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Entertainment briefs - March 20 edition

Comic Book Day on tap May 3

Free Comic Book Day is May 3. Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores, with no purchase required and no strings attached.

An Open Book in Wadena will participate in Free Comic Book Day on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit or call Gillette Kempf at (218) 632-2665.

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra performs March 21

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (GCO) is a unique and powerful musical ensemble that fuses an eclectic mix of original and traditional bluegrass-edged tunes with jazz and world/fusion elements. GCO's instrumentation includes guitar, fiddle, bass and drums.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Cultural Center at (218) 385-3339 or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Cheese-making class set for March 22

This class covers the basics of cheese making and is taught by Bruce Engebretson from Osage. The class will be held at the Creamery located on Centennial Drive in New York Mills and is a part of the Cultural Center's Continental Divide Folk School classes this spring on Saturday, March 22 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Participants will learn how to make queso fresco and cottage cheese as well as a tomme cheese. The fee for this class includes all materials. Call (218) 385-3339 to register.

Vietnam veteran's dinner held March 30

Wadena VFW Post 3922 is sponsoring a dinner for all Vietnam area veterans and their spouses or a guest on Sunday, March 30 at 213 SE 1st Street, Wadena. The social hour will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. with the dinner served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This is a time to come have a good meal and visit with fellow Vietnam veterans.

For more information, call Jimmy White at (218) 631-3211.

Learn to square dance March 22, 29

Traditional square dance lessons can require three months or more of commitment to weekly sessions. Here is a chance to "blast" into square dance in just two Saturdays of fast-paced learning and dancing. Participants will learn about 50 calls during these two sessions and can begin attending the Wadena Whirlaways Club dances. Participants will be able to learn the remaining mainstream calls at workshops offered a half-hour before our regular dances, or at special "new-dancer" dances we plan to offer.

The two sessions are March 22 and March 29 at Verndale Public School, 411 SW Brown Street. Dance lessons will begin at 10 a.m. both days followed by a lunch at noon. Dancing will resume at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. Beginners must attend the session March 22 to attend the March 29 session.

Pre-registration is appreciated, call Jan at (218) 894-1821 or Linda at (218) 894-3946, but walk-ins also welcome.