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Thursday, June 11

Live at the Lodge

The Lodge on Lake Detroit will host a free "Live at the Lodge" concert every Thursday through Aug. 27. This week's performance features pianist Carol Ledeboer-Johnson. The concert will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the hotel's Fireside Lobby, and is free and open to the public as well as hotel guests. There is no cover charge for the Summer Thursdays series. Call 218-847-8439 for more info, or visit the Web site, TheLodgeonLakeDetroit.com.

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LeAnn Rimes

Award-winning country artist LeAnn Rimes comes to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino this Thursday, June 11 for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets range in price from $35 to $65, and can be purchased at the casino box office (777 Casino Road, Mahnomen), by phone at 800-313-7469, or online at www.starcasino.com.

Magic show

Come to the Detroit Lakes Library at 2 p.m. to enjoy Robert and Lynn Halbrook's "Imagineering @ Your Library" magic show. This program is free and a part of "Be Creative @ Your Library," the 2009 Minnesota Summer Reading Program, a themed reading program designed to encourage children to read over the summer months.

Stick horse rodeo

A 4-H Stick Horse Rodeo for grades 4-6 is from 9 a.m.-noon and for grades K-3 from 1-4 p.m. with 4-H Coordinator Mickey Okeson and Ambassadors. There is an $8 fee. Call Frazee-Vergas Community Education at 334-2525.

Guided Tamarac tour

Tamaac Wildlife Refuge offers a guided tour from 10 a.m. to noon. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac. Tours are offered every Thursday June-August.

Friday, June 12

White Earth Powwow

Likely one of the oldest celebrations in the area, the 141st annual White Earth Reservation Celebration and Powwow opens today on the powwow grounds in White Earth. The Junior and Senior Princess and Brave contest is open to all enrolled members and descendants and must reside within 25 miles of the reservation boundaries. The junior title is for ages 8-12, and the senior title is for ages 13-17. All entries must be received by 6 p.m. The Grand Entry is at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council and the Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center. For general information, call White Earth Reservation offices at 800-950-3248, or for more information, call Dennis at 218-268-1231 or e-mail hisgun2@msn.com.

Live at the Lodge

Vocalist Nancy Harms and pianist Jordan Christianson perform at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Lobby at the Lodge on Lake Detroit, 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes. There is a $5 cover charge, waived for hotel guests and those who attend the Beer Tasting & Shrimp Boil at 5:30 p.m. (reservations required). To reserve a ticket for the Lodge's first-ever beer tasting and shrimp boil ($25 per person), call 218-847-8439 or 800-761-8439, or visit thelodgeonlakedetroit.com.

Café Accordion

Orchestra

The Café Accordion Orchestra will perform at a Great American Think-Off celebration concert set for 7:30 p.m. at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. An optional dinner before the concert will be served at the Mills Creamery beginning at 5:30 p.m. The CAO, which includes Dan Newton on accordion and vocals; Brian Barnes on guitar and vocals; Eric Mohring on mandolin, fiddle and vocals; Erik Lillestol on bass and Joe Steinger on percussion, performs an eclectic mix of swing, Latin, American and French café music. Tickets to the concert are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call 218-385-3339 or visit www.kulcher.org for more information.

Saturday, June 13

White Earth Powwow

The 141st annual White Earth Reservation Celebration and Powwow continues on the powwow grounds at White Earth. Today's special events include a couples dance at 3 p.m. and a women's jingle dress dance at 8 p.m., followed by a men's grass dance at 9:30 p.m. There will be a flag raising at 10 a.m., and the Grand Entry will take place at both 1 and 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council and the Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center. For general information, call White Earth Reservation offices at 800-950-3248, or for more information, call Dennis at 218-268-1231 or e-mail hisgun2@msn.com.

The Great American Think-Off Debate

The 16th Annual Great American Think-Off Debate begins at 7 p.m. inside the James W. Mann Performing Arts Center at New York Mills Public Schools. Sponsored by the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, the debate will feature four finalists from across the country. The finalists were chosen based upon their essays submitted in response to the question, "Is it ever wrong to do the right thing?" Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call 218-385-3339 for more information, or visit www.kulcher.org.

Sunday, June 14

White Earth Powwow

The 141st annual White Earth Reservation Celebration and Powwow concludes today at the powwow grounds in White Earth. Today's special events include a men's chicken dance at 4 p.m., and the Grand Entry at 1 and 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council and the Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center. For general information, call White Earth Reservation offices at 800-950-3248, or for more information, call Dennis at 218-268-1231 or e-mail hisgun2@msn.com.

Ministry of Jazz

The Ministry of Jazz performs Sunday, June 14 at 8 p.m. in the ITOW Veterans' Museum, 805 West Main, Perham. This "Tribute to the Big Band Era" will feature the area's greatest jazz musicians. The group includes Harley Sommerfeld on saxophone; Ed Christianson on trombone; John Pederson on trumpet; Kent Karch on upright bass; Kathy Brekke, vocals and keyboards; and Joe Riewer on drums. Members of the band perform regularly at Jazz Night at Basie's in Fargo.  In the summer they can be heard at Jasper's Jubilee Theatre in Park Rapids. The concert on June 14 will be held at the ITOW Veterans Museum, 805 West Main, Perham. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.  Dancing is permitted.  For reservations and information call 218-346-7678 or 218-346-7676; you can also direct e-mails to museum@eot.com.

  Old Timers Dance

An Old Timers dance group hosts a dance from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Rockin' Horse Cafe in Richville. Jerry's One-Man Band will be performing.

Tuesday, June 16

Tuesdays in the Park

A Detroit Lakes summer tradition for the past several years, the Tuesdays in the Park concert series continues June 16 with a 7 p.m. performance by Vincent & the Van Goes. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the City Park Bandshell, and are free and open to the public. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

Wednesday, June 17

State Eagles Convention

The Minnesota State Eagles Convention begins at the ClubHouse Hotel in Detroit Lakes. Hosted by the Detroit Lakes Eagles Club, the convention will continue through Saturday, June 20.

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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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