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Lake District Events, March 9-20 – Detroit Lakes Tribune

The Detroit Lakes Tribune is accepting Community Calendar items for publication online and, space permitting, in our Wednesday and Sunday print editions. Submissions should be made at least one week before the event date, in writing, to [email protected] or [email protected]

Each submission should include the following: the date, time and location of the event, whether it is a recurring or one-time event, and where to go for more information (phone, email and/or website). Also indicate if the event is free or paid, and how much it costs, if applicable.

Group of teen authors: Teens interested in pursuing writing are invited to join this 4-5 p.m. group at the Detroit Lakes Public Library for inspiration and support. Grab a snack, do a writing prompt, learn writing tips, and listen to feedback from your peers. To visit

or call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Virtual presentation of Eric Bergeson: Visit the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 7 p.m. for an in-person watch party to see author and gardening expert Eric Bergeson’s virtual presentation. Bergeson is the author of “Let’s Grow on the Northern Prairie”, an illustrated companion to his popular book, “Successful Gardening on the Northern Plains”. He will share information from his books as well as some of the gardening wisdom he has gathered from friends and family over the years. This free presentation can also be viewed online at

. No registration is required and a recording of the event will be available until March 22.

Sons of Norway: The Sons of Norway, Vikingland Lodge 1-495 will meet at 6 p.m. First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, lower level. There will be a chili dump and a silent auction. No charges; everyone is welcome.

Seed Saving Basics: The Detroit Lakes Public Library will host a seed saving basics workshop with Zachary Paige, owner of Minnesota seed company North Circle Seeds, starting at 7 p.m. , winnowing, cleaning and storing seeds, and will answer questions. Includes hands-on activities and is open to everyone.

Screening of period films: Visit the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 2 p.m. for a free screening of the 1920 silent film, “Just Pals.” Buck Jones stars as the town’s bum who gets away with it after befriending a scruffy 13-year-old. The film is unrated and has a running time of 50 minutes. After the screening, a brief history of early cinema will be presented. Free and open to the public.

Becker County Republicans: The Becker County Republicans March Meeting will be held in the Sandbar Banquet Hall, located at 1150 Randolph Road, Detroit Lakes. There will be a “Constitution Alive” lesson from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the official meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

Club Currency: Visit the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 1 p.m. for the first of three exploratory meetings regarding the possibility of starting a local coin club. This 90-minute session will cover the basics of numismatics, introduce some of the most practical websites to use when researching information on specific coins, and review more in-depth reference books. Free and open to the public.

Auxiliary Ogema VFW: Ogema VFW Post 9880 Auxiliary will meet at VFW Hall in Ogema, beginning at 4 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. Potential new members are also welcome. For more information, contact Carol Fabre, President, at 218-401-1219 or 218-983-3443.

Library Book Club: Visit the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 3 p.m. for a book club discussion of “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. All are welcome, even those who have not read the book. If you have any questions, email the library at [email protected]

ULTRA Snowmobile Club: The Detroit Lakes ULTRA Snowmobile Club will hold its annual election of officers and board members at its general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagles Club at 112 W. Holmes St. For more information, call Mike Williams at 218- 850-1333.

Multi-day and recurring events

Naytahwaush Snodeo 2022: The Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club will host their 52nd annual Snodeo March 5-6 at Pinehurst Resort. Races start at 9 a.m. both days. Entrance fees are $10. There will be 19 racing classes. To visit


for more information, or call 651-387-5880.

Frazee fish fry: The Knights of Columbus, Council 12581 will be hosting a Lenten Fry every other Friday through Lent, March 11, March 25, and April 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee. The cost is $10 for a meal that includes fish, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, bread and ice cream, with proceeds to be used to repair pews in the church. Meals are take-out and take-out only.

Lenten fish fry: The Knights of Columbus, Council 3166 will be sponsoring Lenten Fish Fries every other Friday night through Lent, March 18 and April 1, 5-7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church Parish Center, 1023 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Fish, potatoes, coleslaw, baked beans, brioche and dessert, for $10.

HR connection: The Detroit Chamber of Lakes offers HR professionals, business owners, and managers an opportunity to connect, every first Thursday of the month at 8:15 a.m. in the Chamber office at 700 Summit Ave. Discuss HR topics, share best practices, and review data to help attract, retain, and develop the workforce for the Lake District. The event is free for Chamber members, $10 for non-members.

Cornerstone for children: Children from preschool through high school can come to Detroit Lakes First Baptist Church, 300 Central St. East, every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a chance to learn about faith and understand God. There is an adult Bible study at the same time. For more information, call 218-847-4571 or email [email protected]

Library Storytime: The Detroit Lakes Public Library offers weekly story time sessions every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and their caregivers are encouraged to join library staff for stories, flannel boards , finger games, songs and more. This early literacy experience explores a different theme each week and is a way to encourage young children to enjoy reading. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Baby bounce: Songs, stories and action poems for infants, toddlers and their caregivers are offered every Monday at the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 10:30 a.m. The program is approximately half an hour long, including recreation and conversation with other caregivers. For children from 0 to 18 months. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

GED / Adult Diploma Class: Lakes Region Adult Education holds orientation sessions for adult GED or diploma courses twice a month. Call 218-844-5760 or email [email protected] to register.

English language teaching: Lakes Area Adult Education offers free English classes for adults Monday through Thursday. The schedule is flexible and individualized. Call 218-844-5760 or email [email protected] for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Detroit Lakes Alano Club meets at 827 Summit Ave. on the following days and times: Sundays at 1 p.m., open meeting 12×12; Tuesdays at 7 p.m., public session of the Big Book; Wednesdays at 12 p.m., public session of the Grapevine; Wednesdays at 6 p.m., open women’s meeting; Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., open introductory AA meeting; Saturdays at 7 a.m., men’s open meeting; Saturdays at 9 a.m., closed meeting of the Women’s Big Book; Saturdays at 8 p.m., open themed meeting. There are no dues or fees for meetings. For more information, call 218-844-9970 or the District 3 AA Helpline at 877-833-2327.

Overeaters Anonymous: A 12-step program for those struggling with their relationship with food. The OA Serenity group meets Tuesdays at noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes (1043 Lake Ave.); use the south entrance to the parking lot. Freedom From Bondage OA meets Sundays at 6 p.m. at Community Alliance Church, 408 West Elm St., Detroit Lakes. Use the east door.

Lake Country Wood Carvers: At the Holmes Art Cellar every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring woodcarvings to display and/or attend a free cabinetmaking session. Pattern books and other resources available at checkout. No charge to participate. Call Dale Wavra at 701-371-5204 for more information.