What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment 5-8-14

Samantha Christman, Minot State University criminal justice major and mathematics minor, will present “Creating a Markov Chain Model to Discover Real-World Probabilities of Criminal Tendencies” at this month’s Math Talk today at 5 p.m. in Model Hall 330. The talk is free and open to the public, and parking is unrestricted.

Mouse River Players Community Theatre presents “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a comedy by John DiPietro, today through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in The Arlene Theater downtown, 115-1st St. SE. Season tickets may be used; individual tickets will be sold for $10 each. People may make reservations by sending email to tickets

@mouseriverplayers.com or calling 1-866-667-1977 for reservations. Mouse River Players accepts cash or checks only. The group will also be having a books and bags sale during the run.

New Life Lutheran Church, Minot, will host a concert by High Valley on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the church at 710-46th Ave. NE. The concert is part of the group’s “Faith, Family and Country” acoustic tour. A free will offering will be received.

The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir performing at West Minot Church of God, 1105-16th St. NW, on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

The International Peace Garden will host a Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event offers free gate admission, plants for mothers, entertainment and a Mother’s Day Buffet. Robert Ventura will entertain on the clarinet accompanied by the Moen Family Singers with string bass, violin, guitar and mandolin. The conservatory’s new addition will be open for viewing. Discounted season passes may be purchased. U.S. citizens do not need a passport to visit the garden.

The Viking Women of Vidda Lodge, Sons of Norway, will present two skits on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Crosby High School. The skits will be about Viking women between 800 and 1200 A.D., showing the duties and cultural ways in their everyday life during the period. Coffee, lemonade and goodies will be served during intermission. The event is open to the public. A free will donation will be accepted to help defray the cost of an invitational performance at a convention in Fargo in June.

Minot Senior Coalition presents “A Salute to the Grand Ole Opry” on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holiday Inn Riverside. The event will feature music, entertainment, vendor booths, door prizes, a noon meal and snacks. Tickets are $15 per person. For reservations, call 852-3398 by May 4 and leave a message.

A “Blue Hawaiian Holiday” will be held on Main Street in downtown Minot on June 6 from 7 p.m. till 12:30 a.m. Homemade Hawaiian food, drinks, party favors, music, entertainment and the outdoor movie “Blue Hawaii” will be featured. Tickets are available at Cookies for You for $30.