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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, Oct. 13

Musical Homecoming

Lakes Area Music Teachers presents A Musical Homecoming at 4 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church, DL. Performers include Laker Singers, Erik Sukke, Chelsea Larson, Doug Newman, Tim Eggebraaten, Paul Heisler, Ashley Morben, Laura and Lori Paakh and Ann Ballard and Mark Champa.

Dad’s Belgian waffles

Jesus Little Lambs Preschool hosts a fundraiser serving Dad’s Belgian Waffles from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vergas Event Center. All you can eat waffles served with sausage, toppings and beverages, made from scratch and served hot off the iron. Carry out plates available. It is a free will offering.

Columbus Day dinner

The Knights of Columbus annual Columbus Day dinner is from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center. Adults are $9 and ages 4 to 12 are $4.

Harvest Festival

The Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts its annual Harvest Festival at 4 p.m. There will be music and singing and pie and coffee served by the church men. For more information, call 439-3255. 

Monday, Oct. 14

Wine tasting event

DL Breakfast Rotary Club hosts a wine tasting event at Spanky’s Stone Hearth. Happy hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Tickets are $50 per person and include a four-course meal and four wines, and also includes you in a chance to win a gift card to Spanky’s and wine giveaways. For more info, contact Kathy at

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets at 1 p.m. in the home of Marcia Potvin. Assisting hostesses are Jane Besse, Sylvia Campion and Judy Quam. P.E.O. MN state officer Lauri Cushing will be visiting the chapter for this meeting.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Overeaters Anonymous

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

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.

Grieving my way

Grieving my Way, a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child of any age, meets the second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library. For more info, call Brenda at 846-9275.

BC disaster drill

A Becker County Disaster Drill will be at 6 p.m. at the Becker County Courthouse. The drill will educate and train law enforcement, fire and EMS rescue. This is just a training exercise and no need for alarm.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Human society fundraiser

A Human Society of the Lakes fundraiser offers several wine tasting stations, along with the tasty gourmet appetizers from The Fireside from 7-10 p.m. The fun, casual evening will also include a variety of ‘wine’ themed trinkets for sale. Music by acoustic guitar player Mike Holtz is at 8; Scott Lindman from Paustis Wine Company will do a short presentation. A limited number of tickets are on sale now for $40 and all ticket buyers will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to The Fireside and 2 tickets to a future wine tasting event at The Fireside. All proceeds from the tickets and sales of items will benefit HSL. To purchase tickets, please contact Beth at or 701.306.5438.

Lake Region Garden Club

Lake Region Garden Club meets at Don and Pam Skarie’s tomato hothouse at 5:30 pm.  Please be prompt.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Eagles charity auction

The Detroit Lakes Eagles host a live charity auction for members and guests at 6 p.m. A few of the items on the auction include WE Fest tickets, bathroom faucet and pontoon ride among others.

Vigesaa benefit

A benefit for Rob Vigesaa is from 5 to 11 p.m. at Shorewood Pub, DL. There will be a silent auction, raffle and spaghetti dinner. Donations can also be made at American National Bank, DL. Rob was involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained serious head and body injuries.

Old time variety dance

An old time variety dance is 7-10 p.m. in the White Pine Room, Frazee. Music is by Albert Mikesh.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Turkey dinner

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Hawley, hosts a turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults are $10, ages 6-12 are $5 and preschool are free.

Miss MN welcome home

A welcome home party for Miss Minnesota 2013 Rebecca Yeh, who competed at the Miss America Pageant and won a preliminary talent award and was 4th runner-up to Miss America, is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, DL. Please use north entrance. Rebecca will be performing her Miss America talent, presenting some of her Miss America wardrobe and share her Miss America experience.

Lakes Figure Skating

Lakes Figure Skating starts its 2013/2014 season on Oct. 20 in the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes. If you have a child interested in ice skating, come at 4 p.m. to register your skater. Or you can call with questions or concerns to 218-234-2706. You can also register online at


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

DL ECFE pictures

The Detroit Lakes Early Childhood Family Education and School Readiness programs invite all families with preschoolers to join them for their annual photo fundraiser at the Lincoln Education Center on Oct. 14-15 from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.  Photos will be taken by Wagoner Portrait Studio and 10 percent of all sales are returned to our preschool program to purchase supplies.  Packages cost $19 and include one 8 x 10, two 5 x 7, two 4 x 6, eight regular wallets and one CD of your photos with copyright release. Families can have their child’s picture taken alone, have all of your children taken together, take the whole family, just the grown-ups, and even grandpa and grandma. Please call Carrie at 844-4797 ext. 6102 to schedule an appointment.

Pumpkins and ponies

On Oct. 19-20, Timberline Ranch hosts Pumpkins and Ponies filled with pony rides, horse rides, small petting farm, hot dogs over afire and more pumpkins from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weather permitting. Cost is $20. Timberline is located off Highway 34 east on Highway 25 north.

Track, Field fundraiser

Ten DLHS girls have been selected to compete in Australia next summer in the Down Under International Track and Field competition. To cover travel expenses, they are selling Culligan Softener Salt and delivering it to customers’ homes. The delivered price will be $6.50 for a 40 pound back of regular salt, and $7.50 for a 40 pound bag of the Culligan Iron Out salt. Delivery date will be either Oct. 26 or 27, and people can order by contacting Mike Labine at 218-841-0601 or emailing

Coat give-away

Trinity Lutheran Church, DL, hosts a coat give-away (winter coats, hats, shoes, mittens, sweatshirts and other clothing). Items are on a first come, first serve basis, and sizes child to adult are available. The give-away is Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Oct. 14-16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Homebuyer education

A homebuyer education program coming to Detroit Lakes offers the chance to be informed before you buy. “Home Stretch” is an eight-hour workshop offered by a network of trained homebuyer educators throughout the state. This free class is from 5-9:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 in the Lincoln Education Center, Detroit Lakes. To register, call 800-752-6579. The workshop also includes dinner both evenings and opportunities for free follow-up housing advising. The workshop agenda covers the steps to homeownership, budgeting, credit, the closing processing, real estate and more.

Caregivers conference

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the 10th annual Fargo-Moorhead Caregiver Conference focuses on “Caregiving – Recharging and Finding Balance.” The event is from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead. Speakers and topics are Julie Blehm, M.D., Sanford Health, “The Aging Processs”; Loni Larson, LICSW, Fargo VA Health Care System, “Tips on Communicating with Your Health Care Team”; and Kevin Paape, D.C., Healing Arts Chiropractic, “Balance.” While there is no cost to attend, registration is required by Tuesday, Oct. 22. Email or call her at (218) 299-5514 to register.

Pine Point Haunted House

The Pine Point Haunted House, Ponsford, is Oct. 19 and 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. each night. Cost is $5 per person and proceeds go to the Pine Point Powwow Committee.

Aho benefit fund

An account has been set up for Amanda Aho who was diagnosed with Hodkin’s Lymphoma, 16 weeks after learning she’s pregnant with her third child. She started chemo in July, andonce the baby is born in November, she will continue chemo and have radiation. The account is set up at Midwest Bank, Detroit Lakes.

Rifle sight-in

The Becker County Sportsmen’s Club holds a rifle sight-in on Nov. 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be no charge for members showing their current membership card. Others are charged $5 per gun. Youth shooters ages 12-18 will be admitted free by showing their MN Firearms safety Certificate.

Holiday Vendor Blender

Lake Park Audubon Community Education is hosting a Holiday Vendor Blender and Craft Bazaar on Nov. 23 in the Lake Park High School gym and theater. An 8 x 8 space is $12 if you bring your own table. It will be $5 extra per table to use ours. Contact the Community Ed. department at 218-238-5914 ext. 2091 or email at for more information or to register.