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Special Events - July 3


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 o

Aitkin Farmers Market/music

singer-songwriter Nicole Mykkanen, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday; and popular acoustic rock artist Astronaut Jones to perform 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. Poet Doris Stengel this Monday.

Bandstand concerts

Music in Gregory Park summer series, every Thursday: Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir 7 p.m. today. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rainout site in The Center on Kingwood Street.

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands, 4-11 p.m. today, senior parking lot at Brainerd High School. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door and available at Coco Moon and Bridge of Harmony.

Fourth of July band

Pop Rocks, a high energy live music show, 6:45 p.m. Friday, Brainerd High School.

Northern Plaid Festival

Northern Plaid Festival, July 26, Northland Arboretum.


Concerts in the Park

Shane Martin, 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.


Music in the Park

Lakes Area Music Festival directors Scott Lykins and John Taylor, 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.


Singing opportunities

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.



Author Marlene Chabot of "Death At The Bar X Ranch," to appear from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Pequot Lakes Stars and Stripes event.

Theater production

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

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

Attic, 7 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes


Chorus rehearsals

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


Moondance Jam

Foreigner to perform with Walker-Hackensack-Akeley choir, July 18, Moondance Jam grounds.