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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

Sunday, May 18

Syttende Mai Smorgasbord

The Syttende Mai Smorgasbord is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Solem Lutheran Church, Hawley. Adults are $11, ages 6-12 are $4 and preschool are free. Everyone is welcome.

Tamarac movie

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge hosts the movie “Extraordinary Birds” at 2 p.m. in the visitor center. Stunning nature photography takes flight to capture the wondrous behavior of birds. Follow a falcon in a hunt for prey, a tiny hummingbird who commutes 5000 miles and an owl who makes its living in a barnyard. 50 minutes. Celebrate birds during this Festival of Birds weekend.

Color Guard breakfast

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

The Men of Praise

The Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts The Men of Praise, a gospel singing group from Minneapolis, at 6:30 p.m. A free will offering will be taken. Bars and coffee will be served after the concert.

Tuesday, May 20

Lions Club

The Detroit Lakes Lions Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Gerald Johnson at 847-3923.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Midwest MN Harness Club

The Midwest Minnesota Harness Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes American Legion.

Old time variety dance

An old time variety dance is from 1 to 4 p.m. in the White Pine Room, Frazee. Music is by Albert Mikesh. A potluck supper will follow.

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations by noon on May 19 by calling either Corky Raymond at 218-532-7685 or Donna Bruce at 218-850-1916.

Youth ATV

Detroit Lakes eighth grade students would like to invite you to visit the DLMS KIVA Fair from 8:30 to 9 a.m. in the DLMS commons. At 9, they will be showing a video in the DLMS Auditorium on the KIVA project to any who wish to attend. KIVA is a creative partnership with the DL Rotary Clubs in which DLMS eighth grade geography students attempt to alleviate poverty around the globe by providing $25 loans to 3rd World entrepreneurs. This year students gave 242 loans totaling over $6,000. The money for these KIVA loans is sponsored by the local Rotary clubs. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, May 21

North Country Trail hike

North Country Trail Spring Series Hike No. 3 begins at 1 p.m. at the trailhead on Hwy 4, two miles south of Lake George.  The hike progresses east to Hwy 91, a distance of 8 miles.

Larry’s Plus dance

A Larry’s Plus square dance is from 7-9 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Homes St., Detroit Lakes. Larry Johansen is the caller.