Calendar of events


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.

Dakota Square Mall Barnes and Noble is hosting a “Turtles Jr. Ninja Training Academy” event with exciting activities and crafts, plus a ninja training event, where participants will be trained as ninjas and receive a special certificate. ATA Martial Arts will be conducting a special ninja presentation at 10:30 a.m. For more information on the timing visit (


The Minot Police Department will be teaming up with Target and many other community agencies to host the annual National Night Out from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at North Hill Soccer Complex, 1200-21st Ave. NW. This community event will be held in order to promote public safety and give recognition to those individuals and agencies who keep our community safe. There will be free games, food, music, face painting, inflatables, a dunking booth, Dizzy the Clown, “Rock The Leaves,” Trinity Criticair helicopter, educational booths and law enforcement special equipment displays. Participating agencies include: Minot Police Department (Bomb Squad, SWAT Team, Bike Patrol, K-9 Unit, CNT Unit and the Animal Control Officer); Ward County Sheriff’s Department; North Dakota Highway Patrol; Minot Air Force Base Security Forces Squadron; U.S. Customs and Border Patrol; North Dakota Extension Service; Minot Rural Fire Department; and Minot Community Ambulance Service.

Minot Horseshoe Club hosts games every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Events will be held at the Minot Moose Lodge horseshoe courts, 400-9th St. SW. Games played Thursdays if Tuesdays rained out. Men and women welcome. Price $35 each. Juniors play free. No teams, all play is individual. For more information, contact: Kammie Anderson, 693-5396; Harvey Steen, 833-4619; David Mosser, 839-3508; or Randall Hanson, 822-2674.


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

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


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.

Donations of school supplies will be accepted 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.


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


The Minot Christian Women’s Club will host a luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 12:15 to 2 p.m. at the Grand Hotel. Terri Aldrich, Minot Area Council of the Arts, will talk about the many ways that group enriches the community. Live music will be provided by

cellist Juliann Boren. Speaker Dixie Talbott, Monticello, Minn., will give a talk entitled, “Forgive My Mother, Are You Kidding?” Cost is $11. For reservations, call Joyce at 624-5531 or email

The Minot Chamber Chorale is seeking singers for the upcoming season. Rehearsals will start in early September. The chorale, founded more than 40 years ago, is the only mixed community choir in Minot. Singers make a commitment to perform in the four concerts each season including a Fall Pops Concert, Renaissance Christmas Feast, Classical Works Concert and Spring Sampler Concert & Ice Cream Social. To schedule an audition contact conductor Bob Demke at 721-4548 or

The Sibyl Center in Stanley will present “Take Time for Tea,” a program on the health benefits of tea, on Saturday, Aug. 23, at noon. The program aims to increase awareness of tea as a healthy beverage choice, helping attendees gain knowledge of tea varieties and learn which teas are considered helpful in treating different illnesses. Sharon Smith, Mountrail County Extension agent, will present the program designed by the North Dakota State University Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. Teas from around the world will be tasted and lunch will be served, pairing foods with teas. Suggested donation is $8. Reservations are required for the event by calling 628-2670. Tables are available for groups of seven.