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March 2019


Soup in the Studio

Art for the soul; soup for the bowl

Join us on Thursday, April 11th from 5 - 7 pm at the Muddy Waters Clay Center (2014 13th Ave N) for our annual Soup in the Studio event.

Enjoy live music and a number of mouthwatering soups crafted by local restaurants and purchase a beautiful artist-designed bowl and some delicious soup for a suggested donation of $30 (proceeds benefit Global Friends Coalition). This year's bowl is designed by Karla Nelson. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 if you wish to partake in a bowl of soup.

You can also pitch-in and assist the artists with finishing the bowls on Saturday, March 23rd from 9 AM - 12 PM at Muddy Waters Clay Center.
No experience required. Pizza will be provided for volunteers.
Amazing handmade bowls from local artists, appetizing soups from local chefs, and alluring music from local musicians. 


When Grand Forks Public Schools close, our classes will cancel, as well.


Basic English Classes

Kvasager Learning Center
1802 Continental Drive

Mondays and Tuesdays from 5 - 6 PM
Free childcare provided
If you know someone who needs a ride, please contact us at 701-746-8233.

Come learn and practice basic and conversational English skills.

Citizenship Classes

Kvasager Learning Center
1803 Continental Drive

Wednesdays from 5 - 6 PM

Free childcare provided
If you know someone who needs a ride, please contact us at 701-746-8233.

Prepare for your US Citizenship interview and test. There are two sections: beginning English and advanced English.

Exercises + Socializing = Fun

Sharon Lutheran Church
1720 South 20th Street (use Door #1)

Thursdays from 1 - 2 PM

Light exercises and socializing make up the hour of fun. For information or a ride please call 701-746-8233.


2019 Youth Liaisons from Left to Right:
Prakash Pathak, Ione Seidlinger (Board Member), Ranju Dhungana, (Front) Pramita Ghaley,
(Back) Cynthia Shabb (Executive Director),
Sundus Hassan, Aisha Hassan, Ifra Jimale.

Weather Note

If Grand Forks Public Schools close, we also close. No classes are held.

Soup in the Studio

Mark your Calendars!


Thursday, April 11, 2019
Muddy Waters Clay Center
5 - 7 PM

Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
6 - 7:30 PM

Verizon/Be Mobile
2100 S. Columbia Road

New Wheels for New Americans

Do you know a New American who needs a bike? Let us know! Or, if you have a bike to donate,contact us. Sayjen Aldridge, a UND student, is conducting a bike drive and wants to give as many bikes away as she can get donated. We will get you connected.



LaGrave Learning Center


After School Program for Elementary Children

Mondays - Fridays
3 - 5:30 PM
LaGrave Learning Center

Get help with school work at LaGrave Learning Center (832 4th Avenue South).

Grand Forks Public Library Events


For a listing of all events, visit the Library's calendar of events.


Read Across America Day

March 2nd
11 AM - 1 PM

Celebrate reading with a Dr. Seuss themed day of activities, games, crafts, and food. 


Money Smart Series

March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
7 - 8 PM
March 28th
6 - 7 PM

Topics include:
Finances 101, Small Business Start-up, Budgeting & Debt, Health Insurance, and Spending & Savings Strategies

STEM@MyLibrary: Physics

March 10th
2 - 4 PM

Fun physics experiments.


March 13th
2 - 3 PM

Learn about space with fun activities.

Family Movie Day

March 16th
2 - 4 PM

Enjoy a free screening of Wreck it Ralph. Free popcorn provided.

10 AM Storytime


Preschool: Tuesdays
Baby: Wednesdays
Toddler: Thursdays

Drop-in Computer Help

10 AM

Stop in and librarians will help with any computer-related questions

NDMOA Family Day


March 30th
10 AM - Noon
ND Museum of Art

Enjoy art activities. Drop in or stay the entire time.

EGF Public Library Events


Visit their website for activities and events.

Looking for something to do with kids? Check out this Facebook page called, "Things to do with kids in Grand Forks, ND."


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