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Sunday, Jan. 27

Rising Sun Dancers

The Rising Sun Dancers will have a square dance starting at 2 PM at the Waubun Community Center on Sunday, January 27th. Jim Lizakowski will call the tips for us. Lunch will be served by the club. All dancers and spectators are welcome.

Monday, Jan. 28

Odd Fellows

Odd Fellows meets at 1:30 p.m. at 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Visitors are always welcome.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

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.

Community Alliance Ladies Bible study

Community Alliance Church, DL, hosts a ladies Bible study Thursdays beginning Thursday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Childcare available for all ages. For more info, call 847-2266.

Vineyard's Women's Bible study

Lakes Area Vineyard Church, DL, hosts "James: Mercy Triumphs" Beth Moore women's Bible study on Mondays, beginning Feb. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. For more info, contact Mary at 439-3602 or


The newly restructured 412 Lakes Area Toastmasters meets on the first and third Friday of each month from noon-1 p.m. in M State, room C-102 in Detroit Lakes. Meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.

Lake Park Community Ed

Lake Park Community Education offers several upcoming classes. Twine Rug Making: Don't throw your old jeans and material away. Rug making class is Feb. 11 and 18 in the LPA Elementary. Fee is $25.

The Bully Class: Topics include What is a Bully? Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, ADHA -- Child Anxiety, Label Reading, Early warning signs of Developmental Disabilities, and Strategies for working with challenging children. It is Feb. 23 in the LPA Elementary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $20 and includes a light lunch.

Spring Cleaning with Non Toxic Cleaners: It is Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8 in the LPA Elementary. Fee is $8.

Senior driver safety course

Defensive driving 4-hr class is being offered Jan. 31 from 5-9 p.m. and Feb. 7 from 9a.m.-1 p.m. and Feb. 27 from 1-5 p.m. in the United Community Insurance Agency, Perham (Next to Lakes Cafe). Cost is $13. An 8-hour class will be held Feb. 26-27, from 1-5 p.m. each night. Cost is $20. 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.

Refuge weekly outreach

The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday -- Celebrate Recovery Meal at 5:45 p.m. and Meeting at 6:45 p.m. (no childcare), Wednesday -- Women Ministry and Crafting at 4 p.m./Bible study on Bible Doctrine at 6 p.m., Thursday -- Bible study on Battle Field of the Mind by Joyce Meyers, Friday -- Christian Movie at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free Meal and Fellowship at 5-6:30 p.m. Call 847-1982 or check website calendar for updates at

Faithful Parents Group

Find free resources and support at or attend our Faithful Parents Group. They meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. near Richwood. Call Karlena at 849-5501 for directions. Come if you are struggling with teen/adult children with negative behavior or who may have an addiction.

TOPS chapter 30

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 30 meets Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church choir room.

TOPS chapter 1251

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 1251 meets every Tuesday in the Lake Park Lutheran Church, using the west church entrance to the basement. Effective immediately weigh-ins start at noon and the meeting at 12:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information, contact 532-2883.

TOPS chapter 910

TOPS chapter 910 meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. Take Off Pounds Sensibly members help each other stay on track to their weight loss goal. No diets, no food to buy and no workouts to follow. Visitors and new are always welcome. For more information, contact Marlys at 847-3361 or Pam at 847-5760 or Yearly fee is $28.