Minot Area Community Calendar


Additional COVID-19 Testing Days Announced

The North Dakota Department of Health will be offering free COVID testing at the Minot Municipal Auditorium on 22nd from 8:30am – 1:00pm on a walk-in basis. 

  • Testing will be done in the front ticketing area. Park in the main south parking lot.

No appointments are needed, but everyone to be tested should be pre-registered at testreg.nd.gov. Anyone can be tested, regardless of residency or reason for testing, and all tests are free. Masks are required. Both the PCR molecular test and the Binax Now rapid test will be available. Results of the PCR test will be available within 72 hours, and the results of the rapid tests will be available in 2 hours. More information can be found at www.fdhu.org.

Community Blood Drives

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18

WILBUR-ELLIS AGRIBUSINESS OF MINOT WILL HOST A MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE FROM 10-1:30 IN THE PARKING LOT LOCATED ON 27TH ST. SE. CALL ROBERT TO SCHEDULE YOUR DONATION APPOINTMENT AT 240-6173.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20

THE MINOT YMCA WILL HOST A BLOOD DRIVE IN THEIR GYM ON 16TH ST. SW FROM 1-5. PLEASE CALL TIA TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT AT 852-0141

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

HOEVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN MINOT WILL HOST A COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE IN THE GYM AT THE SCHOOL. THE DRIVE WILL BE HELD FROM NOON TO 6PM. THE CLASSES WILL BE COMPETING FOR A PIZZA PARTY! CALL TERESA TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT 609-4110.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OF MINOT WILL BE HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE IN THE BASEMENT OF ST. LEO’S CHURCH. THE BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE HELD FROM 1-6. PLEASE CALL JIM TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT 837-6200.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26

ROLETTE WILL BE HOSTING A COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE FROM NOON – 5:30 AT VALLE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ROLETTE. PLEASE CALL GRACE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT AT 477-4771.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27

THE TOLLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL HOST A COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE AT THE FIRE HALL FROM 2-6. PLEASE CALL AMY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT 835-2254

MONDAY, JANUARY 28

THE COMMUNITY OF ANAMOOSE WILL HOST A BLOOD DRIVE FROM NOON TO 5PM IN THE VFW HALL ON MAIN STREET. CALL TERESA TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY AT 609-4110

To Host A Blood Drive, contact Teresa at Vitalant 701-609-4110

The fifth annual State of the City, featuring an address from Mayor Shaun Sipma, will be held Feb. 18. The noon luncheon event will take place at the former Cognizant building located at 2000 21st Avenue NW. The building is now owned by the Minot Public School District, and is scheduled to become the city’s second public high school. The event is open to the public. Tickets for the lunch portion of the event are available at www.minotnd.org/RSVPStateoftheCity. The cost for lunch is $15. All other portions of the event are free

Saturday, January 22nd don't miss the "Prairie Princess" Book Reading, signing and art activity Jessie will read from her children's book, discuss the inspiration, creative and publishing process and conduct a fun and engaging creative writing and art project that encourages you to explore the place you love most. Free and open to all ages 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Location: Minot Public Library

Join Mouse River Players as they present The Diary of Anne Frank adapted by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and based on the book Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl.

Performance Dates:

January 21-22 and 28-29 at 7:30

January 23 and 30 at 2:00

Tickets are available at www.mouseriverplayers.com and may sell out quickly, so make your reservations now!

Test your endurance and battle the elements by competing in the Fort Stevenson State Park Flakes of Fury Fat Tire Bike Race! Saturday, January 22, the event begins at the Fort Stevenson State Park Visitor Center for check-in and the rules meeting. Race starts at 1 PM. The race route will be a series of three laps for a racecourse of approximately 10.5 miles. Pre-register to reserve your spot HERE

Mouse River Players is excited to announce the auditions for See How They Run by Philip King Auditions are open to adults. Roles for six men and three women. No prepared auditions necessary.

Audition dates: January 24-25 from 7:00-9:00

Performance Dates: March 18-20 and 25-27

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 7,647 wild turkey licenses for the 2022 spring hunting season. deadline for applying is February 16th and applicants can apply at www.gf.nd.gov.

The Minot High School Girls Soccer team invites you to their "Crunch For A Cause" event, Thursday, January 27th from 5p to 7p at your Minot North Broadway Taco Johns. Mention the group when ordering and 50% of your order will go to the soccer team.

It's the Garrison Fire Department's annual fundraiser! Enjoy buffalo Swedish meatballs, buffalo roast, and all the fixings. Serving from 4:30-8:00pm. Dance to Briana Helbing & the Outsiders starting at 8:30pm. Tickets available at: Garrison State Bank, West Inkster Realty, 1 North Main, S&J Hardware, Chase Pharmacy, and local firefighters.Your invited to the Garrison Fire Department's annual fundraiser, Saturday February 19th. Enjoy buffalo Swedish meatballs, buffalo roast, and all the fixings. Serving from 4:30-8:00pm. Dance to Briana Helbling & the Outsiders starting at 8:30pm, Garrison City Auditorium. Advance tickets available at the North Dakota Firemen's Museum on Main Street in Garrison.

Winter anglers are reminded that any fish house left unoccupied on North Dakota waters must be made of materials that will allow it to float.

Other fish house regulations include:

  • Fish houses do not require a license.
  • Occupied structures do not require identification. However, any unoccupied fish house must have an equipment registration number issued by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, or the owner’s name, and either an address or telephone number, displayed on its outside in readily distinguishable characters at least 3 inches high.
  • Fish houses may not be placed closer than 50 feet in any direction to another house without consent of the occupant of the other fish house.
  • All unoccupied fish houses must be removed from all waters after midnight, March 15.

Anglers should refer to the NorthDakota2020-22Fishing Guide for other winter fishing regulations

AARP Foundation is seeking volunteers in Minot, for its Tax-Aide program, the nation’s largest volunteer-based tax preparation service. Volunteers may sign up to assist taxpayers either in person or virtually, with a number of roles available. Volunteers come from a variety of industries and range from retirees to university students. All levels and types of experience are welcome. Tax-Aide offers free in-person and online tax preparation and assistance nationwide to taxpayers with low to moderate income. To learn about our volunteer opportunities, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaideor call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277).

The Minot Men's Winter Refuge is now open and is Minot's only men's homeless shelter! If your looking for a volunteer opportunity The refuge currently is looking for those who would be able to donate a hot meal to the men at the refuge ! Check out their Meal Train schedule by heading to the Minot Men's Winter Refuge Facebook page to find out how many meals are needed and when or click here.

Saturday, March 12th get ready to take the plunge! Don't miss Minot's Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Dakota. Plungers can fundraise as individuals or in teams. Registration takes place at Noon with the plunge at 12:30 plus a meal for all the polar plungers to follow! Location: Minot's Sleep Inn & Suites Water Park. Click HERE to register.

If you need help getting your home ready for winter, you may qualify for Weatherization Assistance. Types of Weatherization services include, attic, wall, and floor insulation, window replacement, furnace efficiency measures and more. To see if you qualify or to submit and application go to communityservices.nd.gov For a direct link click HERE


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