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Special Events - July 17


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.



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. Author Terri Peterson Smith this Monday.

Bandstand concerts

Music in Gregory Park summer series, every Thursday: Michael Hoover 7 p.m. today. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain-out site in The Center on Kingwood Street.

Vespertine Tribal show

Vespertine Tribal presents Midsummer Tribal 2014,from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Blue Room at Yesterday's Gone. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at

Northern Plaid Festival

Northern Plaid Festival, July 26, Northland Arboretum.


Concerts in the Park

Dred I Dread, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.


Music in the Park

Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley, 6 p.m. 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.


URock Summer Camp

URock Summer Camp, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25-27 and Aug. 2-3, St. Francis Music Center; free. More information by calling center at 320-632-0637 or online at

Singing opportunities

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



Author Jodi Scwhen to sign "Northern Comfort: The Musings of Jacqueline Pine Savage," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Turtle Town Books and Gifts.


Two Rivers Music Fest

Motley's Two River Music Fest, July 25-26, Motley Fairgrounds. Bands include: 34th Division Marching Band, Alan Godage and Sundown, Katie Ziegler and Tami The Bachelor.


Lakes Organ Summer Series

Ken Hager, noon Wednesday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

Theater production

Pequot Lakes Community Theater production: "Mom's Gift," 8 p.m. today, 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

Gary Timbs, 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

Stripes on Stripes, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park. In case of rain, concerts move into Centennial Auditorium. More information on series at


Moondance Jam

Moondance Jam, today through Saturday, Moondance Jam grounds. Details at