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 dltribune@dlnewspapers.com or vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.

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 22

Alcohol Inks Class: Dive into the colorful world of alcohol inks and learn to take your piece one step further with white paint detail in this 6 p.m. class hosted by instructor Tammy Swift at the Becker County Museum (714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes). Each 9x12-inch piece of art is unique and beautiful. This class is designed for ages 13 and up. Class size is limited and all social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks ARE required. Cost is $40 per person; reserve your space by registering online at beckercountyhistory.org/store, or call 218-847-2938.

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Friday, October 23

Economic Development Summit: The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce will be presenting its 2020 Economic Development Summit, "Resiliency in a Time of Change," from 9 to 11 a.m. This online-only meeting will be held via Zoom, and features Bethany Berkeley, Managing Partner/President of Dale Carnegie ND and MN, as well as Lumbros, Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, Sanford Health, Cornerstone, AmericInn, Frazee EDA, Finish Line and more! Cost is $10 per person. Simply contact the Chamber office at 218-847-9202 or jean@visitdetroitlakes.com to receive log-in information.

Haunted House Opening: The Becker County Museum and Midwest Paranormal Files are teaming up to offer an authentically spooky haunted house tour at the Becker County Fairgrounds (1310 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes) from 7 to 10 p.m. Tours are $10 per person, and tickets must be purchased online in advance at beckercountyhistory.org or in cash only at the door. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult to enter. Social distancing precautions will be observed. Additional dates for the haunted house are Oct. 24, 30 and 31 (hours are the same for all four days). Call 218-847-2938 for more information.

Saturday, October 24

Haunted House: The Becker County Museum and Midwest Paranormal Files are teaming up to offer an authentically spooky haunted house tour at the Becker County Fairgrounds (1310 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes) from 7 to 10 p.m. Tours are $10 per person, and tickets must be purchased online in advance at beckercountyhistory.org or in cash only at the door. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult to enter. Social distancing precautions will be observed. Additional dates for the haunted house are Oct. 30-31 (hours are the same each night). Call 218-847-2938 for more information.

Monday, October 26

How to Pay for College Webinar: Parents and students will learn about the FAFSA process, money saving tips, and alternative ways to pay for college from Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union's Jill Casper and financial aid staff from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. This virtual event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. There is no cost to join the Zoom meeting. For more information, visit the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce website, visitdetroitlakes.com, and click on the "Events" tab at the top of the page.

Tuesday, October 27

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.

Thursday, October 29

Virtual Author Presentation: Fans of true crime will enjoy this 7 p.m. Facebook Live presentation by reporter Joe Kimball, author of “Secrets of the Congdon Mansion,” a first-hand account of Minnesota’s most infamous murder case. Kimball will discuss his experiences covering the story from start to finish as a reporter for the Star Tribune and will give inside details about the victims, investigators and perpetrators, bringing the tale to life. The virtual presentation can be viewed free of charge at at www.facebook.com/larlmn. This Lake Agassiz Regional Library-sponsored event is made possible with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Friday, October 30

Haunted House: The Becker County Museum and Midwest Paranormal Files are teaming up to offer an authentically spooky haunted house tour at the Becker County Fairgrounds (1310 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes) from 7 to 10 p.m. Tours are $10 per person, and tickets must be purchased online in advance at beckercountyhistory.org or in cash only at the door. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult to enter. Social distancing precautions will be observed. Additional dates for the haunted house are Oct. 30-31 (hours are the same each night). Call 218-847-2938 for more information.

Saturday, October 31

Trunk or Treat: Come to the parking lot outside the Minnesota Flyers Gymnastics building, 1306 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes) between 3-5 p.m. and pick up some tasty Halloween treats while enjoying all the colorful costumes and car trunk decorations.

Haunted House: The Becker County Museum and Midwest Paranormal Files are teaming up to offer an authentically spooky haunted house tour at the Becker County Fairgrounds (1310 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes) from 7 to 10 p.m. Tours are $10 per person, and tickets must be purchased online in advance at beckercountyhistory.org or in cash only at the door. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult to enter. Social distancing precautions will be observed. Additional dates for the haunted house are Oct. 30-31 (hours are the same each night). Call 218-847-2938 for more information.

Miscellaneous

Buddy Dees & the Cruisers: Come to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center and listen to Buddy Dees & The Cruisers, who will be performing on two nights, Oct. 23-24, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 800-453-7827 for more information.

Coyote Wild: Come to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center and listen to Coyote Wild, who will be performing on two nights, Oct. 30-31, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 800-453-7827 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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com Gift Card; five lucky winners will be chosen. Additional information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Unite.

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 www.lakesareafarmersmarket.com 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 shadyhollowfleamarket.com 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.

Cancellations

Holiday Train: Canadian Pacific Railway has announced that it will not be sending out its two Holiday Trains across the U.S. and Canada this year, which means there will be no stop in Detroit Lakes to raise funds for the Becker County Food Pantry. CP will be sponsoring a virtual concert in December, however, to raise funds for local food shelves along the Holiday Train's usual route. For more information, visit www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/united-states.

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 cynthia.sillers@gmail.com.