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.

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.

The Minot Area Council of the Arts presents the Minot City Band’s “Sousa Concert,” 7 p.m., as part of the 2014 Arts in the Park series at Oak Park. Art guests are Mandi Zavalney, cakes, and Diana Hamm, Izzy B’s Originals. Admission is free to all regular events.

North Dakota State University alumni and friends will host the Velva Golf Scramble and Steak Fry at Star City Golf Course, one mile north of Velva on North Dakota Highway 41. The NDSU Bookstore will have NDSU merchandise on hand from 4 to 7 p.m. Steak fry begins at 5:30 p.m., with a live auction and program at 6 p.m. To RSVP for the steak fry, contact Randy Hauck at 626-1099 or hauck@srt.com. Cost is $20 per person for steak fry only.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minot Public Library Board: 4:15 p.m., library’s first floor conference room.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Sisters of St. Frances will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Sacred Heart Province this year. Plans include a dedication at the cemetery and dinner at the Grand Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 30. Sunday, Aug. 31, includes a Mass and a reception at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. All graduates, former employees, auxiliary members and friends, including nursing graduates and faculty from Minot State University, are invited. For more information, call St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation at 837-1726, or Marita at 838-8686.

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will hold its annual Motorcycle Rally Saturday, July 26, with registration and departure from Pure Honda, 1520 U.S. Highway 2 E, Minot. The rally benefits the National Youth Project Using Minibikes. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the run starting at 10:30 a.m. at Pure Honda. Cost is $20 per bike, which includes lunch and dinner. The ride route will encompass Minot, Bottineau, Granville and then back to Magic City Harley-Davidson, 515-20th Ave. SE, with stops along the way for prizes, food and a short presentation on NYPUM. NYPUM uses the bikes as incentives for the youth at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to achieve goals and, in turn, teaches the youth how to care for and safely ride the off-road bikes. An RSVP is requested, but not mandated, to allow for meal preparation. More information about the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is available at (dakotaranch.org).

Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow will perform a concert at the Minot Public Library on Tuesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. Barlow brings traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, humor and legends behind the music. The program is offered free to the community by the Friends of the Library.