Fergus Falls Area

FERGUS FALLS:


2018 Day of Caring
May 17th @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

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With the help of our great sponsors, Central Market, KLN, Shearer's and United Community Bank, United Way is hosting a Day of Caring in Perham on Thursday, May 17th. Do you have spring yard work you could use a hand with? Windows need cleaning? Please contact Alison Francis @ 218-770-9406 to get on the list of houses we visit. Special thanks to our generous sponsors and their ongoing commitment to Perham, MN.

 

Where: United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena Counties
120 E Washington Ave, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena Counties


3D Printing Class
May 17th @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Registration required. Learn, create & print in this hands-on class using our Zortrax M200 3D printer. Call the library, (218) 739-9387, to sign up. Ages 7 through adult (7-10 must be accompanied by an adult).

Where: Fergus Falls Public Library
1505 Pebble Lake Rd., Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Fergus Falls Public Library


Program and Book Signing features
Susan Bartlett Foote
May 17th @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In 1940 Engla Schey, the daughter of Norwegian immigrants, took a job as a low paid attendant at the Anoka State Hospital. She worked among people who were locked away under the label “insane.” During her employment Schey acquired the knowledge and passion that would lead to “The Crusade for Forgotten Souls,” a campaign to reform the deplorable conditions of mental institutions in Minnesota.

Susan Bartlett Foote tells the story of those who made the crusade a success with her recently published book The Crusade for Forgotten Souls". She will give a presentation on her book at the Otter Tail County Historical Society on Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m.

Foote’s book chronicles the efforts of ordinary people to reform Minnesota’s state hospital system under the political leadership of Luther Youngdahl, a Swedish Republican who was the state’s governor from 1946 to 1951. Reformers overcame barriers of class, ethnicity, and gender to stand behind the governor who challenged his own party’s resistance to reform. "The Crusade for Forgotten Souls" recounts how these efforts broke the stigma of shame and silence surrounding mental illness, publicized the painful truth about the state’s asylums, built support among citizens, and resulted in the first legislative steps toward a modern mental health system that catapulted Minnesota to national leadership and empowered families of the mentally ill and disabled.

Susan Bartlett Foote is professor emerita in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, where she was head of the Division of Health Policy and Management from 1999 to 2005. "The Crusade for Forgotten Souls" will be available for purchase the evening of the program.

For more information contact OTCHS at 218-736-6038 or visit us on the web at www.otchs.org

Where: Otter Tail County Historical Society
1110 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Otter Tail County Historical Society


Art@home
May 18th @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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A progressive art party to benefit the Kaddatz Galleries. View private art collections, socialize with other art lovers, enjoy inventive food and drink pairings, and learn how to incorporate art into your life! $75/ ticket.

Where: Kaddatz Galleries
111 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Kaddatz Galleries


4 Years In Business Bash
May 19th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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• Be My Guest •
I am beyond grateful for 4 Years in Business!!
Please Come & Celebrate with Me

Where: MiMi Rae's
202 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: MiMi Rae's


Julie Goodnight Horsemanship Clinic
May 19th & 20th @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a great 2 day horsemanship clinic put on by Julie Goodnight, a nationally known and respected trainer and clinician. This will be her 3rd time to Red Horse, and we are excited to have her back!

Ride with Julie:
Bring your horse/s and work with Julie to improve your horsemanship. Stabling available (extra fee); school horses available at some sites. $650 for both days; to register call 800-225-8827 or register online when you choose to pay the full amount. You may select to pay the deposit if you register by phone. Full payment required prior to the clinic.

What to Expect:
Goodnight clinics are focused on developing your leadership skills through ground work and improving your riding skills. We will focus on your equitation as well as addressing training goals for your horse. Each horse and each rider is met at his/her own level. Everyone works at their own pace, so do not be concerned about you or your horse's fitness level-- take a break whenever you need one! The information presented in the clinic will be comprehensive in nature, starting with fundamentals and progressing through advanced skills. Minimum skills required of horse and rider: basic control at walk and trot. You are not required to canter although there will be plenty of cantering for those that are ready for it.

There will be two sections of riders-- a maximum of 12 riders in each section; Julie will place the riders in the section according to your Personal Profile, which you will complete after registering. Each section will have two sessions a day in the arena with Julie; two hours of ground work in the morning and two hours of mounted work in the afternoon, plus practice time, with Julie's assistant. The focus is on building a better relationship with your horse, improving your riding skills and gaining more authority over your horse, both from the ground and in the saddle.

The content progresses throughout the clinic so that each session builds upon the other. After each session in the arena, you will have time to practice the skills learned, with coaching from Julie's assistant, then you will rest your horse and listen in on the other section's main lesson (you'll have time to practice these skills in your next session). Every horse and participant works at their own level and speed. Sections allow for smaller groups, divided by the skill level of both horse and rider, to ensure that everyone gets the personal attention they need and that each horse and rider is challenged at the appropriate level.

Spectators
Spectators at Goodnight’s clinics enjoy watching all the horses and riders and learning from a broader perspective. Observe the details, ask questions, make notes and network with others in a friendly and growth-oriented environment.

Click Here to Register to Ride or Watch: https://shopping.juliegoodnight.com/Clinics_c24.htm
Or call our office for help finding the clinic near you at (719) 530-0531

Where: Red Horse Ranch Arena
22671 County Highway 10, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Julie Goodnight Horsemanship and Red Horse Ranch Arena


Dancing For Birth Class ~ Community Demo
May 19th @ 10:00 am

You are invited to a FREE Dancing For Birth class May 19th. A fusion of pre/postnatal fitness + education + motherhood support circle!

If you enjoy dance (gentle movement), music, and fellowship; this class is for YOU (pregnant, mother, or neither)!

Babies are welcome to attend! 😀 Bring your favorite baby wearing device. 

YMCA Saturday May 19th @ 10am.

Weekly DFB classes held Thursday evenings starting June 2018! Visit www.doulajenniferjoy.com for information. 

"Founded in 2001, Dancing For Birth™ is the leading global class for pregnant and new moms. We are the “trifecta” of birth preparation: feel-good prenatal fitness, essential birth wisdom, and celebration of pregnancy, birth and mothering, all rolled into a weekly class that supports you from preconception to postpartum!" - Founder Stephanie Larson.

Where: Fergus Falls YMCA
1164 Friberg Ave, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Doula Jennifer Joy - Fergus Falls MN & Beyond


ALEXANDRIA:


Art Bar 39 Rustic Quote & Stencil Art Event
May 17th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Art Bar 39 Paint & Sip Event

Join us in our Cozy Studio & Wine Bar Located at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria for a fun time to Create, Sip & Socialize!

PAINTING: Stencil Art

DATE: Thursday, May 17th 2018

TIME: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: Art Bar 39 Studio, Alexandria MN | Viking Plaza Mall | 3015 Hwy 29 S, Alexandria MN

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance to reserve your seat. You will be creating your piece on a 12x12 inch pine board! We have over 70 design options to choose from. You can mix and match stencils!

Tickets include all art supplies & aprons are provided. Food & Beverage additional.

Treat yourself to our In Studio Menu options!

SIPS: Enjoy a variety Wine & Beer, coffee, teas, soda, Kiddie Cocktails, juices & hot chocolate

EATS: House made gourmet flatbreads, Artichoke dips, cheese platters

View our Wine List & Menu online at www.artbar39.com

By purchasing a your Art Bar 39 ticket, you agree to Art Bar 39 terms and conditions
We never cancel any of our In-Studio Public paint & Sip events unless it is weather related.
Please check our Facebook page for weather related event cancellations
In the event where Art Bar 39 needs to cancel a public event, refunds or transfers will be made.
No refunds for no shows

Paint | Sip | Fun! 

WWW.ARTBAR39.COM

Where: ART BAR 39
3015 Hwy 29 S. Suite 122 Viking Plaza Mall, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: ART BAR 39


Customer Appreciation Day
May 17th @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Please join us for a customer appreciation open house commemorating the 10th anniversary of the opening of our Alexandria bank location.

Those in attendance can enter for a chance to win a new outdoor fireplace and patio love seat. No purchase necessary.

Refreshments will be served. We will have pulled pork sandwiches, root beer floats and ice cream sundaes outside and coffee and cake will be served inside.

Where: 1001 Broadway St, Alexandria, MN 56308-2501, United States

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Bell Bank


Real Estate Agent Self-Defense Course
May 17th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Real Estate Agent Self-Defense Course

Thursday, May 17, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Alexandria Martial Arts & Movement
415 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Course will teach you...

Oldest and most effective form of self-defense

Five Stages of Violent Crime
1) Intent
2) Inteview
3) Position
4) Attack
5) Reaction

Pyramid of Personal Safety
--Put blocks of prevention between you and crime. 

How to be A-OK.
--Learn to collapse the crimanal triangle before it forms

Mind Changers
--Create a window of opportunity should one present itself.

Simple hold releases. 
--How to get away when an attacker grabs you. 

Foundational physical self-defense skills
--Reactionary Blocks
--Open Hand Strikes
--Simple and effective leg strikes

Each participant will receive...
1) 2 hours of self-defense training
2) Reference and class materials
3) Kubotan self-defense key chain weapon
4) VIP Pass to one of our many programs. 
5) Plus more...

Register Today! Only 30 spaces are available!

Where: Alex Martial Arts
415 Fillmore Street, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Alex Martial Arts


Wake Up Alexandria!
May 18th @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Join us for Wake Up Alexandria hosted by Henry's Foods, Inc.! Come to learn more about the business, network with attendees, enjoy coffee and a light breakfast, and hear more about what's going on in our community!

Wake Up Alexandria is a networking event hosted at Chamber member locations on the first and third Friday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 am. The event is open to members and non-members! A “buck and a business card” gets you in the door and all dollars raised are donated to a non-profit Chamber member chosen by the host business. Members have the opportunity to make a brief announcement about their business to inform attendees on upcoming events, promotions or any additional information.

The Pot of Gold drawing is a highly anticipated part of each Wake Up event. The Pot of Gold is sponsored by members who donate items, services, or gift certificates. Every Chamber member is included in the drawing, but a representative of the business drawn must be present to win. The Pot of Gold is currently worth $4,140!

Where: Henry's Foods Inc.
234 McKay Ave N, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce


Annual Convention Aloha in Alexandria
May 18th - 20th @ 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Aloha in Alexandria!
Advanced Registration by May 4th
Full Registration - $89
Friday Night Party - $17
Business Meeting - $7
Saturday Luncheon - $37
Saturday Banquet - $47

Room reservations need to be made by April 17, 2018. Mention MN Women of Today to received preferred rate. Rooms are only $109 per night for double-quad occupancy. Contact Arrowwood Resort at 866-386-5263.

Registration form can be found on the MNWT website.

Join us for Annual Awards! We will be electing our 2018-2019 officers and presenting awards for third trimester and year end.

Where: Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center at Alexandria
2100 Arrowwood Ln NW, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Minnesota Women of Today


Opening Race Night
May 18th @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Opening Night of racing Pits open at 5PM, Races Start at 7PM

Where: Runestone Go Kart Association
300 Fairgrounds Rd, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Runestone Go Kart Association


Saber Wars Parents Night Out
May 18th @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The dark or the light?

At our Saber Wars Parents Night Out, your child will go on a journey as an apprentice and learn the ways of the force as they dodge lasers, battle evil droids, have intergalactic battles, play games, and choose between the dark side and the light.

There is a limit of 20 participants. 

We expect this event to Sell Out, so register TODAY!

Where: Alex Martial Arts
415 Fillmore Street, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Alex Martial Arts


Paint & Sip |  MN Home Sweet Home
May 18th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Art Bar 39 Paint & Sip Event

Join us in our Cozy Studio & Wine Bar Located at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria for a fun time to Create, Sip & Socialize!

PAINTING: MN Home Sweet Home

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance to reserve your seat. We will be painting this on an 11x14 inch canvas! 

Tickets include all art supplies & aprons are provided. Food & Beverage additional.

Treat yourself to our In Studio Menu options!

SIPS: Enjoy a variety Wine & Beer, coffee, teas, juices & hot chocolate

EATS: House made gourmet flatbreads, Artichoke dips, cheese platters paired with select Wines & Beer, coffee, teas, & hot chocolate + more

View our Wine List & Menu online at www.artbar39.com

By purchasing a your Art Bar 39 ticket, you agree to Art Bar 39 terms and conditions

We never cancel any of our In-Studio Public paint & Sip events unless it is weather related.

Please check our Facebook page for weather related event cancellations

In the event where Art Bar 39 needs to cancel a public event, refunds or transfers will be made.

No refunds for no shows

WWW.ARTBAR39.COM

WHERE: Art Bar 39 Studio, Alexandria MN | Viking Plaza Mall | 3015 Hwy 29 S, Alexandria MN

Source, image, credit, more information & hosted by: ART BAR 39


Variety Show!
May 19th @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Downtown Eli Brown is this month's guest!

Featuring a performance by Justin E Anderson.

If you want to be featured on the show email findthetraveler@gmail.com or just sign up the day of the show at the brewery starting at 3pm.

Where: Copper Trail Brewing Company
410 30th Ave E, #103, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: The Traveler and Copper Trail Brewing Company


Paint & Sip | On Lake Time
May 19th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in our Cozy Studio & Wine Bar Located at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria for a fun time to Create, Sip & Socialize!

PAINTING: On Lake Time

WHERE: Art Bar 39 Studio, Alexandria MN | Viking Plaza Mall | 3015 Hwy 29 S, Alexandria MN

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance to reserve your seat. We will be painting this on an 12x12 inch canvas.

Tickets include all art supplies & aprons are provided. Food & Beverage additional.

Treat yourself to our In Studio Menu options!

SIPS: Enjoy a variety Wine & Beer, coffee, teas, juices & hot chocolate

EATS: House made gourmet flatbreads, Artichoke dips, cheese platters paired with select Wines & Beer, coffee, teas, & hot chocolate + more

View our Wine List & Menu online at www.artbar39.com

By purchasing a your Art Bar 39 ticket, you agree to Art Bar 39 terms and conditions

We never cancel any of our In-Studio Public paint & Sip events unless it is weather related.

Please check our Facebook page for weather related event cancellations

In the event where Art Bar 39 needs to cancel a public event, refunds or transfers will be made.

No refunds for no shows

Paint | Sip | Fun! 

WWW.ARTBAR39.COM

WHERE: Art Bar 39 Studio, Alexandria MN | Viking Plaza Mall | 3015 Hwy 29 S, Alexandria MN

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: ART BAR 39


Epoxy Resin Fluid Painting
May 19th @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Learn the basics of Epoxy Resin Fluid Painting. Class size is limited to the first 8 paid registrations. To register, message an email address where an invoice for online payment can be sent or stop by Northington Gallery during regular business hours. Cost is $40 + tax per person. All supplies will be provided.

Where: Northington Gallery LLC
107 5th Ave W, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Northington Gallery LLC


Douglas County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
May 19th @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Douglas County Master Gardeners Plant Sale!! Starts at 9am till the plants are gone! They do go fast! Will be over before noon!

Where: Viking Plaza Mall
3015 Highway 29 S, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Viking Plaza Mall


Morel Five Course Dinner
May 19th @ 6:00 pm

Join LA FERME in celebrating our Minnesota State Mushroom! Five courses of morels will be expertly paired with five delicious wines.

Where: La FERME
613 Broadway St, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: La FERME


Food, Music, Games! Mai Fest
May 19th @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Mai Fest at Fort Alexandria! Syttende Mai is Norway’s Constitution Day and its most celebrated holiday! Minnesota has a rich connection with Scandinavia—join the Runestone Museum in celebrating that heritage at Mai Fest! 

Included in ticket price: lunch, live music, Scandinavian games such as Kubb and Hnefatafl, lawn games, kids activities, jewelry making, rosemaling, and much more! 

Tickets are on sale now! Museum Members may use your discount code at checkout.

Where: Runestone Museum Foundation
206 Broadway St, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Runestone Museum Foundation


ATV Safety Training Class
May 20th @ 12:00 pm

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ATV Safety Training Class from 1:00pm - 5:00pm (registration opens at 12:00pm). Parents please pre-register and pick up materials at Ollie’s Service and complete the MN ATV/OHM Rider’s Safety Class Online at https://www.atvcourse.com/ $29.95 per student. Students must prove that they have completed the materials prior to the class on May 20, and completion must be signed by themselves and bring your certificate of completion to the class. Students must be signed up by their legal name on their birth certificate. Must be 11-15 years of age before class start date listed above to be eligible to take the class. Please dress for the weather! Please bring a proper helmet, footwear, clothing which are highly recommended. Please bring your own ATV, if possible that fits the child. For more information contact Sonya Anderson at 320-763-4455. Sponsored by the Runestone Off-Road ATV Riders and ROAR Ed.

Where: Alexandria Shooting Park
6533 County Road 87 SE, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Ollie's Service, Inc