Brainerd police DISTURBANCE - A report at 8:47 p.m. Tuesday of a disturbance on the 1400 block of Eighth Street South. Subject was taken to the emergency room to be evaluated. A report at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday of a verbal disturbance on the 700 block of Southwest Fourth Street. The male agreed to leave and the officer gave him a ride to a friend's house. A report at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday of a disturbance on the 3400 block of Oak Street and the caller wanted the male to be removed.
COLD SPRING - The Brainerd Warriors won the jazz competition and finished second in kick in the first Central Lakes Conference meet of the season Tuesday. This is the first year the conference has required teams to present jazz and kick routines at the first meet. "It was a struggle getting both routines ready," Warriors coach Cindy Clough said. "Some long hours. Now that both are ready this early we're really glad." The kick competition was close with a 4-point difference from first-place Sartell and one rank point. "We had a few missed kicks which happens now and then," Clough said.
WADENA - On the back of the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines wrestling shirts this season, two letters stand out - "JB." Those letters are to honor long-time assistant wrestling coach, Jerry Breid, who was diagnosed with cancer this fall. Coach Breid has been a fixture in the Wolverine wrestling program for more than 28 years. He wrestled on some of the first Wadena teams in the early 1960s.
NISSWA - Tim Sparks will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa as part of the Grassroots Concerts series. This concert is the last of five fall season concerts for 2014, which is the 26th year for the non-profit venue. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for seating preference. Sparks is an award-winning guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won extensive praise from listeners in all corners of the world.
Known throughout the world as a virtuoso on piano, George Winston will give a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College (CLC) in Brainerd. The show marks Winston's third appearance as part of the CLC Theatre's Cultural Arts Series. Winston is quoted as saying, "Every song I've ever heard, that has gone in and stayed in me, has always reminded me of a season.
The stories of Christmas have been a Brainerd Dispatch favorite since 1988. Each year we get wonderful stories, some humorous and light-hearted; others are thoughtful, touching remembrances. Tell us your story. There will be three categories and first-, second- and third-place prizes awarded in each category. Prizes for each category are $50 for first place, $35 for second place and $20 for third place. The kids category is for ages up to 12; juniors are ages 13-20; and adults are 21 and older. Stories should be 300 words or less.
Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics, a Brainerd business that makes fabric for quilters and sewists all over the world, participated in the WICKED Cherrywood Challenge and will have its display open Friday at The Cherrywood Store, located in Colorz Quilt Shop in the Westport Shopping Center. Free-will donations will be donated to the Crow Wing County Food Shelf. The display will be shown through Jan. 1, 2015. Cherrywood Fabrics, a hand-dyed fabric business in Brainerd, competed in a fabric challenge this past year.
Just For Kix holiday show planned Saturday Brainerd Just For Kix (JFK) will kick off the holiday season Saturday with their annual holiday show at Brainerd High School gymnasium. Shows will be at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door and $5 for students. Children 5 and under are free. Opening the show will be an all new Jazz Production with more than 200 dancers ranging from second through 12th grade. Each show will feature a father daughter dance. Show one will have the "Mice Go Marching" and "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" will be in the last two shows.
For week of Nov. 27- Dec. 3; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted. BRAINERD Blue Ox 608 Laurel St. The BeetKeepers, Friday-Saturday Coco Moon 601 Laurel St. Songster Pete Norman, 5-7 p.m. every Friday; Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month Eagles Club 124 Front St. No Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday; $5 for all dances for non-Eagle members. Liquor Pigz 718 Laurel St. Karaoke, 10 p.m. every Wednesday Jam session/open mic, 9 p.m. every Sunday The Last Turn Saloon 214 S.
AITKIN Jaques Art Center 121 Second St. NW Jeweled holiday ornaments, Dec. 6; www.jaquesart.com or 218-927-2363. BRAINERD Brainerd Public Library 416 S. Fifth St. Artists Lily Atwell, Barb Sherrard Morgan and Kathy Reitz work on display through January. Cherrywood Store Westport Shopping Center WICKED Cherrywood Challenge exhibit, opens Friday and runs through Jan.