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KUMM March Music Madness Concert

Campus radio station KUMM presents a spring concert on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 p.m. in Edson Auditorium featuring Tribe and Big Cats, No Bird Sings, and Guante. There is an admission charge.

Free Community Meal

This month, Morris Community Meal collaborates with the Morris Lions Club to serve a supper of home-cooked favorites, including hot dish, three-bean salad, and banana bread on Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Morris Senior Community Center. The Community Meal is open to every member of the Stevens County community and entirely free of charge. Food options for people with special diets, such as gluten-free, diabetic, vegan and vegetarian, are always available, as are child friendly options. Volunteers for cooking, cleaning, and serving are welcome. Meals are served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. one Monday each month while the University is in session.

Jane Addams Meeting

Jane Addams, a community building project between UMM students, Morris community members, and the Hispanic community in and around Morris, meets weekly and invites everyone's participation. The group will meet this week on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111. Language circles in both languages are used to promote the bonding of the community.

2012 State of the University Address

President Eric W. Kaler will deliver the annual State of the University Address on Thursday, March 1, at 3:30 p.m., on the Twin Cities campus. The address will be broadcast via ITV in Studio A, Humanities Fine Arts Building. Live web-streaming will be available on the 2012 State of the University website at http://www1. 

Tennessee Williams Letters Dramatized

Ray Schultz, associate professor of theatre arts, will perform Blanche and Beyond: Letters of Tennessee Williams on Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre. Schultz's solo performance will reveal a portrait of Williams at his creative peak through the creation of such plays as A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as well as the demons that haunt him and lead to his increasingly self-destructive behavior. Although comprised of letters, the piece has been constructed and staged to emphasize the drama of Williams' life and the complexity of the close relationships he shared with such literary and theatrical figures as Carson McCullers, Gore Vidal, and Elia Kazan. There is an admission charge.

Prairie Yard and Garden

The 25th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television, beginning March 1, and running through April 12. Hosted by Larry Zilliox, former University of Minnesota Extension educator, the March 1 broadcast will showcase artistic expression in the garden usually reserved for the colorful plants of the landscape design in which they are grown. Area artisans also create unique works of art that are placed inside these landscapes to complement the horticultural canvas. Minnesota artists Jenny Nellis, Morris professor emeritus, and Dan Allenspach, share their work and discuss the inspiration that goes into creating an artistic piece that will be shared in a garden space.

Duncan/Horey Duo Recital

Students of saxophone and percussion will perform in recital on Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Euclid Quartet Performance

The Euclid Quartet will close out the 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series (PAS) events with a performance on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium. The Euclid Quartet is a dynamic string ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color that celebrate their diverse international heritage. In addition to the evening show, the quartet will present a master class on Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. The class is free and open to the public. Tickets are available. Call 320-589-6080 or visit the PAS website http://www. performingarts/ for more information.

Symphonic Winds Concerts

The Symphonic Winds will give two spring concerts. The first, "Music from Distant Shores," will take place on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. and feature works by Joaquin Rodrígo, Gustav Mahler, Luis Serrano, and Alan Hovhaness. This concert will be preceded by a chat between the conductor, Simon Tillier, and Julia Dabbs, associate professor of art history, at 2:30 p.m. The second concert, "The Maestro Factor," on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. will feature pieces by Bernard Gilmore, Malcolm Arnold, Ron Nelson, Fergal Carroll and Howard Hanson. Vocal soloists and the jazz ensemble complete the programs. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at the Information Desk in the Student Center.