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The Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion continues today (Sunday) and Monday, Sept. 7, at Rollag. This year's dual focus is on harvest equipment and the women of WMSTR. In addition to antique snow engines, steam-operated sawmills, and railroads chugging along 210 acres of farmland, parades and of course, threshing demonstrations, the reunion will feature daily women's activities on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gates open at 6 a.m. every day, with campsites available for $25 plus the cost of admittance. Day passes can be purchased for $12 each. Children 14 and under are admitted free of charge. For more information, visit www.rollag.com.

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The city of Ogema concludes its Ogema Days celebration today. Located 20 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, Ogema has been hosting the event for nearly 30 years. Today's festivities include a scavenger hunt at the ball diamond, starting at 10:30 a.m., with a potluck dinner to follow.

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The fifth annual Snellman Days celebration concludes today in the small western Becker County community on Highway 34. A full-scale flea market continues throughout the day, and live music will be on stage at various times to entertain the crowd. There will be plenty of food available, with brats, burgers, hot dogs and roasted corn on the grill. Ice cream will be for sale as well.

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Israeli jazz musician and composer Anat Fort performs with her musical trio, including Gary Wang on bass and Roland Schneider on drums, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 in the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets (general admission only) are on sale at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information, call 218-385-3339 or visit www.kulcher.org.

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The self-proclaimed "Indian and the White Guy" -- also known as Bruce Williams and Terry Ree -- bring their hilarious act to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino on Friday, Sept. 11, for two shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Filled with funny zings and crazy songs, their one-of-a-kind comedy act has been packing houses from Niagara Falls to Las Vegas for three decades. Tickets, ranging in price from $10 general admission to $15-$25 reserved, are on sale now at the casino box office (777 Casino Road, Mahnomen), by phone at 800-313-7469, or at www.starcasino.com.

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The Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall arrives at the Chas. D. Center VFW Post 3289 in New York Mills this Wednesday, Sept. 9. A motorcade escort will gather in Perham at the Pamida parking lot around 10 a.m. and then travel down Highway 10 until it reaches New York Mills VFW Post 3289, just outside of New York Mills. The wall will open to the public with a special ceremony at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. From Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 13, there will be daily programs at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with guest speakers, readings and music. On Thursday night at 7 p.m., the Wadena Area Concert Band will perform in the bandshell. All the events will be free and open to the public. For more information, call 218-385-3510 or 218-346-7678. You can also visit www.ITOWmuseum.org, where a complete schedule of events will be posted.

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Zorbaz presents the second annual Leather & Leavez Motorcycle Rally on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at noon in front of the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. There will be a pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon at the DLCCC. Stops include the Zorbaz restaurants at Pelican, Ottertail, Little Pine and Perham, ending with food, live music and fun at the Detroit Lakes Zorbaz Restaurant. Proceeds will benefit the DLCCC. To pick up a registration form, stop at Zorbaz in DL, at the Community Center, or go online to www.dlccc.org. You can also call 2218-844-SHOW for more information.

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The Top Hat Theatre at Ulen-Hitterdal School will open its 2009-10 Performing Arts Series on Saturday, Sept. 26 with a performance of "Straighten Up and Fly Right: An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole." Other upcoming productions include Chuck Sucky, Oct. 17; Todd Green, Nov. 14; Home Free, Dec. 5; James Wedgewood, Feb. 27; The Sweet Colleens, March 20; Jim Ouska and Jane Aleckson, April 3; and Reeves Cary & Paula Lammers, May 1. Buy your season tickets now for the series at the Ulen-Hitterdal School office, Northwestern Bank in Ulen, or the Pump N' More in Hitterdal. Prices are $55 for all eight performances. Family tickets are $125 for two adults and two students. Individual tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for students at the door. All shows start at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Therese Vogel at 218-596-8853.

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Jam Theatricals and the Gate City Bank Theatre- Fargodome have announced an all-new Broadway in Fargo lineup for the 2009-10 season, highlighted by "Cirque Dreams Illumination," an all-new, family friendly spectacle of unbelievable feats to be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The season also includes "Camelot," Lerner and Loewe's timeless medieval masterpiece, Feb. 1, 2010; the 1980s lovefest "The Wedding Singer," Feb. 22; and "The Rat Pack is Back," a spirited tribute that sends audiences back to the coolest time in history, on March 10.

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Season and individual ticket packages for 2009-10 at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre are now on sale. The 2009-10 season at the Holmes begins Oct. 1 with a performance by West Africa's Kusun Ensemble, and ends May 7 with a performance by the Beatles' tribute band Revolution. For more information, call 218-844-SHOW (7469) or visit www.dlccc.org.

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The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Sub- missions, 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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