Thursday, March 8
Heart O'Lakes Genealogical Society: Heart O'Lakes Genealogical Society will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. inside the Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. This meeting is by arrangement with the Becker County Historical Society. In case of inclement weather, there will be a radio announcement cancelling the meeting. You may also call Virginia Weston at 218-847- 6483 if you have any questions.
Becker County Republicans: The Becker County Republicans' monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Administration Building, 1024 Roosevelt Ave. All Republicans in Becker County are welcome.
Friday, March 9
Lenten Fish Fry Fundraiser: The Knights of Columbus Council 12581 of Frazee will host a Lenten fish fry fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee. The meal will include fried fish, scalloped potatoes or French fries, green beans, cole slaw, bread and ice cream. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 7-12, and free for kids age 6 and under.
Lakes Area Parrot Heads: The March meeting of the Lakes Area Parrot Heads will be held at Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, starting at 7 p.m. Love Jimmy Buffett music and the tropical lifestyle it exudes? Love doing community fundraising and environmental projects? Then we are the club for you. Stop in and find out what we are all about. More information at www.lakesareaparrotheads.com.
Square Dancing: The Park Rapids Friendly Squares will host a square dance at the Century School in Park Rapids, starting at 7:30 p.m. The caller for this dance will Jim Lizakowski; schedule is 7:30 p.m. Plus, 8-10 p.m. Mainstream. All dancers and spectators are welcome. For more information call Karen Van De Venter at 218-252-3853.
Saturday, March 10
PEO Chapter FG: Chapter FG of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the United Methodist Church, 885 Pembina Trail, Detroit Lakes, with Sue Eidenschink, Sue Malone and Joyce Armstrong as hostesses.This meeting will include election of officers as well as a delegate and alternate for the state chapter convention. Program will be "Games" by Gothe Jensvold.
Faction Rail Jam: Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, 29409 170th Street, Detroit Lakes, will host a rail jam from noon to 3 p.m. at the Scheels Terrain Park. Call 218-844-7669 for details.
Museum Open House: The Becker County Museum, located at 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, will host its Spring Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. View the proposed plans for a new museum facility, view our newest exhibits, play with some trains, and go on a scavenger hunt! Museum admission is free during the open house hours; visitors will also receive a free reusable water bottle. Call 218-847-2938 for details.
Cabin Fever Supper: The congregation of Grace Lutheran Church invites all lakes area residents to enjoy a "Cabin Fever Supper" from 4 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at 213 Roosevelt Ave., Detroit Lakes. Menu includes meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh lefse, corn, pickles, buns, coleslaw and a variety of desserts as well as choice of beverage. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids age 4-10; those age 3 and under are admitted free of charge. Call the church office at 218-847-4568 for more information.
Monday, March 12
Preschool Roundup: Holy Rosary School, located at 1043 Lake Ave. in Detroit Lakes, will host a preschool roundup and open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Three sessions offered. Call 218-847-5306 or visit www.holyrosarycs.org for more information.
Tuesday, March 13
Meatball Dinner: The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club will host its 11th Annual Meatball Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the M State cafeteria (900 Highway 34 East). "To go" meals are available. Suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds will benefit the Becker County Food Pantry.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group: The local support group for caregivers of those living with Alzheimer's disease will be held at 2 p.m. in the yoga studio at Ecumen Detroit Lakes (1415 Madison Ave.). Call facilitator Brenda Labine at 218-844-7157 or Alzheimer's Association program manager Kendra Lund at 218-998-3603 for more information.
Township Meeting Day: All 37 townships in Becker County will be holding their annual meeting; most will hold their township board elections as well. Contact your local township clerk for more information on meeting times and locations.
Wednesday, March 14
Christian Women's Club: The Detroit Lakes Christian Women's Club will host a special noon luncheon and program, "Let Your Natural Beauty Shine," at the Holiday Inn Lakeside. Cost is $12.50, including the lunch and program; reservations (or cancellations, if necessary) must be made no later than Sunday, March 11. Contact Norma at 218-846-1977, Esther at 847-5443, or Ruth at 847-5507 to RSVP. Free nursery also available by contacting Diane Enslin, 849-2165, no later than Monday, March 12.
Thursday, March 15
Spring Arts Festival: The Frazee Schools Spring Arts Festival will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Frazee High School gymnasium. The festivities will include a K-12 visual arts display, solo, group and ensemble performances by the schools' band and vocal students, a performance by the NLDA Dancers, and more. Admission is free.
Friday, March 16
Lenten Fish Fry Dinner: The local Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Lenten fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for all kids under age 12. All proceeds will be used to benefit the community.
Square Dancing: The Country Twirlers will host a dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Caller is Jim Lizakowski. All are welcome.
Saturday, March 17
Spring Pow Wow: Honor the Earth will host a traditional spring pow wow, with the theme "Water is Life," starting at 1 p.m. inside the Pine Point School. Doors open at noon, with Grand Entry set for 1 and 7 p.m., and dinner at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend. For more information please email Bridget@HonorTheEarth.org or call 218-375-3200.
Sunday, March 18
Spaghetti Dinner: Heart O'Lakes VFW Post 7702 and AmVets 612 will be hosting a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Vergas Event Center. All donations and proceeds will go to benefit the Veterans Relief Fund, which is used to support activities that serve multiple veterans' organizations in the Vergas area. The Vergas Lions Club will also be providing support for this event. For more information please email Darby Nundahl at email@example.com, or Rodger Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turkey Dinner: St. Andrew's Catholic Church of Hawley will be hosting a turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Assorted salads and desserts are also included; admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for all preschoolers (age 5 and under).
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Lakes Area Photography Show: The 6th Annual Lakes Area Photography Show will continue through Sunday, March 18 in the main corridor of the Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. A 'Meet the Photographers' event, People's Choice Awards and presentation by former DL Tribune photographer Brian Basham will get underway at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 inside the mall. Call Dawn Olson, 218-847-1679, for more information.
ABE Orientation: Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education is offering a two-day orientation for those wanting to enroll in GED or Adult Diploma classes. Orientation dates are March 7-8. Call 218-844-5760 to register or stop by the ABE office at M State-Detroit Lakes.
Intro to Pickleball: Come learn the fun game of Pickleball, a great family sport for all ages.
Meet in the DLCCC gym from 10-11 a.m. on March 13,14 and 15. All equipment is provided, just wear court shoes. For more information email email@example.com and join the Facebook group DL Pickleball. Rules are available at www.USAPA.org.
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.
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 www.larl.org.
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 www.tvoc.org.
Cancer support group: Essentia Health St. Mary's Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. Please meet at the fireplace in the Clinic Lobby. The cancer support group is open to anyone who is affected by cancer — patients, survivors, family, friends or caregivers. For additional information, contact Jennifer Frank at 218-847-0880.
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 www.therefugeofdl.org.
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.