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Special Events - July 24


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. Friday, Book World.


Brown Bag Lunch

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

Bandstand concerts

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

Northern Plaid Festival

Northern Plaid Festival, Saturday, Northland Arboretum.

Mid-Summer Faire

Mid-Summer Faire, noon to 4 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Saturday, St, Mathias Farm. More information at or call 612-695-2721.

Author signing

Author Alice Conklin to appear for a book signing for "A Crown for a Princess," from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, The Porthole Gallery.

Author signing

Author Marlene Chabot of "Death At the Bar X Ranch" to appear, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Peoples National Bank.


Concerts in the Park

Decade 7, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.

Music Festival Prelude

Lakes Area Music Festival prelude concert series: 7 p.m. Saturday at Crosslake Lutheran Church; at 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; and at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.

More information at


Music in the Park

Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley, 6-9 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.


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 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.


Two Rivers Music Fest

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


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

Dirty Bomb, 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

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Greg Herriges, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park. In case of rain, concerts move into Centennial Auditorium. More information on series at

Auditions scheduled

The Staples Motley Area Arts Council auditions for Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's original musical production of "Tom Sawyer," 5 p.m. Sunday, Centennial Auditorium. For more information, contact Amy Hunter at 218-894-1925 or at