Calendar of events


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.


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.

The Missouri Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, 22 miles southwest of Williston at Fort Buford, hosts 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 Minot Salvation Army is accepting applications for Back to School Supplies through Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Complete an application at The Salvation Army Church, 315 Western Ave., Minot. Bring identification of each child and proof of residence, along with report card, with you at the time of application. School supply/backpack distribution is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, at The Salvation Army 315 Western Ave. For additional information, contact Casie Schaan at 838-8925.

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will hold its annual Motorcycle Rally Saturday 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


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.