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Happenings is free, and submissions are run on a first-come, first-serve basis and as space allows. Happenings can be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at

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” is from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Becker County Historical Society Museum, Detroit Lakes. Curious George will be visiting from the Detroit Lakes Library, and there will be several guest story readers, including Sen. Kent Eken. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Call 218-847-2938 for more information.

Monday, April 8

Grieving my way

Grieving my Way, a support group for parents who have expe-rienced 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 build-ing. For more info, call Brenda at 846-9275.

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets in the home of Mary Seaworth at 1 p.m.  Other hostesses assisting are Sue Hesby, Joann Knapp and Lis Fossen. The President’s Letter will be read, and Loxley Ko-shnick will present the program.

Tuesday, April 9

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Virtual hike

Are you interested in taking a virtual hike along the North Country Trail from Itasca State Park to Tamarac National Wild-life Refuge?  If so, join the Lau-rentian Lakes Chapter to learn more about the trail and nearby places to hike on this premiere footpath. The presentation is at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library downstairs meeting room, given by Matthew Davis, Regional Trail Coordinator for Minnesota and North Dakota. Information on activities and opportunities to volunteer will be shared as well as membership information. For more information, call Ray Vlasak at 218-573-3243.

Sons of Norway

Vikingland Lodge No. 495, De-troit Lakes, meets at 7 p.m. in Union Central, Lake Avenue, DL. The program is “My Scandinavi-an Heritage,” where members will “show-and-tell” items or tell stories about their ancestors. They will “pin point” on a map of Norway where they came from.

Wednesday, April 10

NARFE meeting

Detroit Lakes NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1842 meets at noon in the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. For information, contact President Virginia Weston at 218-847-6483.

Guest pastor speaking

Juan Francisco, pastor of The Door of Refuge Assemblies of God Church in Providence, R.I., and author of the book “A Fire from the North” shares about the vision he had in 1998 about fires of revival in our region. He is on a 15-day tour and will speak at Detroit Lakes Assemblies of God Church at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church at 847-5213.

DL Christian Women’s Club

The Detroit Lakes Christian Women’s Club hosts April Showers bring May Flowers from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Lunch cost is $8.75. Make reservations by April 8 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

Thursday, April 11

Genealogical Society

Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting. Call Virginia Weston at 218-847-6483 if you have any questions.

BC Republicans

Becker County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in the DL city offices.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Gothe Jensvold, with Kirsten Vogt and Beve Melgaard assisting. Program will be presented by Sue Boyle. Dessert will be served.

Daughters of American Revolution meeting

The local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter meets at 1 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. Alex Sahr will speak about his book, Memoirs of a B-24 Bomber Veteran in WWII.  The public is invited, as well as women interested in becoming members of DAR.

Friday, April 12

Friendly Squares dance

The Friendly Squares host a square dance in the Century School, Park Rapids. There will be a workshop from 7:30 to 8 p.m., followed by dancing from 8 to 10. Caller is Royce Nelson, and Donna Stone will cue round dancing between tips. Potluck will be furnished by members. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.


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

Kidsfirst preschool

Kidsfirst Preschool at First Lutheran Church, DL, began 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.

LP-A Community Education

The Lake Park-Audubon Community Education has several upcoming classes including

  • April 14, 4-5 p.m. in La Barista. Coffee 101. Topics include brewing secrets to a good cup of coffee, choosing the right beans for your taste, coffee tasting, espresso and lattes. Cost is $10.
  • May 7, 6-10 p.m., LPA elementary library. AARP class, 4-hour refresher course.   Fee is $18 for non-member and $16 for member.  Instructor is Tom Anderson. 
  • May 14, 6:30-8 p.m. at Country Fields Greenhouse. Would you like to have a garden, but think you don’t have the space?  Come see how to garden in containers or even hay bales. Fee is $6 plus supplies.

Call the Community Ed office to reserve your spot for any classes at 439-3303 ext. 1141.