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.

The Thief River Falls Library will be having Storytime today August 7th from 9:30-10:00 am and Storytime on Thursday August 9th from 6:15 – 7:00 pm.  For more information call 218-681-4325.

The Newfolden Farmer’s Market is open on Mondays from 4-7pm through September 10th, south of the Newfolden Co-op.  For more guidelines and information contact Melanie Sorenson.

The TRF Farmer’s Market is 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 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.

Thief River Falls Community Block Party Night to Unite will be held at the Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village on Tuesday, August 7th, from 5-7 pm. The entertainment line-up includes the Jensen Sisters at 5:00pm and the Northland Community Band at 5:45 pm. Root beer floats, free hot dogs, chips, and watermelon will be served and door prizes will be awarded.

Tri Community LAH/BNP will be holding a Foot Care Clinic by Public Health in the Newfolden Center on Tuesday August 7th from 9-11 am. $20 fee, phone for appointment.  Also will be having Senior Meal/Bingo at Nazareth in holt at noon on Thursday August 9th

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 celebraterecovery@epiphanystation.com

There will be a Nutrition Fundraiser from 4-6pm on Wednesday, August 8th at the Karlstad Community Center.  Start off MooseFest with a Potato Klub Supper and a 50/50 drawing at $8 a plate.  The money raised will go towards helping pay for expenses at the Senior Community Center.  For more information contact Ann at 218-436-2400.

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.

Enjoy the music this summer every Thursday night at 7pm at the Gazebo in the Floyd B. Olson Park.  Entertainment on August 9th will be provided by Lois and Lois.

The St. Hilaire Lions are holding their annual St. Hilaire Lions Redneck Round-A-Bout Island Park Baja Race on Saturday, August 11th.  The gates open at 10am and the race begins at 3pm at Island Park in St. Hilaire.  Free overnight camping is available in the pits; there will be a tailgater’s area at the race, concessions and a beer garden.

It’s Baja racing like you’ve never seen before, on Saturday, August 11th at the Wagon Wheel Ridge, west of Karlstad.  Registration is at 2pm with the race starting at 3pm.  For more information and to pre-register visit wwreventcenter.com

Open House 80th Birthday Celebration for Pastor Dennis Gray Saturday August 11th from 2-4 pm at Alma Free Lutheran Church 28098 300th St. NW, rural Argyle

Come out and enjoy the Strathcona Music and Variety Show on Sunday, August 12th at the Strathcona Park.  Church services are at 9am, followed by a parade at 10:30am and dinner at 11am.  The Musical Variety Show begins at 12:30pm so bring your own chair and enjoy the show; there will be concession stands and food available all afternoon.  For more information call 218-781-2812.

Monitored Youth Deer Hunt at Rydell national Wildlife Refuge for ages 12-15 in cooperation of the DNR and the friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association.  15 youth will be allowed to participate with a parent, guardian or mentor.  Allowance of 1 deer of either sex on the refuge and must attend a mandatory orientation session to be held Sunday October 21, form 10 am – 1 pm.  Interested youths must apply no later than August 17th and can be completed at any DNR license agent or online at www.mndr.gov/buyalicense.  For more information go to www.mndr.gov/discover and click on youth deer hunts or contact Greg Knutsen, Refuge manager at 218-687-2229 x16/ gregg knutson@fws.gov

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