TODAY

Fargo Scheels Bat Demo, 11 a.m., The Ball Yard, 1623 38th St. SW, Fargo, join experts and vendor reps from Easton Baseball, Rawlings Sporting Goods and Wilson to test out 2019's newest bats; free.

Basketball Open Gym, noon, Fargo North High School, 801 17th Ave. N., bring your own ball and shoot some hoops at open gym, courts available for different age groups; free.

Open Swim, 1 p.m., 1840 15th Ave. S., Fargo, cure cabin fever and dive into a heated pool at open swim; $4 for adults 19 and older, $2.50 for youth 18 and younger, $8 for families, free for current Courts Plus members.

Youth Open Gyms, 1 p.m., Longfellow Elementary School, 20 29th Ave. N., Fargo, open gym for children grades K-5; free.

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Youth Open Gym, 1 p.m., Centennial Elementary, 4201 25th St. S., Fargo, open gym for children grades K-5; free.

Unraveled Crafters Club, 1 p.m., Fargo Public Library, 2801 32nd Ave. S., crafters of every skill level are invited to join this friendly group of enthusiastic knitters, crocheters and crafters; free.

Pine Needle Sew and Chat, 1 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., bring your works in progress or begin a new at this pine needle sewing event; free.

Choral Concert featuring Contemus, Statesmen, and University Chamber Singers, 2 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 1011 12th Ave. N., Fargo, enjoy a performance by all NDSU choirs; free.

Fun with Fly Guy, 2 p.m., Fargo Public Library, 102 Third St. N., children 5 and older are invited to enjoy stories and activities with Fly Guy, all materials and a snack will be provided; free.

Music for Two Pianos, Percussion, and Voice, 2 p.m., MSUM Fox Recital Hall, Center for the Arts, 1104 Seventh Ave. S., Moorhead, enjoy music by George Crumb by music faculty from Concordia and MSUM; free.

Kantorei and Cantabile Winter Concert, 4 p.m., Knutson Centrum, 901 Eighth St. S., Moorhead, enjoy the winter concert by the Kantorei and Cantabella choirs; free.

Gooseberry Park Players Information Sessions, 4 p.m., Minnesota State University Moorhead- Weld Hall, 1104 Seventh Ave. S., Moorhead, informational session for students to learn more about the summer musical, also at 6 p.m.; free.

University Symphony Orchestra Concert, 5:30 p.m., Reineke Festival Concert Hall, 1340 Administration Ave., Fargo, enjoy music by NDSU's University Symphony Orchestra; $5 for adults, $2 for students and seniors, free for NDSU students.

MONDAY

Ask A Techspert, 2 p.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 Fifth St. S., open computer lab to practice technology skills, staff will be available to answer questions; free.

Crafternoons, 3 p.m., Fargo Public Library, 2801 32nd Ave. S., children 12 and younger are invited to get crafty at the library, each week will feature a new craft, all materials provided; free.

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Origami Club, 6:30 p.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 Fifth St. S., all ages and abilities are invited to practice the skill of paper folding, basic materials are provided; free.

Lego Mania, 6:30 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., children of all ages are invited to create their own worlds at Lego night; free.

Peace Corps Series, 7 p.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 Fifth St. S., presentation by Cory Enger about his service in the Peace Corps in Niger and Jamaica; free.

John Pederson Jazz Quintet, 7 p.m., Dempsey's Public House, 226 Broadway Ave., Fargo, enjoy a performance by the John Pederson Jazz Quintet; free.

Arc Dances, 7:15 p.m., Ellen Hopkins Elementary School, 2020 11th St. S., Moorhead, dances for people with disabilities, their families and the community; free.

TUESDAY

Simply Stories, 10:15 a.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., lap babies, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to the library for a few stories; free.

Grief Journeys for Adults Support Group, 1 p.m., Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St. SW, Fargo, ongoing grief support group for anyone 18 and older who have experienced a loss through death; free.

Defensive Driving, 1 p.m., Dakota Medical Foundation, 4141 28th Ave. S., Fargo, an engaging program developed to teach drivers how to drive defensively and react to potentially dangerous traffic situations and the importance of attitude in driving, register at AAA.com/events; $20.

Storytime with a Craft, 1:30 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., enjoy a fun half-hour story time and craft with your little one, this week's theme is S is for Snake; free.

Crafternoons, 3 p.m., Fargo Public Library, 2714 N. Broadway, children 12 and younger are invited to get crafty at the library, each week will feature a new craft, all materials provided; free.

After-school Art, 3:30 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., kids in grades K-8 are invited to the library for art, crafts and other projects every Tuesday afternoon when school is in session, supplies and a snack will be provided; free.

Essentia Health Eat Well to Live Well, 3:30 p.m., Dakota Medical Foundation, 4141 28th Ave. S., Fargo, enjoy a hands-on cooking demonstration and learn to make one-pot meals using an InstaPot or slow cooker; free.

Coffee & Canvas, 5:30 p.m., Dunn Bros Coffee, 2424 13th Ave. S., Fargo, get out of the cold and learn to paint "Lavender Lights;" $25.

Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 Fifth St. S., children of all ages are invited to the library for stories, songs, poems and crafts on a weekly theme; free.

Chess Club, 6:30 p.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 Fifth St. S., join chess players of every skill level for a chess skillshare, chess boards and books will be provided; free.

French Film Festival, 6:30 p.m., Fargo Public Library, 102 Third St. N., enjoy the diversity of French cinema, popcorn will be provided; free.

Twisted Stitchers, 6:30 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., bring your own supplies and join this fun group of advanced knitters and crocheters; free.

History Book Club, 7 p.m., Fargo Public Library, 102 Third St. N., interested readers are invited to discuss recent historical events and the people, places and actions that caused them; free.

Restoring Prairie Grasses, 7 p.m., Pioneer House/ Elim care, 3645 S. University Drive, Fargo, learn how to increase native plants and pollinators in your own backyard; free.

Bill Bowers, Mime Artist, 7:30 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre - Concordia College, 901 Eighth St. S., Moorhead, enjoy a performance by Bill Bowers, Mime Artist; $20 general admission, $10 for students 18 and younger.

Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Reineke Festival Concert Hall, 1340 Administration Ave., Fargo, the community is invited to enjoy music; $5 for adults, $2 for students and seniors, free for NDSU students.

WEDNESDAY

Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 Fifth St. S., children of all ages are invited to enjoy stories, songs and poems on a weekly theme; free.

Mahjong for Seniors, 1 p.m., Ed Clapp Senior Center, 2801 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, seniors are invited to play Mahjong with other seniors; prices vary.

Lego and Game Club, 4 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., kids in grades K-8 are invited to enjoy Legos and board games every Wednesday afternoon when school is in session; free.

Black History Month Movie Series, 6:30 p.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 Fifth St. S., come to the library to enjoy the Black History Month movie series with popcorn provided; free.

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Ballroom Dance Lessons, 7 p.m., El Zagal Shrine, 1429 Third St. N., Fargo, learn to dance the Cha Cha and meet new friends, lessons are followed by a social dance; $5 for Northern Lights Club members, $5 for non-members.

MSUM Chamber Music Concert, 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts, 801 13th St. S., Moorhead, enjoy a performance by a variety of MSUM student chamber music groups; free.

THURSDAY

Fun with Fly Guy, 10 a.m., Fargo Public Library, 2801 32nd Ave. S., children 5 and older are invited to enjoy stories and activities with Fly Guy, all materials and a snack will be provided; free.

Baby Bounce, 10:15 a.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 Fifth St. S., infants through preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to the library for songs, stories and action poems; free.

Seniors play Bingo, 1:15 p.m., Ed Clapp Senior Center, 2801 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, seniors are invited to play Bingo; prices vary.

Memoir Writing: Three Lessons and a Public Reading, 1:30 p.m., Riverview Place, 5300 12th St. S., Fargo, get help with your writing at this no-fear writing workshop; free.

STEM Explorers, 3:30 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., kids in grades 3-8 are invited to explore science, technology, engineering and math through activities, experiments and games every Thursday afternoon when school is in session, supplies and a snack will be provided; free.

BFA Exhibit, 4 p.m., MSUM Art Gallery, Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Moorhead, opening reception for the BFA Exhibition, the exhibit runs through March 21; free.

Library Chess Club, 5:30 p.m., Fargo Public Library, 102 Third St. N., all ages and skill levels are invited to chess club at the library; free.

Free Dance Lesson & Live Jazz, 6 p.m., Urban 42, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo, dance lessons hosted by local instructors followed by jazz night dancing; free.

Beginner Dog Obedience, 6 p.m., Red River Valley Fair Grounds Expo/ FM Kennel Club Building, West Fargo, build on skills and relationships started in puppy class, pre-register at www.fmkennelclub.com, class runs every Thursday through March 28; $40.

Drumming for Wellness, 6 p.m., Me Time Relaxation & Wellness Studio, 3101 N. Broadway, Suite C, Fargo, relax and rejuvenate with group drumming, no experience necessary; $7.

Introduction to Thai Cuisine, 6:30 p.m., Square One Kitchens, 1407 First Ave. N., Fargo, explore the flavors of Thailand in this 50/50 hands-on-to-demonstration class; $50.

Red River Valley Beekeepers Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Moorhead Public Library, 115 Fifth St. S., beekeepers are invited to the first meeting of 2019 for the RRV Beekeepers; free.

Canine Tricks Class, 7 p.m., Red River Valley Fair Grounds Expo/FM Kennel Club Building, West Fargo, learn tricks built on basic obedience commands and lay the foundation of commitment, engagement and partnership after attending a puppy or beginner level class, pre-register at www.fmkennelclub.com, class runs every Thursday through March 28; $40.

Faculty Guest Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., Christiansen Recital Hall at Concordia College, 901 Eighth St. S., Moorhead, enjoy a performance by pianist Eva Polgar; free.

Down Home Fill the Home Drive, All Day, Beans Coffee Bar, 5675 26th Ave. S., Fargo, bins will be available at all three Beans Coffee Bar locations (Veterans Drive, University Drive and downtown) and will be collecting new queen and twin-sized mattress pads and sheet sets.

FRIDAY

Friday Morning Movie, 10:30 a.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., fun, family-friendly movie with popcorn provided, check the library's website for this week's title; free.

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Mardi Gras Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church of West Fargo, 210 Fifth Ave. W., West Fargo, enjoy an authentic New Orleans dinner, followed by a dessert dash, proceeds benefit the 2019 Peru mission trip; $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Wind Symphony Concert, 7:30 p.m., Festival Concert Hall at NDSU, 1301 12th Ave. N., Fargo, enjoy music by the NDSU Wind Symphony; $5 for adults, $2 for students and seniors, free for NDSU students.

Encore Art Exhibit featuring Jon Solinger's Working Land, All Day, West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., enjoy an exhibit of Jon Solinger's "Working Land;" free.

Laid-Back Winter Book Club 2019, All Day, West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., choose from four titles and enjoy the second-annual Laid-Back Book Club; free.

Pine Needle Basketry Exhibit, All Day, West Fargo Public Library, 109 Third St. E., view exquisite hand-stitched baskets created by North Dakota pine needle artist Eileen McEnroe and her students, exhibit runs through early May; free.

SATURDAY

Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m., Moorhead Masonic Family Center, 1815 11th St. N., all you can eat buttermilk and swedish pancakes, sausage and eggs; $8.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Its a Seusstastic Day at the Library, 11 a.m., Fargo Public Library, 102 Third St. N., enjoy stories, crafts and birthday cake as the library celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday; free.

Lana Eichhorn Benefit, 11 a.m., Grace Lutheran School, 1025 14th Ave. S., Fargo, enjoy a pulled turkey meal, silent auction, bake sale and more, donations will be accepted to cover medical and additional expenses as Lana awaits a double lung and heart transplant in Rochester.

Open Swim, 1 p.m., 1840 15th Ave. S., Fargo, cure cabin fever and dive into a heated pool at open swim; $4 for adults 19 and older, $2.50 for youth 18 and younger, $8 for families, free for current Courts Plus members.

For the Love of Gardens:A Look at the International Peace Garden, 1:30 p.m., West Fargo Public Works Building, 810 12th Ave. NW, learn the breathtaking beauty of the International Peace Garden with horticulturist Connie Lagequist; free.

Therapy Pets, 2 p.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 Fifth St. S., children are invited to boost their reading confidence by reading out loud to a local therapy pet; free.

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Diamonds & Denim Charity Gala, 5 p.m., Avalon Events Center, 2525 Ninth Ave. S., Fargo, enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner, entertainment and silent and live auctions to benefit Jordan's Guardian Angels as they research a cure for the genetic condition Jordan's Syndrome; $100.