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Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Jan and Mike Cherry, 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. Thursday, 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 this Thursday, Sept. 20. More information by calling 824-6444.

‘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 (CLC)” 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.

eBook collection kick-off

Brainerd Public Library to kick of its eBook collection, 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Cultural Thursday

Next Cultural Thursday: Jan Kurtz to discuss Mexico’s traditional “Day of the Dead,”12-12:50 p.m. Oct. 4, Chalberg Theatre at CLC.; free.

Talent show auditions

Youth As Resources Brainerd’s Got Talent, 7 p.m. Oct. 4, Tornstrom Auditorium at the Washington Educational Services Building. Auditions will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 27, Little Theater at Brainerd High School. Sign up at the BHS main office for an audition spot. Entry fee to perform will be $5.

An Afternoon in Venice

An Afternoon in Venice, Oct. 13, Madden’s Town Hall. Doors open at 2 p.m. and tickets are $35, VIP tickets are $75 or $150 with costume. For more information or to register go to


Barter Fest

Barter Fest, Saturday; 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, ends Thursday, Sept. 20, the Cozy Theatre; Tickets are available at the Cozy Box Office, the Harvest Thyme Bistro and the New York Mills Cultural Center;