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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

Thursday, July 26

Wildlife Excursion

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Wildlife Excursions every Thursday at 10 a.m. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the natural and cultural history of Tamarac. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area.

Parkinson's support group

Parkinson's Support Group meets from 2-3 p.m. in Emmanuel Community administrative conference room. Guest speaker is Dr. Aligada, psychologist with Essentia Clinic. Topic is depression and anxiety. Call Sue Sorensen, LSW, at 218-844-7118 with any questions.

Swan presentation

At 2 p.m. in Detroit Lakes Library, Tamarac Wildlife Refuge biologist Kelly Blackledge presents a program about swans.

Friday, July 27

Steak fry fundraiser

The First Zinger Squadron hosts a steak fry fundraiser from 5 p.m. until it's gone in the DL American Legion Post 15. Cost is $9.

Washington School breakfast

The annual Washington School Breakfast is at 9 a.m. in Union Central -- formerly part of Washington School. Use the main entrance on Lake Street. All former employees of Washington School are encourage to attend.

Sunday, July 29

Shoreham Chapel

The Shoreham Chapel, Lake Melissa, service is at 10:45 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship. Special music is by Kim Schnitzer, violinist. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, July 30

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Nursing Home.

Birding club

The Lakes Area Birding Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave. Neil Powers, project leader at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, will be the speaker. Call 218-841-3865 for more information.

Tuesday, July 31

Overeaters Anonymous, Serenity Group

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

Tuesdays in the Park

Habitat for Humanity provides a picnic in the DL City Park from 6 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday in July and August. Come and have hamburgers, brats and hotdogs along with beans, potato salad and beverage. Free will offering benefits Habitat for Humanity and the Holmes Community Theater. A concert follows at 7 p.m. featuring Hardwood Groove, a Bluegrass, jam, folk band in the Bandshell. Bring your lawn chairs for the concert.

Adventist school open house

An open house and registration for the Adventist Christian School, DL, is from 6 to 8 p.m. For more info, call 846-9764.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Jasper's Theater

Jasper's Theater, Park Rapids, offers a performance of music, magic and comedy show beginning at 3 p.m. For more information or for tickets prices, visit


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

Alpha Phi summer luncheon

The Alpha Phi annual summer luncheon is Monday, July 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the Little Easy at the Detroit Country Club. All Alpha Phi's are welcome. For more information or to make a reservation call Sue at 847-6202.

Bake sale

Frazee Sacred Heart Catholic Church hosts a parish bake sale after the 5:30 Mass on Saturday, Aug. 4, and after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Trinity Church VBS

Trinity Lutheran Church and Pathways Outdoor Ministries of Northwest Minnesota offer Vacation Bible School Day Camp to area youth entering kindergarten-6th grade. It is July 30-Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the theme is "Mirror Image." Call Laurie at 847-7211 by July 23 to reserve a spot.

Strawberry Lake retreat

Each week, Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat features speakers during the summer conference season. Service times are Sunday evening at 7 p.m. and Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend this conference, which is open to all denominations. Childcare is available.

DLHS Class of 1987

The DLHS Class of 1987 hosts its 25th class reunion Aug. 11 at Zorbaz beginning at 7 p.m. It's an informal night for classmates to reconnect. There will be free food as long as it lasts.


The Fair Hills Resort's Hootenanny is every Tuesday. A smorgasbord dinner is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the show at 8:15. For more info, visit

Ladies Tuesday golf league

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., a ladies 9-hole golf league meets at the DL Lakeview Golf Course. Call the golf course at 847-8942 Tuesday afternoons to be included in a foursome. E-mail for more info.

Plant, Pest Clinics

Horticulture question? Ask one of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their Plant and Pest Clinics from 9 a.m. to noon on July 23 and 30 in the Becker County Extension Office, 1120 8th SE, Detroit Lakes, or call (218) 846-7328 (Extension 7105).

Lakes Area Farmers Market

The Lakes Area Farmer's Market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located in Peoples Park behind Zorbaz. There are many items including artisan breads, baked goods, fresh produce, meats, jams, honey, maple syrup and handcrafted items.

DL Farmers Market

The Detroit Lakes Farmers Market, located in the Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store parking lot, is open Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesdays, 2-6:30 p.m. Contact info: 218-334-5307.

Lake Park swimming pool

Lake Park Pool swimming lessons are July 30-Aug. 10. Visit for more info.

Richwood Farmers Market

The Richwood Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information or to be a vendor (local farmers, artisans, crafters or food vendors), call 847-7188 or 849-7459.

Wednesday story time

Family fun story time is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the VFW in Pelican Rapids. Everyone is welcome. Listen to, or tell, your favorite story.

Foster homes needed

Foster homes are needed. If you or someone you know can help, please call Becker County Children and Family Services 218-847-5628 and ask for Intake. You can make a difference in a child's life.