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Classic Film Series: It’s a Wonderful Life

December 9th, 2015

Thursday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N., Fargo

The classic film will be shown just in time for Christmas. The Frank Capra drama stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up on life until an angel intervenes and seeks to show Stewart how many lives he’s touched and how different his community would be if he was never born. Since its release in 1946, the film has become a Christmas staple.

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Rourkes’ at the Rourke: Father and Son

December 3rd, 2015

Sunday, Dec. 6, 1-5 p.m.

Rourke Art Gallery, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead

Orland Rourke and son J. Bracken Rourke will have their artwork on display with most of Orland’s pieces being up for sale. The late Orland Rourke, along with his brother James O’Rourke, founded Rourke Art Gallery in 1961. J. Bracken Rourke is set to give an artist talk at 2 p.m.

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Balancing Act: A Performance by Fifth Column

December 3rd, 2015

Saturday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Zachmann’s Studios, 1683 Otter Tail Drive, Fergus Falls, Minn.

Hinge Artist Scott Miller’s ensemble Fifth Column will perform a new composition written by Miller with acoustic instruments, computers and lighting. Miller is a composer from Maple Grove, Minn., a professor of music at St. Cloud State University and President of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S. In addition to the show, the event will give the public a sneak peak of Fergus…

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Independent Filmmakers Project Minnesota Cinema Lounge

December 3rd, 2015

Saturday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

Glasrud Auditorium, Weld Hall, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Normally held in Minneapolis, Cinema Lounge is showcasing short films by independent Minnesota filmmakers on a statewide tour. MSUM Professor Ray Rea will be part of the screening and filmmakers will be present to talk about their work and answer questions. Andrew Peterson, executive director of IFP MN, will also be there to talk about his work.

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Christmas on the Prairie

December 3rd, 2015

Saturday, Dec. 5, 1-6 p.m.

Bonanzaville, 1351 West Main Ave., West Fargo

The annual Christmas celebration features cookie decorating, Christmas carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides, competitions, musical performances, Christmas desserts and beverages, photos with Santa and more; all of this at their beautifully decorated village.

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Annual Winter Showcase

December 3rd, 2015

Friday, Dec. 4, 1-9 p.m. 

Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 12-4 p.m. 

Muddy Waters Clay Center, 2014 13th Ave. N., Grand Forks 

The Annual Winter Showcase features original, hand-crafted pottery and one of a kind pieces created by Muddy Waters Clay Center studio artists. The studio invites the public to enjoy holiday treats, meet the artists and view their studio expansion. The first 50 people who attend Sundaywill receive a special MWCC gift.

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Traditional Norsk Christmas Event

December 2nd, 2015

Friday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Sons of Norway, 722 Second Ave. N., Fargo

Sons of Norway present their 11th annual Christmas event. The event begins with “A Taste of Fine Norwegian Christmas Foods,” featuring Norwegian-shaped waffles, kransekake, salmon, rommegrot and, of course, lefse. The Front Fenders will provide music from all decades and a silent auction will be held with 100 percent of proceeds going to Skogfjorden, the Norwegian camp at Concordia Language Villages. The…

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Glass bead workshop classes

November 28th, 2015

Classes start Thursday Dec. 3

Inspire Innovation Lab, 510 Center Avenue, Moorhead

Inspire Innovation lab is hosting a community art class in which participants learn how to make glass beads with a torch. Just in time to learn a new craft for the holidays. This class will meetDecember 3rd, 10th, 17th and a special session the morning of the 19th, the cost is $100. Limited space, register online, some scholarships may be available. http://www.inspireinnovationlab.org/

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Progress on the Prairie

November 28th, 2015

Thursday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

Ecce Art Gallery, 216 Broadway, Fargo

Planned Parenthood hosts their 11th annual “Progress on the Prairie,” honoring leaders of North Dakota’s past, present and future. The event will present the Exemplary Leadership award and the Woman on the Move award. Guest speakers include Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards and Regional President and CEO Sarah Stoesz. Tickets available at

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Dakota Air 2nd Annual 1st Christmas Show After Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2015

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo

Dakota Air: The Radio Show presents a Christmas show loaded with entertainment. The event will be hosted by Merrill Piepkorn and will feature gypsy-swing style holiday music by Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, Camria Ballet dancers, The Dakota Airheads Acting Company and Miss North Dakota 2014 Jacky Arness. Tickets are available at tickets300.com.

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