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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, June 16

Pancake breakfast, Shaw benefit

The Ulen Lions Club hosts a free-will donation pancake breakfast to benefit Carl and Susan Shaw from 9.m. to noon in the Ulen Event Center.  Donations will help offset medical costs from Susan’s cancer and Carl’s stroke.  Donations also accepted at Bell State Bank and Trust in Hawley.

Tamarac program

Tamarac Refuge hosts “Butterfly Kisses and Wetland Jewels” at 2 p.m. Join John Weber, butterfly enthusiast and citizen scientist, for an intriguing look into the world of butterflies and dragonflies. Learn about their fascinating lifestyles and their significance in a changing climate. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area. We will carpool to specific viewing sites in search of these beauties of summer. For more information, contact the refuge staff at 218-847-2641.

Tuesday, June 18

Women’s bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations by noon on Monday, June 17 by calling either Millie MacLeod at 532-7136 or Jan Becklund at 532-2036. 

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Lions Club

The Detroit Lakes Lions Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Gerald Johnson at 847-3923.

Thursday, June 20

Lake Park Garden Club

Lake Park Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Cormorant Place Clubhouse, 14401 Co. Hwy 5. Agenda includes planning for hosting the District 11 Minnesota Horticultural show on Aug. 1.

Lake Region Garden Club

Lake Region Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. Dana Emory will present the program at her home.  If you have questions, please call 847-3820.

Saturday, June 22

Mennonite Relief Auction

The Mennonite Central Committee Worldwide Relief Auction begins with a pig roast dinner at 4:30 p.m., followed by a kids’ auction at 5:30 and live auction at 6:30. It is at 33111 County Hwy 34, Ogema, nine miles east of Richwood. Everyone is welcome, and it is free admission.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous hosts an informational meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. in the DL Library. Do you eat too much, feel guilty afterwards or your health is in jeopardy? Check out this solution. For more information, contact Cheryll at 847-1086 or Dorene at 32928 Pine St., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501.

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

Shoreham Chapel

Historic Shoreham Chapel, non-denominational, between Lake Melissa and Lake Sallie, holds services June 9-Sept. 1 at 10:45 a.m. It is open to the public. Coffee and refreshments follow the service. Dan Danielson, director of New Life Center in Fargo, and Rev. Tim Cook, Chaplain of St. Mary’s Hospital in DL, will be officiating at different times. Kathie Brekke and the apostles Blues Band will perform at the opening service.

Christian Fellowship VBS

Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes, hosts Vacation Bible School June 24-28 from 9 a.m.-noon each day for ages 5-12 years old. There will be teaching on the ABC’s of the bible (New Testament), songs, arts and a bible study with a snack time. Call Allan at 847-1023 or the church at 847-3482 to register. This is free to anyone.

Trinity VBS

Trinity Lutheran Church, DL, and Pathways Ministries of Northwest Minnesota host Vacation Bible School June 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages kindergarten through sixth grade. There will be Bible study, games, songs, arts and crafts and outdoor education. It is free. Call Laurie at 847-7211 to sign your child up or visit

Jaspers Theater

Jaspers Theater, Park Rapids, opens July 10. Come for the family-friendly music, magic and comedy shows each Wednesday and Thursday at 3 p.m., July 10-Aug. 17, and Saturdays July 20, 27, Aug. 17 and 24. Make reservations at 218-237-4333.

Tuesdays in the Park

Habitat for Humanity will serve hamburgers, hot dogs and brats along with sides, each Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the DL City Park before the Tuesdays in the Park band concerts in the Bandshell. It is a freewill offering. Concerts then start at 7. Bring a lawn chair. Schedule includes June 18: Mark Fogelson, June 25: Tim Eggebraaten, July 2: Hardwood Groove, July 9: Shari Breznay, July 16: Doc & the Scrubs, July 23: Dennis Craswell, July 30: Rhonda Habedank, Aug. 6: Ulen Centennial Band, Aug. 13: Doc & the Scrubs, Aug. 20: Lewy Ronken Musical Revue, Aug. 27: Lakes Area Community Concert Band.

Plant and Pest Clinics

The Becker County Master Gardeners host Plant & Pest Clinics on June 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th St. SE, Detroit Lakes. Call 218-846-7328 ext. 7105 for more information.