The "Read to a Dog" event that was incorrectly listed in this Wednesday's Happenings column as taking place Friday, Oct. 18 will actually be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Sign your child up to read with Norman, a certified therapy animal from Pet Partners, by calling the library 218-847-2168 or stopping in at 1000 Washington Ave. Each session is 15 minutes long; participation is on a first signed up, first served basis.

Saturday, October 19

Amateur Radio Club: The October meeting of the Detroit Lakes Amateur Radio Club (DLARC) is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Icehouse restaurant, located in the Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in ham radio or shortwave listening. Testing will be offered after the meeting concludes. For more information on the club, go to the DLARC Facebook Page.

Family-Friendly Flashlight Tour: So the kids in the family don’t feel left out, the Becker County Museum and Midwest Paranormal Files will be co-hosting a flashlight tour that’s suitable for all ages starting at 10 a.m., though kids under age 18 must still be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5 per person, and tour space is limited, so please call the museum at 218-847-2938 to reserve your tickets, or stop in at 714 Summit Ave. during the museum’s regular hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Lutefisk, Meatball & Lefse Dinner: Immanuel Lutheran Church of Osage will be hosting a lutefisk, meatball and lefse dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The dinner will be served with cranberries, potatoes, carrots, corn, homemade bread, bars, rommegrot, coffee and lemonade, at a cost of $15 for adults, $7 for students ages 5-12 and free for all kids age 4 and under. There will also be tickets sold for a quilt raffle. To get to the church, drive 18 miles east of Detroit Lakes on Highway 34 to Church Road, then go one mile north of Big Toad Lake; GPS address is 43526 School House Road, Osage.

Sunday, October 20

St. Andrews Turkey Dinner: St. Andrew’s Catholic Church of Hawley will be serving a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, including assorted salads and desserts, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-12, and free to all kids of preschool age and younger. The church is located at 1418 Main St., Hawley. This fundraising event is sponsored by Catholic United Financial, which will provide a matching grant to help support adult religious education.

Pelican Landing Grand Opening: Come see Detroit Lakes' newest senior living community that offers independent living, assisted living and memory care. We will have guided tours and a chance to see all the community amenities. Also, sample our Dock 34 restaurant, Pelican Pub, and Skip's Coffee Bar menu. Pelican Landing is located at 1325 Pelican Lane, Detroit Lakes. Call 218-847-7777 for more information.

Monday, October 21

Pro-Life Gathering: Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will host a pro-life gathering from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave. Learn about the latest threats to unborn children and their mothers — and what you can do to make a difference. Visit or call 612-825-6831 for more information.

PEO Chapter DQ: Detroit Lakes Chapter DQ of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) will meet at 1 p.m. for a tour of the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center at 1339 Pelican Lane, Detroit Lakes. The tour will be facilitated by DelRay Chivers, LCRC outreach and development coordinator. The hostess is Deb Johnson, with Betsy Norby assisting.

Driver's License Exam Prep Class: Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education will offer a class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at its M State office. This class is designed to help unlicensed adult drivers become familiar with vocabulary, signs, and rules of the road so they can successfully pass the written portion of the Minnesota Driver's License Exam. Call 218-844-5760 or email for more information.

Tuesday, October 22

Senior Defensive Driving Class: A 4-hour Senior Driver Safety Class will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Perham Public Library (225 2nd Ave NE). Cost. is $20 (no workbooks and no tests). Please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 to register.

An Evening of Musical Romance & Virtuosity: Join award-winning concert violinist Grace Park and pianist Tyler Wottrich for this special concert featuring classic romantic pieces interspersed with sonatas of astonishing musical virtuosity. Cost is $15 for adults, $7.50 for students (or buy an adult ticket at full price and receive a student ticket for free). Tickets are available online at, by phone at 218-844-7469 or you can purchase them in person at the Holmes Box Office, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes.

Thursday, October 24

Meet Your Neighbor: The Detroit Lakes Public Education Foundation is hosting a special "Meet Your Neighbor" event from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes High School Gymnasium. The multicultural event will feature live music, dance, food and displays from the Sons of Norway Vikingland Lodge, White Earth's Circle of Life Academy, the Somali Museum Dance Troupe, as well as area representatives from the Liberian-American, Italian, Mexican, Vietnamese-American, Rwandan and Jewish communities, to name a few. This event is free and open to the public.

The Reminders in Concert: Come to the HIstoric Holmes Theatre at 7:30 p.m. for an all-ages show featuring the unique musical duo, The Reminders, which pairs Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black with Brussels-born emcee Big Samir for an evening of soulful sounds and roots music combined with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students (or buy an adult ticket at full price and receive a student ticket for free). Tickets are available online at, by phone at 218-844-7469 or you can purchase them in person at the Holmes Box Office, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes.

Friday, October 25

Hobby Expo: Come to the Holmes Ballroom at the Historic Holmes Theatre between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for a Hobby Expo featuring lakes area hobbyists of every age and description. If you are interested in sharing your passion, contact before Monday, Oct. 21, or stop in at the front desk of the community center (826 Summit Ave.) to request a registration form.

Saturday, October 26

Frazee Craft & Vendor Show: Come to the Frazee Elementary School at 301 North Lake St., Frazee, between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to enjoy 60-plus vendor booths, plus lunch and fresh cinnamon rolls. The 42nd annual event is hosted by the Frazee Lions Club.

Halloween Hoot: The Washington Square Mall in downtown Detroit Lakes will host its annual Halloween Hoot from noon to 2 p.m., featuring free activities for the kids and lots of Halloween-themed fun for the whole family. Free admission.

Richwood Winery Customer Appreciation: Richwood Winery's annual Customer Appreciation party will take place from 1-6 p.m., featuring live music from GC & the Kruse from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 218-844-5990 for more information.

Blocktoberfest Halloween Pub Crawl: The third annual Blocktoberfest Halloween Pub Crawl will take place from 5 p.m. to midnight at Brygge Taps & Tastes, American Legion Post 15, Hub 41, Lakeside Tavern, Northside Bar, Roasted and Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes. Stop by Brygge or Hub 41 to pick up your passport before the event; then get your passport punched at each location and bring your completed passport to Hub 41 to be entered for a cash prize drawing at 11 p.m.

Octoberfest at the Lodge: Come to the Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, between 5-8 p.m. to hear some music by Minneapolis' Steve Weninger and enjoy all the German foods and featured beers available for purchase. Call 218-847-8439 for more information.

Kent Dudley Concert: The Cowboy Church at the Northwoods Harvest Barn will host a special concert by Kent Dudley & the Bended Knee Band at 7 p.m. The church is located 13 miles east of Detroit Lakes on State Highway 34. Admission is a free will offering.

Holiday Halloween Party: Come to the Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 East, starting at 9 p.m. for a Halloween party featuring a costume contest (with cash prizes!) , live music by 8th Hour and drink specials all night long. call 218-847-2121 for more information.

Sunday, October 27

Trunk or Treat: Zion Lutheran Church will host a Trunk or Treat event from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church parking lot and fellowship hall, 1100 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. There will be car trunk-or-treating, games, crafts, hot ham and cheese sandwiches and more fun for the whole family.

Closing Day at Richwood Winery: Richwood Winery will be open from 1-6 p.m.; the final day of the 2019 season. Be sure to stock up on all your favorite vintages for the winter!

Makerz Market at Zorbaz: Detroit Lakes' Zorbaz at the Beach will host its inaugural Makerz Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring all-local vendors. Visit for details.

Tuesday, October 29

Apex Townhomes Open House: Come see Detroit Lakes' newest townhome community at 1401-1440 Apex Court. Short program at 1 p.m., guided tours to follow. Call 218-366-6725 for more info.

Thursday, October 31

Halloween Fun House: The Boys & Girls Club at 150 Richwood Road, Detroit Lakes, is running a Halloween Fun House from 4 to 6 p.m. Food, games, activities, all free and open to the public. Call them at 218-847-5700 (ext. 0) for details.

Trunk or Treat at St. Mary's EMS: Come to the parking lot in front of the Essentia Health St. Mary's EMS office at 225 Park St., Detroit Lakes, between 5-7 p.m. and do some trunk-or-treating with volunteers from various local businesses and service organizations. Setup is at 4 p.m. For more information call Melissa at 218-847-0817, ext. 1, or email


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

ServSafe Food Manager Classes: Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education is offering ServSafe Food Manager classes on Mondays and Wednesdays in October. Participants will learn best practices and regulations for safe food management, and those successfully completing the course and exam will be able to register with the Minnesota Department of Health as a certified ServSafe Food Manager. Remaining classes will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, 23 and 28. There will also be a re-certification course for previously certified food managers held on Oct. 30. Call 218-844-5760 or email for more information.

Free English as a Second Language Classes: Adult Basic Education in Detroit Lakes offers free English language instruction for adults every Monday-Thursday. The schedule is flexible and individualized. Call 218-844-5760 or stop by the ABE offices at M State to register or for more information.

Driver's License Exam Prep Classes: Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education is now offering classes designed to help unlicensed adult drivers become familiar with vocabulary, signs, and rules of the road so they can successfully pass the written portion of the Minnesota Driver's License Exam. Call 218-844-5760 or email for more information.

Beginner Writing Classes: Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education is now offering "Journeys: Beginner Writing" classes designed to help students learn basic writing skills. Classes will be held every Monday, 1-2:30 p.m., Oct. 21-Nov. 25. Call 218-844-5760 or email for more information.

Local Al-Anon and Alateen Meetings: Several weekly meetings of Al-Anon Family Groups (AFGs) and Alateen support groups take place in the lakes area. The Lakes Fellowship AFG meets at 5 p.m. every Monday at First Lutheran Church, 912 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes; the Perham Al-Anon group meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays in the Perham Alano Club, 43452 County Highway 34; The Detroit Lakes AFG meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the Detroit Lakes Alano Club, 827 Summit Ave.; the Keep It Simple AFG meets every Thursday at noon in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1025 Lake Ave. (enter south door), Detroit Lakes; and the Detroit Lakes Alateen group meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. in the DL Alano Club. For more information visit

Lakes Area Farmers Market: The Lakes Area Farmers Market remains open through the end of October at Detroit Lakes’ Peoples Park (behind Zorbaz). Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday. For more information visit or call 661-345-7450.

GED/Adult Diploma Orientation: Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education is now offering orientation sessions for those seeking their GED or Adult Diploma on Nov. 5 or Dec. 3; these Tuesday sessions will both take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 218-844-5760 or email to register.

Memory Cafe of the Lakes: Memory Cafe of the Lakes is a free place to gather, open to those with mild to moderate memory problems and their care partner. It is a place to come together to share social experiences in a supportive environment. You will have a chance to develop new friendships over coffee, treats, music, art, fellowship and guest speakers. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Detroit Lakes' Community Alliance Church. For more information call Kathy Kallis, 218-849-0631; Jenna Miller, 218-844-8376; Sue Sorensen, 218-841-0371; or Brenda Labine, 218-844-7157.

Volunteer Respite Care: Become a respite care volunteer! For those 17 years and older interested in providing basic companion and supervision to older adults to relieve their primary caregivers. AmeriCorps volunteers receive a $200 per month stipend and after completing 450 hours in a year, receive a $1,600 educational grant. Community volunteers, individuals willing to help on a minimal basis, also welcome! Please contact Laura Rasmussen at 218-220-7517 or if you are interested in learning more.

Outdoor Pickleball: Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball hosts organized play from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday through Friday at the Peoples Park outdoor courts (Saturday mornings are also busy). All players are welcome. Courts are marked by skill level. park north of the courts during Tuesday and Saturday Farmers Market. The new courts are open to the public at all times. On rain days, 2-4 courts are available at the DLCCC, depending on program scheduling. Check the gym door for details. To get more information about lessons, events and socials email or like the DL Pickleball page on Facebook.

Lakes Area Adoption Support: Lakes Area Adoption Support is an adoption support group for anyone who has adopted or who is in the process of adoption. Meetings are the last Tuesday of each month at Audubon Elementary School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Child care available.

Overeaters Anonymous: Two local chapters of Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step food addiction recovery program, meet weekly in Detroit Lakes: One group meets on Sundays at 6 p.m. in Community Alliance Church, while the other meets on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church. No diets, weigh-ins, or fees. All are welcome! For more information on the Community Alliance group, call 701-388-7585. For more information on the First Lutheran group, contact Donna at 218-329-5335.

Eagles Bingo: Bingo is back at the Detroit Lakes Eagles Club, 112 W. Holmes St., every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Call 218-847-5267 for more information.

Mom’s Morning Out: A Mom’s Morning Out meeting is held every Thursday morning, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at La Barista in the Washington Square Mall. You and your little one are invited to come visit with other breastfeeding moms and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea. A breastfeeding and infant care expert will be present to answer questions. For more information or to sign up call 218-314-7051.

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 $40 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 218-314-7051.

Eagles Pinochle: Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. there will be pinochle at the Eagles Club at 112 W. Holmes St. in Detroit Lakes. Members, guests and friends welcome. For questions call Gordy Martinson at 218-841-2940.

Caregiver discussion group: A caregiver discussion group is held the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran 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 Laura Rasmussen at 218-220-7517 with questions.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: The Alano Club of Detroit Lakes (827 Summit Ave.) will host a weekly meeting of Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families (ACoA) every Sunday at 8 p.m. For more information contact Gina B at 218-849-3649.

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

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 Chapter 940 meets on Thursdays at 9 a.m., also at Trinity Lutheran. TOPS 1251 of Lake Park meets every Tuesday at the Lake Park Lutheran Church, with weigh-in starting at 12 noon, followed by the meeting at 12:30. Come and join us as we help each other reach our weight goals as we improve our health. New members welcome. For more information call 218-532-2883, or 218-532-5882.

Celebrate Recovery: Celebrate Recovery, for hurts, habits and hang-ups, is held every Monday at Christian Fellowship Church, 28048 Meadow Drive, Detroit Lakes. It begins with supper at 5:30 p.m., followed by large group and small group at 6:30. Contact Cleo Smith at 701-367-3313 for more information.

L.A. Moms group: Lakes Area (L.A.) 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.

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.

Foster homes needed: Foster homes are needed. If you or someone you know can help, call Becker County Children and Family Services 218-847-5628 and ask for Intake.

Bone Builders: An exercise class for seniors called “Bone Builders” is being held at 405 W. Maple Ave. in Frazee, Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.; the Lake Park City Center every Tuesday and Friday at 10:15 a.m.; and also at the Vergas Event Center, Thursdays at 9:30.a.m. The group focuses on low-impact and balance exercises.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Yoga Studio at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.

Dunvilla Lions Club: The Dunvilla Lions Club will meet the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. 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 800-584-7020 or visit

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. child care is available upon request.

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.

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.

Lakes Area Quilt Guild: The Lakes Area Quilt Guild meets every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at Ecumen in Detroit Lakes, Emmanuel Nursing Home in the Forest Conference Center. All levels of quilters, new and experienced are welcome to attend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.