Special Events - July 24
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. Friday, Book World.
Brown Bag Lunch
Brown Bag Lunch Summer Author Series, every Monday at noon through Aug. 4, Brainerd Public Library; free. Author Jonathan Friesen this Monday.
Music in Gregory Park summer series, every Thursday: Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp, 7 p.m. today. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rainout site in The Center on Kingwood Street.
Northern Plaid Festival
Northern Plaid Festival, Saturday, Northland Arboretum.
Mid-Summer Faire, noon to 4 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Saturday, St, Mathias Farm. More information at www.foxfirefestivals.com or call 612-695-2721.
Author Alice Conklin to appear for a book signing for "A Crown for a Princess," from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, The Porthole Gallery.
Author Marlene Chabot of "Death At the Bar X Ranch" to appear, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Peoples National Bank.
Concerts in the Park
Decade 7, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.
Music Festival Prelude
Lakes Area Music Festival prelude concert series: 7 p.m. Saturday at Crosslake Lutheran Church; at 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; and at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
More information at www.lakesareamusic.org.
Music in the Park
Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley, 6-9 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.
Author Joe Fellegy of "Thirty Years on the Big Lake" and renowned historian for Mille Lacs Lake to appear, 2 p.m. Aug. 12, Light of the Cross Lutheran Church.
URock Summer Camp
URock Summer Camp, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday 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.
Two Rivers Music Fest
Motley's Two River Music Fest, Friday-Saturday, Motley Fairgrounds. Bands include: 34th Division Marching Band, Alan Godage and Sundown, Katie Ziegler and Tami The Bachelor.
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
Dirty Bomb, 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
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Greg Herriges, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park. In case of rain, concerts move into Centennial Auditorium. More information on series at www.staplesmotleyart.org.
The Staples Motley Area Arts Council auditions for Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's original musical production of "Tom Sawyer," 5 p.m. Sunday, Centennial Auditorium. For more information, contact Amy Hunter at 218-894-1925 or at Amy.email@example.com.