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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 20

Easter breakfast service

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

Easter brunch

An Easter Brunch, including Pam’s Famous Caramel Rolls, is served at Bakke Lutheran Church following the Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m.

Tuesday, April 22

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Township offers meeting

The Becker County Association of Township Officers meets at 7:15 p.m. in the court house, third floor jury assembly room. Registration is at 6:45.

Earth Hour on Hodge Podge

KDLM hosts Earth Hour on Hodge Podge from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Historical Holmes Theatre with live music, special guests, quizzes and information on environmental around the lakes area.

Wednesday, April 23

World Book Night

Ruth Solie, Detroit Lakes, and Gwen Hoberg, Moorhead, celebrate World Book Night by giving away 20 copies of “The Lighthouse Road” by Peter Geye and “Catch 22” by Joseph Heller starting at 1 p.m. in La Barista. For more information on World Book Night, visit

Thursday, April 24

Tamarac celebrates Mother Earth

Let’s make this part of the earth better for wildlife and people. Meet at the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and lend a hand as we prepare to welcome spring and early summer visitors. We will work on refuge litter routes and visitor center area from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Dress for the weather! Bring gloves and wear clothes you can get dirty. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Tamarac. Please RSVP to Janice 844-1756 by Tuesday, April 22.

Friday, April 25

Talk of the Town

Eric Bergeson, owner of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, and a weekly columnist for several newspapers, will be our first speaker at our “Talk of the Town” series this summer. It is at 9 a.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Come and enjoy this free event. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Friendly Squares

Park Rapids Friendly Squares host a square dance in Century School, Park Rapids. Abe Maier will be calling from 7:30-8 for Plus and 8-10 for Mainstream. The club members will provide a potluck lunch after the dance. All square dancers and spectators are welcome. For more information, contact Joy Benjamin at 218-564-6098.

Arbor Day planting

The City of Detroit Lakes celebrates Arbor Day with Mayor Matt Brenk giving a short presentation at 9:30 a.m. near the theater entrance to the DL Community Center and will recognize the City of Detroit Lakes for receiving the Tree City USA award for the 26th consecutive year. Smoky the Bear will be on hand to help. The public is invited to attend. Local students will help plant two trees.

Spring rally

The Ladies Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Detroit Lakes Zone hosts their Spring Rally from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in rural Vergas. Theme of the day is “God Alone is Our Rock.”

Eagles dance

An Eagles Dance is from 8:30-11:30 p.m., featuring Hatfield Bay Band. For more info, contact Dave at 847-5670 or the Eagles Club at 847-5267.

Meatball, gravy dinner

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Evergreen, hosts a meatball and gravy supper and bake sale from 4:30 to 7 p.m. It will be a free will offering, and everyone is welcome.

Spring Interlude Olympics

The 13th annual Spring Interlude Olympics, a fundraiser for Holy Rosary music and arts programs, begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Holmes Ballroom, DLCCC. There will be a dinner, auctions, raffles and dance. Tickets are $60 and are available at Holy Rosary, by calling 847-5306 or online at

Saturday, April 26

Fish dinner, rummage sale

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, hosts its annual Fish Dinner from 4–7 p.m. It is a freewill offering. There will also be a rummage sale that day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Spring luncheon

Community Alliance Church hosts a spring luncheon. All women are welcome. There will be antiques, music and fun for everyone. Call 847-2266 for tickets.

French toast brunch

The Lake Park Lions French toast brunch is from 7:30 to 11:30 pm. in the Lake Park Community Center. It is a free will offering.

Bike rodeo

Families are invited to attend a free bike rodeo beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Kent Freeman Arena, hosted by the Detroit Lakes Active Living Committee. New bikes and bike helmets will be given away.

ECLA Cluster 7 gathering

All women of the ELCA are invited to attend the Cluster 7 Spring gathering 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.


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

Senior driver safety class

A Senior Driver safety 4-hr refresher class is April 30 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in United Community Bank, Perham. Cost is $13. To register, call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.

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.