Thursday, July 12
Explore the World of Birds: In conjunction with its Summer Reading Program, the Detroit Lakes Public Library will host a special presentation, "Explore the World of Birds," starting at 2 p.m in the library's main meeting room. Staff from the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge will help attendees learn more about how to to identify local birds by sight and sound; get tips for becoming a backyard bird watcher; and hear the story of a special bird that's disappearing in Minnesota, the golden-winged warbler. There is no cost to attend. For more information please call the library at 218-847-2168.
Summer Salad Luncheon: First Lutheran Church, located at 912 Lake Ave. in Detroit Lakes, will host a Summer Salad Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door; admission is $8 for adults or $5 for children are 10 and under. All are welcome.
Becker County Republicans: The July meeting of the Becker County Republicans will take place at 7 p.m. in the Wolf Lake Lions Hall (121 Manninen Ave., Wolf Lake). All party members are welcome.
PEO Chapter FG: Chapter FG of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) will meet at 6 p.m. in the home of Linda Engelman, with Sue Boyle and Linda Sheryak assisting. Linda Engelman will present the program, "Joys of Travel."
Saturday, July 14
Music at Maplewood: Join the Friends of Maplewood State Park for a 7 p.m. concert at the Josh Hansen Memorial Picnic Shelter featuring Minnesota folk musician R. Mark Fogelberg. There is no cost to attend, though a Minnesota State Parks sticker is required for entry into the park itself.
Sunday, July 15
Wildlife Movie Screening: Come to the Visitor Center at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge for a free 2 p.m. screening of the movie, "Charlie and the Curious Otters." Charlie James has filmed otters for the last 25 years. They are playful, adaptable, and champion swimmers. Through the eyes of 3 orphaned otters, a set of groundbreaking experiments and some incredible wild encounters, Charlie reveals their survival secrets. The Visitor Center is located 9 miles north of Hwy 34 at the junction of County Hwys 26 and 29. For more information, please call 218-847-2641.
Monday, July 16
Weight Management Support Group: CHI St. Joseph's Health or Park Rapids will host its monthly Weight Management Support Group at 6 p.m. in the Benedict Conference Room at Essentia Health-Detroit Lakes. Groups are for anyone interested in starting a weight loss journey. For more information, contact Kasye at 218-616-3377. To learn more about other programs offered through CHI St. Joseph's Health Weight Management Center, please call 218-237-5757.
PEO Chapter DQ: Chapter DQ of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) will meet at the Congregational Church in Detroit Lakes at 1 p.m. The hostess is Vicki Johnson with Vonnie Jacobson assisting. Vicki Johnson will also provide the program, "Whole Foods-Cooking/Produce."
Tuesday, July 17
Old-Time Variety Dance: Stan's Country Dutchmen 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. Admission is $5 per person.
Wednesday, July 18
Moorhead High School Alumni Gathering: There will be a gathering of all old Moorhead High School alumni and their spouses at 11:30 a.m. in the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. Meet in the bar area; participants are responsible for their own food and beverages. The gathering is expected to last until approximately 2 p.m.
Hospice 25th Anniversary Celebration: Hospice of the Red River Valley will be celebrating 25 years in Detroit Lakes with a special luncheon at its local offices on Highway 10. Please park in the Spitfire Grill (formerly Speak Easy) parking lot. Though there is no cost to attend, free will donations will be accepted. For more information please call 800-237-4629 or direct emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monroe Crossing Concert: Minnesota bluegrass band Monroe Crossing will perform at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $11 for students, and may be purchased online at www.dlccc.org/holmes.html, by phone at 218-844-7469 or in person at the theater box office, located at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes.
Thursday, July 19
Nature Walk & Art Event: A nature walk and art event is planned at the Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., as part of the library's exploration-themed Summer Library Experience program, starting at 2 p.m. Children will take a nature walk to collect sticks, leaves and more, and will use their collections to create a nature art project. This event is offered free of charge. To learn more, visit www.larl.org/explore.
Hidden Talent Show: The 15th Annual Wayne Nelson Memorial Hidden Talent Show will be held at the Cormorant Community Center at 7 p.m. For the past 14 years, the Community Center has hosted a packed house, enjoying an evening of entertainment of every kind. This year will be no different! Performers find creative and humorous ways to raise a chuckle and bring a round of applause. Ice cream will be served following the program. Benefits from the show go towards ongoing shows and projects at the Community Center. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the door, at the Cormorant Pub, or by calling Carolyn at 701-388-4877 to reserve your seats.
Saturday, July 21
Prairie Fun Day: The Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetland District will host Prairie Fun Day at the recently completed environmental education building in Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge, located northeast of Audubon. There will be birdhouse making, duck dog retrieving, fun with monarch butterflies, face painting, nature walk and more. For more information please contact Suzanne Borstad, 218-849-9750.
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Fair Hills Hootenanny: Every Tuesday from now through Aug. 21, Fair Hills Resort will be hosting a Hootenanny show filled with sing alongs, music, dancing, and skits. Make an evening of it; join us for a boat cruise on Pelican Lake aboard the Big Pelican at 5 p.m., followed by a smorgasbord dinner in the dining room at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. in our lakeside Pavilion! To make reservations, please call 218-847-7638.
Non-denominational Sunday Services: Services at the non-denominational Shoreham Chapel are held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. through the end of the summer. The services will also feature live performances by the following musical acts — Sons of Norway, July 15; Voices of Praise, July 22. For more information, please contact Barb Olson, 218-530-0107.
Tuesdays in the Park: Every Tuesday from June through August, Habitat for Humanity will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, beans, potato salad and beverages in the Detroit Lakes City Park from 6 to 7 p.m. Following the meal, live music begins at 7 p.m. and lasts for approximately an hour, though some performers do continue to play a little later into the evening. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, as bench seating is limited. In case of inclement weather, both the picnic and the concert will be moved inside the Pavilion.
Wild Wednesdays: Explore the world of nature with your child during this hour long adventure geared for 3-7 year olds. Meets at Tamarac's Discovery Center every Wednesday this summer, June through August — including July 4! — starting at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Refuge staff at 218-847-2641.
Plant, Pest & Gardening Clinics: The Becker County Master Gardeners will once again be hosting their Plant, Pest & Gardening Clinics throughout the month of June at the local University of Minnesota Extension office, 1120 Eighth St. SE, Detroit Lakes. Clinics will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 13, 16, 20, 23 and 30. For more information, please contact the Extension office at 218-846-7328, ext. 7105.
Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball: The outdoor pickleball courts at Peoples Park in Detroit Lakes are now open for the season. Everyone is welcome to use one of the five outdoor courts, which are located just behind Zorbaz. They will be open to the public 24 hours a day, but scheduled play will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday through Saturday, as well as on Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 7 p.m. All skill levels welcome. For more information, call 218-847-4236 or email DLPickleball@gmail.com.
Tai Chi Chih Classes: Free outdoor drop-in practices for learning T'ai Chi Chih will be held every Monday and Friday through June 29 at the United Methodist Church Memorial Garden, 885 Pembina Trail, Detroit Lakes. Each session will begin with a movement refresher course at 8:30 a.m., followed by a class for beginners starting at 9 a.m. For more information please contact Mary Wichmann at 218-849-1091.
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, send email to email@example.com.
Tamarac Wildlife Excursions: Explore Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of the refuge on this two hour driving tour. Tours will be offered every Thursday this summer, June through August, starting at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Refuge staff at 218-847-2641.
Shepherd of the Lakes Sunday Worship: Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church (LCMC) is now hosting Sunday worship services in Suite 15 of the Washington Square Mall, 808 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, starting at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Fellowship with coffee and rolls will follow the service.
Adult Children of Alcoholics: The Alano Club of Detroit Lakes (827 Summit Ave.) will host a weekly meeting of Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families (ACoA) every Sunday at 8 p.m. For more information please contact Gina B at 218-849-3649.
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.
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 Chapter 940 meets on Thursdays at 9 a.m., also at Trinity Lutheran. TOPS 1251 of Lake Park meets every Tuesday at the Lake Park Lutheran Church, with weigh-in starting at 12 noon, followed by the meeting at 12:30. 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.
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. in Frazee, Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.; the Lake Park City Center every Tuesday and Friday at 10:15 a.m.; and also at the Vergas Event Center, Thursdays at 9:30.a.m. The group focuses on low-impact and balance exercises.
Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Yoga Studio at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.
Dunvilla Lions Club: The Dunvilla Lions Club will meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Dunn Township Hall.
Free hot meal: Stop into the Refuge every Thursday and Friday evening for a hot meal served from 5 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.
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.
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.
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.