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A preview of public events at the University of Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.

Oct. 30 -Nov. 7, 2010

Student Recital

Rachel Busko and Ilyssa Ryan will perform on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Recital Hall. No admission charge.

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Festival of Spanish Language Cinema

The final film of the series will be shown on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Morris Theatre at 12 East Sixth Street. The 2007 film "XXY," directed by Argentine female director Lucía Puenzo, tells the dramatic story of Alex (Inés Efron), a 15-year old intersex person from Buenos Aires who lives secluded with her parents in a fishing village in Uruguay. Run time is 86 minutes. Immediately following this film, there will be a friendly discussion led by Argie Manolis of the University of Minnesota, Morris. Please feel free to join us.

Community Food Shelf Drive

UMM community members will be going door to door in Morris on Monday, Nov. 1, from 5 until 8:30 p.m. collecting food to help those in need. Monetary contributions are also welcome. Donations may be brought to the Welcome Center, room 206, as well. The most needed items include baby food, cereal, coffee, cookies, crackers, diapers, Jell-O, juice, ketchup, laundry detergent, mustard, pasta, pudding, salad dressing, soap, tea, and toothpaste. Contact Michelle Schamp at mschamp@morris .umn.edu or 589-6981 with questions.

Festival of the Winds

The Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Martin H. Seggelke, assistant professor of music, presents its fifth annual Festival of the Winds celebration during the week of Nov. 1, 2010, culminating in a concert on Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Recital Hall. Guest conductor is Ricky Fleming, associate professor of music and director of bands at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York. Guest soloist is Arthur Haecker, instructor of trombone and euphonium in the Petrie School of Music at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

ART: Fall Theatre Production

The Theatre Discipline opens its 2010-11 season with Yasmina Reza's ART. This Tony award-winning comedy tests the meaning of art and the limits of friendship when an amateur art collector's purchase of an "all white" painting angers and bewilders friends and threatens to destroy long-standing friendships.

For the first time in UMM theatre history, director Ray Schultz, UMM associate professor of theatre, will guide two separate casts performing the same script in rotating repertory. Repeat visitors will be able to see how different actors bring different approaches and colors to the same play. ART will be performed Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 3-6, at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7. Free, convenient parking is available in all UMM lots. For additional information, including group rates or advance ticket sales, please e-mail the theatre box office at thrpub@morris .umn.edu or call 320-589-6249.

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