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, November 19

Give to the Max Day 2020: Several local nonprofits, including Lakes Crisis & Resource Center, Humane Society of the Lakes, Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge and the Becker County Food Pantry are all taking part in "Minnesota's largest day of giving," also known as Give to the Max Day. From 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., area residents can help support their favorite local nonprofit by setting up online donations at givemn.org; each individual donation can also qualify for additional cash incentives, so multiple donations are encouraged throughout the day.

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Hometown Holiday Stroll at the Lakes: The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a kickoff event for the lakes area holiday shopping season from 4 to 7 p.m. Roughly 30 different locations around Detroit Lakes will be hosting different holiday-themed events and activities including Christmas lighting displays, shopping and dining specials, and much more. A detailed map of all the locations hosting events can be picked up at the Chamber or participating businesses. Call 218-847-9202 or check visitdetroitlakes.com for more information.

Reindeer Sign Painting Class: The Becker County Museum will be hosting a 6:30 p.m. painting class where participants create an 11x18-inch reindeer slat sign to take home with them. Cost is $40 per person, and includes all materials (museum members get a $4 discount). Class size is limited for social distancing. Masks are required. By participating in these activities you are accepting a potential risk for Covid-19 exposure. Call 218-847-2938 for more information, or sign up online at beckercountyhistory.org (click on the "Store" link at the top of the page, then go to "Camps and Classes").

Holmes Art Show: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will be hosting its 17th annual art show in the Holmes Art Cellar from 4 to 7 p.m. The work of more than 22 local and regional artists will be on display. No admission fee; all COVID-19 safety precautions, including the wearing of masks, will be enforced. Call 281-844-7469 for more information, or visit www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.

"Breaking Barriers" presentation: Lake Agassiz Regional Library will be hosting a virtual presentation on "Breaking Barriers: LGBTQ Oral History Project," at 7 p.m. via Facebook Live. In November 2017, the Red River Rainbow Seniors began an oral history project, “Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains,” focusing on older LGBTQ people and their allies. The original digital files and the transcriptions will be in the North Dakota State University Archives. Presenter is Dr. Mark Chekola, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy from Minnesota State University Moorhead and member of the Oral History Committee. Visit LARL's Facebook page to watch the presentation.

Friday, November 20

Holmes Art Show: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will be hosting its 17th annual art show in the Holmes Art Cellar from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The work of more than 22 local and regional artists will be on display. No admission fee; all COVID-19 safety precautions, including the wearing of masks, will be enforced. Call 281-844-7469 for more information, or visit www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.

Saturday, November 21

Holmes Art Show: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will be hosting its 17th annual art show in the Holmes Art Cellar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work of more than 22 local and regional artists will be on display. No admission fee; all COVID-19 safety precautions, including the wearing of masks, will be enforced. Call 281-844-7469 for more information, or visit www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.

Tuesday, November 24

Medicare 2021 Update: The Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free virtual event to help people navigate Medicare changes in 2021. With Medicare open enrollment in full swing, understanding the changes before deciding on insurance and prescription options is important. Today's virtual update session will be offered from 2-4 p.m. To register, go to dancingskyaaa.org and click on “Find the dates/Register.” Class registration closes three days before the event. For more information, call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.

Thanksgiving Painting Class: The Holmes Art Cellar, located in the lower level of the Historic Holmes Theatre at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, will host a Thanksgiving Painting Class starting at 6 p.m. All supplies included. Instructor is Anna Lassonde of Jollybird Studio, and the cost is $35 per person. Register online at at www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html or call 218-844-7469.COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed to provide a safe environment for our instructor and participants. You must wear your mask!

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.

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, November 26

Community Thanksgiving Feast-COVID Style: Detroit Lakes' Holy Rosary Catholic Church will be hosting its annual Community Thanksgiving Feast — but unlike previous years, all orders will be available for pickup or delivery only. No on-site dining will be permitted. Community residents can call in and order their meals for at-home delivery at 218-847-1393. Pre-orders are necessary for delivered meals only; residents can come into the church and pick up their meals anytime between 11 a.m.-1 p.m., which is also when the meals will be delivered. Volunteers are needed for both serving and delivery. If you would like to help, please contact the parish office at the above number. The meals are available at no cost, though free will donations are gratefully accepted to help defer expenses. Free will offering baskets will be available on site, but donations can also be dropped off at the parish office during regular business hours.

Lake Park Parade of Trees: The community of Lake Park is inviting residents and visitors around the lakes area to stop in for the opening of their 16th annual Parade of Trees, set to take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Park American Legion (2051 2nd St.). View over 30 unique and creatively decorated trees; though there is no set cost to attend, free will donations will be collected at the door. Goodie bags will also be gifted to visitors as they enter the building, and commemorative ornaments will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit community projects.

Friday, November 27

Lake Park Parade of Trees: The community of Lake Park is inviting residents and visitors around the lakes area to stop in for their 16th annual Parade of Trees, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Lake Park American Legion (2051 2nd St.). View over 30 unique and creatively decorated trees; though there is no set cost to attend, free will donations will be collected at the door. Goodie bags will also be gifted to visitors as they enter the building, and commemorative ornaments will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit community projects.

Saturday, November 28

Lake Park Parade of Trees: The community of Lake Park is inviting residents and visitors around the lakes area to stop in for their 16th annual Parade of Trees, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lake Park American Legion (2051 2nd St.). View over 30 unique and creatively decorated trees; though there is no set cost to attend, free will donations will be collected at the door. Goodie bags will also be gifted to visitors as they enter the building, and commemorative ornaments will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit community projects.

Sunday, November 29

Lake Park Parade of Trees: The community of Lake Park is inviting residents and visitors around the lakes area to stop in for their 16th annual Parade of Trees, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Lake Park American Legion Lake Park American Legion (2051 2nd St.). View over 30 unique and creatively decorated trees; though there is no set cost to attend, free will donations will be collected at the door. Goodie bags will also be gifted to visitors as they enter the building, and commemorative ornaments will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit community projects.

Miscellaneous

Kiwanis Poinsettia Sale: The Detroit Lakes Kiwanis are selling poinsettia plants as a holiday fundraiser to help support the club's charitable projects. Cost is $20 per 10-inch plant. Tickets are available from Detroit Lakes Kiwanis members, and can also be purchased at the Detroit Lakes Chamber office (700 Summit Ave.). Plants must be picked up at Bergen's Greenhouses, 801 Willow St. West, Detroit Lakes, no later than Tuesday, Nov. 24. Curbside pickup is available; call 218-396-0308 to arrange a time.

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. Additional information and details on how to schedule an appointment are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Unite.