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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


Ride the Red with Your QFM – Sept. 25th


Here’s a great event for the whole family!

Radio Station Your QFM (104.9FM) is hosting a Ride the Red Biking event! Sunday, Sept. 25th join Your QFM for a fun day exploring the bike trails of the Greater Grand Forks Greenway!  Meet at Lincoln Park at 12:30. Skip’s Gourmet Grub will be there with DELICIOUS lunch options – nothing over $5! Ski and Bike Shop will have the latest in bike technology there for you to check out! Safe Kids Grand Forks will be on-site with helmet and head injury presentations.  They’ll also have helmets available for purchase or to use for the event.

Don’t forget to register for some amazing prizes…Including a bike from Ski and Bike Shop!

Tell your friends and come on out and “Ride the Red with Your QFM!”

You can “Like” Your QFM on Facebook and RSVP to the event there!

Hakuna Matata! The Lion King

As is the “Circle of Life”, so goes the circle of Disney classics. Disney is re-releasing one of its best animated features, “The Lion King” and this time it’s in 3-D. Sure you may already own it on DVD or even on VHS but the beautiful animation deserves a chance to be seen on the big screen. Your kids are sure to enjoy the adventures of Simba, Pumbaa and Timon, the guidance of Mufasa and Rafiki and all the other characters and songs. The Lion King 3-D is running for two weeks only, starting Sept. 16. Carmike Cinema will be showing it at 4:15pm and 7pm. River Cinema will be showing the movie at 12:00pm, 2:10pm, 4:30pm and 7:15pm. Hakuna Matata!

The Smurfs


This weekend is “The Smurfs” is being shown at the Sky-Vu Drive-In Theater (Warren, MN).  Take the kids to see the loveable little blue guys and gal in the comfort of your car and pajamas. $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids under 12. NO CREDIT CARDS. Be at the drive-in by 7:30pm so you don’t miss the feature!

Upcoming Feature Presentations at the Sky View Drive-In:

September 23rd, 24th & 25th – ‘ZOOKEEPER’ (rated: PG)

September 30th, October 1st & 2nd – ‘BAD TEACHER’ (rated: R)

There’s Still Time to Sign Up!


There’s still time to sign your kids up for FLAG FOOTBALL or T-BALL and music classes at Arioso Music Academy or Music and Me classes at UND.

The YMCA youth sports start THIS SATURDAY. Flag football is open to children grades 1-4 and T-Ball is open to ages 4-6. Call 701.775.2586 for more information.

Call 701.777.2830 to sign up for Music and Me classes at UND. The class is open to ages infant-5 ½ years old. www.musictherapyinmotion.com. Classes start next week.

For various Kindermusik classes at Arioso Music Academy call 701.738.0088. There are LOTS of classes at lots of different times throughout the week. Classes run for 14 weeks and START next week!

Classes for Kids (6 months-16 yrs) at the YMCA!


Grand Forks Nodak Mommies are SUPER EXCITED to share this with you guys!!! More details soon about the start date.


Family Fitness at the YMCA

Developing fun and fit family lifestyles from birth!

All Classes:                  Members (YMCA or Center Court) – Free                                   Non-Members- $5.00/ class

Baby-Fit (6mo-2yr)

parent/child class!

Monday/ Wednesday 10:45-11:15am


You and your child will thoroughly enjoy the cognitive, social and motor learning that occurs in this class all through fitness fun and play!  Each class will feature a “warm-up” (ex: music and movement), “workout” (ex: mini drums alive) and “cool-down” (ex: baby yoga) that you and your child will learn and grow together, building the foundations for fitness as a family.  The class will focus on one theme for a complete week so children can learn from repition.  At-home activities and family nutrition information
will also be available through this class.



Kid-Fit (3yr- pre-school)

child class (parents always welcome!)

Tuesday/ Thursday 8:30-9:30am


Your child will feel proud about going to the gym for their workout class!  This hour long class will feature MANY activities for children that will include age appropriate learning including shapes, colors, letters, numbers, enhancing gross and fine motor
skills through play and fitness activities. The children will also learn the early techniques of teamwork and togetherness.  The class will focus on one theme for a complete week so children can learn through repetition.  At-home activities and family nutrition
information will also be available through this class.

Most importantly, kids will find fitness is FUN!



Youth-Fit (5-8yr old)

Monday/ Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm


Feeling good…. feeling fit….. making friends.  That’s what this class will give your child.  Each class will feature proper warm-up, workout through play/activity and cool down.  Teaching your child about teamwork, fair play, respect, responsibility, compassion is only the beginning of this hour-long class.  Participants will get PLENTY of physical activity through a fitness workout, while also learning the importance of hydration and keeping their bodies healthy.  This class is designed to give your child a wonderful level of activity as well as motivate them to WANT to stay fit!


Contact Dori Hardee at your Grand Forks YMCA for more information!
(email: YFamFit@yahoo.com)

Y.F.M Training(10-16yrs)

Youth Fitness Membership

Members 10-16 will have the opportunity to go through a 45 minute training that teaches them proper and safe fitness center etiquette as well as proper use of age appropriate fitness center equipment.  After successful completion of this training, youth members will receive a Y.F.M card that they use to enter the fitness center at ANY TIME!!!!  Y.F.M card….. it has its’ privileges!

Contact Dori Hardee at your Grand Forks YMCA to schedule a training! OR email: YFamFit@yahoo.com

TATER TIME! Next Week!


*thanks Greater Grand Forks Visitors and Convention Bureau for the post

This year marks the 46th Anniversary of a Greater Grand Forks tradition known as Potato Bowl USA. The week of September 19-24 will be full of entertaining events centering on our region’s most popular staple crop. There will be tons of great food including a potato pancake breakfast, baked potato bars and, of course, the World’s Largest French Fry Feed. The festivities culminate on Saturday with a parade, tailgate party and University of North Dakota football game. Make sure to bring the whole family out to one of North Dakota’s best and tastiest celebrations guaranteed to be spudtacular fun for all!

Potato Bowl Highlights


Tuesday, September 20

Golf scramble – 12 p.m. at Valley Golf Course
Wednesday, September 21
Potato Chip Giveaway – Columbia Mall
Thursday, September 22
Baked Potato Bar – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hugo’s locations
World’s Largest French Fry Feed: food/soda stands; inflatable games; French fry eating contest; live music; “Meet the Sioux” athletes – 4:30 p.m. at University Park
Rydell Fireworks Display – Dusk at Memorial Stadium
Friday, September 23
Sioux Booster Luncheon – 12 p.m. at Alerus Center
Baked Potato Bar – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all Hugo’s locations
Hugo’s 8K Race & Tater Tot Trot – 6 & 6:30 p.m. at Riverside Park
Saturday, September 24
Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Central High School
Sons of Norway Potato Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1401 9th Avenue South
Jaycees Potato Bowl Parade – 10:30 a.m. on DeMers Avenue Downtown
Tailgate Party – 2 p.m. in Alerus Center parking lot
UND Football Game vs. Black Hills State – 6 p.m. at Alerus Center
Further information, along with an entire schedule of events and registration forms, may be found at www.potatobowl.org

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