- Area Events -
Ogema Days will be held Friday, August 29th through Sunday, August 31st. Events on Friday include: the Under The Lights Softball Tournament, beginning at 5pm at the ball diamond. Events on Saturday include: a 5K run at 9am, community rummage sale from 8am-1pm at the community center, Bean Bag Tournament at 11am in the park, kids’ games & carnival from 11am to 5pm in the park. There’s a parade at 1pm on Main Street, ½ take bingo in the park after the parade, water fights at 2pm, featuring both kid & adult divisions, Strong Man & Woman contest 3pm, 4-wheeler mud run at 5pm, street dance from 8pm to midnight with music by Hometown Zero on Main Street. Sunday’s events include a scavenger hunt at 11am, and a potluck dinner will follow.
Western MN Steam Threshers Reunion is Friday, August 29th through Monday, September 1st in Rollag. This year features the Construction Expo, with trenchers, draglines, crawlers, dump trucks & more. There are two parades daily, free parking, free train & merry-go-round ridges, steam engines, gas engines, old-time music, pioneer exhibits, homestyle meals, spark shows, ladies activities, tractor pulls & more. For more information, go to www.rollag.com
Buffalo River State Park Pollination Celebration will be held on Sunday, August 31st from 10am to 5pm. Programs include: 10am – Noon Bees at Bluestem; 1-2:30pm Butterflies: On The Hunt; 3-4pm Prairie Preschool: Plant a Pocket of Prairie; 4-5pm Junior Park Naturalist: Backyard Bee House. For more information, go to www.mndnr.gov/buffaloriver
Lake Grove Lutheran Church is having a Fall Dinner on Sunday, September 7th from 11am to 1:30pm at the Waubun Community Center. There will be a Chicken Dinner with Salad Bar & Pie. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6-11, preschoolers free. There will also be a Country Store.
Red Lake Falls Lions Club Annual Corn Feed will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd from 5-7pm at Riverside Park. All the corn you can eat, served with burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, coffee & water. Cost is $6. Extra burger or hot dogs are $2. All proceeds will be used in the community.
There are still spots available for the M|State Greater Moorhead Days Parade on Friday, September 5! Lineup will begin at 5 pm and the parade will begin at 6 pm. Lineup is along 28 Ave S and the parade travels North on 20 St S from 28 Ave S to 8 Ave S in Moorhead. Current entries include floats, vehicles, animals, walkers, and more. Showcase your organization, business, or event with an entry in the parade. To get registered for the parade, email tara.ekren@cityofmoorhead.com for the entry paperwork.
Caring Community Auxiliary is hosting a Harvest Breakfast on Friday, September 5th from 7am to 10:30am at the Twin Valley Living Center Activity Room. The menu includes pancakes, egg bake, sausage, fried potatoes, coffee, and orange or apple juice. Cost is $7. Preschoolers can eat free.
The Ada Lions Club will be holding their annual Tailgate Party on the evening of Friday, September 5th, prior to the Ada-Borup football game. Firemans' Burgers and Hot Dog Meals served for $5.00 and $3.00. Serving 5:30-7:00. Picnic tables brought in. Event moved into the H.S. Commons, if we have inclement weather. Proceeds to help fund community projects.
The 5th annual Wild West Hoedown will be held on Saturday, September 6th at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Fertile, MN, sponsored by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fertile. The fun, family event draws in many people from surrounding communities in the area. The day is packed full with a fun variety of Hoedown themed, family friendly activities, including hay rides, live and silent auctions, inflatable games, a Chuckwagon supper and barn dance. Visit www.wildwesthoedown.com for a complete listing of activities and information. Proceeds from the event will go toward a new church building fund.
A Blood Drive will be held on Monday, September 8th from 8am-2pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Twin Valley. To make an appointment, call Janice Tjon at 584-5453.
The Beat Goes On at Lake Agassiz Regional Library with the Community Drum Workshop Mark your calendar for the Community Drum Workshop by Spirit, a performing and teaching artist, who will teach basic hand drumming and percussion techniques while incorporating the life principles of building community, developing individual creativity, and fostering cooperation. This interactive musical experience will encourage people of all ages to come together, learn, and share the universal language of music. Free admission and open to the public.

Monday, September 8, 2014 • 1:30 p.m. at the Frazee LINK Site • 4 p.m. at Lake Park City Center • 7 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Public Library

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 • 2 p.m. at the Gonvick LINK Site • 6:30 p.m. at the Ada Public Library

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • 10:30 a.m. at the Moorhead Public Library • 2 p.m. at the Hendrum LINK Site • 6:30 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library

Programming is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

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