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.

Surrey Senior Citizens will host a “Corn on the Cobb” feed to be held at the Surrey Activity Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Menu is all the corn you can eat, plus smoked country sausage, baked beans, French bread, dessert, coffee and lemonade. Adults $10, children ages 6 to 12 $5, and under 6 are free.

SATURDAY

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

Bike and backpack giveaway in memory of DaySun Gross: 5 p.m., Roosevelt Park.

Vincent United Methodist Women of Minot will hold a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured will be lunch of soup and salad beginning at 11 a.m. and served until gone. Sweet treats and coffee are served at 9 a.m. Bag bargains from 1 to 2 p.m. A bake sale will be held in conjunction with the rummage sale. The church is located at 1024-2nd St. SE, four blocks east of Toad’s. Customers are asked to use the south entrance to the church.

The annual Festival on Main will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Minot. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Business and Professional Association of Minot and Visit Minot and is free to the public. Daytime activities include the Northern Outlaw Wrestling wrestlers, sponsored in part by Coors Light, carnival and inflatable games, Dakota Cruisers car show, bingo, food and craft vendors, and Dizzy the Clown. There will be two historic Minot slide shows at the Taube Museum of Art along with children’s activities, Minot Air Force Base K-9 dog demonstration, FunTyme Karaoke, dance and band performances, in-store events and sidewalk sales, and more. The Downtown Shuttle service will be available during the day. Booth spaces for vendors are still available and an application can be downloaded at (downtownminot.com). Call 839-8928 for more information. The evening fun follows with a street dance starting at 7 p.m. with local bands Guy & a Girl, followed by Soul Shine from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. You must be 21 and older to attend, and the cost is $10. The IllumNight 5K Run starts in Downtown Minot that same evening at 9:14 p.m.

Dakota Square Mall Barnes and Noble will host “Hometown Hero Storytime,” featuring “Cars, Trucks and Things That Go” by author/illustrator Richard Scarry, at 11 a.m. Children will enjoy Scarry’s terrific tale about things that move with the Minot Fire Department. Barnes and Noble Storytimes are free and open to the public.

The Sibyl Center in Stanley will present “Take Time for Tea,” a program on the health benefits of tea, 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Williston State College will host the Women in Leadership Expo on Sept. 26 from 2 to 9 p.m. The event will include a lunch in the Skadeland Gym at 1 p.m. Tickets for the lunch are $25, and they are available to both women and men. Keynote speaker at the luncheon will be Amilya Antonetti, an author, entrepreneur and media personality. Tickets to the women-only event are $49. From 2 to 6 p.m., the exhibition area will be open in the Well. At 6 p.m., the first of two guest speakers will present. Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric will speak, followed by Antonetti at 7 p.m. Tickets for both the lunch and the expo are available at (willistonstate.edu/trainnd). For more information about the WiL: Expo, contact Shanna Curlin at 774-4557.

Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons will hold a “Girls Rock the Park” ribbon-cutting ceremony for Camp Owetti with the Minot Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. The event will continue until 3 p.m. with s’mores, a campfire and more. Registration for the 2015 Girl Scout year will be available. For more information, call 852-5611.

A Spaghetti Benefit Dinner for Mel and Joan Diers will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 1415-17th Ave. SW, Minot. Proceeds of the free will offering will be used for medical expenses related to Mel’s cancer/heart treatment and their son, Dale, is continuing rehabilitation for a recent brain aneurysm.