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Thursday, March 6

Jorgenson reading

Author Nathan Jorgenson will read and sign his newest book, "The Mulligan" at 7 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids. Jorgenson's first novel, "Waiting for White Horses" has received national recognition.

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Relay for Life kick-off

The Becker County Relay for Life kick-off party is from 6 to 7 p.m. in trinity Lutheran Church, DL. Door prizes will be given away, and new teams are welcome. Relay for Life is June 20.

Community Band

The Lakes Area Community Concert Band rehearses from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Senior High band room. Kendra Mohn is directing. Use southwest doors. Doors will be open by 6:30. Anyone interested in playing with the band is welcome to come to the rehearsal. Openings in all sections. Any questions, contact Rick Olson at 218-847-4281.

Friday, March 7

Artist's reception

The public is invited to an artist's reception for Fergus Falls native Charles Beck at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, from 6-8 p.m. An exhibition of Mr. Beck's woodcuts, oil paintings, and wildlife sculptures will be featured at the NYMRCC through March 29. He is one of the most highly regarded artists working in Minnesota, and this will be his first show at the Cultural Center. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

'Taming of the Shrew'

Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Fergus Falls will present an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at 7:30 p.m. The play is presented at the MSCTC Waage Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for adults; $6 in advance and $7 at the door for youth ages 18 and under; children 5 and under are admitted free. All seats reserved. Ticket information and reservations are available by stopping by or calling the MSCTC Waage Fine Arts Center office at 218-736-1600, or through A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls.

Saturday, March 8

Pow-wow at DL schools

There will be a pow-wow in celebration of American Indian Awareness Week at DL Schools, starting with a 1 p.m. grand entry at DL Middle School. There will be a feast at 5 p.m.

Ice harvesting demonstration

Come to Itasca State Park and discover the good old days of harvesting lake ice. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation, together with the Lake Itasca Regional Pioneer Farmers, have rescheduled the ice harvesting demonstration on Lake Itasca, from 10 a.m. to noon. Dress warmly so you can come experience the winter history of northern Minnesota. Itasca State Park is located 20 miles north of Park Rapids, Minnesota on U.S Highway 71. Parking will be available at the Lake Itasca boat landing, 1 mile south of the headwaters. Call 218-266-2100 for more information.

'Taming of the Shrew'

Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Fergus Falls will present an adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 9

Swedish Easter fun

The Swedish Cultural Heritage Society invites you to put a little Swedish in your Easter traditions this year. Come with your children or grandchildren to the Children's Museum at Yunker's Farm, Fargo, from 1 to 5 p.m., where there'll be arts and crafts that are traditional in Sweden. The Children's Museum is located at 1201 28th Avenue North, Fargo.

Sunday Recital Series

The Historic Holmes Theatre will feature local gospel/country/ R&B group Robbin Bueng & the Friends of the New Creation, as part of its 88 Keys and More Sunday Recital Series at 2 p.m. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

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. Admission is $5 for adults, and students are free.

'Taming of the Shrew'

Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Fergus Falls will present an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 11

Children's play

The Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes will host two performances of the children's play, "Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major," at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The play tells the story of President Theodore Roosevelt's children during the summer of 1904, when they stumble upon a hidden treasure map. Admission is $4 for adults, $4 for students. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

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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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