The Detroit Lakes Tribune has once again begun accepting community calendar items, for publication online and in our Wednesday print edition.

Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date, in writing, to either or

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.

Thursday, October 8

Sunfish Meeting: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house meeting to collect public comments on reducing the daily limit of sunfish for Big Floyd, Buffalo, Height of Land, Little Sugar Bush, and North Tamarack lakes in Becker County, 5-9 p.m. at the local DNR office, 14583 County Highway 19, Detroit Lakes. Capacity will be limited to no more than 10 total indoors at any point in time and masks are required, per Minnesota Department of Health social gathering guidelines. Preregistration is recommended, but not required. To register for the meeting or provide comments, call 218-846-8292 and leave a message or email On-line comments may also be submitted at

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Becker County Republicans: The October meeting of the Becker County Republicans will be held at 1123 U.S. Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes, just north of the Spitfire. There will be a 6 p.m. social gathering, followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 10

Spuds & Pork Dinner Drive Through: Come to the parking lot behind Grace Lutheran Church, 213 Roosevelt Ave., Detroit Lakes, and pick up a tasty dinner including roasted pork loin, baked potato with a variety of toppings, corn and a dinner roll at a cost of just $10 per plate. Dinner must be picked up between 4 and 6:30 p.m. Call 218-847-4568 to reserve your meal, or for more information.

Art Opening: Callaway native Mary Estrum will be opening her new exhibit at the Holmes Art Cellar with an open house from 5-7 p.m. The HAC is located in the basement level of the Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. call 218-844-7469 for more information.

The Ted & Paul Show: Minnesota musical duo Ted Manderfeld & Paul Diethelm will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave. Tickets are $28 and may be ordered online at or by phone at 218-844-7469.

Monday, October 12

Hubbel Pond WMA Trapping Season Drawing: A virtual drawing for six available trapping permits at Hubbell Pond Wetland Management Area (WMA) will be held at the Detroit Lakes area wildlife office on Tuesday, Oct. 13; applications must be submitted by calling the WMA office at 218-846-8470 by 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Ogema VFW Auxiliary: The monthly meeting of the Ogema VFW Post 9880 Auxiliary will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the VFW Hall. All members are encouraged to attend. Please note fall/winter time change! Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are required. If you have questions on eligibility to become an auxiliary member please contact Carol Fabre at 218-983-3443 or 218-401-1219.

Tuesday, October 13

Dr. Radke Farewell Celebration: Come to the parking lot of the Sanford Health clinic at 1245 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, between 2-4 p.m. to congratulate Dr. Armand Radke on his retirement from the ophthalmology department after 32 years. There will be a tent set up, with light refreshments; masks are required, and social distancing guidelines must be observed. Call Sanford Health at 218-846-2000 for more information.

Eagles Bingo: Bingo is back at the Detroit Lakes Eagles Club, 112 W. Holmes St., every Tuesday at 6 p.m. All are welcome to come and play. Call 218-847-5267 for more information.

Sons of Norway: The regular monthly meeting of the Sons of Norway Vikingland Lodge 1-495 will be held at 7 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall, second floor, 118 West Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Premade snacks will be provided and Bingo with prizes will be played.

Wednesday, October 14

Defensive Driving Course: A 4-hour defensive driving course will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the ITOW (In Their Own Words) Veterans Museum, 805 W. Main, Perham. To register please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.


Sacred Festival of Sukkot: Torah keepers in the lakes area are invited to attend Yahuah's Annual Sacred Festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles), Oct. 3-10. For time and location, or any other questions, call 218-766-8176.

Lakes Area Farmers Market: Open every Tuesday and Saturday through Oct. 28 at Peoples Park in Detroit Lakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. More info at or 661-345-7450.

Shady Hollow Fall Market: Located at 12673 Co. Hwy. 17, Shady Hollow Flea Market in rural Detroit Lakes is open every Saturday and Sunday in September and October, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meander through 3.5 acres of treasure-laden, shaded and grassy grounds with a mix of permanent and temporary vendors displaying a variety of new and used merchandise. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack are also available for purchase. More info at or 601-809-6661.

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.


St. Andrew's (Scottish) Society Dinner/Kirkin' o' the Tartan: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Fargo-Moorhead St. Andrew's (Scottish) Society Dinner, program and Kirkin' o' the Tartan have been canceled. The dinner and program have been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at the courtyard by Marriot in Moorhead, while the next Kirkin' o' the Tartan will take place Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fargo. For more information, contact Cynthia Sillers, 701-261-5683 or