be stored for a long less sugar than with other apples.
slices with slices of the mozzarella and pro- for a different balance of flavor.
volone. Place more basil, oregano and 2. Jonathan: These tart, tangy apples
tomato slices on top of the cheese. 3. Bake have been favorites for pies for years.
in the preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes, 3. Golden Delicious: Goldens are less
or until the cheese is bubbly. firm than other apple varieties, so they are

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River Fest launches first
year in Thief River Falls
Family been great.
“We are expecting a lot of
plenty to do for kids, including face paint-
ing.

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n August 14th, Thief River people. About a month ago The live music will run from 9 a.m. to
Falls will host its first ever the Times had a small para- 10 p.m with a live broadcast on Pioneet
River Fest festival. Thief graph about River Fest and 90.1 from 9 a.m. to noon. The band lineup
River Falls (TRF) is home to off that one thing, a lot of is as follows: Polka Ron & The Swingin
many events including Kick’n Up Kountry, people have been asking Bobcats, Cathy Erickson Band, In a Mo-
but hasn’t had its own festival for many about it,” said Mogen. ment, The Season, Bill Kezar, Streetlight
years. However, after a group of people who In its first year, River Fest Drive, Loose Change, Carl Unbehaun, and
all had ideas of starting something in TRF will have a full day of free Little Bobby & The Storm.
got together, River Fest was born. live music from local singers “Music wise it’s divided out really nice.
“It all started when the three of us (Derek and songwriters, lots of food We’ve got »the polka, bluegrass scene in
Mogen, Ben Kosharek and Ben Anderson) vendors and craft vendors. the first part of the day which will draw a
all got together and decided that in order for The location of River Fest is lot of the older listeners and then we have
anything to happen we had to do it. Being at Hartz Park which offers a the local singer, songwriters in the later
that the Wired Been here holds cocnerts and large play area for kids too. part of the day for the younger people,”
Pioneer 90.1 has gotten the Legacy Grant to Another event planned for Mogen said.
broadcast live concerts, we came up with the day is a dunk tank where River Fest is located at Hartz Park, also
the idea of River Fest. We don’t have much participants will have the known as “Lover’s Lane”.
for craft festivals in the area so the crafters chance to dunk local celebri- “Hartz Park is located behind Dairy
were interested,” said Derek Mogen, owner ties yet to be named. Pro- Queen. It’s also known as ‘Lover’s Lane’.
of the Wired Bean coffee shop in TRF. “So ceeds from the dunk tank It’s a huge park on a hill. The hill creates a
what it is, is a live music, arts and crafts, will go towards a scholarship natural amphitheater, so it will have great
food festival.” fund. sound down there. The bandshell will be
The three of them got together in June to Of course, the biggest set up at the bottom of the hill and aim it
Pictured is Little Bobby from Little Bobby & The Storm who
plan the festival. With great help from the draw for the event will be the will be playing at River Fest on August 14. towards the hill so people can sit on the hill
TRF Parks and Recreation department, the food, crafts and music. River to listen to the music,” said Mogen.
planning was smooth. Thus far, the response Fest will have between 30 and 50 craft ven- The food will be much the same as any fair River Fest will be on August 14 in Thief
from both businesses and the public has dors displaying things like wood plaques, or festival, corn dogs, funnel cakes, mini River Falls at Hartz Park from 9 a.m. to 10
lawn ornaments, glass ornaments, and art. donuts, sno cones, etc. River Fest will have p.m.

Tastefully Simple CEO to speak at Women’s Expo


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nother event coming to Thief In 1995, she founded Tastefully Simple tion. Called a "CEO All Star" by Inc. maga- Now you have your chance to hear Jill
River Falls for the first time on what she often calls “a dream and a shoe- zine, Jill Blashack Strahan founded Taste- speak live at the Women’s Enrichment Expo
this August is A Casual Affair string.” In fact, the company started in a fully Simple with humble beginnings and at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River
Women’s Enrichment Expo 1,200 square-foot big dreams. Today Falls on August 26 from 4-9 p.m. The cost
put on by the Hospice of the Red River Val- shed with no run- this successful for the expo is $15 and tickets can be pur-
ley on August 26. ning water, using speaker, author, chased at Thief River Falls Hugo’s, HD Flo-
In its first year, the expo will be full of a pool table as a founder & CEO over- ral, Time Well Spent and Crookston and East
enrichment exhibits and will be capped off packing station. sees a $140 million- Grand Forks Hugo’s stores.
with a keynote presentaion by Jill Blashack Since then, Jill plus enterprise. Whether you’re looking for ways to un-
Strahan, founder of Tastefully Simple. Blashack Strahan In 2007, Jill pub- leash your passion, overcome obstacles,
Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Jill has become one lished a book about creat winning attitudes or build a muti-mil-
grew up on her family’s farm, where she was of the nation's leading female entrepreneurs. her life lessons called Simply Shine: Stories lion dollar business, let Jill Blashack Strahan
deeply influenced by her father’s entrepre- As the Founder & CEO of Tastefully Sim- that Stirred the Fire. And in 2008, she began show you and your organization how to fol-
neurial spirit, “Dad was typically before his ple, she has become an inspiration and role sharing her powerful message across the na- low your dreams and reach new heights of
time,” she says. “He was an ideas man.” model to thousands of people across the na- tion as an inspirational speaker. success.

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Coming Soon to River
Step Up 3D The Other Scott Pilgrim
Rated PG-13 Guys vs the World
Starring: Adam G. Sevani, Rated PG-13
Rated PG-13
Sharni Vinson, Christopher Starring: Michael Cera,
Scott, Harry Shum Jr. Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark
Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson Kieran Culkin, Aubrey Plaza
When the Maryland School of
the Arts (MSA) goes to Paris for Set in New York City, "The Meet charming and jobless
an international dance competi- Other Guys follows Detective Scott Pilgrim. A bass guitarist for
tion, one of the dancers- Moose- Allen Gamble, a forensic account- garage band Sex Bob-omb, the
misses his flight back to Balti- ant who's more interested in pa- 22-year-old has just met the girl
more. He soon makes friends perwork than hitting the streets, of his dreams...literally. The only
with an American away from and Detective Terry Hoitz, who catch to winning Ramona Flow-
home and a beautiful French so- has been stuck with Allen as his ers? Her seven evil exes are com-
phisticate. They introduce Moose partner ever since an embarrassing ing to kill him. Genre-smashing
to the red-hot Parisian under- public incident with his quick trig- filmmaker Edgar Wright ("Hot
ground dance scene, and before ger finger. Allen and Terry idolize Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead") tells
long he is wowing the local the city's top cops, Danson and the amazing story of one roman-
August 6 dancers with his unique moves as August 6 Manzetti, but when an opportunity
arises for the "Other Guys" to step
August 13 tic slacker's quest to power up
they prepare for an underground with love in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the
up, things don't quite go as World."
dance competition.
planned.

Eat, Pray The Vampires


Love Expendables Suck
Rated R Rated
Rated PG-13 Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Starring: Ken Jeong, Matt
Starring: Julia Roberts, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Lanter, Charlie Weber, Marcelle
Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Baer, Chris Riggi, Jenn Proske
Richard Jenkins, Javier Bardem,
Steve Austin, Bruce Willis, 50
Viola Davis A spoof of the vampire movie
Cent, Brittany Murphy genre, particularly "The Twilight
A married woman with a big "The Expendables" follows a Saga." Becca, an anxious, non-
apartment, a weekend home and group of mercenaries hired to in- vampire teen, is torn between two
who is trying to get pregnant, filtrate a South American country boys. Before she can choose,
suddenly realizes this isn't the and overthrow its ruthless dicta- Becca must get around her con-
life she wants. After a painful di- tor. Once the mission begins, the trolling father, who embarrasses
vorce, she sets off on a journey men realize things aren’t quite as Becca by treating her like a child.
of self-discovery around the they appear, finding themselves Meanwhile, Becca’s friends con-
world. caught in a dangerous web of de- tend with their own romantic is-
August 13 August 13 ceit and betrayal. August 18 sues – all of which collide at the
prom.
Nanny McPhee Piranha 3D Lottery
Returns
Rated PG
Rated R
Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Ticket
Starring: Emma Thompson, Jerry O'Connell Rated PG-13
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fi- A new type of terror is about Starring: Bow Wow, Ice
ennes, Maggie Smith to be cut loose on beautiful Lake Cube, Brandon T. Jackson,
In the latest installment, Victoria. After a sudden underwa- Natari Naughton, Keith David,
Nanny McPhee appears at the ter tremor sets free scores of the Loretta Devine
door of a harried young mother, prehistoric man-eating fish, an un-
Kevin Carson, a young man
Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying likely group of strangers must
living in the projects, wins $370
to run the family farm while her band together to stop themselves
from becoming fish food for the
million in a nationwide lottery.
husband is away at war. But When his opportunistic neigh-
once she's arrived, Nanny area's new razor-toothed residents.
But our heroine is seriously out- bors discover he has the winning
McPhee discovers that Mrs. ticket in his possession, Kevin
numbered, and with only one
Green's children are fighting a must survive their greedy and
chance to save the lake and her
war of their own against two sometimes even threatening ac-
family from totally being de-
spoiled city cousins who have
August 20 just moved in and refuse to
August 20 voured, she must risk everything August 20 tions over a three-day holiday
to destroy the aquatic carnivores weekend before he can claim his
leave. herself. prize.

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Events Calendar 10
TODDLER STORY TIME- 10 AM, Grand
Forks Public Library, Grand Forks.

OPEN MIC NITE- 10 PM, The Hub, Grand HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE FRESH-
Forks. MEN SUMMER MATH & ENGINEER-
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After 5 is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the STORY TIME-10 AM, Campbell Library, Engineering & Mines, Grand Forks.
Events Calendar. East Grand Forks.

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OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 PM, Mike’s Pizza,
PREMIER RACING SERIES- 6:30 PM KID’S STORY TIME IN SPANISH- 6:45 East Grand Forks

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Hotlaps 7:30 PM Race Start, River Cities PM, Campbell Library, East Grand Forks,
Speedway, Grand Forks MN.
STORY TIME-10 AM, Campbell Library,
East Grand Forks.
LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders, ‘l BISTRO TUESDAY WINE CLUB- 5:30-
Grand Forks. PREMIER RACING SERIES- 6:30 PM
CRIMSON CREEK PRESENTS: “THE 7:30 PM, CanadInns Destination Center,
Hotlaps 7:30 PM Race Start, River Cities
PRODUCERS”- 7:30 PM, Empire Arts Grand Forks.
THE EMBER (FREE MUSIC & FREE Speedway, Grand Forks
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for seniors and students. LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
town Grand Forks. Grand Forks Public Library.
Grand Forks.
YOUNG SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS
SCHOOL HOUSE DAYS- Myra Museum CRIMSON CREEK PRESENTS: “THE
ACADEMY- 9 AM TO 12 PM (Grades 5-8) WISEGISE- 9 PM, Long Haul Saloon,
and Campbell House, Grand Forks. PRODUCERS”- 7:30 PM, Empire Arts
1 to 4 PM (Grades 1-4), UND School of Grand Forks.
Engineering & Mines. Grand Forks. Center, Grand Forks. $18 for adults & $15
CRIMSON CREEK PRESENTS: “THE for seniors and students.
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TODDLER STORY TIME- 10 AM, Grand Engineering & Mines, Grand Forks.
Forks Public Library, Grand Forks. TOWN SQUARE FARMER’S MARKET-
9 AM TO 2 PM, Downtown Grand Forks. CRIMSON CREEK PRESENTS: “THE
SCHOOL HOUSE DAYS- Myra Museum STORY TIME-10 AM, Campbell Library, PRODUCERS”- 7:30 PM, Empire Arts
and Campbell House, Grand Forks. LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders, East Grand Forks. Center, Grand Forks. $18 for adults & $15
Grand Forks. for seniors and students.

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ACADEMY- 9 AM TO 12 PM (Grades 5-8) SCHOOL HOUSE DAYS- Myra Museum PUBLIC LIBRARY- 2PM, GF Public Li-
1 to 4 PM (Grades 1-4), UND School of and Campbell House, Grand Forks. brary.
Engineering & Mines. Grand Forks.
CRIMSON CREEK PRESENTS: “THE HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE FRESH- TOWN SQUARE FARMER’S MARKET-
CRIMSON CREEK PRESENTS: “THE PRODUCERS”- 7:30 PM, Empire Arts MEN SUMMER MATH & ENGINEER- 9 AM TO 2 PM, Downtown Grand Forks.
PRODUCERS”- 7:30 PM, Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. $18 for adults & $15 ING CAMP- 9 AM - 3 PM, UND School of
Center, Grand Forks. $18 for adults & $15 for seniors and students. Engineering & Mines, Grand Forks. CRIMSON CREEK PRESENTS: “THE

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for seniors and students. PRODUCERS”- 7:30 PM, Empire Arts
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JAZZ ON TAP & RIVER CITY JAZZ- L’ PRODUCERS”- 7:30 PM, Empire Arts for seniors and students.
Bistro, Grand Forks. SCHOOL HOUSE DAYS- Myra Museum Center, Grand Forks. $18 for adults & $15
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STORY TIME- 7 PM, Campbell Library,

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Grand Forks.
East Grand Forks.MN.
ND STATE DISC GOLF CHAMPI-
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MEN SUMMER MATH & ENGINEER- PRODUCERS”- 7:30 PM, Empire Arts
ING CAMP- 9 AM - 3 PM, UND School of Center, Grand Forks. $18 for adults & $15
OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 PM, Mike’s Pizza, WOMEN’S WEEKEND- Store Hours, Ca-
Engineering & Mines, Grand Forks. for seniors and students.
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6 SCHOOL HOUSE DAYS- Myra Museum


and Campbell House, Grand Forks.
JAZZ ON TAP & RIVER CITY JAZZ- L’
Bistro, Grand Forks.

STORY TIME- 7 PM, Campbell Library,


RIVERFEST- 9 AM TO 10 PM, Hartz
Park “ Lover’s Lane” , Thief River Falls,
MN.

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East Grand Forks.MN.

DAKOTA POKER LEAGUE NIGHT-


Down UNDer Pub, Grand Forks.

Tuesday:
1/2 off bottles of wine
Wednesday:
$
10 Bucket of Beers
Thursday:
Bottle of Black Oak Wine and any
Lahvosh $25
Friday & Saturday: Bella’s Blue Room
$
10.95 Dinner special Call to Reserve in advance at no charge
Tues - Sat 4:30 - Midnight
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ND STATE DISC GOLF CHAMPI- CROSSHUB PRESENTS “THE SUIT”-
ONSHIPS- Lincoln Drive Park, Grand 8 PM, Freedom Church, $7, Dowtown
Forks. Grand Forks.

WOMEN’S WEEKEND- Store Hours, Ca-


bela’s, East Grand Forks,MN. 20 ‘l BISTRO TUESDAY WINE CLUB- 5:30-
7:30 PM, CanadInns Destination Center,
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16 CODA- 9 PM, Long Haul Saloon, Grand Grand Forks.
Forks

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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME- 10 AM,

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LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders, Grand Forks Public Library.

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Grand Forks.

OPEN MIC NITE- 10 PM, The Hub, Grand


Forks.
BILLY D AND THE CRYSTALS- 9:30
PM, Big Daddy’s, Grand Forks.
STORY TIME-10 AM, Campbell Library,
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LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
EMPIRE ARTS CENTER FALL FROLIC- PREMIER RACING SERIES- 6:30 PM East Grand Forks.
Grand Forks.
6 PM, Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Hotlaps 7:30 PM Race Start, River Cities
Speedway, Grand Forks ART & DEMOCRACY FILM SERIES:
MODERN TIMES- 7 PM, Empire Arts OUTDOOR SHOW FEAT. REVELA-

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STORY TIME-10 AM, Campbell Library, TION (Journey tribute band) & TNT
East Grand Forks. Center, Grand Forks.

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(ACDC tribute band)- Beer & Bar Gar-
den, opens @5 & music @6:30, immedi-
KID’S STORY TIME IN SPANISH- 6:45 ately following Beer Fest, Big Daddy’s,
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Thief River Falls, MN. Tickets $15 Grand Forks.
7:30 PM, CanadInns Destination Center, town Grand Forks & East Grand Forks.
Grand Forks. TODDLER STORY TIME- 10 AM, Grand BLUES ON THE RED MUSIC SERIES
HERITAGE DAYS- Heritage Village, East
Forks Public Library, Grand Forks. FEAT. BIG WALTER SMITH & THE
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME- 10 AM, Grand Forks.
GROOVETONES & THE LIST WENGER
Grand Forks Public Library. JAZZ ON TAP & RIVER CITY JAZZ- L’ BAND- 6 TO 10 PM, Town Square, Down-
LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,

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Bistro, Grand Forks. town Grand Forks.
Grand Forks.

STORY TIME-10 AM, Campbell Library,


East Grand Forks.
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HERITAGE DAYS- Heritage Village, East
STORY TIME- 7 PM, Campbell Library,
East Grand Forks.MN.

DAKOTA POKER LEAGUE NIGHT-


2ND ANNUAL HAPPY HARRY’S BEER
FEST- 3 TO 6 PM, Alerus Center, Grand
Forks.

Grand Forks. Down UNDer Pub, Grand Forks. TOWN SQUARE FARMER’S MARKET-
FREE CHILD ID EVENT WITH THE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 PM, Mike’s Pizza,
PM, Grand Forks Public Library.
East Grand Forks

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Forks.
Forks Public Library, Grand Forks. OPEN MIC NITE- 10 PM, The Hub, Grand LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
Forks. Grand Forks. STORY TIME-10 AM, Campbell Library,
JAZZ ON TAP & RIVER CITY JAZZ- L’ East Grand Forks.
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OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 PM, Mike’s Pizza, PM, Campbell Library, East Grand Forks, Hotlaps 7:30 PM Race Start, River Cities
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Grand Forks Public Library.

Midnight Madness Sale at


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ARTS ON THE RED
FEATURING JOJO SEAMES
history and the logistics of developing the strip "Calvin & Hobbes" happens to be where dios. She was recently hired as the pencil

Fine Arts
pieces of art. Her writing inspirations "come she began her studies into newspaper comic artist for the comic "Star Cross'd Destiny"
from folklore from around the world, history strips. The influences on JoJo's work is a and as the illustrator for "Monster Plus" as
and rock'n'roll." Her stories are one about large, tremendous list. The amount of influ- well as other freelance commissions. She also
Mike Peterson change and learning to love. ences on JoJo's work clearly shows her ded- self-publishes her own work, such as "The
"I don't write stories about a good person ication and passion to the visual arts. Makeshift Man."
Contributing writer fighting a bad person. My protagonists are The combination of her talents and philos- She has a day job, which includes being a

M
eet JoJo Seames, a highly- generally their own worst enemy. They're graphic and web designer for UND. Anyone
talented artist whose work ambiguous, or often downright immoral. Un- can learn from JoJo's life in the sense that
mostly features a variety of sympathetic. But through the course of the chasing dreams is a very real and livable con-
different versions of comic story, they can change and be better,” said cept one really puts his or her mind to it. Like
and cartoon characters we’ve come to know JoJo. “My characters have to start out pretty alot of people, she's had the chance to follow
and love. bad, or there's nowhere for the story to go; the status-quo. Get a regular major, get a reg-
Born and raised in Grand Forks, JoJo grew there's no contrast, no evolution. In order to ular day-job, and be comfortable.
up with a fascination in art and although not tell a story about walking out of darkness and "you know, becoming an artist is a calling.
coming from an artistic family, she's been into the light, things have to be dark to begin It's something you do because you know that
drawng since she's first developed motor with. I'm a Christian, so the ideas of repen- you cannot be happy doing anything else,"
skills to hold a crayon. She graduated from tance and humility are a big deal for me. Evil she said. “It's my hope the readers will find
Central High School in 2004, then went on to is a lack of love in the same way that cold is courage from this young, talented lady's life
the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of a lack of heat or darkness is a lack of light. to find their calling in life, and ultimately find
Fine Arts in Visual Communications. So that darkness in my work is where I've left happiness.”
JoJo is a highly talented comic artist. She room in my characters for them to learn to Check out JoJo's material at: www.dead-
discovered this love in high school when she love over the course of the story." A self portrait of JoJo Seames squirrelcomics.com; www.JoJoSeames.com;
combined her loves of writing and drawing. According to JoJo, her visual aritstry in ophy on life make for some incredible stories www.radical-jojo.deviantART.com and some
It was like lightning hitting her, as she de- her comics get comparisons from works in her work. They have not gone unoticed, ei- are now available at Whole Wheat Records
scribed it. She started reading every book on made in the 1960's and 70’s. Though she has- ther. Shortly after graduating, her first origi- and Comics in downtown Grand Forks.
comic books in gneral, seperating the good n't really read alot of those, she tries to read nal graphic novel, "Dis; Life is Hell volume North Valley Arts Council ARTS ON THE RED
from the bad, and diving into comic theory, all acorss the spetcrum in comics, and the 1" was published by Bohemian Trash Stu- is a monthly feature of artists and events.

Chester Fritz announces 2010-2011 schedule


Patrick Miller Roof” at 7:30 p.m., which Allen says is of the greatest super groups in country music formed.
Contributing writer “hugely popular.” history. A local comedy favorite, the Church Base-
The Berenstain Bears family theater Oct. The UND Steel Drum Band will perform ment Ladies return for their sequel perform-
From ballet to bluegrass, the 2010-2011
10 at 2 p.m. is a show for the entire family. Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Entertainment for the holi- ance, “A Second Helping,” on Feb. 12 with
season at the University of North Dakota’s
“There are lots of family friendly things to days features the Moscow Ballet’s Great shows at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Chester Fritz Auditorium offers something
bring your kids to,” Allen notes.” We try to Russian Nutcracker on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and “The Church Basement ladies are hilari-
for everyone.
keep the prices affordable so the whole fam- Lorie Line and her Fab Five “Making Spirits ous,” Allen says.”Their Scandinavian-
“It’s a really good, diverse lineup,” says
ily can come.” Bright” holiday extravaganza Dec. 18 at 3 Lutheran humor always goes over well in our
Betty Allen, auditorium director. “We have
On Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m., The Fritz hosts p.m. region of the country.”
our traditional shows and we’re bringing in a
“The Highwaymen: A Musical Tribute fea- Bearfoot, which plays The Fritz Feb. 3 at The Broadway theater show “All Shook
bluegrass music group, which is a little dif-
turing Waylon, Willie and Johnny.” Allen 7:30 p.m., describes itself as a bluegrass, Up” will play March 1 at 7:30 p.m., followed
ferent for us.”
says Rusty Evans as the late Johnny Cash, Americana and roots music band from An- by the family theater “Happily Ever After…
The season opens Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. with the
Bob Gil as the late Waylon Jennings and chorage, Alaska. Originally formed by a A Cinderella Tale” March 12 at 2 p.m. The
country music group the Oak Ridge Boys.
Michael Moore as Willie Nelson are so con- group of music camp counselors, Bearfoot Irish rock band The Elders will perform
Tickets for the concert go on sale Aug. 20 at
vincing that it’s difficult to tell them apart won the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Band March 21 at 7:30 p.m. The season ends with
9 a.m. That’s followed on Oct. 9 with the
from the real Waylon, Willie and Johnny. The Champions award – an honor it shares with the Broadway theater musical “The Music
popular Broadway musical “Fiddler on the
musical trio resurrects and pays tribute to one the Dixie Chicks – just two years after it was Man” on April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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END-AR: THE
TOUGHEST RACE
IN NORTH DAKOTA
Sports half marathon in Fargo in May. My other
friend, dropped out in July forcing me to
anger grows, our friendships will also be
tested.
out victorious having never quit or be
shown exactly at what point I can be bro-
Jordan Meyer find someone else on short notice. One day, I’ve never done anything that strenuous ken.
while taking out the trash at home, I ran for more than a few hours in my life. I’ve If you too, would like to compete
Publisher
into my neighbor and good friend Matt. I never competed in a race other than a 5k against me and my team in the “Toughest

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our months ago, After 5 did a told him about the race and how tough it run. Since high school, some six years ago Race in North Dakota” on September 4th
story on a winter triathlon in was going to be. He was excited, but fig- for me, I’ve let me body relax more than it or would like more information on how to
Grand Forks. In that story, a ured he’d better check it out before he says should, hence the 35 pound weight loss, take part, you can visit
spring adventure race and an “yes”. A few days later, he was on board. but on September 4th, I will either come www.endracing.com for more information.
even longer fall adventure race were also Together we decided we would work out
mentioned. After my meeting with Andy every night together, after the kids were in
Magness, organizer of all three races, I de- bed. The first day was biking, we both
cided the fall race would be something fun struggled to make 12 miles in under an
to do and would help get me back into hour. The second day was running. Matt
shape. After four months of training, by made it 1.5 miles before stopping to walk.
training I mean eating a little healthier, one I had been running since April so I was in
bowl of ice cream a day instead of two, and much better shape for that. However, my
running or biking everyday, I lost 35 first week of running went much worse
pounds and am still very nervous and not than Matt’s, I barely made it a mile before
sure I’m remotely ready for a ten hour race stopping completely.
which has been named the “Toughest race Our training has progressed and hope-
in North Dakota.” fully is still progressing as you read this. I
When I first decided to train for the Ex- will guarantee that I’m still just as nervous
treme North Dakota Adventure Race for this race as ever, despite my physical
(END-AR), which consists of biking, capabilities increasing. Why so nervous
trekking and canoeing, I called a couple of you may ask? Well, let me tell you a little
friends to join my team of three. One more about END-AR.
friend, Nathan, is already in shape. He used On September 4th, Nathan, Matt and I
to run cross country for UND and ran the will set out on a daunting task of finding
checkpoints on a map using only a com-
pass for navigation. We will run through
mud, canoe down the Red River, and bike
through tall grass and probably more mud,
and those will be the easy parts. Other as-
pects of the race, like ropes courses, swim-
ming and packrafting, are kept a secret
until the morning of the race. We are given
ten hours to cover close to 60 miles
through the toughest terrain this area has to
offer. Our bodies will be tested like never
before, our minds and will to go forward
will also be tested. If we can’t find a check-
point or get lost and our frustration and

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