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Jessica Ballou, Published August 05 2012

‘Joes for GIs’ event raises money for military families

FARGO – U.S. Bank will host the third annual “Joes for GIs” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the U.S. Bank plaza in downtown Fargo and the U.S. Bank Service Center at 4325 17th Ave. S.

Employees will serve sloppy Joes, chips, beverages and cookies for $5. Proceeds will benefit the banks’ “Operation Salute Our Service Members” program, which provides funding for organizations that support military families throughout the state.

A VFW color guard presentation, missing man ceremony and national anthem is set for 11:30 a.m. at both locations.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held Thursday.

Call (701) 280-3500 for more information.

Other events in the area include:

• Looney Daze, Vergas, Minn., Thursday through Sunday: Looney Daze 2012 features a variety of events over four days, including a flea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, a loon calling contest at 2 p.m. Saturday and a classic car and motorcycle parade at 1 p.m. Sunday. Log on to http://tinyurl.com/looneydaze for more information.

• Corks and Canvas Art and Wine Walk, Fargo, Thursday: Visit downtown Fargo from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday for the fourth annual Corks and Canvas Art and Wine Walk. Tour different galleries, restaurants and bars, including ecce art + yoga, Zandbroz Variety and the HoDo. Pre-sale wristbands are available at participating businesses for $10. Log on to tinyurl.com/Corks-Canvas for more information.

• Pride Fargo-Moorhead, Thursday through Sunday: Fargo-Moorhead Pride 2012 kicks off with bowling from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday in All-Star Bowl in Moorhead. Gogo Harder and Kings of Grandeur will perform a boylesque show from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday in The Aquarium. Log on to http://tinyurl.com/FMPride for more information and other events.

• Pride Parade, Fargo, Sunday: As part of Pride Week, a Pride parade is set for 2 p.m. Sunday in downtown Fargo, followed by a Pride rally on the Civic Center west lawn.

• Walking Tour, Fargo, Thursday: Attendees are invited to go on a walking tour for Marjorie Schlossman’s “Symphony of Color” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The tour leaves from the Plains Art Museum.

• Fiber Arts Festival, Rheault Farm, Saturday and Sunday: People interested in fabrics and fiber are invited to this year’s Fiber Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rheault Farm. There will be demonstrations on sheep shearing, felting, knitting and more, as well as an “N.D. Make It With Wool” fashion show. Sixteen vendor booths will be set up for yarns, hand-dyed items, apparel, baskets and more. Call (701) 499-7788 for more information.

• Where Are All the Buffalo?, Buffalo River State Park, Saturday: Learn about the bison that used to occupy the Red River Valley at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the WPA Interpretive Center at Buffalo River State Park. Attendees will be able to examine pieces of evidence that bison existed at the park.

• Comstock Social, Moorhead, Sunday: Tour and learn more about the Comstock House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 506 8th St. S. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children ages five and younger. Call (218) 291-4211 for more information.

• Barnstormers, Thursday through Saturday: The American Barnstormers will fly their classic planes into Fargo for three days and meet up with the vintage Toppers Car Club. For information, go to www.ndac.aero/

events.htm or call (701) 328-9653.

• Kindred-Davenport (N.D.) Fly-In, Saturday.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Jessica Ballou at (701) 235-7311