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Thursday, January 12

Becker County Republicans meeting: They will meet at the Detroit Lakes City Administration Office at 7 p.m.

Photography exhibition: "Distortions: Filters and Refractions (And Other Aberrations)" is an exhibition of photography by Eric Santwire at the Kaddatz Gallery at 111 W. Lincoln Ave. in Fergus Falls. Reception and artist's talk from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, January 13

Square Dancing: The Park Rapids Friendly Squares will host a dance at the Century School in Park Rapids; caller will be Roger McNeil and Bernadette cueing rounds. The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. plus, 8-10 mainstream. All dancers and spectators welcome. For more information call Karen Van De Venter at 218-252-3853.

Saturday, January 14

P.E.O. Meeting: P.E.O. Chapter FG will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Kirsten Vogt with Judy Fankhanel and Beve Melgaard as assistant hostesses. The program "Author Bessie Head" will be presented by Gothe Jensvold. Refreshments will be served.

Winter Trails Day: The Laurentian Lakes Chapter of the North County Trail Association will celebrate Winter Trails Day at Maplelag with group ski or snowshoe beginning at 1 p.m. with a presentation by Barry Babcock, author of the book, Teachers in the Forest at 5 p.m. Dinner to follow. Cost of the dinner is $19. Please RSVP by Jan. 6 by email to or by calling 218-841-2857.

Sunday, January 15

Soup & Bread Luncheon: Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee will hold a soup & bread luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free will offering.

Free Tamarac movie: At 2 p.m. a free movie entitled "Christmas in Yellowstone" will be playing at the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge's visitor center. Celebrate the beauty and wonder of the season in one of the most extraordinary places on earth. Observe red foxes diving for rodents, a grizzly and her newly born cubs and follow the trail of writer Tom Murphy, who has been coming to Yellowstone for past 26 winters.

Color Guard Fundraiser Breakfast: Lake Region Veterans Color Guard is hosting a fundraiser breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Detroit Lakes Legion Club. Scrambled eggs, pancakes or french toast, sausage or bacon. $6.50 per person.

Monday, January 16

PEO Meeting: P.E.O. Chapter DQ will meet at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at noon for a German Soup Luncheon, 1 p.m. for the regular meeting. The hostesses are Dana Emery and her two daughters, Jennifer Brock and Megan Emery, who will also present the program, "A Tribute of Martin Luther: 500 years after the Reformation".

Thursday, January 19

Alpha Delta Kappa meeting: The Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) meeting will be at The Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes with a gathering at 5:30 p.m. and business meeting to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group: This will go from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hospice of the Red River Valley at 1111 Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes. The free meeting is for anyone who has experienced the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first year of life.

Friday, January 20

Square Dance: The Country Twirlers Square Dance will go from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 118 W. Holmes Street in Detroit Lakes. Jim Lizakowski will be the caller.

Men's Bonspiel: The Minnesota State Senior Men's Bonspiel will be held at the Lakes Curling Club Jan. 20-Jan. 22.

Saturday, January 21

ULTRA Snowmobile Cruise: ULTRA 80's and Older Classic Cruise Snowmobile Ride goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring 80's and older snowmobile to the Becker County Fairgrounds for a ride to Vergas and back. Call Wayne Schlauderaff at 218-849-3069 for more information.

MN State Championship Ice Drags: With speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, the MN State Championship Ice Drags for snowmobiles will be at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes.


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

Bone Builders: An exercise class for seniors called "Bone Builders" is being held at Harvest Fellowship Church in Frazee, 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.

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.

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: L.A.: (Lakes Area) 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.

Dunvilla Lions Club: The Dunvilla Lions Club will meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Dunn Township Hall.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Free English Language Instruction: Free English Language Instruction for adults is offered Monday - Thursday 8:45-3:00 at Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Ed. The schedule is flexible and individualized. Call 844-5760 or stop by to register or for more information.

Free ESL instruction for adults: Free ESL instruction for adults is offered Monday through Thursday at Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Ed. The schedule is flexible and individualized. Call 218-844-5760 or stop by 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.

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.

Adult Basic Education: GED and ESL classes are available through Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education. Contact them at 218-844-5760 or stop by M-State, Room E 103 for a consultation. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Neighbor to Neighbor Exercise Class: Neighbor to Neighbor Exercise Class will be meeting at the Harvest Fellowship Church in Frazee at 10:30 am and at the Vergas Event Center at 9:30 am every Thursday of the month.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. Due to increased membership we have changed the weigh-in time to 3:30 to 4 p.m., with the meeting time following the weigh-in time. Please use the west door and take the basement stairs to the meeting room. New members always welcome. For more information call 218-532-2883.

TOPS chapter 910 meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. For more information, contact Marlys at 847-6331 or Pam at 847-5760 or Yearly fee is $28.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, DL. This is the Serenity Group DL of Overeaters Anonymous. Contact Dorene at 846-0019 for more information.

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.

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.