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Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino Hotel & Events Center will live up to its name this week, as a star-studded lineup takes the stage. On Wednesday, July 22, "American Idol" Season 7 champion and platinum-selling rock musician David Cook is set to perform at 8 p.m. (tickets $35 general admission, $45-$65 reserved). And two days later, on Friday, July 24, comedian and former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno performs at 8 p.m. (reserved seating $55-$75; general admission $45). Tickets for all of these events can be purchased at the casino box office (777 Casino Road, Mahnomen), by phone at 800-313-7469, or online at www.starcasino.com.

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The 74th annual Northwest Water Carnival wraps up today (Sunday) in Detroit Lakes with the Parade of the Northwest, starting at 1 p.m. Well over 100 entrants will take part in the parade, which is considered one of the water carnival's premiere events. Other events set for today include the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast at the DL Pavilion, starting at 8 a.m.; the conclusion of the 15th annual NWC Legion Baseball Classic, starting at noon in Washington Park; inflatable games for kids at the DL City Park, also starting at noon; and the Classic Car Cruise, which takes place just prior to the start of the parade, at 12:45 p.m. A complete schedule is available online at www.dlwatercarnival.com.

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An outdoor country brunch of biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and blueberry pancakes is from 7 a.m. to noon today at the Gene and Doris Schermerhorn farm. The free-will offering goes toward the building fund for the new Immanuel and Trinity Church, Callaway. Directions: Take US Highway 59 North through Callaway, take first left onto Co Hwy 14, go six miles. Watch for the signs. For more info, call 218-375-3231.

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The NorthWoods Harvest Barn Cowboy Church presents the award winning Christian bluegrass band Triple L Band in concert, tonight at 6 p.m. The Harvest Barn is 13 miles east of DL on State Highway 34 near Height of Land Lake. It is a free-will offering. Call 218-841-2487 for further info.

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Today is the final day of the Wild Rice Trade, Art and Antique Expo in Mahnomen. There will be a replica of the world's largest bratwurst, dunk tank, food drop and more. For more info, contact 218-930-0759 or e-mail wildriceexpo@live.com.

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Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie "Bears" at 2 p.m. today in the visitors' center. Discover the world of bears and experience a fascinating encounter with one of nature's most inspiring and misunderstood creatures.

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A benefit for Gaylene Smith will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. today at the Frazee Community Center. A silent auction will be held from 2 to 7 p.m., and there will be food and music throughout the day, with a live performance by the Fat Cats from 8 to 10 p.m. Gaylene has been diagnosed with colon cancer; please wear blue for colon cancer awareness. For those unable to make it to the benefit, accounts have also been set up for money donations at both Midwest Bank, Detroit Lakes and the United Community Bank in Frazee.

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The Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series resumes this week with a live performance by Tim Eggebraaten July 21 at 7 p.m. in the DL City Park Bandshell. It is a free show, and open to the public. Upcoming performances include Crashing Down, July 28; Purple Pan Steel Drum Band, Aug. 4; Ulen Community Band, Aug. 11; Doc & the Scrubs, Aug. 18; and the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, 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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Detroit Lakes Library's book discussion group meets at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 to discuss the book The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. Next month's discussion will be based on the book "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks. The book discussion group will meet on Tuesday, August 18, at 3 p.m. to discuss Brooks' book.

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The Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park hosts its 2nd Annual Watermelon Feed from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. There will be grilled hotdogs, salad, chips and of course, lots of watermelon. All are invited to enjoy the food, music and fun. A free-will offering is welcomed, with proceeds going toward new resident furniture.

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The 6th Annual Wayne Nelson Memorial Hidden Talent Show is at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23 in the Cormorant Community Center. Come for entertainment, fun and laughs. Ice cream will be served following the program. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under). For tickets, call Carolyn at 532-2203 or Bonnie at 532-2934. Proceeds benefit the Community Center.

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Come to the "Be Creative @ Your Library" at the 2009 Summer Reading Program in the DL Library on Thursday, July 23 at 2 p.m. for a creative movement presentation from Rich Johnson. Johnson will demonstrate the art of Tae Kwon Do. This program is free.

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A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls will be staging seven more performances of the musical "The Sound of Music" on July 20, 28, 29, 30, 31 and Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. and July 19 at 2 p.m. in the Historic Fergus Theatre, 124 W. Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls. Tickets are on sale now. Call 218-998-ARTS (2787) for more information.

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Frazee Turkey Days is July 24-26 and includes everything from Mystery Gobbler and Turkey Golf Scramble to water fights, street dance and parade. A full schedule is available at frazeecommunityclub.com.

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Local artist Becky Hulbert is the featured artist through the month of July at Flowers by Val, on Washington Avenue, DL. Her acrylic painting artwork includes a variety of subjects and techniques featuring landscapes and still life, to her folk art style including the One Stroke Method of painting.

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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 a.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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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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The Crazy Quilters of Park Rapids 2009 show, "Patchwork of Life," is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, July 2-25, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in North County Museum of Arts, Park Rapids. Admission is a donation to the museum.

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The traveling exhibit, "Freedom: A History of US," opened this month at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham. The exhibit, which has been developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of New York, documents and illustrates critical figures and events in U.S. history while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from its founding. The exhibit will be on display through July 31. The ITOW Veterans Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students, and free for all Armed Forces veterans. For more information, call 218-346-7678 or visit the Web site online at www.ITOWmuseum.org.

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Like cicadas in August, musicians will once again be all abuzz at the Hoot Owl Resort in Waubun this month, as the Borderline Philharmonic annual concert is set for Friday, Aug. 7, at 8 p.m. The free concert of classical orchestral works takes place in the resort's upstairs Concert Loft. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact Hoot Owl Resort owner Bill Fritze at hootowl@arvig.net, 218-734-2245, or 1-800-635-2157.

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The visit of the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall at the Chas. D. Center VFW Post 3289 in New York Mills, originally scheduled from June 3-8, has been postponed to Sept. 10-13. All programs and activities scheduled during those dates have been postponed as well. For more information, contact VFW Post 3289 in New York Mills at 218-385-3510 or the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham at 218-346-7678. For more information call 218 385-3510 or 218 346-7678 or visit www.ITOWmuseum.org.

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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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