Join in for Seniorobics Fitness at 10:30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, Walking at 10:00am on Tuesdays and Fridays, and Senior Club Bingo, held on Wednesday, May 16th at 12:30pm, all at the Newfolden Center; sponsored by Tri-Community Living At Home.  Call 874-2256 for more information.

The “Girls Who Code Club” meets at 4pm on Wednesday, May 16th at the Thief River Falls Public Library.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

Don’t miss the Syttende Mai Smorgasboard on Wednesday, May 16th from 5-7 PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls.  The traditional Norwegian menu includes meatballs, lefse, rommegrot, sweet soup & more.  The price is adults/$12, children 10 & under/$5; tickets available at the door.  All are welcome!

The Pennington County Sportsmen’s Club will have their May membership meeting on Wednesday, May 16th at 7pm at the TRF Eagle’s Club.

Enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and fun at noon on Tuesday, May 22nd at the American Legion in Thief River Falls. Come and hear Michelle Oie from Pillager, MN, talk about “Love Your Body-Love Yourself”, a great way to make changes for a new season.  Jordan Koland from Viking will also share her beautiful voice and musical talent for you to enjoy.  The cost is $9.00; for reservations or cancelations call Diane at 681-3229 or Carmen at 681-3091.  Reservations are appreciated by Thursday, May 17th, call by Monday noon; sponsored by the Thief River Falls Christian Women’s Clubs/Stonecroft Ministries.

The next Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf distribution will be Thursday, May 17th 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).

There will be Viking Senior Bingo at 1pm on Thursday, May 17th at the Viking Diner.  The Viking 2nd graders will join in the fun!

The St. John Lutheran School May Supper Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, May 17th from 4:30pm-7:00pm at St. John Lutheran Church.  They will be serving grilled burgers, brats, and hot dogs.  This is a Freewill Offering Fundraiser; the suggested donation is $8.

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 St. Hilaire Lion’s Club is serving a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 20th from 9am-1pm at the St. Hilaire Community Center.  The menu includes pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, juice, milk, and coffee.  There will be a Freewill Offering with all proceeds going to playground equipment at St. Hilaire Park.

There will be a Healing and Prayer Service at the Thief River Falls Evangelical Covenant Church on Sunday, May 20th at 6:30pm.  The special guest speaker will be Craig Andersen of Living Waters Church in Nielsville, MN.  A time of prayer and ministry for your needs will follow.  Everyone is welcome!

The Thief River Falls Community Theater is celebrating their 23rd season with 4 Summer Theater Productions for your enjoyment.  The first one, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, is an intimate collection of stories and will be presented from Tuesday, May 22nd through Thursday, May 24th.  All performances are at 7pm at the NCTC Theater, with tickets available at Digi-Key, and Pennington Square and Main.  Tickets will be sold nightly at the door if seating is available.

Make plans now to attend the 25th Annual “Lace’em Up” Basketball Camp to be held at the Red Lake Falls High School gym 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

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 to help keep this great project going.


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