Events you won’t want to miss

Minot Daily News likes to periodically further debunk the notion that there is nothing to do in Minot.

Nothing to do? Tell that to the group of Minoters who have been prepping the ice and skating on a dead loop of the Souris River near Roosevelt Park. With little fanfare, the group get its work done and area skaters have one more positive memory of growing up in the Magic City to draw upon in years to come.

Just in today’s paper alone there are several notable events worth mentioning in regards to “what’s to do?”

The Governor’s Cup Walleye Derby opened and closed registration in short order Jan. 17. The summer tournament held at Garrison seems to grow and grow – and consequently fills up fast. Mark your calendar for next year if you want to enter the 2019 event, and this July 20-21 if you want to visit Garrison during this year’s weigh-ins.

A popular event that you haven’t missed out on yet is the annual Northern Neighbors Day held at Minot Air Force Base. Minot is indeed fortunate again this year to have the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration on the list of performers.

The wide-open skies of North Dakota are a perfect setting for this worldclass flying act, so plan on attending Aug. 4 whether you have seen the T-birds before or not. They are always worth watching and the men and women of Minot AFB are the best of hosts.

We would be remiss if we did not put in a plug for Trinity Health Auxiliary Healthy Hearts Club’s annual gala to be held Feb. 9 at the Holiday Inn Riverside. It’s an annual dinner with live entertainment that raises money for Trinity’s various heart programs, including the cardiac rehab. Cardiac rehab is a well run, well staffed unit where heart surgery patients can begin getting their strength back – safely – and participate in some learning sessions as well.

With heart disease being the number one killer of men and women of the United States, supporting the Healthy Hearts Club – and attending its gala -is something to do in Minot that is both entertaining AND rewarding, so mark Feb. 9 too.