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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

Wednesday, May 1

Dulcimer jam

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

Thursday, May 2

Tamarac volunteer training

Do you like to spend time in the outdoors? Why not consider sharing your talents at Tamarac by volunteering. Many positions are available including Interpretive Guides, Environmental Educators (working with children/school field trip days), Maintenance Assistants, Aquatic Invasive Species Educators, Wildlife Surveyors and more. Spring training will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tamarac Shop. Lunch will be provided and followed by a refuge site visit. For more information and to RSVP, contact Janice Bengtson, volunteer coordinator, at 218-847-2641 ext. 16.

Friday, May 3

Tamarac clean-up day

Tamarac’s Annual Clean-Up Day is from 8:30 a.m. to noon beginning at the Tamarac NWR Shop. Lend a hand as we prepare to welcome spring and early summer visitors. We will work on refuge litter routes and other projects. Dress for the weather. Bring gloves and wear clothes you can get dirty. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Tamarac. Please RSVP by calling Janice Bengtson at 218-847-2641 ext. 16.

Saturday, May 4

Chorale spring tour

The East Central Minnesota Chorale Spring Tour, with artistic director Mark Potvin, is at 3 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, DL. It is a freewill offering.

Smelt fry

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Snellman, hosts an all you can eat smelt fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Adults are $10, kids 6-11 are $5 and 5 and under are free.

Run for a Cure

Run for a Cure, a 5k run or walk, begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. at Arvig Park/softball diamonds, Perham. Shot gun start at 9. Cost is $20 on race day. This event will be held rain, snow or shine. All ages welcome. Registration forms are at or the Perham City Chamber offices.

Wayzata Women’s Chorus

The Wayzata Women’s Chorus performs at 7 p.m. in the Cormorant Township Hall. Admission is $5 and tickets will be available at the door.

Sunday, May 5

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.

Monday, May 6

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets at 1 p.m. in The Madison.  The hostess is Maureen Karsnia, with Gerry Langemo and Helen House Geeslin assisting.  Jane Besse will present the program.

Tuesday, May 7

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.

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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


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

Rummage, bake sale

St. Theodore’s Church, Ponsford/Pine Point, hosts a rummage and bake sale May 3-4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Plant and Pest Clinics

The Becker County Master Gardeners host Plant & Pest Clinics on May 6, 13, 20 and 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th St. SE, Detroit Lakes. Call 846-7328 ext. 7105 for more information.

eReader help

Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions every Tuesday (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday (4:30-5:30 p.m.) at Detroit Lakes Public Library, or call for an appointment that better fits your schedule. For more information, call Detroit Lakes Public Library at 218-847-2168.

Kidsfirst preschool

Kidsfirst Preschool at First Lutheran Church, DL, began taking fall 2013 registrations. 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:

  • 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.
  • Looking for vendors. Do you have old books, antiques or have some starter plants to sell. The Lake Park Audubon Community is hosting an outdoor Flea Market on June 8 during the 29th Annual Audubon Crazy Days. The cost of a 10 x 20 ft. space is $15.  It is in the Bell State Bank parking lot and Eagle Street. 

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


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.

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.