Zumba for Minot and help raise money to for area flood survivors.
A Minot Rising Zumba fitness party will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. in Brick Studio, 400 E. Central Avenue. The suggested donation is $10, and all proceeds will go to the Minot Area Recovery Fund.
Guest instructor will be Riva McLaughlin Hevia, a Minot native and Washington state Zumba Jammer, or choreography expert. Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program introduced in 2001.
Brick Studio is accepting donations of items to be given away in the prize drawings to be held to-night. Donations are tax deductible. People who want to help but cannot attend the event can drop off a donation at the studio or go to (www.centerforcommunitygiving.com).
Teacher of the Year to be announced
BISMARCK Gov. Jack Dalrymple and State Superintendent Wayne Sanstead will announce the 2012 North Dakota Teacher of the Year during a ceremony today at 9:15 a.m. The event will be held in the Karlgaard Gym at Bismarck High School located at 800 North 8th Street in Bismarck.
Dalrymple and Sanstead will be joined by Bismarck Public Schools Superintendent Tamara Uselman, BHS Principal Ken Erickson, the 2012 Teacher of the Year finalists, education leaders, educators and students. The North Dakota Teacher of the Year program is administered by the Department of Public Instruction and recognizes North Dakota's teachers for their commitment to education excellence.