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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, May 26

Pancake breakfast

The Elbow/Tulaby Lakes Volunteer Fire Department hosts a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon in the fire hall, located 18 miles east of Waubun. Cost is $5 per adult and children 6 and under are $1.

Monday, May 27

Finnish pancake breakfast

The Wolf Lake Chapter of the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society hosts its 27th annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wolf Lake Lions Hall. A free will donation will help fund scholarships to Salolampi, the Finnish language camp at Concordia Language Villages. Everyone is welcome.

ITOW events

Memorial Day events at the ITOW museum include Dad’s 6th Annual Waffle & Sausages Breakfast at Prairie Wind Middle School, Perham, from 7 a.m. to noon. Cost is $7.50 at the door. Proceeds for Masons scholarships and ITOW. From 1-3 p.m., speakers at ITOW include Dr. William (Bill) Rose, Vietnam, and Paul Ceynowa, WWII Marine saw the Iwo Jima battle first hand. ITOW is located at 805 West Main, Perham. Questions can be directed to or 218-346-7678.

Memorial Day parade, ceremony

The America Legion John Bridges Post 15 in Detroit Lakes hosts the Memorial Day parade and celebration. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park and continues to the City Park. The ceremony will be at the Bandshell of the Pavilion, depending on weather, at 11 a.m.

Potluck dinner

The Egelund Church, northwest of DL, hosts a potluck dinner at noon. It is a free will donation, which will be used for upkeep on the church and cemetery. Entertainment at 2 p.m. is by Clint Felpner and the worship team from Alliance Church.

Tuesday, May 28

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Lake Park Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Jane Nelson home, 14401 Co.Hwy 5, No. 7. Business is continued planning for hosting the District 11 Horticulture Show on August 1. The program is a trillium walk.

Women’s Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m.  Please make reservations by noon on Monday by calling either Ginny Gathman at 847-1117 or Paula Sanders at 846-2507.

Thursday, May 30

Meadows on Lind open house

Meadows on Lind, 11463 US Highway 59, DL, hosts open house from 5-8 p.m.  There will be wine, appetizers and s’mores by the fire.  People can check out the new expansion and updates to the pavilion.

Friday, May 31

Talk of the Town

Larry D. Bergsgaard, author and retired Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Dept. & the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, speaks during Talk of the Town at 9 a.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Come for free coffee, cookies and conversation.


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

Zion VBS

Zion Lutheran Church, DL, hosts vacation Bible school May 28-31 starts with supper at 4:45 p.m. and ends at 8. Please register or for more info, call 847-7630.

7th Day Adventist VBS

Seventh Day Adventist Church hosts VBS June 2-6 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call April at 849-5233.

First Baptist VBS

First Baptist Church, DL, hosts Mega Sports Camp vacation Bible school June 10-13. Supper is at 5 p.m., followed by games, lessons and more at 5:30. For more information, call 847-4571.

Tuesdays in the Park

Habitat for Humanity will serve hamburgers, hot dogs and brats along with sides, each Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the DL City Park before the Tuesdays in the Park band concerts in the Bandshell. It is a freewill offering. Concerts then start at 7. Bring a lawn chair. Schedule includes June 4: Lakes Area Community Concert Band, June 11: Park Rapids Area community Band, June 18: Mark Fogelson, June 25: Tim Eggebraaten, July 2: Hardwood Groove, July 9: Shari Breznay, July 16: Doc & the Scrubs, July 23: Dennis Craswell, July 30: Rhonda Habedank, Aug. 6: Ulen Centennial Band, Aug. 13: Doc & the Scrubs, Aug. 20: Lewy Ronken Musical Revue, Aug. 27: Lakes Area Community Concert Band.

Plant and Pest Clinics

The Becker County Master Gardeners host Plant & Pest Clinics on May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th St. SE, Detroit Lakes. Call 846-7328 ext. 7105 for more information.

Lake Park Class of 1953

The Lake Park High School Class of 1953 will hold their 60th class reunion on June 4 in the Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. There will be happy hour at 4:30, followed by supper off the menu. Please call El Jacobs at 218-532-7361 or e-mail her at so she can give Holiday Inn an approximate number.

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.

LP-A flea market

Vendors Wanted. Lake Park Audubon Community Ed. hosts a flea market June 8 during the Audubon Crazy Dayz in the Bell State Bank parking lot and Eagle Street. The fee for the 10x20-foot space is $15. Contact Community Ed. at 218-439-3303 ext 1141 or email