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Sunday, Aug. 17

Shoreham Chapel

The Historic Shoreham Chapel, located across from the Hotel Shoreham, starts at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. Music is by Doves of Peace. The Rev. Tim Cook will be officiating.

Atlanta Church Reunion Worship

“Come Home to Atlanta” worship service, rural Ulen, is at noon with Pr. Jill Steichen leading communion worship. A short business meeting is at 11:30 a.m. for those interested. A fellowship potluck dinner follows worship. Tableware and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass if you are able. This year, Atlanta Church is 136 years old.

Cal Miller Memorial Bike Race

The 19th annual Cal Miller Memorial Bike Race begins at 9 a.m. The 36-mile USA Cycling-certified race will begin at the Zorbaz located 1.5 miles north of Perham on Hwy. 51. Proceeds from the race will go to Missy Erickson, Alexandria, who is currently training to ride in the 2016 Olympics. Registration forms can be found online at, and for more information contact Pat Puetz at 218-334-8441.

Bugs and Creepy Crawlers

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Bugs and Creepy Crawlers: Adventures in Insect Sweeping at 2 p.m. Insects are part of a healthy ecosystem on the refuge. We’ll explore their habitat as we work the meadows with sweep nets. After collecting, we’ll view these critters up close with magnifiers and identify a few species. Meet at the visitor center for this family fun adventure.   

Color Guard breakfast

The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard hosts a pancake/French toast fundraiser breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon in the DL Legion Club. Donation of $6.50 would be appreciated.

Monday, Aug. 18

Bikeable Community Workshop

A free “Bikeable Communities Workshop” is held at the Detroit Lakes City Hall and is designed for professionals who affect and impact planning and implementing facilities for bicycling in communities. The Workshop starts at 9 a.m. and includes a free healthy lunch and a bicycle ride. Bring your own bicycle and helmet. Attendees must register in advance at

Tuesday, Aug. 19

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.

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.

Bridge Tournament

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association will be hosting their annual tournament. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. To make a reservation to play, contact Jan Becklund at 218-532-2036.

Frazee Old-Time Dance

Come to the White Pine Room in Frazee for an old-time dance from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, and music will be provided by Albert Mikesh. There will also be a potluck supper hosted after the dance.

‘Make the Lake’ Run

The Detroit Lakes cross country team hosts the annual “Make the Lake” running event, beginning at 9 a.m. near the Pavilion. Cross country runners will make a loop around Big and Little Detroit Lakes. All are invited to run, and the event is free of charge.

Women’s Bowling Association

The DL Women’s Bowling Association Fall annual meeting is in the American Legion. The secretary’s workshop begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the association meeting at 7. For questions or further information, please contact Deb Krogsgaard at 218-846-0982.

League of Women Voters

The Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters meets at 5:01 p.m. in La Barista. Topics include primary election candidate forum, planning general election forums, workshops, program planning on human trafficking. The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Larry’s Plus dance

Larry’s Plus Square Dance is 7–9 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Larry Johansen is caller.

Thursday, Aug. 21

Wildlife Excursion

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.

Plant Swap

The Lake Region Garden Club is hosting a perennial plant swap from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Park. They ask participants to bring perennial plants from their gardens, labeled with name, variety and other helpful information on care. Event is first come, first serve.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Pork roast

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, hosts its annual pork roast is from 4-7 p.m. It is a freewill offering.

Sunday, Aug. 24

Outdoor service

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

Shoreham Chapel

The Historic Shoreham Chapel, located across from the Hotel Shoreham, starts at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. Music is by the Tonya Todd Band. The Rev. Tim Cook will be officiating.

Seth O’Neill fundaiser

Seth O’Neill, DL, will be going on The World Race, serving 11 countries in 11 months on a mission trip. A going away celebration and fundraiser for his trip is from noon to 3 p.m. in the DL Pavilion. There will be food, silent auction, dunk tank and more. To see more about his trip, visit

St. Theodore’s Spaghetti Dinner

St. Theodore’s Church in Ponsford is hosting their annual spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults and kids over 10 can enjoy the meal for $8, under 10 is $4 and under 6 is free. After the meal will be a raffle drawing for cash and prizes. If you have questions, call Kay Joyce at 218-573-3973.


Rotary peach sale

The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary annual peach sale is Aug. 27-28 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (while supplies last) in the Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store and Kmart parking lots. Cost is $32 a lug and $20 a half lug. 

Senior Driver Safety class

A Senior Driver 4-hr refresher class is Sept. 3 and Sept. 10 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the United Community Bank, Perham. Cost is $15. To register, call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 or email

Bowhunters archery shoot

The Heart of Lakes Bowhunters 3-D Archery Shoot is Aug. 23-24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Rangefinders will be allowed. For more information, call Kyle Aho at 218-841-1888 or email