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Thursday, July 31

Women of Today

The Women of Today meets at 7:15 p.m. in the St. Mary's Hospital Conference Room A. For information, contact Jennifer at 846-0832.

Celebrate reading

Celebrate all the reading enjoyed over with summer with a 150th birthday party for Minnesota at 2 p.m. in the DL Library. There will be cake decorating and party games in addition to a silent auction where participants can bid their library dollars to try to buy various items. This program is free and a part of "Look What's Cookin' at your Library," the 2008 Minnesota Summer Reading Program.

Guided Refuge tour

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a guided Refuge Tour from 10 a.m. to noon. Join one of the volunteer guides for an informative and fun adventure on the refuge. Search for wildlife and learn about the natural and cultural history of Tamarac. Meet at the visitors center.

Friday, Aug. 1

Movie in park

The movie "Shrek" is being shown at 9:15 p.m. in the DL bandshell. Families are welcome to bring a blanket and snacks. A free-will donation will be taken after the show to fund the next movie.

Sunday, Aug. 3

Farmers Market

Callaway Horizons Farmers Market is at 10:30 a.m. on the south edge of Callaway. It is open to the public. Vendors are needed, and proceeds are all yours. It is open every Sunday.

Tulaby picnic

The Tulaby Lake Association's annual picnic is at l2:30 p.m. at the Elbow/Tulaby Lakes Fire Hall. The assn. will furnish hotdogs, condiments and pop. Members and guests are asked to bring their own service and one large dish per person. After the lunch the annual business meeting will be held and there will be election of officers and door prizes.

Community picnic

The Grace Community Church of Osage hosts a community picnic in the Osage Lions Park. The worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a time of food and fellowship.

Planet Earth movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie "Planet Earth -- Fresh Water" at 2 p.m. in the visitors center. Follow rivers as they course from mountain to sea, nourishing unique and dramatic wildlife. From the world's deepest lake to a stunning look at the world's highest waterfall, Fresh Water offers a unique perspective on the secret lives teeming in our purest waters.

Monday, Aug. 4

Alpha Phi luncheon

Than annual Alpha Phi luncheon is at noon in the Little Easy on the Green. For more information, call 847-8289.

Tuesday, Aug. 5

Tollerud benefit

A Classmates for Kati benefit for Kati Tollerud is from 4 to 8 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. It is a free-will donation. Donations can also be sent to Minnesota National Bank, PO Box 624, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572.

Used book sale

The Becker County Friends of the Library annual Used Book Sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the DL Library. A variety of books will be for sale including fiction, nonfiction, children's books and cookbooks as well as a selection of CDs and DVDs. All proceeds benefit Detroit Lakes Library programming and activities.

High Mileage

High Mileage meets at noon in Community Alliance Church. Jim Erb will give the Bible Nugget, and Janice Ramsey and Dick McLaughlin will have special music. This is an inter-denominational group for everyone 55 and over who is getting on in years but still young at heart.

DLHS Class of 1938

A 70th year mini reunion of the Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1938 begins at 11:30 a.m. in the ClubHouse, formerly Holiday Inn. All class members are welcome. For more information, call Georgie at 847-9742 or Charlotte at 844-0568.

Women's Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women's Bridge Association meets at 9 a.m. for the annual tournament. Make reservations by noon on Aug. 4 to Ardith at 439-6316.

Wednesday, Aug. 6

Beautiful sunsets

Hospice of the Red River Valley hosts a 2008 Summer Seminars on "Beautiful Sunsets: Memory Loss and End-of-Life Care" from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Perham Area Community Center. Presenters include Darlene Ackerman, Alzheimer's Association (MN locations) and John Thomas, MD, Hospice of the Red River Valley medical director and family members of past Alzheimer's/Hospice patients. For more information, visit or call (800) 237-4629. It is free to the public. No registration required.

Square dance

Larry's Plus square dance is at 7 p.m. in the IOOF Hall. Caller is Roger McNeil.


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

Church rummage sale

Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts a rummage sale Aug. 1-2 at 8 a.m. each day.

Art fair

St. Mary's Innovis Health hosts a wholesale art fair Aug. 5-7 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in the front lobby.

Kohler reunion

The grandchildren of Jim and Nora Kohler host a family reunion Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at the Height of Land Sportsman Club, located 14 miles east of Detroit Lakes on Highway 34. There will be camping, food and many activities including a silent auction, raffle and golf scramble Sunday morning. Extended family and friends are welcome.

Cormorant VBS

Cormorant Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School is Aug. 4-6 from 9 a.m.-noon for grades preschool-6th grade. Call the church office to register at 218-532-2694 or e-mail Everyone is welcome to attend. The theme is Dive Deep Into God's World.

Mobile dental clinic

Apple Tree Dental, Hawley, brings its mobile, full-service clinic to Detroit Lakes on Aug. 11-12. This dental service is designed specifically for children ages 2-12 covered by Minnesota Health Care Programs. The clinic will be held at St. Mary's Regional Health Center North Campus Office Building. To make an appointment for your child, call 888-683-1038, or 218-483-1038, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Shorty Wrestling Camp

The 8th Annual VIP Memorial Shorty Wrestling Camp is Aug. 5-7 from 6-9 p.m. in the Frazee High School. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 5. Beginners ages 5-9 session is from 6-7 p.m.; $10 fee. Experienced wrestlers' session is from 6-9 p.m.; $30 fee. Family discounts available. For more info, contact Clay Nagel at 847-4528 or 218-234-9121.

Christian Retreat

Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat hosts Joan Hunter Aug. 3-8. Have you seen a miracle lately? Come expecting God to give you yours, as the vision of Joan's ministry equips believers to take God's Healing Power beyond the four walls of the church to the four corners of the earth.

Wolf Lake Harvest Fest

The 25th annual Wolf Lake Harvest Festival is Aug. 8-10 and includes the Miss Wolf Lake and Little Miss pageants, a street dance, 5k walk/run, kids games, dessert social, parade, arm wrestling and more. For more information, call Lori at 218-538-6528 or Stan at 1-500-435-1371.

Meet your teacher

Meet Your Teacher for Frazee-Vergas kindergarteners is Aug. 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 334-2525 to set up a 20-minute appointment. Kindergarten teachers for the 2008-2009 school year are Tanya Mahoney, Markay Larson, Lisa Smith and Abby Emter.