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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, July 18

Lake Region Garden Club

Lake Region Garden Club holds its annual potluck picnic at 6 p.m. at the Richard and Judy Zurn farm. If you have questions, call 847-8788.

Lake Park Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Cormorant Park Place Clubhouse, 14401 Co. Hwy 5, Lake Park. This is the final planning meeting before the Aug. 1 hosting of the 2013 District 11 Horticultural Show, located at the new Lake Park-Audubon High School on Highway 10 in Lake Park. All members are urged to attend, and any others willing to lend a hand.

Friday, July 19

Party in the Park

Essentia Health Oak Crossing Family Council hosts Party in the Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Holy Rosary Parish Center. Barbecues, pie, ice cream and a beverage are $6.

Saturday, July 20

Friendly Squares dance

The Park Rapids Friendly Squares hosts a square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Park Rapids Eagles Club. The caller will be Tom Allen, and Donna Stone will cue round dances between tips. There will be mainstream dancing with occasional plus tips. There will be finger food available after the dance. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

Old Time Variety Dance

An old time variety dance is from 7 to 19 p.m. in the White Pine Room, Frazee. Music is by Jerry’s Dance Band.

Sunday, July 21

Tamarac History Tour

Tamarac Refuge hosts a history tour, celebrating 75 years, at 2 p.m. Join them for this car caravan tour and embark on a journey through the story of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Discover the people and places that played a key role in refuge development from the 1930s and the Civilian Conservation Corps forward. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area.

Color Guard breakfast

Lake Region Veterans Color Guard fundraiser breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon in the DL Legion Club. Suggested donation is $6.50.

Tuesday, July 23

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.

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Make reservations by noon on Monday by calling either Barb Erickson at 847-8090 or LaVonne Williams at 439-3703.


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

DLHS Class of 1973

The Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday July 27, in the American Legion Club. Social is at 5 p.m., followed by a picture at 6:45, dinner at 7 and a dance after dinner. Details can be found online at, email; or by calling Jane Spaeth at 849-6372 or Scott Abrahamson at 503-780-5595.

Bazaar, bake sale

St. Mary of the Lakes bazaar and bake sale is July 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. and July 21 from 7 a.m. to noon. There will be games, a bake sale, quilt raffle, card shop, silent auction and more.

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 Highway 34. Follow the signs. There will be a re-enactment of pre-1840 and competitions held throughout the day. The public is welcome. It is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. And Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. For additional information, contact Al Witthoeft at 841-7096 or check at the Chamber of Commerce for a flyer.

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.

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.

Plant and Pest Clinics

The Becker County Master Gardeners host Plant & Pest Clinics on July 19, 22, 26, 29 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.