Calendar of events

TODAY

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 (weather.gov/bis). 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.

THURSDAY

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.

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.

The Minot Area Council of the Arts presents Voices of Note at 7 p.m. as part of the 2014 Arts in the Park series at Oak Park. Art guest is Linda Olson, pottery. Admission is free to all regular events.

The Minot State University Summer Theatre group s presents “See How They Run,” directed by Conrad Davidson, at the MSU Amphitheater. All performances begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for children 12 and under, and $3 for MSU faculty, staff and summer students. For reservations, call 858-3228.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A Garden Tour will be held in Stanley on Saturday, July 12. Start at The Sibyl Center at 3 p.m. for tickets, maps and refreshments. Gardens open from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes, tour to be held rain or shine. Guests provide own transportation. Cost is a suggested donation of $10. Each garden is unique and private collections are featured, including metal sculptures. The tour is sponsored by The Sibyl Center, 301 First Street Southwest. For more information, call 628-2670 or 629-1721.

The Hot Summer Night Wine Walk will be held Friday, June 27. Stroll the streets of Downtown Minot while enjoying wine tasting and appetizers. Also, enjoy the talents of local artists in the big white tent outside the new Artspace.

The Women of the Moose will serve a breakfast of French toast, sausage, juice and coffee on July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $6 at the Moose Lodge, 400-9th St. SW. This is a community service project, everyone is welcome.