Come and meet the Easter Bunny and have your picture taken with him at the Thief River Falls 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th from 9am-12pm at the Huck Olson Arena.  There will be over 6,000 stuffed Easter Eggs, some with special prizes, and also displays and demonstrations by the TRF Police Department, The Pennington County Sheriff’s Department, the TRF Ambulance Service and the TRF Fire Department.  There are three age categories and times: ages 2-3 start at 10am, ages 4-5 start at 10:30am and ages 6-8 start at 11am.  Games will be provided by Women of Today and 4-H Clubs.  This event is sponsored by Ace Rental, TRF Park and Rec, Kidz First Foundation and Thief River Falls businesses.  For more information call Ace Rental at 681-5862.

“Calvary’s Love” will be presented by the Karlstad Gospel Tabernacle on Saturday, April 20th at 7pm at the Heritage Christian School in Karlstad.  There will be no admission price, and they will have a free will offering and on-site childcare.

Join the Evangelical Covenant Church in Thief River Falls for an Easter Worship Event on Sunday, April 21st.  Breakfast begins serving at 8am, with an Easter Egg Hunt for kids at 9am, followed by worship at 9:30am.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church will have a Sunrise Service at 7am on Sunday, April 21st.  This will be a Traditional Service; Bethlehem Lutheran is located on 23 north of Hwy. 6 out of Strathcona and south of Greenbush.

Grace Evangelical of Strathcona will have its Easter Service at 9am on Sunday, April 21st; they are located I block east of Hwy. 32 on Lincoln.  All are welcome!

The Snorre Lodge of the Sons of Norway is having a special program on the history of the Setesdals (Set-us-dolls) Laget (Log-et) at their April meeting on Monday, April 22nd at the Eagles Hall in Thief River Falls.  The Setesdals Laget (Set-us-dolls Log-et) was a very active Norwegian lodge for 99 years in NW Minnesota, mainly in the Oklee area.

The Lifecare Pregnancy Center invites you to their 15th Annual Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, April 25th at the Ralph Engelstad Arena Imperial Room in Thief River Falls.  Social and seating begins at 6pm; the dinner and program are from 7-9pm.  An opportunity to make a financial gift will be extended; please call the center at 218-681-1279 for purchasing tickets.  Adults only please, as seating is limited; semi-formal attire.

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year.  The exhibit includes 15 original pieces of art by regional adult artists.  The exhibit will be at the Hallock Public Library through April 27th.

You can help commemorate The Back Behind the Barn Boys; the Grygla Lion’s Club is taking donations to purchase two billboards that will be located in Gatzke to honor the local band.  Donations can either be brought to or mailed to the American State Bank of Grygla, at PO Box 78; donations should be received by May 1st.


Elevate NextGen Youth Center in TRF is open daily after school from 3-6 pm.  Open to all students, 6-12 th grades, providing a safe environment, tutoring and other programs. To learn more, donate or volunteer, e-mail

It’s time to think about getting your adult, age 14 and older, and children, ages 13 and under, entries ready for the 2019 Pennington County fair.  Start working now on your entries for culinary, needlework, table settings, sewing, arts & crafts, taxidermy, photography, senior citizen and woodworking departments.  It’s also time to start making your homemade wine, root beer and beer entries.  Contact Sherry Sorenson at 681-2243 or Arlette DeFreece at 681-3859 with any questions.





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