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On tap this weekend: Powwow and powerboats

A powwow and powerboat racing are both on tap for the lakes area this weekend, but first up tonight is a performance by the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company at the Detroit Lakes Public Library.

Members of the opera company will present excerpts from "The Face on the Barroom Floor," in a free concert at the library starting at 7 p.m. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

Also tonight, the Deb Jenkins Quartet performs blues and jazz from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lodge on Lake Detroit. There is no cover charge to see them perform -- but if you want to take part in the Father's Day Beer Tasting and Shrimp Boil starting at 5 p.m., you will need to make reservations. Call 218-847-8439 for more information.

The 144th annual White Earth Reservation Powwow also gets underway tonight with the Grand Entry at 7 p.m.

Tomorrow's powwow events include a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m., flag raising at 10 a.m. and grand entry at 1 p.m., followed by dance specials including women's traditional and women's jingle dress. There will be a community feast at 5 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. grand entry and a chicken dance special.

Sunday's powwow festivities include the flag raising at 10 a.m., grand entry at 1 and 7 p.m., and community feast at 5 p.m.

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This Saturday and Sunday also marks the sixth annual Quake the Lake powerboat racing event at the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn.

The races are expected to pull in roughly 40 boats and somewhere between 500 to 1,000 spectators, depending on the weather.

'Hot laps' start at high noon on Saturday, where racers get a chance to test their props in the water before the event begins at 1 p.m.

The event starts out slow and picks up speed throughout the day, with the fastest speedboats racing in the later afternoon, wrapping up by 5 p.m.

Start times are the same for Sunday.

Also on Saturday, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Audubon is hosting a Vintage Wedding Dress Show at 2 p.m. The show will feature dresses from the mid-1800s through the present, followed by a 1960-style wedding reception. There is no admission charge, but free will donations will be accepted. The dresses will be provided by Darlene Olson and Holly Vohnoutha.

On Sunday, the Richwood Winery is once again hosting an afternoon of live music from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring the jazz stylings of the Dave Ferreira Trio. Call 218-844-5990 for more information.

Also on Sunday afternoon, the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a special event, "Butterfly Kisses and Wetland Jewels," starting at 2 p.m.

Join John Weber for an intriguing look into the world of butterflies and dragonflies, enjoy beautiful photography along with a site visit to see these critters in the wild and learn about their fascinating lifestyles and their significance in the balance of nature. Call 218-847-2641 for more information.

Follow Detroit Lakes Newspapers reporter Vicki Gerdes on Twitter at @VickiLGerdes.

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.

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