Area Events

3/25/2017

The Cormorant Lakes Sportsman's Club Spring Stag will be on Saturday, March 25th with a social hour beginning at 5:30pm, followed by a dinner at 7pm. Tickets are $40 and includes the meal, three free beverages and a chance to win great prizes. Top three prizes include a Ruger American Rifle with scope, Weatherby Pump 12 gauge and Sasvage Axis with scope. For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact the clubhouse at 218-439-3614. All proceeds go to benefit the Cormorant Lakes Sportsman's Club.

Everyone is invited to a Speech Night on Saturday, March 25th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Waubun High School Commons. There will be a free will offering dinner, live music, silent auction, speech student speakers, and student speaker awards.

The Hendrum Fire & Rescue 19th Annual Steak Supper will be on Saturday, March 25th at the Hendrum Civic Center (use the east entrance).The social hour starts at 6:30pm with steak supper at 7:30. Tickets are $50 each at the door. Advance ticets available for $40 from any Hendrum fireman and at local businesses. There will also be a cash giveaway & door prizes

3/26/2017

Flom & Area Lions Spring Brunch benefitting REACH's Backpack Program will be held on Sunday, March 26th from 9am-1pm at the Flom Community Hall. There will be pancakes, sausages, eggs & potatoes served. A free will offering accepted.

3/27/2017

There will be a Blood Drive on Monday, March 27th from 11am-5:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church in Ada. To make an appointment, contact Renee at 784-2424.

3/28/2017

The City of Ada will have a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Ada-Borup School Commons. This meeting will focus on an Events Center. Various options concerning an Ada Events Center will be presented to the public for discussion. Please contact James Leiman, City Administrator, 218-784-5522, should you have any questions, comments or concerns.

3/30/2017

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC) has scheduled various events at the Historic Comstock House in Moorhead. On Thursday, March 30. Kaitlin Preusser, a senior at Concordia College and the first summer research fellow at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, will be discussing her summer research project based on the life of Orabel Thortvedt. Attendees will hear about Thortvedt, who became one of Clay County’s most influential pioneers, have a chance to tour the house, and enjoy coffee and light refreshments. Preusser’s presentation will be held from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Concordia faculty and students will be admitted for free, in honor of Margaret Callsen, whose donation funded Kaitlin’s fellowship. General admission for all events is $5, and free for HCSCC/MNHS members. Admission includes tours and refreshments. For information, visit www.hcscconline.org.

There will be an AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class on Thursday, March 30th from 6-10pm in the Fertile-Beltrami School room 158. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Contact superintendent Brian Clarke at 945-6983 to sign up.

3/31/2017

The El Zagal Shrine Circus will be held at the Fargodome Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd. High-wire and trapeze acts, clowns, bears, elephants, cotton candy and much more.

Aspelund Lutheran Church will be having a Fish Fry on Friday, March 31st at the Flom Community Hall from 5-7pm (or until the fish is gone). Everyone is welcome.

For the seventh consecutive year, volunteers will be filling bags with lifesaving food for starving children around the world. The Feed My Starving Children packaging event will be in Grand Forks from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2, with volunteers working two-hour shifts packaging food. This year, community volunteers, led by Twin Cities-based Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) staff, will package more than 400,000 lifesaving meals. The first shift begins at 10am on Friday, March 31 and the last one to be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., on Sunday, April 2, at the Grand Forks Public Works Building, 724 N. 47th St. There are only a few volunteer slots open. If you go online and find them full, keep checking, as slots tend to open up, especially during the last week.  Go to https://give.fmsc.org/GrandForks where you can sign up to volunteer.

4/1/2017

Fisher Fireman's Pig Roast will be held on Saturday, April 1st.

The annual Ada-Borup PTC Craft Market & Carnival will be on Saturday, April 1st, from 9am-2pm at the Ada-Borup High School Commons and Elementary Gym. There will be carnival games, prizes, and over 60 tables of vendors and crafts, Scholastic Book Fair, concessions, raffles every 30 minutes, and many grand prizes. Grand prize tickets available at the elementary school office March 27-31 from 8am-4pm. Tickets are 3 for $1. All proceeds will benefit school activities.

An Educational Benefit for Callie & Andrew Johnson, children of Jason Johnston, and grandchildren of Ardell Erstad of Ada, will be on Saturday, April 1st, at the East Grand Forks American Legion from 5:30-8:30pm. There will be raffles, silent auction and a baked potato bar. A free will offering will be accepted. Monetary donations can be sent to the Callie & Andrew Johnston Education Fund, Frandsen Bank & Trust, 1413 Central Ave NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721.

There will be a benefit for Darlene Ness on Saturday, April 1st from 3-7pm at Tubby's Tavern in Ada. Come and enjoy a "souper hero" meal, silent auction, and encouraging support to keep up the fight against cancer. Come dressed in your super hero gear. There will be a prize for best dressed hero. It's also Darlene's birthday, and they will be having 'Sota' barbecue.

4/2/2017

The Mahnomen County Ag Society is hosting Ham Bingo on Sunday, April 2nd at the Mahnomen American Legion beginning at 2pm. There will be 20 games; 20 hams + 20 prizes. Cost is four cards for $10. Refreshments & food available.

4/4/2017

The White Earth State of the Nation Address will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at the Shooting Star Casino Event Center in Mahnomen. There will be White Earth Program exhibits from 9am-1pm. At 10am, the State of the Nation address by White Earth Chairman Terry Tibbetts. A community lunch will be served.

The annual meeting for the Lockhart-Pleasant View Cemetery Association will be at 7pm on Tuesday, April 4th at Zion Lutheran Church in Ada.

4/6/2017

The Advanced Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 6th from 1:30-4:30pm at the Travelodge & Suites in Moorhead. This advanced safe food handling course focuses on aspects of cottage food products including baked, confectionery, dried, fruit preserved and acid & acidified fruit & vegetables. YOu will learn how to produce, package and label a safe food product. If you sell more than $5,000 annualy, this workshop meets the training requirement to register as a Minnesota cottage food producer. Registration materials are available at www.extension.umn.edu. Fore more information, contact Karla at 507-337-2808 or email engel114@umn.edu.

The 50th Annual Hawley Art Show & Sale will be Thursday, April 6th through Sunday, April 9th, at the Hawley Community Center. Artists may enter their artwork on Saturday & Sunday, April 1st & 2nd from 1-5pm. Registration fees are $5 per entry for professional & amateur classes; $3 for high school & elementary students, with a limit of three works per artist.

Learn how to safely offer samples of food items you prepare at the Safe Food Sampling at Farmers’ Markets workshop on Thursday, April 6th, 6–8pm at the Travelodge and Suites, Moorhead. Kathy Brandt, U of M Extension food safety educator will provide an overview of the 2014 Minnesota Safe Food Sampling law.  Vendors and food demonstrators will learn about food safety practices to minimize the risk of foodborne illness. Attendees will have an opportunity to complete a Safe Food Sampling Worksheet to comply with food safety regulations. Registration deadline is April 3. Cost is $20 per person.  To register or for more information contact, Karla at (507) 337-2808 or engel114@umn.edu.

4/8/2017

Vendors are being sought for the 17th Annual Bemidji's Biggest Indoor Garage Sale & Craft Fair, Saturday, April 8th from 8am-2pm at the Sandord Center in Bemidji. To register as a vendor, visit www.thesanfordcenter.net or call Taylor at 218-441-4031 to make an appointment to reserve your booths and drop off the completed forms to the Sanford Center. Cost is $30 if signed up by March 24th, $35 after that date. Admission to the sale is $2.

The 2017 Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Cake Contest will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 2-3:30pm at the Cormorant Community Center. The egg hunt will begin at 2:15pm. There will be age groups of 4 & younger, and 5 & older. Please bring your own basket. There will be kid friendly crafts, Easter candy, refreshments, Easter treat musical walk, also free pictures with the Easter Bunny & Mr Carrot. For the bunny cake contest, all ages are welcome to enter. Bring your cake to the event by 1:45pm. Vote for your favorite bunny cake. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Cakes will be sliced and sampled by those attending the event.

The Easter Bunny is coming to Lake Park on Saturday, April 8th. The Lake Park ALERT will be having a breakfast from 8-10am at the Lake Park Center. A free will donation will be accepted. The Lake Park Police Department will have a scavenger hunt at the city park beginning at 10:30am, immediately followed by the Lake Park Fireman's Auxiliary's Easter Egg Hunt. There will be prizes drawn following the hunt. Bags will be provided for the children.

The Red River Valley Woodcarvers are offering a special woodcarving class for youth 10 years of age or older on Saturday, APril 8th at the Fargo Baymont Inn. All tools, safety equipment and project materials will be provided. A $2 registration fee will be charged. To register, contact Wayne Hankel at 701-232-1813. Registrations are due by April 2nd

4/9/2017

The Ada-Borup FFA chapter will be hosting their annual Pork Dinner on Sunday, April 9th from 11am-1pm at the Ada-Borup High School Commons. The menu inclues pork loin, mashed potatoes, pork gravy, vegetable, and dinner rolls with white chocolate raspberry cake for dessert. The meal will be provided by Bob Kinkade at Quality Catering. A free will donation will be accepted.

Knight's of Columbus Council 8280 will have their Meat Bingo on Sunday, April 9th, beginning at 2pm at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Ada.

4/11/2017

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County’s spring Concordia Concert Series featuring Concordia student musicians at the Historic Comstock House, will have a string quartet performing on Tuesday, April 11, beginning at 7PM, but doors will open at 6PM for tours and light refreshments. Admission is free for students and members, and $5 for everyone else.For details about tickets or accessibility and accommodations, please contact HCSCC Director of Operations Matt Eidem at (218) 291-4211 or matt.eidem@hcsmuseum.org. For more information, visit hcscconline.org.

4/13/2017

Tri Valley Opportunity Council, Inc is hosting a Community Forum on Thursday, April 13th from 11am-noon at the Norman County Courthouse Annex building in Ada. They would appreciate your attendance and insight regarding community needs, and existing and potential services offered by Tri Valley. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mitch Bakken at 800-584-7020

4/14/2017

The 2017 Good Friday Cantata will be held on Friday, April 14th, 7:30pm at the Win-E-Mac School. Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm, beginning March 5th, at the school band room. All adults who like to sing are invited to join the choir.

4/22/2017

There will be a Benefit for Becky Erickson Hemze on Saturday, April 22nd from 4-8pm at the Lake Park Legion. The event includes a Chili Frre, Bake Sale & Silent Auction. For monetary donations, an account has been set up at State Bank of Lake Park.

New Hues: an exhibition of color is open now through April 22, 2017 at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks. Meet the artists at the Artists’ Reception, which will be held at the gallery on the last day of the exhibition, April 22, in conjunction with the Riverwalk Artists during the Art & Wine Walk, starting at 1pm.

4/28/2017

Lake Park-Audubon High School's National Honor Society will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Friday, April 28th, from 7am-3pm in the high school theater. To schedule an appointment, email Mrs Hogie, chogie@lpa.k12.mn.us

5/13/2017

The Ulen-Hitterdal Top Hat Theatre’s Performing Arts Series features Kat Perkins on May 13th at the Ulen-Hitterdal School. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $10 for students. The show begins at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm. For more information, log on to the Top Hat website at www.thetophattheatre.com