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Wednesday, October 27

Craft Winter Survival Kit Zoom Demonstration: Join the staff of Lake Agassiz Regional Library for a live Zoom demonstration of this month's take and make kit at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Do you have trouble finding time to do the kits even though you really want to do them? Here is your chance to make an appointment to get it done — or maybe you just had a question come up... Either way, please join us and get your questions answered. It's like having your own crafting buddy!

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Friday, October 29

Trunk or Treat: Callaway's White Earth Land Recovery Project will host a Halloween Trunk or Treat from 4 to 7 p.m. Chili, hot cocoa and apple cider, chips and cheese will be served.

Saturday, October 30

Frazee Craft Fair: The 43rd annual Frazee Craft & Vendor Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Frazee Elementary School. More than 60 booths, turkey and sloppy joe sandwiches available. Hosted by the Frazee Lions Club.

Sunday, October 31

Trunk or Treat: Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes will host a Halloween Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot at 1100 Lake Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

"Boo-nanzaville" Trunk or Treat: Come to West Fargo's Bonanzaville between 2-5 pm. for a special Halloween trunk-or-treat event. Staff is inviting various local businesses to the village as “trunkers,” handing out candy at their decorated vehicles. They will also be serving hot dogs, chips and a beverage upstairs at the event center for $5, with games and prizes upstairs in the event center as well. There will be a cake walk in Dawson Hall, along with rides to and from the corn maze at the Red River Valley Fair. Dress up in costumes, this will be a fun time at “Boo-nanzaville” on Halloween!

Monday, November 1

Big Ideas Trailer: Come to the parking lot in front of Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program (RMCEP) in Detroit Lakes between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for a career exploration event in the CEP Mobile Learning lab. The experience will include virtual reality (VR) painting; a CAD (computer aided design) simulator; augmented reality (AR) welding and more. Call 218-846-7377 to register.


Halloween Haunted House: The Becker County Museum will be hosting a Halloween Haunted House at the Becker County Fairgrounds, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30. Cost is $10 at the door — or skip the line with a VIP Fast Pass, which you can order online at (click on the "Store" link at the top of the page). Recommended for ages 13 and up; all those age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to attend.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt: Kids are invited to visit the Detroit Lakes Public Library for a Halloween scavenger hunt. Stop by the library at 1000 Washington Ave. during its open hours anytime through Saturday, Oct. 30 and search to find some literary friends hiding around the library to win a fun prize. Play at your own pace.

Steel Magnolias: The Detroit Lakes community theater group will be presenting three performances of the play "Steel Magnolias" on stage at the Historic Holmes Theatre, Oct. 28-30. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets $15 for adults, $7.50 for students; order online at or call 218-844-7469.

Winter Gear Sale: The Detroit Mountain Ski Patrol's annual used winter gear sale and consignment sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31 at the Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes. Used winter gear, ski and snowboard equipment will be sold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Drop off your donated or consignment gear at the mall between 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 to be included in the sale.

Roses from Rotary: The 29th Annual Roses from Rotary rose sale will be held on Nov. 4, 5 and 6. Buy a ticket from a Breakfast Rotarian, or just stop by DL Floral (inside Washington Square Mall), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; the lobby of Holiday Inn Lakefront, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; or the North Shore Travel Plaza, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., while supplies last. (No roses at Bergen's this year due to road construction.) Cost is still just $20 per dozen; blooms come in a variety of colors. Proceeds go to support local and area hunger, wellness and literacy initiatives.

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.

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.