Calendar of events
Soup kitchen: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 301 S. Main St.
A clothing giveaway is open every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the River of Life Church, 400-22nd Ave. NW. For more information, call 340-2623.
Minot Adult Learning Center GED Summer Program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 857-4488 with questions or stop by 1609-4th Ave. NW during business hours.
United Way invites the public to participate in a community shower by dropping off baby items at the Dakota Square Mall between Barnes & Noble and the food court. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., volunteers will collect baby items and other personal care items. Donation ideas include diapers, baby wipes, baby lotion, baby soap, shampoo, toothpaste and other personal care items. All donated items are distributed to local shelters and food pantries. The goal is to collect 15,000 diapers this year. For a full list of drop-off sites, visit (svunitedway.com).
Minot Air Force Base Fire Department’s Relay for Life team will have a fundraiser sale at Taco John’s, 920 N. Broadway, from 5 to 7 p.m. Mention the Relay for Life team and 50 percent of every purchase during those hours will be donated back to the organization.
Minot State University alumni and friends are invited to participate in the ninth annual Friend-raising Golf Tour stop in Rugby. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 5 p.m. A social will immediately follow completion of golf, estimated at about 7 p.m. Non-golfers are welcome to attend. MSU will recognize area students receiving 2014-15 scholarships at each event. The motto for the tour is “Golf One or Golf Them All.” The format for each tour stop will be a four-person, 9-hole scramble. A social will immediately follow completion of golf. Non-golfers are welcome to attend. Golfers are responsible for their own green fees and cart rentals. Meals and refreshments will be provided by the course, and purchase is optional. It is recommended that golfers interested in carts make early reservations because of limited availability. Prizes and t-shirts will be awarded at each event. The “Friend-raising Golf Tour” is sponsored by MSU Alumni Association, Advancement Office, Athletic Department and the Marketing Office. Call the MSU Advancement Office with questions or to register at 858-3234 or 800-777-0750, ext. 3234, or visit the website, (minotstateu.edu/alumni).
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 is available Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. at 7-1st St. SE. The pantry is also available Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Minot Relay for Life event, 6 p.m., Minot State University in front of Old Main. Opening Ceremony and Survivor’s Lap, 7 p.m. Visit (minotrelay.com) for details or to sign up a team.
The 112th annual Hiddenwood Old Settlers Picnic will be held Sunday, June 22, at the Hiddenwood Lake Picnic Grounds, 8 miles south of Makoti on Ward County Road 9. An all-faiths church service will begin at 11 a.m., with a potluck picnic to follow. Plates and utensils will be provided. A program, door prizes and games for kids will also be featured. Homemade pie and coffee will be sold starting at 4 p.m.
Staples is searching for parents, teens and customers of all ages to showcase their excitement for low back-to-school prices with the shopping cart dance. Winners will appear in Staples national back-to-school television ad campaign. Parents, teens, kids and grandparents can enter Staples’ Make 15 Seconds of Fame Happen contest at (staples.com/shoppingcartdance). Contest entrants will need to download the song, create a video doing the shopping cart dance, fill out an entry form and upload their video. One upload per person, per day. Staples will then select up to 40 submissions to star in back to school commercials. Submissions will be accepted until June 23 and the winners will be announced on July 8. The winners of the contest will appear in a national Staples back-to-school ad campaign and will each receive a $250 Staples gift card. For complete entry details and video requirements, visit the website.
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.