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Calendar: Street Faire begins Saturday in Detroit Lakes

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Wednesday, May 28

North Country Trail

The Laurentian Lakes Chapter meets Wednesdays at 9 a.m. for building the North Country National Scenic Trail. Volunteers are working between Clearwater Co. 39 and State Hwy. 113, clearing brush and windfalls in preparation for tread way construction in May. Anyone interested in working should contact Ray Vlasak at 218-573-3243 or highpines@arvig.net for more info.

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Miss Northwest info

An informational session for candidates interested in participating in the July 11 Miss Northwest Pageant is at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Historic Holmes Theatre. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Cindy Moore at 218-334-2321.

Tamarac volunteers

Are you interested in making a difference and spending some time at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge? Volunteer orientation day is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information and to register, contact volunteer coordinator Janice Bengtson at 218-847-2641 ext. 16.

Thursday, May 29

Viking Bookmobile

The Viking Library System 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.

TeacHaiti meeting

You are invited to continue to make a difference in Haiti for the 2008-09 school year. A TeacHaiti annual meeting is from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center Ballroom. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for two. Evening will include appetizers from Speak Easy, an update from Miquette Deni and a silent auction with original handcrafted items from Haiti. Tickets available at American National Bank, DL, at 218-847-1383 or from a board member.

Saturday, May 31

Street Faire at the Lakes

The eighth annual Street Faire at the Lakes begins in downtown Detroit Lakes, with a variety of new entertainment and artists in addition to returning local favorites. Today's entertainment lineup includes Bettina Villamil at 10 a.m.; Crashing Down at noon; the Fat Cats at 2 p.m.; Lehto & Wright (Celtic music) at 4 p.m.; stringman Paul Imholte, all day long; and Fuse will be the featured performer at the Eagles' street dance, which begins at 8 p.m. Kids' entertainment will take place throughout the weekend, with the Wonder Weavers (storytelling and arts and crafts) and Barrel Train Rides. And be sure to check out some of the unique artists that flock to the Faire, and graze through the options in the food court.

Sunday, June 1

Street Faire at the Lakes

The eighth annual Street Faire at the Lakes concludes in downtown Detroit Lakes, with a variety of new entertainment and artists in addition to returning local favorites. Today's entertainment lineup includes Patchouli performing at 11:30 a.m. and jazz guitarist Andy Schneider at 2 p.m. Magician Nick Bretz will be around all day Sunday as well. Kids' entertainment will take place throughout the day, with the Wonder Weavers (storytelling and arts and crafts) and Barrel Train Rides. And be sure to check out some of the unique artists that flock to the Faire, and graze through the options in the food court.

Miss Minnesota send-off

A send-off party for Miss Frazee Katie Dretsch, Miss Northwest Mackenzie Ross and Miss Teen Minnesota contestant Alyssa Mayfield begins at 4 p.m. in the Frazee Community Center. Katie and Mackenzie will be competing in the Miss Minnesota Pageant and Alyssa will be competing in the Miss Teen Minnesota Pageant in June.

Itasca open house

Itasca State Park will have an open house in honor of the Minnesota Sesquicentennial, featuring a "Picnic in the Park" with live music throughout the day, a log-sawing contest, bison chip chucking contest, loon calling contest, pow wow dancers, Taste of Minnesota food samples and family fun activities including a variety of games. There will be free park admission throughout the open house, which runs from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 3

Tuesdays in the Park

The Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series returns to the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell with an appearance by the Lakes Area Community Concert Band. There will be free, live music starting at 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved from the bandshell to the DL Pavilion. For more information about the concert series, contact the Historic Holmes Theatre Box Office at 218-844-SHOW (7469).

Wednesday, June 5

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.

Thursday, June 6

REACH variety show

The annual REACH variety show is at 7 p.m. in the Hawley High School auditorium. If interested in participating, contact John Elton at 218-937-5797 or REACH at 1-877-977-3224.

Woods & Wheels

The Woods-N-Wheels ATV Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes American Legion. All ATV enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.

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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 vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.

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