Art events

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


Cultural Thursday

Central Lakes College presents its 2019-20 Cultural Thursday series, noon Thursday, Sept. 5, Chalberg Theatre. Staples-Motley High School graduate Tera Weyer will speak on her experiences in the country of Oman. For more information on Cultural Thursday presentations, contact Tracey Kloeckl-Jimenez at 218-855-8183.


Tattoo presentation

Mitch Bender to speak, 7 p.m. Sept. 30, Morrison County Government Center in the county commissioners’ meeting room on the lower level. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., during which attendees can bid on silent auction items with proceeds to be used for MCHS operations.

The cost of the annual program is $25, plus tax per person. Register online at or by calling 320-632-4007. Registrations are due by Sept. 24.


Celebrity motivational speaker

Celebrity motivational speaker Nick Tokman will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Centennial Auditorium in Staples, as part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s 2019 season. His speech is titled “Getting Motivated and Beyond: Students Planning for the Future.” Tickets may be purchased on the arts council’s website at; or by cash or check at the Staples World, 224 Fourth St. NE, Staples; and at First International Bank and Trust in Motley.


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

BookEnds series

Author Gretchen Anthony of "Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners" to speak at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at The Uptown Cafe.