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.

The TRF Farmer’s Market is now open for the 2018 season on Saturdays in the Floyd B. Olson Park from 9am-noon.

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.

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.

The Newfolden Farmer’s Market is open on Mondays from 4-7pm through September 10th, south of the Newfolden Co-op.  They are looking for vendors with homegrown or handmade items only.  Bring your own change and tables, or you can sell from a trailer or back of a pick-up.  The minimum price listing is available in the entryway of the Newfolden Community Center.  The cost is $5 per vendor per week; we use the honor system, please put your payment in an envelope marked Farmer’s Market and drop in the slot in the entry of the community center.  For more guidelines and information contact Melanie Sorenson.

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.

Storytime will be held on Tuesday, July 10th at 9:30am at the Thief River Falls Public Library. On Wednesday, July 11th at 1pm they will present “To the Stars”, a program of games, crafts, and cookies for ages 6-14 that will involve taking us to the stars.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

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.

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.

Invite a friend and come out and have a wonderful time on Tuesday, July 17th at the American Legion in Thief River Falls.  Laurie Kimball from Minneapolis will be sharing some tips about moving on in life, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Anna Nordhagen from Thief River Falls will bring her musical talents and sing for you. The cost is $9.00; for reservations or cancelations call Diane at 681-3229 or Carmen at 681-3091.  Reservations are appreciated by Thursday, July 12th, call by Monday noon; sponsored by the Thief River Falls Christian Women’s Clubs/Stonecroft Ministries.

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.

Road construction has begun on the Thompson Forest Road between Clear River tower and the Wobbles Forest road south of Warroad, this section of the road will be closed to the public.  As construction is scheduled to be completed around Labor Day, this may affect your July blueberry picking route in the upcoming months.

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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