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Community Calendar/Thursday, May 25, 2017

 The Street Wizards Car Club is announcing their next car cruising events: on Thursday, May 25th, there will be a cruise to Grand Forks for the regular Northern Cruz Car Club Thursday night cruise, which will be at the Culver’s Eatery parking area.  Area cruisers can meet at the TRF Petro Pumper parking lot at 5:15pm for a 5:30 departure.  On Tuesday May 30th the evening cruise will be to the Maple Lake area for a meal/snack stop.  Area participants can meet at the Sanford SE Campus parking lot at 5:30pm for a 5:45pm departure. For a list of all summer events and cruises call Randy Adamson on his cell at 218-686-5611, at work at 218-681-1007 or online at rgadams@wiktel.com

 Community Calendar/Friday – Monday, May 26-29, 2017

 Dad’s, bring your kids to story time at the Thief River Falls Public Library and enjoy a doughnut!  Every 4th Saturday of the month it’s “Dad’s and Doughnuts Storytime” at 10:30am at the library; they will also have crafts and activities for you to enjoy together.  “Family Movie Time” will be at 2:00, Saturday afternoon. For more information call the library at 681-4325.

There will be a Memorial Day Program, presented by the American Legion Post 117 and VFW Post 2793, on Monday, May 29th at 10:30am at the Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.  The Memorial Address will be given by Lt. Col. Joshua Yanov, US Air Force.  After the Memorial Service, everyone is invited to the American Legion Club for a light lunch served by the American Legion Auxiliary and is free to everyone who attended the Memorial Day Service.  In case of rain, services will be held at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

 The American Legion Post 427 of Newfolden will present a Memorial Day program on Monday, May 29th at 10:30am at the Community Center in Newfolden.  U.S. Army 2LT. Jordan Hogberg, Fort Wainwright, AK will be the speaker.  Following the program there will be a graveside service at Oak Grove Cemetery with lunch served after that by the Ladies Auxiliary.

 The Middle River Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 29th at the Middle River School at 10:30 AM followed by a short service at Riverdale Park.  Lunch will be served by the American Legion Auxiliary.

The Thief River Falls Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 29th in honor of Memorial Day.  

Community Calendar/Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 The Thief River Falls Public Library will have “Pre-School Storytime” on Tuesday, May 30th at 9:30am, and Teen Events at 3:30pm.  That evening, from 6:00-7:00, there will be a presentation focusing on the importance of having “One Place to Look” that would provide your family or close friend the “One Place” to find all your important information upon your death.  Five topics reviewed include: Important People, Finances, Insurance Information, Documents and Funeral Arrangements.  Each person in attendance will receive a copy of “The File” to use for themselves.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

 The Street Wizards Car Club is announcing their next car cruising event: On Tuesday, May 30th the evening cruise will be to the Maple Lake area for a meal/snack stop.  Area participants can meet at the Sanford SE Campus parking lot at 5:30pm for a 5:45pm departure. For a list of all summer events and cruises call Randy Adamson on his cell at 218-686-5611, at work at 218-681-1007 or online at rgadams@wiktel.com

 The Tri Community Living at Home/Block Nurse Program has scheduled upcoming area activities: on Wednesday, May 31st they will have a “Food, Flowers, Fellowship and Fun” Daytrip.   It will start with lunch at the café in Erskine, followed by visiting a greenhouse, and after that they will stop and see friends residing at an area nursing home.  Call the Living at home office at 874-2256 by May 30th to sign up.  All are welcome to all activities.

 There will be a benefit for Nancy Sherette on Thursday, June 1st from 5-8pm at the Eagles Club in Thief River Falls.  Nancy is courageously living with breast, lung and liver cancer.  She is currently receiving weekly chemotherapy treatments; the benefit will help her with her medical expenses.

 The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is looking for short video segments to use in their upcoming exhibit this summer. Submit original songs, poetry, acting, dance, spoken word, whatever expresses “what you feel and think” related to human rights and your own artistic expression.  They will select 30 videos by June 1st.  For more information and instructions please contact Mara Hanel at 218-745-9111 or online at mara@nwrdc.org

 The Marshall and Pennington Counties Relay for Life Event is Friday, June 9th at the Marshall County Fairgrounds in Warren.  The tentative schedule of events is: 4:30 pm survivor registration; 5 pm community dinner; 6 pm silent auction begins; 7 pm opening ceremonies; 7:45 pm live auction; the luminaria ceremony at dusk; 9-11 pm the Jensen sisters perform; 11:30 pm silent auction ends the evening’s activities.  Join in the Themed Laps from 9-10:30 pm.  For more information, contact 218-689-9405 or visit relayforlife.org/marshallcountymn

 It’s a Thief River Throwdown on Saturday, June 10th, starting at 8am at Oakland Park.  Teams of 4 people will compete in 6 challenging events, including an obstacle course, dodgeball, tug of war and a team ‘puzzle’.  Teams will compete in one of four divisions: Adult Competitive, Adult “Average Joe”, and Juniors.  A youth division for teams of Grades 4-6 will also be available.  The team with the best costumes will also win an award!  Teams must pre-register by Friday, June 2nd.  For team registration or for more information go to the Thief River Throwdown Facebook page or contact tate@gonorthfit.com

 It’s time to think about getting your entries ready for the 2017 Pennington County Fair.  Entry Day is Wednesday, July 12th from 10:00am-6:00pm at the Huck Olson building on the fairgrounds.  This is also the 3rd year of the homemade beer, wine, and root beer category; and coming back for a 2nd year is the beard and mustache competition.  For questions, call Sherry Sorenson at 681-2243 or Arlette Defreece at 681-3859.

 There is still time to register for summer fun with the TRF Parks and Recreation Department!  Convenient on-line registration for Little League Baseball, ages 7-12; tennis lessons, ages 4 to adult; and Summer Trips/Activities is quick and easy at www.citytrf.net.  For more information contact the Parks and Rec office at 681-2519.

 The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce an exhibition of painted portraits, stories, and mixed media by Christine Foster, artist and teacher from Thief River Falls.  The art installation, Hope and Freedom: Mending the Soul, is now open through June 17th at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks.  An artist reception will be held on Saturday, June 17th from 3:00 – 5:00pm the Riverwalk Artist  Gallery in the River Cinema Mall in East Grand Forks in honor of Christine and her accomplishments.  For questions, call Mara Hanel at 218-745-9111.

 

 

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