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Monday, Dec. 31


• New Year's Eve on Ice: Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. All-day celebration includes ice sculptures, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating and a snowman-building contest from 2 to 3 p.m., weather permitting. In the evening, there will be an appearance by "Caleb the Human Torch" as well as a formal, catered 4-course dinner to benefit the DL Kiwanis, starting at 7 p.m., and live music from Face for Radio starting at 9 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $75. Info: 218-847-2121.

• New Year's Eve Family Bash: 6 to 9 p.m., Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Food, games and family-friendly fun, culminating in a balloon drop at 8:45 p.m. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Info: 218-844-4221.

• New Year's Eve Dance: 8 p.m. to 12 midnight, Rockin' Horse Café, Richville. Hosted by the Old Timers Dance group; no cover charge. Take Highway 78 south of Perham to County Highway 14 west, just over the railroad tracks.

• New Year's Eve Square Dance: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Park Rapids Airport. The caller will be Roger Lueth, and Donna Stone will cue round dancing between tips. All square dancers are invited. Hosted by the Friendly Squares, there will be dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. to midnight, with a potluck supper served from 10 to 11 p.m.

• New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance: 5:30 p.m., Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave. N., Fargo. Salmon or prime rib dinner served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $19.50; dance to the Brian Breitbarth Trio, 8 p.m. to midnight. Info: 701-232-9222.

• West Fargo Shakers New Year's Eve: 7 p.m., Speedway Event Center, 680 Main Ave. W., West Fargo. Fundraiser for Fargo's Emergency Food Pantry features music by Skyline at 9 p.m., appetizers and raffles throughout the night. Admission $15. Info: 701-281-2388.

• Red River Singles New Year's Eve Dance: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. Music by Sideline; admission $5 for members, $9 for nonmembers. Info: 701-233-8141.

• New Year's Eve Bash with 24-Seven: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-0100.

• New Year's Eve DJ Dance Party: 10 p.m., Dempsey's, 226 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-5913.


• Kathie Brekke & the 42nd Street Jazz Band: 7 p.m., Basie's at the Ramada, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. No cover charge.

• 32 Below: 8:30 p.m., Crystal Ballroom, Ramada Plaza & Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. Final show with singer-guitarist Matt Aakre; admission $10. Info: 701-277-9000.

• Pretty Boy Thorson & the Falling Angels: 9 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway (upstairs), Fargo. With rock and punk bands F Detector, What Kingswood Needs and The Babysitters. Free show with free champagne toast and noisemakers at midnight. Info: 701-235-5913.

• 7 PM: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Hooligan's, 3330 Sheyenne St. S., West Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-373-0770.

• Wicked Antix: 9 p.m., Speck's Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-0202.

• Double Forte: 9 p.m., Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-8356.

• Heavy is the Head: 9 p.m., Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway, Fargo. Roots and reggae music. Admission $5. Info: 701-478-6969.

• Carmen the Cactus: 9:30 p.m., Spirits Lounge, Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-282-2700.

• Helena Handbasket: 9:30 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. See today's (Sunday) listing for details.

• Moody River Band: 10 p.m., Sidestreet Grille & Pub, 301 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Roots rock music. Info: 701-271-0092.


• Jim Wiggins: 8 p.m., Wadena VFW Post 3922, 213 1st St. SE, Wadena. Comedian billed as "The Last Hippie in America" performs. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Info: 218-632-6951.

Tuesday, Jan. 1


• Square Dancing: 6:30 p.m., Cash Wise Community Room, 1401 33rd St. S., Fargo. Hosted by Roger's Plus; Roger McNeil, caller. Dine and dance at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 2


• Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. A 30-minute cha-cha lesson followed by open dancing, practice and pizza, all included with admission price of $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers; all ages welcome. Hosted by Northern Lights Ballroom. Info: 701-293-8306.

• Western Wednesday: 7:30 to 10 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. Social dance class featuring the Texas two-step and swing; beginners welcome, no partner needed. Admission $5.