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Calendar of Events

March 30, 2014
Minot Daily News

TODAY

Soup kitchen: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10-17th Ave. SW.

Entertainment Inc! presents "Sweet Charity" at 2:30 p.m. at the Old Armory in Williston. Tickets available at the door 30 minutes before showtime. Visit (entertainmentinc.org) for further details.

MONDAY

Faith United Methodist Church's soup kitchen: Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at United Congregational Church, 430 N. Broadway.

The Lord's Cupboard Welcome Table food pantry is available Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m., at 7-1st St. SE.

Entertainment Inc! presents "Sweet Charity" at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Armory in Williston. Tickets available at the door 30 minutes before showtime. Visit (entertainmentinc.org) for further details.

The Minot High School One-Act Competition Play will be presented in the Central Campus Auditorium at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The cast and crew of "No Show!", the entry in the Class A One-Act Play Competition, is composed of MHS ninth- through 12th-graders and directed by Paula Rauschenberger. The show is a half-hour comedy.

Minot State University Division of Music faculty will collaborate on a faculty chamber music recital at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The recital will feature many instrumental and vocal combinations, including a trio for amplified flute, cello and piano. DeVera and Kenneth Bowles, Dianna and Erik Anderson, Jim Fusik, Lukas Graf, Scott Seaton and Jon Rumney will perform music by Hindemith, Poulenc, Crumb and Vaughn-Williams. Admission is free, and parking is unrestricted.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minot Planning Commission meeting: 5:30 p.m., City Hall, council chambers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Relay for Life teams and committee volunteers are needed for the Relay for Life event. Interested persons are encouraged to attend a March 31 community meeting at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Riverside. The event will be held on the Minot State University grounds on June 20. Teams are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible so they can start fundraising. Please visit (minotrelay.com) or email minotrelay@yahoo.com for more information.

Minot Cub Scouts in Pack 404, which represents Perkett and South Prairie schools, will be holding a Scouting for Food Fill the Trailer event from April 20-24. Boys will be collecting food all week from their families and friends, and on Thursday will break into teams and canvass the neighborhood and collect food. A trailer will be parked outside of Perkett School, and the goal is to fill the entire trailer with food for those in need. A Friday celebration at Perkett will he held, with ice cream for all of the grades.

The Hooterville Flion Lions Club will be conducting its semiannual food drive project at MarketPlace Foods, Arrowhead, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. All food donations will be coordinated through Community Action to restock local food pantries.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Ward County AARP Chapter No. 522 will meet Tuesday, April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Parker Senior Center. Alona Jarmin, N.D. Healthcare Review, will speak on "Medication Safety." For more information, call 838-0073.

MINOT COMMISSION ON AGING

Due to the ongoing renovation project, there will be no senior activities from Monday until further notice. This includes Bingo and exercise class. The "Meals on Wheels" program will continue to operate on the south side of the coffee shop. Congregate meals will be served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Footcare will continue as usual. The new coffee shop will open Monday, April 7, with hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MINOT COMMISSION ON AGING MENU

Reminder: Meal reservations or cancellations are preferred by 5 p.m. the day before or 8:30 a.m. the day of the meal.

Monday: Salisbury steak with gravy; Tuesday: Ham; Wednesday: Citrus chicken; Thursday: Roast beef and gravy; Friday: Cabbage roll with tomato sauce.

YOUTH EVENTS

TOTALLY PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME

A story time for independent children ages 3-6 will be held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.

SIDE BY SIDE STORIES

This is a story time that is held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library for preschool children. Parents, grandparents and caregivers must accompany children to the story time. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.

TEDDY BEAR TALES

This story time for parents and their children will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. through April 8 in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. Come with your child and unwind and listen to a story after a long day at work. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.

WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY STORYTIME

A puppet story time that is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for independent children ages 3-6 in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.

BABY STEPS

This 20-minute story time for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age and their caregivers will be held at 10 a.m. on Fridays through April 11 in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.

APRIL MOVIE MATINEE

The Children's Library will be showing "Despicable Me 2" on Wednesday starting at 2 p.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. Children of all ages may attend, but those 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact the library at 838-0606.

LEGO CLUB

The LEGO Club will meet on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. Children ages 4 and up are invited to attend. For more information. contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.

TECH TUTORS: ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER HELP FOR ADULTS

The Minot Public Library offers one-on-one computer help for adults at no cost. This will be by appointment only, and the tutor availability will depend on the type of computer help needed. Library cards are required to sign up. You may bring your own laptop or portable device if you wish to do so. Some topic areas that could be covered are Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher or PowerPoint Basics; Computer Basics; Internet Tips & Searching; Email Basics; OverDrive or OneClickdigital Electronic Format Materials; Consumer Health Resources on the Internet; and our Electronic Resources. Please contact the library at 852-1045 for information on how to sign up for a call back on the topics you are interested in, or fill out the form online on our Library Events Calendar at (minotlibrary.org). You will be contacted to set up an appointment.

VOLUNTEER

OPPORTUNITIES

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: North Dakota Senior Medicare Patrol recruits and trains senior volunteers to educate peers in local communities to prevent, detect and report Medicare, Medicaid and other healthcare fraud. The patrol is looking for volunteers to serve as resources and educators for Medicare beneficiaries. Training will be provided. Call Brenda at 858-4477 for more information.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEERS: Habitat for Humanity in Minot is looking for volunteers. Call Roxy Volk weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 852-9799 or visit the website at (www.minothabitat.org) for more information.

MENTORS NEEDED: Companions for Children in Minot needs mentors for about 40 youth, ages 6-14, all from single-parent families. Mentors must be ages 18 or older. Mentors are people who will listen and spend time with a child or teen and incorporate them into their normal activities. People interested in being a mentor to a child, call 838-5784, send e-mail to children2@srt.com or visit the website at (www.companionsforchildren-Minot.org) for more information.

MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEERS: The Minot Commission on Aging needs volunteers to assist with preparing for Meals on Wheels delivery from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and also needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels starting at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call 852-0561 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLOTHING CENTER: Volunteers are needed to help at The Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch 2nd Chance Thrift Store in Minot to organize clothes, hang and tag clothes, help maintain store appearance, fill shelves and straighten the sales floor. Call 852-0236 or stop at the store at 1206 S. Broadway for more information.

VOLUNTEERS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Volunteers for Mouse River Players Community Theatre are needed throughout the year for lights, costumes, makeup, set design, general cleaning and other tasks. Call the Mouse River Players' office at 838-3939.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: People 55 or over are invited to join the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. RSVP also provides volunteers with a number of benefits such as supplemental insurance, transportation, and recognition banquets. Call Linda at 852-3799 for more information. The RSVP is now in Trinity-St. Joseph's, 407-3rd St. SE.

SENIOR COMPANIONS NEEDED: Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is seeking senior companions in the Minot area. Companions provide help and friendship to older adults in the community. Call (800) 450-1510.

CITIZEN REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED: The North Dakota Department of Human Services is recruiting volunteer citizen representatives to serve as long-term care community ombudsmen. Call Bryan Fredrickson at (888) 342-4900 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Women's Way needs volunteers to help inform area women about free screening services. Call (800) 449-6636.

MAKE-A-WISH: The nonprofit organization Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota is seeking volunteers in the Minot area. The foundation grants wishes to North Dakota children with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the foundation has opportunities for volunteering that include area volunteer chair, wish granting, the speaker bureau, airport greeters and special event organizers. Call the foundation in Fargo at 280-9474.

DONATIONS WANTED

WISH LIST: The 2nd Story Social Club has a wish list of items needed. Those who would like to donate may bring monetary donations, coffee, including decaffeinated, Styrofoam or paper plates, plastic silverware, coffee filters, Styrofoam cups (9 oz. size), napkins, toilet paper, tin foil, large plastic bags, Kleenex, paper towels, cookies, bars, pop, powdered drink mixes, snack foods, healthy snacks, frozen pizzas, canned vegetables, cassette tapes, videos, CDs and DVDs, grooming and cosmetic supplies, Scotch tape dispenser refills, envelopes, birthday gift bags, adult softball gloves, large garbage bags, large size baskets or unique containers for fundraisers, batteries, AAA, AA and C and gift items that can be used for Bingo prizes and Christmas gifts. Donations of used clothes are not needed. The club is located at 13-1st Ave. SW. The best time to drop off donations is weekdays between 2 and 9:30 p.m. 2nd Story is a social club for adults with developmental disabilities. It is accessible for those with handicaps. Call 838-0912.

 
 

 

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