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Entertainment Briefs - April 18

'Night of Jazz' set May 3

PIERZ—The Pierz Music Department will present its second annual "Night of Jazz" fundraiser May 3 at the Pierz Ballroom.

Doors open 6:30 p.m. and the music begins 7 p.m. This year will spotlight several Pierz jazz ensembles and feature special guest and popular local singer Karla Jensen. There will be hors d'oeuvres, desserts and an open bar, along with raffles and a silent auction throughout the night. Pre-sale tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for students and are available from high school band students or from the Pierz School District office. Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $10 for students.

Library hosts Happy Dancing Turtle

Children ages 7-12 years old are invited to join the Brainerd Public Library and Happy Dancing Turtle in a celebration of Earth Day at 4 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Brainerd Public Library.

This STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art and math—program is free, but registration is required by calling the library at 218-829-5574.

On Earth Day, children will have the opportunity to learn about the different places on earth where water is found, travel through the water cycle as a drop of water and get a glimpse of what it's like for the millions of people who have to walk to a water source each day and carry their days' worth of water back home with them.

Happy Dancing Turtle, a nonprofit based in Pine River, has the mission to build, demonstrate and promote sustainable living solutions that are economically and ecologically practical. One way they do this is through youth education.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library through their volunteer and fundraising efforts, and is free of charge to the public.

For more information, contact the library at 218-829-5574 or visit the library's Facebook page at