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 email@example.com.
Thursday, August 7
Explore the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of the refuge on this two hour adventure. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 10 a.m.
Friday, August 8
Talk of the Town
A presentation on the Kirkbride building is the subject for this month’s “Talk of the Town” beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. The presentation features the historic former Regional Treatment Center in Fergus Falls and project transformation into a hotel with pool, spa, apartments and restaurants. Come and enjoy this free event. Coffee and cookies will be served.
Satuday, Aug. 9
The Elbow-Tulaby Lakes Volunteen Fire Department will host their 23rd Annual Pig Roast from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the fire hall located on Hwy. 113 about 18 miles east of Waubun. Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, corn on the cob and sweets are all on the menu. Prices are $8 for ages 12 and up, $5 for kids ages 6-11, kids under 6 eat for free. Pop is extra. Door prizes will also be given away.
Tamarac Trumpeter Tour
Meet at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitors Center at 10 a.m. to discover the world of trumpeter swans. The tour will visit several stops to view adult swans and their young. Guests will learn how the refuge has played a key role in the recovery of the swans’ population.
Sunday, Aug. 10
The Historic Shoreham Chapel, located across from the Hotel Shoreham, starts at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. Music is by Merill Piepkorn and Loy Larson. The Rev. Tim Cook will be officiating.
Beautiful Savior Lutheran, Callaway, hosts a fourth annual Military Appreciation program at 3 p.m., followed by a picnic served by the women of Beautiful Savior Lutheran. Terry Teiken, Detroit Lakes, will be the speaker, and music will be provided by Dan and Merilee Ottoson. The Mahnomen American Legion will be presenting the flags for the program. For more information, contact Peggy McKeown at 218-375-2975.
Movie at Tamarac
The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge will hold a screening of “An Original Duckumentary.” Ducks waddle, glide, dive and dabble, come to learn more about the birds and their behavior. The event will be held at 2 p.m. and more information can be found by calling 218-847-2641.
These Happenings section items or events do not have a specific date, or take place on more than one day.
All are welcome to come to this year’s Eagle Fest, held on August 8-9. The event will feature a bloody Mary bar with all the fixings from 9 a.m. to noon both mornings at the Detroit Lakes Eagles Club. Other morning favorites will also be available at regular price during the event.
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 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 1949
The Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1949 hosts their 65th class reunion on Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. Organizers are still looking for contact information for Donald Larson, Marvin Johnson and Noel Gunderson. Contact Louanne Gerdes at 847-8986 for more info.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with address information or to get more details.
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, 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.
Jasper’s Theater, Park Rapids, is celebrating its’ 10th season of bringing its’ own unique brand of family entertainment to this region. The theater provides a 2-hour music, magic, comedy and dance variety show featuring four generations of one family, as well as some of the finest entertainers in the region. Jack Sand, Auntie Kreamsaugen, Harley Sommerfeld, Kent Karch, Kathie, Shawn and Dan Brekke bring over 50 years of combined experience to the stage. Visit www.jasperstheater.com for more info, and call 218-255-1333 for reservations.
Plant, pest clinics
The Becker County Master Gardeners host plant and pest clinics Aug. 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29 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).
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 email@example.com, or call Ginny Imholte, 847-4236 or Mary Frigstad, 846-3166.
Detroit Lakes 50th Class Reunion
The Detroit Lakes Senior High class of 1964 will hold its 50th class reunion on Sept. 12-13. In the evening on Friday, Sept. 12, a 1960s car show will be held at Burnside’s Charhouse and Bar. There will also be a gathering Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Fireside Restaurant. For more information on the reunion, contact Rich Grabow at 847-3590 or Kathie Schaffler for a registration form at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.osagesportsmansclub.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OsageSportsmansClub or call Doug Geise at 218-573-3090.
Cancer support group
Essentia Health St. Mary’s Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5 pm. Please meet at the fireplace in the Clinic Lobby. The cancer support group is open to anyone who is affected by cancer — patients, survivors, family, friends or caregivers. For additional information, contact Jennifer Frank at 218-847-0880.
A Breastfeeding Support Group is Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in St. Mary’s Essentia Health conference rooms A & B. Women and children only. Please call the OB floor for more information or to sign up at 847-0804.
L.A. Moms group
L.A. (Lakes Area) Moms is designed to nurture every mother. At our L.A. Moms group, you will have a chance to socialize with other moms, hear some great teaching, have discussion time and participate in creative activities. L.A. Moms is held the first and third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year from 9-11 a.m. at the Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes. For more info, call 846-1199.
Refuge weekly outreach
The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday — Celebrate Recovery Meal at 5:45 p.m. and Meeting at 6:45 p.m. (no childcare), Wednesday — Women Ministry and Crafting at 4 p.m./Bible study on Bible Doctrine at 6 p.m., Thursday — Bible study on Battle Field of the Mind by Joyce Meyers, Friday — Christian Movie at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free Meal and Fellowship at 5-6:30 p.m. Call 847-1982 or check website calendar for updates at www.therefugeofdl.org.
Card making, scrapbook classes
The DL Senior Citizen Center hosts a card making and scrapbooking class every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donated cards are welcome.
Essentia Health St. Mary’s hosts childbirth preparation classes for expectant mothers in their sixth to seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include Labor & Delivery, Cesarean Birth, Role of the Labor Companion, Newborn Care, Unexpected Outcomes, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Postpartum Period, Breathing Patterns & Relaxation Techniques. Suggested donation is $30 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (218) 847-0804.
Preschool screening for 3-5 year olds in the Frazee-Vergas district is provided through Becker County Community Health Services. Call Annie at 218-847-5628 ext. 5419 to make an appointment. This one screening will provide your child the requirements for Early Childhood Screening. State law requires each child attend a health and developmental screening before kindergarten.
Rummikub, more games
Tuesday afternoons from 1:45 p.m. to 4 p.m., come to Holy Rosary living room for coffee, desserts and a game of cards, board games or Rummikub. Everyone is welcome.
BC Senior Meals
Meals for persons 60 and older are served several times each week at nutrition sites in Detroit Lakes, Lake Park, Osage and Wolf Lake or can be delivered directly to homes in these communities, Frazee and Callaway, via the Meals on Wheels program. One-day advance notice of attendance is required at many sites. For more information, call Lake Park at 238-5336, Detroit Lakes at 847-5823, Osage/Wolf Lake at 573-3663, Frazee at 847-5823, Ogema at 877-498-2865, and Callaway (Meals on Wheels only) at 847-5823.
Senior Center Activities
The DL Senior Citizens Center has activities all month long. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. is Pinochle; at 1 p.m. there will be 500 and other games. Whist is played on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The third Wednesday of each month will be a celebration of birthdays for the month. The second Monday of each month there will be a Site Council meeting at 11 a.m. For more information, call 847-5823.