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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, May 22

Soyring benefit

A benefit for Tami Soyring, who has been fighting an extremely rare, painful and aggressive Desmoid tumor, begins at 5:30 p.m. in Shotgun Sally’s, Fargo. There will be a freewill donation spaghetti feed from 5:30-8 p.m. and silent auction from 5:30-8.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O Chapter FG hosts a social at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Curling Club, with Jane Miller and Cheryl Mollberg serving.  Program will be presented by Rachel Windloss.

Senior driver safety class

A 4-hr refresher Senior Driver Safety Class is from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in United Community Bank 301 West Main, Perham. Cost is $13. To register, call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.

Friday, May 23

Steak fry fundraiser

A steak fry fundraiser for the 1st Zinger Squadron begins at 5 p.m. until gone in the DL American Legion. Cost is $11.

Sunday, May 25

North Country Trail hike

North Country Trail Spring Series Hike No. 4 begins at 2 p.m. where the trail crosses the Woodtick Trail 6/10th of a mile east of Hwy 371. The Woodtick Trail departs Hwy 371 four miles south of the Y (Northern Lights Casino).  A 3-mile hike.

Walk through Sucker Creek

Take a walk through Sucker Creek Preserve beginning at 3 p.m. at the circular park lot, 2050 290th Avenue. Sally Hausken and Scott Sonstegard will lead you through adventurous wonders in our natural world. In case of bad weather, the walk will be rescheduled for the following day.

Pancake breakfast

The Elbow-Tulaby Lakes VFD hosts a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon in the Fire Hall, located on Hwy 113 about 20 miles east of Waubun. Cost is $5 for adults, $1 for children 2-6, and children under 2 are free.

Bake sale

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, hosts a Memorial Sunday Bake Sale from 9:30-10:30 a.m. All proceeds go to the repair of the steeple and stained glass windows.  Everyone is welcome.

Monday, May 26

Finnish American Historical Society

The Wolf Lake Chapter of the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society hosts their 28th annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wolf Lake Lions Hall. A free will donation will help fund scholarships to Salolampi, the Finnish language camp at Concordia Language Villages. Everyone is welcome.

Memorial Day potluck

Egelund Church, located north of Detroit Lakes, hosts a potluck dinner at noon. It is a free will donation, which will go toward the upkeep of the church and cemetery. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, May 27

Overeaters Anonymous

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


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

Church rummage sale

St. Theodore’s Church, Ponsford/Pine Point, hosts a spring rummage and bake sale June 6-7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

First Baptist VBS

First Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school is June 9–12 beginning with supper at 5 p.m., following by VBS at 5:30 each day. There will be Bible stories, crafts, skits, games and songs. Please Register at First Baptist Church, DL, at 300 Central St. East, 847-4571 or

Miss Northwest candidates

The Miss Northwest Pageant Committee is looking for Miss Northwest Outstanding Teen contestants ages 13-16 and Miss contestants ages 17-23. The pageant will be July 11, and application closing date is June 20. The Miss Northwest pageant is affiliated with the Miss America franchise. For more information, contact Cindy Moore at 218-334-2321.

Trap shooting

Trap shooting at Osage Sportsmans Club is available Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting at 5 p.m. To get to the range, from Hwy 34 in Osage, turn north on County 48, 1.3 miles on the left side.  For more information, go to or find them on Facebook at or call Doug Geise at 218-573-3090.

Holy Rosary School calendars

Holy Rosary School presents the Raffle Calendar for 2014, with 215 daily cash prizes totaling $11,725, with drawings June 1-Dec. 31. Calendars are $25 and must be purchased before May 28. at the Parish Office or Lakes Sport Shop.

Faith Christian enrollment

Faith Christian School in Detroit Lakes is now enrolling for grades K-5th for the 2014/2015 school year. Call Anita Thorson at 847-7375 for more information.

ELCA Women’s Retreat

The ELCA Women’s Bible Retreat for Clusters 5, 6 and 7 will be held at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes on June 2. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the retreat beginning at 9. The theme “Let There Be Peace” will feature Pastor Jillene Gallatin from Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes as the Bible Study leader. A musical presentation will be given by Tami Jensen of Immanuel Lutheran Church near Osage. In the afternoon, inspirational speaker Kim Wagner will present. The closing session will include a communion service led by Pastor Hope Deutscher from Living Grace Lutheran Church in Hawley. Retreat concludes at 3. Cost of the retreat is $20, which includes the noon buffet. Call Linda Moe (218-962-3270) or Carolyn Nelson (701-388-4877) to pre-register.

Arts festival

The Perham Center for the Arts hosts an arts festival June 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TeacHaiti founder speaks

Miquette Denie McMahon, founder of TeacHaiti, will be visiting Detroit Lakes to share her stories and pictures about the successes of the TeacHaiti scholarship project. She will be speaking June 11 at 3 p.m. in First Lutheran Church, DL. She will also speak June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the annual fundraiser and Ice Cream Social in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. Cost is $15 per person or $25 for two people. Lastly, she will speak June 15 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services and 9:30 a.m. fellowship in Cormorant Lutheran Church. Jewelry handcrafted by the TeacHaiti students available for purchase at all three speaking engagements.

LP-A summer day camp

Lake Park-Audubon Community Ed offers Summer Day Camp with crafts, play outside or in the gym, go swimming, take field trips, and have special guests. Breakfast and two healthy snacks are provided each day. Bring a bag lunch and water bottle for your child. Camp is Monday–Friday, June 2-Aug. 22, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the LPA High School for grades K-6. For more information, contact Community Ed at 218-238-5914 ext. 2091 or e-mail

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Play

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre is back this year to help put on “Peter Pan.” Youth ages 7-18 are invited to join Lake Park-Audubon Community Ed this summer for a trip to Neverland with a twist. Practice is Aug. 18-23, and auditions take place on the first day and everyone gets a part. Participants should bring a water bottle and snack each day to practice. There will be two public performances. Fee is $58. Contact LPA Community Ed. at 218-238-5914 ext. 2091 to register.