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Happenings for this week

Thursday, June 21

Wildlife excursion

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a Wildlife Excursion at 10 a.m. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of the Tamarac. Meet at the visitor center located 9 miles north Hwy 34 at the junction of Cty Hwys 29 and 26. For more information, contact the refuge at 218-847-2641. All items in the Friends of Tamarac Gift Shop are 30 percent off.

Friday, June 22

Loretta Lynne tribute

Gloria Jean, accompanied by a 5-piece band, presents a Loretta Lynne Tribute at 7 p.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by contacting Dennis & Rachel Johnson at 439-6116 or Glen and Nancy Sitz at 439-3309.

Neighbor to Neighbor

The Frazee/Vergas Neighbor to Neighbor LAH/BNP hosts a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. in the Vergas Event Center. It is free will donation.

Saturday, June 23

Salad luncheon

Grove Lake Lutheran WELCA, rural Pelican Rapids, hosts a salad luncheon and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info, visit Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under.

Zinger steak fry

A Zinger steak fry begins at 5 p.m. until gone in the DL American Legion.

EEA Chapter 1498 coffee

Local EAA Chapter 1498 pilots and aviation enthusiasts get together each Saturday morning for coffee and rolls at the Detroit Lakes Wething Field terminal. Come for good conversation and plenty of flying stories. If you have an interest in learning how to fly or an aviation career, come visit the group.

Hughes book signing

Amanda Hughes, author of two historical adventures with romance, is at a Meet and Greet at Sister Wolf books in Dorset from 6 to 9 p.m. She is the author of Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry and The Pride of the King.

Wildflower hike

Join Laurentian Lakes Chapter members and friends at 9 a.m. for a guided wildflower hike on the North Country Trail. This will be a moderate hike for 4 miles from the Clearwater Co. 39 trailhead to State Hwy 113 trailhead through a mixed forest. Bring water, insect repellant and wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the trailhead, which is two miles north of the Becker Co. Hwy 37 and State Hwy 113 intersection. For more information, call Karen at 218-847-1929 or

Bikers Against Batterers

A Bikers Against Batterers 140-mile ride to benefit the White Earth Dove Shelter begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. at Callaway Liquor Store. Cost is $25 per rider and $5 for a passenger.

Sunday, June 24

Upsala Midsummer


The Upsala Midsummer Celebration is at 1:30 p.m., with Vicki Marthaler giving the service, followed by refreshments. Upsala is located eight miles north on Highway 59.

Eksjo Midsummer


The Eksjo Lutheran Church Midsummer Celebration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Worship service is at 9:45 a.m. There will be a freewill offering for a Swedish meatball dinner.

Shoreham Chapel event

Country gospel singers Ron and Opal Erickson of Branson, Mo., perform at the 10:45 a.m. service at Shoreham Chapel.

Brekke to perform

Singer Kathie Brekke leads worship at the 9:45 a.m. service for Lund Lutheran Church's, Richwood Road, monthly "Fresh Air" outdoor service, with a church potluck dinner to follow. Bring your lawn chair and sunscreen. The service will move indoors if the weather doesn't cooperate.

Monday, June 25

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home.

Tuesday, June 26

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Trio con Brio concert

Sons of Norway sponsors a concert with Trio con Brio, musicians from Sweden, at 7 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. The concert is free will donation and refreshments after the concert. Habitat for Humanity is serving their usual Tuesday evening meal in the parking lot at Trinity at approx 5:30 p.m. (instead of the park) This is also free will.

Women's Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women's Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Make reservations by noon on June 25 by calling Peggy Jo O'Brien at 847-5552, Karyn Hanson at 439-3792 or Mary Rasmussen at 235-8590.


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

Church celebration

First Lutheran Church of Audubon celebrates their 140th anniversary on June 23 with an open house at the church from 1 to 4 p.m. Historical photos, directory display, coffee and cookies. The celebration continues on June 24 with a 9 a.m. worship service with former pastors participating, followed by an 11 a.m. lunch. It is free will offering.

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.

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.