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.

Wednesday, July 14

Virtual Storytime: Virtual storytime at the Detroit Lakes Public Library’s Facebook page gets underway at 10:30 a.m. If you enter early, just refresh the page until the storytime begins.

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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.

Library Knitters Group: Calling all knitters or potential knitters! Knitters of all experience levels are welcome to bring new and ongoing projects to this craft group meeting, set for 4 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library (1000 Washington Ave.). Share experience, inspiration and the love of knitting. Please feel free to bring show and tell.

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.

Ogema VFW Post 9880 Meeting: The members of Ogema VFW Post 9880 will meet at 6 p.m. in the Ogema VFW Hall.

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.

Thursday, July 15

Outdoor Storytime: Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library (1000 Washington Ave.) at 10:30 a.m. for an Outdoor Storytime session, weather permitting (alternate location is inside the library). Enjoy the sun, sing songs, and listen to stories with Eliza on the library’s lawn.

Outdoor Reading Lounge: Spend your afternoon on the Detroit Lakes Public Library’s front lawn — reading, playing, or getting messy. Be ready to get wet and wild with some water games too! Session starts at 2 p.m.; the library is located at 1000 Washington Ave.



NWC Bingo: The Northwest Water Carnival is sponsoring a Bingo tournament in the Pavilion starting at 5 p.m. Visit dljaycees.com/water-carnival-3 for details.

Friday, July 16

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.

Saturday, July 17

Pet & Doll Parade/Pet Show: The Northwest Water Carnival's Pet & Doll Parade departs from the Holy Rosary Church parking lot at 10 a.m.; registration starts at 9:30. The parade will proceed down Washington Avenue to the City Park, where the pet show starts at 10:30 a.m. inside the Pavilion. For questions or to register, contact NWC Admiral Mandie Tretbar at 320-444-5603 or Dion Sgro at 218-841-6094. More information can also be found online at dljaycees.com.

Classic Car Show: The Northwest Water Carnival will host a classic car show from noon to 3 p.m. in the City Park. Admission is free with a water carnival button; cost to enter the show is $10. For more information call Drew Lessin, 218-841-4921.

Home Brew Beer Tasting: The Northwest Water Carnival's 2021 Home Brew Beer Tasting will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on the City Beach. For more information call Walker Martin, Erika Martin or David Beckner at 701-740-6897, 701-680-8650 or 304-282-4969, respectively.

Sunday, July 18

NWC Parade of the Northwest: The Northwest Water Carnival concludes with the Parade of the Northwest through downtown Detroit Lakes at 1 p.m., followed by a free water ski show on the City Beach. Visit dljaycees.com/water-carnival-3 for details.

Tuesday, July 20

Library Book Club: Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library's main meeting room at 3 p.m. for a discussion of "The Marriage Clock" by Zara Raheem. In a mission for love, Leila is speed dating her way to find love as well as trying to fulfill her parent's expectations. All are welcome to attend — even if you haven't read the book. Next month's selection is "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Richardson. If you have any questions, please email the library at detroit@larl.org.

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 Tim Eggebraaten, 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 21

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 "Give a Hoot for Owls," 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.

Virtual Storytime: Virtual storytime at the Detroit Lakes Public Library’s Facebook page gets underway at 10:30 a.m. If you enter early, just refresh the page until the storytime begins.

Thursday, July 22

Outdoor Reading Lounge: Spend your afternoon on the Detroit Lakes Public Library’s front lawn — reading, playing, or making nature wands to take home with you. Session starts at 2 p.m.; the library is located at 1000 Washington Ave.

Live at the Lodge: Come to the Lodge on Lake Detroit and listen to the live music of Eric Martens Guitar Duo from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a beverage and the beautiful views of the lake!

Thursday Trucks & Tunes: The Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club is sponsoring an 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 Moody River Band will be performing. Admission is free, though the cost of food may vary from truck to truck. Rotary raffle tickets will also be on sale for $10 each.

Friday, July 23

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.

Saturday, July 24

Shipman Memorial Car Show: The 12th Annual Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 305 North Lake Street in Frazee. Open to all makes, models, years and kinds of vehicles including ATVs, bicycles, etc. This show is held annually in memory of Tyler, who passed away Feb. 14, 2010, at age 18, from synovial sarcoma. His 1986 Pontiac Fiero GT was lovingly restored for him prior to his death by a group of complete strangers led by a soldier in Iraq. This show is a way for the Shipman family to give back to the community, friends, family and others in need. For more information visit tylershipmanmemorialcarshow.com.

Sunday, July 25

Art in the Park: The Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce will host Art in the Park 2021 at the Detroit Lakes City Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 100 booths are set up under the shady trees in the park, where you'll find treasures of all sorts — from jewelry and pottery to furniture and fabric goods as well as a variety of food vendors. Free admission. For more info call the Chamber at 218-847-9202.

Miscellaneous

Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes' 85th Annual Northwest Water Carnival 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.

NWC Bash on the Beach: The Northwest Water Carnival will sponsor two nights of music on the City Beach, Friday and Saturday, July 16-17. Friday's show features Slamabama and Terri Clark, while Saturday's show includes Troubadour and Clay Walker. Gates open at 6 p.m. on both nights. Visit dljaycees.com/water-carnival-3 for ticket information.

Story Stroll: The Lake Agassiz Regional Library LINK Site at 305 Lake St. North in Frazee is hosting an outdoor reading experience called Story Stroll through Friday, July 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.

Frazee Turkey Days: The Frazee community will host its 67th Annual Turkey Days, July 22-25. Events include the Lakes Area Gobblers Dinner, Turkey Trot 5K, Turkey Bowling, Turkey Bingo and Turkey Drop as well as the Miss Frazee Pageant, Shipman Memorial Car Show and more. A full schedule is available at the Frazee Community Club's Facebook page.

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.