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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

Tuesday, Dec. 31

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Friendly Squares dance

Park Rapids Friendly Squares hosts a square dance at the Park Rapids Airport. The dance will be from 8 p.m.-midnight. The club will be serving potluck at 10 p.m. The caller will be Roger Lueth, and Donna Stone will be cueing rounds between tips. All square dancer and spectators are welcome.

New Year’s Eve dance party

The Detroit Lakes Eagles Club hosts a New Year’s Eve dance party from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music is by Hatfield Bay. Members and guests are welcome.

Monday, Jan. 6

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.

Winter Trails Day

Celebrate Winter Trails Day with the Laurentian Lakes Chapter, North Country Trail Association at Maplelag Resort on Saturday, Jan. 11. 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, dinner and more. RSVP by Jan. 1 required for dinner. Please contact Ray Vlasak at 218-573-3243 or

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.

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.

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