Editor’s note: Because of the response to the coronavirus outbreak, some events may have been canceled, moved or rescheduled. Call ahead to be sure that events are taking place as scheduled.
Events that we know have been canceled since publication are marked below:
Wednesday, March 18
Crochet Group-CANCELED: All events, programs, homebound deliveries and meetings at Detroit Lakes Public Library will be canceled through March 31, though the library itself will remain open during regular business hours until further notice. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Lake Region Veterans Color Guard: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the home of VFW Post 1676, 500 N. Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 19
Photography as an Art Form-POSTPONED: This event has been rescheduled for April 23. Join local photographer and artist Wade Lemkuhl for a fun and informative "Food for Thought" lunchtime learning session on "Photography as an Art Form," starting at noon in the Holmes Art Cellar on the lower level of the Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Free and open to the public; bring your own lunch or pre-order one for $7 by contacting Beth Gilbert at 218-844-7469 or Beth@dlccc.org.
Family Coloring Night-CANCELED:All events, programs, homebound deliveries and meetings at Detroit Lakes Public Library will be canceled through March 31, though the library itself will remain open during regular business hours until further notice. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
CANCELED: LA Theater Works Presents "Seven": Come to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy a riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and may be purchased online at www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html, in person at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, or by phone at 218-844-7469.
Friday, March 20
Quilting Club-CANCELED: All events, programs, homebound deliveries and meetings at Detroit Lakes Public Library will be canceled through March 31, though the library itself will remain open during regular business hours until further notice. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Babysitting Basics-CANCELED: Students ages 11-15 are invited to the Perham Public Library at 11:30 a.m. for a five-hour "Babysitting Basics" workshop by American Red Cross trainer Marie Hanson. Cost is $25 per person. Pre-registration requested; call Marie at 218-298-0598 to sign up.
Farm to Table Fundraiser-POSTPONED: The alumni of the Detroit Lakes High School FFA'S 3rd Annual Farm to Table Fundraiser dinner has tentatively been rescheduled for April 17. Call or text Kelly at 757-450-0920 for more information.
Frazee Lenten Fish Fry-CANCELED: The Knights of Columbus Council 12581 of Frazee will host a Lenten fish fry fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee. The meal will include fried fish, scalloped potatoes or French fries, green beans, coleslaw, bread and ice cream. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids age 7-12, and free for kids age 6 and under.
Square Dancing-CANCELED: The Country Twirlers will host a square dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Oddfellows (IOOF) Hall at 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Jim Lizakowski will be the caller. For more information please contact Duane Olson at 218-532-7891 or 849-9317.
Tubing After Dark-CANCELED: Detroit Mountain Recreation Area has suspended all planned events and operations until further notice. Call 218-844-SNOW or visit detroitmountain.com for more information.
Saturday, March 21
'60s Saturday Films-CANCELED: All events, programs, homebound deliveries and meetings at Detroit Lakes Public Library will be canceled through March 31, though the library itself will remain open during regular business hours until further notice. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Hairball Fundraiser-POSTPONED: The Marshmallow Animal Shelter of Detroit Lakes has postponed its 9th Annual Hairball fundraiser to a date to be named later. For more information please call 218-847-9040 or visit www.marshmallowfoundation.org.
Sunday, March 22
Ham Bingo-CANCELED: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 210 W. Maple Ave., Frazee, has cancelled its Ham Bingo event.
Spring Splash Pond Skim-POSTPONED: Detroit Mountain Recreation Area has postponed its 4th annual Spring Splash Pond Skim, set to start at 1 p.m. Visit detroitmountain.com or call 218-844-SNOW for more information.
Honors Recital-CANCELED: The Lakes Area Independent Music Teachers Association has canceled the Honors Recital set for 4 p.m. on the stage of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave.
Art Journaling Workshop-CANCELED: Artist Nicole Rae has canceled her planned two-hour creative art journaling workshop, "Art of Daily Practice." For more information, visit artofdailypractice.com/perham or email email@example.com.
Monday, March 23
Library Anime Club-CANCELLED: All events, programs, homebound deliveries and meetings at Detroit Lakes Public Library will be canceled through March 31, though the library itself will remain open during regular business hours until further notice. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Tuesday, March 24
Library Club-CANCELLED: All events, programs, homebound deliveries and meetings at Detroit Lakes Public Library will be canceled through March 31, though the library itself will remain open during regular business hours until further notice. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Teen Writers Group-CANCELLED: All events, programs, homebound deliveries and meetings at Detroit Lakes Public Library will be canceled through March 31, though the library itself will remain open during regular business hours until further notice. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Spinning Wheel and Sock Knitter Demonstration-CANCELLED: All events, programs, homebound deliveries and meetings at Detroit Lakes Public Library will be canceled through March 31, though the library itself will remain open during regular business hours until further notice. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
CANCELED: Meatball Dinner: The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club will host its 13th Annual Meatball Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the M State cafeteria (900 Highway 34 East). “To go” meals are available. Suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds will benefit the Becker County Food Pantry.
Wednesday, March 25
Genealogy Club-CANCELLED: All events, programs, homebound deliveries and meetings at Detroit Lakes Public Library will be canceled through March 31, though the library itself will remain open during regular business hours until further notice. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Friday, March 27
Baby Bounce-CANCELLED: All events, programs, homebound deliveries and meetings at Detroit Lakes Public Library will be canceled through March 31, though the library itself will remain open during regular business hours until further notice. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Detroit Lakes Lenten Fish Fry: The Detroit Lakes Knights of Columbus, Council 3166, will host a Lenten fish fry 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.
Chamber Economic Development Summit: The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Economic Development Summit from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in the conference center at M State Detroit Lakes. Tickets are $30 until March 20, and $35 thereafter. Each ticket includes a full breakfast. For more information call the Chamber at 218-847-9202.
These Happenings section items or events do not have a specific date, or take place on more than one day.
Lake Region Home & Sports Show: The Lake Region Builders Association will present its 34th Annual Home & Sports Show on March 21-22 at Kent Freeman Sports Arena, 1310 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakers. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 at the door; kids under age 18 admitted free of charge. Visit www.lakeregionbuilders.com, or call 218-847-0699 for more information.
Elder Abuse Community Response: Becker County and the White Earth Nation are joining forces to organize a Coordinated Community Response to Elder Abuse. Anyone interested in helping to end elder abuse in Becker County and White Earth is invited to come to the Becker County Jail on the fourth Tuesday of each month for a one-hour discussion in the jail conference room. For more information, contact Pam Gregory, 218-334-2250; Gina Zerr, 218-847-5628, ext. 5382; or Sheriff Todd Glander, 218-847-2661.
Lakes Country Woodcarvers: All area residents interested in wood carving are invited to join the Lakes Country Woodcarvers at the Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes on the second Saturday of every month in the Washington Square Mall, starting at 9 a.m. For more information contact Bob Collins, 218-847-7714.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information contact Paula J at 218-234-1484.
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.