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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, June 30
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.
The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations by noon on Monday, July 1, by calling either Pat Staples at 847-7576 or Audrey Markuson at 846-0293.
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.
Thursday, July 4
Detroit Lakes will continue its fine tradition of celebrating Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display on Little Detroit Lake, starting at approximately 10 p.m. This display can be seen from the DL City Park, the mile-long public beach or anywhere near the lake. Call 218-847-9202 for more information.
Long Lake boat parade
The annual Long Lake Boat Parade begins at 3 p.m. Boaters should congregate at the public access, then travel to the north around the lake. If you have any questions please contact Provi Airheart at 847-7086.
Friday, July 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.
Saturday, July 6
Floyd Shores fishing contest
Floyd Shores sponsors their annual fishing contest on Big, Middle and Little Floyd lakes. It is free to association members and their families. It will be held rain or shine. Fishing starts at 12:01 a.m. Weigh-in will be from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the Pete Mathison home at 20340 County Road 131 on Big Floyd. For more information, call 847-3600.
Sunday, July 7
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.
Ron & Opal Erickson concert
Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church will host a concert by Ron and Opal Erickson of Branson, Minn., at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be taken, and bars and coffee will be served at the end of the concert.
These Happenings section items or events do not have a specific date, or take place on more than one day.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 www.therefugeofdl.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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, call (218) 847-0804.