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Lakes Area Happenings for the week of Jan. 5-12

Sunday, Jan. 5

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.

Monday, Jan. 6

PEO Chapter DQ postponed

The regular Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meeting has been postponed until Jan. 13.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Christian Women’ Club

The DL Christian Women’s Club meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn, DL. Lunch cost is $9.25. Make reservations by Jan. 6 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

Thursday, Jan. 9


The January MAC-NAPS distribution is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, DL. 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.

Genealogical Society

Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society holds its regular meeting and Christmas party on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting. In case of inclement weather, call Virginia Weston at 847-6483 if you have any questions.

BC Republicans

The Becker County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Offices.

Friday, Jan. 10

Square dance

Park Rapids Friendly Squares host a square dance at Century School. Jim Lizakowski will be calling. Rita Lizakowski will be cueing. Plus is from 7:30-8 p.m., Mainstream is from 8-10. Club members will provide a potluck lunch after the dance. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Woodcarvers meeting

Woodcarvers meet at 9 a.m., or whenever you can make it, in the Washington Mall in the storefront next to the drug store.

Winter Trails Day

Celebrate Winter Trails Day with the Laurentian Lakes Chapter, North Country Trail Association at Maplelag Resort. Come out to celebrate winter by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on Maplelag’s trail system. There will also be a silent auction, business meeting and more. For more info, contact Ray Vlasak at 218-573-3243 or

Monday, Jan. 13

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets in the Congregational Church at 1 p.m. Donna Bursik is the hostess, with Sally Oja, Carolyn Armknecht and Margaret Gunderson assisting. Joann Knapp and Loxley Koshnick will present the program on the Galapagos Islands.


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

Lakes Area Chorale

Come sing with the Lakes Area Chorale on Sundays at 4 p.m., Jan. 5-March 9. All area singers are welcome to sing in the Lakes Area Chorale community choir rehearsing at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. To participate in Sunday rehearsals and the March 9 concert, or for more information, email or

DL area adaptive hockey

The Detroit Lakes Area Adaptive Hockey is a new team that spends time on the ice working towards being a part of Minnesota Special Hockey, and is open to any age and ability. Practice is Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Kent Freeman Arena. Registration is required prior to participation. Please call 507-830-1452 for more information.

Senior drive safety class

An eight-hour defensive driving class is Jan. 6 and 7 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the United Community Bank, 301 West Main, Perham. Cost is $20. A four-hour refresher course is Jan. 7 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $13. To register, call Denise Lillis at 346-3336.

EMS classes

St. Mary’s EMS is hosting a First Responder class Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3-March 31, from 6-10 p.m. in the EMS building. Cost is $25. For questions or to sign up, contact Brent Kaiser at 847-0817.

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.

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