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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

Thursday, April 10

Genealogical Society

Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. Our speaker will be Virginia Weston who will speak about her Weston line. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting.

BC Republicans

The Becker County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Offices.

Laurentian Lakes meeting

The public is invited to the Laurentian Lakes Chapter meeting of the North Country National and Scenic Trail Association at7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Find out about this season’s trail building plans, scheduled hikes and information on the great hiking opportunities and activities planned in Duluth for the first ever Hiking Celebration in August. The chapter’s first spring hike will take place in Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge at 1 p.m. on April 26. For more information call 218-847-1929.

Friday, April 11

Back to the Wetlands

The Friends of the Wetlands hosts Back to the Wetlands fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m. in Speak Easy, DL. Tickets are $30 per person and include cocktail hour, dinner, speakers and a silent auction. The program will be “Wildlife of the Prairie Wetland Habitat.”

Ladies Ducks Unlimited

Lakes area Ladies Ducks Unlimited banquet begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. For more information, call Marge Kulik at 218-346-6011 or Carrie R. at 218-334-4701.  Tickets available at the door.

Friendly Squares dance

Park Rapids Friendly Squares hosts a square dance in Century School. Royce Nelson will be calling from 7:30-8 Plus and 8-10 Mainstream. Donna Stone will cue rounds between tips. The club will have their annual meeting right after the dance from 10-11. Club members will provide a potluck lunch after the dance. All square dancers and spectators are welcome. For more information, contact Joy Benjamin at 218-564-6098.

Holy Rosary Fish fry

The Knights of Columbus sponsor a Lenten Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for those under 12.

Frazee Fish fry

The Knights of Columbus Frazee Council 12581 annual Lenten fundraiser fish dinner is from 5-7 p.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Adults are $8, kids (7-12) are $5 and 6 and under are free. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, April 12

Easter egg hunt

The DL Women of Today sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt & Meet the Easter Bunny event at 10 a.m. in the Washington Square Mall. This is for children 8 and under.

Eagles Stag and Doe event

The 14th Annual Eagles Stag & Doe event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the DL Eagles Club. Raffle tickets are $25 each, and the drawing is at 9 p.m. A meal is also available from 6:30 to 10 p.m. for $25 a ticket. It includes catered meal and drinks.


The Lakes Area Woodcarvers meet at 9 a.m. in the Washington Square Mall. The public is invited to stop by and visit and see demonstrations.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O Chapter FG meets at 9:30 a.m. in the home of Ardys Horner, with Beve Melgaard and Kathy Simison assisting. Program will be presented by Carol Ann Dahlberg. Refreshments will be served.

Maple Syrup Fest

Vergas hosts its annual Maple Syrup Festival. That day there will be a pancake feed, 5k run/walk, children’s egg hunt, maple syrup milkshakes, maple syrup demonstrations and more. Check out for more information.

Heart O’Lakes Harmony

The Heart O’Lakes Harmony chorus presents “Halo & Good Buy Tent Revival” at 7:30 p.m. in Historic Holmes Theatre, DL. Tickets are $12 and children under 12 are free.

Sucker Creek Outlaws

The Sucker Creek Outlaws first shoot begins with registration from noon to 12:45 p.m., followed by a safety meeting at 12:45 and the shoot at 1. Membership is $20 for single, $30 for family and $10 for under age 17. Anyone interested can stop by the shoot for free.

Sunday, April 13

Haining family entertainment

The Haining family from Branson, Mo., performs at 7 p.m. in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee. They perform a blend of family harmonies, Bluegrass and yodeling. A freewill offering will be taken, and a social hour will follow.

Ham Bingo

The Callaway Lions Club hosts ham bingo beginning at 7 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center.


St. Theodore’s Church, Ponsford/Pine Point, hosts Bingo at 1:30 p.m. 20 games, 20 winners.

Color Guard breakfast

The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard fundraiser pancake/French toast breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon in the DL Legion Club. Suggested donation is $6.50.

Athmann benefit

A benefit for David Athmann, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, is from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Moorhead American Legion. There will be a meal, silent auction and more.

Monday, April 14

Eken, Marquart town hall

Sen. Kent Eken and Rep. Paul Marquart hold a town meeting at 9 a.m. in Detroit Lakes City Hall to hear from residents on important state issues.

PEO Chapter DQ

The PEO Chapter DQ meets at 5 p.m. in the home of Rachael Gabe, where a light meal will be served.  Co-hostesses are Gerry Langemo, Mary Seaworth, Maureen Karsnia, Nancy Swedberg and Nancy Christiansen. Rachael will also present the program.

Tuesday, April 15

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.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Midwest Minn. Harness Club

The Midwest Minnesota Harness Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes American Legion.

Old Time Variety Dance

An old time variety dance is from 1 to 4 p.m. in Frazee’s White Pine Room. Music is by Eric’s Dance Band.

League of Women Voters

The Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters hosts Susan Sheridan Tucker, executive director of the league, from 5 to 6:30 pm. in Ma Barista. Come for wine and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP to or 218-341-0452.


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

Flowers for sale

The Roosevelt PTO is selling flowers and some produce now through April 14 to raise money for field trips, technology and other needs for the elementary school. Orders will be delivered May 8 by the students who submitted the orders. For those wishing to order flowers, which will all grow in this zone, can either contact a Roosevelt Elementary student or Jenna Schoenberger at 850-0595.

MOFAS community event

A MOFAS community Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder presentation and discussion for all young men and women, ages 14-25, is May 1 from 4-6 p.m. in Lincoln Education Center, DL. There will be free gifts, dinner and prizes. Childcare is available. Contact Carrie at 218-847-4418 to reserve space.

Faith Christian enrollment

Faith Christian School in Detroit Lakes is now enrolling for grades K-5th for the 2014/2015 school year. Call Anita Thorson at 847-7375 for more information.

ECLA Cluster 7 gathering

All women of the ELCA are invited to attend the Cluster 7 Spring gathering on Saturday, April 26, at NeeGonNee Lutheran Church, rural Mahnomen. Registration is $10 and will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m., followed by a program and a noon luncheon, which is included in the registration fee. There will be a bible study, special music and an inspirational speaker. RSVP to Linda Lang at 218-935-2969 by April 21. Any questions, call Joan Westlake, Cluster 7 coordinator, at 218-847-8913.

Wagon Wheel Rug

Lake Park-Audubon Community Ed hosts “Wagon Wheel Rug” with instructor JoAnne Flom. This type of rug dates back to the early settlers. As they traveled across country the ladies used the 5th wheel on the carriage to make rugs for their new homes. In this class you’ll use hula hoops. Use your old jeans, t-shirts, bed sheets, towels or virtually any material to make a rug, chair pad or even coasters. Bring a sheet for the “spokes” and the material you will be using for weaving to class. Please bring a needle, thread and scissors to class also. Class is April 24 and May 1 from 6-8 p.m. Class fee is $15 and includes a hula hoop.