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The Old Timers Dance Club hosts a dance from 2 to 6 p.m. today (Sunday) in the Rockin' Horse Cafe in Richville with Julie Lee and the White Rose Band. Come and enjoy the fun.

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The "American Veterans Traveling Tribute -- The Wall," exhibit will be in the northwest parking lot of Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino today and Monday, Aug. 25. This event is sponsored by the White Earth Veterans' Association, White Earth Band of Chippewa, Shooting Star Casino and many others. Call Doug Koenig at 218-439-3587 for more information.

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Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents "Leave it to Beavers" today at 2 p.m. Take an intriguing look into the world of beavers. Learn about some amazing adaptations this creature has acquired over thousands of years of evolution. Visit a beaver dam and lodge and learn how this large rodent played a role in Minnesota's history. Meet at visitor center for program and caravan to beaver site.

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The Lakes Area Birding Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 in the Detroit Lakes Library meeting room. The presenter will be Wick Corwin, who will speak on the Peregrine Falcons in downtown Fargo. Visitors are welcome.

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The Hubbard County Historical Society presents a program on Leader Dogs for the Blind after their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 in the museum meeting room. The public is invited and families are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Karen at 732-5237.

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Habitat for Humanity hosts its annual golf scramble on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Forest Hills Golf Course. The event is open to everyone. Registration begins at noon, and the fun beings at 1 p.m., followed by a social, including steak dinner and cash bar. Prizes will be awarded. To register, call 844-5397.

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The DL Library Club meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Minnesota Book Artist of 2008 Jody Williams will discuss book arts and the very special miniature books she makes. An exhibit of Jody's works will be on display at the Library until Aug. 31.

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Nashville-based singer-songwriter Nita Velo performs with Fergus Falls musician Scott Gunvaldson at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Nita is a Pelican Rapids currently working as a performing songwriter and demo vocalist in Nashville, Tenn. Her music has been described as "contemporary folk with a spoon full of blues and a twist of jazz." She has appeared with Garrison Keillor ("Prairie Home Companion") and has been a repeat guest artist on public radio and television stations from Minnesota to Tennessee. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students. Call 218-385-3339 for more information.

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Country music superstar Randy Travis comes to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino for a sold-out show on Friday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. His unmistakable baritone voice and heartfelt lyrics have won Travis a unique place in the hearts of country fans everywhere, earning him 22 number-one hits including "Forever and Ever, Amen," "Deeper Than the Holler" and "I Told You So."

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The movie "Shrek the Third" will be showing in the DL City Park bandshell at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and snacks. A free-will donation will be taken at the end of the movie.

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The public is invited to an open house at Maplewood State Park for the dedication of the new picnic shelter in honor of Minnesota National Guardsman Joshua Hanson, who died in Iraq. Hanson, the son of Maplewood State Park Manager Bob Hanson and wife, Kathy, served with Company A, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, out of Detroit Lakes. The dedication ceremony is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30.

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Local author Helen Erickson holds a book signing for her award-winning novel "Past Sins" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Book World in Detroit Lakes.

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A benefit concert for the Becker County Food Pantry takes place from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at the DL band shell featuring the talents of local musicians: SLOG, Crashing Down, Tim Eggebraaten and Mike Hokanson. This is a free family event. Please give what you can by bringing non-perishable food items. Free will offerings are also gladly accepted in the form of cash or check made to the Becker County Food Pantry. Don't forget your lawn chairs.

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The fourth annual Snellman Days celebration takes place next Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, in Snellman, Minn. Besides the "election" of a new mayor, festivities will include a brunch, flea market, bake sale, fresh produce stand, all-day cookout, bingo (with 100 percent payout both days) and more.

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The 55th annual Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion also takes place over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, on the WMSTR grounds in Rollag, Minn. Events will include a John Deere Expo, twice-daily parades, threshing demonstrations, live music and more. For a complete schedule, visit the Web site at www.rollag.com.

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A new exhibit about Butler Township, created specifically for Butler's recent 125th anniversary celebration, is now on display at the History Museum of East Otter Tail County in Perham. Photographs and stories about the township will be on display through the end of the year. The History Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 218-346-7676 or visit HistoryMuseumEOT.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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