Soup kitchen: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10-17th Ave. SW.
A Spaghetti Benefit Dinner for Mel and Joan Diers will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 1415-17th Ave. SW, Minot. Proceeds of the free will offering will be used for medical expenses related to Mel's cancer/heart treatment and their son, Dale, is continuing rehabilitation for a recent brain aneurysm.
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.
Minot Planning Commission meeting: 5:30 p.m., City Hall, council chambers.
Williston State College will host the Women in Leadership Expo on Sept. 26 from 2 to 9 p.m. The event will include a lunch in the Skadeland Gym at 1 p.m. Tickets for the lunch are $25, and they are available to both women and men. Keynote speaker at the luncheon will be Amilya Antonetti, an author, entrepreneur and media personality. Tickets to the women-only event are $49. From 2 to 6 p.m., the exhibition area will be open in the Well. At 6 p.m., the first of two guest speakers will present. Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric will speak, followed by Antonetti at 7 p.m. Tickets for both the lunch and the expo are available at
(willistonstate.edu/trainnd). For more information about the WiL: Expo, contact Shanna Curlin at 774-4557.
Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons will hold a "Girls Rock the Park" ribbon-cutting ceremony for Camp Owetti with the Minot Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. The event will continue until 3 p.m. with s'mores, a campfire and more. Registration for the 2015 Girl Scout year will be available. For more information, call 852-5611.
The Minot Out of Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk is Sept. 13 at Roosevelt Park. Registration is from noon to 1 p.m., with the walk from 1 to 3 p.m.
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 north door will be closed; patrons are asked to use the south and east entrances. 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.
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: Hamburger goulash; Tuesday: Sweet and sour pork; Wednesday: BBQ chicken legs; Thursday: Roast beef and gravy; Friday: Taco salad.
The Sisters of St. Francis will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Sacred Heart Province this year. Plans include a dedication at the cemetery and dinner at the Grand Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 30. Sunday, Aug. 31, includes a Mass and a reception at St. Leo's Catholic Church. All graduates, former employees, auxiliary members and friends, including nursing graduates and faculty from Minot State University, are invited. For more information, call St. Joseph's Community Health Foundation at 837-1726, or Marita at 838-8686.
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.
TRINITY HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help at Trinity Hospice in Minot. A wide range of activities are available for volunteers to choose from. Volunteers may work in the office making bereavement phone calls, helping arrange hospice paperwork or visiting with patients. Volunteers will be matched according to their comfort level, interest and personal skills. Call 857-5082 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.