FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Fargo and Moorhead area is trying to show refugees and other newcomers that it's a welcoming community.

The two cities along the Red River have organized 23 events for Welcome Week 2017, a 10-day event that features 23 educational and social events.

Some say 23 events can be too much, but organizer Peter Schott said it is part of what makes Fargo's welcome week unique. Schott coordinates the international potluck that kicks off the event.

The state's resettlement program has relocated an average of 450 refugees a year in the past decade, most in the Fargo area.