Recurring Events

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 2019 on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the main floor gallery at the Cultural Center.

Posters below created by local artist and former Open Mic facilitator Pam Robinson. Thank you Pam for your years of service!

Yoga & Wellness at the Cultural Center

Senior/Gentle Yoga with Ann Pate.
Returns for Winter/Spring 2019!
$4 per class.
Wednesdays 9-10am.
February 6 – May 22, 2019.

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.



Just For Kix Dance Classes

Beginning in January 2019, classes will no longer be held at the Cultural Center.  Classes will be held in the New York Mills School Auditorium Foyer.
Thank you for the past few years of classes at the Cultural Center — we enjoyed having all the young dancers and families in our space! You are all welcome back anytime. 


Learn more at

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

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.