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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 or submitted online at

Monday, Aug. 13

Grieving my way

Grieving my Way, a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child of any age, meets the second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Hospice of the Red River Valley. For more info, call Brenda at 846-9275.

Alzheimer's support group

An Alzheimer's Support Group is at 6:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home, DL. For more information, contact Vicki Marthaler at 218-847-4486.

Women's Bowling


The Detroit Lakes Women's Bowling Association annual meeting and workshop is at Voyageur Lanes. Workshop for presidents and treasurers starts at 6:30 p.m., and general membership begins at 7:30. All captains and members need to attend. Any questions, call Ginny Chadbourne at 218-847-6517.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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 provides a picnic in the DL City Park from 6 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday in August. Come and have hamburgers, brats and hotdogs along with beans, potato salad and beverage. Free will offering benefits Habitat for Humanity and the Holmes Community Theater. A concert follows at 7 p.m. featuring folk singer Mark Fogelson in the Bandshell. Bring your lawn chairs for the concert.

Evening of Appreciation

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church of Callaway, hosts an "Evening of Appreciation" for area military personal and their families. The festivities will start at 7 p.m. For more info, contact Peggy McKeown at 218-375-2975.

Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway Vikingland Lodge No. 495 meet at 7 p.m. at Union Central on Lake Avenue. The program is the youth campers who went to Language camp will tell about their fun times at camp and a surprise 10 minute video. Come see what it is about. There will be coffee and goodies following the program.

Women's Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women's Bridge Association holds its annual bridge tournament at 8:30 a.m. To make reservations, please call Jo Harris at 218-844-5851 or 951-218-1548 by noon on Aug. 13.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Extension open house, Okeson farewell

The Becker County Extension Office hosts an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. in their new location, 1120 8th St. SE, Detroit Lakes (in the same building at the Becker County Workshop). Refreshments will be served. Also say farewell to 4-H Program Coordinator Mickey Okeson as she is retiring.

Alumni wine and cheese social

An alumni wine and cheese social is 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home. Post Acute Care alumni and those interested learning more about post acute care are invited. For more information, contact Sue Sorensen at 218-847-4486.

Cowboy action shooting


A cowboy action shooting practice is at 6 p.m. at the Becker County Sportmans Club. New members welcome. For more information, call218-396-0532.

Larry's Plus square dance

Larry's Plus square dance is at 7 p.m. in the IOOF Hall. Caller is Larry Johansen.

Thursday, Aug. 16

North Country Trail hike

For a North Country Trail hike, meet at 10 a.m. where the trail crossed Highway 125, two miles northwest of Longville. The hike is 2.8 miles long in the Chippewa National Forest ending at Hazel Lake. Cars will take hikers back to the starting point from Hazel Lake.

White Earth AIS seminar

The White Earth Natural Resources Department, along with the Minnesota DNR, conducts an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Shooting Star Casino Event Center in Mahnomen.

Friday, Aug. 17

Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town begins at 9 a.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. The program is Linda Wiedewitsch, hearing and service dog trainer. The event is free, and coffee and cookies will be available.

Haley Sue Crandall benefit

A benefit for Haley Sue Crandall is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Grace Community Church of Osage. Haley, 2, was born with three heart defects and will have open heart surgery on Aug. 21.


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

Vergas Looney Daze

Vergas celebrates Looney Daze Aug. 9-12 with pageants, kids fishing contest, a road rally, loon calling contest, strong man competition and more. Visit for more information.

Grace Community Church VBS

Ahoy, me Hearties! The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything are pulling into port for an amazing week of VBS at Grace Community Church of Osage on Aug. 13-17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact 573-3143.

Defensive driving

Defensive driving classes are being offered Aug. 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Aug. 30 from 5-9 p.m. in United Community Insurance Agency, Perham. They are open to anyone wanting to maintain their 10 percent insurance discount. Call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 or email for costs, registration or more information on additional dates.

DL school registration

Beginning Aug. 15, all families new to Detroit Lakes School District may go to the school in your area to register your children for school. Grades 1-12 begin Sept. 4, and kindergarten begins Sept. 6.

Snellman Days

Snellman Days is Sept. 1-3 and includes flea market, bakery stand, karaoke, hot dog eating contest, Bingo, watermelon eating contest, classic vehicle show and much more.

Little Laker Wrestling Camp

The Detroit Lakes Little Laker Wrestling Camp is Aug. 13-15 from 6-8 p.m. in the wrestling building. Wrestlers going into grades 1-6 are welcome, and it is free to all Laker wrestlers. These 2-hour sessions will focus on having fun and revisiting learned wrestling skills as well as introducing a couple of new skills. If you have any questions, call Coach Ullyott at 847-7586.

Beth Moore Bible study

Author and teacher Beth Moore will be viewed live via simulcast joined by worship leader Travis Cottrell on Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Community Alliance Church. Admission: Before Aug. 27, tickets are $15; buy one, get one free. Aug. 27-Sept. 14, tickets $20; buy one, get one free. At the door, tickets are $20 each.


The Fair Hills Resort's Hootenanny is every Tuesday. A smorgasbord dinner is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the show at 8:15. For more information, visit

Ladies Tuesday golf league

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., a ladies 9-hole golf league meets at the DL Lakeview Golf Course. Call the golf course at 847-8942 Tuesday afternoons to be included in a foursome. Email for more information.

Plant, Pest Clinics

Horticulture question? Ask one of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their Plant and Pest Clinics from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31 in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th SE, Detroit Lakes, or call (218) 846-7328 (Extension 7105).

Lakes Area Farmers


The Lakes Area Farmer's Market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located in Peoples Park behind Zorbaz. There are many items including artisan breads, baked goods, fresh produce, meats, jams, honey, maple syrup and handcrafted items.

DL Farmers Market

The Detroit Lakes Farmers Market, located in the Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store parking lot, is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2-6:30 p.m. Contact info: 218-334-5307.

Lake Park swimming pool

Lake Park Pool swimming lessons are July 30-Aug. 10. Visit for more info.

Richwood Farmers Market

The Richwood Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information or to be a vendor (local farmers, artisans, crafters or food vendors), call 847-7188 or 849-7459.

Refuge weekly outreach

The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday at 7 p.m. Freedom in Christ Bible Study (childcare available but call ahead); Wednesday at 2:30-6 p.m. Women Ministry and Crafting; Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. free meal, everyone welcome; Thursday from 6:45-8:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery group, Bible Study Group; Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. free meal, everyone welcome; Friday at 7 p.m. Christian movie with fellowship and free popcorn; Saturday from 5-6:30 p.m. free meal for everyone; Friday at 7 p.m. open for special events. Call in for updates at 847-1982.

Wednesday story time

Family fun story time is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the VFW in Pelican Rapids. Everyone is welcome. Listen to, or tell, your favorite story.

TOPS meeting

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 1251 meets every Tuesday in the Lake Park Lutheran Church, using the West church entrance to the basement. Effective April 3, weigh-ins start at 4 p.m., the meeting starts at 4:15 p.m. For more information, call Marion at 218-532-2883.

Foster homes needed

Foster homes are needed. If you or someone you know can help, please call Becker County Children and Family Services 218-847-5628 and ask for Intake. You can make a difference in a child's life.

Birthing class

St. Mary's Innovis Health 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.

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.

Be a foster grandparent

For those 55 and older interested in being a foster grandparent through the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council program, call 1-800-584-7020 or visit

Preschool screening

Preschool screening for 3-5 year olds for 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. Minnesota law requires each child attend a health and developmental screening before kindergarten.

GED online

Now available, study online for the GED. Contact Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education at 844-5760 or stop by the office in the Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes.

Library Storytime

Children ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to the Detroit Lakes Library on Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for exciting stories and activities that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. For more information, call 847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at

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, Audubon, Lake Park, Osage, Wolf Lake and Frazee, or can be delivered directly to homes in these communities, 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, Osage/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 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. 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.