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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

Thursday, March 7


The March MAC-NAPS distribution is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Appli-cations are available at St. Luke’s Church. To qualify you must be at least 60 years of age and meet the USDE income guidelines.

Dulcimer jam

A dulcimer jam is at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park, Park Street entrance.

Friday, March 8

Friendly Squares

The Friendly Squares host a square dance in the Century School in Park Rapids. There will be plus workshop at 7:30 p.m., and mainstream dancing from 8 to 10. The caller will be Roger Lueth and Donna Stone will cue rounds between tips. Potluck lunch furnished by the club. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Saturday, March 9

Slow Food Feast

The White Earth Land Recovery Project hosts a slow food feast at 6 p.m. in the Historical Holmes Ball-room. Suggested donation is $25 per person or $40 per couple. For tickets, call 844-7469.

Hop into spring

Grace Lutheran Church, DL, hosts Hop into Spring ham and baked potato din-ner from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 and children under 3 are free.

Rep. Green meeting

Rep. Steve Green holds a town hall meeting at 12:30 p.m. in Palace Cafe, Frazee.

Pie social, open gym

The Seventh Day Adventist Church, DL, hosts a pie social and open gym beginning at 6 p.m. Please use lower entrance. For more info, call April at 849-5233.

Sunday, March 10

Hairball event

The Marshmallow Foundation’s spring fundraiser, Hairball Event, starts at 4 p.m. in Zorbaz, Detroit Lakes. Tickets for $25 include pizza buffet, one drink and entry. There will be live music, raffle prizes, attendance prizes, cash drawings and silent raffles. To purchase, call 847-9040 or stop by Lucky Dog. There will also be a dart tournament held in conjunction, with registration beginning at 1:30.

Pancake breakfast

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

Monday, March 11

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 Hospice building. For more info, call Brenda at 846-9275.

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets at 1 p.m. in The Madison. Janet Green is the hostess, with Mary Seaworth and Maureen Karsnia assisting. Sally Oja will present the program, “The Wonder of Weaving,” and the chapter will celebrate Ruth Renier’s 60th anniversary as a P.E.O.

Tuesday, March 12

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Children’s book author to speak

Mary Casanova, an award-winning children’s author of novels and picture books, visits Detroit Lakes Library at noon. Bring a brown bag lunch. Many of her books stem from her life on the Minnesota-Canadian border; yet some of her stories have taken her as far away as France, Norway, and Belize.

Meatball dinner

Breakfast Rotary Club hosts a meatball dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in M State cafeteria. It is a free-will donation, and proceeds will go to the Becker County Food Pantry.

Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway Vikingland Lodge No. 495 meets for a chili dump supper at 6 p.m., with meeting to follow at 7, in Union Central. Members are to bring a small container of chili to be dumped all together. The program is Chuck Standal from West-Kjos Funeral Home.


These Happenings section items or events do not have a specific date, or take place on more than one day. February 22, 2013:

Childhood training session

A free training session with Dr. Jim Torkildson is for parents, teachers and everyone who cares about young children. It is March 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in M State conference room. The presentation will discuss early childhood mental health, trauma and brain development. Register by March 4 at 847-1385 ext. 303. Clock hours are available.

Zion Lenten services

Zion Lutheran Church hosts Lenten services March 13 and 20 at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Holy Rosary Lenten services

Knights of Columbus host Friday night fish fries during Lent on March 8, 15 and 22. They are from 5 to 7 p.m. in Holy Rosary Parish Center. Adults are $8 and students under 12 are $5.

Sacred Hearth Lenten dinners

Knights of Columbus Frazee Council 12581 annual Lenten fish dinners are March 8 and 22 from 5-7 p.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee. Adults are $8, kids (7-14) are $5, and 6 and under are free. Everyone is welcome.

Kidsfirst preschool

Kidsfirst Preschool at First Lutheran Church, DL, will begin taking fall 2013 registrations on March 1. Please come in person and bring your child’s immunization records with you. Your child must be at least 3 years old to enroll. No phone registrations will be taken. Questions? Call Beth at 847-5656.


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.