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Monday, April 15

Week of Young Child at library

Celebrate Week of the Young Child with stories, activities and some special animal guests at 3:30 p.m. in Detroit Lakes Public Library. Be sure to bring a camera. Two alpacas will be special storytime guests. Also there will be a spinning wheel and a demonstration with alpaca and other natural yarn. Each child attending will receive a free book.

Tuesday, April 16

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Lions Club

The Detroit Lakes Lions Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Gerald Johnson at 847-3923.

Storytime at Storyland

Join us for a special library storytime at Storyland at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. Storyland is a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Children’s Museum on display at the Becker County Museum.

‘The Round House’ discussion

Discuss “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich at Detroit Lakes Public Library at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17

‘Cross Roads’ discussion

Discuss “Cross Roads” by Wm. Paul Young, author of “The Shack” at Detroit Lakes Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

Larry’s Plus square dance

Larry’s Plus square dance is 7–9 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, Detroit Lakes. Larry Johansen is the caller.

Thursday, April 18

Women’s retreat

Life Happens Women’s Retreat, a health, wellness and beauty experience, is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Sanford Clinic, DL. There will be 30 vendors, women-focused discussions, light appetizers and keynote speaker Renee Rongen. It is free admission.

LWML Spring Rally

The Detroit Lakes Zone LWML Spring Rally hosted by Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pastor Phil Booe will speak on “Communications and Relationships.” Ingathering is bath kits for men and babies, devotional kits and sneakers for LIC.

Lake Region Garden Club

Lake Region Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Lakes Homes Conference Room. Sharon Sinclair will be presenting the program on England’s Chelsea Flower Show. Guests are always welcome.

PEO Chapter FG

The PEO Chapter FG hosts a social at 7 p.m. in the home of Gothe Jensvold, with Cheryll Mollberg and Beve Melgaard assisting. Program will be presented by Gothe Jensvold. Dessert will be served. This meeting will be a regular meeting instead of the social that had been planned for today.

Alpha Theta Chapter

Alpha Theta Chapter meets in the Holiday Inn at 5 p.m. for social time and 5:30 for dinner, followed by the program “Like Living in a Norman Rockwell Painting — Little Minnesota,” authors, Dr. Deane and Jill Johnson. The monthly chapter meeting will follow the presentation.

Earth Day celebration

Earth Day celebration with projects, experiments and games to connect us to our earth is at 3:45 p.m. in Detroit Lakes Public Library. There will be snacks and door prizes.

Roosevelt Building open house

A Roosevelt Building open house is from 9 to 11 a.m. A ribbon cutting and program is at 10. The building has been remodeled and now houses the WorkForce Center.

Friday, April 19

Holy Rosary Spring Interlude

The Holy Rosary Spring Interlude fund-raiser is at 5:30 p.m. in the Holmes Ballroom. There will be a three-course dinner by Spanky’s on Stone Hearth, desserts by Creamy Creations, raffles, auctions, grand prize and a dance. Tickets are $50 and available at 847-5306 or online at

Concordia bell choir concert

Tintinnabula, the Concordia College Bell Choir, directed by Jessica Westgard, begins its spring concert tour with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. This 5-octave bell and chime choir will perform a variety music. The public is invited to attend. A free will offering will be taken.

Country Twirlers square dance

Country Twirlers square dance is 7:30–10 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, Detroit Lakes. Jim and Rita Lizakowski will be the caller and cuer.


Hawley Art Show

The Hawley Art Show and Sale is April 18-21 in the Hawley Community Center. Artists can enter their work April 13-4 from 1 to 5 p.m. Registration is $5 per entry for professional and amateur classes and $3 for elementary and high school students. There is a limit of three works of art per artist.  For more info, contact Sandy at 483-3296 or Donna at 483-4238.

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.

Kidsfirst preschool

Kidsfirst Preschool at First Lutheran Church, DL, began taking fall 2013 registrations on March 1. Please come in person and bring your child’s immunization records with you. Your child must be at least 3 years old to enroll. No phone registrations will be taken. Questions? Call Beth at 847-5656.


The newly restructured 412 Lakes Area Toastmasters meets on the first and third Friday of each month from noon–1 p.m. in M State, room C-102 in Detroit Lakes. Meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.