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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 or submitted online at

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Larry's Plus square dance

Larry's Plus square dance is from 7-9 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Larry Johansen is caller.

Friday, Jan. 18

Country Twirlers square dance

Country Twirlers square dance is 7:30-10 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Myron Hollatz is caller.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Sledding event

The Detroit Lakes Women of Today hosts a sledding event from noon to 4 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club. Tubes will be available for sledding and a hot cocoa bar will be set up inside. Bundle up and bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun. It is free to attend.

Variety dance canceled

The old time variety dance usually held in Frazee is canceled for this month.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Pancake breakfast

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

Odd Fellows

Odd Fellows meets at 1:30 p.m. at 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Visitors are always welcome.

Monday, Jan. 21

Chapter DQ PEO

Chapter DQ, P.E.O., meets at 1 p.m. in The Congregational Church. Hostesses are Judy Enslin, Margaret Gunderson, Sue Portilla and Kay Nulph. The program "Little Libraries Everywhere" will be presented by Ruth Solie.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Overeaters Anonymous,

Serenity Group

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

Thursday, Jan. 24

Family Council gathering

A Family Council gathering, Advocating for Your Loved One, presented by Janine McQuilian, Tubman Elder Care & Rights Center, is at 3:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home. Learn about Family Council, resources available to families, HIPPA and more topics. For more information, contact Sue Sorensen at 218-847-4486.


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

Community Alliance Ladies Bible study

Community Alliance Church, DL, hosts a ladies Bible study Thursdays beginning Thursday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Childcare available for all ages. For more info, call 847-2266.

Vineyard Women's Bible study

Lakes Area Vineyard Church, DL, hosts "James: Mercy Triumphs" Beth Moore women's Bible study on Mondays, beginning Feb. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. For more info, contact Mary at 439-3602 or


The newly restructured 412 Lakes Area Toastmasters meets on the first and third Friday of each month from noon-1 p.m. in M State, room C-102 in Detroit Lakes. Meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.

Lake Park Community Ed

Lake Park Community Education offers several upcoming classes. Scrap-booking with Candi. Classes are Tuesday, Jan. 15, 22, 29, and Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fee is $30 for all 4 classes plus cost of supplies paid to Candi.

On going classes: Yoga, Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Fee is $5 per session; Zumba, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fee is $5 per session.

Lakes Area Scrapbooking at Lake Park City Center is the third Saturday each month from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Senior driver safety course

Defensive driving 4-hr class is being offered Jan. 16 from 1-5 p.m., Jan. 31 from 5-9 p.m. and Feb. 7 from 9a.m.-1 p.m. in the United Community Insurance Agency, Perham (Next to Lakes Cafe). An 8-hour class will be held Jan. 30-31, from 5-9 p.m. each night. There will be an 8-hour session Jan. 30 and 31 from 5-9 p.m. both days. Open to anyone wanting to maintain 10 percent insurance discount. Call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 or e-mail for costs, registration or more information on additional dates.

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.

Refuge weekly outreach

The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday -- Celebrate Recovery Meal at 5:45 p.m. and Meeting at 6:45 p.m. (no childcare), Wednesday -- Women Ministry and Crafting at 4 p.m./Bible study on Bible Doctrine at 6 p.m., Thursday -- Bible study on Battle Field of the Mind by Joyce Meyers, Friday -- Christian Movie at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free Meal and Fellowship at 5-6:30 p.m. Call 847-1982 or check website calendar for updates at

Faithful Parents Group

Parents Supporting Parents meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. Help and support for those who are struggling with addition among their family or friends. At 8 p.m. is a conference prayer call at 213-493-0800 pin #414742. Everyone is welcome to call in with prayer requests. Please call for directions to the meeting near Rchwood to Karlena at 218-849-5501.

TOPS chapter 30

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 30 meets Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church choir room.

TOPS chapter 1251

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 1251 meets every Tuesday in the Lake Park Lutheran Church, using the west church entrance to the basement. Effective immediately weigh-ins start at noon and the meeting at 12:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information, contact 532-2883

Foster homes needed

Foster homes are needed. If you or someone you know can help, please call Becker County Children and Family Services 218-847-5628 and ask for Intake. You can make a difference in a child's life.

Birthing class

St. Mary's Innovis Health hosts childbirth preparation classes for expectant mothers in their sixth to seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include Labor & Delivery, Cesarean Birth, Role of the Labor Companion, Newborn Care, Unexpected Outcomes, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Postpartum Period, Breathing Patterns & Relaxation Techniques. Suggested donation is $30 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (218) 847-0804.

Card making, scrapbook classes

The DL Senior Citizen Center hosts a card making and scrapbooking class every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donated cards are welcome.

Be a foster grandparent

For those 55 and older interested in being a foster grandparent through the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council program, call 1-800-584-7020 or visit

Adult Basic Education

GED and ESL classes are available through Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education. Contact them at 218-844-5760 or stop by M-State, Room E 103 for a consultation. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Preschool screening

Preschool screening for 3-5 year olds for the Frazee-Vergas district is provided through Becker County Community Health Services. Call Annie at 218-847-5628 ext. 5419 to make an appointment. This one screening will provide your child the requirements for Early Childhood Screening. Minnesota law requires each child attend a health and developmental screening before kindergarten.

Library Storytime

Children ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to the Detroit Lakes Library on Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for exciting stories and activities that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. For more information, call 847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at

Rummikub, more games

Tuesday afternoons from 1:45 p.m. to 4 p.m., come to Holy Rosary living room for coffee, desserts and a game of cards, board games or Rummikub. Everyone is welcome.

BC Senior Meals

Meals for persons 60 and older are served several times each week at nutrition sites in Detroit Lakes, Lake Park, Osage and Wolf Lake or can be delivered directly to homes in these communities, Frazee and Callaway, via the Meals on Wheels program.

One-day advance notice of attendance is required at many sites. For more information, call Lake Park at 238-5336, Detroit Lakes at 847-5823, Osage/Wolf Lake at 573-3663, Frazee at 847-5823, Ogema at 877-498-2865, and Callaway (Meals on Wheels only) at 847-5823.

Senior Center Activities

The DL Senior Citizens Center has activities all month long. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. is Pinochle; at 1 p.m. there will be 500 and other games. Whist is played on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The third Wednesday of each month will be a celebration of birthdays for the month. The first Thursday of each month will be a speaker at 11 a.m. The second Monday of each month there will be a Site Council meeting at 11 a.m. For more information, call 847-5823.