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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 27

Outdoor service

Lund Lutheran Church hosts an outdoor service at 9 a.m. The church is 9 miles north on Richwood Road. Special music is by Dan and Marilee Ottoson.

Beavers movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie “Beavers: The Biggest Dam Movie You Ever Saw” at 2 p.m. Take an intimate swim with beavers and experience the rich aquatic habitat of one of nature’s greatest engineers. Our most popular movie!  38 min. Following the movie, join us for a fun Beaver Adaptations activity, view video from our beaver cam and visit a beaver lodge.

Monday, July 28

Social Security pre-retirement session

The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce and Mahube–Otwa Community Action Partnership, Inc. host a free, public Social Security pre-retirement session at 3 p.m. in the DL Library. Space is limited so those wanting to attend should contact the Chamber at (218) 847-9202. Topics will include Social Security programs, creating your own SS account, your FRA and why you should care, how is your SSA retirement amount determined and much more. Audience participation is encouraged.

Lakes Area Birding Club

The July meeting of the Lakes Area Birding Club is at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library.  All guests are welcome.

Tuesday, July 29

Candidate forum

The League of Women Voters, in partnership with the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce, host a candidate forum at 7 p.m. in the DL Library for the Becker County auditor-treasurer and recorder positions. Sharon Sinclair will moderate. Some questions will be answered by all, other questions will be specific to the office sought. This forum is being held because both offices are contested for the primary election on Aug. 12.

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 Schmallen at 847-2926 or Marilyn Hanson at 532-3116.

Thursday, July 31

Parkinson’s Support Group

A Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church. Jan Nelson, OT from Heart Springs, will be the guest speaker. For questions, call Sue Sorenson 218-844-7118.

Saturday, Aug. 2

Perham fly-in

Lakes Aviation and Wings Flight Training host a Lakes Country Fly-In and car show at the Perham Municipal Airport. A pancake breakfast is from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., aerobatic performance at 11:45, free airplane rides for kids from 9:30 to 11:30, and auto show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food vendors, aviation exhibitors and more. The event is free.

Sunday, Aug. 3

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 sponsor a pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center.


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

Niijii Radio Fund Drive

Community radio station KKWE, Niijii is holding a fund drive July 28-Aug. 2. A ‘Very Berry Social’ will be held July 31 from 3-8 p.m. and includes berry desserts, ice cream, hoop competitions, bouncy houses, door prizes and music. On August second they will be hosting a game day. Competitions will include tug-o-war, kick ball and horseshoe tournaments. Game day registration available at 607 Main Ave., Callaway, Minn. Call 218-375-2012 to pledge or for more information.

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 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.

Sports physicals

Essentia Health St. Mary’s Detroit Lakes Clinic hosts sports physicals. Essentia Health staff will be on hand specifically to see student athletes and fulfill the requirements for sports physicals on Aug. 6 from 1-4:30 p.m., Aug. 7 from 8-11:30 a.m. and Aug. 12 from 1-4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For those unable to attend at these times, sports physicals can be scheduled with any pediatrician or Family Medicine provider at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Detroit Lakes Clinic by calling 847-5611.

Crafters welcome

Crafters, cardmakers and scrapbookers are invited to meet every Tuesday throughout the summer from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Senior Citizens Center, located in the DLCCC. Bring a project you’re working on or start a new one there. This gathering is for adults. For more information, call 844-7723 or 847-5823.