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December 13


• Jam session: 2 p.m., Rocking Horse Café, Richville. Area musicians invited to join in performing a variety of polkas, waltzes, old country and rock 'n roll.


• 'Ole & Lena's Christmas Carol': 3 p.m., Long Lake Theatre, Hubbard. See Thursday's listing.

• "Star of Wonder": 7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Sunday school program featuring church youth.

• Breakfast With Santa: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Minnesota State Community & Technical College. Pancake and sausage breakfast, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus (bring your own camera), holiday gift shop. Fund-raiser for Lakes Crisis & Resource Center; free will donations accepted.

• "Santa Meets Jesus": 9:30 and 11 a.m., Community Alliance Church, Detroit Lakes. Drama is written by Chris Brenk and directed by Kerri Steinert and Patty Meacham.


December 14


• DL Cloggers: 2 p.m., Golden Manor, located behind the Detroit Lakes Animal Hospital off Highway 34. Local cloggers to perform; all are welcome.


• Renaissance Madrigal Dinner: 6:15 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, Detroit Lakes. DLHS music students will treat guests to a Renaissance-style feast including not only a five-course meal, but live music and entertainment throughout the evening. Seating begins promptly at 6:15 p.m.; Royal Court processional starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28, and may be purchased at the Holmes Box Office. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469).


December 15


• Museum Open House: 5 to 7 p.m., ITOW Veterans' Museum, 805 W. Main, Perham. Pictures with Santa, cookie decorating and new holiday gift table where kids age 5-12 can purchase gifts for only $1. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. Info: 2180346-7678.

• Holiday Train: 4:30 to 5 p.m., Holmes Street Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Canadian Pacific Railroad helps spread Christmas cheer -- and raise money for local food shelves -- with its annual holiday train stops at cities across the U.S. and Canada. Stop in Detroit Lakes will include a live concert performance featuring accomplished Canadian and U.S. performers. Donations for the Becker County Food Pantry will be accepted. Info:


December 16


• "Christmas Counting": 1 p.m., George Simson Auditorium, Detroit Lakes Middle School. Holiday program presented by Roosevelt students. All are welcome.

• Advent Mini-Concert: 12 noon, First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Featured performers include the Laker Singers, Rich Johnson and Holly Dutton. The concert is free and open to the public, though a free will offering will be taken A soup and sandwich lunch will follow the program.


• Square Dance: 7 p.m., Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall. Hosted by Lakes Plus. Caller is Larry Johansen.