Friday, March 6

First Friday Foreign Film: The Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., will host two free screenings of the foreign film, "No Man's Land," set in Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. This film is rated R, has a run time of 1 hour and 38 minutes, and will be subtitled in English. Refreshments will be provided. Refreshments will be provided. Shows are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Senior Fraud Presentation: Ecumen Detroit Lakes will host a 10 a.m. presentation by Marty Fleishhacker, the Senior Financial Fraud Ombudsman and Civil Enforcement Liaison for the Minnesota Dept. of Commerce, in the Forest Conference Center at 1415 Madison Ave. Fleishhacker's presentation will include information about the common types of financial fraud and scams, who is targeted and why, and tips about how to avoid becoming a victim. He will also discuss signs to look out for and who you can contact to get help if you suspect either you, a family member or a friend may be a target of scammers. Free and open to the public.

Quilting Club: The Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., will host a quilting club at 3:30 p.m. Come to see pretty quilts, be inspired by fellow quilters, and make friends! Here you'll find lots of opportunities to share, ask questions and learn more about quilting, all free of charge. Please pre-register by stopping by or calling the library at 218-847-2168..

Lenertz & Thornby at Detroit Mountain: Detroit Mountain Recreation Area's live music series continues with a performance by Pat Lenertz and Dan Thornby, starting at 6:30 p.m. Visit detroitmountain.com or call 218-844-7669 for details.

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Backstage at the Holmes-Aby Wolf & Champagne Confetti: The latest installment of the Historic Holmes Theatre's new concert series, Backstage at the Holmes, features an 8 p.m. performance by Minneapolis singer-songwriter Aby Wolf and her 11-member ensemble of talented musicians, Champagne Confetti. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html,218-844-7469 or at the Holmes Box Office, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. The box office will be open for two hours prior to Friday's show as well as its regular hours, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Saturday, March 7

Free Family Movie: Cinemagic Theatres in the Washington Square Mall will host a free 10 a.m. screening of the family movie "How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World." Call 218-844-5220 for more information.

Polar Pile-Up Winter Demolition Derby: The Detroit Lakes Jaycees will be hosting a winter demolition derby at the Becker County Fairgrounds, starting at 1 p.m. Gates open at noon. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 5 and up, and free to all kids age 4 and under. Derby entry fee is $40 per vehicle. Contact chair Brian Anderson, by phone at 763-438-9745 or email at briana618@gmail.com.

Intro to Faux Calligraphy: Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 1 p.m. for instructor Linnea Schroeder's class on the basics of faux calligraphy, from strokes to flourishes to the personal touches. Free and open to the public. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Cabin Fever Supper: The congregation of Grace Lutheran Church invites all lakes area residents to enjoy a “Cabin Fever Supper” from 4 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at 213 Roosevelt Ave., Detroit Lakes. Menu includes meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, lefse, corn, pickles, buns, coleslaw and a variety of desserts as well as choice of beverage. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids age 4-10; those age 3 and under are admitted free of charge. Call the church office at 218-847-4568 for more information.

Dollars & Collars: The Humane Society of the Lakes will host a "Dollars & Collars" fundraiser at the Spitfire Bar & Grill in Detroit Lakes from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be exciting games including Bargo, video races, a prize drop, bucket raffles, and the always popular meat raffle. Spitfire will have yummy appetizers to sample and a signature drink you do not want to miss. For more information contact the Humane Society at 218-847-0511.

Golden Gloves Boxing: Lakes Area Boxing (LAB) will host Golden Gloves Boxingat Ralph Anderson Gymnasium inside Detroit Lakes High School. Doors open at 5 p.m.; fights are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The card has at least 15 fights scheduled with a double main event consisting of the Region 4 Golden Gloves semifinals. The winners advance to the Region 4 finals Saturday, March 14 at the Maslowski Research Center in Wadena. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students 18 and under.

Sunday, March 8

American Legion Auxiliary Breakfast Fundraiser: John Bridges American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 will host a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the Post 15 Legion Club, 810 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Menu includes a choice of biscuits & gravy, pancakes or French toast; bacon or sausage; scrambled eggs and coffee. Suggested donation is $7. Call 218-847-8533 for more information.

Wildlife Movie: Come to the Tamarac Refuge Visitor Center at 2 p.m. and celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little early as you enjoy the 55-minute wildlife movie, "Ireland's Wild River." Take a journey down the Shannon River, Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and the longest river. It is a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes; where on little-known backwaters, Ireland's wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else. Free and open to the public. Call 218-847-2641 for more information.

Monday, March 9

Hands-Only CPR Course: The Detroit Lakes Public Library will host a free hands-only CPR course starting at 6 p.m. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Thursday, March 12

Becker County Republicans: The March meeting of the Becker County Republicans will be at HUB 41 restaurant, 104 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, in the upper level. There will be a "strategy" get-together at 6 p.m., with menu options available for purchase, followed by the official meeting at 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 15

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.

Miscellaneous

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

Winter Games at Detroit Mountain: Detroit Mountain Recreation Area will host several Winter Games events on Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8, including an Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt at 9 a.m. Saturday; a Rail Jam at 11 a.m. Saturday; and Learn to Ski & Snowshoe demonstrations on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Cardboard Box Derby event that was set to take place Sunday afternoon has been cancelled, however. Visit detroitmountain.com for details.

Detroit Lakes Lenten Fish Fry: The Detroit Lakes Knights of Columbus, Council 3166, will host a Lenten fish fry on two Friday nights during the Lenten season — March 13 and March 27. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students under age 12. All proceeds will be returned to the community.

Lakes Area Photography Show: The 8th Annual Lakes Area Photography Show continues from now through Sunday, March 8 in the main corridor of the Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. Come vote for your favorites; the People’s Choice 1st and 2nd place winners in both the adult and youth categories will be announced during a small ceremony at the conclusion of the show. There will also be a pop-up photo booth at the mall on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Dawn Olson, 218-847-1679, or send an email to wsm@arvig.net for more information.

Frazee Lenten Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus Council 12581 of Frazee will host a Lenten fish fry fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6, March 20 and April 3 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee. The meal will include fried fish, scalloped potatoes or French fries, green beans, cole slaw, bread and ice cream. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids age 7-12, and free for kids age 6 and under.

Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference: The 17th Annual Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference is set to take place from March 6-8 at Maplelag Resort near Callaway. Over 25 native herbalists, gardeners, horticulturists, community leaders, professors, students, and farmers from all four directions will share their knowledge. Come learn how native people are restoring traditional foods, implementing sustainable practices, and collaborating with native nations. Visit www.welrp.org or call 218-375-2600 for registration information.

Naytahwaush Nightriders Snodeo: Pinehurst Resort on North Twin Lake in rural Naytahwaush is the setting for the 50th annual Snodeo, hosted by the Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club. This year’s milestone event is set for March 7-8, and will include 18 different categories of USXC snowmobile racing on the lake as well as a vintage snowmobile show, old timers' run and other commemorative festivities. Gate fee is $10. Call 218-849-6363 for more information, or visit www.naytahwaushnightriders.com/snodeo.html.

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 from 8 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 afish@detlakes.k12.mn.us 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 afish@detlakes.k12.mn.us 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 partners. 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 laura.rasmussen@lssmn.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.