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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 or submitted online at

Sunday, Sept. 9

Fall church dinner

Lake Grove Lutheran Church Fall Dinner is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for ages 6-11 and under 6 are free. There will be a Country Store.

Fall church 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. Adults are $8, kids 6-12 are $4 and ages 5 and under are free. There will also be a cake walk, silent auction, kids games, prize and more.

Ham dinner

A ham dinner is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee. It is a free will donation to benefit the preschool/daycare program.

Monday, Sept. 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 Hospice of the Red River Valley. For more info, call Brenda at 846-9275.

Adoption info meeting

Lutheran Social Service hosts an adoption information meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Clay County Service Center, located at 715 North 11th Street in Moorhead. Call Lynne Haggar at 1-888-205-3769 to register. For more information, or to register online, visit

Sundown Bowling

Sundown Bowling League begins at 6:45 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Ginny Chadbourne at 847-6517.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Women's Bridge Assoc.

The Detroit Country Club Women's Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations by noon on Sept. 10 by calling Donna Bruce at 218-844-7264 or Ardith Fuglie at 218-439-6316. This will be our last game of the season.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

NARFE meeting

Detroit Lakes NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1842 meets at noon in Holiday Inn. The program will be an introduction to Toastmasters. For more information, contact President Virginia Weston at 847-6483.

Becker County Democrats

The Becker County DFL meets at 7 p.m. in the lower level meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library.

Brown Bag Lunch

The Becker County Historical Society host a Brown Bag Lunch at noon where Dr. George Holley will discuss archeology in northwest Minnesota from 900 A.D. to settlement.

Fall into Fashion

The DL Christian Women's Club hosts Fall into Fashion from noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is $8.50. Make reservations by Sept. 10 to Norma at 846-1977 or Ruth at 847-5507.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Genealogical society

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 at 847-6483 if you have any questions.

BC Republicans

The Becker County Republicans meets at 7 p.m. in the DL City Offices.

Girl Scouts sign-up

Sign-up night for Girl Scouts is from 6 to 8 p.m. in Rossman Elementary School, DL. All girls from kindergarten on up are welcome to bring their parents and learn more about Girl Scouts. There will be games, crafts and fun for the girls, and parents can meet leaders and ask questions. This is for Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Lake Park/Audubon girls.

PEO Chapter FG

P.E.O. Chapter FG meets at 7 p.m. in the home of Julie Aanenson, with Judy Brenna and Judy Fankhanel assisting. The program will be presented by Janis Gustafson. Dessert will be served.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Old Time Variety Dance

An Old Time Variety dance is from 7 to 10 p.m. in the White Pine Room, Frazee. Music is by Marie and the Boys.

EAA chapter 1498 picnic

The EAA Chapter 1498 annual picnic is at 11 a.m. in Long Lake Park, adjacent to Wething Field, Detroit Lakes. Pilots and their families are invited to attend. The chapter will provide lunch at noon. Bring your stories and enjoy the afternoon.

Church fall bazaar

Grove Lake Lutheran WELCA, Pelican Rapids, hosts its fall bazaar, bake sale and silent auction from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more info, check out

Roast beef supper

Bakke Lutheran Church hosts an Old Fashioned Roast Beef Supper from 4-7 p.m. Adults are $10, children 4-12 are $4, and 3 and under are free.


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

Sons of Norway

Vikingland Lodge No. 495 in Detroit Lakes welcomes anyone who is interested in learning more about Sons of Norway to a free dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. After the meal, there will be a meeting and entertainment by an accordion trio from Fergus Falls. RSVP by Sept. 5 to Joe at 844-7767, Janice at 847-7489 or Faye at 847-7168.

Tamarac photo contest

Sept. 14 is the deadline for the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge photo contest. Entries may be submitted by mailing to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge at 35704 County Hwy 26, Rochert, MN or by dropping them off at the headquarters office. Entries may also be dropped off at the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit or contact the refuge at 218-847-2641 ext 16.

Beth Moore Bible study

Author and teacher Beth Moore will be viewed live via simulcast joined by worship leader Travis Cottrell on Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Community Alliance Church. Admission: Aug. 27-Sept. 14, tickets $20; buy one, get one free. At the door, tickets are $20 each.

Defensive driving course

Defensive driving 4-hr classes are being offered Sept. 18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sept. 24 from 1-5 p.m. in the United Community Insurance Agency, Perham. They are open to anyone wanting to maintain their 10 percent insurance discount. Call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336 or e-mail for costs, registration or more information on additional dates.