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 firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted online at www.dl-online.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Love is in the Air
The Detroit Lakes Christian Women's Club hosts 'Love is in the Air' from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn. Lunch cost is $8.75. Make reservations be Feb. 11 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.
While her life was tragically cut short during the Columbine High School Shooting, Rachel Joy Scott's shining example of kindness and compassion was not defeated that day. Come hear the inspiring true story of one girl's dream being fulfilled over a decade after her death. The presentation is a powerful reminder of the little things we can do every day to make our world a better place. It is at 4:30 p.m. in the Lake Park High School.
Ash Wednesday services
Zion Lutheran Church, DL, hosts Ash Wednesday services at 4:30 and 7 p.m., with a light supper at 5:30. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday, Feb. 14
The Heart O'Lakes Genealogical Society meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting. For more info, call Virginia Weston at 847-6483.
The Becker County GOP meets at 7 p.m. in the DL City Offices.
Friday, Feb. 15
Country Twirlers square dance is 7:30-10 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Larry Johansen is the caller.
Saturday, Feb. 16
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 p.m.in 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.
Sunday, Feb. 17
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 Detroit Lakes Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at noon in the second floor library of the First Lutheran Church.
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.
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.
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 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 email@example.com 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 www.therefugeofdl.org.
Faithful Parents Group
Find free resources and support at www.faithfulparents.net 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
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 members are always welcome. TOPS chapter 910 meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. For more information, contact Marlys at 847-6331 or Pam at 847-5760 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Yearly fee is $28.
Foster homes needed
Foster homes are needed. If you or someone you know can help, please call Becker County Children and Family Services 218-847-5628 and ask for Intake. You can make a difference in a child's life.
St. Mary's Innovis Health hosts childbirth preparation classes for expectant mothers in their sixth to seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include Labor & Delivery, Cesarean Birth, Role of the Labor Companion, Newborn Care, Unexpected Outcomes, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Postpartum Period, Breathing Patterns & Relaxation Techniques. Suggested donation is $30 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (218) 847-0804.
Card making, scrapbook classes
The DL Senior Citizen Center hosts a card making and scrapbooking class every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donated cards are welcome.
Be a foster grandparent
For those 55 and older interested in being a foster grandparent through the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council program, call 1-800-584-7020 or visit www.tvoc.org.
Preschool screening for 3-5 year olds for the Frazee-Vergas district is provided through Becker County Community Health Services. Call Annie at 218-847-5628 ext. 5419 to make an appointment. This one screening will provide your child the requirements for Early Childhood Screening. Minnesota law requires each child attend a health and developmental screening before kindergarten.
Adult Basic Education
GED and ESL classes are available through Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education. Contact them at 218-844-5760 or stop by M-State, Room E 103 for a consultation. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Children ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to the Detroit Lakes Library on Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for exciting stories and activities that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. For more information, call 847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at www.larl.org.
Rummikub, more games
Tuesday afternoons from 1:45 p.m. to 4 p.m., come to Holy Rosary living room for coffee, desserts and a game of cards, board games or Rummikub. Everyone is welcome.
Senior Center Activities
The DL Senior Citizens Center has activities all month long. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. is Pinochle; at 1 p.m. there will be 500 and other games. Whist is played on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The third Wednesday of each month will be a celebration of birthdays for the month. The first Thursday of each month will be a speaker at 11 a.m. The second Monday of each month there will be a Site Council meeting at 11 a.m. For more information, call 847-5823.