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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, Sept. 2

Pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus sponsors a pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center, DL.

Shoreham Chapel

The Shoreham Chapel, Lake Melissa, service is at 10:45 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship. Special music is by Karan Gunderson and her daughter Joy, harpists. Everyone is welcome. This is the final service of the season at the Shoreham Chapel.

Pancake breakfast

The Elbow-Tulaby Lakes Fire Department holds a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon in the Fire Hall, located on Hwy. #113 about 18 miles east of Waubun. Cost is $5 for adults, $1 for children 2-6 and under 2 are free.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

High Mileage Club

High Mileage Club meets the first Tuesday of each month in Community Alliance Church, DL. There is a pot-blessing meal at noon, followed by a time of sharing birthdays and anniversaries, a Bible Nugget and special music. This is an inter-denominational fellowship for all those 55 and over.

Women's Bridge


The Detroit Country Club Women's Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations by noon on Sept. 3 by calling either Miriam Donnan at 532-2110 or Jan Prondzinski at 532-2066.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Adult Spanish Club

On the 5th of each month, join the adult Spanish Club at El Loro to practice your conversation skills. Drinks are at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.

Haining family concert

A Haining family bluegrass and country gospel concert is a 7 p.m. in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee.

Cowboy action shooting

A cowboy action shooting is at 5 p.m. The Sucker Creek Outlaws will have a practice at the new location. For more information, call Les at 218-396-0532, Vern at 701-840-1653 or Lee at 849-8803.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Osage Sportsmans Club

The Osage Sportsmans Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Osage Community Center.

Dulcimer jam

A dulcimer jam is at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park apartments, 270 Park St., DL.


The MAC-NAPS distribution is from 3 to 5:P30 p.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, DL.

Friday, Sept. 7

Lake Country Scenic Byway

The Lake Country Scenic Byway Association meeting is the first Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in Grace Community Church, Osage.

Salad luncheon

Grace Lutheran Church, DL, hosts their 12th annual salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $7. Tickets are available at the church from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and at the luncheon.

Farmers Union convention

The Becker County Farmers Union annual county convention is at 6:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn. There will be officer elections and delegates elected. For more info, call Roger at 334-4631.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Jasper's Theater

Jasper's Theater, Park Rapids, offers a performance of music, magic and comedy show beginning at 3 p.m. For more information or for tickets prices, visit

Pork roast supper

Richwood Lutheran Church hosts a pork roast supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults are $9, kids 6-12 are $4 and children 5 and under are free. There will also be baked goods and produce for sale.

Cowboy action shooting

Sucker Creek Outlaws meeting is at 12:30 p.m. at the new location. New members are welcome. For more information, call Vern at 701-840-1653 or Lee at 849-8803 or 847-3644.


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

Sons of Norway

Vikingland Lodge No. 495 in Detroit Lakes welcomes anyone who is interested in learning more about Sons of Norway to a free dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. After the meal, there will be a meeting and entertainment by an accordion trio from Fergus Falls. RSVP by Sept. 5 to Joe at 844-7767, Janice at 847-7489 or Faye at 847-7168.

Kidsfirst Preschool open house

Kidsfirst Preschool at First Lutheran Church has an open house Aug. 29 and 30 from noon-6 p.m. for new and returning students. Children ages 3 and up are considered for enrollment. Please call Beth at 847-5656 with questions.

Snellman Days

Snellman Days is Sept. 1-3 and includes flea market, bakery stand, karaoke, hot dog eating contest, Bingo, watermelon eating contest, classic vehicle show and much more.

Tamarac photo contest

Sept. 14 is the deadline for the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge photo contest. Entries may be submitted by mailing to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge at 35704 County Hwy 26, Rochert, MN or by dropping them off at the headquarters office. Entries may also be dropped off at the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit or contact the refuge at 218-847-2641 ext 16.

Beth Moore Bible study

Author and teacher Beth Moore will be viewed live via simulcast joined by worship leader Travis Cottrell on Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Community Alliance Church. Admission: Before Aug. 27, tickets are $15; buy one, get one free. Aug. 27-Sept. 14, tickets $20; buy one, get one free. At the door, tickets are $20 each.

Defensive driving course

Defensive driving 4-hr classes are being offered Aug. 30 from 5-9 and Sept. 6 from 1-5. An 8-hr full class will be offered Sept. 5 & 6 from 1-5 p.m. in the United Community Insurance Agency, Perham. They are open to anyone wanting to maintain their 10 percent insurance discount. Call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 or e-mail for costs, registration or more information on additional dates.