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December 16


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


December 17


• Create Christmas Crafts: 4 p.m., Detroit Lakes Public Library. Elementary-age children are invited to make a homemade Christmas decoration. Info: 218-847-2168 or

• 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 18


• 'Until The Day Dawn': 11 a.m., Adventist Christian School, Detroit Lakes. Presented by Adventist students and friends. A fellowship dinner will follow.


• Clint Black: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen. Country superstar performs songs from his catalog of chart-topping hits. Tickets are available at the Shooting Star Box Office, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen (open 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily); online at or by phone at 1-800-313-7469.


• Square Dance: 7 p.m., Lake Park-Audubon High School, Lake Park. Hosted by Country Twirlers. Caller is Jim Jirak.

• Old-Time Dance: 7 to 10 p.m., White Pine Room, Frazee.


December 19


• Free Kids' Movie: 10 a.m., Cinema 5 Theater, Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. Bring a donation for the Becker County Food Pantry and enjoy a free screening of the movie "The Princess & The Frog."

• Sleigh Rides: 1 to 3 p.m., Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. Mall shopping hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Photos & Wishes With Santa: 1 to 4 p.m., Santa's Village, Washington Square Mall. The Girl Scouts will also be offering holiday gift wrapping from 1 to 5 p.m.


December 20


• Photos & Wishes With Santa: 1 to 4 p.m., Santa's Village, Washington Square Mall. Last chance to see St. Nick before Christmas!

• Christmas Variety Show: 6:30 p.m., Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes.

• Candles & Carols Concert: 4:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Free holiday concert followed by turkey dinner. A free will offering will be taken for local charities.


December 21


• LP-A Holiday Concert: 1:45 and 7:30 p.m., Lake Park-Audubon High School, Lake Park. Come "Sing Alleluia, Clap Your Hands" and enjoy some holiday music from LP-A students. Free admission.

• 'A Rainbow of Promises': 7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Christmas program presented by Faith Christian School students.

• Holiday Open House: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Rossman Elementary School, Detroit Lakes. Come visit the holiday decorations in the hallways, hear a reading in the library, visit with staff and listen to holiday music performed by the students in the gymnasium. Cookies and juice will be served.

• Longest Night Music Festival: 7:30 p.m., New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Eleven area musicians will play and sing songs of the winter season. The concert is free and open to the public. Info: 218-385-3339 or