DL News Staff
Wednesday, September 12 Brown Bag Lunch: The Becker County Museum and Historic Holmes Theatre are joining forces to present a noon lunch program on "the past, present and future of the Holmes Theatre," starting at 12 p.m. inside the theater. The program is free; those wishing to purchase a boxed lunch for $8 should contact the museum no later than 10 a.m. on the day of the event. Call 218-847-2938 for more information, or to reserve your lunch.
Saturday, September 8 Climate Change Presentation: Eric Grimsrud, Ph.D., an atmospheric scientist and author of "Thoughts of a Scientist, Citizen, and Grandpa on Climate Change," will give an hour-long presentation at the Detroit Lakes Public Library starting at 10:30 a.m. Hosted by West Central Climate Action, this free event will give attendees a chance to learn more about the economic and environmental case for reducing carbon in the air as soon as possible.
Thursday, September 6 Senior Driver Safety Class: A defensive driving four-hour refresher class for seniors will be held at the Perham Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 to register. Friends of Maplewood Annual Meeting: The Friends of Maplewood State Park will hold their annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter. All people interested in Maplewood State Park, whether currently a member or not, are invited to come and find out what has been happening at the park, and share your thoughts and ideas for Maplewood. Everyone is welcomed. Desserts will be served. Enjoy taste of ice cream topped with Maplewood's own maple syrup. Bring a friend and join us.
Saturday, August 25 Farmers Market Cooking Demonstration: Sara Vanofflan will be doing a live cooking demonstration at the Lakes Area Farmers Market, featuring vegetable spring rolls, starting at 10:30 a.m. in Peoples Park, Detroit Lakes. Vietnam Veterans Tribute: Ponsford resident Howard Maninga will host a free Vietnam veterans' tribute program at 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. Lunch follows the program. Mr. Maninga's residence is located at 33517 Bunker Hill Road, Ponsford.
Friday, August 24 Steak Fry: The First Zinger Squadron of American Legion Post 15 will be hosting a steak fry fundraiser starting at 5 p.m. in the American Legion Club, 810 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Cost is $13 per plate; serving will continue until all the steak is gone.
Saturday, August 18 Family Fun Day at the Museum: The Becker Museum's Family Fun Day has a science theme this month! Bring the family to the museum at 714 Summit Ave. in Detroit Lakes for some science fun, starting at 10 a.m. We will be experimenting, experiencing, and exploring the science that is all around us! Suitable for all ages. Admission is free-will donation for all families participating in Family Day activities.
Thursday, August 16 Becker County COLA: The Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) will meet at 6 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East. Guest speakers will include Moriya Rufer, RMB Environmental Laboratories, and Ben Underhill, Otter Tail River Watershed District. Saturday, August 18 Family Fun Day at the Museum: The Becker Museum's Family Fun Day has a science theme this month! Bring the family to the museum at 714 Summit Ave. in Detroit Lakes for some science fun, starting at 10 a.m. We will be experimenting, experiencing, and exploring the science that is all around us! Suitable for all ages. Admission is free-will donation for all families participating in Family Day activities.
Sunday, August 12 Wildlife Movie: A free screening of the movie, "First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story," will take place at 2 p.m. in the Visitor Center at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.
Wednesday, August 8 Cemetery Walk: The Becker County Museum and Lake Park Lutheran Church are joining forces to host a Cemetery Walk at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Park Lutheran Cemetery. Come and hear the history of people from various walks of life and time periods, from immigrants, county commissioners, pastors and more. For more information please contact the museum at 218-847-2938.
A Frazee man now in prison for sex crimes against children is due to be released later this month, but if state and local authorities have their way, he will instead be committed to a state hospital for sexual offenders. John Curtis Barnes, 29, is scheduled for release from the state prison at Rush City on Oct. 22. He was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2000 for assaulting a preteen boy, and 46 children of all ages and both genders are listed as "possible victims" of his sexual assaults in court papers seeking a civil commitment to St.