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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, 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.

Thursday, May 8


The May MAC-NAPS distribution is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Applications are available at St. Luke’s Church. To quality you must be at least 60 years of age and meet the USDA income guidelines.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Julie Aaneson, with Betty Gilbert and Beverly Elletson assisting. Program will be presented by Gothe Jensvold. Refreshments will be served.

BC Republicans

The Becker County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in the City Hall meeting room.

Genealogical society

The Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. Our speaker will be Willie Humbeck, who will speak about Germany. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting. Call Virginia Weston at 847-6483 if you have any questions.

Friday, May 9

Tacos in a bag

The ALC Tacos-In-A-Bag fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holmes Theatre entrance at the DLCCC. Cost is $4 for taco in a bag or $5 with a can of pop/water.

Friendly Squares

Park Rapids Friendly Squares hosts their last square dance for the season. The dance will be at Century School. Larry Johansen will be calling. Plus 7:30-8; Mainstream 8-10. Donna Stone will cue rounds between tips. Club members will serve potluck lunch after the dance. All square dancers and spectators are welcome. For more information, call Joy Benjamin at 218-564-6098.

Saturday, May 10

Gress benefit, silent auction

A benefit and silent auction for Justin Gress and his family will be held at the El Zagal Shrine, 1429 Third St. N., Fargo, starting at 4 p.m. Justin suffered a heart attack on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 12, and has ongoing medical expenses as a result. Donations may be made prior to the benefit at Janke’s Sew & Vac, 607 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, or online at

Mother Daughter Luncheon

“Wedding Remembered,” a mother daughter luncheon, is at noon in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, DL. Tickets are $8.

Spring Vendor Blender

A Spring Vendor Blender and Craft Show is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. It is free admission and over $1,000 in door prizes will be given away. For more information, contact Michelle at 218-841-7872.

Lakes Area Woodcarvers

The Lakes Area Woodcarvers demonstrate their craft in the Washington Square Mall. Stop by to check it out and visit.

Sunday, May 11

Mother’s Day dinner

The DL Knights of Columbus host a Mother’s Day ham and turkey dinner from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center. Adults are $9, ages 4-12 are $4 and under age 4 are free.


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.

Youth ATV safety training class

Woods-n-Wheels ATV Club hosts a youth ATV safety training class May 17 in Detroit Lakes. Sign up is May 8 at 6 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes VFW or by calling 218-847-4868.

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.