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Legendary Charley Pride comes to Shooting Star Casino Friday

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Detroit Lakes' 30th annual Arts & Crafts in the Park takes place today (Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the DL City Park. About 125 booths are set up in the shade of the park's beautiful pine and oak trees. You'll find treasures of all sorts, from paintings and pottery to furniture and fabric goods, while listening to live Ecuadorian music and feasting on a range of tasty foods.

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Cormorant Lakes Sportsman's Club hosts its 18th annual Country Music Fest from 1 to 6 p.m. today. It is free and open to everyone. There will be food and beverages for sale, and music will include Bob Eilerston's Lake Country Band and many other area musicians.

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Frazee's flagship festival, Turkey Days, concludes today with a Car Show at 10 a.m. on East Main Avenue; Turkey Luncheon at 11 a.m. in the Frazee Event Center; and a Pet & Doll Parade at 1 p.m., Parade of Cars at 1:15 p.m., and the Turkey Days Grand Parade at 2 p.m., all on Main Avenue. The parade will be followed by a Pie & Ice Cream Social in the Event Center. The festivities conclude with a Demolition Derby at 3:30 p.m. on West Main Avenue and Krank It Up Entertainment from 6-10 p.mm. in the Frazee VFW. A full listing of events can be viewed online at FrazeeCommunityClub.com.

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Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a Discovering Tamarac History Tour from 1-4 p.m. today. Join one of the volunteer guides for an informative and fun adventure on the refuge. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac. Meet at the Visitor's Center. For those who prefer to stay indoors, the Refuge will also host a screening of the movie "Chased by the Light" at 2 p.m. Learn how renowned photographer Jim Brandenburg renewed himself through a zen-like exploration of his craft by taking just one photograph a day for 90 days.

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The big band sounds of Doc & the Scrubs will be featured at the Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series, which continues this Tuesday, July 29 with a 7 p.m. performance at the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell (alternate location is the DL Pavilion in case of bad weather). There is no charge for admission.

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Emmanuel Community hosts its annual We Feast picnic from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 in the Emmanuel Courtyard, rain or shine. There will be food and music by the Clint Felker Band. It is a free-will donation.

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Country music legend Charley Pride comes to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino on Friday, Aug. 1, for an 8 p.m. show. Charley Pride has produced 36 number one hit singles and sold more than 70 million albums, including 31 gold and four platinum albums. Memorable Pride hits include "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone," "I'm So Afraid of Losing You," "Mississippi Cotton Delta" and "You're So Good When You're Bad." For ticket information, call 800 313 7469 or visit www.starcasino.com.

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Make the drive up to Dorset on Sunday, Aug. 3 for the annual "Taste of Dorset" celebration, which is dubbed "a culinary feast for the entire family." The local businesses take their wares to the street and restaurants sell small samples of their food items. Other shops sell their individual goods and the community provides live music and entertainment for all to enjoy. The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Besides tasting area food, the Taste of Dorset mayoral race will take place around 2 p.m. Anyone is allowed to run for the title "Mayor of Dorset." The only requirement is a $1 entry fee with your name, address and phone number. Other activities for the whole family include face painting, a dunking booth, and many children's games, including putting greens and minnow races.

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The 25th annual Wolf Lake Harvest Festival is Aug. 8-10 and includes the Miss Wolf Lake and Little Miss pageants, a street dance, 5k walk/run, kids games, dessert social, parade, arm wrestling and more. For more information, call Lori at 218-538-6528 or Stan at 1-500-435-1371.

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Good quality arts and craft vendors are invited for the 31st annual Art and Craft Fair, to be held Aug. 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Railroad Park in Battle Lake. Entry deadline is July 31. For application, contact Jan Smith, Art of the Lakes, PO Box 244, Battle Lake, MN 56515.

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Come to Jasper's Theater in Park Rapids every Thursday and Saturday throughout July and August to enjoy music, magic and comedy. Thursday shows begin at 3 p.m. and on Saturdays, shows begin at 7:30 p.m. A magic pre-show is held 15 minutes prior to each show. For more information, call 218-237-4333 or visit www.jasperstheater.com.

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Fair Hills Resort hosts a Hootenanny each Tuesday through Aug. 19, with a smorgasbord from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and a show at 8:15. Make reservations at 847-7638 or 532-2222. In existence since 1965, this is the longest running musical show in the entire Midwest.

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Detroit Lakes artist JoAnn Wold has a watercolor exhibition, "From the Bay to the Barnyard and other Places," in the DL Library, now through the end of July.

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On May 1, 1960, Captain Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union while piloting his U2 spy plane sparking one of the most famous international incidents of the Cold War. The latest exhibit at the In Their Own Words (ITOW) Veterans Museum, "Top Secret," which opened May 1 and continues through Oct. 31, includes photographs and artifacts from the Cold War Museum about the U-2 Incident. For more information call 218-346-7678 or send e-mail to info@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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