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Community band concert today at Holmes

DL United Methodist Church presents the musical "Child of Peace" at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. today (Sunday) followed by a Christmas tea after each performance.

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Enjoy an afternoon of Christmas gifts, holiday music and more at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center (DLCCC) Christmas Marketplace, which will be open from noon to 6 p.m. today in the Holmes Ballroom. The main marketplace will feature booths from area artists and crafters, while the theater's lower level lobby will host an all new home-based business area. There is no admission charge. For more information, call the Historic Holmes Theatre Box Office at 218-844-SHOW or visit www.dlccc.org.

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You'll hear many big band, jazz and Christmas favorites as the Lakes Area Community Concert Band puts on a free concert at 4 p.m. today in the Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes. The concert was postponed from this Sunday due to weather. The Lakes Area Community Concert Band provides an opportunity for area instrumentalists to play and perform, while serving the lakes area as a provider of musical entertainment and community involvement. Visit the band's web site, www.lakesareaband.com, or call the Holmes Theatre Box Office at 218-844-SHOW for more information.

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Kids are invited to come enjoy a "Day Out" at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 22, 23, 29 and 30. When school's not in session, the DLCCC provides a safe place for kids to have some fun! Each day features themed games, activities and crafts: Dec. 22's theme is "Reindeer Games," Dec. 23 is "Snow Day," Dec. 29 is "International Day" and the Dec. 30 theme is "Planet Earth." Lunch and a snack are provided. Cost is $20 for non-members; discounts are provided for DLCCC premier and premier plus members. Call 218-844-4221 for more information.

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Looking for an entertaining way to spend your New Year's Eve? Bring your friends and family to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center New Year's Eve Bash, Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 6-10 p.m. There will be organized gym and pool games, Hank the Hound will be in the pool and the 22-inch giant slide will be set up in the fieldhouse. Play bingo, join in the balloon drop, try out the DLCCC's climbing wall and much more! The cost is just $5 per person or $20 per family, and includes hot dogs, chips and pop. For more information, contact the DLCCC at 218-844-4221.

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The calligraphy designs of Detroit Lakes artist Douglas J. Fliss are on display through Jan. 31 at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. A former partner in the Fargo-based liturgical art studio StudioWorks LLC, which designed and produced stained glass windows and mosaics for churches, Fliss is a graduate of the commercial art program at Minnesota State Community & Technical College and the Concordia College studio arts program. He worked closely with renowned regional artist David Hetland for over 30 years.

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A new exhibit about Butler Township, created specifically for Butler's recent 125th anniversary celebration, is now on display at the History Museum of East Otter Tail County in Perham. Photographs and stories about the township will be on display through the end of the year. The History Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 218-346-7676 or visit HistoryMuseumEOT.org.

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A new exhibit at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham, "Portraits of Home II: Veterans in Search of Shelter in Greater Minnesota," will be on display through Jan. 3. Sponsored by the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, the exhibit addresses an important question for our times, "What does society owe those who have committed their lives to serving their country?" The photographers in this exhibition -- Carlos Gonzalez, Brian Lesteberg, Stormi Greener, Steve Streble, Cathy ten Broeke, and Chante Wolf -- have used their cameras to document images of homelessness and sub-standard housing, issues that face some veterans even today. The ITOW Veterans Museum is located at 805 West Main, Perham, and is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Veterans are admitted free.

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Calling all area fiber artists: The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is seeking submissions for its fiber art show, beginning Jan. 6 and running through Feb. 14. Please call the center at 218-385-3339 for more information on how to submit your work.

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The show that revolutionized modern musical theater, "Cats," is coming to the Gate City Bank Theatre at the Fargodome for one performance only on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, ranging from $30 to $50, are on sale at the Fargodome Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Macy's, Discontent, Cash Wise and NDSU Memorial Union online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone 701-235-7171. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more by calling 701-298-2630. Future shows in the Broadway in Fargo series include "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles" on Tuesday, March 10; and "Footloose" on Wednesday, April 29.

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The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Detroit Lakes Tribune. 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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