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— Join us for a free screening of “Lean on Pete” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Grand Theaters in Bismarck. Based on the novel by Will Vlautin, “Lean on Pete” is a deeply moving story of a teen who finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Lean on Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call …

— Do you want to make a difference for others right where you live? AARP North Dakota is looking for people who are willing to present fraud and scam information to small groups and clubs in communities in your area. We’ll be conducting a training session on the AARP Fraud Watch Network on August 16 in Fargo. You’ll be provided with valuable, up-to-date resources and information to share with folks, helping to keep them from being scammed. Those attending the training …

— For over four decades, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists and now he’s coming to Fargo on Tuesday, July 24, to help us learn how to spot and avoid scams so we can protect our families. As one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, Abagnale has joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Between the ages of 16 and 21, Abagnale successfully posed as an airline …

— Join AARP for Symphony Rocks at Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead on Thursday, August 16. AARP members and their guests will receive discounted general admission tickets for $15 good for either bench or lawn seating. The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, together with Fargo’s POST-TRAUMATIC FUNK SYNDROME, presents “British Invasion,” honoring musicians from across The Pond, including the Beatles, Elton John, Queen, and Adele. Tickets can be purchased here on the symphony website. When purchasing tickets, simply enter code ND2277 under the Coupon Code …

— Welcome to the AARP “Passport to Healthy Living” program. Join us at one or more of these free events in the Bismarck-Mandan area that focus on health and wellness. You’ll have a chance to meet new people, have some fun, enjoy new experiences, and live a more healthy life. Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboard Demo 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 Harmon Lake Recreation Area, 3244 Harmon Lake Road, Mandan Learn the basics of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, including the …

— 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 …

— For three days in July, athletes aged 50 and better will compete in arenas across Fargo during the North Dakota Senior Games. From July 26-28, both teams and individuals – hailing from North Dakota and surrounding states – will prove they still have what it takes in over 18 different sporting events. This year, they can also qualify for the National Senior Games. Classics like tennis, golf, and bowling always have great competitors. Those wanting a less common pursuit can …

— 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 …

— We are encouraging AARP members in North Dakota to sign up to receive email from AARP North Dakota about upcoming events and other news. Go to http://www.aarp.org/yes2emailND. If you don’t already have an account on the AARP website, you’ll have to create one (by entering a user name and password) before you can opt in to receive our email. You’ll receive emails about upcoming events such as lunch and learns, Movies for Grownups, and free document shredding. We’ll also periodically …