YMCA Hoot N' Howl Halloween Bash
Put on your favorite costumes and come out for a scary good time, featuring games, prizes, our legendary haunted house and costume contest for kids preschool to grade 5!
Stories of 1937 Sugar Beet Harvest through the lens of Photographer Russell Lee
Images of history, viewed through the eyes of a photographer, tell the human story. “Roots of the Red River Valley,” a pictorial history of the 1937 sugar beet harvest, will be on display at the University of Minnesota Crookston from Monday November 4 through Saturday, November 9, 2019. A gallery opening will be held on Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Daily hours for the gallery are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day except Wednesday, November 6 when it will close to the public at 5 p.m.
A special Thursday Commons presentation and panel discussion about the pictorial history will take place on Thursday, November 7 at noon in Kiehle Auditorium. Parking permits are not required.
More than 80 images by photographer Russell Lee, known for his work with the Farm Security Administration, will be available in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the exhibit. All are welcome to view the historic images without charge and free parking is available in Lot G near the Kiehle Building.
The exhibit evenly distributes the photographs into three distinct categories: the migrant worker, the farmer, and the factory. Images, selected from the Library of Congress, give the viewer an opportunity for greater understanding of the lives of people and the importance of sugar processing in the Red River Valley. The photographs were all taken in Polk County, Minnesota, near Fisher and Crookston, and at the first processing plant built in 1926 and located in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Northlands Rescue Mission 2019 Banquet & Silent Auction
The Northlands Rescue Mission Banquet & Silent Auction is almost here! This is the Mission's largest fundraising event of the year. Start by bidding on more than 150 packages of all kinds in our silent auction! Then, enjoy a meal in the Alerus Center Ballrooms - you'll hear about the important work happening at the Mission every day, with more than 200 homeless men and women housed in 2019. You'll also hear about how the Mission is expanding its impact to reach families and community members who are dealing with food insecurity. This year's guest speaker is author and licensed minister MB Busch.
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 Campbell Library, 422 4th 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.
Grief During the Holiday
Managing grief in times of celebration can be overwhelming. Suffering the loss of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but the holiday season can intensify feelings of loss. This presentation will enable attendees to identify and learn how to manage the emotions that can surface when grieving during the holidays. Participants will also learn important self-care strategies. This class is free and open to the public; no registration required. For questions, call (800) 237-4629 and ask for the grief support department.
A Creative Outlet for Grief During the Holidays: DIY Project
Join us for a session of creativity and remembrance as we create a holiday-themed do-it-yourself project. This class will feature a local gardening expert. Attendees will work on a take-home project while also discovering ways to manage emotions during the holiday season and learn self-care strategies. This session is free, but pre-registration is required by Nov. 11. Space is limited to 12 attendees. Register for the class online at www.bit.ly/griefclassregistration or call (800) 237-4629 and ask for the grief support department.