Area Events

2/23/2019

The 9th Annual Halstad Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at the LRC in Halstad. Registration for the show/ride is from 8-11am. Trophy presentation is at 11:30am. There will also be a breakfast served by the Halstad Lions beginning at 8am.

Moorhead Parks and Recreation will be hosting One Enchanted Evening on February 23, from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Hjemkonst Center in Moorhead. This event is for ages 4-12 and their family, featuring a grand march, dancing, refreshments, photos, and memories to last a lifetime. Semi-formal dress is encouraged. All are invited to attend the grand march; however, only ticketed couples will be allowed to stay afterwards for the dance. Tickets are $12 per person, and will be available for purchase beginning February 4, by calling the Parks and Recreation office at 218.299.5340, or by visiting moorheadparks.com. The registration deadline is February 14.

Fargo-Moorhead Comic-Con 9 - The family fun 2-day event celebrating comics and popular culture - returns Saturday, February 23rd from 10am-late and Sunday, February 24th from 10am-4pm at the Fargo Ramada. Saturday daytime admission is only $7 adults (13 and up), $5 kids (6-12) and 5 & under is free! Sunday admission is only $5 adult, $3 kids and 5 & under is free! For more information, go to www.fargomoorheadcomiccon.com or www.valleycon.com

2/24/2019

The Heart O' Lakes High School Fishing League's 1st Annual ice Fishing Contest will be held on Sunday, February 24th from Noon-3pm. Fish anywhere on Big Pine Lakes near Perham. It is a multi-species contest with $100 prizes for biggest walleye, northern, crappie & sunfish. Top raffle prizes include: 2018 Honda Rancher 4x4, Eskimo P1 Rocket Ice Auger, Marcum M1 Flasher, Eskimo 949i pop-up shelter and many more. The drawing will follow the contest (3:15pm) near Grandview Heights Access on Big Pine Lake. A $10 ticket is good for the fishing contest and raffle prizes. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Heart O' Lakes High School Fishing League. Check out the HOL Fishing League Facebook page for more information and updates.

2/26/2019

As part of the “We Are Water” exhibit that is currently at the University of Minnesota Crookston campus, there will be a Family Night, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (rescheduled date), in Bede Ballroom and the International Lounge in the Sergeant Student Center. There will be a myriad of activities that are designed from children in pre-school to young teens and pre-teens in 8th grade. This night of activities is a collaboration between the early childhood education, elementary education, and the agricultural education programs. There will be a total of twenty-one activities that participants can partake in. Among these are, water play for infants and toddlers, building water dams (Legos), and a do-it-yourself (DIY) compost bins activity

2/27/2019

The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center (NWMNSBDC) is hosting a workshop to help. Identifying your Target Audiences for Marketing will be held on Wednesday, February 27th 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Valley Technology Park Conference Room, 510 County Road 71, Crookston, Minn. Cost for the workshop is $10 and attendance is limited to 15 participants. Contact Christine Anderson at 218-281-8318 to register. Refreshments will be served. (this had originally been scheduled for January 29th).

Ada, Catch the Spirit - a celebration of the community - will be held on Wednesday, February 27th at the Ada Event Center. There will be a social hour with free supper from 6-7pm. The program begins at 7pm and will include a salute to the community, recognition of accomplishments in 2018, honoring of community leaders, new businesses and a special presentation on a business celebrating a milestone. The event will feature an Ada-Borup Cougar theme. Come in your Cougar attire. Everyone is welcome.

2/28/2019

3/1/2019

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. There will be a service held at 2pm at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ada on Friday, March 1st.

The F-M Kids Fantastic Film Festival - a film festival devoted to films for and by kids - debuts Friday, March 1st  at the Fargo Public Library at 3:30pm. The award winners debut begins at 12 noon on Saturday, March 2nd at the Fargo Theatre. The festival highlights films that are either made by kids or made for kids (with age appropriate content) and that embrace all the “fun” genres: sci-fi, fantasy, action, adventure.. even horror. Local filmmakers can still get their films in by sending a private youtube link or dropping off a dvd at Moorhead Community Access Media (MCAM) studios in the Moorhead Center Mall by February 21st.  Showings are free at the Fargo Public Library and only $3 for kids/$5 adults at the Fargo Theatre. Contact the FM KIDS FFF via email: tony@moorheadaccess.tv or stop by the offices 10am-4pm Monday through Friday in the Moorhead Center Mall (right next to the City Hall entrance). *If after hours, dvd’s can be slipped in the gap between doors!

3/2/2019

Itasca State Park's “March into Spring” Snowshoe Hike: A Backcountry Exploration will be on Saturday, March 2nd, from 12:30-3:30 pm. Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. Get out and enjoy the last weeks of winter’s snow as we move towards spring! Join us for an invigorating snowshoe hike as we explore the area around the Mississippi Headwaters. The hike will go along the Schoolcraft trail and out to Schoolcraft Island (conditions permitting). The first section of the hike will be easy. Notes: Dress for being outdoors, bring along your snowshoes, water and sunglasses. A limited number of snowshoes are available at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center for use during the program and are first-come-first-serve. Please check out the snowshoes before the start of the hike. Route may change based on weather and snow conditions. Trail route will be selected based on snow conditions.

3/3/2019

The Flom Community Annual Soup Dinner will be held on Sunday March 3rd, Serving from 10:30-1pm at the Flom Hall. Enjoy your choice of Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Beef with dumplings and Chicken Wild Rice Soups. A free will offering will be accepted. There will also be a bake sale. Proceeds will benefit community projects.

The annual “Send the Kids to Jesus Camp” Breakfast & Raffle will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls on Sunday March 3. The free will offering awesome breakfast will consist of ham, French toast, scrambled eggs, juice, fruit cups, and coffee and will run from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Raffle tickets will also be sold for $1 and the raffle consists of over 100 prizes. There will also be a silent auction, kids’ games, and a “bake walk”. All proceeds from this event will go towards funding for our youth to attend summer Christian camps. Please come and support our youth in this activity sponsored by the Red Lake County Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters of America.

3/4/2019

The Ada-Borup Science Fair will be held on Monday, March 4th. There will be an open house from 4-6pm. The event is free and open to the public. They are also in need of adult judges to help the senior high student judges. Anyone interested can contact Elizabeth Cakebread at elizabethc@ada.k12.mn.us to get signed up.

3/9/2019

The Annual Celtic Festival will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. It is a celebration of the rich culture of the seven Celtic Nations featuring the intriguing history, arts and traditions of Brittany, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Galicia, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Enjoy lyrical Celtic music played by great bands from the community and region. The festival features entertainment stages, several presentations about folk traditions of the past and present, activities booths and Celtic foods. All exhibits, performances and activities are free with the exception of Activity Passport ($2). The Activity Passport is the key to many of the craft stations and once completed can be turned in for a prize. Hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

3/10/2019

The Grandin Fire Department will be hosting a Pancake & French Toast Breakfast with eggs and sausage on Sunday, March 10th from 9am-1pm at the Grandin Fire Hall. A free will offering will be accepted.

3/16/2019

Peace, Love & Murder in Gary - a murder mystery dinner theatre and dance will be held on Saturday, March 16th. The event will be held at Who's Mansion in Hollywood (aka the Gary Legion). Cost is $35 per person

3/18/2019

Norman County West Elementary presents March Madness - West Elementary Style on Monday, March 18th at the Trav Olson Gymnasium at the school in Hendrum. Festivities begin at 5pm. There will be taco-in-a-bag dinner and concessions. All students K-5th grade will be participating.

The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Winter Banquet will be held on Monday, March 18th at 7pm in the Dilworth Community Center

3/20/2019

The St Cloud State University Driver Improvement Program will be held in Fosston on Wednesday, March 20th at the Embassy Community Center. Those age 55+ taking the course will save 10% on auto insurance for three years. There are no written or behind-the-wheel tests. This is an 8-hour class and for first-time students. A 4-hour refresher class will be held on Wednesday, April 17th. To register for the class, call 888-234-1294 or go online to www.mnsafetycenter.org.

3/28/2019

A Healthy Schools Summit will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 8:30am - 3:30pm at Fargo-Cass Public Health in Fargo. Topics will include: Promoting physical activity, healthy eating, vaping, grant writing, healthy concessions, engagement using technology and more.

4/7/2019

Trinity Lutheran Church in Beltrami is having a Roast Beef Dinner, Bake Sale, Quilt Sale and Raffle on Sunday April 7th, from 4pm to 7pm at the church (402 6th Street East, Beltrami MN). The Congregation is raising money to replace the shingles on the church.

4/18/2019

The Harlem Globetrotters will be performing on Thursday, April 18th at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND, beginning at 7pm. The Globetrotters is the ultimate in family entertainment that will bring smiles and fan interaction to people of all ages. Tickets are on sale now to the general public, available at harlemglobetrotters.com, ticketmaster.com or the Alerus Center box office.

4/20/2019

The Red River Valley Motorcyclists Annual Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, April 20th, and Sunday, April 21st, at the Alerus Center. Bring the family to see some of the coolest classic and modern bikes in the region on display in the Alerus Center arena. The event will be from 9am-4pm Saturday and 9am-7pm Sunday.

5/14/2019

The Feed My Starving Children-Bagley Food Packing event will be held May 14th & 15th. Donations and volunteers are needed. Donations – which will pay for the 22¢ meals - need to be received by March 20th. If you’d like to volunteer for one or more of the 2-hour packing shifts, call 218-766-8176.

5/15/2019

The Fargo Marathon events will be held Wednesday, May 15th through Saturday, May 18th in Fargo. There will be lots of fun events - something for everyone, including the Cyclothon, Furgo Dog Run, Largest Kid’s Race, 5K Walk/Run, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon Relays, there is a distance for all!