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7 - 31 Community Meal

Community Meal - FREE will Offering in the Fellowship Hall.
New Creation Lutheran Church
295 Coney Street West
Perham, MN 56573

2 ATV Training

Basic ATV training and certification. 

Instructor: $15 paid DNR, $5 Comm. Ed.

To register, please contact Lisa Carignan at 218.346.6502. 

4 English Paper Piecing Quilting

A perfect way to quilt on the go! You'll love the ease of hand stitching with paper templates. Students will use hexagon shapes to make a Grandmother's Flower Garden block. During the class, students will learn the basics of English paper piecing, and examples of projects using the English paper piecing technique will be shown. All supplies will be provided.

Instructor:  Jan Turgeon 

Class Fee: $10

To register, contact Lisa Carignan at 218.346.6502

Spring Forest Qi Gong

Come and experience the profoundly simple and powerful healing art of Spring Forest Qi gong. Learn to combine meditation, focused concentration, breathing techniques, and body movements to activate your "vital energy." Qi gong is an active and preventative way to heal the body physically, mentally, and spiritually at the same time. The class will focus on the root of an illness, not the symptoms. Learn how to heal yourself, your loved ones, or your pets. No special equipment is needed. During meditations you may sit or lay down, so please bring a mat if you would like. Dress comfortably and bring some water to drink. All exercises can be done sitting or standing as you are able. Handouts will be given in class.

Instructor:  Roxanne Swisher

To register, call Lisa Carignan at 218.346.6502. 

7 Making Fairy Gardens

A fairy garden is a miniature garden where small stones can be boulders and herbs or house plants can be trees. It is a garden that is only limited by your creativity and imagination. Fairy gardens can be grown indoors and brought outside during the summer. No need for a large yard or hours of expensive landscaping. Participants will make their gardens in a container with a few accessories to get them started. Fee includes a garden container, growing medium, fairy garden props, plus plants to get you started. Participants will go home with a completed fairy garden.

Instructor: Lynn Lehman

Class Fee: $15

To register, contact Lisa Carignan at 218.346.6502.

RRV Veterans Band Concert

9 Opening Walleye Fishing in MN


Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive


Nation’s Largest Food Drive Helps Millions of Americans

On the second Saturday in May -- May 9, 2015 – the rural and city letter carriers in Otter Tail County will deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes. They will also collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers participating in the 23rd annual NALC National Food Drive – the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The donated food will be distributed directly to local food pantries.

United Way of Otter Tail County and the National Association of Letter Carriers are pleased to partner with this event and appreciate the support of the communities in Otter Tail County.

According to the Postmaster General, Patrick R. Donahoe, last May US postal carriers around the nation collected 70.7 million pounds of food at a time when hunger remains a growing problem in the US. The total donations received since the food drive began in 1993 now stand at nearly 1.2 billion pounds of food.

Last year Otter Tail County Letter Carriers collected over 6000 pounds of food which went to help the  15% of children and families in Otter Tail County who live below the poverty level.

It’s so easy to make a donation: simply leave a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox on Saturday, May 9th, or drop off food at your local post office on May 8th - 11th. (See below for participating post offices.) That’s all it takes. You may also show your support for Stamp out Hunger on Facebook or find more information about this National Food Drive at http://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive. Gifts of cash/checks are also accepted and they can be directly written out to your local food shelf.

For more information about the Annual Stamp Out Hunger effort in your community, contact Postal Carrier, Baron Patnoude at 218-736-2634 or United Way of Otter Tail County at 218-770-9406.

Participating Letter Carrier Pickup and Post Office Drop Off:

Fergus Falls, Clitherall, Battle Lake, Henning, Underwood, Dent, Richville, New York Mills, Pelican Rapids, Vergas, Erhard, and Deer Creek.

Post Office Drop Off Only, May 9th –May 12th:

Perham, Dalton, Vining, Ottertail, and Parkers Prairie

Kinship Purse Luncheon

18 Disaster Volunteer Training

Chemical Free Summer

Imagine being able to protect your family without using harsh chemicals! Come and join us to learn natural ways to protect your family throughout the summer. Learn about therapeutic-grade essential oils and how they can be used as a gentle and natural alternative to summer products will with chemicals. Handouts will be provided. You will be able to sample oils and go home with your own natural bug spray, tick repellent, sunscreen, after-sun lotion, and hand sanitizer. You will learn about essential oils in the first half of the class and have a summer-fun make and take during the second half.

Instructor:  Kari Fish

Class Fee: $25

19 Social Media Lunch 'N' Learn

22 - 30 Photo Safari Workshop

Want to take better pictures? Merging technical and creative aspects of photography, students will go beyond ''good pictures'' they have taken in the past to discover how the same photo could be improved (examples include camera settings, lighting, composition). A two-day workshop with Tom Graham, a professional photographer with 35 years experience. One class in HACA Art & Events Gallery, plus a photo safari at Pioneer Village and lab time, designed for amateur photographers, high school through adult, with some experience. May 22 - 30, 2015. Email hacaeotc to place your name on the registration list. $20 class fee.

Chamber Golf Scramble

For more information contact the chamber office at 218-346-7710

23 Opening Bass Fishing in MN