The Karlstad Lions Club will be hosting a blood drive sponsored by Vitalant, formerly United Blood services, on Thursday, October 25th from 1-6pm at the First Lutheran Church in Karlstad.  Appointments can be made by calling 436-2414 in the evening, 436-2178 during the daytime, and 436-2429 at anytime.

Join the ECFE for Fall Family Fun Night on Thursday, October 25th from 5-7pm at Challenger Preschool.  All families with children 5 years old and younger are invited to explore nature through pretend play and art.  It’s outdoor fall fun, all inside; a snack will also be provided.  This event is sponsored by ECFE and Prowler Preschool.

Tri-Community Living at Home is sponsoring “History and Hotdish” on Thursday, October 25th at 6pm at the Newfolden Center.  The topic is “Growing Up on the Farm in Bygone Days”.  For more information call 218-874-2256.

Storytime will be held on Thursday, October, 25th from 6:15 – 7:00 pm at the Thief River Falls Library.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

Enjoy a private evening of pampering and shopping during Diva Night from 5-9pm on October 26th at the Thief River Falls Armory.  You’ll find 30+ vendors under one roof.

The Evangelical Covenant Church is hosting a Youth Mental Health Aid Workshop on Saturday, October 27th from 8am-5pm; lunch is included, the cost is $20.  Learn about common mental health issues that teen’s deal with, and how to respond in ways that are helpful.  Contact Bert Foster at 681-4449 by Wednesday, October 24th to reserve your spot.

It’s Trinity Lutheran Church’s Annual Fall Bazaar from 9am-1:30pm on Saturday, October 27th at the church.  Lunch will be served from 10:30am-1pm; the menu includes your choice of homemade soups of vegetable beef with dumplings or chicken vegetable with dumplings, fresh bread and a variety of bars.  You’ll find baked goods, produce and plants, sewing/wood/and other craft projects, and collectibles you can purchase and a Silent Auction.  They’ll also have “Taster Booths”, with samples of lefse, rommegrot, fruit soup, rosettes, and krumkake.

The TRF Knights of Columbus will distribute free coats on Saturday, October 27th from 9am-12pm at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at 105 Knight Avenue North.  Anyone in need of winter coats in sizes 6-18 is welcome to stop in.  Contact Robert at 681-7204 for more information.

Dads, or Grandpas, bring the kids to story time at the Thief River Falls Public Library and enjoy a doughnut!  Every 4th Saturday of the month it’s “Dad’s and Doughnuts Storytime” at 10:00am at the library.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

You’re invited to a 4-H Carnival on Saturday, October 27th from 12-4pm at the Thief River Falls City Auditorium.  You’ll find lots of fun, games, prizes, and a Halloween Costume Contest.

There will be a benefit for Douglas Horachek from 4-7pm on Saturday, October 27th at the Goodridge Community Center.  They will be serving a Chili Dinner of chili with toppings, breadsticks and dessert.  The evening’s activities also include a Silent Auction, and a Craft/Bake Sale.  Doug was diagnosed with severe glaucoma in early 2018 and has had to make multiple trips for appointments and surgeries.  Proceeds from the benefit will go towards travel and medical expenses, as well as time off of work.

The St. Hilaire Lions Club is holding a benefit Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 28th from 9am-noon at the St. Hilaire Community Center.  They will be serving pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, juice, milk and coffee; a freewill donation will be collected.  The benefit is for the Tyler and Amanda Miller family who recently incurred hospital and funeral expenses in the premature birth and death of their baby daughter Halle.

The C’Mon Inn is the place to Trick-or-Treat in TRF on Sunday, October 28th from 4-7pm.  Kids enjoy FREE treats and games from participating businesses.  This event is put on by Kidz First and Ace Rent-All; games are by the TRF Women of Today.  For questions call 681-5862.

The Pennington County Humane Society is celebrating 20 years of saving nearly 4,000 animals.  Join them for an evening of looking back over the years on Thursday, November 1st from 5-8 PM at the TRF Eagles Club.  A delicious pasta meal, provided by Evergreen Catering, will be served. None of your donation monies will be used for this event.

The Holiday Art, Craft & Vendor Sale will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at the TRF Eagles Club; this event is free with a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the TRF Food Shelf.  A food shelf donation will also get you entered into the vendor and artist donated door prize drawing.  You’ll find numerous vendors and items, holiday ornaments and decorating, and you can water marble your own silk scarf, while supplies last.  Lunch will be served by the Northern Lights Dance Studio, and Lincoln High School Band members will present Holiday Music.




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