The Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf has new hours.  Distribution will now be every Tuesday from 1-6pm and every Thursday from 11am-4:30pm at the Food Shelf Building, located at 16330 150th St. NE (go south on Hwy 59 past the movie theater and turn left onto Hwy 61/150th St.. it is the green building/2nd drive on the left).  Please bring your own boxes.

ECFE and Prowler Preschool are sponsoring a Beach Party Family Fun Night from 5-7pm on Thursday, January 24th at Challenger Preschool.  Children ages birth-5 years and their families are invited to join their beach party and help you “thaw out” from our Minnesota winter.  Activities include art projects, bubble play, fishing, sand and water and a snack.  Please call 681-8670 to pre-register by Wednesday, January 23rd.

St. Bernard’s Catholic Church is serving a Fish Fry on Friday, January 25th at the Parish Hall in Thief River Falls.  The menu includes their famous beer battered walleye, mashed potatoes and white gravy, corn, coleslaw and fresh bread.  The price is $13 for two fillets and $11 for one fillet.  They will be serving from 5:30 to 7pm, with carry-out orders from 5-7pm and delivery orders taken after 3pm; call 681-3560.  Please visit St. Bernard’s “Dessert Sweet Shop” after your meal.

There will be a benefit for Rochelle Chaput on Saturday, January 26th at the American Legion in Red Lake Falls.  A Free Will Offering meal will begin at 5:00pm with a Bake Sale and Silent Auctions throughout the night, and a live Auction at 8:00.  Rochelle, daughter of Craig and Carole Chaput, of Red Lake Falls was diagnosed with a very rare, snapping scapula syndrome in 2015.  She has had 5 surgeries at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and continues to travel to Mayo for treatments.  If you would like to donate cash or auction items please call Steve Philion at 218-253-2499.

Join the Pembina Trail Toms, a chapter of the NWTF, for the 18th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday, January 26th starting at 5:30pm at the Quality Inn in Thief River Falls.  They will have raffles, live and silent auctions and more.  Call 689-2913, 689-4698 or 681-4250 after 5pm for more information.

There will be a benefit at the Oak Ridge Church Family Night on Sunday, January 27th from 4-7pm; they will be serving homemade soups, grilled sandwiches and dessert.  Confirmation students will share photos and stories from their 2018 houseboat trip and there will also be silent auction items to bid on.  Funds raised will go to Grant Kilen and his parents to help defray costs incurred during his battle with cancer.  Oak Ridge Church is located 6 miles west on Hwy. 1 and 1 mile north.

Arts Legacy Grants up to $10,000 and Arts Project Grants up to $3,000 are open and will be awarded to nonprofit arts organizations, communities, schools, individuals and other nonprofit organizations.  Applications are being accepted from our seven county Minnesota service area, including, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties; the deadline to apply is March 1st.  To learn more about these grant programs and start an application call Mara Hanel at 218-745-9111 or visit


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