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Wednesday, August 8

Cemetery Walk: The Becker County Museum and Lake Park Lutheran Church are joining forces to host a Cemetery Walk at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Park Lutheran Cemetery. Come and hear the history of people from various walks of life and time periods, from immigrants, county commissioners, pastors and more. For more information please contact the museum at 218-847-2938.

Senior Driver Safety Class: A defensive driving four-hour refresher class for seniors will be held at the Perham Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Please call Denise Lillis at 218-345-3336 to register.

Detroit Lakes NARFE: Detroit Lakes Chapter 1842 of the National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold their regular meeting at noon in the Holiday Inn Lakeside in Detroit Lakes. All Federal retirees and current Federal employees are invited to attend. The noon luncheon (from the menu) will be followed by the business meeting at 1 p.m. If you need directions or have other questions, please contact chapter president Virginia Weston at 218-847-6483 for additional information.

Christian Women's Club: The Detroit Lakes Christian Women's Club meets at noon in the American Legion Club, 810 West Lake Drive. The picnic-style potluck luncheon will include a presentation, "Life Can Change in a Moment," by Jean Bruton of St. James, Minn. Cost is $6 per person (all inclusive). Free nursery service is also available; reservations for daycare and the luncheon must be made no later than Sunday, Aug. 5. For lunch reservations, please call Norma, 218-846-1866; Esther, 847-5443; or Ruth, 847-5507. For nursery, please call Diane Enslin, 849-2165.

Thursday, August 9

Senior Driver Safety Class: A defensive driving four-hour refresher class for seniors will be held at the Perham Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Please call Denise Lillis at 218-345-3336 to register.

Aqua Chautauqua: The University of Minnesota Extension, Becker County Museum and a handful of other local organizations and businesses are joining forces to host this three-hour, water-themed educational entertainment program focused on the Otter Tail River Watershed. The festivities start at 5 p.m. in Dunton Locks County Park, 14821 County Highway 19, Detroit Lakes. There will be shuttle service and concessions available; contact the Becker County Museum at 218-847-2938 for more information.

Friday, August 10

Firefighters Street Dance: The Detroit Lakes Volunteer Fire Department will host a street dance on West Lake Drive in front of Lakeside Tavern. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., with the band 32 Below taking the stage at approximately 8:30. There is no cost to attend; a donation to support the fire department is recommended in lieu of an admission fee.

Saturday, August 11

Pig Roast: The Elbow-Tulaby Lakes Fire Department will host its annual pig roast from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Fire Hall on County Highway 113. Everybody is welcome. Admission is $8 for all those age 12 and above, $5 for kids ages 6-11 and free for kids age 5 and under. For more information please contact Dick Roman, 701-361-7341.

Fun Fungi and Mushroom Workshop: John Lamprecht, president of the Minnesota Mycological Society, will guide participants on a mushroom identification journey at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge from noon to 5 p.m. This half-day workshop is designed to help you develop the skills and confidence to begin collecting, identifying and safely eating wild edible mushrooms.The first part of the class will be indoors, followed by a foray into the woods for a hands-on learning experience. Bring a snack, water, camera, notebook and bug spray. Field guides will be provided. Register for this free workshop by calling 218-844-1756.

Mud Run: The Upper Midwest Mud Racers Association will host a Mud Run in New York Mills at 130 North Boardman Ave. Gates open at 9 a.m., registration goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and races start at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, ages 7 and up (free to those age 6 and under); add a pit pass for $5 more. For more information visit the Upper Midwest Mud Racers Association page on Facebook.


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

Vacation Bible School: Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church will be hosting its 2018 Vacation Bible School, "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus," from Sunday, Aug. 5 through Thursday, Aug. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily. The programs, which are geared toward children ages 4-13, will be offered free of charge; however, an offering will be taken each evening to support a missions effort to supply food for the people of Haiti. For more information, or to arrange transportation, please call 612-369-7059.

Ignite the Fire: An evangelistic presentation, "Ignite the Fire," will take place at 6:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 10 in The Refuge Christian Outreach Center, 921 Eighth St. NE, Detroit Lakes; at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 in the Pine Point Clubhouse (across from the clinic) in Ponsford; at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 in Jehovah House, 16446 470th St., Pelican Rapids; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, also in Jehovah House. Do you feel hopeless? Do you need healing? Are you seeking more than just a church-pew relationship with God? Then this event is for you. For more information, please visit

Plant, Pest & Gardening Clinics: The Becker County Master Gardeners will once again be hosting their Plant, Pest & Gardening Clinics throughout the month of June at the local University of Minnesota Extension office, 1120 Eighth St. SE, Detroit Lakes. Clinics will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31. For more information, please contact the Extension office at 218-846-7328, ext. 7105.

Fair Hills Hootenanny: Every Tuesday from now through Aug. 21, Fair Hills Resort will be hosting a Hootenanny show filled with sing alongs, music, dancing, and skits. Make an evening of it; join us for a boat cruise on Pelican Lake aboard the Big Pelican at 5 p.m., followed by a smorgasbord dinner in the dining room at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. in our lakeside Pavilion! To make reservations, please call 218-847-7638.

Shoreham Chapel: Services at the non-denominational Shoreham Chapel are held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. through the end of the summer. For more information, please contact Barb Olson, 218-530-0107.

Tuesdays in the Park: Every Tuesday from June through August, Habitat for Humanity will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, beans, potato salad and beverages in the Detroit Lakes City Park from 6 to 7 p.m. Following the meal, live music begins at 7 p.m. and lasts for approximately an hour, though some performers do continue to play a little later into the evening. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, as bench seating is limited. In case of inclement weather, both the picnic and the concert will be moved inside the Pavilion.

Wild Wednesdays: Explore the world of nature with your child during this hour-long adventure geared for 3-7 year olds. Meets at Tamarac's Discovery Center every Wednesday this summer, June through August, starting at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Refuge staff at 218-847-2641.

Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball: The outdoor pickleball courts at Peoples Park in Detroit Lakes are now open for the season. Everyone is welcome to use one of the five outdoor courts, which are located just behind Zorbaz. They will be open to the public 24 hours a day, but scheduled play will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday through Saturday, as well as on Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 7 p.m. All skill levels welcome. For more information, call 218-847-4236 or email

Women's Tuesday Lakeview Golf League: This 9-hole golf league meets every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at the Lakeview Golf Course from May through August. For more information, send email to

Tamarac Wildlife Excursions: Explore Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of the refuge on this two hour driving tour. Tours will be offered every Thursday this summer, June through August, starting at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Refuge staff at 218-847-2641.

Shepherd of the Lakes Sunday Worship: Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church (LCMC) is now hosting Sunday worship services in Suite 15 of the Washington Square Mall, 808 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, starting at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Fellowship with coffee and rolls will follow the service.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: The Alano Club of Detroit Lakes (827 Summit Ave.) will host a weekly meeting of Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families (ACoA) every Sunday at 8 p.m. For more information please contact Gina B at 218-849-3649.

Library Storytime: Children ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to the Detroit Lakes Library on Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for exciting stories and activities that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. For more information, call 847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at

TOPS meetings: Take Off Pounds Sensibly members help each other stay on track to their weight loss goal. No diets, no food to buy and no workouts to follow. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Minnesota TOPS Chapter 30 meets Mondays in Trinity Lutheran Church choir room in Detroit Lakes. Weigh in is at 4:15 p.m., followed by meeting at 4:30. TOPS Chapter 940 meets on Thursdays at 9 a.m., also at Trinity Lutheran. TOPS 1251 of Lake Park meets every Tuesday at the Lake Park Lutheran Church, with weigh-in starting at 12 noon, followed by the meeting at 12:30. Come and join us as we help each other reach our weight goals as we improve our health. New members always welcome. For more information call 218-532-2883, or 218-532-5882.

Celebrate Recovery: Celebrate Recovery at The Refuge, for hurts, habits and hang-ups is Mondays begins with supper at 5:45 p.m., with large group and small group at 6:45. Call 701-367-3313 or 218-847-1982 for more information.

L.A. Moms group: Lakes Area (L.A.) 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.

Senior Social: A Senior Social is held the first and third Thursday of the month at the Neighbor to Neighbor office in Frazee. The address is 501 W. Juniper Suite B. (the "blue building" on old Hwy. 10). Call 218-334-3559 for more information.

Community Alliance Church programs: Community Alliance Church, Detroit Lakes, hosts Quilting for Missions Mondays at 9:30 a.m.; The first Tuesday of every month is High Mileage (suggested ages 55 and up), which meets for "pot-blessing" meal at noon, followed by special music and a Bible nugget.

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.

Bone Builders: An exercise class for seniors called "Bone Builders" is being held at 405 W. Maple Ave. in Frazee, Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.; the Lake Park City Center every Tuesday and Friday at 10:15 a.m.; and also at the Vergas Event Center, Thursdays at 9:30.a.m. The group focuses on low-impact and balance exercises.

Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Yoga Studio at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.

Dunvilla Lions Club: The Dunvilla Lions Club will meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Dunn Township Hall.

Free hot meal: Stop into the Refuge every Thursday and Friday evening for a hot meal served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. The Refuge is located at 921 8th Street SE in Detroit Lakes.

Be a foster grandparent: For those 55 and older interested in being a foster grandparent through the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council program, call 1-800-584-7020 or visit

The Caring Cup: Every second and last Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., community members who are dealing with the loss of a loved one meet at the David-Donehower Funeral Home for friendship, support and encouragement. The free program is open to the public, no registration necessary.

Women's Domestic Violence Education Support Group: Lakes Crisis & Resource Center hosts a Women's Domestic Violence Education Support Group every Wednesday from 5:30—6:30 p.m. in the crisis center. Call to pre-register at 218-847-8572 or 218-847-7446. Childcare is available upon request.

Rummikub, more games: Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., come to Holy Rosary fireplace room for coffee, desserts and a game of cards, board games or Rummikub. Everyone is welcome.

Parkinson's Support Group: Emmanuel Nursing Home's Forest Conference Center, 2 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

Celebrate Recovery: Every Monday evening the Refuge in Detroit Lakes hosts a supper at 5:45 p.m. and meeting at 6:45 p.m. Call Cleo at 701-367-3313 for more information.

BC Senior Meals: Meals for persons 60 and older are served several times each week at nutrition sites in Detroit Lakes, Lake Park, Osage and Wolf Lake or can be delivered directly to homes in these communities, Frazee and Callaway, via the Meals on Wheels program. One-day advance notice of attendance is required at many sites. For more information, call Lake Park at 238-5336, Detroit Lakes at 847-5823, Osage/Wolf Lake at 573-3663, Frazee at 847-5823, Ogema at 877-498-2865, and Callaway (Meals on Wheels only) at 847-5823.

Caregiver discussion group: A caregiver discussion group is held the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Are you caring for a friend or family member age 60 or older? Join other caregivers for education, sharing, problem-solving and refreshments. Facilitated by Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota. All are welcome. Contact Jaime at (218) 850-8616 with questions.

Lakes Area Quilt Guild: The Lakes Area Quilt Guild meets every 4th Thursday at 7 pm at Ecumen in Detroit Lakes, Emmanuel Nursing Home in the Forest Conference Center. Check us out on Facebook! All levels of quilters, new and experienced are welcome to attend.

Refuge weekly outreach: The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday — Celebrate Recovery Meal at 5:45 p.m. and Meeting at 6:45 p.m. (no childcare), Wednesday — Women Ministry and Crafting at 4 p.m./Bible study on Bible Doctrine at 6 p.m., Thursday — Bible study on Battle Field of the Mind by Joyce Meyers, Friday — Christian Movie at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday — free meal and fellowship at 5-6:30 p.m. Call 847-1982 or check website calendar for updates at

Preschool screening: Preschool screening for 3-5 year olds for the Frazee-Vergas district is provided through Becker County Community Health Services. Call Annie at 218-847-5628 ext. 5419 to make an appointment. This one screening will provide your child the requirements for Early Childhood Screening. Minnesota law requires each child attend a health and developmental screening before kindergarten.

Senior Center Activities: The DL Senior Citizens Center has activities all month long. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. is Pinochle; at 1 p.m. there will be 500 and other games. Whist is played on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The third Wednesday of each month will be a celebration of birthdays for the month. The second Monday of each month there will be a Site Council meeting at 11 a.m. For more information, call 847-5823.

Bingo for DL Hockey: The DL Youth Hockey organization holds Bingo every Sunday at Zorbaz in support of youth hockey in Detroit Lakes. All are welcome; Bingo starts at 6 p.m.

Eagles Pinochle: Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. there will be pinochle at the Eagles Club located at 112 West Holmes Street in Detroit Lakes. Members, guests and friends welcome. For questions call Gordy Martinson at 218-841-2940.

Men's lunch, bridge club: Men's lunch and bridge club meets every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Call (701) 388-4329 if you are interested in playing.

Overeaters Anonymous: All Red River Valley compulsive eaters are welcome to a 12-step program on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church in DL. This is the Serenity Group DL of Overeaters Anonymous. Contact Dorene at 846-0019 for more information.

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.

Breastfeeding support group: A Breastfeeding Support Group is Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in St. Mary's Essentia Health conference rooms A & B. Women and children only. Please call the OB floor for more information or to sign up at 847-0804.

Birthing class: Essentia Health St. Mary's hosts childbirth preparation classes for expectant mothers in their sixth to seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include Labor & Delivery, Cesarean Birth, Role of the Labor Companion, Newborn Care, Unexpected Outcomes, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Postpartum Period, Breathing Patterns & Relaxation Techniques. Suggested donation is $30 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (218) 847-0804.