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This Week in Entertainment

Wednesday, Aug. 15


• Jasper's Theatre: 3 to 5:15 p.m., Jasper's Theatre, Highway 34 East, Park Rapids. Music, magic and comedy family show; call for ticket prices. Info: 218-237-4333.


• Wild Wednesday: 10 a.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the world of nature with your 3-7 year old child or grandchild. Info: 218-847-2641.

Thursday, Aug. 16


• Summer Thursday Live at the Lodge: 5 to 8 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes. Featuring vocalist Sarah Morrau and bassist Bill Law. Open to the public and hotel guests; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-8439.


• Jasper's Theatre: 3 to 5:15 p.m., Jasper's Theatre, Highway 34 East, Park Rapids. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.


• Detroit Lakes Historic Walking Tour: 12 p.m., downtown Detroit Lakes. Hosted by the Becker County Historical Society. Info: 218-847-2938 or

• Kids Day at the Museum: 1 and 2 p.m., Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Today's theme is "Plats, Plats Everywhere." Free admission; intended for kids ages 5-8. Adults are asked to accompany their children throughout this learning and play time. Info: 218-847-2938 or

Friday, Aug. 17


• Harvest Festival: 7 p.m. to midnight, Community Hall, Wolf Lake. The Miss Wolf Lake Pageant will be followed by a street dance at 8:30 p.m. featuring music by the Wolf Pakk Band.

• Continental Divide Festival: 4 to 10 p.m., downtown New York Mills. Inaugural music, film and arts festival will feature a community corn feed, a large-scale street puppet pageant, steamroller printmaking, and a fire-eater mime show. Right after the Puppet Pageant there will be a free concert by the Cactus Blossoms, and a short film festival. All events on Friday are free. Camping is available beginning at 10 a.m. in the campground right next to the VFW. Info: 218-385-3339.


• Young Life Family Fun Fest: 4 p.m., The Pavilion, Detroit Lakes. Race day registration for 5K and Kiddie Run, 4 p.m.; Kiddie Run, 6:30 p.m.; 5K Run, 7 p.m. Games, face painting, souvenir photos, Young Life booth. Registration and information online at

Saturday, Aug. 18


• Harvest Festival: 9 a.m. to midnight, Wolf Lake. A 5K Run/Walk starts things off, followed by a pie baking contest, scavenger hunt, the Harvest Parade at 2 p.m., Mud Run, Finnish 5-card tournament, Lions ham dinner, and an 8:30 p.m. street dance featuring music by Rock Bottom.

• Continental Divide Festival: 12 noon to 11 p.m., VFW Concert Grounds, New York Mills (north side of town). Erik and Pete Keranen will start the music off on Saturday at noon. They will be followed by Pocahontas County (old time and bluegrass), Tim Sparks (world music), Erik Koskinen (country rock), Caitlin Robertson (folk/ country), Elisa Korenne (Minnesota originals), Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (rock/folk), The Pines (old time/bluegrass/country), and Haley Bonar (rock/folk/country). Tickets are $20 for adult general admission, $10 for youth ages 13-18, and free for all kids age 12 and under. Info: 218-385-3339.


• Garden Quilt Show & Tea: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., corner of Liberty and 4th streets, Lake Park. Proceeds to benefit the Families Forever Scholarship Fund. Info:

• Young Life Triathlon: 8 a.m., City Beach, Detroit Lakes. Olympic and sprint course event check-in and packet pickup starts at 6:30 a.m. Registration and information online at

• Art Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shady Hollow Flea Market, rural Detroit Lakes. Info: 602-809-6661 or

• Humane Society ShelterFest: 6 p.m., Hotel Shoreham, rural Detroit Lakes. A fun filled evening with silent auction, raffle, good food and friends.  Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of the Lakes. Info: 218-847-0511 or

Sunday, Aug. 19


• Jasper's Theatre: 7 to 9:15 p.m., Jasper's Theatre, Highway 34 East, Park Rapids. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.


• Harvest Fest: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Waterfront Park, Wolf Lake. Horseshoe tournament, co-ed softball, a concert by the Park Rapids Community Band at 2 p.m. and prize drawings at 3 p.m.


• Bruce Neumann & Tiki D: 2 to 6 p.m., Lakeside Tavern, Detroit Lakes. Music with Gulf Cast Groove: vocals, guitar, bass drum, ukulele, etc. Info: 218-847-1891.


The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in both the Detroit Lakes Tribune and 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