Heidi Harris
News Editor

Monday, April 4
North Dakota State University Spring Fever Garden Forum Workshops will be held Monday nights (April 4, 11, 18 and 25) from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. For a full list of presentations and to register, visit or contact the Barnes County Extension office at (701) 845-8528.

Tuesday, April 5
The Barnes County Commission meets at 8 a.m. at the Barnes County Courthouse.

Maple Valley School District Focus Groups will meet at 5 p.m. at Fingal City Hall and at 7 p.m. at Oriska School. Contact Superintendent Brian Wolf at (701) 749-2570 or with questions.

The Valley City City Commission meets at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6
Valley City-Barnes County Public Library Circle Time with Amanda Adams is at 10 a.m., and Story Hour with Haley Cunningham, UND Student Dietician, is at 10:30 a.m.

The Valley City Drivers License Office will be open the first and third Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Valley City VFW Club, 138 East Main Street, starting April 6.

Thursday, April 7
Barnes County Senior Center will serve a chicken cordon bleu supper at 5:30 p.m. with an "IPAT" presentation by Trish Floyd, Fargo. Wear a hat!

Saturday, April 9
Valley City Masonic Lodge No. 7, Woodbine Chapter No. 4 Order of the Easter Star, scholarship pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Valley City lodge, 214 Third St. SE. All money raised will be used for area students college scholarships.

Fingal Booster Auction will be held at the Fingal Hall. Selling cafe items on auction including fridges, gas grill, chairs, tables, fryer, dishes and other misc. items. Items can be seen at 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 10
Trinity Lutheran WELCA will host a free-will bake sale in the church basement from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Casa de Fe Benefit Breakfast. Proceeds benefit the 2016 Barnes County Relay for Life and Abused Persons Outreach Center.

Bethel Lutheran Church of Rogers will hold its annual Chili-Knefla Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring homemade chili, knefla soup, buns and pies along with a large variety of bake sale items.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fingal, N.D., will have its annual Spring Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy with all the trimmings, homemade desserts along with a bake sale and Rada Cutlery sale.