The Thief River Falls Public Library will have Storytime on Thursday, July 5th from 6:15 – 7:00 pm. For more information call the library at 681-4325.
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 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.
Newfolden Farmer’s Market running now through September 10th on Mondays 4-7 pm south of Newfolden Co-op is looking for vendors. Homegrown, handmade, homemade items only. Bring your own tables, can sell from a trailer or back of pick-up. Have your own change. Minimum price listing available in entryway of Newfolden Community Center. Cottage Food Law applies to canned goods and food items, see baked goods do not apply. See www.mda.state.mn.us/cottagefood. $5 per vendor per week, honor system, put your payment in and envelope marked Farmer’s Market and drop in slot in entry of community center. For more guidelines and information contact Melanie Sorenson.
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.