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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, March 16

March dinner

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.

Galapagos presentation

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.

Saturday, March 15

DL Women of Today

The Detroit Lakes Women of Today are looking for area women interested in making a difference in our community.  Stop by the Speak Easy from 5 to 8 p.m.  for a St. Patrick’s Day membership social to meet members and learn more about the local chapter. Free appetizers. Questions, contact Robin at 701-388-7321.

Tuesday, March 18

Lions Club

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

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.

Diggin’ Downtown DL meeting

A Diggin’ Downtown DL meeting is at 9 a.m. in La Barista for business owners that will be affected by the Washington Avenue project this summer. City Engineer Jon Pratt will give a construction update. There will also be discussion on marketing and budget.

Saturday, March 22

Hop into Spring celebration

Grace Lutheran Church hosts a grilled pork roast dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults are $8, children 4-12 are $5 and ages 4 and under are free.

Monday, March 24

Odd Fellows mtng

There will be an Odd Fellows meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the hall at 118 W. Holmes St., DL. Visitors are always welcome.

Tuesday, March 25

Overeaters Anonymous

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

LP Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. in the new Ella Marie’s Cafe and Collectibles, located at 14989 County Road 4, just to the west of the Roadhouse on County Road 5 and near the public access to Lake Ida. For more information on the club, contact 218-532-2883. New members are always welcome.


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

Fish fry

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.

Kindergarten roundup

Rossman and Roosevelt Elementary Schools, DL, host kindergarten roundup at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. on April 7. Each session is one hour and you may attend either. If your child is age-eligible for kindergarten and you have not received a registration packet, contact the school at 847-9271.

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.

A day of pampering

Single Mother, Widow, Military Wife? If you answered yes, Lakes Area Vineyard Church would like to offer you a 1/2 day of pampering on April 12 completely free with no strings attached. Services provided include facials, pedicures, manicures, massages, childcare, appetizers, valet parking, basic car maintenance and much more. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. and event begins at 9 and ends at noon. Please RSVP by April 8 by calling Lakes Area Vineyard Church at 218-846-1199.

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 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.

Adrenals class

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.

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.