DETROIT LAKES - Wednesday, January 30
ITOW exhibit ends
Today is the last day to see the ITOW Veteran's Museum exhibit, "Aero Adventures." 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. Veterans receive free admission. Group tour rates are available upon request. For more information call 218-346-7678.
Thursday, January 31
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 www.dlccc.org.
The Lakes Area Community Concert Band starts rehearsals for their spring season from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Senior High Band room. Gene Gaffney is the director. Doors open by 6:30 p.m. There are openings in all sections, especially percussion. Any questions? Contact band manager Rick Olson at 218-847-4281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 1
The Fergus Falls Frostbite Festival begins, with a Family Carnival at the Salvation Army from 4-7 p.m., and Frostbite Comedy Night at the Bigwood Event Center. The comedy showcase features Flip Kringle and headliner Mary Mack, starting at 8 p.m. There will be a social hour at 7 p.m. Call 218-739-2211 for advance tickets. For more information about the Frostbite Festival, call the Fergus Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau at 218-332-5425 or visit www.fergusfalls.com.
Saturday, February 2
Old Timers Classic
The Midnite Riders Old Timers Classic Snowmobile Fun Run, geared for sleds 25 years and older, gets underway near the Lake Park municipal liquor store, starting at 8 a.m. There will be judging in more than 40 different categories, with trophies to be awarded at 10 a.m. For more information, call 532-7255 or log onto www.midniteriders.com.
'Groundhog Day' screening
The Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes will officially kick off the 2008 Polar Fest schedule with free screening of the movie "Groundhog Day" at 2 p.m. There will be popcorn served.
The Fergus Falls Frostbite Festival kicks into high gear, with a full slate of activities including a scrapbooking workshop, rummage sale and snow sculpture exhibition as well as a broomball tournament, PeeWee hockey tournament and craft show. Call the Fergus Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau at 218-332-5425 for more information, or visit www.fergusfalls.com.
Sunday, February 3
The Fergus Falls Frostbite Festival concludes, with PeeWee hockey, Kiwanis pancake feed, football party and fishing derby. Call the Fergus Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau at 218-332-5425 for more information, or visit www.fergusfalls.com
This pre-game football party for mothers and sons, featuring games, food and prizes, will take place at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes from noon to 3 p.m. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information, or visit www.dlccc.org.
Polar Fest Pageant
The Polar Fest Pageant begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre. Miss Teen Polar Fest contestants are in grades 7-9, while Miss Polar Fest candidates are in grades 10-12, and all reside within the Detroit Lakes area. For more information, call Jane Anderson at 847-6170.
Lakes Plus hosts a Plus Square Dance from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall, DL. Jim Kooyer will call the tips. All dancers and spectators are welcome.
Old time dance
There is an old time dance with Jerry's 1 Man Band from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Rockin' Horse, Richville.
Monday, February 4
DLHS Band Concert
The Detroit Lakes High School Winter Band Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the DL Middle School auditorium.
LP-A pops concert
Lake Park-Audubon High School music department presents 2008 Pops Concert "We Will Rock You" at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. It will feature the senior high choir, junior high choir, Raider Pop Group, jazz band and select solos. Admission is free.
Tuesday, February 5
Splash for Cash
Washington Square Mall will host a special "Splash for Cash" event in conjunction with Polar Fest. Participants will be asked to jump into an ice-cold wading pool to collect "mall cash," at 10 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required; deadline is Friday, Feb. 1. Call 218-847-1679 for more information.
The Detroit Lakes High School one-act play, "Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," will be presented at 7 p.m. on the main stage of the Historic Holmes Theatre. Admission is $5 per person; call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for tickets.
WE Fest Karaoke Roundup
The WE Fest Karaoke Roundup competition resumes at Detroit Lakes' Speak Easy restaurant, 1100 North Shore Drive, starting at 9:30 p.m. Call 218-844-1326 for details, or visit www.wefest.com.
Wednesday, February Scavenger Hunt
Check the Feb. 6 edition of the Becker County Record for a series of 10 clues leading to special prizes.
Thursday, February 7
Annie Humphrey concert
American Indian singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey performs at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m.; the concert will be preceded by a Native Harvest Slow Food Dinner, starting at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Ballroom. Tickets are available for the dinner and concert together, or the concert alone. Call the Holmes Theatre box office at 218-844-SHOW
The Weekly Entertainment Calendar is available weekly in the Becker County Record. Any submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Entertain-ment 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 email@example.com.