Happenings around the Perham area, May 19-29

All the latest happenings in the Perham area

Happenings in the Perham area, May 19-29. Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date.
Happenings in the Perham area, May 19-29. Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date.
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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.

Friday, May 20

Perham DU Sportsman's Bingo: The Perham area chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be hosting Sportsman's Bingo at Big Pine Lodge, 43606 Mosquito Heights Road, Perham, from 6-10 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Purchase tickets at (link can also be found on the Perham DU Facebook page ).

Saturday, May 21

EOT Wranglers Open Fun Show: The East Otter Tail Wranglers 4-H Club will host an open, fun horse show starting at 9 a.m. at the EOT County Fairgrounds at 455 4th St. SE, Perham. A 2022 negative Coggins test is required for any horse brought to the show and no dogs are allowed. Registration for each event closes one event prior to the next event's start.

R and R Live at 1894: Romyn and Rick, also known as "R & R," are bringing the country back to Perham's 1894 for an evening of live music, starting at 7 p.m. Open to the public.


Sunday, May 22

Aaron Simmons at 1894: Musician Aaron Simmons , a country-based singer-songwriter from Stewartville, Minn., performs live at 1894 in Perham from 5-7 p.m. Open to the public.

Saturday, May 28

Ruby's Pantry: St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Perham is hosting a pop-up distribution for Ruby's Pantry from 8-10 a.m. For a $22-per-bundle donation, guests will receive an abundance of groceries. There is no income or residency requirement. Guests will need to bring 2-3 totes or baskets to receive their bundle.

The Fat Cats at 1894: The Fat Cats perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at Perham's 1894 , for the restaurant's third anniversary. Open to the public.

Multi-Day and Recurring Events

Call for Artists: The Lake Region Arts Council is accepting art in all mediums from artists living in Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties for an upcoming exhibit. Guest juror Tasha Kubesh will be choosing 15-20 work samples submitted by regional artists for inclusion in this prestigious showing. Deadline to submit is Friday, May 27. For more information contact Lake Region Arts Council at 218-739-5780, email , or visit the website at .

Perham Networking Opportunity: The Nest in Perham will host a one-hour free business networking opportunity on the first Wednesday of every month, starting at 8:15 a.m. Personal introductions, sharing of upcoming events and projects, and a focus presentation. Coffee will be provided by the focus topic presenter.

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.

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