Area Events

8/24/2019

The Mentor Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday, August 24th from 8am-noon at the Mentor Park. Draft's Food Truck will be available to serve breakfast; Alex Conwell, Pennington, Co & Crookston Ox Cart talent winner will be playing his violin. There will be three grand prize drawings in the park for baskets filled with items from the vendors. In the Center Circle, they will be serving cake and beverages. 

8/30/2019

The Western MN Steam Thresher's Reunion will be held Friday, August 30, 2019 through Monday, September 2, 2019 at Rollag. Get more information at www.rollag.com

9/3/2019

The musicians of PolkaSol will bring a variety of accordion and violin musical offerings to local libraries, including polkas, waltzes and old time songs, as well as music from Scandinavia, Ireland, France and more. Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30 pm at the Breckenridge Public Library (205 7th St N). Admission is free thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

9/4/2019

The musicians of PolkaSol will bring a variety of accordion and violin musical offerings to local libraries, including polkas, waltzes and old time songs, as well as music from Scandinavia, Ireland, France and more on Wednesday, September 4, 10:00 am at the McIntosh Senior Living (600 NE Riverside Ave), 2:00 pm at the Halstad Living Center (133 4th Ave E); 6:30 pm at the Lake Park City Center (2032 2nd St). Admission is free thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
 

9/5/2019

The musicians of PolkaSol will bring a variety of accordion and violin musical offerings to local libraries, including polkas, waltzes and old time songs, as well as music from Scandinavia, Ireland, France and more. Thursday, September 5, 10:00 am at the Ulen – Viking Manor Nursing Home (317 1st St NW); 1:30 pm at the Climax Public Library (104 W Broadway); 6:00 pm at the Barnesville Senior Citizen Center (501 2nd Ave NE). Admission is free thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

A Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, September 5th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Twin Valley from 12:30pm to 5pm. Call Janice at 218-584-5453 to sign up.

9/6/2019

The musicians of PolkaSol will bring a variety of accordion and violin musical offerings, including polkas, waltzes and old time songs, as well as music from Scandinavia, Ireland, France and more on Friday, September 6 at 9:30 am at the Cormorant Community Center (10929 Co Hwy 5). Admission is free thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

9/7/2019

The Kelly Thronson Memorial BBQ Contest will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in Ada at West Side Park/Pub 21. There will be a cook off competition, community supper, bean bag tournament, grill raffle and more. Get more information from the Kelly Thronson Memorial Backyard BBQ Facebook page.

9/14/2019

The Halstad Lutheran Church is hosting a Community Picnic and BBQ & Ice Cream Contest on Saturday, September 14th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. The Community Picnic will be a free-will offering with the proceeds going to the HLC General Fund. There be lawn games and a bouncy house & obstacle course. The BBQ Contest will be a battle of the local area churches. There is a $25 entry fee with for the 3 meat contest: Brisket, Pork Ribs or Chicken. You can compete in all three categories for $75. Bring your own grill. Bring your own meat (must have at least 6 portions for judging). The Homemade Ice Cream Contest will have a $25 entry fee and contestants bring their best flavor! Must have at least 6 portions available for judging. Register by calling Jeremy at 612-961-1288 or Email jeremy@ondeckrecruiting.com. Registration deadline is Monday, September 2nd. Judging begins - 2:00pm (Ice Cream & Chicken - 2:00, Ribs 2:30, Brisket 3:00). Awards Ceremony at 3:30. Prizes will be awarded for each category winner.

The Northern Minnesota Songwriters (NMS) will gather September 14th at NLfx (1319 Naylor Drive SE in Bemidji’s industrial park). Official meeting time begins at 11:00am and continues until 2:00pm. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch, if desired, and feel free to arrive early to browse all NLfx has to offer before the meeting begins. NLfx doors open at 10:00am. NMS gatherings are free of charge. The topic for the September event will deal with DAWs (digital audio workstations). Songwriters at all levels, from beginners to professionals, are invited. At every meeting each songwriter attending is offered an opportunity to share an original song and receive supportive feedback. Find Northern Minnesota Songwriters on Facebook. For more information, contact Vicki at 218-308-8611 or hpt.alto@gmail.com