Recurring Events

Sit-N-Stitch Fiber Arts Group

Fiber art chair, donated by Sit-N-Stitch Group for the 2013 Cultural Center Silent Auction

Now on THURSDAYS from noon-2pm AND 5-7pm at the Center
*New day/times beginning June 2018


Sit-N-Stitch is a weekly gathering of people of all ages who knit, crochet, quilt, weave, and engage in other fiber arts.  If you are a beginner, you can learn from skilled craftspeople.  If you are experienced, you can share your skills with the group.  It’s free and you’ll leave with tools and materials, yarn, and a project bag your first session.

Knitted Reindeer Sit-N-Stitch Group donated to the 2014 Cultural Center Silent Auction

If you would like to support this group, you can purchase their crochet-covered rocks and doily buttons in the Cultural Center Gift Store at any time!  All proceeds go to purchasing bags, yarn, needles, hooks, and other materials for beginners.

The group has been active in charity projects such as scarves & hats for Afghan refugee children, caps for premature & newborns, and knitted nests for abandoned songbirds!

**Free and open to all boys and girls, men and women. This group meets every Thursday at the Center from noon – 2 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night at the Center: 2nd Thursday of the month

Back by popular demand! On the 2nd Thursday of each month, the main gallery of the Cultural Center will be transformed into a venue for local musicians and spoken-word artists to present their latest or favorite performance work.

The audio system will be hooked up, and a crowd may amass due to the ‘jams’ floating out the doors.

7-9 pm. Free and open to the public.

Open Mic will continue throughout 2018 on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the main floor gallery at the Cultural Center.

Announcing SUMMER 2018 UNPLUGGED & AROUND TOWN! Join us at these NYM locations this summer:

  • June 14 @ Mills Lanes & Lucky Strike Grill
  • July 12 @ The Barn @ NYM Sculpture Park
  • August 9 @ Backwoods BBQ


Posters below created by local artist and Open Mic facilitator Pam Robinson.

Just For Kix Dance Classes in NYM!

At Perham/NYM – MN Just For Kix, kids shine.

In Perham and NYM, we celebrate the achievements of every student, at any skill level. Our dance classes provide young dancers a learning environment focused on team work, proven dance technique and confidence building. Committed to youth dancers advancement through performance, we believe in every student. Backed by 35 years of experience, our dedication to enabling dancers to shine creates a learning environment like no other.
NYM classes are offered for dancers in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade in the Cultural Center’s 2nd floor studio (accessible only by stairs). The 2018-2019 season will begin on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018, with Bri Tuman as the instructor.

Wednesdays, September 12, 2018 – May 1, 2019

  • Follow School Schedule for Holidays and Breaks.
  • ALL January classes held at NYM School (Cultural Center is closed for the month of January).
  • NO CLASS Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween).
  • Instead, join us for a Halloween Mini-Show (in costumes!) on Tuesday, October 30th at 5:15 p.m. for all 3 groups at the Cultural Center.

Class Times:

  • 4:00-4:30: NYM Tiny Kix (Grade Pre-Pre)
  • 4:30-5:15: NYM Wee Petites (Grade K-1)
  • 5:15-6:15 NYM Wee Kix (Grade 2-3)

Register for classes at or call Heidi Swenson at 218-766-1464.

Any questions can be directed to Heidi Swenson at or 218-766-1464.

DANCE with Perham/NYM – MN Just For Kix. On a stage all our own.

Yoga & Wellness at the Cultural Center

Yoga @ the Center is on a break for the summer of 2018. Check back for Fall options!

This summer, we recommend Wendy Billie’s Yoga on the Beach on Ottertail Lake! Thursdays @ 6pm and Saturdays at 9am. Click here for Wendy’s full schedule of yoga classes in our region:

Completed Events:

Yoga classes during Winter/Spring 2018 continue at the Center; see details below.

Senior/Gentle Yoga with Ann Pate.
$4 per class.
Wednesdays 9-10am.
February 7 – May 16, 2018.

Registered yoga instructor Ann Pate returns to the Cultural Center to lead a dedicated group in Senior/Gentle Yoga. Ann’s class focuses on a gentle journey building strength and flexibility through core yoga flows. Dress comfortably and please bring your own mat! Classes held in main floor gallery space.

Pre-registration is NOT required for Senior/Gentle Yoga classes; drop-ins welcome anytime.

Shamanic Yoga & Animal Spirit Wisdom with Wendy Billie
Special 2-Hour Yoga Day

Sunday, March 18th @ 2-4pm

Listen.   They are calling.

The hummingbirds flittered and the jaguars roared.  The heart of her soul received their messages.

All animals are honored to serve as spiritual guides.  They wait for for us to listen, to notice the messages that will help us manifest our dreams–our heart’s purest desires.

Join Wendy for this powerful Shamanic Yoga & Spirit Animal workshop. You will begin by stepping on the path of a shamanic yoga experience. Preparing your body, mind, and soul to fully receive. You will then tune to the beating of her drum as she takes you on a shamanic journey. It is in that mystical space you will be visited by a spirit animal that is waiting to commune with your unique heart.

No yoga experience needed. The only pre-requisite is to come with a curious and open mind. For when we step into something new, the unknown, we garner beautiful wisdom to ignite the creativity in our lives.

Wendy Billie studied with yoga masters in India and across the US and has been sharing her gifts of body, mind & spiritual connection to help people breathe, feel, and move into the light of their lives.  Over 20 years ago now, Wendy received a vision from a shaman named Eddy that said she would one-day share her innate shamanic gifts with others.  She has fully embraced this foretold calling and now offers 1:1 soul healing and creates powerful yoga & shamanism workshops & retreats; helping people access the wisdom of nature all around.

Register at

Call the Center with questions: (218) 385-3339.