Fun Stuff For Your 1st Weekend of October in Bismarck-Mandan….
•High School Football
•Williston at Century FRI 7pm and it’s Homecoming
•Beach at Shilo Christian FRI 7pm
•St. Mary’s at Bottineau FRI 7pm
North Dakota State stays #1 this weekend hosts Youngstown St.
Univ of Mary Marrauders host Bamidji State University 230pm
North Dakota at Eastern Washington 705pm
Western Illinois at S.D. 6pm
S.D. State is off this weekend.
BIG COLLEGE GAMES THIS WEEKEND:
#4 LSU AT #10 Florida #21 Nebraska at #12 Ohio State
#23 Washington at #2 Oregon
•Bismarck Bobcats Hockey/Games at VFW Sports Center
•Off this weekend
Wild Card 1 game series
St. Louis at Atlanta 407pm
Baltimore at Texas 737pm
SAT & SUN: Oakland at Detroit Cincinnati at SF
•NFL Football/Sunday’s Big Games & Monday Night
Tennessee at Minnesota
Green Bay at Indianapolis
Chicago at Jacksonville
Denver at New England
MON: Houston at NY Jets
EVENTS AROUND TOWN
••Pick Out A Pumpkin With The Kids. At Papa’s Pumpkin Patch—it’s all about families, education and fun. Enjoy the bale mazes, slide mountain, great photo ops, the log jam, nature trail, pumpkin launchers, zip lines, train rides, pony rides, hay rides and a big load of pumpkins. It’s north of Bismarck along the Missouri River at 5001 Fernwood Drive. Open thru October 20th! ?’s—527-3725.
•••Family Fun At The Mandan Corn Maze is open FRI & SAT nights from 7-10pm and Sundays from 1-4pm. 1¼ miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806. $9 for adults ages 7-12 $7 and under 6 in free! Bring a Flashlight.
••Like Blues Music? “A Night Of Blues” is on FRIDAY NIGHT at 730pm with Scott Holt and the Freeway Band. Enjoy the music at the Bismarck AMVETS Club. $20.
••Be A Part Of The “Out Of The Darkness” Walk. SAT at the Capitol grounds. It’s the fund-raiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Proceeds go to the local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Registration starts at 830 and the walk begins at 10.
••5th Annual Saddle Up Against Cancer Ride is set for this SATURDAY in Wilton. It’s a 2-hour horseback trail ride that includes a meal and silent auction. It starts at the Wilton Cenex. Suggested donations are $20 for adults and $10 for those 12 and younger. It’s another way to fight cancer and have fun!
••Come & See The Animals! The Dakota Zoo is open FRI, SAT & SUN from 1-5pm---weather permitting! This SAT a special program for kids 5-7---Outrageous Otters from 2-430pm
••Tri-Season Holiday Fair” is on SATURDAY from 10-4 at the Bismarck Civic Center. Get some great ideas for the upcoming Holidays and do a little Christmas shopping early. FREE!!!
••Vintage Shoppe at Buckstop Junction THIS SAT from 12Noon-5pm. Proceeds benefit the Missouri Valley Historical Society.
••Get Your Financial House In Order with Dave Ramsey. His “Total Money Makeover” Event will be simulcast live SAT 245pm-8pmat Legacy United Methodist Church. Learn the truth about credit cards, car payments, your credit score and how to retire with dignity and prepare for your kid’s future. The church is located at 924 North 11th Street in Bismarck.
••Have Some Fun at the Muddy River Mashers Octoberfest! SAT from 3-7pm at the Sertoma Community Center 300 Riverside Park Road In Bismarck. Great food and home brewed beer! Tickets available through all Masher Members and you must be 21 to attend.
••Special Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves Dinner Theater Tribute Show is on SATURDAY night at 6pm at the Mandan Eagles. Hear some great music and enjoy a wonderful dinner. Tickets are $25 and available at the door.
••See A Funny Lady---Comedian Kathleen Madigan performs SATURDAY NIGHT at 8pm at the Belle Mehus Auditorium Tickets $36, $25
••Crying Hills Semi-Annual Antique Show is on SUNDAY from 9-4 at the Burleigh County Fairgrounds on East Bismarck Expressway. FREE!!
••3rd Annual Party In Pink “Zumbathon” is on SUNDAY from 1-3pm at the YMCA. It’s a big benefit for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure—to fight breast cancer. This event is open to anyone 12 and older. In the past couple of years this event has raised $3000. More info: bismarckymca.com.
New Movies for the weekend:
Tim Burton’s latest animated film is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. Features the voices of Winona Ryder, and Martin Landau.
“Taken 2” (PG-13)
His family targeted by a vengeful crime boss in Istanbul, retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) must fight an army of killers to ensure their safe return in this action sequel. Stars Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace/
“The Paperboy” (R)
A man (John Cusack) convicted of killing a seedy sheriff is given a new life when a female pen pal (Nicole Kidman) enlists the aid of two journalists to try and get him off death row
Butter stars Jennifer Garner as Laura Pickler, the wife of the longtime winner of a local butter-carving contest. When he decides to bow out of this year's competition, she can't imagine the family not having the title, so she begins to train herself. Her biggest rival turns out to be a young adopted African-American girl named Destiny (Yara Shahidi), who has a natural gift for sculpture.