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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Happenings can be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at pmayfield@dlnewspapers.com or submitted online at www.dl-online.com.

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Thursday, Jan. 10

Legion Auxiliary meeting

The John Bridges Unit 15 American Legion Auxiliary, Detroit Lakes, meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Legion clubroom.

Genealogical Society

Heart O'Lakes Genealogical Society meetings 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 218-847-6483 if you have any questions.

BC Republicans

Becker County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes city offices.

BC Farmers Union

The Becker County Farmers Union meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in Country Kitchen. For more info, call Roger at 334-4631.

Friday, Jan. 11

Friendly Squares dance

The Friendly Squares host a square dance in the Century school in Park Rapids. There will be a "plus" workshop from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and mainstream dancing from 8 to 10. The caller will be Larry Johansen with round dancing between tips. There will be a potluck lunch furnished by the club members.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Bowman benefit

A benefit for Shanna Bowman is from 2 p.m. to midnight in Shorewood Pub, DL. Shanna has had complications from her 2002 gastric bypass. There will be a free-will dinner, silent auction, raffle tickets for events and more.

Winter Trails Day

Join the Laurentian Lakes Chapter members of the North Country Trail Association for Winter Trails Day at Maplelag Resort. Group cross country skiing and snowshoeing begin at 1 p.m. At 3:30, Barry Babcock will discuss environmental issues and northern Minnesota ecology. For reservations or more information, call Ray Vlasak at (218) 573-3243 or llc@northcountrytrail.org.

Lake Country Woodcarvers

The Lake Country Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the storefront next to White Drug in the Washington Square Mall. The public is invited to stop by, see examples and just visit.

Childcare meeting

Childcare Aware of Minnesota hosts an informational meeting called "Strong foundations: How parents and quality childcare prepare kids for school and life" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the DL Library. It is free and open to the public. For more info, call Kateri at 800-452-3646 ext. 7679.

Book signing

Author Dr. Barry L. Lane signs his book, Walk in Their Dust, at 7 p.m. in Lakes Area Vineyard Church, DL. Barry's walking partner, Niels Henriksen, will be joining Barry in the presentation to sing some of the songs he wrote.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O. Chapter FG meets at 9:30 a.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home, hosted by Georgie Kershner with Mary Lee and Joyce Armstrong assisting. The program will be presented by Gothe Jensvold. Dessert will be served.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Indoor soccer

Indoor soccer for ages 4-12 is from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes High School. Cost is $10. For more information, visit dlysa.com or call Jane at 849-6085.

Futsal soccer league

Futsal soccer league for ages 13-18 is from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes High School gym. Cost is $25. For more information, visit dlysa.com or call Jane at 849-6085.

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