Christ Lutheran Church of Minot's "Katie's Kitchen," a free soup kitchen: Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 1415-17th Ave. SW.
The family of Arlene Saugstad, an avid collector and supporter of the arts and artists in the Minot community for more than 50 years who passed away in March, is offering hundreds of artworks from her collection for sale to the public. Works of art by Floyd Fairweather, Susan Davy, Kelly Hendershot, Judy Bell, Judy Greenwood and many more local and regional artists will be available at The Taube Museum of Art, 2 N. Main St., Minot. The silent auction and sale will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The auction closing will be held with a "Remember Arlene" reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Contact Nancy F. Walter, executive director at the Taube, at 838-4445 for further information.
Minot Area Team Wellness sponsors a Walk Minot event at Roosevelt Park at 6:30 p.m. All walks last for approximately 45 minutes. Tennis or walking shoes and a water bottle are recommended.
Minot Horseshoe Club hosts games every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Events will be held at the Minot Moose Lodge horseshoe courts, 400-9th St. SW. Games played Thursdays if Tuesdays rained out. Men and women welcome. Price $35 each. Juniors play free. No teams, all play is individual. For more information, contact: Kammie Anderson, 693-5396; Harvey Steen, 833-4619; David Mosser, 839-3508; or Randall Hanson, 822-2674.
Ward County Social Service Board meeting: 8 a.m., Ward County Courthouse, commission chambers.
Ward County Commission meeting: 9 a.m., Ward County Courthouse, commission chambers.
Minot Park Board: 6:30 p.m., Minot Municipal Auditorium, Room 301.
Soup kitchens: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 1615-2nd St. SE, and from 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1000-3rd St. NE.
The Lord's Cupboard Welcome Table food pantry is available Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at 7-1st St. SE. The pantry is also available Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Minot Fire Department will conduct hydrant testing today from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The area to be tested will be from Third Street Northeast to 13th Street Northeast between Railway Avenue and 15th Avenue Northeast. Testing will be performed every Tuesday morning from 8:30 a.m. to noon through October. Residents in the tested areas should be careful when doing color-sensitive laundry and avoid washing clothing with hot water during testing times. The water is safe for drinking and cooking.
North Dakota State University alumni and friends will host the Velva Golf Scramble and Steak Fry at Star City Golf Course, one mile north of Velva on North Dakota Highway 41, on Thursday, July 17. The golf scramble prior to the steak fry is full; contact Randy Hauck at 626-1099 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request to be on the waiting list. The NDSU Bookstore will have NDSU merchandise on hand from 4 to 7 p.m. Steak fry begins at 5:30 p.m., with a live auction and program at 6 p.m. To RSVP for the steak fry, contact Hauck. Cost is $20 per person for steak fry only.
The North Dakota State Fair will again help feed North Dakota's hungry families with its second annual Food Drive. The food bank will be collecting cans on Monday, July 21, at all State Fair gates and will then distribute the food throughout local food pantries in North Dakota. The food drive will be held in conjunction with Pride of Dakota Day and each participating fairgoer will receive $1 off gate admission for that day. Last year, North Dakota State Fairgoers donated 15,700 pounds of food to the Great Plains Food Bank. The Fair is encouraging service groups, 4-H and FFA clubs, and families to begin collecting cans of food now to bring to the Fair on July 21. With an average Monday attendance of around 28,000 patrons, this will make a significant impact on the lives of those less fortunate in our area.