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Each submission must include the following: Date, time and location of event, whether it is recurring or a one-time happening, and where to go for more information (phone, email and/or website). Also include whether the event is free or paid admission, and how much it costs when applicable.

Wednesday, October 13

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.

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Thursday, October 14

Becker County Republicans: The Becker County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting at the Sandbar II banquet room, starting with a "Constitution Alive" presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by a social hour at 6:30 p.m. and business meeting at 7 p.m.

Friday, October 15

Potato Bar to Go: The Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes will host a "Potato Bar to Go" event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with proceeds to benefit the United Way of Becker County. our order will be ready for a convenient drive-through pick up at the club; orders can be placed for up to 10 people at once. Call in your order at 218-847-5700, ext. 0 or send an email to You can also order online at the Boys & Girls Club's Facebook page. Free will cash and check donations will be accepted to support United Way of Becker County when picking up your order.

Square Dance: The Country Twirlers will be hosting a square dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 118 W. Holmes Street, Detroit Lakes. The caller is Larry Johansen. Cost for the dance is $5 per person. For information call 218-849-9317.

Wave of Light Service: The Angel of Remembrance statue on the campus of Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakers (south of the emergency room) will be the setting for the third annual International Wave of Light Service, starting at 7 p.m. Please bring flashlights instead of candles. This service is for parents to remember all children lost.

Flock of Seagulls Concert: New Wave-era favorites A Flock of Seagulls will perform at 8 p.m. in the Event Center at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino. Tickets start at $14. Visit for more information.

Saturday, October 16

Knights of Columbus Fall Dinner: The Detroit Lakes Area Knights of Columbus, Council 3166, will be hosting their fall dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Holy Rosary's Parish Center. The Knights will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, bun and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for kids aged 6-12, and free for those under age 6. Take out meals will also be available. All proceeds are returned to area communities.

Jaycees Stagette: The Detroit Lakes Jaycees will be hosting a Kentucky Derby-themed Stagette at the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom (806 Summit Ave.). Doors open at 6 p.m., with food served starting at 7:15 p.m. Cost is $50 per person, which includes food, beverages and a chance to win an awesome door prize. Tickets can be bought at Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union in Detroit Lakes. Come on out for a fun ladies' night event. Kentucky Derby-themed outfits and big hats are encouraged.

Sunday, October 17

Holy Rosary School Marathon: Holy Rosary Catholic School in Detroit Lakes will host its 49th annual Marathon for Non-Public Education at 1 p.m. Holy Rosary students have been seeking pledges as they plan to walk, run or bike 11 miles around Big and Little Detroit lakes. Funds raised will benefit the school. Those wishing to make a donation may do so at Holy Rosary's online platform,, or bring your donation to the school prior to Friday, Oct. 22. Please be on the lookout for marathon participants that afternoon as they make their way around Detroit Lakes.

St. Andrew's Turkey Dinner: St. Andrew's Catholic Church of Hawley will host a turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Assorted salads and desserts will also be served. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for all preschoolers age five and under.

Swedish Meatball Dinner: Lund Lutheran Church, located nine miles north of Detroit Lakes on Richwood Road, will be offering a drive-through-only Swedish meatball dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person; the meal includes Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy as well as a vegetable, coleslaw, lefse, bun and homemade pie.

Tuesday, October 19

Beginning Genealogy Workshop: The Detroit Lakes Public Library is offering a primer for those interested in researching their family history. This Genealogy Workshop for Beginners will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. This workshop will help attendees get started using the free genealogy research tools available through the library. The class is offered free-of-charge and no registration is required.

Library Book Club: The Detroit Lakes Public Library's Book Club will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 to discuss "An Invisible Thread" by Laura Schroff. This inspirational bestseller tells the story of a lifelong friendship between an executive and a disadvantaged boy, demonstrating how one action can change the rest of your life. All are welcome to attend, including those who haven't read the book. November's book club selection will be "The Stationery Shop" by Marjan Kamali; meeting is Nov. 16.

Metal Stamping 101: Two sessions of Metal Stamping 101, taught by artist Joann McFarlin, will take place at the Holmes Art Cellar at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Customize jewelry for yourself, family and friends. You will leave this two-hour class with two pieces of art, complete with chain and beads. Cost for the class is $35, with an another $5 charge for each additional piece you create. Class is designed for ages 13 and up. The Holmes Art Cellar is located on the basement level of the Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. To sign up, call the Holmes Box Office at 218-844-7469 or visit the website at

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

Wednesday, October 20

Art from the Start: Parents and guardians with children between ages 3-5 are invited to bring their budding artists to the Holmes Art Cellar at 10 a.m. for a one-hour "Art from the Start" class on how to make a Paper Plate Witch Scene. Cost is $15; pre-registration is required. Instructor is artist Courtney Stanley.To sign up, call the Holmes Box Office at 218-844-7469 or visit the website at

Friday, October 22

Eagles Tribute Concert: Now in their 12th year of performing hundreds of sellout performances of their spot on tribute, The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious come together to recreate the magical songs we all know as the premier band of California rock in the 70’s, the Eagles, in "Takin' it to the Limit," which gets underway at 7:30 p.m. You will hear all the hits and relive the sound of your turntable spinning those incredible albums. Tickets are $32 for adults and $16 for students. Visit or call 218-844-7469 to reserve your seats.


Kids' Art Club: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre is hosting a weekly Art Club for kids in grades 3-12, every Monday through Nov. 22. There will be two sessions held each Monday, 4:30 to 6 p.m. for grades 3-6 and 6:30-8 p.m. for grades 7-12. Artist Courtney Stanley will be the club's facilitator. Cost is $140; pre-registration is required, and all materials are included in the program fee. To sign up, call the Holmes Box Office at 218-844-7469 or visit the website at

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

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.

GED/Adult Diploma Class: If finishing high school is still on your to do list, it is never too late! Lakes Area Adult Education is open and ready to help you meet your goals. Orientation sessions for GED or Adult Diploma classes are held twice a month, so call 218-844-5760 or email to register.

Driver's License Exam Preparation: Lakes Area Adult Education is offering a new driver's license preparation class. This class is 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. The class will be offered virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 18. Each session takes place from 5:15-6:45 p.m. Call 218-844-5760 or email for more information.

English Language Instruction: Lakes Area Adult Education is offering free English language instruction for adults, every Monday through Thursday. The schedule is flexible and individualized. Call 218-844-5760 or email 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.