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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, Feb. 20

Larry's Plus

Larry's Plus square dance is 7-9 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Larry Johansen is the caller.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Alpha Theta Chapter

The Alpha Theta Chapter meets in the Holiday Inn, with a social time at 5 p.m. and dinner at 5:30, with the chapter business meeting following the program by Randy Kohler, "The Refuge."

Garden club

The Lake Region Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. in Lakes Homes Conference Room. The program books for the upcoming year will be distributed. New members and guests are always welcome. Questions: 847-8788.

Friday, Feb. 22

Friendly Squares dance

The Friendly Squares host their graduation dance in the Century School, Park Rapids. There will be plus workshop at 7:30 p.m., and mainstream dancing from 8-10. The caller will be Royce Nelson. Rounds between tips. Potluck lunch furnished by members. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Schmitt benefit

A benefit for Sharon Schmitt, who is fighting colon cancer, is from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Lake Park American Legion. There will be a spaghetti feed, silent auction, bake sale, T-shirt sale and raffle. Cash donations can be made to Bell State Bank & Trust.

Senior dinner

The Detroit Lakes Jaycees host their annual Senior Dinner for all senior citizens beginning at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church. A ham dinner will be served until the food is gone. There will entertainment and drawings for prizes. There is no cost for this event. Please contact Jenni Seelye at 218-779-9910 with questions.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Lakes Figure Skating show

Lakes Figure Skating's Spring Ice Show, "Dance Party on Ice," is at 2 p.m. in the Kent Freeman Arena. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Preschool and under are free. Concessions and flowers are available.

Soup Sunday

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, hosts Soup Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is a free-will offering. There will also be homemade breads, rolls and buns for sale.

Monday, Feb. 25

Odd Fellows meeting

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

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Overeaters Anonymous,

Serenity Group

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

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Bible truth seminar

The public is invited to a Bible Truth seminar at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes VFW in the basement meeting room. It is free. For more information, call Eternal Life Ministries at 218-776-2117.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Share s Story

Share a Story family literacy event is from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the DL Library. There will be free books, a story center, displays on the importance of early childhood literacy and more. Curious George will be there also. All young children are welcome.


These Happenings section items or events do not have a specific date, or take place on more than one day. February 22, 2013:

Skoe town hall meetings

Sen. Rod Skoe will host a few town hall meetings including Feb. 22 in Menahga High School Media Center from 1:30-3 p.m.; and Feb. 23 in Lake Park City Hall from 9-10:30 a.m., Frazee Fire Hall from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Callaway City Hall from 1:30-3, and Mahnomen School Auditorium from 3:30-5.

Zion Lenten services

Zion Lutheran Church hosts Lenten services Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 13 and 20 at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Holy Rosary Lenten services

Knights of Columbus host Friday night fish fries during Lent on Feb. 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22. They are from 5 to 7 p.m. in Holy Rosary Parish Center. Adults are $8 and students under 12 are $5.

Sacred Hearth Lenten


Knights of Columbus Frazee Council 12581 annual Lenten fish dinners are Feb. 22, March 8 and 22 from 5-7 p.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee. Adults are $8, kids (7-14) are $5, and 6 and under are free. Everyone is welcome.

Kidsfirst preschool

Kidsfirst Preschool at First Lutheran Church, DL, will begin taking fall 2013 registrations on March 1. Please come in person and bring your child's immunization records with you. Your child must be at least 3 years old to enroll. No phone registrations will be taken. Questions? Call Beth at 847-5656.


The newly restructured 412 Lakes Area Toastmasters meets on the first and third Friday of each month from noon-1 p.m. in M State, room C-102 in Detroit Lakes. Meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.

Lake Park Community Ed

Lake Park Community Education offers several upcoming classes. Twine Rug Making: Don't throw your old jeans and material away. Rug making class is Feb. 11 and 18 in the LPA Elementary. Fee is $25.

The Bully Class: Topics include What is a Bully? Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, ADHA -- Child Anxiety, Label Reading, Early warning signs of Developmental Disabilities, and Strategies for working with challenging children. It is Feb. 23 in the LPA Elementary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $20 and includes a light lunch.

Spring Cleaning with Non Toxic Cleaners: It is Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8 in the LPA Elementary. Fee is $8.

Senior driver safety course

Defensive driving 4-hr class is being offered Feb. 7 from 9a.m.-1 p.m. and Feb. 27 from 1-5 p.m. in the United Community Insurance Agency, Perham (Next to Lakes Cafe). Cost is $13. An 8-hour class will be held Feb. 26-27, from 1-5 p.m. each night. Cost is $20. 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.

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.