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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


Sunday, July 15

Color Guard breakfast

The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard fundraiser breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon in the DL American Legion. A $6.50 donation is gratefully accepted.

Shoreham Chapel

The Shoreham Chapel, Lake Melissa, service is at 10:45 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship. Special music is by Celes Mickelson, vocalist. Everyone is welcome.

The scoop on poop

For kids of all ages! We may not see all the critters we want, but they leave plenty behind. Discover the wonders of scat. You'll even get to create your own animal scat to take home. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area in Tamarac Wildlife Refuge at 2 p.m.

Monday, July 16

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home.

Tuesday, July 17

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

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.

Tuesdays in the Park

Habitat for Humanity provides a picnic in the DL City Park from 6 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday in July and August. Come and have hamburgers, brats and hotdogs along with beans, potato salad and beverage. Free will offering benefits Habitat for Humanity and the Holmes Community Theater. A concert follows at 7 p.m. featuring Doc & the Scrubs in the Pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs for the concert.

Women's bridge association

The Detroit Country Club Women's Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Make reservations by noon on July 16 by calling Jean Rayl at 439-3826, Carol Schmallen at 847-2926 or Marilyn Hanson at 532-3116.

Wednesday, July 18

Wild Wednesdays

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge offers Wild Wednesdays every Wednesday through August at 10 a.m. Explore the world of nature with your child or grandchild during this hour-long adventure. Activities designed for 3-7 year olds. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area.

Thursday, July 19

North Country Trail hike

North Country Trail resort hike meets at 10 a.m. at the NCT kosk, HWY 4 & Halvrerson Trail, 2.5 miles south of Lake George. A 2.5-mile hike within Hubbard County land passes through mixed forest and enters a magnificent spruce and balsam forest as it winds down into the historic Schoolcraft river valley. The valley features a massive wetland teaming with wildlife.

Wildlife Excursion

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Wildlife Excursions every Thursday at 10 a.m. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the natural and cultural history of Tamarac. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area.

Friday, July 19

Hidden talent show

The Wayne Nelson Memorial Hidden Talent Show is at 7 p.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment, fun and laughs. Ice cream will be served following the program. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at The Cormorant Pub, Cormorant Bottle Shop or be reserved by calling Carolyn at 532-2203.

Friday, July 20

Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town begins at 9 a.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. The program is Judge Richard Goldberg, U.S. Court of International Trade. The event is free, and coffee and cookies will be available.

Party in the Park

Essentia Health Oak Crossing Family Council hosts the 20th annual Party in the Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center. There will be a picnic for $6 per person, plus a quilt raffle, music entertainment and more.

Saturday, July 21

Twisted Stitchers

The Twisted Stitchers are working outside from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Pioneer Park on the west side of Main Ave across from Monika's. Bring your own lawn chair. (Meet at Monika's in case of inclement weather). Everyone is welcome to bring a project and join us. For further information, contact Kathy Belt at 732-0978.

Stoll family reunion

The Joseph and Anna Stoll family invite area friends to an open house during their reunion from 2-4 p.m. at Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp, located 6 miles south of Fosston, Minn., on County Road 6. Contact 841-1045 for more information.

Guided raspberry hike

Join Laurentian Lakes Chapter members and friends at 9 a.m. for a guided raspberry hike on the North Country Trail. Meet at the Bad Medicine public lake access on State Hwy 113, or carpool from the M State parking lot in DL at 8 a.m. For more information, call Karen at 218-847-1929 or check out the Meet up page at

Jasper's Theater

Jasper's Theater, Park Rapids, offers a performance of music, magic and comedy show beginning at 7 p.m. For more information or for tickets prices, visit

Old time variety dance

An old time variety dance is from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Frazee White Pine Room. Music is by Jerry's Dance Band.


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

Warehouse rummage sale

A warehouse rummage sale, benefiting The Refuge and Compassion House, is in the warehouse across 8th Street from The Refuge on July 12-13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Firearms safety class

A firearms safety class is July 15-21 in the Wolf Lake Lions Hall. The class is for anyone at least 11 years old. Registration is required by calling Lisa at 218-346-5760.

Musical theater camp

A musical theatre camp for students in grades 4-8 is July 23-26 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Frazee High School Commons. Help sharpen your vocal, dance and acting skills. Contact Lori Thorp, Community Education, at 334-3181 or by e-mail at Cost is $20 per student.

Trinity Church VBS

Trinity Lutheran Church and Pathways Outdoor Ministries of Northwest Minnesota offer Vacation Bible School Day Camp to area youth entering kindergarten-6th grade. It is July 30-Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the theme is "Mirror Image." Call Laurie at 847-7211 by July 23 to reserve a spot.

Strawberry Lake retreat

Each week, Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat features speakers during the summer conference season. Service times are Sunday evening at 7 p.m. and Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend this conference, which is open to all denominations. Childcare is available during each service.

Bearclaw Muzzleloaders


The Bearclaw Muzzleloaders of Northern Minnesota Annual Rendezvous is July 20-21 at the Height of Land Sportsmans Club, east of Detroit Lakes on Hwy 34, 15 miles. Follow the signs. Reenactment of pre-1840, there will be competitions held throughout the day. Public is welcome. It is Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon. For additional information, contact Al Witthoeft at 841-7096 or check at Chamber of Commerce in Detroit Lakes for flyer information.


The Fair Hills Resort's Hootenanny is every Tuesday. A smorgasbord dinner is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the show at 8:15. For more information, visit

Ladies Tuesday golf league

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., a ladies 9-hole golf league meets at the DL Lakeview Golf Course. Call the golf course at 847-8942 Tuesday afternoons to be included in a foursome. Email for more information.

Plant, Pest Clinics

Horticulture question? Ask one of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their Plant and Pest Clinics from 9 a.m. to noon on June 29 and July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23 and 30 in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th SE, Detroit Lakes, or call (218) 846-7328 (Extension 7105).

Lakes Area Farmers Market

The Lakes Area Farmer's Market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located in Peoples Park behind Zorbaz. There are many items including artisan breads, baked goods, fresh produce, meats, jams, honey, maple syrup and handcrafted items.

DL Farmers Market

The Detroit Lakes Farmers Market, located in the Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store parking lot, is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2-6:30 p.m. Contact info: 218-334-5307.

Lake Park swimming pool

Lake Park Pool swimming lessons are June 11-22; July 9-20; July 30-Aug. 10. Visit for more info.

Richwood Farmers Market

The Richwood Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information or to be a vendor (local farmers, artisans, crafters or food vendors), call 847-7188 or 849-7459.

Refuge weekly outreach

The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday at 7 p.m. Freedom in Christ Bible Study (childcare available but call ahead); Wednesday at 2:30-6 p.m. Women Ministry and Crafting; Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. free meal, everyone welcome; Thursday from 6:45-8:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery group, Bible Study Group; Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. free meal, everyone welcome; Friday at 7 p.m. Christian movie with fellowship and free popcorn; Saturday from 5-6:30 p.m. free meal for everyone; Friday at 7 p.m. open for special events. Call in for updates at 847-1982.

Wednesday story time

Family fun story time is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the VFW in Pelican Rapids. Everyone is welcome. Listen to, or tell, your favorite story.

TOPS meeting

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 1251 meets every Tuesday in the Lake Park Lutheran Church, using the West church entrance to the basement. Effective April 3, weigh-ins start at 4 p.m., the meeting starts at 4:15 p.m. For more information, call Marion at 218-532-2883.

Foster homes needed

Foster homes are needed. If you or someone you know can help, please call Becker County Children and Family Services 218-847-5628 and ask for Intake. You can make a difference in a child's life.

Card making, scrapbook classes

The DL Senior Citizen Center hosts a card making and scrapbooking class every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donated cards are welcome.