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.

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.

SATURDAY

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

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch holds its annual Motorcycle Rally 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. 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).

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Stanton, will host Music for the Villages on Saturday. The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park visitor center. Cory Spotted Bear will present “Without the Singer, There is No Song” at 1 p.m. He will be playing a small hand drum and talking about the importance of drums in the Native American culture. Matt Schanandore will present “Native American Music” at 2 p.m. He will be playing the flute and sharing traditional stories. Each program will last 45 minutes. For more information, please contact the park at 745-3300.

The Prairie Arts Club Show and Sale will be held at the Metigoshe Christan Center north of Bottineau.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The 26th annual Great Tomato Festival will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the North Dakota State Fair Center’s 4-H Hall. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Social begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Live music will be performed by Dakota Dixie will a silent auction throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Must be 21 to attend. Proceeds benefit the Minot Public Library, Taube Museum of Art, Minot Symphony Orchestra and the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation. Tickets are available at the Taube, the library, The Computer Store, Artmain and Artistry.

Donations of school supplies will be accepted on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Town and Country Credit Union, 615 S. Broadway. A bus will be located in the parking lot and Sunrise Rotary Club will be accepting your donations. Donations after Aug. 6 can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Church, 315 Western Ave., Minot. The School Supply Drive is sponsored by Sunrise Rotary Club, Town and Country Credit Union and The Salvation Army. For more information, contact Casie Schaan at 838-8925.

The second annual Velva Volunteer Fire and Rescue Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at Star City Golf Course, north of Velva on N.D. Highway 41. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for the 10 a.m. shotgun start. Tournament is open to the public. Cost is $200 per four-man scramble team. Prizes will be awarded to top three places. For more information or to pre-register your team, contact

velvafire@gmail.com, call Velva Volunteer Fire Department at 338-2361 or Dawn Lakoduk at 340-4030. Entries can be mailed to Velva Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 139, Velva, ND 58790. Proceeds go to help the fire department purchase equipment.