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The fifth annual Family Jam, "Concert and Fun in the Light of the Son,"?takes place today (Sunday) from noon to 8:30 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes City Park, near the DL Pavilion. Enjoy musical performances from regional and nationally known entertainers including Warren Barfield, Triad 4 Christ, Freedom's Call (from Bemidji), world-renowned speaker Morris Goodman, also known as the "Miracle Man," and famed illusionist Brock Gill. In addition, there will be food booths; Games Galore; a community youth service featuring bands Noiseunion and Kaboose; and much more. For a complete schedule, please visit the Family Jam website, www.familyjam.org.

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The Cormorant Area Art Club's 11th Annual Art Show concludes today at the Cormorant Community Center, located in Cormorant Village, 13 miles south of Lake Park and 1.5 miles north of Zorbaz on Pelican Lake. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 25 regional artists will display a wide variety of watercolors, acrylic and oil paintings, rosemaling, pine needle basketry, prints, cards and art gift items. There is no admission charge.

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The Northwest Water Carnival Junior Pageant gets underway at 6 p.m. Monday, July 14, in the DL Pavilion. This year's theme is "Just Beachy." Children entered in the pageant may dress according to the theme, but it isn't required; parents should dress their child in whatever is most comfortable, as the Pavilion is not climate-controlled. Contestants should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the pageant.

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Individuals and groups are welcome to compete for the honor of being the Northwest Water Carnival's top talent. The NWC Talent Show begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the DL Pavilion, and will consist of vocal and non-vocal categories for all ages. For more information, please contact Cara Frank at 218-841-9533.

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Challenge your family and friends at the BTD Aquatics Center (in the Community Center) at the Northwest Water Carnival Open Swim Meet. Show off your swimming skills in a variety of swimming events from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. Every participant receives a ribbon. Cost for entry is $5 and registration will take place at the event. For more information, contact Kim Bettcher at 218-844-4221, ext. 108.

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The signature event of the Northwest Water Carnival, the Water Fights, begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, in the DL City Park. Sign up your team at 6:30 p.m. and prepare for the watery battle. Use a fire hose to compete against other teams moving a ball on a wire 10 feet above the ground. Teams consist of local firefighters, businesses and community groups. There will also be Junior Water Fights and a Water Balloon Toss at 6 p.m., as well as an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jon Olson at 218-234-8680.

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The Family Council of St. Mary's Innovis Health Nursing Center will host its 16th annual Party in the Park on Friday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Church Parish Center. There will be barbecues, chips, beverages, pie and ice cream for $5 per person, and live entertainment featuring Off the Wall Band, The Front Row and The Ding-A-Lings. There will be raffle tickets (need not be present to win), cookbooks and jewelry for sale. Proceeds from the event are used for projects and programs for St. Mary's Nursing Center residents.

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The Northwest Water Carnival All Comers Track Meet begins at 5 p.m. Friday, July 18, on Detroit Lakes High School's Mollberg Field.

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Willie Nelson, Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winner, will perform his legendary hits on Friday, July 18, at 8:30 p.m. at the Grand Casino Hinckley Grand Amphitheater. Tickets are $30, $36 and $42 and go on sale on Thursday, May 29, at noon. To purchase tickets, 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.

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The Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center will present a Spanish Juerga featuring guitarist Michael Hauser and the Zorongo Flamenco Dancers, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18 in the DL Pavilion.

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The 73rd annual Northwest Water Carnival gets into full swing on Saturday, July 19, with a fun run/walk at 7 a.m., pet show at 9 a.m., chili and salsa cookoff starting at 9 a.m., farmers market at 10 a.m., pet and doll parade at 10:30 a.m., classic car show at 11 a.m., family picnic at 11:30 a.m., kids' show and inflatable games at noon, a frog jump, turtle race and bean bag tournament all starting at 1 p.m., a ship building contest starting at 2 p.m., sand castle building contest at 3:30 p.m., and sand treasure dig at 5 p.m. There will also be ongoing live music at the DL Pavilion, including Island Time at 10 a.m., Vincent & the VanGoes at 2 p.m., Show Tyme DJ Service at 4 p.m., Tim Eggebraaten at 6 p.m., and the Bash on the Beach featuring music by October Road at 8 p.m. The carnival concludes on Sunday, July 20 with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and the Parade of the Northwest at 1 p.m. A complete schedule is available at www.dlwatercarnival.com.

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The Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center in Moorhead has teamed up with the North Dakota State University Medieval Society to host the second annual Viking Village, featuring medieval-era arts opportunities to try yourself. The event will take place on Sunday, July 20, rain or shine, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and college students, $6 for youth ages 5-17, and free to all HHIC members. Activities and demonstrations planned for the celebration include: Viking Quest, a series of hands-on activities for kids; Viking food; linking chain mail; warp weighted loom; storytelling; Viking games (nine-man Morris, Kubbe, Dice); live combat demonstrations; live goats; and blacksmithing. Viking refreshments will be available.

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Scheduled for July 23-26 at the Soo Pass Ranch, in Minnesota's beautiful Lakes Region, the 6th annual 10,000 Lakes Festival will feature some of today's most innovative musical artists performing on five stages, including former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh & Friends, an all star lineup that changes from year to year, and former Grateful Dead drummer Micky Hart, touring with Steve Kimock on guitar and George Porter, Jr., former bassist with New Orleans' seminal funk band, the Meters, among others. The 2008 artist roster will also include the 10KLF debut of The Flaming Lips, Oklahoma's premiere alternative rock band. For information regarding tickets or camping permits please call the 10KLF ticket office at 1-800-493-3378, or visit the Web site at www.10klf.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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Come to Jasper's Theater in Park Rapids every Thursday and Saturday throughout July and August 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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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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