The Northwoods Arts Council’s annual Winter Dinner Show will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the Union Church Friendship Hall in Hackensack.
This annual event began in response to the many requests to do something in the winter. The first show in March 2002 included dinner and a one-act play. In following years the dinner has been followed by musical performances or re-enacted radio scripts from the Golden Age of Radio.
The evening will start with a ham and scalloped potato dinner with all the trimmings, prepared by Mike Bohanon and crew.
After dinner, the show will feature the musical group Just Us THE BAND, composed of Steve Reiter, Ray Fidler and Lynn Mineer. This group got its start when Reiter met Fidler, who happens to play fiddle and banjo, at an old-time sing-a-long.
Fidler is originally from Illinois and grew up in a musical family. He started playing the banjo at an early age, then picked up the fiddle and has played professionally in several music groups.
Mineer sings and plays guitar. He also sings with the group Gospel Four plus One. Reiter, the unofficial leader of the group, sings and plays the string bass. He has been singing and playing in various musical groups since high school. The group plays everything from rock and roll to bluegrass, folk and church music.
Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at Southside or Swansons in Hackensack or call 218-675-6619.
No tickets will be sold at the door.