Saturday, February 2
Indoor Triathlon: The Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center (826 Summit Ave.) will host its sixth annual Indoor Triathlon from 8 a.m. to noon. Event includes a 10 minute swim, 30 minutes of indoor cycling and a 20 minute run. Call 218-844-4221 to register, or sign up at the front desk.
Midnite Riders Classic Old Timers Snowmobile Run: Registration begins at 8 a.m. for the 52nd Annual Midnite Riders Classic Old Timers Snowmobile Run, which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Lake Park Liquor Store. The public is invited to view these vintage sleds until the start of the ride; trophies for "best in show" will be given away at 10 a.m., with a drivers' meeting set for 10:15. Over $5,000 in raffle prizes will be given away, including a WE Fest VIP package; tickets are on sale at the liquor store and other participating businesses. For more information please contact Bill at 701-866-1580 or Bud at 218-849-2885.
Sunday, February 3
Pancake Breakfast: The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser with a choice of pancakes or French toast, sausage and a beverage, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. All are welcome.
Monday, February 4
PEO Chapter DQ: Detroit Lakes Chapter DQ of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) will meet in the home of Betsy Norby at 1 p.m., with Julie Sanders and Melissa Conley serving as co-hostesses. Jane Leno from Sanford will present the program.
Tuesday, February 5
Health Talk: Naturopathic physician Dr. Joan Waters of Practical Health Solutions will be giving a presentation titled "Naturopathic Approach to the Prevention & Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease" at 6 p.m. in the Healing Hub, 115 Willow St. W., Detroit Lakes. Call 970-482-2010 or visit www.practicalhealthsolutions.com for more information.
Community Resilience Discussion: Community members, faith leaders, parents, government officials, grandparents, service providers, policy makers... anyone who cares about building resilient communities, where kids and adults can thrive, are encouraged to attend this discussion hosted by Becker County Energize and the Becker County Children's Initiative,
and facilitated by Minnesota Communities Caring for Children. The event will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Mahube-Otwa Community Action, 1125 River Road, Detroit Lakes. Supper will be provided. For more information, or to register, please contact Chandler Esslinger at email@example.com or 218-847-1385.
Leaves of Grass Illuminated: A one-man show telling the story of iconic American poet Walt Whitman is set for 7 p.m. at the Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes. Admission is a free will offering. Warning: The show features some mature subject matter, so it may not be suitable for all ages. For more information please call the theater at 218-844-7469 or visit www.dlccc.org/holmes.html.
Wednesday, February 6
Defensive Driving Refresher Course: A 4-hour defensive driving refresher course will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Dent Senior Center. Cost is $20 (no workbooks and no tests). To register please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.
Thursday, February 7
Defensive Driving Refresher Course: A 4-hour defensive driving refresher course will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Perham Public Library. Cost is $20 (no workbooks and no tests). To register please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.
'Inside Out' Video Premiere & Panel Discussion: Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 15-24, mental illness is the leading concern of residents in Becker County, and more than 20 percent of students in the county have been diagnosed with a mental illness before they graduate from high school. Listen, learn and discuss your thoughts after hearing local video stories of those suffering from mental illness at the premiere of the documentary, "Inside Out: A Step Inside Mental Illness," which will take place at 7 p.m. in the M State Conference Center. For more information please call Karen Pifher, 218-844-8379.
King Isbit's Royal Courtyard Lighting Ceremony: Come down to the Detroit Lakes City Beach near the Pavilion and watch the Grand Lighting Ceremony for King Isbit's Royal Courtyard and Palatial Playground, starting at 7 p.m. There is also a live webcam set up at www.iceharvestdl.org/live-feed to follow the final stages of construction.
Friday, February 8
Square Dancing: The Park Rapids Friendly Squares will host a square dance at Century School in Park Rapids from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The caller will be Roger McNeil. Schedule: 7:30 p.m. plus, 8-10 p.m. mainstream. For more information contact Karen at 218-252-3853.
Saturday, February 9
Community Blood Drive: The Detroit Lakes Eagles Aerie 2342 and its Auxiliary are joining forces with Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) to host a Community Blood Drive at the Eagles Club, 112 W. Holmes St., from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule a time to donate, call Terri Anderson at 218-849-7589.
Taunya Todd 'Choosing Love" Presentation: Come to Detroit Lakes' First Baptist Church and enjoy supper and a presentation by guest speaker Taunya Todd on "Choosing Love: The Five Love Languages," starting with a 5:30 p.m. social and dinner at 6 p.m. Todd's presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. Childcare and a meal for the kids will also be provided. This is a free will offering event, but those attending are asked to sign up at First Baptist Church, 300 Centra. St. East, Detroit Lakes. Call 218-847-4571 or visit www.dlfirstbaptistchurch.com for more information.
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Naytahwaush Nightriders Hospice Ride: The Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club will be hosting their 15th annual Hospice Ride on Feb. 2-3. The snowmobile ride is open to the public, and there is no cost to participate. Riders are asked to gather pledges to benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley. Register for the ride by contacting Tom McArthur at (218) 935-5855 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The roundtrip ride starts on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. at Pinehurst Resort in Naytahwaush, then travels to Detroit Lakes for an overnight stay. Pizza will be provided by the club for dinner. Riders will return to Naytahwaush on Sunday morning. Rooms are set aside at the Holiday Inn Lakefront in Detroit Lakes; please call 218-444-7700 to make your reservation.
Blind Date with a Book: The Detroit Lakes Public Library is pleased to invite community members to try a new book or genre during "Blind Date with a Book." To participate, simply visit the library, select a wrapped book from the display, read it and then 'rate your date' to be entered into a prize drawing in February. "Blind Date with a Book" will be available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., from now through Feb. 15 and is offered free of charge. For more information please call 218-847-2168.
Peoples Park Skating Rink & Warming House: From now through Feb. 28, the outdoor skating rink and warming house at Peoples Park will be open every Monday through Friday, 3-5:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. (the rink will be lit up from dusk until closing). On days when there is no school, the rink and warming house will be open 12-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Schedule is weather dependent; changes and/or cancellations will be announced on KRCQ Radio and the City of Detroit Lakes Facebook page.
ABE Orientation: Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education is offering a two-day orientation for those wanting to enroll in GED or Adult Diploma classes. Orientation dates are Feb. 6-7; Feb. 20-21; March 6-7; March 20-21; April 3-4; and April 17-18. Call 218-844-5760 to register or stop by the ABE office at M State-Detroit Lakes.
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.
Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball: Open pickleball play will take place every Monday through Friday, 8:30-11 a.m., at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center. Two to four courts are available depending on gym and school schedules. All skill levels are welcome; all equipment provided. Wear good quality court shoes. For more information email email@example.com and join the Facebook group DL Pickleball. Rules are available at www.USAPA.org.
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. We meet the last Tuesday of each month at the Audubon Elementary School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Childcare 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, please call 701-388-7585. For more information on the First Lutheran group, please contact Donna at 218-329-5335.
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.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota is hosting this new caregivers' class on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes. Classes last approximately 90 minutes. For more information, contact Ashlee Grussing at 701-330-1681.
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.
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.
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 Ashlee Grussing at 701-330-1681 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 please 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 www.larl.org.
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 always 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, 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.
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 2nd 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 3rd 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 1-800-584-7020 or visit www.tvoc.org.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.