Tables of Contents 2019

This Vincent Van Gogh themed table was featured at the Williston Community Library’s Tables of Contents in this 2019 file photo.

It’s going to be another big week in Williston, with the Chamber of Commerce’s Candidate Forum planned, and Williston Public Works’ Outreach Day. Plan your week with the region’s most comprehensive community calendar!

Ongoing

Volunteers sought to “dazzle, delight, and decorate” a table for this year’s Tables of Contents event, an annual fundraiser set for 1 to 3 pm. On Sept. 11. For details, contact Andrea at the library at 701-774-8805 or email library@ci.wiliston.nd.us. To see ideas from past tables, visit the Tables of Contents Facebook page.

Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a deserving teacher or principal for Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year. Email submissions to chamber@willistonchamber.com.

Northern Pulse Growers Association’s spring membership drive is underway. The organization represents both Montana and North Dakota pulse producers. Visit online at https://northernpulse.com/npga/join.

May 17

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan. Details online at https://wbpc.ca.

May 18

Candidate forums 6 p.m. at Williston ARC, 822 18th Street East. Submit your questions online at www.willistonchamber.com/forum.

Public Outreach Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Williston Public Works, 1121 Fifth Street Esat. This 62nd annual event, held in conjunction with National Public Works Week May 15 through May 21, is free and open to all ages. The theme is Ready hand Resilient.

May 19

Confluence History Book Club, 7 p.m. Join other history buffs for a discussion of this month’s book, “our Southern Highlanders,” by Horace Kephart. For more information, contact Joe Garcia or Yvette Bachmeier at 701.572.9034

May 21

Touch a Truck, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family event for kids to get hands-on with all types of trucks. At TrainND Northwest, 415 22nd Avenue NE in Williston. An on-site Driver Job Fair will be occurring in conjunction with the event. Register your company or view companies registered at jobsnd.com/truck. For questions, call 701-572-2835.

Historical Sewing, Textiles, and Projects, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All ages, experience levels welcome to learn historical sewing techniques from Yvette Bachmeier. Personal projects welcome, and participants should bring their own supplies if possible. A limited number of ongoing projects for the facility are available as learning projects. Bring your own lunch. For more information, contact Joe Garcia or Yvette Bachmeier at 701.572.9034

May 22

Historical Games, 2 to 4:30 p.m at Fort Buford barracks. Participate in games that may ahve been played at the fort long ago, such as cribbage, cards, and checkers. For more information, contact Joe Garcia or Yvette Bachmeier at 701.572.9034

May 23

Williston Area Chamber of Commerce membership drive, Meet + Greet, 4 to 6 p.m. at TrainND Northwest 415 22nd Avenue NE. Light refreshments provided by Young Bucks Coffee + eatery.

May 24

Free Medicare Workshop, noon at the Williston Community Library with lunch provided by Thrivent. RSVPs appreciated. Workshop to help those turning 65 within the next year understand the process of enrolling in Medicare and their Medicare Supplements.

May 25

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, free virtual presentation, 11:00 am — Noon (CT). Registration is required. This project is supported by funding granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Service Division. Call 1-800-272-3900 or visit communityresourcefinder.org, to register for this class.

Dementia Informed Support: A Training Curriculum for Developmental Disability Professionals – Diagnosis & Screening, four-part virtual presentation on four consecutive Wednesdays, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. (CT). Free to professionals working with the developmentally disabled. Registration required. Supported by funding granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Service Division.

May 28

Flag Raising Ceremony, noon at Fort Buford in front of the Field Officer Quarters. The event marks the opening of the Fort for the summer season. The fort will be open from then on seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST through Labor Day weekend. Entrance fee is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children age 6 to 15, and free for children age 5 or less. Fees support exhibits in the Field Officer Quarters and a tour through reconstructed living history.

Confluence opens for summer hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through Labor Day weekend. For more information, contact Joe Garcia or Yvette Bachmeier at 701.572.9034

May 30

Memorial Day

May 31

Babysitter training, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided at Broadway Commons, 302 E. Broadway.. Classes also available June 9 and 13. Cost is $25 and includes American Heart association infant/child CPR certification. Enroll online at https://sugeni.us/dfit or call Shanda Harstad at 701-577-4595.

June 1

1 Million cups Williston, 8:30 a.m. at Smiling Moose Deli. Presenters are Jessica Herrera-Axmaker, owner of Peachy’s Boutique, and Laiken Aune and Rochelle Villa of the North Dakota Women's Business Center. Join them in person or via Facebook Live  @willistoneconomicdevelopment or @1MCWST.

June 2

MWEC Annual Meeting at Agri Sports Complex on the Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds.

Art & Wine Walk in Williston

June 4

Lemonade Day

Sugar Buster Diabetes Run, 10 a.m. at Spring Lake Park, with registration starting at 8:45 a.m. This event is presented by CHI St. Alexius Health Williston.

June 7

Youth T-ball, 5 to 6 year olds, begins. From 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays. Register online at www.willistonparks.com.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Special Needs Children, free Zoom class 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday nights through July 12. To register in Region 2, email holly.arnold@ndsu.edu. In region 1 (Williams, Divide, McKenzie counties), email Shanda.harstad@ndsu.edu. Participants will learn tools to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, balance life, communicate better, improve decision making, find helpful resources.

June 8

First Responders Appreciation Picnic, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for fire, law enforcement, EMS, served on the patio of the Law Enforcement Center.

June 9

Business After Hours, Busted Knuckle Brewery

Connecting Communities free BBQ, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT at Windmill Park in Powers Lake. Giveaways and more, open to the public, live radio broadcast.

Babysitter training, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided at Broadway Commons, 302 E. Broadway.. The class is also available June 13. Cost is $25 and includes American Heart association infant/child CPR certification. Enroll online at https://sugeni.us/dfit or call Shanda Harstad at 701-577-4595.

July 16

Poker Run for Cancer at Black Magic Harley Davidson

Fort Union Rendezvous through June 19

June 17

Corporate Cup at Raymond Family Community Center

Bird & Bogey Tournament at Painted Woods Sporting Complex and the Williston Municipal Golf Course.

June 20

SUP Camp, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday June 23. Learn the basics of paddleboarding. Cost: $75 per participant. Register online at www.willistonparks.com.

June 21

Connecting Communities free BBQ, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New town Civic Center in New Town. Giveaways and more, open to the public, live radio broadcast.

June 22

Farm to Table in Williams County, location TBA

NDPC Summer Social in Medora. Details online at https://www.ndoil.org/events/summersocial/.

Upper Missouri Valley Fair through June 26th at Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds in Williston.

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Golf Classic, Registration, 8:30 a.m., shotgun start 10 a.m. at the Links of North Dakota. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/2s35ketw.

June 23

Bakken Human Trafficking Summit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rough Rider Center, 2209 Wolves Den Parkway in Watford City. Organized by nonprofit 31:8 Project. Tickets are $50. Email info@318 project.org to learn more about scholarships and ticket availability. A social precedes the event on June 22 from 5 to 7 p.m., which is open to the public and free to attend.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run, 10 a.m. The Williston Police Department will be hosting the event with bike patrol officers leading the race. The race will be starting at the Law Enforcement Center, 223 East Broadway, and end at the ARC located at 822 18th St E. Food and beverages will be provided to participating runners. This run is intended to bring attention to the on-going partnership between Special Olympics of North Dakota and Law Enforcement.

June 27

SUP Camp, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday June 23. Learn the basics of paddleboarding. Cost: $75 per participant. Register online at www.willistonparks.com.

June 30

Summer Nights on Main begins every Thursday night through Aug. 25.

July 4

Fourth of July Celebration

July 7

Applications due for Technical Skills Training Grant.

July 9

Fort Buford annual 6th Infantry Encampment

Buffalo Trail Dash

July 14

Business After Hours, Loan Depot

API Golf Tournament

Connecting Communities free BBQ, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT, Crosby Swimming Pool in Crosby. Giveaways and more, open to the public, live radio broadcast.

July 15

Lewis & Clark State Park Christmas in July

July 16

UMVF Food Festival

Main Street Market on the Hedderich Lot

July 19

Bakken Rocks CookFest in Trenton. Details online at https://ndpetroleumfoundation.org/programs/cookfest/.

July 20

Farm to table dinner, presented by Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee and Williams County Soil District to provide Williston area community members an opportunity to learn more about agriculture in the region.

July 21

Bakken Rocks CookFest in White Shield. Details online at https://ndpetroleumfoundation.org/programs/cookfest/.

July 22

Williston Golf Classic, 8:30 a.m. registration with 10 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More details available online at https://www.chistalexiushealth.org/williston-foundation/williston-golf-classic.

North Dakota State Fair

Aug. 5

Chokecherry Festival

Aug. 6

Indian Arts Festival through Aug. 7 at Fort Union

Aug. 9

Lunch and Learn

Aug. 11

Business After Hours, Korner Lions

Aug. 13

Babe Ruth World Series

Aug. 14

Drone Light Show, begins at dusk. A Williston first, the 200-light drone show will bet on by Firefly Drone Shows of Detroit, Michigan in conjunction with the 14-year-old Babe Ruth World Series. 

Aug. 20

Second annual Williston Air Show, gates open 8 a.m., flying begins 11 a.m. at the Williston Basin International Airport. Event will include static exhibits, airplane rides, food vendors, family-friendly activities, and much more. For details, visit https://flywilliston.net/airshow.php.

Aug. 27

Bakken X Trek 2022

Aug. 30

Coffee and Conversation

Sept. 3

Fort Union Living History Weekend through Sept. 4. Includes Last Bell tour on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Sept. 5

Fort Buford’s Flag Lowering Ceremony at noon marks the end of the season.

Sept. 8

Business After Hours, The Retreat Apartment Homes

Sept. 11

Tables of Contents

Sept. 20

NDPC Annual meeting begins at Rough Rider Center in Watford City. The event continues through 9-22.

Sept. 27

Coffee and Conversation

Sept. 28

Leadership Graduation

October 4

Candidate forums

Oct. 8

Harvest Festival

Oct. 13

Business After Hours, Cooks on Main

Oct. 22

Boom Crawl

10th Annual BRAS for A CAUSE Bra Auction

Oct. 25

Coffee and Conversation

Nov. 10

Business After Hours, American Engineering & Testing

Nov. 18

Wil Expo

Nov. 25

Holiday LIghts Parade

Nov. 26

Small Business Saturday

Nov. 29

Coffee and Conversation

Dec. 8

Business After Hours

Dec. 10

Holiday Marketplace

Dec. 14

Coffee and Conversation

Community events for The Williston Week can be submitted to rjean@willistonherald.com for this listing, which is free for community events. Listings will run at least once before the event, if they are submitted in a timely fashion. Events must be community-oriented, not commercial.



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