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Williams & Ree at Shooting Star Casino for two shows Sept. 11

Back by popular demand, Long Lake Theater's production of "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline" returns for one final performance today taking place today (Sunday) at 3 p.m. in the Park Rapids High School Auditorium. In June, the sold-out show delighted audiences at the Hubbard theater, with Julie Kaiser of Solway playing the role of Patsy Cline, and Matthew Goinz of Bemidji as "Little Big Man." A small, live band accompanies Kaiser's sing-ing. To reserve tickets, call Long Lake Theater at 218-732-0099 or visit the web site, www.longlaketheater.net.

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A new exhibit opens Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the ITOW Veterans' Museum in Perham. The exhibit, "The Life Atomic: Growing Up in the Shadow of the A-Bomb," explores the history of the Cold War's influence on America. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 13 at the museum, located at 805 West Main in Perham. For more information, call 218-346-7678 or visit www.ITOWmuseum.org online.

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The Fall Lecture Series at the ITOW Veterans' Museum in Perham begins Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m., with a presentation by Doug Hoverson, author of Land of Amber Waters: A History of Brewing in Minnesota. Starting with its first brewery in 1849, Doug Hoverson tells the story of the state's beer industry. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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The city of Ogema will be out and about during Ogema Days on Sept. 5-6. Located 20 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, Ogema has been hosting the event for nearly 30 years. Saturday, Sept. 5 events will include kids' games in the park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the second annual 5K run, with registration at 8 a.m. and the run starting at 9 a.m.; the parade at 1:30 p.m.; and a street dance at 8:30 p.m., with music by Just for Guys. The festivities conclude Sunday, Sept. 6 with a scavenger hunt at the ball diamond, starting at 10:30 a.m., with a potluck dinner to follow.

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The fifth annual Snellman Days is coming to the small western Becker county town on Highway 34 Sept. 5-6. It all begins with a breakfast at Gethsemane Lutheran Church on Saturday, Sept. 5. A full-scale flea market continues throughout both days, and live music will be on hand at various times throughout the weekend to entertain the crowd. There will be plenty of food available throughout both Saturday and Sunday with brats, burgers, hot dogs and roasted corn on the grill. Ice cream will be for sale as well. The weekend's big event, the drawing for the new mayor of Snellman, takes place on Saturday.

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The self-proclaimed "Indian and the White Guy" -- also known as Bruce Williams and Terry Ree -- bring their hilarious act to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino on Friday, Sept. 11, for two shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets, ranging in price from $10 general admission to $15-$25 reserved, are on sale now at the casino box office (777 Casino Road, Mahnomen), by phone at 800-313-7469, or at www.starcasino.com online.

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The visit of the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall at the Chas. D. Center VFW Post 3289 in New York Mills, originally scheduled from June 3-8, has been postponed to Sept. 10-13. All programs and activities scheduled during those dates have been rescheduled as well. For more information, contact VFW Post 3289 in New York Mills at 218-385-3510 or the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham at 218-346-7678. For more information call 218-385-3510 or 218 346-7678 or visit the web site, www.ITOWmuseum.org.

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Season ticket packages for 2009-10 at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre are now on sale, with tickets for individual shows to become available Monday, Aug. 31. The 2009-10 season at the Holmes begins Oct. 1 with a performance by West Africa's Kusun Ensemble, and ends May 7 with a performance by the Beatles' tribute band Revolution. For more information, call 218-844-SHOW (7469) or visit www.dlccc.org.

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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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