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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, Jan. 19

Pancake breakfast

The Callaway Lions host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center.


The Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts a singpiration at 7 p.m. Come enjoy a night of fellowship and singing. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Lions Club

The Detroit Lakes Lions Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Gerald Johnson at 847-3923.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Midwest Minn. Harness Club

The Midwest Minnesota Harness Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes American Legion. This month, Dr. Jill Langley will speak about deer tick disease and more.

Friday, Jan. 24

Square dance

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

Emmanuel benefit

Emmanuel Foundation Charity Benefit 2014 “Cheers” begins with social hour at 5:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Dinner and dance follow at 7. Call 847-4486 for tickets.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Rising Sun Dancers

The Rising Sun Dancers host a square dance from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Jim Lizakowski will call the tips. Lunch will be furnished by the club. All dancers and spectators are welcome.


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

Auditions for Grease

Grease is the word for the Detroit Lakes Public Schools this March. The iconic musical will be presented March 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in the George Simson Auditorium. Auditions are Jan. 21-23 in the Detroit Lakes High School Music Room and are open to students in grades 9-12. Grease is an energetic musical with infectiously catchy songs and an ode to love that never grows old. Save the dates and join the fun at “Rydell High” in March.

Drum and Dance practice

DL School’s Native American Programs sponsors sign up and practice for the Drum and Dance season. It will take place each Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. throughout the rest of January and times will be announced for February practice. It will be in the Roosevelt Elementary cafeteria. Additional information will be handed out. All K-12 Detroit Lakes students are welcomed, and beginners are encouraged. Any questions, call Joe Carrier at 847-9228 ext. 4 or e-mail him at

Celebrating Early Childhood

An engagement celebrating 10 years of Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative is Jan. 23 at M State, DL. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by facilitated panel and discussion by Elisa Korentayer, E.K. Consulting, from 6 to 8. RSVP by Jan. 16 to Terri Darco at or 218-983-3285 ext. 1381, or to Fran Rethwisch at or 218-847-1385 ext. 2124.

Lakes Area Chorale

Come sing with the Lakes Area Chorale on Sundays at 3 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.

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.

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