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Saturday, November 6

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 story totems; learn about indigenous totem poles and the stories they tell. Cost is $15; pre-registration is required. Instructor is artist Courtney Stanley.To sign up, visit or call 218-844-7469.

Monday, November 8

Ogema VFW Auxiliary: The Ogema VFW Auxiliary will meet at the VFW Hall in Ogema. This is our annual inspection meeting, with all officers/trustees to be in attendance. Inspection by Amanda Weller, District 9 Senior Vice, will take place at 3 p.m., with regular meeting following at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, November 9

Teen Writers Group: Teens interested in pursuing writing are invited to join this group from 4 to 5 p.m. at 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. Visit or call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Watercolor Painting Class: Come to the Holmes Art Cellar at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, for a 6 p.m. watercolor painting class featuring "winter greenery" — wreaths and holly berries, seeded eucalyptus, pine branches and pine cones, and a juniper branch, for a variety of applications. All materials included in the $40 program fee. To sign up, visit or call 218-844-7469.

Wednesday, November 10

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.

Thursday, November 11

Becker County Republicans: The Becker County Republicans will meet starting at 5:30 p.m. in the banquet room of the Sandbar II in Detroit Lakes. The meeting will begin with the second part of a presentation on "The Constitution Alive," followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m.

Friday, November 12

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 Brian Freed. Spectators are welcome. For more information contact Karen at 218-732-3853.

Saturday, November 13

Minnesota Music Toolkit Workshop: The Minnesota Music Coalition's Joanna Schnedler will be presenting a free, one-hour workshop on the resources available to help aspiring Minnesota musicians, starting at 3 p.m. in the upstairs room of Hub 41, 104 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Pre-registration is required; visit to sign up.

Songwriting Workshop: Musician Annie Mack and the Minnesota Music Coalition will be presenting a free, one-hour songwriting workshop, including demonstrations of songwriting techniques and a time for questions following the presentation. The workshop will be held at 4 p.m. in the upstairs room of Hub 41, 104 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Pre-registration is required; visit to sign up.

Music Industry Social Hour: The Minnesota Music Coalition will be hosting a one-hour industry social in the upstairs room of Hub 41, 104 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, starting at 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Annie Mack Concert: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will host a 7 p.m. concert by blues singer-songwriter Annie Mack, presented by the Minnesota Music Coalition's Caravan du Nord. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for students, and can be purchased online at or by phone at 218-844-7469.

Honor Flight Meatball Dinner: The American Legion in Detroit Lakes will host an Honor Flight fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring a meatball dinner with all the trimmings. Both dine-in and takeout options available. Call 218-847-8533 for more information.

Sunday, November 14

Central Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir: Community Alliance Church in Detroit Lakes is hosting a performance by the Central Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir as part of its 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services. You will be inspired by songs of hope and will hear the men's stories of redemption and healing; a potluck meal will be served following the 10:45 service. All are welcome! Call 218-841-6065 if you have any questions.

Monday, November 15

LARL Presents Author Lorna Landvik: Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) will host a virtual author presentation by Minnesota's own Lorna Landvik — performer and author of 12 popular novels including 2020's "Chronicles of a Radical Hag (With Recipes)" — at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will be shown live online at the LARL website,, with an in-person, live screening of the presentation at the Moorhead Public Library. The author will share stories of her writing process and career, as well as stories of her life and what has inspired her. A fun and informative evening is guaranteed. A recording of the event will be available from LARL until Nov. 29.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Surviving the Holidays Seminar: Christian Fellowship Church, located at 28048 Meadow Drive, Detroit Lakes, will be hosting a free GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. The Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn how to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays; what to do about traditions and other coming changes; helpful tips for surviving social events; and how to discover hope for your future. Free and open to the public, but those planning to attend are asked to RSVP Valerie at 218-847-4147 or For more information, see or check out the event's Facebook page.


Newsies: The Detroit Lakes High School fall musical, "Newsies," will be presented in five performances at Detroit Lakes Middle School's George Simson Auditorium. Performance dates and times are Saturday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 7, 3 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13, 7:30 PM. All tickets are $10 and reserved seats are available for advance sale at the Central Market courtesy counter in Detroit Lakes. Tickets will also be sold at the door starting approximately one hour in advance of each show.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Minnesota State Community & Technical College is presenting five performances of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged," at the Waage Theatre on M State's Fergus Falls campus. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13, as well as 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. This production will feature Detroit Lakes' own Jeremiah Kratzke. All performances free and open to the public; however, theater goers should be aware that face coverings are required on all M State campuses at this time.

Kids' Art Club: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre is hosting a weekly Acting 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

Kids' Acting Club: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre is hosting a weekly Acting Club for kids in grades 1-12, every Tuesday and Saturday from Nov. 16 to Dec. 18. Actress Lorraine Bahr will be the club's instructor and facilitator. There will be two groups, for grades 1-5 and grades 6-12. Cost is $140; pre-registration is required, and COVID protocols will be followed. 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.

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.