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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

Wednesday, July 10

Genealogical Society

Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum, Detroit Lakes. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to do research following the meeting. For more information, contact HOLGS president Virginia Weston at 218-847-6483.

Thursday, July 11

Safe Seniors: Fall Prevention

Jordan Bjorhus, PT, presents Safe Seniors: Fall Prevention Program at 2 p.m. in the DLCCC conference room. It is open to the public.

Burlington Township open house

The Burlington Township officers host an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m. to show off the newly-built town hall. It is at the intersection of highways 29 and 54.

North Country Trail hike

North Country Trail Resort-Midweek Hike is at 10 a.m., beginning at the Chippewa National Forest Picnic area on Hwy 371, 2.8 miles south of the Y southeast of Walker. Three hikes are scheduled: very short, 2.5 and 4.5 miles.  The medium hike will pass by a beautiful beaver dam and pond.  Indian Paint Brush is in bloom. If questions, call 218-675-5448.

BC Republicans

The Becker County Republicans meets at 7 p.m. in the Osage Bait and Tackle Café in Osage.

Wildlife Excursion

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Wildlife Excursions at 10 a.m. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area on Cty. Hwy. 26 just 3 miles east of the visitor center. Excursions offered every Thursday through August.

LP Historical Society meeting

The Lake Park Area Historical Society meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Park City Center.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Bev Elletson, with Jane Miller and Sue Eidenschink assisting. Program will be presented by Judy Brenna. Dessert will be served.

Dulcimer jam

A dulcimer jam is at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park Apts.

Friday, July 12

Troops golf tournament

Patriot Assistance Dogs hosts Tee It Up for the Troops Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. at the Lakeview Golf Course, Detroit Lakes.  Registration is $75 per golfer and includes golf cart for two and lunch.

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life begins with a community supper and silent auction from 4 to 6 p.m. at the DL high school track, followed by the opening ceremonies at 7, Survivor’s Walk at 7:30 p.m. and lighting of the luminaries at 10. The walk continues throughout the night.

Saturday, July 13

Rotate the Lake

Rotate the Lake from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Kick off Water Carnival fun by rotating Detroit Lake and stopping at bars/restaurants to register for prizes. Rotate via boat, car, motorcycle, running, etc. There is a $10 entry fee, and proceeds go to local literacy programs. 

Motorcycle ride

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes & Perham will host the second annual “Ride for the Future.” Registration and check-in begin at 10:30 a.m. inside the Detroit Lakes Pavilion. Kickstands will go up at 11:30 a.m. and riders will tour an approximately 100-mile scenic route that includes a lunch stop at Ice Cracking Lodge and a rest stop at the Hostel Hornet in Frazee. The cost of the ride is $20 per bike and $10 per two-up passenger. Lunch is included.  For more information and to register online, visit www.tinyurl/rff2013 or call Sue Trnka at 218-847-5700, Ext. 4.

Family nature trek

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge offers a family nature trek at 2 p.m. Join a Tamarac naturalist as we explore part of the North Country Trail. Discover the wonders of the woods from trees to flowers to the critters who call this place home. You never know what’s around the corner. Meet at the North Country Trail access on the Blackbird Wildlife Drive for this mini-hike.


The Lakes Country Woodcarvers meet at 9 a.m. in the Washington Square Mall storefront next to White Drug. Stop by to visit and see demonstrations.

Sunday, July 14

Wolves presentation

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Wolves: Paws, Claws & Bushy Tails at 2 p.m. Learn how this species was decimated and how the Endangered Species Act made their incredible journey of recovery possible.  We’ll take a look at their natural history and family social structure as well an update on Tamarac’s wolves. Then we’ll journey into Tamarac’s wild wolf habitat. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area located on County Hwy 26 3 miles east of the visitor center.

Tuesday, July 16

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.

Learn to fish for free

The DNR hosts MinnAqua’s Peers to Piers program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday on the Little Detroit Lake pier across from El Loro restaurant. The DNR provides all fishing equipment and bait for kids wanting to learn to fish. Kids fish for free up to age 16 with no license required. For more information, call Kyle Quittschreiber at 846-8347.


These 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 now-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.

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 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.