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Sunday, April 15

Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Club. Suggested donation is $7 for a meal including scrambled eggs; pancakes or French toast; and sausage or bacon, plus beverage.

Square Dance for Heart: The annual Square Dance for Heart, benefiting the American Heart Association, will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. inside the Waubun Community Center. All dancers, callers and cuers welcome.

Wildlife Movie: Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge will host a 2 p.m. screening of the movie "Animal Homes: The Nest," inside the Visitor's Center, located at 35704 Co. Hwy. 26, Rochert. Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from a diversity of materials. Take a journey around the world, where birds arrive at diverse nesting grounds to collect, compete for, reject, steal, and begin to build homes for the all-important task of protecting their eggs and raising their young. Run time is approximately 50 minutes. Call 218-844-1767 or visit for more information.

Tuesday, April 17

Old-Time Variety Dance: Eric's Dance Band will provide the music for an Old-Time Variety Dance, set to take place from 1-4 p.m. at the White Pine Room in Frazee. A potluck supper will follow the dance. Admission is $5 per person.

Defensive Driving for Seniors: A four-hour class focused on senior driver safety will be offered from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Vergas State Bank, 106 E. Main St., Vergas. Call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 to register.

Wednesday, April 18

Brown Bag Lunch: Columnist, author and owner of Bergeson's Nursery, Eric Bergeson, will give a free lunchtime presentation about "Successful Gardening on the Northern Prairie," starting at noon inside the Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Bring your own lunch, or reserve a catered box lunch for $8 by calling 218-847-2938.

Thursday, April 19

Community Forum: Join other interested local residents for a community presentation on "Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self-Healing Communities," followed by a facilitated group discussion. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Refuge Christian Outreach, 921 Eighth St. SE, Detroit Lakes.

Friday, April 20

Square Dancing: The Country Twirlers will host a square dance in the Detroit Lakes I.O.O.F. Hall, 118 W. Holmes St., from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Charley Huhtala is the caller. For more information, please contact President Duane Olson, 218-532-7891.

Saturday, April 21

ELCA Women's Spring Gathering: The Women of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) are invited to a Conference 6 Spring Gathering at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1401, Madison Ave., Detroit Lakes. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m.; cost is $10 per person, including lunch. The theme for the conference is "Kids in Foster Care," based on the Bible verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14. Michelle Johnson and Eric Jepson will present the program.

Eagles Stag & Doe: The Past Presidents of the Detroit Lakes Eagles Aerie 2342 will be hosting their 18th Annual Eagles Stag & Doe from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Eagles Club, located at 112 Holmes St. West, Detroit Lakes. The evening includes a 10 gun raffle and a catered roast beef dinner with drinks (domestic beers and rail drinks). Meal/drink tickets are $25 each, and raffle tickets will be sold separately, also for $25 each. Only 200 tickets will be sold for the raffle, which will benefit local charities and community needs. Tickets are available at the Eagles Club, Lakes Sports Shop, and from Eagles Aerie past presidents and officers.

Holy Rosary Spring Interlude: The 17th Annual Holy Rosary Spring Interlude will take place inside the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Titled "Dinner, Cocktails & A Cause," the event will feature raffles, auctions, student art displays, and a grand prize drawing for $1,000 cash. There will also be a ceremony to honor this year's Legacy Award recipient, Sam Mattioli. The event begins with a 5 p.m. social hour, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m. program. Tickets are $50; availability is limited, so please contact Holy Rosary School at 218 847-5306 or visit the website at for more information.

Sunday, April 22

Potato Dumpling Dinner: First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes will be hosting a potato dumpling dinner in the church dining room from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children age 4 and under. The menu will feature potato dumplings or a baked potato, ham, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. Proceeds will benefit the church's kitchen/dining room renovation project.

Spring Bingo Games: St. Theodore's Catholic Church, located between Pine Point/Ponsford and Osage, will host spring bingo games starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Parish Kateri Guild Hall. There will be 20 games and 20 winners, with each receiving a prize of a ham or comparable meat package, followed by a final, coverall game, with the winner receiving a complete dinner box. A free lunch will be served, and a variety of door prizes will also be awarded throughout the afternoon. All are invited to attend

Fish Fry: Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, located just north of Callaway at the corner of State Highway 59 and County Highway 14, will host a fish fry from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is a free will donation. For more information please call 218-375-2786.


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Free English as a Second Language Classes: Adult Basic Education in Detroit Lakes offers free English language instruction for adults every Monday-Thursday. The schedule is flexible and individualized. Call 218-844-5760 or stop by the ABE offices at M State to register or for more information.

Shepherd of the Lakes Sunday Worship: Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church (LCMC) is now hosting Sunday worship services in Suite 15 of the Washington Square Mall, 808 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, starting at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Fellowship with coffee and rolls will follow the service.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: The Alano Club of Detroit Lakes (827 Summit Ave.) will host a weekly meeting of Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families (ACoA) every Sunday at 8 p.m. For more information please contact Gina B at 218-849-3649.

Library Storytime: Children ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to the Detroit Lakes Library on Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for exciting stories and activities that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. For more information, call 847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at

TOPS meetings: Take Off Pounds Sensibly members help each other stay on track to their weight loss goal. No diets, no food to buy and no workouts to follow. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Minnesota TOPS Chapter 30 meets Mondays in Trinity Lutheran Church choir room in Detroit Lakes. Weigh in is at 4:15 p.m., followed by meeting at 4:30. TOPS Chapter 940 meets on Thursdays at 9 a.m., also at Trinity Lutheran. TOPS 1251 of Lake Park meets every Tuesday at the Lake Park Lutheran Church, with weigh-in starting at 12 noon, followed by the meeting at 12:30. Come and join us as we help each other reach our weight goals as we improve our health. New members always welcome. For more information call 218-532-2883, or 218-532-5882.

Celebrate Recovery: Celebrate Recovery at The Refuge, for hurts, habits and hang-ups is Mondays begins with supper at 5:45 p.m., with large group and small group at 6:45. Call 701-367-3313 or 218-847-1982 for more information.

L.A. Moms group: Lakes Area (L.A.) Moms is designed to nurture every mother. At our L.A. Moms group, you will have a chance to socialize with other moms, hear some great teaching, have discussion time and participate in creative activities. L.A. Moms is held the first and third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year from 9-11 a.m. at the Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes. For more info, call 218-846-1199.

Senior Social: A Senior Social is held the first and third Thursday of the month at the Neighbor to Neighbor office in Frazee. The address is 501 W. Juniper Suite B. (the "blue building" on old Hwy. 10). Call 218-334-3559 for more information.

Community Alliance Church programs: Community Alliance Church, Detroit Lakes, hosts Quilting for Missions Mondays at 9:30 a.m.; The first Tuesday of every month is High Mileage (suggested ages 55 and up), which meets for "pot-blessing" meal at noon, followed by special music and a Bible nugget.

Foster homes needed: Foster homes are needed. If you or someone you know can help, please call Becker County Children and Family Services 218-847-5628 and ask for Intake. You can make a difference in a child's life.

Bone Builders: An exercise class for seniors called "Bone Builders" is being held at 405 W. Maple Ave. in Frazee, Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.; the Lake Park City Center every Tuesday and Friday at 10:15 a.m.; and also at the Vergas Event Center, Thursdays at 9:30.a.m. The group focuses on low-impact and balance exercises.

Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Yoga Studio at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.

Dunvilla Lions Club: The Dunvilla Lions Club will meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Dunn Township Hall.

Free hot meal: Stop into the Refuge every Thursday and Friday evening for a hot meal served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. The Refuge is located at 921 8th Street SE in Detroit Lakes.

Be a foster grandparent: For those 55 and older interested in being a foster grandparent through the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council program, call 1-800-584-7020 or visit

The Caring Cup: Every second and last Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., community members who are dealing with the loss of a loved one meet at the David-Donehower Funeral Home for friendship, support and encouragement. The free program is open to the public, no registration necessary.

Women's Domestic Violence Education Support Group: Lakes Crisis & Resource Center hosts a Women's Domestic Violence Education Support Group every Wednesday from 5:30—6:30 p.m. in the crisis center. Call to pre-register at 218-847-8572 or 218-847-7446. Childcare is available upon request.

Rummikub, more games: Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., come to Holy Rosary fireplace room for coffee, desserts and a game of cards, board games or Rummikub. Everyone is welcome.

Parkinson's Support Group: Emmanuel Nursing Home's Forest Conference Center, 2 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

Celebrate Recovery: Every Monday evening the Refuge in Detroit Lakes hosts a supper at 5:45 p.m. and meeting at 6:45 p.m. Call Cleo at 701-367-3313 for more information.

BC Senior Meals: Meals for persons 60 and older are served several times each week at nutrition sites in Detroit Lakes, Lake Park, Osage and Wolf Lake or can be delivered directly to homes in these communities, Frazee and Callaway, via the Meals on Wheels program. One-day advance notice of attendance is required at many sites. For more information, call Lake Park at 238-5336, Detroit Lakes at 847-5823, Osage/Wolf Lake at 573-3663, Frazee at 847-5823, Ogema at 877-498-2865, and Callaway (Meals on Wheels only) at 847-5823.

Caregiver discussion group: A caregiver discussion group is held the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Are you caring for a friend or family member age 60 or older? Join other caregivers for education, sharing, problem-solving and refreshments. Facilitated by Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota. All are welcome. Contact Jaime at (218) 850-8616 with questions.

Lakes Area Quilt Guild: The Lakes Area Quilt Guild meets every 4th Thursday at 7 pm at Ecumen in Detroit Lakes, Emmanuel Nursing Home in the Forest Conference Center. Check us out on Facebook! All levels of quilters, new and experienced are welcome to attend.

Refuge weekly outreach: The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday — Celebrate Recovery Meal at 5:45 p.m. and Meeting at 6:45 p.m. (no childcare), Wednesday — Women Ministry and Crafting at 4 p.m./Bible study on Bible Doctrine at 6 p.m., Thursday — Bible study on Battle Field of the Mind by Joyce Meyers, Friday — Christian Movie at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday — free meal and fellowship at 5-6:30 p.m. Call 847-1982 or check website calendar for updates at

Preschool screening: Preschool screening for 3-5 year olds for the Frazee-Vergas district is provided through Becker County Community Health Services. Call Annie at 218-847-5628 ext. 5419 to make an appointment. This one screening will provide your child the requirements for Early Childhood Screening. Minnesota law requires each child attend a health and developmental screening before kindergarten.

Senior Center Activities: The DL Senior Citizens Center has activities all month long. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. is Pinochle; at 1 p.m. there will be 500 and other games. Whist is played on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The third Wednesday of each month will be a celebration of birthdays for the month. The second Monday of each month there will be a Site Council meeting at 11 a.m. For more information, call 847-5823.

Bingo for DL Hockey: The DL Youth Hockey organization holds Bingo every Sunday at Zorbaz in support of youth hockey in Detroit Lakes. All are welcome; Bingo starts at 6 p.m.

Eagles Pinochle: Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. there will be pinochle at the Eagles Club located at 112 West Holmes Street in Detroit Lakes. Members, guests and friends welcome. For questions call Gordy Martinson at 218-841-2940.

Men's lunch, bridge club: Men's lunch and bridge club meets every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Call (701) 388-4329 if you are interested in playing.

Overeaters Anonymous: All Red River Valley compulsive eaters are welcome to a 12-step program on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church in DL. This is the Serenity Group DL of Overeaters Anonymous. Contact Dorene at 846-0019 for more information.

eReader help: Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions every Tuesday (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday (4:30-5:30 p.m.) at Detroit Lakes Public Library, or call for an appointment that better fits your schedule. For more information, call Detroit Lakes Public Library at 218-847-2168.

Breastfeeding support group: A Breastfeeding Support Group is Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in St. Mary's Essentia Health conference rooms A & B. Women and children only. Please call the OB floor for more information or to sign up at 847-0804.

Birthing class: Essentia Health St. Mary's hosts childbirth preparation classes for expectant mothers in their sixth to seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include Labor & Delivery, Cesarean Birth, Role of the Labor Companion, Newborn Care, Unexpected Outcomes, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Postpartum Period, Breathing Patterns & Relaxation Techniques. Suggested donation is $30 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (218) 847-0804.