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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. 29

Church fall supper

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway, hosts its annual fall supper from 4 to 7 p.m. It is a freewill offering.

Blessing of the Animals

A service of “Blessing of the Animals” is at 4 p.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, DL. All creatures great and small are invited to bring their humans to the service.  The offering will be given to the Becker County Humane Society. Please bring pets on leashes or in a carrier. Refreshments will be served for all guests and their people following the service. For more information, call the church office at 847-5858.

Serving Those Who Served

Patriot Assistance Dogs presents Serving Those who Serve from 4 to 6 p.m. in the DL Veterans Memorial Park. The event includes recognition of each veteran, the honor and sacrifices made by these veterans, presentation of awards, music and a keynote speech from Bradley Livingston. There will be brats, hot dogs, chips and more.

Fall color safari

Tamarac Refuge hosts a Fall Color Nature Photo Safari from 3 to 4 p.m. Experience autumn on the refuge through the lens of a camera. With the fall colors nearing their peak, we will travel by car caravan to some very scenic and perhaps less known areas on the refuge. Discover how Tamarac’s wildlife and plants prepare for winter. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area located 3 miles past the visitor center on County Hwy 26.

Monday, Sept. 30

Birding club

The Lakes Area Birding Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District office on Tower Road (note change of location...this meeting is NOT at the library). Stacy Salvevold, Wetlands assistant manager, will be presenting the program on birds, mammals and native plants found on the Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge. The public is welcome.  

Izaak Walton meeting

The Prairie Woods Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America hosts Susan Burks to talk about the issue of terrestrial invasive species.  The threat that invasive species (plants, animals, and microorganisms) pose to our woodands and prairies and the wildlife that live there is serious. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the DL Library. The public is welcome.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

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, Serenity Group

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

Caregivers group

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. For more information, call Tara at 218-233-7521 or 1-800-488-4146.

Thursday, Oct. 3


The October MAC-NAPS distribution is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, DL. Applications are available at St. Luke’s Church. To qualify you must be at least 60 years of age and meet the USDA income guidelines.

Saturday, Oct. 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.

Fall hike

Join the Laurentian Lakes Chapter for a fall hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail. This hike is through a mixed forest that follows the Laurentian divide. Meet at the Elbow Lake Rd. trailhead at 1 p.m. for a 4-mile hike to the Hwy 113 trailhead. We’ll provide a shuttle ride back to your vehicle. This trailhead is about two miles west of Becker Co. Hwy 37 on Elbow Lake Road. For more information call Ray Vlasak at 218-573-3243.

Writers conference

The Lake Region Writers Network presents “Landscapes of the Writer” writers conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at M State, Fergus Falls. Keynote speaker is naturalist, poet and educator Joe Paddock. There will be workshops for all skill levels. For more info or to register, go to

Damien Home Tour

The Damien Home Tour is from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available from Damien members, DL Newspapers, DL Chamber, Detroit Paint & Glass La De Da Décor & Design and Wild Goose in Perham.

Let’s Go Fishing walk

The Detroit Lakes Area Chapter of Let’s Go Fishing hosts this year’s “Walk for Let’s Go Fishing” at the Detroit Lakes City Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by the walk at 10 and the awards and chili feed at 11.