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Wednesday, Dec. 8

MUSIC

• Advent Mini-Concert: noon to 12:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 912 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Performers include Paul Heisler and Russell Bunker and vocalist Rick Kratzke. A soup and sandwich lunch will follow the concert, with a free will offering to be taken.

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• "Santa's Workshop": 1:30 p.m., George Simson Auditorium, Detroit Lakes Middle School. Holiday concert by the kindergarten classes of Roosevelt Elementary School in Detroit Lakes. All friends and family are invited to attend.

• Noon Holiday Concert: 12 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Music by Darin Henze. Info: 701-232-3821.

• The Notables Free Christmas Concerts: 11 a.m., Eventide, Moorhead; 1:30 p.m., Waterford, Fargo. Info: 701-234-9449.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Santa Village: 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. Make holiday crafts, meet Santa's reindeer and more. Free admission; guests are encouraged to bring donations of canned goods, cash and new toys, to be used to support area charities and nonprofit organizations. Info: 701-241-8160.

MISCELLANEOUS

• St. John's Bible Presentation: 6 to 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 906 1st Ave. S., Fargo. Anne Kaese will give a presentation about the philosophy used to create the project now on exhibit at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. Info: 218-299-5511.

Thursday, Dec. 9

MUSIC

• Kathryn Knuttila: 7:30 p.m., Frazee Event Center. Christmas Concert Gala by the reigning Miss Minnesota is hosted by Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Frazee. Tickets are $25, available at the following locations: First Security Bank & Insurance and DL Newspapers in Detroit Lakes; The Backyard Station, Yak Shack and United Community Bank in Frazee; and at Knuttila Financial or The Wild Goose in Perham.

• The Blenders: 7:30 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Vocal quartet sings holiday tunes. Tickets $35. Info: 701-235-4152.

• M State Winter Band Concert: 7:30 p.m., Waage Theatre, Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Fergus Falls. Featuring the music of Mannheim Steamroller. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door for adults; $6 in advance or $7 at the door for ages 6-18; free for those age 5 and under. Info: Tori Covington, 218-736-1600.

• "The Reason": 7 p.m., Bethel Church, 2702 30th Ave. S., Fargo. A multi-media Christmas concert presented by PULSE, featuring BarlowGirl, Reilly and Dave Lubben. Admission $10.

n Noon Holiday Concert: 12 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Music by the NDSU Faculty Brass Quintet. Info: 701-232-3821.

• The Notables Free Christmas Concerts: 11 a.m., Riverview, Fargo; 2 p.m., Elim, South University Drive, Fargo. Info: 701-234-9449.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Ladies' Christmas Tea: 7 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Hosted by Community Alliance Church of Detroit Lakes; guest speaker is Debbie Crabtree, and musical guest is Kathy Bjorke. Tickets are $5, available at the ticket office or at Community Alliance Church. Dessert will be served.

• "Star of Bethlehem": 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Look at the mysteries surrounding one of the most famous celestial events in history; the program also examines the stars, the constellations of the brilliant winter sky. Admission $1.50-$3. Info: 218-477-2920.

• Santa Village: 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's listing for details.

THEATER

• "The Seafarer": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. Spend Christmas with five poker-playing Irish drunks and their mysterious guest. Call 701-729-8880 for ticket information.

LITERARY EVENTS

• "Reluctant Young Readers": 7 p.m., Cormorant Community Center, 10929 County Highway 5, Cormorant. Author presentation with Ron Gamer. Hosted by the Lake Agassiz Regional Library System. Info: www.larl.org

ART EVENTS

• Barbara Benda Nagle Art Reception: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Maillous Gallery, Fargo North High School. Nagle's art will be on display through Dec. 16. Info: 701-238-1619.

Friday, Dec. 10

MUSIC

• Park Rapids Classic Chorale: 7:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, Highway 34, Park Rapids. The Christmas Concert "Caroling, Caroling" features a wide variety of popular holiday music. Park Rapids Classic Chorale members will provide superb homemade holiday treats after the concert. Free will donations help defray the cost of music.

• "Let Heaven & Nature Sing": 6 p.m., Knutson Center Centrum, Concordia College, Moorhead. With the Master Chorale, wassail and carols at 6 p.m., dinner and concert at 6:30 p.m. Ticket info: 701-205-0390.

• The Blenders: 7:30 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• The Notables Free Christmas Concerts: 1 p.m., Bethany on 42nd, Fargo; 2 p.m., Bethany Chapel on South University Drive, Fargo. Info: 701-234-9449.

• Studio 222: 8 p.m., 222 Broadway, Fargo. Simon Rowe Trio performs with John Difiore. Admission $10, or $5 for students. Info: 218-477-2103.

• M State Winter Band Concert: 7:30 p.m., Waage Theatre, Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Fergus Falls. See Thursday's listing for details.

• Dan Holt: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Eagles Club, 112 Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Live music; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5267.

DANCE

• "Nutcracker & Holiday Show": 7 p.m., Moorhead High School, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, or half-price for youth accompanied by an adult. Info: 128-236-9900.

THEATER

• "Pippi Longstocking": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. On the outskirts of town stands a ramshackle house where there's a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen, and a freckle-faced, red-pigtailed girl in mismatched stockings presiding over all. Tickets $6-$16. Info: 701-235-6778.

• "The Seafarer": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Santa Village: 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's listing for details.

Saturday, Dec. 11

MUSIC

• John Berry: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Country star performs a mix of his chart-topping hits and holiday favorites, with his touring band. Tickets $28 adults, $14 students. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or www.dlccc.org.

• The Blenders: 7:30 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Let Heaven & Nature Sing": 6 p.m., Knutson Center Centrum, Concordia College, Moorhead. See Friday's listing for details.

• Percussion Ensemble Concert: 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. Free admission. Info: 218-299-4366.

DANCE

• Red River Dance & Performing Co. Holiday Recital: 2 to 3 p.m., Shanley High School Auditorium, 5600 25th St. S., Fargo. Free for children 4 and under; $3 for children 4-12; $5 for adults.

• "Nutcracker & Holiday Show": 2 p.m., Moorhead High School, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Friday's listing for details.

THEATER

• "Pippi Longstocking": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

• "The Seafarer": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• NDSU Little Country Theatre Musical Theatre Troupe Performance: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Askanase Auditorium, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Info: 701-231-7969.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• "Tea Party for Ladies of All Ages": 11 a.m., Becker County Historical Society Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Victorian "high tea" features three seatings of 20 at 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. Hear the history behind the popular tradition of "high tea," enjoy hands-on activities for both children and adults. Wear your own tea hat and gloves or use some from the museum.  Food by Sassy Chefs.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by stopping in to the Museum or calling 218-847-2938.

• Santa Con: 2 to 8 p.m., Fargo. Holiday downtown pub crawl features participants dressed as Santa or Mrs. Claus, an elf or a reindeer. Starts at the U.S. Bank lot, with stops at the SideStreet Grill & Pub, Empire Tavern, Dempsey's Tavern, HoDo Lounge and VFW. Suggested donation $5.

• Santa Village: 1 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's listing for details.

• "Star of Bethlehem": 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

ART EVENTS

• Sandra Barnhouse Reception: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. For the artist's new exhibit, "I Am Looking for Human Being." Info: 701-237-0230.

• Artist Reception: 6 to 9 p.m., New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. Reception for Twin Cities-based artists Laura Andrews, Suzanne Murphy, Heather Humbert (Price) and Jennifer Totoritis-Searl, whose show of paintings and paper art will be on display through the end of December. Free admission. Info: 218-385-3339.

Sunday, Dec. 12

MUSIC

• Lakes Area Community Concert Band: 4 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Holiday concert features an ensemble of local musicians under the direction of Gene Gaffney. Free admission. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or www.dlccc.org.

• Christmas Concert 2 p.m., United Methodist Church, Vergas. Vicki Marthaler and Kim Schnitzer of "Sing and Tell the Story" will perform. The public is warmly invited. A free will offering will be taken.

• Haining Family: 7 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee. Family of musicians performs a mix of Christmas and gospel tunes. Free will offering event.

• The Blenders: 2 and 7:30 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Let Heaven & Nature Sing": 2 p.m., Knutson Center Centrum, Concordia College, Moorhead. With the Master Chorale, dessert and concert. Ticket info: 701-205-0390.

• "The Reason": 7 p.m., Bethel Church, 2702 30th Ave. S., Fargo. A multimedia Christmas concert presented by PULSE, featuring BarlowGirl, Reilly and Dave Lubben. Admission $10.

• Echo Band Concert: 4 p.m., Buxton Hanson Hall, Concordia College, Moorhead. Free admission. Info: 218-299-4366.

• Handel's Messiah: 2 to 4 p.m., Reineke Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Presented by NDSU Concert Choir and Baroque Festival Orchestra. Info: 701-231-7969.

• Mannheim Steamroller: 7 p.m., Gate City Bank Theatre, Fargodome, 1800 N. University Dr., Fargo. Info: 701-241-9100.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Santa Village: 1 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's listing for details.

• "Star of Bethlehem": 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

• St. Lucia Celebration: 3 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 1011 12th Ave. N., Fargo. Traditional Swedish holiday celebration. Info: 701-232-8365.

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The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in both the Detroit Lakes Tribune and 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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