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Book Reading and Discussion with James Han Mattson

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 26th, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Zandbroz Variety, 420 N Broadway, Fargo

Mattson is currently an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Grand Forks. "The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves” is his first novel he book and has received positive critical praise from the Los Angeles Review of Books, the New York Post, Lambda Literary, and NPR, and was an Amazon bestseller and Best Book of the…

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July 4th Celebration at Bonanzaville

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 26th, 2019

Thursday, July 4,10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo

The event kicks off with the shooting of the anvil! Games, live historic demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, crafts for the kids, face painting, bouncy houses, food, parade at 2pm, Red River Trivia at 3pm, and much much more. Fireworks at dark.

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​Mandan Rodeo Days

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 26th, 2019

July 2-4

Dacotah Centennial Park, Mandan

ND Mandan Rodeo Days is North Dakota's oldest & largest professional rodeo held annually on July 2-4, the first of which was held in 1879! This citywide celebration is known to draw more than 20,000 people for three days of family fun including the rodeo, rodeo queen and princess pageant, huge fireworks display, Independence Day Parade and other special events.   

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​Legalize it Fest

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 26th, 2019

July 1-2, 7 p.m.-howling

The Aquarium, 226 N Broadway, Fargo

Support Legalize ND's efforts to legalize cannabis in North Dakota! All proceeds benefit Legalize ND. Featuring some of the region’s top acts such as The Knotties, Stovepipes, Mr. Meaner and more. Plus keynote speeches from Fargo City Commissioners Tony Gehrig and John Strand along with Legalize ND Chairman David Owen.

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​Woman’s Right Benefit Vol 1

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 26th, 2019

Friday, June 28, 6 p.m.

Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave, Fargo

This one’s for the ladies, all proceeds will be donated to the Red River Women's Clinic. Featuring the talent of Half Empty, Shrug, Germ Circus and more to be announced all for a suggested $8 donation!

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​Book your own rib fest 2019

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 19th, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 5-11 p.m.

Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave, Fargo

The Raven will be opening up the garage and serve up some vegan and vegetarian bbq goods. Live entertainment by SOTOS, Arachnid, Chocha, Cold Front, The Electric Blankets, Half Empty, Gneil and Plumslugger. All ages. 

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​Pekin Days Art Show

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 19th, 2019

June 26-30

Pekin, North Dakota

ND Talk about the little art show that could! Can we give three cheers to the Nelson County Arts Council? This city of 100 has been known to draw close to a thousand for THE North Dakota art weekend of the year. Juried art show, live music, food and craft vendors. Camping available.

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​Book Signing - Northern Plains Native Americans - Volume 1

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 19th, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2-5 p.m.

State Historical Society of ND, 612 E Boulevard, Bismarck

The official book signing and launch of Volume 1 of "Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective". At 2 p.m. Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Ernie LaPointe the Great Grandson of Sitting Bull will be giving a short talk with flute playing by Dakota Goodhouse and an introduction by Shane Balkowitsch. Representatives Tamara St. John (SD) and Ruth Anna Buffalo (ND) will also speak to the…

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​Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 19th, 2019

June 21-22

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead

Our friends in Clay county are bringing together an international collection of chefs, artists, musicians, storytellers, historians, and vendors to immerse you in the Nordic roots that planted themselves so prominently in our Red River Valley communities. This festival is all about local history and global communities – with a focus on Denmark.

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​Curious & Macabre: The Art of Shelby Tagestad

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 19th, 2019

Friday, June 21, 6-8 p.m.

Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave, Fargo

Meet-and-greet with Fargo artist Shelby Tagestad. Sip on delicious drinks, peruse original artwork and prints currently on view and enjoy great company.

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