DL News Staff
School's out, but the rec center, Latch Key and the Detroit Lakes Boys and Girls Club are just starting up with their busiest season. If you're in need of summer child care, try one of these three active options. Latch Key SACC, or School Age Child Care (otherwise known as Latch Key) is a program of Detroit Lakes Community Education and Recreation. Its summer hours are 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To be eligible for the program, your child must be enrolled in grades K-6 for next year in the Detroit Lakes School District.
Republican Party activists left Minneapolis Saturday fired up for the Nov. 7 election. "It is exciting to hear from who we have running for office," first-time convention delegate Kenneth Cobb of Bemidji said as time ran out on the three-day event. The 28-year-old echoed party leaders who spoke from the stage since Thursday: "We believe we have the right message." Gov. Tim Pawlenty reminded mostly conservative delegates Friday that Minnesota has a liberal tradition.
With summer ready to explode in the lakes area, J&K Marine is offering a unique barefoot water skiing clinic Thursday through Saturday. Professional barefoot skier and Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada World Tour Team member Paul McDonald will be instructing the unique three-day clinic devoted to teaching proper techniques of barefoot water skiing. "The clinic provides a great opportunity to learn from a proper trainer," explained J & K owner Kevin Tinjum.
Wednesday, June 7 Central MN Boys Choir The Central Minnesota Boy's Choir will close its 2005-06 season with a tour to the Minneapolis area to participate in an international boy's choir festival. The tour will start with a "send-off" concert at the Centennial Auditorium in Staples, tonight at 7:30 p.m. The choir festival, sponsored by the Land of Lakes Choirboys, will include choirs from Minnesota, Illinois and Maryland and will feature the St. Florian Boy's Choir from Austria. This is the oldest boy's choir organization in the world, starting in the year 1071.
You have your tickets. You have your swimsuit. You've pored over every vacation guide available and you're about to get outta Dodge for a few days. You don't get much of it, so you plan your vacations carefully. So why not carefully plan on the books you want to take with you to the beach, the cabin, Grandma's house, or wherever you're going to spend your summer getaway? Make room in your suitcase for these... June: What's better than spending a lazy summer Saturday with a book in your lap?
The issue of Safety vs. Freedom is the topic to be debated at this years Great American Think-Off, set for this Saturday, June 10, at 7 p.m. in the James W. Mann Performing Arts Center in New York Mills. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door and can be reserved by calling 218-383-3339. The Patriot Act brought the issue of Safety vs. Freedom to the forefront of the America public but it's not a new dilemma. Earlier presidents like Roosevelt and Lincoln each struggled with problems that sometimes led them to set safety above freedom.
For the fourth year in a row, the bandshell at Detroit Lakes City Park will be filled with the sounds of live music every Tuesday evening from June through August. Featuring the local 16-piece dance band Doc & the Scrubs, Tuesdays in the Park is a series of free concerts presented courtesy of St. Mary's Regional Health Center and the Detroit Lakes City Street Department. Doc & the Scrubs will perform on June 27, July 14 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22.
Want to save your skin from cancer? Or does battling the effects of aging interest you more? St. Mary's Regional Health Center is putting on a program called "Have fun in the sun" on Thursday. The featured speaker is Dr. Susan Mathison, a head/neck/facial surgeon. The program is an hour long and has two different times. The first is from noon-1 p.m.; the second is from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Food and beverages will be served at both sessions. The program will cover how to take better care of your skin in the summer, minimizing aging and preventing skin cancer.
Who are Yahootie, Biff and Auntie Kreamaugen? Come and find out at Jasper's Jubilee Theater, opening its doors for a second season on June 15. This two-hour live music, magic and comedy show is fun for the entire family! The 380-seat indoor theater was host to 22 shows last summer and will nearly double its performances this year, with 42 shows slated from June 15 through Aug. 26. There will be matinees every Thursday at 2 p.m. and evening shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, with pre-show performances starting at 7:15 p.m.
Support programs Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Special Needs Children support group The Arc of West Central Minnesota Support Group For Families with Children with Special Needs meets in Otter Tail County from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Fergus Falls. Everyone is Welcome.