LITTLE FALLS -- The fourth annual Party for the Arts fund-raiser Friday night in the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls is expected to bring in $5,000 for Great River Arts Association programs and scholarship awards, according to event organizers.
The event features a Southern-style sit-down dinner, a silent auction for donated prizes and a 90-minute stage performance by Donald King Cowan in "Meet Mark Twain."
Cowan, one of the country's premier Twain impersonators, will conduct a couple of workshops during his Little Falls visit, including "Taking the Mystery Out of Make-up" from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the high school choir room.
Who: Donald King Cowan, Mark Twain impersonator
What: Party for the Arts fund-raiser for Great River Arts Association
Where: Falls Ballroom, Little Falls
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Cost: $25 by calling (320) 632-0960
Pre-registration is required by calling GRAA at (320) 632-0960. The actor also will discuss Twain's contribution to American literature at a public school seminar for students Friday.
GRAA is a nonprofit organization that promotes and administers community cultural arts programs, including Heartland Symphony and Hole in the Day Players, and awards two $500 college scholarships in the arts for two Little Falls High School seniors each year.
Tickets, at $25, are still available for the Party for the Arts event by calling (320) 632-0960. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and the Twain show at 8 p.m.
Patrons are urged to wear period costumes in keeping with the Mark Twain and Mississippi River themes of the early 20th century.
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