Events in the Perham area from 17 to 27 February – Perham Focus

The Perham Focus is accepting Community Calendar items for publication online and in our Thursday print edition, space permitting. Submissions must be made at least one week prior to the event date, in writing, to either

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Each submission should include the date, time and location of the event, whether it is a recurring or one-time event, and where to go for more information (phone, email and/or website website). Also indicate whether the event is free or paid, and how much it costs, if applicable.

Unlimited Ottertail Ducks: The Ottertail Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 31st annual banquet at Thumper Pond, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets available online at

www.mndu.org

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Virtual Writing Classes for Adults: Led by The Loft’s teaching artist, Michael Kleber-Diggs, this 10-hour “Nature Writing” virtual workshop delves into writing about the natural world. Class sizes are limited and registration is required. Register on

viking.lib.mn.us/legacy-events-calendar

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Good Morning Bedlam Concert: New York Mills Cultural Center will host Good Morning Bedlam for an album release concert. The Minneapolis-based three-person band play their own unique brand of “furious folk.” Doors open at 7:00 p.m., music starts at 7:30 p.m. Cash bar and light refreshments available. There is a cost to attend; call 218-385-3339 with questions or visit

kulcher.org

for more information.

Family Valentine’s Day: Courtney Rooney and Sage Becklund-Erickson of Lakeland Mental Health will present a free program on ‘Children’s Five Love Languages’ from 5.30pm at Heart of the Lakes Primary School in Perham. Pizza and family valentines for all and presentation of the program for parents at 6 p.m. while the children enjoy artistic activities.

Ice fishing for kids: Parents, grandparents, mentors and guardians, take your child ice fishing on Perham’s Big Pine Lake between 1 and 4 p.m. and receive a free, ready-to-use ice fishing package (ie. -d. rod and reel, bucket, shovel and equipment). Holes will be pre-drilled and bait will be provided. Hot dogs, fries, hot chocolate, water and coffee available. Contact Rick, 218-298-4760, or Shirley, 218-791-0848, for more information.

Multi-day and recurring events

Exhibition of the Gallery of the Cultural Center: The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Gallery features the paintings of Illinois folk artist Leonora through Saturday, February 26. This exhibition and sale, titled “In Memory Of”, will be the first event to raise funds for a new memorial. Mural of trees to be created at the Cultural Center.

Library Story Hours: The Perham Area Public Library hosts a preschool storytime every Tuesday at 10.15am. Toddler storytime with Becky periodically takes place on Monday evenings at 6pm.

perhamlibrary.org

or call 218-346-4892 for more information.

Photographs from yesteryear: Stop at the East Otter Tail County History Museum at 230 First Ave. North to Perham, and take a trip down memory lane. The museum wants the public’s help in identifying old photos. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Call 218-346-7676 for more information.

Resident artist: Springboard for the Arts is bringing former Hinge artist Alo Osberg back to Otter Tail County for a residency with the Lakes Area Precious Plastic Lab from February 21 through March 20. Osberg was a Hinge artist in early 2020 and originally pitched the idea for the Plastic Lab which is now at the Otter Tail County Recycling Center. He will give a virtual artist talk on March 16 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will participate in the Plastic Discovery Day on Sunday March 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the recycling center. For more information, contact Cedar Walters at Otter Tail County Solid Waste at 218-998-8914.


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