Join in for Seniorobics Fitness at 10:30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and Walking at 10:00am on Tuesdays and Fridays, all at the Newfolden Center; sponsored by Tri-Community Living At Home, call 874-2256 for more information.

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).

Northern State bank in Thief River Falls is hosting a Syttende Mai Open House, with Scandinavian goodies and coffee, on Thursday, May 17th from 10am-3pm.

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 Street Wizards is having an out-of-town evening cruise on Thursday, May17th, with a drive to Hallock for an open house/display event at Johnson Oil (weather permitting).  This event is open to special interest vehicles from throughout the area.  Area car enthusiasts and cruisers going to Hallock can meet at the TRF Petro Pumper parking lot at 4:15 for a 4:30pm departure or at 5:15 for a 5:30pm departure.  For info or to join the club call 686-5611, 701-520-0948 or 218-416-0204.

It’s Family Story Time on Thursday, May 17th from 5-7pm at the Thief River Falls Public Library.  You can come to read stories to your children, or staff or a guest reader will start reading at 6:15.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

There will be an “Old Time Dance” with the Cathy Erickson Band and Folk Dancing instructions by Jeanne O’Neill from 7-11pm on Friday, May 18th at the TRF Eagle’s Club.  The cost is $7.50, and includes lunch.

The North Woods Archery Challenge, sponsored by the TRF Archery Club and Northern Lights Archery Club, runs from 8am-5pm on Saturday, and Sunday, May 19th and 20th.  Registration cut-off is 2pm on Sunday; concessions will be available at the sign-up shack.  For more information call Mike Vertina at 689-1613 or Tad Olsonawski at 218-779-4851.

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 comedy performance of “Ole and Lena’s Wedding”, on Saturday, May 19th at 7pm and Sunday, May 20th at 2pm at the NCTC Auditorium.  The cost is $10.

There will be a Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Allen Erickson from 9am-noon on Sunday, May 20th at the Argyle American Legion.  They will have a Freewill Donation and raffle items at the event.  Proceeds will help defray medical costs for Allen.

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 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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