Upcoming events and happenings with Global Friends!

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August 2019

Meet one of Grand Forks' newest citizens!

Congratulations to active Grand Forks resident, Global Friends board member, Steers Somali Restaurant owner, and new U.S. citizen, Elias Dean on taking his oath of citizenship last month! We're so glad you're a part of our community.

Save the Date:
Community Picnic
Sunday, September 22nd

The New Flavors Food Truck at our 2018 Community Picnic (Photo credit: Erin Phillips/Soulshine Photography)

Join us on Sunday, September 22nd from 5 - 7 PM
at Univeristy Park in Grand Forks
for our 13th annual Community Picnic!

Enjoy free ethnic food, activities and games, cultural music, and more!

If you would like to help with the picnic, give us a call at 701-746-8233 or email


Want to learn English?

Kvasager Learning Center
1802 Continental Drive

Mondays from 5- 6 PM

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. This summer we are focusing on beginners--join in so that you're ready for a more advanced class in the fall.

Social Hour

Our Social Hour program is taking a break over the summer.

Plan to have some fun, light exercise, and conversation when we're back in September!

Your gifts to Global Friends are now DOUBLED!

Thanks to support from the Otto Bremer Trust, which includes a $25,000 matching grant, all monetary donations up to $25,000.00 will be matched. To take advantage of this matching grant, donate online.

If you'd like to learn more about how you can help New Americans in Greater Grand Forks, board president Lisa Gibson and executive director Cynthia Shabb would love to meet with you. Please call Cynthia at 701-746-8233 or email her at 

Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 20th
6 - 7:30 PM

Verizon/Be Mobile
2100 S. Columbia Road

Save the Date: Community Picnic

Sunday, September 22nd
5:00-7:00 PM
University Park


Free Meals for Youth (Under 18)

Augustana Lutheran Church & the Near North Neighborhood

Through August 16th
Monday through Friday (rain or shine)
12 - 1 PM

Midtown (Smiley Park)
4th Ave N & N 6th St

Backpack meals every Friday.
Crafts and activities every Wednesday.

East Grand Forks Public Schools

Free Lunch & Fun:
East Grand Fork Senior High School
Through August 16th
Monday - Friday
11 AM - 12:30 PM

Grand Forks Police Department

Grand Cities Community Celebration

Tuesday, August 6th
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Gambucci/Purpur Arena
1122 7th Avenue South Grand Forks

Free all-beef hot dogs and snacks, food truck vendors available, inflatables, K9 demonstrations, games and prizes, and police vehicle displays.

Little Red Reading Bus

The Little Red Reading bus is a mobile library that brings books and fun activites to families all over Grand Forks.

Click here for a complete list of times and locations.

Grand Forks Public Library Events


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


GF Mobile Farmer's Market

3 - 6 PM

Shop the trolly for fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. EBT accepted.

Family Fort Night

Monday, August 12th
7:30 - 8:30 PM

Fort building, art activities, snacks, and flashlight reading.

Kids Craft Camp

Saturday, August 17th
10 - 11 AM

Ages 4-10, create some fun "end-of-summer" crafts

Family Movie Day

Saturday, August 17th
2 - 4 PM

Enjoy a free screening of Pokemon Detective Pikachu. Popcorn is provided.

10 AM Storytime


Preschool: Tuesdays
Baby: Wednesdays
Toddler: Thursdays

EGF Public Library Events


Visit their website for activities and events.


Lego Club

Monday, August 12th
4 - 5 PM

Open to ages 5-12, Legos are provided.

Art in the Park

Thursday, August 17th
6 - 7 PM
Sherlock Park

Artist Ra'Chel Alexander will be leading a glass etching project.

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.


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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