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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, Aug. 10

Shoreham Chapel

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.

Military appreciation

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.

Monday, Aug. 11

PEO Meeting

The Detroit Lakes chapter DQ of the Philanthropic Education Organization will be meeting at 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Loxley Koshnick will be the hostess with Nancy Nereson, Georgia Hecock and Lynn Akre assisting. Georgia Hecock will be presenting the program.

Thrivent Picnic

The Becker County chapter of Thrivent Financial will be holding their annual picnic at Long Lake Park at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Sons of Norway Meeting

The Sons of Norway Vikingland Lodge 495 will be holding their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Union Central. Gloria Ness will provide entertainment for the evening with singing, accordion and keyboard music. The required dress code for the event is western attire. Those not dressed in their cowboy best will be thrown in the “hoosegow” which they can be bailed out of for 50 cents. Contact Ardis Hegna at 324-2061 for more info.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Genealogical society

Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum, Detroit Lakes. The speaker this month will be Ruth Rondeau who will speak on how to clean gravestones and various techniques to read the stones. It is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend.

First Baptist Church Corn Feed

Detroit Lakes First Baptist Church will be hosting a corn feed form 5-7 p.m. Dinner includes hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, salad and more. There will also be singing, games for kids and wagon rides. For more information, contact the church at 218-847-4571.

NARFE meeting

Detroit Lakes NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1842 meets at noon in the Ice Cutter Room at Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. Colin Peterson’s aide, Sharon Josephson, will speak on current events in Washington, D. C. The business meeting will follow at 1 p.m. All current and retired federal employees and spouses are encouraged to attend.

Christian Women’s Club

The Detroit Lakes Christian Women’s Club presents Blessings of the Harvest from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the American Legion. Lunch cost is $5. Make reservations by Monday to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.


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

Eagle Fest

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.

New student registration

Beginning Aug. 18, families new to the Detroit Lakes School District may go to the school in their area to register new students. School for grades 1-12 begins on Sept. 2, kindergarten classes begin Sept. 4.

DLHS Class of 1994

The Detroit Lakes High School class of 1994 will be hosting their 20year class reunion on Aug. 15-16. Friday, Aug. 15, there will be a social at the Detroit Lakes Zorbaz at 8 p.m. There will also be a gathering Saturday evening at the Shorewood Pub, with a cost of $15 per person. For more information, contact LeeAnn McDougall at 218-849-2829.

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 with address information or to get more details.

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.  

Plant, pest clinics

The Becker County Master Gardeners host plant and pest clinics Aug. 4, 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, or call Ginny Imholte at 847-4236 or Mary Frigstad at 846-3166.