Happenings in the lakes area
Thursday, June 13
PEO Chapter FG: Chapter FG of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) will meet at 6 p.m. at the Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Drive. Sharon Josephson will host, assisted by Julie Aanenson and Sue Eidenschink. The program will be a report on the state convention.
The Lion & The Mouse: The Detroit Lakes Public Library is hosting a performance of the mini play, "The Lion and the Mouse," at 2 p.m. in the library's main meeting room, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Discover the story of a mouse who dreams of being a superhero who can travel to outer space! Learn about being kind, fair, and how big things come in small packages. Geared toward ages 3 and up. Admission is free, thanks to the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Call 218-8472168 for more information.
Friday, June 14
Baby Bounce: The Detroit Lakes Public Library has scheduled a Baby Bounce session at 10:30 a.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library. A half-hour program of songs, stories, flannel board, action poems for infants and toddlers plus their caregivers will be followed by playtime and chatting with other caregivers. Call the library at 218-847-2168 for more information.
First Lutheran Church Summer Festival: Come to Detroit Lakes' First Lutheran Church between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the congregation's inaugural Summer Festival, which will include a luncheon of pulled turkey sandwiches, potato salad and rhubarb desserts starting at 11 a.m., as well as a bake sale and "used treasure sale" throughout the day. Cost for the luncheon is $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 10 and under.
Flag Retirement Ceremony: A United States of America Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on the Ogema baseball diamond. This event is being sponsored by Ogema VFW Post 9880 and Auxiliary and the public is cordially invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served following the service.
Saturday, June 15
Northern Lights Fish Fry: Northern Lights Freedom & Life Church will host its annual fish fry starting at 6 p.m. There will be a free will offering taken for the meal. The church is located one half mile east of Richwood on County Highway 34.
Family Band Jam: The Hanks and McGregor families will be jamming together at the VFW Hall in Ogema, starting at 3 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy a wide variety of music, performed by five generations of family entertainers.
Sunday, June 16
Prayer Walk of Faith: Local residents of all ages, races and religions are invited to come to Detroit Lakes' Veterans Memorial Park at 3 p.m. for the community's inaugural Prayer Walk of Faith. Greetings, testimonies and prayers at the park will be followed by a walk south from the park to the Detroit Lakes City Beach, along the east side of Washington Avenue. At the beach, there will be a prayer barrel and cross set up on the shoreline for people to place their personal prayers inside on a handwritten sheet of paper; these will then be set ablaze as an offering to God, following by some songs of praise and worship.
Monday, June 17
Medicare 101 Class: Looking for unbiased information on Medicare? Come to the Detroit Lakes Library, 1000 Washington Ave., at 4:30 p.m. for a free "Medicare 101" class hosted by the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging. Senior LinkAge Line, the designated State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) for Minnesota, will provide a complete overview of Medicare, including what is covered under Parts A & B, enrollment guidelines, Minnesota options, Advantage plans (Part C), and Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). Additional information is provided for eligibility, how and when to enroll, drug plan costs, choosing a drug plan, prescription assistance programs, and fighting Medicare fraud. For more information, please call 800-333-2433.
PEO Chapter DQ: Chapter DQ of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) will meet at 1 p.m. in the home of Nancy Christensen. Co-hostesses are Donna Dosland and Rachael Gabe. The program will be a report on the 2019 PEO State Convention.
Tuesday, June 18
Old-Time Variety Dance: Cathy Erickson will provide the music for an Old-Time Variety Dance, set to take place from 1-4 p.m. at the White Pine Room in Frazee. A potluck supper will follow the dance. Admission is $5 per person.
Health Talk: Naturopathic physician Dr. Joan Waters of Practical Health Solutions will be giving a presentation titled "Mold Illness" 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.
Farmers Union: The Becker County Farmers Union will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the 59er Diner, located just north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59. For more information, please contact Roger Schafer, 218-334-4631.
Wednesday, June 19
Brown Bag Lunch: Come to the Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, for a fun and educational lunch presentation featuring local residents Pete and Liz Mathison, who will discuss "Norwegian History and Artifacts" and the Sons of Norway Vikingland Lodge 1-495, starting at noon. Bring your own lunch, or reserve a catered lunch from La Barista for $8 by contacting the museum at 218-847-2938 by 10:30 a.m. on the day of the presentation. There is no museum admission fee charged during this event.
Thursday, June 20
Legislative Town Hall: Minnesota State Sen. Paul Utke (R-Park Rapids), Rep. Steve Green (R-Fosston) and Rep. John Poston (R-Lake Shore) will host a legislative town hall at Menahga Post 6206 VFW, 17 Aspen Ave. S., Menahga, starting at 6 p.m. Questions? Please contact Rep. Green's office at 651-296-5356.
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Bible Reading Marathon: Detroit Lakes' 5th Annual Bible Reading Marathon runs from June 13-18 at Peoples Park. More than 500 people will be taking turns reading from the Bible for 10-15 minutes, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. The goal is to complete every chapter of both the Old and New Testaments, Genesis to Revelation, over the course of approximately 84 hours. To sign up, please contact organizer Barry Schoder at 972-757-0078 (call or text).
White Earth Powwow: Now in its 151st year, the White Earth Powwow is a grand celebration of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, celebrating the day the White Earth Reservation was created. The event is full of native dance, food, art and dress, all in celebration of the White Earth Nation. It will be held June 14-16 at the powwow grounds in White Earth.
Nondenominational Sunday Services: Services at the nondenominational Shoreham Chapel are held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. through the end of the summer. Kathie Brekke & the Apostle Blues Band will be special guests at the June 9 service.
Tai Ji Quan Classes: Free classes for learning Tai Ji Quan will be held every Tuesday and Thursday this summer from 9 to 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1401 Madison Ave., Detroit Lakes. Improve your balance, strengthen your muscles and reduce the risk of falling. Each session consists of warm-up exercises, a mix of core forms and brief cool-down exercises. For more information please contact Jillene Gallatin, 218-847-7211
Plant, Pest & Gardening Clinics: The Becker County Master Gardeners will once again be hosting their Plant, Pest & Gardening Clinics throughout the summer at the local University of Minnesota Extension office, 1120 Eighth St. SE, Detroit Lakes. Clinics will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on June 14, 17, 21, 24 and 28; July 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29; Aug. 2, 5, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30; Sept. 3, 9, 16, 23 and 30. For more information, please contact the Extension office at 218-846-7328, ext. 7105.
Tuesdays in the Park: Every Tuesday night from June through August, Habitat for Humanity will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, beans, potato salad and beverages in the Detroit Lakes City Park from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Following the meal, live music begins at 7 p.m. under the bandshell and lasts for approximately an hour, though some performers do continue to play a little later into the evening. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, as bench seating is limited. In case of inclement weather, both the picnic and the concert will be moved inside the Pavilion.
Wild Wednesdays: Explore the world of nature with your child during this hour long adventure geared for 3-7 year olds. Meets at Tamarac's Discovery Center every Wednesday this summer, June through August, starting at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Refuge staff at 218-847-2641.
Tamarac Wildlife Excursions: Explore Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of the refuge on this two hour driving tour. Tours will be offered on the second Thursday of each month, June through August, starting at 10 a.m. in the Visitor Center. For more information please contact Refuge staff at 218-847-2641.
Let's Go Fishing: To schedule a fishing or scenic pontoon trip this summer, or to volunteer with the local chapter of Let's Go Fishing, please call 218-847-5670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information, including what times and dates are available, can also be found online at www.detroitlakes.LGFWS.com.
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. Please 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 DLpickleball@gmail.com 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. 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.
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.
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.