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10 Bismarck-Mandan Facebook Groups You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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As I scoured the endless abyss of Facebook, a few interesting (and oddly specific) local groups popped up in my feed. This made me wonder how many other unique groups exist for the people of our Bismarck-Mandan communities.

Sure, we’ve all heard of the big ones, but what about the little ones? Here are a few groups you might not know existed:

1. North Dakota Boudoir Connections – This is an interesting one that is relatively new. This is a private group for (legitimate) people in the photography industry who specialize in “Boudoir” photos. If you don’t know what Boudoir photography is… Lorddd… Ok, it’s basically sensual and/or intimate photography. Women usually pose for this type of photos. Either way, the purpose of the group is to connect clients and photographers.

white bridal garter

Jens Handt

2. Burleigh County Board Game Society – That’s exactly how it sounds. A group of local board game enthusiasts share their favorite games and can even get together and play.

Various board game pieces on a chess board

Diane Macdonald

3. Bismarck ND Pay It Forward – This group is still very promising, but it is certainly a good idea. People are posting different “Pay it Forward” stories, and others are offering and even asking for help. PS “Pay it Forward” is the saddest movie of all time. I can’t with this ending.

4. Mothers-in-law from the Bismarck region – I think this one is pretty awesome. There are groups for moms, not so much for mothers-in-law or “bonus parents”. This is a great support group for those getting to grips with their new family role.

5. Bismarck Dads – This one hasn’t been active in a while, but maybe it should be. Dads really need a safe place to discuss parenting, talk to each other, and ask questions. I think it has a lot of potential to be a good resource for local dads to let off steam, learn and laugh.

6. Bismarck’s Uber and Lyft passengers – a lot of little used potential but which could help people. He is described as a place you can ask questions and exchange news about carpooling in the area, but it is a very useful tool for those who may have had a bad experience or a strange experience to share their narrative. This, if used further, could be very useful!

Tero Vesalainen

Tero Vesalainen

7. Bismarck/Mandan Home Schoolers – A good number of people have chosen to homeschool their children, and during the pandemic this was the norm. This private group is described as a place where homeschooled families can connect and offer support to one another.

8. Bismarck ND Pickleball – Yeah! There is a special group for Bismarck Pickleball players. I haven’t even heard of pickleball until recently, but from what I understand it’s like tennis easier, or life– ping pong size. I am totally depressed. There are actually 6 different outdoor pickleball courts in Bismarck. If you want to be “in the know” about tournaments and games, you better sign up.

9. Bisman Runners – If you like running, this is for you. And it’s not just a Facebook group, these members get together every week for a group run. They usually meet on Mondays at the Bismarck Aquatics and Fitness Center. What a great way to connect and train for our local marathons!

10. The Bismarck Rocks – This one has nothing to do with music. It’s a Facebook group for literal rockers. I’m sure you’ve seen the painted rocks at one time or another. This group allows members to share their lovely rock finds.

Jean Scheet, Bismarck Rocks Facebook.com

Jean Scheet, Bismarck Rocks Facebook.com

There are so many other bands that I know I missed. Maybe after reading this you found your community and were inspired to join a few groups. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps!


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