Friday, January 11
Baby Bounce: The Detroit Lakes Public Library has scheduled a Baby Bounce session at 10:30 a.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library. A half-hour program of songs, stories, flannel board, action poems for infants and toddlers plus their caregivers will be followed by playtime and chatting with other caregivers. Call the library at 218-847-2168 for more information.
Beginning Genealogy Class: The Detroit Lakes Public Library has scheduled a Beginning Genealogy Class, perfect for those who resolved to research their family histories in the new year, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The class is offered free of charge and will cover the many free genealogy research tools available to all through the library, as well as tips for gathering information. Registration is required and those interested should call the library at 218-847-2168.
Saturday, January 12
PEO Chapter FG: Chapter FG of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) will meet at 9:30 a.m. in First Lutheran Church, 912 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Hostesses are Ardys Horner, Susan Malone and Sue Eidenschink. Ardys will present the program, "Humor in Books."
One Lunger 100 Vintage Snowmobile Racing: Come to Detroit Lakes' Holiday Inn starting at 11 a.m. and enjoy some snowmobile racing on Big Detroit Lake, featuring upwards of 100 vintage single-cylinder sleds. The main race gets underway at noon; those who would like to get a look at the sleds and register to win one of their own should come a little earlier. Canadian stunt rider and Youtube sensation Larry Enticer will be a special guest racer. For more information, contact Grady Shearer, 320-406-4140.
Alpine Ski Racing: Detroit Mountain Recreation Area will be hosting an alpine ski race from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come cheer on our local racers! Call 218-844-SNOW for more information, or visit www.detroitmountain.com.
Storytelling Under the Pines: Visit Itasca State Park's Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center and spend some time listening to Park Rapids area storyteller and writer Steve Maanum present, "Storyteller 2.0: How Many Embarrassing Stories Can One Man Have?" from 4 to 5 p.m.
Lantern Lit Ski & Snowshoe: Visit Itasca State Park and ski or snowshoe by the light of the moon and kerosene lanterns along the trail from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Go at your own pace along the lantern lit route during this drop-in program. A limited number of snowshoes will be available to check out from the Visitor Center for those who do not have their own.
Music Under the Pines: Visit Itasca State Park's Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center and spend some time listening to musician Lori Goulet Reich from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hot chocolate and cider will be available.
Album Release Concert: Tim Sparks and James Buckley will celebrate the release of their new album, "Jukebox Dreamin," with a concert at the Lodge on Lake Detroit, 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, from 5 to 8 p.m. Event is open to the public; there is no cover charge to attend. Call the Lodge at 218-847-8439 for more information.
Sunday, January 13
Legion Auxiliary Breakfast Fundraiser: The American Legion Post 15 Auxiliary will host a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the Legion Club in Detroit Lakes. Choice of biscuits and gravy, pancakes or French toast, sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs and coffee, all for a suggested donation of $7.
Pancake Breakfast: The Callaway Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center, with proceeds from the free will offering event to benefit community projects.
Knights Free Throw Competition: All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held at 1 p.m. in the Holy Rosary School Gymnasium (1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes). Winners of the local event will advance to district competition. For entry forms or additional information contact Jim Wolf, 218-847-2855.
Monday, January 14
Humane Society Annual Meeting: The annual membership meeting for the Humane Society of the Lakes will be held at the HSL shelter, 19665 U.S. Highway 59, Detroit Lakes, starting at 6 p.m., to be followed by the annual board meeting There will also be a 5:30 p.m. volunteer orientation session (required for all board members and optional for members). Refreshments will be served. Contact the shelter at 218-847-0511 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Tuesday, January 15
Health Talk: Naturopathic physician Dr. Joan Waters of Practical Health Solutions will be giving a presentation titled "Staying Healthy Through the Winter" at 6 p.m. in the Healing Hub, 115 Willow St. W., Detroit Lakes. Call 970-482-2010 or visit www.practicalhealthsolutions.com for more information.
Becker County Farmers Union: The Becker County Farmers Union will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the 59'er Diner, 19389 Frontage Road, Detroit Lakes. For more information please contact Roger Schaefer, 218-334-4631.
Friday, January 18
Mary Haney Retirement Open House: An open house honoring Detroit Lakes Public Library Director Mary Haney on her retirement will take place at the library from 2:30 to 4 p.m., with a program at 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. The library is located at 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Square Dancing: The Country Twirlers will host a square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Oddfellows (IOOF) Hall at 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Royce Nelson will be the caller. For more information please contact Duane Olson at 218-532-7891 or 849-9317.
Saturday, January 19
Winter Crafting Day at the Museum: January's Family Day activity at the Becker County Museum is winter-themed craft projects. Choose from a variety of projects, starting at just $1 each — then explore the nice, warm museum together as a family. Contact the museum at 218-847-2938 for more information, or send an email to email@example.com. The museum is located at 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes.
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Peoples Park Skating Rink & Warming House: From now through Feb. 28, the outdoor skating rink and warming house at Peoples Park will be open every Monday through Friday, 3-5:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. (the rink will be lit up from dusk until closing). On days when there is no school, the rink and warming house will be open 12-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Schedule is weather dependent; changes and/or cancellations will be announced on KRCQ Radio and the City of Detroit Lakes Facebook page.
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 Jan. 15-16, Feb. 5-6, March 5-6 and April 16-17. Call 218-844-5760 to register or stop by the ABE office at M State-Detroit Lakes.
Eagles Bingo: Bingo is back at the Detroit Lakes Eagles Club, 112 W. Holmes St., every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Call 218-847-5267 for more information.
Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball: Open pickleball play will take place every Monday through Friday, 8:30-11 a.m., at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center. Two to four courts are available depending on gym and school schedules. All skill levels are welcome; all equipment provided. Wear good quality court shoes. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org and join the Facebook group DL Pickleball. Rules are available at www.USAPA.org.
Overeaters Anonymous: Two local chapters of Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step food addiction recovery program, meet weekly in Detroit Lakes: One group meets on Sundays at 6 p.m. in Community Alliance Church, while the other meets on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church. No diets, weigh-ins, or fees. All are welcome! For more information on the Community Alliance group, please call 701-388-7585. For more information on the First Lutheran group, please contact Donna at 218-329-5335.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota is hosting this new caregivers' class on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes. Classes last approximately 90 minutes. For more information, contact Ashlee Grussing at 701-330-1681.
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.
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.
Caregiver discussion group: A caregiver discussion group is held the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran 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 Ashlee Grussing at 701-330-1681 with questions.
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 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, for hurts, habits and hang-ups, is held every Monday at Christian Fellowship Church, 28048 Meadow Drive, Detroit Lakes. It begins with supper at 5:30 p.m., followed by large group and small group at 6:30. Contact Cleo Smith at 701-367-3313 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.