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Fat Cats featured at 'Holiday Cabaret' Thursday
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Square dance

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

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Holiday piano concert

Russell Bunker and Paul Heisler perform an Advent/Christmas piano duet at noon today, as part of the Wednesdays in Advent fine arts series at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. The Laker Singers will join them. Soup and sandwiches will be served following the performance.

Thursday, Dec. 18

Holiday Cabaret Night

Sit back, relax and enjoy Christmas, blues and classic rock by the Fat Cats from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Holmes Ballroom. Unwind under the beautiful lights of the Holmes Ballroom, sip on your favorite drink and nibble on fabulous appetizers. Hand paint a mug as part of the DLCCC's "Get Mugged" art outreach project (one mug $15, two for $25), and it will be returned to you in time for Christmas! Tickets are available at the door for $5. Students are free. For more information, contact Vicky Williams at 844-4221 Ext. 106.

'Holiday Magic'

Summit Dance School presents "Holiday Magic" at 6:15 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes. Tickets will be sold at the box office or at the door. Dance students are donating food items to the Food Pantry, so anyone wishing to donate a nonperishable food item can bring it to the performance.

Holiday party

The New York Mills Regional Cultural has rescheduled its annual holiday party and silent auction for tonight at 7 p.m. The silent auction will end at 8:30 p.m., followed by the drawing for a free annual membership ticket. There will be plenty of good food and holiday cheer -- don't miss out on this second chance for the 2008 annual holiday party.

Friday, Dec. 19

Sawyer Brown

One of the most enduringly popular country bands in the U.S., Sawyer Brown will bring its holiday tour to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino for two shows, at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets range in price from $10 to $25, and can be purchased at the casino box office, online at www.starcasino.com, or by phone at 1-800-313-7469.

Youth dance

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center will host a youth dance from 7 to 10 p.m., sponsored by the NYMRCC Youth Council. Call 218-385-3339 for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Free kids' movie

Washington Square Mall Cinema 5 will host a free screening of the kids' movie "Alvin & the Chipmunks" at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. (please bring a non-perishable item for the Becker County Food Pantry). It is sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Free sleigh rides

Free sleigh rides are from noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Washington Square Mall. It is sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Christmas concert

Kim Schnitzer and Vicki Marthaler host their 10th annual concert -- "One King, Hope of the World" -- at 3 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. This was postponed from last week due to the storm. This year joining them is a choir made up of volunteers from the community, under the direction of Paul Heissler. This is a free-will offering.

Sundaes with Santa

Kids are invited to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center to celebrate the season at the DLCCC's first ever "Sundaes with Santa." The fun begins at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Ballroom. Children can build their own sundaes, take a photo with Santa, play fun Christmas games and make holiday crafts. The cost is $5 per child. Adults are admitted free of charge.  For more information, contact the Historic Holmes Theatre Box Office at 218-844-SHOW or Gabe at 218-844-4221 Ext. 218.

'Christmas Holiday'

The Fargo-Moorhead Ballet returns to Detroit Lakes with the area tradition "Christmas Holiday," starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre. This delightful dance classic was the first Christmas show at the Holmes Theatre in 2002. "Christmas Holiday 2008" dance spectacular puts a 1920s' New York jazz flare on Duke Ellington's "Nutcracker Suite" and includes the original show-stopping numbers "Toy Shop Fantasy" and "Rockettes" in grand Radio City-style. Tickets for the show are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Call 218-844-SHOW or buy online at www.dlccc.org.

Sunday, Dec. 21

Christmas Marketplace

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. 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. Hand paint a mug as part of the DLCCC's "Get Mugged" art outreach project (one mug $15, two for $25), and it will be returned to you in time for Christmas! There is no admission charge. For more information, call the Historic Holmes Theatre Box Office at 218-844-SHOW or visit www.dlccc.org.

Community band

holiday concert

You'll hear many big band, jazz and Christmas favorites as the Lakes Area Community Concert Band puts on a free concert at 1 p.m. (changed from 4 p.m.) in the Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes. 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.

'Child of Peace'

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

Christmas piano recital

A Christmas piano recital, courtesy of Sharon Wesbrook's piano students, is at 3:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Community Nursing Home - Chapel.

Monday, Dec. 22

Kids' Day Out

Kids are invited to come play "Reindeer Games" at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Lunch and a snack are provided. Call 218-844-4221 for more information.

Tuesday, Dec. 23

Old Country Bunch

The Old Country Bunch performs at 2 p.m. in Diamond Willow, Randolph Road. For more information, call 849-4624.

Kids' Day Out

Kids are invited to come and enjoy "Snow Day" activities at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Lunch and a snack are provided. Call 218-844-4221 for more information.

Wednesday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve service

United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes hosts a special Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m., featuring carols, candle lighting and the message of Christmas.

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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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