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Saturday, February 24th don't miss Pancakes for Paws! 8:00am to 10:00am at Badlands Restaurant in Minot. Support the Souris Valley Animal Shelter, tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Badlands or the Animal Shelter.

Friday March 1st the Knights of Columbus invites you to their fish fry, serving cod, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dinner roll, and dessert. 5:00pm to 7:30pm - Our Lady of Grace Church in Minot. Adult tickets are $16 kids 5 to 12 are $8. Take out meals available.

Sunday, March 10th there will be a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at the Minot Moose Lodge 8:00am to 1:00pm - Cost is $5 per person, - all proceeds to benefit Special Olympics North Dakota.

The 11th Annual Joel Lochthowe Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride Sunday, March 3, 2024 Big Red's Saloon Deering, North Dakota Set up: 10:30 am - 12 pm Registration 11 am - 12 pm Judging: 12:00 pm Awards 2:00 pm Ride: 2:30 pm

Minot Public Library

Tuesday February 20, 2024 Smart Start Minot Public Library 10:00-11:00am

Smart Start is a story/activity program for children ages 3 through 5. Children and their parent or caregiver will hear a story and then be able to take part in age-appropriate activities that relate to the story.

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Tuesday February 20, 2024 Teen Board Game Party Minot Public Library  3:30-5:30pm

Bring your friends and let’s play your favorite board games! Catan, Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, One Night Werewolf, and Unstable Unicorns are on hand and ready to play.

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Wednesday February 21, 2024 Lap Sit Story Time Minot Public Library 10:00-10:30am

This is a story time for the little ones, ages 0-3, and their caregivers. We will listen to stories, sing songs, and do fingerplays. Lap Sit Story Time will be on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Imagination Station.

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Wednesday February 21, 2024 Teen Movie: Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 Minot Public Library 2:00-4:00pm

Bring some friends and join us on this Early Release day for some fun as we watch this great movie! Popcorn is provided!

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Thursday February 22, 2024 Tech Ed @ Elison Assisted Living Elison Assisted Living 10:00-11:30am

The library staff will be at Elison Assisted Living, the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30, for a drop in technology help session.

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Thursday February 22, 2024 Foiled Jars (Teens) Minot Public Library 4:00-5:00pm

We will be transforming ordinary jars into wonderful pieces of art using different foils and design techniques.

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Saturday February 24, 2024 Dungeons & Dragons: The Infinite Library Minot Public Library 12:00-4:00pm

Adults and teens sixteen and up are invited to participate in a game of Dungeons & Dragons, the popular tabletop role-playing game. Eager to join, but don’t know how to play? No problem! Everyone is welcome regardless of previous experience with the game

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Monday February 26, 2024

Maker Monday 

Minot Public Library

10:00-10:30am

Maker Mondays, a story/activity program for independent children ages 3-6, will be held on Mondays at 10:00 am in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.

Tuesday February 27, 2024

Smart Start

Minot Public Library

10:00-11:00am

Smart Start is a story/activity program for children ages 3 through 5. Children and their parent or caregiver will hear a story and then be able to take part in age-appropriate activities that relate to the story.

Tuesday February 27, 2024

After School Gaming (Teens)

Minot Public Library

3:30-5:30pm

Join us for some fun as we enjoy some gaming. We have two Nintendo Switches, an XboxOne, a Playstation 4, and a WiiU. We play E and T rated games only.

Tuesday February 27, 2024

LEGO Club

Minot Public Library

6:00-7:00pm

The LEGO Club will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. Children ages 4 to Grade 5 and parents interested in building are encouraged to attend. At each meeting, children will have the opportunity to create different structures and vehicles with LEGOs. Each month their structures are on display in the Children’s Library. Contact the library for more information at 701-838-0606.

Wednesday February 28, 2024

Lap Sit Story Time

Minot Public Library

10:00-10:30am

This is a story time for the little ones, ages 0-3, and their caregivers. We will listen to stories, sing songs, and do fingerplays. Lap Sit Story Time will be on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Imagination Station.

Wednesday February 28, 2024

Friends of the Library Members Only Pre-Sale

Minot Public Library

5:00-7:30pm

The Friends of the Library Book Sales are always a good time to stock up on your next reads. This is a free-will offering sale. Take what you want, give what you can. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Library, whose aim it is to help the Minot Public Library. Wednesday is the Pre-Sale for Members of the Friends of the Library. If you are not signed up yet, there is still time!

Wednesday February 28, 2024

Twisted Stitches

Minot Public Library

6:00-7:00pm

Calling all fiber art enthusiasts! Whether you are a beginner or experienced pro, you are invited to join us at the Minot Public Library for our “Twisted Stitches” Program. Bring your current WIP or start something new with the help of staff and fellow patrons. This will be a skill-learning, pattern-sharing, friend-making opportunity you don’t want to miss! This program is held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. A limited supply of crochet hooks, knitting needles and yarn will be available for use. This program is for adults 18+. Registration is not required.

Thursday February 29, 2024

Friends of the Library One-Day Book Sale

Minot Public Library

9:00am-7:30pm

The Friends of the Library Book Sales are always a good time to stock up on your next reads. This is a free-will offering sale. Take what you want, give what you can. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Library, whose aim it is to help the Minot Public Library.

Thursday February 29, 2024

Life Size Cruise

Minot Public Library

4:00-5:00pm

It’s another Life Size Game! The whole floor of the North Community Room is the board, your game piece is your body and you must figure out who’s the murderer. Was is Commander Tang with the dive knife in the casino or Dr. Blanche with the spear gun in the buffet line? Help us find out!

Thursday February 29, 2024

How to Run for Office

Minot Public Library

5:30-6:30pm

Are you interested in serving your community by running for office? If so, this class is for you! Get an overview of local and state election timelines, requirements, campaign dos and don’ts, and more during this unique class at the Minot Public Library. This event will be led by library staff and Denise Dykeman and KayLee Bourquin of the (League of Women Voters of Plum Valley) with special guest City Councilman Stephen Podrygula and Scott Burlingame. This informative program offered by the Minot Public Library is explicitly devoid of any political party affiliation, does not extend endorsement to any specific candidates, and exclusively serves an informative purpose for members of the general public who may be interested in running for office.

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Are you a beginning chess player or do you want to learn how to play chess? Spend your spring break with us for a Chess Clinic, taught by Todd Wolf, known as “That Chess Guy,” from Bismarck, North Dakota. Todd has been involved in scholastic chess for over 30 years and is a 3-time North Dakota chess champion. Todd will engage students of ages 7+ in this clinic, for more information contact the Magic City Discovery Center and to register. This event will take place Tuesday, March 5th.

The Minot Optimist Club is hosting the 9th annual Daddy Daughter Dance! Join in a fun evening of dinner, dancing, and even ice cream! Saturday February 24th from 5pm to 9pm - for individual tickets or a table purchase to eventbrite.com Not limited to Dads and Daughters - All are welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

5:00 | Registration - 5:00 to 5:30 | Professional Photo's - 5:30 | Dinner (Alfredo & Garlic Toast) - 6:00 | Dance Party! -7:00 | Ice Cream

$40 | Individual Ticket - $300 | Reserved Table of 8

Please contact us at minotoptimist@gmail.com no later than one week before the event with dietary restrictions

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual Earth Day Patch Contest is, in part, an effort to heighten the awareness about the environment in North Dakota and beyond. The contest is open to students in grades K-12. Winners are chosen from three grade categories (K-4, 5-8 and 9-12). Details about the contest can be found on the department’s website at gf.nd.gov. For additional information, contact Sherry Niesar, Earth Day Patch Contest coordinator, at 701-527-3714 or email sniesar@nd.gov Contest deadline is March 1 2024.

Take an evening hike. Fort Stevenson State Park's Evening Hike Series is back for 2024. Full Snow Moon Candlelight Hike - February 24 (6PM - 7:00PM) Come out and enjoy the Full Moon in February known as the Snow Moon. Cross-country ski, snowshoe or hike. Our team will use candle luminaries to light the trail.

Area Blood Drives

2-16 – Blood Mobile at First Western Bank and Trust on South Broadway from 11-2:30 – Adrianna - (701) 857-7177

            Blood Mobile is at Affinity First Federal Credit Union from 11-2 – Madi (701) 857-5541

 

2-19 – Blood Mobile will be at the NDSF Foundation at the ND State Fair office from 11-3 – Karen (701) 339-1784

            Earnest Academy located at 3800 14th Ave SE, Minot from 12-3 – Krista - (701) 720-0280

 

2-20 – Blood Mobile will be at the EOG Resources Offices located at 6201 81st Ave NW, Stanley from 10-2 – Kelly (701) 628-9421

            Stanley Community Blood Drive at the American Lutheran Church located at 403 First St SW, Stanley from 12-6 – Ashley

 

2-21 – Rugby High School Community Drive will be held at the Rugby High School from 12-4 – Karin (701) 537-3532

 

2-22 – Blood Mobile will be at Northern Plains Equipment located at 1915 US 2 in Minot from 11-3 – Myranda (701) 720-8880

           Lignite Community drive will be held from 2 – 5:30 at the Burke Central High School – Julie (701) 933-2821

 

2-23 – Bottineau High School will be hosting their drive at the Bottineau Middle School Gym from 10-2 – Joel (701) 228-2266

 

2-26 – Donnybrook Community drive to be held from 1-7 at the Carpio Senior Citizens Center – Mary Ann (701) 482-7877

 

2-27 – Bethel Nursing and Rehab Center located at 1515 2nd Ave W in Williston from 12 -4 – Valerie (701) 572-6766

 

2-28 – Turtle Mountain Community College will be hosting a drive from 11-3 in their Gym – Tyler (701) 550-0598

            Blood Mobile will be at REM located at 1905 2nd St SE Ste. 1A in Minot from 11-2 – Kristen (701) 290-2320

 

2-29 – Blood Mobile will be at Farstad Oil – 100 27th St SE Minot – from 1-4 – Hillary (701) 833-8407

 

3-1 – Rocklake Community drive will be held at the High School Lunchroom from 2:30-5:30 – Jannell (701) 370-1559

When it comes to our military families, the Minot Public School Foundation and iHeart Media Minot wants to help our local school age children ease the transition of their military mom or dad who may be gone on assignment, and with your help we can make that happen with a pillow like doll of their parent to hug, hold and to be there when their mom or dad can't be. To help with our "Hug A Hero" campaign visit the Minot public School Foundation at Two Fifteen Second Street to make a donation and to find out how you can help.

* Active Parenting: Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce – This online program is a five-step seminar designed to prevent divorce abuse – a specific type of emotional abuse that divorcing/separating parents cause when, in anger and bitterness. This class will help parents become aware of how their actions may inadvertently harm their children, show how to establish positive post-divorce/separation, co-parenting relationships, and provide them with the skills they need to stay child-focused while minimizing poor choices amidst conflict and loss. Thursday evenings – 6:00-7:30 p.m. February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - this is a free event presented by the NDSU Extension Center of Ward County but pre-registration is required call 701-857-6450.

Saturday, March 2nd there will be free Junior Golf Clinic inside the Minot State University Bubble. 9:30am to 3:00pm register

at www.DJGA.org.


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