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Saturday, January 16


• 'Hands-on' Art & History: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Becker County History Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations: Detroit Lakes Community Education, Lincoln Education Center, 204 Willow St. E., 218-847-4418.


• 'Carmen': 12 noon, Century 10 Cinema, 3931 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera. Info: 701-461-8902.

• Joe Dretsch: 7 p.m., Shanley High School, 5600 25th St. S., Fargo. Live music, with special guests Resolution 541 and Mike Mulligan & the Steamshovels. Presented by Tickets $10. Info: 701-430-1896.


• 'Elegies -- A Song Cycle': 8 p.m., Francis Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. See Thursday's listing.

• 'Laura': 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 33 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday's listing.

• 'Girl': 7 p.m., New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. Play by Minnesota author Megan Mostyn-Brown will be presented by the Madhatters Theater group of Wadena. Tickets are available for $5 at the door or at the NYM Public Library. Info: 218-385-3339 or


• Family Snowmobile Ride: 10:30 a.m., Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. The ULTRA Snowmobile Club sponsors this all-ages family ride. Club membership not required to participate. Ride goes north from the Holiday Inn to a deer camp with a heated shack and campfire. Food and beverages will be provided. Participants must be prepared to leave the Holiday Inn promptly.

• 'Fight the Frost' Indoor Carnival: 12 noon, Fargodome, Fargo. Games Galore presents more than 35 inflatable games, plus laser tag, for families and young adults. Tickets $10 for adults, $6 for kids 5 and under. Free parking. Info: 701-241-9100.


• Twisted Stitchers: 9 a.m., 210 S. Main St., Park Rapids. Fiber arts guild meeting features Kathy Belt, who will demonstrate spinning fiber with a drop spindle. Additional drop spindles will be available for those who wish to learn this spinning technique. Bring items for show and tell and projects in progress. Info: Arleen Larson, 218-652-4816.

Sunday, January 17


• 'Laura': 2 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 33 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday's listing.


• Tamarac Family Ski Trek: 2 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Join a Tamarac park ranger on a two-hour woodland trek that's trek is perfect for the whole family. Grab your skis, dress in layers and head to the Pine Lake Ski Trail parking area at Tamarac, off Highway 29 (six miles north of State Highway 34). Free event. Info: 218-847-2641 ext 23.

• 'Fight the Frost' Indoor Carnival: 4 p.m., Fargodome, Fargo. See Saturday's listing.


• DFL Candidates Forum: 4 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. The Becker County DFL sponsors a candidates' forum for the Minnesota DFL candidates, with Cyndi Anderson as moderator. Free and open to the public. Forum will be followed by a spaghetti fund-raiser in the Holmes Ballroom ($20.10 admission to the dinner is payable at the door).

• 'The Virgin & The Child': Heartsprings, 2010 Elm St., Fargo. A presentation by Roberta Nelson. Info: 701-261-3142.

Tuesday, January 19


• Book discussion group: 3 p.m., Detroit Lakes Library, 1000 Washington Ave. Discussion of the book That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo. February's book will be The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer.

Saturday, January 23


• African Drumming Workshop: 10 to 11:30 a.m., A Center for the Arts, Fergus Falls. Appropriate for all ages. Instructor is Karen Koenig. Registration $15. Info: 218-998-ARTS (2787) or

• Jack Hardy: 7:30 p.m., New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. Folk singer performs music from his 12 CDs of recorded work. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door for non-members, or $12 for Center members at the door. Info: 218-371-6403 or

• An Evening of Chamber Music: 7:30 p.m., A Center for the Arts, Fergus Falls. With soprano Virginia Sublet, flutist Beth Chausse and pianist Jihye Chang at the home of Yvonne Hanley. Tickets $15 in advance, $16 day of show for adults, or $5 for children (same in advance or at the door). Info: 218-998-ARTS (2787) or


The 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