AITKIN

Art events

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

BRAINERD

Dancing with the Stars

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity hosts its own “Dancing with the Stars” fundraising event on Thursday, March 12, at the Dennis Drummond Winery. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with six couples dancing to begin at 6:30 p.m. To see if any tickets are left go to www.lakesareahabitat.org.

Author to appear

Book signing event with author Kacie Clement from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at CatTale’s Books and Gifts.

Folkdance dancing

The New Piney Woods Folkdance Club will host its monthly dance from 7-8:30 p.m. March 24, in the yoga studio at the Franklin Arts Center. Contact Paul Wilson at 218-821-3462 for more information.

Film festival

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, a collection of films that speak to environmental concerns and celebrations of the planet, runs from 2-5 p.m. March 21 at Tornstrom Auditorium. Tickets are available at the arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Baxter. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 10 and younger are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

HACKENSACK

Deep Portage Learning Center is hosting a dinner and music event at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, at the center, 10 miles east of Hackensack, off Cass County Highway 46. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will feature The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers. Cost is $20 per person. For tickets and to make reservations call 218-682-2325 or email portage@uslink.net.

LITTLE FALLS

Comedy night

“Laughing Out Loud!” a night of comedy show with Jason Schommer, 7:30 p.m. March 21 at the Great River Arts Center. Tickets are $16 and all seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 320-632-0960, online at www.greatart.org, at the Great River Arts office during business hours or at the door.