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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. 11

Mutt March

The Marshmallow Foundation hosts a Mutt March from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are three routes to choose from, and registration is $15 per person. There will be food, carnival games, bake sale and a silent auction. There will be a gun raffle at 3.

Artsy Fartsy Show

An Artsy Fartsy Show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1210 Co. Hwy #4, Vergas (across from J and K). It includes works from Carol Schwandt Albright: pottery/sculpture; Carmen Bruhn/watercolor; plus wood bowls and fish decoys.

Monday, Aug. 12

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 the Detroit Lakes Hospice building. For more info, call Brenda at 846-9275.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Sons of Norway

Vikingland Lodge 495, Detroit Lakes, meets at 7 p.m. in Union Central on Lake Avenue.  The program is “Scandinavian Heritage Memories,” and members are welcome to tell stories about their forefathers coming to America, show artifacts from their ancestors, tell a story, etc.  Please call Joe if you would like to participate at 844-7767.

DL Women’s Bowling Assoc.

The Detroit Lakes Women’s Bowling Association annual fall meeting is in the Legion Club rooms. Directors meeting is at 6:30 p.m., secretary workshop is at 7 and general meeting is at 7:30. All leagues must be represented.

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association holds its annual Bridge Tournament at 8:30 a.m. This tournament is open to members only. Please make reservations by 11 a.m. on Aug. 12 by calling Jo Harris at 844-5851 or 951-218-1548.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

NARFE meeting Detroit Lakes NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1842 meets at noon in the Ice Cutter Room at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. Guest speakers will be Miles and Sara Kuschel speaking on farming today. All current and retired federal employees are welcome.  For more info, contact Virginia Weston at 218-847-6483.

Christian Women’s Club

The Detroit Lakes Christian Women’s Club hosts ‘Children: Our Precious Gifts from Above’ from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the American Legion Clubroom. Lunch cost is $5. Make reservations by Monday to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

Classic car show

A classic car show featuring 412 Lakes Chapter AACA is from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Emmanuel Nursing Home parking lot.

Friday, Aug. 16

Talk of the Town

Terry Teiken speaks on his personal experiences in Viet Nam 9 a.m. in the Cormorant community Center. Come for free coffee, cookies and conversation.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Cormorant Daze

Cormorant Daze is going on all day in Cormorant. There are games, events, sales and much more for everyone. Cormorant Pub will also be holding special games, music and food.

Families Forever quilt show

The Families Forever Garden Quilt Show is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 4020 4th St., Lake Park. The show is raising cancer awareness and scholarship money. There will be tea and treats, gardens and quilts. Admission is $7. Rain location is the American Legion in Lake Park.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Atlanta Church reunion

“Come Home to Atlanta” worship is at 11 a.m., with Pastor John Martinson leading worship in the Atlanta Lutheran Church, rural Ulen. If you want to sing in the choir, arrive around 10:30 to practice. A fellowship potluck dinner will follow worship.

Spaghetti dinner

St. Theodore Church, Ponsford/Pine Point, hosts a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for under 10 and under 6 are free.


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

Alano Club rummage sale

The Detroit Lakes Alano Club hosts a rummage sale Aug. 16-17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, at 827 Summit Avenue. Donations for the sale will be accepted starting Aug. 10.

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

Thistle Down Run

The Thistle Down Run horse competition is Aug. 17 and 18. There will be 50-mile endurance run, 25-mile limited distance, 25-mile competitive and 9-mile fun run. For more information, contact ride managers Teresa and Dale Fett at 334-5711 or Sandy Fett at 320-247-0433.

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.

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. 13: Doc & the Scrubs, Aug. 20: Lewy Ronken Musical Revue, Aug. 27: Lakes Area Community Concert Band.

Jaspers Theater

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

Plant and Pest Clinics

The Becker County Master Gardeners host Plant & Pest Clinics on Aug. 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.

Lakes Area Farmers Market

The Lakes Area Farmers Market is Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Peoples Park.

eReader help

Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions every Tuesday (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday (4:30-5:30 p.m.) at Detroit Lakes Public Library, or call for an appointment that better fits your schedule. For more information, call Detroit Lakes Public Library at 218-847-2168.

L.A. Moms group

L.A. (Lakes Area) Moms is designed to nurture every mother. At our L.A. Moms group, you will have a chance to socialize with other moms, hear some great teaching, have discussion time and participate in creative activities. L.A. Moms is held the first and third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year from 9-11 a.m. at the Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes. For more info, call 218-846-1199.

Refuge weekly outreach

The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday — Celebrate Recovery Meal at 5:45 p.m. and Meeting at 6:45 p.m. (no childcare), Wednesday — Women Ministry and Crafting at 4 p.m./Bible study on Bible Doctrine at 6 p.m., Thursday — Bible study on Battle Field of the Mind by Joyce Meyers, Friday — Christian Movie at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free Meal and Fellowship at 5-6:30 p.m. Call 847-1982 or check website calendar for updates at

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery at The Refuge, for hurts, habits and hang-ups begins with supper at 5:30 p.m., with large group and small group at 6:45. Call 701-367-3313 or 218-847-1982 for more information.

TOPS chapter 30

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 30 meets Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church choir room.

TOPS chapter 1251

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 1251 meets every Tuesday in the Lake Park Lutheran Church, using the west church entrance to the basement. Weigh-ins start at 4 p.m., and the meeting at 4:15 p.m. New members are always welcome.  If you would like more information, contact 218-532-2883.

TOPS chapter 910

Take Off Pounds Sensibly members help each other stay on track to their weight loss goal. No diets, no food to buy and no workouts to follow. Visitors and new members are always welcome. TOPS chapter 910 meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. For more information, contact Marlys at 847-6331 or Pam at 847-5760 or Yearly fee is $28.

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.

Birthing class

Essentia Health St. Mary’s hosts childbirth preparation classes for expectant mothers in their sixth to seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include Labor & Delivery, Cesarean Birth, Role of the Labor Companion, Newborn Care, Unexpected Outcomes, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Postpartum Period, Breathing Patterns & Relaxation Techniques. Suggested donation is $30 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (218) 847-0804.

Card making, scrapbook classes

The DL Senior Citizen Center hosts a card making and scrapbooking class every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donated cards are welcome.