Minot Area Community Calendar


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Do you know a child who is obsessed with taking pictures of their horse? Or know someone who's guinea pig has their own Facebook account? This is a contest they won't want to miss out! ND 4-H is having a photography contest. Go ahead, be the paparazzi you always wanted to be for your horse, goat, or cat! Entry free is free, for more information head to the Ward County 4-H Facebook page.

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Wednesday, September 30th the YWCA will be hosting a Drive Thru Lunch 11am to 2pm in the Minot Cash Wise parking lot! Enjoy a pulled pork sandwich and two sides with a $5 donation or any item of the YWCA wish list, which includes, any size packs of diapers, personal care items and cleaning supplies. All proceeds to go to the YWCA of Minot.

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Velva High School will host a community blood drive Wednesday, September 30th from 4:45 to 7:30 inside the high school commons. Masks are required and walk ins are welcome.

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Don't miss the Harvest Celebration, Friday October 2nd from 12:30 - 1:30 across form Model Hall on University Avenue in Minot. as the MSU Native American Cultural Center celebrates the harvest from their community garden. All are welcome masks are recommended.

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The Kiwanis Club of Minot will be holding their annual pancake breakfast Saturday, October 10th from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Join us for all the pancakes you can eat for just $5! Your ticket is also a chance to win some great prizes like a black stone grill! Money raised will go to help youth activities in Minot.

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The Burlington Rural Fire Department will be holding their annual pancake breakfast on October 11th 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Burlington Fire Station. Bring the family for pancakes and sausage with a free will offering. Money raised will go towards the purchase of updating firefighting equipment. Masks are recommend but not required, as we will be following the latest social distancing guidelines. A Reminder Fire Prevention week is October 4th thru the 10th.

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Sunday, October 11th from 9:00 am to 1:00 am, head to the Minot Moose Lodge for BSA Troop 411's pancake breakfast! $5 for all you can eat pancakes, sausage, juice or coffee. Children 5 and under free. Tickets can be purchase from any Troop 411 scout or be purchased at the door.

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The Douglas Sportsmen's Club invites you to Douglas Duck Days, October 17th & 18th. 2 to 4 person teams, $20 per person, and all ND rules and regulations will be applied and enforces. Signup deadline is Friday October 16th at the Douglas Bar. For more information call 701-529-4494.

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Hurting from separation or divorce? You don't have to go through it alone. Divorce Care Groups can help you face the challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Divorce Care Groups meet once a week for thirteen weeks, providing insight from experts, an opportunity to talk about the challenges, and people who sincerely care about you. The first meeting is Monday, September 14th at 7 pm. For more information visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/westminot, our website at www.westminot.com, or call us at (701) 839-1407. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Masks are welcomed, but not required.

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COVID-19 Testing by Appointment

First District Health Unit is now taking appointments for COVID-19 testing at the Minot office for people who don’t have symptoms and have not previously tested positive (unless a negative test is required by the employer). Available appointment times vary; please call (701) 852-1376 to set up a testing time.  Cloth face coverings are required.  People with COVID-19 symptoms and those who require a negative test for surgery should contact their health care provider to be tested, or call Trinity Health at (701) 857-7817. 

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Every Saturday from 10:00 am to Noon bakery and deli items will be available on a first come first serve basis at the Faith Food Bank, an outreach project to help those in our community. The Faith Food Bank is hosted by Faith Lutheran Church, location of the food bank is inside the church located at 234 14th Avenue Southeast.

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"Life's Healing Choices" will meet every Friday evening at 6:30 at First Baptist Church in Minot. For more information call 701-852-4533.

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Faith Lutheran Church is excited to announce a new outreach project to help people in our community...Faith Food Bank. Every Saturday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, there will be bakery and deli items available for distribution at Faith Lutheran Church. Items will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

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