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

Sunday, February 23

11 a.m. until the food is gone. 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.

Monday, February 24

Noon to 6 p.m. Osakis Community Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Osakis VFW Post, 701 E. 8th Ave. Call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or Steve and Sharon at 320-859-4151 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, February 25

5:30 to 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Osakis invites everyone to the Fat Tuesday Pancake and Sausage Supper. It will take place at the Fellowship Hall at 101 West Oak Street. All are welcome to attend. Free-will donations accepted.

Thursday, February 27

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.

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