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2017 Wake Up to UND
09/26/17

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06/07/17
 -10/04/17
Weigh 2 Change Lifestyle Change Program

Weigh 2 Change is a fun, engaging lifestyle change intervention for people who want to make lifelong changes in their overall lifestyle to improve health and wellness and prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Gradual increased physical activity and changes in eating can result in weight loss, increased vitality and better health. You can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%! If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or if you're at risk of develping the disease (via CDC's diabetes risk test), you should seriously consider this program. If you simply want to be healthier you are also welcome to attend. This proven program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the CDC.  

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08/24/17
 -11/30/17
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.

 

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09/14/17
 -09/30/17
The Charitable Sisterhood of the 2nd Trinity ...

The Charitable Sisterhood of the 2nd Trinity Victory Church, by Bo Wilson is a southern fried comedy in the vein of Thelma and Louise and Steel Magnolias.  Four women gather in the church basement to sort through donations for victims of flooding in Honduras.  Within the pile of donations they discover a very unusual surprise.

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09/22/17
Greenway Takeover Festival

Free Outdoor Music Festival To Takeover the Greenway in Downtown Grand Forks HB Sound & Light announces the first annual Greenway Takeover Festival (GTF) to be held September 21-24, 2017. Each day you can expect local, regional and headlining music, a food truck alley, picnic area, beer sales, games for the kids and adults, and most of all, a celebration of the awesome community spirit that makes Greater Grand Forks a great place to live and visit! Bring a chair or a blanket and join us each day.

Friday, September 22: Happy Harry’s Blues on the Red will take over the festival grounds. There will be food trucks, beer sales, games, and most importantly music by regional and national Blues acts. In it’s 11th year, Happy Harry’s Blues on the Red has decided to add a fourth night of music to their season by partnering with GTF and bring the top notch Blues music you expect to the huge festival stage on the Greenway. Fargo native, Shannon Curfman, will close out the evening. Along with being a member of Kid Rock's band 'Twisted Brown Truckers' for the past seven years this guitarist and singer/songwriter is an electric and commanding performer who rips solos on the guitar like one of the guys. Between Curfman’s songwriting, her saucy and demanding vocals and her scorching lead guitar Shannon is not to be missed!

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09/23/17
Greenway Takeover Festival

Free Outdoor Music Festival To Takeover the Greenway in Downtown Grand Forks HB Sound & Light announces the first annual Greenway Takeover Festival (GTF) to be held September 21-24, 2017. Each day you can expect local, regional and headlining music, a food truck alley, picnic area, beer sales, games for the kids and adults, and most of all, a celebration of the awesome community spirit that makes Greater Grand Forks a great place to live and visit! Bring a chair or a blanket and join us each day.

Saturday, September 23: The grass roots, regional music festival, Big Forkin’ Festival will not only take over the festival grounds, it will pop up in coffee shops and venues all over downtown. Music will start on the Greenway first thing in the morning to cheer on the runners competing in the Wild Hog Marathon who will be racing through the grounds of the GTF. Musicians of many genres will perform throughout the day and then converge back on the Greenway for an evening of music. The evening will close out with Dead Man Winter, an electric rock & roll band. Playing a full-bodied, emotionally resonant brand of Americana-infused indie rock, Dead Man Winter is a group led by Dave Simonett, best known as one of the founding members of the progressive bluegrass group Trampled by Turtles.

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09/24/17
Greenway Takeover Festival

Free Outdoor Music Festival To Takeover the Greenway in Downtown Grand Forks HB Sound & Light announces the first annual Greenway Takeover Festival (GTF) to be held September 21-24, 2017. Each day you can expect local, regional and headlining music, a food truck alley, picnic area, beer sales, games for the kids and adults, and most of all, a celebration of the awesome community spirit that makes Greater Grand Forks a great place to live and visit! Bring a chair or a blanket and join us each day.

Sunday, September 24: North Dakota Museum of Art Concerts will take over Sunday morning with a lively and inspiring gospel brunch featuring the Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, a band whose sound weaves together bluegrass music, folk and country music, and African-American blues gospel. The food trucks will be serving brunch and once again there will be games and other activities for all ages.

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09/24/17
Symphony Concert: America the Beautiful

Providing concerts to the Greater Grand Forks area for 110 years, the Symphony community will embark on a yearlong journey through dazzling symphonic landscapes that crosses four continents.  We’ll kick off our travels with a musical celebration of America the Beautiful.                                                
America the Beautiful begins with the Star Spangled Banner and continues with four dance episodes from “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland music by Copland and Hanson.   From the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, solist Ilan Morgenstern, will perform Chris Bruebeck’s Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra. The concert concludes with Symphony No. 2 in D-flat Maror, Opus 30, W45, “Romantic” by Howard Hanson. 
 

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09/26/17
Understanding the Electoral College

Dr. Eric Burin
University of North Dakota History Department
Tuesday, September 26th @ 7 p.m.
Picking the President:
Understanding the Electoral College
 
The Electoral College: Why was it created? How has it changed over time? Who benefits from it? Is it just? How will future demographic patterns affect it? Should we alter or abolish the Electoral College, and if so, what should replace it? Exploring these matters enhances our understanding of one of America’s most high-profile, momentous issues.
 
Funded in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council.
 
 

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09/26/17
30 Ways to Grow Your List (Email Marketing Seminar

Email marketing is only as effective as your least engaged subscriber. That's why having an interested and qualified list of contacts is vital to your business. Continuing to grow that list is just as important. In our "30 Ways to Grow Your List" workshop, we will discuss various strategies to capture new contacts and to build new relationships, so you can see the real business relationships that you deserve.  

Our workshop will cover:
* Reasons why someone should join your list.
* How to ask people to join your list "face-to-face."
* How to use social media to grow your list.
* How to grow your list on your website or blog.
* How to use print materials to get people to sign up.
*How to use events to help grow your list.
*How to use incentives and giveaways to grow your list.

Plus you'll have a chance to network with otherr attendees and grow your contact list, live during the workshop.

Nicole Evans, Regional SBDC Director Grand Forks and Eric Giltner, Senior Area Manager, SBA will be our presenters.

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09/30/17
Living Way 5K

LIVING WAY 5K
This is a 5k event sponsored by the Sacred Heart Athletic Club.  100% of all funds raised will support all athletic programs from K-12. The Club pays coaches’ salaries, referees, equipment used by our athletes and transportation costs.  Our budget continues to grow yearly.  Please register and participate in this family event.

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09/30/17
 -10/01/17
Santino Fontana Sings the American Songbook

With his rich voice, dynamic versatility, and charisma, Santino Fontana is one of Broadway’s favorite leading men. His literally charming performance as Prince Topher in Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella earned him a Tony nomination and Audience Choice Award. Film and television fans will recognize him as the voice of another prince – the villainous Hans in Disney’s Frozen, as well as the overlooked singing barman, Greg, in the CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Other Broadway credits include Sunday in the Park with George, The Importance of Being Earnest, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drama Desk Award), and Billy Elliot. With his lush voice and magnetic charm, Fontana’s solo show is one not to be missed. 

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10/02/17
 -10/06/17
TSA PreCheck enrollment at GFK

Local residents can enroll in TSA PreCheck at Grand Forks International Airport for one week only, Oct. 2-6. TSA PreCheck allows Trusted Travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt. At some airports, passengers can keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. Travelers who want to enjoy the benefits of TSA PreCheck on a consistent basis are encouraged to enroll in the program.

The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the week of Oct. 2  It will be located in the Secondary Conference Room in the First Floor Terminal at GFK. The airport is located at 2301 Airport Drive in Grand Forks. Interested residents can make an appointment online now to go to the airport to complete the enrollment in TSA PreCheck.

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10/03/17
Tour of Grand Forks Senior Center

Come tour the GF Senior Center to learn what we have to offer the community.

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10/03/17
Small Business Committee Meeting

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10/06/17
Fighting Sawks Grand Opening

Ribbon cutting ceremony followed by food and drinks.

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10/10/17
Clean Eating

Eating "clean" can be a way of life, helping to promote better health and well-being, and it's easier than you think! It can mean eating more "real" foods (less processed and refined), eating for nourishment rather than convenience, planning healthy meals and snacks ahead of time, practicing safe cleaning, handling and storing of foods, and more. 

Susan Streitz (LRD, CDE / Altru Health System) will facilitate a fascinating discussion on clean eating and what it can mean for you.    

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10/10/17
MAC Exec Meeting

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10/12/17
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.

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10/12/17
The Next Chapter

Turn the page on your journey of stroke survivorship with an upcoming retreat brought to you by Sanford Health. Join with other stroke survivors and their families as health care experts share how to make this new phase of life happy and fulfilling.

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10/12/17
 -12/07/17
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.

Directed by: Emily J Wangen, MT-BC/L; Neurologic Music Therapist, NMT

 


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10/12/17
Military Affairs Committee Meeting

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10/16/17
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.

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10/18/17
Brown Bag Seminar

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