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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 pmayfield@dlnewspapers.com.

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Wednesday, Dec. 18

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.

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, Dec. 19

ULTRA Club meeting

The Detroit Lakes ULTRA Snowmobile Club meets at 7 p.m. in The Sandbar, Detroit Lakes.  The club encourages all area snowmobilers to attend and get involved to help support our local trail system. Chili will be served. 

Alpha Theta Chapter

The December Alpha Theta Chapter meeting is attending the DLHS Madrigal Dinner as we celebrate our 45th Alpha Theta Chapter Anniversary Celebration Event. Members, please contact our Program Chairman Kay Fulp by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 18, if you have not signed up for the Madrigal Event. Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner can be purchased at Central Market for $30. Please meet before 6:15 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Senior High Multi-Purpose Room.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Candlelight service

Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church host a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Christmas dinner

First Lutheran Church, DL, hosts Christmas dinner from noon to 2 p.m. for any area residents, especially those that will be alone at Christmas. Meals can be delivered within the DL city limits. Contact the church before noon on Dec. 23 at 844-2808 and leave your name, address, phone number and number of meals needed. There is no charge for the meal.

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

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 Jan. 6 and 7 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the United Community Bank, 301 West Main, Perham. Cost is $20. A four-hour refresher course is Jan. 7 from 12:30-4:30 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 communityed@lpa.k12.mn.us 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.

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.

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