This weekend: Buddy Holly, rodeo, power boat racing
Thursday, June 4
Come to the library at 2 p.m. to hear Appalachian music and storytelling with performer John Peterson. Kazoos will be available so kids can join in on the jug band fun. These programs are free and a part of "Be Creative @ Your Library," the 2009 Minnesota Summer Reading Program.
Live at the Lodge
The Lodge on Lake Detroit will host a "Live at the Lodge" concert every Thursday from June 4 through Aug. 27. This week's concert features Detroit Lakes' own Kathryn Knuttila on piano and Nashville musician Andy Karg on acoustic guitar and vocals. 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.
Friday, June 5
Buddy Holly show
Cormorant Community Center presents Lake Park's own Lewy Ronken as Buddy Holly, with back up from the Shadows. Tickets are $9 and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets available through Jim and Sue Carpenter at 218-532-7595 or Dennis and Rachel Johnson at 218-439-6116.
On Friday, June 5, the History Museum of East Otter Tail County will present a program on Victorian Courtship. Presenter Jaclyn Theis, who hails from Rochester, Minn., has been thoroughly immersed in the Victorian Era for years and can speak knowledgeably about customs from the Civil War through Victorian times. From the way a lady held her fan to the language of flowers, there were many ways in which the men and women of that era communicated their wishes without actually coming out and saying them. Jaclyn dresses authentically to suit the era in costumes she has researched and made herself. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. To reserve a free ticket call 218-346-7676 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The History Museum is located at 230 First Avenue North, Perham.
The 50th Annual Hawley PRCA Championship Rodeo gets underway at 7 p.m. inside the rodeo grounds. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will bring over 150 top professional contestants from 11 states to compete in seven action-packed events as they try to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas, Nev. Tonight's rodeo will be followed by the Colgate Country Showdown Regional Finals. Adult general admission is $15 day of show and only $12 in advance (on sale at Cenex Zip Trip in Hawley or the Petro Travel Center on 45th Street in Fargo. All children ages 4 to 12 can get in for only $5.
Saturday, June 6
Quake the Lake
For the third year in a row, the Quake the Lake Power Boat Races will be held this weekend across from Zorbaz on Detroit Lake. Hot laps begins at noon, followed by races from 1 p.m. until about 5 p.m. The races will feature seven different boat classes, with competitors from throughout the Midwest. J&K Marine will have boats on display at the marina that are ready to be test driven. There is no admission fee to watch the races, which mark the season opener for the Twin City Power Boat Association.
Thunder in DL
The Thunder in DL tractor pull competition gets underway at 6 p.m. inside the Becker County Fairgrounds in Detroit Lakes. This is the season opener for the Red River Valley Pulling Association. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate; those wishing to take advantage of the early purchase discount can call RRVPA President Gene Berend at 218-847-6882.
The 50th Annual Hawley PRCA Championship Rodeo gets underway at 7 p.m. inside the rodeo grounds. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will bring over 150 top professional contestants from 11 states to compete in seven action-packed events as they try to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas, Nev. Tonight's events will be followed by a Rodeo Dance Party featuring live music from The Roosters. Adult general admission is $15 day of show and only $12 in advance (on sale at Cenex Zip Trip in Hawley or the Petro Travel Center on 45th Street in Fargo. All children ages 4 to 12 can get in for only $5.
Red River Singles
A Red River Singles dance and social is at 8:30 p.m. in the American Legion, Fargo. For more information visit www.red-river-singles.org. The theme is disco night.
Luncheon, style show
Zion Lutheran on Franklin Lake hosts a luncheon and style show for guys and dolls at 11 a.m. Tickets $9. For more info, call (218) 863-4830.
National Trails Day
The public is invited to join the Laurentian Lakes Chapter in celebrating National Trails Day by hiking on a two- or four-mile section of the North Country National and Scenic Trail. Meet at the MN State Highway 113 trailhead, which is located 1 mile west of Becker Co. Hwy 37 on MN Hwy 113, at 1:30 p.m. Chapter meeting and dinner to follow at Hoot Owl Resort. Contact Ray Vlasak to RSVP for the dinner or for more information at 218-573-3243 or at email@example.com. When complete, the North Country National Scenic Trail will be the longest continuous hiking trail in the United States spanning more than 4, 600 miles.
Frazee Crazy Daze, Rummage Sales
The annual Frazee community-wide rummage sale and Crazy Daze is all day. This year, over 40 rummage sales will be held in conjunction with the event. Merchants will be hosting Crazy Daze, with a variety of food, beverage and merchandise on sale. Maps will be available at All In All Convenience Store the morning of the sale and are also inside this issue and online at www.frazeeforum.com.
Sunday, June 7
Quake the Lake
The Quake the Lake Power Boat Races conclude today, across from Zorbaz on Detroit Lake. Hot laps begins at noon, followed by races from 1 p.m. until about 5 p.m. The races will feature seven different boat classes, with competitors from throughout the Midwest. J&K Marine will have boats on display at the marina that are ready to be test driven. There is no admission fee to watch the races, which mark the season opener for the Twin City Power Boat Association.
A send-off party is at 6:30 p.m. in the Frazee Event Center for area royalty competing in the Miss Minnesota Pageant.. Miss Frazee, Junior Miss Frazee, Miss Heart of the Lakes, Miss Northwest and Miss Perham will be performing their talents and presenting their competition wardrobe for the pageant. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Lakes Trail Blazers WSCA/CMHIA Open Horse Show begins at 9 a.m. at the Becker County Fair Grounds. All game events, Western Attire is required. For more information contact Cotie 701-306-6431.
'Silent Spring' movie
Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents Rachel Carson's Silent Spring at 2 p.m. Carson's book Silent Spring exposed the unregulated use of pesticides including DDT; sparking a revolution in environmental policy. Become inspired by one of the world's foremost leaders in conservation.
Tuesday, June 9
Tuesdays in the Park
A Detroit Lakes summer tradition for the past several years, the Tuesdays in the Park concert series continues June 9 with a 7 p.m. performance by the Park Rapids Community Band. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.