Happenings around the Perham area, April 14-24

Happenings around the Perham area, April 14-24

Posted on April 19th, 2022

Thursday, April 14

Author Kim Heikkila: Dr. Kim Heikkila discusses her first book, "Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam," a 2012 Minnesota Book Award Finalist for General Nonfiction, at 1 p.m. in the Fergus Falls Public Library. Open to the public; call 218-739-9387 for more information.

Friday, April 15

Art Exhibit Opening: The new art exhibit, "Native Birds in Watercolor," opens at 1 p.m. in the visitor center at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, 602 Hwy. 10 East, Fergus Falls. Artist and birder Marion Otnes will be on-site until 4 p.m. to talk about her work and share stories of her life experiences as an observer and illustrator of birds and other wildlife.

Saturday, April 16

Easter Egg Hunt: North Pines Market will host an Easter Egg Hunt at the Arvig Park softball fields in Perham, starting at noon. This free family event will feature an appearance by the Easter Bunny as well as egg hunts for both adults and children. Central Market will have some lunch and beverage options that day, as well. Over 8,000 eggs are available, with 150 prizes to be given.

Easter Egg Hunt: The Ottertail City Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt in the Ottertail City Park, starting at noon. Four age groups will be in the hunt for more than 5,000 candy-filled eggs and 130 "special" prizes, until all of the prizes are claimed. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos from 12:15-1:15 p.m. No cost to attend.

Ben Lindquist Steak Feed: A steak feed benefit for Ben Lindquist, a local man recovering from the effects of a stroke, will be held at the Silver Moon, 1117 W. Main St., Perham, starting at 3 p.m. Open to the public.

Rick Adams: With over 30 years of experience entertaining crowds with bands like Burbank Station, Buffalo Alice and The Roosters, Rick Adams has a reputation of giving the audience a show they will always remember. He performs an acoustic show at 1894 in Perham starting at 7 p.m. Open to the public.

Tuesday, April 19

Author Kim Heikkila Virtual Presentation: Dr. Kim Heikkila discusses her first book, "Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam," a 2012 Minnesota Book Award Finalist for General Nonfiction, in a virtual presentation at 7 p.m. Hosted by the Perham Area Public Library. Register to receive the Zoom link at tinyurl.com/VLS-AuthorEvent . If you have questions about registration, contact [email protected] .

Movies at the Library: The Fergus Falls Public Library will host a special screening of the Oscar-nominated film "Belfast" at 6 p.m. Open to the public. Call 218-739-9387 for more information.

Thursday, April 21

Empty Bowls Fundraiser: The Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Salvation Army returns to M State’s Fergus Falls campus for a 16th year. For a suggested donation of $20, attendees will receive their choice of soup in a handmade pottery bowl, which can be brought home. Serving is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to support the Salvation Army’s efforts to fight hunger locally.

Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band: The Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band will be performing at the Center for the Arts at 105 5th St. NE, Fergus Falls, starting at 8:15 p.m. Admission is a free will donation.

Saturday, April 23

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.

Children's Author David LaRochelle: The New York Mills Public Library will host a 10 a.m. presentation by award-winning Minnesota children's book author David LaRochelle. In an interactive presentation, David LaRochelle gives insight on storytelling and shares the process of creating his great children’s books. Call 218-385-2436 for more information.

Ben Ranson Concert: All are invited to the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center for the final show in the Center's Spring 2022 Concert Series, featuring local musician Ben Ranson. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the concert to begin at 7:30. Light refreshments and cash bar available. This is a ticketed event; go to kulcher.org or call 218-385-3339 for more information.

Sunday, April 24

JAIL, Inc., Community Service: JAIL, Inc., a nonprofit ministry working to make a difference in the lives of inmates at the Otter Tail County Jail during and after confinement, will present a community service hosted by New Creation Lutheran Church, 295 Coney St. W, Perham. Coffee and cookie fellowship at 6:30 p.m. and service at 7 p.m., featuring testimonies, guest speakers and music. For more information about the event or JAIL, Inc., visit jailinc.org or contact chaplain Pete Kondrad at [email protected] or 218-517-0437.

Multi-Day and Recurring Events

The Gathering: The Gathering is a sporting collectibles, art, duck decoy and fish decoy show; in fact, it is the world's largest fish decoy show, with an average of 110 vendor tables for buying, selling and trading. Set for Saturday, April 23, from 9 am. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Perham Area Community Center. Adult admission is $8 per day; all kids 17 and under are admitted free of charge. Visit perhamshow.com for more information.

Pam Robinson Art Exhibit: The meeting room walls of the Perham Area Public Library will showcase the creations of local artist Pam Robinson through the end of April. 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 travel journals and sketches. The Perham Area Public Library is located at 225 2nd Ave. NE, Perham. For more information, call 218-346-4892.

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 perhamlibrary.org 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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