'Wimpy Kid' book party Thursday at DL Library

DETROIT LAKES - The Detroit Lakes Public Library has scheduled a children's event to celebrate the release of 13th book in the popular "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series.

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All ages are invited to participate in "Wimpy Kid" themed games and crafts, plus the library will offer giveaways of the new book, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown" by Jeff Kinney. The celebration is planned for this Thursday, Nov. 15, 4-5 p.m., at the Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., and is being offered free of charge.

'Pet Photos with Santa' set Saturday in DL

DETROIT LAKES - The Humane Society of the Lakes will be hosting a Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser at Becker Pet & Garden, 1008 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes.

Bring your pets and family members to the store between 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. to get those holiday photos taken for your Christmas cards.

Cost is $25, and 15 percent of all proceeds will go to support the Humane Society of the Lakes. For more information please call 218-847-8265 or email beckerpet@arvig.net.

DL Eagles to host chili cook-off on Saturday

DETROIT LAKES - Detroit Lakes Eagles Aerie 2342 will host its first-ever Chili Cook-off this Saturday, Nov. 17. Enter your favorite recipe for a $5 donation. Winners receive cash prizes or gift certificates.

Samples of chili will also be sold after the cookoff, at a cost of $1 per cup or $2 per bowl. Contact the Eagles at 218-847-5267, or stop by the Eagles Club at 112 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes, for more information.

Ojibwe Art Designs class Saturday at DL museum

DETROIT LAKES - Come to the Becker County Museum at 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, between 11 a.m. and noon Saturday, Nov. 17 for this month's Family Day festivities.

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, museum programs director Emily Buermann will be teaching a class on Ojibwe Floral Designs An enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, Buermann is also a beadwork artist and will be bringing some samples of her work to share as well as discussing traditional designs and technique - and guiding participants through designing their own art piece to bring home with them.

Cost is $8 for an art kit that includes a 10x6-inch zippered canvas pouch; admission to the museum is also included. Availability is limited, so please reserve your spot for this class as soon as possible by contacting the museum at 218-847-2938.

Fall fashion show set Thursday in Perham

PERHAM - The 5th Annual Front Row Fall Fashion Show will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Lakes Cafe in Perham.

Nadine's Ladies Fashions and Richter's Menswear will be modeling their merchandise, and there will be a light meal, inspirational message, door prizes and a cash bar. Nadine's and Richter's clothing stores will both be open after the show, from 8-10 p.m.

Tickets are available at Nadine's for $20 general admission or $25 VIP. Each ticket includes a $10 gift card to both stores.

HSO to host contest for young composers

LITTLE FALLS - The Heartland Symphony Orchestra is a 55-piece orchestra that serves the communities of Brainerd and Little Falls and surrounding areas. Since the HSO was founded in 1977, Echo Kowalzek has been involved every step of the way. The history of her involvement includes playing the viola and string bass as well as decades of service on the HSO Board of Directors, 32 years of which she served as secretary.

The HSO's Youth Concerto Competition, which takes place in alternate years, has been a tradition since 1983 and is an integral part of the Spring Concert Series. The orchestra along with its board of directors would like to recognize Ms. Kowalzek's legacy by announcing the 2019 Echo Kowalzek Youth Concerto Competition in her honor.

Students living in the service area who are of high school age or younger may audition in January before judges on any band or orchestra instrument, piano or voice. A winner will be chosen from each of two age categories: grades 10-12 and 9th grade and under. Besides their public performances at the Heartland Symphony Orchestra's spring concerts, each of the young artists receives a recording of their performance and a $500 music scholarship from HSO to continue their musical studies.

The application form and rules and regulations for this competition may be found and submitted at www.heartlandsymphony.com. For more information email HeartlandSymphony@gmail.com, or contact the Heartland Symphony Orchestra office at 1-800-826-1997