The Souris Valley Watercolor Society presents its first art show at The View, where the group holds its meetings on the first Monday of each month from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
"We'll have about 50 to 60 pieces on display on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.," said Mary Hill, secretary-treasurer of the group. "We haven't looked for a theme so there will be landscapes, flowers and other typical subjects."
The Society has some 20 members, many of whom will be present for the exhibition.
"We're always looking for new members, and welcome artists of any ability," Hill said. "We encourage learning at any age."
For more information, contact Hill at 838-8904 or the group's president, Judy Quill, at 838-6378.
Performance honors launch of the Titanic
WILLISTON The second Sunday at the James performance Sunday at 3 p.m. features a string quartet honoring the launch of the Titanic.
Part of the centennial celebration's focus is to explore 1911's world events. North Dakota's connections to the Titanic were Herbert F. Chaffee, a bonanza farmer from the Red River Valley and John Jacob Astor, the great grandson of the Astors who were involved in the fur trade and development of Fort Union. Both perished when the Titanic sank in 1912.
Several photographs, featuring watercraft from Williston's past, will be on display. Also, keep a lookout for Cap Bailey and his ferry boat, the Pearl, the Onstad Orchestra and dancers on board another boat plus other steamboats that plied the Missouri River.
An admission fee of $5 covers the entertainment as well as a dessert served with coffee or tea at intermission.
Radio show to tape in Williston
WILLISTON "Dakota Air: The Radio Show" will perform to a live audience at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Williston High School Auditorium, and will be recorded for broadcast throughout the month on the statewide Prairie Public Broadcasting radio network. This program will cap off the 79th annual Williston Band Day.
Local performers and celebrities will join the Dakota Air cast to deliver a unique variety show that will highlight the talent and history of Williston and Williams County, and a fun look at the oil industry in Williston area, past and present.
Dakota Air: The Radio Show follows an old-fashioned radio variety format and is led by host and executive producer Merrill Piepkorn. Each monthly show features music by The Radio Stars as well as original comedy by "The Dakota Airheads" under the creative direction of humorist and writer Steve Stark.
Guest performers for the show include Celeste Krenz, D.W. Groethe, Tim Ritter, Amanda Johnson and the Williston High School Band with a special tribute to Virgil Syverson. The show will feature a salute to U.S. Air Force Col. Jon Larvick and will include a special version of "Oil Field Widow," written by Williston's Peggy Bearce.
Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door, all general admission. Tickets are available from members of the Williston Noon Lions Club, WHS music department, Gate City Bank and at the Williston Herald. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Williston Noon Lions Club and the Williston High School music department.
See (www.DakotaAirTheRadioShow.com) for live and broadcast schedules.