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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, Feb. 9

Pancake breakfast

The Callaway Lions host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center. It is a free-will offering.

Family ski trek

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge hosts a Family Ski Trek at 1 p.m. Meet at the Pine Lake Parking Area located on County Hwy 29 for this two mile adventure. Participants will leisurely glide along with stops to admire the fascinating world of winter wildlife. For more information, contact the the refuge staff at 218-847-2641. Check their Facebook page as well in case of weather related cancellation.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Spaghetti dinner

Rotary’s Polar-ific spaghetti dinner is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in M State. Tickets are $7 for adults, kids ages 4-12 are $4 and ages 3 and under are free. Takeout is available.

Sons of Norway

Vikingland Lodge No. 495, Detroit Lakes, meets at 7 p.m. in Union Central on Lake Avenue. The program is Amy Degerstrom from the Becker County Historical Society talking about immigration. Public is invited to attend.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

DL Christian Women’s Club

The Detroit Lakes Christian Women’s Club hosts “Living Happily Ever After” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn. Lunch cost is $9.25. Make reservations by Feb. 10 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

Skoe town hall meetings

State Sen. Rod Skoe (DFL-Clearbrook) hosts three town hall meetings. He will be discussing issues and answering questions related to the upcoming 2014 legislative session. Times and locations include Menahga High School Cafeteria/Gymnasium: 9:15–10:15 a.m.; Frazee Fire Hall: 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Lake Park City Hall: 1–2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13

BC Republicans

The Becker County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Offices.

Friday, Feb.14

Friendly Squares

Park Rapids Friendly Squares hosts a square dance in Century School. Roger McNeil will be calling. Plus dance is 7:30 to 8 p.m. Mainstream is 8 to 10 p.m. Bernadette McNeil will cue between tips. Club will provide potluck lunch after the dance. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Valentine’s Day Dance

The Eagles Club hosts a Valentine’s Day Dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m. in the Eagles Club. Music is by Hatfield Bay. Purchase a $5 cupcake for a chance to win $50 in cash. Need to be present to win. All proceeds will go to the Becker County Food Shelf.

Singing Valentine’s

The Heart O’Lakes Harmony barbershop quartet will give your special Valentine a singing valentine message, photo and gift at the location of your choice from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 218-234-8697 to reserve a time.

Saturday, Feb.15

DL Vintage Rally

The annual ULTRA Snowmobile Club’s Vintage Rally and Swap Meet begins with registration from 8 to 11 a.m., with the ride from noon to 5 p.m. It starts at the Detroit Lakes city beach in front of Zorbaz.

Eagles blood drive

The Detroit Lakes Eagles Club will be hosting a blood drive at the Washington Square Mall entrance from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, please call Gordy Martinson, 841-2940, or the Eagles Club, 847-5267.

Sunday, Feb.16

Rising Sun Dancers

The Rising Sun Dancers host a square dance from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Roger McNeil will call the tips and Bernadette will cue rounds. Lunch furnished by the club. All spectators and dancers are always welcome.


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

Family movie, craft day

Lake Park Audubon Community Education hosts the family movie Turbo at 2 p.m. in the Lake Park Audubon High School Theater and Commons. Cost is $5 per family and includes movie and Turbo themed craft.  RSVP to Lake Park Audubon Community Ed at 218-238-5914 ext. 2091.

Healthy habit in the kitchen

Lake Park-Audubon Community Ed hosts a healthy habits in the kitchen class for families. Krystal Maroney, a clinical dietitian from Essentia Health, St. Mary’s, will be teaching about eating healthy and the importance of starting this habit early. This class can be for you, your family or your day care children. She will cover subjects such as how to encourage healthy eating in children; healthy meal planning, and participants also be making a meal in class, so come hungry and ready to learn. It is Feb. 18 from 7-9 p.m. in the LPA High School Consumer Science Room. Class fee is $10. Contact LPA Community Ed to register at 218-238-5914 ext. 2091.

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.

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

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery at The Refuge, for hurts, habits and hang-ups begins with supper at 5:30 p.m., with large group and small group at 6:45. Call 701-367-3313 or 218-847-1982 for more information.

TOPS Chapter 1251

TOPS Chapter 1251, Lake Park, meets starting with the weigh-in at 12:15 p.m. in the Lake Park Lutheran Church basement room. Please use the West entrance and take the basement stairs. New members are always welcome. Call 218-532-2883 for more information.

TOPS Chapter 30

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 30 meets Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church choir room.

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 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.

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