Happenings Around the Lakes, February 27-March 9 – Detroit Lakes Tribune
The Detroit Lakes Tribune accepts community calendar entries for publication online and, space permitting, in our printed Wednesday and Sunday editions. Submissions must be made in writing to [email protected] or vge[email protected] at least one week prior to the event date.
Each submission must include: the date, time and location of the event, whether it is a recurring or one-off event, and where you can get more information (phone, email and/or website). Also indicate whether the event is free or paid and how much it will cost, if any.
Snoga in the Park: Yoga in the Snow, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Detroit Lakes City Park. Sponsored by 180 Balance Yoga Studio.
Treasure Sundae Dance: A father-daughter dance at the Detroit Lakes Boys & Girls Club, from 3pm to 6pm; Doors open at 2:45pm. There will be a grand march, dance, sundaes, treats and more. For girls aged 2 to 12 and their fathers, grandpas, uncles or special friends. The cost is $10 for girls and $15 for adults. Tickets available online at the Holmes Theater website,
, or at the door on the night of the dance. Tickets are limited, reserve in advance.
Snowshoe Sunday: The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its last Snowshoe Sunday of the season, starting at 1pm. Free snowshoes for kids and adults, first come, first served. Volunteers are available to introduce participants to snowshoeing and recommended hiking trails. At 2:00 PM there is a guided 1.5-mile snowshoe hike on the Bear Paw Spur Trail. Bring water and snacks. Meet at the Discovery Center, nine miles north of State Highway 34 at the intersection of County Highways 29 and 26. The event is subject to cancellation due to extreme cold or storm conditions. Check the Tamarac Facebook page for updates.
Let’s go tubing: Several area churches, including St. Peter’s, Eksjo, Lake Park, Audubon and Augustana Lutheran, will host an afternoon of tubing at the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sign up at a church or text Kayla Jones at 218-850-1255. A waiver must be signed prior to tubing.
Meatball Dinner and Silent Auction: Detroit Lakes Trinity Lutheran Church will host a meatball dinner and silent auction from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. It is a fundraiser for children and youth to participate in Church-sponsored trips, camps, retreats, and other activities.
Anime and Manga Club: Anime and manga fans are invited to browse their favorite shows and stories at the Detroit Lakes Public Library beginning at 4:00 p.m. A different topic is discussed at each monthly meeting, and snacks are always available.
Author group: Writers and aspiring writers seeking encouragement, feedback, and collaboration are invited to join the Detroit Lakes Public Library Writers’ Group. The group meets regularly to share their stories, share ideas, and discuss writing tips. This event is offered free of charge and will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the library’s main conference room. Visit larl.org or call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Loss of a child Grief support: The Hospice of the Red River Valley is hosting a class at 11:30 am to help grieving parents identify the mixed and painful emotions and learn how to cope with the loss of a child of any age. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required up to one day before the course date via the HRRV website at
by calling 800-237-4629 or emailing [email protected].
Library Council: The Detroit Lakes Library Board meets at 4:30 p.m. in the library’s main meeting room (1000 Washington Ave.). Open to the public.
Group of young authors: Youth interested in writing are invited to join this group at the Detroit Lakes Public Library from 4-5 p.m. for inspiration and support. Grab a snack, do a writing prompt, learn writing tips, and hear feedback from coworkers. visit
or call 218-847-2168 for more information.
Virtual presentation by 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, a pictorial companion to his popular book, Successful Gardening on the Northern Plains. He will be sharing 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
. Registration is not required and a recording of the event is available until March 22nd.
Multi-day and recurring events
We love MN Showcase: Seven Sisters Spirits hosts tastings of samples from various local breweries, wineries and distilleries every Friday from 3pm to 6pm and Saturday from 1pm to 3pm throughout February. visit
for more informations.
Indigenous Hemp Conference: The 5th Annual Indigenous Hemp Conference, hosted by Winonas Hemp & Heritage Farm and the Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute, will be held at Callaway’s Maplelag Resort on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1st and 2nd. There will be onsite and offsite workshops and demonstrations, topics on politics and law, cannabis education, fibers and textiles, other products and more. To sign up, visit
Naytahwaush Snodeo 2022: The Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club is hosting its 52nd Annual Snodeo at Pinehurst Resort on March 5-6. The races start at 9 a.m. on both days. The gate fee is $10. There will be 19 racing classes. visit
for more information or call 651-387-5880.
Indigenous Agriculture Conference: The White Earth Land Recovery Project will host its 19th Annual Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference March 3-6 at Maplelag Resort. Featured speakers include Helga Garza, Executive Director of Agri-Cultura Network (CAN), a farmer-owned cooperative in the South Valley of Albuquerque; Jose LaSalle, an inventor in the fields of renewable energy, green building and water filtration and Founder and CEO of HEMPAX, which develops hemp-based energy storage devices for (micro)grid and transportation applications; and Linda Black Elk, an ethnobotanist, educator, and food sovereignty activist who specializes in teaching about culturally important plants and their uses as food, medicine, and materials. To register, go to
or contact Peggy at 218-375-2600 or [email protected].
Lenten Fish Roast: The Knights of Columbus will sponsor Lenten Fish Fries every other Friday night during Lent, March 4, March 18, and April 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Church Parish Center, 1023 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Fish, potatoes, coleslaw, baked beans, buns and dessert for $10 (adult admission).
HR Connect: The Detroit Lakes Chamber offers an opportunity for HR professionals, business owners and managers to network on the first Thursday of each month at 8:15 am in the chamber office at 700 Summit Ave. Discuss HR issues, share best practices and review data to attract, retain and grow the Lakes workforce. The event is free for Chamber members and $10 for non-members.
Cornerstones for children: Preschool through high school children can attend Detroit Lakes First Baptist Church at 300 Central St. East every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to learn about faith and understand God. There is also a Bible study for adults. For more information, call 218-847-4571 or email [email protected].
Library Storytime: The Detroit Lakes Public Library offers weekly storytelling sessions every Thursday at 10:30 am. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join the library staff in experiencing stories, flannel, fingerplays, songs and more. This early reading experience focuses on a different topic each week and is a way to encourage young children to read. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
baby jump: Songs, stories, and action poems for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers are offered every Monday at 10:30 am at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. The program lasts about half an hour, including playing time and chatting with other caregivers. For 0-18 months. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
GED/Adult Diploma Class: Lakes Area Adult Education hosts orientation sessions for GED or adult diploma classes twice a month. Call 218-844-5760 or email [email protected] to register.
English language lessons: Lakes Area Adult Education offers free adult English classes Monday through Thursday. The schedule is flexible and individual. Call 218-844-5760 or email [email protected] for more information.
Anonymous alcoholics: The Detroit Lakes Alano Club meets at 827 Summit Ave. on the following days and times: Sundays at 1:00 p.m., 12×12 open meeting; Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Big Book Open Meeting; Wednesdays at 12 noon Grapevine Open Meeting; Wednesdays at 6 p.m., open women’s meeting place; Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Introduction to AA Open Meeting; Saturdays at 7 am, open men’s meeting; Women’s Big Book closed meeting Saturdays at 9:00 am; Saturdays at 8 p.m., open-topic meeting. There are no session fees or charges. For more information, call 218-844-9970 or the District 3 AA Helpline at 877-833-2327.
Anonymous Overeaters: A 12-step program for those struggling in their relationship with food. The OA Serenity Group meets Tuesday noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes (1043 Lake Ave.); use the parking lot entrance south. The Freedom From Bondage OA Group meets Sundays at 6 p.m. at Community Alliance Church, 408 West Elm St., Detroit Lakes. Use the east door.
Lake Country Woodcarvers: Every Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm in the Holmes Art Cellar Bring your own woodcarvings and/or take part in a free woodworking session. Sample books and other resources available to check out. No cost to participate. Call Dale Wavra at 701-371-5204 for more information.
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