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Archive for January, 2012

Tuesday, Jan. 17

– Grand Forks Public Library: Pre-school storytime at 10am

– East Grand Forks Public Library: Pre-school storytime at 10am

– UND vs. NDSU Men’s Basketball at Ralph Englestad Arena 7pm

– Kid Fit @ YMCA 9-945am

– Open Gym @ Red River Valley Gymnastics 1030-1130am

2012 Happenings @ The Alerus Center

Lots of Things to Do & See at the Alerus Center!

Looking for something to do in 2012? Look no further than the Alerus Center for a variety of entertainment and activities! And don’t forget, the Alerus Center offers the Ticketmaster Fan Guarantee – where tickets are fully refundable for 72 hours after purchase in case your plans change!

Altru Family YMCA Grand Forks Kid’s Show: Jan 13-15

Professional Championship Bullriding followed by Montgomery Gentry: Jan 21

Everything for Weddings and Proms: Jan 22

ND Dance & Drill Competition: Jan 27-28

Open Skating: Jan 29 and Feb 19

Forx Roller Derby -Forx SugarBeaters vs. BisMan Bombshells: Feb 4

International Crop Expo: Feb 15-16

Grand Forks Men’s Show: Feb 25-26

Budget RV Show: March 9-11

Healthy Living Expo: March 10

Sugar Beet Show: March 14-15

Home Design & Garden Show: March 23-25

9th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt: April 7

Harlem Globetrotters: April 14

RRV Motorcycle Show: April 14-15

4th Anything Goes Sale: May 19

For more information, visit www.aleruscenter.com, find the Alerus Center on Facebook and follow it on Twitter!

Alice in Wonderland

WINTER SESSIONS from PIC Coming Up!

Love & Logic

Love and Logic helps in the parenting journey with tips and strategies that support:

* Appropriate parental control * Appropriate consequences for behaviors * Empathetic responses to whining and behaviors * Set enforceable limits * Help children identify the problem * Design a strategy for resolving problems and situations

2 Sessions to select from: Thursdays (5 week session) January 12,19,26, Feb 2 & 9, 2012 6:30—8:00 pm. Location: West Elementary Facilitator: Tim Rygh

Mondays (6 week session) January 30, Feb. 6,13,20,27, March 5 6:30—8:00 PM Location: Viking Elementary Facilitator: Molly Soeby

 

How Much Is Enough

Back By Request! This four week series is designed to help parents see the difference between spoiling and overindulging versus healthy, loving, and appropriate care. This series helps parents foster independence, empathy and compassion, and self-control in their children. The facilitator will provide research and strategies to guide parents in raising children with a healthy sense of self and a contributing role in society.

Tuesdays (4 week session) January 10,17,24 & 31, 2012 6:30—8:00 PM Location: Century Elementary Library Facilitator: Tootsie Gasparini

1 2 3 Magic

1 2 3 Magic offers easy to follow steps for disciplining children without arguing or yelling. These classes help parents to avoid over explaining, maintain control, avoid misbehavior in public, and help their children make positive choices.

Thursdays (2 week session) 6:30—8:00 PM January 19 & 26, 2012 Location: Head Start (connected to Lake Agassiz School) Facilitators: Tracey Johnson & Carol Messmer

 

Parents Morning Out

Love & Logic

Love and Logic helps in the parenting journey with tips and strategies that support: * Appropriate parental control * Appropriate consequences for behaviors * Empathetic responses to whining and behaviors * Set enforceable limits * Help children identify the problem * Design a strategy for resolving problems and situations

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.

Mondays, 9:00 –10:30 AM

Location: University Lutheran Church

Facilitator: Ann Shallman

January 9— Raising Responsible Kids

NO CLASS ON JANUARY 16th

January 23— Sharing Control Through Choice

January 30— Say What You Mean-Mean What You Say

 

PIC classes are open to any parent at any location. FREE childcare is also available for most classes. Registration is required.  Please call 787-4216 or email pic@gfschools.org

 

Free Family Fun Nights at the YMCA in January

Join PIC and the Altry Family YMCA for FREE Family Fun Nights on Sundays in January from 4pm-6pm. You MUST call PIC and register in order to attend. Childcare for infants will be available at no charge for those who have reserved a spot. FUN for the entire family!! Register today and see you on Sundays! Register by calling the PIC at 701.787.4216.

 

January 8: for families: Kid/Youth Fit (ages 3-6 w/parents), for families or the individual: the pool is open and water volleyball

 

January 15: for families: water polo & pool. for families or the individual: cycling class

 

January 22: for families: floor hockey. for families or the individual: pilates (no younger than 6th grade)

 

January 29: for families: youth basketball. for families or the  individuals: zumbatonic

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