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Happenings around the Perham area, Nov. 10-20

All the latest happenings in and around perham

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The Lake Region Arts Council Gallery in Fergus Falls is hosting an area artists' showcase, "Off the Wall," through Dec. 23. The exhibit features three and four-dimensional art pieces from 15 area artists, who will be on hand for a Nov. 15 public reception at the gallery, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Contributed / Lake Region Arts Council
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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 editor@perhamfocus.com or vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com .

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, November 10

Free Marketing Seminar: Nikki Thompson, owner of the Perham-based Clarity Branding Co., will present a free marketing seminar, "How To Talk About Your Business So People Will Buy," at 9:30 a.m. in the Perham City Council Meeting Room. Refreshments provided. Open to the public.

Friday, November 11

Veterans Day Lunch: The ITOW (In Their Own Words) Veterans Museum, located at 805 W. Main St., Perham, will host a Veterans Day luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by United Community Bank of Perham; all area veterans and their families are invited.

Wild Angels: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will host a special tribute show, "Wild Angels: The Women of Rock, Pop and Country," at 7:30 p.m. Featured performers are Pamela McNeill, Mary Jane Alm and Aimée Lee. Hear songs by Adele, Madonna, Janis Joplin, Dolly Parton, Cher, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, Pink, Tina Turner and more. Tickets available online at dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html , by phone at 218-844-7469, or in person at the Holmes Box Office, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes.

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Saturday, November 12

Holiday Bonanza: St. John's Lutheran Church, located at 410 E. Scharf Ave., Vergas, will host a Holiday Bonanza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall and Christmas decor will be featured.

Holiday Gift Bazaar: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, located at 500 6th Ave. SW, Perham, will host a Holiday Gift Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served; gift baskets, bake sale and craft sale all included.

Tuesday, November 15

Artist Reception: A public reception for the new "Off the Wall" dimensional art exhibit at the Lake Region Arts Council Gallery in Fergus Falls will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with refreshments provided; artist talks will start at 6 p.m. Featured artists include Penny Kagigebi of White Earth Ojibwe, Rick Kagigebi of Lac Courte Oreille, Mary Jo Wentz of Battle Lake, Cathy Oehler of Detroit Lakes, Vicky Radel of Norcross, Jarod Marrow of Fergus Falls, Phyllis Joos of Hancock, Judy Christoffersen of Dent, Kae Homeman of Erhard, Kristi Kruder of Battle Lake, Dar Eckert of Fergus Falls, Timothy Cassidy of New York Mills, Mary Williams of Clitherall, Brian Christensen of Fergus Falls and Carl Zachmann of Fergus Falls. The gallery is located at 133 S. Mill St., Fergus Falls. For more information, contact the LRAC office (toll free in Minnesota) at 1-800-262-2787 or 218-739-5780, or send an email to LRAC4@LRACgrants.org .

Wednesday, November 16

Veterans Appreciation Dinner: The Lions Clubs of Frazee, Vergas, Four Corners and Wolf Lake are co-sponsoring a veterans' appreciation dinner and Quilts of Valor presentation at 5 p.m. in the Frazee Event Center. If you have been touched by war and not received a Quilt for your service from the Quilts of Valor you can call one of the numbers listed below or go online to gov.org/report-a-quilt-of-valor-award. Contact Pam Krieg, 701-261-1632 or Janelle Lotzer, 701-680-2429 for more information. Cost is free for all veterans and spouses/guests and $10 for non-veterans who would like to attend.

Friday, November 18

Designer Purse Bingo: An evening of bingo, with prizes featuring designer purses from Michael Kors, Coach and Kate Spade, will take place at the Lakeside Event Center, 2727 450th St., Perham, starting at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., with proceeds to support the Perham girls basketball program.

New York Mills Community Carnival: New York Mills Public Schools will host their 11th Annual Community Carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. at the school (209 Hayes Ave., New York Mills). Featuring games for all ages, inflatables and fun for the whole family. In the event of bad weather, this event will be moved to Monday, Nov. 21. Hosted by the NYM Community Supporting Classrooms Committee.

Saturday, November 19

Perham Wrestling and Gymnastics Fundraiser: A fundraiser for the Perham wrestling and gymnastics programs will get underway at 4 p.m. inside the Lakeside Event Center, 2727 450th St., Perham. Silent and live auctions, games, cash prizes, music and fun get underway at 4 p.m., with dinner to be served at 6 p.m. Dinner for two, with one drink for each included, is $100. Tickets are available at Perham Area Gymnastics.

St. Henry's Holiday Craft and Bake Sale: St. Henry's Catholic Church of Perham will host a holiday craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon in the church basement at 234 2nd Ave. SW, Perham. Coffee and goodies will be served, with proceeds to benefit the New Kitchen Fund for St. Henry's Area School.

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Live Music: Michael Pink performs live at Brew Ales and Eats, starting at 8 p.m. Open to the public.

Sunday, November 20

Lady Boss Pop-Up Shop: Perham's Wel Collective will host its 3rd Annual Lady Boss Pop Up Shop from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Lakeside Event Center, 2727 450th St., Perham. Featuring more than 20 "lady boss" makers, boutiques and other service-based small businesses, this event is free and open to the public.

Multi-Day and Recurring Events

Keeping Up With Technology Workshop: Come to a four-week course at the Perham Area Public Library and learn how to keep up with your kids and grandkids in using modern technology. Sessions will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Participants of all skill levels are welcome to attend, learn, and discuss a variety of technology-related topics. This free course is designed to increase your comfort level with the use of technology through round table discussion, conversation, and community education. Please bring any of your technology devices and a list of questions to find answers to your common technology challenges.

Meat Raffle: The Rockin' Horse Cafe in Richville hosts meat raffles every Saturday night at 6 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the the Otter Tail Rod and Gun Club.

Off the Wall Art Exhibit: The new "Off the Wall" dimensional art exhibit at the Lake Region Arts Council Gallery in Fergus Falls runs through Dec. 23. Featured artists include Penny Kagigebi of White Earth Ojibwe, Rick Kagigebi of Lac Courte Oreille, Mary Jo Wentz of Battle Lake, Cathy Oehler of Detroit Lakes, Vicky Radel of Norcross, Jarod Marrow of Fergus Falls, Phyllis Joos of Hancock, Judy Christoffersen of Dent, Kae Homeman of Erhard, Kristi Kruder of Battle Lake, Dar Eckert of Fergus Falls, Timothy Cassidy of New York Mills, Mary Williams of Clitherall, Brian Christensen of Fergus Falls and Carl Zachmann of Fergus Falls. The gallery is located at 133 S. Mill St., Fergus Falls. For more information, contact the LRAC office (toll free in Minnesota) at 1-800-262-2787 or 218-739-5780, or send an email to LRAC4@LRACgrants.org .

Baby Bin: Come look through the baby bin at Crosspoint Alliance Church, 600 8th St. NE, Perham, on the first Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All WIC participants receive one pack of diapers and wet wipes. Everyone may look through our children's clothing, sizes 0-10.

Quilting: The Calvary Cut-Ups quilting group meets from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham. Questions? Contact Brenda Halvorson at 320-493-0802.

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 perhamlibrary.org or call 218-346-4892 for more information.

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Progressive Bingo: Every Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., Thumper Pond, Ottertail.

Tuesday Trivia Night: Billy's Corner Bar & Grill in Vergas will be offering Trivia Night every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Open to the public.

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.

Mah Jongg at Calvary Lutheran: Men and women are welcome and play Mah Jongg at Perham's Calvary Lutheran Church on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the library. No prior experience necessary, as experienced players will teach the game to newcomers.

Sit-n-Stitch: A weekly gathering of fiber artists will be held every Thursday from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Cultural Center in New York Mills. Free and open to all.

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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