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Events Calendar: Dec. 8-21, 2012

December 7, 2012

Saturday, December 8
Fourth Annual Christmas Cookie Extravaganza will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch will begin at 11 a.m. Grace Free Lutheran Church, 2351 West Main, Valley City
A holiday extravaganza “stop and shop” will be held at the Valley City Eagles Club. The free event will have vendor booths set up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 10:30-11:30 a.m., local dance instructor Roxanne Rogers will teach simple techniques for relaxing during the holiday season. Nashville recording artist Greg Hager will sing holiday favorites and original selections from 12:30-2 p.m. He will have CD’s available for purchase including his new release. For more information call Jennifer (701) 845-0333.
VCSU EBC Christmas Hit Parade, “We’re in the Christmas Mood”  is being held at Vangstad at 7:30 p.m.
Valley City State University will hold a planetarium double feature. The free shows will be held at 2 p.m. in room 310 Rhoades Science Center. An elevator is available in the new addition. “All About Stars” is a 30 minute program designed for all ages that serves as an introduction to stars, constellations, and other objects in space. “The Norse Sky” asks, what did the ancient Scandinavians see when they looked into their high northern skies over 1000 years ago? In this 30-minute program ancient Norse gods, Odin, Freya Saga and Loki explain some of the sky stories known to the Vikings. No charge but donations are welcome. For more information contact Wes Anderson (701) 845-0966.
The December Valley City bluegrass jam session will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Barnes County Museum.  The acoustic jam is free and open to the public.  Beginner players are welcome to attend and there will be a free “Learn a Christmas Song” workshop starting at 4 p.m. The jam session is sponsored by the Bluegrass Association of North Dakota and the Barnes County Museum. For more information, call John Andrus at (701) 762-4891.

sunday, December 9
Community Service of Remembrance:  Epworth United Methodist Church (680 8th Ave. SW, Valley City) will hold a community service of remembrance at 2 p.m. for those who grieve the death of loved ones. Those who attend will share in a time of prayer, song and remembrance, followed by refreshments and conversation. The service is hosted by the Barnes County Ministerial Association, Lerud-Schuldt Funeral Home and Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel.

tuesday, December 11
Valley City NARFE Chapter 1839, will hold their regular monthly meeting at 12 p.m. at the Valley City Senior Center.   Please join us for the meeting and a bit of Christmas spirit!  Bring an item for the food pantry too!
VCSU Fine & Performing Arts Courthouse Carol Sing, Valley Voices, & Valley Children’s Choir is being held at the courthouse at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 12
Valley City Barnes County Public Library will host story hour from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the library. The theme will be “Winter Wonderland.”
Fifth annual “Sounds of the Season” brown bagger series will be held from 12:10 to 12:55 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church sanctuary (138 Third St. N.W., Valley City). Carole Flatau will be the featured performer. The church encourages the public to bring a lunch or just come to listen to the music of the holiday season and enjoy provided refreshments.

thursday, December 13
The Valley City Church of the Nazarene is depicting the Christmas story through a “Journey Through Christmas” drive through Riverview and Hanna Avenue from 7-9 p.m. The Christmas night play is provided by the families of the church. All are welcome.

Friday, December 14
Full Nelson Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the Valley City American Legion Club rooms. Must be 21 or older to attend. The event supports Legion Baseball.
The Vall ey City Church of the Nazarene is depicting the Christmas story through a “Journey Through Christmas” drive through Riverview and Hanna Avenue from 7-9 p.m. The Christmas night play is provided by the families of the church. All are welcome.

saturday, December 15
Dakota Plains Co-op together with the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce will host Santa Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dakota Plains Main Store in Valley City. Kids of all ages are welcome to get their photos taken with Santa, so participants should bring their cameras. At noon, the winners from the Chamber’s button sales will be drawn with the grand prize of an iPad. Winners of the Chamber’s Snowman Contest and Home Decorating Contest and Business Decoration Contest will also be announced.

sunday, December 16
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will be hosting a maintenance breakfast every third Sunday of the month for the year. Serving will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the VFW.

Wednesday, December 19
Valley City Barnes County Public Library will host story hour from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the library. The theme will be “The Christmas Story.”
Fifth annual “Sounds of the Season” brown bagger series will be held from 12:10 to 12:55 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church sanctuary (138 Third St. N.W., Valley City) Pastor Brad Edin will be the featured performer. The church encourages the public to bring a lunch or just come to listen to the music of the holiday season and enjoy provided refreshments.
Mercy Nurses Alumni will meet noon at Roby’s for lunch.

Friday, December 21
A benefit will be held for the Komrosky family at 5 p.m. at The Eagles Club in Valley City. The benefit will include a freewill spaghetti feed, silent auction and bake sale. Preceding benefit events, the band Thunder Ridge will perform at 8:30 p.m. On Oct. 9, a furnace explosion at Paul Komrosky’s home in Eckelson destroyed everything and sent Paul to the hospital with severe burns to his body. Paul is still recovering from his burn injuries. Jason (Paul’s brother), his wife Laura, and three kids recently moved in with Paul before the fire and lost everything they owned also. All proceeds from the benefit will go to the Komrosky family. An account has been set up at Dacotah Bank in Valley City under Ruth Berg (Paul’s sister). If you have any donations, please contact Amber Eull at (701) 205-7454.

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