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Sunday, Sept. 30

Church fall supper

St. Paul's Loon Lake Lutheran Church, Vergas, hosts a pork loin supper and silent auction from 4:30-7:30 p.m. It is a free will offering.

Blessing of the Blue

A "Blessing of the Blue" interfaith service, hosted at Holy Rosary Church in Detroit Lakes, is at 1:29 p.m. All Becker County police departments, fire departments, rescue squads, highway patrol, sheriff's department, and the local National Guard have been invited to attend this blessing ceremony and reception. Everyone is invited to participate in the blessing of these public and volunteer servants as well.

Monday, Oct. 1

Learning about phones

Come learn more about telephone equipment that can benefit you or someone you know that has trouble using a standard phone. The State of Minnesota's Telephone Equipment Distribution Program hosts the meeting at 10:30 a.m. in the Emmanuel Nursing Home Forest Conf Room. Everyone is welcome.

PEO Chapter DQ

DQ, PEO meets at 1 p.m. in the Congregational Church. The program will be given by Justine Boots. Hostesses are Fran Johnson, Joan Westlake, Cindy Legler and Sylvia Campion.

Bible study

A Bible study on "Faithful Abundant True" by Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore is for seven weeks from 9 to 11 a.m. at Lakes Area Vineyard Church, DL. All women are welcome.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

Overeaters Anonymous Detroit Lakes Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at noon in the second floor library of the First Lutheran Church.

High Mileage Club

High Mileage Club meets the first Tuesday of each month in Community Alliance Church, DL. There is a pot-blessing meal at noon, followed by a time of sharing birthdays and anniversaries, a Bible Nugget and special music. This is an inter-denominational fellowship for all those 55 and over.

DAV membership banquet

The DAV Chapter 31 annual membership banquet begins with social hour at 5:30 in the American Legion, DL, followed by dinner at 6:30. Paid up members are free, and others are $8.

Learning about Labels

Essentia Health St. Mary's Seminar: Don't Be Duped: Learning about Labels & Portion Sizes with registered dietitian Lexi Sidener is from noon-1 p.m. in Essentia Health St. Mary's EMS Conference Room. RSVP required: call 844-0719.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Cudamani performance

Members of the Cudamani performance group from Indonesia and part of Arts Midwest World Fest Tour will share some of the Balinese culture, costuming, dance and music at 3:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library. This event is free and open to the public.


Pumpkins n Ponies

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 6-28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Timberline Ranch will be having hayrides to a pumpkin patch, roasting hot dogs over an open fire, offering small trail rides, free petting farm and a few more surprises. The ranch is 5 minutes from DL on Hwy 34 east.

Haunted woods, barn

The Second Time Around Shop, located on Highway 59 between Ogema and Waubun hosts a haunted woods and barn Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 from dusk to 11 p.m. Cost is $10. For more info, call 218-204-0192 or 218-850-1100.

Just Babies

The Detroit Lakes Early Childhood Family Education program hold a free babies class for parents and children birth to 12 months of age on Mondays, Oct. 1, 8 and 15, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Education Center. Activities will include a story, music, rhymes and baby toys for children, as well as a parent information time. Please call 847-4418 for more information or to register.

Coat give-away

A coat give-away is Oct. 1-5 and 8-12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. Anyone in need of winter coats, hats and mittens can pick them up at no charge. Items will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis in size from children to adult.

Hauge fall Bible conference

The Hauge fall Bible conference on "Neglected Truths" is Oct. 12-14 at Faith Lutheran Church, DL. Everyone is welcome.

LPA Community Ed events

Lake Park Audubon Community Education is hosting three events on Nov. 10 -- the Health & Leisure Expo, Holiday Expo and a rummage sale. They are looking for vendors. Holiday Expo is $12 per space; Health & Leisure is $25 per space, and rummage sale is $10 per space. Contact the Community Ed office for more info.