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.

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.

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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.

Bram Stoker's Dracula: A theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, "Dracula," will be streamed live from Detroit Lakes Middle School's George Simson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The link can be accessed via the Detroit Lakes Public Schools live event Youtube channel at (click on the "Laker event streaming Youtube channel" link).

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 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.

Coyote Wild: Come to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center and listen to Coyote Wild, who will be performing live from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 800-453-7827 for more information.

Sunday, November 1

Bram Stoker's Dracula: A theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, "Dracula," will be streamed live from Detroit Lakes Middle School's George Simson Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. The link can be accessed via the Detroit Lakes Public Schools live event Youtube channel at (click on the "Laker event streaming Youtube channel" link).

Tuesday, November 3

Election Day: If you haven't already, don't forget to cast your vote! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in most locations.

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.

Wednesday, November 4

I-29 Moo University Webinar: The I-29 Moo University webinar series continues with a presentation by Minnesota Extension Ag Business Management Specialist Megan Roberts from 12 to 1 p.m. This presentation will dive into what we do and don't know about COID 19 government programs, including PPP forgiveness application changes, tax considerations, and the upcoming Dec. 11 deadline for CFAP 2. There is no preregistration required. Producers can log on to the presentation at

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.

Dairy Margin Coverage Webinar: Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) sign-up has started at your local USDA-FSA office for 2021. To educate farmers on their options and costs of the program, representatives from the Farm Service Agency and University of Minnesota Extension have scheduled a webinar from 11 a.m. to noon. This one-hour webinar will use tools to analyze how Dairy Margin Coverage works. Prices for the different coverage levels and the pounds of coverage will be examined. DMC sign-up for 2021 is open until Dec. 11. Calvin Gellantly, Lisa Campbell, and Angela Hannegraf with USDA-FSA will be speaking, as well as University of Minnesota Extension educator Nathan J Hulinsky. Preregistration is not required, and the webinar will be recorded for future viewing. The link to join the webinar is

Monday, November 9

Ogema VFW Auxiliary: The Ogema VFW Post 9880 Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the Ogema VFW Hall. Please note fall/winter time change. All members encouraged to attend. If you would like information on becoming a member please call Carol Fabre at 218-983-3443 or 218-401-1219.


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: 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 now and Nov. 11, the Red Cross will send you a $5 Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Additional information and details are available at

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.


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

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