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Sunday, Aug. 10

Farmers Market

Callaway Horizons Farmers Market is at 10:30 a.m. on the south edge of Callaway. It is open to the public. Vendors are needed, and proceeds are all yours. It is open every Sunday.

Monarch movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie "On the Wings of a Monarch" at 2 p.m. in the visitors center. Experi-ence the monarch's fascinating life cycle, its habitats and its North American migration.

Legion breakfast

The American Legion Auxil-iary serves build your own ome-let, pancakes, French toast or biscuits & gravy breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon.

CF's birthday party

Christian Fellowship Church, DL, celebrates 40 years begin-ning at 9:30 a.m. with a "One Generation to Another" com-memorative service, followed by a group picture, video tour and special music and guests. There will be fun, food and games until 3:30 p.m., when a spirit-led open mic worship & testimony time begins.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Pie social

Community Alliance Church, DL, hosts a pie social from 6-8 p.m. The public is invited to share in this fund-raiser for a mission project.

DL Chapter AARP

The Detroit Lakes Chapter of AARP meets at 10 a.m. in Diamond Willow, DL. Wally Sparby will speak on the use of energy. Every-one is welcome.

Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway - Vikingland Lodge No. 495 - Detroit Lakes hosts a potluck picnic at 6 p.m. in the DL City Park. Bring a dish to pass and your own uten-sils. Refreshments will be fur-nished. The program will be the Community Band Concert in the bandshell. Bring your lawn chairs.

Soccer picnic

The DL Strikers annual soc-cer picnic is 6 p.m. in the City Park. Hotdogs and buns will be provided. Bring a dish to share and your own plates, utensils and beverage. For more info, call Patti Cummins at 234-1451.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Keeping in Tune

The Detroit Lakes Christian Women's Club presents Keeping in Touch with Life from noon to 1:30 p.m. in The ClubHouse, formerly Holiday Inn. Lunch cost is $8. Make reservations by Aug. 11 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

Thursday, Aug. 14

Zion '50s party

Zion Lutheran on Franklin Lake, rural Pelican Rapids, is the site for another great musi-cal event. Appetizers and punch will be served starting at 6 p.m., and The Dave Ferreira Trio, Fargo, will entertain. Dinner begins at 7, and price is $22 per person. Make reservations at (218) 863-5277. Merrill Piep-korn, renowned radio personal-ity from Fargo, will act as Mas-ter of Ceremonies. Bruce Wisted will provide a little jazz entertainment, and Wendy Erlandson, a soprano from Fergus Falls, will entertain as well. Although '50s attire is not required, there will be a prize awarded for the best outfit.

PEO Chapter FG

PEO Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Judy Brenna. Assisting as hostess is Sue Boyle. Mary Haney will be presenting the program on her tour to Greece and Turkey.

Refuge guide tour

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge offers a guided Refuge tour from 10 a.m.-noon. Join one of our volunteer guides for an in-formative and fun adventure on the refuge. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac. Meet at the visitors' center.

Friday, Aug. 15

Kaufenberg benefit

Grace Community Church of Osage hosts a benefit dinner for Roberta "Bobbi" Kaufenberg from 5 to 8 p.m. Bobbi has suffered neurological damage due to blood loss during sur-gery. This benefit is to help de-fray expenses.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Block party

Callaway Horizons hosts a block party from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be free food and beverages, games with prizes for adults and kids and door prizes. It is open to the public.

Seed collection

The DL Wetland Manage-ment District hosts a native seed collection workshop from 8 a .m to noon. Training and trans-portation will be provided. For more details or to RSVP, con-tact Alisha Maves at 847-4431.

Vergas Long Lake Trail

Come celebrate the competi-tion of the Vergas Long Lake trail at 11 a.m. Meet at the baseball field then venture down the trail to Long Lake Park for a ribbon cutting cere-mony and ice cream sundaes.

Rainbow Resort's 50th

Rainbow Resort, Waubun, celebrates 50 years with Aunt Amy's Summer Duathlon, 10K Mountain bike and 5K run (in-dividual or team) from 9-11 a.m., followed by an open house and tour of grounds from 1-5 p.m. Refreshments, cookies and cake will be served. For more information, call 218-734-2241 or 1-800-734-1140.

Anna Dee Olson speaks

Anna Dee Olson, speaker and author on Amish culture, speaks at 7 p.m. in First Lu-theran Church, Audubon. This is free and open to the public.

Run, Ride & Boogie

The Angels of Courage Re-treats' annual Run, Ride & Boogie begins with a 5K run/walk in Cormorant at 10 a.m., followed by a motorcycle rally at noon and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m., silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. and dance to the music of Betty Does from 8 p.m. to midnight.

St. Luke's rummage

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, DL, annual rummage sale is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sales by freewill donation. Proceeds benefit local outreach projects.

Twisted Stitchers

The Twisted Stitchers meets from 9-11 a.m. at 201 South Main, Park Rapids. Bring your own project for a work session on needle felting. Members and visitors should being needle felting tools, project to work on and variety of materials to nee-dle felt. This is a "learn to-gether" project based on a pro-gram by Chrissy Ann Holmer. All are welcome to visit and learn together.


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

Mobile dental clinic

Apple Tree Dental, Hawley, brings its mobile, full-service clinic to Detroit Lakes on Aug. 11-12. This dental service is designed specifically for chil-dren ages 2-12 covered by Min-nesota Health Care Programs. The clinic will be held at St. Mary's Regional Health Center North Campus Office Building. To make an appointment for your child, call 888-683-1038, or 218-483-1038, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

COLA conference

The Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations 2008 an-nual conference is Aug. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Minne-sota State Community and Technical College. The confer-ence theme will be "Protecting Our Lakes and Property Val-ues" and will include an Aquatic Invasive Species educa-tional seminar presented by Becker County COLA and The Becker County Master Garden-ers. Registration and a fee of $12 is required for the Friday, Aug. 15, seminar to cover lunch. Registration forms are available to download at and will be available at the COLA meeting on Thurs-day, Aug. 14.

Shady Hollow

From collectible antiques, distinctive clothing and jewelry to handmade pottery and tile and much more are at Shady Hollow Flea Marekt, which features over 20 permanent shoppes. Located 5 miles south on Highway 59, Shady Hollow is open Sundays through Sept. 7.

Christian Retreat

Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat hosts Rob Garrett of Pennsylvania Aug. 10-15 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Gwen Shaw on Aug. 17-22 at 7 p.m., Dr. Flo Ellers on Aug. 17-22 at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Myles Munroe of the Bahamas Aug. 24-27 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Ben Smith Aug. 27-29 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Thistle Down Run

The Thistle Down Run En-durance Ride, an AERC/MNDRA sanctioned endurance ride, is Aug. 16-17 in Frazee. This is a 50- & 25-mile endurance, 25-mile competitive, 8-mile novice. Primitive camp-ing is available. Schedule/rules are online at, and more info is at 218-334-3388 or

Meet your teacher

Meet Your Teacher for Frazee-Vergas kindergarteners is Aug. 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 334-2525 to set up a 20-minute appointment. Kindergar-ten teachers for the 2008-2009 school year are Tanya Ma-honey, Markay Larson, Lisa Smith and Abby Emter.

DL school registration

Beginning Aug. 18, all fami-lies new to the Detroit Lakes Public School District may go to the school in your area to register your children for school. School begins Sept. 2.


Fair Hills Resort hosts a Hootenanny each Tuesday -- now through Aug. 19 -- with a smorgasbord from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and a show at 8:15. Make reservations at 847-7638 or 532-2222. In existence since 1965, this is the longest running musical show in the entire Midwest.

Habitat golf scramble

Habitat for Humanity hosts its annual golf scramble Aug. 26 at Forest Hills Golf Course. The event is open to everyone. Registration begins at noon, and the fun beings at 1 p.m., fol-lowed by a social, including steak dinner and cash bar. Prizes will be awarded. To reg-ister, call 844-5397.

Quilt, tea benefit

The public is invited to an outdoor quilt show, garden tour and tea on Aug. 23 from 1-3 at 4020 4th St., Lake Park. There will be door prizes, gifts to pur-chase, quilts to vote on, a gar-den to tour and tea offered throughout the day. The event benefits the Families Forever Scholarship fund. A $5 donation is suggested. Contact Peggy Stellmach, P.O. Box 224, Lake Park, Mn 56554, call 218-234-1766 or e-mail for more info or to display your quilts.

FHS Class of 1988

The Frazee High School Class of 1988 20-year class re-union is Aug. 15-16. The reun-ion weekend will consist of a golf scramble at the Frazee Golf Course and a casual gathering at Charlie's Bar on Friday. Satur-day will be dinner at Spanky's and social time at the Third Crossing Lounge. More infor-mation is posted at

Plant, pest clinics

Have a horticulture question? Ask one of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their plant and pest clinics from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 in the Becker County Extension Of-fice, Becker County Human Services Building (3rd level). For more info, call 846-7328.

Jasper's Theater

Come for music, magic and comedy at Jasper's Theater, Park Rapids. Throughout July and August, there are shows every Thursday at 3 p.m. and on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. A magic pre-show begins 15 minutes prior to each show. For more info, call 218-237-4333 or visit

GED hours, testing

Lakes Learning, the Adult Education and GED component of School District 22, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summer GED testing dates are Aug. 12 and 13. Start time is 1 p.m. Testers must pre-register and complete all five practice tests before taking the official GED tests. Please call Lakes Learning at 847-4418 for more information.

Reading therapy

The Detroit Lakes Library hosts reading with a therapy dog on Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Call 847-2168 to sign up for a time. This is a good time for children to practice their read-ing skills by reading to a pet.

CPR classes

St. Mary's EMS offers CPR training on a regular basis. It is open to the public for beginners or a refresher course. The full class meets the second and third Tuesday of each month, and cost is $50. The refresher course is the third Tuesday of each month, and cost is $30. Classes are from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Class size is limited, and based on pre-payment enrollment. To enroll, stop by the office be-tween 8 a.m. to and 5 p.m. or call 847-0817 to pay with credit card.

Rummikub, more games

Tuesday afternoons from 1:45 to 4, come to Holy Rosary living room for coffee, desserts and a game of cards, board games or Rummikub. Everyone is welcome.

Library Storytime

Swing into Detroit Lakes Library this summer and Go Bananas for Storytime. Children ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to join us on Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for exciting stories and activities that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. This month's themes include Aug. 7 & 9: D is for Dinosaur; Aug. 14 & 16: P is for Picnic; Aug. 21 & 23: N is for Noise; Aug. 28 & 30: F is for Friend. For more information, call 847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Wash-ington Ave. Information is also available online at

BC Senior Meals

Meals for persons 60 and older are served several times each week at nutrition sites in Detroit Lakes, Audubon, Lake Park, Osage, Wolf Lake and Frazee, or can be delivered di-rectly to homes in these com-munities, 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, Audubon at 439-3432 or 847-5823, Os-age/Wolf Lake at 573-3663, Frazee at 334-2021, Ogema at 877-498-2865, and Callaway (Meals on Wheels only) at 847-5823.

Senior Center Activities

The DL Senior Citizens Cen-ter has activities all month long. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. is Pi-nochle; at 1 p.m. there will be 500 and other games. Whist is played on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. On the first Monday of each month at 11 a.m. there will be music by "The Ding-a-Lings." The second Monday of each month there will be a Site Council meeting at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 844-5824 or 847-5823.