What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, GGFYP hosts its second Connect the Parks event of the summer. Head to Pillsbury Park downtown to enjoy free live music.

Thursday, July 31

GGFYP Connect the Parks

  • Pillsbury Park (next to Urban Stampede), 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Live music, beer garden, food vendors
  • Admission: Free

NOVAC & Circle of Friends Fundraiser

  • Red River Angus Farm, 5:00 pm
  • Food, games, drinks, music, art auction, animals, raffles, games, and more!
  • Admission: Free will donation

Northern Cruz Car Club – “Cruz Night”

  • Culvers, 6:00 pm
  • Check out cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles

Thursday Karaoke

  • El Roco, 9:00 pm
  • Karaoke with a live DJ

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Great Plains Young Professionals Summit – Meet Honorable Carolyn Becraft

Meet Honorable Carolyn Becraft – Keynote Speaker

A recent speaker at TEDxGrandForks, Honorable Carolyn Becraft is a native of North Dakota. She attained a B.S. degree from the University of North Dakota and a Masters degree from the University of Southern California. She served in the U.S. Army and later established a Women and the Military Project devoted to improving the lives of military women and military families. In 1993 she was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. In that capacity she was the principal deputy to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy and was responsible for quality of life issues for members of the Armed Forces.

In 1998, President William J. Clinton nominated Becraft as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), a position she held until January 2001. In this position Becraft focused on revitalizing Navy recruiting and initiating workforce planning for the Department of Navy. She developed an executive training curricula for Senior Executive Service members, expanded continuing learning opportunities for military personnel and Department of Navy civilians, and collaborated with the Departments of Veteran’s Affairs and Labor to address sensitive issues for military veterans.

Becraft left government service in 2001 and formed a consulting firm, Becraft Associates, focused on strategic planning, leadership development and executive coaching. Now retired, Becraft has served as Women in Defense National President and on the boards of the National Military Family Association and the Vinson Hall Corporation. She is the immediate past president of the UND Alumni Association.

2014 Great Plains YP Summit: Sept 18-20, 2014 – Grand Forks, ND

This professional development event is open to all young professionals 21+ across the Midwest region. It will feature national keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a vendor expo. It also includes unique networking opportunities featuring the Greater Grand Forks area: downtown art gallery walk and social at the Empire Arts Center, tour and social at the Ralph Engelstad Arena and golf scramble.

The Summit is hosted by the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals in a partnership with North Dakota Young Professionals.

Register today! Early bird registration ends August 14!

Great Plains Young Professionals Summit – Meet Jason Frenn

Meet Jason Frenn – Keynote Speaker

Jason Frenn is a highly effective communicator who speaks to over 150,000 people each year. He is a widely solicited speaker and has spoken to over 3.5 million people in live events throughout the United States and Latin America. He is dynamic and motivational and speaks to large conferences and corporations as well as non-profit organizations, motivating people in every walk of life to reach their greatest potential. Before becoming an international conference speaker, Jason was sales representative of the year for Moore Business Forms.

In addition to being a dynamic conference speaker, Jason Frenn is a best-selling author, a guest voice for the Washington Post, and has a live syndicated daily radio program with a listening audience of 1,000,000 in over 40 stations covering the Western United States and Northern Mexico. He is fully bilingual and covers a number of topics including how to substantially increase sales, company morale and loyalty, personal discipline and commitment. Jason will inspire and empower your organization and help you reach your greatest potential.

2014 Great Plains YP Summit: Sept 18-20, 2014 – Grand Forks, ND

This professional development event is open to all young professionals 21+ across the Midwest region. It will feature national keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a vendor expo. It also includes unique networking opportunities featuring the Greater Grand Forks area: downtown art gallery walk and social at the Empire Arts Center, tour and social at the Ralph Engelstad Arena and golf scramble.

The Summit is hosted by the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals in a partnership with North Dakota Young Professionals.

Register today! Early bird registration ends August 14!

What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, enjoy the nice summer weather! Visit the Farmers Market in Town Square and explore downtown businesses as part of the Art & Wine Walk.

Thursday, July 17

Grillin’ for a Good Cause

  • Hugo’s (32nd Ave), 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Cost: $5 – hamburger/brat, chips, beans, dessert, pop
  • All proceeds benefit the United Way

GGFYP Lunch & Learn

  • Rhombus Guys, Noon
  • Topic: Dale Carnegie series
  • $7 pizza buffet

Northern Cruz Car Club – “Cruz Night”

  • Culvers, 6:00 pm
  • Check out cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles

Thursday Karaoke

  • El Roco, 9:00 pm
  • Karaoke with a live DJ

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What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, head to Town Square and partake in the Independence Day festivities!

Thursday, July 3

Northern Cruz Car Club – “Cruz Night”

  • Culvers, 6:00 pm
  • Check out cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles

Thursday Karaoke

  • El Roco, 9:00 pm
  • Karaoke with a live DJ

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What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, enjoy a little Mediterranean cuisine and the jazz stylings of Peat Moss.

Thursday, May 29

Jazz Series – Peat Moss

  • ‘l Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Admission: Free

Northern Cruz Car Club – “Cruz Night”

  • Culvers, 6:00 pm
  • Check out cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles

Daniel O’Donnell live

  • Chester Fritz Auditorium, 7:00 pm
  • Mix of country, pop, and fan favorites
  • Tickets: $57-$87

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What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, head to the Alerus Center to find some great deals at the Anything Goes Rummage Sale & Swap Meet.

Thursday, May 8

Ladies Shopping Night & CVIC Benefit

  • Downtown GF, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Bring a donation for CVIC and receive 15% off your purchase and be entered to win a door prize
  • Participating stores: Adley Anne’s, Kittson, True Colors, Advant Hair & Skin Care Studio, RH Standard, Hey Ocean
  •  Enjoy light snacks and beverages while you shop

 

Jazz Series – Downtown Jazz

  • ‘l Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Admission: Free

Ladies Night

  • Our Savior Lutheran Church (EGF), 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Appetizers, mini massages, door prizes
  • Admission: Free will donation

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What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, enjoy live music or take the kiddos to the Alerus Center for its Easter Egg Scramble.

Thursday, April 17

GGFYP Lunch & Learn

  • Rhombus Guys, Noon
  • $7 pizza buffet

“Last of the Boys”

  • Firehall Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • A drama about two Vietnam Ward vets, a widow, a daughter, and the ghots that haunt them.
  • Tickets: $15, $12 for Students/Seniors/Military

Jazz Series – Matt Strand Group

  • ‘l Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Admission: Free

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2014 GGFYP ‘ArtSee’ Artists Announced

We are excited to announce a diverse lineup of 12 artists for this year’s ArtSee! From photography, to clay and acrylics, to watercolor, our artists bring a variety of talents to the event.

This year’s lineup includes: Sue Burke, Ellen Diedrich, Caitlin Friedt, Courtney Jacob, Hillary Kempenich, Adam Kemp, Katie Lee, Jeffrey Lowder, Elizabeth Lunde, Jessica Pribula, Punchgut, and Jessie Thorson.

Learn more about them and see a snapshot of their work at www.ypartsee.com/artists. And remember to come visit them in person at ArtSee on Friday, April 11, 4:30-8:00 PM at the Empire Arts Center.

Showcasing both up-and-coming and distinguished artists, ArtSee gives guests the opportunity to view art from a variety of mediums, mingle with talented local and regional artists, and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces in a fun and social atmosphere.

Approaching its ninth year, ArtSee has proven to be a distinguished event in Grand Forks – thanks to its dedicated sponsors. Guests are encouraged to come and enjoy free appetizers and drinks while surround themselves with live music and an art experience not available anywhere else in the region.

ArtSee is GGFYP’s opportunity to provide support for the arts in our community and engage the citizens of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks with an event that is completely free and open to the public.

Get in on the ArtSee buzz by joining our Facebook event.

What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities?

This weekend, head to the theatre, enjoy a little jazz, or cheer on the UND women’s hockey and men’s basketball teams.

Thursday, February 27

UND Men’s Basketball

  • Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, 7:00 pm
  • vs. Portland State
  • Tickets: $5-$12

Jazz Series – Sneaky Wild Oats

  • ‘l Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Admission: Free

“The Shadow Box”

  • Firehall Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Tony Award winner for Best Drama, a timeless journey filled with humor and heartache
  • Tickets: Adults – $10, Students – $5

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