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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, March 20

Larry’s Plus square dance

Larry’s Plus square dance is from 7–9 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Holmes St, DL. Roger McNeil is the caller.

Zion Lenten services

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

Thursday, March 21

Lake Region Garden Club

Lake Region Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Lakes Homes Conference Room.  The program is on canning and pre-serving and will be presented by Judy Fankhanel. Members are asked to bring a canning recipe to share with the group. Guests are always welcome.

Alpha Theta meeting

Alpha Theta meets at 5 p.m. in Holiday Inn, with a social, followed by the Chapter meeting featuring the program “Sharing My Story” by Author Nancy Brekke.

Fifth/sixth grade orientation

The fifth/sixth grade student/parent orientation open house at the DL Middle School is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is a program in the George Simson Auditorium, followed by the ability to tour the building.

Friday, March 22

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 Dan Sahlstrom and Donna Stone will cue rounds between tips. Potluck lunch furnished by the club. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Independent music teachers

The Lakes Area Independent Music Teachers Association meets at 11:30 a.m. in the home of Sharon Wesbrook, 18698 Longview Lane, Detroit Lakes. All area Independent Music Teachers are invited to attend. For information, or directions, call 844-6009.


First elected in 2002, Rep. Urdahl is an author and retired educator. He has written a trilogy about the U.S. – Dakota Conflict, also known as the Sioux Uprising. The Uprising started across the lake from Rep. Urdahl’s home and his great-grandfather buried the conflict’s first five victims. He will be speaking at 7 p.m. in the DL Library.

Holy Rosary Lenten service

Knights of Columbus host Friday night fish fries during Lent on. It is 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 is 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.

Saturday, March 23

Easter egg hunt

The Detroit Lakes Women of Today hosts an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. in the Washington Square Mall.  This event is open to children ages 8 and under. Come meet the Easter Bunny too. There will be four separate hunts by age group (0-2, 3-4, 5-6, & 7-8).  Eggs will be re-stocked between each hunt. For questions or more information, visit or

Irish fundraiser

The Humane Society of the Lakes 6th annual Irish fundraiser starts at 6 p.m. in the Speak Easy in Detroit Lakes. There will be live music by the Irish band Poitin, a raffle, a silent auction and many games to play. Tickets are $10 and are available at the shelter before the event and at the door the night of. You can also call Patti Anderson at 701-371-6392 or for tickets or more information.

Spring Equinox hike

A Spring Equinox Hike, sponsored by the Itasca Moraine Chapter of the North Country Trail Assoc., is at 2 p.m. starting from the south entrance of Itasca State Park and go west to the Ozawindib trail and back, approximately two miles.  Bring snowshoes if conditions warrant.

Singing Saints

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway, hosts a special choir concert at 7 p.m. with the Singing Saints, a concert choir of Saint Paul Lutheran High of Concordia, Missouri. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, March 24

Ham bingo

The Callaway Lions host a ham bingo at 7 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center. Bone-in-ham as prizes.

Monday, March 25

Odd Fellows meeting

An Odd Fellows meeting is at 1:30 p.m. in the hall at 118 W. Holmes St., DL. Visitors are always welcome.

Tuesday, March 26

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Lake Park Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. in the Lake Park City Center. Dorothy Harsh will present the program. Planning will continue for the District 11 Minnesota Horticultural Society yearly event to be hosted this year by our local club Aug. 1. New members are always welcome.


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

Native American Week

Native American Week celebration includes: Friday, March 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., M State cafeteria — Quiz Bowl Competition with 6-12 young artist/writers Awards; Saturday, March 23 — DL is hosting the Minnesota State Drum and Dance Competition, Middle School. Grand Entry is at noon.

Kids first 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.

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

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery at The Refuge, for hurts, habits and hang-ups begins with supper at 5:30 p.m., with large group and small group at 6:45. Call 701-367-3313 or 218-847-1982 for more information.

Faithful Parents Group

Find free resources and support at or attend our Faithful Parents Group. They meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. near Richwood. Call Karlena at 849-5501 for directions. Come if you are struggling with teen/adult children with negative behavior or who may have an addiction.

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.

TOPS chapter 910

Take Off Pounds Sensibly members help each other stay on track to their weight loss goal. No diets, no food to buy and no workouts to follow. Visitors and new members are always welcome. TOPS chapter 910 meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. For more information, contact Marlys at 847-6331 or Pam at 847-5760 or Yearly fee is $28.

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.