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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/




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



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!

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) Thurs. Sept. 8


MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) will be hosting it’s first meeting of the new school year this Thursday, 9:00am-11:00am at Faith Evangelical Free Church. In MOPS every mom is welcomed, accepted and inspired to reach her potential and recognize her influence within her family and her world. MOPS believes that better moms really do make a better world.
During our first meeting, we’re going to talk about how we can love our community, and we’re offering you a couple practical ways to build it up. In addition to talking with new and old friends, we’ll be making baby blankets to donate to the Grand Forks Women’s Pregnancy Center.

If you have any additional donations you’d like to make to the Women’s Pregnancy Center, please bring them. These might include new items like baby bath wash, or other similar items, clothing items your child just never wore, or other items.

One of our Mentor Moms is preparing an inspiring devotional, and as always, there will be a delicious breakfast, childcare for children birth to age 5 and good conversation!

In 2011-2012, we’ll be meeting on the second Thursday of each month for fellowship at Faith Evangelical Free Church. On the fourth Thursday, we’ll have a planned play date, and we have some FUN planned! 

Please see the other information provided on our webpage http://grandforksmops.blogspot.com/ or find us on Facebook at ‘Grand Forks, ND MOPS’ and feel free to contact us with questions!

See you mothers and kids tomorrow morning!

East Grand Forks Campbell Library


The good thing about living right along the state border is that we have two of everything, including libraries! The East Grand Forks Campbell Library is a beautiful library that offers many activities for children and adults. Now that school is back in session in Minnesota, Storytime has resumed at the EGF library. There are three storytimes a week: Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00am and Thursday evenings at 7:00pm. After storytelling time there is a craft. The whole event runs about 30-40 minutes.

Library Card Information:

Library cards are good for one year.

For East Grand Forks residents that live in town, and members of the Grand Forks Air Force Base with an active military card, library cards are free. To get your free card, you must have proof of residency with you to obtain your card. This could be anything from a license to mail sent to your residence in East Grand Forks.

For Patrons outside of city limits, here are the costs:

Child: $10

Adult (just books): $10

Adult (books and movies): $15


422 4th St. NW EGF, MN



What’s Happening: Thurs. Sept. 1

@ Grand Forks Public Library

Toddler Storytime 10am

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

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

@ Arioso Music Academy 2524 S. Washington

Auditions for Northern Valley Youth Orchestra www.noyvo.org

@ Pasley Ballet School

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

@ Alerus Center

UND Football vs. Drake University 7pm

@ Science Museum of Minnesota

King Tut Exhibit

@ Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minnesota State Fair

@ online/get more information about:

purchase pre-sale tickets to Barney’s Birthday at the Alerus Center (see previous post)

sign-up for music classes at Music Therapy In Motion OR Arioso Music Academy  (see previous post)

check out ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) (see previous post)

sign the kids up for Community Theater fall workshops (see previous post)

get the kids membership to the Sioux Kids Club (see previous post)

buy tickets for the Black Eyed Peas concert benefitting Minot Rising (see previous post)

What’s Happening: Mon. Aug. 29, 2011

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

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

@ Riverside Park

St. Paul’s playgroup 10am-noon

@ Arioso Music Academy 2524 S. Washington

Auditions for Northern Valley Youth Orchestra www.noyvo.org

@ Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minnesota State Fair

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