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DETROIT LAKES - Thursday, January 24

Bookmobile schedule

Viking Library System's bookmobile stops at Dent School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Dent Bank from 11 to 11:30, Richville Post Office from 11:45 to noon, and Vergas Municipal Building from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.


Mixed Blood Theatre

Minnesota State Community & Technical College-Detroit Lakes will host a presentation of "Jackie Robinson" by the Mixed Blood Theatre at 3 p.m. in its main conference center (Room C-101). This performance, in celebration of Black History Month, is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the MSCTC Student Senate.

Friday, January 25

Beginning genealogy

Come to the Detroit Lakes Library on Friday, Jan. 25 to discover more about your family history. The class "Genealogy for Beginners" will help you explore ways to find family information beyond births, deaths and marriages. Class size is limited. Please call the Detroit Lakes Library at 218-847-2168 or stop in to pre-register.

DLCCC teen night

The DLCCC is "the place to be" during teen night just for teens from 7-10 p.m. Youth ages 12-17 can swim in the pool, enjoy the gym and giant slide and check out our new Nintendo Wii. Teen Night is free for members and $3 for non-members.

Saturday, January 26

R.E.A.D. seminar

Lucky Dog hosts a R.E.A.D. assistance dog seminar, a program to improve literacy skills of children by reading to dogs. Call 847-4100 for more info.

Tae Kwon Do open house

The DL School of Tae Kwon Do Kumdo hosts an open house at 3 p.m. in the Holmes Ballroom. See with free Martial Arts demonstrations and have refreshments. Come see the Korean art of self-defense in action, and Kumdo the Korean Art of Sword. Get one week free to all new students.

Senior Citizen Prom

Holy Rosary hosts a senior citizen prom beginning with mass at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and music at 6. The event is for 60+ year olds, and it is a free-will donation. RSVP before Friday at 847-1393.

Coin, stamp show

The 48th annual Coin and Stamp Show takes place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Doublewood Inn, Fargo. Admission is free, and there will be door prizes.

Sunday, January 27

Family Fun Sunday

Spend Sunday as a family at the DLCCC from 1-4 p.m. Check out the giant slide and climbing wall in the gym or swim in the pool with Hank the Hound. Family Fun Sunday is free for DLCCC members and there is a special day pass rate of $3 for students and $5 for adults for non-members. Also, attendees will have an opportunity to purchase and paint their own mug, which will be fired at Clay Your Way in Fargo and returned in time for use during Polar Fest week, Feb. 2-11, to obtain discounts on a mug of hot chocolate, coffee or soup at select local businesses. Call 218-844-4221 for more information.

88 Keys Recital Series

The Adoration Flute Trio performs classical, religious and pop selections as part of the Historic Holmes Theatre's 88 Keys and More Series at 2 p.m. The trio, made up of Dotz Johnson, Yvonne Palmer and Carol Turner, has been together for three years. They will be accompanied by Connie Wood on piano and Bruce Wisted on saxophone. There will be a free-will offering.

Holmes Dance Club

The Holmes Dance Club is an informal, fun group that meets once a month from 4 to 6 p.m. to dance in the Holmes Ballroom at the DLCCC. Instructors Mari & Armand Radke will teach a few basic steps prior to the dance, and the rest of the afternoon will be spent dancing away. Music varies from waltzes to fox trots to swing and more. The atmosphere is casual and is open to all ages and all dance abilities. Admission is $5 for adults, and students are free.

Rising Sun dancers

The Rising Sun Dancers host a square dance from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Roger McNeil will call tips, and lunch will be served. All dancers and spectators are welcome.

Tamarac Ski Trek

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge hosts a ski trek at 1 p.m. Learn about winter wildlife as you enjoy the snow. Join a Tamarac park ranger on a two-mile cross-country ski trek. This trek is perfect for the whole family. Participants will need to bring their own skis. Meet at the Pine Lake Ski Trail parking lot at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge on Hwy 29, 6 miles north of Hwy 34. The ski program will be cancelled if there is poor weather. Call 847-2641 ext. 23 for more information.

Coin, stamp show

The 48th annual Coin and Stamp Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Doublewood Inn, Fargo There will be free coin books and coins for children 12 and under from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and there will be door prizes.

Monday, January 28

Quilting resources online

Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library on Monday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. for a class on locating quilting resources on the Internet, printing and saving quilting patterns, connect with other quilters online and more. Class size is limited to six. Call the Detroit Lakes Library at 218-847-2168 to reserve your spot.

LP Garden Club

The Lake Park Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Lake Park City Center. Garden Talk will be by Marion Jacobson, and program is all members with show and tell on projects you have been working on. Lunch hostess is Marlys Nelson.

DLMS Winter Band Concert

The Detroit Lakes Middle School presents its Winter Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the George Simson Auditorium. There will be a variety of music from the sixth, seventh and eighth grade bands. The public is invited, and admission is free.


412 Lakes Area Toastmasters hosts an open house from noon to 1 p.m., with free pizza, at Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Detroit Lakes. Toastmasters gives men and women the skills and confidence to effectively express themselves persuasively in any situation.

Tuesday, January 29

Health & fitness tips

Start the new year right! Come to the Detroit Lakes Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. for a class on finding Internet Web sites with health & fitness tips, sample workout routines and more. Some computer experience necessary; class size is limited. Call the Detroit Lakes Library at 218-847-2168 to register.

Wednesday, January 30

ITOW exhibit ends

Today is the last day to see the ITOW Veteran's Museum exhibit, "Aero Adventures." (This is the correct date, not Jan. 20, as was indicated in last week's Record and ITOW museum's Web site.) This exhibit is a traveling version of the Aero Adventure Gallery in the NASA Glenn Visitor's Center, which explores the science of flight and the challenges of aerospace propulsion research. The ITOW Veterans Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students. Free admission for veterans. Group rates are available upon request. For more info. call 218-346-7678.

Thursday, January 31

Guitarist Pavlo

Enjoy an evening of Greek food, drink and even belly dancing as the Historic Holmes Theatre presents Greek guitarist Pavlo at 7:30 p.m. There will be a pre-party in the Ballroom featuring a cash bar and appetizers available from the Holiday Inn starting at 6:30. Adults are $20 and students are $10. Call 844-SHOW or buy tickets online at


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