Open. The Osakis public ice rink is now open at Central Avenue and Main Street, across from Thrifty White.

Through Sunday, Jan. 31. Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-Off and string light recycling by Pope-Douglas Solid Waste Management. Drop-off site is Douglas County Demolition and Landfill, 2967 Pike Road, NE, Alexandria off Highway 29 North. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday, January 29

4:30 to 7 p.m. Backpack Attack packing event to help hungry students throughout the area at the Osakis High School cafeteria.

Thursday, January 30

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. St. Agnes School Family Day. Events include: 11 a.m. — mass, 11:50 a.m. — lunch, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — mini stations, book fair, family social. Reserve your spot by calling 320-859-2130.

11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bookmobile stops – 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Carol Radjl daycare in Nelson; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at St. Agnes School; 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. at Community Memorial Home; 2:45 to 4 p.m. at Ed Pollard Community Center.

Saturday, February 1

7 p.m. to midnight. Osakis High School Mid Winter Dance at the school cafeteria.

Sunday, February 23

11 a.m. The Osakis Hunger Coalition is sponsoring a Backpack Attack fundraiser Hot Dish Cook-Off at the Osakis Community Center. Free-will donation gets you a plate to taste all the hot dishes provided by area churches. Vote for your favorite. Ice cream will be provided for dessert. All donations support Backpack Attack in Osakis.

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