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Entertainment calendar: Community celebration, Holy Rosary Fall Festival coming up

Wednesday, Sept. 18


• Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. Lesson will be followed by variety dancing and pizza; admission is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Sponsored by Northern Lights Ballroom Dance Club. Info: 701-293-8306.

Thursday, Sept. 19


• Kathie Brekke & the 42nd Street Jazz Band: 7 to 9:30 p.m., Ramada Plaza and Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. Jazz music; no cover charge. Info: 701-277-9000.

• Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O’Riley: 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. The cellist and pianist will perform the musical mind game “Shuffle. Play. Listen.” Ticket range is $12-$28. Info: 218-477-2271.


• United Way Community Celebration: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Pavilion, 1361 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. A celebration of the organizations who benefit from United Way, with 30-35 booths and displays, also entertainment and a free community picnic. There will also be 80 bike helmets given away to kids on a first come first serve basis, and two bikes given away by drawing at the end of the night. Info: LuAnn Porter, 218-846-7400.

• Attire to Inspire: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1080 28th Ave. S., Moorhead. Fashion show, silent auction and cocktail hour with proceeds to benefit Dress for Success, Red River Valley of the Upper Midwest. Tickets $20 online in advance or $35 at the door. Limited VIP tickets also available. Info: 218-438-3145.

Friday, Sept. 20


• Homecoming 2013: 7 p.m. to midnight, Detroit Lakes High School. Football game vs. Staples-Motley at 7 p.m. on Mollberg Field; dance inside the high school at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21


• Leather & Leavez Motorcycle Rally: 10 a.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Pancake breakfast at 10 a.m. to be followed by the ride at noon. Bikers will visit Zorbaz restaurants in Perham, Ottertail and Pelican Rapids before heading back to Detroit Lakes for the wrap-up party. There will be free chips and salsa for all riders, 50/50 raffles, prizes and more along the way. Cost is $20 per driver and $15 per passenger; proceeds will benefit the Holmes Theatre’s arts outreach programs. Info: 218-844-7169 or

• Guided Fall Color Hike: 1 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Rochert. Meet at the Pine Lake parking area and explore the North Country National Scenic Trail through the Refuge, from the Blackbird Wildlife Drive to the Old Indian Hiking Trail. Wearing an article of blaze orange clothing is recommended; no cost to participate. Info: Karen Stenberg, 218-847-1929.

• Fargo Beer Festival: 6 to 9 p.m., Civic Center, 207 4th St. N., Fargo. Sample over 100 premium craft beers from around the world and enjoy live music. Tickets $24 in advance, $30 at the door.

Sunday, Sept. 22


• Holy Rosary Fall Festival: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. The mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., followed by the festival at 11:30. Family fun, food and fellowship including kids’ games, farmer’s market, raffles, silent auction, white elephant sale, cake walk, live auction, “Big Money” and food galore. Info: 218-847-1393.

• Go Natural with Nutrition: 2 to 4 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Rochert. Meet at the Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area, located on County Highway 26 three miles east of the visitor center. Join guest presenter Carol Robinson on this first day of autumn for a fun lesson on eating healthy. Whether it be from the wild, your garden or the farmer’s market, we can all make good choices and have fun doing it. Learn how you can have fresh greens all winter long, how you can dehydrate the fruits of the season and which wild foods are easy to gather and prepare. There is no cost to participate. Info: 218-847-2641.

• Streets Alive: 2:30 to 5 p.m., Fargo. Three miles of streets through downtown Fargo and Moorhead are shut down to motorized traffic to encourage walking, running, biking, rollerblading, skating, dancing and other human movement. Start anywhere on the route! Activity stations invite you to jump into a fitness class, play games, whirl hula hoops, watch demonstrations and eat healthy foods. Info: Keely Ihry, 218-299-7180.


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

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

(218) 844-1454