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Sunday, March 9

Boy Scout fund-raiser

Boy Scout Troop 690 hosts a sit down turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Frazee Event Center. Adults are $7, and children 8 and under are $4. To go meals are available. There will also be a silent auction and raffle.

Swedish Easter fun

The Swedish Cultural Heritage Society invites you to put a little Swedish in your Easter traditions this year. Come with your children or grandchildren to the Children's Museum at Yunker's Farm, Fargo, from 1 to 5 p.m., where there'll be arts and crafts that are traditional in Sweden. The Children's Museum is located at 1201 28th Avenue North, Fargo.

Lakes Figure Skating

Lakes Figure Skating presents "Movie Classics on Ice" at 2:30 p.m. in the DL Arena. Adults are $4 and students are $2.

Legion breakfast

The American Legion Auxiliary serves a build your own omelet, French toast or pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Junior auxiliary

The American Legion Junior Auxiliary meets at noon in the Legion.

Fish fry

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Callaway, hosts its annual fish fry from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center. It is a free-will offering.

88 Keys & More

Robbin Bueng and friends perform a concert of original and contemporary Christian, R&B and gospel music as part of the Historic Holmes Theatre's 88 Keys and More Series at 2 p.m. There will be a free-will offering. For more information, call 218-844-SHOW.

Monday, March 10

Christ in the Passover

Jews for Jesus presents "Christ in the Passover" at 6:30 p.m. in Community Alliance Church, DL. The event will share insight into the meaning of this Jewish festival and work that Jesus has done for us on the cross.

Tuesday, March 11

Music scholarship concert

The Detroit Lakes School Music Department presents a Scholarship Concert at 7 p.m. in the George Simson Middle School Auditorium. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children in grades K-12. Proceeds from the concert will provide scholarship money to students who are pursuing degrees in music education. Performers include Doc & The Scrubs, Roosevelt 4th Grade, Middle School Girls and Boys Ensembles, Laker Singers and Laker Jazz Band.

Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway - Vikingland Lodge No. 495 meets at 6 p.m. for a chili dump meal before meeting. Everyone is to bring a small container of chili to be dumped together in a large roaster. Cost is $3. Program is foreign exchange students attending Detroit Lakes High School.

Roosevelt treasure show

"Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major," at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre, is perfect for children in grades 4-8 and adults as well. In this special project with the White House Historical Association, the Kennedy Center imagines what life was like for the children of one of our nation's greatest presidents -- Theodore Roosevelt. Tickets are $4. Call 218-844-SHOW.

Wednesday, March 12

Keeping stable

The DL Christian Women's Club presents "Keeping Stable Through Life's Storms" from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn. Lunch cost is $8. Make reservations by March 10 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

Agri-Business Committee

The Agri-Business Committee of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a meeting at 8 a.m. in the Wolf Lake Lions Club. Discussion with include ag issues of the region, especially eastern Becker County. Various farming industries will be represented. United Community Bank of Frazee sponsors a morning lunch. The meeting is open to the public.

Ogema VFW rescheduled

The Ogema VFW 9880 & Auxiliary meeting has been rescheduled from today to tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Ogema VFW Hall.

Thursday, March 13

Legion, Auxiliary meeting

The American Legion Post and Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. in the DL Legion.

Holmes Cabaret Night

Unwind after a long day at work with cocktails, appetizers and exceptional musical performance by folk singer David Stoddard from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre with Cabaret Night. Stoddard has recorded five original CDs, has won awards at folk festivals from Minnesota to Florida, and has been compared to greats like John Prine and Lyle Lovett.

Cost is $5 for adults and free for students. For more info call 844-SHOW.

Ramsey benefit

A benefit dinner for Jim and Karina Ramsey, who lost their home to a fire, is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Community Alliance Church. Taco in a bag and fried ice cream dessert will be served. A free will offering will be taken.

PEO Chapter FG

PEO, Chapter FG, meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Kirsten Vogt. Kathy Larson will be assisting as hostess.

Community band

The Lakes Area Community Concert Band rehearses from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Senior High band room. Kendra Mohn is directing. Use southwest doors. Doors will be open by 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in playing with the band is welcome to come to the rehearsal. Openings in all sections. Any questions, contact Rick Olson at 218-847-4281 or


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

Lunch and Learn

Joy Crouch, Hospice, speaks on "How Will They Remember Me? Connecting Through the Generations" at noon on March 13 in the Minnesota State Community & Technical College. The presentation is free and qualifies for one social work CEU. Lunch can be purchased for $5 or attendees can bring their own. RSVP by March 11 to 847-9493 or e-mail

Lenten Mission

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, hosts a Lenten Mission with Fr. Paul Duchschere and Stella Marie Jeffrey, both from the Fargo Diocese, as speakers. Their talks will be centered on "Hope" from Pope Benedict XVI's newest encyclical. They are March 11 at 5:30 p.m. Adoration, 6 free meal, 7 talks, 8 confessions; March 12 at 5:30 free meal, 6:30 talks, 7:30 penitential service; March 13 at 6 free meal, 7 talks, 8 confessions.

GED testing

Lakes Learning, the Adult Education component of the Detroit Lakes School District, holds official GED testing on March 18 and 19 in the Lincoln Education Center from 1-4 p.m. It is possible to complete all the five tests during this two day testing, and be qualified to participate in the 2008 GED graduating class. Call 847-4418 to pre-register. A student must have taken the practice tests before registering to take the actual GED tests.

Kindergarten round-up

Detroit Lakes Public Schools host kindergarten round-up March 31 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. at Rossman and Roosevelt elementary schools. Each session is one hour. For more info, call 847-9271.

Waubun flea market

The Waubun American Legion Auxiliary Unit 436 hosts a flea market and craft fair April 5. For table reservations, call Mary at 218-734-2203.

DLHS 1998 reunion

Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1998 reunion date is June 27-28. Tentative plans include an informal gathering at Zorbaz on June 27, and on June 28, a gathering at the Ranch House, Soo Pass, for appetizers, drinks and DJ. E-mail your name (maiden, if applicable) and mailing address to: Group pages have also been created on and Visit these sites for ongoing updates and announcements.

Home, Garden Show

Don't miss the opportunity to see all that is new in home and garden technology. Lake Region Builders Home and Garden Show is March 29-30 in the Freeman Sports Arena. Admission is $5 and includes the opportunity to win prizes and $1 of each admission will be donated to the Becker County Food Pantry. For more info, call 847-0699.

Tour of Homes

Lake Region Builders host a tour of homes built by LRBA professionals on April 5-6. Maps available at the Home and Garden Show (March 29-30), UBC, Modern Heating and Plumbing and at www.lakeregionbuilders. com. For more info, call 847-0699.

Lakes Leaning, Callaway

Students requiring services at the Callaway Adult Education site located in the Native Harvest building, call Lakes Learning at 218-847-4418 to schedule an appointment with Patti DeGroat.

GED hours, testing

Lakes Learning, the Adult Education and GED component of School District 22, is open Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Education Center at 204 East Willow in Detroit Lakes. Actual GED testing is on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Must pre-register before taking these tests. For more info, call 847-4418.

Reading therapy

The Detroit Lakes Library hosts reading with a therapy dog on Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Call 847-2168 to sign up for a time. This is a good time for children to practice their reading skills by reading to a pet.

CPR classes

St. Mary's EMS offers CPR training on a regular basis beginning in October. It is open to the public for beginners or a refresher course. The full class meets the second and third Tuesday of each month, and cost is $50. The refresher course is the third Tuesday of each month, and cost is $30. Classes are from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Class size is limited, and based on pre-payment enrollment. To enroll, stop by the office between 8 a.m. to and 5 p.m. or call 847-0817 to pay with credit card.