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Musician, storyteller in Perham Saturday

Friday, Oct. 3

Angel Investing

Minnesota State Community and Technical College host a free seminar on Angel Investing at 10 a.m. Lunch is included and follows the presentation. The speakers are University of North Dakota graduate students who have practical venture investment experience and will provide insights for a competitive advantage for aspiring entrepreneurs. The seminar is located in the MSCTC-DL conference room (Room C101) Please RSVP to or by calling 218-847-3804.

Isaacson tailgate benefit

An Isaacson tailgate benefit is from 5-7 p.m. on the football field in Lake Park. There will be brats & chips, a silent auction and kids carnival style games. It is free-will donations. "Raiders for Ella" t-shirts are available from Mike & Beth Hall for $10. LP-A teachers Lucas & Kelli Isaacson welcomed Ella into their family on July 13, 4 months early.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Blackman performs

Elam Abraham Blackman, noted singer/songwriter from Knoxville, Tenn., performs from 5 to 7 p.m. in Sunflower Hill Coffee Shop. There is no charge for the performance. Local acoustic artist Eric Riehle will open for Elam at 4.

Lakes Lifestyle Expo

The Lakes Lifestyle Expo for women is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the DL Pavilion. Tickets are $7 at the door, by calling 844-4332 or stopping in at Solutions or Bliss in the Mall. There will be 60 booths, seminars and demonstrations.

Hubbard County ghost tour

Today, Hubbard County boasts several bygone ghost towns that stand in mute testimony to what life was like for a pioneer in northern Minnesota the 1800s. The Hubbard County Historical Society offers a chartered bus tour to explore the remains of these long lost, but never forgotten places and the history of the county. The bus will leave from the front of the museum at 10 a.m. and return at approximately 3 p.m. The cost is $45 per person and includes a Victorian picnic luncheon. Contact Karen to make reservations at 732-5237. Spaces are limited.

Damien home tour

The 29th annual Damien Home Tour is from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Marquee Gift Shop, Detroit Paint & Glass, Lakes Brewed Awakening, Historic Holmes Theatre and from Damien members.

Smith benefit

A benefit for Mike Smith, who was injured during setting up for a mock disaster drill, is from 4 p.m. to midnight at the Soo Pass Ranch Saloon at WE Fest. It includes a free-will offering for dinner, a silent auction and raffle. There will be music by Push, The Front Fenders, Elijah Blue Band and The Fat Cats. An account has been set up at Bremer Bank.

Henning Family concert

A Henning Family Gospel Concert is at 7 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Vergas. It is a free-will donation for local missions, lunch and fellowship following. Everyone is welcome. The Henning Family brings their own blend of "Front-Porch, Gamily-Style" music. Winners of the 2004 Minnesota Bluegrass and Old- Time Music Festival Family Talent Contest, this family from western Minnesota has enjoyed making music together for many years.

Golf scramble

A scramble golf tournament to benefit the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at Howard and Lou Legried's Balhepburn sheep farm nine-hole golf course, north of New York Mills. Tee times start at 9 a.m. There is a registration fee of $25 per person or $100 per team of four. Call Al Berube at the Farmers and Merchants State Bank 218-385-2300, ext. 103 to register and get a tee time. Registration fee can be paid on the day of the tournament at the golf course. There will be a barbecue (hot dogs and brats) cookout starting at 4:30 p.m. in the clubhouse. There will be prizes for the top team and other goodies.

'Raising the Barn'

A dinner and show will be held at 7 p.m. in the ITOW Veterans Museum, Perham with storyteller, JoAnne Lower and musician, Paul Imholte performing a concert of stories and songs of the harvest entitled "Raising the Barn." Dinner will be provided by Arnie Jonson and Associates and Betty's Pantry, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.  For reservations, call 218-346-7678 or 346-7676.  The ITOW Veterans Museum is located at 805 West Main, Perham.

Tamarac Fall Festival

Migrate to the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for its annual Fall Festival. Learn about Tamarac's role in providing habitat for some world travelers. Events will include refuge tours, children's activities and special presentations.

Sunday, Oct. 5

St. Ann's Fall Festival

St. Ann's of Waubun hosts a Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Cost is $6 for adults, 12 and under are $3 and preschool are free. There will also be a raffle, bake sale and country store

Square dance

A Lakes Plus square dance is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall, DL. Royce Nelson will call tips. All dancers and spectators are welcome.

Pumpkin Festival

Harvest Barn, Height of Land, hosts its second annual Pumpkin Festival from 2 to 7 p.m. There will be a gunny sack race, pumpkin contest, rope making, food, hayrides and more. Cowboy Church is from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner is at 4. For more info, call Sherry at 849-0374 or Brian at 844-7475.


The 12th annual Oktoberfest is from noon to 8 p.m. in the Frazee Event Center. Dance to live music by the Country Polkateers and by Matt & the Dakota Dutchmen. Admission is $10. There will be German food available and a cash bar. For more info, call 800-407-2488.


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