Special Events - June 15
Kaleidoscope, 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturday of the month, Jaques Art Center; Coloring Club, 1-3 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. More information on classes available at www.jaquesart.com or 218-927-2363.
Lakes Jam, June 22-24, Brainerd International Raceway:
June 22: Dylan Jakobsen, 2 p.m.; 32 Below, 4 p.m.; Chris Hawkey, 6 p.m.; Locash, 8 p.m.; and Chris Janson, 10:30 p.m.
June 23: Fabulous Armadillos, 4 p.m.; Buckcherry, 6 p.m.; Bret Michaels, 8 p.m.; and Skillet, 10:30 p.m. On the secondary stage will be Analog Drifters at noon; and Fookey at 2 p.m.; Kat Perkins at 11:30 p.m.
June 24: Maiden Dixie, 4 p.m.; Montgomery Gentry, 6 p.m.; Trace Adkins, 8 p.m.; and Jake Owen, 10:30 p.m. On the secondary stage will be Steele River Band, time to be determined; and Chris Hawkey at 11:30 p.m.
Pierz native Frank Weber, author of "Murder Book," will appear from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21, Book World.
Author Lorna Landvik will appear, noon Monday, for the next author event, Brainerd Public Library.
Author Connie Claire Szarke of "A Stone For Amer" to appear at the following events from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., unless noted: Brainerd Arts in the Park, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 2, Gregory Park in Brainerd; Pequot Bean Hole Days, July 12; Pine River Summerfest, July 28-29; Chokecherry Festival, Aug. 5, Pequot Lakes; and The Corn Feed, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at Granny's in Emily/Outing.
Friends of the Brainerd Public Library will hold a sale of children's and young adult books at the Brainerd Library: Sale hours are 3-6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
"Summer Solstice at St. Mathias," an event staged by the Lakes Area Music Festival, June 23, the Farm at St. Mathias. Tickets are $85 for individual general admission tickets and $75 if purchased by June 14; or $600 for a reserved table of eight. Visit www.lakesareamusic.org/summer-solstice for tickets.
Stuart Horwitz, nationally-known expert on writing structure and revision, will offer a free presentation, "Finish Your Book in Three Drafts," 5:30 p.m. June 22, Brainerd Public Library.
Lakes Area Music Festival's Explore Music! 9 a.m. to noon July 31 through Aug. 4, Washington Educational Services building. To register, visit lakesareamusic.org/explore or sign up through Brainerd Community Education.
Music in the Park
Dariann Leigh and Avery and Duncan, 5-8 p.m. June 22, Crosby's Memorial Park; hosted by Cuyuna Lakes Chamber.
Book sale/doll boutique
Mega Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 21-22 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23, Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library. "Jessie's Doll Boutique," a collection of dolls and accessories, will be featured at the sale in the Backstreet Books/Le Connection area.
Beer and Bacon
Beer and Bacon Bonanza, Friday-Sunday Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. German party band Alpensterne to perform, 6 p.m. Saturday, part of the outdoor concert series.
Northwoods Arts Council's music festival, July 7-8 with "SINATRA! Josh Duffee and his Big Band Play the Music of Frank Sinatra." Fifteen musicians and a vocalist Jason Richards performing concerts at 7:30 p.m. July 8, Hackensack Community Center. A free band clinic will be sponsored at 11 a.m. July 8. Interested students can call 218-652-4490 to register.
Motley June Fest, Saturday, Motley; For more information call the chamber office at 218-894-3974.
"Summer Solstice Celebration and Dance" with Rockin Hill, 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 22, Nisswa Community Center. Cost is $15 and all proceeds benefit The Crossing Arts Alliance. Pay online at crossingarts.org or at the door. Contact TCAA with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-833-0416.