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.

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.

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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 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 800-453-7827 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.

Eagles Club Halloween Celebration: Detroit Lakes Eagles Aerie 2342 will be hosting live music by Jerry, Elvis and Johnny starting at 7 p.m. in the Eagles Club at 112 W. Holmes St. There will also be a a Halloween costume contest, with prizes. All are welcome. Social distancing and CDC guidelines will be followed. Call 218-847-5267 for more information.

Saturday, October 31

Halloween Hoopla: In addition to the Trunk or Treat and Haunted House festivities listed below, the Becker County Museum, Midwest Paranormal Files, Historic Holmes Theatre, Minnesota Flyers Gymnastics and Detroit Lakes Jaycees are joining forces to bring the community a full afternoon and evening of 'Halloween Hoopla' festivities, including live music from local entertainers Tim Eggebraaten, Stephanie Schindler and Jacob Woody, kid-friendly crafts and games, a beer garden and concert from the Twin Cities-based Graveyard Club. Activities will be ongoing from 1 to 10 p.m.

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. Local individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to participate by decorating a trunk and distributing candy. Contact the MFG office at 218-847-3637 to reserve your spot.

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.

Thursday, November 5

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.

Miscellaneous

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 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.