Minnesota author visit

Minnesota author Natalie Warren will discuss her book “Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic” virtually from noon to 1 p.m. July 19, as a live event on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook page at facebook.com/Friendsofthebrainerdpubliclibrary.

Kitchigami Regional Library programs

Children’s author and illustrator duo Stephen and Trisha Speed Shaskan will appear for “Virtual Storytimes with The Shaskans” 10-11 a.m. Thursday.

“The Story Table: Timeless Tales for Changing Times” with Nicholas Pawlowski will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For more information about how to join go to facebook.com/KRLSLegacy or contact a local library.

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‘Parade of Decades’

The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative to present a special Riverboat Days Parade Aug. 7 to celebrate Aitkin’s sesquicentennial, with a parade at 3 p.m. For details on the Riverboat Days Parade and how to register your float, visit aitkin.com.

Storyhill to perform

Storyhill and other musicians to perform Aug. 20-21 at the Clearwater Forest Camp in Deerwood. For tickets go to tinyurl.com/2t8ksykv.

Auditions set

Stage North Theatre Co. auditions for “Paul Bunyan: The Man, The Myth, The Musical” are set for 7 p.m. Aug. 20 and at 3 p.m Aug. 21 at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. A large cast is needed to fill the 20-plus roles, including actors, chorus and dance members. For more information, email gary@stagenorththeater.com.

Performance dates are set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16 and 2 p.m. Oct. 10 and 17. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 by calling 218-232-6810.