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Happenings around the lakes area

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The Happenings community calendar is a listing of upcoming area events, offered as a free service of the Detroit Lakes Tribune.
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The Detroit Lakes Tribune accepts community calendar items, for publication online and in our Wednesday and Sunday print editions, space permitting.

Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date, in writing, to either dltribune@dlnewspapers.com or vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.

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.

Saturday, Jan. 22

Starting a Small Business Workshop: The Detroit Lakes Public Library will host an 11 a.m. workshop on how to start your own small business, presented by West Central SBDC consultant Ryan Tungseth. Participants will discuss what it takes to successfully start a business and the traps to watch out for. Topics will include market research, business planning, financial projections, entity setup, funding for your project, and more. Lasts approximately one hour. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Sunday, January 23

Snowshoe Sunday: Every Sunday through Feb. 20, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting "Snowshoe Sunday" treks through the woods from 1 to 4 p.m. Borrow snowshoes at the Discovery Center; adult and youth sizes available. Volunteers will also be available to recommend a trail for you. The Discovery Center is located 9 miles north of State Highway 34 on County Highway 26. Events may be cancelled due to extreme cold or storm conditions. Check Tamarac's Facebook page or contact Refuge Rangers Kelly Blackledge, 218-850-4886 or Janice Bengtson, 218-849-9872 for more information.

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Monday, January 22

Detroit Lakes School Board: The monthly meeting of the Detroit Lakes School Board will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 1025 Roosevelt Ave. Open to the public.

Thursday, January 27

Movie Musicals at the Library: The Detroit Lakes Public Library will be offering film screenings of popular musicals through the decades, every Thursday in January at 2 p.m. This week's selection is "Les Miserables," released in 2012 and featuring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. This film is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 2 hours and 50 minutes. Open to the public. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

American Indian Parent Advisory Committee: There will be a meeting of Detroit Lakes' American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be virtual only, using Google Meet. If you are interested in attending virtually, email Joe Carrier, jcarrier@detlakes.k12.man.us and he will send you a link. Open to the public.

Friday, January 28

Plumbing Expo and Continuing Education Class: The Lake Region Builders Association, Otter Tail Power and Goodin Company are hosting a vendor expo and continuing education class on plumbing at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class satisfies the requirement for 8 hours of continuing education credit towards the renewal of Minnesota plumbing license. Fee is $140, and includes all class materials as well as lunch and a continuing education certificate. Pre-registration required, at www.MyPlumbingTraining.com , by phone at 701-238-9816 or in person from 7 to 7:30 a.m. at the class site. There will also be a vendor expo on site throughout the day. For more information, call 218-847-0699 or email builders@lakeregionbuilders.com .

Live Music: Bruce Archer will perform live at Detroit Mountain Recreation Area's Aces Wild Saloon from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Firehouse will perform live at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino at 8 p.m. Visit detroitmountain.com or starcasino.com for details.

Saturday, January 29

ULTRA Classic Cruise South: Come join ULTRA Snowmobile Club for a Classic Cruise ride from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at the Becker County Fairgrounds in Detroit Lakes at 9 a.m., then travel south to the Skål Bar and Grill in Vergas for lunch before returning to Detroit Lakes for a final stop at the Shorewood Pub. Though this ride is designed for sleds of 1980s vintage and older, it is open to all snowmobilers. For more information, contact Wayne Schlauderaff at 218-849-3069.

Live Music: Fargo area favorites Tripwire will perform live at Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes from 9 p.m. to midnight. Open to the public.

Sunday, January 30

Snowshoe Sunday: Every Sunday through Feb. 20, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting "Snowshoe Sunday" treks through the woods from 1 to 4 p.m. Borrow snowshoes at the Discovery Center; adult and youth sizes available. Volunteers will also be available to recommend a trail for you. The Discovery Center is located 9 miles north of State Highway 34 on County Highway 26. Events may be cancelled due to extreme cold or storm conditions. Check Tamarac's Facebook page or contact Refuge Rangers Kelly Blackledge, 218-850-4886 or Janice Bengtson, 218-849-9872 for more information.

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Miscellaneous

Blind Date With a Book: The Detroit Lakes Public Library is once agian offering area residents the opportunity to go on a "Blind Date with a Book, from now through Feb. 15. Enjoy a mystery date with a book you might never have checked out, by going to the library and choosing a wrapped book. Then read it, rate it and enter a drawing for a prize. You'll never know who you might connect with! Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

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 DLFirstBaptistChurch@gmail.com .

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 slandsem@detlakes.k12.mn.us 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 slandsem@detlakes.k12.mn.us 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 slandsem@detlakes.k12.mn.us 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.

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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.

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