Happenings in the lakes area
Sunday, June 16
Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Club, 810 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Suggested donation is $7 for a meal including scrambled eggs; pancakes or French toast; and sausage or bacon, plus beverage.
Wildlife Movie: A free screening of the movie, "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies," will be 2 p.m. in the Visitor Center at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Every year 100 million monarchs set off on a journey across North America, flying 2,000 miles to reach their remote destination: a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico. How do they achieve this? Shot in stunning detail, this 50-minute film reveals the monarch as a scientific marvel caught in an inspiring struggle for survival. The Visitor Center is 9 miles north of State Highway 34, at the junction of Becker County Highways 26 and 29. For more information, call 218-847-2641.
Prayer Walk of Faith: Local residents 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, 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, just north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59. For more information, 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.
Itasca Butterfly Hike: Itasca State Park will host its 24th Annual Butterfly Hike from 1 to 3 p.m. Discover the wonders of butterflies on this guided walk with local butterfly enthusiasts, John and Marlene Weber. View a short slide presentation of the most common butterflies, and then go on a butterfly ID walk. Learn how and where to spot these elegant flyers. This family friendly hike is in conjunction with the annual North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Butterfly Count Program held across the nation. Call 218-699-7251 for more information.
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? Contact Rep. Green's office at 651-296-5356.
Trucks & Tunes: Detroit Lakes' newest summer gathering, Trucks & Tunes, will be 5 to 8 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes City Park. Besides live music by Beatles tribute band Mojo Filter at the bandshell, there will also be a variety of food trucks including Fork on the Road (from La Barista owners Brooke and Courtney Wenzel), Tyler Duncan's Woodfire Pizza and the DL Ice Cream Truck. In case of rain, the event will be relocated to the Historic Holmes Theatre, which is co-sponsoring the event along with the City of Detroit Lakes. The event is open to the public, and there is no admission fee.
Friday, June 21
Eagles Karaoke: Larry's Rock'n Country DJ service will provide the music for a night of karaoke at the Detroit Lakes Eagles Club, 112 W. Holmes St., starting at 8 p.m.
Congregational UCC Salad Luncheon: The Detroit Lakes Congregational United Church of Christ will hots its Summer Solstice Salad Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at 900 Lake Ave. Admission is $7 per person. Profits will go to support local charities.
James & the Giant Peach: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will be hosting the first of two live performances of "James & the Giant Peach," featuring a cast of 30 local theater camp kids, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 218-844-7469 or visit www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html for tickets.
Saturday, June 22
James & the Giant Peach: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will be hosting the second of two live performances of "James & the Giant Peach," featuring a cast of 30 local theater camp kids, starting at 11 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 218-844-7469 or visit www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html for tickets.
Lake Detroiters 75th Anniversary Celebration: The Lake Detroiters Association will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a full day of activities, including a pancake feed at the Pavilion, 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the DL Pavilion (admission $5 per person); annual meeting, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., The Pavilion; "A Beautiful Detroit" Video Premiere & Panel Discussion, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Pavilion; Concert on the Water, 1-5 p.m.; and "Music Through the Ages" Dance at The Pavilion, 7-11 p.m.
HAC Painting Classes: The Holmes Art Cellar, in the basement of the Historic Holmes Theatre at 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, will host two art classes, from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m. Paint a cute moose that morning or a patriotic barn quilt in the afternoon. Both classes taught by Ayrn Lill of The Blue Fox. Cost is $40 for the morning class, or $45 for the afternoon class, with all supplies included. Register online at www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.
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.
Sunday, June 23
Wildlife Movie: A free screening of the movie, "Plants Behaving Badly," will take place at 2 p.m. in the Visitor Center at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Orchids have an ethereal beauty, whether growing hundreds of feet up in a misty rainforest or along busy suburban roads. But their exotic flowers are shaped for just one purpose — to seduce pollinators. Learn more about this rare and beautiful flower in a 50-minute film at the Tamarac Visitor Center, 9 miles north of State Highway 34, at the junction of Becker County Highways 26 and 29. For more information, call 218-847-2641.
These Happenings section items or events do not have a specific date, or take place on more than one day.
Bible Reading Marathon: Detroit Lakes' Fifth 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, 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.
Immanuel Lutheran Rummage & Bake Sale: Immanuel Lutheran Church, on Highway 10 in Audubon, will host a rummage and bake sale on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Nondenominational Sunday Services: Worship services at the nondenominational Shoreham Chapel are held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. through the end of the summer, with Rev. Tim Cook officiating. Visit www.shorehamchapel.com for more information.
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 contact Jillene Gallatin, 218-847-7211
Lakes Area Farmers Market: The Lakes Area Farmers Market is now open for the season at Detroit Lakes' Peoples Park (behind Zorbaz). Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday. For more information visit www.lakesareafarmersmarket.com or call 661-345-7450.
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 17, 21, 24 and 28; July 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29; Aug. 2, 5, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30; and Sept. 3, 9, 16, 23 and 30. For more information, 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 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 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, call 218-847-5670 or email email@example.com. 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. 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. 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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. 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.
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 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.