1 If you have a liking for alternative art, you’ll love the Legendary Tattoo Expo at the Grand Williston Conference Center. Happening Friday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, this collection of tattoo and piercing artists and their art will be showcased for all to see. They will present art classes and opportunities to talk to some of the best tattoo artists in the area. There will also be live music each night by Bill Falcon and the Good Medicine Band from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Day entry is $20 and the weekend is $35. Veterans are $10 for the weekend.

2 If you feel the urge to get your holiday shopping started early this year, the Williston Market is holding their third annual Widow’s Weekend Shopping Event — widow is a pun on hunting season and the various male cervids disappearing. Set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the meeting rooms of the ARC, vendors of all kinds will have gifts for those special people in your life as well as gift wrapping to save you the hassle. There will also be lunch supplied by Rockin Bakken BBQ and holiday portraits by Lindsay Helberg Photography. Come have a little fun while you kick off the holiday shopping season.

3 It is our American duty to honor and respect our brave fighting men and women of the military. This Saturday Black Magic Harley Davidson is hosting a fundraiser in celebration of these people. At 9:45 a.m. there will be a flag raising followed by a free breakfast to all veterans and active duty soldiers. At 4 p.m., there will be a chicken wing cookoff and at 6 p.m. Balderdash will be playing live. Black Magic will be accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations to support veterans from all over.

4 The gift shop at CHI St. Alexius Medical Center have shown their generosity in so many ways and they definitely show no signs of stopping. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the gift shop will hold their second annual Winter Wonderland Party at the gift shop. They will have special Christmas gifts and will take donations to the hospital.

5 The Native American tribes around Williston have been here for thousands of years, which is reflected in the beauty and complexity of their culture. This Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., the Williston Community Library is holding a Native American Heritage celebration to help others learn about their rich and ancient culture. Guest speakers and performers include Mary and Teri Morin and Alex DeCoteau. They will tell stories, make dreamcatcher crafts and perform traditional dances with drums. Bring the kids down to explore more about our Native American neighbors.

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