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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. 24

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 A Chord, a men’s quartet from Battle Lake.

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.

Wolves movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie ‘Wolves’ at 2 p.m. Discover the world of wolves by plane, helicopter, on foot and through time. Stay for the latest update on Tamarac’s wolves with a possible habitat site visit.

Monday, Aug. 25

Lakes Area Birding Club

The Lakes Area Birding Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. All guests are welcome.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Overeaters Anonymous

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

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 Lakes Area Community Concert Band.

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 Maureen Schreder at 844-6712 or Marge Opperman at 532-2346.

Lake Park Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Cormorant Park Place Clubhouse, 14401 Co. Hwy 5. Garden Talk and lunch: Joan Sorenson; Business: PumpkinFest Planning. New members always welcome. For more information call 532-2883 or 532-2597.

Thursday, Aug. 28

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.

Friday, Aug. 29

Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

The University of Minnesota Extension will be hosting and Irrigated Corn Silage and Forage Field Day beginning at 10 a.m. at the Dan Dreyer Farm northeast of Ottertail City on Co. Hwy. 127. The event will include information related to forage research updates, cover crop issues, emergency forage crops and pasturing. Lunch will be provided at Betty’s Pantry following the program. For more information call Doug Holen at 218-770-4396.

Saturday, Aug. 30

AA Roundup Reunion

Alcoholics Anonymous District 3 annual Roundup Reunion begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Lion’s Park Shelter, Battle Lake. There will be games, tennis, horseshoes, swimming, fishing, food and fellowship. Potluck is at 5:30 p.m., and speakers will be at 6:30.

Sunday, Aug. 31

‘Cakes’ for Carolyn

A pancake breakfast fundraiser for Caroyln Dean, 2, daughter of Seth and Sarah (Spaeth) Dean is from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Holy Rosary Church. A freewill offering is to help defray medical expenses. For more information, contact Bonnie Spaeth at (218) 849-1738.

Pancake feed

The Elbow-Tulaby Lakes Fire Department holds a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon at the Fire Hall, located about 18 miles east of Waubun on Hwy. 113. Cost is $5 for adults, $1 for children 2-6 and free for children under 2.


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

Snellman Days

Snellman Days is Aug. 30-31. Saturday events include flea market and rummage sale, produce stand, morning brunch at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, bingo sack races, karaoke and more. Sunday includes kids’ games, bingo and more. There will be door prizes throughout both days.

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

ELCA Cluster 7 gathering

All women of the ELCA are invited to the Cluster 7 Fall Gathering on Sept. 27 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Registration is $10 and will be from 9-9:30 a.m.  The program will be “The Church Ladies,” with Julie Aanenson and Debbie Haraldson. There will be a bible study by Pastor Jillene Galliten. A noon luncheon will follow the program and business meeting. RSVP to 847-7211 by Sept. 22.

DLHS Class of 1954

The Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1954 hosts their 60th class reunion on Sept. 19-20 at the Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Norman Lemmon at

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 for  more details.