Happenings around the lakes area, March 2-13

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.

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 3:30-5 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. Open to the public.


Sunday, March 5

Knights Pancake Breakfast: The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a pancake, French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center, 1027 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. All proceeds will go to the Becker County Food Pantry.

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.

Friday, March 11

Square Dancing: The Park Rapids Friendly Squares will host a square dance at the Century School, 501 Helton Ave., Park Rapids from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Myron Hollatz will be calling. Potluck after the dance. Spectators are welcome. For more information contact Karen at 218-252-3853.

Multi-day and Recurring Events

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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