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Saturday, Feb. 16

Robotics tournament

Dream It Do It Northern Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournament is at 10 a.m. in the John Glas Fieldhouse. It is free and open to the public. More than 250 middle and high school VEX Robotics students and mentors from across Minnesota will unite at Bemidji State University for the tournament.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Rising Sun Dancers

The Rising Sun Dancers host a square dance from 2-4:30 the Waubun Community Center. Roger Lueth will call tips. Lunch will be served by the club. Visitors and spectators are always welcome.

Dinner theater fundraiser

The Strawberry Lake and Lake Region Mennonite Church youth groups host a dinner theater fundraiser beginning at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church. Day care will be provided for young children. It is a free-will donation; money raised will go toward the youth mission trip this summer.

Color Guard breakfast

The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard fundraiser breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon in the DL Legion Club. A $6.50 donation is asked.

Monday, Feb. 18

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets at 1 p.m. in The Madison. Betsy Norby is hosting the meeting, with Melissa Conley, Fran Johnson and Gerry Langemo assisting. Judy Enslin will present the program.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Overeaters Anonymous,

Serenity Group

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

Lions Club

The Detroit Lakes Lions Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Gerald Johnson at 847-3923.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Larry's Plus

Larry's Plus square dance is 7-9 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Larry Johansen is the caller.

Alpha Theta Chapter

The Alpha Theta Chapter meets in the Holiday Inn, with a social time at 5 p.m. and dinner at 5:30, with the chapter business meeting following the program by Randy Kohler, "The Refuge."

Thursday, Feb. 21

Garden club

The Lake Region Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. in Lakes Homes Conference Room. The program books for the upcoming year will be distributed. New members and guests are always welcome. Questions: 847-8788.

Friday, Feb. 22

Friendly Squares dance

The Friendly Squares host their graduation dance in the Century School, Park Rapids. There will be plus workshop at 7:30 p.m., and mainstream dancing from 8-10. The caller will be Royce Nelson. Rounds between tips. Potluck lunch furnished by members. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Schmitt benefit

A benefit for Sharon Schmitt, who is fighting colon cancer, is from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Lake Park American Legion. There will be a spaghetti feed, silent auction, bake sale, T-shirt sale and raffle. Cash donations can be made to Bell State Bank & Trust.

Senior dinner

The Detroit Lakes Jaycees host their annual Senior Dinner for all senior citizens beginning at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church. A ham dinner will be served until the food is gone. There will entertainment and drawings for prizes. There is no cost for this event. Please contact Jenni Seelye at 218-779-9910 with questions.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Lakes Figure Skating show

Lakes Figure Skating's Spring Ice Show, "Dance Party on Ice," is at 2 p.m. in the Kent Freeman Arena.

Soup Sunday

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, hosts Soup Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is a free-will offering. There will also be homemade breads, rolls and buns for sale.


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

Zion Lenten services

Zion Lutheran Church hosts Lenten services Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 13 and 20 at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Holy Rosary Lenten services

Knights of Columbus host Friday night fish fries during Lent on Feb. 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22. They are from 5 to 7 p.m. in Holy Rosary Parish Center. Adults are $8 and students under 12 are $5.

Sacred Hearth Lenten


Knights of Columbus Frazee Council 12581 annual Lenten fish dinners are Feb. 22, March 8 and 22 from 5-7 p.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee. Adults are $8, kids (7-14) are $5, and 6 and under are free. Everyone is welcome.

Kidsfirst preschool

Kidsfirst Preschool at First Lutheran Church, DL, will begin taking fall 2013 registrations on March 1. Please come in person and bring your child's immunization records with you. Your child must be at least 3 years old to enroll. No phone registrations will be taken. Questions? Call Beth at 847-5656.