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

Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date, in writing, to either or

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 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.

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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.

Community Conversations-Climate Change: Join the Becker County Museum , Detroit Lakes Public Library and Historic Holmes Theatre for our final Community Conversation on Climate Change in Minnesota, starting at 7 p.m. Dr. Mark Seeley will be presenting, followed by a time to ask questions and converse about the topic. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, follow this 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.

Saturday, April 24

Virtual Painting Class-Paint Your Pet: The Holmes Art Cellar is hosting a special virtual painting class at 1 p.m. Artist Julie Fakler will show you seven basic steps for creating a portrait of your pet or favorite animal. Cost is $15; participants must provide their own supplies. Class is recommended for ages 7 and up; younger students may need adult assistance. A Zoom link, supply list and helpful tips will be emailed to you; you must also email a reference photo of your pet to Julie at Masks are also required. Register online at

Tuesday, April 27

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.

Thursday, April 29

Glass on Glass Mosaics Class: Two sessions of "Glass on Glass Mosaics" will be taught by instructor JoAnn McFarlin at the Holmes Art Cellar, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Sessions start at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Class is recommended for adult artists; cost is $40 per person. Register online at Masks are required.

Alcohol Inks Class: Join instructor Tammy Swift at the Becker County Museum (714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes) for a special 6 p.m. class on using alcohol inks with white paint detailing to create a unique 9x12-inch piece of art to take home with you. Cost is $40 per person (museum members get a $5 discount). This class is recommended for ages 13 and up. Call 218-847-2168 or visit to sign up.

Friday, April 30

Sailboat Regatta Party: Come see all 150 sailboats designed for the "150 Sails Up in DL" public art project, on display at Detroit Lakes' Kent Freeman Arena (1310 Rossman Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m. This will be the only time that all of the sculptures will be displayed in one place. Food trucks, a cash bar and live entertainment by the Cropdusters outside the arena. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children and students. 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.