Anna G. Larson
Anna G. Larson is a features reporter with The Forum who writes a weekly column featuring stylish people in Fargo-Moorhead. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in journalism and joined The Forum in July 2012. She's a Fargo native who enjoys travel, food, baking, fashion, animals, coffee and all things Midwestern. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @msannagrace
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FARGO — The Fargo Baha'is will host a presentation about the Zoroastrian and Mithraism religions and early Persian culture's influence on the development of "The Word of God" at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the James Carlson Library, 2801 32nd Ave. S. The interfaith talk will feature Massoud Kazemzadeh, an entrepreneur from Iran, and discussion on excerpts from "The Man Who Sent the Three Magi" by Douglas Krotz. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.fargondbahai.wix.com/welcome or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
FARGO—When Steven and Kay Cameron saw the square of parquet flooring in the room, they knew it'd be perfect for a fortune teller's table. Specifically, it's where they'd set up Madam Zella's Psychic Parlor, the first puzzle room opened by the Camerons' business, Puzzled FM.
FARGO — They're not genies or fairy godmothers, but everyone involved with Make-A-Wish grants wishes for children. So far in North Dakota, 760 children with life-threatening medical conditions have experienced their wishes since Make-A-Wish North Dakota was founded in 1985. Nationwide, 27,000 children are diagnosed with life-threatening conditions, and about half will have their wishes granted.
FARGO—If it's Friday, Mae Samek is usually thrifting. The 49-year-old Fargo woman regularly shops at thrift stores for unique pieces she can personalize by tailoring. Samek mixes her thrifted finds with new clothing for a polished, trendy look. I spotted her downtown and liked her classic approach to dressing. Describe your style. I like a little bit more sophisticated styles. What are you wearing today? My top is from Loft, jacket is from Forever 21, pants from H&M and my shoes are from Herberger's.
FARGO – When I walk into Target, I open Shopkick. In a few seconds, the familiar blue circle appears on my phone, alerting me that I earned 30 "Kicks."
FARGO—The process of creating a stained-glass window has been the same for centuries. Glass, lead, soldering and cement are the basic components, says Paul Anderson, owner of the Stained Glass Workshop in Fargo. Stained glass refers to the pieces of painted glass—details in faces, hands, etc., that are created by applying a special paint to glass and firing it. But the colorful windows people commonly see in churches are usually called stained glass, too, Anderson says, even though they're technically leaded-art glass windows.
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—From her pew, Illa Glandt watched the stained-glass window come to life. When the sun set, the white dove in the center of the 12-by-15-foot window lit up, hovering over the congregation at Faith Lutheran Church here. "It was just marvelous. You always see something different when you look at it. It's the first thing you see when you enter. It's kind of overwhelming," Glandt says.
The Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work, part of the Concordia College Offutt School of Business, will hold a conference and luncheon called "Engaging Spirituality at Work: Humanizing Organizations" from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Radisson Hotel, 201 5th St. N.
FARGO—Shoppers can "get lost" outside of Fargo. Fargo-Moorhead lifestyle clothing brand Lost in Fargo is now available at Kittsona stores in Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minneapolis, according to a news release. New prints and clothing styles were created for the chain of boutiques, which started in Grand Forks in 2011. The apparel with a vintage feel highlights the history of the area and local pride. Phrases on the clothing include "Uff Da" and "I Love Fargo."
FARGO—Four Science, Religion and Lunch seminars are scheduled for March and April at North Dakota State University. The ongoing seminars are free, informal, open to the public and dedicated to controversial issues in science and religion. Each presentation starts at noon, and speakers are limited to 40 minutes to ensure 20 minutes for discussion. The schedule is: • Tuesday, March 29 in the Prairie Rose Room of the Memorial Union, Scott Forschler will present "A More Critical Review of David Bentley Hart's 'Atheist Delusions.' "