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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

Sunday, Oct. 27

Rising Sun Dancers

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

Monday, Oct. 28

Odd Fellows meeting

An Odd Fellows meeting is at 1:30 p.m. in the hall at 118 W. Holmes St. Visitors are always welcome.

DL Area Birding Club

The Detroit Lakes Area Birding Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library.  Area photographers Jim Sinclair, Jr. and Lee Kensinger will share some of their favorite photos of birds and nature, including some of Jim’s recent award-winning photographs taken at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.  The public is welcome.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Heartland Trail support

The Senate bonding committee will be in Detroit Lakes, looking at a funding request to build the Heartland Trail extension between Detroit Lakes and Frazee. Community members are asked to gather at 8 a.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit to show their support.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Halloween event

A free, warm and safe Halloween event for kids of all ages is from 5 to 7 p.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, DL. Come for trick or treats, pinatas, prizes, games, pizza, crafts and more. Everyone is welcome.

Trick of treating

There will be trick or treating from 3 to 5 p.m. in Diamond Willow, 1558 Randolph Road, DL. Everyone is welcome.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Ecumen Detroit Lakes Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church. Dee Rae Nelson, speech pathologist, will speak on the LOUD program. For more information, contact Sue Sorensen at 844-7118.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Church bazaar

The United Methodist Church, DL, hosts a bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served. There will also be fair trade coffee, knives, crafts, gift baskets, baked goods, plants and more.

McDougal benefit

A benefit for Mary McDougal is in the Eagles Club, Detroit Lakes. Proceeds will go towards medical bills.

Tretbar benefit

A benefit for Tony Tretbar is from 4 to 7 p.m. in Osage Community Center. It is a free-will offering chili feed. There will also be a silent auction. Tony was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2013. The donations will be used to help defray medical bills and transportation to and from Fargo for treatment.


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

Roses from Rotary

Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club is selling Roses from Rotary, with pick-up dates Nov. 6-8 at Bergen’s Greenhouse, DL Floral & gifts and Jimmy’s Pizza/Zee Lanes in Frazee. One dozen roses are $20, and tickets can be purchased at DL Newspapers or from Breakfast Rotary members.

Youth Journeys program

Hospice of the Red River Valley holds its Youth Journeys program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th Ave. S., Fargo. The program is open to all youth, ages 6-18, who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The day will be led by grief specialists and includes exploring what grief is and feelings associated with grief, along with identifying sources of support and methods of self care. Registration is required by Oct. 28 and space is limited. Portions of the day include parent or guardian participation. For more information or to register, call (701) 356-1500.

EMS classes

St. Mary’s EMS is hosting two classes. An EMT class is Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 26-April 10, from 6-10 p.m. in the St. Mary’s EMS building. Cost is $675. A First Responder class is Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3-March 31, from 6-10 p.m. in the EMS building. Cost is $25. For questions or to sign up for either class, contact Brent Kaiser at 847-0817.

Becker County rifle sight-in

The Becker County Sportsmen’s Club holds a rifle sight-in on Nov. 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be no charge for members showing their current membership card. Others are charged $5 per gun. Youth shooters ages 12-18 will be admitted free by showing their MN Firearms safety Certificate.

Osage rifle sight-in

Osage Sportsmens Club will open their range again for Rifle Sight-In Nov. 1-8. Hours are 9 a.m. to dusk, except Sunday which is noon to dusk. Cost is $5 per rifle. Targets and professional assistance available. For more information contact Al Belt 218-732-0978.

Holiday Vendor Blender

Lake Park Audubon Community Education is hosting a Holiday Vendor Blender and Craft Bazaar on Nov. 23 in the Lake Park High School gym and theater. An 8 x 8 space is $12 if you bring your own table. It will be $5 extra per table to use ours. Contact the Community Ed. department at 218-238-5914 ext. 2091 or email at for more information or to register.

Breastfeeding support group

A Breastfeeding Support Group is Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in St. Mary’s Essentia Health conference rooms A & B. Women and children only. Please call the OB floor for more information or to sign up at 847-0804.

eReader help

Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions every Tuesday (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday (4:30-5:30 p.m.) at Detroit Lakes Public Library, or call for an appointment that better fits your schedule. For more information, call Detroit Lakes Public Library at 218-847-2168.

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.

Library Storytime

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.