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April 2019


On Thursday, April 11th, we will be hosting Soup in the Studio at Muddy Waters Clay Center (2014 13th Avenue North) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Soup in the Studio is a fundraiser but it's much more than that. This fundraiser helps support our programs. Your contributions, whether you purchase one of the beautifully designed hand-crafted ceramic bowls, or give $10.00 for a delicious bowl of soup from one of our local restaurants, support New Americans in the Greater Grand Forks community. We put on this fundraiser so that we have enough funding to allow New Americans opportunities for English, sewing, and driving classes. And, to help cover the costs for New Americans and their volunteers from the University of North Dakota Occupational Therapy program to  take their new friends to participate in activities within the community.

Educate, embrace, and empower New Americans by coming to Soup in the Studio on April 11th at Muddy Waters Clay Center.


Cynthia H. Shabb
Executive Director

P.S. We'll have soups coming from area favorites Blue Moose, Bonzer's, Eagles Crest Grill, NDMOA Museum Cafe, Skip's Gourmet Grub, Mike's Pizza, Ground Round, Sky's, Steers, Smiling Moose, Pizza Ranch, Rhombus Brewery, Mama Maria's, Ely's Ivy, Olive Garden, and Aaltos.
Soloni Subba (far left) and Ritu Tamang (center) assisted artist, Karla Adams (far right) on the day that bowls were made by Muddy Waters Clay Centers' artists. 


Sewing Classes

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

Tuesdays in April from 1 - 3 PM

If you wish to learn how to sew or improve your sewing, join in.

Attend four of the five sewing classes and be entered in a drawing to win a free sewing machine.

For information or a ride please call

Want to learn English?

Kvasager Learning Center
1802 Continental Drive

Mondays and Tuesdays from 5 - 6 PM
Free childcare provided
Transportation will be provided for the Tuesdays class in April! 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 Board Members and Youth Liasons

Our youth liaisons and board members gathered to hear about upcoming plans and decided to take a photo to celebrate our work together.

Soup in the Studio

Mark your Calendars!


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

Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 16, 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

Registration begins April 8th
In-person at the YMCA front desk.

Classes run May 6-9 for 30min each. Class times vary. 
Click here for more information.

Grand Forks Public Library Events


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


Drop-in General Tutoring

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Tutors are available for all ages and will be able to help with: homework, reading, being read to, learning English, filling out job applications, studying for citizenship tests, studying for driver’s license tests, and practicing social conversations.



April 10th
2 - 3 PM

Learn about space with fun activities.

Family Movie Day

April 20th
2 - 4 PM

Enjoy a free screening of Mary Poppins Returns. Free popcorn provided.

Marvel Movie Night

April 24th
6 - 8 PM

Enjoy a free screening of Avengers: Infinity Wars. All are invited to celebrate in Avengers with trivia, activity pages, popcorn, and drawing for movie tickets to Avengers: End Game. Free popcorn provided. 


April 29th
6 - 7:30 PM

Get creative and build! LEGO Club is open to children 13 and under.

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


UND Indian Association

Time-out Wacipi Powwow

April 13th
12 - 9 PM
UND Hyslop Sports Center

"A powwow is considered a celebration of life. This celebration is a time when people of all ages can gather together, to sing, dance, renew old friendships, make new friends, and share the beauty of life."

For more information, click here.

UND Wellness Center

Rock Wall Family Day

April 14th
2 - 4 PM

UND Rock Wall will be open to the Campus Community and Grand Cities Area for climbing with No Membership Required. Children of all ages* will be able to visit and climb the Rock Wall. $10/family (limit of 4 children).

NDMOA Family Day


April 27th
10 AM - Noon
ND Museum of Art

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

Hands-on Learning Fair


April 27th
10 AM - 1 PM
Purpur Arena

Fun and interactive displays and activities for all ages.

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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