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6 Spotlight: Maple River Golf Club, Much More Than Meets the Eye

19 Fiber Arts: Enjoying Fiber in All its Glory

SHOP@FM 8 Back to School Supplies: How to Prepare Your Child Without Breaking the Bank 10 Back to School Shopping: The Clothes Don’t Always Make the Man 12 Guide to Area Farmers Markets: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

DINE@FM 14 2016 Potato Days 16 Sazerac Alley: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll) 18 No Bull Smokehouse

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30 Chalk Fest

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Maple River Golf Club MUCH MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE by Jamee Larson The Maple River Golf Club opened in 1965. The 18-hole, par 72 course offers a combination of tree-lined fairways, bunkers, and water hazards. It is 6,828 yards from the longest tee. The course is impressive, but that’s not what makes the club so inimitable.

"Maple River is uniquely positioned as a semi-private course. We are really trying to cater to our members." General Manager and Head Golf Professional Dave Schultz

“Maple River is uniquely positioned as a semi-private course,” explained General Manager and Head Golf Professional Dave Schultz. “We have about 300 paying members, but we are also open to the public.” Although Schultz has only been in the position a few months, he has already begun stamping his own imprint on the club. “We are going through a culture shift right now,” he said. “We are really trying to cater to our members.” That special attention includes the creation of Ladies Night on Wednesdays, Men’s Day on Thursdays, and Couples Night on Fridays. It also includes immaculate greens that are kept in stellar condition. "Larry and his staff really take care of them and they are in amazing shape" Schultz explained. “We want the entire course to be an incredibly inviting and welcoming atmosphere.”

"Whether you are new or experienced, give us a try. Our golf course is in great shape and we will take care of you while you’re here. Everyone is welcome."

Schultz brings a golf and hospitality management background to his position. Perhaps more importantly, he has a passion for the job and the ability to think outside the box. “We have a lot of initiatives going on right now,” he explained. “I have a lot of ideas for the course, many of which involve capital improvements that will be very noticeable.” Schultz has quickly gotten his entire staff on the same page. He has a fierce commitment to excellence and believes his staff has an obligation to treat all golfers with respect and appreciation. “We have a responsibility as a staff to make our golfer’s experience as fun and memorable as possible,” he said. “We have staff who want to be here; this is not just a paycheck for any of us.”

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Although there has been a renewed focus on members at Maple River, that does not in any way discount the fact that the course is open to the public. “I love that,” Schultz said. “We want to fill the golf course; we want to see people that are new to the game.

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That’s what makes it fun.” Schultz brings a positivity to the job that is easily infused through the staff. In fact, the word “positivity” was discussed several times during our interview. If you have never golfed at Maple River, you are missing out. “Whether you are new or experienced, give us a try,” Schultz exclaimed. “Our golf course is in great shape and we will take care of you while you’re here. Everyone is welcome.” More



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Back to School Shopping: There was a time when preparing to return to school in the fall meant little more than purchasing a few brown #2 pencils and a couple of notebooks and folders. Anything more was considered frivolous. One year in middle school, however, I did manage to score a Trapper Keeper with Michael Jordan on the cover, but I quickly realized that the bulky folder contraption was far more trouble than it was worth. Such is often the case with school supplies that are shiny new and attractive in the store but used very little after school starts.

Today’s back-to-school lists can now exceed two pages. At first glance, the lists appear

upfront about your financial situation can keep everyone on the same page. You can

overwhelming. With a little preplanning and a lot of restraint, however, the shopping

even include younger children by giving them a calculator that can keep track of how

experience doesn’t have to end in tears. It also doesn’t need to leave you in financial

much money has been spent and what is left.

ruin. According to a 2015 report by American Express, parents spent an average of $1,239 on back-to-school shopping last year. Yes, that figure is more than a thousand bucks – well over the cost of most rent or mortgage payments. Luckily, there are things

There are also several iOS and Android apps that can help keep track of shopping lists and budgets. Apps like Backpack, iPlanShopping, and Favado can help you stay

you can do to dramatically cut back-to-school expenses.

organized throughout the shopping process. In addition, many stores have their own

The first thing you have to do is establish a budget. Focus on how much you can

Best of all, you don’t have to be tech savvy to take advantage of the resources

realistically afford to spend on supplies, not what you think your child needs. Being

available to you.

apps that can help you create lists, check for coupons, and even order merchandise.

The cost of five Star Wars folders is the same as twenty regular folders of the same quality.

Although back-to-school excitement often starts building towards the end of July, the longer you postpone shopping the more likely you are to be able to take advantage of specials. Even though stores begin ramping up back-to-school promotions as early as June, the real deals will not begin appearing until August or early September. Despite the pleas of your child, he/she does not need to show up to the first day of school with every single item on your shopping list. Patience is a virtue in more ways than one.

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How to Prepare Your Child Without Breaking the Bank by Jamee Larson

There are certain items that you can scrimp on and others that will end up costing you more in the long run if you cut corners now. One of the largest school expenses involves electronics. When it comes to laptops, tablets, desktop computers, or even graphing calculators, avoid used or refurbished items. Although the initial sticker prices are appealing, you are more likely to wind up with inferior products that cause headache after headache. Keep in mind, however, that purchasing quality merchandise does not mean you have to pay for every bell and whistle available. Talk to your children’s teachers to determine exactly which features are necessary and which can be avoided. Failing to discern between which add-ons are required and which can be ignored can cause a reasonably priced item to become a budget breaker. As far as general supplies, there are several ways you can save a substantial amount of money. The first involves buying in bulk. When you are dealing with items that your child will be needing all year (like pens, pencils, and paper), buying in bulk will save you money in the long run. You can also shop with friends or family members that are willing to split bulk items in order to save money for both of you. The other way to save a substantial amount of money is to avoid your child’s pleas to purchase specialty items, especially those with pop culture associations. For example, the cost of five Star Wars folders is the same as twenty regular folders of the same quality. Similarly, a regular Eastbay or other off-brand backpacks will hold your child’s books just as well as an expensive Under Armor bag endorsed by Steph Curry. I know, I know. Plain supplies are boring and your child will likely implore you to reconsider. Don’t give in. If Star Wars folders are not in your budget, they must not be purchased. An alternative is to allow your child to complete extra chores or special jobs in order to earn enough money to

Regardless of when you hit the stores, it always pays to comparison shop. Spending an hour or two online can put


purchase any folder he/she wants. Putting the onus on your child gets you off the hook. INTRODUCING


you in the position to maximize your time and money. You should also take advantage of store discounts and rewards


programs. Coupons, in-store credits, and loyalty rewards can do wonders for your budget.


Back-to-school shopping is a cash cow for many stores. With a little planning, however, you can adequately prepare


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Give your child permission to look for one splurge item as long as your budget can absorb the costs. As with any shopping, setting a budget beforehand will help everyone understand their financial constraints. Avoid credit cards whenever possible. It is far too easy to continually swipe your cards without realizing exactly how much you are spending. If you must use credit, keep track of your

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purchases so there is no sticker shock when you get home. You should include your children in the shopping process whenever possible. As long as a child can understand basic money principles, they can help stick to a budget. Tell them how much money they have allotted for shopping and give them a bit of wiggle room to make their own choices. Make sure they understand that a $40 shirt with Justin Bieber on the front costs the same as two or even three plain shirts. Allow them to make those types of choices as long as they will still have an appropriate wardrobe.


The Clothes Don’t

Always Make the Man by Jamee Larson In addition, make sure your child understands the difference between a

Finally, remind your child that the entire wardrobe does not need to be

want and a need. He may want Dwayne Wade’s new basketball shoe, but he

purchased before the first day of school. As the school year progresses,

doesn’t need them. Vice versa, although your daughter doesn’t want to shop

more and more items will be put on sale, especially as the holidays approach.

for new jeans, she may need to. Don’t focus entirely on needs, however. Give

If your child has their heart set on a certain item, give them a target cost

your child permission to look for one splurge item as long as your budget

to watch for. For instance, if your child wants a new Nike sweatshirt, tell

can absorb the costs.

them you will purchase it when the price falls below $35. Make it their

Everything you purchase does not need to be new. Thrift stores can also be a treasure trove of used yet perfectly acceptable clothing items. In many cases, you will be able to find second-hand clothing that can’t be distinguished from items that are new. Avoid the temptation to help your

responsibility to monitor sales. Your child can also ask for clothing as part of their birthday or Christmas gifts or complete extra chores to earn their own money. Allowing them to spend that money on anything they want will teach them a great deal about budgets and money.

child keep up with the proverbial Joneses. Although peer pressure is a

Back-to-school clothes shopping doesn’t have to end in tears and silent

powerful and often ugly social construct, it doesn’t have to have a negative

treatments. Plan ahead and include your child in the preparations. When

effect on your child. If you can afford full-price brand name clothes, don’t

everyone stays on the same page, the shopping experience can be fun

tempt your child by shopping in expensive stores.

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Do You Know Where Your Food Comes from? by Jamee Larson

by a roadside vegetable stand or farmers market, stop and take a look around. Pick up a fresh ear of corn or a newly picked tomato and see if you notice a difference from that found at the grocery store. If you do, you will never look at processed food the same. Farmers markets are becoming increasingly popular as society becomes more focused on eating healthy. While it may seem like a recent phenomenon, traditional farmers markets have existed since our ancestors, when farmers would gather, typically in the town square, to trade their excess harvest. Times have changed, however, and participants in today’s farmer’s markets are as concerned about providing a healthy product as they are with making a profit.

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Located at Broadway and 4th Avenue North in Fargo.

Open Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Open Saturdays 10:00am to 2:00 pm.

The greater Red River Valley is home to several different farmers’ markets.


In Dilworth, the Whistle Stop Farmers Market has provided the eastern

The Red River Market is the area’s newest farmers market. In fact, this

valley with fresh produce for five years. Currently run by original founder

is their first season as an official farmers market. According to Market

Cheryl Steze, the market includes farmers from Moorhead, Glyndon,

Manager Katie Preston, the market began as a response to an apparent food

Dilworth, and Hawley. “Our goal is to offer fresh healthy produce to our

desert downtown, which refers to the lack of access to purchase grocery

neighborhood and community,” Steze explained.

items in the downtown area.

In regards to farmers markets and healthy food in general, the cost can

The Red River Market began with 15 vendors. Organizers received very

be an issue. Unfortunately, fresh food is often more expensive than that

positive feedback, so they expanded the market to include over 45 vendors.

which is mass produced. According to Steze, however, this isn’t the case

“We are committed to bringing locally grown and made foods to the

at Whistle Stop. “I haven’t done a comparison, but vendors say prices are

community of Fargo-Moorhead, which is explicit in our mission statement,

comparable,” she said. “The vendors don’t outprice each other; they get

so all of the products sold at the market come from within a 200-mile radius

together and discuss prices collaboratively.”

of the metropolitan area,” Preston explained. That mission statement? “To

One thing that separates Whistle Stop from any other area farmers market is that it is located next to the city’s historical NP 1068 L-9 locomotive. “The locomotive makes the atmosphere fun and attractive,” Steze said.

create a space for all community members to experience the joys of locally produced food.” For Preston, the popularity of the market comes from the pendulum shift towards healthy and mindful eating. “There is definitely heightened awareness about healthy eating but also increased awareness regarding where produce comes from, which go hand-in-hand with one another,” she explained. “In addition to the nutritional benefits of the items sold at the market, consumers also get a chance to meet the people who grow and make food, which builds a stronger connection with not only the food but also the community.” The Red River Market has secured a few partnerships that organizers are very excited about. “We offer free bus rides to and from the market on MATBUS from 9am-3pm on Saturdays,” Preston said. “Our market also accepts SNAP benefits, and we have a double bucks program with CassClayAlive where spending $10 in SNAP will get you $20 to spend at the market.”

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Farmers Market at Dike East Park: Located at West Acres Mall in Fargo. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Although the Farmers Market at Dike East Park has been a long-time player in the area’s farmers market scene (going on 30+ years), it is no longer located at Dike East Park. The name has stayed the same, but the location had to be changed because of the city’s flood protection efforts.

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2016 will be their second summer at West Acres. The produce you will find at this farmers market is as fresh as it gets. According to member Austin Wittmier from Bill Erbes Farms, the market was originally known as the Great Plains Produce Association and that group made a rule that mandates all products need to originate within sixty miles of Fargo/Moorhead so that consumers know exactly what they are getting. “Customers want to be educated about what they are eating and where it is from,” Wittmier said. “More questions are being asked.” The move to West Acres has been positive for the farmers market. “We have much more visibility than we did down at the dike,” Wittmier explained. That increased visibility will lead to more customers discovering the advantages of farmers markets. “If you have never experienced fresh, locally grown produce, stop and ask questions to the growers,” he encouraged. “Experience the fresh locally grown food; you


don’t know what you are missing.” These three markets are not the only ones in the area by a long shot. A complete list of farmers markets in North Dakota can be found at www. Information on Minnesota markets can be found at

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2016 POTATO DAYS by Jamee Larson

he potato. A staple of Midwestern

Festival Director Theresa Olson has been involved in Potato Days since its

food. Baked, mashed, fried … it

rebirth, serving first as a volunteer and then acting as director since 2008.

doesn’t matter. We love our potatoes.

“If you are looking for family fun come and join us,” she said. “You can shop

Nowhere is this love affair more apparent

at the street fair look, look at cars at the car show, check out the antique

than at Barnesville, Minnesota’s Potato Days.

farm equipment that is on display, and eat lots of potato foods.”

Now in its 25th year, the festival is a guaranteed hit for the spud-fans in your life.

Those potato foods are easily the main attraction, although mashed potato

Potato Days started in the 1930s as a way of celebrating the completion

wrestling might be a close second. The many spud creations available

of harvest. The festival died out during the Depression and wasn’t

throughout the festival include Norwegian lefse, potato pancakes, French

resurrected until 1991. Since then, Potato Days has grown into one of the

fries, German potato dumplings, potato sausage, and baked potatoes.

nation’s premier summer attractions. Well over 20,000 people will walk the streets of Barnesville August 26 and 27th. You can imagine what that does to a town of only 2,400 residents.

Entering the mashed potato eating contest will ensure you get your fill of that variety as well. In addition to the eating, which my waistband will tell you is my favorite part, both days of the festival are packed with activities and attractions. Friday night’s mashed potato wrestling is a must see, as is Saturday’s parade. In between, the main stage is where the action takes places. You can watch everything from the potato sack fashion show and Miss Tater Tot pageant to picking and peeling contests and potato car races. “It’s always fun to watch the participants in their costumes and on Saturday it’s usually standing room only for the events on the Main Stage,” Olson explained. To celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary, Potato Days will include some events from the earliest festivals, including a Mr. Potato Head and a Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head competition. Rumor has it that this year’s event is also going to include a corn hole competition with a little potato flare. It sounds like something you need to see to truly understand.

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DINE @ FM One of the best parts of the festival is that it is free. Yes, I said free. There is no admission charge or parking fees. Although some events cost money to participate in, the vast majority of both events and attractions are free. Potato Days is only possible with the generosity of area businesses and the tireless work of its many volunteers. It is a one-of-a-kind festival.

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Potatoes were the first vegetable grown in space.

There are thousands of different potato varieties.

Potatoes are the best-selling side dish in American restaurants.

Potato chips are one of the most common snack foods in the world with billions of packets being consumed every year.

The word potato comes from the Spanish word patata. Potato plants are usually pollinated by insects such as bumblebees.

Although it shares the same name, the sweet potato is a root vegetable and only loosely related to the potato.

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by Jamee Larson

One of Fargo’s newest restaurants, Sazerac Alley has already made a name for itself. Inspired by the flavors of New Orleans and the Southeast, Sazerac offers a variety of unique dishes that aren’t found anywhere in the region. Although there are some Cajun dishes on the menu, the restaurant is far from a one trick pony. Managing Partner Dan Hurder is not a newcomer to the Fargo’s restaurant scene. In addition to Sazerac Alley, Hurder is a partner in The Ottertail Supper Club and Lodge, The Boiler Room, Barbacoa, and Chef’s Table Catering. He was also a partner in the popular Monte’s Downtown, which recently closed its doors and is now the home of Sazerac Alley. How did a New Orleans inspired restaurant wind up in Fargo? “When we set out to remodel and rebrand the space that was formerly Monte’s Downtown, we knew we wanted to do something that was different and unique to the

The restaurant’s menu is really the star of the show. In a meat and

area. After quite a bit of brainstorming, we settled on a New Orleans inspired

potatoes kind of town, the existence of things like Cajun Fried Frog

concept.” Hurder explained. “My mother spent most of her life in Louisiana,

Legs, Louisiana Alligator, or Fried Buffalo Oysters adds another layer

and Christian (his partner) spent quite a bit of time cooking in the south, so we

of culture to the existing restaurant scene. According to Hurder, the

felt like we understood the culture and the cuisine well enough to do it justice.”

Sazerac’s signature dishes, the char-grilled oysters, and blackened sea scallops are definitive crowd pleasers. In addition, Shrimp Creole,

Although the name Sazerac is full of enough zest and spirit to exist on its

Seafood Pot Pie, and Louisiana Fried Chicken and Waffles are also

own, the name is also born out of New Orleans. The Sazerac cocktail is the

among diner’s favorites. How about the owners? For Hurder’s tastes,

official cocktail of the city. The partners added the word Alley due to the

the Duck and Andouille Sausage Gumbo cannot be beaten.

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DINE @ FM In addition to the extraordinary food, Sazerac Alley also has a full line of traditional and New Orleans inspired drinks. “We have a fantastic late night happy hour - half off all of our whiskeys and wines every day after 9:00 pm,” Hurder explained. “We have over 75 different whiskeys to choose from and almost as many wines. We encourage everyone to come in and discover their new favorite.” Although there are restaurants in the area that feature southern cuisine, Hurder believes that Sazerac’s is truly unique. “We have tried to stay as true to the authentic Louisiana style as we could get,” he said. “We have also tried to elevate the wine program, cocktail program, and level of service that we offer to exceed what others in the region are trying to do.” The most successful restaurants are those that set themselves apart and creates an individual persona. When asked what Sazerac’s identity will be, Hurder didn’t hesitate. “Cajun culture uses a word lagniappe which translates to “a little something extra” in English,” he said. “We are always striving to achieve lagniappe.”

When asked what he would say to potential customers, he answered, “I would say that they should set aside any pre-conceived notions they might have about what Cajun food is, and come check us out. There is a lot more to our menu than spicy dishes and seafood. And our staff is more than happy to accommodate any diners taste preferences or dietary restrictions as best as they are able to do so.” Sazerac Alley has big shoes to fill in relation to its current location. Monte’s

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with our own personal touches, added to it,” Hurder said.

Martian munchies, brisket, and pulled pork

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NOBULL Smokehouse: by Jamee Larson

Anyone who has ever enjoyed meat right out of a smoker was ecstatic

smokes only enough meat to serve on

when NoBull Smokehouse opened its doors in May of 2015. Those that had

any given day. When the meat is gone,

never experienced that smoky flavor quickly became fans. For anyone who

it is gone. Although unconventional,

has yet to do either, you are missing out.

the custom is an example of NoBull’s

For General Manager Emilie Fischer, it’s all about the smoke. The meat at

unwavering commitment to excellence.

the NoBull Smokehouse is smoked with a unique blend of locally-sourced

Want to avoid an empty plate? You

red and white oak. Serving what can be considered traditional Northern

better get their early.

Barbecue, the restaurant is quickly garnering a reputation as having the

If you haven’t been to NoBull, you have

best-smoked meats in the area.

already waited too long. It doesn’t

NoBull offers a variety of menu options, including smoked sausage, lightly

matter if you go for the food, the

pulled smoked pork, northern oak-smoked ribs, fresh buttermilk infused northern friend chicken fingers, and chicken and waffles. “The chicken and waffles which was part of our original menu is still a guest favorite,” Fischer said. “Combining the sweet of the waffles and the salt of the chicken is a real fan favorite.” Another must-try is the Picture Perfect appetizer platter. Consisting of a pound of pulled pork, five rib bones, three smoked sausages, five fresh buttermilk infused fried chicken fingers, and slaw, dressing, gravy, best beans, pickles, bread, and your choice of sauces. The colossal platter is definitely not for amateurs. In addition to unique, mouthwatering meals, NoBull is also known for its ambiance. “Our atmosphere is one-of-a-kind,” Fischer said. “One needs to come check out the place to really get the full feeling.” Trying to find a similar restaurant setting in the area would be an exercise in futility. From its rustic interior to the outdoor patio in the back, NoBull has set itself apart within the industry. Add to that a garage door in the front of the restaurant that allows customers to get the feeling of being outside, regardless of where they sit, and you have a dining experience that is without equal. As NoBull continues to grow, they will be offering more events and special. According to Fisher, rib-a-palooza will be starting soon. Sound intriguing? It is. The special will give diners two ribs for the price of one every Twosday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. The new theme will join the current Swine and Wine special that take place on Wednesdays when diners who buy one bottle or glass of wine can get a second for only a penny. NoBull Smokehouse is located at 609 NP Avenue in Fargo and open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am until done. “Until done?” you may ask. Yes, until done. An exact time cannot be given because the restaurant 18  | 

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atmosphere, or the daily specials – you just need to go. “We are a family restaurant so you get to pick what you want to eat. Our staff is fast, friendly, and loves to help you decide what you are going to #pigout on for your meal,” Fisher explained. “Please stop in and give us a try sometime. You will leave full and happy.” More information, including a full menu, can be viewed at


Enjoying Fiber in All its Glory by Jamee Larson

During the first weekend of August, Fargo’s Rheault Farm will be transformed into a cornucopia of all things fiber. No, I am not talking about fiber as in an essential part of a healthy diet. Instead, this fiber focuses on art materials consisting of natural or synthetic fiber and other components such as fabric or yarn. The Fiber Arts Festival takes place on August 5th and 6th. According to Fargo Park District Program Coordinator Rachel Wolpert, the festival began as a way to teach the community about fiber and the different ways it can be used. “The Fiber Arts Festival is a relaxed, informal weekend that everyone in the family can enjoy and learn all things fiber,” she said. “If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how clothing, blankets, stuffed animals, and more are made, then this is the perfect event,” she said. The two-day event features a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities involved with yarn, spinning wheels, needles, looms, and more. Attendees can learn where fiber comes from, how it is cleaned, and how it is made into fabric. In addition, vendors will be on hand selling everything from yarn, fiber, and dye to food, tools, and books. Completed art and craft projects will also be available for sale. The Fiber Arts Festival has always enjoyed a loyal following, but organizers have diligently found ways to attract new crowds. Past festivals have included live sheep shearing, a “Taste of Lamb” competition for local chefs, and even on-site alpacas. Local shops have also been invited to showcase their wares. Each year, new classes, vendors, and demonstrators are added to the festival line-up. According to Wolpert, the most popular events are always the animal events and hands-on activities. The live demonstrations and learning events are also always well attended. This year, participants can learn knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, rug hooking, basketry, stitching, quilting, rug making, and paper crafts. There will also be two classes taught by accomplished artists. Guest artist Joanna Johnson will teach a class on how to buff knit and expert needle sculptor Teresa Perleberg will teach 3D needle felting. There will also be a class on how to upcycle old t-shirts.

The Fiber Arts Festival takes place at Fargo’s Rheault Farm, located at 2902

At first glance, some might erroneously think that they have no place at

25th St. S. in Fargo, on August 5th from

a Fiber Arts Festival. Wolpert hopes that those people give the festival a

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and August 6th from

chance. “Fiber is making a comeback and more and more people are enjoying

10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.

creating their own clothes, blankets, scarves, hats, etc.,” she said. “It’s a great

weekend to come out and learn something new.”

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Summer in the Red River Valley has many defining events: The Red River Valley Fair, the Downtown Street Fair, River Arts, and the Fargo Blues Fest among the most popular. Also on this list is the Island Park Show, held annually during the last weekend of August. The show is one of the area’s premier events, bringing in between eight and ten thousand people each year. The Island Park Show has been a staple in the community for forty years. According to Fargo Park District Program Coordinator Sam Larson-Brobig, the show was originally located at Trollwood Park and called the Christmas Bazaar. Due to flooding issues, the show was moved to Island Park and renamed.

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Anyone who has ever attended the Island Park Show can attest to the fact that it is much more than a traditional art show. The 2016 show will feature 160 vendors with products that include such unique treasures as handmade baskets, pottery, handmade candles, original photos of rural North Dakota, decorative wood items, clothing, and much more.

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In addition to the plethora of vendors (hailing from 13 different states), the two-day show also includes barrel train and horse-drawn carriage rides, live entertainment, and over 20 food booths. Whether you are a fan of gyros, fry bread tacos, cheese curds, or kettle corn, you will not leave the park hungry.


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addition to a stage-island that changes annually, the 2016 show will feature 20 new vendors, each with a different focus. “They cover everything from apparel and textiles to pottery and metalwork,” Larson-Brobig explained. The popularity of the show is due to more than just the vendors, however. The location of the show at Island Park offers attendees a bit


of everything. The outdoor setting allows people to interact with nature on a closer level than that found at most festivals or shows. In addition, the shade provides a level of protection against the hot summer sun. “The


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park atmosphere is a great place to get together with friends before the summer is over,” said Larson-Brobig. People come to the show for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s the exposure to area art that entices a visit. Others come to pick up a new item or shop for that hard to please person on their Christmas list. For still others, the food vendors and live entertainment is where it’s at. Regardless of the motivation, very few people (if any) leave disappointed. If you have never been to the Island Park Show, one visit will quickly

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by Jamee Larson

Each year, communities all over the nation hold “Nite to Unite” events

Crime Prevention Association. “It is all about neighborhoods coming out to

in an attempt to foster closer relationships between neighbors and

get to know each other and establish a safe community,” she said.

enhance existing relationships between city police departments and the general public. At a time when building solid relationships are as

Wallin is in charge of coordinating neighborhood parties. Those that register

important as ever, these Nite to Unite events are even more significant.

can receive gift bags, paper plates, and utensils, and a few safety themed items. When possible, t-shirts are also provided. Neighborhoods can also opt to block

In Moorhead, the Nite to Unite will be held on August 2nd. According to Leann

off streets for their parties, and Wallin coordinates those as well. Finally, each

Wallin, community policing coordinator at the Moorhead Police Department,

registered party gets a visit from a police officer and a member of the fire

Minnesota’s Nite to Unite program was formed eight years ago by the state’s

department when possible. The public’s reception to the city’s Nite to Unite has been very positive. “We just have a hugely successful night from north to south Moorhead,” Wallin said. “Established neighborhoods have been having parties for years.” Although the event always gains a few parties and loses a few others, the city averages 70 parties each year. Some communities have large parties, while other focus on smaller get-togethers. “We feel we are best served by having neighborhood block parties,” Wallin explained. “It is a time for our officers to come out and talk to citizens. They don’t have many social interaction opportunities on duty.”

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L IVE @ FM Although the relationship between police and the general public has been the subject of much national scrutiny in recent months, this area enjoys an amicable and respectful relationship with its officer core. “We have great community support for our department,” Wallin said. “We are lucky and I think it is because our citizens get the opportunity to know the PD.” The Moorhead Police Department considers the community its most effective resource when it


comes to building safe and responsible communities. “We are community-oriented and know we


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invested in our community as our community is in us.”

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Across the river in West Fargo, Nite to Unite is handled a bit differently. Instead of neighborhood block parties, the city plans a large event that is very celebratory in nature. On August 2 at 5:00 pm, the city will sponsor the event at West Fargo’s Elmwood Park. Everyone is invited and encourage to attend. According to Assistant Police Chief Jerry Bower, the event is important for a variety of reasons. “Each year, this event provides the opportunity for people to ask questions, see the various

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pieces of equipment, and realize that police, fire, and emergency medical professional are people doing jobs they love,” he said. “It also allows the public and especially children to interact with emergency services on a personal basis.” Assistant Chief Bower admits that his role in the event is limited. “The reason for the success of the event are the civilian staff that organizes and plan the event and the officers that are there for demonstrations,” he said. “The exhibits that are most popular are the arrival and departure of the helicopter and the K9 demonstrations.”

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This year’s Nite to Unite event in West Fargo will focus on law enforcement, fire, and other emergency responders and the services that are provided by them. Although the usual reception from the community is “phenomenal,” Assistant Chief Bower would like to see even more people in attendance on August 2nd. For more information on Moorhead’s Nite to Unite, visit police/citizen-resources/campaigns-and-programs/night-to-unite. In West Fargo, additional information can be obtained at

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On June 12, a gunman entered Pulse, a popular gay club in Orlando, and opened fire. The terrorist was killed by police, but not before claiming the lives of 49 people and injuring over 50 more. Not only was the massacre the deadliest mass shooting in US history, it was also a direct attack on an LGBT community that already finds itself in the crosshairs on a regular basis. I know, I know. Nothing like that could ever happen here, right? There are far more of those people in Orlando, so it isn’t an issue here. Right? Wrong and wrong. Although the population of Orlando is over twice that of Fargo, the actual percentages of those identifying as LGBT are likely very similar in each city. Many will say that the manner in which LGBT people are treated has improved a great deal in the past few years. Although it is true that same-sex marriage is now legal and more and more states are passing bills aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT, society has a long way to go. As a result, it is important that events like FM Pride Week be supported by all segments of society, regardless of sexual orientation. FM Pride has been a part of the Fargo-Moorhead community for 16 years. According to Planning Chair Josh Boschee, the event began with a group of local LGBT folks and allies walking down Broadway for a Pride Parade. “The Parade is an important part of any Pride celebration as it is reminiscent of the Stonewall Riots 27 years ago in New York City and the LGBT community marching down Christopher Street to demand the police stop harassing and arresting gay and transgender people,” Boschee explained.

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L IVE @ FM show and Pride 5k run/walk. The events culminate on Sunday with an inter-faith service followed by the Pride parade and rally. One of the most popular events is Saturday’s Pride in the Park. Held at Island Park, the event is a mixture of vendors, informational booths, entertainment, and food. It is an extraordinary event that is perfect for those who may be new to the festival and want to get their proverbial feet wet. For those who have never attended, Boschee would like to give you a special invitation. “Pride isn’t just for LGBT people,” he said. “It’s for the entire community and we are proud to see more and more people, employers, place of worship, and community organizations partner with us each year.” The battle for equality has seen several victories in recent years. Pride festivals and parades are certainly not a new idea. They happen every year all over the world. What is new, however, is the visibility that the LGBT community has been receiving. The issue can no longer be pushed under the rug or put back inside the proverbial closet. The community is demanding to be a part of mainstream society. To an extent they are, but to a bigger extent, they aren’t. So what exactly is Pride Week? According to Boschee, it is a combination of things. “Pride in most communities is an opportunity for LGBT people to gather in a safe place; more recently they have been opportunities to celebrate policy progress made at the local, state, and nation level for our community,” he said. “Especially in a rural state like North Dakota, Pride may be the one time a year that some LGBT North Dakotans get to be amongst other North Dakotans that have similar life experiences.” 2016’s Pride Week takes place from August 18th to the 21st. The week kicks off on the 14th with a volunteer meeting followed by the raising of the symbolic rainbow f lags on Broadway. Starting on the 18th, events include everything from bowling and karaoke to a youth drag

The battle isn’t over, however. “As more and more LGBT people feel comfortable coming out to their family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors, we have seen the quality of life improve for some of us,” Boschee explained. “However, there is still many challenges LGBT North Dakotans face. Employment and housing discrimination are a reality for several North Dakotans each year and we continue to see the youth homeless rate increase for LGBT youth.” As Irish philosopher, Edmund Burke once said, “all that is needed for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Pride week is a time to celebrate the LGBT community, foster life-affirming relationships, and continue the fight for equality. It is not a battle that the LGBT community can fight alone. When asked to identify the ultimate goal of Pride Week, Boschee offered this summation: “To honor our past. To celebrate one another. To build community. To educate the greater community.” In other words, don’t be the one doing nothing. Be a part of the fight and ensure that evil never wins. Check out for more details.

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Trivia time: How far is it from Fargo to the nearest Celebrity Walk of Fame? It is 1,800 miles to the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame, but that certainly isn’t the nearest. Las Vegas maybe? New York? How about Chicago? No, no, and no. The nearest Celebrity Walk of Fame is located … in Fargo.

Haven’t heard of Fargo’s Celebrity Walk of Fame? You are not alone. Many times, visitors who actively search out a city’s attractions know more about them than do the residents. We often take for granted that which is right outside our doorways. Located at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, the Celebrity Walk of Fame is a collection of over 110 celebrity signatures, handprints, and footprints preserved in cement. The inception of the attraction dates back to the early 1980s when Mike Stevens founded the original “Fargo Walk of Fame” in downtown Fargo. According to Travel Ambassador Lead Danni Riley, the first star to be inducted was trumpeter Al Hirt. “The walk was great until there was no more room on the sidewalk,” she explained. Eventually, the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau was chosen as the new home and the Walk of Fame was relocated in May of 2000. The Hollywood Walk of Fame includes over 2,500 stars. Although Fargo’s doesn’t come anywhere close to that number, the list of celebrities that have left a lasting impact on the city is equal as impressive. Among the most popular are Bill Gates, Styx, Def Leppard, Garth Brooks, Kiss, the Monkees, and Alice Cooper. Fargo-Moorhead really loves its music. One of the neatest ways to experience the Walk of Fame is to size up your hands and feet to those of the stars. The largest footprints come in at just over 17 inches. The owner? None other than Sesame Street’s Ernie. Burt’s print is a bit smaller. The celebrity presence that surprised me the most was famous sex therapist and media personality Dr. Ruth. The good doctor is only 4’7”, so you can imagine the diminutive size of the prints she left. Although I am an ardent Styx fan, they are not my favorite step on the Walk of Fame. That honor goes to famed basketball player Meadowlark Lemon, famed member of the original Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. I could hear “Sweet Georgia Brown” playing in the background as I paid my respects to the “Clown Prince.” Never been to Fargo’s Celebrity Walk of Fame? Danni Riley would like to change that. “I would say that the Fargo Celebrity Walk of Fame is a different and unique part of Fargo’s history that you cannot find anywhere else,” she said. “It is so interesting to see the huge names that not only came to Fargo but also took the time to put their hand prints in the cement for visitors to see. It is definitely worth the stop.” The Celebrity Walk of Fame is located at 2001 44th Street South, just off exit 348 on Interstate-94. More information can be obtained at

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by Jamee Larson

“Until I realized that rock music was my connection to the rest of the human race, I felt like I was dying, for some reason, and I didn’t know why.”

~ Bruce Springsteen A community can be defined in many ways, one of which is music. Music is a powerful communicator that can bring people together like few other mediums. It is ethereal, timeless, and most of all, universal. The music scene in the Red River Valley has always had a strong and inf luential presence. It is in that vein that the Fargo Rocks! Concert series began. “It was created to showcase local rock bands in the Fargo/Moorhead area,” explained Fargo Park District Program Coordinator Rachel Wolpert. Originally held at Dike West, the series was moved to Island Park due to the construction of the

If you missed the June and July concerts, there is still time. “It is a family-friendly event that is a great opportunity to come out and enjoy some music by local rock musicians,” Wolpert said. “You can bring a picnic or a lawn chair and have fun with the entire family. Why wouldn’t you want to enjoy a concert outside in the park?” In addition to inviting everyone to the August 18th show, Wolpert would also like to encourage local musicians to consider playing at the concert series. “We are always looking for new talent,” she said. “I welcome recommendations from the public about musicians and bands that we can consider for the concerts.”

Dike West lift station. The Fargo Rocks! Concert series features three different concerts, with the final being held on August 18th at 7:00 pm. Music lovers that have attended the series in previous years will notice a difference in 2016. “In the past, we have had two bands perform each night; we would have one band as the opener and another as the headliner,” Wolpert explained. “This year, we decided to focus on one band for each night and let them perform for about 90 minutes.” The result is an opportunity to really get to know area talent on a more personal level. So far, the change has been positive. According to Wolpert, the concert series has been well attended and received. “People enjoy coming out to Island park and seeing how talented their community is,” she said. “It’s fun for people of all ages and a great opportunity to bring friends

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Fargo | Moorhead | West Fargo


Movie In The Park

Her Story at 11:11

5:30pm-8:30pm Fargo Public Library, Main

9:15pm Island Park, Fargo

11:11am Center for Scouting, Fargo

12:00pm-3:00pm Clara Barton Park, Fargo

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Park It!

Farmers Market & Beyond

WE Fest 2016

Crazy Daze

3:30pm-6:30pm South Elmwood Park West Fargo

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AUG 5-6

3:00pm-7:00pm Moorhead, MN Center Mall

AUG 1 Waterama

Free w/ School Supply Donation 6:30pm-8:30pm Rheault Farm, Fargo

Adult Coloring Club 6:30pm-7:30pm Fargo Library, Carlson Branch

Summer Cinema Series: Laurel and Hardy 7:30pm Glasrud Auditorium, MSUM Campus

AUG 2 National Night Out

Farmers Market

Fiber Arts Fest

Party In The Park

Rheault Farm, Fargo

Furry Friends Pet Walk

AUG 6 Superhero Race 8:30am Oak Grove Park, Fargo

Lakes Area Farmers Market

10:00am-2:00pm Peoples Park Detroit Lakes, MN

Farmers Market

Youth Farmers Market

5:30pm-8:00pm Bennett Park, Fargo Fundraiser: Adopt-A-Pet 5:30pm Rheault Farm, Fargo

FM Classic Bike Night 6:00pm Fargo Brewing

RiverArts: October Road 6:00pm Memorial Park - Moorhead, MN

Blues Traveler 7:00pm Bluestem Amphitheater - Moorhead, MN

Redhawks Baseball vs. Witchita

Party In The Park

9:00am-12:00pm Meridian City Hall Plaza Moorhead, MN

5:30pm-8:00pm Unicorn Park, Fargo

August Makers Market

Picnic Supper Fundraiser

AUG 10

5:00pm-9:00pm Parallel Galleries, Fargo

Habitat for Humanity 6:00pm-7:00pm Detroit Lakes City Park

Cruise Night


4:00pm-8:30pm West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

Boyz II Men & En Vogue

3:00pm-7:00pm Moorhead, MN Center Mall

7:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo


1:00pm The Bowler, Fargo

7:00pm Bluestem Amphitheater - Moorhead, MN

Yoga on the Comstock Lawns

Pressed Garden Workshop

Redhawks Baseball vs. Witchita

6:30pm Comstock House - Moorhead, MN

Concert In The Park 7:00pm-8:30pm Island Park, Fargo

Rock-n-Bowl 9:00pm The Bowler, Fargo

7:00pm-9:00pm Great Northern Park, Fargo

AUG 12 Tee It Up For Kids Annual Golf Tournament 8:30am Maple River Golf Club – Mapleton, ND

Weird Al Yankovic 5:00pm Bluestem Amphitheater - Moorhead, MN

Redhawks Baseball vs. Gary 7:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

X Ambassadors 8:00pm The Sanctuary Events Center, Fargo

Trivia Face Off 8:00pm-10:00pm The Bowler, Fargo

AUG 13 Karaoke 9:00pm The Bowler, Fargo

AUG 14 Crafting Class

7:00pm Bluestem Amphitheater - Moorhead, MN

AUG 8 Waterama

7:00pm-8:30pm Brunsdale Park, Fargo

Sturgill Simpson 8:00pm Fargo Theatre

Community Play Day

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Farmers Market & Beyond

5:00pm-9:00pm Downtown Fargo

5:00pm-9:00pm Downtown Fargo

Concert In The Park

Big Screen Movie Matinee

Cruisin’ Broadway

Corks & Canvas

3 Doors Down

AUG 11

1:00pm-4:00pm Ed Clapp Park, Fargo

4:00pm Ken Freeman Arena – Detroit Lakes, MN

7:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

12:00pm-3:00pm Roosevelt Park, Fargo

Park It!

3rd Annual Lakes Area Auction

2:00pm Baker Garden & Gift, Fargo

AUG 4 1:00pm Veterans Memorial Arena, West Fargo

1:00pm-4:00pm Madison Park, Fargo

3:30pm-6:30pm South Elmwood Park, West Fargo

9am-11am & 1pm-3pm Rheault Farm, Fargo

Redhawks Baseball vs. Witchita

Chalkfest 2016!

7:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

10:00am-3:00pm Red River Zoo, Fargo

Turnpike Troubadours

7th Annual Joes for G.I.’s

7:00pm The Sanctuary Events Center, Fargo

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11:00am-1:30pm US Bank Plaza, Fargo

Redhawks Baseball vs. Gary 1:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

Wilco & William Tyler 5:00pm Bluestem Amphitheater - Moorhead, MN

AUG 15 Doggy Dip 3:30pm-7:30pm South Park Wading Pool Moorhead, MN

Farmers Market & Beyond 3:30pm-6:30pm South Elmwood Park West Fargo


The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Adult Toy Bingo


8:00pm & 10:00pm Broadway Theatre Garage, Fargo

10:30pm The Bowler, Fargo

9:00pm The Bowler, Fargo

Nine at Night Glow Golf

AUG 16

Benefit: American Cancer Society 9:00pm The Meadows - Moorhead, MN

AUG 24

Farmers Market 10:00am-2:00pm Peoples Park - Detroit Lakes, MN

AUG 19-21

Farmers Market

Blue Heron Days

3:00pm-7:00pm Moorhead, MN Center Mall

AUG 28 Streets Alive!

5:15pm-7:30pm Drekker Brewing Co, Fargo

12:00pm-5:0pm Downtown Fargo and Moorhead

Concordia Cobber Corn Feed

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

Downtown Scavenger Hunt

5:30pm Concordia College

1:00pm The Bowler, Fargo

Yoga on the Comstock Lawns

Redhawks Baseball vs. Sioux Falls

Playground Carnival

Detroit Lakes, MN

5:30pm-7:00pm Courts Plus, Fargo

AUG 20

AUG 25

Party In The Park 5:30pm-8:00pm Trollwood Park, Fargo

Youth Farmers Market

6:30pm Comstock House - Moorhead, MN

1:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

O.A.R. 7:00pm Bluestem Amphitheater - Moorhead, MN

Fargo Career Fair

AUG 29

9:00am-12:00pm Meridian City Hall Plaza Moorhead, MN

11:00am Holiday Inn, Fargo

6:00pm-8:00pm Hjemkomst Center Moorhead, MN

FM Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk

5:00pm-8:00pm The Lodge - Detroit Lakes, MN

3:30pm-6:30pm South Elmwood Park, West Fargo



Redhawks Baseball vs. Kansas City

AUG 17 Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

1:00pm Dike West, Fargo

Scavenger Hunt on the Red

9:30pm-11:30pm The Bowler, Fargo

AUG 18 Park It!

10:00am Wood Lawn Park - Moorhead, MN

Redhawks Baseball vs. St. Paul 6:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

AUG 21

1:00pm-4:00pm Kennedy Park, Fargo

Redhawks Baseball vs. St. Paul

West Fargo Cruise Night

1:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

4:30pm Sheyenne Street

AUG 22

Symphony Rocks BBQ & Concert 5:30pm Bluestem Amphitheater - Moorhead, MN

Farmers Market & Beyond

Farmers Market & Beyond

‘LIVE’ at The Lodge

7:30pm Scheels Arena, Fargo

7:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

AUG 26

AUG 30 Northern Plains Farmers Market

Music on the Mountain 6:00pm Detroit Mountain – Detroit Lakes, MN

Redhawks Baseball vs. Sioux Falls 7:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

Redhawks Baseball vs. Kansas City

FM Walk to Defeat ALS 8:30am-12:00pm Lindenwood Park, Fargo

Fargo Rocks! Concert 7:00pm Island Park, Fargo

Jason LeVasseur

Late Night Craft Party

8:00pm Fargodome

Jewelry Jam 7:00pm Proof Distillers, Fargo

Movie In The Park

AUG 18-21

AUG 23

5:30pm Clay County Fair Grounds - Barnesville, MN

Farmers Market

NDSU Bison Football vs. Buccaneers

10:00am-2:00pm Peoples Park - Detroit Lakes, MN

6:30pm Fargodome

AUG 19

Farmers Market

Happy Together Tour

Ladies Night Skate & Dance

3:00pm-7:00pm Moorhead, MN Center Mall

7:00pm Bluestem Amphitheater - Moorhead, MN

6pm-8pm & 8pm-10:30pm Skate City, Fargo

RiverArts: Front Fenders

FM Youth Pride Show

6:00pm Memorial Park - Moorhead, MN

AUG 27-28

Fargo-Moorhead Pride Week

7:30pm The Stage at Island Park, Fargo

Farmers Market 3:00pm-7:00pm Moorhead, MN Center Mall

AUG 27

3:30pm-6:30pm South Elmwood Park West Fargo

9:15pm Rheault Farm, Fargo

10:00am-5:00pm West Acres Mall Parking Lot, Fargo

Pioneer Day

7:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

Tuesdays In The Park 7:00pm-8:00pm Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell

All Day – Bonanzaville, West Fargo

AUG 31

Youth Farmers Market

Yoga on the Comstock Lawns

9:00am-12:00pm Meridian City Hall Plaza Moorhead, MN

6:30pm Comstock House - Moorhead, MN

Potato Days Parade

Redhawks Baseball vs. Kansas City 7:00pm Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo

Island Park Show – Fargo

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“The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

One of the heartwarming aspects of ChalkFest is the ability to watch different groups of people working side-by-side. Toddlers by students, grandparents next to grandchildren, artists next to novices. There is a space for everyone and absolutely no restrictions. ChalkFest 2016 will include an appearance by Marcus Dunn, a winner at the

Chances are we have all used chalk in one form or another but have you

Savannah Art Festival. That doesn’t mean, however, that you must possess

ever used it for artistic expression? When it comes to sidewalk chalk,

the artistic talent to attend. “Chalk is not about being an artist,” Del Val said.

many people erroneously think drawing is a childish activity. Those

“It’s temporary so it goes away if it is terrible.” The fluid nature of chalk makes

people couldn’t be more wrong. Expressing yourself and embracing your

it a perfect medium for those who want to experiment and channel their

creativity is an act that has no boundaries or constraints, including age.

creative and silly side.

On August 11, The Art Partnership’s 4th annual ChalkFest will take over

ChalkFest is free to attend and chalk will be given provided. You are more

the Red River Zoo. An event that began as a challenge from Executive

than welcome to bring your own specialty chalk if you desire. The event

Director Dayna Del Val to a summer intern has ballooned into the area’s

will be held rain or shine. Last year, it rained about 80% of the festival, but

largest art-making event.

organizers and attendees didn’t miss a beat.

The initial ChalkFest took place in 2013 at the Great Northern Bicycle Shop.

For Del Val, ChalkFest has far exceeded her initial expectations. “I think it has

Organizers hoped to attract 50 or so people – 450 came. “We decided this

been wonderful to watch this grow,” she said. “It is really gratifying to see so

must be something so the next summer we had an intern who worked solely

many people get behind a funny thing turned into a community event.”

on ChalkFest,” Del Val explained. Since then, rising attendance has facilitated a move to Island park in 2014 and to the Red River Valley Zoo last year.

As residents of the Red River Valley, we are very fortunate to have a vibrant art community. That will not continue, however, without the sustained support

Motivating large amounts of people to celebrate the arts is often a daunting

and a commitment to help the arts permeate all sections of our society. We

task, which is what makes ChalkFest so special. Last year, organizers added

can all play a part.

things like yoga, zoo talks, face painting, music, and food to the line-up to make it more of a complete experience for those in attendance. The event

“Earth without art is just eh.”

now has a festival feel to it that is unlike any other celebration in the area.

~ Author Unknown

Del Val has always been a fervent supporter of arts in the community. “They (the arts) are important because they have the potential to unite us in beautiful ways,” she said. “Arts cross the boundaries and engage people in new ways.” It is the inclusive nature of an event like ChalkFest that makes it so appealing. Creativity and artistic expression are human elements which can be embraced by anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, etc. “It (chalk) is a universal art form,” Del Val explained.

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