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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 27

Lakes Area Community Concert Band

The Lakes Area Community Concert Band performs at 4 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre. There will be a free-will offering.

Fried fish dinner

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway, hosts a fried fish dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free will offering. The Mary/Martha Ladies will also hold a bake sale.

Rising Sun Dancers

Rising Sun Dancers hosts their last dance as a club from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center, with Roger Lueth calling the tips. This will be a free dance, so if you can, please come and join us. Lunch will be served by the club.

Staying strong for Paxton

Paxton, 18-month-old son of Tasha Licence and Ryan Brummund, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and a benefit for him is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Cactus, Perham. There will be a pancake feed, silent auction, vendors and bowling. Donations can also be made at United Community Bank.

Monday, April 28

Odd Fellows meeting

The Odd Fellows meeting is at 1:30 p.m. in the hall at 118 W. Holmes Street, DL. Visitors are always welcome.

Tuesday, April 29

LP Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. in the apartment of Dorothy Harsh. The address is 1122 27th Ave. S., Apt. #5, Moorhead. Meet at St. Francis Catholic Church parking lot at 11:30 to carpool to Moorhead.

Tamarac volunteer training

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge hosts a volunteer orientation and spring training from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center. Curious about Tamarac’s Volunteer Program?  Learn about the many ways in which you can make a difference for wildlife and people. Lunch provided, with tour in the afternoon. Please RSVP.  218-844-1756.

Thursday, May 1

North Country Trail

Itasca Moraine Chapter of the North Country Trail Assoc. holds its spring meeting at Jimmy’s restaurant, Walker. The meal is at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7.  The public is welcome.

Nationals Day of Prayer

Faith Free Lutheran Church, DL, hosts a National Day of Prayer service at 7 p.m.

Friday, May 2

United for Jesus event

A Generation United for Jesus hosts a concert at 8 .m. in the Holmes Theatre with Dead Come to Life featuring Loftland and Tricia Brock from Superchick. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Saturday, May 3

Amber Shaide benefit

A benefit for Amber Shaide is from 6 to 10 p.m. in Shorewood Pub. There will be chili and fry bread, a silent auction, meat raffle, DJ and pool tournament.

May Day for Shianne

A benefit for Shianne Stull, Hawley sixth grader who has been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, begins at 1 p.m. in The Mainline Bar and Grill in Downer. There will be a kids carnival, food, an auction and live entertainment. Donations are also being accepted at any Bell State Bank & Trust location.

Chili feed

The 28th annual Height of Land Sportsmen’s Club chili feed is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Height of Land Sportsmen’s Club, 13 miles east on Hwy 34 and 1/4 north on public access road. There will be door prizes and raffles.

Parrot Heads meeting

The Lakes Area Parrot Heads monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. in Zorbaz. The group will be working on upcoming “maCAWS for PAWS” and “Boats & Bars 9” events.

Sunday, May 4

Pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus sponsor a pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center.

Legion Auxiliary breakfast

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 hosts a pancake/French toast breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 the DL Legion. A suggested donation of $6.50.

Museum Day

The Becker County Historical Society hosts the annual Museum Day from noon to 4 p.m. Come check out old time games, horse and wagon rides, hand cranked ice cream, demonstrations and more. The event is free.


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.

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.

Twine rug class

Do you like the look of homemade rugs? Don’t like to let anything go to waste? Try the twine rug class through Lake Park-Audubon Community Ed. Turn old jeans, t-shirts, bed sheets, towels or virtually any material into beautiful rugs. Prep work is required prior to each class, which is held in the LPA elementary lunchroom. Please bring scissors, needle and thread to class, Thursday, May 15 and 22, from 6-8 p.m. Class fee is $25. To register, call LPA Community Ed at 218-238-5914 ext. 2091 or email

Cancer support group

Essentia Health St. Mary’s Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5 pm.  Please meet at the fireplace in the Clinic Lobby. The cancer support group is open to anyone who is affected by cancer — patients, survivors, family, friends or caregivers.  For additional information, contact Jennifer Frank at 218-847-0880. 

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.

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.

Celebrate Recovery

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.