Upcoming events and happenings with Global Friends!

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May 2019


2018 Volunteers of the Year. The Floden Family along with the Duale Family.

2019 Volunteer & Supporter Appreciation
Thursday May 2nd
5 - 7 PM, presentation at 5:30 PM
Shabb Residence
2418 W Fallcreek Ct
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Please join us at Executive Director Cynthia Shabb's home on Thursday, May 2nd.

Drop in anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. There will be a short presentation at 5:30 p.m. recognizing all of our volunteers and supporters.

There will be an array of food and treats. This is a time to relax and celebrate our volunteers' and supporters' efforts in helping to educate, empower, and embrace New Americans in Greater Grand Forks.
2018 UND OT Volunteers of the Year:
(L-R) Kathryn (Program Coordinator), Mackenzie, Miranda, Cynthia (Executive Director)


Want to learn English?

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.


Thanks to our amazing supporters, who braved a blizzard to come out to Muddy Waters Clay Center for Soup in the Studio on April 11th, nearly $6,000 was raised to support Global Friends programming!

Volunteer & Supporter Appreciation

Thursday, May 2nd

2418 W Fallcreek Ct
Grand Forks, ND 58201
5 - 7 PM

Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 21st, 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.


Grand Forks YMCA


Free Swimming Lessons

A few openings remain.
Register in-person at the YMCA front desk.

Classes run May 6-9 for 30 minutes. Class times vary. 

Click here for more information.

Winship Elementary School


Welcoming Winship

May 21st
6 - 7:30 PM

A night of fun in celebration of the unique diversity present at Winship.

Local agencies will also table, providing information to families about services in our community.

Grand Forks Public Library Events


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

*** The library is closed for Memorial Day, May 25-27 ***

Senior Social Hour

May 17th
10 AM

Games, crafts, prizes, snacks, music and a free book for seniors 55+.


May 8th
2 - 3 PM

Learn about space with fun activities.

Family Movie Day

May 18th
2 - 4 PM

Enjoy a free screening of the LEGO Movie 2. Free popcorn provided.


10 AM Storytime


Preschool: Tuesdays
Baby: Wednesdays
Toddler: Thursdays

EGF Public Library Events


Visit their website for activities and events.

Drop-in Tutoring

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
3:30 - 5:30 PM

Open to students of all ages. Bring your materials, homework, and questions and volunteers will help!

Tech Help

9:30 - 10:30 PM

Bring in your devices and questions and get one-on-one help with any technology issues you may have.


May 13th
4 - 5 PM

Open to ages 5 - 12 and their adults. Join Master Builders and get help and ideas on building amazing creations!

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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