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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

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.

Lake Park Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Club House at 14401 Co. Hwy 5. Roll Call: favorite wildflower; Garden talk: Jane Nelson & Corolyn Mathees; Business: Disrict Show; Program: Trillium Walk; Lunch: Jane and Carolyn. New members always welcome. For more information, call 532-2883 or 532-2597.

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 Carolyn Amundson at 701-282-2762 or Bobby Anderson at 701-306-7399.

Wednesday, May 28

North Country Trail hike

North Country Trail Spring Series Hike No. 5 begins at 10 a.m. where the NCT crosses Hwy 4 north of Remer. Take Hwy 4 north out of Remer for 7 miles. A hike of 6 miles.

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Curves, DL, hosts an open house to celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day from 8 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. Learn about fitness, exercise and nutrition, focusing on Women’s health. Curves is a participant of Silver & Fit. For more information, call 218-844-6671.

Thursday, May 29

Paws to Read Kick-Off

The Detroit Lakes Public Library invites area kids, teens and families to Paws to Read all summer long at the Library. The kick-off party begins at 2 p.m. Sign up for summer reading and participate in various activities, including making paper bag animal puppets to decorate the library.

Parkinson’s Support Group

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets the last Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. This month’s speaker is Dr. Jon Aligada, psychologist, speaking about depression and anxiety. If you have any questions, call Sue Sorensen, LSW, at 844-7118.

Friday, May 30

Talk of the Town

Judy Bell with Tamarac Birding will speak on “Beginning Birding” during “Talk of the Town” beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Bring your binoculars. Come and enjoy this free event. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Eagles Street Dance

An Eagles Street Dance featuring Silverado is 8 p.m. to midnight on Holmes Street, Detroit Lakes.

Drive in movie

A Kick-Off to Summer “Drive In Movie” is in the LPA High School parking lot. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets (and maybe your bug spray) for a movie under the stars. There will be a big screen and big sound to help families celebrate the start of summer. If rain, the movie will be in the school theater. The movie is free, and concessions will be available. RSVP to LPA Community Ed at 218-238-5914 ext 2091.


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

Tuesday in the Park

Habitat for Humanity serves burger, hot dogs and brats each Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. before the concerts. Funds will assist in providing affordable housing for needy families. Tuesdays in the Park concerts begin at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Performers include Lakes Area Community Concert Band, June 3; Jazz & Poetry in the Park, June 10; Rhonda Habedank, June 17; Trip Con Brio, June 24; Dennis Craswell, July 1; Tim Eggebratten, July 8; Doc & The Scrubs, July 15; Sheri Breznay, July 22; Mark Fogelson, July 29; Purple Pan Steel Drum Band, Aug. 5; Ulen Centennial Band, Aug. 12; Doc & The Scrubs, Aug. 19; Lakes Area Community Concert Band, Aug. 26.

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.

Ladies golf league

Ladies Tuesday Lakeview Golf League meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Course May-August. Call Lakeview Course at 847-8942 on Tuesdays to be included in a foursome. For more information, email, or call Ginny Imholte at 847-4236 or Mary Frigstad at 846-3166.

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

Zion Lutheran VBS

Zion Lutheran Church’s vacation Bible school, themed Gateway to Galilee,” is May 27-30 from 4:45 to 8 p.m. each day. A light supper will be served at 4:45. For more information, call the church at 847-7630.

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.

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, 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