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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, Aug. 28

Early Wednesday bowling

The Early Wednesday bowling league meets at 7 p.m. in Voyageur Lanes. Please have a team representative present. For additional information, call 847-6517.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Wildlife Excursion

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts 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. 30

Irrigated corn silage, forage field day

Irrigated corn silage and forage field day begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Dan Dreyer Farm, Ottertail. The tour includes forage research update, harvesting and feeding quality forages, hybrid evaluation and industry update from seed companies and more. For more info, call Doug Holen at 218-770-4396.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Back to School Extravaganza

A back to school extravaganza craft and vendor show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Frazee Event Center. There will be 40-plus vendors. There is no admission charge. Donations will be made to hospice.

Learn gardening techniques

Planning a garden for next season? Have a limited garden space? Come to the Lakes Area Farmers Market, Peoples Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more. Dallas Flynn will be on hand with samples of raised garden beds and to answer questions about square foot gardening.

Sunday, Sept. 1

Pancake breakfast

The Elbow-Tulaby Lakes Volunteer Fire Dept. hosts their last pancake breakfast of the year from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fire Hall, located about 20 miles east of Waubun on Hwy. 113. Cost is $5 for adults, $1 for children 2-6 and free until 2 years.

Pancake breakfast

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

Habitat for Humanity open house

Habitat for Humanity of the Lakes Area holds an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 523 Union Street, Detroit Lakes. This is a chance for the public to see what a Habitat house looks like when it’s completed. The former habitat house has been refurbished and is now for sale.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

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.

Caregivers discussion

Discussion Group for Caregivers meets at 10 a.m. in the conference room at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Come and join us for friendly visiting, encouragement and coffee. The group is facilitated by Tara Giese, Program Manager. For more information call Tara at 218-233-7521 or 1-800-488-4146.

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. To make reservations, please call either Donna Bruce at 218-850-1916 or Ginny Blain at 218-847-2969 before noon on Monday.


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

Snellman Days

Snellman Days is Aug. 31-Sept. 1. There will be brunch, flea market, bingo, hot dog eating contest, kids games and more. For more info, call 218-573-2520 or 841-4727.

Sons of Norway

The Detroit Lakes Sons of Norway No. 495 Vikingland Lodge is offering a free dinner to anyone interested in learning about the Sons of Norway organization. Are you interested in tracing your ancestors, want to learn how to do rosemale painting, do hardanger stitchery, make tine boxes, learn how to make lefse, Vikingland Lodge can help you with all of these, plus more. Reservations are required for the 6 p.m. Sept. 10 dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Contact Chuck 847-7827 by Sept. 1 to make your reservation or if you have any questions about the dinner. Tusen Takk!

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.

Beth Moore simulcast

Women’s event: A Beth Moore simulcast at Community Alliance Church is Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost before Aug. 26 is $15, buy one, get one free; Aug. 26-Sept. 13 tickets are $20, buy one, get one free; Sept 14 is $20 each. Register at

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.

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.

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.