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Sunday, June 1

Legion Auxiliary breakfast

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 hosts a pancake/French toast breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 the DL Legion. A suggested donation of $6.50.

Pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus host a pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center.

Royalty send-off

The Miss Minnesota send-off for local royalty is at 2 p.m. in the Frazee Event Center. Everyone is welcome to see the dresses and talents of Miss Frazee and Miss Frazee Outstanding Teen, Miss Heart of the Lakes, Miss Perham and Miss Perham Outstanding Teen, Miss Northwest and Miss Northwest Teen.

Sunday outside worship

Zion Lutheran Church, DL, hosts outdoor worship, VBS children singing, potluck picnic and bouncy house and joust for the kids from Games Galore beginning at 10:30 a.m. Bring your family, a lawnchair and a potluck dish to share.

Skunk movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie, “Is that Skunk?” at 2 p.m. in the visitor center. Utterly recognizable yet still mysterious, these black and white creatures inhabit woods and neighborhoods all across America. What is like to be a skunk? Find out as scientists track them day and night to reveal some smelly secrets. Stay for a short presentation: Tamarac’s Wily Weasels.

Church service change

Shepherd of the Lakes Church has changed its service time to 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer.

Monday, June 2

Open Barn 2

The DL Chamber of Commerce, the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce and the Vergas Community Club sponsor the Open Barn 2, an evening of music, food, drinks and “Business After Hours” from 5-7 p.m. at Five Lakes Resort. It is free and open to the public. The Buffalo River Ramblers will be entertaining with bluegrass music during the entire event. Over 30 area businesses and organizations will be having display tables at the event. Free appetizers sponsored by Fair Hills Resorts and Five Lakes Resorts, and a cash bar.

Tuesday, June 3

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations by noon on Monday by calling either Carol Erickson at 532-3936 or Izzy Koland at 532-2257. 

Wednesday, June 4

AIS training

Receive AIS volunteer training from the Watercraft Inspection Program staff, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Becker County Court House. For more information, contact Mike Bolinski at 218-739-7576 ext. 259 or email at

Thursday, June 5

Paws at the Zoo

Join the DL Library at 2 p.m. for Paws at the Zoo: All things Connected. The Minnesota Zoomobile is coming to the Detroit Lakes Library with some real live zoo animals. Using a variety of animals, props and activities, the Zoomobile naturalist will show the relationships that connect all life on earth. 

Wildlife Excursion

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a Wildlife Excursion at 10 a.m. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Tours will be offered every Thursday, June-August, at 10 a.m. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac Refuge. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Friday, June 6

Frolicking with frogs

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Frolicking with Frogs from 8 to 10 p.m. Kick off your weekend with croaking frogs. Identify frogs by their calls while learning about their natural history and significance in the ecosystem. You may even get up close and personal with these wild critters. Bring a flashlight and boots or shoes you can get wet. Meet at the visitor center.

Salad luncheon

Holy Rosary Catholic Daughters host a Spring salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $7, and there will be raffles as well.


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.

Class of 1984 reunion

The Detroit Lakes Class of 1984 reunion is June 28, beginning with social hour at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow, at the Detroit Country Club. There will be hors d’ourves, desserts, ’80s music and a fun program. Cost is $20 per person. To purchase your ticket online using Paypal, visit, Groups:  DL Class of 1984. Or send a check to Mara Bergen, 1698 East Shore Drive, DL 56501.

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

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.