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 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.

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Rodewald Anniversary Celebration: Come help longtime Detroit Lakes residents Wallace and Charlotte Rodewald celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 24 at American Legion Post 15 in Detroit Lakes. There will be food, dance and music by Dain's Dutchmen of New Ulm, Minn., from 2 to 5 p.m. All are welcome.

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.

Monday, July 26

Detroit Lakes 150th Anniversary Band Concert: Come to the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell at 7 p.m. for a free concert celebrating Detroit Lakes' 150th anniversary, performed by the Lakes Area Community Concert Band. All are welcome.

Tuesday, July 27

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 Generation Gap, 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 28

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 "Woody Woodpeckers," 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.

Detroit Lakes Police Department Open House: Come check out the Detroit Lakes Police Department's new home at 807 Summit Ave. (across the street from the Historic Holmes Theatre) between 4-7 p.m. Ribbon cutting is at 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Thursday, July 29

Detroit Lakes Sesquicentennial Birthday Bash: The City of Detroit Lakes celebrates its 150th birthday by re-dedicating the sailboat sculpture at Detroit Lakes City Park with a 4:30 p.m. ceremony including a ribbon cutting, Ojibwe blessing and song, time capsule burial and more. There will also be a free magic show by Nick Bretz at 4 p.m., community ice cream social at 5 p.m., face painting from 4 to 6 p.m. and a "Hoot & Toot" showcase of the city's vehicle fleet from 4 to 7 p.m. There will also be a "150 Sails Up" sailboat auction and release of the Becker County Museum's latest history book, "Becker County Minnesota in the 20th Century." All activities take place in the City Park.

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, Tim Eggebraten & Friends 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 30

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.

Intrepid Adventure Film Festival: Detroit Lakes' first-ever local film festival takes place from 3 to 11 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Pavilion. There will be live music from October Road, food, bar service, and of course, screenings of short, adventure-themed films from all over the world. In between films, there will be panel discussions with world renowned filmmakers and adventurers. General admission is $10 for kids age 11 and under, $20 for adults; VIP admission is $45, and includes a gift bag and complimentary drinks. Visit dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html for details.

Saturday, July 31

Becker County Fair Tractor Parade: The 12th Annual Becker County Fair Tractor Parade gets underway at 10:30 a.m., proceeding from Adkins Equipment on Richwood Road, south to Roosevelt Avenue, then west on Willow Street and south on Rossman Avenue to the county fairgrounds, with the last tractor usually arriving around noon. The tractors will then be on display at the fairgrounds until approximately 2 p.m. Vern Hanson and his Case IH tractor will be leading off the parade this year; the 2021 event is being dedicated in honor of the late Norman Danielson and Jeff Letourneau.

Sunday, August 1

Pancake breakfast: The Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a pancake, French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for kids age 4-12, free for kids age 3 and under, and $18 family rate (for families in the same household with kids who are still in grades K-12).

Tuesday, August 3

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 Ulen Centennial Band, 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, August 4

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 "Insect Adventures," 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.

Miscellaneous

Becker County Fair: The 2021 Becker County Fair opens Wednesday, July 28 and continues through Saturday, July 31. Livestock shows, 4-H competitive displays, demolition derbies, a carnival midway, tractor parade, food court and much more await visitors. Go to beckercountyfair.com for all the details.

Frazee Turkey Days: The Frazee community is hosting its 67th Annual Turkey Days through Sunday, July 25. Events on Sunday include a parade at 2 p.m. and a demolition derby at 3:30 p.m. 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.