Sanford Health is sponsoring a Heart and Vascular Screen on Wednesday and Thursday, May 9th and 10th from 9am-3pm at the Sanford Medical Center.  The cost is $35; register by calling 218-333-5384.

The “Girls Who Code Club” meets at 4pm on Wednesday, May 9th at the Thief River Falls Public Library.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

The Thief River Falls Parkinson’s Support group will be meeting this Thursday, May 10th at 4pm at Valley Home in the Board Room.  All are welcome to attend. For questions, call Joannie at 681-2914.

Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village upcoming events: Saturday, May 12th is Uff Da Day, with escape rooms, from 1-4 pm.  The cost is $5/adults, $2/children; the escape rooms will have additional charges, with the money going towards fixing cabin roofs.  They will also have a Viking Costume Contest and a Button Design Contest.  Saturday, May 26th is opening day for the village.

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.

Make plans now to attend the 25th Annual “Lace’em Up” Basketball Camp to be held in the gym at the Red Lake Falls High School from June 4th-8th.  The camp is open to any boys or girls who are currently in grades K-11.  For more information call 218-253-2499 or email sphilion@rlfedu.org

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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