Happenings around the Perham area, March 3-13

All the latest happenings in the Perham area

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Happenings calendar for March 3-13
File photo / Perham Focus

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.

Thursday, March 3

Loss of a Child Grief Support: Hospice of the Red River Valley is hosting an 11:30 a.m. class to help grieving parents identify and learn how to manage the mixed and painful emotions that accompany the loss of a child of any age. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date, via the HRRV website at , by phone at 800-237-4629, or by sending an email to .

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. Keynote speaker — inspirational life coach Rebecca Undem — along with a workshop and connection activity. Open to all women. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit .


24-hour Amelia Hill Fundraiser: A 24-hour fundraiser for Amelia Hill, a 15-year-old Perham High School sophomore who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, will be held at Sweet Bees, 139 S. 1st Ave., Perham. All proceeds from items purchased at Sweet Bees, either online or in-store, on that day will go to help the Hill famil. Big McDonald Resort will match Sweet Bees' total donation. A donation web page has been set up at for those unable to participate on that day.

Sunday, March 6

Amelia Hill Fundraiser at Brew: Brew Ale & Eats in Perham will be hosting a fundraiser for Amelia Hill from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. All proceeds from the day's sales will go to support the Hill family. A donation web page has been set up at .

Saturday, March 12

Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show: The Perham Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting this show at the Perham Area Community Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be face painting and building projects for kids along with speakers from a variety of area businesses. The Masons will serve up a pancake breakfast, and there will be several door prizes. Free admission. For more information visit .

Multi-Day and Recurring Events

Lenten Fish Fry: St. Henry's Catholic Church of Perham will be hosting a Lenten fish fry on every Friday in March from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church basement. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids age 5 and under. All are welcome, and takeout is available.

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.

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