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Thursday, Sept. 4


Friends of Maplewood

The Friends of Maplewood annual meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter in Maplewood State Park. The Friends of Maplewood Annual Meeting is a time for all interested Friends of Maplewood State Park to gather and find out what has been happening at the park and to share your thoughts and ideas for Maplewood.  There will be no meal, just desserts.

Becker County Republicans

Becker County Republicans meets at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes city office.

Friday, Sept. 5

Salad luncheon

Grace Lutheran Church, DL, hosts its annual salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $7. Tickets are available at the church from 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday and can be purchased at the door.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Wilderness kayak cruise

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act with a Wilderness Kayak Cruise beginning at 10 a.m. Experience the beauty of an early autumn day on the lake. Join a refuge ranger to explore the wilderness islands of Tamarac Lake. What is “designated” wilderness and what does it mean for people and wildlife? Meet at the North Tamarac access with your canoe or kayak for this adventure. Life jackets are required.

Sunday, Sept. 7

Chicken dinner

Lake Grove Lutheran Church hosts a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Adults are $8. There will also be a Country Store.

Pancake feed

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.

Fall dinner and raffle

The Assumption Catholic Church, Callaway, hosts a fall dinner and raffle from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a roast beef dinner, cake walk, silent auction, kids’ games, and more. Adults are $10, kids 6-12 are $5 and ages 5 and under are free.

Ham dinner

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, hosts a ham dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is a freewill offering. Money raised will go to the preschool/daycare.

‘Forever Wild’ movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie “Forever Wild” at 2 p.m. To experience wilderness is to know one of this country’s greatest treasures. Forever Wild captures the glory of undeveloped, wild places through stunning images and the passionate tales of America’s modern wilderness heroes – volunteers who work to preserve a legacy of wilderness for all of us to enjoy, forever. Stay and find out how you can make a difference in your own backyard. Join Janice Bengtson, volunteer coordinator, and learn about the many volunteer opportunities on the refuge.

Monday, Sept. 8

Drum workshop

A community drum workshop is today with Spirit, a performing and teaching artist who will teach basic hand drumming and percussion techniques while incorporating the life principles of building community, developing individual creativity and fostering cooperation. This interactive musical experience will encourage people of all ages to come together, learn and share the universal language of music. Free admission and open to the public. The workshop is at the Frazee LINK site at 1:30 p.m., Lake Park City Center at 4 and the DL Library at 7.

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets at 5 p.m. for a potluck and regular meeting in the home of Nancy Cristensen. Jane Besse, Liz Fossen and Vicki Stigen will assist the hostess. The program, “We Believe in the Gifts of P.E.O.,” a mixer, will be presented by the Membership Committee.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Sons of Norway

Vikingland Lodge No. 495, Detroit Lakes, meets at 7 p.m. in Union Central on Lake Avenue. The program is the youth who went to camp will tell about their two weeks at camp. Maren Hoban will show/tell about her 4-H Project that received Grand Champion at Becker County Fair. Demonstration of lefse making using a “lumpe paddle.” The public is welcome to attend.

Health seminar

A health seminar begins Sept. 9 and continues on Tuesdays for eight weeks. It is free and open to the public. Learn to have a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. It is 7 p.m. in Tuesdays at Seventh Day Adventist Church, DL. For more info, call 847-8961 or e-mail

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. To make reservations, call either Jean Rayl at 439-3826 or Jan Becklund at 532-2036 by noon on Monday.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

NARFE meeting

Detroit Lakes NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1842 meets in the Ice Cutter Room at Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. Lunch from the menu begins at noon. The business meeting will follow at 1 p.m., with guest speaker Kevin Litzau speaking on computer maintenance. All current and retired Federal employees and spouses are encouraged to attend.

Christian Women’s Club

The Detroit Lakes Christian Women’s Club presents “What’s New in Style” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Lunch cost is $9.25. Make reservations by Sept. 8 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

‘A Fond Farewell’

“A Fond Farewell” honoring Chaplain Vicki Marthaler’s retirement after 19 years on the Ecumen Detroit Lakes Campus. There will be a 2 p.m. service, followed by refreshments, in Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall.


School musical auditions

Detroit Lakes Public Schools is pleased to announce auditions for its 2014 fall musical, “You’re In Town (Urinetown).” Auditions will be Sept. 2 from 7-9 p.m. in DLMS, Sept. 3 from 4:30–6 in DLHS, Sept. 4 and 5 from 4:30-6 in DLHS and 7–9:30 in DLMS. Auditions are open to students in grades 8 through 12. Full schedules including dance practices and audition materials are available in the DLHS commons. Performance dates are Oct. 30, Nov. 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 and a 3 matinee on Nov. 2.

Rummage, bake sale

The Alano Club, at the corner of Summit Avenue and Holmes Street, hosts a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 12 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 13.