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Perham Area calendar

Thursday, May 2

Birding Workshop

New York Mills: At the Cultural Center. Learn about the birds we see in Minnesota, what they eat and how to attract them to your yard. 7 p.m.

Friday, May 3

Wild Game Feed

Perham: At the Perham Sportsman's Clubhouse. Potluck and open house with entertainment by Jeff Oakland After Hours. 5:30 to 9 p.m. 42825 Harvest Avenue.

Saturday, May 4

WELCA Spring Gathering

Lake Park: At Lake Park Lutheran Church 2002 2nd St. All women are invited to attend the WELCA Conference 6 Spring Gathering. Pastor Rod Spidahl will be the speaker. A lunch will be served. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Cost is $10.00.

Sunday, May 5

Father daughter dance

Perham: At Heart of the Lakes Elementary. Games, crafts, pampering, photo booth and light refreshments. 3:30 p.m. registration. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. social. 4:30 p.m. grand march. 5 - 6 p.m. dance. $15 per couple, $5 per additional daughter. Suggested ages 3-years-old to 12-years-old. Moms and family welcome to attend the grand march.

Wednesday, May 8

Senior Driver Safety Class

Perham: At the Perham Public Library. 4-HR refresher class. 1-5. Cost:$20. No tests or workbooks. Call Denise Lillis to register or for more information 218-346-3336

Thursday, May 9

Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band

Perham: At the Perham Center for the Arts. The Red River Valley Veteran's Concert Band is an all-volunteer, non-profit concert band whose mission is to promote patriotism through music. Free will donation. Show starts at 8:15 p.m. The RRVVCB will also perform at Perham Living at 7:00 p.m.

DIY Memorial Pots

Perham: At Hadley House. 5 to 7 p.m. A creative outlet for grief, join for a session of creativity and remembrance as we create do-it-yourself memorial pots. Class will feature a local master gardener who will guide attendees through the creation of a beautiful flower pot. Attendees with also learn ways to cope with grief and important self-care strategies with others who have experienced a similar loss through death. Session is free, but pre-registration is required by May 2. Register online at or call 800-237-4629.

Breaking Barriers

Perham: At Perham High School. A mental health awareness event, a chance to learn about mental health, the variety of services available in the area and the tough realities of suicide. This free event will help educate the community and increase knowledge and understanding about mental illness. Booths open at 6 p.m. Keynote speaker Chris Caulkins begins at 7 p.m.

Festival of Quilts

Fergus Falls: At Fergus Falls Community Arenal. 9th biennial quilt show and conference. May 9, 10 and 11. Presented by Fergus Falls Quilter Guilds.

Saturday, May 11

A chat with author Mary Wasche

Perham: At the History Museum of East Otter Tail County. The History Museum invites you to chat with area native and nationally published author Mary Wasche. To learn more, visit her website

Monday, May 13

Christian Women's Connection breakfast

Ottertail: At Thumper Pond. Speaker: "A Trip to Remember" by Rita Weber. Feature: "Sew many Memories" by Missy Hermes, OTC Historical Museum. Music: "Musical Memories" by Rita Weber. Reservations must be made by May 9th. Call Carol 218-282-0147 or Sandy 218-205-4855.

Thursday, May 16

Vocal ensemble Lyra from St. Petersburg, Russia

Perham: At Calvary Lutheran Church. Chants of the Russian Orthodox Church and Folk Songs from Russia. All singers are professional musicians, singing in different churches of St. Petersburg. No admission charge, free will offering.

Saturday, May 18

Perham MS Bike/Hike event

Perham: At the Perham Pioneer Grounds. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Bike/hike begins at 11 a.m. Further details to come. Coordinator Stephen Sweere 218-298-0771.

Monday, May 20

Grief support group

Perham: At Perham living in the community room. 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

Miss Perham 5K

Perham: At Arvig Park. Registration begins by the softball fields at 9:30. Race starts at 10. Proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network.


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.

Monthly food shelf fundraisers at Pizza Ranch

Perham: From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Monday of every month. Tell the cashier when you order that you are there for the fundraiser; your receipt is your donation to the local food shelf. Sponsored by the Eastern Star Olive Branch Chapter.

Pregnancy and infant loss support group

Detroit Lakes: From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Hospice of the Red River Valley. For anyone who has experienced the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first year of life. 1111 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Looney Bird Painters

Perham: At the public library. Saturday mornings 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Watercolor painting and colored pencil. All skill levels welcome.

Richville Community Center Breakfast

Richville: At the Richville Community Center. Every third Sunday. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $6.50. Kids 6-12: $4.00. Kids under 6: Free. April's breakfast will be held Sunday, April 28, not Easter Sunday.