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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


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.

Thursday, June 27

Parkinson’s Support Group

Parkinson’s Support Group is at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home Aspen Conference Room. Guest speaker is DeeRae Nelson, speech pathologist. For more information, contact Sue Sorensen at 844-7118.

Tamarac Wildlife Excursion

Explore the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of the refuge on this driving tour. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area, located on County Highway 26, three miles east of the visitor center. For more info, call 218-847-2641.

Friday, June 28

N2N fundraiser

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Neighbor to Neighbor program is from 5 to 7p.m. in the Vergas Event Center. It is a free will donation. Entertainment will be provided by Brad and Kaylynn Gibb.

Saturday, June 29

AA potluck, open meeting

A free AA potluck and open meeting begins with dinner at 6 p.m. (bring a dish to share), followed by a meeting at 7 in First Lutheran Church, DL.

Wildflower hike

The Laurentian Lakes Chapter of the North Country Trail hosts a wildflower and Lady Slipper hike at 9 a.m.  from Camp 6 Forest trail to Elbow Lake Rd.  Meet at the trailhead on Elbow Lake Road which  is located 1.5 miles west of Becker Co. 37 (Watch for the Many Point Boy Scout Camp Signs) and we’ll shuttle to the start of the hike.  For more info, call 847-1929. 

Digital photography workshop

Discover the fun and adventure of photographing wildlife, plant life and the ever changing scenes of nature at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Bring your own camera and sack lunch. We’ll travel to some unique areas on the Refuge. Workshop is geared toward beginner and intermediate levels. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area, located on County Highway 26, three miles east of the visitor center. For more info, call 218-847-2641.

Sunday, June 30

Patriotic service

The Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church invites you to a special patriotic service, “God Bless America; America Praise God” at 8:15 and 10 a.m. services. We will thank our veterans and active duty military. Wear red, white, and/or blue. There will be lemonade and watermelon on lawn after each service.  Call 218-847-4818 for information.

Stohs retirement party

A retirement party for Pastor Del Stohs will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Callaway from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2

High Mileage Fellowship

High Mileage Fellowship 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.

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Learn to fish for free

The DNR hosts MinnAqua’s Peers to Piers program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday on the Little Detroit Lake pier across from El Loro restaurant. The DNR provides all fishing equipment and bait for kids wanting to learn to fish. Kids fish for free up to age 16 with no license required. For more information, call Kyle Quittschreiber at 846-8347.


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

PEO Summer Brunch

The annual summer brunch for area P.E.O. members is July 15 at 10:30 a.m. in Holiday Inn, DL. Fargo PEO Chapters AH and BB are hosting the event. Cost is $12. For more info or to register, call Mary Nelson at 701-232-5232 by July 7.

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.

Red Cross swim lessons

Red Cross swimming lessons on Long Lake near Vergas are July 8-12 and 15-19, 30 minutes each day. Water safety instructor is Nancy Jacobson. Registration takes place Monday, July 8, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be lessons after registration. Cost is $35 per student. Private lessons available upon request. May call Nancy at 218-234-0400 with questions.

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 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.

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 the library at 218-847-2168.

Shoreham Chapel

Historic Shoreham Chapel, non-denominational, located 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.

Plant and Pest Clinics

The Becker County Master Gardeners host Plant & Pest Clinics on June 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.