- Area Events -A “Book Fair Fiesta” is being held this week (4-14/4-17) at the Ada-Borup Elementary Library. It’s a buy one, get one book fair. Hours are 8am to 4pm, also until 6pm on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings. Please help support the school library & stock up on extra reading material for the summer.
The United in Christ Lutheran Parish Choir, under the direction of Elaine Erdahl, will present the cantata “Wondrous Love” by Lloyd Larson on Good Friday, April 18th at 7:30 pm at Concordia Lutheran, Fertile. The choir will be accompanied by Belinda Fjeld, piano and Ali Larson, flute. Dick & Kelsey Braun are the narrators; Heather Larson and Pastor Phil Larsen, soloists. The community is welcome to attend. The youth of the United in Christ Lutheran Parish will serve coffee following the service.
Benedictine Living Community of Ada will feature a Good Friday Service with Jacob Nelson and Stephanie Knutson on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Good This service will be meditative and reflective in a chapel setting with devotion, scripture, prayers, song, and special music to include Concordia students Jessie Braaten & Mitch Perry. Easter Sunday Service will be at 1:30 p.m. and will feature music, song, scripture, devotion and prayer. If you are interested in visiting tenants and residents or the services, please use the Essentia main entrance parking lot.
A Defensive Driving Class Full Course will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9AM- 5PM at the Ada-Borup School Media Center. Cost is $30 (Payable to Ada-Borup School District) Instructor will be Trooper Andy Schmidt. Call the Ada-Borup High School office at 784-5300 to register. A minimum of 15 people are needed in order to have the class.
The Erickson Smokehouse of Fertile will be hosting a kids Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th at 2pm. Meet in the park at the bottom of the hill in Fertile before the hunt.
The 17th Annual Fertile-Beltrami Education Foundation Spring Dinner will be held on Monday, April 21st at 6:30pm. Distinguished Alumni will be honored. The meal will be catered by La La Ice Cream, Coffee & Grill. Tickets are $12.50. Only 115 tickets are available. Call the Fertile-Beltrami School office (218)945-6933 or Encore (219)945-3290 for tickets.
Sanford Hillsboro Medical Center Auxiliary will have a Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, April 23rd from 11am to 1pm in the HMC Sunroom. The menu includes egg salad or barbecue sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, homemade pies. Full meal deal $7. Beverages would be excluded from take-out meals. There will be a bake sale and raffle for Hillboro Bucks, Redhawks baseball tickets and container of miscellaneous items
A benefit for Clayton Thompson will be held on Friday, April 25th from 4-10pm at the West Fargo VFW. There will be food, music, and a guest speaker, along with door prizes, a silent auction and meat raffles. The benefit will help the Thompson family pay medical expenses, as Clayton was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, which had spread to the liver. Those who want to make a donation may do so by making checks payable to “Clayton Thompson Benefit” and mail them to Capital Credit Union, 4900 13th Ave. S. Suite 5, Fargo, ND 58103. Online donations may also be made at www.dakmed.org/lendahand. Click on “donate” and select Clayton Thompson Benefit. To donate silent auction items, contact Brian Boer, Jane Rudlang or Garry Johnson.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness will sponsor a QPR suicide prevention class on Friday, April 25th from 3-4pm at the Crookston Public Library, 110 N. Ash Street. It is a free one-hour presentation sponsored by NAMI Minnesota that covers three steps to help prevent suicide: question, persuade and refer. For more information contact Genna at 1-888-NAMI-Helps.
A group of ladies from the area have committed to running 12 events in 12 months in 2014 and this month they are inviting all who are interested to join in a very special running event, created to honor one of their members, Sara Dally. On Saturday, April 26, Sara Dally will marry Kurt Philion! Since the couple met at a 5K event it seemed only fitting that these two runners begin their new life together with an early morning 5K (3.1 miles) jog. The 5K is a free event and everyone is invited to join us in jump starting Sara and Kurt’s big day! If you are interested in joining us, we will leave from Kingo Church on Saturday, April 26th at 6:30 am. A route will be marked and refreshments will be provided at the finish! Participants are encouraged but not required to incorporate some type of wedding attire…perhaps that bridesmaids dress you were assured you could wear again? Be creative…have fun…that’s what this day is all about. The sun is sure to be shining and the birds are sure to be sings as we make our way through the streets of Fosston. For more information on this event and to RSVP please contact Amy at 218-431-0212, or Stacy at 218-686-3512.
A benefit pancake supper for Richard Prestegord will be held on Sunday, April 27th from 5-7pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. Freewill donations will be accepted to defray Richard’s medical costs as he battles throat cancer.
Dave Bennett, Manager for Rydell and Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuges, has retired after 38 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dave has worked with many in the local communities on shared natural resource accomplishments. Everyone is invited to join in celebrating Dave’s career on Saturday, May 3rd, from 5pm to 9m at the Black Cat in Thief River Falls. Please contact Trina Brennan if you plan to attend, at 218-687-2229 x16. Hope to see you there!
Lake Agassiz Regional Library will host a used book sale in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., on Thursday, May 1 through Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Hundreds of materials will be available for purchase, including many adult fiction and nonfiction books, movies, audiovisual items, and children’s materials. Customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars. Proceeds of the sale will be used to support Lake Agassiz Regional Library. For more information on this and other programs, call the Lake Agassiz Regional Library at (218) 233-3757 or go online at www.larl.org