Weather Forecast




Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at:

Thursday, Jan. 24

Bookmobile schedule

Viking Library System's bookmobile stops at Dent School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Dent Bank from 11 to 11:30, Richville Post Office from 11:45 to noon, and Vergas Municipal Building from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Dog First Aid clinic

Lucky Dog offers a Red Cross dog First Aid clinic at 6 p.m. Learn to handle emergencies and disaster awareness. Cost is $35. Call 847-4100 for more info.

Taxpayers Assoc.

Senator Rod Skoe will be the guest speaker at the Becker County Taxpayers Association meeting from 7-9 p.m. in room C103 of the MN State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes. The public is invited.

ULTRA meeting

An ULTRA Snowmobile Club general membership meeting is at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Club. Chili will be served.

Friday, Jan. 25

DLCCC teen night

The DLCCC is "the place to be" during teen night just for teens from 7-10 p.m. Youth ages 12-17 can swim in the pool, enjoy the gym and giant slide and check out our new Nintendo Wii. Teen Night is free for members and $3 for non-members.

Genealogy for beginners

The DL Library hosts Genealogy for Beginners from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Explore ways to find information beyond births, deaths and marriages. Class size is limited, so call 847-2168 or stop in at the library to register.

Saturday, Jan. 26

R.E.A.D. seminar

Lucky Dog hosts a R.E.A.D. assistance dog seminar, a program to improve literacy skills of children by reading to dogs. Call 847-4100 for more info.

Tae Kwon Do open house

The DL School of Tae Kwon Do Kumdo hosts an open house at 3 p.m. in the Holmes Ballroom. See with free Martial Arts demonstrations and have refreshments. Come see the Korean art of self-defense in action, and Kumdo the Korean Art of Sword. Get one week free to all new students.

Senior Citizen Prom

Holy Rosary hosts a senior citizen prom beginning with mass at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and music at 6. The event is for 60+ year olds, and it is a free-will donation. RSVP before Friday at 847-1393.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Family Fun Sunday

Spend Sunday as a family at the DLCCC from 1-4 p.m. Check out the giant slide and climbing wall in the gym or swim in the pool with Hank the Hound. Family Fun Sunday is free for DLCCC members and there is a special day pass rate of $3 for students and $5 for adults for non-members.

Holmes Dance Club

The Holmes Dance Club is an informal, fun group that meets once a month from 4 to 6 p.m. to dance in the Holmes Ballroom at the DLCCC. Instructors Mari & Armand Radke will teach a few basic steps prior to the dance, and the rest of the afternoon will be spent dancing away. Music varies from waltzes to fox trots to swing and more. The atmosphere is casual and is open to all ages and all dance abilities. Admission is $5 for adults, and students are free.

88 Keys recital

The Adoration Flue Trio performs classical, religious and pop selections as part of the Historic Holmes Theatre's 88 Keys and More Series at 2 p.m. The trio, made up of Dotz Johnson, Yvonne Palmer and Carol Turner, has been together for three years. They will be accompanied by Connie Wood on piano and Bruce Wisted on saxophone. There will be a free-will offering.

Rising Sun dancers

The Rising Sun Dancers host a square dance from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Roger McNeil will call tips, and lunch will be served. All dancers and spectators are welcome.

Tamarac Ski Trek

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge hosts a ski trek at 1 p.m. Learn about winter wildlife as you enjoy the snow this winter. Join a Tamarac park ranger on a two-mile cross-country ski trek. This short trek is perfect for the whole family. Participants will need to bring their own skis. Meet at the Pine Lake Ski Trail parking lot at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge on Hwy 29, 6 miles north of Hwy 34. The ski program will be cancelled if there is poor weather. Call 847-2641 ext. 23 for more information.

Color Guard breakfast

A Lake Region Veterans Color Guard fund-raiser breakfast, with eggs and pancakes, is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the DL VFW Club. Cost is $5.

Monday, Jan. 28

Odd Fellows

Odd Fellows meets at 1:30 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, DL. Visitors are welcome.

Quilting resources online

Learn to locate quilting resources online from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the DL Library. Learn to print and save quilting patterns and connect with other quilters. Class size is limited, so call 847-2168 or stop in at the library to register.

LP Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Lake Park City Center. Garden Talk will be by Marion Jacobson, and program is all members with show and tell on projects you have been working on. Lunch hostess is Marlys Nelson.

Winter Band Concert

The Detroit Lakes Middle School presents its Winter Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the George Simson Auditorium. There will be a variety of music from the sixth, seventh and eighth grade bands. The public is invited, and admission is free.


412 Lakes Area Toastmasters hosts an open house from noon to 1 p.m., with free pizza, in the Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Detroit Lakes. Toastmasters gives men and women the skills and confidence to effectively express themselves persuasively in any situation.


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

Personal safety seminar

A personal safety seminar "Armed with Confidence" will be presented Jan. 28 from 7-8:30 in the Frazee High School foods lab. Instructor Brian Nelson, Perham chief of police, will talk about avoiding potentially dangerous situations and how to defend yourself in those situations. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required by calling Frazee Community Ed. at 334-2525.

Small business seminar

A seminar for small business owners on using computerized accounting systems will be held Jan. 28 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Frazee High School media center. Instructor Jim Soncrant is from the Small Business Development Center. The fee is $30. Participants will be entitled to a free one-on-one consultation at their place of business focused on whichever accounting system the business uses. Pre-registration is required by calling Frazee Community Ed. at 334-2525.

Property tax refund class

Frazee-Vergas Community Ed. is sponsoring two informational sessions on property tax refunds. The first will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, from 7-8 p.m. in Frazee High School. Another presentation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 4-5 p.m. in the Vergas State Bank. Presenter Brad Helmeke is a CPA and will explain who qualifies for property tax refunds (including home owners and renters) and how to go about applying for the refund. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required by calling Frazee Community Ed. at 334-2525.

Lakes Figure Skating

Lakes Figure Skating is Sundays at 5 p.m. for teaching of all ages, beginners to advanced. Come early to register for second session. For more info, call Deb at 841-7843.

Preschool screening

Is your child between the ages of 3-5 and not been screened? State guidelines make preschool screening mandatory before entrance into kindergarten. The Frazee-Vergas School District will provide a preschool screening free of charge for students who are the ages of 3 by Feb. 1 through the age of 5 by Sept. 1. The screening will cover health history, immunization assessment, vision and hearing screening, and assessment of height and weight. Please call Judi at 334-2525 to schedule an appointment. Screening is Feb. 6 from 8 to 11 a.m. in Bethlehem Lutheran Church for Innovis (Dakota) Health clients, and Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon for MeritCare clients.

Coin, stamp show

The 48th annual Coin and Stamp Show is Jan. 26-27 at the Doublewood Inn, Fargo. Saturday it runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday there will be free coin books and coins for children 12 and under from 2 to 4 p.m. It is free admission, and there will be door prizes.

Free pre-CNA class

Are you considering a career in the medical field? A pre-CNA class will prepare you for the CNA certification class through introduction to medical vocabulary and basic nursing skills. Ensure your success by enrolling in this free pre-CNA class. The class runs two days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 29-Feb. 28, in the MN State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes, room C103, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Instructor for the class is Terry Granlund, NP. Register for this free class by calling Lakes Learning at 847-4418.

Exercise of busy person

St. Mary's Community Relations Committee hosts Exercise for the Busy Person: How to design a workout program and stick with it. It is Thursday, Jan. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in St. Mary's Regional Health Center lower level conference rooms A & B. Guest speaker is DLCCC personal trainer Nancy Hebert. RSVP for this free event by Jan. 18 at 844-0719. This is open to the public.

CHIP seminar

The Coronary Health Improvement Project is designed to help individuals learn how to reserve or normalize heart disease, high blood pressure, adult onset diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity in just 30 days. The seminar begins Feb. 11 and pre-registration is required. For more info, call 847-3548.

Polar Plunge sign-up

Take the Polar Plunge to support the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes on Saturday, Feb. 9. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the Lakeside Tavern. Jumping begins promptly at 1 p.m. directly across from the Lakeside. For registration forms and pledge sheets, contact Patrick Petermann at the Boys and Girls Club, 847-5700.

Sign up for Polar Fest

There's nothing better than a round of Ice Tee on a Friday afternoon in February. Get your friends and co-workers together for the Second Annual DLCCC Ice Tee Golf Tournament Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. Play nine frozen holes on Big Detroit Lake. Cost is $100 per team. Call Kim or Brent at 844-4221 or stop by the DLCCC to register. Also sign up for the 15th annual Freeze Your Buns 5K, Saturday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. The first 100 people registered receive a limited edition Freeze Your Buns beanie. The cost is $10 before Feb. 7 and $12 after.

Knitting, crochet classes

Multiple classes in knitting and crochet techniques are available by registration in Park Rapids. Classes will cover such topics as Tips and Tricks, Finishing Techniques, Cables, Knitting with Multiple Colors, Continental Knitting, Pattern Reading, and Problem Solving are offered. For more information, call 652-4816 or 732-0978.

Polar Fest pageant

The Polar Fest Pageant is Sunday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre, and organizers are looking for contestants. Miss Teen Polar Fest applicants should be 7th-9th grades, and Miss Polar Fest applicants should be 10th-12th grades, and must reside within 45 miles of Detroit Lakes and be a U.S. citizen. Practices are Sunday afternoons in January. For more info, call Jane Anderson at 847-6170.

DLCCC swim lessons

Ages 2 and up can learn the fundamentals of swimming, gain essential water safety skills and perfect strokes at the DLCCC. Afternoon and evening sessions run Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 29-Feb. 21, and Saturday lessons run Feb. 2-March 8. Cost is $20 for premier plus members, $20 for premier members and $28 for non-members. Call the DLCCC at 844-4221 to register or for more information.

Hot hands basketball

Led by DL varsity basketball players, the DLCCC's Hot Hands Basketball program is a great way for boys and girls in grades K-2 to learn basic basketball skills. Participants will perform a routine at halftime of a DLHS varsity game. Youth receive a "Hot Hands" t-shirt, swimming and pizza party and learn great basketball skills. Practices are Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. at the DLCCC beginning Jan. 19. .

Lakes Leaning, Callaway

Lakes Learning, the Adult Education and GED component of the Detroit Lakes School District, opened a satellite office in Callaway, located in the Native Harvest/Land Recovery Center in the former Callaway School building. Patti DeGroat will be the instructor and her office hours will be Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For info, call 847-4418.