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Prairie Yard and Garden

The 25th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with encore broadcasts on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television through April 12. On March 8 host Larry Zilliox will explore the upper Midwest, an area often overlooked for successfully growing high-quality fruits, yet some winter hardy varieties grow and have even been developed in Minnesota. Pete Moe, director of operations with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center in Victoria, shares varieties that perform well in colder climates.

Euclid Quartet Performance

The Euclid Quartet will close out the 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series (PAS) events with a performance on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in 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. Call 320-589-6080 for more information.

Symphonic Winds Concert

"Music from Distant Shores," will take place on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall 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. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at the Information Desk in the Student Center.

Trio Lorca and Ann DuHamel Concert

Ann DuHamel, head of keyboard studies, will collaborate on a program of twentieth- century/contemporary chamber music with Trio Lorca, a faculty ensemble from St Cloud State University, in concert on Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. Billed as an innovative chamber ensemble at the crossroads between contemporary music and European tradition, Trio Lorca features soprano Catherine Verrilli, percussionist Terry Vermillion, and flutist Melissa Krause. Free and open to the public. This performance is part of a tour that will culminate in a concert in New York City at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall on Friday, March 16.

Jane Addams Project Meeting

Everyone is invited to join the group known as Jane Addams, a community building project between UMM students, Morris community members, and the Hispanic community in and around Morris. This week's meeting is on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111. Language circles in both languages are used to promote the bonding of the community.

Film: Woven from the Land

Woven from the Land will be shown on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. In this film Teresa Konechne, a filmmaker, artist, and activist living in St. Paul, weaves together the voices of 18 midwest Native and non-Native American rural women in a personal narrative to explore our relationship to land, land loss, disappearance of rural culture, how landscape shapes who we are, and possible connections between the history of land and racial strife. A question and answer period with the filmmaker, a roundtable discussion featuring area women farmers Mary Jo Forbord, coordinator of the Morris Healthy Eating Project, Terry VanderPol, director of the Land Stewardship Project, Rebecca Terk, and Johanna Rupprecht, and a reception will follow the film. The events are free and open to all.

Symphonic Winds Concert

"The Maestro Factor," on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall, will feature pieces by Bernard Gilmore, Malcolm Arnold, Ron Nelson, Fergal Carroll and Howard Hanson. Vocal soloists and the jazz ensemble complete the program. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at the Information Desk in the Student Center.

Honors Lecture Series

The Honors Lecture Series is having its first lecture of the spring semester on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. Peter Wyckoff, associate professor of biology, will present "Climate change comes to the forests of western Minnesota," an overview of his ongoing research program in which Wyckoff and his students are studying the impacts of climate change, deer, and invasive species on forest dynamics at the prairie-forest border in western Minnesota. Contact Tammy Berberi at 589-6255 for more information.

Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo'amaadiwin Film Series

The Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo'amaadiwin Film Series begins its spring programming on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. The series' goal is to challenge its audience through the use of film to examine and discuss the issues of culture, identity and stereotypes of American Indian people. Contact Tracy Peterson at 589-6097 for more information.

Film: American Movie

The Campus Activities Council presents American Movie on Friday, March 9, at 9:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. The film unfolds as a documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Spring Break

UMM will be on spring break from Monday, March 12, through Friday, March 16.