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Thursday, Oct. 11

Church rummage sale

The United Methodist Church, DL, hosts a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Legion Auxiliary meeting

The John Bridges Unit 15 American Legion Auxiliary, DL, meets at 7 p.m. in the Legion clubroom.

Genealogical Society

The Heart O'Lakes Genealogical Society holds its regular meeting on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting. Call Virginia Weston at 847-6483 if you have any questions.

Becker County Republicans

The Becker County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in the DL City Offices.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O. Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Linda Engelman (please note change of location) with Pat Becker and Sue Boyle assisting. Several members will present their life stories for the program. Dessert will be served.

Friday, Oct. 12

Friendly Squares dance

The Friendly Squares hosts a square dance in the Century school in Park Rapids. There will be a "plus workshop" from 7:30-8 p.m., and mainstream dancing from 8 to 10. The caller will be Larry Johansen, and Donna Stone will cue round dancing between tips. There will be a potluck lunch furnished by the club members. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

VFW Auxiliary dinner

The VFW Post 1676 Ladies Auxiliary 80th anniversary celebration dinner at the Post begins serving at 5 p.m. until gone.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Lakes Country


The Lakes Country Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Washington Square Mall, DL. Spectators are welcome.

Cowboy action shooting

The Sucker Creek Outlaws host a monthly shoot at noon. Anyone interested in the action shooting can call Vern at 701-840-1653, Les at 218-396-0532 or Lee at 218-849-8803.

Lakes Area Quilters Guild

Lakes Area Quilters Guild sponsors a lecture and trunk show by Sue Harmon called Scraps from the Stash -- Old and New at Grace Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, at 7 p.m. Sue Harmon, quilt historian, will discuss scrap quilts and show both antique quilts and newly made quilts as a part of the program. Cost is $5, and there will be door prize drawings, with cookies and coffee to follow.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Turkey dinner

St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Hawley, hosts a turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults are $10, ages 6-12 are $4 and preschool are free.

Spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus sponsors an all you can eat spaghetti dinner from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for 5-12 and under 5 are free.

Harvest Festival

The Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts a Harvest Festival at 4 p.m. There will be music, singing, fellowship, pie and coffee and horse-drawn wagon rides after the program.

Monday, Oct. 15

DL zone LWML workshop

St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Evergreen hosts the fall workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ingathering: sneakers, phone cards and food shelf items. Contact person: Annette Gorentz at 218-342-2603.

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ of P.E.O. meets at 1 p.m. in the Congregational Church. Donna Bursik is hosting and presenting the program about Joseph Banks' Engravings. Co-hostesses are Cindy Legler, Carolynn Blanding and Kathy Graff.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Lions Club

The Detroit Lakes Lions Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Gerald Johnson at 847-3923.

Book discussion

Discuss The Giver by Lois Lowry at Detroit Lakes Library at 3 p.m. This event is part of the One Book, One Community series of events. More information and details at


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Heisler, Bunker piano


Paul Heisler and Russell Bunker perform in concert Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. in First Lutheran Church, DL, and Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham. Vocalists Kathryn Larson and Ashley Morben will also perform. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit piano and voice scholarships. Receptions will follow each performance.

Family photo fundraiser

The Detroit Lakes School Readiness Preschool program will hold a Family Photo Fundraiser on Oct. 15 from 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. and Oct. 16 from 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Lincoln Education Center. Photos will be taken by Schurman Photography. There is no sitting fee and parents can choose individual or family photos. 10 percent of all sales will be returned to the preschool program to purchase classroom supplies. Please call Mary at 847-4418 ext. 6102 to schedule your appointment.

LP-A Community Ed classes

Lake Park Audubon Community Ed. Offers the following classes: Beginners Microsoft Excel on Oct. 15 from 7 to 9; Yoga classes starting Oct. 16, and every Tuesday, from 4 to 5; Zumba classes every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30; Ghost Hunting 101, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8; Power Point for Beginners, Oct. 29 from 7 to 9.

Women in Biz speaker

Robin Huebner will be the speaker for the Oct. 24 Women in Business program, sponsored by St. Mary's Foundation Business Relations committee. The program is at noon at The Fireside. Cost is $15 including lunch. RSVP required by Oct. 19 by calling 844-0719.

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.

Coat give-away

A coat give-away is Oct. 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.

Muzzleloader, deer rifle


The Osage Sportsmans Club will be opening its range to the public for Muzzleloader and Deer Rifle sight-in. Muzzleloader sight-in will be Oct. 20-21. Deer Rifle Sight-In will be Oct. 26 to Nov. 2. Open every day from 9 a.m. to dusk except Sunday where there is no morning shooting. The cost is $5 per gun. For more information, call Al Belt at 218-732-0978

LPA Community Ed events

Lake Park Audubon Community Education is hosting three magnificent 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. There will be $5 extra per table if community ed provides them. Each event is in a separate room. Contact the Community Ed office for more info.

Defensive driving course

A defensive driving 4-hr class is being offered Oct. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the United Community Insurance Agency, Perham. An 8-hour class is Oct. 16 and 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. They are open to anyone wanting to maintain their 10 percent insurance discount. Call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 or e-mail for costs, registration or more information on additional dates.

Alzheimer's quilt exhibit

"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" is a traveling quilt exhibit. It consists of 236 quilts featuring the names of 10,000 people who have/had Alzheimer's as well as poignant illustrations of Alzheimer's in quilt form. It will be open to the public Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Oct. 7 from 1-5 p.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home.

L.A. Moms group

L.A. (Lakes Area) Moms is designed to nurture every mother. At our L.A. Moms group, you will have a chance to socialize with other moms, hear some great teaching, have discussion time and participate in creative activities. L.A. Moms is held the first and third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year from 9-11 a.m. at the Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes. For more info, call 218-846-1199.