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Johansson och det starka bandet, a Swedish band from Goteborg on the Swedish west coast, will give an emigrant-themed concert this Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30 pm. In the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Center.
Johansson och det starka bandet, a Swedish band from Goteborg on the Swedish west coast, will give an emigrant-themed concert this Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30 pm. In the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Center.

Swedish band to perform in NYM Wednesday

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The Becker County Historical Society Museum, located next door to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center (across the parking lot from the Holmes Theatre) will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. today (Sunday) in conjunction with Polar Fest. There will be treats, tours, music and more.

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The Detroit Lakes Jaycees' Supershots, a basketball skills competition for youth in grades 4-9, takes place today in the DL Community and Cultural Center. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by competition at 3 p.m. Parent or guardian signature required for all participants. For more information, please contract Brian McDonald, 218-847-5646 or R.J. Anderson, 701-306-1760.

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A square dance benefit for Pete (who lost his trailer) will be held from 2-5 p.m. tonight in the Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall.

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The Lodge on Lake Detroit will host another concert in its "Live at the Lodge" series tonight fr0k 7-10 p.m. in the Fireside Lobby. Jazz duo David Ferreira (piano/vocals) and Russ Peterson (saxophone) will perform. There is a $5 cover charge (waived for hotel guests).

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Explore Lake Agassiz Regional Library's Web catalog and online databases from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Detroit Lakes Library. Participants will set-up an online account and learn how to search for and request materials through LARL's web catalog. In addition, learn to navigate the limitless resources found in LARL's numerous online databases. Learn to research genealogy, investments, car repair and grant seeking... just to name a few. Class size is limited, please call Detroit Lakes Library pre-register.

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Detroit Lakes Library's book discussion group meets at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 to discuss the book Undiscovered Country by Lin Enger. Book discussion groups are a great way to get to know other people in the community, share ideas and learn from each other. For more information on this and other programs, call Detroit Lakes Library or e-mail them at detroit@larl.org.

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The Frazee-Vergas Community Education "Get Crafty" class with instructors Donna Mineer and Donna Ulschmid is from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. Cost is $15 and includes supplies. Call 334-2525 to register.

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There will be a Larry's Plus Square Dance at the Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. Caller is Larry Johansen.

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Johansson och det starka bandet, a band from Goteborg on the Swedish west coast, will give an emigrant-themed concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Tickets are $12 on the evening of the concert or $10 advance sale; students will be admitted for $5 and youth age 12 and under will receive free admission. Dinner will be served at the Creamery prior to the concert. Call 218-385-3339 for tickets or more information.

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Tie yourself into knots at a Twister Tournament in Detroit Lakes Library at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. Out-twist your opponents, win prizes and eat snacks. This event is geared toward children in kindergarten through grade five.

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Musician Randy Owen, lead singer for Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alabama, has been a fixture in country music for almost 30 years. He will perform music from his solo album, "One on One," in an 8 p.m. show on Thursday, Feb. 19 at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino.

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The Lake Park Country Twirlers will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 in the Lake Park-Audubon High School gymnasium, Lake Park. Caller is Jim Kooyer.

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Maplewood State Park hosts a candlelight ski from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 -- a fun evening of cross-country skiing around Cataract Lake in Maplewood State Park. The 1-mile ski trail is an easy trail through the woods and will be lighted with 150 candles. Ski the trail, stand around the campfire, chat with friends, and enjoy hot chili, bars, and hot drinks inside the Trail Center. Skiers need a ski pass for $5 and vehicles need a Minnesota State Park sticker. Questions can be answered at Maplewood State Park, 863-8383.

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February has been designated Black History Month, a time to remember the important people and events in the history of Black Americans.  Each year, the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham celebrates Black History Month with an exhibit or event.  This year Joel Brown will be appearing as "A Tuskegee Airman" on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.  Brown is a re-enactor and a collector of memorabilia documenting Black participation in the U.S. armed services with special focus on the heroic contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American pilots to serve in the U.S. Military.   The event is free and open to the public. Call 218-346-7678 for more information, or visit the museum online at www.ITOWmuseum.org.

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Singer-songwriter Lindsay Mac, who plays the cello like a guitar, performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 in the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the concert. There will be an Italian dinner at the Creamery preceding the concert. Call 218-385-3339 for more information.

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Artist Eric Santwire is showing artwork through the month of February at Flowers by Val, 833 Washington Avenue, DL. Eric's art features a variety of subjects such as exquisite floral photographs, imaginative paintings and his "Flower Series" greeting cards.

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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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