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The conclusion of three area summer festivals takes place today (Sunday), as Vergas' Looney Daze, Wolf Lake's Harvest Festival and Perham's Heritage Fest all wind down. Vergas' Looney Daze concludes with the grand parade at 2 p.m., followed by water fights at 3 p.m. and downtown turtle races at 3:30 p.m. The Wolf Lake Harvest Festival will feature both horseshoe and softball tournaments, starting at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. respectively, and prize drawings in Waterfront Park starting at 3 p.m. Perham's Heritage Fest ends with a Lions breakfast at 7 a.m., a flower show in the ballroom throughout the day, as well as an ice cream social, car show and petting zoo in the afternoon. There will also be a native powwow, with the grand entry set for 1 p.m.

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Season ticket packages for 2009-10 go on sale at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre on Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m., with tickets for individual shows to become available Aug. 31. 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 DL Library's book discussion group meets at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 to discuss the book People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Next month's discussion will be based on the book Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. The next book discussion group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. to discuss Berry's book.

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The Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series continues this week with a live performance by Doc & the Scrubs Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. in the DL City Park Bandshell. It is a free show, and open to the public. The Lakes Area Community Concert Band will close the summer series with the final concert of the season on Aug. 25. Before each Tuesday's concert, Thrivent Builds for Habitat will also have a picnic fund-raiser, grilling up fresh burgers and brats for sale at the shelter near the bandshell from 6 to 7 p.m. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

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Large -scale puppets will walk Centennial Drive in New York Mills in the second annual Puppet Pageant on Friday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m., enacting a drama inspired by the first 10 runes to the Finnish national epic poem, the Kalevala. It will be a part of the day's festivities at NYM's annual Corn Feed. Call 218-385-3339 for information.

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Hubbard's Long Lake Theatre presents its new production, "Dearly Departed," every Wednesday at 3 p.m. and Thursday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., through Aug. 29. Call 218-732-0099 for reservations, or visit the Web site, www.longlaketheater.net.

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Jasper's Theater performs a great family entertainment show filled with music, magic and comedy every Thursday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 22. A magic pre-show is 15 minutes prior to each show. For reservations call 218-237-4333 or visit the Web site, www.jasperstheater.com. The theater is located one mile east of Park Rapids on Highway 34.

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The Becker County Museum is hosting Kids Days in August. Stop in each Thursday during the month of August for great activities for kids. Parents, grandparents and daycare providers are encouraged to stop in anytime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays to explore the Becker County Museum together with your kids. Aug. 20 activities will center around "Pioneer Days," bringing you back to the days of log cabins, horses and trips to the general store. The month's activities end Aug. 28 with "I Spy at the Museum," as participants search the museum for scavenger hunt clues. Call 218-847-2938 for more information, or visit beckercountyhistory.org online.

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Tamarac Wildlife Refuge offers a guided tour from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday through the end of August. Join a refuge ranger for a fun and informative adventure on the refuge. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac.

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A new art exhibit opened July 29 at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, featuring two Alexandria artists. Ellen Eilers is a 92-year-old painter whose work recalls the style of Grant Wood and American Regionalism; and Roxanne Sorenson is a sculpture artist who also has the distinction of being a past finalist in the Great American Think-Off at the Cultural Center. The exhibit will be on display through Wednesday, Sept. 2. Admission is free. Call 218-385-3339 for more information.

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The new ITOW Museum exhibit, "Portraits of Home II:  Veterans in Search of Stable Housing in Greater Minnesota," will be on display at the museum through Aug. 31. The documentary photography exhibit features over 50 photos by six distinguished photojournalists, who have captured some of the challenges of greater Minnesota's affordable housing crisis. The photos are accompanied by brief narrative text that describes the compelling stories behind the photos. The ITOW Veterans Museum is located at 805 West Main, Perham. For more information, please visit ITOWmuseum.org or call 218-346-7678.

The city of Ogema will be out and about during Ogema Days on Sept. 5-6. Located 20 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, Ogema has been hosting the event for nearly 30 years. Saturday, Sept. 5 events will include kids' games in the park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the second annual 5K run, with registration at 8 a.m. and the run starting at 9 a.m.; the parade at 1:30 p.m.; and a street dance at 8:30 p.m., with music by Just for Guys. The festivities conclude Sunday, Sept. 6 with a scavenger hunt at the ball diamond, starting at 10:30 a.m., with a potluck dinner to follow.

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A new exhibit at the History Museum of East Otter Tail County features photographs from the recent and not so recent history of New York Mills. This exhibit, which was created for the 125th Celebration of New York Mills will be on display at the History Museum through 2009. The History Museum is located 230 First Avenue North, Perham. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit HistoryMuseumEOT.org.

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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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The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Detroit Lakes Tribune. 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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