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.

Mouse River Players Community Theater will host a fundraising rummage sale at The Arlene Theater, 115-1st St. SE. All proceeds go to the theater.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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.

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 Marsha Mugaas, 7 p.m., as part of the 2014 Arts in the Park series at Oak Park. Art guest is Kathleen Cunningham, handmade envelopes. Admission is free to all regular events.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mouse River Players Community Theatre will hold auditions for “Plain Hearts,” a musical directed by Carlen Gilseth, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, and Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Arlene Theater, 115-1st St. SE. The script calls for six females with musical ability. Anyone interested but unable to make an audition time, please call 858-3178. Show dates are Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-26.

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.

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.