Recurring Events

Sit-N-Stitch Fiber Arts Group

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

TUESDAYS from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Center


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 Tuesday at the Center from 5:30-8:00 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.

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

Just For Kix Dance Classes are back!

Wednesdays, September 13, 2017 – May 2, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Just for Kix Classes held @ NYM School during January 2018! Back @ Center Wed, Feb 7, 2018.

At the Cultural Center in New York Mills!
Follow School Schedule for Holidays and Breaks.
Weekly Schedule:
*Tiny Kix (Pre-K) – 4-4:30
*Wee Petites  (K-1st) – 4:30-5:15
*Wee Kix (2nd-3rd) – 5:15-6:15
Register for classes at or call Heidi Swenson at 218-766-1464.
Once again this year, Carah will be teaching all classes in New York Mills.
The Cultural Center is closed in January, so classes will be held at the NYM School during January.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Heidi (218-766-1464).


Yoga & Wellness at the Cultural Center

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.

Chakra Energy Body Upgrade with Wendy Billie.
Special 4-class session $123.
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm.
March 21 – April 11, 2018.

Are you ready for an upgrade to your heart, your intuition, and to the rest of your energy body? Then this class series is for you! Join Wendy as we energetically weave through your unique chakra system. Chakra means “wheel or circle” ~ that spiral of innate subtle force that serve as guides to your emotional, physical, and mental harmony.

Each session, we delve into a chakra yoga class; moving, breathing, and receiving spiritual wisdom as you boost the sparkling vibration to your chakra energy. Classes are great for everyBODY. Be ready to dive into the deep ancient wisdom of You. Maybe you’ll learn to levitate since you will feel so light and rejuvenated. 🙂

If you need to miss a class (not to worry), the beauty is that the chakras intertwine with each other, so you will still gain valuable high vibe upgrades. Each class we will be upgrading 2 chakras…the last class includes the 7th chakra and the ethereal body (that incredible cosmic connection to ALL)! Wow!

Four-session class is weekly on Wednesdays from March 21 through April 11, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Cultural Center 2nd floor studio. Fee is $123 for this powerful 4-class package. Limited Space. Grab your mat spot & pay Wendy directly at

Wendy Billie Bio: Having traveled across the world studying yoga & living most of her life on the East coast, Wendy’s heart is now in small town Minnesota. She relishes sharing her life experiences and inner knowledge with students.  Bringing a holistic approach to her teaching, she fuses 25+ years of Yoga, Shamanism, Ayurveda, & Energy Coaching. From beginners to those already on a yoga journey, all find comfort in being guided by Wendy as she helps each student find their unique way.  Her life-changing yoga classes, workshops, & retreats help people heal & return home to who they truly are.  When not on her yoga mat, you’ll find her beating on her drum, hiking with her dog or venturing hand-in-hand with her love. For a longer version of Wendy’s story please visit her website:

Pre-registration IS required for Wendy’s Special Chakra Energy Body Upgrade; grab your mat spot at

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