AITKIN

Art events

Kaleidoscope, 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturday of the month, Jaques Art Center. More information available at www.jaquesart.com or 218-927-2363.

BRAINERD

Outdoor Yoga

Lakes Area Music Festival offering outdoor yoga, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 17, Brainerd High School football field, with a string quintet of professional musicians from around the country playing.

Arriving early is encouraged in order to sign in and set up.

Open House

The Inspiration Zone, a non-alcoholic community social club on the 200 block of South Sixth Street in Brainerd, is hosting a remodeling open house 1-3 p.m. Aug. 17. Free, but donations will be accepted. For more information call Merci Martinsen at 218-513-9681.

Harvest Dinner

Sunup Ranch is hosting its 10th annual Harvest Dinner at 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the ranch on 12316 Crow Wing County Highway 18 SW.

CROSSLAKE

Village Family Festival will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Crosslake Historic Log Village. Admission is $5 with children under age 5 free.

LITTLE FALLS

Comedy/music show

Small Town, Big Dreams,” a show of comedy, storytelling and music by Jason Schommer and Michael Shynes, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Great River Arts Center. Tickets are $18 and all seating is general admission with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 320-632-0960, online at www.greatart.org, at the GRA office during business hours, or at the door.

Preservation Talk

National Register Historian Denis P. Gardner of the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office will give a talk about historic preservation 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum.

WADENA

BookEnds event

Poet Freya Manfred will be the featured speaker at BookEnds this month at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Uptown Café.