Register for Fall Art Classes

artmaniaThe Fargo Park District is offering Fall Session Art Classes beginning in September.  Fall session classes include Create and Explore (ages 3-5 + adult), Artmania (ages 6-8) and Accelerated Artists (ages 9-12).  All classes are held at the RDJ Rec Center, 1104 2 Ave S, Fargo.

Create and Explore lets you help your children learn to use paint, paintbrushes, glue, chalk and other materials. Dress for a mess! There is one session a month through February, with the first class on Thursday, September 3 from 6:00-7:00 pm.  Each session requires a separate registration.  Register here for September’s session by Tuesday, September 1.

Artmania offers independent children a sampling of art projects.  Your child’s creativity will grow as they explore using various media such as drawing, painting, watercolors and pastels. This six week class is held on Mondays from September 14-October 19 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Register here for the fall session by Thursday, September 10.

Try a more challenging art class with Accelerated Artists.  Young artists will explore new media and learn about artistic styles while strengthening existing foundations.  This six week class is held on Tuesdays from September 15-October 20 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Register here for the fall session by Friday, September 11.

Register online at www.fargoparks.com.   For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788.

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Island Park Show is August 29-30

islandparkshowExplore, unwind, and shop at Island Park Show! Come to beautiful Island Park and unwind in the shade at this two-day festival on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30.  Explore at 160 different juried arts and original craft booths.  Shop for a unique treasure to take home such as handmade baskets, pottery, handmade candles, original photos of rural North Dakota, decorative wood items, clothing and much more! Island Park Show is August 29-30 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm in Island Park.

In addition to the great shopping, there is fun to be found for all ages.  Kids can explore Island Park with barrel train rides and horse drawn carriage rides throughout the weekend! Lounge at a picnic table in the shade and listen to the live entertainment featuring some of the area’s best performers.

Between all the shopping and entertainment, be sure to grab yourself a tasty treat from our 16 different food vendors. Many delicious options will be available including gyros, fry bread tacos, pad thai, tacos in a bag, wraps, shakes, cheese curds, kettle korn and more!

Admission to this event is free. All ages are welcome to attend. Free parking is available at the Island Park Pool lot, street, and neighborhood unless otherwise noted.

For more information or the complete schedule of events, contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or visit www.fargoparks.com

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Hit the Green & Save Some Green

fall-golf-rose-creekFall might be right around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to hit the golf course. Pick up a Fall Golf Pass and hit the greens while saving some green at the Fargo Park District’s 4 public courses. Same great passes as summer, but at a faction of the cost!  Fall Passes for Edgewood, Rose Creek, Osgood, and Prairiewood Golf Courses are valid from August 15 through the end of the 2015 golf season.

A variety of Fall Passes are available including households, adults, juniors, intermediate and seniors for a fraction of the regular season pass fee. The Par 3 Fall Pass gives you access to golf at the 9 hole golf courses while the 4 FORE 1 Fall Pass gives you access to all four public courses. Fall Golf passes can be purchased online in our e-store, in person at any of our pro shops or at the Fargo Park District Offices at the Depot.

Golf is just one of the countless opportunities to get out and stay active year round with the Fargo Park District. Make the most of our fall weather by picking up your Fall Golf pass today!

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Fall & Winter Registration Now Open

FW-15-brochure-coverIf you live in Fargo, chances are you had a fun piece of mail from the Fargo Park District in your mailbox last week!  Copies of the Fargo Parks Fall and Winter Brochure were mailed to all Fargo homes detailing all the fun the Park District has to offer this Fall and Winter! Don’t live in Fargo?  Don’t worry! Brochures can be picked up at the Fargo Park District offices at the Depot located at 701 Main Ave, Fargo.  A digital version is also available here.

Fargo Park District offers fun programs for all ages from recreational activities to art classes to special events. Adults can check out the different leagues offering volleyball, hockey, basketball, fencing and more. Kids can take ice skating lessons, participate in youth sports or take an art classes. The Fargo Park District offers a variety of Adaptive Programming including options from adaptive tae kwon do to teen night. Families can take archery lessons together, take advantage of open gyms, and enjoy special events throughout the fall and winter.

Registration for fall and winter programs, leagues and classes is now open! Don’t miss out on the fun, register online or in person at the Depot.

There are countless opportunities to get out and stay active year round with the Fargo Park District. Check out all the options for recreation and cultural activities this fall and winter at fargoparks.com.

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Fiber Arts Festival is August 8 & 9

fiber-arts-festCelebrate all things fiber, yarn and fabric! Fiber Arts Festival is Saturday, August 8 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday, August 9 12:00-5:00 pm at Rheault Farm.

Fiber Arts Festival will include two days full of demonstrations, exhibits, classes, and shopping.  The featured artist this year is Deb Jones. Deb Jones is an expert spinner and owner of The Fiber Garden in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Deb will demonstrate how to spin, including the necessary steps leading up to spinning. There are also demonstrations on sheep shearing, knitting, felting, quilting and so much more.

If you are interested in getting some hands-on experience sign up for one of our classes held during the festival.  Some on-site registrations will be accepted, but pre-registration is encouraged.  Cost varies by class. Classes include:

  • Learn how to make an “Upcycled Pin Cushion” from Virginia Dambach on Saturday, August 8 from 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Join our guest artist Deb Jones in “Fiber Preparation for Spinning on Sunday, August 9 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
  • “Needle Felt A Sheep” with Teresa Perleberg of Bear Creek Design & Felting on Sunday, August 9 from 1:30-4:30 pm.

North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producer Association along with American Lamb Board presents Taste of Lamb. From 11:30-1:00 pm on Saturday, local Shepherds and Sweet Commotion are dishing up samples of their favorite recipes. Taste some of the delicious dishes and vote for your favorite.

Additional concessions will be available for purchase throughout the weekend from Drunken Noodle.  There will be opportunity to shop at the festival for items such as yarn, spinning wheels, needle tools, looms, and more throughout the weekend.

Admission to this event is free. This event is sponsored in part by the Quilters Guild of North Dakota and Pepsi. Rheault Farm is located at 2902 25 St S, Fargo.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or visit fargoparks.com.

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Enjoy a free Concert in the Park

concert in the parkDance, sing and enjoy the park with your family! The Fargo Park District is hosting a series of four Concerts in the Park at area parks this summer.

Concerts in the Park are a chance to bring the whole family out to the park and listen to live music performed by some great local bands. Kids can enjoy arts and crafts, face painting and a bouncy castle. Admission to the event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Limited concessions are available for purchase.

The Concert in the Park series are held Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm. Come out and enjoy great performances from the following local bands:

Concerts in the Park are part of the series of music events held by the Fargo Park District throughout the year. Other upcoming music events include the Fargo Rocks! Concerts on July 23 and August 20 and Music Montage open mic events. See the complete calendar of Fargo Park District events here.

For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or visit www.fargoparks.com.

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German Folk Festival is July 19

german-folk-festExplore German culture at the Fargo Park District’s German Folk Festival! The annual German Folk Festival is Sunday, July 19 from 11:00am- 5:00pm at Rheault Farm.

Taste authentic German beers with Sidestreet Grille & Pub. Try a variety of delicious German foods including German spaetzli dumplings, beer brats, roasted red cabbage and much more from Oven Door. Karen’s Kuchen’s features eight different kuchen flavors, including the popular strawberry rhubarb and almond crème.

Dance the polka to traditional German music featuring Dale Dahmen and the Beats and enjoy performances from yodeler Kristi LaRae. Learn about German culture and history at the educational and interactive presentations throughout the afternoon.

Children of all ages will enjoy German crafts, watching a live blacksmiths, checking out woodcarving, accordion and German Ornament making demonstrations and dancing to the German music. Snap a picture of your fun at the festival and enter the #FargoFun Photo Contest.

Experience Germany without leaving Fargo! Admission is free with concessions and beer tasting available for purchase. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.fargoparks.com.

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Music Montage Open Mic Event

music-montageThe Fargo Park District is hosting an open mic style music event. Music Montage will be held from 7:00- 9:00 pm on Thursday, July 9 at Great Northern Park. Join in an interactive evening of music outside on the park plaza in the heart of downtown Fargo.

This event features an open mic format and invites local musicians of all levels to perform to a crowd of all ages. Get your shot up on stage or just enjoy the talent in our community. Come downtown early and enjoy Corks & Canvas- an Art & Wine Walk put on by the Downtown Community Partnership

Music Montage is part of the series of music events held throughout the year by the Fargo Park District. There will be two more Music Montage events held on August 13 and September 10.  Music Montage is free and all ages and skill levels are welcome to attend.

For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or visit www.fargoparks.com

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#FargoFun Photo Contest

FB-announcementToday, July 1 officially kicks off National Park and Recreation Month. This month across the country, we highlight the benefits of a strong Park and Recreation system. To celebrate locally, the Fargo Park District is hosting a Photo Contest to showcase all the fun in Fargo. The Fargo Park District is encouraging everyone to spend the month enjoying all of the fun parks and recreation opportunities that Fargo has to offer! Share your #FargoFun on social media this July for a chance to win!

To enter the Fargo Parks Photo Contest simply snap a photo at a Fargo Park District event, park or facility. Then post the image to your Instagram or Twitter with #FargoFun or to the Fargo Park District Facebook page using #FargoFun to be automatically entered into the Fargo Parks Photo Contest.

Once you’ve entered, help us choose a winner! Vote for your favorite photo by “liking” the picture in the photo contest gallery on the Fargo Park District Facebook Page. Don’t forget to share the contest with your family and friends to help you get the most votes! The photo with the most “likes” by July 31, 2015 will win the $100 Scheels Gift Card grand prize. Check out the contest rules and summer calendar of events for ideas to get you started.

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Sign up for Youth Flag Football League

youth flag footbalIt’s been said that football is a game of life.  Youth football programs teach sportsmanship, teamwork and a strong work ethic. Get your kids involved in a fun, recreational Youth Flag Football League offered by the Fargo Park District. The registration deadline for Youth Flag Football League is Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30 pm.

This is a noncompetitive league for kids who want to have fun and learn the basic skills of flag football. Leagues are open to boys and girls Kindergarten through 5th grade and are designed to allow youth to play with children the same age/grade. A $42.00 league fee is required at the time of registration. Register online or at the Depot at 701 Main Avenue.

The program starts August 10. Practices are scheduled by coaches at an area park. Games will be held evenings at Tharaldson Complex starting at 5:45 pm. Time and facilities are subject to change.

This program is made possible thanks to the volunteer coaches. If you’re interested in getting involved, consider serving as a volunteer coach. To become a volunteer coach you do not have to be a football expert. The volunteer coach’s primary role is to be a positive role model and help the players to have a fun, positive experience. If you’re interested in coaching, contact the Fargo Park District by calling 701-499-6060 or by emailing info@fargoparks.com.

To register before the July 1 deadline, click here. For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060.

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