The Summer Meals Program offers FREE lunch Monday through Friday all summer long, rain or shine, for kids ages 18 years and younger; adult meals are $4.00.  Serving locations and times are as follows: 11:30-12:15 at Northrop Park, 11:45-12:15 at Lion’s Park, 12:00-12:20 at Challenger Elementary, and 11:00-11:20 at the ALC- Monday through Thursday only.

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

Cabin View Gardens will be open on Tuesday, July 3rd from 5-7pm with early season vegetables, located 2 miles south of the round-about on Pennington Avenue, left on 140th St. and ½ mile east on the right side.

The Thief River Falls Public Library will be closed on Wednesday for the July 4th holiday.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

Come to Plummer for a spectacular 4th of July Celebration.  Festivities start on Tuesday, July 3rd with Adam the DJ at the corner Bar from 9pm-close.  The activities for July 4th  include: 8 am – the Plummer Fire Department’s annual 5K Fun Run/Walk, meet at the fire hall, registration starts at 7am; 10am – 4pm – Flea Market; 11am – Kiddie Parade and Grand Parade; 1pm – Car Show; 1pm – Kiddie Games.  Food vendors will be available throughout the day.

Road construction has begun on the Thompson Forest Road between Clear River tower and the Wobbles Forest road south of Warroad.  The road is expected to be open ‘til after July 4th.  After the 4th, road construction will begin and this section of the road will be closed to the public.  Construction is scheduled to be completed around Labor Day.  This may affect your July blueberry picking route in the upcoming months.

Come for “Pie in the Park” at 1pm on Friday, July 6th in the Newfolden Park, sponsored by the Tri-Community Living at Home Program.  For questions call 874-2256.

The Pennington County Sportsmen’s Club is sponsoring the Northern Pike Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 7th from 9am-3pm at Centennial Park in Thief River Falls.

Cornerstone Baptist Church will host a Family Fun Festival for the whole community on Saturday, July 7th from 6-8pm at Floyd B. Olson Park, across from Arby’s in Thief River Falls.  Hotdogs, popcorn and snow cones will be served; activities include bounce houses, balloon animals, and games.  Bring the whole family for free admission, food and fun.  For questions call Pastor Nathan at 689-2937.

Roseau County, along with Northwest Minnesota Household Hazardous Waste, will be conducting a WASTE PESTICIDE collection on Tuesday, July 10th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Northern Resources Coop at 1504 Center St. West in Roseau.  All Roseau county farmers, homeowners and farm related businesses will be able to dispose of up to 300 pounds of old or unused pesticides and herbicides at this event;  waste pesticides ONLY, no rinse water, fuels or empty containers.  For more information please call 1-800-637-2090.

Cornerstone Baptist Church is offering Vacation Bible School for ages 5-12 years old July 9th-12th from 6-8pm.  Classes are free and include songs, bible lessons, games, crafts, and snacks.  For questions, call/text Cassie at 689-3850.

The Thief River Falls Community Theater is celebrating their 23rd season with the third Summer Theater Production for your enjoyment.  “Willy Wonka Kids” is a delicious kids’ show and will be presented from Wednesday, July 11th through Friday, July 13th.  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.

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings and other works by Judy Szlarski, a long-time artist of Argyle.  Judy’s art exhibit is now open at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks through July 14th.  For questions, call Kat Allen, Exhibition Specialist, at 701-360-0805.

It’s time to think about getting your entries ready for the Pennington County Fair.  Entries for canning and baking, needlework, table settings, sewing, arts and crafts, taxidermy, photography, homemade beer and wine, and wood working will be held from 10am-5pm on July 18th at the Huck Olson Arena in TRF.  This is the 7th year for the Children’s Coloring Contest; they can be picked up at Hugo’s and the Times Newspaper.  Bring the completed entries to the information booth at the fair before the morning of July 21st.  Prizes will be awarded to all who enter.




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