The USXC Goodridge-Grygla 500 is this Saturday and Sunday, February 8th and 9th.  There will be an autograph session on Friday night from 5-7pm at the Goodridge Lions Hall, a Vintage Snowmobile Show on Saturday, with the 286 Snow Series Kid’s Races both days.  Racing starts each day at 9am out of Goodridge.

The Evangelical Free Church in Thief River Falls is inviting women of all ages to attend the “IF Gathering” simulcast event on Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th.  More information is available at the Facebook page IF Thief River Falls 2020 or by contacting the church at 681-3855

On the evening of Saturday, February 8th the Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association will be hosting a Candlelight Ski and Owl Prowl Event at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine; the Visitor Center will be open throughout the event, which will run from 5:15pm-9:00pm.  As visitors traverse the trails, multiple owl calling stations will be set up where the calls of several owl species will be projected into the woods to try to generate a response.  They will have several pairs of adult and child size skis, as well as snowshoes, available for visitors to use.  If temperatures are below zero or wind chills are in the double-digits below zero, the event will be cancelled and potentially rescheduled at a later date.  If you have questions, contact Lisa Wiersma at 218-687-2229×10 or at

Due to ice conditions the Annual Knights of Columbus Fishing Derby will be held at St. Bernard’s this Sunday, February 9th from 1-3pm.  There will be bingo, kids’ games and raffle for an ice auger.  All cash prizes will be awarded at 3pm, you need not be present to win.  Any questions, call Bob at 218-686-0245.

Free Radon kits are available for the public from the Inter-County Nursing Service on a first come first served basis. They can be picked up at their office in the lower level of the former courthouse in Thief River Falls.  Call if you have any questions at 218-681-0876.

Distribution at the Thief River Falls Food Shelf is every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and every Thursday from 3:00-6:00 pm 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.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program that meets every Tuesday night at Epiphany Station in Thief River Falls.  This program is for anyone who is dealing with life’s hurts, habits or hang-ups.  The night starts at 6pm with a free meal followed by worship with a teaching or testimony.  Nursery is provided, as well as a celebration place for elementary aged children. For questions email


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