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 or

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, September 15

Library Crocheting Group: Calling all crocheters! People of all experience levels are welcome to bring new and ongoing projects to this craft group, which meets at the Detroit Lakes Public Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Share experience, inspiration and the love of crocheting. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

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United Methodist Meatball Supper: The Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church will host a meatball supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with to-go meals only. Cost is $10 per person, for a meal including two meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy as well as green beans , coleslaw, a roll and dessert. The church is located at the corner of Corbett Road and Pembina Trail in Detroit Lakes.

Thursday, September 16

Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce 100-Year Celebration: The 100th anniversary of the founding of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce will be celebrated with an anniversary party from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meadows on Lind, 11463 U.S. Highway 59 South, Detroit Lakes (eight miles south of town). Tickets are $25 per person. There will be live music and door prizes. Contact Chamber President Carrie Johnston at 218-847-9202 for more information, or send her an email at

Shapiro & Smith Dance: The internationally renowned dance troupe, Shapiro & Smith Dance, performs at 7:30 p.m. in Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre (806 Summit Ave.).Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for students; reserve your seat at or call 218-844-7469.

Friday, September 17

Family Pajama Storytime: Get your jammies on and grab your favorite stuffed animal for the Detroit Lakes Public Library's special Family Pajama Storytime at 6 p.m. There will be a special animal themed Storytime and activities before the stuffed animals have their very own library sleepover! Kids and parents can pick up their stuffed animal friends on Saturday.

Square Dancing: There will be a Country Twirlers Square Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Caller is Phil Miller. for more information, contact club president Duane Olson at 218-532-7891 or 849-9317 (cell), or send an email to

Noon Rotary Golf Scramble: The Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club will host a golf scramble at the Detroit Country Club from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Shotgun start; prizes to be given for longest drive, closest to the pin, and lowest team net score, first through third place. Individual registration is $100 per golfer, and includes golf, cart, box lunch and a complimentary gift. There will also be door prizes and on-course games. For more information contact Katie Lundmark at 218-849-5888 or

Saturday, September 18

Lakes Area Coffee Crawl: Five local coffee shops are gathering together to host the inaugural Lakes Area Coffee Crawl from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop in at La Barista and Mi Cartegena Cafe in Detroit Lakes, Gathering Grounds in Perham, Mysie's Nutrition in Lake Park and Fill Thy Cup in Hawley to enjoy a complimentary cup of freshly brewed java in a variety of fall flavors. Tickets are $14.50 each and include a commemorative mug and passport/map of crawl locations; those who have their passport stamped by stopping at all five sites for their complimentary drink are eligible for a grand prize drawing. Register at

ATV Certification Class: The Woods & Wheels ATV Club is hosting an ATV certification class for riders age 12 and up, starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. in the basement of the Detroit Lakes VFW Club, 500 N. Washington Ave. Class is free of charge, but participants must complete online testing to participate, and must also participate in the driving skills portion of the class, which will take place in the field at the back of the Oak Hills addition at the junction of Highways 34 and 59. Driving skills instruction will begin approximately 15 minutes after the classroom session has ended. Pre-registration is required; contact Gary Thompson at 218-847-4868 for details.

Leather & Leaves Motorcycle Ride: The Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center will host its annual Leather & Leaves Motorcycle Ride through the lakes area, departing from the Center's parking lot at 11 a.m. There will be a rider meeting at 10:45 a.m. to review guidelines for the trip. Cost is $25 for drivers and $15 for passengers; register online at or call 218-844-4221.

DLHS Class of 1971 Reunion: Detroit Lakes High Schools' Class of 1971 will host their 50-year reunion at Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes beginning at 4 p.m. Former teachers are also welcome to attend. There will be a cash bar, and guests can also order food off the menu.

Tuesday, September 21

Old-Time Variety Dance: Marie & Joe will provide the music for an Old-Time Variety Dance, set to take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Frazee Event Center in Frazee. Admission is $5 per person.

Wednesday, September 22

Interview Techniques & Skills Class: Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 11 a.m. to discover the purpose of an interview and learn the secrets to successful job interviewing. Practice interviewing skills and learn how to shine in unusual situations. Call 218-847-2168 for more information, or to sign up.

Women's EDGE-Kelly Radi: Author, trainer and inspirational speaker Kelly Radi will be the guest speaker at the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Women's EDGE presentation, which takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Meadows on Lind, 11463 U.S. Highway 59 South, Detroit Lakes (eight miles south of town). Contact the Chamber at 218-847-9202 for ticket information, or send an email to

Thursday, September 23

Library Quilters Group: Here is your chance to quilt and help out your community! Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 6:30 p.m. and join other quilting enthusiasts in making a difference. Block kits will be supplied, you just need your sewing machine. All finished quilts will be donated to the Lakes Crisis Center. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Detroit Lakes Class of 1951 Reunion: The Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1951 will meet for their 70th Class Reunion at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. Spouses, caregivers and friends are welcome. Responses to Pru at 218-969-0369 would be appreciated but not necessary to attend.


Furry Tails & Hay Bales: The Humane Society of the Lakes is hosting three days of fundraising events, Sept. 17-19, starting with a "Tasters & Treats" event at Seven Sisters Spirits on Friday, Sept. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. Samples for humans and their pups will be available, along with a free gift to take home. Dogs must be kept leashed throughout the event. Seven Sisters is located at 25275 South Melissa Drive, Detroit Lakes. Then on Saturday, Sept. 18, HSL will host a pet vaccination clinic with the Detroit Lakes Animal Hospital staff from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HSL shelter, located on the right side of Highway 59 just north of Detroit Lakes. Each appointment will be 15-20 minutes long; call the shelter at 218-847-0511 during regular business hours to schedule a time. Lastly, on Sunday, Sept. 19, TJ's Bistro on Lake Eunice will host a finale fundraiser from 12 to 4 p.m., with a silent auction, live music, games of chance, kids activities and more. Pets are allowed on the patio so long as they're leashed.

Defensive Driving Class: An 8-hour, in-person Defensive Driving Course will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 21-22 from 5 to 9 p.m. each day at the ITOW (In Their Own Words) Veterans Museum, 805 W. Main, Perham. This class is for those that have never taken a Defensive Driving class and are 55 or older. This course allows you to receive a 10% reduction on your car insurance premium. The discount is good for 3 years. Cost is $25. To register please call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.

Shady Hollow Flea Market: Shady Hollow Flea Market will be open every Saturday in September, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Situated on 3.5 acres just five miles south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, the market features 25 permanent and up to 100 temporary vendors, including food, jewelry, fashion clothing, fine collectibles, old sporting equipment, tools, electronics, books, toys and funny t-shirts. Parking is free, and there is no admission fee. Visit for details.

Library Storytime: The Detroit Lakes Public Library will offer weekly storytime sessions this fall, every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join library staff for stories, flannel boards, finger plays, songs and more. This early literacy experience explores a different theme each week and is a great way to encourage young children to enjoy reading. The library is located at 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Baby Bounce: Songs, stories, and action poems for infants, toddlers and their caregivers are offered every Monday at the Detroit Lakes Public Library, starting at 10:30 a.m. Program runs about a half hour including playtime and chatting with other caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Take-and-Make Craft Kits: Children are invited to pick up a make-and-take craft kit at the Detroit Lakes Public Library front desk throughout September. Get the instructions and materials to make a spinner toy from scratch out of paper, cardboard, and string. Great for families to make together or kids to make on their own. Kits are offered free-of-charge while supplies last. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

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 open every Tuesday and Saturday through the end of October at Detroit Lakes’ Peoples Park (behind Zorbaz). Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit 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.