Soup kitchen: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10-17th Ave. SW.
Knights of Columbus Council 9906 will serve a benefit breakfast of French toast, a sausage patty and scrambled eggs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 218-1st St. SE. Proceeds of the free will offering will benefit youth activities and Home on the Range.
Breakfast benefit for Wayne Bethke from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center in Newburg. Proceeds will help defray ongoing medical costs associated with Bethke’s battle with West Nile virus. If you are unable to attend but wish to make a donation, make check payable to Wayne Bethke Benefit Fund, and mail to Tracey Bethke-Oja, 915-37th St. SE, Minot, ND 58701. Thrivent Financial is also sponsoring the event.
The Mouse River Players Community Theatre group presents the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 2 p.m. in The Arlene Theater downtown, 115-1st St. SE. Tickets are $12 at the door for people ages 13 and older, and $8 for children ages 12 and under, or by season ticket. People may make reservations by sending email to “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com or may call 1-866-667-1977 for reservations. People should include their name, contact phone number, performance date, number of reservations required and any special needs. Mouse River Players is not able to accept debit or credit cards. Also, auditions for “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a comic drama, will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. A prepared script is not necessary. The show calls for two older males and two older females who can speak with an Italian accent, and one male and one female ages 20-30, who do not speak with accents. Off-stage help is also needed. The director is Carlen Gilseth, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 838-3939. The play will be performed May 8-11, in The Arlene.
Selmer Moen will offer a program of music for organ, entitled “Short and Suite – Music on a Sunday afternoon,” at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1000-3rd St. NE. The program will include tunes appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day, a bit of the Beatles, some J.S. Bach and audience participation. Free admission.
The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center will host a Concert at the Confluence from 3 to 5 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided. The center is located 22 miles southwest of Williston at Fort Buford.
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 103-14th Ave. SW, east of the Easter Seals Goodwill store.
Mouse River Players Community Theatre auditions for “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a comic drama, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Arlene Theater, 115-1st St. SE, in Minot. A prepared script is not necessary. The show calls for two older males and two older females who can speak with an Italian accent, and one male and one female ages 20-30, who do not speak with accents. Off-stage help is also needed. The director is Carlen Gilseth, who can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 838-3939. The play will be performed May 8-10, at 7:30 p.m., and May 11, at 2 p.m., in The Arlene Theater in downtown Minot.
The parents of the Parshall High School senior class are hosting an after-prom party on April 12 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.
The Minot FFA Alumni will hold their 18th annual auction on Saturday, March 29, at 11 a.m. in the Theatre Building of the North Dakota State Fair Center. Proceeds from the auction will go towards helping with travel expenses for the Minot FFA chapter to attend conventions, as well as scholarships for secondary education for qualifying FFA senior students. Anyone wishing to donate household or garage items for FFA to pick up, call Kathy at 839-5196 or contact any FFA alumni member.
March for Babies will be held Saturday, March 22, at the Minot State University Dome. March for Babies is the largest fundraiser for the March of Dimes. Funds raised help fund research for the March of Dimes mission; to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The event will include games, food and community spirit. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the walk kicking off at 10 a.m.
Legal Aid will be at the Parker Senior Center on Wednesday, March 26, at 11 a.m.
MINOT COMMISSION ON AGING
Monday: Footcare, 9 a.m., Parker Center.
Wednesday: Bible study, 10 a.m., Parker Center.
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: Irish stew; Tuesday: Pork chop; Wednesday: Meatballs and gravy; Thursday: Lasagna rotini; Friday: Baked breaded fish.
SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
Monday: Bingo, 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Exercise, 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Bible study, 10 a.m.
Thursday: Exercise, 9:15 a.m.
Friday: Bingo, 12:30 p.m.
The Parker Center, 21-1st Ave. SE, is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 852-0561 for more information on activities. The Senior Citizens’ Office will be closed until further notice.
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.
TEDDY BEAR TALES
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.
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.
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.
Dads and kids are invited to the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library on Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m. when members of the Society of Creative Anachronism come to talk about their group, show their armor and answer your questions. For more information, contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.
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 winter. 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 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.