On tap: Turtle Fest, Relay for Life, Hawgs 4 Dawgs
Wednesday, June 18
There will be a Larry's Plus square dance at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall. Caller is Larry Johansen.
The opening day of Perham's annual Turtle Fest celebration will include turtle races and train rides from 10 a.m. to noon on Main Street; helicopter rides by Northern Lights Aviation from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and the St. Henry's Church scavenger hunt, which will run throughout the festival. The winner will receive a pair of Adirondack chairs that were created by the students at St. Henry's. A complete schedule of events is available online at www.perham.com.
Dynamic Homes on TV
DL's own Dynamic Homes will be featured on the Discovery Channel show "Factory Made" at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 19
Art for the Ages
Emmanuel Community hosts Art for the Ages from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Madison dining room. Fund support Emmanuel's Foundation Endowment Fund. There will be a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception, silent auction and entertainment by Tamie Jensen.
Look What's Cookin'
Kelly Blackledge from the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge presents a program on frogs at DL Library at 2 p.m. as a part of the 2008 Summer Reading Program, "Look What's Cookin' at your Library." Kids may also bring their favorite spring salad recipes to the library on this event day. Different recipe themes will be requested each week and children will be able to take home a cookbook of the compilation at the end of the summer.
Perham's Turtle Fest continues today with turtle races and train rides from 10 a.m. to noon on Main Street; helicopter rides by Northern Lights Aviation from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and the continuation of the St. Henry's Church scavenger hunt. Also on tap for today is a used book preview sale by the Friends of the Perham Area Public Library. A complete schedule of events is available online at www.perham.com.
Friday, June 20
Perham's Turtle Fest continues today with turtle races and train rides from 10 a.m. to noon on Main Street; helicopter rides by Northern Lights Aviation from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and the continuation of the St. Henry's Church scavenger hunt. Also on tap for today is the Turtle Fest Grande Parade at 7 p.m., craft and food vendors and kids' activities on First Avenue South from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and a live broadcast of the "Jack & Sandy" radio show on KFGO. A complete schedule of events is available online at www.perham.com.
Relay for Life
The Becker County Relay for Life begins with a community dinner and silent auction from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes High School Commons Area. Survivor reception is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes High School track in the survivors' tent; program is at 8 p.m. at the track; luminaria lighting ceremony is at 10 p.m. at the track.
Saturday, June 21
Haining Family concert
The Haining family performs their front porch family style music at 7 p.m. in the Northwoods Harvest Barn, Height of Land.
Let's Go Digital
Tamarac Wildlife Refuge offers "Let's Go Digital! A nature photography workshop" from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Discover the fun and adventure of photographing wildlife, plant life and the ever changing scenes of nature at Tamarac. First, a presentation by photographers Roland Jordahl and Pam Lehman will reveal some secrets as well as cover the basic principles of taking good photos. Then head out into the field to take pictures. The workshop will conclude at the visitor center with a review of our work. Bring your own camera and sack lunch. Sign up in advance by calling 218-847-2641.
Hawgs 4 Dawgs
Hawgs 4 Dawgs, a benefit for the Humane Society of the Lakes, begins with registration from 10 a.m. to noon at Zorbaz. Stops include Charlie's, Billy's Bar, Cormorant Inn, Pit 611, Izzo's and end at the Sandbar. Cost is $25 per couple or $15 for singles. There will be prize drawings are each stop.
Red River Singles hosts a singles dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Detroit Lakes Pavilion. Anyone over 21 is invited. Music is provided by the band Brother Jutebox. Members pay $6 and non-members are $9. For more info, visit www.red-river-singles.org.
The Twisted Stitchers Fiber Guild will meet at 9 a.m. at Monika's, 210 S. Main St., Park Rapids. The presenter is Marjorie Kerr, teacher of Hawaaian quilting techniques and mother of guild member Linda Norwood. Marjorie will discuss the history and substance of Hawaiian quilts. A queen-size quilt and wall hangings will be on display, each of them completely hand quilted. Be sure to bring your show and tell and works in progress.
Perham's Turtle Fest continues today with turtle races and train rides from 10 a.m. to noon on Main Street; helicopter rides by Northern Lights Aviation from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and the continuation of the St. Henry's Church scavenger hunt. Also on tap for today is a pancake breakfast, city-wide rummage sale; Turtle Fest 5K & 10K Road Race; demonstrations by the RC Flyers Club; and the 16th annual Perham Area Cruisers Car Show. The day's festivities will conclude with a fireworks display at the fairgrounds. A complete schedule of events is available online at www.perham.com.
Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham -- along with his crowd-pleasing partners Walter, the old curmudgeon, and Achmed the dead terrorist -- will perform two shows at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $32 and $38. To purchase, visit the Grand Casino Mille Lacs or Grand Casino Hinckley box offices, call Ticketmaster at 651/989-5151, contact any Ticketmaster outlet, or visit www.grandcasinomn.com.
Sunday, June 22
Perham's Turtle Fest concludes today with a Rotary Club breakfast at Lakes Café; the final day of play at the Wood Bat Legion Baseball Tournament; and games at Krueger Field. A complete schedule of events is available online at www.perham.com.
The Furr Bowl is from 4-6 p.m. in the Voyageur Lanes. Sign up to bowl and pick up your pledge sheet (or get one e-mailed) by calling the Shelter at 218-847-0511 or email@example.com. Collect a minimum of $20 in pledges to bowl (3 games and shoes included). Prizes awarded for top pledges and top bowlers for both kids and adults.
Blessing of the Bikes
A Blessing of the Bikes is at 1:30 p.m. at Lakes Area Vineyard Church, DL. In case of inclement weather it will be rescheduled for July 6. Following the event, there will be a ride. Call LAVC with questions 846-1199.
Monday, June 23
Area students are invited to participate in the week long Missoula Children Theatre workshop, which starts today and continues from 12:30-5 p.m. daily through Friday. This year's show, "The Wiz of the West," is a quirky twist to "The Wizard of Oz" and will feature 50-60 area students in grades 1-12. Shows are Friday, June 27, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. Call 218-844-SHOW to sign up or visit the Holmes Theatre Box Office at 806 Summit Ave.
Tuesday, June 24
Tuesdays in the Park
The Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series continues this week in the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, with a June 24 performance by the Red Letter Band, featuring Josh Anderson. There will be free, live music at the bandshell every Tuesday through the months of June, July and August -- with the exception of July 15 -- starting at 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved to the nearby DL Pavilion. For more information, contact the Historic Holmes Theatre Box Office at 218-844-SHOW (7469).
Senior Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the DL Pavilion. Cost is $2 and includes lunch, guest speaker and musician Eric Bergeson, musician Lloyd Benson, Rep. Paul Marquart announcing the Outstanding Senior nominations, pontoon rides around Detroit Lake, ice cream social and time to socialize. Seniors interested must pre-register between June 16-19, when volunteers will be available to take calls, at 847-1385 or 1-888-458-1385. Free transportation is available through Becker County Transit. RSVP for transportation by June 20 at 847-1674 or 1-888-847-1674.
The Weekly Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Becker County Record. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.