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 Community Calendar/Wednesday, February 22, 2017

 Dr. Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe at BSU and author of 14 books, will give a presentation on “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians, but were Afraid to Ask”, on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6pm at the historic Carnegie building in Thief River Falls.  This event is free to the public.

Community Calendar/Thursday, February 23, 2017

Parent-Teacher Conferences at Franklin Middle School and Lincoln High School will be held on Tuesday, February 28th from 4:00-8:00pm, and Thursday, March 2nd from 8:00am-8:00pm.  They will once again be using Synergy, the student information system, to schedule appointments.  The site will be open starting 8:00am Monday, February 20th and will close Thursday, February 23rd at 4:00pm.  If you need any help with the scheduling process, please feel free to call the FMS Office at 681-8813 or the LHS Office at 681-7432.

 Tri-Community Living at Home Program is sponsoring a Senior and Community Creative Arts Acrylic Painting Class on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays of the month, following the noon senior meal in Holt.  Come and get creative. Call 874-2256 for more information.

 The community is invited to attend the first annual “State of the City Address and Social” on Thursday, February 23rd at 4:30pm in the NCTC Theater.  Celebrate city accomplishments; enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and prizes.  This event is free, however, seating is limited.

 The Thief River Falls Public Library will have “Pre-school Storytime” at 6:45pm on Thursday, February 23rd.  For more information call the library at 218-681-4325.

 It’s the Thief River Falls Eagles Club’s 8th Annual Winterfest, with the festivities beginning Friday, February 24th.   Bingo and Horse Races start at 5:00pm on Friday, followed by “Mohawks for Money”.  “Golf the River” and the Snowmobile Ride have been canceled because of the weather and lack of snow.  However, they will instead have a 2 person Corn Hole/Bean Bag Toss Tournament, with registration starting at 11:00am and the tournament beginning at noon.  There will be pulled pork and chili in the Eagles Hall for the players in the afternoon and live music by “100 Proof” from 9-midnight.  All proceeds to be donated to Trails for Treatments and the Eagle’s Diabetes Research Center.  For more information contact Nathan Jordet at 688-3031, Sam Harger at 681-2406, or Heidi and Dave Garry at 689-4218.

 The Middle River-Thief Lake Living at Home Program will hold its 16th Annual Variety Show on Sunday, February 26th from noon-4pm at the Middle River American Legion.  A delicious BBQ lunch with ice cream sundaes will be served.  There will be a Freewill Offering for the event and a silent auction will be held, along with “Lucky Buck” items to be sold for an array of prizes donated by area businesses.  For more information contact the Middle River/Thief Lake Living at Home Office at 222-4466.

 The Sanford TRF Medical Center is offering FREE Childbirth Classes in the Community Conference Room Mondays from 6pm-8pm.  Spots are filling fast, pre-registration is required.  To register, contact Alicia at 683-4380 or online at aliciahaviland@sanfordhealth.org

 The Tri Community Living at Home/Block Nurse Program has scheduled upcoming area activities: on Tuesday, February 28th at 6 pm they will have History and Hotdish, the topic is “The Interstate Highway System” and on Thursday, March 2nd in Holt, they will have Bingo following the Senior Meal.  For more information phone LAH/BNP at 874-2256

 The TRF Public Library is holding their semi-annual Book Sale!  During the month of February they will have a variety of books, movies, and magazines available for sale in the main area of the library.

 The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is currently accepting nominations for “Of the Year” Awards including Northwest Artist of the Year Award for $500, Northwest Arts Advocate of the Year Award for $500 and the Northwest Star Award for $5,000.  Three awards are given each year to recognize artists and advocates within our region who stand out in terms of artistry or volunteerism in the arts.  The deadline for nominations is always the last day of February each year.  Please consider nominating someone who you view as a deserving candidate from our seven county service area in northwestern Minnesota.  Persons who believe their nominee would qualify for this award and have questions should contact the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council office at 218-745-9111 or email mara@nwrdc.org for more information.


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