Minot Area Community Calendar

The Hawk Estate Apartment building was burnt to the ground in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday. 36 families lost everything with the building going up in flames so fast. On April 16th(Friday) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Four Bears Casino will host a fundraiser for the families affected by the fire in the Four Bears Event Center - serving a meal and local entertainment are donating their time- the following entertainers are ND 22, Dakota Frye, Anomic, Tonia Hall (comedian). The fee is $25 pp (donations over the amount of $25 will be greatly appreciated, and everyone is welcome to attend100 percent of the proceeds will go to the 36 families.

Anyone wanting to donate clothing or furniture can do so with the Northern Lights building in New Town, and those doing monetary donations can be dropped off at Four Bears Casino with Jody Two Crow or mailed to four Bears Casino, c/o Jody Two Crow, 202 Frontage Road, New Town, ND 58763. Checks can be made out to 4 Bears Casino and Lodge Employee Assistance Fund.

The City of Minot has reduced the number of scheduled days for COVID-19 rapid testing taking place at Fire Station #1 in southwest Minot. Testing will now be done only on:

Mondays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

All motor vehicles should come from the west on 20th Avenue before turning onto 10th street. This will help to avoid any potential traffic jams at that intersection. This schedule will be in now through May 2.

Trinity Health has opened its COVID-19 vaccination appointments to anyone age 16 and older. To make an appointment, call 857-2515. Or contact your rural Trinity Community Clinic. The vaccinations are free. So, get the shot, and get back to the things you enjoy.

April 9th, there will be a North Dakota Youth Rally at West Minot Church of God, stop by for pizza party at 6pm and service at 7. Afterwards head over the YMCA for a great time of swimming, basketball, volleyball and more. Cost for the YMCA is $3 a person for non members. Everyone is welcome.

Don't miss the 2021 North Dakota Teen Talent competition April 10th with registration at 8am and the talent competition starts at 9. This annual competition is for juniors and teens and gives local students the ability to showcase their amazing talents. This event is being hosted by West Minot Church Of God.

All Minot area ladies are invited to a fun luncheon on Tuesday, April 13, at the Grand Hotel 12:15-2:00, $15.00 inclusive. For reservations contact Darcy at 263-7170 or minotchristianwomens@hotmail.com. The sounds of spring will be provided by our very own ensemble,"Afterbeats." Extension Agent, Trisha Jessen, will explain the County Family Nutrition Program. Speaker, Kim Collado, Bismarck, ND, will share her faith story: "Jesus, My Compass & North Star." If you so desire, wear your Easter Bonnet, or a fun hat! At this time, masks are suggested.

North Dakota Soccer Referee Association will be hosting a referee course in Minot for new referees Sunday, April 11th at 1:00pm (if you are an existing referee, you can renew online).n order to register, please sign up by going to https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee (learning dot us soccer dot com forward slash referee)

We welcome the ACHA Women's Division 1 National Tournament to Minot April 15th through the 19th! Maysa Arena will play host presented by the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Thursday, April 15th head to our Minot Applebee's for a Dine To Donate from 11am to 10pm. Mention the Shaken Parkinson's Minot Support Group and Applebee's will donate 20% of your meals price to this great local organization.

Sunday, April 18th the Magic City Youth Baseball members will be hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast. 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Minot Moose, . Tickets are $5 at the door.

Save the dates for April 30th and May 1st for the spring honor dance Powwow Celebration!. Hosted by the Native American Cultural Center and native American Cultural Awareness Club. Events will be held inside the MSU Dome and is free and open to the public!. A Schedule of events include dancers and drum groups, the parade of dancers, and more! For a complete schedule head to the MSU-Native American Cultural Awareness Club's Facebook page. OR click HERE

Saturday, May 1st, don't miss the Light The Way 5K Glow Run/Walk at Minot's Oak Park. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear anything that is bright, glows and lights up! The 5K will take place at 8pm but the fun starts at 7pm. All participants will receive a swag bag. to sign up head to runsignup.com and select Minot.

The Minot Police Department is excited to announce we are taking applications for the 2021 Citizens Police Academy. This four-session event scheduled for May 4th through May 25th, on Tuesday evenings 6pm – 9pm each meeting. All sessions and events will be conducted in compliance with ND Smart Restart guidelines and local public health recommendations. The purpose of the Citizens Academy is to invite members of the public for a hands-on, behind the scenes, look at how the Minot Police Department serves the community. The minimum age to apply for participation is 18, and applicants must consent to a background check. Some negative history with law enforcement or the judicial system is NOT automatically disqualifying. All interested area residents are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Friday, April 23rd. People interested in receiving an application or have questions can email or call Master Police Officer Aaron Moss at aaron.moss@minotnd.org at 701-857-4711.

Virtual Story Times (Mondays @ 10:30am, April 5, 12, 19, 26)

Join the Minot Public Library on Facebook Live for a stories and a weekly activity for children ages 2-6. It is filmed Mondays at 10:30am. 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, April 6, 13, 20, 27)

Join the Minot Public Library 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

Movie Matinees (Monday April 5th, and Wednesday April 21st at 2:00pm)

The Children’s Library will be showing movies on these days when school is out or has early release. On Monday April 5th we will be showing Frozen 2 and on Wednesday April 21st we will be showing Croods 2: A New Age. All ages are welcome to attend, but children under 5 will need to be with a caregiver. There will not be snacks provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Masks will be required.

READ Dogs (Tuesday April 6 @ 4:00pm)

Join the Children's Library in the Imagination Station the first Tuesday of every month to practice your reading skills with our READ Dogs! This is for all ages, and patrons can read to the dogs for 15 minutes, and it is first come first serve. Masks will be required.

Virtual: Sleepy Stories (Fridays @ 7:00pm April 9, 16, 23, 30)

Join the Children's Library on Facebook for some good bedtime books on Fridays at 7:00 pm.

The City Of Minot Spring Clean Up Week is May 3rd through May 7th. What will be picked up? Household quantities of bulky and household items - items at the end of their useful life, such as appliances, furniture, junk, etc. Items need to be placed on the boulevard, not the alley.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection is May 7th and 8th. Items considered 'Household Hazardous Waste' will not be collected. This includes paint cans, oil containers, stains, varnishes, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, or car care products.