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— Join us for a free screening of “Murder on the Orient Express” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at West Acres Cinema in Fargo or the Grand Theaters in Bismarck. “Murder on the Orient Express” is a  mystery drama based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie.The plot follows Hercule Poirot, a world-renowned detective, as he seeks to solve a murder on the famous trans-European train in the 1930s. Watch the movie trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq4m3yAoW8E Pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking on …

— You know what they say: “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Whether the scam involves phony winnings from a fake sweepstakes or a threat to have you arrested for supposed non-payment of taxes, information is the key to foiling scam artists. Attend this Fraud Watch lunch and learn to hear from the attorney general’s office and local law enforcement about the most prevalent scams locally, what to watch out for, and proactive steps you can …

— Join us along with local Fargo and West Fargo community leaders to learn how and why AARP is helping communities become livable places for all ages and life stages. Then learn how you can get involved to promote commonsense solutions that improve communities and change lives. AARP encourages communities to be great places for people of all ages. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota will open beginning the week of February 1 to help people prepare their 2017 tax returns. This free service is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of the service. IRS-certified volunteers are trained to assist in filing accurate returns and help taxpayers receive all of the benefits, credits, and deductions …

— Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how …

— Join AARP for this “Passport to Healthy Living” kick-off event, and learn more about upcoming healthy living activities in the Bismarck-Mandan area. You can take part in group events and activities that focus on health and wellness, meet new people, and have fun at the same time! Connect with others in the community, have new experiences, and live a more healthy life as you age. There is no charge to attend the kick-off event, but  registration is required. Light food …

— AARP members are invited to join us for coffee and conversation when we are in your neighborhood. The locations we plan to be at before the end of the year are listed below. Check back here for updates on locations in each community. A volunteer leader from AARP North Dakota’s Executive Council will moderate the 60-90 minute conversation. We’ll spend just a few minutes talking about our work to support family caregivers in North Dakota, health care, and some of …

— The North Dakota Legislative Assembly only meets every other year. However, during the “interim,” legislative committees will study a wide array of important issues. AARP will be closely watching issues related to health care access and affordability, home- and community-based services, retirement security, property taxes, and other issues important to 50+ North Dakotans. To keep our members current on these interim studies, AARP North Dakota is hosting a monthly webinar/conference call. During these calls, expect to hear what the interim …

— Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, April 21, in Fargo and Bismarck. A shredding truck will be at each location and shred documents on site between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is a limit of two boxes. The Fargo event will be held in the west parking lot at West Acres Shopping Center, 3902 13th Ave. S. …

— Join AARP North Dakota to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle. Gain access to information and resources on staying fit, wellness, and healthy eating to continue to live your best life at any age. Hear more about physical activities, nutrition, and the importance of social and emotional well-being. Find out how to enhance your quality of life as you age. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at each location. The event is free of charge. Preregistration …