BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Calendar of events

TODAY

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.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Ward County Commission meeting: 9 a.m., Ward County Courthouse, commission chambers.

Minot Park Board Golf Committee: noon, Minot Municipal Auditorium, Room 301.

Minot City Council’s Finance and Improvements Committee meeting, followed by Airport Committee meeting: 4:15 p.m., City Hall, council chambers.

ASSOCIATIONS

Ward County Historical Society: Tuesday, July 1, 6:45 p.m., Harmon House, Pioneer Village, North Dakota State Fairgrounds.

WEDNESDAY

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.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minot Park Board Zoo Committee: noon, Minot Municipal Auditorium, Room 301.

Minot City Council’s Public Works and Safety Committee meeting, followed by Liquor and Gambling Control Committee meeting: 4:15 p.m., City Hall, council chambers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Give360 Color Dash 5k will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Roosevelt Park. The Color Dash 5k is an untimed, family-friendly run/walk to raise money for planning for a children’s museum in Minot. Participants will experience a colorful, fun mess: Color Dashers will start in white t-shirts and get pelted with color explosions as they pass through five different color zones along the Roosevelt Park trail. At the finish, everyone will be covered in colors. Post-race activities will include additional color explosions, live music, dance contest, and more fun activities for participants and spectators. Registration is $40 for individuals, $35 for teams, and $85 for families. The event is hosted by Give360, a giving circle within the Minot Area Community Foundation. For more information, go to (thecolordash5k.com) or

(centerforcommunitygiving.com).

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

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

minot.habitat@hotmail.com or 852-9799.

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.