Pumpkins for Parkinson's Grand Pumpkin Contest
The 2nd annual Pumpkin's for Parkinson's pumpkin growing contest is a fund raiser supporting the YMCA Parkinson Wellness Recovery and Rock Steady Boxing programs.
Over 50,000 new cases of Parkinson's are diagnosed each year in the United States and North Dakota is the 3rd state in the nation for per-capita incidence of Parkinson Disease. Our YMCA programs are helping our citizens who are living with Parkinson's fight back with proven exercise programming that can help delay symptoms and improve quality of life, while giving our participants hope and motivation to keep pushing ahead.
Funds will be applied to equipment, transportation assistance, training, financial scholarships and operating costs so that we can offer our program at little to no cost to our participants, helping to offset the debilitative medical costs and loss of wages they may experience.
Eight community teams are nourishing pumpkins that may grow to 500 or more pounds and are taking per-pound or one-time pledges. Our dedicated teams include: The White Hat Gang (Coach Brad Berry and Al Pearson); Team BUD (Dakota Sales); Greenberg Realty/Greenberg Farms; Black Gold Farms; Grand Forks Teachers; Alerus Financial; CHS Ag Services; and CPS Crop Production Services.
A weigh-in celebration will be held in early October at the YMCA (TBA) where the giant pumpkins will be on display. Brats and chips will be served compliments of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Neuro-MT Neurologic Music Therapy Group
A Free 8 week Music Therapy group for individuals with Parkinson's, MS, Stroke and other neurologic conditions. In this class, a Board Certified and Licensed Music Therapist will guide individuals with neurologic conditions through rhythmic movement, gait training, breath support, balance and other rehabilitative and restorative techniques using music.
An in kind donation was made by Calvary Lutheran Church's Spring Luncheon Committee of Grand Forks to Music Therapy in Motion, LLC to fund this opportunity.
This group will run on Thursdays 10:30am -11:15am October 12,19,26 Nov 2,9,16,30 and Dec 7.
UND Music Therapy students, PT Students, OT students and SLP students are welcome to volunteer or to obtain clinical hours throughout this time.
Columbia Mall, United Way partner to sponsor Toys
Columbia Mall, United Way partner to sponsor Toys for Tot
Columbia Mall announces Black Friday hours
Columbia Mall announces Black Friday hours; some stores to open Thanksgiving
Dale Carnegie Course: Free Workshop
Join us for a free workshop on leadership, communication, and relationship building to get a glimpse into the Dale Carnegie course coming to Grand Forks this December!
Tour of Grand Forks Senior Center
Come tour the GF Senior Center to learn what we have to offer the community.
Free Services to Help You Start Your Own Business
Hear from 4 of your collaborative resource partners during our round table event!
Each representative will talk to you about the range of services that is offered to help you with your business, whether a start-up, or existing.
If you feel as though you would want or need their services, they will certainly set you up for an appointment.
This is an event you won’t want to miss! Also, enjoy Subway sandwiches from SCORE.
Small Business Committee Meeting
Join us for breakfast at the Blue Moose on December 7, 2017.
A delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, pancakes, juice, and coffee will be served from 7:00 am - 9:30 am by The Chamber Board of Directors.
Tickets are $10/person and are available by contacting The Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 772-7271.
Symphony Sunday: A Russian Winter
Join the diverse and inclusive symphony community on our tour of world symphonic soundscapes at the Empire Arts Center at 2:30 PM on December 10th as we musically journey through a Russian Winter. The concert features Tchaikovsky's 1st Symphony and the winners of the Young Artist Competition.
Join us at 1:30 for the pre-concert musical story-telling with conductor Alejandro Drago.
MAC Exec Meeting
Grief Journeys for Adults Support Group
Hospice of the Red River Valley offers a free ongoing grief support group for adults 18 years and older who have experienced a loss through death. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 1:30-3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, Minn. This group is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, call (800) 237-4629 and ask to speak to the bereavement department.
Ambassador Committee Monthly Meeting
The Chamber's Ambassador Committee holds a monthly meeting held on the 3rd Monday from 11:30 - 1 pm at various Chamber member businesses.
Brown Bag Seminar