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 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 Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is excited to exhibit “Inklings” by Jill Levene of Middle Sister Made, in Warren.  This exhibit is on display until August 26th at the Riverwalk Gallery in East Grand Forks.  You can meet the artist at the Artist’s Reception on Saturday, August 11th, from 1-5pm.  Jill will be joined by Ivy Bailie of Fosston who will be showing her visual art that same day.

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

There will be an Open House/80th Birthday Celebration for Pastor Dennis Gray on Saturday, August 11th from 2-4 pm at the Alma Free Lutheran Church in 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.

The Pennington County Sportsman’s Club is sponsoring a Fall 2018 Firearm Safety Class on Monday, August 13th in the conference room at the Joint Operations Center, 125th Ave. NE, south of Petro Pumper.  Registration on Monday is from 6-6:30pm with the classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Monday the 20th running from 6:30-9pm.  Field Day is Saturday, August 18th from 8am-4pm at the Pennington County Sportsman’s Club.  For more information call 218-791-9808

The Student Information Packets for Franklin Middle School students will be ready for parents/guardians to pick up at the school on Wednesday and Thursday, August 15th and 16th.  Because there is confidential data included in the packets, only a parent/guardian may pick up a student’s packet.  Packets may be picked up on these two days from 7:30am-3:45pm.  Call the Franklin office at 681-8813 if you have questions.

Oak Ridge Church will present a “Music Feast” on Thursday, August 16th from 5-7pm at the Gazebo in Floyd B. Olson Park.  The congregation will serve a pulled pork sandwich meal, which includes a Freewill Offering, with proceeds going to their general fund.  Bring a lawn chair, listen to the music in the park and enjoy the fellowship; this event will be cancelled if it rains.  For questions call Joyce at 689-4712.  Oak Ridge Church will also be serving at “Good Old Days” at the Viking Diner on Saturday, August 18th.

The DNR and the Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuge Association are sponsoring a Monitored Youth Deer Hunt at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge for youth ages 12-15 years.  Fifteen youth will be allowed to participate with a parent, guardian or mentor.  There will be an allowance of 1 deer of either sex taken on the refuge and you must attend a mandatory orientation session to be held on Sunday, October 21st from 10 am – 1 pm.  Interested youths must apply no later than August 17th and registrations can be completed at any DNR license agent office 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.

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