Happenings around the lakes area, Feb. 27-March 9

All the latest happenings in the Detroit Lakes area.

Happenings must be submitted to the Detroit Lakes Tribune at least a week in advance for inclusion in the print edition.
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The Detroit Lakes Tribune accepts community calendar items for publication online and, space permitting, in our Wednesday and Sunday print editions. Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date, in writing, to either or

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.

Sunday, February 27

Snoga in the Park: Yoga in the snow, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Detroit Lakes City Park. Sponsored by 180 Balance yoga studio.

Sweetheart Sundae Dance: A daddy-daughter dance at the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, from 3 to 6 p.m.; doors open at 2:45 p.m. There will be a grand march, dance, sundae bar, treats, and more. Intended for girls ages 2-12 and their dads, grandpas, uncles or special friends. Cost is $10 for girls and $15 for adults. Tickets available online at the Holmes Theatre website, , or at the door the night of the dance. Tickets are limited, reserve in advance.

Snowshoe Sunday: Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge will host its final Snowshoe Sunday of the season, starting at 1 p.m. Free snowshoes for kids and adults on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers on hand to help introduce participants to snowshoeing and recommended trails. There will be a guided, 1.5-mile snowshoe trek on the Bear Paw Spur Trail at 2 p.m. Bring water and snacks. Meet at the Discovery Center, located nine miles north of State Highway 34 at the junction of County Highways 29 and 26. Event may be canceled due to extreme cold or storm conditions. Check Tamarac's Facebook page for updates.


Let's Go Tubing: Several area churches, including St. Peter's, Eksjo, Lake Park, Audubon and Augustana Lutheran, are hosting an afternoon of tubing at Detroit Mountain Recreation Area from 1 to 3 p.m. Sign up at a church or contact Kayla Jones via text at 218-850-1255. A waiver will need to be signed before tubing.

Meatball Dinner and Silent Auction: Trinity Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes will host a meatball dinner and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s a fundraiser for children and youth to attend church-sponsored trips, camps, retreats, and other activities.

Monday, February 28

Anime and Manga Club: Anime and manga fans are invited to geek out over their favorite shows and stories, starting at 4 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. A different theme is discussed at each monthly meet-up, and snacks are always available.

Wednesday, March 2

Writers Group: Writers and prospective writers seeking encouragement, feedback and collaboration are welcome to join the Detroit Lakes Public Library's Writers' Group. The group meets regularly to tell their stories, share ideas and discuss writing tips. This event is offered free of charge and is held in the library's main meeting room from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Visit or call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Thursday, March 3

Loss of a Child Grief Support: Hospice of the Red River Valley is hosting an 11:30 a.m. class to help grieving parents identify and learn how to manage the mixed and painful emotions that accompany the loss of a child of any age. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date, via the HRRV website at , by phone at 800-237-4629, or by sending an email to .

Library Board: The Detroit Lakes Library Board meets at 4:30 p.m. in the library's main meeting room (1000 Washington Ave.). Open to the public.

Tuesday, March 8

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 peers. Visit or call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Eric Bergeson Virtual Presentation: Visit the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 7 p.m. for an in-person watch party to view author and gardening expert Eric Bergeson's virtual presentation. Bergeson is the author of “Let’s Grow on the Northern Prairie,” a pictorial companion to his popular book, “Successful Gardening on the Northern Plains.” He will share information from his books as well as some of the gardening wisdom he’s collected from friends and family over the years. This free presentation may also be watched online at . No registration is required and a recording of the event will be available until March 22.


Multi-day and Recurring Events

We Love MN Showcase: Seven Sisters Spirits is hosting taste testing of samples from different local breweries, wineries, and distilleries every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. during the month of February. Visit for more information.

Indigenous Hemp Conference: The 5th Annual Indigenous Hemp Conference, hosted by Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm and the Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute, will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1-2 at Callaway's Maplelag Resort. There will be workshops and demonstrations on- and off-site as well as topics on policy and law, cannabis education, fiber and textiles, other products and more. To register, visit .

Naytahwaush Snodeo 2022: The Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club will host its 52nd Annual Snodeo on March 5-6 at the Pinehurst Resort. Races start at 9 a.m. both days. Gate fee is $10. There will be 19 racing classes. Visit or for more information, or call 651-387-5880.

Indigenous Farming Conference: The White Earth Land Recovery Project will host its 19th Annual Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference on March 3-6 at Maplelag Resort. Featured presenters will include Helga Garza, Executive Director of Agri-Cultura Network (CAN), a South Valley of Albuquerque farmer owned cooperative; Jose LaSalle, an inventor in the fields of renewable energy, green building, and water filtration as well as the founder and CEO of HEMPAX, which is developing hemp-based energy storage devices for (micro)grid and transportation applications; and Linda Black Elk, an ethnobotanist, educator, and food sovereignty activist specializing in teaching about culturally important plants and their uses as food, medicine, and materials. To register go to or contact Peggy at 218-375-2600 or

Lenten Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring Lenten fish fries on every other Friday night through Lent, March 4, March 18 and April 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church Parish Center, 1023 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Fish, potatoes, coleslaw, baked beans, bun and dessert, for $10 (adult admission).

HR Connect: The Detroit Lakes Chamber is hosting an opportunity for human resources professionals, business owners and managers to connect, every first Thursday of the month at 8:15 a.m. in the Chamber office at 700 Summit Ave. Discuss human resource topics, share best practices and review data to help attract, retain and grow the workforce for the lakes region. Event is free for Chamber members, $10 for non-members.

Cornerstone for Kids: Kids from preschool age up through high school can go to the Detroit Lakes First Baptist Church, 300 Central St. East, every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a chance to learn about faith and understand God. There's an adult Bible study at the same time. For more information call 218-847-4571 or email

Library Storytime: The Detroit Lakes Public Library offers weekly storytime sessions 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 way to encourage young children to enjoy reading. 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 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: Lakes Area Adult Education holds orientation sessions for GED or Adult Diploma classes twice a month. Call 218-844-5760 or email to register.

English Language Instruction: Lakes Area Adult Education offers 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: Detroit Lakes Alano Club meets at 827 Summit Ave. on the following days and times: 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 218-844-9970 or the District 3 AA Helpline at 877-833-2327.

Overeaters Anonymous: A 12-step program for those who struggle in their relationship with food. The OA Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at noon at Detroit Lakes' Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1043 Lake Ave.); use the south parking lot entrance. The Freedom From Bondage OA Group meets Sundays at 6 p.m. at the Community Alliance Church, 408 West Elm St., Detroit Lakes. Use the east door.

Lake Country Woodcarvers: At the Holmes Art Cellar every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring woodcarvings to show and/or take part in a free woodworking session. Pattern books and other resources available for checkout. No cost to participate. Call Dale Wavra at 701-371-5204 for more information.

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