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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

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Thanksgiving Eve service

The Evangelical Pastors Fellowship hosts a Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, DL. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Becker County Food Pantry. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Turkey Day 5k

A Turkey Day 5k run/walk begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the Lake Park American Legion. Cost is $25, includes a hoodie sweatshirt, and proceeds benefit the Families Forever Scholarship. To register, visit

Sunday, Nov. 25

Mahnomen tree lighting

Mahnomen Health Center hosts its annual Tree Lighting and Advent Event at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Nov. 26

Odd Fellows meeting

The Odd Fellows meet at 1:30 p.m. in the hall at 118 W. Holmes Street. Visitors are always welcome.

Lakes Area Birding Club

The Lakes Area Birding Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Stacy Salvevold, new deputy project leader at the Detroit Lakes Wetland District, will be the featured speaker. Visitors and guests are welcome.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Overeaters Anonymous,

Serenity Group

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

LP Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. in the Jane Nelson home, 14401 County Road 5. This will be the second planning meeting for 2013 meetings and programs. We encourage prospective members to attend, and we are always interested in suggestions for future projects and/or informative programs.

Doug Ohman speaks

Minnesota photographer Doug Ohman speaks at the Detroit Lakes Library at 10:30 a.m. on Vanishing Landmarks.

Facing loss during the holidays

Season of Sorrow, Season of Joy: Facing Loss During the Holidays is a free and educational presentation that is open to the pubic and will enable attendees to identify and learn how to manage the mixed and painful emotions that can surface when grieving during the holidays. Participants will also learn important self-care strategies. It is from 10 a.m. to noon in David Donehower Funeral Home.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Senior driver safety course

A defensive driving 4-hr class is from 1-5 p.m. in United Community Insurance Agency, 138 West Main St., Perham (Next to Lakes Cafe). Open to anyone wanting to maintain their 10 percent insurance discount. Call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 or e-mail for costs, registration or more information on additional dates.


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

Santa letters

The Detroit Lakes Women of Today are helping Santa! Visit to download and print your form, or pick one up at Central Market, The Washington Square Mall, The Library or The Chamber of Commerce, to get a personalized letter sent to your child. Proceeds benefit local organizations and service projects. Cost is $3 per letter.

Lake Park Community Ed

Lake Park Community Education offers several upcoming classes. Holiday Baking with Anne -- Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 10 in Lake Park High School Consumer Science Room. Cost is $8 plus price of ingredients. Bring a take home container the night of the class.

Scrap-booking with Candi. Classes are Tuesday, Jan. 15, 22, 29, and Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fee is $30 for all 4 classes plus cost of supplies paid to Candi.

On going classes: Yoga, Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Fee is $5 per session; Zumba, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fee is $5 per session.

Miss America send-off

The Miss Northwest Pageant Committee hosts a send-off party on Dec. 9 from 3-5 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre for Miss Minnesota Siri Freeh. She will be performing her talent and presenting her wardrobe for the Miss America competition. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions or to RSVP, please contact Cindy Moore at or 218-334-2321.

Faithful Parents Group

Parents Supporting Parents meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. Help and support for those who are struggling with addition among their family or friends. At 8 p.m. is a conference prayer call at 213-493-0800 pin #414742. Everyone is welcome to call in with prayer requests. Please call for directions to the meeting near Rchwood to Karlena at 218-849-5501.

TOPS chapter 30

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 30 meets Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church choir room.