December 24

After a high school student introduced him last year to origami, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper, Frank Jirik, 9, of Fargo, wanted to find out more about it. He turned to YouTube to find videos for instructions and ideas. He first made a heart out of a dollar bill. “I can make a crane in about a minute (with one piece of paper),” he says adding that the hardest piece he made used 30 pieces of paper and took about an hour to make. “A lot of things are made out of triangles,” he explains. The shapes of paper are then inserted into the other pieces. There is no glue or tape used in any of the pieces. “I try to invent shapes, but I’m not too good at that,” he tells modestly. Last year, he made pieces for his Bennett Elementary School classmates as gifts several times. He says he plans on doing the same for his 21 classmates this year too. (The Moorhead Public Library has started an origami club that meets monthly.)
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December 10

Bev Carr holds a stuffed bear on her lap as she listens to a selection of songs presented by the Fargo-Moorhead Area Music Club Noteables Choir Monday at Bethany on University in Fargo. The Noteables will be giving free concerts at various locations all week long around the community. Dave Wallis / The Forum

November 26

Leyah Ward, 7, of Fargo, visits with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus during the special event at the Fraser, Ltd.’s Eleventh Annual Festival of Trees, Friday at the Fargodome. The event featured games, art projects, sleigh rides and free cookies. Over 150 Christmas trees are on display for viewing during regular business hours and special events at the FARGODOME through December 2nd. Dave Wallis / The Forum