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Enjoy free, family-friendly activities Saturday at East Grand Forks Greenway

The "Get to Know Your Greenway" event Saturday in East Grand Forks is a welcome opportunity to get outside—if you've felt cooped for months—and soak up some sunshine.

Slip on your most comfortable walking shoes, or onto rollerblades or bike, and walk or roll in between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to O'Leary Park behind the VFW Arena, 711 Third St. S.E., to register. Then enjoy the free, family-friendly activities including frisbee golf, a soccer clinic or restorative yoga.

Food, refreshments, games and acoustic music are planned for 1-2 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Altru Health System, East Grand Forks Parks and Recreation, and Opticare vision clinic.

For more information, visit www.altru.org/greenway.

The Empire Arts Center presents the play, "The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence," on Thursdays to Saturdays, May 10-26.

Performances of the play, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George and directed by Nicque Robinson, begin at 7:30 p.m.

The story explores human beings' dependence on technology—as well as the longing for and fear of the intimacy that relationships demand—through four characters all named "Watson."

"It's a brilliantly witty, time-jumping tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people—and machines—upon which we all depend," according to the art center's website.

The play will be presented in Studio E, the Empire's smaller "black box" theater. Due to the intimate nature of this production, latecomers will not be seated, said Emily Montgomery, executive director of the Empire Arts Center.

The playwright George, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2014 for this work, will attend the opening performance May 10 and give a talk at its conclusion.

During her visit, supported in full by the Dramatists Guild Foundation, George will also meet and talk with students May 11 at Grand Forks Central and Community high schools, Montgomery said.

The Fire Hall Theatre caps off the celebration of its 70th season with a production of the beloved musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," Thursdays to Sundays, May 10-20 at the Masonic Center, 423 Bruce Ave.

The performance schedule is 7:30 p.m. May 10-12 and 17-19, and 2 p.m. May 13 and 20.

Tickets are $21; $18 for seniors, students, military, teachers and first-responders, and $16 for children 12 and younger.

To make reservations, call (701) 777-4090 or visit the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Is this warmer weather giving you the itch to start golfing? You can scratch that itch by joining the Tuesday's Women's Golf League at the Valley Golf Course in East Grand Forks.

The group is hosting a sign-up event from 9 to 11 a.m. May 15 at the course's clubhouse, 2407 River Road N.W. Coffee and pastries will be served.

"We welcome golfers of all skill levels and ages; some members are over 80," said Nikki Seabloom.

"We gather Tuesday mornings to play nine holes of golf, then enjoy lunch and socializing," she said. Hugo's provides a catered lunch for $8 per member.

League play runs for 17 weeks and ends Sept. 11.

For more information, call Seabloom at (701) 772-5838.

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