Upcoming events

Now that August is over, it’s time to plan for some upcoming events to attend this month. Go out and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts.

Walk for Autism

Sep. 7 is the North Dakota Autism Center’s 12th annual Walk for Autism. The walk will take place at Elmwood Park from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to raise/donate at least $10 to receive a walk shirt and awards will be given out for the top fundraisers. All proceeds directly benefit children with autism in the Fargo community.

You can either register to walk with a team or by yourself. Volunteers are also needed.

Reforest the Red

Stop by Trollwood Park on Sep. 11 anytime between 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.  While there you can help volunteer to plant trees and shrubs along the Red River. By doing this you are helping to stabilize the banks and protect the water quality. The duties you will have are to dig holes, plant trees and shrubs, place mulch, and water the plants.

A short training is held throughout the event and food and beverages are provided. If interested go to the River Keepers website.

MSUM Exhibition

On Sep. 16 Welcoming FM and the YMCA will be at Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Livingston Lord Library. They will be hosting an award-winning exhibition called RACE: Are We So Different? This exhibition offers a history of race and racism in the United States. The American Anthropological Association and the Science Museum of Minnesota compiled the event for the public to view for free. After viewing the exhibit you can take part in a small community discussion. Though the event is free, registration is required.

Help Teach English

Another way to get some volunteering opportunities is to attend the Volunteer to Teach English to New Americans at the Fargo Public library on Sep. 19. Attendees will be provided information about the many volunteer opportunities and techniques for teaching English to New Americans in the Fargo-Moorhead area. You will receive information about the organizations in the local community that need literacy volunteers and what you can expect when volunteering. A basic introduction to the strategies for teaching English will also be taught.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Another walk the public can partake in is the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This is a two-day event taking place Sep. 21 ad 22 starting at 9.a.m. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for the support and research of Alzheimer’s. Everyone is encouraged to come out and walk no matter what your age and abilities are. Everyone who participates in the walk will help fund money that assists the mission the Association has placed.

You can register to participate on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website.

Nurse Blake at NDSU

Blake Lynch, a registered nurse and well-known YouTuber, is coming to NDSU on Sep. 16. The NDSU Student Nurses’ Association, Campus Attractions and The Nursing Students’ Association of North Dakota have teamed up to host Lynch who will speak at the NDSU Sanford Health Athletic Complex. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and Lynch will talk at 7 p.m. After his presentation, a meet and greet is scheduled at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $10 to the public and the event is free to all students who show their ID. 

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