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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, June 20

Lake Park Garden Club

Lake Park Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Cormorant Place Clubhouse, 14401 Co. Hwy 5. Agenda includes planning for hosting the District 11 Minnesota Horticultural show on Aug. 1.

Lake Region Garden Club

Lake Region Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. Dana Emory will present the program at her home.  If you have questions, please call 847-3820.

Trail hike

North Country Trail Resort-Midweek Hike.  Meet at the Waboose Public Access off Inner Forest RD in Hubbard County north of Nevis. Three hikes are scheduled: very short, 2.5 and 4.5 miles. The long hike will completely circle Lake Waboose on a fine trail including hiking to a beautiful campground on one of the peninsulas of Waboose Lake.  If questions, call 218-675-5448.

Wildlife Excursion

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a Wildlife Excursion at 10 a.m. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac on this driving tour. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area on Cty Hwy 26, 3 miles east of the visitor center.

Saturday, June 22

Mennonite Relief Auction

The Mennonite Central Committee Worldwide Relief Auction begins with a pig roast dinner at 4:30 p.m., followed by a kids’ auction at 5:30 and live auction at 6:30. It is at 33111 County Hwy 34, Ogema, nine miles east of Richwood. Everyone is welcome, and it is free admission.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous hosts an informational meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. in the DL Library. Do you eat too much, feel guilty afterwards or your health is in jeopardy? Check out this solution. For more information, contact Cheryll at 847-1086 or Dorene at 32928 Pine St., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501.

Cooking demonstration

The Lakes Area Farmers’ Market hosts a free cooking demonstration at noon in the shelter at Peoples Park. Marsha Parker, LRD, dietician at Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes, will be using seasonal ingredients that are available at Lakes Area Farmers’ Market.

Pathway through Plants

Tamarac Refuge offers Pathway through Plants at 10 a.m. Join volunteer naturalists Jeanine Ehnert and Nancy Brennan on a journey to discover the rich diversity of Tamarac’s plant communities. See how they come together to provide a home for wildlife. Learn to identify wildflowers, trees, and other flora as you leisurely walk along the North Country Trail. Meet at the Pine Lake Parking Area on County Hwy 29.

Monday, June 24

Square dance

A square dance is in the Century School in Park Rapids. Larry Johansen will be the caller, and Donna Stone will cue rounds between tips. There will be a “plus” workshop from 7-8 p.m. and mainstream dancing from 8 to 10. There will be a potluck lunch after the dance furnished by the club members. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets at 1 p.m. at Vicki Stigen’s Island View Camp.  Assisting hostess are LaValle Andersen, Ruth Solie and Donna Dosland. Vicki Stigen is providing the program.  Carpooling will be arranged.

Tuesday, June 25

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Garden Club field trip

For those interested in a field trip to see the Botanical Gardens in Fargo, meet at 3 p.m. in the Catholic church parking lot in Lake Park. There will be a car pool, and tour of the Botanical Garden s from 4-4:15. Everyone will eat together on the way home as well. Botanical Garden address: 1201 28th Ave. North, Yunker Farm, Fargo ND. 701-281-2568, For more information, call 532-2883.

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations by noon on June 24 by calling Jo Harris at 844-5851 or Peggy Jo O’Brien at 847-5552.

Wednesday, June 26

What’s your legacy?

Join a provocative and thoughtful discussion on leaving your legacy. It begins at 2 p.m. in the Ecumen Forest Conference Center, with Amy Williams, donor relationship coordinator, speaking. RSVP to Sandy Lia at 844-83340.


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

Shoreham Chapel

Historic Shoreham Chapel, non-denominational, between Lake Melissa and Lake Sallie, holds services now-Sept. 1 at 10:45 a.m. It is open to the public. Coffee and refreshments follow the service. Dan Danielson, director of New Life Center in Fargo, and Rev. Tim Cook, Chaplain of St. Mary’s Hospital in DL, will be officiating at different times. Kathie Brekke and the apostles Blues Band will perform at the opening service.

Christian Fellowship VBS

Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes, hosts Vacation Bible School June 24-28 from 9 a.m.-noon each day for ages 5-12 years old. There will be teaching on the ABC’s of the bible (New Testament), songs, arts and a bible study with a snack time. Call Allan at 847-1023 or the church at 847-3482 to register. This is free to anyone.

Trinity VBS

Trinity Lutheran Church, DL, and Pathways Ministries of Northwest Minnesota host Vacation Bible School June 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages kindergarten through sixth grade. There will be Bible study, games, songs, arts and crafts and outdoor education. It is free. Call Laurie at 847-7211 to sign your child up or visit

Jaspers Theater

Jaspers Theater, Park Rapids, opens July 10. Come for the family-friendly music, magic and comedy shows each Wednesday and Thursday at 3 p.m., July 10-Aug. 17, and Saturdays July 20, 27, Aug. 17 and 24. Make reservations at 218-237-4333.

Tuesdays in the Park

Habitat for Humanity will serve hamburgers, hot dogs and brats along with sides, each Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the DL City Park before the Tuesdays in the Park band concerts in the Bandshell. It is a freewill offering. Concerts then start at 7. Bring a lawn chair. Schedule includes June 25: Tim Eggebraaten, July 2: Hardwood Groove, July 9: Shari Breznay, July 16: Doc & the Scrubs, July 23: Dennis Craswell, July 30: Rhonda Habedank, Aug. 6: Ulen Centennial Band, Aug. 13: Doc & the Scrubs, Aug. 20: Lewy Ronken Musical Revue, Aug. 27: Lakes Area Community Concert Band.

Plant and Pest Clinics

The Becker County Master Gardeners host Plant & Pest Clinics on June 21, 24, 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th St. SE, Detroit Lakes. Call 846-7328 ext. 7105 for more information.

Lakes Area Farmers Market The Lakes Area Farmers Market is Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Peoples Park.

eReader help Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions every Tuesday (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday (4:30-5:30 p.m.) at Detroit Lakes Public Library, or call for an appointment that better fits your schedule. For more information, call Detroit Lakes Public Library at 218-847-2168.

Kidsfirst preschool

Kidsfirst Preschool at First Lutheran Church, DL, began taking fall 2013 registrations. 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 Wednesdays of each month from 5-6:30 p.m. in M State, room C-102 in Detroit Lakes. Meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.

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.

Refuge weekly outreach

The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday — Celebrate Recovery Meal at 5:45 p.m. and Meeting at 6:45 p.m. (no childcare), Wednesday — Women Ministry and Crafting at 4 p.m./Bible study on Bible Doctrine at 6 p.m., Thursday — Bible study on Battle Field of the Mind by Joyce Meyers, Friday — Christian Movie at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free Meal and Fellowship at 5-6:30 p.m. Call 847-1982 or check website calendar for updates at

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery at The Refuge, for hurts, habits and hang-ups begins with supper at 5:30 p.m., with large group and small group at 6:45. Call 701-367-3313 or 218-847-1982 for more information.

TOPS chapter 30

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 30 meets Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church choir room.

TOPS chapter 1251

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 1251 meets every Tuesday in the Lake Park Lutheran Church, using the west church entrance to the basement. Weigh-ins start at 4 p.m., and the meeting at 4:15 p.m. New members are always welcome.  If you would like more information, contact 218-532-2883.

TOPS chapter 910

Take Off Pounds Sensibly members help each other stay on track to their weight loss goal. No diets, no food to buy and no workouts to follow. Visitors and new members are always welcome. TOPS chapter 910 meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. For more information, contact Marlys at 847-6331 or Pam at 847-5760 or Yearly fee is $28.

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.

Birthing class

St. Mary’s Innovis Health hosts childbirth preparation classes for expectant mothers in their sixth to seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include Labor & Delivery, Cesarean Birth, Role of the Labor Companion, Newborn Care, Unexpected Outcomes, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Postpartum Period, Breathing Patterns & Relaxation Techniques. Suggested donation is $30 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information,