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Winter Celebrations

Enjoy a day of skiing and/or snowshoeing at the Bob & Ingrid Sonnenberg farm north of New York Mills on Saturday, Feb. 7, starting at 11 a.m. This outing is sponsored by the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, in advance of a 7:30 p.m. bluegrass concert at the center featuring Minnesota bluegrass band Brian Wicklund & His Fiddle Pals.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Basic Internet skills

Come into Detroit Lakes Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and learn how to surf the World Wide Web. During the session, participants will learn how to access Web sites and navigate a Web page as well as search for and evaluate information found on the Internet. Basic mouse and computer skills are required to get the most out of this class. Class size is limited to six, call the Library at 847-2168 to reserve your spot.

Friday, February 6

Speaker Series

Come hear the story of Mark Fritz, a local business owner who grew an entrepreneurial idea into a business known as Lakeshirts, starting at 10 a.m. in Room C101 (conference center) at Minnesota State Community & Technical College (MSCTC) in Detroit Lakes.

The Business & Entrepreneurial Services department at MSCTC is hosting its sixth Speaker Series presentation, this Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. in Room C101 (conference center). There is no cost to attend and no registration required, though if you plan to attend the luncheon after the presentation, please RSVP to Patty Heath Gordon, Business & Entrepreneurial Services (BES), at 218-846-3804 or

Saturday, February 7


Instructors from Pens & Needles Lakeside, Scrappin' Memories and Ben Franklin host a 14-hour scrap-a-thon from 9 .m. to 11 p.m. in the Lincoln Education Center gym. Fee is $30 and includes accessories, coupons and an evening meal. To sign up, call 701-361-8319.

Midnight Riders Run

The annual event begins in Lake Park with awards at 10 a.m., followed by the start of the snowmobile run at 10:30 a.m. There will also be breakfast served in Lake Park Lutheran Church starting at 10:30 a.m. New and old (25 years or more) sleds are welcome. Call Bud at 218-532-7255 or Tom at 218-532-7734 for more information.

Snowshoe hike

Hikers will gather at the south entrance of Itasca State Park on Highway 71 at 1 p.m. and hike west on the North Country National Scenic Trail for a round trip of about two miles. Hikers should dress in layers appropriate for the weather and carry water and trail snacks. State park stickers are required on vehicles parked at the south Entrance and can be purchased at the Jacob Brower Center, located at the east entrance to the park.

DLCCC Marketplace

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Historic Holmes Theatre will host a Winter Marketplace featuring booths by area crafters and home-based businesses. Admission is free. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) or visit the theater box office at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, for more information.

'Musical Hors D'Oeuvres'

Indulge your senses with a delicious evening of "Musical Hors D'Oeuvres," featuring musicians from the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra. The musical program, "From Debussy to Disco - Dancing through the 20th Century," will feature a string quartet, harp and string bass, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre. There will be an hors d'oeuvres pre-party in the Holmes Ballroom starting at 6 p.m. Tickets for the show only are $22 for adults, $11 for students; you can add an appetizer sampler platter at the pre-party for just $3. Sampler platters can be purchased separately at $8 in advance or $9 at the door. Individual appetizers will also be available for purchase, and there will be a cash bar. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) to purchase, or visit

NYM winter celebration

Enjoy a fun winter outing at Bob and Ingrid Sonnenberg's farm just north of New York Mills (visit for directions). After gathering in the parking area, guests will ski or snowshoe to a warm cabin in the woods (you must supply your own equipment). Groups will depart from the parking area at 11 and 11:15 a.m. After a simple lunch, Bob Sonnenberg will give a talk on his sustainable tree farming operation at 1:30 p.m. and then lead a skiing and snowshoeing tour of his farm at 2:30 p.m. The group will arrive back at the parking area at 3:30 p.m. The farm will once again be open for a moonlit skiing trek starting at 10 p.m. (after a concert at the cultural center; see below).

Fiddle Pals

The band "Brian Wicklund and His Fiddle Pals" will play old time and bluegrass music at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center starting at 7:30 p.m. This is a special Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association concert sponsored by Whistle Stop Bed and Breakfast. Tickets for adults are $9 in advance or $12 on the night of the concert; $8 for teens; or free to kids 12 and under. Call 218-385-3339 for more information, or visit

Sunday, February 8

Movie Marathon

Come to the Historic Holmes Theatre's Holmes Ballroom for an Audrey Hepburn Movie Marathon, including trivia, prizes and more, starting at 1 p.m. Pull up a lawn chair in our ballroom (or bring your own) and relive the glamour, elegance and mystery of old Hollywood. Movies will include "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Roman Holiday" and "Funny Face" (in that order). Admission is free; concessions are available. For more information call 218-844-SHOW (7469) or visit

Polar Fest Pageant

The crowning of the 2009 Miss Polar Fest and Miss Teen Polar Fest will be the culmination of the annual Polar Fest Pageant, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information, or visit the Chamber of Commerce website for a complete Polar Fest calendar of events.

Candlelight skiing

Dunton Locks County Park south of Detroit Lakes will be the setting of a Polar Fest Candlelight Skiing event, set to take place from 7-9 p.m. There will be a 2k skiing loop lit by 400 candles -- and hopefully, the moon as well.

Tuesday, February 10


The show that revolutionized modern musical theater, "Cats," is coming to the Gate City Bank Theatre at the Fargodome for one performance only at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, ranging from $30 to $50, are on sale at the Fargodome Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Macy's, Discontent, Cash Wise and NDSU Memorial Union online at or by phone 701-235-7171. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more by calling 701-298-2630. Future shows in the Broadway in Fargo series include "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles" on Tuesday, March 10; and "Footloose" on Wednesday, April 29.


The Weekly Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Becker County Record. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Entertainment Calendar") may be sent by fax, 218-847-9409, by mail to Detroit Lakes Newspapers, 511 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 826, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502, or by e-mail to Vicki Gerdes at