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Happenings is free, and submissions are run on a first-come, first-serve basis and as space allows. Happenings can be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at or submitted online at

Sunday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day activities

The Veterans Day program is at 10:45 a.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mulligan stew will be provided at the VFW Post 1676 immediately after the ceremony, and at the American Legion Post 15 at 5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 12

Grieving my way

Grieving my Way, a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child of any age, meets the second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Hospice of the Red River Valley. For more info, call Brenda at 846-9275.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

Overeaters Anonymous Detroit Lakes Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at noon in the second floor library of the First Lutheran Church.

Daddy Squeeze performs

Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton, master accordionist, enjoys mixing up styles and genres that don't generally seem compatible. He performs at 10:30 a.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library.

Sons of Norway meeting

Vikingland Lodge No. 495, Detroit Lakes, meets beginning with soup and sandwiches at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7, in Union Central. The program is "Let's Go Fishing" video, with history of program told by Dave and Betty Hochhalter.

The Rose Ensemble tour

The Rose Ensemble, with special guest Isacco Colombo, performs at 7 p.m in First Lutheran Church, DL, as part of the annual Greater Minnesota Tour. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors with ID.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

NARFE meeting

Detroit Lakes NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1842 meets at noon in Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. Sandy Gunderson will speak on new recycling programs and other recycling information. If you have questions, contact President Virginia Weston at 218-847-6483.

Teachers Tea

To celebrate the 91st annual American Education Week, Nov. 11-17, the DL American Legion Auxiliary hosts its annual tea and coffee party for current and retired educators and support staff from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. with roll call of schools at 4:15. For more info, call Thomas Frank at 847-6274.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Christian Women's Club

The DL Christian Women's Club hosts "Give Thanks" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Union Central. Dinner cost is $5. Make reservations by Nov. 12 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

Learn to make lefse

Want to learn or help make lefse? Join the Detroit Lakes Sons of Norway Lodge members on their "Lefse Bake Day" beginning at 9 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. All are welcome. If you have any questions, contact Dorothy at 847-6345.

ULTRA Snowmobile Club

ULTRA Snowmobile Club holds its November General Membership Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sandbar. Note: this is a week early due to Thanksgiving. All are welcome.

Kids build "I Spy" puzzle

Elementary-age kids, along with teens, are invited to Detroit Lakes Library from 3:45 to 5 p.m. to make an "I Spy" creation. Heavy paper and an assortment of pictures and small items will be provided. Bring your own small items as well. Participants will build the puzzles and then they will be photographed to make an "I Spy" picture book. There will be snacks and door prizes.

eReaders, library class

A class about eReaders and LARL Digital Loans is at 5:30 p.m. in the Frazee LINK Site. Participants should bring their laptop computer and eReader if they have them. If you have a Kindle, please know your Amazon email and password. Class size is limited to 6 people. To register, call Frazee Vergas Community Ed at 334-3181 or call or email the Frazee LINK Site at

Friday, Nov. 16

Country Twirlers square dance

The Lake Park Country Twirlers square dance is at 7:30 p.m. in the IOOF Hall in Detroit Lakes. Caller is Abe Maier.

Lutefisk, meatball supper

The American Legion Post 15 1st Zinger Squadron lutefisk and meatball supper is from 5 p.m. until it's gone. Lutefisk, white ticket, is $13, and meatballs, red ticket, is $10.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Santa photos with pets

Santa photos with your pets are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Becker Pet & Garden. Bring your pets and family to have a holiday photo taken. You will receive a CD of your photos that day for $15. Each photo group will receive a $5 Candy Store gift certificate. Free hot cider and fudge samples at The Candy Store.

Fall Bazaar

St. Peter's Catholic Church, Park Rapids, hosts a fall bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be coffee and rolls, lunch, crafts, children's dollar store, bake sale and more. It is free admission.

Friendly Squares dance

The Friendly Squares host a square dance in Park Rapids Eagles Club. There will be a "plus workshop" from 7:30-8 p.m. and mainstream dancing from 8-10. The caller will be Lanny Weakland, and Donna Stone will cue round dancing between tips. The club members will furnish finger food. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Coin show

The North Dakota State Coin Show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Doubletree Inn, Fargo. It is free admission, and there will be door prizes. Dealers from the upper Midwest will buy, sell or trade numismatic materials.

Beginning Genealogy

Want to research your family history? Aren't sure where to start? Come to a Beginning Genealogy class at 1:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library's meeting room. Please call or stop by the library to pre-register. For more information on this and other programs, visit or call 847-2168.

Old time variety dance

An old time variety dance is from 7-10 p.m. in the White Pine Room, Frazee. Hank Reitan and the Highway 113 Band will provide music.


These Happenings section items or events do not have a specific date, or take place on more than one day.

Thanksgiving dinner

Everyone is invited to a free Thanksgiving service and dinner in the Detroit Lakes Middle School on Nov. 18. All food is provided by Community Alliance Church. The service is at 11 a.m., followed by the meal from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Santa letters

The Detroit Lakes Women of Today are helping Santa! Visit to download and print your form, or pick one up at Central Market, The Washington Square Mall, The Library or The Chamber of Commerce, to get a personalized letter sent to your child. Proceeds benefit local organizations and service projects. Cost is $3 per letter.

Mental health meetings

The Becker County Children's Local Advisory Council on Mental Health meets monthly at Solutions Behavioral Health, 1104 W. River Road, DL. This council exists to assess local mental health services for children, identify needs, and advise the county on how to perfect the system. The council is seeking parents of children who currently access the mental health system. Also encouraged to attend are men and women who accessed local mental health services when they were children or adolescents. Meetings are scheduled for Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 at noon.

L.A. Moms group

L.A. (Lakes Area) 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.

Wednesday story time

Family fun story time is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the VFW in Pelican Rapids. Everyone is welcome. Listen to, or tell, your favorite story.