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 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $6 at the Moose Lodge, 400-9th St. SW. This is a community service project, everyone is welcome.
Pancake benefit for Don Fennell from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethel Free Lutheran Church, 530-22nd Ave. NW, Minot. Cost is a free will offering. Fennell, a longtime mail carrier and organizer of the Postal Service Food Drive for many years, and a Boy Scout leader, is dealing with cancer. An account has also been set up in his name at First Western Bank.
The Minot Area Council of the Arts presents The Swing Band of Minot, 4 and 7 p.m., as part of the 2014 Arts in the Park series at Oak Park. Art guest is Karisa Riley, crosses. Admission is free to all regular events.
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 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7-1st St. SE. The pantry is also available Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m.
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 Tuesday 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.
Ward County Water Resource Board meeting: 9 a.m., Ward County Highway Department, 900 13th St SE.
The second annual Velva Volunteer Fire and Rescue Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at Star City Golf Course, north of Velva on N.D. Highway 41. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for the 10 a.m. shotgun start. Tournament is open to the public. Cost is $200 per four-man scramble team. Prizes will be awarded to top three places. For more information or to pre-register your team, contact
email@example.com, call Velva Volunteer Fire Department at 338-2361 or Dawn Lakoduk at 340-4030. Entries can be mailed to Velva Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 139, Velva, ND 58790. Proceeds go to help the fire department purchase equipment.
Habitat for Humanity-Northern Lights Chapter of Minot is currently seeking applications for its next "partner family" who will be eligible to move into a new house available this fall. The family must meet certain criteria including income, need of adequate housing, ability to make monthly house payments, be a resident of the Minot area, and willing to contribute 250 hours of sweat equity per adult. For more information please visit at (minothabitat.org) or contact at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 852-9799.
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.
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 new coffee shop is open to the public from Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The "Meals on Wheels" program will continue to operate on the south side of the coffee shop. Congregate meals will be served to those 60 or over Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the upper level of the coffee shop. For more information, call 852-0561. Footcare will continue as usual.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Minot Public Library is sponsoring its summer reading event, "Fizz, Boom, Read." Children who read a minimum of 30 minutes per week will be eligible for weekly drawings that will be held throughout the summer. Children signing up for the program will be given a reading log to keep track of the time they spend reading each week. They will be given one chance to win for each symbol crossed off the log. Children will also be given a chance to win each time they check out materials. Drawings will be held weekly throughout the summer for prizes. A family pass to Roosevelt Park Zoo and various gift cards will be given away as grand prizes. The program will conclude on Aug. 14 starting at 10 a.m. at the South Hill Complex at a Super Duper Reading Fun Day, held in conjunction with the Minot Recreation District. The event will feature games, prizes, snacks and much more.
Stories for children and their caregiver, parent or grandparent will be held on Tuesdays through Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.
Join Flash and friends for stories, songs and more on Wednesdays continuing through Aug. 6 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.
SIGN LANGUAGE STORY TIME
Come see story interpreter Jolene Haffner do some of your favorite stories in Sign Language. This special story time will be held on Tuesdays through July 22 at 1 p.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. This story time is for children ages 2 through 6 and adults. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.
TEDDY BEAR TALES
Special evening story times will be held on Tuesdays through July 22 at 6:30 p.m. for children and their parents in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.
Stories for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age and their parent or grandparent will be held on Thursdays through July 31 at 10 a.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.
ITTY BITTY SCIENCE
Independent children ages 3-6 can experiment and explore each week for a story and a scientific exploration activity. The program will take place on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. through Aug. 4. Programs for upcoming weeks are: Monday, Bubbles - We will have all kinds of funs with bubbles; July 21, Wind and Weather - Come find out about the wind and make a wind sock; July 28, Magnets - Find out what you can do with magnets; and Aug. 4, Colors - We will be doing all kinds of fun things with colors. For more information on any of the programs, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.
MONDAY MOVIE MATINEES
Children of all ages are invited to spend Monday afternoons watching on the big screen. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All movies will start at 2 p.m. and will be held in the Imagination Station. Upcoming movies include: Monday, "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs"; July 21, "Igor"; and July 28, "LEGO Movie." For more information on any of the programs, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.
'FIZZ, BOOM, READ' SCIENCE FUN
Children grades 2-5 will be able to spark their imaginations at science-based programs that will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Upcoming programs include: Wednesday, Believe It or Not with Arch Ellwein, focusing on Earth science, magnetism and electricity. This program will be held in Room 201 at the Minot Municipal Auditorium at 2 p.m.; and July 23, Magic Potions - Harry Potter isn't the only one who can make magic potions. Come have some fun with us. For more information on any of the programs, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.
EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY
School children entering grade 1 and above are invited to explore scientific principles at activity base programs that will be held on Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. Upcoming programs include: Thursday, LEGO Fun - We will have all kinds of LEGO Games to play; July 24, Moon Rocks and More - We will be doing some fun moon activities; and July 31, Let's Fly Airplanes - Come make paper airplanes and fly them as well. For more information on any of the programs, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.
IT'S A MAD SCIENTIST LUNCHEON!
School age children grades 2-5 are invited to have a blast at the mad scientist luncheon. The library will have all kinds of surprises for young guests. The luncheon will be held in the library lab on Thursday, Aug. 7, at noon. Children must be registered no later than 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, to attend so there will be enough treats for everyone.
TECH TUTORS: ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER HELP FOR ADULTS
The Minot Public Library will be offering one-on-one computer help for adults at no cost this summer. This will be by appointment only, and the tutor availability will depend on the type of computer help needed. A Minot Public Library card is required to sign up for help. You may bring your own laptop or portable device if you wish to do so. Topic areas that can be covered are Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher or PowerPoint basics; Computer basics; Internet tips & searching; Email basics; Overdrive or OneClickDigital electronic format materials; Genealogy resource links; and our electronic resources. 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 visit the webpage at (minotlibrary.org) and click on "Technology Education" on the left-hand side to fill out the form for a call back. 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
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.