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Wednesday, May 13

'I Remember Mama'

DL Christian Women's Club hosts "I Remember Mama" from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the ClubHouse Hotel, Detroit Lakes. Pre-registration required.

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Flickr photo seminar

Come in to Detroit Lakes Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to learn how to share photos on the Web with a Flickr photo sharing account. Class size is limited, please call the Detroit Lakes Library to pre-register.

Thursday, May 14

Festival of Birds

Detroit Lakes' 12th annual Festival of Birds gets underway with registration from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Minnesota State Community & Technical College-DL. Please register before heading over to Maplelag Resort for the day's activities. Today's workshops at Maplelag include "Beginning Birding in the Field," "Shorebirds Revealed," and "GPS in the Field," all starting at 2:30 p.m. The evening presentation, "Critical Breeding Bird Monitoring in Minnesota," begins at 5:45 p.m., and features Bonnie Sample, Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas coordinator. For more information, call 1-800-542-3992 or visit the Web site, www.visitdetroitlakes.com.

Friday, May 15

Festival of Birds

Detroit Lakes' 12th annual Festival of Birds continues, with registration from 5 to 6 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. at Minnesota State Community & Technical College-DL. Please register before heading out on the field trip of your choice. All trips depart from the M-State parking lot. The evening presentation, "Shorebird Migrations: Saving the Stopovers," will be held at the Lodge on Lake Detroit starting at 5:30 p.m., and features Bob Russell of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. For more information, call 1-800-542-3992 or visit the Web site, www.visitdetroitlakes.com.

'My Minnesota'

As a field representative for the Minnesota Historical Society, David Nystuen spent his career traveling the state of Minnesota helping local and county historical societies and museums. His lecture and slide presentation, "My Minnesota," will feature a few of the many fascinating stories he collected. Come join him at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15 for an exhilarating evening of stories and facts about Minnesota.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the ITOW Veterans Museum, 805 West Main, Perham. For more information, call 218-346-7678 or visit www.ITOWmuseum.org.

'The Sound of Music'

auditions

A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls will be holding auditions for its summer production of the musical "The Sound of Music" at 5 p.m. Friday, May 15 in the Historic Fergus Theatre, 124 W. Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls. Callbacks will be on the evening of Saturday, May 16. Performance dates are July 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31 and Aug. 1. Call 218-998-ARTS (2787) for more information.

Saturday, May 16

Festival of Birds

Detroit Lakes' 12th annual Festival of Birds continues, with registration from 5 to 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Minnesota State Community & Technical College-DL. Please register before heading out on the field trip of your choice. All trips depart from the M-State parking lot. There will also be a silent auction and Birder's Bazaar starting at 11 a.m. on the M-State campus; a special luncheon event, "Lunch in Canada," afternoon mini-workshops and the keynote presentation by author and photographer Richard Crossley, "Shorebirds: Past, Present and Future," starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-542-3992 or visit the Web site, www.visitdetroitlakes.com.

'My Minnesota'

The Becker County Historical Society is excited to bring David Nystuen's "My Minnesota" to Detroit Lakes on Saturday, May 16. Sponsored in part by Community Development Insurance Services, Noah Insurance Service and Friends of the Museum; this presentation will be held at the Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., starting at 10 a.m. Featured speaker David Nystuen has spent his career traveling Minnesota as a field representative for the Minnesota Historical Society. His lecture and slide presentation will tell of his fascinating discoveries along the way. Admission is free. For more information, call 218-847-2938.

'The Sound of Music'

auditions

A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls will be holding auditions for its summer production of the musical "The Sound of Music" at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16 in the Historic Fergus Theatre, 124 W. Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls. Callbacks will be held later that evening. Performance dates are July 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31 and Aug. 1. Call 218-998-ARTS (2787) for more information.

Sunday, May 17

Festival of Birds

The final day of the 12th annual Festival of Birds will feature a pair of all-day field trips. The day begins with registration at Minnesota State Community & Technical College from 5 to 6 a.m. The trips will depart from the M-State parking lot at 5:15 and 5:30 a.m., returning by 3 p.m. Please note that the college will be closed upon your return, as these trips conclude the festival's activities. For more information, call 1-800-542-3992 or visit the DL Chamber Web site, www.visitdetroitlakes.com.

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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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