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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, Aug. 4

Shoreham Chapel

Shoreham Chapel hosts special music by Voices of Praise from the Cormorant Lutheran Church beginning at 10:30 a.m. The service follows at 10:45, with Pastor Tim Cook.

Pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus sponsors a pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center.

Tamarac program

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a Wet and Wild: Macroinvertebrates program at 2 p.m. Explore the shore of the Ottertail and discover tiny critters which provide food and cover for fish and other animals. You’ll collect invertebrates using a dip net and will have the opportunity to sketch these animals and identify them by using a key. See how many you can find. Great family activity!  Presented by MinnAqua instructor Kyle Quittschreiber. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area.

Monday, Aug. 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

High Mileage Fellowship

High Mileage Fellowship meets the first Tuesday of each month in Community Alliance Church, DL. There is a pot-blessing meal at noon, followed by a time of sharing birthdays and anniversaries, a Bible Nugget and special music. This is an inter-denominational fellowship for all those 55 and over.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

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.

Library book sale

The annual Becker County Friends of the Library Crazy Days Book Sale is from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library will be selling books, audio books, CDs and DVDs in the main meeting room of the library. Proceeds from this event help sponsor library programs.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Plantar Fasciitis

Jake Januszewski, PT, and Andy Moen, podiatrist, present Plantar Fasciitis: A Real Pain in the Foot” is at 2 p.m. in the DLCCC conference room. It is open to the public.

Tanya Todd performs

Tanya Todd, Christian music artist, performs at 7 p.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Admission is $5 for adults, and age 12 and under are free.

Genealogical society

Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum.  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 research following the meeting. Call Virginia Weston at 847-6483 if you have any questions.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Elaine Graf, with Nancy Kramer and Linda Sheryak assisting. Program will be presented by Kirsten Vogt.  Dessert will be served.

Friday, Aug. 9

Talk of the Town

Ghazi Hassoun, native of Palestine, speaks on recollections and reflections of her home country at 9 a.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Come for free coffee, cookies and conversation.

1 Mile Down to the Lake

The inaugural 1 mile road race begins at 7 p.m. at the Essentia Health St. Mary’s campus. Race goes down Washington Avenue to the city beach. Register at or at the race. Cost is $25 and includes timing chip and T-shirt.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Pig roast

The Elbow/Tulaby Volunteer Fire Dept. hosts their 22nd annual Pig Roast from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the fire hall, located on State Hwy. 113 about 20 miles east of Waubun.  Cost is $8-12 and over, $5 for ages 6-11 and free to under 6.

Church rummage sale

St. Luke’s Church, DL, annual rummage sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit youth programs and local outreach programs.

Cowboy Action Shooting

A cowboy action shooting with the Sucker Creek Outlaws has registration from noon to 12:45 p.m., with the shoot starting at 1, at the Becker County Sportsman’s Club, Highway 10. Anyone interested can call Lee at 218-849-8803 or Les at 218-396-0532 for more information.

Art & Craft Affair

Art of the Lakes holds its annual Art & Craft Affair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Railroad Park, located on the south end of Battle Lake along Highway 78.


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

Lake Eunice Church VBS

Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School Aug. 4-8 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. It is for ages 3-13. For more info, visit online at

DLHS Class of 1988

The Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1988 is holding a reunion Aug. 9-10, and it is open to all classes. Aug. 9 includes dinner and cocktails at the Sandbar beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 10 includes visiting the high school at 5 p.m., class picture on the football field at 6:15, and Zorbaz at 7. For more information, visit

LP-A defensive driving

Lake Park Audubon Community Ed. is hosting an AARP 55 Defensive Driving 4-hour refresher course on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Lake Park Audubon Elementary Library. Fee for non-AARP members is $18; AARP members are $16. Call 218-238-5914 ext. 2091 to reserve your spot. 

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.

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 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 Aug. 5, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th St. SE, Detroit Lakes. Call 846-7328 ext. 7105 for more information.