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This Week in Entertainment

Sunday, Aug. 5


• A Taste of Dorset: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., downtown Dorset (five miles east of Park Rapids). Food, entertainment, games and socializing in a town square-like atmosphere. Info: 218-732-7624.


• Bruce Neumann & Tiki D: 2 to 6 p.m., Lakeside Tavern, Detroit Lakes. Music with Gulf Cast Groove: vocals, guitar, bass drum, ukulele, etc. Info: 218-847-1891.


• "A Treasure of Trumpeters": 2 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Learn how Tamarac played a key role in the recovery of this nearly extinct bird.  Meet at the Balsam Lake Overlook on County Highway 26. Info: 218-847-2641.

Tuesday, July 7


• Purple Pan Steel Drum Band: 7 p.m., City Park Bandshell, 1320 Lincoln Ave., Detroit Lakes. Each free concert in the Tuesdays in the Park series this summer will be preceded by a Picnic in the Park at 6 p.m., with proceeds from the picnic to benefit the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Free will donations will be accepted for both the meal and concert. Info: 218-844-7469 or


• Smorgasbord & Hootenanny: 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., Fair Hills Resort, 24270 County Highway 20, Detroit Lakes. The 48th annual season of the resort's live entertainment show takes place every Tuesday through August; tickets $22 for adults, $16 for children age 4-12 and $6 for children age 1-4. Info: 218-847-7638.

Wednesday, Aug. 8


• Jasper's Theatre: 3 to 5:15 p.m., Jasper's Theatre, Highway 34 East, Park Rapids. Music, magic and comedy family show; call for ticket prices. Info: 218-237-4333.


• Wild Wednesday: 10 a.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the world of nature with your 3-7 year old child or grandchild. Info: 218-847-2641.

• Women's Wednesdays: 3 to 6 p.m., Forest Edge Gallery, 46461 295th Ave., Vergas. Live music, light refreshments, possible art demonstrations and a few surprises. Info: 218-342-2681.

• Cruise DL Night: 4 to 8 p.m., West Lake Drive (between Zorbaz and Lakeside Tavern), Detroit Lakes. Classic car show, live music, food and fun; call to register. Info: 218-847-9202.

Thursday, Aug. 9


• Summer Thursday Live at the Lodge: 5 to 8 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes. Featuring Ed Huttlin, piano and Russ Peterson, saxophone. Open to the public and hotel guests; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-8439.

• Monroe Crossing: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass Music," this group dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, gospel, and heartfelt originals. Tickets $16 for adults, $8 for students. Info: 218-844-7469 or