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Wednesday, September 8

Expert Application Class: Your first step to an interview and job offer is successfully completing a job application. Learn how to fill out paper or online applications and answer tough questions and get an overview of what can be asked or not asked on an application in this 11 a.m. class at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

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Cruise DL Night: Come down to West Lake Drive along the Detroit Lakes City Beach between 4 and 8:30 p.m. to see a wide array of vintage vehicles, which will be parked along both sides of the street for viewing. No registration fee; all classic cars are welcome. Visit for more information. This is the last Cruise DL Night of the summer. ]

Library Knitting Group: Knitters of all experience levels are invited to join this group at the Detroit Lakes Public Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Bring new and ongoing projects and share experience and inspiration with fellow knitters. We will be meeting in the main meeting room of the library. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Friday, September 10

Square Dancing: The Park Rapids Friendly Squares will host a dance at the Century School in Park Rapids from 7:30 pm to 9:30 p.m. The caller will be Phil Miller. Spectators are welcome. For more information contact Karen at 218-732-3853.

Dick Beardsley Race Pasta Feed: Brygge Taps & Tastes of Detroit Lakes will host a pasta feed for participants, families and community members in honor of the 25th Annual Dick Beardsley Races starting at 6 p.m. in Kent Freeman Arena. Dick Beardsley will be giving a special presentation during the event as well. Saturday's race participants can register (if the event isn't sold out) and pick up their packets at the arena between 4-8 p.m. Visit for more information.

Toast to Tamarac: The Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting their 10th annual Toast to Tamarac benefit from 4 to 8 p.m. at Richwood Winery. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door; for each ticket you will receive a commemorative glass, complimentary beverage of wine, beer or mixed drink and enjoy food, live music, games, and an amazing silent auction. Proceeds will be used by the Friends of Tamarac NWR to provide environmental education programs to over 750 local school children each year. This includes backpacks, journals, and many different types of outdoor tools needed to teach children about nature and the value of taking care of our environment. Tickets can be purchased online at, in person at Central Market, Lakeside Tavern or Richwood Winery, or by calling 218-846-9815 or 847-7192.

Vixen in Concert: Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino will host an 8 p.m. concert by Vixen, America's only all-female hard rock band. Tickets start at $14; visit or call 800-453-7827 for more information.

Saturday, September 11

Dick Beardsley Races: The 25th Annual Dick Beardsley Races will take place from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., with the half marathon and 2.5K races to start at 7:30 a.m., the 5K at 8 a.m., the 10K at 8:30 a.m. and the youth run at 11 a.m. All races begin and end at Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes. Visit for registration information, course maps and more.

Grape Stomp Festival: Richwood Winery will be hosting its annual Grape Stomp Festival from 1 to 7 p.m., with live music from Rick Adams, 1-3 p.m., and Zach Thomas, 4:30-7 p.m. The stomp will take place at 3:30 p.m., and there will be a costume contest at 4:15 p.m. (after the final heat of the stomp). Tickets are $10 per person for all those age 21 and up (free to all younger attendees), and will be sold at the gate (no advance sales this year). Each ticket will get you a complimentary wine glass and admission to all festival activities including the stomp, vendor shopping, games, live music and more; drink tickets and bottles of wine will be sold separately, along with food and souvenirs. Cost to participate in the stomp is $10 per person, with registration from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit or call 218-844-5990 for more information.

Pork Roast Supper: Richwood Lutheran Church, located nine miles north of Detroit Lakes at 24284 250th St., will host its annual fall supper of pork roast, potatoes and gravy, lefse, glazed carrots, coleslaw and dessert, plus beverages, from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $13 for all age 13 and up, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under. Take-out meals available.

Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome Outdoor Concert: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will be hosting an outdoor concert by Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome at the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, starting at 6 p.m. There will be food trucks on site starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for students; reserve your seat at or call 218-844-7469.

Monday, September 13

Ogema VFW Auxiliary: The Ogema VFW Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. in the VFW Hall. All members encouraged to attend. If you are interested in joining or have questions on eligibility please contact Carol Fabre, Auxiliary president at 218-983-3443 or 218-401-1219. Please note time change for fall and winter.

Tuesday, September 14

Defensive Driving Class: A 4-hour, in-person Defensive Driving Course will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the ITOW (In Their Own Words) Veterans Museum, 805 W. Main, Perham. Cost is $20. To register please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.

Teen Writers Group: Teens interested in pursuing writing are invited to join this group at 4 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library for inspiration and support. Grab a snack, do a writing prompt, learn writing tips, and hear feedback from your peers. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Wednesday, September 15

Resume and Cover Letters Class: Your resume can be a ticket or a roadblock to job interviews. Attend an assisted workshop at the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 11 a.m. to learn the secrets to composing a standout resume and put yourself ahead of the competition. Identify your skills, write and leave with a polished resume. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Library Crocheting Group: Calling all crocheters! People of all experience levels are welcome to bring new and ongoing projects to this craft group, which meets at the Detroit Lakes Public Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Share experience, inspiration and the love of crocheting. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

United Methodist Meatball Supper: The Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church will host a meatball supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with to-go meals only. Cost is $10 per person, for a meal including two meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy as well as green beans , coleslaw, a roll and dessert. The church is located at the corner of Corbett Road and Pembina Trail in Detroit Lakes.

Thursday, September 16

Shapiro & Smith Dance: The internationally renowned dance troupe, Shapiro & Smith Dance, performs at 7:30 p.m. in Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre (806 Summit Ave.).Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for students; reserve your seat at or call 218-844-7469.

Friday, September 17

Family Pajama Storytime: Get your jammies on and grab your favorite stuffed animal for the Detroit Lakes Public Library's special Family Pajama Storytime at 6 p.m. There will be a special animal themed Storytime and activities before the stuffed animals have their very own library sleepover! Kids and parents can pick up their stuffed animal friends on Saturday.

Saturday, September 18

Lakes Area Coffee Crawl: Five local coffee shops are gathering together to host the inaugural Lakes Area Coffee Crawl from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop in at La Barista and Mi Cartegena Cafe in Detroit Lakes, Gathering Grounds in Perham, Mysie's Nutrition in Lake Park and Fill Thy Cup in Hawley to enjoy a complimentary cup of freshly brewed java in a variety of fall flavors. Tickets are $14.50 each and include a commemorative mug and passport/map of crawl locations; those who have their passport stamped by stopping at all five sites for their complimentary drink are eligible for a grand prize drawing. Register at

Leather & Leaves Motorcycle Ride: The Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center will host its annual Leather & Leaves Motorcycle Ride through the lakes area, departing from the Center's parking lot at 11 a.m. There will be a rider meeting at 10:45 a.m. to review guidelines for the trip. Cost is $25 for drivers and $15 for passengers; register online at or call 218-844-4221.

DLHS Class of 1971 Reunion: Detroit Lakes High Schools' Class of 1971 will host their 50-year reunion at Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes beginning at 4 p.m. Former teachers are also welcome to attend. There will be a cash bar, and guests can also order food off the menu.


Library Storytime: The Detroit Lakes Public Library will offer weekly storytime sessions this fall, every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join library staff for stories, flannel boards, finger plays, songs and more. This early literacy experience explores a different theme each week and is a great way to encourage young children to enjoy reading. The library is located at 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Baby Bounce: Songs, stories, and action poems for infants, toddlers and their caregivers are offered every Monday at the Detroit Lakes Public Library, starting at 10:30 a.m. Program runs about a half hour including playtime and chatting with other caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Take-and-Make Craft Kits: Children are invited to pick up a make-and-take craft kit at the Detroit Lakes Public Library front desk throughout September. Get the instructions and materials to make a spinner toy from scratch out of paper, cardboard, and string. Great for families to make together or kids to make on their own. Kits are offered free-of-charge while supplies last. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Peoples Park Pickleball: The pickleball courts at Peoples Park are owned by the City of Detroit Lakes, and are open to the public 24/7. Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball (DLAP) offers organized play every Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon. Other popular times to play are Tuesday and Thursday evenings after 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday mornings. For more information, visit the DL Pickleball page on Facebook.

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 or call 661-345-7450.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Here is the meeting schedule for the Detroit Lakes Alano Club at 827 Summit Ave. — Sundays at 1 p.m., 12x12 open meeting; Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Big Book open meeting; Wednesdays at 12 noon, Grapevine open meeting; Wednesdays at 6 p.m., women's open meeting; Thursdays at 7 p.m., Intro to AA open meeting; Saturdays at 7 a.m., men's open meeting; Saturdays at 9 a.m., Women's Big Book closed meeting; Saturdays at 8 p.m., open topic meeting. There are no dues or fees for meetings. For more information, call the Detroit Lakes Alano Club at 218-844-9970, or the District 3 AA Helpline at 877-833-2327.

Overeaters Anonymous: Do you find yourself turning to food for comfort? Is your eating affecting your health or the way you live your life? Do you find your mind preoccupied with thoughts of food? If any of these describes you, then Overeaters Anonymous may be for you. No diets to follow, no weigh-ins, no fees — just a 12-step program for those who struggle in their relationship with food. The OA Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at noon in Detroit Lakes' Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1043 Lake Ave.); please use the south parking lot entrance. The Freedom From Bondage OA Group meets on Sundays at 6 p.m. in the Community Alliance Church, 408 West Elm St., Detroit Lakes. Please use the east door.

Lake Country Woodcarvers: Anyone interested in wood carving or woodworking is welcome to bring their latest projects to the Holmes Art Cellar every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and enjoy a free woodworking session. Pattern books and other resources are available in the Woodcarvers' library for checkout. There is no cost to participate. Call Dale Wavra at 701-371-5204 for more information.