The Detroit Lakes Tribune accepts community calendar items, for publication online and in our Wednesday and Sunday print editions, space permitting.

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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, April 10

Vergas Maple Syrup Festival: The city of Vergas will host its annual Maple Syrup Festival, with events scheduled throughout the day including a Pancake & Sausage Feed, 8-11 a.m. at the Vergas Event Center (limited indoor and outdoor seating, take home option available); Saps Running 5K Walk/Run starting at 9 a.m. (registration 8:8:30 a.m.) in front of Billy's Bar; Maple Leaf Medallion Hunt starting at 9 a.m. (clues posted every hour at the Vergas Event Center); Kids' Maple Leaf Hunt, 10-10:30 a.m.; special discounts at local businesses and more. Hosted by the Vergas Community Club and Vergas Lions.

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Metal Stamping 101: Customize jewelry for yourself, family and friends at this special class set for 10 a.m. in the Holmes Art Cellar (806 Summit Ave., basement level). Cost is $35; class is recommended for ages 13 and up. Call 218-844-7469 or visit for more information.

Sunday, April 11

Legion Auxiliary Breakfast Fundraiser: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the Legion Club, 810 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Serving a choice of biscuits and gravy, French toast or sausage with scrambled eggs and coffee; suggested donation is $7 per person.

Tuesday, April 13

Defensive Driving Class: A 4-hour, in-person 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. Cost is $20. To register please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.

Virtual Public Meeting-Hwy. 87 Project: The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to a virtual public meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m., to learn more about the upcoming construction work on Highway 87 between Frazee and Menahga. A formal presentation by MnDOT will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by time for questions. The reconstruction project on Highway 87 is scheduled to begin in early May. The work will take place between North River Drive in Frazee and the Wadena/Becker County line, west of Menahga. Highway 87 will be closed until October, and the detour will follow County Road 29, Highway 34 and Highway 71. To learn more about the project and for a link to the virtual meeting on April 13, visit

Wednesday, April 14

Storytime Live: Join Kai from the Moorhead Public Library or Eliza from the Detroit Lakes Public Library for a 10 a.m. Storytime featuring songs and stories. This virtual event will be streamed live on the Lake Agassiz Regional Library Facebook page ( and a recording will be available following the presentation. No pre-registration is required.

Thursday, April 15

Defensive Driving Class: A 4-hour, in-person 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. Cost is $20. To register please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.

Saturday, April 17

The Crown Art Class: Repurpose a simple soup can to honor the queen in your life. Add a candle or plant to make the perfect gift. This 1:30 p.m. class at the Holmes Art Cellar (806 Summit Ave., basement level) costs $40, and is intended for ages 13 and up. Call 218-844-7469 or visit for more information.

Spring Meatball Supper: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Evergreen is hosting their annual Spring Meatball Supper at the church, 13130 County Highway 39, Frazee, starting at 4:30 p.m. This is a drive-through event; serving will continue until the food is gone. Menu includes meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, bun and dessert. Cost is a free will offering.

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra: A one-night-only concert by Minnesota's own Galactic Cowboy Orchestra is set for 7:30 p.m. at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre (806 Summit Ave.). Seating limited; tickets $28 each. Virtual tickets also available (pay what you can). Call 218-844-7469 or visit for more information.

Monday, April 19

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.


Poe-TRY Workshop: Join Detroit Lakes' own Kendra Gilsdorf for a 4-session virtual poetry workshop set for April 11, 18, 25 and May 2. Each session focuses on a different theme. No prior experience necessary; this class is open to all skill levels. Sessions start at 4 p.m.; cost is $25 for all four sessions. Call 218-844-7469 or visit for more 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.