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.

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.

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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

Spring Fling Meatloaf Dinner: Grace Lutheran Church, 213 Roosevelt Ave., Detroit Lakes, will host a "Spring Fling" drive through meat loaf dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per meal, which includes meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, "frog's eye" salad, dinner roll and candy bar. Proceeds to benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley and ongoing church projects.

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.

Sunday, May 2

Free Tree Giveaway: First Lutheran Church, 912 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes, will be having a free tree giveaway from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Come to the back parking lot and help the environment! The trees will be 6-10 inch bare root and will include paper birch, black chokecherry, cranberry bush, red splendor crabapple and Black Hills spruce. Limit three trees per person. Care, planting help and instructions available. Call 218-849-0876 for more information.

Wednesday, May 5

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.

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, May 6

Church of Cash Concert: This soulful musical tribute to the iconic singer-songwriter Johnny Cash starts at 7:30 p.m. inside Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave. Both in-person tickets and live streaming options are available. Cost is $28 per person. Call 218-844-7469 or visit for more information.

Friday, May 7

Mommy & Me Painting Class: A special Mother's Day-themed painting class for moms and their children will get underway at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Art Cellar, located on the basement level of the Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Moms can paint a flower pot and each child can paint colorful flowers for this special, two-canvas art piece. Class takes place in person; masks are required. Class size limited to 12 people; cost is $65 for mom and one child, $30 for each additional child. Call 218-844-7469 or visit for more information.

Saturday, May 8

Eagles Charity Auction: The Detroit Lakes Eagles Club, 112 W. Holmes St., will host a live charity auction starting at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and participate.


Tamarac Spring Clean-up Days: Come out to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge on Friday and Saturday, April 30-May 1 and show your love for all things wild. After a long year, the refuge needs a good spring cleaning! Participants can stop by anytime at the Visitor Center parking area between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to check in and pick up snacks, garbage bags, and orange vests. Please bring your own work gloves and lunch. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes for weather conditions and bring insect repellant. There will be a dumpster at the Visitor Center parking area to stash the trash. You will need to return trash and equipment by 4 p.m. The Visitor Center is located 9 miles north of State Hwy 34 at the junction of County Highways 29 and 26. For more information contact Janice Bengtson at or 218-849-7892.

Week of Prayer: Join retired local minister Barry Schoder at noon each day, May 1-7, for a prayer session in the gazebo across from the Detroit Lakes Pavilion in the City Park. Each session will focus on a different theme, including families, education, local businesses and more. Call Barry Schoder at 972-757-0078 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.