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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

Monday, Feb. 24

Odd Fellows

The Odd Fellows meets at 1:30 p.m. in the hall at 118 W. Holmes St. Detroit Lakes. Visitors are always welcome.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Native American education meeting

A public meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at the Detroit Lakes School District Administration Center, regarding the District #22 Title VII program, review the current District #22 Title VII program services, and make ongoing recommendations pertaining to the unique academic needs of Native American students in the Detroit Lakes Public Schools. Everyone is welcome.

BC Emergency meeting

Becker County Emergency Management hosts a mitigation-planning event at 10 a.m. in the third floor meeting room of the old section of the court house. The event will include an overview of the mitigation planning process; specifically, addressing issues of hazard profiling, disaster modeling, and a question and answer period will be offered. For more info, contact Craig Fontaine at or 846-7302.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Cancer support group

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Cancer Support Group meets at 5 p.m. in the mid-campus conference room. Questions? Call Jen Frank at 847-0883. The Cancer Support Group is for patients, survivors, family, friends and caregivers. February’s speaker is Tracy Roforth, occupational therapist. The support group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Friday, Feb. 28

Friendly Squares

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

Saturday, March 1

Travis Leitheiser benefit

A spaghetti dinner benefit for Travis Leitheiser, who was injured in a car accident in September, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Speak Easy, Detroit Lakes. There will also be a silent auction. Funds raised will help defray medical bills.

Wolfe, Riehle fundraiser

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to support Zach Wolfe and Dylan Riehle’s summer trip to Europe is from 4-7 p.m. in Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway. Adults are $8, kids 6-12 are $5 and children under 6 are free.

Catholic Daughters

The Catholic Daughters of Holy Rosary Church meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish living room area. The guest speaker will be a representative of The Refuge.


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

Driver’s safety refresher

Two 4-hour refresher driver’s safety classes are March 11 and March 18 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.  in the United Community Bank, Perham. Cost is $13. To register, call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.

Lunch and Learn

M State’s BES hosts a Lunch & Learn How to Patent your Idea on Feb. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. Cathy Lindquist, executive director for Small Business Development Centers, and Michael Neustel, patent attorney, will talk about patenting your ideas. Lunch is provided. Cost is $7, and pre-registration is required. For more info, contact Nicole at or 846-3733.

Art of Marriage seminar

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, Detroit Lakes, hosts “The Art of Marriage” seminar on March 14, from 6:30-9 p.m. and March 15-16 from 3-6 p.m. both days. Register by phone (218-937-5597) or online at by March 5. A $50 fee covers the seminar materials, snacks and a banquet meal. For more info, contact Diana Malvick at 218-846-9941.

Kidsfirst Preschool registration

Kidsfirst Preschool at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, will begin taking fall 2014 registrations on Thursday, Feb 27, at 8 a.m. Full day, half day and summer sessions will be offered. Please come in person and bring your child’s immunization records. Your child must be at least 3 years old to enroll. Please call Beth at 847-5656 with any questions.

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 Essentia Health-St. Mary’s 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.