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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

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ATV Certification Class: The Woods & Wheels ATV Club is hosting an ATV certification class for riders age 12 and up, starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. in the basement of the Detroit Lakes VFW Club, 500 N. Washington Ave. Class is free of charge, but participants must complete online testing to participate, and must also participate in the driving skills portion of the class, which will take place in the field at the back of the Oak Hills addition at the junction of Highways 34 and 59. Driving skills instruction will begin approximately 15 minutes after the classroom session has ended. Pre-registration is required; contact Gary Thompson at 218-847-4868 for details.

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.

Sunday, September 19

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.

Monday, September 20

Otter Tail River Watershed Open House: An open house for the public to learn more about the Otter Tail River Watershed and the Otter Tail River Basin Plan will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Police Department Community Room, 807 Summit Ave. Refreshments served. There will be a variety of learning stations set up for people to participate; for those who participate in all of them, there will be a chance to receive a free food ticket.

Tuesday, September 21

Old-Time Variety Dance: Marie & Joe will provide the music for an Old-Time Variety Dance, set to take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Frazee Event Center in Frazee. Admission is $5 per person.

Wednesday, September 22

Interview Techniques & Skills Class: Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 11 a.m. to discover the purpose of an interview and learn the secrets to successful job interviewing. Practice interviewing skills and learn how to shine in unusual situations. Call 218-847-2168 for more information, or to sign up.

Cornerstone for Kids: Kids from preschool age up through high school students can come to the Detroit Lakes First Baptist Church, 300 Central St. East, every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a chance to learn about your faith, understand God and develop a life lasting relationship with Him. There will also be an adult Bible study held at the same time. For more information call 218-847-4571 or send an email to

Women's EDGE-Kelly Radi: Author, trainer and inspirational speaker Kelly Radi will be the guest speaker at the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Women's EDGE presentation, which takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Meadows on Lind, 11463 U.S. Highway 59 South, Detroit Lakes (eight miles south of town). Contact the Chamber at 218-847-9202 for ticket information, or send an email to

Thursday, September 23

Library Quilters Group: Here is your chance to quilt and help out your community! Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 6:30 p.m. and join other quilting enthusiasts in making a difference. Block kits will be supplied, you just need your sewing machine. All finished quilts will be donated to the Lakes Crisis Center. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Detroit Lakes Class of 1951 Reunion: The Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1951 will meet for their 70th Class Reunion at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. Spouses, caregivers and friends are welcome. Responses to Pru at 218-969-0369 would be appreciated but not necessary to attend.


Defensive Driving Class: An 8-hour, in-person Defensive Driving Course will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 21-22 from 5 to 9 p.m. each day at the ITOW (In Their Own Words) Veterans Museum, 805 W. Main, Perham. This class is for those that have never taken a Defensive Driving class and are 55 or older. This course allows you to receive a 10% reduction on your car insurance premium. The discount is good for 3 years. Cost is $25. To register please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.

Shady Hollow Flea Market: Shady Hollow Flea Market will be open every Saturday in September, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Situated on 3.5 acres just five miles south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, the market features 25 permanent and up to 100 temporary vendors, including food, jewelry, fashion clothing, fine collectibles, old sporting equipment, tools, electronics, books, toys and funny t-shirts. Parking is free, and there is no admission fee. Visit for details.

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 open every Tuesday and Saturday through the end of October at Detroit Lakes’ Peoples Park (behind Zorbaz). Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.