Area Events


Shelly Fire & Rescue is holding their Pancake breakfast fundraiser today from 8am till 10:30am.  Serving scrambled eggs or eggs to order, breakfast potatoes, sausage, and your choice of blueberry or regular pancakes.  The breakfast is being held at the Shelly Senior Center


The Central Valley Dollars for Scholars are having a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, March 24th, from 9am-1pm at the KC Hall in Reynolds. Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice & coffee. A free will offering will be accepted.

Flom and Area Lions will be serving a Pancake Brunch on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 9am-1pm at the Flom Community Hall. There will be pancakes, eggs, sausage and potatoes with a free will donation accepted. The event is a post-prom party fundraiser for Norman County East and Ulen-Hitterdal High Schools.

First Lutheran Church of Mahnomen will be having a Spring Dinner on Sunday, March 24th from 11am-1pm at the church. The menu includes meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, green beans, salads, desserts and beverages. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-10, free for ages under 5. There will also be a bake sale and quilt raffle.


The Halstad Community Club will be having a Halstad Community Dinner on Tuesday, March 26th at the Halstad LRC. The dinner will be served at 6pm, with the menu to include a meatball and mashed potato dinner and dessert. The meal is free to all residents of the community. There will be a program which will include Citizen and Business of the Year awards, State of the City Address and Community Housing Survey.


Valley TRIAD (Seniors and Law Enforcement working together for senior safety) presents: 9-1-1 What's Your Emergency? "What seniors need to know about the opioid crisis." This will be held on Wednesday, March 27th from  1-3pm in the Oak Room at the Hjemkomst Center (202 1 Ave N) in Moorhead. You're invited to an afternoon of information on the opioid abuse occurring in our area and what is being done by medical experts, pharmacies and law enforcement. Representatives from the Moorhead Police Department and F-M Ambulance will speak on who is abusing and what is being done locally to help stop this epidemic.  Call 218.299.5514 to register for this free seminar. 


A Healthy Schools Summit will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 8:30am - 3:30pm at Fargo-Cass Public Health in Fargo. Topics will include: Promoting physical activity, healthy eating, vaping, grant writing, healthy concessions, engagement using technology and more.


Hendrum Fire & Rescue will be having their 21st Annual Steak Supper Fun Night on Saturday, March 30th at the Hendrum Civic Center. Social hour begins at 6:30pm with the steak supper at 7:30pm. There will be cash giveaways and door prizes. Advance tickets are $40, available from any Hendrum fireman and at local businesses. Tickets at the door will be $50.


The Mahnomen County 4-H Steak Supper Fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 30th at the Mahnomen Area Service Center with meals served at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a New York Strip steak, baked potato, carrots, salad and bun and support your local 4-H or-ganization. Tickets can be purchased for $20 from 4-H members or by contacting the Mahnomen Co. Extension Office at 218-935-2226, emailing interim program coordinator Sean Benson at Click here for more info.



The Ulen Lions will be serving a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 31st from 9am-Noon at the Ulen Event Center. Proceeds will benefit the Ulen-Hitterdal Summer Rec Program. There will also be Toy Bingo at 1:30pm to support the Ulen-Hitterdal Post Prom event.


The Northwest Minnesota Tourism Conference, presented by the Riverland Association, will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at the University of Minnesota in Crookston. This one-day seminar is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sergeant Student Center's Bede Ballroom and is designed to provide tourism education in northwest Minnesota. Anyone interested in attracting more people into their community, business or event are invited to the conference. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members, which includes conference materials and lunch. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 26. For more information and to register, visit or contact Laura Stengrim, 218-686-9785 or

The Lockhart-Pleasant View Cemetery Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, beginning at 7pm at the Grace Lutheran Church (Ada) Youth Room.

On Tuesday, April 2nd, the Ulen Library LINK Site is offering free admission to a performance by the artists of Haunted Blue, a jazz art song project featuring international mezzosoprano soloist Clara Osowski, composer and jazz pianist Jeremy Walker and jazz bassist Anthony Cox from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Ulen-Hitterdal School. This event will conclude with a discussion with the artists featuring topics such as jazz, art song, composition and more.


Everyone is welcome to join St. Joseph’s Church in Ada for a Lenten Soup Supper from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A free will donation will be taken to support youth events.


The Ada Public Library will host a Dr. Seuss-themed magic show, “The Magic of Dr. Seuss”, on Thursday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the library (107 4th Ave E.) Dive into the wacky and wonderful world of Dr. Seuss with this performance of magic, story-telling and silly comedy featuring the characters found in some Dr. Seuss’ most famous works. Perfect for families with toddlers, preschoolers and pre-kindergartners, this show is offered free of charge, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


The Ada-Borup Elementary Craft Market & Fun Day will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 9am-1:30pm at the High School Commons. There will be a craft/vendor market, BOGO Book Fair, kids games, raffles, concessions, and a family book bingo from 12:30-1:30pm.

The SVDP Good Samaritan Food Shelf invites everyone to the 4th Annual Family Fun Night hosted by the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, April 6th at St William's Catholic Church, Twin Valley. There will be a spaghetti supper and ice cream sundae bar from 5-8pm, as well as a raffle, silent auction and door prizes. There will be a free will offering for the food shelf. Also, bring in five cans of non-perishable food and be entered in a drawing for a $100 Scheel's gift card.


Trinity Lutheran Church in Beltrami is having a Roast Beef Dinner, Bake Sale, Quilt Sale and Raffle on Sunday April 7th, from 4pm to 7pm at the church (402 6th Street East, Beltrami MN). The Congregation is raising money to replace the shingles on the church.

The Knights of Columbus Meat Bingo will be held on Sunday, April 7th at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Ada beginning at 2pm.

Norman County 4-H Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser and Share the Fun will be held on Tuesday, April 7th at the Ada-Borup High School. The spaghetti dinner will be served from 11am-1pm. A free will donation will be accepted for the meal. There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds will help support the Norman County 4-H program. Share the Fun will begin at 1:30pm.

Trinity Lutheran Church of Beltrami will be having a Community Benefit Dinner on Sunday, April 7th at the church from 4-7pm. Enjoy a hot beef dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-10, free for ages 4 & under. There will also be a bake sale, quilt sale, and raffle baskets.


On Wednesday, April 10th, the Ulen Library LINK Site will host author Eric Bergeson, who will share helpful tips and information for gardeners on the plains of Minnesota and North Dakota. Bergeson will share from his latest book, “Successful Gardening on the Northern Prairie”, which is an easy-to-read, commonsense manual for gardeners. This presentation is offered free of charge, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Ulen LINK Site, (13 1st St NW.)


The 52nd Annual Hawley Art Show will be held Thursday, April 11th through Sunday, April 14th at the Hawley Community Center. All artists are welcome to enter their artwork in the show to be displayed and judged. Entry days will be April 6th & 7th from 1-5pm. For more information, contact Sandy Maydole at 218-329-9168 or Jill Swanson at 218-790-1403.


The Knights of Columbus Walleye Fish Fry will be held on Friday, April 12th from 5-7pm at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Ada. Cost is $15 including a sundae bar.


The Harlem Globetrotters will be performing on Thursday, April 18th at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND, beginning at 7pm. The Globetrotters is the ultimate in family entertainment that will bring smiles and fan interaction to people of all ages. Tickets are on sale now to the general public, available at, or the Alerus Center box office.


The Red River Valley Motorcyclists Annual Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, April 20th, and Sunday, April 21st, at the Alerus Center. Bring the family to see some of the coolest classic and modern bikes in the region on display in the Alerus Center arena. The event will be from 9am-4pm Saturday and 9am-7pm Sunday.


The Feed My Starving Children-Bagley Food Packing event will be held May 14th & 15th. Donations and volunteers are needed. Donations – which will pay for the 22¢ meals - need to be received by March 20th. If you’d like to volunteer for one or more of the 2-hour packing shifts, call 218-766-8176.


The Fargo Marathon events will be held Wednesday, May 15th through Saturday, May 18th in Fargo. There will be lots of fun events - something for everyone, including the Cyclothon, Furgo Dog Run, Largest Kid’s Race, 5K Walk/Run, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon Relays, there is a distance for all! 


Blue Goose Days will be held at Chahinkapa Zoo and Park in Wahpeton, ND Friday, May 31st through Sunday, June 2nd. Blue Goose Days is a community event for the whole family! Parade, craft/vendor booths, wildlife walk, fishing tournament, hands-on educational activities at the zoo, street dance, carousel rides, pancake feed, rib cook-off and so much more


Happy Harry’s Ribfest will be held Wednesday, June 5th through Saturday, June 8th at the Fargodome. Enjoy award-winning barbecue ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, a petting zoo, carnival rides and music entertainment.


the Parkinson’s Foundation will host its annual Moving Day Fargo on Saturday, June 8th at Edgewood-Fargo. Moving Day is a fun and inspiring annual fundraising event hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation across the country, uniting families, friends and communities in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. This family-friendly event features a variety of movement activities such as yoga, dance, boxing, Pilates and Tai Chi — all proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. For more information, go to


The Greater Grand Forks County Fair will be held Wednesday, June 19th, through Sunday, June 23rd in Grand Forks, ND. In addition to a large midway full of fun rides, there will also be 4H exhibits, dog and horse shows, baking contests, pie and ice cream socials, concerts, demolition derby and much more.