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Saturday, December 1

Otterdazzle

Ottertail: From 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. around Ottertail Community Park and the Ottertail Community Center. Pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m., vendors and crafts 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., hot food and beverages from noon to 3 p.m., 5K and kids run at noon, hay rides from 1-3 p.m., kids crafts and games from 2-5 p.m., visits with Santa from 2:30-4:30 p.m., tree lighting at 5:15 followed by a chili bar.

Free Christmas Matinee

Perham: At the Comet Theatre at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Bring an item to donate to the local food shelf. Featured movie will be "Hotel Transylvania 3."

Monday, December 2

Christian Women's Connection Breakfast

Ottertail: At 10:30 a.m., "Celebrate Christmas" will be held at Thumper Pond in Ottertail. Cost is $9.00; bring a gift to share

Tuesday, December 4

Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House

Perham: From 5-7 p.m. at the History Museum of East Otter Tail County. Refreshments, live music by the Silver Foxes, and make-and-take Christmas tree ornaments.

Defensive Driving Refresher Course

Perham: From 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Perham Public Library. A four-hour refresher course; no workbooks, no tests. Cost is $20. To register, call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.

Wednesday, December 5

Free Community Meal

Perham: At New Creation Lutheran Church from 5-6:30 p.m. Free will donations accepted.

Thursday, December 6

Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

Perham: At the Angel of Hope Memorial Park from 7-8 p.m. Refreshments and fellowship will be held immediately following the vigil at Perham Community Church, located across the street from the park at 44664 440th Street. Contact Brenda Thompson at 218-758-3083 for more information.

Saturday, December 8

Kids Christmas Party

Perham: At the Perham Center for the Arts from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Games, gifts, pictures with Santa and Elsa, and more. Organized by The 1800 Club (formerly The Zafety Club) for the fourth year in a row.

Free Christmas Matinee

Perham: At the Comet Theatre at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Bring an item to donate to the local food shelf. Featured movie will be "The Greatest Showman."

Wednesday, December 12

Free Community Meal

Perham: At New Creation Lutheran Church from 5-6:30 p.m. Free will donations accepted.

Saturday, December 15

Free Christmas Matinee

Perham: At the Comet Theatre at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Bring an item to donate to the local food shelf. Featured movie will be "Sherlock Gnomes."

Tuesday, December 18

8-Hour Defensive Driving Class

Perham: At the Perham Public Library from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Call Denise Lillis for more information and to register, at 218-346-3336.

Wednesday, December 19

8-Hour Defensive Driving Class

Perham: At the Perham Public Library from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Call Denise Lillis for more information and to register, at 218-346-3336.

Ongoing

Perham Giving Tree, Nov. 14-Dec. 17

Perham: At the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum. Pick a card off the tree to anonymously purchase Christmas gifts for area children in need; deadline to return gifts/cards is Dec. 17. To participate in the Giving Tree, complete an application at the museum, located at 805 West Main Street. The Giving Tree is sponsored by the Perham Ministerial Association.

Perham's Winter Wonderland, Dec. 1-24

Perham: Holiday promotions at various stores in Perham. For more information, contact Denise Schornack at 218-346-2615.

WIC Clinic

New York Mills: At East Otter Tail County Offices, 118 North Main, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The WIC program of Otter Tail County routinely holds clinics. For more information call 218-998-8324.

Monthly food shelf fundraisers at Pizza Ranch

Perham: From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Monday of every month. Tell the cashier when you order that you are there for the fundraiser; your receipt is your donation to the local food shelf. Sponsored by the Eastern Star Olive Branch Chapter.

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