This new program for K-5 students will feature Chinese language education, activities and games. The camp will take place 8-11:30 a.m. July 31-Aug. 4. Cost is $25 per student. To register, contact the Confucius Institute at 605-626-3293 or firstname.lastname@example.org by July 21. Learn more at NSU Confucius Institute.
The U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band will present a free concert, "A Salute to American Airmen: Breaking Barriers since 1947," 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center. Tickets are required and are available online at the NSU School of Fine Arts Web page. Box office sales will be open Aug. 28 and 29 from noon-4 p.m. Box office and doors will be open two hours prior to show and vacant seats will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis 10 minutes prior to show. For more information, call 605-626-2497 or 605-626-2900.
Aberdeen’s second annual COLLEGEpalooza is a back-to-school celebration for Northern State University and Presentation College students. Events will begin at 4 p.m. in downtown Aberdeen.
This year’s schedule will include:
4-6 p.m.: Business walk
5:30 p.m.: Guns ’n Hoses Tug of War
5:45 p.m.: Scholarship drawings
Northern State University has chosen the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Salt to the Sea” as its 2017 common read. Author Ruta Sepetys will deliver NSU’s annual Common Read Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Read more about the 2017 Common Read Lecture.
The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony will present its 2017-18 Season Opening Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center. The concert will feature Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor with Dr. Wesley Baldwin. Baldwin performs throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. This will be his second appearance with the AUCS. A Professor of Cello at the University of Tennessee, his passionate and charismatic performances have garnered critical acclaim. Tickets: $18/adults, students free. For information, visit www.aberdeensymphony.org or call 605-626-2497.
The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Aberdeen on Monday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. at Northern State University School of Fine Arts. Tickets are now on sale. Tickets start at $28. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of 10 or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 1-800-320-1733. Discounts are offered for seniors 65 and older, active and inactive armed services, and Motorclub members are available from www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets. Single tickets in Aberdeen are available at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets, or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Read more here.