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Mike Tomasko of West Fargo is one of just 24 AARP volunteers nationwide chosen to participate in AARP's premiere Volunteer Leadership Institute, an intensive 13-month program designed to elevate highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership. The mission of the initial AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute is to develop and mobilize the expertise, interests and talents of highly skilled volunteer leaders to lead and influence in communities across the nation.
The Veterans Memorial Celebration will be held at Bonanzaville on May 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the region's veterans, military, and their families. All activities are free and open to the entire community.
West Fargo High School students were among top place winners in each of the 14 categories at the 61st annual NDHSAA Sponsored State Class A Speech Tournament held at Jamestown High School on April 20. All participants qualified from one of two regional tournaments or qualified at an invitational tournament held during the season.
City of West Fargo staff and contractors have started their annual spring street sweeping which should be completed by May 24. Crews will begin on the higher volume roadways and progress into the residential areas. Residents are asked to help assist and expedite this task by parking vehicles off the street during normal business hours. Questions or concerns can be directed to Barry Johnson, or Chris Brungardt at West Fargo Public Works, 701-433-5410.
WEST FARGO HIGH RISE Thursday, May 16: Barbecue chicken, cheesy potatoes, corn, orange Jello with mandarin oranges and topping. Friday, May 17: Pork chop in gravy, smashed potatoes, beets, cake with strawberries and topping. Monday, May 20: Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, country trio, pineapple. Tuesday, May 21: Warm pulled pork sandwich, rotini supreme pasta salad, calico beans, warm cinnamon apples. Wednesday, May 22: Chicken alfredo with penne pasta, carrots, romaine lettuce salad, garlic breadstick, fruit cup.
The Three Rivers Garden Club of West Fargo will meet Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. The program will consist of a Plant Auction to benefit the West Fargo Public Library. It will be held in Joan Bachman's garden at 515 Grieson Ave., West Fargo. Everyone interested in gardening is welcome to attend.
The annual Arbor Day observance will take place Thursday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Maplewood Park located in the 1200 block of 17th Avenue East. This year's honoree is longtime West Fargo resident Larry Lubben who will have an Oak Tree planted on his behalf. Brandy Sellden's sixth-grade class from Cheney Middle School will be helping with the planting. Lubben's granddaughter Olivia is a member of the class. The Tree City USA will also be presented by Sharon Bartels of the North Dakota Forest Service.
"Incrediworld Amazement Park: A Thrill Ride Through God's Creation" is the theme for this year's Vacation Bible School being held Sunday, June 2 through Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1005 1st St., West Fargo. There will also be a free evening meal offered for the entire family of those registered served from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Each evening includes a Bible lesson, crafts, singing, recreation time and a snack. A VBS program will be held on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The West Fargo Park District will be hosting the Shadow Wood Park Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Shadow Wood Park, 3545 4th St E, West Fargo. Shadow Wood Park features a splash pad, playground equipment, outdoor fitness equipment, basketball courts and a gazebo. Park staff will give tours and refreshments will be provided. The splash pad will officially open at 5 p.m. and then operate seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information log onto wfparks.org or call 433-5360.