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Thursday, March 6


MAC & Naps distribution is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Detroit Lakes. For pick-up times only, call 847-5858.

Jorgenson reading

Author Nathan Jorgenson will read and sign his newest book, "The Mulligan" at 7 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids. Jorgenson's first novel, "Waiting for White Horses" has received national recognition.

Relay for Life kick-off

The Becker County Relay for Life kick-off party is from 6 to 7 p.m. in trinity Lutheran Church, DL. Door prizes will be given away, and new teams are welcome. Relay for Life is June 20.

Community Band

The Lakes Area Community Concert Band rehearses from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Senior High band room. Kendra Mohn is directing. Use southwest doors. Doors will be open by 6:30. Anyone interested in playing with the band is welcome to come to the rehearsal. Openings in all sections. Any questions, contact Rick Olson at 218-847-4281 or


Viking Bookmobile is at Dent School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Dent Bank from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Richville Post Office from 11:45 a.m. to noon, and Vergas Municipal Building from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, March 7


MAC & Naps distribution is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Detroit Lakes. For pick-up times only, call 847-5858.

Economic Development Summit

The first Economic Development Summit is in Minnesota State Community and Technical College, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The summit will review 2006-07 with updates from Larry Remmen, City of Detroit Lakes community development director and Guy Fischer, Becker County EDA director. The theme "Working on Tomorrows Solutions" will showcase featured speaker Rolf Nordstrom and "The Potential and Challenge of a Hydrogen-Electric Economy." Three area businesses will share their stories of growth and success. For more information, contact Dave Hochhalter at 847-9202 or

World Day of Prayer

St. Francis Xavier Church in Lake Park hosts the 2008 World Day of Prayer at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the service. Everyone is welcome.

Fish fry

Vergas Lions annual fish fry is from 5 to 8 p.m., while supplies last, in the Vergas Community Center. Adults are $7, and children under 12 are $3. Proceeds benefit local Lions projects.

World Day of Prayer

Trinity Lutheran Church, DL, hosts World Day of Prayer at noon Theme of this year's service is "God's Wisdom Provides New Understanding." A soup and sandwich lunch will be served after to short service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday, March 8

Refuge activities

The Refuge, Detroit Lakes, hosts free dinner every Saturday night at 5:30 p.m., followed by a guest speaker and music at 7. This week, enjoy the songs of Vickie Jo. For more info, call 847-1982.

DL Blades show

The DL Blades Figure Skating Club presents "A Night at the Movies" at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Freeman Sports Arena. It is a free-will offering, and there will be a raffle drawing.

Princeton Choir concert

Princeton Concert Choir, directed by Mark Potvin performs at 7:30 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, DL. The concert is free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 9

Boy Scout fund-raiser

Boy Scout Troop 690 hosts a sit down turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Frazee Event Center. Adults are $7, and children 8 and under are $4. To go meals are available. There will also be a silent auction and raffle.

Swedish Easter fun

The Swedish Cultural Heritage Society invites you to put a little Swedish in your Easter traditions this year. Come with your children or grandchildren to the Children's Museum at Yunker's Farm, Fargo, from 1 to 5 p.m., where there'll be arts and crafts that are traditional in Sweden. The Children's Museum is located at 1201 28th Avenue North, Fargo.

Lakes Figure Skating

Lakes Figure Skating presents "Movie Classics on Ice" at 2:30 p.m. in the DL Arena. Adults are $4 and students are $2.

Legion breakfast

The American Legion Auxiliary serves a build your own omelet, French toast or pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Junior auxiliary

The American Legion Junior Auxiliary meets at noon in the Legion.

Fish fry

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Callaway, hosts its annual fish fry from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center. It is a free-will offering.

88 Keys & More

Robbin Bueng and friends perform a concert of original and contemporary Christian, R&B and gospel music as part of the Historic Holmes Theatre's 88 Keys and More Series at 2 p.m. There will be a free-will offering. For more information, call 218-844-SHOW.

Monday, March 10

Christ in the Passover

Jews for Jesus presents "Christ in the Passover" at 6:30 p.m. in Community Alliance Church, DL. The event will share insight into the meaning of this Jewish festival and work that Jesus has done for us on the cross.

Tuesday, March 11

Music scholarship concert

The Detroit Lakes School Music Department presents a Scholarship Concert at 7 p.m. in the George Simson Middle School Auditorium. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children in grades K-12. Proceeds from the concert will provide scholarship money to students who are pursuing degrees in music education. Performers include Doc & The Scrubs, Roosevelt 4th Grade, Middle School Girls and Boys Ensembles, Laker Singers and Laker Jazz Band.

Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway - Vikingland Lodge No. 495 meets at 6 p.m. for a chili dump meal before meeting. Everyone is to bring a small container of chili to be dumped together in a large roaster. Cost is $3. Program is foreign exchange students attending Detroit Lakes High School.

Roosevelt treasure show

"Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major," at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre, is perfect for children in grades 4-8 and adults as well. In this special project with the White House Historical Association, the Kennedy Center imagines what life was like for the children of one of our nation's greatest presidents -- Theodore Roosevelt. Tickets are $4. Call 218-844-SHOW.


These Happenings section items or events do not have a specific date, or take place on more than one day.

Food safety

St. Mary's Community Relations Committee hosts Food Safety from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Friday, March 14, in the St. Mary's Regional Health Center lower level conference rooms A & B. Speakers are Sarah Bement, RD LD and Jess Aberg, Dietetic Intern. There is an increased awareness in food supply safety since the numerous re-calls on ground beef and spinach. Find out how we can keep our food safe. RSVP by Thursday, March 6, at 844-0719. The event is free and open to the public.

Lunch and Learn

Joy Crouch, Hospice, speaks on "How Will They Remember Me? Connecting Through the Generations" at noon on March 13 in the Minnesota State Community & Technical College. The presentation is free and qualifies for one social work CEU. Lunch can be purchased for $5 or attendees can bring their own. RSVP by March 11 to 847-9493 or e-mail

Lenten Friday meals

Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus Council No. 3166 sponsors Lenten Friday fish and pizza dinners March 7 and 14, serving from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school gym with entrance off Washing Avenue.