When it comes to Arts in the Parks, the shows will go on.
Terri Aldrich, executive director of the Minot Area Council of the Arts, said the events will continue as scheduled, despite Minot area flood threats and evacuations.
"I walked Oak Park a couple days ago," she said. "The bandshell was not in water and parking is available. There is very little standing water in that area."
"We hope, with things seeming to calm down in the area, that we can go forward with this special season, the 100-year celebration of our parks," she said.
Sunday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Minot City Band, Oak Park
The English Tea Service planned as a fundraiser for the Minot City Band and the Minot Area Council of the Arts, as listed in the Arts in the Parks events listing Thursday on Page C1, has been postponed.
Initially set to coincide with the Arts in the Parks opener Sunday, the tea service will be rescheduled, date and time to be announced.
The Minot City Band performances and visual arts presentation by Stillpoint Photography will continue as scheduled, weather permitting, at 4 and 7 p.m.
So, weather permitting, Arts in the Park 2011 will open Sunday with a performance by the Minot City Band, featuring visual arts by Stillpoint Photography.
Also, for a $5 charge, an English tea will be offered by Sylvia Rau. Proceeds go to the Minot City Band and the Minot Area Council of the Arts.
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Voices of Note, Oak Park
On June 16 Voices of Note, with visual art by Avis Veikley, will entertain, and the Integrity Jazz Festival is scheduled for June 17-18 with events scheduled for the Vegas Motel and in Roosevelt Park.
In the event of rain, Aldrich said, non-City Band events move to the Maysa Arena, most recently used by the Red Cross to shelter people displaced from flood-threatened homes.
"One sad change for Arts in the Park this year, is the loss of our long-time Master of Ceremonies, Hardy Lieberg, who died recently," she said.
Aldrich said when she assumed responsibility for the Arts in the Park program, she envisioned building an integrated summer concert series, rather than a haphazard collection of performances.
"Hardy, who rarely missed a concert, gave it a sense of unity," Aldrich said. "He felt it was so important to promote the (arts council) and each artist and group involved.
"His work was very much appreciated, and we will miss him very much," she said.