Soup kitchen: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10-17th Ave. SW.
The Women of the Moose will serve a breakfast of French toast, sausage, juice and coffee for $6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 400-9th St. SE. This is a community service project and is open to everyone.
A Vendorpalooza benefit for the Magic City Campus Character Counts! program will be held in the Magic City commons area from noon to 4 p.m. More than 20 local vendors and crafters will have booths on hand with some great gift ideas for Mother's Day. Admission is $1 with all proceeds going to the Character Counts! program.
The Western Plains Children's Choirs present their Spring Tea Fundraising concert at 3 p.m. in Minot State University's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Along with the concert, there will be a silent auction and concession fundraiser opening at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5; parking is unrestricted.
The Voices of Note women's chorus performs a Spring Concert at 3 p.m. at Vincent United Methodist Church, 1024-2nd St. SE, Minot. Refreshments will be served following the concert and a free will offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome.
The annual "Old-Fashioned Ladies Aid Tea" at First Lutheran Church in Tioga will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The theme of the tea is "Yes, Lord ... But."
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.
Minot City Council meeting: 6:30 p.m., City Hall, council chambers.
The City of Minot will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste collection at the northwest lot of the Public Works Building, 1025-31st St. SE, on Friday and Saturday, May 16-17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This service is available for household quantities of hazardous household waste to City of Minot garbage patrons at no charge. City garbage patrons please bring proof of residency like a water bill or an ID. Household hazardous waste includes paint, items labeled "danger," "flammable," "corrosive," "toxic" or "poisonous." E-recycling includes computers, printers, fax machines, TVs, etc. A nominal fee will apply to businesses, schools or non-residents that choose to use the E-recycling program. The collection is not available to residents outside of the City of Minot.
Omicron Tau Chapter, a local community chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, is recognizing nurses in the Minot community with its annual Wine and Cheese/Nurse Day event at the Taube Museum of Art, 2 N. Main St., on Thursday, May 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event celebrates nursing as a profession as well as serving as a fundraising activity for nursing research and education in the community. Door prizes and a raffle will be featured. For questions, contact Janis Neumann at 838-4028 or Carla Robillard at 833-3992.
The Best for Babes Foundation will host the "Nationwide Miracle Milk Mother's Day Stroll" on Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at Oak Park in Minot. All donations will go towards educating parents and hospitals about the benefits of human milk for babies. To register for the stroll, donate, or learn more please visit (bestforbabes.org).
Ward County AARP Chapter No. 522 will meet Tuesday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Parker Senior Center. Kirsten Frantsvog, Alzheimer's Association, will speak. For more information, call 838-0073.
MINOT COMMISSION ON AGING
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 is open to the public from Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MINOT COMMISSION ON AGING
Monday: Footcare, 9 a.m., Parker Center.
Wednesday: Bible study, 10 a.m., Parker Center.
Minot Commission on Aging will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. A frozen meal will be available, order by May 9.
MINOT COMMISSION ON AGING MENU
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: Pork chop; Tuesday: Meatballs and gravy; Wednesday: BBQ chicken legs; Thursday: Roast beef and gravy; Friday: Salmon.
TOTALLY PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME
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.
SIDE BY SIDE STORIES
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.
WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY STORYTIME
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.
TECH TUTORS: ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER HELP FOR ADULTS
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 (minotlibrary.org). 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 (www.minothabitat.org) 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 email@example.com or visit the website at (www.companionsforchildren-Minot.org) 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.