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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


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.

MOFAS community event

A MOFAS community Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder presentation and discussion for all young men and women, ages 14-25, is 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.

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.

Monday, May 5

Catholic Daughters

The Holy Rosary Catholic Daughters meet at 7 p.m. in Holy Rosary, St. Benedict’s room. The speaker is Jerry Schutz on the new Kinship program.

Tuesday, May 6

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Birds and Blooms

Lakes Area Kinship mentoring organization hosts Birds and Blooms from 4 to 7 p.m. in La Barista. Come hear about the program and purchase birding supplies, gardening supplies and much more. Cost is $10 a person and includes hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds to benefit the Kinship program. Contact Susie Felt at Lakes Area Kinship for more information 218-847-8572.

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. If you wish to play, please call one of the following to make your reservation by noon on May 5th:  Em Laskey at 847-3992; Gladie Swanson at 847-5332; Bev Thompson at 847-7921.


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

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.

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

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.

TOPS Chapter 1251

TOPS Chapter 1251, Lake Park, meets Tuesdays starting with the weigh-in at 4 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 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.

Birthing class

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