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April 6, 2014
Minot Daily News


Soup kitchen: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10-17th Ave. SW.

The members of the Minot Rural Fire Department will be holding their annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free will offering event will be at the Minot Rural Fire Station, located at 400-31st Ave. SW. The money raised during this event is for the members' general fund to purchase additional needed equipment.

A benefit breakfast for Cindy Bryantt will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burlington Elementary School. The event will also feature a silent auction. Proceeds will go to help defray medical costs.

The annual spring dinner in Carpio Lutheran Church, Carpio, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meatballs, gravy and mashed potatoes, along with lefse, buns, green beans and coleslaw, will be served. Homemade pie, including sugar-free pie, will be served for dessert. The cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for youth ages 6 to 12. Preschoolers will not be charged.

The annual men's pancake breakfast at English Lutheran Church in Maxbass will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. A free will offering will be received.

The Brass Band of Minot presents "Springtime Music" at 4 p.m. in Minot State University's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Directed by Gordon Troxel, this 20th anniversary show features Pat Schwan and Reese Hamilton. A free will offering will be taken. Parking for the performance is unrestricted.

Luminus, the trio of MSU music faculty Jon Rumney, violin, Dianna Anderson, piano, and Erik Anderson, cello, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Minot State University's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Admission is free, and parking is unrestricted.

The opening reception for the James Memorial Art Center's Community Mosaic Project will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. All participating artists as well as the general public and members of the James are invited. For more information, call 774-3601 or email The James is located at 621 First Avenue West in Williston.

Entertainment Inc! presents "Sweet Charity" are 2:30 p.m. at the Old Armory, Williston. Tickets available at the door 30 minutes before showtime. Visit ( for further details.


Faith United Methodist Church's soup kitchen: Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at United Congregational Church, 430 N. Broadway.

The Lord's Cupboard Welcome Table food pantry is available Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m., at 7-1st St. SE.

Burlington Community Food Pantry at Peace Lutheran Church, 521 Davis St. N., Burlington, will be open the first Monday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. All who meet the criteria are welcome. For questions, contact Karlie at 500-0113 or the church 852-3880.

The Minot State University Campus Violence Prevention Program and the Criminal Justice Club are co-sponsoring a screening of Jennifer Baumgardner's documentary, "It Was Rape," at 6 p.m. in the MSU Beaver Dam, Student Center. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Darren Dyke, Minot Police Department, and Diane Harmon, Minot's Domestic Violence Crisis Center, will lead the discussion. Everyone welcome, snacks will be served.

The Alzheimer's Association MN-ND will offer a free presentation entitled "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lake Region State College's Chautauqua Gallery in Devils Lake. This class is designed to provide the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. The presentation is free and open to the public; registration is not required.


Minot City Council meeting: 6:30 p.m., City Hall, council chambers.


Minot Cub Scouts in Pack 404, which represents Perkett and South Prairie schools, will be holding a Scouting for Food Fill the Trailer event from April 20-24. Boys will be collecting food all week from their families and friends, and on Thursday will break into teams and canvass the neighborhood and collect food. A trailer will be parked outside of Perkett School, and the goal is to fill the entire trailer with food for those in need. A Friday celebration at Perkett will he held, with ice cream for all of the grades.

The parents of the Parshall High School senior class are hosting an after-prom party on Saturday for students attending the prom and all Parshall High School students in grades 9-12 who want to join the fun. The group is seeking monetary donations to purchase prizes and food. Mail monetary donations payable to PHS After-Prom party to committee treasurer: Susan Weidman, 209-1st St. NW, Parshall, N.D. 58770.

All ladies are welcome to attend a Minot Christian Women's Club luncheon at the Grand Hotel on Tuesday from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Cost is $11. James Lowe from Lowe's Garden Center will present spring planting ideas. Soloist Kim Beard will perform. Speaker and former newspaper editor Cynthia Sheppard, Egan, S.D., will share how she found answers to her insecurity and learned what it means to live "An Exchanged Life." For reservations, please contact Joyce at 624-5531 or email


Ward County AARP Chapter No. 522 will meet Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Parker Senior Center, 21-1st Ave. SE. Alona Jarmin, N.D. Healthcare Review, will speak on "Medication Safety." For more information, call 838-0073.


Due to the ongoing renovation project, there will be no senior activities until further notice. This includes Bingo and exercise class. The "Meals on Wheels" program will continue to operate on the south side of the coffee shop. Congregate meals will be served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Footcare will continue as usual. The new coffee shop will open Monday, with hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Reminder: Meal reservations or cancellations are preferred by 5 p.m. the day before or 8:30 a.m. the day of the meal.

Monday: Swiss steak; Tuesday: Baked chicken; Wednesday: Spaghetti; Thursday: Turkey and gravy; Friday: Breaded fish.



A story time for independent children ages 3-6 will be held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


This is a story time that is held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library for preschool children. Parents, grandparents and caregivers must accompany children to the story time. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


This story time for parents and their children will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. through April 8 in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. Come with your child and unwind and listen to a story after a long day at work. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


A puppet story time that is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for independent children ages 3-6 in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


This 20-minute story time for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age and their caregivers will be held at 10 a.m. on Fridays through April 11 in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


The LEGO Club will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. Children ages 4 and up are invited to attend. For more information. contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


Preschool children and their grandparents are invited to the annual Grandparents Tea that will be held on April 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the Imagination Station. Guests will be treated to stories, puppets and treats. Children may bring special friends or adopted grandparents as well. The event is being held in conjunction with National Library Week. For more information, contact the Children's Library.


The Minot Public Library will host craft activities during Easter vacation on April 17, with children grades K-5 at 2 p.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


The Minot Public Library offers one-on-one computer help for adults at no cost. This will be by appointment only, and the tutor availability will depend on the type of computer help needed. Library cards are required to sign up. You may bring your own laptop or portable device if you wish to do so. Some topic areas that could be covered are Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher or PowerPoint Basics; Computer Basics; Internet Tips & Searching; Email Basics; OverDrive or OneClickdigital Electronic Format Materials; Consumer Health Resources on the Internet; and our Electronic Resources. Please contact the library at 852-1045 for information on how to sign up for a call back on the topics you are interested in, or fill out the form online on our Library Events Calendar at ( You will be contacted to set up an appointment.



SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: North Dakota Senior Medicare Patrol recruits and trains senior volunteers to educate peers in local communities to prevent, detect and report Medicare, Medicaid and other healthcare fraud. The patrol is looking for volunteers to serve as resources and educators for Medicare beneficiaries. Training will be provided. Call Brenda at 858-4477 for more information.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEERS: Habitat for Humanity in Minot is looking for volunteers. Call Roxy Volk weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 852-9799 or visit the website at ( for more information.

MENTORS NEEDED: Companions for Children in Minot needs mentors for about 40 youth, ages 6-14, all from single-parent families. Mentors must be ages 18 or older. Mentors are people who will listen and spend time with a child or teen and incorporate them into their normal activities. People interested in being a mentor to a child, call 838-5784, send e-mail to or visit the website at ( for more information.

MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEERS: The Minot Commission on Aging needs volunteers to assist with preparing for Meals on Wheels delivery from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and also needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels starting at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call 852-0561 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLOTHING CENTER: Volunteers are needed to help at The Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch 2nd Chance Thrift Store in Minot to organize clothes, hang and tag clothes, help maintain store appearance, fill shelves and straighten the sales floor. Call 852-0236 or stop at the store at 1206 S. Broadway for more information.

VOLUNTEERS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Volunteers for Mouse River Players Community Theatre are needed throughout the year for lights, costumes, makeup, set design, general cleaning and other tasks. Call the Mouse River Players' office at 838-3939.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: People 55 or over are invited to join the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. RSVP also provides volunteers with a number of benefits such as supplemental insurance, transportation, and recognition banquets. Call Linda at 852-3799 for more information. The RSVP is now in Trinity-St. Joseph's, 407-3rd St. SE.

SENIOR COMPANIONS NEEDED: Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is seeking senior companions in the Minot area. Companions provide help and friendship to older adults in the community. Call (800) 450-1510.

CITIZEN REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED: The North Dakota Department of Human Services is recruiting volunteer citizen representatives to serve as long-term care community ombudsmen. Call Bryan Fredrickson at (888) 342-4900 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Women's Way needs volunteers to help inform area women about free screening services. Call (800) 449-6636.

MAKE-A-WISH: The nonprofit organization Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota is seeking volunteers in the Minot area. The foundation grants wishes to North Dakota children with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the foundation has opportunities for volunteering that include area volunteer chair, wish granting, the speaker bureau, airport greeters and special event organizers. Call the foundation in Fargo at 280-9474.


WISH LIST: The 2nd Story Social Club has a wish list of items needed. Those who would like to donate may bring monetary donations, coffee, including decaffeinated, Styrofoam or paper plates, plastic silverware, coffee filters, Styrofoam cups (9 oz. size), napkins, toilet paper, tin foil, large plastic bags, Kleenex, paper towels, cookies, bars, pop, powdered drink mixes, snack foods, healthy snacks, frozen pizzas, canned vegetables, cassette tapes, videos, CDs and DVDs, grooming and cosmetic supplies, Scotch tape dispenser refills, envelopes, birthday gift bags, adult softball gloves, large garbage bags, large size baskets or unique containers for fundraisers, batteries, AAA, AA and C and gift items that can be used for Bingo prizes and Christmas gifts. Donations of used clothes are not needed. The club is located at 13-1st Ave. SW. The best time to drop off donations is weekdays between 2 and 9:30 p.m. 2nd Story is a social club for adults with developmental disabilities. It is accessible for those with handicaps. Call 838-0912.



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