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Calendar: Riders in the Sky coming to DL March 29

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Detroit Lakes, 56501
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Wednesday, March 19

Square dance

There will be a Larry's Plus Square Dance at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall. Caller is Larry Johansen.

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Thursday, March 20

Kids' Day Out

The Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center is hosting another Kid's Day Out event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids' Day Out is a great way for children to spend vacation days. The day's theme is "Easter." There will be themed projects, fun games, pool and gym time. Participants can be dropped off around 8 a.m. and picked up at 5 p.m. Lunch and snack are provided. The cost is $15 for Premier Plus members, $17 for Premier and $20 for non-members. Call the DLCCC at 844-4221 for more information.

Viking Bookmobile

The Viking Bookmobile is at Dent School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Dent Bank from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Richville Post Office from 11:45 a.m. to noon, and Vergas Municipal Building from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, March 21

Irish fund-raiser

The Humane Society of the Lakes hosts a fund-raiser starting at 8 p.m. in Detroit Lakes' Speak Easy restaurant. The St. Patrick's Day-themed event will feature Irish music by Poitin, a silent auction, food and fun. Tickets are $10 at the Shelter, Solutions LLC (inside the Washington Square Mall), Bliss-A Bath & Body Shoppe and at the door.

Saturday, March 22

Refuge activities

The Refuge, Detroit Lakes, hosts free dinner every Saturday night at 5:30 p.m., followed by a guest speaker and music at 7. This week, enjoy a Seder dinner. For more info, call 847-1982.

DL Library Club

The Detroit Lakes Library Club meets at 2 p.m. in the Public Library. Rev. Ann Newgard Larson will present "Quilting -- Cheaper Than Therapy." The "Something Special" quartet -- Judy Maxwell, Esther Bromander, Norma Jean Grotnes and Joan Ketter -- will entertain with musical selections. Dorothy Poffenberger and Nora Johnson are hostesses.

Rainforest protection

Erika Johnson, director of Natural Innovations, did an 8-minute documentary in Belize for National Geographic's "Wild Chronicles" program, on forest rangers in Belize protecting the rainforest from illegal loggers, looters, etc. It airs tonight on PBS Channel 2, from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 24

Lake Park Garden Club

Lake Park Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Lake Park City Center. Garden Talk is Arlene Ballard, program is How to Care for Easter Plants by Connie Kossick, business is committees named for District 11 Horticulture Show in August, to be held at the Lake Park American Legion, and lunch is by Arlene Ballard.

Kids' Day Out

The Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center is hosting another Kid's Day Out event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids' Day Out is a great way for children to spend vacation days. The day's theme is "Olympics." There will be themed projects, fun games, pool and gym time. Participants can be dropped off around 8 a.m. and picked up at 5 p.m. Lunch and snack are provided. The cost is $15 for Premier Plus members, $17 for Premier and $20 for non-members. Call the DLCCC at 844-4221 for more information.

Friday, March 28

Tradition of Storytelling

Frazee Area Arts Association presents Sharing the tradition of Storytelling, a concert of stories for adults, at 7 p.m. in the Frazee Events Center. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

DLCCC Teen Night

Youth ages 12-17 are invited to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center from 7-10 p.m. for a fun and safe Friday evening. Teen Night at the DLCCC will feature swimming, gym games as well as the center's new Nintendo Wii. The cost is $3 for non-members and free for members of the DLCCC. Call 844-4221 for more information.

The Osmonds

The Osmonds will appear at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Events Center at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino. Call 800-313-7469 for tickets, or stop in at the casino.

Saturday, March 29

Riders in the Sky

One of the most celebrated and beloved country-western acts of all time is making a stop in Detroit Lakes. The Grammy award-winning group, Riders In The Sky, will perform at the Historic Holmes Theatre, Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for students and can be purchase at the Holmes Theatre Box Office, dlccc.org or by calling 218-844-SHOW.

Robert Robinson

The Top Hat Theatre Performing Arts Series at Ulen-Hitterdal School will present "The Pavarotti of Gospel," Minnesota native Robert Robinson, in concert at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Barry J. Houglum Auditorium, Ulen-Hitterdal School. Tickets are available at the school, $15 for adults and $10 for students of all ages. For more information, call Therese Vogel at the Ulen-Hitterdal School, 218-596-8853.

Gordon Lightfoot

The Canadian legend and national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot, will perform his greatest hits like "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown," and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center. Tickets are $29 and $36. To purchase, visit the Grand Casino Mille Lacs or Grand Casino Hinckley box offices, call Ticketmaster at 651-989-5151, contact any Ticketmaster outlet, or visit the Web site, www.grandcasinomn.com.

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The Weekly Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Becker County Record. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Enter-tainment 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 vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.

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