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'Legends of Terror' returns to the Myra Museum

If you can't wait to get into the Halloween spirit, plan a frightful adventure with family or friends at The Legends of Terror Haunted House event from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at the Grand Forks County Historical Society.

Start at the main building, get your ticket and begin a tour of the buildings and grounds, encountering scary scenes as you go.

"The special effects in the Campbell House will be terrifying," Leah Byzewski, museum director, promises.

For the first time, the museum is hosting paranormal investigators who will take readings in search of unusual activity.

"If we have ghosts, I think they're happy," Byzewski said. "Nothing bad has happened, so far."

Children 12 or younger must be accompanied by an adults. The event is not appropriate for small children.

Cost is $12 per person. The museum is at 2405 Belmont Road. Call (701) 775-2216 for more information.

Quilts inspired by watercolor paintings will be among the more than 200 quilts displayed at the "Quilting on the Red" show, presented by the North Star Quilters Guild on Friday and Saturday at the Alerus Center.

The "Art Inspiration Exhibit" will feature quilts paired with paintings by members of the Red River Watercolor Society, along with displays of traditional pieced quilts, handwork, machine applique, wallhangings and modern quilts.

The event also features lectures by accomplished quilters, retail vendors and a silent auction to benefit the Backpack program of the Northlands Rescue Mission. A quilt raffle will be held to raise funds for the WDAY Honor Flight for veterans and the guild.

Daily admission is $5, free for children 12 and younger.

For more information, visit www.northstarquilters.org or call (701) 795-8530.

For those who love the great old standards of one of America's most popular composers, UND music vocal students are sure to delight when they perform music by Irving Berlin at 8 p.m. Friday at the Empire Arts Center.

The audience will be serenaded by singers presenting "The American Songbook of Irving Berlin" in The Backstage of the historic theater, said Anne Christopherson, director of UND's opera activities. (Think: "Anything You Can Do," "They Say It's Wonderful" and "There's No Business Like Show Business.")

Christopherson and Royce Blackburn, both UND associate professors of voice, will perform with students, along with Dean Jilek, UND director of choral activities.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors and students. For more information, call (701) 746-5500.

The center is at 415 DeMers Ave.

The UND Concert Choir performs at 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 22) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grand Forks.

The program includes works such as "Praise to the Lord," by Melius Christiansen; "This Marriage," by Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre, and the Japanese folk song, "Karimatanu Kuicha." It also includes John Sheppard's rendition of "In Pace in Idipsum."

Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and $14 for a family of four. Current military are free with military ID.

The church is at 216 Belmont Road.

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