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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, Oct. 14

Turkey dinner

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

Spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus sponsors an all you can eat spaghetti dinner from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for 5-12 and under 5 are free.

Harvest Festival

The Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts a Harvest Festival at 4 p.m. There will be music, singing, fellowship, pie and coffee and horse-drawn wagon rides after the program.

Photo contest results

The Tamarac photo contest award presentation is at 2 p.m. in the Washington Square Mall. Help celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week. Join us for a final look at this year's entries and find out who placed in five categories including Plant Life, Scenic, Wildlife, Nature's Abstracts, and Recreation. Grand Prize, People's Choice, Refuge Manager's Choice and Youth category winners will also be announced.

Monday, Oct. 15

DL zone LWML workshop

St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Evergreen hosts the fall workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ingathering: sneakers, phone cards and food shelf items. Contact person: Annette Gorentz at 218-342-2603.

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ of P.E.O. meets at 1 p.m. in the Congregational Church. Donna Bursik is hosting and presenting the program about Joseph Banks' Engravings. Co-hostesses are Cindy Legler, Carolynn Blanding and Kathy Graff.

Ikes meeting

The Prairie Woods Chapter of the Izaak Walton League meets at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the DL Library. Program presenter is City Public Works Manager Brad Green, who will speak on Detroit Lakes' flourishing recreational offerings: City of Detroit Lakes Biking Trail, Heartland Trail, Upstream Sucker Creek, Detroit Mountain, and the current status of the area AIS battle. Brad is co-chair of the AIS committee. The program is free and the public is urged to attend.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Lions Club

The Detroit Lakes Lions Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Gerald Johnson at 847-3923.

Book discussion

Discuss The Giver by Lois Lowry at Detroit Lakes Library at 3 p.m. This event is part of the One Book, One Community series of events. More information and details at

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Square dance

Larry's Plus square dance is at 7 p.m. in the IOOF Hall in Detroit Lakes. Caller is Larry Johansen.

Thursday, Oct. 18

BCHS annual meeting

Photographer Doug Ohman speaks during the Becker County Historical Society's annual meeting about his interesting stops along Minnesota's Scenic Byways. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the museum. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door.

St. Luke's 140th anniversary

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, DL, hosts its 140th anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. There will be an evening prayer service, followed by cake and ice cream. Everyone is invited to come.

Pumpkin art

Elementary-age kids and teens are invited to Detroit Lakes Library to carve pumpkins between 2 and 4:30 p.m. Pick out a pumpkin, decorate it and then take the decorated pumpkin home. Pumpkins and carving tools provided, bring your imagination. Teens will assist younger participants. For more information on this and other programs, visit or call Detroit Lakes Library at 847-2168.

Township officers

Becker County Association of Township Officers meets at 7:15 p.m. in M State, room C101. Registration is at 6:45.

Friday, Oct. 19

Square dance

The Lake Park Country Twirlers square dance is at 7:30 p.m. in the IOOF Hall in Detroit Lakes. Caller is Larry Johansen.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Twisted Stitchers

Twisted Stitchers' Barb Johnson will be demonstrating Ukranian White Work at the October meeting at 9:30 a.m. in Third Street Market in Park Rapids. Call Charlene for more information at 218-732-2784.

End of Season Celebration

The public is invited to the Terrapin Station in Nevis for the End of Season Celebration of the local chapters of the North Country Trail Assoc. The event begins at 5 p.m., with social time, followed by a picnic supper with meat and beverage furnished by the chapters. The program includes the executive director of the NCTA and Anne Dunn, local Anishinabe storyteller.

Blood drive

The DL Women of Today host their annual blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the DLCCC. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are always welcome. Contact Kathy at 847-1002 to make an appointment. Refreshments provided for donors.

Old time variety dance

An old time variety dance is from 7 to 10 p.m. in the White Pine Room, Frazee. Music is by Stan's Country Dutchmen.


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

Heisler, Bunker piano


Paul Heisler and Russell Bunker perform in concert Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. in First Lutheran Church, DL, and Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham. Vocalists Kathryn Larson and Ashley Morben will also perform. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit piano and voice scholarships. Receptions will follow each performance.

Family photo fundraiser

The Detroit Lakes School Readiness Preschool program will hold a Family Photo Fundraiser on Oct. 15 from 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. and Oct. 16 from 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Lincoln Education Center. Photos will be taken by Schurman Photography. There is no sitting fee and parents can choose individual or family photos. 10 percent of all sales will be returned to the preschool program to purchase classroom supplies. Please call Mary at 847-4418 ext. 6102 to schedule your appointment.

LP-A Community Ed classes

Lake Park Audubon Community Ed. Offers the following classes: Beginners Microsoft Excel on Oct. 15 from 7 to 9; Yoga classes starting Oct. 16, and every Tuesday, from 4 to 5; Zumba classes every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30; Ghost Hunting 101, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8; Power Point for Beginners, Oct. 29 from 7 to 9.

Women in Biz speaker

Robin Huebner will be the speaker for the Oct. 24 Women in Business program, sponsored by St. Mary's Foundation Business Relations committee. The program is at noon at The Fireside. Cost is $15 including lunch. RSVP required by Oct. 19 by calling 844-0719.