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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


Wednesday, May 15

Larry’s Plus square dance

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

Thursday, May 16

Whiskers, wags and wine

The Marshmallow Foundation hosts a wine tasting fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. at Seven Sisters Spirits, Highway 59 South. Tickets are $25 and include entry, wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a silent auction and music.

Church rummage sale

United Methodist Church, DL, hosts a rummage sale from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will be coffee and coffee cake for $1.

Peace pole dedication

Detroit Lakes Rotary clubs host a peace pole dedication from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Essentia-Rotary Park on Washington Avenue across from Holy Rosary Church.

Alpha Theta Chapter

The Alpha Theta Chapter meets in the Holiday Inn, with a social time at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30. The program is Marcia Potvin speaking on her trip to India. The business meeting will follow the program.

Lake Region Garden Club The Lake Region Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. in Country Fields Greenhouse. Belynda Nicholauson will present the program and will introduce us to what’s new in plants for this year.  Guests are welcome.

Larry Swenson speaks

Humorous speaker Larry Swenson talks about “New Experiences for a Healthy Lifestyle” at 3:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home Main Lounge. Come with an open mind and clothes that can handle a little bit of water. For more information, contact Sandy Lia at 218-847-4486.

Friday, May 17

WE college commencement

The White Earth Tribal & Community College and Adult Basic Education hold their commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Wadiswan Campus, Mahnomen.

LP Country Twirlers

The Lake Park Country Twirlers hosts a square dance from 7:30–10 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Royce Nelson is the caller.

Rosemaling demonstration

A rosemaling demonstration is at 10 a.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home Main Lounge. For more information, contact Julie Buckley at 218-847-4486.

Dancers and Romegrot

Sons of Norway dancers and Romegrot are at 2:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home Main Lounge. For more information, contact Julie Buckley at 218-847-4486.

Saturday, May 18

Old Time Variety Dance

An Old Time Variety Dance is from 7 to 10 p.m. in the White Pine Room, Frazee. Music is by Julie Lee.

AIS training

The Minnesota DNR offers a volunteer training workshop for citizens interested in informing the public about aquatic invasive species and how to slow their spread. The training session is from 9 a.m.-noon at Holiday Inn. Anyone interested in attending should contact Nathan Olson, 218-739-7576, ext. 259, or

Sunday, May 19

Syttende Mai smorgasbord

Solem Lutheran Church, Hawley, hosts the Syttende Mai smorgasbord from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults are $11, ages 6-12 are $4 and preschool are free. Everyone is welcome.

Gospel concert

Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts the Northern Lights Gospel Quartet gospel concert at 7 p.m. There will be a free will offering to cover expenses. Bars and coffee will be served following the concert.

Monday, May 20

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets at 1 p.m. in the home of Georgia Hecock. Assisting hostesses are Mary Schutz, Linda Brockmann, Miriam Moen and Jane Besse.  Rachael Gabe will provide the program.

Tuesday, May 21

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.

Jewelry show

Essentia Health hosts a Masquerade $5 Jewelry Show from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. in the clinic lobby.

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Make reservations by noon on May 20 by calling Miriam Donnan at 701-361-6973 or Izzy Koland at 532-2257.


Church rummage

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Vergas, hosts a rummage sale May 17 from 4-7 p.m. and May 18 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Zion VBS

Zion Lutheran Church, DL, hosts vacation Bible school May 28-31 starts with supper at 4:45 p.m. and ends at 8. Please register or for more info, call 847-7630.

7th Day Adventist VBS

Seventh Day Adventist Church hosts VBS June 2-6 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call April at 849-5233.

Plant and Pest Clinics

The Becker County Master Gardeners host Plant & Pest Clinics on May 13, 20 and 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th St. SE, Detroit Lakes. Call 846-7328 ext. 7105 for more information.

Defensive driving class

A defensive driving 8-hour class is May 15-16 from 1-5 p.m. for $20. Classes are in the United Community Insurance Agency at 138 West Main St. Perham. Open to anyone wanting to maintain their 10 percent insurance discount. Call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 or e-mail for registration or more information on additional dates.

Lake Park Class of 1953

The Lake Park High School Class of 1953 will hold their 60th class reunion on June 4 in the Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. There will be happy hour at 4:30, followed by supper off the menu. Please call El Jacobs at 218-532-7361 or e-mail her at so she can give Holiday Inn an approximate number.