It’s that time of year again for “Thunder on Hooves Bull Ride Mutton Bustin’”, brought to you by TRF Radio.  Sign up your little ones ages 4-8 yrs. that weigh less than 60 lbs. by bringing them out to the TRF Radio Station during business hours, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.  Entries will be limited to 20 contestants per performance on both Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st.

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 with the final performance being presented on 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 Middle River Farmer’s Market will be at the picnic shelter on Main Street on Fridays from 2-5 pm this summer through September. Plants, baked goods, jellies, fruits & vegetables, eggs, fancy work and garden décor will be 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 the Big Bog Festival in Kelliher/Washkish this weekend, starting Friday at noon and running through Sunday.  Saturday starts at 8:30am with softball, a 5K walk/run, car show, a Flea Market at 9am, and lots of food and games throughout the day, ending with live music at 8pm.  There will be a church service on Sunday at 9am, followed by a pancake breakfast, games, an ATV mud run and bingo.  Everyone is welcome!

The TRF Farmer’s Market is now open 2 days a week in the Floyd B. Olson Park on Tuesdays from 3:30-6pm and Saturdays from 9am-noon.  More information can be found on the Thief River Falls Farmers Market page or by emailing to trf.farmersmarket@hotmail.com

The Miss Thief River Falls Scholarship Pageant will be held Tuesday, July 17th at 6pm in the Lincoln High School Auditorium.  Tickets can be bought at KTRF Radio for $10 each.

The Red Lake Falls Lions will hold their 9th annual 5K and 10K run/walk on Saturday, July 28th.  The event will be held at Voyager’s View Campground north of Red Lake Falls as part of Red lake Falls Summerfest.  Registration deadline for the 5K or 10K is July 18th.  All proceeds from the event will be used to support Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation, Inc.  Registration forms can be picked up at the Red Lake Falls City Hall.  Forms can be received by emailing Kevin Reich at kwrrlf@gmail.com or texting 218-232-2522.

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.

Little Brother Little Sister is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Pinewood Derby at 11am on Saturday, July 21st at the Curling Club at the Pennington County Fairgrounds.  Registration begins at 10am with the race starting at 11:00.  Kids’ ages 4-18 years old are welcome to race.  Call Melora at 689-9471 for more information.

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