Events around Perham, June 23rd – July 3rd – Perham Focus | Wender Mind Kids

Events around Perham, June 23rd - July 3rd - Perham Focus

The Perham Focus accepts community calendar entries for publication online and in our Thursday print edition, space permitting. The submission must be made in writing at least one week before the date of the event



Each submission must include the date, time and location of the event, whether it is a recurring or one-time event, and where you can get more information (phone, email and/or website). Also indicate whether the event is free or paid and how much it will cost, if any.

Live music: Musician Kyle Colby will be performing live at The Cactus in Perham from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Open to the public.

Boy Scout Day Camp: Holy Cross Catholic Church in Butler, Minnesota is hosting a day camp for registered Boy Scouts entering grades 1-5 this fall. The theme is “Wild Wild West”. The camp runs from 4pm to 9pm; To reduce travel, Cub Scouts can stay with a parent (in their tent) at no additional charge. If they choose to attend the second day, this will be from 8am to 12pm. The camp is run on an open schedule, so parents and Scouts can come and go as they please.

Empowering Kids Golf Scramble and Bag Tournament: A golf scramble and bean bag tournament will be held at Perham’s Lakeside Golf Course from 4pm to 8:30pm with proceeds benefiting the Empowering Kids programme. The golf event will be a nine-hole scramble with teams of four; The pocket tournament will feature round robin and bracketed play. Register online at

Art in your park: Green Island Preserve and Retreat of Wadena are hosting a free Art in Your Park event from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. hosted by the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Participation in the AIYP is free and open to all children in grades K-6. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.

Children’s night in: The Perham Area Community Center is hosting a night of swim and film for children in grades 1 through 7 starting at 5:00 p.m. The children swim for 90 minutes and then go upstairs to watch a 90 minute film. Call 218-346-9843 for pricing and other requirements.

Beach Yoga: Bell’s Resort on Star Lake hosts a beach yoga session at 8:00 am. Participation is chargeable; A limited number of yoga mats are available, so please bring your own if you have one. Classes are open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners. Hosted by Perhams B Still Yoga; Call 218-205-2955 for more information.

Ruby’s pantry: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Perham will be hosting a pop-up distribution for Ruby’s Pantry from 8am to 10am. For a donation of $22 per bundle, guests will receive an abundance of groceries. There are no income or residency requirements. Guests must bring 2-3 bags or baskets to receive their package.

Gameday: Perham’s Goose Gang and Disgruntled Brewing are teaming up for an afternoon of fun, food and games from 12pm to 2pm at Disgruntled Brewing in Perham.

Network around the campfire: The Calvary Lutheran Church of Perham is hosting an evening of food, fellowship and fun for the whole family starting at 6pm. All ages are welcome. Visit the website at for more information.

Firefly Fields Fundraiser: A fundraiser for Firefly Fields Youth Ranch will be held at Pizza Ranch in Perham from 5pm to 8pm. Firefly Fields is a youth ranch outside of Vergas dedicated to bringing responsibility, love, hard work, commitment through animals, especially horses, to low-income or emotionally distressed children.

Museum history series: The East Otter Tail County History Museum is pleased to announce “Something Old, Something New” at the Historical Museum at 230 1st Ave. North, Perham. This program from the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum in Washington, DC provides an overview of wedding customs and traditions. Enjoy some classic wedding reception refreshments and see some wedding wear and artifacts from the OTC Museum’s collection.

Traditions of Finland: Finnish culture and traditions will be the focus of a 6:00 p.m. workshop at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. This workshop takes place in the run-up to the Cultural Center’s ‘Window to the World’ travel adventure in Finland, which is scheduled to take place September 15-26, but is open to anyone interested in learning more about Finnish culture, art, language and more . Additional workshops are scheduled for July 27 and August 24. Questions? Call 218-385-3339 or email

Beats and Brews Music Bingo: Perham’s Disgruntled Brewing hosts a fun evening of bingo themed music from 7pm to 10pm. Participants listen to the music and play their bingo cards, trying to match five matching music artists or four corners to win great prizes. Play for free; Children and pets welcome.

Multi-day and recurring events

International Turtle Races: Perham offers Turtle Races every Wednesday, June to August, at the Turtle Race Park (next to the Perham Chamber of Commerce) starting at 10:30am (registration starts at 10:00am). Turtles are provided or bring your own. Suggested donations of $2 per racer will help care for the turtles during the summer months. All age groups can participate.

Mah Jongg on Calvary Lutheran: Men and women are welcome and play Mah Jongg on Thursdays at 12:30pm in the Library at Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham. No prior knowledge is required as experienced players teach newcomers the game.

Regional art exhibition for adults: The Mills Cultural Center in New York is hosting a regional art exhibition for adults through July 2nd. The exhibition features artists from across the region exhibiting their best 2D and 3D artworks under the motto “When the Work is Done”. Open to the public. For more information, contact the cultural center at 218-385-3339 or

Sit n Stitch: A weekly gathering of fiber artists is held every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the Cultural Center in New York Mills. Free and open to everyone.Progressive Bingo: Every Tuesday, 6-7pm, Thumper Pond, Ottertail.

Glendalough Scavenger Hunt: Beginning June 1, visitors to Glendalough State Park can add extra fun to their summer experiences with an educational scavenger hunt created by the Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota. Tailored to Glendalough, this scavenger hunt showcases 19 different species of birds, mammals, wildflowers, trees and recreational activities found there. The hunts are designed for all ages but with special attention to parents of young children. Visit the Parks & Trails Council website at for access to the hunt, or look for a flyer in the park for more information next time you visit.

Summer Museum Activities: STEAM into summer with NASA-sanctioned activities at the Otter Tail County Museum in Fergus Falls, every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The museum received an Earth and Space grant from the National Informal Science Education Network, which allows them to offer STEAM and STEM activities in both English and Spanish versions. The scholarship offers hands-on activities and games for the whole family on topics such as Asteroid Mining, Nebula Spin Art, Orbiting Objects, and Space Guess Quest. All activities are free. The Otter Tail County Museum is located at 1110 Lincoln Ave. West in Fergus Falls. For more information, call 218-736-6038 or email

Perham Networking Opportunity: The Perham Nest hosts a free one-hour business networking opportunity on the first Wednesday of every month starting at 8:15 am. Personal introduction, exchange about upcoming events and projects as well as a main presentation. Coffee will be provided by the focus topic moderator.

Trivia Night on Tuesday:

Billy’s Corner Bar & Grill in Vergas hosts a Trivia Night open to the public every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Library Stories: The Perham Area Public Library hosts Preschool Stories with Becky every Tuesday at 10:15 am. Toddler Stories with Becky are held regularly on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Visit or call 218-346-4892 for more information.

Older photos: Visit the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, 230 First Ave. North in Perham and take a trip down memory lane. The museum would like the public’s help in identifying old photos. The opening hours are Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 218-346-7676 for more information.