Minot Area Community Calendar

Thursday, January 27th from 10:00 am to Noon, don't miss a virtual Human Resources Training with the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights. Training to be held by Kiersten Smalls the Compliance Investigator with the ND Department of Labor and Human Rights and brought to you by the Minot Alliance of Nonprofits. The training is open to any nonprofit free register at eventbrite.com or a direct link HERE

Parenting has never been easy. Parenting during a pandemic? Even harder! Kids and adults alike are currently experiencing a great deal of stress. Join parenting expert Erin Walsh, of Spark and Stitch Institute, for a humorous, brain science based presentation that will help strengthen family connections and explore practical stress recovery and resilience strategies for kids and adults alike. Wednesday, January 27 7:00-8:00 p.m. via Zoom. No cost to attend. Register by calling 701-845-8528 brought to you by the ND Parent Education Network.

Don't miss Puppy Palooza, Friday January 29th. The Souris Valley Animal Shelter and 4R Home Thrift Store invite you to stop by 4R Home Thrift for an adoption clinic. Stop by from 3 to 6 and meet Sweet Cheeks and her 7 reindeer puppies, and possibly fall in love, Friday January 29th!

Many children around the world have never received a Valentine’s Day card. Learn how you can send your very own personalized Valentine’s Day card to a child, visit Save the Children dot O R G slash share the love.

The Minot Curling Club invites you to a stop by the from 10:30 to Noon this Saturday (1/30/2021), Commercial I building on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. If you want to check out curling for the first time, this may be your only chance this year! Come on down to the club, we will have instructors available. The event is free of charge.

Now through February 11th, use the code GivingHearts to receive $1 off your delivery on every order placed with Minot restaurants through BiteSquad.com . Bit Squad will donate $1 for each order to giving hearts day to go directly to youthworks. Helping homeless, runaway trafficked and struggling youth.

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, February 8that 7 pm. For more information visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/westminot, our website atwww.westminot.com, or call us at (701) 839-1407. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Masks are welcomed, but not required.

This year’s Champagne and Ice Gala, hosted by the Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center, will be held virtually on Saturday February 27 from 6-7 pm. Tickets for this 11th annual event are available at https://cbo.io/npcac/tix. Tickets are $50 each. The first 150 monetary donations of $150 or more will receive a Gala in a Box. The NPCAC provides a compassionate and effective way to serve children victimized by sexual abuse and other crimes. Families that come to NPCAC are never charged for services. Funding for NPCAC comes from grants and community donations, so events like this are vital in continuing to serve children and families. Founded in 2007, a Bottineau location was opened in 2020 making services more accessible for our rural areas. Although this year’s gala will have a different look, some things remain the same. An online auction will begin on February 19, concluding on February 27 at 7 pm. The bidding site is located on our Champagne & Ice page at https://npcac.cbo.io. Kicking off the week is a Dine & Donate event at the Starving Rooster on February 22. Raffle tickets are available for a Traeger grill and cover and a shimmering diamond pendant donated by Knowles Jewelry of Minot. Tickets are $20 each and available through any NPCAC staff or board member. Cocktail attire is encouraged for this event and a contest will be held for best dressed. The winner will receive tickets to next year’s gala. Be sure to check out the NPCAC’s Facebook page for gala updates.

Virtual Story Times (MWF @ 10:30am, Feb 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26) Join MPL on Facebook Live for a stories and a weekly activity for children ages 2-6. It is filmed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30am. On Mondays we have a craft that goes with the stories that patrons can pick up from a tote by the outside book drop. For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

Virtual STEAM Activities (Tuesdays @ 4:00pm, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23) Join MPL on Facebook Live as we learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math by doing a fun activity with Miss Randi. If you need supplies for the activities, they will be located in the tote beneath the outside drop box. For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

Trinity Health announced they have moved in to Phase 1B of the North Dakota Department of Health's Priority Group: https://www.health.nd.gov/covid-19-vaccine-priority-groups

Currently we are identifying and contacting our at-risk patients who are 75 and older throughout our region. If you receive an invitation from Trinity Health via text, email, and/or voicemail, PLEASE RESPOND IMMEDIATELY! Vaccine supply is very limited and we are scheduling appointments only for confirmed responses from the invitations we send out.

As vaccine becomes available, we will continue to contact patients directly when they meet the criteria at the time. Because we follow the State’s plan based on Priority Groups, Trinity Health is not maintaining a waiting list of all patients who want the vaccine. Please DO NOT call your Trinity Health provider to request an appointment for vaccination.


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.