It’s time to take out the trash; Pennington County and the city of Thief River Falls are sponsoring their Annual Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 4th from 8am-12pm.  Bring your unwanted household trash and your small remodeling project waste to Les’s Sanitation on Highway 32 South in TRF.

The community and surrounding area are invited to Challenger Elementary in Thief River Falls for the Challenger Carnival on Saturday, May 4th from 9am-1pm.  The school will be filled with games galore, inflatable air jumps, over 200 silent auction items, a general store and more!  It will be a day of good old-fashioned fun for everyone.

There will be an Artist’s Reception celebrating local artists Cathy Forgit of Fertile, who specializes in fiber works and Jean Honl of Roseau, who specializes in rosemaling, on Saturday, May 4th from 1-4pm at the NW Minnesota Arts Council Gallery in East Grand Forks.  They will have light refreshments, and Jean will be demonstrating her craft of rosemaling.  This exhibit is open through May 4th.

St. Ann’s Church of Grygla is serving their last fish fry on Saturday, May 4th from 4-7pm.  The menu includes pan-fried walleye, baked potato, green beans, cole slaw, coffee, milk, rolls and assorted desserts.  The price is $13/two fillets and $11/one fillet.

The TRF ECFE is sponsoring one more family event this spring for families with children 5 years and younger.  The “Big Wheels” free event will be held on Tuesday, May 7th from 5-7pm at the Challenger parking lot.  Learn more about big vehicles and get up close to climb on and in these fascinating machines; a snack will be available.

Tickets to the Syttende Mai Smorgasbord at the TRF Eagles during Norwegian Heritage Week on Wednesday, May 15th are now on sale at Hugo’s for $15.  These are pre-sale tickets only, with a limited number available.

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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