Calendar of events

TODAY

Free lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 120-5th Ave. NW.

The Lord’s Cupboard Welcome Table food pantry: Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m., at 7-1st St. SE. The food pantry is also available Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m., at 103-14th Ave. SW.

The Minot Literacy Volunteers host a used book sale in the Adult Learning Center, 1609-4th Ave. NW, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Ward County Public Library, 405-3rd Ave. SE in Minot, hosts a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Minot State University Veterans Center, along with the Center for Extended Learning, will conduct a short ceremony at 10 a.m. to honor the veterans buried in the First Lutheran Church Cemetery, next to Minot State University (east end). Veterans who served in World War I, World War II and Vietnam will be recognized. This event is open to the campus community and the public. U.S. flags, provided by the Veterans Center, will also be placed by CEL staff in honor of Memorial Day. For questions, contact Andy Heitkamp at 858-4002 or andy.heitkamp@minotstateu.edu.

The International Peace Garden hosts the International Music Jam through Sunday in the Interpretive Center building. Visitors are encouraged to bring instruments and join in. Cost is $10 per vehicle; discounted season passes are also available. Call (888) 432-6733 or Kathy@peacegarden.com for information regarding accommodations. Today at 9 p.m., a meet and greet featuring informal music jam sessions will be held. Saturday and Sunday will include buffets and jam sessions at various times throughout the day. No passports are required for U.S. and Canadian citizens.

SATURDAY

Free weekly soup kitchen (breakfast): 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Congregational United Church of Christ basement, east door, 430 N. Broadway.

The International Peace Garden hosts the International Music Jam through Sunday in the Interpretive Center building. Visitors are encouraged to bring instruments and join in. Cost is $10 per vehicle; discounted season passes are also available. Call (888) 432-6733 or Kathy@peacegarden.com for information regarding accommodations. Today will include buffets and jam sessions at various times throughout the day. No passports are required for U.S. and Canadian citizens.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Souris Basin Transportation will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.

Minot Relay for Life Community meeting and Bank Night will be held Thursday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Riverside. Visit (minotrelay.com) for details or to sign up a team.

Minot Area Dollars for Scholars is sponsoring a family 5k fun run/walk at Oak Park on June 14. Run day registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The run will begin at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $20 for individuals and $40 for a family. For more information or to request a registration form, email minot.dollarsforscholars@gmail.com or contact Kathleen at 839-2761.

Dates and times for Garrison Dam and Lake Sakakawea are now available for the 2014 recreation season. Powerhouse tours at the Garrison Dam Power Plant will begin June 5 and continue through Aug. 2. Tours will be conducted every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Campgrounds are now open. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or visiting (Recreation.gov). Downstream Campground fees range from $12 to $18 per night. East Totten Trail fees range from $10 to $14 per night. Wolf Creek Campground fees are $10 per night. Day use fees for Lake Sakakawea for the 2014 season will be waived.