HELPING HANDS: Austin Ullrich benefit ... Benefit for Shosti Aaker ... Out of the Darkness ... moreA concert at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Holy Family Church, Grand Forks, will benefit the family of Austin Ullrich, an 11-month-old struggling with leukemia. Performers will be students from the Bel Canto Studio.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
-Memory Walk and Columbia Mall Community Fair: Nonprofit organizations and the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk will share the spotlight Saturday at Grand Forks Columbia Mall. Charitable, civic and educational groups will staff displays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the shopping center’s semiannual Community Fair to present information about the good work they do and to promote membership. Visitors can meet local clubs, organizations and other nonprofit groups and learn how their services benefit the community. The Grand Forks Park District and Altru Hospital will be among the groups.
Registration for the two-mile Alzheimer’s Memory Walk will begin at 8 a.m. in Macy’s court. The walk (inside the mall) will start at 9 a.m. For more information about Memory Walk, contact the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter at (701) 277-9757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Matt Malm benefit: A benefit lunch and silent auction for Matt Malm, former Grand Forks Red River High School hockey coach, will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at South Middle School, Grand Forks. Malm was diagnosed about a year ago with an aggressive brain tumor, and this benefit will help him and his family with ongoing medical expenses. The menu is a baked potato bar, chili and hot dog for a minimum $6 donation. Tickets are available at Viking, Century, Wilder, Eielson and West elementary schools, South and Schroeder middle schools, Red River High School and Grand Forks Education Center. Monetary donations can be made to the Matt Malm Fund at Alerus Financial. Info: (701) 746-2310.
-Austin Ullrich benefit: A concert at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Holy Family Church, Grand Forks, will benefit the family of Austin Ullrich, an 11-month-old struggling with leukemia. Performers will be students from the Bel Canto Studio.
-Benefit for Shosti Aaker: A benefit for Shosti Aaker will be Sept. 26 at Johnny’s Lounge, Grand Forks. From noon to 3 p.m., there will be food ($5 per person) served at the green house east of the bar. Entertainment at Johnny’s Lounge will be from 3 to 8 p.m. with music by Good Timin’ Friends for those 21 and older. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per couple. There will be a silent auction from 1 to 6 p.m. All money raised, including bartender tips, will be donated to Shosti, a news release said, who is undergoing surgery and has no medical insurance.
-Out of the Darkness: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and its North Dakota Chapter will host its fifth annual Fargo-Moorhead Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sept. 26 in the main shelter of Lindenwood Park. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. with the walk beginning at 2 p.m.
Teams for families and friends as well as individual walkers are encouraged to register online in advance. Each walker is encouraged to set a fundraising goal. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs and help provide support and resources to those who have lost someone to suicide. To register, donate or to learn more, visit www.outofthedarkness.org. Info: www.afsp.org/northdakota.
-Coats for Kids: Coats, snow pants, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, boots and other winter gear are being collected until Oct. 18 at part of Hutch’s Coats for Kids sponsored by Valley News Live and the Salvation Army.
All sizes may be dropped off before Aug. 25 at Dakota Dry Cleaners, 2675 24th Ave. S. in Grand Forks and after Aug. 25 at the Salvation Army, 1600 University Ave. in Grand Forks.
The winter gear will be distributed Oct. 23–24 at the Salvation Army. Bring proof of residency. For more information, call (701) 775-2597.