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Happenings for Mar. 30-Apr. 2

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Monday, March 30

Defensive Driving class

Frazee-Vergas Community Education offers the Defensive Driving 4-hour refresher from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $24; Instructor Andy Schmidt. Call 334-2525 to register.

Lakes Area Birding Club

The Lakes Area Birding Club meets at 5 p.m. in the DL Library. It is a potluck dinner; bring a dish to share and your own table setting. The program is Greg Hoch from Hamden Slough NWR Study. Everyone is invited to attend.

DL kindergarten registration

Detroit Lakes kindergarten registration for the 200-910 year is at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. n the Rossman and Roosevelt elementary schools. Each session is one hour and parents can attend either session. For more info, call 847-9271.

José Cole Circus

The Knights of Columbus presents the José Cole Circus at 7 p.m. in the Kent Freeman Arena, DL. Ticket prices are $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 12-3 and under 2 are free with paid adult and are available at Central Market, North Shore Travel Plaza and Orton's Tesaro in Audubon and also at the door.

State Forest History Center open house

Anyone interested in educational programs at the Minnesota Historical Society's Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, is invited to a free open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Naturalists and historical interpreters will be on hand to answer questions about forest adventures programs and lodging camp tours. For more info, contact Ed Nelson at 218-327-4482 or e-mail edward.nelson@

Shedding Pounds for


The Humane Society of the Lakes fund-raiser, Shedding Pounds for the Shelter, begins today. The 8-week weight loss fitness challenge includes prizes. Entry fee is $75 for members of Anytime Fitness and $100 for non-members. All proceeds go to the humane society. For more info or to register, call 844-5656 or 847-2631.

Catholic Daughters

The Catholic Daughters of Holy Rosary meet at 7 p.m. in Holy Rosary.

Tuesday, March 31

IAAP meeting

The Detroit Lakes Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals Chapter hosts a free IMPACT social at 5:30 p.m. in room F102 at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. The event is designed to educate new potential members on the benefits of joining this local professional organization. For more info, contact Peggy Dunham at 218-847-0851.

Wednesday, April 1

Health on the Internet

Explore what the Internet has to offer for health enthusiasts at Detroit Lakes Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants will look at Web sites featuring health and exercise tips as well as sites with sample exercise routines. Some computer experience is necessary to get the most out of this class. Class size is limited to six; please call the Library at 847-2168 to reserve your spot.

Thursday, April 2

Bookmobile schedule

The Viking Library System bookmobile is at Dent School from 10 to 10:45 a.m., Dent Bank from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Richville Post Office from 11:45 a.m. to noon and Vergas Municipal Building from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.


MAC & Naps distribution is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, DL. For more information, call 847-5628, ext. 5397.


Woods-N-Wheels ATV Club meets at 7 p.m. in the DL VFW basement. All ATV enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.

Friday, April 3


MAC & Naps distribution is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, DL. For more information, call 847-5628, ext. 5397.

Lenten fish fry

The Knight of Columbus, Council 12581 of Frazee hosts its annual Lenten fish fry dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church.