Recurring Events

Sit-n-Stitch Fiber Arts Group

Fiber art chair, donated by Sit ‘n’ Stitch group for a Cultural Center Silent Auction.

WEEKLY on THURSDAYS from 5-7pm at the Cultural 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 there are plenty of tools, materials, and yarn to share if you need anything!

Knitted reindeer donated by Sit ‘n’ Stitch group for Cultural Center fundraiser.

Over the years, the group has been active in charity projects such as scarves & hats for Afghan refugee children, caps for premature & newborns, knitted nests for abandoned songbirds, and donations to Cultural Center fundraisers!

As of 2022, Sit ‘n’ Stitch began a partnership with Knotty Neighbors, a secular and inclusive crafting group with a mission of meeting to create together for our shared communities. Items crafted including winter outerwear, washcloths, and/or other identified needs are shared with our neighbors in the OTC Lakes Area through distribution via partner nonprofit organizations.


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

Questions? Call 218-385-3339.

Art for Lunch

Hungry for Creativity? Grab Art for Lunch!

MONTHLY on 2ND THURSDAYS from 12-1pm at the Cultural Center

Bring your own lunch & enjoy a beverage on us!

Art for Lunch is a monthly creative break designed to introduce participants to new art materials and processes. 

Held on the second Thursday of the month from noon – 1:00 p.m., the cost is just $5 to cover materials. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage on us! Classes are led by Artist / Cultural Center Artistic Director Cheryl Bannes.

Art for Lunch was launched in Spring 2018 and continues on the second Thursday of each month, at noon, in the Cultural Center main Gallery space. Open to adults and teens ages 16 & up. 

Projects are announced seasonally on No Art for Lunch held in January, July, or August.

Questions? Call 218-385-3339.

Youth Ballet Classes

Youth Ballet classes are offered seasonally at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center through a partnership with instructor Leona Cichy of Roots & Wings Forest School for youth in Pre-K through 4th grade.

Students will learn basic ballet technique in a fun and encouraging class environment, with a goal of  instilling a love of movement and dance for children. Classes will focus on the basics of gross motor movement including strength, coordination, and flexibility, as well as socialization and group learning. Every class will be a dance adventure of music and movement!

Sessions are typically 8-12 weeks and run seasonally in the fall (September – December) and spring (February – May). Watch for seasonal dates, announcements, and fees.


Any questions? Call 218-385-3339