Happenings around the Perham area, March 10-20

All the latest happenings in the Perham area

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Happenings calendar for March 3-13
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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.

Saturday, March 12

Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show: The Perham Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Home and Cabin 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 .

Artist Reception: A reception to meet local artist Pam Robinson and taste a sampling of her husband’s homemade scones and traditional Scottish lemon curd will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Perham Area Public Library, 225 2nd Ave. NE, Perham. Robinson will be exhibiting her work at the library through the end of April. For more information, contact Susan Heusser-Ladwig at 218-346-4892.

Wednesday, March 16

Virtual Artist Talk: Join Otter Tail County resident artist Alo Osberg for a virtual artist talk from the Lakes Area Precious Plastic Lab , starting at 3 p.m. Osberg is a returning Springboard for the Arts Hinge alum with a special connection to the Precious Plastic project. Osberg will talk about their work with the Lakes Area Lab and facilitate discussion about plastic waste and people's relationship to this durable, precious, yet problematic material.


Friday, March 19

Quilts of Valor Fundraiser: A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held as a fundraiser for the Quilts of Valor program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dent Community Center. Admission is a free will offering; proceeds go to making quilts for area Armed Forces veterans and active-duty personnel.

Sunday, March 20

Plastic Discovery Day: Join Otter Tail County resident artist Alo Osberg for an afternoon of learning all about plastic , starting at 1 p.m. Visit the Lakes Area Precious Plastic Lab , learn about plastic types and the recycling process, see examples of projects created by Osberg and others at the Plastic Lab, and more. Optional: Bring a broken or mystery plastic item and use diagnostic tests to determine the kind of plastic it's made of.

Multi-Day and Recurring Events

Sno-Cross Races: Youth snowmobile racing will be held at Perham's Pioneer Village starting at noon on Saturday, March 12 and again at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. Sunday's event will include buddy races as well as a moms race and mechanics race after the main event has concluded. Check out the website at for more information.

Lenten Fish Fry: St. Henry's Catholic Church of Perham will be hosting a Lenten fish fry 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.

Frazee Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus, Council 12581 will host a Lenten fish fry on every other Friday through Lent, March 11, March 25 and April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee. Cost is $10 for a meal that includes fish, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, bread and ice cream, with proceeds to go to fixing the pews at the church. Meals are for pick-up and take-out only.

Pam Robinson Art Exhibit: The meeting room walls of the Perham Area Public Library will showcase the eclectic creations of local artist Pam Robinson. Inspired by her travels, she has created a small collection of colorful highland cow paintings, Scottish Highland landscape and seascape assemblages, as well as a small sampling of her travel journals and sketches. The exhibit will run through the end of April. Library hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Perham Area Public Library is located at 225 2nd Ave. NE, Perham. For more information, contact Susan Heusser-Ladwig at 218-346-4892.

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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