The Detroit Lakes Tribune accepts community calendar items, for publication online and in our Wednesday and Sunday print editions, space permitting.
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, December 10
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. This 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.
Christmas Book Giveaway: The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary will be hosting a drive through Christmas book giveaway at the Boys & Girls Club in Detroit Lakes from 4 to 5:30 p.m. All welcome! Come and enjoy some safe holiday cheer with new books and goodie bags! All state mandated COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
Saturday, December 12
Detroit Lakes Blood Drive: The local chapter of Catholic Daughters will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Holy Rosary School, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. To schedule an appointment, call 877-258-4825 or go to vitalant.org and use sponsor code detroitlakes.
Holiday Market: Washington Square Mall will be hosting a Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a variety of local artists, crafters and vendors. COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.
Virtual Holiday Train: Canadian Pacific Railway will be hosting a virtual "Holiday Train at Home" concert at 7 p.m., featuring Serena Ryder, the Trews, JoJo Mason, Logan Staats and Kelly Prescott. The Facebook Live streaming concert can be accessed at facebook.com/Canadian.pacific.
Sunday, December 13
Holiday Market: Washington Square Mall will be hosting a Holiday Market from noon to 3 p.m., featuring a variety of local artists, crafters and vendors. COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.
Wednesday, December 16
Virtual Advent Mini-Concert: First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes will present the "Wednesdays in Advent” holiday mini-concert series, featuring area musicians, at noon every Wednesday during the Advent season, via live stream on the website of First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, at firstlutheranchurch.com. These half-hour concerts can also be found on First Lutheran’s Facebook page, and will be available at listeners' convenience anytime after the original live stream is aired. All concerts are free and open to the public for viewing. For more information, call First Lutheran Church at 218-847-5656.
Saturday, December 19
Wreaths Across America: Detroit Lakes' annual Wreaths Across America celebration will take place starting at 11 a.m. in Veterans Memorial Park and continuing at the Grand Army of the Republic Park, Boys & Girls Club (aka Lyle Crovisier Memorial Park), Oak Grove Cemetery and Holy Rosary Cemetery. Social distancing guidelines will be maintained to ensure a safe yet festive celebration.