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Archive for August, 2011

UND Football vs. Drake: Sept. 1, 2011 – 7pm

It’s almost September 1st and that means it is football season in North Dakota! Tomorrow night is the season opener of UND’s football team vs. the Drake Bulldogs! Kickoff is 7pm at the Alerus Center but the tailgating lot opens at 2pm. It will also be the Military Appreciation game.

Get out there and support UND in its home opener! Wear your green and white and get your game face on!

You can buy tickets online at ticketmaster.com, in person at the Alerus Center or Ralph Engelstad Arena or call 1-800-745-3000.

Don’t forget if your child is a member of the Sioux Kids Club he/she will get free admission to all home football games! (among other benefits) You can sign up for the Sioux Kids Club ($25 membership fee) at www.fightingsioux.com . Go Sioux!

Barney’s Birthday Oct. 11, 2011!


Celebrate with Barney™ at his birthday party! This BRAND NEW, interactive, live stage concert, features more than 25 fun and upbeat tunes, including favorites such as “Mr. Knickerbocker,” “Dino Dance,” “Baby Bop Hop,” and “Rock ‘n Roll Star” You’ll be singing and dancing in the aisles with your favorite purple dinosaur and his friends Baby Bop™, BJ™ and Riff™. It’s a fun filled show all about sharing, caring and friendship – brought to you by the power of your imagination.



Tuesday, October 11 – 3:00 & 6:30pm

Tickets go on sale Sept. 7th.

Get the ultimate Barney fan experience with Dino Seats!

Purchase VIP Seats to the show and a pre-show Meet & Greet Photo Opportunity with Barney! Dino Seat orders will include a special admittance ticket for entry into the Meet & Greet. You will receive the special admittance ticket with the rest of your show tickets. All Meet & Greets start one hour prior to the performance. Please meet at the Dino Seats sign by the main merchandise stand in the lobby. Latecomers may miss the opportunity. Please bring your own camera.

TICKET PRICES: $15, $20, $25, & $50 (Dino Seats)

additional service charges and facility fees may apply

Tickets available at the Alerus Center Box Office, ticketmaster.com, call 800-745-3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet

Music & Me at UND

Looking for voice lessons? Looking for a music class for your child? Music Therapy In Motion might be the place for you and your family. Voice lessons are for ages 8-adult and the children’s program “Music and Me” goes from infant to age 5 ½ . MUSIC & ME at UND is a child and family based music class that has been developed by Emily J. Wangen. In the program parents/caregivers participate with the children in classes which include a variety of developmentally appropriate musical activities (e.g., singing, moving, playing, creating, and listening). The emphasis is on having fun while developing musical skills and a love of music. Classes begin Sept. 19.

Please go to www.musictherapyinmotion.com or call 701.777.2830 for more information.

King Tut leaves Sept. 5

If you and the family make it to Minneapolis/St. Paul for this Labor Day weekend (and for the state fair!) definitely take time out to visit the Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul) and check out the King Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibit.  The very last day of this exhibit is Monday, Sept. 5 so you only have a few days left! This grandforksnodak family has been to the exhibit and it’s worth seeing. There are a lot of artifacts of the pharaohs and royal families, the movie in the omnitheater is very informative and all in all – it’s seeing a very cool aspect of Egypt without having to fly overseas. Awaken the archeologist in your kids and see King Tut!

For tickets and more information check out the Science Museum of Minnesota’s website: http://www.smm.org/tut

Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre: Fall Workshops


The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre is hosting fall workshops Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Fire Hall Theatre beginning October 1st – Nov. 19th (8 weeks)

Youth, ages 11-17, are invited to sign up for 3 different workshops. Each Workshop fee is $75.00, payable in advance.

Please send the name of the participant, his/her guardian, age, phone number, and email, along with payment to GGFCT, 412 N 2nd Avenue; Grand Forks, ND 58203. Class size is limited to 15 and a minimum enrollment is required for the workshops to proceed. So send in your registration today!

All instructors have earned a theatre degree or have studied theatre arts at the college-level, as well as having experience working with youth.

*Request for refunds can be made in writing until September 16th, minus the cost of $10. Questions? Email:  info@ggfct.com

Please visit www.ggfct.com for more information.

What’s Happening: Wed. Aug. 31

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

Bug Time Open Gym 10:30am-11:30am

@ Pasley Ballet School

Open House and Registration 4-7pm. 1002 Park Drive 701.746.5973


Kids 12 and under eat free w/the purchase of an adult entrée 4pm-10pm

@Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minnesota State Fair

Kids Eat Free @ IHOP (August only)

Apologies parents!  We grandforksnodakmommies are very late to the game with this one, (especially because it’s the LAST day of August!) but here goes:

The whole month of August, kids eat free at IHOP (International House of Pancakes) from 4pm-10pm. This offer is good for children 12 and under and they can order any item off the “Just for Kids” menu for free with every purchase of an adult entrée.

Adding to the fun, children will receive an exclusive “Spy Kids” themed activity book packed with adventures for the whole family, as well as a special section filled with valuable back-to-school coupons, including special offers from retailers of name-brand shoes and clothing.

Families also have a chance to win their own action-packed adventure with the launch of the IHOP “Spy Kids” Sweepstakes. Running from August 1-September 31, enter for a chance to win one grand prize family trip for four to Troublemaker Studio in Austin, Texas for a meet and greet with “Spy Kids” writer and director, Robert Rodriguez. The grand prize winner also receives passes to nearby family attractions, including Schliterbahn Water Park and the Austin Children’s Museum, plus a DVD prize pack and IHOP gift cards. Four first place winners will receive a movie studio swag bag filled with DVDs and other promotional items, as well as IHOP gift cards. To enter for a chance to win and for official rules visit www.ihop.com/Spykids.


IHOP is located at:

3951 32nd Avenue South  
GRAND FORKS, ND 58201-5905 701-775 7001

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