Friday, Jan. 17

7:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria! First Lutheran Church/Community Preschool, 1655 18th Ave. E., Alexandria

9 a.m. Elementary Spelling Bee, Woodland Elementary School, 1410 S. McKay Ave. Alexandria

1:30 p.m. Cool School Plunge (Polar Plunge), Discovery Middle School, 510 McKay Ave. N., Alexandria

Saturday, Jan. 18

5-7:30 p.m. Chicken Dinner, Osakis VFW Post, 701 E. 8th Ave.

Sunday, Jan. 19

10 a.m.-Noon. Joint Worship Chili Cook-off, Oscar Lake Lutheran Church, 14619 Church Road, Holmes City

2 p.m. Sunday Music by Dan Wilken & Friends, Alexandria Senior Center, 414 Hawthorne St.

3-7 p.m. Velvet Brass Band, Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lakeshore Dr., Glenwood

Monday, Jan. 20

Noon-3 p.m. Lakes Area Wedding Expo, Carlos Creek Winery, 6693 County Rd. 34 NW, Alexandria

Tuesday, Jan. 21

5:30 p.m. Cancer Support Group, Alomere Health, 111 17th Ave. E., Alexandria

5:30 p.m. Complexity Initiative potluck, Midwest Mindfulness Meditation Centre, 510 22nd Ave. E., Suite 202B, Alexandria

Wednesday, Jan. 22

9:30 a.m. Learn to Play Bridge, Alexandria Senior Center, 414 Hawthorne St.

5:30-7 p.m. January Friendship Table Meal, First Presbyterian Church of Osakis, 101 W. Oak St.

Friday, Jan. 24

4 p.m. One Act Play Public Performance, AAHS, Performing Arts Center, 4300 Pioneer Road SE

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