Special Events - July 17
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 Terri Peterson Smith this Monday.
Music in Gregory Park summer series, every Thursday: Michael Hoover 7 p.m. today. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain-out site in The Center on Kingwood Street.
Vespertine Tribal show
Vespertine Tribal presents Midsummer Tribal 2014,from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Blue Room at Yesterday's Gone. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at www.vespertinetribal.com.
Northern Plaid Festival
Northern Plaid Festival, July 26, Northland Arboretum.
Concerts in the Park
Dred I Dread, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.
Music in the Park
Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley, 6 p.m. today, Crosby Memorial Park.
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.
URock Summer Camp
URock Summer Camp, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25-27 and Aug. 2-3, St. Francis Music Center; free. More information by calling center at 320-632-0637 or online at www.sfmusiccenter.org.
More information call the St. Francis Music Center at 320-632-0637.
Author Jodi Scwhen to sign "Northern Comfort: The Musings of Jacqueline Pine Savage," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Turtle Town Books and Gifts.
Two Rivers Music Fest
Motley's Two River Music Fest, July 25-26, Motley Fairgrounds. Bands include: 34th Division Marching Band, Alan Godage and Sundown, Katie Ziegler and Tami The Bachelor.
Lakes Organ Summer Series
Ken Hager, noon Wednesday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Pequot Lakes Community Theater production: "Mom's Gift," 8 p.m. today, 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
Gary Timbs, 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
Stripes on Stripes, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park. In case of rain, concerts move into Centennial Auditorium. More information on series at www.staplesmotleyart.org.
Moondance Jam, today through Saturday, Moondance Jam grounds. Details at www.moondancejam.com.