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Swingin’ Time at University Park: Sat. Sept. 10

Tomorrow is forecasted to be a beautiful day and what better way to spend it than at University Park? Located on University Avenue, the park boasts a lot of shade, tennis courts, picnic tables and shelters, playground and a splash park. On top of all these things there will be a 16-piece Classic Swing Band playing for FREE at 2pm! Let the kids play on the playground or in the splash park and listen to the swingin’ grooves. Donations will be accepted and will go to Minot Flood Recovery. Bring the kids and jump, jive and wail!

Busy Town Square: Sat. Aug. 27

 

Every Saturday morning in downtown GF is always busy and tomorrow, Sat. Aug. 27th is no different.

Check out local produce that’s farm fresh as well as other locally produced goods, jewelry, meats and crafts at the Farmers Market at the town square.. It’s the end of the summer so there’s a lot of produce to be had! Arrive early for the best selection. Rain or shine the Farmers Market runs 9am-2pm. Tomorrow there will also be a concert starring “Popejoy/Strand Duo” starting at 10am. http://www.tsfarmersmarket.com.

In the evening, check out the last Blues on the Red concert of the season featuring Minneapolis band, Lamont Cranston Band from 6pm-10pm.  The opening band is the Austin James Band. Spark your little one’s interest in music and don’t forget to bring lawn chairs to sit on. Admission is free and there’s beer and food available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair.

The best part about town square in the morning or evening is the little playground tucked in the corner. The kids love it! After buying your week’s produce let the kids go wild on the playground with their peers and in the evening enjoy the sounds of the concert while the kids tire themselves out!

What’s Happening: Fri. Aug. 26

@ Grand Forks Public Library

Book sale 9am-5pm. Hardback books $1.00, paperback books 50 cents and videos 25 cents

@ The Betty Englestad Sioux Center

12pm-8pm.  The Sioux Shop’s “Fire Sale”

@ North Dakota Ballet Company

Fall registration call Emily Burkland at 701.746.6044

@ Rollin’ On the River:

Rockin’ Rollin’ Rally 5:00 pm start time – Lincoln Drive Park. Event is free and open to the public. Dinner will be served. www.rollinontheriver-inline.com

5K Family Fun Skate
Greater Grand Forks Greenway. Limited quantities of skates and helmets on hand to lend out. 

@ River Cities Speedway.

Season Track Championship. Hotlaps @ 6:30pm Race @ 7:30PM. 701.780.0999. www.rivercitiesspeedway.com

@ ONLINE

Sign-up to audition for Northern Valley Youth Orchestras www.novyo.com

@ Sky-Vu Drive In

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2. Dusk.

@ Turtle River State Park:

7:30PM, Music in Nature program @ Amphitheater. Call Tina Harding for more info at 701.594-4445

Northern Valley Youth Orchestras – Auditions THIS weekend

Your budding musician will be right at home with the Northern Valley Youth Orchestra!  Northern Valley Youth Orchestras (NVYO) is a non-profit music organization that provides orchestral and chamber music experiences for dedicated young string, wind, brass and percussion musicians. Intended as a supplement to any other instruction that students receive at school or at private lessons, NVYO is an auditioned program with minimum playing expectations for each of its programs. NVYO’s programs are focused on challenging students to play technically and musically; we provide coaching, encouragement and direction from seasoned teachers and performers.

Audition sign-ups are online right now; auditions begin Saturday @ Arioso Music Academy.

Suggested ages for strings auditions: 9 to 20.

Suggested ages for winds, brass and percussion: 14 to 20.

NVYO was recently featured in the Grand Forks Herald!

For more information and to sign-up for auditions go to: www.novyo.org

Like NVYO on Facebook: “Northern Valley Youth Orchestras” 

Contact Naomi Welsh with any questions. naomijeffw@gra.midco.net

Kindermusik @ Arioso Music Academy

Take your child on a musical journey! Arioso Music Academy offers a number of Kindermusik classes along with other musical opportunities for your child.

Our Time offers music exploration for young children (ages newborn – 3 years) and their parent(s).

Preschool-aged children (3-4) get to use imaginative play integrated with music in the Imagine That class.

Krazy Keys and Silly Strings are offered for children between the ages of 3-6 to provide basic theory and instrument exploration.

From the age of 4 ½ Kindermusik for the Young Child is offered.

Classes run for 14 weeks in the fall, starting the week of September 19, 2011. The cost depends on the class in which you are wishing to enroll plus a materials fee. See http://ariosomusicacademy.com/Kindermusik.html  or call 701.738.0088 for class times and cost.

All registrations AFTER August 31st will have an $8.00 shipping and handling fee for materials.

For more about music lessons (piano, violin, etc.) for children and adults of all ages, see http://ariosomusicacademy.com or call 701.738.0088.

Arioso Music Academy is located in the strip mall between Rydell’s and Caribou/Subway/Little Ceasar’s (24th Ave. and S. Washington St.) 2524 S. Washington St.

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