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Happenings is free, and submissions are run on a first-come, first-serve basis and as space allows. Happenings entries that include date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number, of an event can be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at or submitted online at


Wednesday, Dec. 19

Plus square dance

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.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Holiday crafts

Elementary-age kids, along with teens, are invited to Detroit Lakes Library from 3:45 to 5 p.m. to make holiday crafts. Material will be provided for several holiday decorations. Participants can choose to make one or more crafts to take home. There will be snacks and door prizes. For more information on this and other programs, visit or call 847-2168.

'The Bethlehem Project'

Faith Christian School students present "The Bethlehem Project" at 7 p.m. in Faith Free Church, DL. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, Dec. 21

Lutefisk, meatball dinner

The American Legion Post 15 First Zinger Squadron hosts a lutefisk and meatball dinner beginning at 5 p.m. until gone. Lutefisk is $13 and meatball is $10, combo is $12.

Monday, Dec. 24

Lund Christmas Eve Service

Lund Lutheran Church, Richwood Road, hosts a Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Overeaters Anonymous,

Serenity Group

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


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

Lake Park Community Ed

Lake Park Community Education offers several upcoming classes. Scrap-booking with Candi. Classes are Tuesday, Jan. 15, 22, 29, and Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fee is $30 for all 4 classes plus cost of supplies paid to Candi.

On going classes: Yoga, Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Fee is $5 per session; Zumba, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fee is $5 per session.

Senior driver safety course

Defensive driving 4-hr classes are being offered on Dec. 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. and Jan. 16 from 1-5 p.m. in the United Community Insurance Agency, Perham (Next to Lakes Cafe). Open to anyone wanting to maintain 10 percent insurance discount. Call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 or e-mail for costs, registration or more information on additional dates.

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.