The weekend is here and time to get out and enjoy---here's some "COOL" suggestions for you!






••Sons Of Norway Social  is on FRI from 615-11pm at the Bismarck’s Eagles Club on 26th Street.    Dinner at 615pm and live music for dancing.

••Central Dakota Children’s Choirs’ Spring Concert  is on FRIDAY night at 730pm at the Belle downtown.   Their theme this year is “Memories In The Making.”  $12 for adults $9 for seniors and students, and free for children 5 & younger.  

••4th Annual Mandan Dacotah Strike’s Walk for Diabetes Awareness is on SAT from 10am-1pm at Mandan Lefty Faris Football Field, on 8th Street Northwest in Mandan.  Free blood sugar checks and prizes. 

••Dakota Thunder Radio Controlled Club Racing Is On Saturday.  Practice and registration from 7-10, followed by a drivers meeting and racing starts and 1030am and continues til around 5pm.  It’s on at Wheels, Wings N Hobbies, 4018 Memorial Highway in Mandan.  

••Relay For Life Car Crush is on SAT.   From 1-4pm at Kupper Chevrolet in Mandan.  Hit the “Cancer Car” for $1 per hit and all ages are welcome.  Proceeds go the American Cancer Society.  1500 2nd Street N.E. in Mandan.

••Women’s WNBA Pro Basketball is on SAT night 7pm with the Minnesota Lynx and the Washington Mystics.  See real WNBA basketball at the Bismarck Civic Center.   Tickets $15-$90.

••Symphonic Funk with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra is coming up SAT night 730 at the Mandan High School Auditorium.

••8th Annual Junior Achievement Casino Night is on FRIDAY night from 6-10pm at the Mandan Eagles Club.   It will be just like Vegas with loads of games and fun and a load of prizes---like a 60 inch Samsung LED TV, and IPad Mini, music, hors d’oeuvres and more. 

••Come & See The Animals!  The Dakota Zoo now has their summer hours is open daily from 10am-7pm.  $7 for adults, $4 for children.    New bear cubs and baby camels to see!


••“Star Trek Into Darkness” (PG-13)

The Star Trek franchise continues with this follow-up to 2009's J.J. Abrams. The crew of the Enterprise engages in an epic battle of good versus evil after being summoned home, only to discover Starfleet in ruins, and they venture into a war zone to find the powerful villain.  Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana star.

••“Black Rock” (R)

Three women on a camping trip find their fireside bonding interrupted by a group of psychotic veterans in this survival thriller.  Stars Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell and Jay Paulson.