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Wednesday, October 24

5:30 to 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Osakis invites everyone to its Friendship Table Meal. This month's meal will be spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Free-will donations will be accepted.

Thursday, October 25

11:45 a.m. to 3:30 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.

7:30 p.m. Osakis High School fall play, Money to Burn by Pat Cook, at Osakis Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets available at door, $3 for students, $5 for adults.

Friday, October 27

7:30 p.m. Osakis High School fall play, Money to Burn by Pat Cook, at Osakis Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets available at door, $3 for students, $5 for adults.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Osakis Fire Department Fall Dance and fundraiser at Osakis VFW.

Saturday, October 27

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fall Family Fun at Erickson's Petting Zoo, 11890 Hope Road SE, Osakis. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, pony rides, tractor/wagon ride, horse/wagon ride, playground, decorated yard. Admission is $8.50 per person, $6.50 for children 2 to 5. (Every weekend through Halloween.)

Sunday, October 28

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church annual Turkey Dinner. This year's proceeds will go to Jason Sommars' Eagle Scout project. He is making one of the church's bathrooms handicapped accessible.

Noon to 5 p.m. Fall Family Fun at Erickson's Petting Zoo, 11890 Hope Road SE, Osakis. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, pony rides, tractor/wagon ride, horse/wagon ride, playground, decorated yard. Admission is $8.50 per person, $6.50 for children 2 to 5. (Every weekend through Halloween.)

Monday, October 29

Noon to 6 p.m. Osakis Community Red Cross Blood Drive at the Osakis VFW Post 7902, 701 E. 8th Ave. Please call Steve and Sharon at 320-859-4151 for more information or to schedule an appointments. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Tuesday, October 30

5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Osakis Early Childhood Family Education Fall Festival at the elementary gym.

Wednesday, October 31

Starting at 4:30 p.m. Osakis Presbyterian Church Trunk or Treat Halloween Night. Bring kids to a fun, safe environment for free treats in the church parking lot, 101 West Oak St. Those who don't get trick-or-treaters at their home are invited to join the church's event. Plenty of parking spaces are available.

5:30 to 7 p.m. Annual Osakis Halloween Party will take place at the Osakis High School cafeteria. Children through sixth grade should dress in their Halloween costumes and be prepared for a lot of candy, fun and prizes. A light supper of hot dogs, chips, cookie and punch will be served. Volunteers are needed; call 320-293-4491.

Thursday, November 1

Yard Waste Pick-Up, sponsored by West Central Sanitation and the city of Osakis. The city requires that yard waste be bagged separately from other household refuse material and put at curbside for pick-up in biodegradable bags by 7 a.m. Go to www.cityofosakis.com for more information.

Friday, November 2

2 to 6 p.m. Osakis Community Memorial Home Auxiliary's Gift Shop and Bake Sale, Terrace Heights dining room, Galeon campus.

Saturday, November 3

8 to 10:30 a.m. Osakis Community Memorial Home Auxiliary's Gift Shop and Bake Sale, Terrace Heights dining room, Galeon campus.

Thursday, November 22

9 a.m. Sixth annual Turkey Dash for Diabetes 5K Run/Walk. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at O-Town Tavern in Osakis. Kids' half-mile run starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Silent auction with handmade quilt, door prizes. Pre-register by Oct. 29 — $30 for adults (includes shirt); $20 for children 12 and younger (5K) and $15 for children 12 and younger (half-mile). For more information or to register, go to www.turkeydashosakis.weebly.com

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Send your upcoming events to Osakis Review, P.O. Box 5, Alexandria, MN 56308 or email to news@theosakisreview.com.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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