The 16th Annual Festival of Birds will be held in DetroitLakesMay 16-19, 2013. The festival kicks off Thursday, May 16 with a festival favorite – Carrol Henderson. Through recent studies, Carrol will enlighten us about what effect the Gulf oil spill has had on migrating birds such as the Common Loon. On Friday night, get a behinds-the-scenes tour of nature photography by Paul Sundberg. On Saturday, hone your Raptor I.D. skills and learn about grassland species through festival workshops. Morning field trips will return to some favorite refuges and make first time stops at new locations. Other trips, workshops, speakers, silent auction, birders' bazaar, and evening socials will also be offered. More than 250 species of birds live in the area since it is the heart of a transition zone of tall grass prairie, northern hardwood and coniferous ecosystems
The annual Sandbox Fill in Ada will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd, starting at 6pm. Contact Shawn Roux, 784-3859, leave a message with your address & sandbox size. Minimum $10 donation (unless turtle sandbox). Sand donated by Glen Visser.
The Ada Legion and VFW Clubs are looking for volunteer help from the community to put out the “Avenue of Flags” at the AdaCemeterySaturday, May 25th starting at The youngest member in the organizations, is now 60 plus years old, with the vast majority of it’s’ members are in their 70’s and 80’s, so they don’t have much manpower left, to get the job done. There was an excellent turnout last year, and got the job done in an hour and a half. They are also looking for volunteer help on Monday evening, May 27th at , to help get the flags off. This would be a great way to show your appreciation to those departed veterans that served this great country of ours
The Norman County Relay For Life will be held on Friday, May 31, from to at the Ada-Borup high school track. If you are interested in initiating a team or joining a team, contact Joyce Anderson or Erin Stoltman.
Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit is currently seeking help in donations to replace the current K-9. Hondo was recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Due to this he will be retiring out of service. The Sheriff's Office is looking to keep a very important program continuing in Mahnomen County to serve and protect the citizens. The cost is approxmately $20,000 for the purchase of the dog and training. Any donations can be made out to the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office Canine Fund and be brought to the Sheriff's Office.
The Lake Region Writers Network wants your best poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for it’s annual publication, LakeRegion Review 3. The submission deadline is June 1, 2013. The Lake Region WritersNetwork is a volunteer organization that cultivates writers and celebrates fine writing from and about rural Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas. Guidelines and submission information are available on the Network’s website: www.lakeregionwriters.net.
LakeRegion Review #3 will be released in early October, 2013 at the Network’s Fall Writers Conference held at M-State, FergusFalls. It will be distributed to all public libraries in the region and for sale in local independent book stores as well as local art fairs and reading events throughout the year.
The 54th annual Hawley Rodeo Fest will be held June 1st-8th. Click here for more information.Bejou Community Club 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Sanford Children's Hospital (part of the Children's Miracle Network) will take place Saturday, June 8th. Registration begins at 8:00am with the 1K Kids' Fun Run at 9:00am and the 5K Run/Walk at 9:30am. Race begins by the Bejou Post Office. For questions or to receive a registration form, contact the Bejou Community Club via email: email@example.com
Borup’s 125th Celebration Street Dance will be on July 13, with music by Q5. To have an entry in the parade, contact Arlen Carlsrud or Myron Pallum.
An ATV Youth Safety Training Class will be held at the Detroit Lakes VFW. Registration on Thursday, September 6, 2013. The class from on Saturday, September 15th. For more information, call Gary at 847-4868.