Special Events - July 10
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.
Author Rachael Hanel of "We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger's Daughter," 11 a.m. July 25, Book World.
Brown Bag Lunch
Brown Bag Lunch Summer Author Series, every Monday at noon through Aug. 4, Brainerd Public Library; free. Author Brian Freeman this Monday.
Music in Gregory Park summer series, every Thursday: Jack Franzen 7 p.m. today. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain-out site in The Center on Kingwood Street.
Northern Plaid Festival
Northern Plaid Festival, July 26, Northland Arboretum.
Concerts in the Park
Boss Grant Johnny Cash Revue, 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.
Music in the Park
Mike and Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown, 6 p.m. today, Crosby Memorial Park.
Care Center fundraiser
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's to host live music and a barbecue, 4-8 p.m. Friday, gazebo area.
Louie Anderson to appear
Comedian Louie Anderson to appear, Aug. 16, 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.
The St. Francis Community Chorale meets 7 p.m. Thursdays; Women's group meets at 5:30 p.m. Sundays; Men's group meets 6:30 p.m. Mondays; More information call the St. Francis Music Center at 320-632-0637.
Lakes Organ Summer Series
The next concert will be July 23. TBA.
Pequot Lakes Community Theater production: "Mom's Gift," 8 p.m. July 10-12 and 15-17, Pequot Lakes High School theater. Tickets call community education at 218-568-9200 or go to www.glapa.info.
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
Staples Area Women's Chorus rehearsals, 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Staples Motley High School Choir Room.
Music in the Park series
Daybreak, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park. In case of rain, concerts move into Centennial Auditorium. More information on series at www.staplesmotleyart.org.
Foreigner to perform with Walker-Hackesack-Akeley choir, July 18, Moondance Jam grounds.