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Area Events February 11-18

'Tis the season for dads and daughters to bond. The fourth annual Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance is Friday at the Holmes Theatre. Above are Mitch Goldstein and daughter Maren.1 / 2
Mike Stearns and daughter Kate had fun last year at the Daddy's Little Sweetheart dance, set this year for Friday at the Historic Holmes Theatre.2 / 2

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Splash for Cash

The participants in the Washington Square Mall "Splash for Cash" event will take the plunge at 10 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. in the mall.

Link up with LINK

"Link Up with the LINK" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Frazee High School Media Center. Mary Haney, Detroit Lakes Library Hub supervisor, will lead a class to link customers to the Frazee LINK Site via Lake Agassiz Regional Library's web catalog. Call Community Ed at 334-2525 to pre-register (course #6021) by Tuesday. This course is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 12

Turkey bowling

The Polar Fest Turkey Bowling event was postponed from Tuesday, Feb. 10 to Thursday, Feb. 12 due to bad weather. It will still be held at the St. Mary-Innovis Health North Campus parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Hot cocoa and chili will be on sale. Prizes will be awarded. For more info on the event, contact Melody Jahnke at 844-0709.

Glacial Girls' Night Out

Come chill at a new Polar Fest event, Glacial Girls' Night Out, from 5-8 p.m. in the Holmes Ballroom at the Historic Holmes Theatre. There will be music by guitarist Matt Velline, shopping, prizes, food, drinks and more! The event is sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Downtown Business Association and the Holmes Theatre. Admission is $5. Contact Beth at 844-4332 or the Holmes Theatre at 844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

Darius Rucker concert

Former lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker comes to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino for an 8 p.m. show on Thursday, Feb. 12. Tickets may be purchased at the casino box office, online at or by phone at 800-313-7469.

Friday, February 13

Ice Tee Golf Tournament

If you think winter means you have to say goodbye to your favorite summer pastime, this event is for you! Get your friends and co-workers together and join us for the third annual DLCCC Ice Tee Golf Tournament. Play nine frozen holes on Big Detroit Lake. Come early for registration and a free lunch at noon at Zorbaz, then tee off on the lake at 1 p.m. The cost is $100 per 4-person team, and each member gets a free knit hat! Hole sponsorships are also available! Contact Kim or Brent at 218-844-4221 for more information.

Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance

The fourth annual Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance, set for 6 p.m. at the Historic Holmes Theatre, is a dream-come-true for daughters and their dads, grandfathers, uncles or special friends. Geared to girls ages 2 - 12, this father daughter sweetheart dance creates wonderful memories! The semi-formal ball will feature music, dancing, photo opportunities and a grand march on the theatre stage. Call the Holmes Box Office at 218-844-SHOW (7469) for tickets or more information.

Father-daughter dance

A father and daughter Valentine dance is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lake Park Audubon Elementary Gymnasium for K-6th grade. It is sponsored by Lake Park Audubon Community Education.

'The Emigrants'

"The Emigrants," a 1971 Swedish epic film by director Jan Troell, will be screened at 7 p.m. in the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. The film stars Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow. No admission charge.

Saturday, Feb. 14

Freeze Your Buns Run

The annual 5K "Freeze Your Buns" Walk/Run begins with registration at 8 a.m., and the run gets underway at 9 a.m. The first 100 people registered receive a limited edition Freeze Your Buns stocking hat. Cost is $12 before Feb. 13 and $15 after Feb. 13. Stop by the DLCCC or call 218-844-4221 to request a brochure.

Great Polar Race

This first ever fun-filled winter adventure will send you racing around Detroit Lakes searching for clues and performing team challenges such as puzzles, physical feats, brain teasers, scavenger hunts and more! Compete for great prizes donated by area businesses. All participants get a free t-shirt. All ages welcome! Starts at 9 a.m. in the Washington Square Mall. Registration is $10 per person or $35 for a team of four (2-4 people per team). Contact Gabe at 218-844-4221, Ext. 218, for more information.

Sweetheart dinner

The Hubbard County Historical Society hosts its second annual Sweetheart Dinner at 6 p.m. in the Northwoods Bank Community Room in Park Rapids. There will be prizes and a few rounds of "Be Mine" bingo. This Valentine's Day potluck is open to the public. There is no cost, just bring a dish to share. A free-will donation will be collected towards the "Miles of Pennies" preservation campaign. For more information, call Karen at 732-0143.

The Polar Plunge

Polar Fest's signature event, the 13th annual Polar Plunge, gets underway at 1 p.m. on Little Detroit Lake, across from Lakeside Tavern in Detroit Lakes. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Each jumper will receive a $25 Lakeside gift certificate and t-shirt, and there will be a prize drawing for participants as well as a costume contest.

Jazz Arts Big Band

Jazz Arts Big Band presents pianist Michael Kocour, performing an Oscar Peterson Tribute, at 8 p.m. in the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. The first 100 women will receive a free rose. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Call 218-359-4JAZZ for more information.

Sunday, Feb. 15

Square dance benefit

A square dance benefit for Pete (who lost his trailer) will be held from 2-5 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall.

Jaycees' Supershots

Detroit Lakes Jaycees' Supershots, a basketball skills competition for youth in grades 4-9, is today in the DL Community and Cultural Center. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by competition at 3 p.m. Parent or guardian signature required for all participants. For more information, please contract Brian McDonald, 218-847-5646 or R.J. Anderson, 701-306-1760.

Museum open house

The Becker County Historical Society Museum, located next door to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center (across the parking lot from the Holmes Theatre) will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. in conjunction with Polar Fest.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

Book discussion

Detroit Lakes Library's book discussion group meets at 3 p.m. to discuss the book Undiscovered Country by Lin Enger. Book discussion groups are a great way to get to know other people in the community, share ideas and learn from each other. For more information on this and other programs, call Detroit Lakes Library or e-mail them at

Online database class

Explore Lake Agassiz Regional Library's Web catalog and online databases from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Detroit Lakes Library. Participants will set-up an online account and learn how to search for and request materials through LARL's web catalog. In addition, learn to navigate the limitless resources found in LARL's numerous online databases. Learn to research genealogy, investments, car repair and grant seeking... just to name a few. Class size is limited, please call Detroit Lakes Library pre-register.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Johannson Band

Johansson och det starka bandet, a Swedish band from Goteborg on the Swedish west coast, will give an emigrant-themed concert at 7:30 p.m. in the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Tickets are $12 on the evening of the concert or $10 advance sale; students will be admitted for $5 and youth age 12 and under will receive free admission. Call 218-385-3339 for tickets or more information.

'Get Crafty' class

Frazee-Vergas Community Education's "Get Crafty" class with instructors Donna Mineer and Donna Ulschmid is from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes supplies. Call 334-2525 to register.

Square dance

There will be a Larry's Plus Square Dance at the Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall starting at 7 p.m. Caller is Larry Johansen.


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