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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, July 20

Wildlife movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie “First Flight, A Mother Hummingbird’s Story” at 2 p.m. This award winning enchanting documentary follows the dedicated efforts of a tiny black-chinned hummingbird to lay, incubate, hatch two tiny eggs and raise the fledgling chicks. 45 min. Following the film, join us for Hummingbird Trivia and Feeding Tips.

Color guard breakfast

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

Belles Club Bazaar, Bake Sale

The Belles Club of St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church holds its annual bazaar and bake sale from 7 a.m. to noon. The Belles will sell barbecue pork sandwich plates after the 10:30 a.m. mass on Sunday. There will also be cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, coffee and juice served after the 8:30 a.m. mass. Lots of games, fun and shopping for the whole family.

Tuesday, July 22

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 Sally Larsen at 847-2590 or Glory Harwood at 218-342-3114.

Thursday, July 24

Paws or Claws?

The Detroit Lakes Library hosts Paws or Claws? ‘A La Carte’ at 2 p.m. The Z Puppets Rosenschnoz will be in Detroit Lakes with ‘A La Carte: In a Fool’s Kitchen,’ featuring a comic battle between a French Chef and a Wiley Lobster set to live accordion music. Don’t miss this special SRP event.

Wayne Nelson Hidden Talent Show

The 11th Annual Wayne Nelson Hidden Talent Show begins at 7 p.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Talent from around the greater Pelican and Cormorant lakes area will be performing to give the audience “heaps of entertainment, great fun and good laughs.” This is home-grown talent — young and old. Following the program, ice cream will be served.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Cormorant Pub or Cormorant Bottle Shop.  They can also be reserved by calling Carolyn Nelson at 701-388-4877.

Callaway School staff reunion

The Callaway School all staff reunion begins at 4 p.m. at Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes. Spread the word. Call Yvonne at 218-234-1757 for more info.

Friday, July 25

Steak fry

The 1st Zinger Squadron hosts a steak fry fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. until gone in the DL American Legion. Cost is $11.

Washington School breakfast

The annual Washington School Breakfast is at 9 a.m. in the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. All former employees of Washington School are invited to attend.

Saturday, July 26

Pine Point Music Fest

Pine Point Music Fest, encouraging violence protection throughout the community, features music by Sonny Johnson, The Torn Roses, Raymond Darkcloud, Stewartville Band, Red Cedar Lake Band and Hanks Family Band, beginning at 11 a.m. at the powwow grounds in Pine Point. Admission is freewill donation. Bring a chair.

Zion kids carwash

Zion Lutheran, Detroit Lakes, confirmation kids host a $5 carwash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church parking lot. Additional free will offerings accepted. All dollars/donations help support Zion’s Confirmation kids’ activity programs.

History hike through Frazee

Join the Laurentian Lakes Chapter for a history hike in Frazee on the North Country Trail through town.  Participants meet at 8 a.m. in the Lions Club Park to explore the past of this thriving community and hear about its selection as a “Trail Town.” The North Country Trail has now been signed through town and we’ll be walking a few blocks from Lions Club Park to the city rescue building.

Wind & Fire motorcycle run

The Agassiz Chapter of Wind & Fire MC hosts a bike run. The run begins with registration at 11:30 a.m. and kickstands up at 1 p.m. from the DL American Legion. Riders pay $20, and passengers are $10. Ride through lakes country, with a couple of stops, and return to the Legion for a meal and some fun and door prizes. Proceeds will be used to help sponsor the Minnesota Family Children’s Burn Camp, a summer camp for children who have been burned in a fire.

Sunday, July 27

Outdoor service

Lund Lutheran Church hosts an outdoor service at 9 a.m. The church is 9 miles north on Richwood Road.


Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church VBS

Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church host “Weird Animals” vacation bible school from July 20-24. Kids will learn about some of God’s most creative creations by participating in Bible-learning activities, singing catchy songs, playing teamwork-building games, digging into treats and more. Weird Animals VBS is for kids from ages 6 -13 and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. A pre-school class will be available for ages 4-5. For more information and/or rides, call 218-439-3255.

Tuesdays 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 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 1974

The Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1974 hosts their 40th reunion on Aug. 30. Organizers are still looking for several classmates: Linda Carlson, Susan Freeman, David Hayes, Cheryl Hendrickson, Sandy Joy, Terry Kusserow, Mark Lundeen, Judy Matzke, Harlan Miller, John Mitchell, Thomas Murphy, Jeannie Murray, Karen Nelson-Herman, James S. Olson, Barb Oien, Jackie Peterson, Mary (Teri) Schafer, Laura St. Claire, Debbie Stanhope, Kent Whitcomb, Sheryl White, Sue Zirbel and Cheryl Zurn. Contact Barb at 218-234-7658 or with address info or to get more details.