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Special Events - Aug. 14


Art events

Kaleidoscope, 10 a.m. first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up, Jaques Art Center; Art classes, 1-4 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. More information/registration call the center at 218-927-2363.

Aitkin Farmers Market/music

Acoustic rock artist Astronaut Jones performs Aug. 30, Butler Building.


Bandstand concerts

Music in Gregory Park summer series, every Thursday: Churchyard, 7 p.m. today. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain-out site in The Center on Kingwood Street.

Auditions at CLC

Auditions for the Central Lakes College (CLC) Theatre production of Larry Shue's "The Foreigner,'" at 7 p.m. Aug. 26-27 in the Chalberg Theatre. Rehearsals will begin on Sept. 2 and will be held five nights a week. Performances are Oct. 2-4 and 9-11.

For more information, contact the director, Patrick Spradlin at or at 855-8255.


Concerts in the Park

Jacob Martin Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.

Music Festival Prelude

Lakes Area Music Festival concert series: "Hansel and Gretel," 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; and "Summer Pastorale" concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Tornstrom Auditorium;


Louie Anderson to appear

Comedian Louie Anderson to appear, Saturday, Heartwood Senior Living Community, for Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's Golden Jubilee celebration. Tickets are $75 per person and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations contact Jennifer Holmvig at 218-545-4455.



Author Alice Conklin to appear from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Emily, Outing and Fifty Lakes Lions Club Corn Feed Event, Granny's Bar and Grill.


Rock the Park V

Rock the Park V, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, downtown.

Singing opportunities

More information call the St. Francis Music Center at 320-632-0637.


Puppet Pageant

Puppet Pageant, 7 p.m. Friday, outdoors behind the Cultural Center


Lakes Area Summer Organ Recital Series

Cathy Taylor, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Lutheran Church of the Cross; free.


Author William Kent Krueger of "Windigo Island," book signing, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Turtle Town Books and Gifts.


Market in the Park

Market in the Park, every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Aug. 21, Trailside Park.

Band in the Park

Decade 7, 7 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes

Pine River

Lakes Bluegrass Festival

Lakes Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 20-24, Cass County Fairgrounds;


Music in the Park series

Elizabeth Juergens & Jeremy Boxhorn, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park. In case of rain, concerts move into Centennial Auditorium. More information on series at

Little Red Caboose

Little Red Caboose Variety Show, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at the Dairy Queen and First International Bank in Staples and Motley; Longbella Drug, Miller True Value and Staples World in Staples. Advanced ticket will be available until noon Aug. 21. Tickets will be sold at the door if available.

Chorus rehearsals

Staples Area Women's Chorus rehearsals, 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Staples Motley High School Choir Room.