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, November 25
5K Turkey Trot: Anytime Fitness in Detroit Lakes is hosting a 5K Turkey Trot from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Participants are asked to come a little early to sign a waiver; entry fee is a food donation to the Becker County Food Pantry. Route is the paved trail along Highway 10, from Anytime Fitness into town and back. Members, non-members, kids, dogs and family are all welcome. Coffee, muffins and door prizes provided by Modern Insurance Services (MIS).
Community Thanksgiving Feast: Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Feast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no cost for the meal; it is Holy Rosary's gift to the community, though donations are gratefully accepted to help defer costs. Meal includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and all the trimmings, along with pie for dessert. Delivery, takeout and in-person meal options are all available this year. Volunteer opportunities also exist for those who wish to get involved. All local residents are welcome. Please call the parish office at 218-847-1393 for more information, or to reserve your meal.
Library Closed: All Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branches and LINK sites will close at or before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving. LARL’s branch libraries are located in Detroit Lakes, Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crookston, Fertile, Fosston, Hawley, Mahnomen, McIntosh and Moorhead. LARL’s LINK sites are found in Cormorant, Frazee, Lake Park, Gonvick, Halstad, Hendrum, Rothsay, Twin Valley and Ulen. More information is available at www.larl.org.
Saturday, November 27
Thanks-groovin' with Hardwood Groove: Live music returns to Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes with a Thanks-groovin' performance by DL's own Hardwood Groove starting at 9 p.m. Open to the public.
Monday, November 29
Be Smart on the Internet: Detroit Lakes' Breakfast and Noon Rotary clubs are teaming up to host an entertaining, informational and educational seminar on Cyber Safety and Digital Citizenship from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the new Detroit Lakes High School Commons. This seminar will be led by local resident Kent Mollberg, who holds a master’s degree in information technology and has created this seminar after witnessing firsthand some of the internet dangers that students confront on a daily basis. Learn about modern technology and what everyone can do to help our children, and ourselves, safely navigate the Internet. This session is intended for audiences from grade 6 to adult, and it is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, December 1
Advent Mini-Concert at First Lutheran: Detroit Lakes' First Lutheran Church will be offering a full season of Advent Mini-Concerts, starting with a 12:05 p.m. performance from local favorite Tim Eggebraaten. Free and open to the public; concert can also be streamed online at www.firstlutheranchurch.com.
Thursday, December 2
Virtual Author Salon: Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) will host a virtual author salon at 7 p.m., featuring acclaimed Minnesota author Sarah Stonich, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of true-crime-inspired mystery novels, Jess Lourey. The two authors will appear virtually, offering a barstool perspective as to what writers really talk about when they talk about writing. An interactive event, Sarah and Jess invite questions about the writing life; inspiration, publishing during a pandemic, etc. There is no cost to participate in this virtual event, which can be accessed at larl.org/offthepage. A recording of the event will be available until Jan. 2, 2022. For more information on this and other LARL events and services, contact the Lake Agassiz Regional Library office at 218-233-3757 or visit them online at www.larl.org.
Big Band Christmas: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will kick off its 2021 holiday season with a 7:30 p.m. concert by the Kicks Band of Fargo-Moorhead. Do not miss this eclectic Holiday mix of hard swinging classic, contemporary, and local original arrangements, all with an entertaining and educational twist. There is even a rumor that Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite” will make an appearance. Big band jazz, there is nothing like it! Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students.Call 218-844-7469 or visit dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html to reserve your seats.
Festival of Trees Tour: The Lakes Crisis & Resource Center's 5th annual Festival of Trees fundraiser will be presented this year as a tour of lakes area businesses. Sixteen trees and adornments will be displayed in storefronts and businesses throughout the community, Nov. 15-30, with online auction bidding available via the LCRC Facebook page at facebook.com/lakescrisis. Stamp cards will also be provided to encourage visits to each location.
Lake Park Parade of Trees: The community of Lake Park will host its annual Parade of Trees on Nov. 25-28 at the Lake Park American Legion. Trees will be available for viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26-27; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Admission is a free will donation, with proceeds to benefit future Lake Park beautification projects.
Eagles' Hat, Sock & Mitten Drive: Eagles Aerie 2342 of Detroit Lakes is sponsoring a hat, sock and mitten drive this month, to help those in need. Donations will be accepted at the Eagles Club, 112 Holmes St. West, Detroit Lakes, through Wednesday, Dec. 1. The club is open from 4 to 10 p.m. daily.
Young LIfe Christmas Tree Sales: Lakes Area Young Life will be selling Christmas trees every Friday through Sunday, on four successive weekends — Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-5, Dec. 10-12 and Dec. 17-19. The location is the same as last year, in the parking lot of West Lake Laundry, 802 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Nov. 26-28, and every weekend thereafter, while supplies last, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Due to the tree shortage, sales are expected to go quickly, so make sure to get your order in early.
Kids' Acting Club: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre is hosting a weekly Acting Club for kids in grades 1-12, every Tuesday and Saturday from Nov. 16 to Dec. 18. Actress Lorraine Bahr will be the club's acting instructor and facilitator. There will be two groups, for grades 1-5 and grades 6-12. Cost is $140; pre-registration is required, and COVID protocols will be followed. To sign up, call the Holmes Box Office at 218-844-7469 or visit the website at dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.
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.
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.
GED/Adult Diploma Class: If finishing high school is still on your to do list, it is never too late! Lakes Area Adult Education is open and ready to help you meet your goals. Orientation sessions for GED or Adult Diploma classes are held twice a month, so call 218-844-5760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Driver's License Exam Preparation: Lakes Area Adult Education is offering a new driver's license preparation class. This class is designed to help unlicensed adult drivers become familiar with vocabulary, signs, and rules of the road so they can successfully pass the written portion of the Minnesota Driver's License Exam. The class will be offered virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 18. Each session takes place from 5:15-6:45 p.m. Call 218-844-5760 or email email@example.com for more information.
English Language Instruction: Lakes Area Adult Education is offering free English language instruction for adults, every Monday through Thursday. The schedule is flexible and individualized. Call 218-844-5760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.