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Thursday, October 12

Intro to Pickleball: Learn the basics of pickleball, a fast-growing family court game, by coming to the courts at the DLCCC gym for a one-hour session starting at 10:30 a.m. All equipment provided. Call Ginny Imholte at 218-847-4236 or visit usapa.org for more information.

Community Blood Drive: United Blood Services will host a community blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Forest Conference Center inside Ecumen Detroit Lakes' Emmanuel Nursing Home, 1415 Madison Ave. Contact Corrine Frank at 847-6274 for more information.

See the LifeLink III Helicopter: Essentia Health-St. Mary's (EHSM) Foundation is inviting the public to come view the LifeLink III emergency medical helicopter, visit with its crew members and learn more about the planned helipad project at the hospital in Detroit Lakes. The open house will run from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport; refreshments will be served.

Lakes Area Women's Expo: Come get in some "power shopping" with over 60 vendors, live acoustic music by Larry Donner, beverage and food sampling, tons of prizes, goodie bags (while supplies last) and a designer handbag giveaway, along with information from area realtors, healthcare providers and financial planners. The Expo runs from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion; tickets are $5, and may be purchased at the door.

Heart O'Lakes Genealogical Society: The Heart O'Lakes Genealogical Society will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave. This meeting is by arrangement with the Becker County Historical Society. In case of inclement weather, there will be a radio announcement cancelling the meeting. You may also call Virginia Weston 218-847-6483 if you have any questions.

Becker County COLA: The Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations will hold its final meeting of 2017 at the Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes, starting at 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Ray Vlasak of the Bad Medicine Lake Area Foundation, who will discuss how their foundation was able to help turn 1.8 miles of shoreline into an Aquatic Management Area (AMA).

Saturday, October 14

Swedish Meatball Dinner: Salem Lutheran Church in Hitterdal will host its annual Swedish Meatball Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Admission is by free will offering; the menu includes Swedish meatball and mashed potatoes, carrots, buns, coleslaw and an array of desserts. There will also be a craft fair and a farmers market held during the event. All are welcome.

Sunday, October 15

Turkey Dinner: St. Andrew's Catholic Church of Hawley will host a turkey dinner with "all the trimmings," including assorted salads and desserts, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for kids age 6-12 (those age 5 and under will be admitted for free). Catholic United Financial will be providing a matching grant for all funds raised, with proceeds to benefit the church's adult religious education program. St. Andrew's is located at 1418 Main St. in Hawley.

Swedish Meatball Dinner: Join Lund Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes for a dinner of Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, lefse and more from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 years old and free for those under 6 years old.

Frazee Fall Fest: Hosted by the Frazee-Vergas High School Band Boosters, this event will feature music by Eric's Dance Band and the Lakes Area All-Stars, plus plenty of food and a cash bar, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Frazee Event Center. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for students; kids age 5 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Harvest Festival: Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church will host a Harvest Festival starting at 4 p.m., with live music, tractor-drawn hay rides, pie, coffee and ice cream. A free will offering will be taken, with proceeds to go toward hurricane relief.

Monday, October 16

Agricultural Buffers Forum: The Prairie Woods Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America will be sponsoring a public forum on agricultural buffers from 7 to 9 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library. The purpose of the forum is to provide an update on the law's implementation, highlight what impact the law might have on improving water quality, and what may be next. Peter Mead, administrator of the Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District, will share information on implementation of the law and the forum will also feature the perspectives of local legislators and agricultural producers. The public is welcome.

Tuesday, October 17

Intro to Pickleball: Learn the basics of pickleball, a fast-growing family court game, by coming to the courts at the DLCCC gym for a one-hour session starting at 10:30 a.m. All equipment provided. Call Ginny Imholte at 218-847-4236 or visit usapa.org for more information.

Old-Time Variety Dance: Albert Mikesh will provide the music for an Old-Time Variety Dance set to take place from 1-4 p.m. at the White Pine Room in Frazee. A potluck supper will follow the dance.

West Lake Drive Development Open House: Discover the future possibilities for West Lake Drive at an open house sponsored by the City of Detroit Lakes at the City Council Chambers, 1025 Roosevelt Ave., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Presentations will begin at 5:15 p.m. Call 218-847-5658 for more information.

Wednesday, October 18

Lake Region Veterans Color Guard: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will meet at 6:30 p.m. inside the Detroit Lakes American Legion.

Thursday, October 19

Intro to Pickleball: Learn the basics of pickleball, a fast-growing family court game, by coming to the courts at the DLCCC gym for a one-hour session starting at 10:30 a.m. All equipment provided. Call Ginny Imholte at 218-847-4236 or visit usapa.org for more information.

Township Officers Meeting: The Becker County Association of Township Officers will meet at 7 p.m. in the 3rd floor jury assembly room at the Becker County Courthouse, 913 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. REgistration is at 6:30 p.m.

Miscellaneous

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

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop: This workshop, designed for adults who want to take charge of their ongoing health problems and get relief from their pain, fatigue and other symptoms, will be offered on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ecumen. The class dates are October 19 and 26 and November 2, 9, 16 and 30. To register or for more information, please contact Pam at 218-844-7153 or pamelawellman@ecumen.org.

Adult Basic Education Classes: Adult Basic Education in Detroit Lakes offers coursework toward an Adult High School Diploma, GED, English Language Learning, Citizenship and other services. Fall hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 844-5760 for more information.

Monday Morning Women's Bible Study: Join Lakes Area Vineyard Church in DL for an 8-week bible study. Daycare provided. Register by September 25. Please contact Marsha at 701-367-9819 with questions.

Women's Tuesday Lakeview Golf League: This 9-hole golf league meets every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at the Lakeview Golf Course from May through August. For more information, e-mail golftuesday@gmail.com.

Nondenominational Service: Services at the nondenominational Shoreham Chapel are held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

Celebrate Recovery: Celebrate Recovery at The Refuge, for hurts, habits and hang-ups is Mondays begins with supper at 5:45 p.m., with large group and small group at 6:45. Call 701-367-3313 or 218-847-1982 for more information.

L.A. Moms group: Lakes Area (L.A.) Moms is designed to nurture every mother. At our L.A. Moms group, you will have a chance to socialize with other moms, hear some great teaching, have discussion time and participate in creative activities. L.A. Moms is held the first and third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year from 9-11 a.m. at the Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes. For more info, call 218-846-1199.

Senior Social: A Senior Social is held the first and third Thursday of the month at the Neighbor to Neighbor office in Frazee. The address is 501 W. Juniper Suite B. (the "blue building" on old Hwy. 10). Call 218-334-3559 for more information.

Community Alliance Church programs: Community Alliance Church, Detroit Lakes, hosts Quilting for Missions Mondays at 9:30 a.m.; The first Tuesday of every month is High Mileage (suggested ages 55 and up), which meets for "pot-blessing" meal at noon, followed by special music and a Bible nugget.

Foster homes needed: Foster homes are needed. If you or someone you know can help, please call Becker County Children and Family Services 218-847-5628 and ask for Intake. You can make a difference in a child's life.

Bone Builders: An exercise class for seniors called "Bone Builders" is being held at 405 W. Maple Ave., Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and also at the Vergas Event Center, Thursdays at 9:30.a.m. The group focuses on low-impact and balance exercises.

Dunvilla Lions Club: The Dunvilla Lions Club will meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Dunn Township Hall.

Free hot meal: Stop into the Refuge every Thursday and Friday evening for a hot meal served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. The Refuge is located at 921 8th Street SE in Detroit Lakes.

Be a foster grandparent: For those 55 and older interested in being a foster grandparent through the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council program, call 1-800-584-7020 or visit www.tvoc.org.

Adoption grants available: Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church LCMC has grant funds available for families wishing to adopt children. For more information, call 847-1831 or 844-7919.

Cancer support group: Essentia Health St. Mary's Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. Please meet at the fireplace in the Clinic Lobby. The cancer support group is open to anyone who is affected by cancer — patients, survivors, family, friends or caregivers. For additional information, contact Jennifer Frank at 218-847-0880.

The Caring Cup: Every second and last Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., community members who are dealing with the loss of a loved one meet at the David-Donehower Funeral Home for friendship, support and encouragement. The free program is open to the public, no registration necessary.

Women's Domestic Violence Education Support Group: Lakes Crisis & Resource Center hosts a Women's Domestic Violence Education Support Group every Wednesday from 5:30—6:30 p.m. in the crisis center. Call to pre-register at 218-847-8572 or 218-847-7446. Childcare is available upon request.

Rummikub, more games: Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., come to Holy Rosary fireplace room for coffee, desserts and a game of cards, board games or Rummikub. Everyone is welcome.

Parkinson's Support Group: Emmanuel Nursing Home's Forest Conference Center, 2 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

Celebrate Recovery: Every Monday evening the Refuge in Detroit Lakes hosts a supper at 5:45 p.m. and meeting at 6:45 p.m. Call Cleo at 701-367-3313 for more information.

BC Senior Meals: Meals for persons 60 and older are served several times each week at nutrition sites in Detroit Lakes, Lake Park, Osage and Wolf Lake or can be delivered directly to homes in these communities, Frazee and Callaway, via the Meals on Wheels program. One-day advance notice of attendance is required at many sites. For more information, call Lake Park at 238-5336, Detroit Lakes at 847-5823, Osage/Wolf Lake at 573-3663, Frazee at 847-5823, Ogema at 877-498-2865, and Callaway (Meals on Wheels only) at 847-5823.

Library Storytime: Children ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to the Detroit Lakes Library on Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for exciting stories and activities that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. For more information, call 847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at www.larl.org.

Caregiver discussion group: A caregiver discussion group is held the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Are you caring for a friend or family member age 60 or older? Join other caregivers for education, sharing, problem-solving and refreshments. Facilitated by Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota. All are welcome. Contact Jaime at (218) 850-8616 with questions.

Lakes Area Quilt Guild: The Lakes Area Quilt Guild meets every 4th Thursday at 7 pm at Ecumen in Detroit Lakes, Emmanuel Nursing Home in the Forest Conference Center. Check us out on Facebook! All levels of quilters, new and experienced are welcome to attend.

Refuge weekly outreach: The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday — Celebrate Recovery Meal at 5:45 p.m. and Meeting at 6:45 p.m. (no childcare), Wednesday — Women Ministry and Crafting at 4 p.m./Bible study on Bible Doctrine at 6 p.m., Thursday — Bible study on Battle Field of the Mind by Joyce Meyers, Friday — Christian Movie at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday — free meal and fellowship at 5-6:30 p.m. Call 847-1982 or check website calendar for updates at www.therefugeofdl.org.

Preschool screening: Preschool screening for 3-5 year olds for the Frazee-Vergas district is provided through Becker County Community Health Services. Call Annie at 218-847-5628 ext. 5419 to make an appointment. This one screening will provide your child the requirements for Early Childhood Screening. Minnesota law requires each child attend a health and developmental screening before kindergarten.

Senior Center Activities: The DL Senior Citizens Center has activities all month long. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. is Pinochle; at 1 p.m. there will be 500 and other games. Whist is played on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The third Wednesday of each month will be a celebration of birthdays for the month. The second Monday of each month there will be a Site Council meeting at 11 a.m. For more information, call 847-5823.

Bingo for DL Hockey: The DL Youth Hockey organization holds Bingo every Sunday at Zorbaz in support of youth hockey in Detroit Lakes. All are welcome; Bingo starts at 6 p.m.

TOPS meetings: Take Off Pounds Sensibly members help each other stay on track to their weight loss goal. No diets, no food to buy and no workouts to follow. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Minnesota TOPS Chapter 30 meets Mondays in Trinity Lutheran Church choir room in Detroit Lakes. Weigh in is at 4:15 p.m., followed by meeting at 4:30.

TOPS 1251 of Lake Park meets every Tuesday at the Lake Park Lutheran Church. Come and join us as we help each other reach our weight goals as we improve our health. New members always welcome. For more information call 218-532-2883, or 218- 532-5882.

Free English instruction for adults: Free ESL instruction for adults is offered at Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Ed. The schedule is flexible and individualized. Call 218-844-5760 or stop by M State to register.

Eagles Pinochle: Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. there will be pinochle at the Eagles Club located at 112 West Holmes Street in Detroit Lakes. Members, guests and friends welcome. For questions call Gordy Martinson at 218-841-2940.

Men's lunch, bridge club: Men's lunch and bridge club meets every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Call (701) 388-4329 if you are interested in playing.

Overeaters Anonymous: All Red River Valley compulsive eaters are welcome to a 12-step program on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church in DL. This is the Serenity Group DL of Overeaters Anonymous. Contact Dorene at 846-0019 for more information.

eReader help: Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions every Tuesday (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday (4:30-5:30 p.m.) at Detroit Lakes Public Library, or call for an appointment that better fits your schedule. For more information, call Detroit Lakes Public Library at 218-847-2168.

Breastfeeding support group: A Breastfeeding Support Group is Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in St. Mary's Essentia Health conference rooms A & B. Women and children only. Please call the OB floor for more information or to sign up at 847-0804.

Birthing class: Essentia Health St. Mary's hosts childbirth preparation classes for expectant mothers in their sixth to seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include Labor & Delivery, Cesarean Birth, Role of the Labor Companion, Newborn Care, Unexpected Outcomes, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Postpartum Period, Breathing Patterns & Relaxation Techniques. Suggested donation is $30 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (218) 847-0804.

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