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, July 3

Music and Comedy at Richwood Winery: There will be live music at Richwood Winery featuring local favorite Gordy Bridgeford from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a comedy show with Gary Pattison and Spencer Thomas from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. Call 218-844-5990 or visit richwoodwinery.com for more information.

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Sunday, July 4

Fireworks on the Beach: The Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce and area businesses are teaming up to present a spectacular fireworks show — bigger than ever in honor of the city's 150th birthday — starting at dusk on Little Detroit Lake. Viewing is best from the City Beach, though there are a variety of spots from which to view the free show.

Melissa-Sallie Boat Parades: The Lake Melissa/Sallie Association will present its annual boat parades at 10:30 a.m. Boats will meet at the Shoreham channel, then proceed counter-clockwise around both Melissa and Sallie until they have circumnavigated each lake. About 60 decorated watercraft of all kinds are expected to participate. All lake residents are encouraged to join in the fun and decorate themselves, their docks and properties in celebration of Independence Day. Prizes will be awarded in various decoration categories, including boats, properties and people. No registration is required; just join in the fun.

Floyd Lakes Boat Parades: The Annual Boat Parade marks the highlight of the summer on the Floyds! Get your watercraft decked out to compete in the parade, which starts at 11 a.m. Watercraft should start gathering at 10:45 a.m. for registration; meeting spot is the Floyd Lake Point sandbar for North/Big Floyd, and the Nodsles' dock for Little Floyd. Prizes will be given in several categories, and a traveling trophy is awarded to the overall winner. There will be no rain date this year; watch Facebook for updates, announcements, or cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Questions? Contact Mark Nodsle on Little Floyd at 218-234-1117 or Kari Klingsporn Hitterdal on North/Big Floyd at 701-306-7783.

Long Lake Boat Parade: Long Lake residents who wish to participate in the boat parade are asked to gather at the public launch and depart at 1 p.m. for a full circle of the lake, heading south to start. If possible, please make the full loop if you bring your boat!

Lake Eunice Boat Parade: Lake Eunice residents are invited to gather shortly before the parade's 11 a.m. start in the middle of the lake, then proceed south for a full circle of the lake.

Tuesday, July 6

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 Jan Severson 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.

Fair Hills Hootenanny, Smorgasbord and Pelican Lake Cruise: Fair Hills Resort, 24270 County Highway 20, Detroit Lakes, will be hosting a 5 p.m. Pelican Lake cruise, followed by a 6 p.m. smorgasbord dinner and 8 p.m. performance of the enduringly popular Fair Hills Hootenanny. The cruise, dinner and live show will run every Tuesday through Aug. 31. Call 218-847-7638 for reservations or more information.

Wednesday, July 7

Wild Wednesday at Tamarac: Children between ages 3-7, and their parents, are invited to come to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge's Discovery Center wto take part in a Wild Wednesday program featuring "Turtles; An American Indian Folktale," at either 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Listen to a story, go for a hike and take home a craft project. Space is limited to 25 children per session. Sign up your child via the link on the refuge website https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Tamarac. Adults do not have to sign up. For more information, contact the refuge staff at 218-847-2641. The Discovery Center is located next to the Visitor Center at 35704 County Hwy, 26, Rochert.

Rossman Principal Meet-and-Greet: There will be a meet-and-greet open house for new Rossman Elementary School Principal Emily Sternberg from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Rossman gymnasium. All are welcome.

Writers Group: The Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., will host a Writers Group meeting in the main meeting room from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This group includes writers and prospective writers seeking encouragement, feedback and collaboration. There is no cost to attend.

Hanging Succulent Art Class: The Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, will host a succulent gardening class starting at 9 a.m. Is it a piece of an art? Is it a succulent garden? It is both! Join us outside the behindthe museum to create a 12×12-inch succulent garden that you can hang on your porch or fence. Cost is $50 and includes up to 15 succulent cuttings. Additional cuttings or succulents available to purchase. Space is limited. In case of rain we will move inside. Register online at beckercountyhistory.org/store.

Thursday, July 8

Outdoor Reading Lounge: Spend your afternoon on the library’s lawn reading, playing, or creating your own puppets to put on a show! Make-and-Take Puppet Craft Kits available while supplies last. Event gets underway at 2 p.m.

Becker County Republicans: The July meeting of the Becker County Republicans will be in the banquet room at the Sandbar II, located at 1150 Randolph Road, Detroit Lakes. There will be a “strategy” get-together from 6 to 7 p.m., with the official meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

Live at the Lodge: The Lodge on Lake Detroit will host a concert by David Ferriera and Russ Peterson from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a beverage and the beautiful views of the lake while listening to live music.

Friday, July 9

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.

LARL 60th Anniversary Concert: Tim Eggebraaten will be the featured performer at an outdoor concert hosted by Lake Agassiz Regional Library in celebration of its 60th anniversary. The family-friendly concert gets underway at the Detroit Lakes Public Library (1000 Washington Ave.) at 4 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Admission is offered free of charge. Food trucks and the library’s Book Bike will be on hand, and activities for kids will be available.

Saturday, July 10

Airport Drive-In, Fly-In Breakfast: The Detroit Lakes Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting a Drive-In, Fly-In Breakfast at the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport, from 8 a.m. to noon. Hosted by the local Experimental Aircraft Association, this event will feature aircraft of every description along with classic cars and of course, a delicious breakfast.

Music on the Mountain: Detroit Mountain Recreation Area's annual Music on the Mountain fundraiser gets underway at 5:30 p.m., featuring music from headliner Billy Currington as well as two opening performers, Perham's own Patrick Murphy and The Heartshakers. General admission tickets are $65 and currently on-sale. Visit detroitmountain.com or call 218-844-7669 to purchase.

Monday, July 12

Ogema VFW Post 9880 & Auxiliary Meeting: The Ogema VFW Post 9880 and its Auxiliary will meet at 8 a.m. in the Ogema VFW Hall. All members are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Carol Fabre at 218-401-1219 or 983-3443 for more information. PLEASE NOTE SUMMER TIME CHANGE!

Tuesday, July 13

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 Doc & the Scrubs 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.

Fair Hills Hootenanny, Smorgasbord and Pelican Lake Cruise: Fair Hills Resort, 24270 County Highway 20, Detroit Lakes, will be hosting a 5 p.m. Pelican Lake cruise, followed by a 6 p.m. smorgasbord dinner and 8 p.m. performance of the enduringly popular Fair Hills Hootenanny. The cruise, dinner and live show will run every Tuesday through Aug. 31. Call 218-847-7638 for reservations or more information.

Wednesday, July 14

Wild Wednesday at Tamarac: Children between ages 3-7, and their parents, are invited to come to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge's Discovery Center wto take part in a Wild Wednesday program featuring "Frisky Foxes," at either 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Listen to a story, go for a hike and take home a craft project. Space is limited to 25 children per session. Sign up your child via the link on the refuge website https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Tamarac. Adults do not have to sign up. For more information, contact the refuge staff at 218-847-2641. The Discovery Center is located next to the Visitor Center at 35704 County Hwy, 26, Rochert.

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.

Heartshakers Concert: The Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, will host a 7:30 p.m. concert by The Heartshakers, Nashville's premier Tom Petty tribute show. Tickets are $30, visit dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html or call 218-844-7469 to purchase.

Miscellaneous

Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes' 85th Annual Northwest Water Carnival begins Friday, July 9 and continues through Sunday, July 18, with events including water fights, sand volleyball and bean bag tournaments, sand castle and ship building contests, two nights of live music at Bash on the Beach, and last but not least, the Parade of the Northwest. Hosted by the Detroit Lakes Jaycees; visit dljaycees.com/water-carnival-3 for a full schedule.

Cormorant Art Show: The Cormorant Area Art Club will host its annual Art Show at the Cormorant Community Center, 10929 County Hwy. 5, Pelican Rapids, on July 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There is no cost to attend. Over 20 regional artists will display a wide variety of watercolors, acrylic and oil paintings, rosemaling, pine needle basketry, prints, cards and art gift items. Member artists are from Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo, ND, Hawley, Audubon, Dent, Lake Park, Detroit Lakes, Pelican Rapids, and Fergus Falls, MN areas. Most items can be removed at the time of purchase. Activities throughout the weekend include artist painting demonstrations and door prizes. Guests may vote for the People’s Choice Award from artwork displayed in The Main Gallery. Refreshments will be served. No admission charge. Masks required.

Story Stroll: The Lake Agassiz Regional Library LINK Site at 305 Lake St. North in Frazee will host an outdoor reading experience called Story Stroll from July 12-16. The LINK Site staff invites local youth to stroll around the building, reading a story along the way, while developing an appreciation for nature and literature. There is no cost to participate. This event is a part of LARL's 2021 Tales & Trails Summer Library Experience, inviting youth to read to win great prizes, as well as attend outdoor events in celebration of the tales and trails of the region. Those interested in participating are encouraged to stop by their local library or LINK Site or track their reading virtually using the Beanstack app (download the app at larl.org/explore/kids). Information about the program and event lists are available at larl.org/explore.

Peoples Park Pickleball: The pickleball courts at Peoples Park are owned by the City of Detroit Lakes, and are open to the public 24/7. Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball (DLAP) offers organized play every Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon. Other popular times to play are Tuesday and Thursday evenings after 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday mornings. For more information, visit the DL Pickleball page on Facebook.

Lakes Area Farmers Market: The Lakes Area Farmers Market is now open for the season at Detroit Lakes’ Peoples Park (behind Zorbaz). Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday. For more information visit Facebook.com/LakesAreaFarmersMarket or call 661-345-7450.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous: Do you find yourself turning to food for comfort? Is your eating affecting your health or the way you live your life? Do you find your mind preoccupied with thoughts of food? If any of these describes you, then Overeaters Anonymous may be for you. No diets to follow, no weigh-ins, no fees — just a 12-step program for those who struggle in their relationship with food. The OA Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at noon in Detroit Lakes' Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1043 Lake Ave.); please use the south parking lot entrance. The Freedom From Bondage OA Group meets on Sundays at 6 p.m. in the Community Alliance Church, 408 West Elm St., Detroit Lakes. Please use the east door.

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.