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.
Friday, March 19
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: All area residents in Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 of the state's Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination groups are invited to participate in a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Sanford Health in Detroit Lakes. Doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be distributed; call 218-846-2000 to set up an appointment, or do it via the clinic's MyChart app.
Saturday, March 20
Drive-Through Food Drive: The Detroit Lakes Lions Club, along with the Detroit Lakes Dairy Queen are sponsoring a Drive Through Food Drive in support of the Becker County Food Pantry, from 12 to 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the Becker County Food Pantry, 1308 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes (aka the county fairgrounds). The Lions will be accepting cash, canned and non-perishable food items, and will match all donations up to $500. Each donor who comes to the fairgrounds during the event will receive a coupon for a free Dairy Queen treat.
Monday, March 22
Farmers to Families Food Distribution: The Farmers to Families Food Box program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will be holding a mobile food shelf event at the Soo Pass Ranch, south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 10, starting at 5 p.m. The waiting line will start at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public and does not require any income verification to receive a donation box.
Tuesday, March 23
Virtual Minnesota Sports Presentation: Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) has scheduled a virtual Minnesota sports presentation in celebration of its 60th anniversary, starting at 7:30 p.m. Presenter Ross Bernstein will bring the 60th anniversary of an exciting Minnesota sports year to life. As a sports historian and author of nearly 50 books, Bernstein has chronicled many of the events which took place in 1961 and in this presentation he will highlight what was so special about that year – the year that the Vikings football and Twins baseball teams came to be, the Gopher football team played its last Rose Bowl and the Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles. Learn about the many heroes from that era in a fun-filled evening you don’t want to miss. This live virtual event can be streamed via the Lake Agassiz Regional Library Facebook page (facebook.com/larlmn). No pre-registration is required and a recording will be available following the presentation at larl.org/athome.
Thursday, March 25
Community Conversations: The third in a series of "Community Conversations" virtual discussions, "Gender Equity," will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is required. Visit the Historic Holmes Theatre website to sign up; this event is co-hosted by the Holmes Theatre, Becker County Museum and Detroit Lakes Public Library.
Friday, March 26
Lenten Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus Council 12581, of Frazee, is having the third of their annual fundraising fish fry dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 202 Maple Ave. West, Frazee. Meals will be for pick-up only; there will be no dining at the church, according to the Knights. The dinners include fried fish, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, bread and ice cream. Cost is $10 per person. The proceeds will go toward repairing the Knights' Pro Life sign, supporting the Becker County Food Pantry, spring scholarships at Frazee schools and and Sacred Heart Church.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Here is the meeting schedule for the Detroit Lakes Alano Club at 827 Summit Ave. — Sundays at 1 p.m., 12x12 open meeting; Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Big Book open meeting; Wednesdays at 12 noon, Grapevine open meeting; Wednesdays at 6 p.m., women's open meeting; Thursdays at 7 p.m., Intro to AA open meeting; Saturdays at 7 a.m., men's open meeting; Saturdays at 9 a.m., Women's Big Book closed meeting; Saturdays at 8 p.m., open topic meeting. There are no dues or fees for meetings. For more information, call the Detroit Lakes Alano Club at 218-844-9970, or the District 3 AA Helpline at 877-833-2327.
Lake Country Woodcarvers: Anyone interested in wood carving or woodworking is welcome to bring their latest projects to the Holmes Art Cellar every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and enjoy a free woodworking session. Pattern books and other resources are available in the Woodcarvers' library for checkout. There is no cost to participate. Call Dale Wavra at 701-371-5204 for more information.
Detroit Lakes Public Library: The Detroit Lakes Public Library has expanded its operating hours to resume the same schedule it had pre-pandemic. Hours are as follows — Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; it is closed on Sundays. The library will also continue to offer the additional service of curbside delivery of books, movies, printing jobs and more. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.