Friday at 10:00 PM
Blood donors who give in the month of April at United Blood Services will be eligible to win a Road Trip Giveaway to include a $250 Fuel Gift Card, and a $250 Choice Hotels Gift Card. In addition, anyone who donates blood on upcoming Mondays in April, will receive 600 bonus points for a free movie ticket in the Hero Reward Store.
"With summer just around the corner, many of us start planning fun summer road trips, but for United Blood Services, summer can mean a decrease in blood donations," said Travis Dressler, Regional Donor Recruitment Manager, United Blood Services. "Now is the time to start stocking those shelves to avoid shortages, and this fun giveaway serves as a reminder to make donating blood a part of your travel plans too."
Donors can now save time and fill out their Fast Track Health History online at www.UnitedBloodServices.org the day of their donation. To donate blood, volunteers must be at least 16 years old (16 year old donors need a minor donor permit which is available online) and be in good health. To make an appointment call 877-827-4376 or go to www.UnitedBloodServices.org.
Saturday at 9:00 AM
Please join First Baptist Church, Minot, for their Missions Experience Weekend April 30 and May 1. There will be a workshop Saturday, April 30 from 9:00am to 12:15pm with Ed Giesbrecht, Reach Beyond Ministries. Be ready to have your hearts challenged! Please RSVP to First Baptist by April 13: 852-4533; firstname.lastname@example.org. Ed Giesbrecht, will also be their guest speaker Sunday morning, May 1 during their 3 morning worship services, 8:30, 9:50 and 11:05. Ed will be sharing about the Muslim world and Reach Beyond Ministries. First Baptist Church is located at 200 3rd St. SW, Minot.
Saturday at 10:30 AM
The final Spring Puppet Show will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 10:30 AM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library for pre-school children. For more information contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.
Sunday at 12:00 PM
Benefit for Lois Jones; long-time Educator in Minot Public School District, to assist with medical expenses. Free-will offering Spaghetti Dinner, May Day Baskets and Silent Auction at Faith United Methodist Church, 5900 Highway 83 North, on Sunday, May 1st, from 12 Noon to 2 pm.
Sunday at 1:00 PM
The Annual Turtle Lake Hospital Auxiliary Salad Luncheon will be held at the school gym on Sunday, May 1st, from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm. There will be a large variety of salads, sandwiches and coffee served buffet style. $8 for adults, $4 for ages 3 - 9.
Monday at 12:00 PM
The PrimeCare Surgical Weight Loss Program will host a support group on Tuesday, May 3rd, from 6 to 7:30 pm. At this session, participants will discuss the role of hydration in the body, recognize early signs of dehydration and explore calories and caffeine in beverages. The support group meets in Bismarck but is available via telehealth in other locations around the state.
- at CHI St Alexius Health Medical Plaza - Minot, located at 2111 Landmark Circle
- at the CHI St. Alexius Health - Garrison first floor conference room is located at 407 3rd Avenue Southeast via telehealth. Please use the south door and it will be the first room on the left.
-The McAuley Education Center, located inside CHI Mercy Medical Center (park in visitor parking and enter visitor door #1 and take a seat in the small lounge to your right)
Participants are asked to RSVP online by noon on Monday, May 2nd. Log onto st.alexius.org, click on Classes & Events, then Support and Discussion Groups.
The Primecare Surgical Weight Loss Program is a partnership between CHI St. Alexius Health and Mid Dakota Clinic. The weight loss support group meets the first Tuesday of each month and is for anyone who has had weight loss surgery or is considering weight loss surgery.
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
All are welcome to join us for a time to ask questions you may have about becoming a foster family or how you can help current foster families. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd, from 6 pm to 8 pm at First Assembly of God Church in Minot. There will be snacks, door prizes, a foster parent panel, information from WCSS (Ward County Social Service), PATH and AASK (Adults Adopting Special Kids.) Please RSVP 720-2138.
Thursday at 9:00 AM
The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 5th. This year's theme is WAKE UP AMERICA, based on Isaiah 58:1a "Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet." A number of events will be held in our region:
- North Dakota Capital Prayer Gathering at the Memorial Hall of the North Dakota State Capital in Bismarck at 12 Noon.
- Prayer Gathering at the Sanger City Hall, 1700 17th Street, in Sanger at 5 pm.
- Prayer Gathering at American Legion Post 270 in Butte at 6 pm with potluck to follow.
- Praise & Prayer Gathering at Our Redeemer's Church, 700 16th Ave SE, in Minot at 7 pm. Come join others in praise & worship through song and prayer for our nation. For more information call 701-838-0750.
- Prayer service at Northland Harvest Church, 140 Souris Drive, in Minot at 7 pm.
Saturday at 9:00 AM
Join us for the 11th Annual BLT Day May 7, 2016, a special day of food, fun and PLANTS!
Schedule: 9 AM - 3 PM
Sales of flowers, ornamental grasses, succulents, herbs, fairy gardens, vegetable plants and birdhouse planters built by Ranch residents and staff. Bring your pots, buy our flowers and we'll pot them for you! Vintage cars from Dakota Cruisers will be on campus.
Lunch: 11 AM - 1 PM
BLT sandwich luncheon, live music with Zelda and a short program at Noon, all in upstairs Bremer, the administration building.
For more information: Call 701.839.7888; email: email@example.com or www.dakotaranch.org
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Minot Campus
6301 19 Ave. Northwest
Minot, ND, 58703
BLT Day is an opportunity to support our Verendrye Electric Greenhouse Technology Program, where our children learn about plants and how to care for them.
Saturday at 9:00 AM
Bethany Lutheran Church, 215 3rd Ave SE, in Minot will have their annual Rummage & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 7th, from 8 am to 1 pm. Most items will be sold for $0.50. Caramel rolls and coffee will be available. (Please use the northeast door - #3).
Tuesday at 12:15 PM
Ladies, you and your friends are invited to the Minot Christian Women's Luncheon at the Grand Hotel, Tuesday, May 10th, 12:15-2:00 pm, $13.00 inclusive.
GENERAL PUBLIC IS WELCOME AT THIS NON-DENOMINATIONAL EVENT
Kim Thompson, owner of "Good Vibrations" Quilt Shop will share some of the fun fabrics & ideas from her shop.
"Sewing mends the soul" and so will the beautiful music we have planned for the afternoon!
Speaker, Madelin Shmitke, Seven Sisters Falls, MB will give her faith story, "From Tangled Threads to Tranquil Stitching."
For reservations contact Darcy at 837-8233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday at 5:00 PM
The Minot Public Library will be offering one-on-one computer help for adults at no cost this spring and summer. This will be by appointment only, and the tutor availability will depend on the type of computer help needed.
Library cards are required to sign up for help. You may bring your own laptop or portable device if you wish to do so.
Some topic areas that could be covered are Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher or PowerPoint Basics; Computer Basics; Internet Tips & Searching; Email Basics; OverDrive or OneClickdigital Electronic Format Materials; Genealogy Resources Links; and our Digital Resources.
Please contact the library at 852-1045 for information on how to sign up for a call back on the topics you are interested in. Or visit our website at www.minotlibrary.org and click on "Technology Education" on the left-hand side. You will be contacted to set up an appointment.
Friday at 8:00 AM
Spring has sprung, and that means that summer is not far behind. It's time to get the International Music Camp ready for its 61st Season. The annual Spring Clean-Up will be held on May 20th and 21st. The main goal is to clean and prepare the camp facilities and grounds for the summer and fix any damages that happened throughout the winter months. The 71 buildings on campus will be opened up, aired out, and cleaned for the start of the summer. The International Music Camp is looking for volunteers to help with repairs as well as basic cleaning tasks like vacuuming, washing floors, wiping down walls, and cleaning windows, sinks, showers, and toilets. Food preparation for volunteers is also needed. Project materials and supplies, as well as food and housing are provided to all volunteers. For more information, contact the International Music Camp at 701-838-8472.
Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states and holding rallies, encouraging Christians to pray, vote and be engaged in their community by living out and sharing their faith. The Decision America 2016 Tour will come to North Dakota on Wednesday, May 25th, 12:00 p.m. on the south steps of the State Capitol in Bismarck. Plan now to attend this free event. For more information go to www.decisionamericatour.com