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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, April 13

Haining family entertainment

The Haining family from Branson, Mo., performs at 7 p.m. in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee. They perform a blend of family harmonies, Bluegrass and yodeling. A freewill offering will be taken, and a social hour will follow.

Ham Bingo

The Callaway Lions Club hosts ham bingo beginning at 7 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center.


St. Theodore’s Church, Ponsford/Pine Point, hosts Bingo at 1:30 p.m. 20 games, 20 winners.

Color Guard breakfast

The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard fundraiser pancake/French toast breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon in the DL Legion Club. Suggested donation is $6.50.

Athmann benefit

A benefit for David Athmann, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, is from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Moorhead American Legion. There will be a meal, silent auction and more.

Monday, April 14

Eken, Marquart town hall

Sen. Kent Eken and Rep. Paul Marquart hold a town meeting at 9 a.m. in Detroit Lakes City Hall to hear from residents on important state issues.

PEO Chapter DQ

The PEO Chapter DQ meets at 5 p.m. in the home of Rachael Gabe, where a light meal will be served.  Co-hostesses are Gerry Langemo, Mary Seaworth, Maureen Karsnia, Nancy Swedberg and Nancy Christiansen. Rachael will also present the program.

Tuesday, April 15

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.

Old Time Variety Dance

An old time variety dance is from 1 to 4 p.m. in Frazee’s White Pine Room. Music is by Eric’s Dance Band.

League of Women Voters

The Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters hosts Susan Sheridan Tucker, executive director of the league, from 5 to 6:30 pm. in Ma Barista. Come for wine and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP to or 218-341-0452.

Wednesday, April 16

AIS volunteer

Become an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Volunteer with training at 6 p.m. in the Becker County Court House. Receive AIS volunteer training from the Watercraft Inspection Program staff. Please include contact information in your RSVP in case of cancellations. For more information, contact Mike Bolinksi at 218-739-7576 ext. 259 or by email at

Friday, April 18

Good Friday service

The Evangelical Pastors’ Fellowship hosts a community Good Friday service at 7 p.m. in Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church, DL. There will be a free will offering, and coffee and bars will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday, April 20

Easter breakfast service

The Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts an Easter breakfast and celebration service at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome.


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

Flowers for sale

The Roosevelt PTO is selling flowers and some produce now through April 14 to raise money for field trips, technology and other needs for the elementary school. Orders will be delivered May 8 by the students who submitted the orders. For those wishing to order flowers, which will all grow in this zone, can either contact a Roosevelt Elementary student or Jenna Schoenberger at 850-0595.

MOFAS community event

A MOFAS community Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder presentation and discussion for all young men and women, ages 14-25, is May 1 from 4-6 p.m. in Lincoln Education Center, DL. There will be free gifts, dinner and prizes. Childcare is available. Contact Carrie at 218-847-4418 to reserve space.

AARP defensive driving class

Adults ages 55 and older are invited to a May 6 4-hour AARP Defensive Driving refresher class from 6 to 10 p.m. in the LP-A High School media room. Contact Community Ed at 218-238-5914 ext. 2091 or email to register. Cost is $15 AARP Members/$20 non-members.

Faith Christian enrollment

Faith Christian School in Detroit Lakes is now enrolling for grades K-5th for the 2014/2015 school year. Call Anita Thorson at 847-7375 for more information.

ECLA Cluster 7 gathering

All women of the ELCA are invited to attend the Cluster 7 Spring gathering on Saturday, April 26, at NeeGonNee Lutheran Church, rural Mahnomen. Registration is $10 and will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m., followed by a program and a noon luncheon, which is included in the registration fee. There will be a bible study, special music and an inspirational speaker. RSVP to Linda Lang at 218-935-2969 by April 21. Any questions, call Joan Westlake, Cluster 7 coordinator, at 218-847-8913.