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9/28/2020
 -10/7/2020
YMCA ONLINE AUCTION

Check out over 30 fun and practical packages feauring food/dining, golf, tools, clothing, doggie day care, and much more. Proceeds to to the YMCA Partner of Youth financial scholarship assistance fund for youth, individuals and families in need.

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10/1/2020
 -10/17/2020
Empire Theatre Company Presents: HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING

 Empire Theatre Company will present Will Arbery’s thought-provoking drama Heroes of the Fourth Turning digitally in October of 2020.

It's nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They’ve returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. On a chilly night in the middle of America, Will Arbery’s haunting play offers grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself.

Heroes of the Fourth Turning will be presented October 1st – 3rd, October 8th – 10th, & October 15th – 17th. This performance will be presented via private Vimeo link, emailed to patrons on the day of the performance. Tickets are $16 for students/military members and $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased weekdays at 701-746-5500 or anytime at www.empireartscenter.com. Heroes of the Fourth Turning features: Walter Criswell as Justin, Hannah Hill as Emily, Daniel Dutot as Kevin, Gina Uhlir (Empire Theatre Company’s 2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence) as Teresa, and Nicole Quam as Gina. This production is directed by Chris Berg and stage managed by Abigail Plumley, with costumes, set construction, and set painting by Amy Lyste, and sound design and operation by Mitchel Rieth. Heroes of the Fourth Turning will be filmed by Twin Tandem Studios LLC.

In light of the novel COVID-19 pandemic, the Empire Theatre Company has opted to present this production completely digitally. There will be no open performances of this production.

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10/3/2020
Andy's Harley-Davidson 45th Anniversary Open House

HARLEY ENTHUSIASTS!!!!  45 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS AND WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO STOP IN ON YOUR BIKES OR CARS AND VISIT THE STORE, MEET OUR EXCELLENT STAFF; AND CHECKOUT THE NOSTALGIA OF WHAT 45 YEARS HAS IN THIS STORE.  PLUS THERE ARE GREAT GIVEAWAYS LIKE $450 GIFT CARD. WINTER STORAGE AND OIL CHANGE PLUS HOCKEY TEES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY DURING THE DAY!  NEW RELEASE OF HOCKEY HOODYS, PULLOVERS, TEES AND 1ST EVER HOCKEY POKER CHIPS!  ENJOY SOME BEVERAGES, WE HAVE BALLOONS AND TATTOOS FOR THE KIDDOS!  GRAND FORKS BEST SOURCE (GFBS) WILL BE ON REMOTE "LIVE" DURING THE DAY AND WILL ANNOUNCE THE LUCKY WINNERS!!!!!    THANK YOU FOR LETTING US PUT RIDERS ON THE ROAD FOR 45 YEARS!    "SMALL ENOUGH TO KNOW YOU, BIG ENOUGH TO SERVE YOU" 
~DENNY AND PEGGY ANDERSON

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10/3/2020
Everything but the Game Tailgate

Alerus Center and 97 KYCK are hosting Everything but the Game Tailgate on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. This tailgate will unite Grand Forks' biggest fanatics and replicate the tailgate experience as much as possible without the football game following.

Join us for a beer garden, tailgate village with vendors/sponsors, students, and inflatables from Games Galore.
After the tailgate, hop on a shuttle bus provided by Joe Black's to head downtown to enjoy college football games on screens.

Lots open at 9 am, alcohol sales will begin at 10 am. 

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10/6/2020
Pumpkins For Parkinson's Day

The pumpkins never disappoint! Our annual Pumpkins For Parkinson's fund raiser is on with modifications but we're still having the celebration with a display of the giant pumpkins in front of the Y! Stop by and enjoy the view. You can even make a donation in exchange for a pumpkin cupcake! Proceeds of the fund raiser go to the Y Parkinson Wellness programs and services. Contributions are accepted online (gfymca.org), by mail, by phone or in person until December 31. We expect a 1,700 pound pumpkin to be display this year, which tops last year's by 500 pounds! 

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10/6/2020
Boss' Pizza Fund Raiser for Parkinson Wellness

What goes with pumpkin cupcakes? Pizza! Or one of the other delicious items at Boss' Pizza. Mention the Y when you order and Boss's Pizza will donate 20% of the sale to the YMCA Parkinson Wellness program. 

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10/6/2020
Anne Carlsen - Virtually the same Grand Corks

Discover the life-changing supports and services offered by the Anne Carlsen Center, including programs that support the community you live in. During this virtual event, you’ll hear inspiring stories from a local family, describing how the Anne Carlsen Center has made a difference in their child’s life.

Anne Carlsen is a non-profit organization providing individuals with developmental disabilities or delays with services and supports for almost 80 years. With locations across the region, Anne Carlsen has positioned itself on the cutting edge of innovation with unique programs, creative therapies, and advanced assistive technologies that provide life-changing programming to those we serve. Anne Carlsen's mission is to make the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all. 
 

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10/8/2020
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 grief support department.

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10/13/2020
Business Builders: Cybersecurity in Today's World

Cybersecurity is more important than ever. Join Eric Giltner, Grand Forks Senior Area Manager for SBA, and Nicole Evans, Grand Forks Center Director for SBDC, as they cover some of the recent headlines, myths, challenges, threats, and facts regarding cybersecurity. They will also discuss how to manage your cybersecurity requirements for your small business.
 
Business Builders Workshops bring entrepreneurs and industry specialists together to answer real questions that small businesses face.
 
We are proudly brought to you as a collaborated effort of SBA resource partners: we are here to serve you!

North Dakota Small Business Development Centers
North Dakota Women’s Business Center
Minnesota Small Business Development Centers
SCORE Mentors
Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Dakotas
U.S. Small Business Association

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10/15/2020
Conquering Credit

Do you want to get a better understanding about how your credit score is measured and how it affects your ability to borrow in the future?  Attend this webinar to learn how to improve your personal credit rating and how to create a personal financial budget that allows for you to save money to start a business or buy a home. 

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10/17/2020
Anything Goes Sale

Join us on Saturday, October 17 from 9 am to 2 pm for the region's largest garage sale/flea market/swap meet. The sale is located in the Alerus Center Arena.

For those that are interested in booking vendor space, please visit: https://bit.ly/3mNmtzW

Vendor Information: 
Load-in is from 5:30 am - 9 am
Show Hours: 9 am - 2 pm 
Load-out 1:30 pm - 4 pm 

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10/22/2020
Simple Steps to Starting a Business

This webinar will explore how to start a home-based or other type of business. Topics will include idea evaluation, financing options, legal issues, creation of a business plan, and tips for running a home-based business.               

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10/29/2020
Telling Your Story to Increase Sales


If you currently have a business or are thinking of starting one, one of the challenges is getting the word out to potential customers without spending a lot of money.  This webinar will identify personal networking practices needed to connect with current and future customers.  It will also include social media strategies for promoting your business. 

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