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.

Friday, October 16

Food Pantry Giveaway: The Becker County Food Pantry, located at 1308 Rossman Ave, Detroit Lakes, will be doing another “farm to family giveaway” via the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the food runs out. The package will be a 35 pound box of meat, produce and dairy items. We will still ask to see a current piece of mail for each family receiving items, in particular if there are multiple families in a car. (If you are alerting others about this, make sure they know about bringing mail.) Please make sure your trunk or back of your vehicle is cleaned out as boxes will be directly loaded into your vehicle. Listen to the radio for updates.

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Sunday, October 18

Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard is hosting a fundraiser breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Detroit Lakes American Legion Club. Breakfast will feature scrambled eggs, pancakes or French toast, and sausage or bacon, all for a suggested donation of $7.

Monday, October 19

Steve Simon Community Forum: The Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters is hosting a virtual community forum with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Simon will be speaking about "Voting in a Pandemic: Up to the Minute in Minnesota’s 2020 Election.” A question-and-answer session will follow Simon's presentation. This event is open to all. For more information on how to join this virtual gathering please contact Terry Kalil at or

Virtual Author Presentation: Lake Agassiz Regional Library will host a virtual event featuring journalist Sierra Crane Murdoch, author of "Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country." This virtual event will be held live on the Lake Agassiz Regional Library Facebook page at 7 p.m. The virtual event can be viewed at, free of charge.

Izaak Walton League: The Prairie Woods Chapter of the Izaak Walton League will host a virtual presentation by Jeff Forester, Executive Director of the Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates (, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Forester will be sharing some anticipated environmental and conservation issues of the 2021 Minnesota Legislative Session. Visit the PW Ikes Facebook page for information on how to participate in the Zoom meeting.

Tuesday, October 20

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.


Pints for Polio: The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary is hosting a special weeklong event, "Pints for Polio," to support the eradication of worldwide polio. Go to any co-sponsoring bar or restaurant — the SandBar, Hub 41, Roasted, Lakeside and/or Brygge Taps & Tastes — anytime between Oct. 17-24 and simply say to your bartender or server, "I’d like to participate in Pints for Polio,” then enjoy a beverage or designated food choice at any of these establishments, as often as you’d like. You can then sign up for gift card giveaways at the participating bar or restaurants, a maximum of once per day, per location. Thanks to a two-to-one match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every donation made to “End Polio Now” will be tripled. Come often and enjoy!

Roses from Rotary: The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary is hosting its 28th annual rose sale, Roses from Rotary, on Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 4-6. Purchase tickets from Breakfast Rotarians in advance or come in during sale hours, which are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at Bergen's (801 Willow St.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at DL Floral & Gifts (inside the Washington Square Mall), and pick up a dozen roses for just $20. Proceeds benefit literacy, hunger and wellness projects in the lakes area.

Red Cross Blood Donation: In October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the American Red Cross is calling on area residents to donate blood and platelets, in order to help ensure blood is on the shelves for breast cancer patients and others who rely on transfusions for survival. In thanks for your donation between Oct. 15-Nov. 11, the Red Cross will send you a $5 Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. In addition, those who come to donate between now and Oct. 31 are automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Gift Card; five lucky winners will be chosen. Additional information and details are available at

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