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Matt Johnson does a flip into Detroit Lake during the 2008 Polar Plunge.

Polar Fest starts Feb. 7

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The 49th annual Red River Valley Coin and Stamp Show concludes today (Sunday) at the Doublewood Inn, Fargo. It is the largest coin and stamp show in the Upper Midwest. Featuring over 50 tables and 30 dealers from six states.

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Spend a "Family Fun Sunday" at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center from 1-4 p.m. today. Check out the giant slide and climbing wall in the gym or swim in the pool with The Rock. For more information, call 218-844-4221 or visit www.dlccc.org.

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Paranormal researcher and author Chad Lewis will be appearing at the Perham Area Public Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28 to deliver a slide presentation of "Minnesota's Most Haunted Places," from the wandering ghosts of the North Woods to haunted B&B's in Wabasha. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Perham Area Public Library. Call 218-346-4892 for more information.

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Detroit Lakes-based Vincent and the Van Goes will perform at a "Surf's Up!"-themed Cabaret Night, Thursday, Jan. 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom. The band states that they play "blues, rockabilly, surf and stuff," and that's exactly what you'll hear when they play. While the first three styles are self-explanatory, the "stuff" is open-ended, and they like it that way. Don't be surprised to hear some rock and a little jazz thrown in the mix. Admission is $5 for adults, free for students. There will be a cash bar and appetizers available. For more information, call 218-844-SHOW (7469) or visit www.dlccc.org.

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"Orphan Trains," a short drama, will be presented by the Perham High School One-act Players on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 2:45 p.m. in the Perham High School Auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend the event. Call 218-346-6500 for more information.

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Emmanuel Community hosts a "French Frolic" Charity Benefit from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 at the Speak Easy Restaurant in Detroit Lakes. Enjoy a casual evening of "friends, food, fun & the Front Fenders." There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $35 per person or $300 for a reserved table of 8. If you would like to be a sponsor or donate a silent auction item please contact Aleisa Jopp at 218-844-7180.

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The calligraphy designs of Detroit Lakes artist Douglas J. Fliss are on display through Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. A former partner in the Fargo-based liturgical art studio StudioWorks LLC, which designed and produced stained glass windows and mosaics for churches, Fliss is a graduate of the commercial art program at Minnesota State Community & Technical College and the Concordia College studio arts program. He worked closely with renowned regional artist David Hetland for over 30 years.

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The Detroit Lakes Middle School bands perform their Winter Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 in the George Simson middle school auditorium. The public is invited and there is no admission.

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Detroit Lakes' annual winter festival, Polar Fest, is set for Saturday, Feb. 7 through Monday, Feb. 16. A full schedule of events are planned to celebrate wintertime in Minnesota. Sign up now for DLCCC events including the Ice Tee Golf Tournament on the lake and the Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance set for Friday, February 13 and the Freeze Your Buns 5K Run/Walk and the "Great Polar Race" scavenger hunt set for Saturday, Feb. 14. Call 218-844-4221 for more information on Polar Fest events or visit www.visitdetroitlakes.com to download a complete schedule of events.

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From now through Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, the gallery at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center will be filled with a Fiber Arts Show, including an eclectic mix of quilts, rugs, felt sculptures and baskets. Quilts made by local community residents and many items drawn from private collections make up the collection. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no admission charge.

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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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