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YMCA Basketball Sign-Up Now!

It’s time to sign up for YMCA Basketball!!


Boys and Girls K & 1st grade – basketball starts Oct. 15th.

Girls grade 2-6 Registration deadline is Oct. 12.


CALL 775-2586 to register and for more info.

Running to Bring Baby Home

A local family (Dave & Kim Adams) is in the process of adopting a child from Uganda. This Saturday, Oct. 8th an Adoption Awareness 5K Run/Walk is being held in the Grand Forks town square. Proceeds from this 5k will help cover the cost of the Adams’ upcoming adoption. Come on out and register for the run/walk and show everyone what it means to be a part of the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks community and help bring the newest Adams home!

Saturday, October 8, 2011 – 9:00AM – GF Town Square

Cost per person: $15 Youth (age 2 & under): $5

**Race day cost is $20 ($5 youth 2 & under) so register early!

**Love will find a way t-shirts will be available for purchase on race day!


Register today!

Email: jstromli@yahoo.com or Call Jenny Hanson @ 218.773.0673

Mail registration forms to:

 Jenny Hanson, 1417 Park Drive SE, EGF, MN 56721

Sponsored by friends of the Adams family

Here’s an article by Marilyn Hagerty from Sunday’s edition of the Grand Forks Herald: http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/217258/

ArtWise ArtCamp4Kids! – Saturday, Oct. 8 & Oct. 22


This Saturday and Sat. Oct. 22nd,  if your child is  in grades 3-5, sign them up for ArtWise’s Art Camp!

Taking place at the Hughes Fine Arts Center at UND your child can sign up:

Pottery: Child’s pottery will be kiln fired. Pick up at ArtWise office in 10 days

Painting:  Children will learn techniques from adult artists. Dress for painting!

Video Puppets:  Sock puppets will star; children will speak, edit and upload

Sculpture: Wood, wire, beads, metal bits, cardstock and plaster = free form art


Each class is $8. You may choose up to 3 classes per Saturday.

Each session is 1 hour long. Children will move from class to class in one building.  Class size is limited to 15 students.

Registration table opens at 8:30 a.m. Classes start at 8:45 a.m.

A snack will be available.  Classes end at 12:30 p.m.

Register and make payment by October 4. All classes must be pre-paid.

Go Online at www.artwise4kids.com


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.

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!

Splashers of the South Seas Water Park


Fall maintenance is over and Splashers of the South Seas Water Park (located at CanadInn) is OPEN for Parent & Me swim time! Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays  from 9AM-1PM bring your child to the water park where they can play on the various apparatus, go down slides, hang out in the lazy river or swim! The cost is $6.00 for parents w/a child 6 and under. Each additional child is $3.00. Children age 3 and under are always free. After 6pm the cost of regular admission ($16 for anyone 3 and older) is half up. However, since (currently) the water park is only open after 4pm on regular days, it’s always half-off.

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!

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