Looks like post-Thanksgiving--lots of great things to do---besides Black Friday Shopping!!  Here's the official list of fun stuff to do!

 

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••MINNESOTA VIKINGS  host Chicago Bears SUN 12noon FOX-TV

 

••BISMARCK BOBCATS HOCKEY  FRI & SAT host #1 Austin.  Home games start at 715 at the VFW Center.

 

 

EVENTS AROUND TOWN:                   

 

••20th Annual Dickens Festival is on FRI-SAT-SUN in Garrison  This is a great family getaway where Garrison becomes a quaint Victorian Village.  It’s on FRI-SAT & SUN through Saturday the 14th.  Lighted parade, ride the Queen Elizabus, English Tea, Fruitcake toss, ride in a horse-drawn carriage, troy and tractor collector’s show, and a live presentation of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.”   Their website is dickensfestival.com for more info!

 

•Holiday Craft Show & Flea Market  is on FRI, SAT & SUN at the Gateway Fashion Mall.  A big holiday craft show and flea market.  On all three days starting at 10am!  

 

••”Christmas At Vintage Shop” Is on SAT & SUN at Buckstop Junction.  Enjoy the 7th annual Christmas Open House.  Free coffee & cookies for guests.  Lots of great Christmas gift ideas.  It’s on from 12noon-4pm both days and it’s on through December 21st!   It’s right off the East Bismarck Expressway. 

 

•”Christmas In The Park” is on a Sertoma Park in Bismarck.  It’s on nightly from 6pm-10pm.  Enjoy the Christmas lights and more.

 

••1st Annual “Christmas Smiles & Dinner Show”  is on SAT at the Amvets Club, 2402 Railroad Avenue In Bismarck.  Great dinner featuring meatballs, mashed potatoes, dessert plus live music.  Social hour at 530, followed by dinner, silent auction and live music.  Proceeds go to Christmas Smiles that provides a Christmas for needy families.  $10.   Everyone is welcome!!

 

••Dakota Pool League Youth & Junior Pool Tournament is on SUNDAY .  At the Ramkota Hotel.  Tournament is on at 1pm and there is a $5 entry fee.  Anyone 21 and younger is invited to play in this event.  800 South 3rd Street in Bismarck.

 

  ••”Ho Ho Ho!  Santa Claus will be live at the Former Governor’s Mansion this SUNDAY from 2-4pm.  Parents are invited to bring the kids on by for a little chat with Santa.  FREE!!  320 East Avenue B in Bismarck. 

 

••Christmas Harmony Concert is on SUN at 3pm at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Bismarck.   Music from the Bismarck-Mandan Sweet Adelines, the Northern Lights Men’s Choir, and more.   Coffee and goodies will be served right after the concert to kick off the Christmas season.  FREE, but do bring a non-perishable for the Food Pantry.  1470 South Washington in Bismarck.

 

••Wanna Be A Part of the 84th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah?   You’re invited to come and sing and be a part of “Messiah” rehearsal on SUNDAY from 406on at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3rd Street and Avenue A in Bismarck.    Annual Performance is coming up on SUN December 8th at 730pm. 

 

••Learn About Photography at a mini-class at Bob’s Photo at 1019 East Interstate Avenue SAT Morning 10-1130am.  FREE.

 

••Come & See The Animals!  The Dakota Zoo now has their fall hours and is open FRI-SAT & SUN from 1-5pm weather permitting.    $7 for adults, $4 for children.  

 

••Family Story Time is on MON from 630-730pm at the Bismarck Public Library.  Enjoy an evening of storytelling for the whole family.  FREE.  515 North 5th Street in Bismarck.

 

 

NEW MOVIES FOR THE WEEKEND:

 

“Frozen” (PG)

Based on a Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale---After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna =teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell.  Features the voices of Kristen Bell and Jonathan Gross

 

“Homefront” (R)

A former DEA agent (Jason Statham) moves to a small town with his daughter to get away from the dangers of the job, only to be terrorized by a meth-head gang leader (James Franco) in this action thriller written by Sylvester Stallone.    Jason Statham, James Franco and Kate Bosworth star.