The Detroit Lakes Tribune has once again begun accepting community calendar items, for publication online and in our Wednesday print edition.
Each submission must include the following: Date, time and location of event, whether it is recurring or a one-time happening, and where to go for more information (phone, email and/or website). Also include whether the event is free or paid admission, and how much it costs when applicable.
Saturday, July 11
Midsummer Bike Tour: Who's ready for a bike ride? Registration starts in front of the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center at 6:30 a.m.; cyclists will depart between 7 and 8:30 a.m. Choose from a 13, 26 or 43 mile ride, with water and food stops throughout. Cost is $20 for a single rider or $50 for a family of five or less. Proceeds support youth programs at the DLCCC. Call 218-844-4221 for more info.
Humane Society Shelter Days: The Humane Society of the Lakes will host a garage sale at the shelter, located at 19665 US Hwy. 59, Detroit Lakes, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., as well as a dog run at 11 a.m.; area food trucks will be gathered in the back yard too! All proceeds to benefit the Humane Society.
Tuesday, July 14
Sons of Norway: Sons of Norway, Vikingland Lodge 1-495 will meet at 6 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Park. Please note change of meeting time and location. Bring your own chair; face masks encouraged, but not required, and please observe social distancing guidelines. Donuts and coffee will be served following the short business meeting.
Tuesdays in the Park: Live music by Doc & the Scrubs, 7-8:30 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell. No cover charge; free will donations accepted. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.
Thursday, July 16
Mainstreet-A Bob Seger Tribute: Hosted by the Historic Holmes Theatre, Steve Kelly & the Tribute Kings will perform a live concert featuring the music of Bob Seger in the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, starting at 7:30 p.m. No admission fee, but free will donations will be accepted. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group: Hospice of the Red River Valley offers a free ongoing grief support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first year of life. This group is co-facilitated by Hospice of the Red River Valley and Essentia Health. The group, which meets on the third Thursday of the month 6:30-8 p.m. at the local HRRV office, 1111 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, is free and open to the public.
Friday, July 17
Food Truck Fridays: Hosted by Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary, every Friday through Sept. 4 (rain or shine). Detroit Lakes City Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Food trucks on site may vary.
Superintendent Meet and Greet: A meet and greet for new Detroit Lakes Public Schools Superintendent Mark Jenson will be held in the Detroit Lakes City Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in conjunction with the Food Truck Friday event. Come say hello and grab some lunch while you're there.
Saturday, July 18
LAMBAT Family Mountain Bike Ride: Come to Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, 29409 - 170th Street, Detroit Lakes, for a family mountain bike ride hosted by Lakes Area Mountain Bike Alliance and Trails (LAMBAT); free rental bikes will be available starting at 9 a.m., with the ride to get underway at 9:30. Call 218-844-7669 for more info.
Tuesday, July 21
Tuesdays in the Park: Live music by Tim Eggebraaten, 7-8:30 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell. No cover charge; free will donations accepted. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.
Lakes Area Farmers Market: Open every Tuesday and Saturday at Peoples Park in Detroit Lakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. More www.lakesareafarmersmarket.com or 661-345-7450 for more info.
Shorewood Chapel: The Rev. Tim Cook will officiate at non-denominational church services every Sunday at the Shoreham Chapel, 24263 N. Melissa Drive, Detroit Lakes, starting at 10:45 a.m., through Sept. 3. More info at shorehamchapel.org.
Lakes Country Woodcarvers: All area residents interested in wood carving are invited to join the Lakes Country Woodcarvers at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center every Tuesday, 1-4 p.m. For more information contact Bob Collins, 218-847-7714.
Plant, Pest & Gardening Clinics: The Becker County Master Gardeners' summer gardening clinics are online and by phone only at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you have gardening questions call the Extension Office at 846-7328 or send an email to Linda Perrine, Becker County Master Gardener Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.