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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

Sunday, March 31

Easter services

Trinity Lutheran Church in Waubun will host an Easter Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m., Easter Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and Easter Worship at 10 a.m.  Gloria Dei Lutheran Parish will host the following Easter events: Sunrise Service at Eksjo, 6:30 a.m.; Easter Breakfast at Eksjo, 7:30-9:30 a.m.; Houglum Easter Worship Service at 8:30 a.m.; Eksjo Easter Worship Service at 9:45 a.m.; Strandvik Easter Worship Service at 11:15 a.m.

Monday, April 1

Jose Cole Circus

The circus is coming to town, courtesy of the Detroit Lakes Knights of Columbus. The show starts at 7 p.m. inside Freeman Arena. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-12, and free for kids age 2 and younger; they will be available at the door starting at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2

High Mileage Fellowship

High Mileage Fellowship meets the first Tuesday of each month in Community Alliance Church, DL. There is a pot-blessing meal at noon, followed by a time of sharing birthdays and anniversaries, a Bible Nugget and special music. This is an inter-denominational fellowship for all those 55 and over.

Lake Park TOPS Club

The Lake Park TOPS Club 1251 will have its weigh-in starting at 4 p.m., with the meeting to begin at 4:15. The club meets at the Lake Park Lutheran Church. Please use the west door entrance to the basement. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 218-532-2883.

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Concert band in LP-A

The Lake Agassiz Concert Band, a Fargo-Moorhead-based community band, presents a concert, along with the Lake Park Audubon High School Varsity Band, at 7:30 p.m. in the LP-A High School Theatre. It is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 4

Dulcimer jam

A dulcimer jam is set for 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park, 207 Park Street, Detroit Lakes (use the Park Street entrance).

MAC/NAPS distribution

The April MAC/NAPS program distribution will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Applications are available at St. Luke’s; to qualify you must be at least 60 years of age and meet the USDA income guidelines.

Better Choices, Better Health

Sanford Health is offering a free Better Choices, Better Health Workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. inside the conference center at Minnesota State Community & Technical College-Detroit Lakes. These workshops, developed by Stanford University, are for anyone with ongoing health problems and their support people, to help them live fuller, healthier and more active lives. Additional workshops will be held April 11, 18, 25; May 2 and 9. Registration is required; call Sanford Health at 701-234-5570 or 877-234-4240.

Friday, April 5

Robotics team spaghetti feed

The Frazee-Vergas Kaotic Robotics team will host a spaghetti feed and silent auction from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Frazee Event Center. The silent auction will feature approximately 100 items; admission to the spaghetti feed is by free will donation. All proceeds will be used to help the team attend the world robotics championship.

Adult Spanish Club

On the 5th of each month, join the adult Spanish Club at El Loro to practice your conversation skills. Drinks are at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.

Saturday, April 6

Flea market, craft fair

There will be a flea market and craft fair at the Waubun Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m,, hosted by Adams American Legion Auxiliary Unit 436. There will be crafts, food, beverages and many other items for sale; raffle drawings and more. Call Mary at 218-734-2203 for more information.

All-City Choir Concert

The All-City Choir Festival Grand Finale Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Detroit Lakes High School. Guest conductor Michael Culloton of Moorhead will direct a choir of more than 500 DLHS students. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students in grades 6-12 and free for those in grade 5 and younger. Call 218-847-4491 for more information.

Maple Syrup Fest

Vergas will host its annual Maple Syrup Fest pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Event Center, with live entertainment, maple syrup booths and more. The “Saps Running” 5k Walk/Run begins at 9 a.m. in front of Vergas hardware; participants can sign up beginning at 7:30 a.m. inside Billy’s Bar & Grill for $25, or register online in advance at for a $5 discount. The post-Easter egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. outside Vergas Assisted Living and St. John’s Church, and there will be a raffle drawing following the pancake feed inside the Event Center; the winner will get a metal wall hanging created by local artist Patrick Shannon. Weather permitting, local syrup producers will also offer sugar house tours throughout the day.

Sunday, April 7

Meat Bingo

The Parish Guild of St. Theodore’s Church of Pine Point/Ponsford will host its annual Spring Meat Bingo event starting at 1:30 p.m. inside the Kateri Guild Hall north of Ponsford (at the corner of county roads 129 and 124). Twenty games will be played, with each winner receiving a prize of a ham, turkey, roast or comparable meat package. A free lunch will also be served at “half time,” and a variety of door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon. Come join us for a fun-filled event.

‘Storyland’ exhibit opening

The grand opening of the traveling exhibit “Storyland: A Trip through Childhood Favorites” will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Becker County Historical Society Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Call 218-847-2938 for more information, or visit