Thursday, January 11
DLHS Winter Art Show: A reception for the students participating in this year's Detroit Lakes High School Winter Art Show will be held in the High School Media Center from 5 to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All who are interested are welcome to attend. The show runs through Friday, Jan. 12.
Becker County Republicans: The Becker County Republicans' January meeting will be held at 7 p.m. inside the Detroit Lakes City Administration Building (025 Roosevelt Ave.).
Friday, January 12
Baby Bounce: Songs, stories, flannel board, and action poems for infants through preschoolers and their caregivers are all part of Baby Bounce, which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library. This program runs about a half hour, followed by playtime and chatting with other caregivers. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Saturday, January 13
Winter Trails Day: The public is invited to join the Laurentian Lakes Chapter of the North Country Trail Association as they celebrate Winter Trails Day at Maplelag. Group skiing or snowshoeing will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the annual meeting and trail update at 4 p.m. A presentation by Lowell Deede on the watersheds of Becker Country will follow. Reservations are required for the dinner and there is a fee for the trail pass. For more information or to RSVP call Barb at 218-688-2874 or email email@example.com.
Big Buck Bash: Win a prize for your trophy buck; three prizes given. Evening includes a social, steak dinner, raffles, games of chance and prize drawings, starting at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sandbar II (1150 Randolph Road, Detroit Lakes). Deer must be taken between Sept. 16-Dec. 31, 2017. Only 175 tickets will be sold. Proceeds to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes. Get your tickets from James Vogt at 218-234-7548 or at the Boys & Girls Club, 218-847-5700, ext. 1.
P.E.O. Chapter FG: Monthly meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the home of Beth Hermanson, with Kirsten V & Mary F as assistant hostesses. The program will be "Protect Yourself" by Sharon J.
Sunday, January 14
Pancake Breakfast: The Callaway Lions will host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. inside the Callaway Community Center. Free will offering; proceeds to benefit community projects.
Lakes Area Community Chorale: Preparation for the Chorale's 2018 season begins at 1 p.m. inside the sanctuary at Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes). Rehearsals will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays through April 8. Anyone interested in joining the choir, email Annette Rice at LakesAreaChorale@gmail.com or for more information go to Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Lakes.Area.Chorale. Cost to participate in the choir is $25.
Tuesday, January 16
Senior Defensive Driving Classes: A 4-hour Senior Driver Safety Class will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Perham Public Library (225 2nd Ave NE). Please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 to register.
Friday, January 19
Square Dancing: The Country Twirlers will host a square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Caller is Jim Lizakowski.
Saturday, January 20
Indoor Triathlon: The Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center (826 Summit Ave.) will host an Indoor Triathlon from 9 a.m. to noon. Event includes a 10 minute swim, 30 minutes of indoor cycling and a 20 minute run. Call 218-844-4221 to register.
Sunday, January 21
Soup & Bread Sunday: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 210 Maple Ave E. in Frazee, will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring homemade soups and breads as well as a bake sale. Call the church at 218-334-2866 for more information.
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Detroit Lakes Ice Harvest: A crew from Wee Cut Ice in Spicer, Minn., will be out on the ice of Little Detroit Lake (in front of the Pavilion) cutting ice for the Polar Fest Ice Palace this Thursday and Friday, Jan. 11-12; first block of ice will be cut at 11 a.m. Thursday. Meanwhile, inside the Pavilion the Becker County Museum staff will have an ice harvest history display open to for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily on Jan. 11-13.
GED/Adult Diploma Orientation: Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education is offering a two-day orientation for those wanting to enroll in GED or Adult Diploma classes this winter. Orientation dates are Jan. 17-18. Call 218-844-5760 to register or stop by the ABE offices at M-State.
Artist Exhibit: Artist Carmen I. Bruhn is displaying her acrylic paintings at the Detroit Lakes Public Library (1000 Washington Ave.) through the month of February.
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.
Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Yoga Studio at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.
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 Detroit Lakes, 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.
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.
Adoption grants available: Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church LCMC has grant funds available for families wishing to adopt children. For more information, call 847-1831 or 844-7919.
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.