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Saturday, Feb. 2

Child Care Aware meeting

A Child Care Aware meeting is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the DLCCC meeting room downstairs from the theater entrance.

Childcare Aware of Minnesota hosts the informational meeting called "Strong foundations: How parents and quality childcare prepare kids for school and life." It is free and open to the public. For more information and registration, call Kateri at 1800-452-3646.

Pancake special

An Old Timers pancake special is from 7-10 a.m. in the Lake Park Lutheran Church. Cost is $5 and half of the proceeds goes to the Becker County Food Pantry.

Snowshoe hike

The Laurentian Lakes Chapter of the North Country Trail hosts a guided snowshoe hike beginning at 1 p.m. in Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the Old Indian Hiking Trail located on Cty Hwy 29.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus sponsor a pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center.

AIS class/speaker

"Invasive Aquatic Species: What Are They and What Can Be Done" is offered through F/M Communiversity from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Concordia College, Moorhead. Dr. Michelle Marko will present the class, exploring the species that are in this area and those that are anticipated. She will share the latest research on controlling the organisms. To register or for more information, call 218-299-3438 or go to

Snowshoe science


Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a snowshoe science adventure beginning at 2 p.m. Come explore the science of winter and learn how to turn your Tamarac wildlife and plant sightings into a documented observation. Become a citizen scientist using Project Noah. Bring your camera if you have one. Meet at the Pine Lake Parking Area on Cty. Hwy 29. Snowshoes for children are available for loan. Adult snowshoes are limited.

Monday, Feb. 4

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets at 1 p.m. in the home of Georgia Hecock. Co-hostesses are Sally Oja, Margaret Gunderson and Judy Enslin. Georgia will also present the program.

American Indian Education public hearing

The public hearing to discuss American Indian in Detroit Lakes School District has been rescheduled from Jan. 28 to today. It is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the District Administration Center. For more info, contact coordinator Joe Carrier at 847-9228.

LP-A Pops Concert

The Lake Park-Audubon High School Music Department presents 2013 Pops Concert "You Can't Stop the Beat" at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium, Lake Park. It is free.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

High Mileage Fellowship

High Mileage Fellowship 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.

Adult Spanish Club

On the 5th of each month, join the adult Spanish Club at El Loro to practice your conversation skills. Drinks are at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.

BC Democrats

The Becker County Democrats meet from 6-8 p.m. in the main meeting room in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. It is a potluck social and meeting. For more information, visit