Thanks to all the moms and kids who joined us for our annual Harvest Party this afternoon! We loved seeing all the creative costumes. Several moms brought potluck food to share, the kids read a book and worked on a Halloween-themed craft, and there was even some trick-or-treating.
November is upon us, and we’re looking forward to some fun events! Our members tell us each month what kind of events they’d like to attend, and we do our best to make them happen. MOMS Club® of Bismarck welcomes moms of all beliefs, backgrounds, interests, and parenting styles to join us. (Because most of our events happen during the day, we’re geared toward stay-at-home and part-time working moms who are looking for opportunities to socialize and get out of the house.)
We enjoyed today’s Archaeology and Paleontology lab and collections tour at the Heritage Center! The club got a behind-the-scenes look in the basement of the museum.
In the archaeology lab, they tried out various pottery decorating techniques on clay and held replicas of spear points, knives, and scrapers. In the Paleontology lab, the kids were able to see ongoing work being done on Dakota the Dinomummy. It was fascinating to be right there in the lab watching the volunteers use tiny jack hammers to remove rock around the hadrosaur!
Jeff the Paleontologist then took us to the archives, where we all got to touch a T-Rex tooth and the largest coprolite they’ve ever found. It was fun to see the kids try to guess what the coprolite (fossilized poop) was and laugh when they realized they were all touching 60 million-year-old poop!
It’s the perfect time of year for a farm tour! We started with coloring in the barn and meeting the barn cats. Then we headed out to meet the alpaca herd. Did you know the only time alpacas spit is when they are pregnant?
Next we met the chickens and fed them grain and meal worms, which are like candy to them. The children collected eggs in the chicken coop, picked and ate fresh apples, and then meandered around the pumpkin patch, where they all got to pick little white pumpkins. We explored the garden, did a little harvesting, and ate fresh Thai basil, lemongrass, ground cherries (which taste like pineapple), a variety of small tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, raspberries, and grapes.
At the end of the tour, we tried out a teleidoscope and looked at squash and gourds. It was fantastic adventure for the club! Many thanks to Apple Creek Farm for taking the time to host our group.
*Denotes members only events.
Happy fall, y’all! We’re looking forward to these exciting events in October. If you’re a stay-at-home or part-time working mom in the Bismarck/Mandan/Lincoln area, please join us! Send an email to email@example.com or direct message us through our public Facebook page to let us know you’re coming.
Many thanks to the firefighters at Bismarck Fire Station #4 for taking time out of their morning to give us a tour and equipment demonstration! The kids had a blast! We appreciate all you do to keep the community safe.
We are so excited for Heather, her husband Tyler, and their family as they await the arrival of identical triplets! The odds of a pregnancy like hers are at least one in 100,000, and so far she’s doing well. The local news stopped by to chat with her at one of her recent doctor appointments.
*Denotes members only events.
Who’s ready for fall?! MOMS Club® of Bismarck has some fun events planned for September, including special group tours to the pumpkin patch and a fire station. If you’re a stay-at-home or part-time working mom, you are welcome to meet us at one of our public events! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message us through our public Facebook page to introduce yourself.
Several moms and their kids had fun squeezing in a few games of bowling before school starts next week! If you’re a stay-at-home or part-time working mom in the Bismarck/Mandan/Lincoln area, we’d love for you to join us at these events too. Send us an email at email@example.com or direct message us through our public Facebook page and we’ll give you more details!
Best wishes to all our students as they start to head back to school this week and next! We hope you have an excellent academic year. (And congrats to all their moms who survived the summer.)