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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, March 27

A Tribute to Billy & Elton: The Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes will be hosting a special tribute concert featuring the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the website,, or by phone at 218-844-7469. Cost is $28; only 200 in-person tickets will be sold, though there is also a virtual viewing option.

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Tuesday, March 30

Virtual Legislative Town Hall: The Minnesota Senate DFL will be hosting a virtual town hall in rural Minnesota featuring Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul), Senator Kent Eken (DFL-Twin Valley), and Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato), starting at 7 p.m. Join them as they discuss and hear about the issues and priorities of rural communities across the state. RSVP to receive the Zoom meeting link at; the event will also be streamed live on Facebook.

Friday, April 9

Master Gardeners Seed Starting Event: Local Master Gardeners will set up information stations at the Detroit Lakes Public Library from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., sharing information about seed starting. This program is offered free of charge and will include stops at stations dedicated to making a newspaper pot, creating your own recycled container station and starting seeds in plastic deli containers, making a self-watering container out of a soda bottle. All are welcome to tour the stations at the Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

American Legion Post 15 Dinner: The national commander of the American Legion, James W. "Bill" Oxford, and Minnesota Legion Department Commander, Mark Dvorak, will be in attendance for a 6 p.m. dinner at American Legion Post 15, 810 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, and will speak during the event. Seating will be limited to adhere to Minnesota Department of Health guidelines. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call the Legion Club at 218-847-8533 for ticket information


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.