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Wednesday, Aug. 21

Larry’s Plus square dance

Larry’s Plus square dance is from 7–9 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Holmes St., Detroit Lakes.  Larry Johansen is the caller.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Wildlife Excursion

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge offers a Wildlife Excursion at 10 a.m. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac on this two hour driving tour. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area on Cty. Hwy. 26 just 3 miles east of the visitor center.

Friday, Aug. 23

Lobster dinner

The 6th annual lobster dinner is at 6 p.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Price to be determined.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Pork roast

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, annual pork roast and silent auction is 4-7 p.m. It is a freewill offering.    

Johnson benefit

A benefit for Doug Johnson and family begins at noon at Randy’s Bar on Lake Eunice. There will be a silent auction, live auction (beginning at 5 p.m. featuring an outdoor gas fire pit, Rossi rifle, collector Schmitt Wildlife set, $1000 dental package, Bison football/hotel package…), bean bags, horseshoes, Plinko, food and fun.                 

Help Haiti fundraiser

A Help Haiti fundraiser community picnic is from 5-7 p.m. in the Peoples Park, Detroit Lakes.  The picnic meal is $5.  There will also be a raffle and a motorcycle ride leaving Peoples Park at 1 p.m. Registration starts at noon.  Ride ends at the park about 5. Proceeds go to benefit Grace Assemblies Fellowship School, orphanage and church.  For more information call Lonnie or Linda Perrine at 334-8484.

Wander through Wildflowers

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Wander through Wildflowers from 10 a.m. to noon. Join us as we search for the sun-loving blooms of late summer. Meet at the Pine Lake Parking Area on Cty Hwy 29 in the southern portion of the refuge for this 2 hour exploration.

Worship and praise

The Chapel on the Hill, rural Detroit Lakes, sponsors an afternoon of worship and praise from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. There will be several musicians performing and refreshments will be served. An offering will be taken for The Refuge. For more info, call Mark Kiser at 234-6115.

Monday, Aug. 26

Lakes Area Birding Club

The Lakes Area Birding Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Blaine Klemek, area wildlife supervisor for the Division of Fish and Wildlife of the Minnesota DNR and columnist for the Becker County Record, will be the featured speaker. Guests are welcome.  Contact Dick Wilson at 218-246-1594 for information.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Men’s Tuesday bowling league

The Men’s Tuesday recreation bowling league meets at 7 p.m. in Voyageur Lanes. Please have a team representative present. For additional information, call 847-6517.

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. To make reservations, please call either Millie MacLeod at 532-7136 or Carol Erickson at 532-3936 by noon on Monday.


Flom Farm Fest

Flom Farm Fest is Aug. 23-25 in Flom. There will be Norwegian softball, karaoke, mud run, kiddie tractor pull, pancake breakfast, car cruise and more. For more information, visit

State fair bus

Want to go to the Minnesota State Fair? A bus to the fair on Thursday, Aug. 29, is $20 per person. Gate fee is $7 at the fair. Make reservations by Monday, Aug. 26, and get details from Thrivent Financial at 847-2376.

School registration

All families new to Detroit Lakes School District may go to the school in your area to register your child for school. School for grades 1-12 starts Sept. 3. Kindergarten starts Sept. 5.

Dancing for Missions

Dancing for Missions fundraiser is Sept. 21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Lakes Area Vineyard Church. Help raise support to send a missions team to Zacatecas, Mexico. There will be valet parking, a formal Italian dinner, childcare and a dance (waltz, swing, country, 2 step, line, etc.). There is a suggested donation of $25 per adult and $5 per child. Please RSVP no later than Sept. 11 by calling LAVC at 218-846-1199.