Art events

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



Stage North Theatre Co. will host auditions for “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Franklin Arts Center Auditorium. Contact Mark Oehrlein at for more information.

Youth Mic Night

Youth on Stage Open Mic event will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, at the Brainerd Eagles Club. Those wishing to sign up should go to or may do so at the venue, the Eagles Club, on the night of a performance.


Trivia contest

A Bay Lake Environmental Fund Benefit hosting a trivia contest, 7 p.m. Sunday, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $150 per table, up to eight people or $20 per person, which includes an appetizer buffet. To register or for more information contact Peggy Blistain at 218-851-1208 or

Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass Festival, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. Tickets are $25 per adult, $12 for children age 12 and under and include a picnic and three bluegrass concerts. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event or at


Quilt display

“Creations @ The Lake” exhibiting quilts created by local artists will be on display 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 at Jim and Jennifer Lewis, residence at 3552 Eighth Ave. NW, Hackensack.


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. Saturday at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum.


Salsa Fest

The Minnesota Salsa Fest, the Sustainable Farming Association Central Chapter’s signature event, will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 14, at Burlington Northern Park. Event is free. A complete schedule on the event at or at