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, June 26
Matilda Jr. at Holmes Theatre: Detroit Lakes’ summer theater camp, a joint effort of the HIstoric Holmes Theatre and Detroit Lakes Community Education, will be presenting a 10 a.m. performance of the musical “Matilda Jr.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. To reserve your seats, or for more information, visit dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html or call 218-844-7469.
Tuesday, June 29
Intro to Pickleball: Learn to play the fun family game of Pickleball, starting at 11 a.m. on the Peoples Park pickleball courts. No charge; all equipment provided. Remember to wear good court shoes. To register, email [email protected]
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 Eric Reitan 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.
Thursday, July 1
Pickleball Step Up Skills: Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball will be hosting a Step Up Skills course at 11 a.m. on the Peoples Park pickleball courts, for players to improve their playing skills. Meet at Peoples Park Pickleball courts. To register, email [email protected]
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 Cropdusters will be presenting their Country Bluegrass Blowout. 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 2
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.
Sunday, July 4
Fireworks on the Beach: The Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce and area businesses are teaming up to present a spectacular fireworks show — bigger than ever in honor of the city’s 150th birthday — starting at dusk on Little Detroit Lake. Viewing is best from the City Beach, though there are a variety of spots from which to view the free show.
Boat Parade: The Lake Melissa/Sallie Association will present its annual boat parades at 10:30 a.m. Boats will meet at the Shoreham channel, then proceed counter-clockwise around both Melissa and Sallie until they have circumnavigated each lake. About 60 decorated watercraft of all kinds are expected to participate. All lake residents are encouraged to join in the fun and decorate themselves, their docks and properties in celebration of Independence Day. Prizes will be awarded in various decoration categories, including boats, properties and people. No registration is required; just join in the fun.
Tuesday, July 6
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 Jan Severson nder 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.
Audubon Summer Fest: The community of Audubon is holding its annual Summer Fest celebration this Friday through Sunday, June 25-27. Saturday events include the Raider Run 5K, car and tractor shows, parade, raffle, bingo and live music, while Sunday’s festivities will be focused on the Wolf Lake vs. Vergas baseball game at the field on Falcon Street.
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., 12×12 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.