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Thursday, Jan. 9


The January MAC-NAPS distribution is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, DL.  Applications are available at St. Luke’s Church; to quality you must be at least 60 years of age and meet the USDA income guidelines.

Genealogical Society

Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society holds its regular meeting and Christmas party on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting. In case of inclement weather, call Virginia Weston at 847-6483 if you have any questions.

BC Republicans

The Becker County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Offices.

Friday, Jan. 10

Square dance

Park Rapids Friendly Squares host a square dance at Century School. Jim Lizakowski will be calling. Rita Lizakowski will be cueing. Plus is from 7:30-8 p.m., Mainstream is from 8-10. Club members will provide a potluck lunch after the dance. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Woodcarvers meeting

Woodcarvers meet at 9 a.m., or whenever you can make it, in the Washington Mall in the storefront next to the drug store.

Winter Trails Day

Celebrate Winter Trails Day with the Laurentian Lakes Chapter, North Country Trail Association at Maplelag Resort. Come out to celebrate winter by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on Maplelag’s trail system. There will also be a silent auction, business meeting and more. For more info, contact Ray Vlasak at 218-573-3243 or

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O. Chapter FG meets at 9:30 a.m. in the home of Judy Fankhanel. Assisting hostesses will be Sue Eidenschink and Joyce Armstrong. Ruth Olson will present the program. Dessert will be served.

Monday, Jan. 13

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets in the Congregational Church at 1 p.m. Donna Bursik is the hostess, with Sally Oja, Carolyn Armknecht and Margaret Gunderson assisting. Joann Knapp and Loxley Koshnick will present the program on the Galapagos Islands.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Grieving my way

Grieving my Way, a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child of any age, meets the second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library. For more info, call Brenda at 846-9275.

Sons of Norway

Vikingland Lodge No. 495, Detroit Lakes, meets at 7 p.m. in Union Central. Roger Lee is presenting a program on curling. The public is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Estate planning services

CLA Estate Services hosts a free estate planning workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. The workshop will provide information for seniors on securing one’s estate and retirement planning. Guests will receive a workbook and useful information regarding pros and cons of wills and trusts; how to avoid probate; long term health care concerns; and tax reduction planning.  Please call 1-866-252-8721 to confirm attendance. 

Dance canceled

The regular Larry’s Plus Square Dance has been canceled.


Lakes Area Chorale

Come sing with the Lakes Area Chorale on Sundays at 4 p.m., Jan. 5-March 9. All area singers are welcome to sing in the Lakes Area Chorale community choir rehearsing at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. To participate in Sunday rehearsals and the March 9 concert, or for more information, email or