Red Lake County, along with Northwest Minnesota Household Hazardous Waste, will be conducting a waste pesticide and household hazardous waste collection on Tuesday, July 31st from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the landfill in Oklee. All Red Lake County farmers, homeowners and farm related businesses will be able to dispose of old or unused paint, farm chemicals, fuels, and household chemicals for FREE. There will be a 300 pound limit on farm chemicals. Please call if you have more than 300 pounds. No rinse water, or empty containers will be accepted. For more information please call 1-800-637-2090 or 218-253-4121.

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

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program that meets every Tuesday night at Epiphany Station in Thief River Falls. This program is for anyone who is dealing with life’s hurts, habits or hang-ups. The night starts at 6pm with a free meal followed by worship with a teaching or testimony; the night ends in small groups. The groups currently offered are women’s life issues, addiction and grief and loss; and men’s addictions and life issues. Nursery is provided, as well as celebration place for elementary aged children. For questions email

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 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.

There will be a Retired Nurses’ Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, August 1st at the Riverwalk Public House, formerly the Evergreen restaurant, in Thief River Falls.

RiverFest Week in Thief River Falls, through Sunday, August 5th, events include the following:
Thursday, August 2nd: 5K & 1K Run/Walk, 4:30pm
Movie in the Hartz Park, starts at dusk
Friday, August 3rd: Cornhole Tournament in Hartz Park, 6pm
RiverFest Concert, 6pm
Saturday, August 4th: Street Wizards 17th Annual Car Show, 11am
Crazy Days, 9am
Farmers Market, 9am
Pet Parade, 10:30am
Dine A Mite Drive in /proceeds to Penn. Co. Humane Society, 11am
Old Fashioned Day at Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village, 1pm
RiverFest Concert, 4pm
Sunday, August 5th: Pennington County Sportsman’s Club Fun Shoot, 9am
Old Fashioned Day at Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village, 1pm

There will be a Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction for baby girl Dylan Feller on Thursday, August 2nd from 6-8pm at the TRF Eagles Club. Dylan has a rare heart malformation known as Ectopia Cordis, where her heart is on the outside of her thorax. There will be a Freewill donation, with proceeds going to the family for medical expenses. A benefit account has been set up through Bell State Bank.

It’s the Street Wizard’s 17th Annual Cruise-In Car Show on Saturday, August 4th at the Floyd B. Olson Park in downtown Thief River Falls. Friday night activities include pre-registration, an in-town trivia cruise and an informal meet/greet/eat and display at the Cenex South Convenience Plaza/A&W from 6-9pm. Saturday show events will include the cruise-in car show downtown, with registration starting at 8:30am. The show will run from 11-3pm with awards to follow, kids games available during select show hours. For more information contact Randy at 686-5611, Justin at 701-520-0948 or Terry at 218-416-0204 or visit

Come and join the fun at “Old Fashion Days” on Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th at the Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village in Thief River Falls. Starting at 1pm on Saturday the Jensen Sisters will be singing, followed by Turtle Races, Escape Rooms, and Laser Tag from 3-4pm. On Sunday you can meet with Directors at 1pm, enjoy an Open House from 2-4pm, and Laser Tag will end the weekend festivities at 4pm.

The Pennington County Sportsmen’s Club is sponsoring their 4th Annual Fun Shoot on Sunday, August 5th from 9am-6pm. There will be multiple events to choose from or do them all. The entry fee is $5 per shooter per event; enter as often as you like. This event is open to the public; a gun safety certificate is required for anyone under 18 years old. For more information call 218-791-9808 or 689-0846.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a “Night to Unite” from 5:30-8pm, with a meal served from 5:30-7:30pm, on Tuesday, August 7th at the Marshall County Fairgrounds. Please come out and meet all your local law enforcement, EMT and fire personnel.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational program for caregivers who are caring for a family member, friend, or neighbor, is a six-week series that meets for 1 ½ hours each Wednesday from 6-7:30pm, starting August 8th and ending September 12th at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for an older relative or friend. Please contact Julie Praska-Moser at 218-686-6228 for more information.

The River of Life Church is sponsoring a “Shoe Drive Fundraiser”. They are collecting gently worn, used and new shoes; any and all sizes, kids and adults. Any money raised will go towards their children’s ministry. You can drop off donations at Ace Rental, Westside Motors or the River of Life Church, through the end of July.

Applications are open for Arts Project Grants and Arts Legacy Grants for non-profit arts organizations, communities, schools, individuals and other non-profit organizations in the seven county Minnesota service area, including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties. Deadline is August 1st. For questions contact Mara Hanel at 218-745-9111, , or go to





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