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Thursday, Feb. 6


The February 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 qualify, you must be at least 60 years of age and meet the USDA income guidelines.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Snowshoe hike

Join the Laurentian Lakes Chapter of the North Country National and Scenic Trail as they snowshoe from the CR-39 trailhead south along the Laurentian Divide to the State Hwy 113 trailhead. Meet at the CR-39 trailhead at 1 p.m. This trailhead is about 2 miles north of the Intersection of State Hwy 113 and Becker Co. Rd 37. Note: A ride back to the cars at the starting point will be provided. This is a relatively long snowshoe hike (4 miles) but it would be possible for people to do a shorter, out and back snowshoe trip if they wished. For more information, call Ray Vlasak at 218-573-3243 or e-mail

Youth fishing derby

The Luke Gandrud Memorial Youth Fishing Derby is from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Lake Ida. Tackle and bait will be provided. Free hot dogs and pop on the ice. It is open to ages 15 and under.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O Chapter FG meets at 9:30 a.m. in the home of Mary Richards, with Cheryl Mollberg and Ruth Olson assisting. Program will be presented by Ardys Horner. Refreshments will be served.

Valentine’s banquet

Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts its annual Valentine’s Banquet starting at 5:30 p.m. in the church. There is no charge for this event, but we ask that you RSVP by calling 439-3255 and leave us a message as soon as possible with the number attending. Dinner is at 5:30, with the program to follow.


The Lakes Area Woodcarvers are in the Washington Square Mall. Stop by and see demonstrations and ask questions.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Pancake breakfast

The Callaway Lions host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center. It is a free-will offering.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Spaghetti dinner

Rotary’s Polar-ific spaghetti dinner is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in M State. Tickets are $7 for adults, kids ages 4-12 are $4 and ages 3 and under are free. Takeout is available.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

DL Christian Women’s Club

The Detroit Lakes Christian Women’s Club hosts “Living Happily Ever After” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn. Lunch cost is $9.25. Make reservations by Feb. 10 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.


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

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

Tangquist account

Detroit Lakes resident Blake Tangquist lost his home and all of his belongings in a chimney fire. A benefit account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank under ‘Blake Tangquist Benefit’ for anyone who would like to help him out.

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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