Events Calendar: Sept. 21-30, 2012

Friday, September 21
Full Nelson Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the Valley City American Legion Club rooms. Also at the same time on Oct. 26, Nov. 16. and Dec. 14. Must be 21 or older to attend. The event supports Legion Baseball.
Impact World Tour, GX Internaitonal at the Valley City Winter Show building at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Saturday, September 22
The Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals invites you to the Harvest Festiva from 4-7 p.m. at the Sheyenne Riverbend Farm. Enjoy music and entertainment, silent auction, wine and snacks, and much more. A $30 ticket includes a complimentary bottle of wine and may be purchased by calling the SVFA hotline at 840-1334. Or reserve your ticket with paypal on!
Come and meet the local GOP candidates Keith Hovland Senate and Dwight Kiefert and Myrene Peterson House of Representatives as well as many of the State candidates at our first annual Fall Community Pig Roast at 5 p.m. at Chautauqua Park in Valley City.
Free Public Planetarium Shows. Double Feature at 2 and 2:30 p.m. in room 310 at the Rhoades Science Center. (Elevator Available.) Finding Polaris I: The program is 30 minutes long and introduces the audience to ancient Greek and Roman mythology told from a stars’ point of view. Finding Polaris II: The Valley City State University Planetarium is proud to present its latest production, “Finding Polaris II”.  It is a sequel to the 2004 show where a student gets a personal guided tour of the night sky by none other than Polaris--THE North Star--himself, this time visiting with some of his friends that are the major stars of the springtime sky: Arcturus, Spica, Regulus, Capella, and Thuban.  Kids of all ages will get a kick out of this 30-minute show and learn something along the way! No charge, donations welcome. For more information contact Wes Anderson 701-845-0966 or Alice at 845-7452.
An autumnal equinox and 20th anniversary of the Medicine Wheel Park will be held Saturday. 2 p.m. – A showing of FINDING POLARIS I at the VCSU PLANETARIUM; 2:30 p.m. – A showing of FINDING POLARIS II at the VCSU PLANETARIUM; 7 p.m. – Meet at the VCSU STUDENT CENTER and walk along the North Country Trail to the MEDICINE WHEEL PARK (those unable to do this can drive to the park); 7:30 p.m. – OBSERVE THE SUNSET with ceremony; DARK – STAR GAZING PARTY and IMPROMPTU DRUM CIRCLE. **BRING YOUR DRUM (OR NOISE MAKER) and blanket ** For more information contact Wes Anderson 701-845-0966.
The Valley City Sons of Norway Lodge 481 is holding a final meeting at the Barnes County Museum at 7 p.m. For more information contact Wes Anderson 701-845-0966

Sun., Sept. 23 Thru Wed., Sept. 26
2012 World Missions Conference at Calvary Baptist Church, 2030 Main St. West, Valley City. Gary Castner, missionary to Botswana, Africa, will be the guest speaker for this four-day event that will run through Wednesday, Sept. 26. There will be special music, missions updates, and Bible challenges at 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Come and hear about the great need for missions work around the world.

Monday, September 24
The Valley City NARFE Chapter will sponsor a blood drive to be held at the Valley City Eagles Club on from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Mary Ann Leier at 845-2943 for an appointment.
The Barnes County Historical Society Lecture Series Season 15 Presents: Claudia Berg of the State Historical Society of North Dakota “The Expansion Project and Future of SHSND,” at 7 p.m. All Lectures are at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum and held in conjunction with Valley City State University. They are free and open to the public. For more information contact Wes Anderson at 701-845-0966.
Valley City Area Retired Teachers. Noon meeting at Sabirs with Jennifer Feist as the speaker. Please bring items to donate to the Food Pantry.
Dr. Jorge Variego, Composition/Woodwind Instructor with the VCSU Music Department will present a recital on Monday, September 24, 7:30 pm in Froemke Auditorium on the VCSU campus. The repertoire includes a varied selection of XXI century works for clarinet, bass clarinet and electronic media. The public is cordially invited to attend. Adult admission is $5.00, VCSU faculty, staff and students admitted with ID card.
Valley City High School will hold a powderpuff football game at 8 p.m. on Hanna Field. Admission is $5 to watch the junior and senior girls battle it out for the annual title.

Wednesday, September 26
Valley City Barnes County Public Library will host story hour from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the library. Pastor Dave Montecuollo will be the speaker.

Saturday, September 29
Mentored youth and women’s pheasant hunt is taking place in Buffalo. There will be no charge for attendees. It will be open to youth aged 12 through 17 and for women hunters. All those participating must have completed hunter education/firearm safety before Sept. 29. Those planning to participate must register by Sept. 26. The day will include bird cleaning, lunch, clay shooting, fun and informational seminars. The starting time will be 9 a.m. with a caravan leaving from the PetroServe off exit 292 of Interstate 94at 8:30 a.m. For more information call Chuck at 701-793-4585.

Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30
The Sheyenne Valley Arts & Crafts Association is celebrating the 45th Annual Sheyenne Valley Arts & Crafts Festival on Sept. 29 and 30 in Fort Ransom, ND. There will be a Bear Creek Art Gallery on display, unique demonstrations, and a food court. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. No pets please. For more information, contact Sheyenne Valley Arts & Crafts Association at (701) 973-4461 or at

Sunday, September 30
St. Agatha’s Church will hold their annual fall supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Hope American Legion in Hope, ND. The cost is $10 for adults age 12 and up, $5 for youth ages 6-11 and $2 for youth 5 and younger. The menu will feature turkey dressing meatballs, mashed potatoes and all the trimmings.