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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

Sunday, April 21

Lakes Area Community Concert Band

Lakes Area Community Concert Band’s 7th annual spring concert is at 4 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre. It is a free-will offering.

Fried fish dinner

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway, hosts a fried fish dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is a free-will offering. The Mary/Martha ladies will also be holding a bake sale.

Square dance for heart

The Northern Minnesota Square Dancers host a benefit dance for the American Heart Association from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Everyone is welcome to come and bid on items.

Soup and sandwich

Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church, Detroit Lakes, hosts a soup and sandwich supper, followed by an old fashioned gospel hymn Singspiration, beginning at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Color Guard breakfast

Lake Region Veterans Color Guard fundraiser breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon in the DL Legion Club. Suggested donation is $6.50.

Monday, April 22

Odd Fellows meeting

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

Kindergarten roundup

Detroit Lakes public schools kindergarten roundup and registration is at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. in Rossman and Roosevelt elementary schools. Each session is one hour.

Tuesday, April 23

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Fashion trends

The DL Library hosts Fashion Trends & Issues: 1850s-1920s April 23-25 with Vickie Wendel, who follows women’s fashions from the sewing machine to ready-made clothing that came from the mail order catalog, at 7 p.m.

Chocolate Chill

Rescheduled from Polar Fest, the Chocolate Chill with chocolate samples and demonstrations is from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Washington Square Mall. Treat boxes for samples are $5. There will also be music and door prizes.

World Book Night

Sandra Cisneros’ book ‘House on Mango Street’ will be given away as part of World Book Night at 5:30 p.m. in La Barista. Everyone is welcome.

Lake Park garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse at the Jane Nelson Knoff home, 14401 Co. Hwy 5, Lake Park. Roll Call: name a variety of mushroom that you know about or have raised. Garden Talk: Jim and Sue Carpenter. Business: Corner garden planting dates, weeding and watering sign up. District 11 Horticulture show planning. Initial Pumpkin Fest planning, including suggestions on what to plant for the sale. Program: Growing edible mushrooms. Lunch:  Jim and Sue Carpenter. New members always welcome.

DL Library Club

Detroit Lakes Library Club meets at 2 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Courtesy of The Historic Holmes Theatre, World Fest musicians Tarim, from China, will perform at the Library. All Library Club programs are free and open to all. Everyone is welcome. 

Wednesday, April 24

Township officers

The Becker County Association of Township Officers meets on 7:15 p.m. in room C101 at M State.

Thursday, April 25

Hidden History Happy Hour

The Becker County Historical Society hosts Hidden History Happy Hour in at the Hostel Hornet in Frazee. Come hear about the underside of Frazee’s lumber mills, murder and brothels. It is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets, which include appetizers, are $10 in advance at the museum or $12 at the door.


StandDown is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Becker County Fairgrounds. All veterans are welcome. There will be free services available including legal assistance, tax information, AA/NA meetings, housing, clothing and more. For more information, call 846-7312.

Pork roast

St. Henry’s Church, Perham, hosts its annual pork roast from 4:30-7 p.m. in the church basement. Adults are $7, ages 6-12 are $3 and ages 5 and under are free. Take out is available.

Ojibwe Forests Rally meeting

A volunteer information meeting for the Ojibwe Forests Rally is at 6 p.m. in Quiznos.

Friday, April 26

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 Roger Lueth, and Donna Stone will cue round dancing between tips. Potluck will be furnished by members. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Talk of the Town

Eric Bergeson, owner of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, and a weekly columnist for several newspapers, speaks at the first of the “Talk of the Town” series.  It is at 9 a.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Come with all your gardening questions and enjoy this free event. Coffee and cookies will be served.