Art events

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


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.


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.


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, 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.


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.