Weekender

Earth Day celebrating 48 years of environmental support

Starting in 1970 on April 22, people worldwide began to celebrate nature and hold events that demonstrate and support environmental protection. To celebrate Earth Day 2018, many places will be holding some kind of event. The North Dakota Department of Health sent out a press release ...

Boom Slam! Poetry Slam

April is National Poetry Month and every year since 2012, a local Poetry Slam has been held for students to practice their poetry writing and reciting skills. The 2018 Boom Slam! Minot’s Sixth Teen Poetry Slam will take place on April 29 in the Minot State University Beaver Dam starting ...

Sunday Funday to raise awareness for elementary students in need

Minot State students will host a Sunday Funday carnival that features games, bouncy castles, music, and food at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, Sunday, from 12-3 p.m.. The event aims to raise awareness and donations for Essentials for Learning, a new community program that will collect and ...

Celebrate Shakespeare at upcoming play at Minot State

In 1914, Minot State University held it’s first ever Shakespeare Festival. Now, 104 years later, they will be kicking off another year of celebration on April 19 with the first performance of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7:30 p.m. in Aleshire Theater. Directed by Aili ...

WORLD OF WINE: Wine bottle shapes communicate quality and content

When in the Burgundy or Bordeaux regions of France, the bottles of wine from those particular regions have distinct shapes. The high-shouldered Bordeaux bottle (also called the Claret) communicates the Bordeaux wines that make up the blend. The same goes for the sloped-shouldered Burgundy ...

The Quebe Sisters to perform at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall

Nashville, Tenn. – As three of the fastest rising stars of their generation, The Quebe Sisters have made their presence known in the country music scene. The fiddling siblings will be showcasing their tight harmonies and innate talent in a concert at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on Tuesday at ...

Walk for Autism to take place saturday

According to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children will be identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. One in 42 boys and one in 189 girls will be diagnosed with ASD. To bring awareness to ASD, Minot Center for Pediatric Therapy is pairing with Shannon Schmidt ...

MSU to host ‘Facing Race: Black Voices,’ a new discussion panel on race

Minot State professors Andy Bertsch, Harry Hoffman, and Dan Conn have organized a new series of panel discussions to provide the people of the MSU campus and the citizens of Minot opportunities to learn what life is like from the eyes of people of color. “I have a lot to learn, to teach ...

Minot Public Library hosts ‘Food for Fines’

National Library Week will begin its 60th year of celebration on Sunday at the Minot Public Library. In celebration, they will be hosting a “Food for Fines” event to help raise non-perishables and other necessities for the Lord’s Cupboard food pantry here in Minot. “The 2018 theme is ...

One Act can offer so much

“The Whole Shebang” by Rich Orloff is a one-act play that is expected to leave the audience with an optimistic message of how the world is a good place and life worth living. On April 5 at Magic City Campus, the one-act will be performed for audiences at 7:30 p.m. before the high school ...

Magic City Misfits hosts ‘Cancer is a DRAG!’

Magic City Misfits is bringing its second ever drag show to Minot Saturday as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Magic City misfits held their first drag show in January and after the success of it, they decided to host a fundraiser with the event. With the production of their ...

WORLD OF WINE: Can drinking wine help you live longer?

Because I’m on the threshold of being at the beginning of a “ripe old age” and wanting more years, I’m attracted to anything credible that would help me accumulate those extra years. According to an insurance calculator, I have a 75 percent chance of making age 90, with a pretty good ...

Metz writes about her life in ‘This Is Me’

NEW YORK (AP) — Chrissy Metz calls news stories focusing on abusive behavior by her stepfather while growing up mere "clickbait." Metz is one of the stars of NBC's hit series "This Is Us" and has a new book out called "This Is Me" where she writes about her life, including growing up with a ...

Microchipped pets can mean safer pets

Souris Valley Animal Shelter will host an event Saturday at Dakota Square Mall for pet owners to go and get their animals microchipped from 12- 4 p.m. for $25 instead of the usual $40. Microchipping your pet can help you reclaim them after they’ve been found and taken to a vet or to the ...

WORLD OF WINE: Sparkling wines are not created equally

Some of my wine-loving colleagues asked about differences between sparkling wines and why some cost so much. All agreed they were enjoyable to drink, giving an air of celebration, no matter if it is a good dinner with someone, a group of friends, or a special occasion. While Champagne gets ...

‘Roseanne’ revival aims to keep it real

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roseanne Barr looks more glamorous, John Goodman slimmer. But the mass-market plaid couch is a giveaway that ABC's "Roseanne" revival hasn't ditched its roots. The blue-collar Conner family and the times in which they live are at the heart of the sitcom debuting at 8 p.m. ...

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ is cheer-at-the-screen fun

(AP) — At the end of the monsters-versus-robots flick "Pacific Rim," a breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is closed, plugging a hole that allowed hellish creatures to emerge and terrorize the globe. But after the movie earned $400 million worldwide, was that portal really going to stay ...

Daughters of Norway invite Nordic Women to cultural program

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nordic ladies are invited to attend the organizational meeting for the Daughters of Norway in Minot. The cultural program is a presentation by Jill Beatty entitled, “Who Was Harriet Backer?” Harriet Backer, who was born Jan. 21, 1845, and died March 25, 1932, was a ...

Unique market coming downtown

The Downtown Business and Professional Association is kicking off its new event, Magic City Market, on Saturday. The Magic City Market plans to be a recurring event, taking place one Saturday every month. For the first market, there will be 22 different vendors with a variety of things to ...