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Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Eric Johnson Trio, 8-10 p.m., Friday, 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

Wine tasting event

Northern Lights Wine Club’s food and wine tasting event entitled “All American Wines,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Beanery Cafe. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members to attend this wine tasting. Tickets available at the Beanery Cafe, 218-927-7811, or


Reading Room series

Speaking of Books series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay, with Bill and Evelyn Matthies on Sept. 20. More information by calling 824-6444.

Seth Doud

Seth Doud to perform 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Prairie Bay. Cost is $15 and includes wine, beer and light appetizers. All income benefits the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.

‘Poet Laureate Octoberfest’

Fall Conference “Poet Laureate Octoberfest.” Oct. 12-13, Arrowwood Lodge, hosted by Heartland Poets/League of Minnesota Poets.


CLC poet series

Poet Li-Young Lee, Sept. 24, first presenter of the “Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College” series: noon to 1 p.m. Chalberg Theatre to read his poems and meet with public and from 1:35-2:20 p.m. in E363 for free poetry workshop for students and other writers.


Barter Fest

Barter Fest, Sept. 22; free; More information contact Michael Dagan at


Lone Eagle exhibit

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

Singing opportunities

The St. Francis Community Chorale meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; Sestri, a Women’s Slavic Choir, meets at 7 p.m. Sundays; Brothers in Harmony, a men’s singing group open to teen-aged and adult men will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m Mondays; For more information, call the St. Francis Music Center at (320)632-0637.


Chorus rehearsals

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


Whiskey Creek Film Festival

Whiskey Creek Film Festival, Friday through Sept. 20, the Cozy Theatre; Tickets are available at the Cozy Box Office, the Harvest Thyme Bistro and the New York Mills Cultural Center. Price of a festival pass, all six films is $30;