Calendar of events

TODAY

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.

A Downtown Garden Party will be held in downtown Minot from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets are $15 and are available at Delisimo Cafe, 122 S. Main St. Ticket includes a coupon/discount page from the following businesses: Lulu Lane, Rick’s Jewelry, Gourmet Chef, Mainstream Boutique, Oliver’s Attic and D’s Boutiques. Ticket price includes one complimentary drink (beer, wine or soft drink) and an assortment of appetizers.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

First District Health Unit Board meeting: 4:30 p.m., district office, 801-11th Ave. SW.

ASSOCIATIONS

The Ward County Historical Society will meet on Aug. 7 at 6:45 p.m. at Harmon House, in the Pioneer Village at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.

FRIDAY

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. 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.

The Minot Out of Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk is Sept. 13 at Roosevelt Park. Registration is from noon to 1 p.m., with the walk from 1 to 3 p.m.

Trinity Health Auxiliary will sponsor a book and gift sale Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Trinity Health Skywalk.

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

minotchristanwomens@hotmail.com.