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Monday, October 15

Red Cross Blood Drive

Perham: Calvary Lutheran Church, Noon to 6 p.m.

Leaves of Grass

Perham: Patrick Scully and his production, Leaves of Grass — Illuminated, a free program offered for adults, 7 p.m., Perham Public Library.

Tuesday, October 16

Red Cross Blood Drive

Perham: Calvary Lutheran Church, 8 a.m to 1 p.m.

Thursday, October 18

'Saving Snow'

Detroit Lakes: Detroit Mountain Recreational Area — Free screening of the film "Saving Snow", 6-7 p.m. social hour followed by the movie. See this documentary about the economic impact of warming winters in Minnesota and what we can do about it.

Day of Purple

Join Someplace Safe and united with others across the area by wearing purple clothing, the color used to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Pledge or collect pledges and bring your group's contribution to your local Someplace Safe office or mail it to Someplace Safe, Box 815, Fergus Falls, MN 56538.

Thursday, October 25

Chili Feed

Perham: Perham Sportsman's Club 11th annual Chili Feed. The Cactus, Ft. Thunder Road. All you can eat. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with meal being served at 6 p.m. Games and Chances to win. Forty guns given away. Admission: $20. Kids tickets available at the door. Twelve and under admitted free.

Theology on Tap

Perham: Bible Study at Disgruntled Brewing, 7 p.m. Anyone 21 or over can participate.

Saturday, October 27

Style Show

Perham: Catholic Daughters Court St. Rita No. 409 50th annual Style Show. St. Henry's Catholic Church. 9:30 a.m. Brunch. Admission: $20.Silent auction, door prizes. Proceeds to local charities.

Tuesday, October 30

Opioid Crisis

Fergus Falls: The United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties will present the second annual session of "Conversations that Matter" entitled "The Opioid Crisis Touching our Rural Communities" at Grace United Methodist Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register call (218) 736-5147 or visit

Friday, November 9

Winter Ladies Night

Perham: Holiday Shopping from 5-7 p.m. at Mark's Fleet Supply, 945 Market St.

Every Tuesday

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly)

Perham: Meets every Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, 223 4th Ave SE, Perham.

Weigh in time: 4:45-5:15 p.m., Meeting: 5:15-6 p.m. For more information call Ruthann at 218-346-2666 or Mary at 218-346-3160

Every Wednesday

Community Meal

Perham: At New Creation Lutheran Church from 5-6:30 p.m. Free meals served. Free will donations accepted.

First Tuesday of the Month

Baby Bin

Perham: At Crosspoint Alliance Church, 600 8th St. NE, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WIC participants may come and pick up a package of diapers and look through the tables of clothing. From 9-11 a.m. will be playtime for children so parents can visit.


Loony Bird Painters

Perham: Painting party from 10-11:30 a.m. each Saturday beginning Sept. 8 at Perham Library. All skill levels are welcome.

WIC Clinic

New York Mills: At East Otter Tail County Offices, 118 North Main, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The WIC program of Otter Tail County routinely holds clinics. For more information call 218-998-8324.

Defensive Driving Class

4-Hour Refresher

Perham Public Library

225 Second Ave. NE

Oct. 16 ...........5-9 p.m.

Vergas State Bank

Oct. 22..........12:30-4:30 p.m.

To register call Denise Lillis at (218) 346-3336