Calendar of events


Christ Lutheran Church of Minot’s “Katie’s Kitchen,” a free soup kitchen: Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 1415-17th Ave. SW.

Ward County 4-H Achievement Days beginning at 8 a.m. at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.

Children ages 4 to 8 will experience the laughter of “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” at 10 a.m. at Dakota Square Mall Barnes and Noble. This story and other “Five Little Monkeys” books will also be experienced on NOOK HD+. Coloring activities, including the Drawing Pad app on NOOK, will inspire children to draw the monkeys doing zany activities and having new adventures. Barnes and Noble Storytimes are free and open to the public.

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.

A piano recital from Emma and Eli Nissen will be presented by Karen Atwood at 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3705-11th St. SW.

Minot Area Team Wellness sponsors a Walk Minot event at Sertoma Soccer Complex, North Hill, at 6:30 p.m. All walks last for approximately 45 minutes. Tennis or walking shoes and a water bottle are recommended.

Minot Horseshoe Club hosts games every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Events will be held at the Minot Moose Lodge horseshoe courts, 400-9th St. SW. Games played Thursdays if Tuesdays rained out. Men and women welcome. Price $35 each. Juniors play free. No teams, all play is individual. For more information, contact: Kammie Anderson, 693-5396; Harvey Steen, 833-4619; David Mosser, 839-3508; or Randall Hanson, 822-2674.

The Blues Galley, Bottineau, will host a Hawaiian Block Party from 7 to 10 p.m. All ages are welcome, come as you are. Hawaiian food and refreshments will be served. Admission is a free will donation. For more information, call 871-3045.


Minot Public Library Board: 12:10 p.m., library’s first floor conference room.


Soup kitchens: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 1615-2nd St. SE, and from 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1000-3rd St. NE.

The Lord’s Cupboard Welcome Table food pantry is available Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at 7-1st St. SE. The pantry is also available Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Ward County 4-H Achievement Days beginning at 8 a.m. at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.

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.

Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 1415-17th Ave. SW, will host a neighborhood carnival/family night Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The event will include a hamburger/hot dog supper, carnival games, bounce houses and a dunking booth. Popcorn and snacks will be available throughout the evening. There will be no charge to attend but a free will offering will be received to benefit Lutheran Campus Ministry.

Free severe weather seminar at 5 p.m. in the Kenmare City Hall Auditorium. The seminar will include information about thunderstorm formation and hazards, including flash floods, tornadoes, lightning, wind and hail, and how to stay safe. The seminar will cover how to report severe weather to the National Weather Service. It will provide information on storm structure such as wall clouds, shelf clouds, mesocyclones and rain-free base. There is no need to register to attend. For more information, visit ( The event is sponsored by the National Weather Service, Kenmare Police and Fire Department and Ward County Emergency Management.

“One Million Barrels, One Million Thanks” state celebration of N.D. reaching 1 million barrels of oil production per day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Neset Consulting Service, north edge of Tioga. An air show with World War II planes and others, barbecue and oilfield tours are among the activities planned. The event is free and open to the public.


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 ( or contact at or 852-9799.

The 44th annual Lansford Threshing Show will be held Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, at the Lansford Threshing Grounds, on the south side of Lansford. Admission is $5. On Saturday, the Lansford Cafe opens at 6:30 a.m., with the Tractor Trek leaving town at 8:30. At 12:30 p.m., the tractors return, and at 2 p.m., the Tractor Pull will be held. On Sunday, the cafe opens at 8 a.m. and a breakfast will be held at the Lansford Country Club from 8:30 to noon. Other events include “country church” at 10:30 a.m. at the threshing grounds; historical speaker Steve Stark at 11:30 a.m.; an ice cream social at noon in the museum building; and the parade at 1 p.m. with kids’ events to follow. Several other attractions will be featured. Admission is $5. Call or text 263-1586 for more information.

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.