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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, June 12

My Carbon Paw Print

Come to the DL Library at 2 p.m. for My Carbon “Paw Print.” Sandy Gunderson from Becker County Environmental Services will discuss what kids can do to help protect the planet. “Green” activities to follow.

Genealogical society

The Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. The speaker will be Mary Lepisto, who will speak about her family. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting.

BC Republicans

The Becker County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Hall meeting room.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O. Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Beve Melgaard, with Paulette Dew and Carol Ann Dalberg assisting.  Program will be State Convention Report.

Wildlife Excursion

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a Wildlife Excursion beginning at 10 a.m. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of the refuge. Meet at the visitor center.

Friday, June 13

Hidden History Happy Hour

The Becker County Historical Society hosts a Hidden History Happy Hour: For Your Health at 7 p.m. in the museum. Come learn about the history of medicine in Becker County. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and include a free drink and food. Reserve a ticket at 847-2938.

Saturday, June 14

Audubon fire department 5k

The Audubon Fire Department hosts a 5k run/walk, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is $25. Refreshments and awards following the run. Register at

Floyd Shores meeting

The 2014 Floyd Shores Association holds their annual meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall. Jeff Forester of Minnesota Rivers and Lakes will be the guest speaker. Also on the agenda will be reports from all committees, adoption of a budget and the election of new board members. There will be updated reports on buoys, Campbell Creek and AIS inspections. If you have questions, e-mail

Flag Day celebration

A Frazee VFW hosts a Flag Day celebration from noon to midnight. There will be everything from silent auction, parade, raffle, drawing contest, street dance, hog roast and more.

Beginning birding tour

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a Beginning Birding Tour at 8:30 a.m. Find out the inside scoop on Tamarac’s birding hotspots. Learn to identify 20 species. Binoculars and guide books will be provided. Meet at the visitor center.

Sunday, June 15

Shoreham Chapel

Shoreham Chapel services are at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday through Aug. 31. Rev. Tim Cook will be officiating. Kathie Brekke and the Apostles Blues Band will perform this week. Coffee and refreshments served after the service.

Color Guard breakfast

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

Butterfly Kisses

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Butterfly Kisses and Wetland Jewels at 2 p.m. Take an intriguing look into the world of butterflies and dragonflies. Learn about their fascinating lifestyles and their significance in a changing climate. Meet at the visitor center and later venture out into the field.

Monday, June 16

Online high school meeting

MTS Minnesota Connections Academy, a tuition-free, K-12 virtual public school, hosts a free information session for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. It is from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn, DL.

PEO Chapter DQ

Chapter DQ, P.E.O. meets at 1 p.m. at Vicki Stigen’s camp on Island Lake. The hostess is Vicki Stigen, with Linda Brockmann, Carolynn Blanding and Nancy Nereson assisting. The program will be about the recent P.E.O. State Convention, presented by Vicki Johnson the chapter delegate.

Tuesday, June 17

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.

Old Time Variety Dance

An Old Time Variety Dance is 1 to 4 p.m. in the White Pine Room, Frazee. Music is by Country Ramblers.

Midwest Minn. 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.


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

Snow cones for Relay

The Detroit Lakes Women of Today are serving snow cones to raise money for the Becker County Relay for Life.  Snow cones are $1 and include a variety of flavors. Find them at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center on June 17 and 19 from 6-8 p.m. both days and at the Becker County Relay for Life June 20 at the DL High School Track from 5-9 p.m. 

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 Rhonda Habedank, June 17; Trio 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.

DLHS 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.

Plant, pest clinics

The Becker County Master Gardeners host plant and pest clinics June 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th SE, Detroit Lakes. For more information, call (218) 846-7328 (extension 7105).

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.

St. John’s, Vergas, VBS

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Vergas, holds VBS June 9-13 from 5 to 8 p.m. for children preschool to sixth grade. The theme is “Weird Animals,” which will focus on God’s weird animals and the challenges children are currently faced with every day. VBS will provide supper to children. You can register by contacting Jodie Trites at 218-234-8664.

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

Church auction, rummage

Cormorant Lutheran Church, Lake Park, hosts an auction and rummage sale. The rummage sale is June 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the auction begins June 28 at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served.

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.

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.

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.