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 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 Artspace Lofts grand opening, 3 to 9 p.m., 3 Main St. S.

The Hot Summer Night Wine Walk and Art Splash will be held in Downtown Minot from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Walk along the streets of historic Downtown while sampling wines of the world and tasting yummy appetizers. The Art Splash Tent will feature many local artists. Tickets available downtown at Cookies For You and at the MAFB Outdoor Recreation Center. Must be 21 to attend.

Tops In Blue, the U.S. Air Force’s premier entertainment showcase, will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Minot Municipal Auditorium. It is free to the public. Composed of active-duty Air Force members, Tops In Blue is out of Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

The Minot State University Summer Theatre group 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.

The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center will host the Confluence Quilters for their monthly meeting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Quilters of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. The event is free and open to the public. The Missouri Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center is located 22 miles southwest of Williston at Fort Buford. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The Center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information on these or other programs, contact Steve Reidburn or Kerry Finsaas at 572-9034.

SATURDAY

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

Minot Area Council of the Arts’ Arts in the Park series presents the Integrity Jazz Festival at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on the campus of Minot State University from 1 to 8 p.m. Cab Jivers, Danny Green Trio, Clear Water Hot Club, Dakota Dixie, and Micah Holmen and the Youth Spotlight will be featured. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. For more information, go to (integrityjazzfestival.com).

The Minot State University Summer Theatre group 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.

The 44th annual Lansford Threshing Show will be held at the Lansford Threshing Grounds, on the south side of Lansford. Admission is $5. 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. Admission is $5. Call or text 263-1586 for more information.

The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center will host the Confluence Quilters for their monthly meeting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Quilters of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. The event is free and open to the public. The Missouri Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center is located 22 miles southwest of Williston at Fort Buford. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The Center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information on these or other programs, contact Steve Reidburn or Kerry Finsaas at 572-9034.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Souris Basin Transportation will be closed on Friday, July 4.

The Hands on History Series begins Saturday, July 5, at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. Three Saturdays in July, the public can try their hand at various skills that were part of the Hidatsa Mandan culture. On July 5 is Make Games, Play Games. From 1 to 3 p.m., join park staff in making traditional games. You can make a bull roarer, a colored stick game, and a cup and bead game. All supplies will be furnished. Visitors can play double ball and the plum game in addition to the games they have made. Modern games like hopscotch, jump rope and hula hoops will be available to play. Other activities in July include beading on July 12 and pottery on July 19. All activities are free and supplies for each one will be furnished. For more information, contact the park at 745-3300.

Dakota Square Mall Barnes and Noble will host a free storytime featuring “Clifford’s Birthday Party” on Saturday, July 5, at 11 a.m. There will also be treats and other activities.