Minot Area Community Calendar


If you missed it last weekend, Jurassic Empire, a realistic Dinosaur event at Dakota Square Mall will be open again in the former Sears from September 16-18! Embark on a prehistoric journey from the Jurassic all the way to the Ice Age with over 100 life-size ultra-realistic dinosaurs in their natural habitat. There will only be dinosaur exhibit with 100+ dinosaurs, no rides.

Find more details at https://www.shopdakotasquare.com/event/blt82239ff456a7223f

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The City of Minot will hold a fall cleanup week on Sept. 21-25 to help residents dispose of unwanted items free of charge.

During the cleanup week, City crews will not pick up old electronics, paints, stains, oil, varnishes and other household hazardous waste placed on the curb. Residents can bring these items to the household hazardous waste collection event on Sept. 25-26 at the Public Works building.

For the fall cleanup week, the city will be divided into four sections, with City of Minot crews concentrating on one section per day during the week of Sept. 21. During the fall cleanup week, residents can also bring approved waste to the City of Minot landfill free of charge if they pro-vide a Minot utility bill to prove they are a City sanitation customer.

A map of the four zones for the fall cleanup week can be found on the City of Minot’s website at https://www.minotnd.org/278/Routes-Schedule

The following guidelines will be in effect for the fall cleanup week:

 There is a limit of two appliances per household.

 Tires and propane tanks will be accepted.

 Any items placed in the alley will not be collected.

 All waste should be set on the boulevard or curb before 7 a.m. on your scheduled day.

 All containers that are not garbage cans will be thrown away.

 Yard waste, trees and branches should not be set out as part of the fall cleanup week.

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In 2014 St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation placed a life size marble statue of St. Francis of Assisi in honor and in memory of the Sisters of St. Francis and their legacy in our regional community. Thursday, September 17th at 11:00 am, your invited to Rose Hill Cemetery in Minot for the re-dedication of the of the statue. Past board members, friends, and grantee agencies for a time of reflection and re-dedication. The event is outdoors in front of the St. Francis of Assisi Statue located on the far west end of the cemetery. Chairs will be available if needed and the event is being held with social distancing and masks encouraged. The event will be streamed live from the event’s Facebook page.

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A memorial service for families who have suffered infant loss will be held at Rosehill Cemetery on September 17, at 1:00 p.m. The service is a time when families can come together for comfort and support.

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The month of September is POW/MIA month. There will be a special memorial ceremony for our North Dakota POW/MIA’s this Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for the event, which will take place (weather permitting) in front of the Harmon House at the Pioneer Village Museum. We hope to see you there.

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Saturday, September 19th is the the second annual Dirty Turtle Gravel Grinder will be an event that you want to make sure you mark your calendar for! This is a gravel cycling race held in the Turtle Mountains of Northern North Dakota. There are three distances to choose from (25 miles, 46 miles, and 100 miles) Make sure to follow Dirty Turtle Gravel Grinder on FB for more information. Registration can be found at https://www.bikereg.com/dirty-turtle-gravel-grinder

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Friday, September 18th the USDA Farmers to families Food Box Program will be distributing from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the north parking lot of the MSU Dome. This is a drive thru distribution with no income requirements and vehicles can line up one hour prior to event.

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Don't miss the 2nd annual Tails & Trails 5K Saturday, September 19th , 9;00 am. Location: Minot's bark park hosted by Belle's Sake Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation. This year the run will be coordinated by Run with Heart and Sole. Please join us to raise money and awareness for this awesome organization. This year, all proceeds will benefit the upcoming expansion project and general expenses.

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Friday, September 25th, 2020 don't miss the Light the Way 5K Glow Run/Walk and party for Relay 4 Life! The event will take place throughout Minot's Oak Park. Runners and walkers will cruise along a path lined with Relay for Life Luminary bags and are encouraged to wear anything that is bright, glows and will Light up the Night! The 5K will take off at 8:00 pm but there will be additional Relay for Life festivities starting at 7:00 pm and lasting well after the run is over! Our 5K Run/Walk and surrounding event will raise funds for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers. Not a runner? Not a problem! Lace up your sneakers, grab your friends, and join us for a walk. We promise to make it a fun and rewarding way to end your day

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Velva High School will host a community blood drive Wednesday, September 30th from 4:45 to 7:30 inside the high school commons. Masks are required and walk ins are welcome.

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Don't miss the Harvest Celebration, Friday October 2nd from 12:30 - 1:30 across form Model Hall on University Avenue in Minot. as the MSU Native American Cultural Center celebrates the harvest from their community garden. All are welcome masks are recommended.

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The Kiwanis Club of Minot will be holding their annual pancake breakfast Saturday, October 10th from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Join us for all the pancakes you can eat for just $5! Your ticket is also a chance to win some great prizes like a black stone grill! Money raised will go to help youth activities in Minot.

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The Burlington Rural Fire Department will be holding their annual pancake breakfast on October 11th 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Burlington Fire Station. Bring the family for pancakes and sausage with a free will offering. Money raised will go towards the purchase of updating firefighting equipment. Masks are recommend but not required, as we will be following the latest social distancing guidelines. A Reminder Fire Prevention week is October 4th thru the 10th.

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Sunday, October 11th from 9:00 am to 1:00 am, head to the Minot Moose Lodge for BSA Troop 411's pancake breakfast! $5 for all you can eat pancakes,sausage, juice or coffee. Children 5 and under free. Tickets can be purchase from any Troop 411 scout or be purchased at the door.

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Hurting from separation or divorce? You don't have to go through it alone. Divorce Care Groups can help you face the challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Divorce Care Groups meet once a week for thirteen weeks, providing insight from experts, an opportunity to talk about the challenges, and people who sincerely care about you. The first meeting is Monday, September 14th at 7 pm. For more information visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/westminot, our website at www.westminot.com, or call us at (701) 839-1407. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Masks are welcomed, but not required.

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COVID-19 Testing by Appointment

First District Health Unit is now taking appointments for COVID-19 testing at the Minot office for people who don’t have symptoms and have not previously tested positive (unless a negative test is required by the employer). Available appointment times vary; please call (701) 852-1376 to set up a testing time.  Cloth face coverings are required.  People with COVID-19 symptoms and those who require a negative test for surgery should contact their health care provider to be tested, or call Trinity Health at (701) 857-7817. 

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Every Saturday from 10:00 am to Noon bakery and deli items will be available on a first come first serve basis at the Faith Food Bank, an outreach project to help those in our community. The Faith Food Bank is hosted by Faith Lutheran Church, location of the food bank is inside the church located at 234 14th Avenue Southeast.

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"Life's Healing Choices" will meet every Friday evening at 6:30 at First Baptist Church in Minot. For more information call 701-852-4533.

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Faith Lutheran Church is excited to announce a new outreach project to help people in our community...Faith Food Bank. Every Saturday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, there will be bakery and deli items available for distribution at Faith Lutheran Church. Items will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

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