Dance troupe to perform

The Zenon Dance Company is coming to Alexandria Area High School's performing arts center on Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Based out of Minneapolis, the company has traveled extensively around the world since being formed in 1983. It will have a limited number of appearances remaining, however, as it was reported this week that Zenon will hold its final performances this summer.

"These people are incredible athletes. I'd almost call them world-class athletes because some of the stuff they do, not many people can do," said Mark Halvorson, who manages the performing arts center.

Tickets are $12 and are available online at, over the phone at 320-762-3310 or at the door. Student tickets are free.

Deadline today for soccer camp

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is hosting a youth soccer camp March 22-23 at the Northstar Sports Complex in Alexandria.

Campers in grades 3-5 will take part in the camp from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 22 and from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. Grades 6-8 will compete from 1-4 p.m. on March 22 and 3-5 p.m. on March 23.

The camp instructor is Kevin Roos, a Fargo-Moorhead native with more than 20 years of coaching experience. He played collegiate soccer at Concordia in Moorhead and has coached at both the high school and college levels.

The camp will focus on teaching proper techniques as well as situational game play. Area varsity soccer players will be in attendance to assist in instruction.

Registration must be completed by March 15. Visit to register. Call Gerry Hoelscher at 320-763-6766 for more information.

Drug awareness

Alexandria police officer Jason Rosha will tell parents what they need to know about drugs available to children today during a session at Zion Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.

Such drugs include fentanyl-laced heroin and candies and treats that contain THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Rosha will cover drug abuse trends nationwide as well as what he has seen in the Alexandria area. He'll provide a demonstration kit so parents can see what the drugs look like.

Rosha spent the past three years as a special agent in charge of the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Evansville hosts open mic

The Evansville Art Center invites musicians to play at Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, at 111 Main Street.

The art center has a full keyboard Yamaha piano, and unlike other venues there is no noise from food service or televisions.

This is a free concert, but donations are accepted. Those attending may bring a treat to share, and the art enter provides beverages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Senior Center serves Scandinavian meal

Rosettes with lingonberries will complete the menu when the Alexandria Senior Center hosts a traditional Scandinavian meatball dinner on Saturday, March 23.

From noon-5 p.m., chefs will serve up meatballs, gravy, mashed potatoes and sweet peas, all topped off by the rosette lingonberry dessert. It's a fundraiser to remodel the center's kitchenette, and will also feature a silent auction.

There are 450 available tickets, which cost $10 for adults in advance and $12 at the door, $5 in advance for children age 6 and under or $6 at the door. Tickets are sold at Elden's Foods and the Senior Center, 414 Hawthorne St.