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Happenings is free, and submissions are run on a first-come, first-serve basis and as space allows. Happenings can be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at or submitted online at

Monday, Dec. 24

Lund Christmas Eve Service

Lund Lutheran Church, Richwood Road, hosts a Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Overeaters Anonymous,

Serenity Group

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

Saturday, Dec. 29

Adventist Church open gym

The Seventh Day Adventist Church, Richwood Road, hosts a free night with open gym and volleyball and other games starting at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, contact April at 849-5233.

Monday, Dec. 31

Old Timers Dance group

The Old Timers Dance Group hosts a New Year's Eve dance from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Rockin' Horse Cafe in Richville. Take Hwy 78 south of Perham to County Hwy 14 west, just over the tracks. There is no cover charge.

Friendly Squares dance

The Friendly Squares host a square dance on New Years Eve at 8 p.m. in the airport in Park Rapids. The dance will be from 8 to 10 p.m., with a potluck supper at 10 to 11 and more dancing from 11 to midnight. The caller will be Roger Lueth, and Donna Stone will cue round dancing between tips. All square dancers are invited.


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

Lake Park Community Ed

Lake Park Community Education offers several upcoming classes. 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.

Senior driver safety course

Defensive driving 4-hr classes are being offered on Dec. 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. and Jan. 16 from 1-5 p.m. in the United Community Insurance Agency, Perham (Next to Lakes Cafe). Open to anyone wanting to maintain 10 percent insurance discount. Call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 or e-mail for costs, registration or more information on additional dates.

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

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.