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DL Community, Cultural Center

Whether you're a guest to the area, hosting family or friends or just looking for a fun way to spend a summer day, the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center is the perfect place to be this summer!

Historic Holmes Theatre

Join us for a concert perfectly suited for an early summer's evening as the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra kicks off the summer season with "Four Seasons at the Lakes," Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m.

The Park Rapids Community Concert Band will kick off the outdoor concert series, Tuesday, June 14. Then each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. through Aug. 30, there will be free concerts featuring some of the best area talent in the bandshell in the City Park. From 6-7 p.m. each Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity is holding a picnic dinner, so there's no need to pack a picnic basket.

The 3rd Annual Shakespeare in the Park will be presenting "All's Well That Ends Well" (Shakespeare's Fairytale for Grown-Ups) June 24-26 and July 1-3 in the DL City Park Bandshell.

Sit back & reminisce with The Brothers Four as their rich voices blend seamlessly, presenting an unforgettable time of pure, acoustic music & entertainment, Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m., join "The Shadows," for tributes to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Bobby Vee & Roy Orbison. Join us in the Ballroom after the concert for a dance.

Keep the fun going with Cassie & The Bobs as they present "Imagine That- The Music & Magic of Patsy Cline." They'll take you on a musical journey back in time, Friday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. (*note date change from Summer Program Guide).

Area students are invited to participate in the week-long Missoula Children Theatre's workshops June 20-24. This year's show is "Pinocchio." The kids will take the stage Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. We've also added additional workshops this year so kids can add to their overall theatre experience that week.

Students are also invited to join in Youth Theatre Camp, Monday- Friday, August 22-26, as they present "Willy Wonka." This intensive camp teaches ages 6-12 all they need to know (& make!) about the artistry and craft of producing a theatrical show.

The camps don't stop there- we've got additional opportunities to let the creativity flow! From making Mosaic Tables and Creative Collages to a 3-day Glass Camp with The Glass Lady, kids will really get their creative juices flowing. Complete info in our Summer Program Guide

Stay tuned for announcements mid-summer about the Holmes Theatre's 2011-12 season as we bring the world to Detroit Lakes. Watch for new shows and events.

Fitness Center

If it's fitness and recreation you're looking for, the DLCCC's state-of-the art fitness and aquatic center is the place.

With hundreds of pieces of weight equipment, cardio machines, an eight-lane pool, a three-lane running track, two basketball courts, two racquetball courts & a 140 foot waterslide, our state-of-the art fitness and aquatic center has become "the center" for fitness and fun. And with the addition of "The Backyard" to open in July, there will be even more for the whole family to enjoy!

Day passes, annual and month-to-month memberships are available. Also, check out our group exercise classes. New participants welcome! Download a class schedule at

Summer programs for youth and adults are open to both members and non-members.

• Swim Lessons

Summer Afternoon

Session I: June 6-16

Session II: June 20-30

Session III: July 11-July 21 Monday-Thursday

Summer Morning (at the High School)

Session I: June 6-16

Session II: June 20-30

Summer Evening

June 7-30, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Levels, times and prices vary. Please see Swim Grid in our Summer Program Guide for times & levels available for all swim lessons.

There is a $10 additional charge for registrations received less than 4 days prior to lesson start date

Lessons available at the DLCCC and the DL High School.

Private & semi-private lessons also available that fit your schedule & help you reach your specific goals.

Youth programs

Summer Dive Camp

Join high school diving coach Bobbi Jo Koons.

Session I: 6th-12th grade, June 6-30, Monday- Thursday, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (Thurs. classes end at 5:30 PM)

Session II: 3rd-5th grade, July 18-28, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (Thurs. classes end at 5:30 PM)

DLCCC Summer Day Camp. For youth entering grades K-5, Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 26- September 2 (excluding holidays). From crafts & sports to swimming and gym time, the DLCCC Summer Day Camp will keep kids busy all summer long!

T-ball (Ages 5 and 6). Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., June 1-July 20 Snappy Baseball Fields.

Minor League (ages 7-8; boys and girls) Mondays, June 6-July 25, practice at 6 p.m., games at 7 p.m., fields vary.

Major League (ages 9-10). Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 31-July 21, games at 7 p.m., fields vary.

Little League (ages 11-12) Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 24-July 21, games at 7 p.m., Snappy Baseball Fields.

Girls Softball (3rd/4th and 5th/6th). Wednesdays, June 1-July 20, practice at 6 p.m., games at 7 p.m., Snappy Softball Fields.

Youth Tennis


Session I: June 20-23

Session II: June 27-30

Session III: July 5-7

Ages and times vary, Rec. Tennis Courts.

Free Phil Hansen Football Kids Kamp -- Wednesday, July 27, Ages: 5-9, 4-6 p.m., Ages: 10-13, 6-8 p.m.

Kids can also go to "The Rec," where a kid can be a kid. From June 6th- August 12th, there will be summer Rec activities at the City Park. Youth are allowed to come and go as they please. There will also be free Rec special events and crafts on Tuesdays & Thursdays!

Adult programs

Free Summer Zumba Kick-Off Party

Ditch the workout & join the party on Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 am in the DL Pavilion. Win prizes, dance the morning away & burn calories while doing it!

2nd Annual Bleacher's Golf Scramble to benefit DLCCC youth program scholarships and member scholarships. Friday, June 17, noon registration and lunch; 1 p.m. shot gun start, Lakeview Golf Course

Detroit Lakes Mid-Summer Bike Tour & Kids' Ride -- See the beauty of the lakes area as you choose a 13-, 26- or 43-mile ride on Saturday, July 9. Part of the 76th Annual Jaycees Water Carnival.

16th Annual Dick Beardsley Marathon

It's still a full summer away, but Dick is back and joining him is guest legend Bill Squires. Run with the legends, Saturday, Sept. 10. Run starts at 8:30 a.m.