2017 Events Local Community Events

Community Calendar/Wednesday, Thursday, November 22, 23                                                                                        

The Thief River Falls Public Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 23rd and 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.                                                                                                      

 Community Calendar/Friday, Saturday, November 24, 25

The Thief River Falls Public Library will be closed on Friday November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

 The Thief River Falls Public Library will have Family Movie on Saturday, November 25th at 2:00 pm.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

 Community Calendar/Monday, November 27

The Thief River Falls Public Library will have Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, November 28th at 9:30am, the Afternoon Book Club meets at 1:30pm, and Teen Events are at 3:30pm.  Author Luke Borsvold will be at the library Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:30pm.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

 The Tri-Community Living-At-Home Program’s next “History and Hotdish” event will feature the history of the American Flag and will take place on Tuesday, November 28th at 6pm at the Newfolden Community Center.  All local veterans are especially encouraged to attend this session.  For more information call Darcy or Leola at 874-2256.                     

 Clean out your closets for Zion’s 9th Annual “Spirit of Giving” on Saturday, December 2nd at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls from 8am-12 noon.  Donations will be accepted November 29th, 30th and December 1st at the northwest door in the north parking lot.  This event is FREE to all who are having a tough time this holiday season.

 If you have a family member, neighbor, or friend with Alzheimer ’s disease or other form of dementia, you will want to attend this one-hour presentation and discussion.  Danica Robson from the Area Agency on Aging will present “Dementia Friends” on Thursday, November 30th at 1:00pm in the Pennington County Courthouse Meeting Room in Thief River Falls.  The session will discuss what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease, and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia.  This session has been organized by the Pennington County Extension Office.  If you have questions, call 683-7030.  The program is open to anyone interested in the topic.

 Don’t miss the chance to warm up and sample delicious soup from local businesses while shopping this Christmas season during the “Be Merry and Shop Soup Walk” on Thursday, November 30th from 5-8pm, starting at the Thief River Falls Carnegie Library.  The suggested donation is $5/person or a hat, pair of gloves, or a toy for a child in need; you’ll also have a chance to win $150 in Chamber Bucks!  Kicking off with this event the Chamber will be offering free gift wrapping for locally purchased gifts every Thursday from 9am-6pm until Christmas.  For more information call the Chamber at 681-3720 or go to www.trfchamber.com.

 The Greenbush-Badger Lion’s Club is sponsoring their 33rd Annual Fun Night Supper on Friday, December 1st, serving from 6-8pm at the Greenbush Fire Hall.  For advance tickets, see a Lion’s Club member, the cost is $25; tickets will also be available at the door for $30.  This event will raise funds for Lion’s community activities.  Everyone is welcome!

 It’s the 9th Annual River City Toy Show on Saturday, December 2nd from 9am-5pm and Sunday, December 3rd from 9am-3pm at the Thief River Falls Armory.  You’ll find old and new toys, tractors, trucks, Nascar and construction.  You can buy, sell, trade or just look.  Admission is $3, under 10 is free.  For more information call Mark Aune at 686-4094.

It’s Santa Claus Day at the Oklee Community Hall on Saturday, December 2nd.  Activities include a cookie sale at 9am, sing-a-long at 10am, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 10:30am.  There will be arts and crafts projects for kids to participate in, a coloring contest, and prize drawings.  Coffee, hot apple cider and other goodies will be provided by the Oklee Community Club.

 You’re invited to the opening of the 3rd Annual “Tree Walk for Hospice” on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00-3:00pm at the Thief River Falls Eagles Club.  Activities include a Holiday Bake Sale, a Santa and Mrs. Claus photo opportunity until 1:30pm, a Soup and Breadstick Feed from 11am-3pm, followed by the Tree judging at 2:30pm and the Memorial Ceremony at 3pm.  Decorated trees can be viewed and voted on from 10am-3pm; paper angels can be purchased to decorate the Hospice Memorial Tree.  All net profits benefit Hospice of Red River Valley.  For more information contact Laurie Harger at 686-3696.

There will be a benefit for Mark Peterson on Saturday, December 2nd at the Middle River American Legion.  A Free Will supper of meat balls, potatoes, gravy, carrots, cole slaw, rolls and cake will be served from 4pm-8pm.  During this time there will also be a variety of games and raffles, followed by a live auction at 8pm.  The evening will end with music and dancing from 9pm-midnight.  Monetary donations can be left at any Border State Bank location and raffle items are welcome for donation.  Proceeds are to defray medical expenses following Mark’s cancer diagnosis.  For questions call Laura Dahl at 689-8513, Connie Beito at 218-222-3728 or 689-1180 or KayDell Super at 218-222-3767 or 689-2874.

 The MN Dept. of Agriculture and Pennington/Marshall County Extension/Ag Services is holding a Hemp Production Meeting at the Pennington Co. Courthouse Meeting Room on Wednesday, December 6th at 2:00 pm.  Margaret Wiatrowski, Industrial Hemp Program Coordinator with the MN Dept. of Agriculture, will be presenting information on permitting and the 2015 Minnesota Industrial Hemp Development Act.  A local producer will cover the Do’s and Don’ts of hemp production. For questions or to reserve a spot contact Bill Craig at craig030@umn.edu or call him at 218-201-1686, or call the Pennington County extension Office at 218-683-7030.

 The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is proud to sponsor the Traveling Art Exhibit, which will be visiting northwest Minnesota communities throughout 2017.  The Traveling Art Exhibit includes original artwork by fifteen regional adult and high school artists and is currently on display at the Warren Godel Memorial Library until Monday, January 8th.  For more information contact Exhibition Specialist, Kat Allen, at 701-360-0805.




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