THROUGH DECEMBER 2
Lions selling Christmas wreaths
The Williston Lions will be holding their traditional Christmas wreath sale, but due to Williston’s growth, sales this year will be made available by way of the following methods: Customers may place their orders by contacting a Williston Lions member, or by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 774-3015. These orders will be delivered within the city limits on Dec. 2. Price of the wreath is $15. Some of the many projects local Lions Clubs support are: Diabetes Awareness, eyeglass recycling and purchasing glasses for the needy; Scholarships, Leo Clubs & other youth projects, Disaster Relief, Salvation Army Food Bank, Banquet West, Vision USA, NDAB, Lions Eye Bank of ND, Lions Foundation of ND. Leader Dogs for the Blind and LCIF.
THROUGH DECEMBER 29
Salvation Army food drive
Individuals are encouraged to shop at local stores in an effort to give back to the community. Now through Dec. 29 customers can bring a non-perishable item to participate in the Williston Sears Hometown store’s food drive All of the food will be donated to the Salvation Army. In return, each customer who donates will receive $5 off $50 or more.
THROUGH DECEMBER 7
Salvation Army taking Christmas applications
The Salvation Army will be taking applications for our Christmas food and toy distribution until Dec. 7. Families and individuals who would like to apply can come to our downtown location at 15 Main Street every Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to sign up. Distribution of Christmas food baskets and toys will be held on Friday, Dec. 21. Please bring a form of ID; names, ages, and interests of children in your household and a social security number for adults when applicable. To donate toys, food or volunteer, call the main office for information: 701-572-2921.
Share The Spirit Annual Christmas Sale Saturday December 1 - 9:00 am to noon in the Bethel Lutheran Home activity room. Donations of anything related to Christmas can be dropped off on the stage in the activity room of Bethel Home starting on November 26. Come shopping in this Christmas Wonderland on December 1. All sales are free will offerings with proceeds going to individuals affected by cancer.
Art exhibit at The James
“What is art… Less is More” 4 Decades of Art Expressions by Clif Sundt opens at the James Memorial Art Center Dec. 2 and runs through December 31, 2012. There will be an open reception from 1:30 2:30 p.m.
Meet the Mormons
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will have a Christmas devotional broadcast with the Tabernacle choir Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at 1805 26th St. W. in Williston.
Christmas music will be performed by various vocal groups and instrumentalists followed by fellowship, Christmas goodies, cider and coffee at First Lutheran church in Tioga. The event will start at 7 p.m. For information, call 701-664-2778.
The Thursday Musical Club and Williston State College Orchestra will present their annual Christmas program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 in the activity room at Bethel Home. There is no admission charge but a free will offering will be accepted for student scholarships to International Music Camp in the summer of 2013.
Trinity Christian fundraiser
Please join Trinity Christian for a soup fundraiser Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds will be used for the senior class missions trip to New Orleans in the spring.
Awaken and Prepare Us
The 42nd annual Advent international concert will be performed at Concordia Lutheran church in Crosby Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. This year’s concert, “Awaken and Prepare Us,” is directed by Ed Retzer and Harlan Johnson. Following the concert will be a no-host supper at Mr. K’s. Tickets are available at the door. For information, contact Rod Gillund at 701-965-4324.
Our Redeemer’s Women of Life will present a Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 2 at Our Redeemer’s Church. The event will feature a special program with music, installation of officers and food and fellowship. Please bring a gift for Bethel Lutheran Home residents. All are invited to come enjoy the afternoon and bring a friend.
Team A.C.M.E. (Relay for Life team) will be hosting a pinochle tournament on Dec. 2 at Champs Place in Williston with two-person teams. Registration costs $50 with half of the proceeds going to the kitty and the other half going to the American Cancer Society. We will play the three top teams. Sets are $0.25 per person and will buy you a ticket that will go into a drawing for door prizes at the end of the night. Set money goes to the American Cancer Society. A free will offering lunch will be provided.
Defensive driving course
The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) is hosting a defensive driving course Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Pre-payment and registration is required. For information, contact NDSC at 701-223-6372.
Meet the team
Come meet the Coyote basketball teams Dec. 4 at the Phil Jackson Field House. A free will donation supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by an opportunity to meet the Cyotes and watch them scrimmage. During the evening, a silent auction will be held with all proceeds going toward the girls and boys varsity teams. If you would like to donate something to the auction you may drop your items off at the Phil Jackson Field House on Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Barb Erickson at 701-770-2599.
Holiday make-it, take-it
The Williston Community Library will be hosting its second annual holiday make-it, take-it event. Classes will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday starting Dec. 4 until Dec. 20. Each class has a different holiday craft available for $2.00. They can be purchased and viewed at Williston Community Library ahead of time or day of class. For more information, call Andrea at 701-774-8805.
Muhgreedy’s Christmas Caper
Entertainment, Inc! presents Mildred Muhgreedy’s Christmas Caper, a family Christmas comedy from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m. For reservations and information, call the box office at 701-577-3179.
Clay S. Jenkinson to visit
Books on Broadway will be hosting a book signing by Clay S. Jenkinson, North Dakota humanities scholar and host of Thomas Jefferson hour on public radio during Williston’s Holiday Stroll from 6 to 8 p.m.
First Lutheran Church’s annual bake sale will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Pie and coffee will be served prior to the sale starting at 1 p.m. Flatbread, various Scandinavian delights and many wonderful holiday goodies will be sold. Everyone is invited for the pie social, bake sale, fun and fellowship. For information, contact Jeanne Olson at 701-572-4876.
Art of the Nativity
A unique collection of artistic Crèches from around the world will be on display at the James Memorial Art Center in the center stage area. It can be viewed on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. and again on Dec. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a free will offering will be taken to benefit the Salvation Army food pantry. For information, call 701-774-3601.
St. Peters bake sale
St. Peters Episcopal Church will be hosting their annual bake sale on Dec. 10 in the front lobby of American State Bank in Williston. Come get your Christmas baking done early. We will have cookie and candy trays available for sale along with other goodies. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. or while supplies last.
EVERY SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAY
Golden Age Club
The Golden Age Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Heritage Center. Anyone who is 55 and over and enjoys playing whist and pinochle is welcome to attend. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Meetings includes lunch and visiting afterward. For more information, call the Heritage Center at 577-6751. On the first meeting of the month, there will be instructors to help anyone wishing to learn or refresh their memory on how to play whist or pinochle.
Looking for voices
The Choraliers, a group of choir singers at the senior center are looking for more voices. Anyone interested in joining the choir group can inquire by calling the Williston Senior Center at 701-572-6751. The group practices every Monday.
The Dakota Prairie Quilters Guild will have its monthly meeting the second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the James Memorial Art Center. Anyone is welcome.
Tyke Time will take place from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Raymond Family Community Center. Tyke Time is a program for children ages 0-4 years old to get out to socialize and play with other children. Toys will be available.