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 email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 12
Christian Women’s Club
The Detroit Lakes Christian Women’s Club presents “Putting a Spring into your Step” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn, DL. Lunch cost is $9.25. Make reservations by March 10 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.
Thursday, March 13
The Becker County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Offices.
Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society holds its regular meeting on the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. This month we will have member Gerry Schram speak to our group about his Schram family. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting. Call Virginia Weston at 847-6483 if you have any questions.
Friendly Squares dance
Park Rapids Friendly Squares hosts a square dance in Century School from 7:30-8 p.m. for the Plus and from 8-10 for Mainstream. Myron Hollatz will be calling. Donna Stone will cue rounds between tips. There will be a farewell potluck lunch provided by club members after the dance for Loren and Gladys Wignes. All square dancers and spectators are welcome. For more information, call Joy Benjamin at 218-564-6098.
Native America Education meeting
The Detroit Lakes Native American education parent committee meeting is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the DL School District Admin Center, 702 Lake Avenue. There will be a special presentation on a recent study and survey regarding our 3rd through 5th grade Native American students and MAPP testing. It is open to the public.
Saturday, March 15
St. Patrick’s Dance
The Eagles Club hosts a St. Patrick’s Dance from 6:30 to 11 p.m. in the Eagles Club. There will be auction items with all proceeds matched dollar for dollar and going to the Becker County Food Pantry. There will be an Eagles Buffet starting at 2 p.m. and serving until gone. Contact Betty Hochhalter at 847-5670 with any questions.
Sunday, March 16
St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Hawley, hosts a March dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults are $10, ages 6-12 are $4 and preschool are free.
Joann Knapp will be presenting a program on her adventures to the Galapagos at 3:30 p.m. in the Congregational Church, DL. The trip was all captured on DVD and narrated by Joann. The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Questions call 701-412-7384.
Tuesday, March 18
The Detroit Lakes Lions Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Gerald Johnson at 847-3923.
Overeaters Anonymous Detroit Lakes Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at noon in the second floor library of the First Lutheran Church.
Midwest Minn. Harness Club
The Midwest Minnesota Harness Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes American Legion.
Driver’s safety refresher
A 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.
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The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring Lenten Fish Fries on Fridays, March 7-April 11, from 5-7 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for those under 12. All proceeds return to the community.
Battle of the Businesses Bowling Tournament
The DL Lions Club and Voyageur Lanes host Battle of the Businesses Bowling Tournament on March 22. Four-person teams bowl at 2, 4 or 6 p.m. Entry fee is $100. For more info, contact Brenda Wieland at 844-4221 ext. 112.
Art of Marriage seminar
The Seventh-day Adventist Church, DL, 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 http://www.eventbrite.com/ 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.
Lake Park-Audubon Community Ed hosts “It’s NOT my Imagination…It’s my Adrenals!” with instructor Amy Lundberg. You might be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue (Super Woman Syndrome) if you feel if you sat down to rest you would not be able to get back up again but you can’t fall asleep at night or stay asleep. Class is March 29 from 9–10:30 a.m. Class fee is $10.
Mosaic Garden Light
Lake Park-Audubon Community Ed hosts “Mosaic Garden Light” with instructor Becky Mitchell, The Glass Lady Studio. Class is March 29 from 10:30 a.m.–noon in the Glass Lady Studio, Lake Park. Class fee is $30.
Wagon Wheel Rug
Lake Park-Audubon Community Ed hosts “Wagon Wheel Rug” with instructor JoAnne Flom. This type of rug dates back to the early settlers. As they traveled across country the ladies used the 5th wheel on the carriage to make rugs for their new homes. In this class you’ll use hula hoops. Use your old jeans, t-shirts, bed sheets, towels or virtually any material to make a rug, chair pad or even coasters. Bring a sheet for the “spokes” and the material you will be using for weaving to class. Please bring a needle, thread and scissors to class also. Class is April 24 and May 1 from 6-8 p.m. Class fee is $15 and includes a hula hoop.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Essentia Health St. Mary’s hosts childbirth preparation classes for expectant mothers in their sixth to seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include Labor & Delivery, Cesarean Birth, Role of the Labor Companion, Newborn Care, Unexpected Outcomes, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Postpartum Period, Breathing Patterns & Relaxation Techniques. Suggested donation is $30 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (218) 847-0804.
Card making, scrapbook classes
The DL Senior Citizen Center hosts a card making and scrapbooking class every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donated cards are welcome.
Be a foster grandparent
For those 55 and older interested in being a foster grandparent through the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council program, call 1-800-584-7020 or visit www.tvoc.org.
Adult Basic Education
GED and ESL classes are available through Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education. Contact them at 218-844-5760 or stop by M-State, Room E 103 for a consultation. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.