Happenings around the Perham area, Feb. 24-March 5

All the latest happenings in the Perham area

Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band.jpg
Happenings calendar for Feb. 24-March 5
Contributed / Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band

The Perham Focus accepts community calendar items for publication online and in our Thursday print edition, space permitting. Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date, in writing, to either or .

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

Saturday, February 26

Ice Fishing for Kids: Bring a child ice fishing on Perham's Big Pine Lake between 1-4 p.m. and receive a free, ready-to-use ice fishing package (i.e., rod and reel, bucket, scoop and tackle). Holes will be pre-drilled and bait will be provided. Hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate, water and coffee available. Contact Rick, 218-298-4760, or Shirley, 218-791-0848, for more information.

Women's Ice Fishing Tournament: The Women Anglers of Minnesota will host their 5th annual fishing tournament from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Star Lake. This women-only tournament features pre-drilled holes, cash prizes and more. For ages 12 and up; must be a WAM member to participate. There is a cost to participate. For more information visit .

Wednesday, March 2

Pasta Making Class: The Nest will be hosting a pasta making class at 5:15 p.m. Learn the ins and outs of homemade Italian pasta from instructor Delfi Ciampi. There is a cost to participate; register in person at Nest (on the retail side), 902 Market St., Perham, or call 218-346-4300 for more information.


Thursday, March 3

Harp & Flute Duo: The Cultural Center in New York Mills will host a concert by harp and flute duo Rachel Brandwein and Linda Chatterton at 7:30 p.m. A mix of classical and folk music, with a special piece of music inspired by a part of New York Mills’ history. Light refreshments available. COVID safety guidelines observed. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door the night of the concert. For more information, call the Cultural Center at 218-385-3339 or visit .

Saturday, March 5

Aspire Summit: The local nonprofit Wel Collective will present the Aspire Women’s Summit at The Cactus in Perham from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The summit gathers rural women to encourage and empower them to live an intentional life through a memorable day complete with a keynote speaker — inspirational life coach Rebecca Undem — workshop, and connection activity. This event is open to all women. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit .

Multi-Day and Recurring Events

Cultural Center Gallery Exhibit: The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Gallery is featuring the paintings of Illinois folk artist, Leonora, through Saturday, Feb. 26. This show and sale, titled “In Memory Of,” will be the first event to raise funds for a new Memorial Tree wall mural to be created in the Cultural Center.

Library Storytimes: The Perham Area Public Library hosts preschool storytime every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime with Becky is held periodically on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. Visit or call 218-346-4892 for more information.

Old Time Photographs: Stop by the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, at 230 First Ave. North in Perham, and take a trip down memory lane. The museum would like the public's help identifying old photos. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 218-346-7676 for more information.

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

What To Read Next
Sarah Barbero, Mona Schuette, Luana Bermudez and Debora Porcelluzzi found friendship in the halls of Perham High School.
Free land offered to bring at about 35 jobs to neighboring community
The smart students behind Perham's Knowledge Bowl are making a splash and hope to go to state this year.
The new board members were elected in the November 2022 election.