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      NEW EVENT LISTING: Welcoming Week at the YMCA in Bismarck

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      September 15, 2019 - September 21, 2019


      1608 N Washington St.
      Bismarck, North Dakota 58503

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      NEW EVENT LISTING: Welcoming Week at the YMCA

      The Missouri Valley Family YMCA is pleased to be part of national “Welcoming Week”, celebrating our diverse, vibrant and thriving community, from September 15th through the 21st.

      This wonderful week of exciting cultural events kicks off as the Y hosts the annual Missouri River Intercultural Festival, presented by Bismarck Global Neighbors. This fun and festive gathering exhibits the eclectic mix of countries of origin and heritage represented in the Bismarck-Mandan area. The Intercultural Festival will feature craft & food vendors, informational resources, live entertainment, children’s activities and much more. Festival chair, Leah Hargrove, says of the event, "The international festival is a wonderful way to meet some of Bismarck's newest neighbors, while also connecting with your roots. Exhibitors from Native tribes, pioneer heritage organizations, and new immigrant groups will all be present. I hope to see a good turn out from the Bismarck-Mandan community!" The Intercultural Festival will be held at the YMCA on Sunday, September 15th, from 1-6pm. Admission is free but donations are appreciated in support of next year’s event.

      From Monday through Friday of Welcoming Week, stop by the Y to take part in some special activities. There will be an interactive “country of origin and heritage” map, an “I Am Welcoming” selfie station, and several free and fun creative workshops for kids that will include cultural storytelling, arts & crafts and music. A full schedule will be posted on the YMCA website.

      This riveting week will round out with an Intercultural Potluck, presented by the YMCA. The Y encourages everyone to come break bread with them in celebration of our cultural diversity and shared love of world cuisine. The lively luncheon will include children’s activities, interesting conversation and of course, fine foods! Guests are asked to bring a favorite dish to pass from their country of origin or heritage and share in this colorful culinary experience. The Intercultural Potluck will be held at the YMCA on Saturday, September 21st, from 11am-1pm. Dinnerware and some beverages will be provided. Admission to the event is a contribution to the potluck, with free will donations accepted to benefit Bismarck Global Neighbors.

      Please join your YMCA, the Missouri River Intercultural Festival and all our friends and neighbors for this wonderful week of FREE fellowship, food and fun.

      For more information visit or call 701-255-1525.

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