Harvest supper at the Creamery September 19

Celebrate harvest time this Thursday at the Creamery Enjoy a wonderful supper prepared by Chef Jan Ellis at the Creamery on Thursday September 19th.   Late summer vegetables will be featured with locally produced meat.  The dinner will be served from 5:00 pm to 7:00...

Meg Hutchinson opens fall 2013 concert series

Saturday September 21 at 7:30 pm This first concert of the 2013 fall season brings a new round of music to the Cultural Center.  Admission is $12 advance sale and $15 the night of the concert.  Members get a $2 discount, and student admission is always $5. Since the...

Revisiting Twain’s Mississippi

Historic and contemporary photographs of the Upper Mississippi river opens Friday, September 6th in the main floor gallery of the Cultural Center.  Historic and contemporary views of the Upper Mississippi River will be featured in the exhibit “Revisiting Twain’s...

Whiskey Creek Promotion

20% discount promotion at Cultural Center Gift Store Purchase your Whiskey Creek Film Festival pass ($30) at the Cultural Center and receive a 20% discount on any one item of your choice in the gift store.  This offer may not be combined with other offers.  See you at...

Star Bears and the Sun and the Moon

Star Bears, a heroic mouse, the sun and the moon, and the witch Louhi were featured in this year’s Pageant The Pageant is open to everyone at no charge and is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a...

Come to the Pageant and enjoy dessert after

This Friday, August 16, is the 5th annual Puppet Pageant Tamales in Central Park before the Pageant from 4-7pm.  Then, a brief (one block) walk to the Pageant stage behind the Cultural Center to see 8-foot-tall Star Bears and a heroic mouse, and after come to the...

Art at the Todd County Fair

Cultural Center at the Todd County Fair August 14-18, 2013 Thursday Progressive wine demonstration by Ron Leasman – in the Prairie Building Iron Grill cook-off Todd County Fair in Photographs – in the Prairie Building (to the east of the grandstand) Friday...

Dinner at the Creamery Restaurant Saturday, August 17

Join us for dinner at the Creamery Saturday August 17th from 5-8 pm   Here is what the menu will look like: Prix fixe dinner includes choice of soup or salad with bread, one main, two sides, and dessert. (I had to look this one up – it means the opposite of...

Puppet Pageant this Friday

The annual Puppet Pageant is Friday at 7 pm behind the Cultural Center Don’t miss the Corn Feed at Central Park from 4-7pm before the Pageant!  The Center and Creamery Restaurant will sell tamales during the Corn Feed and have desserts and beverages after the...

Judi Siirila recital Sunday July 28 at 2pm

Show tunes and classical songs at Trinity Lutheran Church Judi Siirila Paskowitz, soprano from Los Angeles, California, will give a free solo recital featuring show tunes and classical arias on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 2pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills,...

July Artist in Residence Jesse Longman

Taking up residence in the Arts Retreat house in July is writer and performance artist Jesse Longman from Ridgefield, Connecticut.  Jesse has a BA from the College of Santa Fe and an MFA from Columbia University, and she has been actively developing new work for the...

East Otter Tail County Fair event schedule

Presenting Visual, Performance, Fiber and Culinary Arts Events Under the Sheltered Structure in front of the 4H Dairy Bar unless  noted. Thursday, July 25 12:00-4:00 p.m. Perham Farmers Market.  Meet local food producers, learn their techniques, find out when they...

Visiting artist updates

Our current and past visiting artists have been busy! We, of course, know how great they all are. It sounds like the others are realizing it too. Here are just a few updates from a few recent artists in residence… [Side note: If you are a past visiting artist...

Artist-in-Residence John Noltner

During the last week of June, John Noltner will be the artist-in-residence at the New York Mills Arts Retreat. John’s residency is special in that it coincides with his gallery exhibit currently featured at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, now through...

June Artist in Residence Leslie Merrill

Leslie Merrill is our Arts Retreat visiting artist for two weeks in June. She is a Denver-based choreographer, performer, video artist, and movement educator. During her residency, Leslie will be working on her upcoming interdisciplinary performance work, The 13th and...

Arts at the Wadena County Fair June 27-29

York Mills Regional Cultural Center Presents Visual, Performance, Fiber and Culinary Arts Events at the Wadena County Fair  (Under the Sheltered Structure by the Fair Office unless otherwise noted) Thursday, June 27  12:00-4:00 p.m. Wadena Area Growers Association. ...

Compromise wins the argument at the 21st annual Think-Off

Choose the link to each finalist to open a copy of her or his essay. The 2013 Think-Off question has been resolved. Paul Terry, the CEO of StayWell Health Management, a national wellness company based in Eagan, Minnesota, won the debate and a gold medal with his...

Can’t come to the Think-Off? You can listen on KBRF

If you can’t make it to New York Mills to hear this year’s Think-Off, you can still listen on Lakes Radio.  Tune to KBRF 1250AM to hear the entire debate, or, you can listen via live streaming at http://www.lakesradio.net/KBRF-AM-1250/10244692 .

Art In Your Park 2013 Schedule

Art In Your Park will be held in New York Mills, Perham and Wadena this year.  Deb Baune returns as the coordinator and activities designer.  Check the schedule for times and places.  All activities are FREE of charge.         Art in Your Park  New York Mills Regional...

A Peace of My Mind

Photographic portraits of  Minnesota citizens John Noltner’s exhibition of black and white photographic portraits of Minnesotans include statements about Peace by each of the subjects.  Open at no charge now through Sunday June 30th with a reception and...

Visiting Artist Michael Eble

Michael Eble is the current artist-in-residence at the New York Mills Arts Retreat. He is a painter and currently resides in Morris, MN, where he is an Associate Professor of Studio Art and Curator of the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Minnesota,...

On-line ticket sales for the Think-Off

You may purchase tickets to the 2013 Great American Think-Off by clicking on the Brown Paper Ticket widget below.  You will be connected to the Brown Paper Ticket website for secure online ticket purchase.  There is an option to purchase tickets at the advance ticket...

John Forde will moderate the 2013 Think-Off

The 2013 Great American Think Off will be moderated by public television host, John Forde. John is the creator of ‘Mental Engineering’ a weekly program featuring professors and comedians deconstructing television commercials. Regular panelists included the...

The finalists for the 2013 Think-Off

Think-Off Finalists hail from the South and from Minnesota The four finalists for the 2013 Great American Think-Off have been selected and have agreed to come to New York Mills to participate in the 21st annual debate on June 8th at 7 pm.  This year’s question is...

“Alice Unwrapped” music theater

Nautilus Music Theater presents an original music theater event Award-winning Nautilus Music Theater of Minneapolis will present an original one-person music theater event at the New York Mills Cultural Center on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:30pm.  Admission is $10 for the...

Humor Writing Class Wed May 8th

Have you ever wanted to write something funny, but weren’t sure where to begin? Like any kind of writing, humor writing can seem difficult — but not if you know how. Join Elizabeth Tannen, 0ur current artist-in-residence from New York, on Wednesday, May...

Garden Party fundraiser Thursday April 25, 2013

Live and silent auctions at this year’s spring event The snow is melting fast, and spring is in its frustratingly slow but always successful struggle to overtake winter.  And for many that means gardening and growing season is here (nearly).   The Center’s...

Annual Meeting of the Center April 16th

Join us at the Creamery for the 2013 annual meeting 4 pm – learn about plans for the Creamery 5 pm – join us for a light lunch to celebrate the new Creamery Cafe 6 pm – annual meeting of the Cultural Center membership 6:30 pm – monthly meeting...

April Artist-in-Residence Elizabeth Tannen

Elizabeth Tannen is a writer, journalist and editor, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her essays have been published on NPR, Salon and The Rumpus, among other places. She writes the blog Dating in the Odyssey Years, and blogs for the Huffington Post. From 2005...

Dana Thompson and Eric Christopher

Saturday May 11th at 7:30pm Dana and Eric will be at the Cultural Center for this concert.  Admission is $12 advance reservation (218-385-3339) or $15 at the door.  Student admission $5. Born in Sandstone, raised in Hibbing, graduating from high school in Duluth, and...

Welcome March Artist-in-Residence

Visiting New York Mills in March is Brooke Bullman, a fiction writer from Alabama. Brooke writes about the South, the natural world, and family. Her short fiction has been published in The Louisville Review. While a resident at NYM, Brooke is finalizing a draft of her...

Maple Sugar Camp Rescheduled for April 13

Maple Sugar Camp – Sat. Apr 13 Learning to make maple syrup has had to be rescheduled yet again.  We’re very sorry-but the snow is just too deep at the Sonnenberg farm’s maple grove.  So, here is plan C on learning to tap maple trees and boil syrup...

2013 Regional Art Show

17th annual Regional Art Show Wednesday April 24th – Saturday May 25th, 2013 Open to all artists working in any medium Reception for artists Friday, April 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sunday Musicians by Virginia Marr (image at right) won the 2012...

Slovakian Egg Decorating Monday March 18th

Announcing a change of schedule for an upcoming Folk School course: Slovakian Easter Egg Decorating taught by Pam (Churilla)  Robinson has been moved to this Monday evening, March 18th, at 6:00 p.m.  Cost for the class is $20 with all materials provided.  Class will...

Arts Retreat now accepting applications online

The New York Mills Arts Retreat is now accepting applications online for our artist residency program. This move from mailed or e-mailed applications to ONLINE is a welcome change with multiple benefits. First, artists will be able to complete the application and...

Ballet for Youth – 2013 Winter/Spring Session

After a successful Fall session, ballet is back for youth ages 5-12! During these classes, children will learn the techniques basic to all dance styles, taught by Wendy Dornbusch, B.Ed/Dance. Class is on Tuesday afternoons in the upstairs dance studio here at the...

Yoga classes this winter/spring

YOGA YOGA YOGA – with Tamara Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm, Feb 5 – May 21, in the Cultural Center upstairs dance studio.  Find your breath – Find your strength – Love.  Drop in for $12 or purchase a six-class punchcard for $60. Students receive a 50%...