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SUBMITTED PHOTO The final three performances of Detroit Lakes' first-ever Shakespeare in the Park production are scheduled for this weekend. Show times are Thursday and Friday, July 2-3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 5 at 2 p.m.

Three more chances to see Shakespeare in the Park this weekend

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Wednesday, July 1

InPulse concert

Following a three-day vocal camp with area singers in grades 2-12, the vocal band InPulse takes the stage with their students tonight for a 7:30 p.m. concert, showcasing what the students have learned about a capella singing. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for ticket information.

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New exhibit at ITOW

The traveling exhibit, "Freedom: A History of US," opens today at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham. The exhibit, which has been developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of New York, documents and illustrates critical figures and events in U.S. history while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from its founding. The exhibit will be on display through July 31. For more information, call 218-346-7678 or visit the Web site online at www.ITOWmuseum.org.

Square dance

Larry's Plus hosts a square dance at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall. Caller is Larry Johansen.

Live music at Zorbaz

Little Donny & the Groovetones perform live at Zorbaz on West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, starting at 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 2

Refuge tour

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge offers a Refuge tour from 10 a.m. to noon (every Thursday through August). Join a refuge guide for an informative and fun adventure on the refuge. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac.

Live at the Lodge

The Lodge on Lake Detroit will host a free "Live at the Lodge" concert every Thursday through Aug. 27. This week's performance features the jazz duo of Russ Peterson on saxophone and Jordan Christianson on piano. The concert will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the hotel's Fireside Lobby, and is free and open to the public as well as hotel guests. There is no cover charge for the Summer Thursdays series. Call 218-847-8439 for more info, or visit the Web site, thelodgeonlakedetroit.com.

Shakespeare

in the Park

Detroit Lakes' first-ever Shakespeare in the Park production continues at the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, with a 7:30 p.m. performance of the classic romantic comedy "The Taming of the Shrew." The performance is free and open to the public. There will be a free will offering taken during each show, but no tickets are necessary. For more information on Shakespeare in the Park, contact Historic Holmes Theatre Events Coordinator Vicky Williams at 218-844-4221, Ext. 106 or e-mail vicky@dlccc.org.

Dr. Salty

Start off the weekend right with music at the Sandbar, in Detroit Lakes, featuring a young rock band called Doctor Salty playing from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Live music at

Long Bridge

Local acts Tim Eggebraaten and Island Time, and Sunny Days Beach Band, a band from Key West, will perform in rotation at Long Bridge from 6-10 p.m.

New exhibit opens at NYMRCC

Opening today at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is an exhibit of more than 60 contemporary prints of historical photographs of New York Mills. This show will run to the end of July. Thre is no admission charge. Gallery hours are

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Photographs are provided courtesy of the Ottertail County Historical Society and the East Ottertail History Museum. Open on Saturday, July 4th from 8 a.m. to just before the fireworks display in New York Mills. Open Sunday, July 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Live music at Zorbaz

Little Donny & the Groovetones perform live at Zorbaz on West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, starting at 8 p.m.

Friday, July 3

Shakespeare

in the Park

Detroit Lakes' first-ever Shakespeare in the Park production continues at the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, with a 7:30 p.m. performance of the classic romantic comedy "The Taming of the Shrew." The performance is free and open to the public. There will be a free will offering taken during each show, but no tickets are necessary. For more information on Shakespeare in the Park, contact Historic Holmes Theatre Events Coordinator Vicky Williams at 218-844-4221, Ext. 106 or e-mail vicky@dlccc.org.

Live music at Zorbaz

The Otherside Blues Band performs live at Zorbaz on West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, starting at 8 p.m.

Live music at

Long Bridge

Local acts Tim Eggebraaten and Island Time, and Sunny Days Beach Band, a band from Key West, will perform in rotation at Long Bridge from 6-10 p.m.

Bash on the Beach

Lakeside Tavern in Detroit Lakes will have live music throughout the holiday weekend, starting tonight with a 9 p.m. performance by GB Leighton.

Old-Fashioned Festival

The Old Fashioned Fourth of July Family Festival takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Otter Tail County Historical Society, 1110 Lincoln Ave. W., Fergus Falls. Festival features kids parade, games, food, music and contests. Call 218-736-6038 for details..

Saturday, July 4

Long Lake boat parade

Long Lake boat owners are invited to be a part of the annual July 4th boat parade, starting at 2 p.m. and traveling clockwise around the lake. Get out your best red, white & blue and come join in the fun! Call Cheri at 847-4673 or e-mail her at dance@tekstar.com for more information.

Lake Seven boat parade

Hosted by the Lake Seven (Scalp) Lake Association, the Lake Seven Annual July 4th Boat Parade is at 11 a.m. The parade starts at the public access; boats should arrive 15 minutes early for parade instructions, including parade line-up and pre-parade photos. The boats will travel clockwise around the lake. Over $150 in prizes will be awarded to the Most Patriotic, the Most Original and the Most Spirit/ Enthusiastic. The boat parade is open to the public. You do not have to decorate your boat to enter into the parade.

Strawberry Lake holiday celebration

Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat will host a a July 4th celebration including a noon picnic at the beach, outdoor concert, boat parade and fireworks over the water. For more information, call 1-888-593-2882, 218-983-3217 or visit www.strawberrylake.org.

MSUM celebration

Minnesota State University Moorhead's annual Fourth of July Celebration has been scaled back this year with no afternoon events. But its evening lineup features music, games, parades and fireworks. The annual Patriotic Parade starts at 7 p.m. A decorated bike parade starts at 7:30 p.m. Inflatable games will be set up at Nemzek Hall and Stadium from 7 to 10:15 p.m. The Lake Agassiz Concert Band performs there at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Front Fenders at 8:30 p.m. A 15-minute patriotic program, titled "Home of the Brave," begins at 9:30 p.m., followed by more from the Front Fenders. The fireworks display starts at 10:30 p.m.

Freedom Fest

Frazee's annual July 4th celebration, Freedom Fest, begins at 5 p.m. in the Frazee Lions Park. This "fun, old-fashioned family celebration" includes picnic foods like hot dogs, shaved ice and cotton candy, and family games. There will be a "patriotic celebration at 6:30 p.m., kids' watermelon eating contest at 7 p.m., followed by a tug-of-war, and last but not least, a fireworks display at dusk.

Live music at

Long Bridge

Local acts Tim Eggebraaten and Island Time, and Sunny Days Beach Band, a band from Key West, will perform in rotation at Long Bridge from noon to 9 p.m.

Live music at Zorbaz

The Otherside Blues Band performs live at Zorbaz on West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, starting at 8 p.m.

Bash on the Beach

Lakeside Tavern's live music weekend continues with Scarlet Haze performing at 9 p.m.

Tripwire

The Beachfront Bar & Grill in Detroit Lakes will host a holiday concert by Tripwire from 9:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.

Fireworks on the Beach

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and find a comfortable slice of sand as Detroit Lakes' famous City Beach fireworks light up the sky, starting at dusk (around 10:30 p.m.).

Sunday, July 5

Shakespeare

in the Park

Detroit Lakes' first-ever Shakespeare in the Park production concludes Sunday at the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, with the final 2 p.m. matinee performance of the classic romantic comedy "The Taming of the Shrew." The performance is free and open to the public. For more information on Shakespeare in the Park, contact Historic Holmes Theatre Events Coordinator Vicky Williams at 218-844-4221, Ext. 106 or e-mail vicky@dlccc.org.

Live music at

Long Bridge

Local acts Tim Eggebraaten and Island Time, and Sunny Days Beach Band, a band from Key West, will perform in rotation at Long Bridge from 2-6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 7

St. Mary's Art Fair

St. Mary's Innovis volunteers host the annual Art Fair from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. Merchandise is between 30 and 60 percent off of retail costs.

Tuesdays in the Park

A Detroit Lakes summer tradition for the past several years, the Tuesdays in the Park concert series continues July 7 with a 7 p.m. performance by Doc & The Scrubs. Note: There will be no concert next week, July 14, because of schedule conflicts with Northwest Water Carnival activities. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the City Park Bandshell, and are free and open to the public. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

Wednesday, July 8

St. Mary's Art Fair

St. Mary's Innovis volunteers host the annual Art Fair from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. Merchandise is between 30 and 60 percent off of retail costs.

Thursday, July 9

Science adventure

Join us at the Detroit Lakes Library on Thursday, July 9 at 2 p.m. for a science adventure led by Detroit Lakes native John Kos-trzewski, who works for United Space Alliance, a contractor for NASA. Children and adults alike will enjoy this opportunity to learn about what is happening now with the Space Program. This program is free and a part of "Be Creative @ Your Library," the 2009 Minne-sota Summer Reading Program, a themed reading program designed to encourage children to read over the summer months.

Merle Haggard

Country music legend Merle Haggard comes to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino for an 8 p.m. show on Thursday, July 9. Tickets, ranging from $35 (general admission) to $65 (reserved), can be purchased at the casino box office (777 Casino Road, Mahnomen), by phone at 800-313-7469, or online at www.starcasino.com.

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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 vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.

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