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Make the drive up to Dorset today (Sunday) 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. Visit www.dorsetmn.com for more information.

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Step back into time and visit an "Early Settlers and Logging Encampment" at the Hubbel Pond Dam, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Learn about life in a sodhouse, lumber cruising, log rollers, cutters and crew; see a blacksmith shop and watch the blacksmith pound out tools for the lumberjacks; and visit with the campers about how logging has changed since the 19th century. To get there from Detroit Lakes, drive east on Highway 34 to Becker County Road 29, then turn left and follow the signs to the camp.

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The Purple Pan Steel Drum Band will be featured at the Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series, which continues this Tuesday, Aug. 5 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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There will be a Larry's Plus square dance at the Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. The public is welcome. Caller is Larry Johansen.

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The Pine Point Traditional Pow Wow is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10 in Ponsford. The Pow Wow Highway is located half a mile west of the Pine Point School. All drums and dancers are welcome at the events. Friday will consist of a Rez Dog Show at noon and warm ups at 7 p.m. Saturday includes a flag raising at 10 a.m., grand entry at 1 and 7 p.m. and a feast at 5 p.m. Sunday plays host to a flag raising at 10 .m., Rez Car Parade at 11 a.m. and grand entry at 1 p.m. There will be a meal provided at payout. There will also be junior and senior Princess and Brave contests. Native craft stands are allowed, and bring your own chairs for relaxing. Security is provided, and camping and showers are available, so stay the whole weekend if you like. No drugs, alcohol or gang colors allowed. For more information, contact Mike Swan at 218-573-2154.

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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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The 26th annual WE Fest country music festival returns to Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch this Thursday, Aug. 7, with live music continuing daily through Saturday, Aug. 9. Featured performers include Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, LeAnn Rimes, Neal McCoy and more. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling 1-800-493-3378 (the online ticket store has closed for 2008).

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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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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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