AARP AARP States North Dakota Events

Join Us for These Upcoming Programs and Events


    All Things AARP ND | 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
    We'll be coming to you live (usually) to provide you with insights and information on the issues that affect you, the events that connect us, and people you want to know. Tune into our YouTube channel to watch us live or find the recording.


    2023 Hiking Day Trips | May - September 2023
    Join us for hiking day trips to five different parks this summer. Park interpreters will talk about each park and provide guidance on hiking trails. We'll have snacks and water available at all the hikes, and we'll cover your park day pass if you don't have one. Our final hike will include a picnic. Explore with others, get some good exercise and enjoy the North Dakota outdoors this summer! Hikes are held on Wednesdays beginning at 11 a.m. Register for one or every hike.

    Hiking Day Trip Destinations

    • Wednesday, May 31: Ft. Ransom State Park
    • Wednesday, June 21: Ft. Stevenson State Park
    • Wednesday, July 19: Icelandic State Park
    • Wednesday, August 16: Lake Metigoshe State Park
    • Wednesday September 6: Theodore Roosevelt National Park


    The Power of Prevention: How to Safeguard Yourself Against Cybercrime | Thursday, June 8 at 10:30-11:45 a.m.
    AARP is proud to be a sponsor of this free NDSU Extension webinar providing education and awareness of the tactics used by scammers and information to improve your online security to safeguard your personal and financial information. Presented by Ally Armeson, Military & Veteran Program Director at Cybercrime Support Network. For more information or to register click here.

    Red River Rainbow Seniors LGBT Lounge & Learn: Legal Issues with Susan Johnson-Drenth | Tuesday, June 13, 5:30-7 pm (in-person) 
    Back by popular demand, Susan Johnson-Drenth, who’s practice areas include elder law and estate planning, will cover legal issues of interest to the group. Join us and bring your questions for this valuable presentation tailored especially for our LGBT audience. There is no charge to attend and a meal will be provided. Register here. (This event was originally scheduled in May.)

    Capital Pride | Saturday, June 17
    AARP North Dakota will be celebrating pride from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Help us prioritize our work in the community through a survey and we'll share some Mo's Snow Shack with you! See you there.

    Annual Fargo Police Community Picnic | Wednesday, June 21
    AARP ND will join other local community resources and law enforcement for this educational and celebratory event at Broadway Square in downtown Fargo.

    Hiking Day Trip to Ft. Stevenson State Park | Wednesday, June 21 at 11 a.m.
    The second of our five hiking trips takes us to the shores of Lake Sakakawea near Garrison, ND. Park interpreters will provide guidance on hiking trails, and we'll provide snacks, water and your park day pass if you don't have one. Register here.

    AARP ND Executive Council Meeting | Thursday, June 22
    Our executive council will meet in person in Bismarck beginning at 9 am. For more information contact Josh Askvig, State Director at


    Hiking Day Trip to Icelandic State Park | Wednesday, July 19 at 11 a.m.
    The third of our five hiking trips takes us to the northeastern corner of North Dakota near Cavalier and Lake Renwick. Park interpreters will provide guidance on hiking trails, and we'll provide snacks, water and your park day pass if you don't have one. Register here.


    West Fargo Night to Unite | Tuesday, August 1
    AARP ND is proud to take part in this free annual event celebrating community and public safety hosted by the West Fargo Police Department and held at Elmwood Park in West Fargo.

    Grandparenting in the Now| Wednesday, August 2 (online)
    We know, this isn’t your first rodeo.  You've raised your own children successfully and now get to reap the benefits of loving and caring for your grandchildren. However, it's been awhile and the standards of baby and child care have changed. This educational session presented in collaboration with Bismarck Burleigh Public Health will get you up to date on new recommendations, provide information on keeping your grandchild safe, and ensure that you'll be the best grandparent ever! Registration link coming soon.

    Fargo Pride Booth and Social | Saturday, August 12
    We'll be celebrating pride all day and then hosting an evening social with the Red River Rainbow Seniors in the evening. Location and registration information coming soon.

    Hiking Day Trip to Lake Metigoshe State Park | Wednesday, August 16 at 11 a.m.
    The fourth of our five hiking trips takes us north of Minot to the shores of beautiful Lake Metigoshe. Park interpreters will provide guidance on hiking trails, and we'll provide snacks, water and your park day pass if you don't have one. Register here.

    Symphony Rocks | Thursday, August 17
    AARP ND will be set up at this fantastic outdoor musical event. Stop by to say hello and win a prize.


    Social Security and Medicare Lounge & Learns | September
    Understanding the key building blocks of retirement is necessary to retirement planning. AARP North Dakota is offering in-person Social Security and Medicare sessions in four locations in September. With speakers from the Bismarck office of the Social Security Administration and the N.D. Insurance Department, people nearing retirement will gather insights to help make informed decisions about both programs. We’ll focus on how to get the most out of Social Security in retirement and the basics of Medicare.  There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.


    Driver Safety Courses | Find online and in-person driver safety courses designed for North Dakota drivers age 50 and older. 

    Speakers Bureau | Click here to book a speaker OR Click here to become a speaker.


    Hiking Preview | April 19 
    Strength Training for Life | March 15
    Stretch and Strength Yoga Series | September 2022 - February 2023


    Legislative Session Preview Telephone Town Hall from Dec. 8

    Clean Cooking with Sue Balcom from Nov. 16

    Menopause: What you Actually Need to Know from Oct. 19

    Get to Know Yoga from Sept. 21

    Get Your Yard Ready for Fall from August 17

    FitLot & Outdoor Fitness from July 20

    Hiking Around North Dakota from June 15

    Your Voice Your Vote Series | May 3, 10 and 17

    LGBT Connect & Learn: Tips from Behind the Pharmacy Counter from May 12

    Homefit: Your Home for Life from March 24

    Brain Healthy Cooking from March 16

    Living Longer, Living Smarter: Health from Feb. 24

    Faces of Fraud with Merne Manor from Feb. 23
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    Smartphone Photo Editing from Jan. 19

    AARP/MDU Winter Heating Series

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