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Randy Travis at Shooting Star Aug. 29
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The 25th annual Wolf Lake Harvest Festival concludes today (Sunday), with all events taking place at Waterfront Park. A Horseshoe Tournament begins bright and early with registration at 8:30 a.m. Doubles will begin at 9 a.m. and singles at 1 p.m. Registration for the Co-ed Softball Tournament is at 10 a.m., with a $75 fee for each team. Finally, prize drawings will take place at 3 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Twenty-five $250 cash prizes will be given away in addition to other attendance prizes. VFW concessions and other lunch items will be available throughout the day's activities. For more information, call Lori at 218-538-6528 or Stan at 1-500-435-1371.

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Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie, "On the Wings of a Monarch" at 2 p.m. today in the visitor's center. Experience the monarch's fascinating life cycle, its habitats and its North American migration.

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The Lakes Area Community Concert Band will be featured at the Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series, which continues this Tuesday, Aug. 12 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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Zion Lutheran on Franklin Lake, rural Pelican Rapids, is the site for another great musical event -- a 1950's party set for Thursday, Aug. 14. Appetizers and punch will be served starting at 6 p.m., and The Dave Ferreira Trio, Fargo, will entertain. Dinner begins at 7, and price is $22 per person. Make reservations at (218) 863-5277. Merrill Piepkorn, renowned radio personality from Fargo, will act as Master of Ceremonies. Bruce Wisted will provide a little jazz entertainment, and Wendy Erlandson, a soprano from Fergus Falls, will entertain as well. Although '50s attire is not required, there will be a prize awarded for the best outfit.

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The second annual Angels of Courage Retreats fundraiser, "Run, Ride, and Boogie" will be on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Cormorant Community Center, about 12 miles south of Lake Park. A 5k run will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a motorcycle rally at noon. Dinner will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., with a silent auction during dinner until 9 p.m. A dance will take place from 8 until midnight. For more info, visit www.angelsofcourage.org.

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The Young Life Triathlon takes place Saturday, Aug. 16 in Detroit Lakes' City Park. Two courses, a full Olympic course and a sprint course will take place. The Olympic length race consists of a 1.5k swim in Little Detroit Lake, followed by a 40k bike ride and 10k run out to Dutton Locks Park. The sprint course includes a 1/3-mile swim, a 10-mile bike ride, and a 3-mile run. View the schedule of events and course map at www.pickleevents.com/events/younglifetri.

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Holy Rosary Catholic Church's 36th annual Parish Festival will be held on Sunday, August 17 at the Becker County Fairgrounds. The day will kickoff with an outdoor Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. Churchgoers are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs. Doors at the Kent Freeman Arena on the fairgrounds will open at 11:30 a.m., and the festival goes until 4 p.m. Events will include a silent and live auction, cakewalk, white elephant, both kid and adult bingo, and a country store with jams, baked goods, and more. There will also be a wide range of concessions available throughout the day.

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The annual Looney Daze celebration in Vergas begins Thursday, Aug. 14 and continues until Sunday, Aug. 17. The kickoff Miss Vergas Pageant will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Vergas Community Center. Tickets are $6. Friday evening at 6 p.m. will feature the 10th annual Princess Altona Scholarship Program, also at the Vergas Community Center. Karaoke on Friday night will run from 7 to 11 p.m. Partons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Saturday will feature a full day of events, including an all-day street fair and rummage sales. The 5k Run/Walk will start at Billy's Corner Bar at 8 a.m., but get there by 7:30 to register. A $20 entry fee applies. The rest of the day will feature live bands, a pig roast, road rally and loon calling contest. Sunday, Aug. 17 will feature a collectible car show, outdoor church service, the Vergas Looney Daze Parade, turtle races and water fights. For more information, and details on times and places of events, visit www.govergas.com or call Melissa Bunkowske at 218-234-1175.

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The Thistle Down Run Endurance Ride, an AERC/MNDRA sanctioned endurance ride, is Aug. 16-17 in Frazee. This is a 50- & 25-mile endurance, 25-mile competitive, 8-mile novice. Primitive camping is available. Schedule/rules are online at www.mndra.com, and more info is at 218-334-3388 or fettbros@loretel.net.

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The public is invited to an outdoor quilt show, garden tour and tea on Aug. 23 from 1-3 at 4020 4th St., Lake Park. There will be door prizes, gifts to purchase, quilts to vote on, a garden to tour and tea offered throughout the day. The event benefits the Families Forever Scholarship fund. A $5 donation is suggested. Contact Peggy Stellmach, P.O. Box 224, Lake Park, Mn 56554, call 218-234-1766 or e-mail peggys@loretel.net for more info or to display your quilts.

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Habitat for Humanity hosts its annual golf scramble 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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Come to Jasper's Theater in Park Rapids every Thursday and Saturday throughout this month 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 info, 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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Country music superstar Randy Travis comes to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino on Friday, Aug. 29 for an 8 p.m. show. 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." For tickets, call 800-313-7469 or visit www.starcasino.com.

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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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