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Wednesday, August 6

Square dancing

There will be a Larry's Plus square dance at the Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. Caller is Larry Johansen.

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Thursday, August 7

Jasper's Theater

Come for music, magic and comedy at Jasper's Theater, Park Rapids. Starting today, there are shows every Thursday at 3 p.m. throughout July and August. There is a magic pre-show 15 minutes prior to each performance. For more information, call 218-237-4333 or visit www.jasperstheater.com.

Tamarac Refuge tour

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge offers a guided Refuge tour from 10 a.m. to noon. Join one of the volunteer guides for an informative and fun adventure on the refuge. Search for wildlife and learn about the natural and cultural history of Tamarac. Meet in the visitor's center.

Horticultural Society

The Minnesota Horticultural Society District 11 Horticultural Show is in the Lake Park American Legion, hosted by the Lake Park Garden Club. People entering exhibits are asked to use the west door from 8-11:30 a.m. The program is Rick Julian's "Growing Apples" at 1 p.m. in the Lake Park City Center, followed by a Silver Tea for those attending. The Horticultural Show will be open from 3-4 p.m., and the public is invited.

WE Fest

The 26th annual WE Fest country music festival gets underway today at Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch. Tonight's featured performers are Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Neal McCoy and 32 Below. The festival continues through Saturday. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling 1-800-493-3378 (the online ticket store has closed for 2008).

Friday, August 8

Wolf Lake Harvest Fest

The 25th Annual Wolf Lake Harvest Festival begins, with the Miss and Little Miss Wolf Lake Pageant at 7 p.m. at the Community Hall. Following the pageant will be a street dance from 8 p.m. until midnight featuring Rita from the Heart DJ. There will be a beer garden, and other off-sale liquors will be open.

Pine Point Powwow

The Pine Point Traditional Pow Wow begins, with a Rez Dog Show at noon and warm ups at 7 p.m.

WE Fest

The 26th annual WE Fest country music festival continues today at Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch. Tonight's featured performers are Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Leann Rimes, Little Big Town, Thunder Road and Jack Knife & the Sharps. The festival continues through Saturday. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling 1-800-493-3378 (the online ticket store has closed for 2008).

Saturday, August 9

Wolf Lake Harvest Fest

The 25th Annual Wolf Lake Harvest Festival continues, with A 5K walk/run begins at 9 a.m. at the Wolf Lake Café to get the heart pumping, and kids' games and "Bucket Brigade" start at 10 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church. The Lions Dinner will be over the lunch hour from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Community Hall, with a dessert social to follow, just before the Harvest Fest Parade begins at 2 p.m. This year's special event is the "Dash for Cash," which starts half an hour after the parade ends, in the mud pit. Participants will be blindfolded and try to catch a beach ball that has been released into the mud pit. The winner will receive $50 in cash. Afterwards, there will be an arm wrestling contest. Cap off Saturday night at the street dance from 8 p.m. until 12:30 a.m., featuring Meat Raffle.

Pine Point Powwow

The Pine Point Traditional Pow Wow continues, with a flag raising at 10 a.m., grand entry at 1 and 7 p.m. and a feast at 5 p.m.

WE Fest

The 26th annual WE Fest country music festival concludes today at Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch. Tonight's featured performers are Brad Paisley, Wynonna, Dierks Bentley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Andy Griggs & Rhett Akins. The festival continues through Saturday. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling 1-800-493-3378 (the online ticket store has closed for 2008).

Jasper's Theater

Come for music, magic and comedy at Jasper's Theater, Park Rapids. Starting today, there are shows every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through July and August. There is a magic pre-show 15 minutes prior to each performance. For more information, call 218-237-4333 or visit www.jasperstheater.com.

Sunday, August 10

Wolf Lake Harvest Fest

The 25th Annual Wolf Lake Harvest Festival concludes, with all events taking place at Waterfront Park. A Horseshoe Tournament begins bright and early with registration at 8:30 a.m. Doubles will begin at 9 a.m. and singles at 1 p.m. Registration for the Co-ed Softball Tournament is at 10 a.m., with a $75 fee for each team. Finally, prize drawings will take place at 3 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Twenty-five $250 cash prizes will be given away in addition to other attendance prizes.

Pine Point Powwow

The Pine Point Traditional Pow Wow concludes, with a flag raising at 10 a.m., Rez Car Parade at 11 a.m. and grand entry at 1 p.m. There will be a meal provided at payout.

CF's 40th birthday

Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes, celebrates 40 years beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a "One Generation to Another" commemorative service, followed by a group picture, video tour and special music and guests. There will be fun, food and games until 3:30 p.m., when a spirit-led open mic worship & testimony time begins.

Tamarac movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie "On the Wings of a Monarch" at 2 p.m. in the visitors center. Experience the monarch's fascinating life cycle, its habitats and its North American migration.

Tuesday, August 12

Hootenanny

Fair Hills Resort hosts a Hootenanny with a smorgasbord from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and a show at 8:15. Make reservations at 847-7638 or 532-2222. In existence since 1965, this is the longest running musical show in the entire Midwest.

Tuesdays in the Park

The Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series continues this week in the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, with a performance by the Lakes Area Community Concert Band. The music starts at 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the nearby DL Pavilion. For more information about the concert series, contact the Historic Holmes Theatre Box Office at 218-844-SHOW (7469).

Thursday, August 14

Former spy at ITOW

Interrogation, torture, execution -- these were the grim prospects awaiting a Western agent captured by the Stasi, East Germany's hated and feared Ministry for State Security. Werner I. Juretzko, an agent for United State Army Intelligence (G-2) survived six years in Stasi torture chambers undergoing brutal interrogations and threat of death until he was released in a spy-swap just days after the Berlin Wall went up. Juretzko wrote a narrative of his Cold War espionage work in the 1970 book, Years Without Hope. On Thursday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m., Juretzko will speak at the ITOW Veterans Museum, 805 West Main in Perham. There is no charge to attend the event. Donations to the Midwest Chapter of the Cold War Museum will be gratefully accepted. For more information call 218-346-7678.

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The Weekly Entertainment Calendar appears each week in the Becker County Record. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Enter- tainment Calendar") may be sent by fax to 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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