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Wednesday, September 13

Detroit Lakes NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1842 Potluck: This postponed Annual Family Potluck Picnic will be held at Dunton Locks County Park in Detroit Lakes at noon. Bring your family, an appetizer, a side dish, salad or dessert and your appetite. Brats, buns, assorted drinks, plates a tableware are provided by the Chapter. All current and retired Federal employees and spouses are encouraged to attend. If you need directions or have other questions, please contact President Virginia Weston at 218-847-6483 for additional information.

Detroit Lakes Christian Women's Club: The program, "Walking in Someone Else's Shoes," will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn of Detroit Lakes. The cost of the luncheon is $12 and is inclusive. Reservations or cancellations may be made by September 11 by calling Norma at 218-846-1977, Esther at 218-847-5443 or Ruth at 218-847-5507. Free nursery is available.

Thursday, September 14

Heart O'Lakes Genealogical Society Meeting: The Genealogical Society will host this meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Becker County Museum. 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 Republicans Meeting: This meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes City Offices.

Sugar Shack Dedication: At 3 p.m., a proud group of the Friends of Maplewood will be turning over the keys to a brand new Sugar Shack building to the State Park System. There will be a short program reviewing the history of the Sugar Shack project, tours of the Sugar Shack, explanations of the evaporator and refreshments. Please bring a lawn chair.

Senior Driver Safety Class: This class will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Frazee Media Center. Contact Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 to register.

Friday, September 15

Fall Meal: Turkey steak with all the trimmings and homemade pie will be offered at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee for this fall meal. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the meal is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take out boxes available for the lunch. To order, call 218-841-2254 by the morning of September 15.

Country Twirlers Dance: This dance will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at IOOF Hall (118 W Holmes St). Contact Duane Olson at 218-532-7891 with questions.

Saturday, September 16

Leather and Leaves: This motorcycle ride event starts at noon in the DLCCC parking lot. The cost is $20 per driver and $15 per passenger. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and the ride begins at 12 p.m. Door prizes will be given away at the end of the ride and you must be present to win. For more information or to register for the ride, call Nancy at 844-4221 or register online at

Taste of Lund: Join Lund Lutheran Church for this 14th annual event, which includes a variety of Scandinavian delicacies. Tickets to sample are 2 for $1 and there will be a bake sale. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the church.

Sunday, September 17

Kevin and Eva York Benefit Dinner: Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church will be hosting a benefit dinner to help with medical expenses for Kevin and Eva York of Detroit Lakes from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church (12986 County Highway 15). The lasagna supper will be served for a free will offering. There will also be a farmer's market and bake sale that same evening.

September Dinner: St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Hawley will host a turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for children 5 years old and under. Local charities will receive 15 percent of the proceeds.

Sauerkraut Dinner: St. John's Lutheran Church (37425 Co Hwy 56) will hold a sauerkraut dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under.

Becker County Farmers Union: This meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Speak Easy Restuarant for the election of officers and delegates. For more information, call Roger at 218-334-4631.

Stones Cry Morning Service: This special morning service will begin at 9:45 a.m. at Lund Lutheran (north of Detroit Lakes). A freewill offering will be received for Stones Cry, whose music is a blend of contemporary praise, worship music and familiar hymns. The music leans towards easy listening, uplifting and inspirational. More information, video, audio and concert dates can be found at

Tamarac Movie: The Animal House: From a small depression in the sand to an elaborate, multi-chambered tunnel- animal structures can be simple or architectural marvels. These structures are sites of great dramas and extraordinary behaviors. From owls to beavers, this film provides a fascinating look at the homelife of wildlife. The film begins at 2 p.m. at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge and runs about 55 minutes.

Lake Region Veterans Color Guard Fundraiser Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, pancakes or French toast and sausage or bacon will be available for $7 at the Detroit Lakes Region Club from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monday, September 18

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. Meeting: This meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the home of Marcia Potvin. Co-hostesses are Justine Boots and Pam Anderson. The program will be provided by Sue Ronnevik, Director of Health Resources in Detroit Lakes.

Community Water Meeting: This meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Essentia-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. The purpose of the meeting is to gather local input for the Governor's 25x25 initiative, which aims to improve our State's water quality by 25% by 2025.

Tuesday, September 19

Old Time Variety Dance: The Old Time Variety Dance will be held at the White Pine Room in Frazee from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per person; music is provided by Marie and The Boys. There will be a potluck supper that follows the dance.

Thursday, September 21

Senior Driver Safety Class: This driving safety course will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Perham Public Library. Contact Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 to register.

Friday, September 22

Rummage Sale: Homemade donuts and other items will be sold at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vergas from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Steak Fry Fundraiser: The 1st Zinger Squadron will host a steak fry at the American Legion Club, starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $13.

Saturday, September 23

Detroit Lakes Eagles Club Cricket/01 Combo: Sign-up for this dart tournament will begin at 12 p.m. and play will start at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 per player, with $5 going to board fees.

Fall Photo Safari: Meet at the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge Discovery Center from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and experience autumn on the refuge through the lens of your camera. Visit some unique areas to capture the changing color. Bring a snack, water and your creativity! Led by refuge volunteer guides and members of the Detroit Lakes Photography Club.

Rummage Sale: Homemade donuts and other items will be sold at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vergas from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fab-u-licious Fall Salad Luncheon: Join First Lutheran Church in Audubon for a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $8 per person and take-out is also available.

Thursday, September 28

United Way Community Celebration: This annual celebration will be held at the Pavilion from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be games and a meal free of cost.

Saturday, September 30

Quilt Expo: This expo will be held at the Washington Square Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quilts will be on display and there will be demonstrations throughout the day.


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

Blood Screening: The Noon Rotary Club will host a blood screening at Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on September 8 and September 11-15.

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

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

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

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

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.