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Archive for September, 2011

Little Knights Night Activities in Fisher, MN

Looking for more family fun and education outside of the GF/EGF area? Check out Little Knights Night Activities in Fisher, MN. Just 15 miles on Highway 2 from East Grand Forks you can find a great Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program in the evening. Here is a general list of dates/activities for this fall:

Thursday, September 29 – 6:30-7:30 pm – Infant-Toddler Explore Class

Tuesday, October 4 – 6:00-7:30 pm – Theme Night (Ooey Gooey Yucky Yuck)

Tuesday, October 4 – 7:30 pm – Partners In Education (PIE)

Tuesday, October 18 – 6:15-7:30 pm – Library Night – Jumpstart’s PlayDate with a Purpose

Thursday, October 27 – 6:00-7:30 pm – Theme Nights (Pumpkin Carving)

Tuesday, November 1 – 7:30 pm – Partners In Education (PIE)

Thursday, November 8 – 6:30-7:30 pm – Infant-Toddler Explore Class

Tuesday, November 15 – 6:00-7:30 pm – Theme Nights (Pumpkin Carving)

Monday, November 21 – 6:00-7:30 pm – Open Gym

Tuesday, December 6 – 6:00-7:30 pm – Open Gym

Monday, December 12 – 6:15-7:30 pm – Library Night – Jumpstart’s PlayDate with a Purpose

Monday, November 19 – 6:00-7:30 pm – Open Gym

FEES: There is a cost of $5.00 per family per class with a $30.00 maximum for the Fall Session.

The classes are held in Fisher at 313 Park Avenue. For questions or to register call Kelly (218)891-2828, email (bergk@fisher.k12.mn.us) or check out the website https://sites.google.com/site/fisherlittleknightspreschool/




Ok, so we can’t ALWAYS make lunch/dinner from scratch, right? So what’s a parent to do?

Well, every Tuesday at Space Aliens kids eat for $0.99 w/the purchase of an adult entree! This offer is good for children 12 and under only.  It’s also one $0.99 kid’s meal per adult entree. AND on top of this very inexpensive kid’s meal you get 10 free tokens w/each kid’s meal purchase!! Terrific Token Tuesdays!!!

If you get the Grand Forks Herald Sunday paper then you may have noticed the huge ad for this deal the past couple of Sundays. You may have also noticed the “20 FREE tokens” coupon w/purchase of kid’s meal too! NO double dealing our extreme couponers out there! You may only use the 20 free tokens w/kid’s meal purchase coupon on days OTHER than Token Tuesday.

3250 32nd Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND 58201-6018
(701) 757-7427

Buddy Walk: Sat. Oct 1

The Grand Cities Buddy Walk is happening this Saturday, Oct. 1 at University Park!

Registration and fun will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the walk around University Park  starting at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is not necessary and no registration fees are collected from walkers. The walk promotes Down syndrome awareness and is supported by well-appreciated community sponsors. Walkers who wish to donate $15 or more will receive a Buddy Walk t-shirt.

The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down syndrome Awareness month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.   The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks planned for 2011 worldwide.  In 2010, more than $11.2 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Pre-natal Yoga! Starts Sat. Oct. 8

Here’s something to do with your child in your womb for all you mamas-to-be out there!

Prenatal Yoga is being offered by Tammy Magness at the Center for Healing and Wholeness. Every Saturday starting October 8th you and the babe inside can do yoga from 9am-10:15am. Cost is $15/class or you can purchase a class pass. Drop-ins are welcome if you want to check it out or can’t commit to every Saturday!

Center for Healing and Wholeness

117 N. Washington St



What’s Happening: Mon. Sept. 26

@ University Lutheran Church

Parent Information Center Coffee Talk. Topic: “Coping with Stress” 9-10:30am.

@ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Playgroup 10am-12pm. Everyone welcome!

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

Bug time open gym 1030-1130.


Sign your child up for the various young child/family fitness classes at the YMCA that start NEXT WEEK

Sign your child up for the Greater Grand Forks Community Theater Fall Workshops

Sign your child up for the Sioux Kids Club

Check out the ECFE and the PIC websites and consider going
to a session

Buy tickets to Bill Cosby at the Chester Fritz (10/2/11)

buy tickets to Barney’s Birthday party at the Alerus Center

buy tickets to the Disney Show at the Ralph (11/6/11)

What’s Happening Sat. Sept. 24

It’s a busy Saturday this week for you and the kids!


@ Central H.S.

GF Rotary Breakfast. 7:30am-10:30am. $5/person. 6 and under are free.

@ Sons of Norway

Potato Pancake Breakfast. 730am-1:00pm.

@ Sherlock Playground

Help rebuild it. Volunteers needed. 8am-dark.

@ Downtown

Jaycees Potato Bowl Parade. 10:30 Route starts behind the YMCA to DeMers across the Red River into EGF and ending at Riverwalk Centre.

LAST Farmers’ Market of the Season 9am-2pm

@ Michael’s Arts and Crafts

FREE American Girl Make It and Take Craft. 10:00am-12:00pm. While supplies last.

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

Bug Time Open Gym 11:30am-12:30pm

Kids 6 and older open gym 12:30-2:00pm

@ Altru Clinic Parking Lot

Car-Seat Check Up. 1-3pm

@ Alerus Center

Tailgate party and NPPGA Auxiliary baked potato bar. 2pm.


Family Swim Time 2-5pm

@ The Ralph

UND Women’s Hockey vs. Manitoba 2:07pm

@ Alerus Center

46th annual potato bowl football game UND vs. Black Hills State 6pm

@ Sky-Vu Drive In

Zookeeper (PG). $10 for a carload this weekend instead of paying per person.

@ Carmike Cinema and River Cinema

The Lion King 3-D. various times.

What’s Happening: Thurs. Sept. 22

@ Grand Forks Public Library

Toddler Storytime. 10:00am

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

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

@ all Hugo’s locations

Baked Potato Bar 11am-1pm

@ all Frandsen Bank& Trust

Potato Chip giveaway

@ University Park

World’s Largest French Fry Feed 4:30pm-dusk. Food, soda, games, live music, potato picking contest. French fry eating contest and meet UND athletes.

@ Memorial Stadium

Fireworks immediately following University Park festivities. Tune your radio dial to 104.3 for choreographed fireworks music.

@ Culver’s

Northern Cruz Car Club Cruz night. 6-8:30pm

@ East Grand Forks Public Library

Storytime. 7:00pm

American Girl Craft @ Michael’s Sat. Sept. 24


Do you have a little girl who LOVES American Girl? Then you are probably already familiar with all the different products offered by American Girl at Michael’s Arts and Crafts.


This Saturday the FREE Make-It Take-It activity at Michael’s is an American Girl event. The event goes while supplies last from 10am-noon for ages 3 and up!

GFPL Library Card = Discounts! (September Only)

During the month of September that super special card that gets you and your kids FREE books, dvds, videos and cd rentals at the Grand Forks Public Library gets you a little bit more around town!!


Show your GFPL library caard at these participating businesses during the month of September to receive an awesome discount!


Amazing Grains – 10% off any regular priced item

Ferguson Books and Media – 15% off with a coupon located at the Reference desk in the library

O’ For Heaven’s Cakes – 10% off your purchase

Valley Dairy – 10% off your Valley Dairy deli, coffee bar and bakery purchase! Valid ONLY at 4701 S. Washington St and 1125 S. 42nd. St

Parents Morning Out from PIC


Here is the list of future discussion topics for Parents Morning Out from the PIC:

Do you ever wonder if other parents are feeling the same way you are? Dealing with the same issues you are? Do you wonder if other children sleep through the night, have tantrums, fight with their siblings? At Parents Morning Out parents discuss these issues and more. Parents share highs and lows, encourage each other and build friendships. Please join us for a morning of coffee, discussion and building connections with other parents.


September 26—Coping with Stress

October 3—Children and Chores

October 10—The Joy of Reading

October 17—Birth Order and Your Child

October 24—The Nurturing Parent

October 31—Catch Your Child Being Good

Mondays, 9:00 –10:30 AM

Location: University Lutheran Church

Facilitator: Ann Shallman


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