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.
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.
United Way Community Celebration: From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the United Way of Becker County will be hosting its annual Community Celebration at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion. There is no cost to attend the event, which will include vendor booths from all of the United Way's 32 partner programs as well as free food, beverages, face painting, blow-up and "rec to go" games, door prize giveaways and a display of local emergency services, a.k.a. "hero" vehicles. More than a dozen free bicycles will also be given away during the celebration. For more information, call the United Way at 218-847-0727 or visit the website at uwbcmn.org.
Vietnam-Era Music Tribute: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will host a 7:30 p.m. tribute concert, "What's Going On," featuring songs from the Vietnam War era, as presented by Minnesota's own Fabulous Armadillos. American music icons of the 1960s and '70s including Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, The Animals, Minnesota's own Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will all be highlighted, just to name a few. Cost is $32 for adults and $16 for students. Reserve your seats online at dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html or call the Holmes Box Office at 218-844-7469.
Friday, September 26
Easton Corbin Concert: Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino will host an 8 p.m. concert by country music star Easton Corbin. Tickets start at $26. Visit starcasino.com for more information, or to reserve tickets.
Saturday, September 25
Lakes Area Quilt Expo-Canceled: The quilt expo set for this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes has been canceled.
Friday, October 1
Zion Rummage Sale: Zion Lutheran Church, located at 1100 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes, will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DLHS Homecoming Parade: The Detroit Lakes High School 2021 Homecoming Parade begins at 2:15 p.m., proceeding from the high school on Roosevelt Avenue, west on Willow Street then north on Washington Avenue to the Washington Square Mall. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Sons of Norway presents Scott Wolter: The Sons of Norway, Vikingland Lodge 1-495 is hosting a special appearance by History Channel television host and Kensington Runestone expert Scott Wolter, starting at 2 p.m. in Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for students, with discounts for large groups available. To reserve your seat, call the Holmes Theatre Box Office at 218-844-7469 or visit the website at dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.
Saturday, October 2
Trinity Lutheran Winter Gear Giveaway: Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes will be giving away donated coats, hats, scarves and other winter gear from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 213 Roosevelt Ave. Face masks are recommended.
Veterans Benefit Crawfish Feed: There will be a crawfish country boil served from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Mainline Bar & Grill in Downer, Minn., with a flag presentation by the Fargo-Moorhead Honor Guard at 3 p.m. and live music from Shawn & Kyle of October Road starting at 3:30 p.m. Pumpkin painting for the kids, meat raffle and more. Meal cost is a free will donation, with proceeds to benefit area veterans programs. Sponsored by Veritas Crane.
Jeremy Messersmith Concert: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre opens its new Club 806 music series with a 7:30 p.m. concert by Minneapolis-based indie pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for students. To reserve your seat, call the Holmes Box Office at 218-844-7469 or visit the website at dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.
Sunday, October 3
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. All are welcome.
Lake Park Pumpkin Fest: The City of Lake Park will host its annual Pumpkin Fest celebration from Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 23-25. The festivities begin Thursday with a special "Carve and Cork" event at Lake Park Liquors, starting at 7 p.m. Bring your own gourd and carving tools or use the ones provided to create your entry into this year's Pumpkin Carving Contest, then stay to enjoy a buffet of pumpkin treats including Pumpkin Chili and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Other events set for the festival include a car show, corn maze, craft and vendor show, kids' games and more, all leading up to Saturday's parade at 2:30 p.m. Visit the festival's Facebook page for details.
Tamarac Fall Festival: Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in rural Rochert is hosting a two-day fall festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. This year’s event highlights art inspired by nature, including an art photography exhibit, photography tips, children’s art activity stations, nature journaling, nature scavenger hunt, self-guided hikes, children's book signing and more. The Friends of Tamarac Nature Store will be open, and be sure to check out the new art installation of Patrick Shannon, "Soar," located near the Discovery Center. Enjoy the fall color and stop by. Activities will take place at the Discovery Center and Visitor Center areas located at 35704 County Hwy. 26, Rochert. Call 218-847-2641 for more information.
Fall Art Leap: This “open studio art event,” featuring local and guest artists, will offer 21 sites and feature more than 80 artists at studios and other locations in Hubbard and Becker counties. It will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26, with participating studios open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Some sites may ask visitors to wear masks. Brochures are available at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, Park Rapids Area Library and other locations in Park Rapids, Menahga, Bemidji, Walker and Detroit Lakes as well as online at www.heartlandarts.org.
Heritage Festival: The Becker County Museum, City of Detroit Lakes, Jaycees, Boys & Girls Club and a host of area artisans will be hosting two days of culturally-inspired festivities, titled "I Am Becker County: A Celebration of Heritage," at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion. From 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, there will be craft demonstrations by area artisans — some of them interactive! — along with live music, food, fun and games, all tied to the city and county's joint sesquicentennial. At 7 p.m., there will be a gun raffle drawing, then Troubadour will take the Pavilion stage at 8 p.m. Finally, at 9 p.m. Saturday, the online auctions for two "150 Sails up in DL" sailboat sculptures will close. Bids can be placed anytime from now up until the bids close, at galabid.com/celebrateheritage. Sunday's festivities will run from 12 to 3 p.m., including music from the Cathy Erickson Polka Band along with pie and ice cream. Admission to all of these events is a free will donation. Visit the museum's Facebook page for more information.
Cornerstone for Kids: Kids from preschool age up through high school students can come to the Detroit Lakes First Baptist Church, 300 Central St. East, every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a chance to learn about your faith, understand God and develop a life lasting relationship with Him. There will also be an adult Bible study held at the same time. For more information call 218-847-4571 or send an email to DLFirstBaptistChurch@gmail.com.
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 shadyhollowfleamarket.com 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 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.