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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.

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.

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Friday, April 16

Verizon/Humane Society Donation Drive: BeMoblie is collecting donations for its adoption drive event benefitting Humane Society of the Lakes. During business hours, drop off needed items at either BeMobile Verizon location — 1648 Hwy. 10 W., or 125 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Detroit Lakes. Some needed items include small breed dog food, canned cat food, cat treats, dog biscuits and soft treats. Also kitten food, cardboard scratches, colored file folders, and toys for both cats and dogs.

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.

Sunday, April 18

Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Club, 810 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Suggested donation is $7 for a meal including scrambled eggs; pancakes or French toast; and sausage or bacon, plus beverage.

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.

Tuesday, April 20

Virtual Book Club: Join Detroit Lakes Public Library staff members on Zoom at 3 p.m. to discuss "The Widows of Malabar Hill" by Sujata Massey. If you are interested in participating, email to ask for the Zoom link.

Wednesday, April 21

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. If you enter the stream before 10:30 a.m., just refresh until the session starts.

Friday, April 23

Holy Rosary Spring Interlude: Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Detroit Lakes will host its annual Spring Interlude fundraiser, "Dinner, Cocktails & A Cause," starting at 5 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Those unable to attend in person can also take part virtually and pick up dinner to go. Tickets are $50 each for both in-person and to-go options (or $12 for children's to-go dinner).Register or purchase tickets at, or text "springinterlude" to 76278.


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.