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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, Dec. 8

Brunch and Basket event

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, hosts Brunch and Basket event from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be egg bake for brunch and a silent auction of baskets. Brunch is $6 and children 5 and under are $3. Everyone is welcome.

Turkey bingo

St. Theodore’s Church, Ponsford/Pine Point, hosts turkey bingo beginning at 1:30 p.m. There will be 20 games, and there will be a free lunch. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, Dec. 9

Ring the Bells concert

The Lake Park-Audubon High School Music Department presents the 2013 holiday concert Ring the Bells with the senior and junior high choirs and pop group and soloists. The concert is at 1:45 and 7:30 p.m. in the LP-A High School gym. It is free admission.

DLMS Choir Concert

The DL Middle School Choir Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. in the George Simson Auditorium in the DL Middle School. There will be a split-format to the concert: 6th grade choir students will perform at 6:30 p.m., and the 7th & 8th grade choir students will perform at 7:30 p.m.

DLHS conferences

The Detroit Lakes High School staff and administration invite parents and students to conferences from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Progress reports for quarter 2 will be available as you enter the building at the main entrance. There will be refreshments. Also, there is a financial aid information session at 6:30pm at M State in room C101.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Grieving my way

Grieving my Way, a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child of any age, meets the second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library. For more info, call Brenda at 846-9275.

Sons of Norway

Vikingland Lodge No. 495 hosts a potluck supper at 6 p.m. in Union Central, followed by the regular monthly meeting at 7 with the installation of officers. Everyone is to bring a generous dish to pass. Members are asked to wear their bunad or Norwegian sweater. The program will feature all of our own members — a narrative play with lots of singing. The public is invited to attend the meeting.

Lake Park Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club hosts a potluck Christmas party at 11:30 a.m. in the home of Peggy Stellach. Bring a food item or cash to be donated to the Becker County Food Pantry.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Advent mini concerts

First Lutheran Church, DL, host a mini concert featuring Kathryn (Knuttila) Karg and her husband Andy Karg. Musical performances are from noon to 12:30 p.m., followed by a soup and sandwich lunch. The public is invited to this free event.

Christian Women’s Club

The DL Christian Women’s Club hosts “Christmas in your Heart” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn. Lunch cost is $8.75. Make reservations by Dec. 9 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

Advent service

Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, invites you to join them for Advent Services on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

NARFE meeting

Detroit Lakes NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1842 meets at noon in the Ice Cutter Room at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. Guest speakers will be Amy Dallmann and Lois Greenig from Mahube-Otwa, who will speak on the programs available for seniors. All current and retired Federal employees and spouses are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Service of Remembrance

David-Donehower Funeral Home hosts a Service of Remembrance at 6:30 p.m. to remember those how have died. Anyone who has lost a loved one, past or present, is invited.

Genealogical society

Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society meets and hosts its Christmas party at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. Donations for Becker County Food Pantry will be collected. Anyone interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting.

BC Republicans

The Becker County Republican annual Christmas party will be held at 6 p.m. in the Speak Easy in Detroit Lakes.  Please RSVP to Bev at 218-844-6803 by Dec. 10 so the restaurant will know how many to plan for.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Mary Nordmark, with Rachel Windloss and Cheryl Mollberg assisting. Program will be presented by Sue Boyle with a gift exchange following. Dessert will be served.

Ag Issues Forum

An Ag Issues Forum is at 8:30 a.m. in the Callaway Community Center. It is open to anyone interested in agriculture. Lunch will be served. RSVP to the Chamber Office at 218-847-9202.

Friday, Dec. 13

Friendly Square dance

Park Rapids Friendly Squares host a square dance at Century School. Roger McNeil will be calling, and Bernette McNeil will cue rounds between tips. Plus dance is from 7:30-8 p.m., and mainstream is from 8-10. Club members will have potluck lunch after the dance. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Lakes Area Music Teachers

Members of the Lakes Area Independent Music Teachers meet from 4 to 6 p.m. in the home of Marlys Douglas, 331 Elizabeth Street, Detroit Lakes. All area Independent Music Teachers are invited to attend. For information, or directions to the meeting, call 847-5188.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Eagles Christmas bake sale

The Eagles Auxiliary hosts a Christmas bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Eagles. Christmas cookies and goodies will be sold by the pound, with specialty Christmas items sold separately.  Come early for the best selection.


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

Catholic Church bake sale

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, hosts a Christmas bake sale after the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Dec. 14, and on Sunday, Dec 15, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome. Come and get your Christmas goodies.

DL area adaptive hockey

The Detroit Lakes Area Adaptive Hockey is a new team that spends time on the ice working towards being a part of Minnesota Special Hockey, and is open to any age and ability. Practice is Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Kent Freeman Arena.  Registration is required prior to participation. Please call 507-830-1452 for more information.

Senior drive safety class

An eight-hour defensive driving class is Dec. 9 and 10 from 5-9 p.m. in the Perham Senior Center, 300 W. Main, Perham. Cost is $20. A four-hour refresher course is Dec. 10 from 5-9 p.m. Cost is $13. To register, call Denise Lillis at 346-3336.

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.

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.

Preschool screening

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.