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Happenings for March 23-28

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Monday, March 23

LP Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Lake Park City Center. Garden Talk is by Connie Kossick, program by Dorothy Harsh on orchids, and lunch is by Connie Kossick. Anyone interested in gardening is invited to come to the meetings. April meeting will feature beekeeper Winnie Gillespe.

Rural MN CEP Youth Council meeting

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. hosts its Youth Council meeting at 1 p.m. in the admin offices on Roosevelt Avenue, DL.

Tuesday, March 24

CEP workforce council

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. holds its Workforce Council meeting at 10 a.m. in the Speak Easy.

Career fair, training expo

A Lakes Area Career Fair and Training Expo is from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Central Lakes College Brainerd Campus. The day is for anyone evaluating career and training options, from 50-year-old dislocated worker to the 18-year-old new high school graduate.

Wednesday, March 25

Life's Journey: Nearing the End

Hospice of the Red River Valley hosts a Lunch and Learn, Life's Journey: Nearing the End, at noon in the hospice office, DL. Cost for lunch is $6. Be familiar with the signs and symptoms expected in declining/dying persons. For more info or to make reservations, contact Carrie at 701-356-1520 or 800-237-4629.

CEP board of directors

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. holds its board of directors meeting at 10 a.m. in the admin office, Roosevelt Avenue, DL.

Rossman School honors

Rossman School hosts a celebration from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in honor of receiving the 2008 Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation Spotlight Award, as well as a "Day at the Museum" -- an Art Master's open house.

Thursday, March 26

Alzheimer's Support Group

St. Mary's Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group meets on the last Thursday of each month from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Winchester on Washington, Second Floor. Lunch will be served. For information about memory loss or to RSVP, please contact Karin Fritz-Staley, LSW at (218) 844-8376.

Read with a dog

R.E.A.D (Reading Assistance Education Dogs) to a certified therapy dog from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Detroit Lakes Library. This event takes place the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Read with the dog 10 times for a free book. Pre-registration is not required but you may call ahead (847-2168) to reserve a 10 minute session with the therapy dog.

Becker County

Republican convention

The Becker County Republicans annual convention is at 6:30 p.m. in the new Jury Assembly Room, 3rd floor at the Becker County Court House. For more information, contact Tracy at 218-820-1299. Anyone interested is welcome.

Genealogy class

Want to research your family history? Aren't sure where to start? Come to Beginning Genealogy from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in DL Library. Explore ways to find information beyond births, deaths and marriages. Discover genealogical databases found on the Library's Web site as well as other online sources of information using a laptop computer. The class is free, but space is limited. Call 847-2168 to pre-register.

ULTRA Snowmobile Club

ULTRA Snowmobile Club holds its last general membership meeting of the season at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Club. Voting for officers and board members will take place during this meeting.

Friday, March 27

Dewey benefit supper

A pancake supper with separate bake sale to benefit Mahnomen Deputy Christopher Dewey is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mahnomen High School cafeteria.

Storytelling event

The sixth annual Sharing the Tradition of Storytelling event is at 7 in the Frazee Event Center. Participants include storytellers Patricia Nunn, Michael Cotter, JoAnne Lower and John Peterson. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Scrapbooking class

Come in to Detroit Lakes Library from 10 a.m. to noon to get a taste of what the Internet has to offer scrapbooking enthusiasts. Basic computer and mouse skills are needed. Class size is limited, so call the library to pre-register at 847-2168.

Saturday, March 28

Defeat Diabetes Day

The Anishinaabe Center hosts Defeat Diabetes Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center. For more info, call 218-375-2550 or 218-849-4985.