Saturday, January 18
ULTRA Classic Cruise: The Detroit Lakes ULTRA Snowmobile Club will be holding its second "Classic Cruise" of the season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be a ride for vintage and classic sleds, 1980 and older, but is open to anyone who wants to ride, regardless of year of sled. No show, just a ride, departing from the M State parking lot in Detroit Lakes at 9 a.m. Call Wayne Schlauderaff at 218-849-3069 for more information.
Winter Crafting Day at the Museum: The Becker County Museum's January Family Day activity will be winter crafting. Families can come in between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and choose from a variety of fun, simple winter-themed craft projects to work on together — some costing as little as $1 each! — then explore the museum, enjoy the interactive exhibits, and maybe even do a scavenger hunt. Museum admission is waived for any families crafting together. For more information call 218-847-2938.
Resin Coaster Art Class: The Holmes Art Cellar, located in the basement level of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre, will host a Resin Coaster Art Class from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Teacher Chloe Dekkrai will show students how to make a pair of coasters out of epoxy resin. Cost is $60 per person, with all supplies included. For more information call 218-844-7469 or visit www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.
MMA Fights: Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center in Mahnomen will host the 13th North Star Combat MMA Fights, starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets Start at $20 andcan be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at www.StarCasino.com/tickets, or via the “Buy Tickets” tab on Shooting Star’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/ShootingStarCasino.
Sunday, January 19
Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard is hosting a fundraiser breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Detroit Lakes American Legion Club. Breakfast will feature scrambled eggs, pancakes or French toast, and sausage or bacon, all for a suggested donation of $7.
Tuesday, January 21
Book Discussion Group: A book discussion group is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library (1000 Washington Ave.). Join fellow book lovers in a time of fun discussion focused on the book "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal. All are welcome to attend even if you haven't read the book. For more information, call 218-847-2168.
Mindfulness 101-Breathing: Breathing is a vital, yet overlooked, part of our lives. Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 7 p.m. to learn about reducing stress and increasing focus with mindful breathing. Bring something comfortable to sit on, such as a pillow or blanket. This is part of the library's Mindfulness 101 series, led by Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Kelsey Juhnke. No cost to attend; call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Wednesday, January 22
Beginning Sewing-Pillowcases: Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 3:30 p.m. to learn how to make the perfect pillowcase. If you can sew a straight seam then you can make a pillowcase with a French seam. Learn something called the Burrito Method to assemble your pillowcase and remove any fear you may have regarding French seams. All are welcome to participate in this class, which is offered free of charge. It's simple, it's fun, and you will be amazed at the results. Pre-registration requested; call the library at 218-847-2168 to sign up.
Thursday, January 23
Sawyer Brown Concert: Chart-topping country band Sawyer Brown performs at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes at 7:30 p.m. All tickets $54. Call 218-844-7469, stop by the box office at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, or order tickets online at www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.
Friday, January 24
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 library at 1000 Washington Ave. 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.
Michael North at Detroit Mountain: Local musician Michael North will perform live in Ace's Wild Saloon at Detroit Mountain Recreation Area from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Call 218-844-7669 for more information.
Saturday, January 25
Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser: The Detroit Lakes Eagles Aerie 2342 will be having a roast beef dinner fundraiser at the Eagles Club, 112 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes, starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person; serving until food is gone. RSVP by calling 218-847-5267.
Sunday, January 26
St. Paul's Potato Bake Fundraiser: St. Paul's Loon Lake Church, 31385 County Hwy. 4, Vergas, will host its annual potato bake fundraiser, live and silent auctions and bake sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free will offerings for Jesus' Little Lambs Preschool will be gratefully accepted.
Monday, January 27
Library Anime Club-Sports Day: Cheer for your team! It doesn't matter if you like tennis, soccer, baseball, biking, or running, this month the Detroit Lakes Library's Anime Club will be reviewing different sports themed anime. For ages 14 and up; starts at 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call the library at 218-847-2168 for more information.
Tuesday, January 28
GED and Adult Diploma Orientation: Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education will be offering an orientation session for adults seeking their GED or adult diploma from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ABE headquarters at M State-Detroit Lakes. Call 218-844-5760 or email email@example.com to register.
Senior Driver Safety Course: A four-hour defensive driving class for seniors will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Frazee High School Media Center. Cost is $20 (no workbooks and no tests). To register please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.
Library Club: Join fellow library supporters at 2 p.m. for a time of lively conversation, new information and wonderful refreshments. Featured presenter is Ruth Solie, former Detroit Lakes library director, with a selection of book reviews for your consideration. Musical entertainment will be provided by Flutes and Keys. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Teen Writers Group: The Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., will be hosting a free writing group for teens at 4 p.m. Open to all teen writers and prospective writers needing encouragement, inspiration and support. Get writing prompts, learn writing tips and hear feedback from your peers. No preregistration required; call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Family Pajama Storytime-Electrifying Minnesota: In conjunction with the "Electrifying Minnesota" exhibit at the Becker County Museum, the Detroit Lakes Public Library (1000 Washington Ave.) will be hosting a special Family Pajama Storytime at 6:30 p.m., featuring stories with an electric theme. Free and open to the public. For more information call 218-847-2168.
Wednesday, January 29
Cross Stitch for Beginners: Cross stitch is making a comeback among modern makers and crafters. Learning how to cross stitch is easy, and this 3 p.m. class for beginners at the Detroit Lakes Public Library will get you stitching in no time! For those who aren't familiar with counted cross stitch, it is a form of counted thread embroidery that has been around for ages, and it is one of the easiest forms of hand embroidery to learn. Cross stitch is comprised of X-shaped stitches done on fabric with an even and open weave like Aida or linen. Join this fun class, which is offered free of charge, by pre-registering in person at the library (1000 Washington Ave.) or by calling 218-847-2168.
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STEAM Club at the Becker County Museum: The Becker County Museum will be hosting a weekly Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Club every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., now through March 31. Students have the option to choose between the Art track or the STEM track, or can or move back and forth between projects. Each two-hour session includes a daily snack and supplies. Cost is $130 for the 13-week program ($10 per session); appropriate for kids ages 8-14. Call the museum at 218-847-2938 to reserve your spot.
Peoples Park Skating Rink & Warming House: The outdoor skating rink and warming house at Peoples Park are now open. Warming house regular hours through Feb. 29 will be 3-5:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; as well as 12-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Schedule is weather dependent; changes and/or cancellations will be announced on both KDLM and KRCQ Radio as well as the City of Detroit Lakes Facebook page.
Toddler & Family Storytime: Children ages 3 through kindergarten, and their families, 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 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at www.larl.org.
Becker County Food Pantry: The Becker County Food Pantry at 1308 Rossman Ave, Detroit Lakes, is open from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, by appointment. Call 218-846-0142 on that day to schedule your slot. No appointment is necessary during the Pantry's regular operating hours, which are every Tuesday and Thursday (national holidays excepted) from noon to 3 p.m.
ServSafe Food Manager Classes: Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education is offering ServSafe Food Manager classes on Wednesdays and Fridays, Feb. 19-March 6. 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. Classes will be held from8 a.m. to noon. There will also be a re-certification course for previously certified food managers held on March 13. Call 218-844-5760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 www.minnesotanorth-al-anon.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more.
Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball: Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball hosts organized play from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday through Friday at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center. Two to four courts are available depending on program scheduling; check the gym door for details. All skill levels are welcome; all equipment provided. Wear good quality court shoes. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.