Christ Lutheran Church of Minot's "Katie's Kitchen," a free soup kitchen: Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 1415-17th Ave. SW.
Trinity Health Auxiliary will sponsor a book and gift sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Trinity Health Skywalk.
The Minot Fire Department will conduct hydrant testing today from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The area to be tested will be from 11th Avenue Northwest to 20th Avenue Northwest between Eighth Street Northwest and 16th Street Northwest. Testing will be performed every Tuesday morning from 8:30 a.m. to noon through October. Residents in the tested areas should be careful when doing color-sensitive laundry and avoid washing clothing with hot water during testing times. The water is safe for drinking and cooking.
The Minot Christian Women's Club will host a luncheon from 12:15 to 2 p.m. at the Grand Hotel. Terri Aldrich, Minot Area Council of the Arts, will talk about the many ways that group enriches the community. Live music will be provided by cellist Juliann Boren. Speaker Dixie Talbott, Monticello, Minn., will give a talk entitled, "Forgive My Mother, Are You Kidding?" Cost is $11. For reservations, call Joyce at 624-5531 or email
Minot Park Board Parks Committee: noon, Minot Municipal Auditorium, Room 301.
Ward County Public Library Board: 1:30 p.m., county library, 405-3rd Ave. SE.
Soup kitchens: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 1615-2nd St. SE, and from 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1000-3rd St. NE.
The Lord's Cupboard Welcome Table food pantry is available Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at 7-1st St. SE. The pantry is also available Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Sisters of St. Francis School of Nursing, St. Joseph's Hospital and Friends annual luncheon at noon at the Grand Hotel. For more information, call Mary Ann at 838-3271.
The 26th annual Great Tomato Festival will be held at the North Dakota State Fair Center's 4-H Hall. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Social begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Live music will be performed by Dakota Dixie will a silent auction throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Must be 21 to attend. Proceeds benefit the Minot Public Library, Taube Museum of Art, Minot Symphony Orchestra and the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation. Tickets are available at the Taube, the library, The Computer Store, Artmain and Artistry
Souris Basin Planning Council meeting: 3 p.m., North Central Research Extension Center, 5400 Highway 83 South.
The Landing, of Minot, and Pheasants for the Future will sponsor the Wade Sundsbak Rooster Run on Saturday. Registration begins at The Landing at 11 a.m. and the ride starts from the same location at noon. Destinations have not been determined. Proceeds of the $10 entry fee will be donated to cancer research on behalf of Wade Sundsbak, of Burlington, who died in May.
The Minot Salvation Army is accepting applications for Back to School Supplies through Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Complete an application at The Salvation Army Church, 315 Western Ave., Minot. Bring identification of each child and proof of residence, along with report card, with you at the time of application. School supply/backpack distribution is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, at The Salvation Army 315 Western Ave. For additional information, contact Casie Schaan at 838-8925.
Surrey Senior Citizens will host a "Corn on the Cobb" feed to be held at the Surrey Activity Center on Friday, Aug. 22, 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.