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Happenings May 23-29


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 or submitted online at

Sunday, May 23

History cruise

The Becker County Historical Society hosts a Sunday History Cruise at Fair Hills Resort on Pelican Lake from 3 to 5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon cruise aboard the 60-foot "Big Pelican" excursion boat and learn a little Becker County boating history along the way. Snacks and a cash bar will be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $15 per person at the Becker County Museum during regular museum hours.

Raiders Rally

Supporters of the May 25 Lake Park-Audubon school vote host a "Vote Yes - Raider Rally" at 5 p.m. in the city park in Lake Park. There will be hot dogs and burgers, entertainment, music, face painting and carnival games. Students are organizing t-ball games and softball.

Monday, May 24

Odd Fellows meeting

The Odd Fellows meets at 1:30 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W. Homes St., DL. Visitors are welcome.

Lakes Area Birding Club

The Lakes Area Birding Club hosts a potluck at 5:30 p.m. at the Dunton Locks picnic shelter. In case of inclement weather, it will be moved to the Detroit Lakes Library meeting room.

Tuesday, May 25

Ladies Tuesday golf

Ladies Tuesday Lakeview Golf League meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Course. This is a fun 9-hole golf league May-August. Call the Lakeview Course at 847-8942 on Tuesday afternoon to be included in a foursome. Email for more information, or call Ginny Imholte at 847-4236 or Mary Frigstad at 846-3166.

Women's Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women's Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Make reservations by noon on May 24 to Carolyn at 439-6742, Janyce at 439-3292 or Bobby at 532-7250.

Wednesday, May 26

Ojibwe language class

An Ojibwe language class is every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes library. It is a potluck supper, and free and open to the public.

2010 energy forum

Minnesota Energy Resources hosts a 2010 energy forum from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hampton Inn, Bemidji. To sign up, contact Ann Carlson at 651-322-8916 or e-mail

What is your passion?

A new discussion group for women of all ages meets from 9 to 11 p.m. This group is for serious-minded females who want to get together and bring ideas. What is your passion? For more information, contact 847-9849.

Thursday, May 27

Quilters guild

The Lakes Area Quilters Guild meets at 7 pm. in Emmanuel Nursing Home in the Oak Room. Meetings are open to all interested quilters.

Caregivers group

Discussion Group for Caregivers meets at 10 a.m. in the conference room at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. The group is facilitated by Tara Giese, program manager, sponsored by Lutheran Social Service and funded by Land of the Dancing Sky AAA. For more information, call Tara at 218-233-7521 or 1-800-488-4146.

Friday, May 28

Men's ham supper

Vergas United Methodist Church hosts its annual men's ham supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Vergas Community Center. It is a free-will offering.

Saturday, May 29


A North Country Trail Thru-Hike, 4-mile hike, meet at 9:15 a.m. Starting point: Drive south of the "Y" on HWY 371 for 2.6 miles to the Lake Erin Chippewa National Forest Picnic Grounds. Call 218-675-5448 if questions.

Plant sale

Becker County Master Gardeners annual plant sale is from 8 to 11 a.m., or until all plants are sold, in the Detroit Lakes City Park, Corner of Washington Avenue and North Shore Drive.


Women's Golf tournament

The Detroit Lakes Women's Golf Invitational Tournament is June 9 at the Detroit Country Club. Register early -- on or before June 2 to be included in drawing for 2 free rounds of golf plus cart at DCC. Registration deadline is June 7, with a $40 entry fee. "Hats Off to Golf" is the theme. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Coffee and rolls from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Luncheon and prizes following golf. For more information, contact Sue DuBois 701-261-7440.

Satisfy sweet tooth healthy

St. Mary's Foundation presents "Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth in a Healthy Way" is June 10 from 6-7 p.m. in St. Mary's Innovis Health, conference rooms A & B. Speaker is Sara Van Offelen & Tracy Baker, Nutrition Education, Univ. of MN Extension. RSVP required by June 4; call 844-0719.

Hike for Trail Days

Join the Laurentian Lakes Chapter of the North Country Trail on June 5 with a four-mile hike to celebrate National Trails Day. This hike begins at 1 p.m. at the trailhead, 1.3 miles north of MN State Hwy. 113 on Clearwater Co. Hwy 39 (Becker Co. Hwy 37). This is a guided hike with shuttle service on the North Country National Scenic Trail between the Old Headquarters and MN Hwy 113 trailheads. Chapter meeting and dinner following at Bad Medicine Resort. RSVP required by May 31 for dinner by contacting Ray Vlasak @ (218) 573-3243 or

DLHS Class of 2000

The DLHS Class of 2000 10-year reunion is July 31 in the Detroit Lakes Country Club. Please e-mail for more information or call Patty at 701-255-2357.

Class of 1990 reunion

The Detroit Lakes Class of 1990 reunion is July 9-10. We are collecting addresses for all classmates. Please send addresses to so you can get the details.

Plant and Pest Clinics

Horticulture questions? Ask on of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their Plant and Pest Clinics from 9 a.m. to noon on May 21, 24 and 28 in the Becker County Extension Office, Becker County Human Services Building, third level. For more information, call 846-7328.

Miss Northwest pageant

The Miss Northwest pageant will be held on July 9 and is looking for contestants. Contestants must be between the ages of 17-24 to compete. If you are interested in competing please contact Cindy Moore at 218-334-2321.

The Miss Northwest Committee would also like to extend an invitation to any former Miss Northwest's to attend this years pageant. If you are a former Miss Northwest and would be able to attend this year please call Cindy Moore.

Blazek featured artist

Perham artist Sharon Blazek is the featured artist at Flowers by Val in Detroit Lakes for the month of May. Her colored pencil art subjects are cats, dogs, wildlife and people.