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Perham area calendar of events

Perham High School graduation is one of many events coming up over the next few weeks. File photo

Friday, May 26

Chamber Golf Scramble, Perham: At Lakeside Golf Course. Annual Perham Area Chamber of Commerce event. For more information, contact the chamber office at 218-346-7710.

Saturday, May 27

Bass Fishing Opener, Statewide

Hairball, Ottertail: At Thumper Pond Resort. Performance by Hairball, a tribute band that pays homage to some of the world’s biggest rockers, including KISS, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith and more. Thumper Pond’s first outdoor concert. For more information, visit ThumperPond.com.

Sunday, May 28

Perham High School Graduation, Perham: 2-4 p.m. at Prairie Wind Middle School. Celebrate the graduating class of 2017.

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day Services, click here

Wednesday, May 31

Community Meal, Perham: 5-6:30 p.m. at New Creation Lutheran Church. Free will donation.

Saturday, June 3

Salad Luncheon, Ottertail: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at United Methodist Church. Annual event sponsored by the Women of the United Methodist Church. $7 per person, $4 for kids ages 6-12, free for kids 5 and under.

Thursday, June 8

Wardale Dog Park Grrrand Opening, Perham: At the new Wardale Dog Park, at Arvig Park, from 4:30-7 p.m. Leash cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. People and dogs invited. The local Rotary Club will be serving hot dogs, chips and treats. Door prizes, booths, doggie bags, agility equipment and a selfie station will all be on site.

 

Saturday, June 10

Ronald McDonald House Ride, New York Mills: Ride leaves at noon from the New York Mills VFW, rain or shine. All motorcycles welcome. Registration from 9-11:30 a.m. Ride will end back at the VFW for food, door prizes, an auction and raffle, live outdoor entertainment and camping. 16th annual fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Fargo, N.D.

Great American Think-Off, New York Mills: See four finalists debate the question, “Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?” Two will say it has, two will say it hasn’t. Audiences will decide who presents the best argument to earn the title of America’s Greatest Thinker for 2017. 25th annual national event. For more information, call the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center at 218-385-3339 or visit think-off.org. Tickets available online in advance and at the door the night of the debate.

Wednesday, June 14

Turtle Fest, Perham: Events throughout town June 14-18. Turtle races, trolley rides, medallion hunt, contests, raffles, parking lot parties and beer gardens, magic shows, horse-drawn wagon rides, inflatables for kids, rodeo, fun fly, music and arts festival, grand parade and much more. See www.perham.com for a complete schedule of events. Perham’s biggest festival of the summer.

Thursday, June 15

Turtle Fest, Perham: Events throughout town June 14-18. Turtle races, trolley rides, medallion hunt, contests, raffles, parking lot parties and beer gardens, magic shows, horse-drawn wagon rides, inflatables for kids, rodeo, fun fly, music and arts festival, grand parade and much more. See www.perham.com for a complete schedule of events. Perham’s biggest festival of the summer.

Friday, June 16

Turtle Fest, Perham: Events throughout town June 14-18. Turtle races, trolley rides, medallion hunt, contests, raffles, parking lot parties and beer gardens, magic shows, horse-drawn wagon rides, inflatables for kids, rodeo, fun fly, music and arts festival, grand parade and much more. See www.perham.com for a complete schedule of events. Perham’s biggest festival of the summer.

Saturday, June 17

Turtle Fest, Perham: Events throughout town June 14-18. Turtle races, trolley rides, medallion hunt, contests, raffles, parking lot parties and beer gardens, magic shows, horse-drawn wagon rides, inflatables for kids, rodeo, fun fly, music and arts festival, grand parade and much more. See www.perham.com for a complete schedule of events. Perham’s biggest festival of the summer.

Sunday, June 18

Turtle Fest, Perham: Events throughout town June 14-18. Turtle races, trolley rides, medallion hunt, contests, raffles, parking lot parties and beer gardens, magic shows, horse-drawn wagon rides, inflatables for kids, rodeo, fun fly, music and arts festival, grand parade and much more. See www.perham.com for a complete schedule of events. Perham’s biggest festival of the summer.

Saturday, June 24

Rib Fest, Perham: Annual Perham Lakes Area Rib and Chicken Cook-Off contest. The public is able to sample ribs and chicken, along with a variety of sides, made by cooks from around the region. Prizes awarded for the best ribs. Held rain or shine. For more information, contact Mike at 218-849-8466.

Marie Johnson

Marie Johnson joined the Perham Focus more than five years ago, and has since worn many hats as writer, editor and page designer. She lives in rural Frazee with her husband, Dan, their one-year-old son, Simon, and their yellow lab, Louisa. 

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