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

Auditions

Brainerd Community Theatre hosts auditions for Arthur Miller’s drama “All My Sons,” 7 p.m. Oct. 7 and Oct. 9, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. Rehearsals will begin the week of Oct. 14. Performances are Dec. 5-7 and 12-14. For more information contact the director at patrick.spradlin@clcmn.edu or 218-855-8255.

CROSSLAKE

Crosslake Days

Annual Cider and Candlelight Tour from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 28, Crosslake Historic Log Village; free.

LITTLE FALLS

Fall Food Festival

Fall Food Festival -- a food demonstration of handmade pasta and music -- 4-6 p.m. Sept. 22, Sprout. Tickets are $50 and include a season ticket to three Heartland Symphony Orchestra concerts. For additional information call 1-800-826-1997 or email HeartlandSymphony@gmail.com.

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 historical society operations.

The cost of the annual program is $25, plus tax per person. Register online at https://squareup.com/store/morrison-county-historical-society or by calling 320-632-4007. Registrations are due by Sept. 24.

STAPLES

Celebrity motivational speaker

Celebrity motivational speaker Nick Tokman will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, 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 www.staplesmotleyarts.org; or by cash or check at the Staples World, 224 Fourth St. NE, Staples; and at First International Bank and Trust in Motley.

WADENA

Salsa Fest

The Minnesota Salsa Fest, the Sustainable Farming Association Central Chapter’s signature event, will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Burlington Northern Park. Event is free. A complete schedule on the event at www.sfa-mn.org/salsafest or at facebook.com/salsafestmn.

BookEnds series

Author Gretchen Anthony of "Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners" to speak 11 a.m. Saturday, The Uptown Cafe.