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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, June 9

Family Nature Trek

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a family nature trek at 2 p.m. Join a Tamarac naturalist as we explore part of the North Country Trail. Discover the wonders of the woods from trees to flowers to the critters who call this place home. You never know what’s around the corner. Meet at the North County Trail access on the Blackbird Wildlife Drive for this mini-hike. The Blackbird Wildlife Drive is located on County Hwy 26, 2 miles east of the Visitor Center.

Girl Scouts fundraiser

The Girl Scouts will host a hot dog stand at Central Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are raising money to take 10 Girl Scouts to San Francisco in August.

Monday, June 10

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.

Odd Fellows meeting

Odd Fellows meets at 1:30 p.m. in the IOOF hall at 118 W. Holmes St., DL. Visitors are always welcome.

Tuesday, June 11

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, meets at 7 p.m. in Union Central. The program is Jack Berenz from Becker County Food Pantry. Bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry.  Tak!

Women’s Bridge Association The Detroit Country Club Women’s Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations by noon on Monday by calling Pam Grieger at 847-6326 or Donata Nellermoe at 847-1444.

Wednesday, June 12

NARFE meeting

Detroit Lakes NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1842 meets at noon in the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. District Field Officer Carolyn Billing will be the guest. Contact President Virginia Weston at 218-847-6483 for additional information.

Christian Women’s Club

The DL Christian Women’s Club hosts “A Father’s love” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn. Lunch cost is $8.75. Make reservations by Monday to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

Thursday, June 13

Genealogical society

The Heart O’Lakes Genealogical Society holds its regular meeting on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Becker County Museum. Anyone who is interested in researching their family history is invited to attend. There will be some time to research following the meeting. You may also call Virginia Weston 218-847-6483 if you have any questions.

Power of Produce, Water

Marsha Parker, RD, presents The Power of Produce and Water at 2 p.m. in the DLCCC conference room. It is open to the public.

Friday, June 14

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Judy Brenna, with Janis Gustafson and Connie Carlson assisting. Program will be presented by Linda Sheryak. Dessert will be served.

Saturday, June 15

Church rummage sale

Augustana Lutheran Church, County Road 22 east of Randy’s Bar, hosts a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served.

Audubon Fire Hall 5k run/walk

The Audubon Fire Hall 5K Run/Walk begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. Race starts at 9.

Old Time Variety Dance

An Old Time Variety Dance is from 7-10 p.m. in the White Pine Room, Frazee. Music is by Albert Mikesh.

Sunday, June 16

Pancake breakfast, Shaw benefit

The Ulen Lions Club hosts a free-will donation pancake breakfast to benefit Carl and Susan Shaw from 9.m. to noon in the Ulen Event Center.  Donations will help offset medical costs from Susan’s cancer and Carl’s stroke.  Donations also accepted at Bell State Bank and Trust in Hawley.


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

Shoreham Chapel

Historic Shoreham Chapel, non-denominational, between Lake Melissa and Lake Sallie, holds services June 9-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. Kathie Brekke and the apostles Blues Band will perform at the opening service.

Christian Fellowship VBS

Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes, hosts Vacation Bible School June 24-28 from 9 a.m.-noon each day for ages 5-12 years old. There will be teaching on the ABC’s of the bible (New Testament), songs, arts and a bible study with a snack time. Call Allan at 847-1023 or the church at 847-3482 to register. This is free to anyone.

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.

Trinity VBS

Trinity Lutheran Church, DL, and Pathways Ministries of Northwest Minnesota host Vacation Bible School June 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages kindergarten through sixth grade. There will be Bible study, games, songs, arts and crafts and outdoor education. It is free. Call Laurie at 847-7211 to sign your child up or visit

Jaspers Theater

Jaspers Theater, Park Rapids, opens July 10. Come for the family-friendly music, magic and comedy shows each Wednesday and Thursday at 3 p.m., July 10-Aug. 17, and Saturdays July 20, 27, Aug. 17 and 24. Make reservations at 218-237-4333.

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 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 June 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 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.

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

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.

Kidsfirst preschool

Kidsfirst Preschool at First Lutheran Church, DL, began taking fall 2013 registrations. Please come in person and bring your child’s immunization records with you. Your child must be at least 3 years old to enroll. No phone registrations will be taken. Questions? Call Beth at 847-5656.


The newly restructured 412 Lakes Area Toastmasters meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 5-6:30 p.m. in M State, room C-102 in Detroit Lakes. Meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.

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.

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.