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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, Sept. 8

Church fall dinner

Lake Grove Lutheran Church fall dinner is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Adults are $8, ages 6-11 are $4 and under 6 are free. There will also be a Country Store.

Fall dinner and raffle

Assumption Catholic Church, Callaway, hosts a fall dinner and raffle from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Callaway Event Center. There will be a silent auction, games, cake walk and a roast beef dinner. Adults are $8, kids 6-12 are $4 and ages 5 and under are free.

Rally Sunday

Come One!  Come All!  Rally Sunday is at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee. Join them for worship, Sunday school, ministry fair, games and a free spaghetti dinner from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Monday, Sept. 9

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.

Soybean plot tours

The MN soybean tours begin at 5 p.m. in Waubun. Directions: ¼ mile east of Waubun on Hwy 113; plot is on the north. There will be multiple speakers. Meal to follow at the Waubun Community Center at 6:30.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

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 No. 495 - Detroit Lakes meeting is at 7 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church. Program is Dean and Jill Johnson from Park Rapids, talking about small towns in Minnesota.

Lake Park Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Cormorant Park Place Clubhouse, 14401 County Highway 5, Lake Park. Program is information on the Becker County Master Gardener Program. Lunch: Claudia Hanson. Business: All members are urged to attend for planning the club’s participation in the Lake Park Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, Sept. 28. Club events will be:  Taste of Pumpkin, Garden Produce Sale, including house plants, crafts and decorations, Pie Walk, Parade Float, set up and tear down the various events, and planning publicity. This is the one fundraising event for the club’s community work, including the Corner Garden at the Highway10 entrance to Lake Park, and we welcome any who would like to participate.

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Make reservations by noon on Monday by calling either Corky Raymond at 532-7685 or Gretchen Marquart at 532-2151.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

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 speaker will be Sharon Josephson from Rep. Collin Peterson’s office, who will speak on legislative issues. All current and retired Federal employees are welcome. 

DL Christian Women’s Club

The Detroit Lakes Christian Women’s Club presents “Stepping Out in Style” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Lunch cost is $8.75. Make reservations by Monday to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

First Baptist Church event

First Baptist Church all-church event begins at 6 p.m. Meet our missionaries: Elbow Lake, Rock Ridge, Samaritan’s Purse. Shopping for school? Help us get a jump-start on the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoeboxes and bring in school supplies. Register for AWANA, meet your teachers, learn how to memorize verses. For more information, call 847-4571.

Thursday, Sept. 12

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Beve Melgaard, with Nancy Kramer and Connie Carlson assisting. Program will be presented by Elaine Graf.  Dessert will be served.

Genealogical society

Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society holds its regular meeting 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.

BC Republicans

The Becker County Republicans meet at 7 the DL City Offices.

Friday, Sept. 13

Square dance

The Park Rapids Friendly Squares hosts a square dance at the Century school. There will be “plus” dancing from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and mainstream dancing from 8 to 10. The caller will be Tom Allen, and Donna Stone will cue round dancing between tips. There will be a potluck lunch after the dance furnished by the club members. All square dancers and spectators are invited.

Harvest Moon Ball

The DL Lions host a Harvest Moon Ball beginning with social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner from 6:30-7:30 p.m., music by Doc and the Scrubs from 6-8 p.m. and music by SLOGS from 9 to midnight. There will also be live and silent auction items. Tickets are $30 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Sucker Creek Outlaws

The Sucker Creek Outlaws hold their monthly competition at the new cowboy site at the Becker County Sportmans Club. Registration is at noon, and competition is at 1 p.m. Interested people are welcome, or call Les at 218-396-0532.

Beef roast dinner

Immanuel Lutheran church, Audubon, hosts a beef roast dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. It is a free-will offering.

Fall roast beef supper

Bakke Lutheran Church, Richwood Road, hosts a fall roast beef supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults are $10, children 4-12 are $4 and children under 3 are free. Music with Kim Schnitzer and Vicki Marthaler will be from 5 to 6 p.m.


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

Rotary blood screening

The 24th annual Noon Rotary Club Blood Screening is Sept. 16-20 from 7-10 a.m. in Essentia Health St. Mary’s. No pre-registration is necessary. Cost is $35 per person, and the screening covers collection of blood samples, analysis, results and refreshments after sample is drawn. A health fair is also Oct. 15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

DLHS Class of 1963

DLHS Class of 1963 holds its 50th class reunion at the Pavilion on Sept. 14. There will be a social hour at 5 p.m., pictures at 6, and dinner at 6:30. Then at noon on Sunday, there will be a picnic at Dunton Locks. For any questions or more information, call Dar (Paggen) Trieglaff at 218-849-5048.

Women of ELCA gathering

All women of the ELCA are invited to attend the Cluster 7 Fall Gathering on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Bakke Lutheran Church. Registration is $10 and will be from 8:30-9 a.m., followed by a program and a noon luncheon, which is included in the registration fee. RSVP to Sandi Nickolauson at 218-849-3322 by Sept. 28. Any questions, call Joan Westlake, Cluster 7 coordinator, at 218-847-8913. 

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

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