Weather Forecast




Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at:

Sunday, March 30

March dinner

St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Hawley, hosts a March dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults are $10, ages 6-12 are $4 and preschool are free.

Family Fun Sunday

Join the DLCCC for Family Fun Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Check out the giant slide and climbing wall in the gym or swim in the pool with Hank the Hound. Family Fun Sunday is free for DLCCC members and there is a special day pass rate of $3 for students and $5 for adults for non-members.

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. There will be a silent auction during the dance. Everyone is welcome to come and bid on items, with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association.

Pancake fund-raiser

To kick off National Boys and Girls Club Week, the Detroit Lakes club's Torch Club members are hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Boys and Girls Club. This is a free-will offering.

Last Sunday at Library

Last Sunday at the Library presents "A Visual Last Sunday" at 2 p.m. in the DL Public Library. Librarian Mary Haney will show a DVD featuring photographs of Greece and Turkey taken by Detroit Lakes area residents last fall. Refreshments will include baba ganoush and hummus. Come try something new! The program is free and open to everyone.

Breakfast fund-raiser

The Lake Region Veterans Colorguard hosts a breakfast fund-raiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the VFW. Come for eggs, pancakes or French toast.

Home, Garden Show

Don't miss the opportunity to see all that is new in home and garden technology. Lake Region Builders Home and Garden Show is in the Freeman Sports Arena. Admission is $5 and includes the opportunity to win prizes and $1 of each admission will be donated to the Becker County Food Pantry. For more info, call 847-0699.

Monday, March 31

Birding Club meeting

The Lakes Area Birding Club meets at 5 p.m. in the DL Library meeting room. There will be a potluck supper followed by a presentation by Mary Kulberg on monarch butterflies entitled "Free Flight." Visitors are welcome; bring a dish to share.

Thursday, April 3


MAC & Naps distribution is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Detroit Lakes. For pick-up times only, call 847-5858.


Woods-N-Wheels ATV Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the DL American Legion. Topics of discussion will include youth safety training and Becker County tax forfeit trail development. All ATV enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.

Community Band

The Lakes Area Community Concert Band rehearses from 7-9 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Senior High band room. Doors will be open by 6:30 p.m. Gene Gaffney is director. There are openings in all sections. If you are interested in playing with the band, please come to a rehearsal. Any questions, contact any band member or band manager, Rick Olson, at or 218-847-4281.

Friday, April 4


MAC & Naps distribution is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Detroit Lakes. For pick-up times only, call 847-5858.

Refuge activities

The Refuge, Detroit Lakes, hosts free dinner every Saturday night at 5:30 p.m., followed by a guest speaker and music at 7. This week, enjoy Ron Winters. For more info, call 847-1982.

Ladies Night Out

The Frazee Event Center hosts Ladies Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no admission and food is available. Come for home-based parties, crafts and more.

Friday Night Alive

First Baptist Church hosts Friday Night Alive at 7 p.m. with contemporary worship music featuring the Anderson Family from Bagley and Peggy Cummings of DL. Refreshments will be served. It is free-will offering. For more info, call 847-4571 or 234-6115.


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

Singers wanted

All area singers (adult and youth ages 5 and up) are invited to perform with Nashville singer/songwriter John McAndrew on Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre. A rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the theatre to learn a few songs and meet John. To sing, please call 218-844-7469 to reserve your spot or just show up on Wednesday night.

Health issues for women

The Community Relations Committee of St. Mary's Regional Health Center Foundation hosts "Health Care Issues for the Mature Woman" on Thursday, April 17, at noon in St. Mary's conference rooms A and B. Speaker is Dr. Talitha Sannes-Venhuizen, Innovis Health. This presentation is for women who want to know about health issues directly related to them. Topics will include preventive health, bone loss, exercise and nutrition, sex, heart health and bladder issues. To RSVP by April 10, call 844-0719.

Stained glass class

Frazee-Vergas Community Education offers a three-night class on stained glass beginning Monday, March 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Participants will learn the techniques of cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering. Cost is $85 per person, which includes all the supplies needed to complete a 12-by-12-inch panel plus use of the tools. Instructor is Becky Mitchell and the class will be held in the Frazee High School art room. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by calling the Community Education office at 334-2525.

Kindergarten round-up

Detroit Lakes Public Schools host kindergarten round-up March 31 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. at Rossman and Roosevelt elementary schools. Each session is one hour. For more info, call 847-9271.

Scrapbooking class

Carol Turner offers a scrapbooking class from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 6 in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. Cost is $8 for supplies. The theme is spring/Mother's Day. For more information or to register, call 218-234-8887.

Waubun flea market

The Waubun American Legion Auxiliary Unit 436 hosts a flea market and craft fair April 5. For table reservations, call Mary at 218-734-2203.

Tour of Homes

Lake Region Builders host a tour of homes built by LRBA professionals on April 5-6. Maps available at the Home and Garden Show (March 29-30), UBC, Modern Heating and Plumbing and at For more info, call 847-0699.

Beading class

Wendy with Ojibwe Custom Beadwork holds a Lampwork Bead Making class Saturday, April 12, in the Country Charm store at Washington Square Mall. This class will show you how to make glass beads using a torch and different colored rods of glass. Class will be held from 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes all supplies needed to make a bead or possible two if time permits. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required as class size is limited. For more information, go to or call Country Charm at 846-1640.

Honor WWII women

Come honor WWII women veterans on Thursday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 934th Airlift Win Officer's Club, Minneapolis. Tickets are $20 and include lunch; the fee is waived for WWII women veterans. RSVP by April 25 to Julie Eszlinger-Jensen at 651-297-8818 or

Art on display

Trinity Lutheran Church has paintings by Steve Streed on display through April 5. There are prints of the nature and landscapes paintings available for sale also. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sundays. For more info, call 847-7211.

Aglow annual meeting

Northwest Minnesota Area of Aglow International hosts its annual retreat April 4-5 in the Holiday Inn Express, Bemidji. For motel reservations call Holiday Inn Express at 800-617-4379 and mention Aglow. David's Harp will speak and lead worship. They are Cree North American Native Americans from Saskatchewan, Canada. "We Are One in the Spirit" is the theme for this retreat. All are welcome. Call Arlys at 218-751-8316 to register.

Basket weaving workshop

Concordia Language Salolampi Finnish Village, Bemidji, hosts a basket weaving workshop April 18-20. Lodging is available. Get a registration packet by calling Monica Martin at 218-684-6522 or e-mail

Battle Lake show

Good quality arts and craft vendors are invited for the 31st annual Art and Craft Fair to be held Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Railroad Park. Deadline entry is July 31. For application, contact Jan Smith, Art of the Lakes, PO Box 244, Battle Lake, MN 56515.

Lakes Leaning, Callaway

Students requiring services at the Callaway Adult Education site located in the Native Harvest building, call Lakes Learning at 218-847-4418 to schedule an appointment with Patti DeGroat.

GED hours, testing

Lakes Learning, the Adult Education and GED component of School District 22, is open Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Education Center at 204 East Willow in Detroit Lakes. Actual GED testing is on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Must pre-register before taking these tests. For more info, call 847-4418.

Reading therapy

The Detroit Lakes Library hosts reading with a therapy dog on Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Call 847-2168 to sign up for a time. This is a good time for children to practice their reading skills by reading to a pet.

CPR classes

St. Mary's EMS offers CPR training on a regular basis. It is open to the public for beginners or a refresher course. The full class meets the second and third Tuesday of each month, and cost is $50. The refresher course is the third Tuesday of each month, and cost is $30. Classes are from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Class size is limited, and based on pre-payment enrollment. To enroll, stop by the office between 8 a.m. to and 5 p.m. or call 847-0817 to pay with credit card.

Link Storytime

Don't forget about Frazee's new Library Link Site, located across the street from the high school in the old administration building. New this year is Storytime. A licensed teacher from the ECFE program will offer Storytime for preschoolers from 11:15 a.m. to noon on the first and third Monday of each month. It is free of charge.

Rummikub, more games

Tuesday afternoons from 1:45 to 4, come to Holy Rosary living room for coffee, desserts and a game of cards, board games or Rummikub. Everyone is welcome.

Library Storytime

Swing into Detroit Lakes Library this summer and Go Bananas for Storytime. Children ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to join us on Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for exciting stories and activities that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. For more information, call 847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at

BC Senior Meals

Meals for persons 60 and older are served several times each week at nutrition sites in Detroit Lakes, Audubon, Lake Park, Osage, Wolf Lake and Frazee, or can be delivered directly to homes in these communities, and Callaway, via the Meals on Wheels program.

One-day advance notice of attendance is required at many sites. For more information, call Lake Park at 238-5336, Detroit Lakes at 847-5823, Audubon at 439-3432 or 847-5823, Osage/Wolf Lake at 573-3663, Frazee at 334-2021, Ogema at 877-498-2865, and Callaway (Meals on Wheels only) at 847-5823.

Senior Center Activities

The DL Senior Citizens Center has activities all month long. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. is Pinochle; at 1 p.m. there will be 500 and other games. Whist is played on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

On the first Monday of each month at 11 a.m. there will be music by "The Ding-a-Lings." The second Monday of each month there will be a Site Council meeting at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 844-5824 or 847-5823.