The visiting Magnificat Ballet Company of Jackson, Miss., joined Rinat Mouzafarov's Institute of Dance and Ballet theater in presenting two benefit performances and workshops, which drew some 60 students.
Together with a silent auction, concessions and community donations, they helped to raise something upward of $7,000 for the Minot Area Recovery Foundation to aid victims of the 2011 flooding along the Souris River.
Pictured with some of the workshop participants are, back row, from left, are John Vandervelde, Rebecca Grove, Magnificat artistic director Kathy Thibodeaux, Christina Hudson, Emily Dix, Bethany Hurstell, Esther Choi and Jonathon Chapman, and front row, from left, are Rinat Mouzafarov, Hannah Beaver, Kelsey Thompson and Katlyn Linderman. Not pictured, Magnificat executive director Keith Thibodeaux and tour director P.J. Beaver.
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'The Teddy Bear Band' to perform
The Teddy Bear Band is a time-tested children's band, with more than 6,000 performances since 1985.
Patrons are invited to take what is billed as "a magical journey filled with movement, imagination and fun" Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Grand International Inn. Tickets are $12 for two people or $25 for five people or the entire family. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free.
All shows feature real musicians playing real instruments, for a real good time. Hosts are a huggable panda and a group of energetic, musical dads who love to make music. Patrons are invited to come and participate in music that is "contagious and outrageous."
For tickets call Jill at the Easter Seal Office in Minot at 838-0669.
James Memorial sets banquet, grand ball
WILLISTON The James Memorial Art Center's centennial celebration concludes on Nov. 5 with the Centennial Banquet and Grand Ball.
The evening opens with a social hour with cash bar from 7 to 8 p.m., with the banquet and dance following from 8 to 11 p.m. Patrons are invited to dress in 1911 fashions.
The decorations and menu will mimic the original with a few modern interpretations. The Gentle Winds Orchestra of Minot has been engaged to provide dance music.
Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at the James Memorial Art Center during regular office hours and from American State Bank during business hours.
Bismarck troupe presents comedy
BISMARCK This Halloween weekend the Shade Tree Players present "Ghostchasers!" as part of the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts and Science Complex's "Haunting Arts and Spooktacular Science" event.
This spooky and farcical comedy, directed by Amanda Perry, promises to be a night of fright and fun for all ages.
When an electrical storm forces Harriet Hollyhock's plane to land in Hangtown, she takes the opportunity to visit her famous cousin, Dr. Horace Roy, who operates an asylum for extremely nervous patients. At the asylum, an earthquake jolt has freed a poltergeist, and it's creating dangerous mischief. Harriet suggests calling the Ghostchasers, led by Honcho, who is loaded with an arsenal of kooky weapons. And if the nasty ghost wasn't trouble enough, the patients have locked up the staff and no one can tell who's who.
Ghostchasers! will be performed at The Frances Leach High Prairie Arts and Science Complex in Bismarck on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Carnival-style tickets can be purchased for 50 cents each for the Haunting Arts and Spooktacular Science event. Admission to Ghostchasers! is eight tickets per person. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.
For more information, visit (www.ShadeTreePlayers.com) or call 214-1061.
Concerts announced for Festival of Music
The Minot State University Division of Music will present a showcase concert featuring various MSU music groups Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in MSU's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The concert, in conjunction with the Northwest International Festival of Music, is free and open to the public.
There will also be a percussion recital Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in MSU's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The concert will feature internationally noted marimbist Kevin Bobo from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and Christian Michael Berg, principal percussionist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. They will perform traditional Norwegian drumming, marimba solos, snare drumming, tympani and multiple percussion, and original compositions by both performers. The concert is free and open to the public.
Finally, the Northwest International Festival of Music will present a concert featuring high school festival participants Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in MSU's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Admission for this concert is $5.