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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

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Adult Spanish Club

On the 5th of each month, join the adult Spanish Club at El Loro to practice your conversation skills. Drinks are at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.

Haining family concert

A Haining family bluegrass and country gospel concert is a 7 p.m. in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee.

Cowboy action shooting

A cowboy action shooting is at 5 p.m. The Sucker Creek Outlaws will have a practice at the new location. For more information, call Les at 218-396-0532, Vern at 701-840-1653 or Lee at 849-8803.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Osage Sportsmans Club

The Osage Sportsmans Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Osage Community Center.

Dulcimer jam

A dulcimer jam is at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park apartments, 270 Park St., DL.


The MAC-NAPS distribution is from 3 to 5:P30 p.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, DL.

Friends of Maplewood

annual meeting

The Friends of Maplewood State Park annual meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter. It's a time for all interested Friends of Maplewood State Park to gather and find out what has been happening at the park and to share your thoughts and ideas for Maplewood. A light supper will be served.

Friday, Sept. 7

Lake Country Scenic Byway

The Lake Country Scenic Byway Association meeting is the first Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in Grace Community Church, Osage.

Salad luncheon

Grace Lutheran Church, DL, hosts their 12th annual salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $7. Tickets are available at the church from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and at the luncheon.

Farmers Union convention

The Becker County Farmers Union annual county convention is at 6:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn. There will be officer elections and delegates elected. For more info, call Roger at 334-4631.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Jasper's Theater

Jasper's Theater, Park Rapids, offers a performance of music, magic and comedy show beginning at 3 p.m. For more information or for tickets prices, visit

Pork roast supper

Richwood Lutheran Church hosts a pork roast supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults are $9, kids 6-12 are $4 and children 5 and under are free. There will also be baked goods and produce for sale.

Cowboy action shooting

Sucker Creek Outlaws meeting is at 12:30 p.m. at the new location. New members are welcome. For more information, call Vern at 701-840-1653 or Lee at 849-8803 or 847-3644.

EAA chapter 1498

EAA Chapter 1498 holds a meet and greet at the Wething Airport at Detroit Lakes each Saturday. Aviators and aviation buffs are welcome. Come enjoy the coffee and rolls and listen to the countless stories from many of the pilots in attendance.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Fall church dinner

Lake Grove Lutheran Church Fall Dinner is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for ages 6-11 and under 6 are free. There will be a Country Store.

Fall church dinner and raffle

Assumption Catholic Church, Callaway, hosts a fall dinner and raffle from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Callaway Event Center. Adults are $8, kids 6-12 are $4 and ages 5 and under are free. There will also be a cake walk, silent auction, kids games, prize and more.

Ham dinner

A ham dinner is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee. It is a free will donation to benefit the preschool/daycare program.

Monday, Sept. 10

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.

Adoption info meeting

Lutheran Social Service hosts an adoption information meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Clay County Service Center, located at 715 North 11th Street in Moorhead. Call Lynne Haggar at 1-888-205-3769 to register. For more information, or to register online, visit

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Women's Bridge Assoc.

The Detroit Country Club Women's Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations by noon on Sept. 10 by calling Donna Bruce at 218-844-7264 or Ardith Fuglie at 218-439-6316. This will be our last game of the season.


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

Sons of Norway

Vikingland Lodge No. 495 in Detroit Lakes welcomes anyone who is interested in learning more about Sons of Norway to a free dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. After the meal, there will be a meeting and entertainment by an accordion trio from Fergus Falls. RSVP by Sept. 5 to Joe at 844-7767, Janice at 847-7489 or Faye at 847-7168.

Tamarac photo contest

Sept. 14 is the deadline for the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge photo contest. Entries may be submitted by mailing to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge at 35704 County Hwy 26, Rochert, MN or by dropping them off at the headquarters office. Entries may also be dropped off at the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit or contact the refuge at 218-847-2641 ext 16.

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: Aug. 27-Sept. 14, tickets $20; buy one, get one free. At the door, tickets are $20 each.

Defensive driving course

Defensive driving 4-hr classes are being offered Aug. 30 from 5-9 and Sept. 6 from 1-5. An 8-hr full class will be offered Sept. 5 & 6 from 1-5 p.m. in the 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 e-mail for costs, registration or more information on additional dates.

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 Sept. 10, 17 and 24 in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th SE, Detroit Lakes, or call (218) 846-7328 (Extension 7105).

Lakes Area Farmers Market

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.

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.

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