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Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Astronaut Jones, 8-10 p.m., Aug. 31, the Beanery Cafe.

Art events

Kaleidoscope, first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up at 10 a.m., Jaques Art Center; Art classes, first Wednesday of the month, 1-4 p.m. More information or to register call the center at (218) 927-2363 or email at


Reading Room series

Speaking of Books series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay. More information by calling 824-6444.


Cultural Thursday

Gary Payne to present Cuba for Cultural Thursday, noon and 7 p.m. Sept. 6, room E354 (lecture lab) at Central Lakes College.

Heartland Poets

Heartland Poets to meet, 6 p.m. Sept. 7, Brainerd Public Library.


‘Out West’

Action Entertainment production, “Out West” to be performed from 4-10 p.m. every other Saturday during the summer, with the next one Sept. 1 at Billy’s. All shows are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For a complete schedule go to


Comedy night

Comedian Louie Anderson to perform shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 1, Pine Peaks Retreat and Event Center. An Italian buffet by Maucieri’s will be served for $10. General admission is $35 with VIP Meet and Greet tickets for $50.


Lone Eagle exhibit

Lone Eagle exhibit at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.

Author event

Authors Mike and Dianne Heintzman and Carol Joan Campbell to appear, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Good Books & Gifts.

Bookin’ It events

Author William Kent Krueger to appear 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, and author Theresa Jarvela to appear 1-4 p.m. Saturday.



Mystery author William Kent Krueger to appear from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Turtle Town Books and Gifts.

‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Action Entertainment’s “Little Red Riding Hood,” production will be held every Thursday in the Nisswa Pioneer Village. All shows are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For more information call Action Entertainment at 839-2514.


Lakes Bluegrass Festival

Lakes Bluegrass Festival, Thursday-Sunday, Cass County Fairgrounds. More information or tickets, visit or call the Pine River Chamber at (800) 728-6926.

Action Entertainment

Action Entertainment to host event with stage coach rides, a belly dancing show, an “Out West” performance, Saturday, Houston Ford.


New member night

Staples Area Women’s Chorus New Member Night, 8 p.m. Sept. 10, Staples Motley High School Choir Room. Rehearsals will be 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays in the choir room.

Poetry Slam

Staples Poetry Slam, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Park; part of Railroad Days. 

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