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 dltribune@dlnewspapers.com or vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.

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, May 1

Tamarac Spring Clean-up Day: Come out to Tamarac National Wildlife Refugeand 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 Janice_Bengtson@fws.gov or 218-849-7892.

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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 (facebook.com/larlmn) 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

Community Job Fair: The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce, Career Force and Rural Minnesota CEP are co-hosting a Community Job Fair from 2 to 5:30 p.m., , with a new, pandemic-friendly outdoor location in the east parking lot of Minnesota State Community & Technical College, 900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes. A variety of regional employers will be on hand, seeking workers of all experience levels to fill an array of open positions, from entry level on up to professional career positions. Both full and part-time positions are available. Call 218-847-9202 for more information.

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 dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html for more information.

Friday, May 7

Chamber Economic Development Summit: The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Economic Development Summit from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom at the Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Returning as an in-person event after going virtual last year, the 2021 Detroit Lakes Economic Development Summit will focus on the local economy and future workforce, and will also highlight new building projects, businesses and other developments in the Detroit Lakes area. Cost is $20 per person. Call 218-847-9202 to reserve your seat.

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 dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html for more information.

Saturday, May 8

Chili Feed: Come to the Height of Land Sportsman's Club, and enjoy a bowl of delicious chili; serving is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is a free will offering; there will be raffles, door prizes and community fellowship. Memberships are available for $25. Call 218-841-1503 for more information.

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.

Tuesday, May 11

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.

Wednesday, May 12

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 (facebook.com/larlmn) 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.

Chamber Annual Meeting: Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce members are invited to join the board of directors for our annual meeting, starting at 8 a.m. Each year, we take time to thank our outgoing board of directors, welcome our new board members and update the members of our Chamber on current programming. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. Call 218-847-9202 for more information.

Miscellaneous

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.