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Streets Alive!

Sun, June 14, noon to 5 p.m.

Central Fargo and Moorhead

A three-mile loop around central Fargo and Moorhead will be closed off for walkers, runners, bikers, skateboarders and more. Plenty of exciting entertainment, food and activities will be posted around the route to keep the thousands of participants energized. For more information, visit http://tiny.cc/streetsalive

Fargo Police Community Picnic June 16

Tues, June 16, 5 to 8 p.m.

Island Park, 616 1st Ave S, Fargo

All community members are welcome to picnic with members of the Fargo Police Department, Fargo Fire Department, Red River Valley SWAT team, Red River Regional Bomb Squad, Sanford AirMed and more this Tuesday. Vendors will be on hand to serve food and there will also be free ice cream, chips, live music and entertainment for children.

Red River Watercolor Society Art Show

Moorhead Center Mall

Wed, June 17, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs, June 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Formerly known as The 8th Street Art Show, the Red River Art Show will feature 30 regional artist of many different mediums. The event is put on by the Red River Watercolor Society, a nonprofit volunteer arts organization. The event is free to attend. For more info, visit www.RedRiverWS.org.

ART CREDIT: “Cranny Crow” By Donna Chalimonczyk

West Fargo Cruise Night

Thurs, June 18, 5 to 9 p.m.

Sheyenne Street, West Fargo

West Fargo’s Sheyenne Street, between Main Avenue and Seventh Avenue, will be filled with hot rods, motorcycles, classic cars and plenty of people milling about. This event is open to all ages and will include food vendors. For more info, visit www.topperscarclub.com.

56th Midwestern: From the Earth To The Moon

Thurs, June 18, 5 to 7 p.m.

Rourke Art Museum

Fifty-six years of the Rourke will be celebrated with 56 artists from throughout the region. The Midwestern is the historical museum’s most significant annual event. This year’s local artist include Jon Offutt, Jonathan Rutter, Judith Feist, Vicky Jo Bogart and many more. Visit www.therourke.org for tickets to the reception on Thursday and more information on the artists.

ART CREDIT: “Kecskemét Bloom” by Helen Otterson

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