The Detroit Lakes Tribune accepts community calendar items, for publication online and in our Wednesday and Sunday print editions, space permitting.
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.
Wednesday, June 9
Hike the North Country Trail at Tamarac: Join the Laurentian Lakes Chapter of the North Country Trail Association for a 4-mile guided hike in Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Visitors Center and we will shuttle to the trailhead on the Old Indian trail. We will walk through some old fields and near several ponds as we look for spring wildflowers. For more information or specific directions to the trailhead check out our Meet Up page at Hike the North Country Trail on meetup.com or call Karen at 218-841-2857.
Library Knitting Group: The Detroit Lakes Public Library, located at 1000 Washington Ave., will host a Knitting Group at 4 p.m. in its main meeting room. Knitters of all experience levels are invited to join. Participants are encouraged to bring new and ongoing projects and share inspiration with the group.
Cruise DL Night: Come down to West Lake Drive along the Detroit Lakes City Beach between 4 and 8:30 p.m. to see a wide array of vintage vehicles, which will be parked along both sides of the street for viewing. No registration fee; all classic cars are welcome. Visit facebook.com/cruisedlnight for more information.
Friday, June 11
Food Truck Fridays: Hosted by Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary, Food Truck Fridays will take place every Friday through Sept. 3. Detroit Lakes City Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Food trucks on site may change; event will be held rain or shine.
Art Exhibition: Two talented young artists from Detroit Lakes, Hannah Alley and Frederick Robin, will be presenting their joint art exhibition, "Unity in Art," from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre's basement art gallery (across the hall from the Holmes Art Cellar). Free and open to the public.
Growth of the Game Open: The Growth of the Game Open is set for 5 p.m. on the Lakeview Golf Course at the Detroit Country Club. Cost to participate in the open is $40 per player or $100 per team (3-4 players per team). Call Bob Gorden, 218-2345509 to sign up.
Saturday, June 12
Free Junior Golf Clinics: Two free junior golf clinics will be held in conjunction with the Growth of the Game Open at the Detroit Country Club. There will be an adaptive junior clinic at 9 a.m. and a general clinic at 10 a.m. No pre-registration is necessary for either clinic, and there will be games, fun, food and prizes throughout.
Art Exhibition: Two talented young artists from Detroit Lakes, Hannah Alley and Frederick Robin, will be presenting their joint art exhibition, "Unity in Art," from 10 a.m. to noon in the Historic Holmes Theatre's basement art gallery (across the hall from the Holmes Art Cellar). Free and open to the public.
Music in the Vineyard: Richwood Winery will host live music with JustUs! from 4 to 6 p.m. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. Outdoor seating is available in the vineyard (depending on weather), and indoor seating is also available in the tasting room. Call to make a reservation at 218-844-5990.
Sunday, June 13
Kathie Brekke & the Sky Blues Band: The nondenominational Shoreham Chapel will host Kathie Brekke & the Sky Blues Band for its 10:45 a.m. service; the music will get underway at 10:30 a.m., so come early for a good seat.
Monday, June 14
EAA Flying Presentation: Ever wonder why an airplane can fly? Come to the Detroit Lakes Airport at 7 p.m. for a one-hour presentation of how an aircraft stays in the air, by Dr. Dennis Jacobs, an aeronautical engineer, physicist, and faculty emeriti from Minnesota State University Moorhead's physics department. Jacobs will describe 50 years of research that led to a new explanation for the dynamics of flight. No extensive knowledge of physics is required, and questions throughout the presentation are encouraged. Jacobs is a member of Detroit Lakes' Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and has been a pilot for the past 50 years. Free coffee and cookies; masks are strongly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Tuesday, June 15
Old-Time Variety Dance: Cathy Erickson will provide the music for an Old-Time Variety Dance, set to take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Frazee Event Center in Frazee. Admission is $5 per person.
Tuesdays in the Park: The Historic Holmes Theatre's Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series continues with a 5:30 p.m. picnic lunch, hosted by the Fuller Center for Housing. The picnic will be followed by live music from the Buffalo River Ramblers under the bandshell in the Detroit Lakes City Park, starting at 7 p.m. Funds raised from the picnic will help provide affordable housing for needy families in the lakes area, while funds raised from the concert will help support the arts in Detroit Lakes. In case of rain, both the picnic lunch and concert will be canceled. For more information about the picnics, contact Bob Jernberg, 218-847-6626 or 701-367-2934. For more information about the concerts, call 218-844-7469 or visit dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.
Wednesday, June 16
Library Crochet Group: The Detroit Lakes Public Library, located at 1000 Washington Ave., will host a Crochet Group at 4 p.m. in its main meeting room. Crocheters of all experience levels are invited to join. Participants are encouraged to bring new and ongoing projects and share inspiration with the group.
Women's EDGE-Jessie Veeder: The Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce presents the latest installment of the Women's EDGE speaker series, starting at 3 p.m. under the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell. Speaker Jessie Veeder will discuss how to grow, develop and embrace life. Cost is $30 to attend (or $75 for the June, September and November presentations); call 218-847-9202 or stop by the Chamber at 700 Summit Ave. for more information.
Thursday, June 17
Thursday Trucks & Tunes: The Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club is sponsoring a fun evening of food, fun and live music at the Detroit Lakes City Park, starting at 5 p.m. A variety of food trucks will be gathered in the parking lot until 8 p.m., serving up a host of summer favorites, while over at the bandshell, the Jessica Vines Band will be performing. Admission is free, though the cost of food may vary from truck to truck.
Saturday, June 19
Summer Solstice Festival: Richwood Winery will be hosting a Summer Solstice Festival from 2 to 8 p.m., with live music by Gordy "G.C." Christensen and Darrin Wentz as well as food truck fare and local wines for sale. There will also be several artisans and other craft vendors set up on site throughout the day. Admission is $5, and includes a commemorative wine glass to take home afterwards. Call 218-844-5990 or visit richwoodwinery.com for more information.
White Earth Pow Wow: The 153rd White Earth Treaty Day and Pow Wow Celebration is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, June 11-13 at the pow wow grounds in White Earth. There are five grand entries planned, at 1 and 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday and again at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Festivities will also include dance contests in various categories including women's jingle, women's fancy shawl, men's chicken and men's woodland dances. There will also be a royalty contest, a singing contest and more.
Class of 1981 40-Year Reunion: The Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1981 will hold its 40-year reunion on Friday and Saturday, June 18-19. Anyone associated with the 1981 Laker graduating class is welcome, whether they actually graduated from DLHS or not. Friday night the Pit 611 Bar & Grill, located at the corner of County Highways 6 and 11 outside Audubon, will host the Laker alumni from 6 to 11 p.m. Participants must purchase their own food and drinks. Then on Saturday, Detroit Mountain Recreation Area will host another party from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be food trucks and bar service available, though participants must once again purchase their own food and beverages. No cost to attend, and no pre-registration is required.
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.