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events Detroit Lakes, 56501

Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Wednesday, Aug. 29

DANCE

• Northern Lights Ballroom Dance Club: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. A 30-minute lesson followed by open dancing, practice and pizza, all included with admission price of $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers; all ages welcome. Info: 701-293-8306.

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MISCELLANEOUS

• Wild Wednesday: 10 a.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the world of nature with your 3-7 year old child or grandchild. Info: 218-847-2641.

• Open Mic Night: 8 to 9:30 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Sign-up starts at 7:15 p.m.; free admission. Info: 701-287-7100.

• Red River Kart Club Asphalt Invitational: 7 p.m., Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo. Go-Kart racing; free admission.

Thursday, Aug. 30

MUSIC

• Dave Ferreira Trio: 6:30 p.m., Maxwells, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Jazz music; no cover charge. Info: 218-277-9463.

• Less Than Organic: 7 to 9 p.m., Uncorked, 12 Broadway, Fargo. Live music; no cover charge. Info: 701-356-4014.

• The Move Groovement: 9 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Six-piece band made up of Fargo-Moorhead musicians and special guests. Info: 701-356-5227.

LITERARY EVENTS

• Author Eboo Patel: 7:30 p.m., Knutson Campus Center, Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead. Public lecture followed by a book signing. Info: 218-299-3146.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Wildlife Excursion: 10 a.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide; search for wildlife and learn about the natural and cultural history of Tamarac; meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area. Info: 218-847-2641.

• Kids Day at the Museum: 1 and 2 p.m., Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Today's theme is "Historic Games." Free admission; intended for kids ages 5-8. Adults are asked to accompany their children throughout this learning and play time. Info: 218-847-2938 or beckercountyhistory.org.

• Bad Weather Burlesque Show: 9 p.m., JT Cigarro, 4554 7th Ave. S., Fargo. Admission $5. Info: 701-277-0711.

Friday, Aug. 31

FESTIVALS

• Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Rollag. Steam threshing, lumber sawing, prony brake and blacksmithing demonstrations, steam train rides, merry-go-round; over 100 display areas in Miniatureland, the Sandbox, Main Street, Pioneer area, Railroad, Expo Hill and Farm areas. Parades at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Live music, square dancing, craft demonstrations and more. Daily admission or season pass covers everything except camping fees, food and souvenirs. Info: 701-212-2034 or www.rollag.com.

• Ogema Days: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ogema. Community Bank Customer Appreciation, 11 .am. to 4 p.m., Kids' 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 6 p.m.

MUSIC

• Helena Handbasket: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge.

• Anthony Glacken: 10 p.m., Dempsey's Public House, 226 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Farewell to Summer Harvest Festival: 5:30 to 10 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes. An organic harvest meal followed by live music from the Funk Commission at 7 p.m. Tickets $40; reservations required 72 hours in advance. Info: 218-847-8439.

• Speed Dating: 8 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Tickets are $15; this show is for ages 21 and up. Info: 218-287-7100.

Saturday, Sept. 1

FESTIVALS

• Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Rollag. See Friday's listing for details.

• Ogema Days: 8 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Ogema. Community rummage sale, 5K run, Main Street Parade at 1 p.m., bingo, kids' games and carnival, adult 3-on-3 basketball tournament, bean bag tournament, keg toss, water fights at 2 p.m., a Mud Run for 4-wheelers at 5 p.m. and a Street Dance at 8:30 p.m. featuring music by Bethany & the Bandits.

• Snellman Days: Flea market, rummage sales, classic car show, horseshoe toss, karaoke, bingo. Mayoral selection drawing at 12 p.m., hot dog eating contest at 2 p.m. Lots of food and fun.

MUSIC

• One: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Metallica tribute band.

• Luke Hranicka: 9 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Playing his original music and well-known tunes; no cover charge. Info: 701-356-5227.

• Anthony Glacken: 10 p.m., Dempsey's Public House, 226 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge.

Sunday, Sept. 2

MISCELLANEOUS

• Paul Ceynowa: 3 p.m., ITOW Veterans Museum, 805 West Main, Perham. Presentation on World War II is free and open to the public. Info: 218-346-7678.

FESTIVALS

• Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Rollag. See Friday's listing for details.

• Ogema Days: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ogema. Scavenger Hunt at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck dinner for participants; Quick Draw Shoot-Out at 3 p.m.

• Snellman Days: See Saturday's listing for details. Special event today is the watermelon eating contest at 2 p.m.

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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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