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by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 11th, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 7-9pm

Ecce Art Gallery, 208 Roberts Alley, Fargo

Celebrate great art and a new location for Ecce--talk about killing two birds with one stone! Free parking on the Roco Ramp and access to the gallery can be attained alley side.

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​Appetite for Education: The Alba Bales House Reception

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 11th, 2018

Thursday, April 12, from Noon to 1 p.m.

NDSU Main Library, Weber Reading Room: 1201 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo

Combining historic items from three important NDSU collections: the NDSU Archives, the Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection and the Libraries’ state and federal documents collection. During a 60-year period, NDSU home economics students spent four to five weeks living in the Alba Bales House. “The Practice House,” as it was originally known, housed its first residents in…

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Fargo Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2018

Thursday, April 12 at 6:30-8:30pm

The Fargo Theatre, 314 N Broadway, Fargo

A special screening of three short films outlining the importance of fair housing. Three short films will be screened: the award-winning "Seven Days" documenting the seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; "Matter of Place"; and "Brick by Brick".

A panel moderated by Barry Nelson head of the North Dakota Human rights coalition will follow. He will share the stage with: Michelle Rydz,…

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Zenato Wine Dinner

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2018

Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Hotel Donaldson, 101 N Broadway, Fargo

Think globally act locally when Zenato Winery joins forces with the Hotel Donaldson to bring you a four course meal prepared with locally sourced ingredients and paired perfectly with wines from the Veneto region of Italy.

Make your reservation today call (701) 478-8888

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​Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen at the Aquarium

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2018

Monday, April 9, 8-11pm

The Aquarium, 226 N Broadway, Fargo

Joe Jack Talcum of the legendary punk band Dead Milkmen will be playing an intimate set of both Dead Milkmen songs and original solo material. He’ll be sharing the stage with local heroes Ethan Rooney and Coolzey. Tickets will be on sale online, at Orange Records, or at Dempsey’s.

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​Public Opening/book signing: DL Houseman

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2018

Saturday, April 7, 1:30-3:30pm

The Rourke Art Gallery and Museum, 521 Main Avenue, Moorhead

Public opening, artist talk and book signing for DL Houseman’s exhibit, "Barns are Noble and Harvey and His Friends." Gallery talk starts at 2pm. This event is free and open to the public.

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April Feminist First Friday

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2018

Friday, April 6, 5:30-7:30pm

Fargo Billiards and Gastropub, 3234 43rd St S, Fargo

An all ages monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends from across the state during Happy Hour--appetizers are half price before 6. Organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues. If you aren’t in Fargo, look for other gatherings throughout the state in Bismarck, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Valley City,…

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​Live comedy with Nate Abshire

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2018

Nate Abshire April 6-7, 7pm

Front Street Taproom, 614 Main Avenue

Nate Abshire started his comedy career in 2009, the next year he finished runner-up in the “Funniest Person in the Twin Cities” contest. In 2012 he ventured west and was a semifinalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition and in 2013 Nate performed at Laughfest in their “Best of the Midwest” contest finishing runner-up. He has also opened for Mark Maron, Whitney Cummings, and The Sklar Brothers.

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Introduction to Metal Casting: Rings and Pendants

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 28th, 2018

Thursday, April 5 through April 26

Center for Creativity, Plains Art Museum, 720 1st Ave N

Artisans developed lost wax casting in the bronze age and most contemporary commercial jewelry is still produced this way. Includes all tools and materials; Instructors: Mike Kolesar and James Wolberg. $136; non-members $170; (701) 551-6100

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​Pairing Nonprofits With Professionals

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 28th, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 3-7pm

Drekker Brewing Co, 630 1st Ave N Ste 6

Buy yourself a beer and join us! Non-profits from the F-M area are looking for volunteers and board members. Would you like to offer your skills to assist the mission and vision of a non-profit? Open house style, stop by anytime. (701) 540-6808

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​Civility is for the Birds

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