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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

Thursday, Nov. 29

Doug Ohman speaks

Minnesota photographer Doug Ohman speaks at 10 a.m. in the Lake Park Library LINK Site on the Heart of the Farm, and at 2 p.m. in the Frazee LINK Site on Living the Dream -- Historic Homes.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Church event

St. Paul's Loon Lake LWML, Vergas, sponsors a Cookie, Lefsa, Quilt Walk from 9 a.m. to noon. Pick up your favorite holiday treats. There will be a free will offering plus quilts and baby blankets for sale. Serving coffee, apple cider and treats.

Marshmallow Foundation

A holiday open house for the Marshmallow Foundation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lucky Dog Boarding and Training Center. There will be pictures with Santa ($10 each), raffle prizes, silent auction, vendors, tours of the shelter, face painting ($1), snacks and more.

Christmas brunch

Trinity Lutheran Women host a Christmas brunch at 9:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. Karol Bruggeman is speaking on starting the Restorative Justice Program in men's correctional facility in St. Cloud. Pastor Jim Osvold of Lund Lutheran Church will also share music.

Christmas Bake Shoppe

Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham, sponsors the 17th annual Christmas Bake Shoppe from 9-11 a.m. The Cookie Shoppe features boxes of three-dozen fancy cookies for $12, as well as a Snack Shoppe (coffee, tea, hot chocolate and treats).

Candy Cane Lane

The Congregational Church, DL, hosts the Candy Cane Lane luncheon and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is a $7 donation.

Christmas at Emmanuel

Christmas at Emmanuel, the Auxiliary's Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Forest Conference Center. For more information, contact Vicki Marthaler at 218-847-4486.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus sponsors a pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center.

Lakes Plus square dance

Lakes Plus will have a dance from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall at 118 W. Holmes St., DL. Larry Johansen will call the tips. A finger food potluck lunch will be served. All dancers and spectators are welcome.

Turkey bingo

St. Theodore's Church, Ponsford/Pine Point, hosts turkey bingo at 1:30 p.m. There will be 20 games, 20 winners. Free lunch.

Turkey dinner, basket event

Sacred Heart Church, Frazee, hosts a turkey dinner and basket event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a turkey dinner and basket silent auction. Lunch is a free-will offering, and everyone is welcome.

Taste of Christmas

Faith Lutheran Church, DL, hosts A Taste of Christmas at 5 p.m. Come sample a taste of traditional Christmas foods, decorate the Christmas tree and share a Christmas story.

Santa's breakfast

Lakes Crisis and Resource Center hosts its 4th annual Santa's Breakfast from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at M State. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be provided. Bring your camera and take pictures with Santa. Do some early Christmas shopping at any of the craft vendors. For more information, call Natalie at 847-8572.

Monday, Dec. 3

Free cinema day

M State and the World Cinema class host a free movie day for the public. Movies are Wall-E from 10 to 11:40 a.m., White Christmas from noon to 2:05 p.m. and The Avengers from 2:30 to 5 p.m. They are shown in the M State conference room, and concessions are available for purchase. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Overeaters Anonymous,

Serenity Group

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

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.

Learning to write children's books

Acclaimed Minnesota children's author Nancy Carlson will show you how to tap into your creative and imaginative side to write phenomenal children's books. She speaks at 6:30 p.m. in the DL Library.

Wednesday, Dec. 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.


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

Basic estate planning

Frazee Community Education offers Basic Estate Planning with Sam Rufer and Charles Seuntjens of the Pemberton Law Firm on Dec. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the FHS Media Center (enter Door No. 16 in back parking lot). Cost is $15. Sign up by Dec. 3.

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.

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