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Wednesday, July 10

MUSIC

  • Dan Holt: 5 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Acoustic music; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5305.
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MISCELLANEOUS

  • Wild Wednesdays: 10 to 11 a.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the world of nature with your child or grandchild during this hour long adventure.  Activities designed for 3-7 year olds. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area on County Hwy. 26, just east of the visitor center. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.
  • Cruise DL Night: 4 to 8:30 p.m., West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Bring your custom cruiser down to the lake to connect with others who have the same enthusiasm for old cars. Info: 218-847-9202.
  • Women’s Wednesday: 3 to 5:30 p.m., Forest Edge Gallery, 46461-295th Avenue, Vergas. Bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of fun and relaxation — live music, art demonstration, light snacks and prize drawings. Info: 218-342-2681.
  • BMX Racing: 7 to 9 p.m., Becker County Fairgrounds, Race on Wednesday nights depending on weather/rain.  First time racers always race for free.  The do, however, need closed toe shoes, pants and a long sleeve shirt for safety.  We do have some helmets they can use if needed.  Racing is open to all ages (even adults) as long as they do not need training wheels. Info: David Myhre, 218-841-8736.

Thursday, July 11

MUSIC

  • T-Roy Anderzon & The Blues Valley Band: 6 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Group will perform as part of the public fundraising campaign launch for the Detroit Mountain Ski Area. Info: 218-847-5305.
  • Russ Peterson: 5 to 8 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes. Pianist performs; free and open to the public. Info: 218-847-8439.
  • Mike Holtz: 6 to 9 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Part of the “Live Music Thursdays on the Patio” series. No admission fee. Info: 218-847-2121.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Wildlife Excursions: 10 a.m. to noon, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac on this driving tour. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area on County Hwy. 26, just east of the visitor center. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.

Friday, July 12

FESTIVALS

  • Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes’ 78th annual summer extravaganza begins with the Miss Northwest/Miss Teen Pageant at 7 p.m. inside the Historic Holmes Theatre, and Night Golf at the Lakeview Executive Course at 9 p.m. Complete schedule at www.dljaycees.com.

Saturday, July 13

FESTIVALS

  • Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes’ 78th annual summer extravaganza continues with the Midsummer Bike Tour, DL Airport Fly-In Breakfast, Rotate the Lake, Beast on the Beach strong man competition, demolition derby and more. Complete schedule at www.dljaycees.com.
  • Phelps Mill Festival: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Phelps Mill Park, Underwood. Arts and crafts vendors, live music and a variety of ethnic and American foods provided by area nonprofits. Info: 218-770-5065.
  • Dent Daze: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., various locations in Dent, Minn. A 5K road race, games and petting zoo for the kids, bed races, chicken feed and pie social, parade and more. Hosted by the Dent Community Club.

MUSIC

  • Jade & The Greenhouse: 2 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Folk music; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5305.
  • Gordy Bridgeford: 4 to 7 p.m., Richwood Winery, 27799 County Highway 34, Richwood. Live music; no admission fee. Info: 218-844-5990.
  • The Castaway with Denny Craswell: 5 to 8 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Live patio music; no admission fee. Info: 218-847-2121.
  • Pucker Up: 9 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Rock music. Info: 218-847-2121.
  • Helena Handbasket: 9:30 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Rock music; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5305.

ART EVENTS

  • Artisan Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shady Hollow Flea Market, Detroit Lakes. Hand-made arts and crafts for sale; food and beverage concessions also available; no admission fee. Info: 602-809-6661 (cell) or 1-480-922-8626.

Sunday, July 14

FESTIVALS

  • Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes’ 78th annual summer extravaganza continues with Family Day at the City Park, including an ecumenical worship service, community picnic, fishing extravaganza, trolley rides, sand castle building contest, watermelon feed and a variety of children’s activities. Complete schedule at www.dljaycees.com.
  • Phelps Mill Festival: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Phelps Mill Park, Underwood. See Saturday’s listing for details.

MUSIC

  • Chris Herriges: 5 to 9 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Acoustic rock; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5305.
  • The Castaway with Denny Craswell: 5 to 8 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Live patio music; no admission fee. Info: 218-847-2121.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • “Wolves-Paws, Claws & Bushy Tails”: 2 to 3 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Learn how this species was decimated and how the Endangered Species Act made their incredible journey of recovery possible. Take a look at their natural history and family social structure as well as hearing an update on Tamarac’s resident wolves — then journey into Tamarac’s own wild wolf habitat! Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.

***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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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 847-3151
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