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Special Events - July 31


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.


Brown Bag Lunch

Brown Bag Lunch Summer Author Series, every Monday at noon through Aug. 4, Brainerd Public Library; free. Author Jodi Schwen this Monday.

Bandstand concerts

Music in Gregory Park summer series, every Thursday: The Kingery Family, 7 p.m. today. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rainout site in The Center on Kingwood Street.

Lakes Area Summer Organ Recital Series

Patricia Lundeen, 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church; free.


Concerts in the Park

Patty and the Buttons, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.

Music Festival Prelude

Lakes Area Music Festival concert series: Community Concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday and "Sommermusik" concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Tornstrom Auditorium. More information at


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.


Knowledge Bites

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, St. Francis Music Center; free. More information by calling center at 320-632-0637 or online at

Green Fair Folk Festival

Green Fair Folk Festival, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Music Center.

Singing opportunities

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



Author Doris Stengel to sign books "Arrival and Departure," 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 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

Rockin Hill Band 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.

Music in the Park series

Celtic folk musician Todd Menton, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park. In case of rain, concerts move into Centennial Auditorium. More information on series at