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Sunday, Oct. 20

Turkey dinner

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Hawley, hosts a turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults are $10, ages 6-12 are $5 and preschool are free.

Miss MN welcome home

A welcome home party for Miss Minnesota 2013 Rebecca Yeh, who competed at the Miss America Pageant and won a preliminary talent award and was 4th runner-up to Miss America, is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, DL. Please use north entrance. Rebecca will be performing her Miss America talent, presenting some of her Miss America wardrobe and share her Miss America experience.

Lakes Figure Skating

Lakes Figure Skating starts its 2013/2014 season on Oct. 20 in the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes. If you have a child interested in ice skating, come at 4 p.m. to register your skater. Or you can call with questions or concerns to 218-234-2706. You can also register online at

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Mental illness info meeting

A community conversation on mental health is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in A Place to Belong, Graystone Plaza, DL. The session features a speaker followed by discussion group.

Lake Park Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. in the Cormorant Place Clubhouse, 14401 Co. Hwy 5. This will be a Halloween costume party, so turn your imagination loose, and come for some laughs. Roll Call: What is your favorite vegetable at a restaurant? Garden Talk: Jeanette Larson; Business: Pumpkin Fest Report; Election of Officers; Program: Guest Speaker on locally sourced Restaurant food; Lunch: Jeanette Larson

Thursday, Oct. 24

GreenStep Cities seminar

A seminar on the Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a free and voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help municipalities look to the future. The seminar is from 3:30 to 5 p.m., with social time and a free light meal from 5-6. RSVP to or 612-388-5623.

BC Township officers

The Becker County Association of Township Officers meets at 7:15 p.m. in the court house, third floor jury assembly room. Registration is at 6:45.

Friday, Oct. 25

Music teachers

The Lakes Area Independent Music Teachers Association meets at 11:30 a.m. in the home of Holly Heisserer, 1239 Minnesota Avenue, DL. All area independent music teachers are invited to attend. You need not be a member of MMTA to participate. For information, or directions to the meeting location, please call 847-3828.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Tommeraus benefit

A benefit for Peggy (Leapaldt) Tommeraus is from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Best Western Doublewood Inn, Fargo. She is in need of a double lung transplant. There will be a live and silent auction, raffle, bake sale and spaghetti dinner.

Refuge dinner

The Refuge hosts a free meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by David Lorin Gens at 7 p.m. with music and ministry. Free will offering is accepted.

Tablez a la Kidz

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, hosts “Tablez a la Kidz” from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Children age 3-ll are invited to sit at a specially decorated table and enjoy lunch, activities and ice cream sundaes. Please call 334-5061 to reserve a seat at one of the following tables: Monster University, Boo-tiful Halloween, Cupcakes, Minecraft, Mickey Mouse Club House and Sophia the First. Cost is $10 per child. Everyone is welcome.


Fall Festival

The Detroit Lakes Early Childhood Family Education program hosts its annual Fall Festival Oct. 24 from 4:30-6 p.m. and Oct. 25 from 10–11:30 a.m. in the Lincoln Education Center. This free drop-in event offers exciting activities and fun games especially for preschoolers, their families and child care providers. Everyone is invited to come in costumes that are not violent or scary. For more information, please call 844-4797.

Kindness is Contagious

St. Mary’s Foundation hosts Kindness is Contagious on Oct. 23 from noon-1 p.m. in The Fireside. Speaker is Nicole Phillips, Area Voices columnist for The Forum. Cost is $15 per person, lunch included.  Registration required. For more information or to RSVP by Oct. 21, call 844-0719 or email

Roses from Rotary

Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club is selling Roses from Rotary, with pick-up dates Nov. 6-8 at Bergen’s Greenhouse, DL Floral & gifts and Jimmy’s Pizza/Zee Lanes in Frazee. One dozen roses are $20, and tickets can be purchased at DL Newspapers or from Breakfast Rotary members.

Youth Journeys program

Hospice of the Red River Valley holds its Youth Journeys program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th Ave. S., Fargo The program is open to all youth, ages 6-18, who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The day will be led by grief specialists and includes exploring what grief is and feelings associated with grief, along with identifying sources of support and methods of self care. Registration is required by Oct. 28 and space is limited. Portions of the day include parent or guardian participation. For more information or to register, call (701) 356-1500.

Pumpkins and ponies

On Oct. 19-20, Timberline Ranch hosts Pumpkins and Ponies filled with pony rides, horse rides, small petting farm, hot dogs over afire and more pumpkins from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weather permitting. Cost is $20. Timberline is located off Highway 34 east on Highway 25 north.

Track, Field fundraiser

Ten DLHS girls have been selected to compete in Australia next summer in the Down Under International Track and Field competition. To cover travel expenses, they are selling Culligan Softener Salt and delivering it to customers’ homes. The delivered price will be $6.50 for a 40 pound back of regular salt, and $7.50 for a 40 pound bag of the Culligan Iron Out salt. Delivery date will be either Oct. 26 or 27, and people can order by contacting Mike Labine at 218-841-0601 or emailing

Pine Point Haunted House

The Pine Point Haunted House, Ponsford, is Oct. 19 and 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. each night. Cost is $5 per person and proceeds go to the Pine Point Powwow Committee.

Rifle sight-in

The Becker County Sportsmen’s Club holds a rifle sight-in on Nov. 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be no charge for members showing their current membership card. Others are charged $5 per gun. Youth shooters ages 12-18 will be admitted free by showing their MN Firearms Safety Certificate.