The Friends of the James River Valley Library System will be hosting a used book sale event at the Stutsman County Library/NDSU Extension Office at 910 5th St. SE, Jamestown. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 20, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Use the Stutsman County Library entrance to access the book sale. Fill a bag for $1 or individual book prices range from 10 cents to 25 cents each.
The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free presentation titled “Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior,” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 23, at the James River Senior Center, 419 5th St. NE, Jamestown. This presentation is free and open to the public; registration is preferred but not required. This project is supported by funding granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Service Division.
The fourth annual Ave Maria Village Family and Friends Community Fun Walk will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Ave Maria Village. Ave Maria residents and children age 10 and younger can participate at no cost. Heritage Centre residents may participate for $10. For others, the cost to participate if registering by July 27 is $20 and $15 for seniors 65 and older. After July 28, the cost is $25 for all ages.
Dr. Steve Kourajian, an optometrist at Harvey, N.D., will speak at the next Front Porch Chat at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Stutsman County Museum. He will speak on some conditions that result in vision problems.
Kiwanis will hold a community blood drive next week at Ave Maria Village. The blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 25 and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 26. Contact Jan Barnes at 952-5677 to make an appointment or call United Blood Services at 1-800-917-4929 for more information. To donate blood, volunteers must be at least 16 years old (certain ages need a minor donor permit) and be in good health.
Dog lovers can take their pet to the “Splash and Dash Dog Wash” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at R.M. Stoudt. For a suggested donation of $5 to $15 (depending upon the size of the dog), dogs can be washed and local groomers will provide $5 “pet-a-cures” (dog nail trimming). A hot dog and pop will also available for a freewill donation. All proceeds will benefit Prairie Paws Rescue.
A convicted sex offender is living in the city, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Eugene Wayne Fluge, 44, lives at 2605 Circle Drive, North Dakota State Hospital Jamestown. He does not drive a vehicle. Fluge is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 158 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.
A section of N.D. Highway 20 will be closed to pedestrians with restricted vehicle use starting Friday, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
The North Dakota Development Fund, a funding program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for 11 projects totaling $1,469,000 at its board meeting held in July.
The Healthy Connections Program of Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department will host water fun day events from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Leapaldt, McElroy, Meidinger and Nickeus Parks in Jamestown. A variety of water games will be provided as weather permits. The event is free and open to the public. Please bring a swimsuit and towel.