Storytime will be held on Tuesday, May 1st at 9:30am at the Thief River Falls Public Library and the “Girls Who Code Club” meets at 4pm on Wednesday, May 2nd.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

The Severe Weather Awareness Spotter Training, put on by the National Weather Service, will be hosted by the Middle River Fire Dept. in Middle River at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 1st.  Anyone interested in learning to spot severe weather can attend, it is open to the public; there is no cost for the training.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program that meets every Tuesday night at Epiphany Station in Thief River Falls.  This program is for anyone who is dealing with life’s hurts, habits or hang-ups.  The night starts at 6pm with a free meal followed by worship with a teaching or testimony; the night ends in small groups.  The groups currently offered are women’s life issues, addiction and grief and loss; and men’s addictions and life issues.  Nursery is provided, as well as celebration place for elementary aged children. For questions email celebraterecovery@epiphanystation.com

The Sanford TRF Infant Bereavement Program’s Burial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd at 12 noon at Greenwood Cemetery.  Please note that this is the correct time of services.

The next Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf distribution will be Thursday, May 3rd from 10am-1pm at the Food Shelf Building, located at 16330 150th St. NE (go south on Hwy 59 past the movie theater and turn left onto Hwy 61/150th St.. it is the green building/2nd drive on the left).

Tri-Community Living at Home is serving the Noon Senior Meal, followed by Bingo, on Thursday, May 3rd at the Nazareth Church in Holt.

The local Kiwanis Club is sponsoring their 13th Annual Community Rummage Sale from 8am to 2pm on Saturday, May 5th at the Huck Olson Arena in Thief River Falls.  Your item donations in good condition can be dropped off at the Huck on Friday May 4th from 8am to 7pm.  Sorry, no TVs, computers, tires or items requiring special disposal will be accepted.  The Lincoln High School Key Club will also be hosting a Bake Sale!  If you would like more information or your items need to be picked up, call 689-8174 or 681-6948 to make arrangements prior to May 4th.  All rummage sale proceeds to be used for the Northrop Park Playground.

Local health professionals and businesses are sponsoring “Spring Back Your Healthy”, an event that will include food samples, workshops, demonstrations, class registrations and drawings for prizes, happening on Sunday, May 6th from 1-4pm at the C’Mon Inn in Thief River Falls.  It will focus on supporting and teaching simple changes to a healthy lifestyle, beginning with our families and community and finding solutions to meet your spring and summer goals.

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is thrilled to announce a group exhibition of Portrait Art, now open at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks through May 19th.  Adult and student artists from our region created all of the artwork on display.  An Artist’s Reception will be held for all the portrait artists on Saturday, May 19th, starting at 1:00pm during the Art and Wine Walk Event.  For more information contact Mara Hanel at 218-745-9111.

Tickets are on sale now at Hugo’s for the performance of “Ole and Lena’s Wedding”, on Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th, during the final days of the celebration of Norwegian Heritage Week.

The Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce is working on the annual flower basket program.  This program allows 140 beautiful flower baskets to be hung in downtown Thief River Falls and on the highway 59 double lanes.  The purpose of this program is to beautify the streets and add color to our community; if you would like to help, please consider sponsoring a hanging flower basket.  The fee to sponsor a flower basket is $70 per basket and that fee covers the cost of the plant, a pot, hanger, brackets, cart maintenance and daily watering with fertilizer.  Contact the Thief River Falls Chamber of commerce at 218-681-3720 or by email at info@trfchamber.com to help keep this great project going.

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