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​Water Art Camp for Kids

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 19th, 2017

July 24-27, 1pm

Make Room, 806½ Main Ave, Fargo

4-day arts-intensive camp! Water has qualities of impermanence, imperfection, and fluidity, all fantastic areas of practice for growing artists. Art Camp will include a wide variety of media and studio art experimentations. Ages 5+; www.makeroomfargo.com

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​RiverArts Fishing Clinic

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 19th, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 5:30-8pm

Riverfront Park, Moorhead, along the river behind Usher’s

Youth and their families are invited to learn the basics of fishing and try to land a big one. Free event! Fishing license is not required for youth 15 and under. Participants are encouraged to bring fishing poles. Information, email Kimberly@riverkeepers.org

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No Lackin’ Presents Fargo Freshman 2

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 19th, 2017

Avalon Events Center, Fargo

Saturday, July 22 at 9 PM - 12 AM

An all ages showcase of Fargo’s premier rap talent. Featuring the talents of Cannon, Mil, I.G., and Allen Nolan.Performers were hand picked not only because of their talents but because of their dedication and contributions to the local rap scene.

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Agriculture Adventure Day at the Zoo

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 19th, 2017

4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo 

Saturday, July 22, 10am-5pm 

Free kids admission, free lunch at 11am while supplies last. Where does your food come from? How does a pizza grow? What does a combine do? Find out the answers. Farmers, scientists, and zookeepers create a fun-filled day.

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The Sad Off: Experimental Comedy Show

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 19th, 2017

Friday, July 21, 8pm 

Red Raven, 916 Main Ave, Fargo 

It’s a ha-ha sad, not a cry-cry sad. Five stand-up comics try to out-sad each other. Free of charge, benefits First Link, the suicide prevention hotline (call 211). We’ll be there. We only get laughed at when we’re not trying to be funny. 701-478-7337

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​The Melvins with Spotlights

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 19th, 2017

Friday, July 21, doors 9pm, show 10pm-1am

The Aquarium, 226 Broadway upstairs

Unmissable performance in support of their new double album A Walk With Love and Death. “You’ll sleep with the lights on after listening,” says drummer Dale Crover. 21+, expensive but worth it: $18 at Dempsey’s, Orange Records, or ticketweb; $20 door.

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​Sensual Bachata for Couples

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 15th, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 4-9pm

The Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo

Bachata is a simple dance from the Dominican Republic with “almost every move” possible in its four-beat sequence. Workshop designed to help couples find their rhythm. Partner required, space for 20 couples. Techniques learned can be used in several other dances. 701-237-0230

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​104th Annual Clay County Fair

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 13th, 2017

July 13 - 16, Thursday through Sunday

Main Ave E & 6th St NE, Barnesville, Minnesota

A four day celebration featuring 4H exhibits, entertainment including minnow races, a ranch rodeo, demolition derby and so much more.

http://www.mnclaycountyfair.com or call (218) 354-2675 for more information

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​2017 Red River Valley Fair

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 13th, 2017

July 11-16, Tuesday through Sunday, 11am-9pm

1805 W Main Ave, West Fargo

ATMs in fairgrounds; Baby Care Center; tickets $5, $10, under 5 free; get your hand stamped to get back in; auto racing at 6pm, concerts at 8pm; Information Building, friendly knowledgeable staff; lost & found 701-282-2200; service dogs only; smoking area, wheelchairs available.

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Oslo’s hidden gem

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 12th, 2017

By Mrisha Sharma

mrishamsharma@gmail.com

Photos: Mrisha Sharma

“I really enjoy being a functional human being in the society, still living like this. This way of life is actually working out and I am actually happy with it.”

Ida Frisch and her boyfriend, Martin Osvold, are temporarily crashing in an art studio in Hausmania, located in the center of Oslo, Norway. Hausmania was an abandoned building occupied by squatters until 1999. Now it is a cultural center for artists and musicians in…

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