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'Mystification' show set for Friday in DL

SUBMITTED PHOTOS A new exhibit,"The Life Atomic: Growing Up In The Shadow Of The A-Bomb," opens Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham. The exhibit, which explores the history of the Cold War, will be on display through Oct. 13.

Thursday, August 27

Kids' Day at the museum

The Becker County Museum is hosting its final Kids Day event of the summer on Thursday, Aug. 27. Parents, grandparents and daycare providers are encouraged to stop in anytime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to explore the Becker County Museum together with your kids. Activities will center around the theme ""I Spy at the Museum," as participants search the museum for scavenger hunt clues. Call 218-847-2938 for more information, or visit online.

Refuge tour

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge offers its final guided Thursday tour of the summer from 10 a.m. to noon. Join a refuge guide for an informative and fun adventure on the refuge. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac.

Live at the Lodge

The Lodge on Lake Detroit will host the final concert of its summer "Live at the Lodge" concert series from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Fireside Lobby. This week's finale performance features a jazz performance by the Simon Rowe Trio. The concert is free and open to the public as well as hotel guests. There is no cover charge. Call 218-847-8439 for more info, or visit the Web site,

Friday, August 28


The Detroit Lakes Shrine Club Color Guard is hosting a performance of "Mystification" at the Historic Holmes Theatre on Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. This "celebration of classic magic and timeless variety" features performers Timothy and Barbara Tegge. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and students, and $30 per family. For more information, contact the Holmes Theatre Box Office at 218-844-SHOW (7469).

Saturday, August 29

North Country Hiking Fest

Did you know there is a 4,600-mile national footpath being developed that extends from Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota to Lake Champlain in New York? Come out for a day full of activities focusing on the national North Country Trail at the third annual North Country Hiking Fest. Hikes along the portion within Itasca State Park, food, children's activities, music and more are all part of the day's event, presented by the Itasca Moraine and Laurentian Lakes Chapters of the North Country Trail Association (NCTA). Activities begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until an evening concert by Charlie Maguire at 6:30 p.m. (see below).

Music Under the Pines

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and come down to the shores of Lake Itasca and enjoy an evening of "Music Under the Pines" with State Park Centennial Troubadour Charlie Maguire, as he presents the history of Minnesota through original songs and stories as part of the 3rd Annual North Country Hiking Fest. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 30

Patsy Cline show

Back by popular demand, Long Lake Theater's production of "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline" returns for one final performance at the Park Rapids High School Auditorium, this afternoon at 3 p.m. The sold-out show delighted audiences at the Hubbard theater in June, with Julie Kaiser, Solway, playing the role of Patsy Cline and Matthew Goinz, Bemidji, as "Little Big Man." A small, live band accompanies Kaiser's singing. To reserve tickets, call Long Lake Theater at 218-732-0099 or visit Tickets are also available at Sister Wolf Books (Dorset) and Beagle Books (Park Rapids).

Tuesday, September 1

New exhibit at ITOW

A new exhibit opens today 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 also includes a DVD featuring some public domain Civil Defense films such as Duck and Cover and Operation Cue.   Also on display will be selections from the oral history of William Stodderl, an area veteran who witnessed the Atomic Bomb tests on the Marshall Islands. 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

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